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WEDNESDAY 4

galleries

Ginger Levit Galleries "Paris Potpourri: Cafes, Bouquets, and Seine Views," works by various artists. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 31. 6200 W. Club Lane. 398-0440.

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Book Signing Author Elisabeth Payne Rosen discusses and autographs copies of her Civil War novel "Hallam's War" at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Writers Talk Rod J. Mustanski presents "Writing Your Book and Getting Published," from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Chester Library. 11800 Centre St. 748-6314.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Frank Coleman and Chris Fuller (folk), 7 p.m., $5.

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

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Shook Ones, Make Do and Mend, We Are the Union, Touche Amore, Hold Tight, 7 p.m., $8.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Telepath, Agobi Project, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

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

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Santamaria Bro's, 10 p.m., $5.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Motion Turns It On, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY 5

events

It's in the Bag LINC sponsors its fourth annual benefit auction of more than 150 handbags from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westin Richmond to help ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families. $25-$60. 6631 W. Broad St. For information and tickets visit www.cancerlinc.org.

Richmond Improv Festival ComedySportz Improv Theatre and the Richmond Jaycees present three nights of stage skits and on-the-spot humor, featuring as many as 20 acts from nine cities at 8 p.m. at Capital Ale House ($15), continuing at Richmond CenterStage on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. ($10-$15), with a public workshop Nov. 7 at noon (free). 623 E. Main St. and 600 E. Grace St. For information visit www.richmondimprovfestival.com.

film

"Unknown Soldier" The Virginia Holocaust Museum presents Michael Verhoeven's documentary film at 7 p.m., following the five-year world tour of the Wehrmacht Exhbition, a series of previously unobserved war footage and withdrawn photographs of murder committed by the Germans during WWII. Free. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

galleries

Locker 50b Gallery "One and Two," featuring art by Deborah Shapiro and Emily Wright. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 30. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-2787.

music

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Richmond Coliseum presents a musical performance by this holiday symphony at 7:30 p.m. $27-$58. 601 E. Leigh St. 1-800-745-3000.

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Writers Talk Rod J. Mustanski presents "Writing Your Book and Getting Published," from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Bon Air Library. 9103 Rattlesnake Road. 320-2461.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Richard Shindell and Anteje Duvekot (singer and songwriter), 8 p.m., $16-$21.

Babe's 3166 W. Cary St., 355-9330: Rockitz Battle of the Bands: Acoustic Creek Caught In the Rift, Westhampton Citybillies, Tabb Justis, 8 p.m., $5.

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

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Havenots, T-Division, the Skatter Brain, 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Big D and the Kid's Table, illScarlet, Murphy's Kid, Capital 7, 6:30 p.m., $12-$14.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: ComedySportz Improv Show, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Unity Sound Reggae Band, 10 p.m., $5

The Hat Factory 140 Virginia St., 788-4281: One Love Reggae Festival: Capelton, Anthony B, Cocoa T, 8 p.m., $27-$32.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Chicago Cy Band, 8 p.m.

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

Weezie's Kitchen 3123 W. Cary St., 726-1270: Tyler Supko, 8:30 p.m., free.

FRIDAY 6

events

Craftmen's Christmas Classic The Richmond Raceway Complex holds several days of sellable crafts from more than 450 artists through Nov. 8. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 228-7500.

Eyes on Richmond St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Capitol Square presents its 2009 lunchtime forum series, with Jeff Schapiro, columnist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, who will speak on the recent election at 12:30 p.m. $8. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.

Holiday Shoppers Fair Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes Richmond museums as they sell their gift hops wares, including specialty items through Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Richmond Zine Fest Gallery5 holds the third annual gathering celebrating the independent press and do-it-yourself publications from 7-11 p.m., continuing Nov. 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with a variety of workshops, displays and readings. 200 W. Marshall St. 317-1938.

galleries

Ada Gallery "Lonesome George," featuring new paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 28. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.

Art6 Gallery "ThinkSmall," featuring miniature artworks. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Dec. 20. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

Artspace Gallery "ThinkSmall," featuring miniature artworks. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Dec. 20. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Corporate and Museum Frame "Hair Peace 2009," featuring art by Katy Bea Martinez Arizala Keller. On display through Nov. 30. 301 W. Broad St. 643-6858.

