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Wednesday 20



events

Book Signing Ed Schwartzchild reads from and signs copies of "Responsible Men" at Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Film Screening The documentary "The Corporation" is screened at the VCU Student Commons at 8 p.m. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 347-4378.

lectures

Comics Talk Tom De Haven gives a talk on "Master Hands and the Background Man: A History of American Comics" at the VCU Commons Theater at 7:30 p.m. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 827-1163.

music

Innsbrook After Hours The Innsbrook music series kicks off with a performance by Kansas and the English Channel. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 794-6700 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Wind Ensemble The University of Richmond Wind Ensemble performs at the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

stage

Providence Middle School The school presents "Honk!, Jr.," a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, at 3 p.m. Through April 23. Tickets are $3-$5. 674-1355.

museums

Virginia Historical Society James C. Kelly gives a gallery talk on "American Visions of Liberty and Freedom" at noon. Free. 428 N. Boulevard. 342-9665.

night life

Alley Katz Pigface, Sheep on Drugs, Nocturne, Synthetic Nightmare, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 672-9385.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's R&B Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Flesh Mountain Boys (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Bottom Line Nick's karaoke, weekly. 644-5944.

Breaker's South No Charge, weekly, 8 p.m. 323-8024.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Cashmere Jungle Lords, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500

Cary Street Café Michael James (acoustic rock), weekly, 4-6 p.m., free. Special Ed & the Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Ladies Night, weekly, 18 and older, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. 343-1560.

Club 534 Berlin, '80s new-wave night, weekly. 353-9670.

Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 330-0007.

Emilio's Southside (jam, funk, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m., $4. 359-1224.

Empire Lounge 804noise Presents (experimental music social), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free.

Europa Ground Zero DJs (house, down tempo, dub), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 8 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (R&B, funk), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-3444.

Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Ultimate Alternative Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 254-1942.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Retrolution Metropolis (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Nanci Raygun Hella, Out Hud, Tulsa Drone, Planar, all ages, 6 p.m., $8. Annihilation Time, Direct Control, Magruder Grind, 18 and older, 11 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Out of Bounds Faron Hamblin, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 355-7390.

Poe's Pub Missing Mason (rock, blues), 9 p.m. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Harry Gore, 7:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Potter's Pub and Grille Battle of the Bands, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 282-9999.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Reflections Fahari Sound (reggae), weekly, $5 for men. 519-5324.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Shenanigans L'il Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, 8:30 p.m., $7. 264-5010.

Sin é DC Motors, 8:30 -11:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Janet Martin Band, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Upper East Side Lounge The Furious Funktistic Foodbox (funk, reggae), 7 p.m., $5. 515-8099.

Thursday 21



events

Dance Festival VSU's Sankofa Dance Theater presents a dance performance by the theater, P.A.N.I.C., Essence and more, 3-7 p.m. at Foster Hall. 524-5624.

Festival for Sight The Richmond Host Lions Club presents a fund-raising gala dinner with a silent auction and music by The Taters at the Comfort Inn, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 3200 W. Broad St. 426-4773.

lectures

Film Talk Bart Weiss talks about his work as an independent filmmaker and educator at the VCU Student Commons at 10 a.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1511.

music

Canine Café The Richmond SPCA hosts a social event with music by Dave Pollard, 6-9 p.m. at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. Tickets are $10. 2519 Hermitage Road. 521-1318.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs a Henrico Family Concert at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6-$12. 2880 Mountain Road. 788-1212.

Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a music series featuring art tours and thematic food and drink. This month's theme is "Hey! Hay!" with country pop by the Marna Bales Band, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

stage

Landmark Theater Magician David Copperfield prestidigitates for "An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion" at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $27.75-$49.75. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 646-4213 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

galleries

C3 "Folk of the Blue Ridge," a photographic documentary by Christopher Hancock, opens with a reception, 6-10 p.m. Through May. 1801 E. Cary St. 474-3639.

museums

Maymont Park The Maymont Foundation and the VCU Life Sciences Department host a series of talks on the life sciences at Maymont's Robins Nature Center at 7 p.m. This week, Karen Kester discusses "Don't Squash That Bug — Insect Sentinels to the Rescue." Free. 358-7166, ext. 325.

