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Landmark Theater The Richmond Ballet performs the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" for local schools. Commences at 10a.m. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.



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Alley Katz The Lost Straitjackets featuring The World Famous Pontani Sisters, The 45's, 9 p.m., $12.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Songwriter Night (features select local songwriters) hosted by Janet Martin at 7:30 p.m., free.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Dave Terry (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, French Toast, 8:30 p.m., $8.

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

Bogart's Backroom Ground Zero (DJs), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

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

Poe's Pub Galactic Superstars, 10 p.m., $4.

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

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 The Jangling Reinharts, 9 p.m., free.



Thursday 19

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Artemis Gallery Enjoy current gallery collections and listen to performances by Handel's Harem (flutes and piano), 7 p.m. 1601 W. Main St. 353-2676.



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Carpenter Center Jim Henson's "Bear in the Big Blue House Live" brings Bear and his cuddly sidekicks back to the stage in "First Time For Everything." Shows Dec. 19, 7 p.m.; Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Dec. 22, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets $16-$25. 600 E. Grace St. 225-9000.

The Landmark Theater The holidays wouldn't be the same without the Richmond Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker." 7 p.m. Repeat performances Dec. 20, 7 p.m.; Dec. 21, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with Nutcracker Suites at noon and 5 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m. with Nutcracker Suites at 4 p.m. Special youth performance Dec. 18. Tickets: $15-$50. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-3213.



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

Alley Katz The Switch, Modern Groove Syndicate, Muelle, DJ Anthony Allen (drum & bass), 9 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jared Sims, 8 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Terry Garland (delta blues), 9 p.m., $5.

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

Boulevard Deli Hot Salsa Christmas Party: Latin Cats, 8 p.m., $5.

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.

The Canal Club Lost Angeles, Exit 420, Jackass Flats (formal dress), 8 p.m.

Cary St. Café Old School Freight Train (bluegrass), 10 p.m.

Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, featuring Can Controllers (photo and video display), 10 p.m., $2 with blackbook.

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

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

Easy St. SNS Blues & Soul, 9:30 p.m.

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.

The NorVa Ill Nino, 3rd Strike, Otep, Noise Therapy, 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

Poe's Pub Holiday Benefit Jam featuring The John Moossa Band, LaMarlowe, Loosely Bound, 9 p.m., $5.

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.

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

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinharts, 9 p.m., free.

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

Vondel Park Steve Mabry's Monte Carlo Swingtet featuring Bob Hallahan, 8:30 p.m.

Zin's Fred Ostrow and Carol Covell (jazz), weekly, 8 p.m



Friday 20

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Dance off the winter chill at the "Winter Rumba" fund-raising event for the Latin Ballet of Virginia at 8 p.m. in the Arts Center Ballroom. $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6220.



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Music at Midday This series of noon programs at the Jefferson Hotel continues today, featuring student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.

Carols of the Season Liz Nance and Russell Lawson perform classic Christmas carols at Taylor's in Market Square, 6 p.m., free. Repeat performance Dec. 21. 4922 E. Millridge Parkway. 389-3390.



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9:30 Club SR-71, $15.

Alley Katz GWAR, 9p.m., $17.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $7.

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

Bella Italia Restaurant Carol Covell and Company (jazz), 7 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Al Maniscalco, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

Cary St. Café Sun-Dried Opossum, 10 p.m.

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

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 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.

Holy Chow RPG (rock).

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

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

The NorVa Virginia Beach SPCA Snow Ball with Fighting Gravity, 9 p.m., $10, $5 with stuffed animal.

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 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.

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

Shenanigan's The Slack Family, 9 p.m.

Sin é Michael James and the Actual Facts, 9 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9 p.m., free.

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

Vondel Park Steve Mabry's Monte Carlo Swingtet featuring Bob Hallahan, 8:30 p.m.



saturday 21

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Virginia Aviation Museum Experience the excitement of first flight with four documentaries of the "History of the Wright Brothers." See a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer and more. Celebration begins at noon. 5701 Huntsman Road. 864-1407.



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Alley Katz The Grand Skeem, guests, $5.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Page Wilson, Reckless Abandon, 8 p.m., $7.

Bogart's Backroom Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, 10 p.m., $5.

Baja Bean Company (Mechanicsville) Mercy Creek (rock), free.

Black Cat Canyon, Phaser, Victory at Sea, 9:30 p.m., $8.

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.

Cary St. Café Derrick Semmler Americana, 10 p.m.

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.

Easy St. No Charge, 10 p.m., free.

Holy Chow A night with Day by Day (art, music).

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, Kurt Stemhagen, 9 p.m.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Modern Groove Syndicate, 9:30 p.m.

The NorVa Dave Matthews Cover Band, 9 p.m., $12.50.

Poe's Pub George Wynn and The Bluegrass Partners, 9 p.m., $4.

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.

Shenanigan's The Great Twitch, 8:30 p.m.

Sin é Scruffy Murphy, 9 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Fat Daddy Band, 9 p.m., free.

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

Vondel Park Steve Mabry's Monte Carlo Swingtet featuring Bob Hallahan (jazz), 8:30 p.m.



Sunday 22

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Candlelight Carol Service The caroling continues in its 71st year at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church with Bible readings and anthems by all the choirs at 5 p.m., free. 1627 Monument Ave. 359-2463.



clubs

Bogart's Backroom Sam Savage, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

Graffiti 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.

Poe's Pub Emily Easterly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Richie's Pacific Grill Phillip Ramirez (jazz), 8 p.m., $3.

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.

The Taphouse Maia Banks.



Monday 23

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Music at Midday a series of programs at the Jefferson Hotel that feature student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area, noon. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.



clubs

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

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

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

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

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Tom Cool, 9 p.m., $3.

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 24

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2nd Annual MatzOH! Ball Dance through the decades with the Commonwealth Jewish Singles annual dance at 7:30 p.m. at the 501 Pavilion. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 501 Parham Road. 330-0857.



music

Music at Midday This series of noon programs at the Jefferson Hotel continues today, featuring student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.



clubs

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.

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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