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Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Café Diem Janet Martin, 9 p.m., free.

Cary St. Cafe Special Ed & The Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

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

Easy Street The Jangling Reinharts, 10 p.m., free.

Europa Omar Faison, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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

Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Various artists, including a Modern Groove Syndicate guitarist and a soloist who has opened for Keller Williams, perform high-energy tunes, weekly.

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

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

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

The Tobacco Company Joe Scott Trio, 9:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 28

Happy holidays. Call venues to confirm events in the following schedule.

clubs

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

Awful Arthur's (West End) No karaoke due to Thanksgiving.

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

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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.

Cary St. Café Mountain of Venus.

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.

Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

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

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

Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

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

Friday 29

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present full-length performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Woman's Club Auditorium, 211 E. Franklin St. Tickets $20 for adults, $17 for children, students and seniors. Reservations, 798-0945.

Santa Moves to New Home at the Richmond Convention Center with legendary Snow Queen and the Elves. Friday through Tuesday, Christmas Eve. Entrance is located at the corner of Marshall and Third streets. Parking is recommended at parking deck on Third Street. Fee is $2 per hour. Come have breakfast with Santa, Snow Queen and the Singing Elf at 9:00 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 21. Lunch 12:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Nov. 29 through Dec. 14 and daily Dec. 16-23 (except Sunday, Dec. 22). There will be no meals served Dec. 5, 6 and 7. Reservations and tickets for breakfast or lunch, call (888) 742-4666. Visit www.downtownpresents.org for more information.

GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24 and 25) from 5-10 p.m. nightly, featuring more than 500,000 sparkling lights. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children ages 3-12 $3; free for children under age 3; $5 for Garden members. Tickets at Garden Visitors Center, online at www.lewisginter.org, or by phone at (800) 594-TIXX. Robins Tea House serves dinner nightly 5-9 p.m. For reservations, call 262-9887, ext. 399.

Blackbeard Book Signing in Colonial Heights by Margaret Hoffman, author of "Blackbeard: A Tale of Villainy and Murder in Colonial America." Signing at Walden Books at Southpark Mall at 10 a.m. and Books-A-Million at 1 p.m.

art

The 43rd Street Gallery will host a Holiday Open House Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring local artists Robin Cage, Lee Hazelgrove and Angie Wiggins. 1412 W. 43rd St. 233-1758.

clubs

930 Club Carbon Leaf, $12.

Alley Katz Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts, 9 p.m., $8-$10.

Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9 p.m., free

Black Cat Citizen Cope, guest.

Boulevard Deli NRG Krysys, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

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

Cary St. Cafe The David Nelson Band.

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.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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 from Floating Folk Festival featuring Trish Bonwell, 9 p.m.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night, weekly, free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 9-10 p.m., dance from 10p.m.-2 a.m., with DJ El Duro and DJ Peligro.

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

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

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

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

Sin é SNS (blues and soul), 9 p.m.

The Tobacco Company The Corvairs, 9:30 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 30

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present full-length performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Woman's Club Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 211 E. Franklin St. Tickets $20 for adults, $17 for children, students and seniors. Reservations, 798-0945.

Blackbeard Book Signing at B. Daltons in Chesterfield Mall from 2- 4 p.m. by Margaret Hoffman, author of "Blackbeard: A Tale of Villainy and Murder in Colonial America."

The Richmond Big Flea Market offers antiques and collectibles from all eras at affordable prices. Show begins Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. $3. (757) 430-4735.

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents 2001 Virginia Sound's Country Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year Trish Bonwell sharing the stage with Larkin Brown and the New Girls Nite Out, Jerry Anderson, and the Big X Band for WXGI's "Christmas Around the World" Show. Native Americans will perform traditional dancing. 7 p.m., Tickets, $10, $5 for children (10 and youger). 233-7666.

Fighting Gravity plays hometown show Thanksgiving weekend at Alley Katz to benefit Central Virginia Food Bank. All those who bring one or more non-perishable food items to the show will receive a free copy of Fighting Gravity's hard-to-find holiday CD "BOBSLED." Prizes will also be offered to those who donate the most food items. Doors open at 9 p.m., 18 and older, Tickets $8 in advance at Plan 9 and through Ticketmaster, $10 at the door.

clubs

Alley Katz Fighting Gravity, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12.

Black Cat The Others, guests.

Boulevard Deli Good Guys and Stereo On, 8 p.m.

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

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

Canal Club Regan4 (band) gives hometown concert, 8 p.m., all ages.

Cary St. Café The Shantee.

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.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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: Rockfish, 9:30 p.m.

NorVa Carbon Leaf (Celtic Roots Rock) with a special guest.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Rotating DJs, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Rock Falls Tavern Cat Daddy.

The Tobacco Company The Corvairs, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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The Nutcracker will be presented in full-length at The Woman's Club Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. 211 E. Franklin St.. Tickets $20 for adults, $17 for children, students, and seniors. Reservations, 798-0945.

music

33rd Annual Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols will take place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church featuring James Wilson, cellist, of VCU. Elements of program date from 900 A.D. and composers will include Bach, Teleman, Holst, Vaughan Williams and others. Prelude at 5:20 p.m., processional commences at 5:30 p.m. 648-7980 or 648-4545.

clubs

930 Club The Roots, $28.

Black Cat The Suntanama, guests.

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 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Grafiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.

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

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly.

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

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

Monday 02

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Richmond Symphony and the Cathedral Adult and Men's Choirs will be playing the 11th Annual Holiday Festival of Music hosted by Commonwealth Catholic Charities at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Festival featuring Hispanic holiday music, traditional Christmas carols and popular music by Handel, Haydn and Rutter. Open to public. Tickets $25. Contact Joe Harris at 285-5900.

VCU Small Jazz Ensembles offers a concert at Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the Singleton Center. 922 Park Ave. Show starts at 8 p.m. Free.

Lighting of Rotunda Christmas Tree in The Jefferson Hotel will take place at 6 p.m.

clubs

930 Club The Roots, $28.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis Band, The Jangling Reinharts, alternating weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Devil's Workshop, weekly, 10 p.m.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

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

Tuesday 03

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Holiday Tour at Agecroft Hall Bellycheer Tour: Dining in England in 1580-1640. The thematic tour offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the English diet, the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, and the dining customs and manners of the people during Tudor and Stuart times. Tour runs daily (excluding Mondays) from Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003. Regular museum admission charges apply for tour. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

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Jingle All the Way A holiday concert for the entire family! Under the direction of Bobbie Moore and Don Leonard, the chorus and band will present and evening of holiday favorites at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Show at 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. 501-5115.

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TheatreVirginia Danny Hoch's "Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop" returns to the Virginia Museum's stage, again featuring the familiar combination of actor Scott Wichmann and producer and director Richard St. Peter. 8 p.m. $10 (students $5).

clubs

Alley Katz Denali, French Kicks and Dark Little Rooms.

930 Club Guster, $25.

Boulevard Deli Steppin' Stone, 7 p.m.

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

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.

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

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

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

Main Street Beer Co. Tuesday Night Jazz Series, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Jarrod Smith, 10 p.m., $3.

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.

Tropical Soul Café Verses, weekly, 8 p.m.

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

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