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WEDNESDAY 28

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Book Signing The Library of Virginia welcome authors Wayne Dementi and Brooks Smith from noon-1 p.m. as they discuss and autograph copies of their work "Songlines of Richmond," a memory book about some of the people, venues and events of Richmond's performing-arts past. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Mystery Night Author Emyl Jenkins leads a discussion of P.D. James's "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman" at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble starting at 7 p.m. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-6704.

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Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Susan Greenbaum (singer and songwriter), 7 p.m., $5.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: BBopnRokstedy, 7 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: LarJar Band, 10 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Orny Adams, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Martini Kitchen 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Katz Band, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Gogol Bordello, Apostle of Hustle, 7 p.m., $20-$23.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: the Protomen, 8 p.m.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Blue Line Highway, 7 p.m.

Sharky's Bar and Billiards 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: Pat O'Brien and the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 29

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Light the Night Walk The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presents a fundraiser to fight blood cancer at 5:30 p.m. at the SnagaJob Pavilion in Innsbrook. 4901 Lake Brook Drive. To register or donate visit www.lightthenight.org/va.

Pink Slip Party The bars of Shockoe Slip, including Sine, City Dogs, the Lucky Buddha, Europa and Cha-Cha's present a happy hour from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, featuring drink discounts and prizes. 1316 E. Cary St.-1421 E. Cary St.

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"Darkness There" Richmond filmmaker Jacob Dodd presents his short 35 mm film exploring Edgar Allan Poe's macabre mythology at 8 p.m. at the Poe Museum. 1914 E. Main St. 648-5523.

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"This is How It Goes" The Firehouse Theatre presents Neil Labute's stage drama of an interracial couple and the visitor that tests its stability, at 8 p.m. and continuing production through Nov. 21. $10-$25. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

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Book Discussion In honor of Virginia Archives Month, the Library of Virginia welcomes historian Bruce Chadwick from noon-1p.m. as he talks about and signs copies of his historical whodunit "I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson and the Killing that Shocked a New Nation," relating the tale of 1806 death of George Wythe, one of the early nation's celebrated public figures and signer of the Declaration of Independence. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Book Signing Chop Suey Books welcomes novelists Dylan Landis and Joanna Smith Rakoff as they read and autograph copies of their respective debuts "Normal People Don't Live Like This" and "A Fortunate Age" at 7 p.m. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

Cultural Lecture The University of Richmond welcomes author and scholar Jennifer Bickham Mendez as she discusses social membership and exclusion of Latino immigrants undergoing cultural and demographic transitions at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Hall. Westhampton Way. 289-8840.

Mysteries, They Write The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes author Emyl Jenkins as she leads a discussion with authors Donna Andrews, Meredith Cole and Andy Straka on the subject of the mystery writing from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 .m. $10-$12. 2626 W. Broad St. www.jamesriverwriters.org.

Poverty and Photography Lecture The University of Richmond downtown presents a panel discussion on poverty and the use of photography as a tool for shedding light on social injustice at 6 p.m. Free. 626 E. Broad St. 955-4006.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Ari Hest (singer and songwriter), 8 p.m., $15-$20.

Aurora 401 E. Grace St., 644-5380: Sol CafAc, 8 p.m., free.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Roger Carroll and Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free.

Bottom's Up Pizza 1700 Dock St., 644-4400: 3rd Wave, 8 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Oregon Hill Funk All Stars, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: the Almost, Drive A, Letterbox Tragedy, Apparently We Can't Fly, 6 p.m., $13-$15.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Lin Doak open jam, 9 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic, 7-9 p.m., $5. J3P, 10 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Orny Adams, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083: Jason Jenkins, 8 p.m., free.

Halligan Bar and Grill 3 N. 17th St., 447-7981: Rick and Rod Hollowell, 7 p.m., free.

The Hat Factory 140 Virginia St., 788-4281: Who's Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

Martini Kitchen 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Visions Band, 8 p.m., $10.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Birds and Arrows, 8 p.m.

Sharky's Bar and Billiards 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.

Six Burner CafAc 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060: Prabir Mehta, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY 30

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Cat Tales and Cocktails Guests are invited for a pet-friendly party featuring hors d'oeuvres, Halloween music, costume contest and silent auction from 7-10 p.m. to raise money for the Richmond SPCA. $30-$40. 2519 Hermitage Road. 521-1318.

