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Wednesday 25



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Henley Street Theatre Company Kick-Off Cabo's Corner Bistro hosts the kickoff of a new theater company with food, an auction and jazz by Gypsy Roots, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30. 2053 W. Broad St. 355-1144.

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Poetry Reading The Poetic Principles series concludes with a reading by David Baker at the VFMA's Pauley Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $4-$6. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Dianne Reeves in Concert Jazz singer Reeves plays UR's Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$32. 289-8980.

Innsbrook After Hours The weekly concert series at the FasMart Innsbrook Pavilion kicks off with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 423-6589 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

galleries

Gallery Talk "Meet the Artist: Gallery Talk" features the student artists in the Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at the Modlin Center for the Arts, 4-5 p.m. 287-6424.

night life

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Bogart's Back Room Anti-Matter Machine, Tony Brown (alt rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten, Laura Ann Boyd and Michael Hawkins, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Henley Street Theatre Company kickoff with Gypsy Roots, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

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

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Café Diem Moossa, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (jam, blues), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

House of Dave's Paul Childress, 8 p.m., free. 275-2555.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

Lucky Buddha Service Industry Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-5100.

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

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

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

New York Deli Alex's Extreme New Wave Dance Party, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-3354.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

Positive Vibe Café John Leedes and friends (acoustic rock), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

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

Rosie Connolly's Pub Irish jam, 7:30 p.m., free. 343-1063.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

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

Shenanigans Pub Amy Henderson (acoustic), weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company Chicago Cy Band, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

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Governor Henry Lecture Historian Dr. Jon Kukla presents the seventh annual Governor Henry Lecture exploring Patrick Henry's Stamp Act Resolves in the Library of Virginia's Lecture Hall at 5:30 p.m. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

John James Audubon Lecture The Discovery Institute Lecture Series continues with Bill Steiner's lecture "John James Audubon: His Travel and His Enduring Art" in the Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. 358-7166.

Visiting Writers Series VCU hosts Gerald Stern, author of 14 books of poetry, at 1708 Gallery at 7 p.m. 319 W. Broad St. 828-1331.

The Writing Show James River Writers hosts panelists Ed Falco, David L. Robbins and others to share techniques and inside tricks of the writing trade at the Eureka Theater of the Science Museum of Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

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Firehouse Theatre Project "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" opens at 8 p.m. Through May 19. Tickets are $10-$20. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Grace Street Theater The VCU dance department presents "Sociometry," the spring 2007 senior project dance concert, in the Grace Street Theater at 8 p.m. Through April 28. Tickets are $5-$10. 934 W. Grace Street. 828-2020.

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Agecroft Hall and Gardens Join historian Susan Bradbrooke as she discusses "The Nun, the Swashbuckler, and the King's Man: Exploring the Deeds of Agecroft Hall" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$12. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

night life

Alley Katz Bomb Skwad, Existor, OPM, all ages, 7-11 p.m., $8. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Dean Fields Band (Americana), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.

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

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

Bogart's Back Room The Workshop, 10 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.

Brio Tuscan Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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 Crucial Element, Seed Is, 8:30 p.m., $6. 643-2582.

Capitol Coffee and Desserts D'Santis Duo (jazz), weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

Cary Street Café 11th House (rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ dance night, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

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

Curbside Café Captain Slicktalk (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-7008.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band (variety/jazzy), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Gary Owen, 7:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

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

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

Mars Bar Pop '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

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

Nara Japanese Restaurant The U.S.A. is a Monster (noise rock), White Mice (experimental art metal), Suffering Bastard (metal), Amoeba Men (experimental punk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-1315.

Old City Bar Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Pearl Throwback Thursdays ('80s and '90s), weekly, 6 p.m. 545-8983.

Poe's Pub Nitro (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Prabir & The Substitutes, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

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

Shenanigans Pub Chris Dean, 8 p.m. 264-5010.

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.

Tobacco Company Third Wave, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Soul Kitchen (music and poetry), weekly, 8 p.m., $7. 304-6857.

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

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with David Allen, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Friday 27



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Casino Night The Virginia Chapter of the Hospitality Industry Network presents and Island Style Casino Night with prizes and an auction, 6:30 p.m. at Plant Zero Art Center. Tickets are $40-$45. 0 E. Fourth St. 346-8818, ext. 103.

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Science and Religion Lecture The Carl Howie Center for Science, Art and Theology hosts geologist Connie Bertka for "Planet Earth: A World Alone?" in Lingle Hall at 2 p.m. and "God Created the World Good, Not Perfect" presented by Terry Fretheim in Watts Chapel at 7:30 p.m. 3401 Brook Road. 278-4275.

