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Latin Ballet of Virginia will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month presenting a Ballet Folklorico de Zacatecas, Mexico in the Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 3626 W. Hundred Rd. Chester. 378-4099.

Richmond Ski Club Xtravaganza Did summer heat get you down? Come out to Legend Brewing Company for Richmond Ski Club's Winter Sports Xtravaganza. Numerous ski resorts and shops will be on-site. Live music by the Porchdogs. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 321 W. Seventh St.

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Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Breakers (South) No Charge, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Canal Club Y101 Disorientation Pre Party featuring SR-71 and Seether, 7:30 p.m., 18 and up.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Joey's Open mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Nightclub 930 George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars (funk), 7:30 p.m., $35.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun (truck stop rock), 9:30 p.m., $7.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed and the Short Bus Bluegrass Band.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alternative folk rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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Bal du Paws Sponsored by Save Our Shelters, the Bal du Paws is to benefit the rescue, adoption and advocacy of pound animals in Virginia. The event will feature a cocktail buffet, live music and a silent auction. Benefit begins at 6 p.m. $50 per person. The Capital Club, 1051 E. Cary St.

UR International Film Series Each week enjoy a different international film. This week's film is from Argentina titled, "Nine Queens." Films shown Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, room 118, and Friday at 3 p.m. in the Adams Auditorium in the Boatwright Memorial Library. Films are shown in original language with English subtitles. University of Richmond, 287-6699.

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Smooth Jazz in the Garden Enjoy an eclectic variety of jazz in a beautiful garden setting with this week's performance by Chris Calloway. Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 26. Tickets are $10-$12. 21 and over. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Swingin' on the Tracks brings up-tempo tunes to the old railroad tracks at the Science Museum Thursdays through Oct. 3. This week, The Acoustic Syndicate brings a mix of original Americana music. 6-9:30 p.m. Adults 21 and older only. $8 in advance, $10 at the gate. 864-1555.

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Celebrate Geography…Comically "On the Verge," a play by Eric Overmyer, features three intrepid women making their way across continents and centuries. Through Sept. 21. Performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Cobb Theatre, Randolph-Macon College. 205 Henry St. 752-7316.

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18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Slaid Cleaves with Carolyn Herring, 8 p.m., $15.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Salsa Night with DJ Steve Greene, weekly.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Nation Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious (hip-hop), 8 p.m., $23.

Nightclub 930 Mest with Home Grown and Catch-22, 7:30 p.m., $12.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Rufus Brown.

Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Being Hispanic in los Estados Unidos will feature an advance screening of CNN's Hispanic Heritage Month programming. National and local Hispanic personalities will be present for the event. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. 1000 Lombardy St. 915-5468.

Cultural Film Series What better way to spend Friday afternoons than immersed in culture? Westminster Canterbury Richmond presents its seventh annual Cultural and Educational Series. Enjoy a new film, spanning a variety of topics, each week. This week's film is "James Agee, Writer" 3 p.m. Third Floor Parlor, Morningside. 1600 Westbrook Ave. (800) 445-9904.

Eyes on Richmond St. Paul's Episcopal Church presents its Friday forum, which focuses on issues pertinent to Richmond. Lectures begin at 12:30 p.m. William Ableoff will discuss "what the Rockett's Landing development will mean for the city." $6. Reservations are required. Ninth and Grace streets. 643-3589.

Field Day of the Past Travel back to the late 1800s and witness life at the turn of the century. Enjoy lumberjack games, horseshoe pitching, tractor pulls and music. Through Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and younger are free. Approximately 14 miles west of Richmond off I-64, Exit 173. For more information call 741-8468.