Eyes on Richmond St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Capitol Square presents its 2009 lunchtime forum series, with Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers and the topic, "Fort Lee: A Military and Economic Powerhouse," at 12:30 p.m. $8. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.

Fall Festival The West End Assembly of God holds its annual family-friendly carnival from 5-9 p.m., featuring food, music and entertainment. 401 N. Parham Road. 740-7042.

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International Film Series The University of Richmond continues its 21st year exploring multinational cinema, featuring director Srdan Golubovica's Serbo-Croatian film "The Trap (Klopka)" at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall and at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. Free. Westhampton Way. 287-6557.

"The Exorcist" The Byrd Theatre presents a screening of this horror classic at 9:30 p.m. $10. 2908 W. Cary St. 353-9911.

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Gallery Art Show Shockoe Slip welcomes more than 22 artists as they showcase their respective works in painting, pottery, jewelry, furniture and other media along 14th Street from 5:30-9 p.m., continuing Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon-4 p.m.

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Terence Blanchard Quintet The Modlin Center for the Arts presents a special musical performance by this renowned jazz trumpeter at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall. $20-$38. Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

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"El Dia de los Muertos" The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents a special stage performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia as it commemorates the festivities of the Mexican Day of the Dead at 7:30 p.m., continuing production on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.

Driller Killer Random Acts Improv presents a mature-audience tribute to Mystery Science Theater 3000 at 9 p.m. at the HatTheatre, with an encore performance on Oct. 31. An all-ages main-stage performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. each night. $7-$10. 1124 Westbriar Drive. 343-6164.

HaHaHalloween The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen welcomes ComedySportz for an evening of on-the-spot comedy at 7 p.m. for all ages and at 9:30 p.m. for mature people. $10-$18. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

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Book Signing Author Pamela Kinney autographs copies of her works "Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales" and "Haunted Richmond" at the Chesterfield Town Center Barnes and Noble from 6-8 p.m. 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-6640.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Helloween: They Found Her in Pieces, Nautilus, Heavyweights, Plagues of a Human Race, Cast Upon Blind Eyes, In the Winter, And We Found Ourselves, 5 p.m., $7.

Andy's Restaurant 412 England St. in Ashland, 752-2990: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Rod Picott and Amanda Shires (singer and songwriter), 8 p.m., $10-$15.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Moossa (rock and blues), 9:30 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Glenn Wilson (jazz), 8 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Jah Works, Downbeat Switch, 8 p.m., $8-$10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Zen Daddy, 5 p.m., free. Crashing Reality, Squeezebox, 10 p.m., $6-$8.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead covers), 10 p.m., $7.

City Dogs 1316 E. Cary St., 343-3647: Scottzilla and Acoustikat, 10 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Slick Sid, 9 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Orny Adams, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: the Jangling Reinharts (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: Velvet Maria's, 9:30 p.m., free.

In Your Ear Music 1813 E. Broad St., 344-5623: Harper Speagle-Price, Terry Price, and Barry Lawson with Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin, 6:30 p.m., $15-$20. For tickets visit www.jaminc.org.

Martini Kitchen 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Soul Expression, 8 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the White Tie Affair, Every Avenue, Stereo Skyline, Runner Runner, 6 p.m., $13-$15.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road in Ashland, 550-3888: Blue Line Highway, 8 p.m., free.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Hot Lava, Color Kittens, I-la's, the Sad Cobras, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120: the Dregs, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Susan Greenbaum, 7 p.m., free.

Sharky's Bar and Billiards 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m.

Stratford Grill 2805 Hathaway Drive, 320-5023: Spill Sheet, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Groove Spot, 9:30 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Preacher, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 31

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CANCELLED Psychic Reading Session Stir Crazy CafAc invites guests to gain insight into their current life and future with an informative reading by medium Ashley Nicole from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 donations suggested. 4015 MacArthur Ave. 240-5741.

Walk for Lupus Now Richmond International Raceway welcomes the Lupus Foundation of America as it holds an awareness walk at 10 a.m., to raise money for medical research, education programs and support services. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. For information or to register visit www.lupus.org/walk or call 202-349-1161.