Virginia Aviation Museum James C. Ruehrmund gives a talk on "Richmond's First Flight" at 7 p.m. Free. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

night life

Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.

Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Plum Street Ramblers (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Sam Bush, 8:30 p.m., $25. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café G-13 (jam), 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 College Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10. 343-1560.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Fox Head Inn Jazz series featuring the Tomasini Trio (Latin jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., $3. 784-5126.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 8 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. This week, Scott Jeffries Band. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern Katz, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-6487.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Liquid Lounge with DJ Rayvon (old school, reggae, crunk), weekly, 10 p.m., $5-$10. 254-1942.

La Familia Restaurant Shanniece James Project (jazz open mic), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge Ashley York and Friends (jazz), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

Nanci Raygun Richmatic (underground hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m., $3. This week, the Producer's Cup with Chadwick. 353-4263.

Out of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m. 355-7390.

Poe's Pub Sean Michael Dargan (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m. $5. 648-2120.

Potter's Pub and Grille Wesley Keith and Company, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2. 282-9999.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Singleton Center VCU Small Jazz Ensembles, 8 p.m., free. 828-6776.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern Karaoke with Frank, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-3799.

The Tobacco Company Jack Diamond and Friends, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Upper East Side Lounge Swing dancing with the Upper East Side Big Band, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 515-8099.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Friday 22



events

Gala Fund-raiser The Virginia Commonwealth SportsCenter hosts the S&K Menswear 4 Seasons for Sports live and silent auction at the Renaissance Conference Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. 828-4260.

Virginia Equine Extravaganza Equine musical cabaret, trick riders, Friesians, a rare breed parade and more make up this horse festival at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Through April 24. Tickets are $8-$12. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. For more information, visit www.equineextravaganza.com.

music

Earth Day Concert Grammy nominee John McCutcheon gives a concert at the Ashland Theater sponsored by Virginia Forest Watch, the Virginia Wilderness Committee and the Falls of the James Group Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Campbell & Costa with Jim Lloyd opens. Tickets are $18-$20. 798-9365.

stage

Bon Air Christian Church Reflections Repertory Company and Jessie's Wish present "The Mystery of Montley's Manor" at 6:30 p.m. Through April 23. Tickets are $20. 2071 Buford Road. 272-6228.

Empire Theatre Theatre IV presents "Seussical, The Musical" at 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. Through May 15. Tickets are $32. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.

galleries

ADA Gallery "Teleport" video night starts at 8 p.m. Free. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.

Anderson Gallery "Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions Round One" opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Through May 1. 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. 828-1522.

Artspace An exhibition of works by James Dustin, Jane Vaught and Chris Semtner, plus an Etta Edwards retrospective, opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through May 22. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Art Works An exhibition of works by Melody Gulick, Julia Shacklock and Erika Walters, plus the All Media Show and work by Collegiate School students, opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through May 22. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

Bainbridge Art Center "Not So Subtle," new photography by Deb Booth and paintings by Peter Justin, John Balasa, Cynthia Erdal and Christaphora Robeers, opens with a reception, 6-10 p.m. Through May. 1312 Bainbridge St. 230-4544.

Hand Workshop Art Center The Hand Workshop Art Center hosts a Collectors' Night Benefit Auction, 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $150. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094, ext. 16.

White Canvas Gallery "Oil Paintings and Sculptures" by B. Millner runs through May 31. 111 S. 14th St. 782-1776.

night life

Alley Katz Sin City Revival CD Release, The Octane Saints, Fletcher Bridge, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Andy's Big Boss Man. 798-9751.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Big Boss Combo, 8 p.m., $5. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, $5. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Moossa (reggae, blues), Rob Russell and the Sore Losers (alt-country), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Breakers South The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

Cary Street Café Unr8ed, Bangarang (hip-hop, funk, reggae), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Flow Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10. 343-1560.