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Bicentennial Beethoven The Richmond Symphony presents "Bicentennial Beethoven," featuring music by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky with Nicholas Tzavaras on cello, at 8 p.m. Through April 30. Tickets are $20-$35. 788-1212.

Concice Records A two-day hip-hop event with a focus on a growing underground culture at Skateland, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Through April 28. Tickets are $10-$15. 644-0005.

Power Praise The Abundant Life Church of Christ presents a gospel concert with Michael White and True Praise and gospel rapper Dawiyd at 7:30 p.m. Free. 3300 Neale St. 307-4660.

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Empire Theatre Theatre IV brings to life the classic tale "The Wizard of Oz," featuring all the music from the MGM musical, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Through May 13. Tickets are $28-$32. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.

Woman's Club Auditorium The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents a spring repertory gala at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18. 211 E. Franklin St. Call 798-0045 or visit www.concertballet.com.

galleries

1212 Gallery The gallery features "Recent Sculpture" by Carter King, "Recent Works" by Milly Gresko and "Recent Outdoor Sculptures" by Mike Keeling, running through May 20. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.

Anderson Gallery VCU's MFA Thesis Exhibition Round I, featuring paintings, prints, sculptures, site-specific installations, photography and video, opens with a reception, 5-7 p.m. Through May 6. 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. 828-1522.

Artspace "Radius250" features artists within a 250-mile radius of Richmond, opening with a reception, 6-10 p.m. Through June 17. 0 E. 4th Street. 232-6464.

Art Works Six shows open with a reception, 7-10 p.m.: "From the Vanishing Point" by Karen Kain; the All Media Art Show; recent work by Elaine Bankston; "Block Head" by Richard Becker; "Senior Class 2007," by Mary Alice Weiss; and "Lost," by Chris Semtner, with music by Special Ed and The Shortbus. Through May 20. 320 Hull Street. 291-1400.

White Canvas Gallery "Timeless Perspective," an acrylic and pinhole exhibit by Herb Pulliam and Edward Levinson, opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through May 30. 111 S. 14th Street. 782-1776.

night life

Alley Katz Naked Radar, End of Age, Tilted Axis, 5-9 p.m., $6. Fat Benatar, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Rod Picott, Doug and Telisha Williams (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $15. 798-1702

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bella Arte Roger Carroll Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. 515-9099.

Bleu Bistro Blues Flash, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Blues Café Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Bogart's Back Room Turbine (rock), 10 p.m., $5-$7. 353-9280.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Susan Greenbaum, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Canal Club Junior Brown, 8 p.m., $16-$18. 643-2582.

Caribbean Mingles Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, R&B, reggae), weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Cary Street Café Brown Sabbath (Black Sabbath covers), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib & Ale House Bill Roberts, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

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

Emilio's Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

Escabar Restaurant Quatro na Bossa (Brazilian, bossa nova), 9 p.m., free. 288-4885.

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

Funny Bone Gary Owen, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16. 521-8900.

Gallery5 Timothy Bailey & the Humans, Dark Little Rooms, Liza Kate, 7 p.m. 644-0005.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

Hard Shell Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar New Wave Dance Night, weekly, 10 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.

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Paradise Lounge DJ DNS (Top 40) & DJ King Tutt (hip-hop, R&B), weekly, 9 p.m., free before 11, $5 after. 519-0844.

Pasta Luna (Commonwealth Parkway) Ominotago, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 763-3211.

Pasta Luna (W. Broad) Live music, 9 p.m., free. 762-9029.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

Poe's Pub Cheenon (funk rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Rock Falls Tavern Loose Gravel (classic rock), 9:30 p.m., free. 272-9470.

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

Shenanigans Pub Richmond Roots Revival with Cashmere Jungle Lords, The Taters and Dickie Wood, 8 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

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

Sin é Jubeus, 9:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

Thai Curry House Richmond Underground presents Level II (retro electric, dance music), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-7027.

Tobacco Company Spectrum, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free.

Saturday 28



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Antique Power Show The Powhatan Spring Antique Power Show features a craft show, flea market and silent auction from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Through April 29. Tickets are $5. 2455 Academy Road. 598-4464.

Bard Bash 2007 Richmond Shakespeare presents a fundraiser for the organization with a summer preview, silent auction, meet-the-actors and more, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Agecroft Hall and Gardens. Tickets are $10-$50. 4395 Sulgrave Road. Call (866) BARD-TIX or visit www.richmondshakespeare.com.