Plant Shopping If this summer's drought has taken its toll on your plants, why not buy some new ones? Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens will have its annual fall plant sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Sister for Sister Conference Returns! This year's theme is "Reclaiming your Inner Harmony." This three-day event will feature powerful women speakers such as Congresswoman Maxine Walters, D-Calif., Richmond city councilwoman the Rev. Delores McQuinn and others. Dozens of seminars will address topics ranging from economics and career development to personal health. Greater Richmond Convention Center. 400 E. Broad St. For more information, go to www.sisterforsister.com or call (888) 301-4102.

Vegetarian Society of Richmond will have a dinner at the Southern Culture Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes a vegan dinner and beverage. For more information and reservations call 344-4356.

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For Art's Sake "The Metal Quilt," a new collection of mixed media works by Kim Eubank, along with works by Tom Krusinis and Joanne Gill Worth open with a reception at 5 p.m. Through Nov. 2. 3451 W. Cary St. 353-8101.

Uptown Gallery "Brush Strokes," featuring artist Pat Angevine and Joyce Jeffers, opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Through Nov. 9. Australian artist, Sharon Moore, will display illustrations from her children's book titled, "Fly Pig Fly in the Ringa Blooty Floater Fly." Opening reception begins at 5 p.m. Through Sept. 27. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

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Yes, Virginia — Dance Come see local professional dance companies tear up the stage at the Grace Street Theatre. Performers range in diversity and skill and represent a current overview of dance in the region. A pre-show discussion by the artistic director will begin at 7:15 p.m. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8-$15. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.

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Alley Katz The Tripping Billies (Dave Matthews Band Tribute) and The Kyle Davis Band, 7 p.m., $6-$8.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Chris Fuller, Ned Henson and friends (bluegrass, Americana), 8 p.m., $5.

Bella Italia Latin Night with DJ Ritmo, weekly, 9 p.m.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Canal Club Regan, 8 p.m., $6-$8.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz, (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m. Live music by Patchwork.

Nightclub 930 Wire with Oxes, 9 p.m., $20.

Poe's Pub Billy Ray Hatley and The Showdogs (roots, blues, rock 'n' roll), 10 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session, weekly, $3.

Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass)

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Drive-Thru Book Drive Clean out your shelves, basements and attics and bring all your old hardbacks, paperbacks, books on tape and videos to the Richmond Public Library. All donations are tax deductible. Drive-thru drop-off service is available at the rear loading deck of the library between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 101 E. Franklin. 646-3411.

Play Days at Market Café Join Radio Disney every Saturday for "Family Day" at the Market Café in Innsbrook. Families can listen and dance to all their favorite Radio Disney tunes, play interactive games and watch a new Disney movie each week. This week's movie is "Tarzan" 10 a.m.-noon. Innsbrook, located at the corner of Nuckols and Cox roads. 353-7200 ext. 18.

The New Virginia Renaissance Faire Discover the magic in the age of chivalry and romance as the Renaissance comes to life once again in Virginia. Enjoy a little piece of Elizabethan England with entertainment, food, drink and artists' market. Tickets are $9.50 to $14.50. Through Sunday. Graymont Park, Hanover. For more information check out www.staffordshire-events.com.

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Artspace The Floating Folk Festival featuring Kristin, Rachel Leyco, McGuffin, Pan McCarthy and Amy Henderson will perform at 8 p.m. $3. 6. E. Broad St. 968-4447.

Richmond Symphony kicks off the season with an opening night masterworks at the Carpenter Center beginning at 8 p.m. Listen to pieces by Dvorak, Gould and Stravinsky. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13-$65, and are available through Ticketmaster. www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 262-8100. 600 E. Grace St.

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Crossroads Art Center "Les Fleurs Fatale," featuring flowers, both beautiful and deadly will have an artists reception at 6 p.m. Through Sept. 30. 2016 Staples Mills Road. 278-8950.

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After 6 Latin night, weekly, 9 p.m.

Alley Katz The Rockabilly Rumble! Featuring, Robert Gordon, Chrome Daddy Disco, Dexter Rom Webber and Super Swank, 8 p.m., $10-$12. 21 and older.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Used Carlotta (rockabilly, blues), 8 p.m., $5.