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Book Signing Author Pamela Kinney autographs copies of her works "Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales" and "Haunted Richmond" at Simple Pleasures Books and Gifts from 1-4 p.m. 10180 Lakeridge Parkway, Suite 104, Ashland. 368-7736.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: A Terrifying Taters Halloween, 8 p.m., $15-$20.

Baja Bean 1520 W. Main St., 257-5445: Corporate Orange (cover band), 10 p.m., free.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Beast Wellington (jazz and funk), 9:30 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Big Payback, Peaness Choir, 8 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Sludge Build A Band, Rocket Queen, 8 p.m., $6.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Black Cash and the Bad Trips (Halloween Party), 10 p.m., $12.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Richmond Engine No. 3, 10 p.m., $5.

Fallout 117 N. 18th St., 343-3688: FGFC820, Synthetic Nightmare, Reaver, Myotis, the Order of March, 6 p.m., $5-$13.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Orny Adams, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Loose Gravel (rock), 8:30 p.m., free.

JJ's Grille 10298 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen: 755-6229: Marna and Macy, 8 p.m., $5.

Martini Kitchen 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Perpetual Groove, 8 p.m., $15-$18.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road in Ashland, 550-3888: Sandbar (Jimmy Buffet covers), 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Duchess of York, Palominos, Liars Club (Halloween Party), 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120: the Dirty Truth, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: the Hullabaloos (British invasion), 8:30 p.m.

Richbrau Taphouse and Grill 1214 E. Cary St., 644-3018: Russ Hanchin-Joe Sarver Duo, 8 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Steve Bassett and Chez Roue, 8:30 p.m.

Stratford Grill 2805 Hathaway Drive, 320-5023: Shake Machine, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Groove Spot (Halloween disco party), 9:30 p.m., $5.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Los Ramones (Ramones tribute), 10 p.m.

Tropical Soul CafAc 314 N. Second St. 771-1605: Soulgasm: DJ Sayeed (hip-hop and soul), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.

SUNDAY 1

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Classical Concert The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra performs an evening of classical works at 4 p.m. in the Singleton Performing Arts Center, featuring a 3 p.m. preconcert lecture. Admission by donation. 922 Park Avenue. 673-7400.

stage

101 Years of Broadway The Modlin Center for the Arts presents composer Neil Berg's lavish tribute to the music of Broadway, featuring selections from "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," "Cats," "Little Shop of Horrors," and others at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall. $20-$38. Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Gwen Stacy, Ice Nine Kills, Love Hate Hero, Stray From the Path, 4 p.m., $10-$12.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Petit Machins, Use the Vastness (jazz), 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Haste the Day, Marna Reign, Mercy Screams, Say Your Prayers, 6 p.m., $12-$14.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: musicians jam, 7 p.m., free.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Tripp and Jenny jam session, 2-5 p.m., free.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: the People's Key, 8 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Orny Adams, 7 p.m., $12.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Bob Blagg, 6 p.m.

MONDAY 2

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Writers Series The University of Richmond continues its 2009-10 English Department writers' series with American children's book writer and Caldecott Medal winner Jane Yolen in the Tyler Haynes Commons at 7:30 p.m. Free. Westhampton Way. 289-8287.

galleries

Bank of America Gallery "The Virginia Collage Society '09 Exhibit." On display through Nov. 20. 1111 E. Main St. 266-2132.

Sun Trust Bank Gallery "New Work," featuring various media by members of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association. On display through Nov. 27. 901 E. Main St. 288-8843.

nightlife

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: I Saw a Ghost, Battleghost, Moshe Dayan, VR32, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY 3

music

Styx The Richmond Coliseum presents a musical performance by the late '70s rockers, alongside REO Speedwagon and American Idol contestant Bo Bice at 7 p.m. $30-$70. 601 E. Leigh St. 780-4970.

nightlife

Applebee's 10823 Hull Street Road, 276-3855: Casey McCue and Steve Duncan, 7 p.m., free.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: DJ Williams Projekt (jazz, soul and hip-hop), 9:30 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Great White Jenkins, Lake, Karl Blau, 8 p.m., $7.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Noma, 9 p.m., $20.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: the Former Champions (jam band), 10 p.m., free.

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