Chopstix Hip-hop DJs and electronic music, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3. 358-7027.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille Danny Kaye, Tom Holiday, 8:30 p.m. 730-8686.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7 p.m., $10. Punch (sketch comedy), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Emilio's Mayuco (flamenco guitar), 7-9 p.m., weekly, free. Doc Branch and the Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $4. 359-1224.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath and DJ J.P. (broken beat and house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $6. This week, Quatro na Bossa. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern Friday Night Blast featuring the Main Frame Band, weekly, 9 p.m. 321-3444.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Virtual High 106.5 Club Night featuring Carl Thomas, weekly, 10 p.m., $10. 254-1942.

Jesse's Place Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 550-0804.

La Familia Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve (Latin dance music), weekly, free lessons 9-10 p.m., music 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The John Winn Trio, 7-11 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mr. Bojangles "3rd Floor!" DJs (roots, rock, reggae and dancehall), weekly. 344-2901.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Nanci Raygun Hirax, Strong Intention, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $8. 353-4263.

Playing Field Karaoke with Max, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 755-7700.

Poe's Pub Randy Britt and Big Daddy (classic rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Potter's Pub and Grille Katana Mantra, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $3. 282-9999.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Shenanigans The Taters, 8:30 p.m., $5. 264-5010.

Sin é Scott Jeffries Band, 9 p.m., free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Big City, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Flashback Night with DJ Jéréme ('70s, '80, '90s), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.

Upper East Side Lounge Rudy Faulkner and F.R.E.N.S. (R&B, funk), 10 p.m., $10. 515-8099.

VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.

Saturday 23



events

24 Hour Bookman Chop Suey Books celebrates its third anniversary with 24 hours of film screenings, poetry and fiction readings, puppet shows, the Lambeth Petting Zoo, music and more, starting at noon. Through April 24. Free. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Bard Bash The Encore! Theatre Company celebrates William Shakespeare's birthday with its fund-raising Bard Bash at Agecroft Hall, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$50. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 232-4000.

Book Signing A.W.G. Coleman reads from and signs copies of his first novel, "Quest of the Seal Bearers: The Warriors Return (Book 1)," at Barnes and Noble in Glen Allen, 1-3 p.m. 9850 Brook Road. 264-4716.

Canal Arts Walk Richmond artists and performers set up tents at the Canal Turning Basin for a day of arts activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 291-1400.

Earth Day Celebration Music and entertainment at Three Lakes Park features the Wildlife Center of Virginia, games, arts and more, 1-4 p.m. 501-5121.

James River Fish Festival The shad are welcomed back to Richmond with a festival featuring bluegrass, dance and other exhibits on the 14th Street bridge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 646-8911.

Powhatan Spring Antique Power Show The ninth annual event features an antique tractor pull, food, craft show, silent auction and more, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $5. Through April 24. 2455 Academy Road. 598-4464.

Primrose Family Fun Festival The Primrose School sponsors a 5K race and festival of activities, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 364-6540.

Richmond Appraisal Fair Ken Farmer from "Antiques Roadshow" and other appraisers give value to the things in Richmond's attics at the Maggie Walker Governor's School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $13-$15. 1000 N. Lombardy St. 354-1881.

