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August Musicales Series Soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs will perform at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. Reception will follow. Free. 1627 Monument Ave. 359-2463.

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Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Breakers (South) No Charge, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cafe Diem Gary Gerloff and Band Diem, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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

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

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Mercy Creek, 8:30 p.m.

Nightclub 930 Hope Sandoval (formerly known as Mazzy Star) & The Warm Inventions with the Soledad Brothers, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Reflux, Municipal Waste, Akeldama, Nehema, 10 p.m., $3.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Clarissa (alt-rock), 10 p.m., $4.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed & the Short Bus Blue Grass Band.

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

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

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

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinharts, 9 p.m., 21 and over, free.

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Book Signing Author J. Lee Gilbert will sign copies of his books "Clown In A Cowboy Hat," "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover," and "Reflections in Poetry," from 6-9 p.m. Barnes & Noble Bookstore — Brandermill. 4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway. 744-5483.

Riverfront Outdoor Movies Watch "Pinocchio" at 7 p.m. on Brown's Island as part of this weekly series through Aug. 29. Free. 788-6466 or www.downtownpresents.org.

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Gigs in the Garden National Public Radio's Page Wilson will perform with his band, Reckless Abandon, at the Heritage Gardens in Hopewell. Show starts at 6 p.m., free. Route 10 to Hopewell and follow the signs. 541-5210.

Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, merengue accordion virtuoso Joaquin Diaz performs from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden. 2800 Grove Ave. 21 and older. $10. 340-1400.

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

Ashland Coffee & Tea Susan Greenbaum presents local artists, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Awful Arthur's West End: Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.

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

Boulevard Deli Closed for renovations.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

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.

Canal Club Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m., $15-$17.50.

Cary Street Café Rebus, 9 p.m.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

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.

Main St. Beer Co. Jahvaquarium, 9 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.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Antidote, The Krays, 17 Stitches, Bloody Crackdown, 6 p.m.

Poe's Pub Glory Fountain (rock), 9:30 p.m., $3.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Thirst Movement with the All Mighty Dob Band and DJ Ben Dob/Basa Nova.

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

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

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company The John Fetherston Band, 9 p.m., 21 and over, free.

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

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River City Gallery An exhibit of new paintings by Richmond artist Donnie Green opens with a reception tonight at 8. Through Sept. 30. 1128 N. Boulevard.

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Cultural Film Series What better way to spend Friday afternoons than emerged in culture? Westminster Canterbury Richmond presents its seventh annual Cultural and Educational Series. Enjoy a new film, spanning a variety of topics, each week. This week's film is "Multi-Cultural Diversity — Celebrate." 3 p.m. Third Floor Parlor, Morningside. 1600 Westbrook Ave. 800-445-9904.

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

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Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Jimmie's Chicken Shack with opener Buzby will perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. www.fridaycheers.org.

The Mark Lomanno Quartet will jazz up the night at Vondel Park, located between 18th and Franklin streets, at 8 p.m.

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Alley Katz Shoe Suede Blues, featuring Peter Tork of the Monkees, and SNAFU, 9 p.m., $10-$12.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Bobcats, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Bella Italia Latin Night with DJ Ritmo, weekly, 9 p.m.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJ's, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

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.

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.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Nightclub 930 Queens of the Stone Age, 9 p.m., $20.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Back to School Show for VCU featuring, Tri State Killing Spree (last show), Light the Fuse and Run, Dave Dondero, Adara, The Medium and Anco.

Poe's Pub N.R.G. Krysys, 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, weekly, $3.

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

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

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

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

Sin é Michael James Duet, 9 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company Armand and Bluesology, 9 p.m., 21 and over, free.

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Play Days at Market Café Join Radio Disney every Saturday for "Family Day" at the Market Café in Innsbrook. Families can listen and dance to all their favorite Radio Disney tunes, play interactive games and watch a new Disney movie each week. This week's movie is "Cinderella." 10 a.m.-noon. Innsbrook, located at the corner of Nuckols and Cox roads. 353-7200 ext. 18.

Virginia State Barbecue Championship Two days of rock, roots, rhythm and blues; not to mention al the barbecue you can eat! Come out to Brown's Island and sink your teeth into some Memphis ribs while rocking out to the sounds of Fighting Gravity, Calypso Nuts, Chuck Brown and more. There will also be NASCAR and Harley exhibits, rides for the kids and contests. Fun for the whole family! Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, kids 12 and under are free. www.bbq-va.com, or call 257-0067 for more information.

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Soulfest 2002 Richmond welcomes "Travelin' Man" Maze to Mayo Island at 4 p.m. Other guests include, Frankie Beverly, Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle, Plunky & Oneness, and others. Tickets are $25 and are available through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone, 262-8100.

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After 6 Latin night, weekly, 9 p.m.

Alley Katz Supercomp, Tragedy Letters, losing sight, Musical Gazebo, 9 p.m., $5-$7.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Terry Garland, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

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

Comedy Alley First-ever Improvisational Cage Match, where newer ComedySportz members will challenge the original crew, 7:30 p.m.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Nightclub 930 Bodeans, 9 p.m., $25.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Ad Astra, Vindication, 30 Day Warranty, No on 15, 6 p.m., $6.

Poe's Pub George Winn 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 Jazz Jam Sessions.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, 9:00 p.m.

Shenanigans Bluegrass with "Scattered, Smothered and Covered."

Sin é Michael James Duet, 9 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company Armand and Bluesology, 9 p.m., 21 and over, free.

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

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Belle Isle Walking Tour Explore the beautiful Belle Isle and learn its history as a manufacturing site and prison camp during the Civil War. Tour starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Speech Re-enactment Each Sunday, enjoy an organ recital at 1:30 p.m., then Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church. 2401 E. Broad St. Through Sept. 1. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. This week bring your binoculars and take a tour of Richmond's Financial District. Meet guide Kathy Whittington on the corner of Main and 14th streets at 2 p.m. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

Where Film and Music Meet Check out Chop Suey Books' backyard party with Film Flam, a collaboration between filmmaker Pat Doyen and the improvisational music duo Them Against Them. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets $5. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

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All You Wanted Acoustic guitar artist Michelle Branch will perform hits from her debut album "The Spirit Room" at the Kingswood Amphitheater in Paramount's Kings Dominion. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $9.99-$39.99, and are available through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 262-8100.

Jazz on the James The first Jazz on the James series sets sail at 7 p.m. on the historic Annabel Lee. Enjoy the sounds of Richmond's own Sha-nneice James Project as you cruise the James River. Tickets are $35 and are available at the Annabel Lee business office, located at 2025 E. Main St. Suite 105; or by phone 327-2020.

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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, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

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

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Funeral Dress, Midnight Creeps, Cato-Regime (punk), 6 p.m., $6.

Richie's Pacific Grill Rufus Brown.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6:30-9 p.m., free.

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

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

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.

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Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Lin Archer (DJLA), weekly.

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

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Have an Eye for Art? Works by members of the James River Art League are on display at the Virginia Eye Institute. North end of the Huguenot Bridge. 257-7111.

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18th and Main Café Latin Night, weekly, 10 p.m. Free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 8-9 p.m., weekly.

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, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Defiance, A Global Threat, Clit 45 (all ages, street punk), 5 p.m.

Poe's Pub Jonathan Byrd (solo/acoustic), 8:30 p.m., $3.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Richie's Pacific Grill Old School Funk with DJ Tom.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

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

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