Gallery5 "Word Play," featuring work by various artists inspired by language and the printed page. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 27. 200 W. Marshall St. 317-1938.

Ghostprint Gallery "Draw Blood 11," featuring paintings by tattoos artists Daniel Albrigo, Phil Holt, Timothy Hoyer and Jeff Srsic. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 28. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.

Ginger Levit Galleries "Painter of Provence," featuring oils on canvas by G. Thenard. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 31. 1519 W. Main St. 398-0440.

Glave Kocen Gallery "Between Homes," featuring works by Steven Walker. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 23. 1620 W. Main St. 358-1990.

Main Art Gallery "Castilian Conjagations," featuring new paintings by Jorge Miguel Benitez. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 30. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.

Metro Space Gallery "Songs For Children," featuring new work by Richard Nickel. Opening Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. and on display through Nov. 28. 119 W. Broad St. 307-9420.

Quirk Gallery "Shorts and Sweet," featuring work by Kathryn Henry-Choisser. On display through Nov. 28. "Vault Project," featuring art by Pam Shelor. On display through Dec. 19. "Sparkle Plenty 5," featuring wearable art created by nine art jewelers. On display through Dec. 23. 311 W. Broad St. 644-5450.

Reynolds Gallery "Real and Imagined," featuring new paintings by James Prosek. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Dec. 22. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

Richmond Public Library Mixed media by the members of the Tuckahoe Artists Association. "Landscapes," featuring plein air works and color images by Julia Kindred and Catherine Johnson. "Shoreline," featuring oil paintings by Jan VanAmburgh Farren. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 30. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.

Uptown Gallery "Different Faces, Different Places," featuring works in watercolor and mixed media by Bill Kinsey and Brenda Stankus. "Watercolor Gems," featuring works by Pauli Hagan and Linda Holland. On display through Jan. 2. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

Visual Art Studio "Artistic Gifts," Holiday Exhibition. "Tile Construction," featuring clay, copper and wood pieces by Robert Fugate. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Nov. 25.

film

International Film Series The University of Richmond continues its 21st year exploring multinational cinema, featuring director Federico Fellini's Italian film "Amarcord," 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.

music

Janis Ian The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents a musical performance by the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter of the '60s and '70s at 7 p.m. $35. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

Metro Collection The Richmond Symphony performs the works of Wagner, Weber and Mozart at Bon Air Baptist Church at 8 p.m. 2531 Buford Road. Another performance is scheduled Nov. 8 at Randolph-Macon College at 3 p.m. 203 Henry St. in Ashland. $20. 982-2787.

Organ Repertoire Recital The Richmond chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents a musical performance by concert organist Balint Karosi at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. 1100 W. Grace St. 353-4413.

stage

"Ain't Misbehavin'" Theatre VCU presents this popular Broadway revue celebrating the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller's and 1930s Harlem at 7:30 p.m., continuing production through Nov. 22 at the Singleton Performing Arts Center. 922 Park Ave. $10-$25. 828-6026.

"Avenue Q" The newly renovated Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage presents this Tony award-winning send-up of "Sesame Street" beginning at 8 p.m., continuing with two encore performances on Nov. 7. $40-$65. Mature Audiences. 111 Virginia St. 592-3400.

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Big Book Sale The main branch of the Richmond Public Library presents its biannual sale of various pieces of literature from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., continuing Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-7223.

Book Reading Deb Olin Unferth, the recipient of Virginia Commonwealth University's Cabell first novelist award, reads from her winning "Vacation," at 6:30 p.m. in the university's student commons. 907 Floyd Ave. 937-3116.

Book Signing Author John Lamb autographs copies of his work "The Clockwork Teddy: A Bear Collector's Mystery" at the Chesterfield Towne Center Barnes and Noble at 6 p.m. 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-6640.

Richmond Writer's Series The Richmond Public Library presents an open interview with "The Big Steal " author Emyl Jenkins by Jann Malone at 7 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-7223.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Chatham County Line, 8 p.m., $15-$20.