St. Catherine's Daisy Days St. Catherine's School holds its annual carnival of games, rides, food and a 5K race, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6001 Grove Ave. 288-2804.

music

Independent Gospel Music Awards Making Moves Entertainment and Tabernacle Baptist Church presents the Independent Gospel Music Awards and dinner featuring performances and awards for Song of the Year, Choir of the Year and others, 5-10 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets are $25-$50. 4204 Hermitage Road. Call 266-6699 or visit www.makingmoves.us.

galleries

Montpelier Center for Arts and Education The Eighth Annual Celebration of the Arts and National Juried Exhibition opens with a gala and reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through May 31. Tickets are $12-$20. 17205 Mountain Road. 883-7378.

night life

Alley Katz Battle for Ozzfest with A Dozen Furies, CYN (Curse Your Name), Manntis, Saint Diablo, Unhinge, all ages, 4-9 p.m., $10-$12. Camp Lo, Swerve 360, Luggage, Draino, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee and Tea Chez Roue Orchette, 8 p.m., $5. 798-1702.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Moossa (reggae, blues), Rob Russell and the Sore Losers (alt-country), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Breakers West End Missing Mason (rock, blues), 9 p.m. 270-1461.

Café Gutenberg Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson (folk), 7-9 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Canal Club Ben Lee, Har Mar Superstar, Maria Taylor, 8 p.m., $12. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Jazz jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Seed Is (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Catch 22 Sex and the City Ladies Night, weekly, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$10, ladies free until 11 p.m. 343-1560.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Cockade City Grill Chicago Cy. 862-2537.

Comedy Club at Mulligan's Sports Grille Danny Kaye, Tom Holiday, 8:30 p.m. 730-8686.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

Cotton Club Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop variety show), weekly, 8 p.m., $10. 752-0179.

Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Fusion Live jazz, weekly, 10 p.m., $6. This week, Steve Kessler Quartet. 249-2338.

Glenn's Tavern The Main Frame Band, 9 p.m. 321-3444.

Gospel Chicken House Buddy Hubbard, Sonrise, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Honey Whyte's 9:55 Stand-Up Comedy Night, 10 p.m., free. 643-6022.

La Familia Restaurant Salsa Night with DJ Steve (Latin dance music), weekly, free lessons 9-10 p.m., music 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 261-5400.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Trio, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Nanci Raygun Cast Aside, Cold World, Renee Heartfelt, Brace War, Earthquake, all ages, 5 p.m., $6. Salvage Army, 51 Pegasus, Bomb Skwad, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Nuccio's Restaurant The Carol Covell Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 594-0040.

Poe's Pub Bopcats Reunion Show, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Blue Line Highway (acoustic rock), 10 p.m.-midnight, free. 560-9622.

Potter's Pub and Grille Vanishing Point, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $3. 282-9999.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Rock Falls Tavern Big Boss Man. 272-9740.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Shenanigans Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 9 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Janet Martin Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Blue Bar with DJ Jéréme Rometti and weekly guests (lounge, jazz, house, '80s retro and breaks), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-4300.

Tropical Soul Soultry Saturdays DJ Night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, afrobeat), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Upper East Side Lounge The Main Frame Band (Motown), 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. 515-8099.

VIP Lounge Singing River Band, 9 p.m., free. 282-6518.

Sunday 24



galleries

Flippo Gallery "Paintings" by Nancy Witt opens with a reception for the artist, 3-5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College. Through June 3. 752-3018.

John Muir Gallery The Sierra Club gallery presents "Life on the Edge: Half Lives and Half Truths of Chernobyl," photography by Gabriela Bulisova, opens with a reception, 2-4 p.m. Through May 7. 6 N. Sixth St. 565-4950.

museums

Valentine Richmond History Center The museum leads a weekly Sunday walking tour of various Richmond locations, starting at 2 p.m. This week, the tour explores Richmond's financial district. Tickets are $6-$7. 649-0711.

night life

Alley Katz Immortal Avenger CD Release Party, Grayson Manor, Battlemaster, Engage, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Bogart's Back Room X-Ray Rextet (jazz), 6 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Café Gutenberg Kill Henry Sugar, 2-4 p.m., free. 497-5000.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, noon, free. 353-7445.

ComedySportz C.R.O.S.S. (Christian improv), 6 p.m. 266-9377.