Boulevard Deli Muddy Walters Blues Band, 8 p.m., $8-$10.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Canal Club Leon Milmore with No One's Neighbor, 8 p.m., $6.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Live music by Patchwork.

Nightclub 930 Grant Lee Phillips with Kirstin Hersh and John Doe, 9 p.m., $15.

Poe's Pub Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 10 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Ben Chambers and Todd R.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9 p.m.

Tropical Soul Live salsa, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Bustin' Loose, 9 p.m., $5.

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Crazy About Cars? If so, the British car show is for you! More than 400 British cars will be displayed as well as a full class of British motorcycles. The show starts at 9 a.m. on Brown's Island. Admission is $5. For more information check out www.britishcarclub.com.

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Alfredo Franco will discuss "Ultra: The Birth of Modernity in Hispanic Arts and Letters, 1888-1941," at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Lecture begins at 3 p.m. 2800 Grove Ave. 204-2704.

John Marshall House will present "Court End Society" in honor of John Marshall's 248 birthday from noon to 4 p.m. $3-$5. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

Save Live Theater See all your favorite Swift Creek Mill actors reprise their roles in a show full of music, magic and memories during a fund-raising gala to benefit the Mill's operating fund. Performances begin at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Reserve by phone, 748-5203. Colonial Heights.

Walk for the Animals The Richmond Animal League presents its fifth annual walk to raise funds for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats in the Metro-Richmond area at 10:30 a.m. There will be demonstrations, activities and vendors. Fun for the whole family, including the pets! Innsbrook Corporate Center. 379-0046.

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Pianist Charles Hulin will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall on the University of Richmond campus. 289-8277.

Richmond Concert Band will perform its third show of this year's Century Construction Company Family Series at Agecroft Hall at 5:30 p.m. This will also be an opportunity to meet the band. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 230-4356.

Richmond Symphony will perform a free concert at 5 p.m. at Pocahontas State Park. Take I-95 to Exit 61. Go west on Route 10 to Route 655 and follow the signs. 788-4717, ext. 3080.

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Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Commercial Taphouse Colin McEnearney, Brian Jones and Martin McCavitt, 9:30 p.m., free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Nation Snapcase, Boys Set Fire (hard core), 7 p.m., $11-$12.

Nightclub 930 Bright Eyes with M. Ward and The Bruces, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Poe's Pub The Silos.

Richie's Pacific Grill Liason Lationo salsa experience.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6:30-9 p.m. Stick around and get plugged in with Jamie Florin at 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free. The Coastline Band, 7 p.m., $10.

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Artful Devices Music for piano and computers will be performed by pianist Daniel Koppelman and Benjamin Broening at 7:30 p.m. Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond, 289-8277.

Richmond Symphony kicks off the season with an encore performance of their opening night masterworks at the Carpenter Center beginning at 8 p.m. Listen to pieces by Dvorak, Gould and Stravinsky. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13-$65, and are available through Ticketmaster. www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 262-8100. 600 E. Grace St.

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Alley Katz Six Feet Under, Bad Luck 13, Riot Extravaganza and Darkest Hour, 7 p.m., all ages.

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Nightclub 930 Gomez, 7:30 p.m., $20.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Gospel singer Sandra Allison and pianist Patrick Carlin will present a free one-hour concert at 11 a.m. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

Grandson of Gandhi to Speak Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary peace fighter and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi will give a lecture titled, "Reformation, not Revenge" at 7:30 p.m. This event is free, seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College. 205 Henry St., Ashland. 752-3712.

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18th and Main Café Latin Night, weekly, 10 p.m. Free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 8-9 p.m., weekly.

Alley Katz Maserati, The Mensa Select and Paper Lions, 7 p.m., all ages.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Nightclub 930 Juanes, 7:30 p.m., $25.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.



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