Babe's 3166 W. Cary St., 355-9330: Rockitz Battle of the Bands: Crossroad Voodoo, Five Nine H2O, the Velvet Nines, Eliot Thompson, 8 p.m., $5.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Whiskey Rebellion (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Barrelhouse, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Avery, Allen Mills, Snap Shot, 6 p.m., $10-$12.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Doc Branch and the Keynotes (jazz), 10:30 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bill Bellamy, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $22.

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

The Hat Factory 140 Virginia St., 788-4281: Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Tony Rice, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

HomeTeam Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: Bart Chucker, 9:30 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Phil Vassar, 7 p.m., $25.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road in Ashland, 550-3888: Scattered Smothered and Covered, 8 p.m.

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

Sine 1327 E. Cary St., 649-0661: Three O, 9 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Taters, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 7

events

Antiques on Broad Collectors of the past are invited to attend a special sale of antiques from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring fine art, architectural elements, vintage clothing and costume jewelry. 311 W. Broad St. 344-1557.

Dong's Martial Arts Tournament Benefiting the Children's Hospital Foundation, Grand Master Seung Dong holds a tae kwon do competition at L.C. Bird High School from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5. 10301 Courthouse Road. 747-6166.

Family Fest The Little Sisters of the Poor hold a day of children's activities, live entertainment, food and holiday crafts for sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1503 Michaels Road. Free. 288-6245.

Mission: Possible Trinity United Methodist Church invites guests for a silent auction at 7 p.m. to help support the congregation's youth mission trips. $25. 903 Forest Ave. 288-7528.

Psychic Festival The Aquarian Bookshop in Carytown invites guests to interact with psychics, readers, astrologers and healers from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with proceeds benefiting a school building project in Kenya. 3519 Ellwood Ave. 353-5575.

Raise the Roof for Children's Home Society Rolling Run Farm invites guests for an evening of barbecue, beer and live music by Jackass Flats from 4-8 p.m. to raise money for the Children's Home Society and its mission to find permanent homes for area kids. $50. 1200 Millers Lane in Manakin-Sabot. 353-0191.

Record Player Workshop The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes artist Erik DeLuca for a class on how to build a homemade record player from 1-3 p.m. All parts included. Free. Participants are invited to use their new devices later in the evening as part of the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Richmond's Modlin Center for the Arts. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.

Screens N Suds Capital Ale House hosts a special benefit exhibition featuring art from some of America's most celebrated concert poster artists, with beers from Virginia's finest breweries running from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., benefiting Young Audiences of Virginia and the Richmond MS Society. 623 E. Main St. 353-7445.

film

Canine Film Festival The Byrd Theatre hosts a weekend of dog starring flicks including "Milo and Otis" and "Best in Show" through Nov. 8 to help benefit Fetch a Curse. Free and open to the public but donations appreciated. 2908 W. Cary St. Visit www.fetchacure.com to print tickets or call 525-2193.

music

Gellman Room Concert Series The Williamsburg Chamber Players present a special musical performance beginning at 2 p.m., playing Shostakovich's Piano trio, Opus 67, at the main Richmond Public Library. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.

Harmony in Hanover Hanover Tavern presents an evening of wine, cheese and popular songs performed by the Richmond Philharmonic at 5 p.m. supporting the preservation of the facility and the educational programs it provides. $50. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5050, ext. 21.

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Dennis Swanberg Richmond's First Baptist Church presents an evening with this popular Christian comedian and speaker at 7 p.m. $10-$15. 2709 Monument Ave. 800-965-9324.

words

Book Signing Gloria Taylor, author of the Psychic Detective series autographs and discusses her latest entry "Strange Flesh and the Circle of Chamesh" from 2-4 p.m. at the Fifth Baptist Church. 1415 W. Cary St. 806-6723.

History Book Signing Author Harry M. Ward autographs copies of his historical work "George Washington's Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army" at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble starting at 1 p.m. 5501 W. Broad ST. 282-6704.

Israeli Lecture The Weinstein JCC presents CNN correspondent Campbell Brown and former foreign policy advisor Dan Senor as they discuss "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle" at Collegiate School at 7:30 p.m. $35. 103 N. Mooreland Road. 285-6500.