Commercial Taphouse Brian Jones Quartet (jazz), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly. 272-8309.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 7 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Glenn's Tavern Another Level Band (R&B, funk), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 321-3444.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with the Farmer Brothers, weekly, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Grove Avenue Coffee and Tea Divided Highway (bluegrass), weekly, 9 a.m.-noon, free. 288-6211.

Hard Shell Daniel Clark-Jimmy Sullivan Duo, weekly, 11:30 a.m., free. 643-2333.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz Presents the Jazz String Trio, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Kitty O'Shea's Jazz Brunch with the Leon Leary Trio, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 739-0800.

Metro Grill Mark Troxell Duo, weekly, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 353-4433.

Mr. Bojangles Lyric Ave (spoken word, comedy, hip-hop), 8 p.m., $8-$10. 344-2901.

Nanci Raygun Defiance Ohio, Death Notices, Matt Seymour, all ages, 5 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Positive Vibe Café Chicago Cy, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Potter's Pub and Grille Battle of the Bands Banquet, 7 p.m.-midnight, free. 282-9999.

Richbrau Brewery S.I.N. night, weekly. 644-3018.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

VCU Recital Hall Rich Stine (classical guitar), 8 p.m. 840-7720.

Monday 25



events

Poetry Slam The Just! Poetry Slam takes the stage at the Firehouse Theatre at 8 p.m. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

lectures

Crime Talk Forensic scientist Henry Lee gives a talk on "High-Profile Cases Revisited" at the Siegel Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 1200 W. Broad St. 827-0085.

Sculpture Talk Rachel Berwick gives a talk on glass sculpture at 2 p.m. in the VCU Fine Arts Building. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-1477.

stage

Ashland Theatre Hanover Safe Place and Randolph Macon College present "Sex Signals," a play about misunderstandings between the sexes, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations requested for Hanover Safe Place. 203 England St. 752-2728.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Enve Elektric (classic rock, blues), 9 p.m., $6. 353-9280.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Tripp n' Jenny (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly. 358-7027.

Easy Street 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Glenn's Tavern Carlton Ayles and Legacy (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 321-3444.

Nanci Raygun The Tranny Roadshow and Pro Noun Pro, all ages, 6 p.m., $6. Sacrosanct (goth, industrial), weekly, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $3-$5. 353-4263.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Potter's Pub and Grille Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 282-9999.

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events

Book Signing Mark Bixler reads from and signs copies of "The Lost Boys of Sudan" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

lectures

Art Talk Vito Acconci talks about designing architectural work and more at the VCU Commons Theatre at 2:30 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1511.

music

Trey Anastasio in Concert The former Phish frontman comes to the Landmark Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 646-4213 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

galleries

VCU Fine Arts Building VCU paint and printmaking students hold a showcase of works on paper, "Interaction 26," opening with a reception at 7 p.m. Through May 1. 1000 W. Broad St. 677-0316.

museums

Virginia Holocaust Museum The museum hosts a re-creation of the first Passover Seder after the defeat of the Nazis at 6 p.m. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

night life

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Smitty, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Bogart's Back Room Blue Line Highway (Americana, country), 9 p.m., $2. 353-9280.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Michael James (acoustic rock), weekly, 4-6 p.m., free. The Grove (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Europa Dinner and a movie, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Apollo Night, weekly, 8 p.m., $12. This week, Rod Z. 521-8900.

Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Honey Whyte's Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 643-6022

Hyperlink Café True Music Series (alternative acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., $2. 254-1942.

Kitty O'Shea's Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Maggiano's Little Italy Charlie Kilpatrick, weekly, 6 p.m. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Plastik Wrap (Brit pop, new wave), weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Nanci Raygun Rockbot, Karmella's Game, A Perfect Kiss, 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 353-4263.

Potter's Pub and Grille Wendi Pace and Friends, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 282-9999.

Rare Olde Times His and Hers (acoustic vocal duo), weekly, 8-10 p.m. 750-1346.

Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sin é Dave Pollard, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern Karaoke with Sherry, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-3799.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

The Tobacco Company Live music, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 379-3800.
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