Celebration of the Arts The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education presents its 10th annual celebration, with national and regional exhibitions and music by Cory and Amy Blake, opening with a reception at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 17205 Mountain Road. 883-7378.

Civil War Day at Historic Tredegar The ironworks presents a day of blacksmithing demonstrations, a working 19th-century photographic studio, cannon-firing, period music, children's games, African-American quilting traditions and Civil War-era walking tours of Belle Isle and the Iron Works, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 490 Tredegar St. 771-2145.

A Food Tasting Enjoy the finest in dining and catering in the Petersburg area at A Food Tasting during Friday for the Arts at the Union Train Station, 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $30. 103 River St. 530-7687.

Herbs Galore The Maymont Foundation hosts its 23rd annual "Herbs Galore & More" at the Carriage House Lawn, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $2. 1700 Hampton Street. 358-7166.

Richmond Arthritis Walk The Arthritis Foundation's 2007 Richmond Arthritis Walk takes place at the VCU Medical Center at Stony Point at 9 a.m. 359-1700, ext. 310. www.arthritiswalkrichmond.kintera.org.

Richmond Heart Gala The 15th annual Richmond Heart Gala, themed "Treasures of the Deep," takes place at the Science Museum of Virginia at 6 p.m. 2500 W. Broad Street. 965-6587.

Spring Boch Festival The Gesang Verein Virginia and Legend Brewing Company present a sausage cook-off contest, German dancers, music and more, 1-8 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 321 W. Seventh Street. 232-3446.

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Virginia Film Tour The Virginia Film Tours presents a two-hour Richmond Movie Motorcoach tour leaving from the Richmond Visitors Center at 1 p.m. Tickets are $29. 401 N. Third St. 744-1718.

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Book Signing Book People hosts Lee Rice for a discussion and signing of "The Life of 'P': A Memoir of a Mother and a Nurse," 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Book Signing Karen Wormald signs copies of "How to Work Like a CAT," 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Short Pump. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.

Children's Publishing The Mid-Atlantic Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators hosts a day of rare children's books and authors, including Sue Corbett, in the Richmond Public Library Auditorium, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. 101 E. Franklin Street. 740-7159.

Orchids for the Home Art Chadwick discusses the five basic kinds of orchids and ways to raise them at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $20-$30. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Science and Religion Lecture The Carl Howie Center for Science, Art and Theology hosts photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson for "What Is the World: Through the Lens of Life" in Lingle Hall at 3401 Brook Road. 278-4275.

Women's Civil Rights Lecture Jody L. Allen, a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary, discusses the many women involved in the civil rights movement in the Trustees Room of Estes Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a meal. 752-4715.

Zine Fest Richmond Zine Fest, a celebration of independent publications, takes place at The Firehouse Theatre Project and The Camel with workshops and more, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission is free. 1609 W. Broad Street. 355-2001.

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Concice Records A two-day hip-hop event with performances by God's Guns, Divine Profitz, Murk One, Swordplay, IDE from Creative Juices, NYC, Stranger Day, Swerve 360, Echo Boomers and others, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Gallery5. Tickets are $10-$15. 644-0005.

Petersburg Festival Chorus The chorus presents an organ and harp concert at St. Paul's Church at 7:30 p.m. and Wesley United Methodist Church April 29 with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$15. 862-3706.

Virginians Barbershop Chorus Join the a cappella chorus for "The Girl I Love," an annual spring show of classic and contemporary love songs, at UR's Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$20. Call (866) VA-SINGS or visit www.virginians.org.

museumsVirginia Center for Architecture Chris Novelli gives a tour of "Victorian Visions: Franklin Street and The Jefferson" at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 644-3041.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty and Power in the Age of Jamestown" opens to commemorate Jamestown's 400th anniversary with a talk by guest curator Richard Ormond on art, royalty and power in Jamestown at the Virginia Historical Society at 6 p.m. Through August 12. Tickets to the talk are $3-$5. Admission to the exhibit is $6-$8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

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Singleton Center Opera Theatre VCU presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 7:30 p.m. Through April 29. Tickets are $5-$10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

night life

Alley Katz River City High, Jet Lag Gemini, The Reserve, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $7. Rites of Ash, Myotis, DJ Fexhead, DJ Bulletdodger, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $8. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Brian Vander Ark (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $16. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Gay Pride Virginia's annual date auction, 6 p.m., $3. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

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

Bleu Bistro Big Boss Man, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room The Former Champions (jazz), 10 p.m., $5-$7. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Broken Monday, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Café Diem The Taters, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead covers), 10 p.m., $8. 353-7445.