Writers' Talk Rod J. Mustanski presents "Writing Your Book and Getting Published," from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Midlothian Library. 521 Coalfield Road. 794-7907.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: White Knuckle Battery, Throtl, 10 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Cliff Eberhardt, Lara Herscovitch, 8 p.m., $12-$17.

Baja Bean 1520 W. Main St., 257-5445: Elevation (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Jim O'Ferrell Band (rock and Americana), 9:30 p.m.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Transmitters, 10 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Silo Effect, 10 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Portland Cello Project, David Shultz and the Skyline, 8 p.m., $13.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Dean Fields, 9 p.m., $6. ComedySportz Improv Show, midnight, $5.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Telephonics (jazz), 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bill Bellamy, 7:30 p.m., and 10 p.m., $22.

Glave Kocen Gallery 1620 W. Main St., 358-1990: BJ Kocen, Wes Edwards, 8 p.m., $5.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Battle of Me, 6 p.m., $10-$13.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Atkinsons, 8:30 p.m., $5.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Recliners, 10 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: the Lost Souls, 10 p.m.

SUNDAY 8

galleries

1212 Gallery "Unspace," featuring photography by John Shuptrine. "Unnoticed," featuring photography by Martin McFadden. "You Are Here," featuring oil on canvas by Melissa Burgess. Opening at 2 p.m. and on display through Dec. 20. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.

music

Elisabeth von Trapp Shady Grove United Methodist Church presents an evening of original music and poetry inspired by "The Sound of Music" and the Von Trapp family starting at 5 p.m. Free. Reservations required. 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen. 360-2687.

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History Lecture The Virginia Holocaust Museum welcomes Dr. Christopher Browning at 7 p.m. as he discusses how Germany moved from war to genocide on a local and national scale in his presentation "Remembering Survivla: Post-war testimony and the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps." Free. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: This Time It's War, Periphery, This or the Apocalypse, Mutiny Within, 5 p.m., $10-$12.

Bogart's 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Confirmation (jazz), 7:30 p.m.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Anthony Curtis (world jazz), 7 p.m., $6-$10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Musician's Jam, 7 p.m., free.

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

Commerical Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: Louis Ledford, Magnificent Bastards, 10 p.m.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bill Bellamy, 7 p.m., $22.

MONDAY 9

film

"Kristallnacht and Beyond The Virgnia Holocaust Museum presents director Lindsay Stone's documentary at 7 p.m., following Holocaust survivor Alex Lebenstein in his travels teaching the damage of intolerance. Free. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

galleries

Virginia Holocaust Museum "The Art of Remembrance: A Retrospective of the Holocaust," featuring sculptures and photographs by Linda Giseen. On display through Dec. 31. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

words

Theology Lecture The University of Richmond welcomes scholar and author Jon Levenson as he presents his discussion, "The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus," at 8 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center. Free. Westhampton Way. 289-8326.

nightlife

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Black Girls, Black Market Guru, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY 10

music

Monsters of Folk The Landmark Theater presents a special musical performance by M. Ward, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis at 7 p.m. $35. 6 N. Laurel St. 612-1900.

words

Book Launch Join author David Robbins as he celebrates the release of his latest novel "Broken Jewel" at the Fountain Bookstore from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Book Signing The Library of Virginia welcomes Eugene Trani, former president of Virginia Commonwealth University, to discuss and autograph his latest book with Donald Davis, "Distorted Mirrors: Americans and Their Relations with Russia and China in the Twentieth Century," at noon. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Ghost Talk Pamela K. Kinney, author of "Haunted Richmond, Virginia" and "Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales," discusses the various ghosts tales of Virginia at 7 p.m. at the James L. Hamner Public Library. Free. 16501 Dunn Street in Amelia Court House. 561-4559.

nightlife

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Camel 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Tres Bien with Orioles, the Milkstains, Blake Midgette and Jared Cullum, 7 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St., 643-2582: Athel, 7 p.m., $10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Jae Sinnett with Justin Kauflin and Terry Burrell, 6 p.m. $10-$15.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Brand New, Thrice, Crime in Stereo, 6 p.m., $25-$28.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: John Fetherston Band, 8 p.m.

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

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