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

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League, 4 p.m., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Improv Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib and Ale House Q94's Pauly Madison, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 675-4447.

The Curry House Belly Dance Show, 8:30 p.m., reservations suggested. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Rob Gray & Brian C., weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

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

Fiesta Restaurant (Ashland) Cashmere Jungle Lords, 7-10 p.m., $5. 550-5656.

Funny Bone Gary Owen, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16. 521-8900.

Gospel Chicken House The Coachmen, Amy Williams (Southern gospel), 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Nuccio's Trattoria The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 594-0040

Poe's Pub Dean Fields Band (roots rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Marna and Macy, 10 p.m. 364-9083.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shenanigans Pub English Channel, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Sin é US, 9:30 p.m., free. 649-7767.

Tobacco Company Spectrum, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Matt Rox, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

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events

Dinner With the Maestro The Richmond Symphony League presents its fourth annual Dinner With the Maestro, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $150. 116 Tempsford Lane. 756-6072.

Larry the Cable Guy Live! The stand-up comedian brings his act to the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.75. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

West Avenue Garden Tour The West Avenue Improvement Association hosts the 67th annual self-guided garden tour, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. www.westave.org.

film

Project Resolution The Firehouse Theatre Project hosts the monthly independent film project with this month's theme, "Tissues and Hershey Kisses," at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 1609 W. Broad Street. 355-2001.

music

An Afternoon of Classical Guitar The VCU Guitar Ensemble performs works by Haydn, Ellington and others, 4 p.m. at Pine Street Baptist Church. Admission is free. 400 S. Pine St. 828-6776.

Randolph-Macon Jazz Ensemble The ensemble will play jazz versions of hymns and carols, 7 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. Admission is $10 (includes 6 p.m. dinner). 411 E. Grace St. 648-8319.

River Road Church Concert Series Pianist Dmitri Shteinberg performs works by Bach, Chopin, Schubert and others at 5 p.m. at the church. River and Ridge Roads. Free. 288-1131.

Travel the World With the RPO: "France" The Richmond Philharmonic performs works by Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saens, 4 p.m. at Bon Air Presbyterian Church. Admission by donation. 9201 W. Huguenot Road. 673-7400.

museums

Valentine Richmond History Center The center hosts a tour of Shockoe Bottom leaving from the corner of Main and 17th Street at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 649-0711.

night life

Alley Katz Lifetime with the Draft, Pink Razors, Government Warning, all ages, 7-11 p.m., $13-$15. 643-2816.

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

Bottoms Up Pizza Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

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

Café Diem DJ Williams open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

The Camel DJ King Britt, Illvibe Crew, B-Boy competition, 9 p.m. 353-4901.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays (dancehall reggae), weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Vegetarian Festival Fundraiser, 7 p.m. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Brian Buchanan and the New Romancers, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

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

Funny Bone Gary Owen, 7 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass night, weekly, 6:30 p.m., free. This week, Special Ed and The Shortbus. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

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

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shenanigans Pub The Mattie Phifer Band, 6:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Wonderland Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-9233.

Monday 30



word

Biography Lecture Jocelyn Wingfield, historian and international vice president of the Wingfield Family Society, discusses his biography of Captain Edward Maria Wingfield in the Library of Virginia at noon. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Just Poetry Slam The Firehouse Theatre Project hosts this spoken word competition at 8 p.m. Admission is free. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

music

Greater Richmond Chorus The chorus performs for an open guest night at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Free. 4401 Forest Hill Ave. 264-6695.

night life

Alley Katz Nashville Pussy, Artemis Piledriver, Bullistic, Depress, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Bogart's Back Room Southside Future Squad (experimental jazz), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

City Limit Open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 282-4282.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

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

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Tuesday 01



events

Junior League Book and Author Dinner The 62nd annual Junior League Book and Author Dinner features readings by Carrie Brown, Davar Ardalan, Bob Deans, Lisa Lutz, James L. Swanson and Patricia Wells at 7 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Tickets are $50-$125. Call 643-4886 or visit www.jlrichmond.org.

music

Jazz Recital David Hood performs a jazz studies recital at VCU's Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

night life

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Los Huevos Diablos (old-time jazz), 10 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

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

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

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

Cary Street Café The Aquabatics (hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

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

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), weekly, dance lessons 8 p.m., music 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Las Casa Grandes Larri Branch (jazz piano), weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Legend Brewing Company Mojo Work'n, 6:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Mars Bar Totally '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 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.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

Rocks DJ Dominex, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

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

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company Chris Grigg, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

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

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