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Thursday 04



events

Fireworks Celebrate the Fourth with Festival of Arts fireworks at 10 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Vegetarian Picnic Bring a meatless dish and join the Vegetarian Society of Richmond for a picnic at 4 p.m. 149 Cherry Hill Circle W, Aylett. For reservations, 344-4356.

music

Festival of Arts Enjoy music by Bak 'N Da Day (Motown harmonies) at 6 p.m. and by The Richmond Concert Band (patriotic) at 8 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. At 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Robinson performs patriotic music from the Carillon Bell Tower. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, Salsa y Mas Orchestra 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.

clubs

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

The Black Cat Atom and His Package Combat Wounded Veteran, 8:30 p.m., $6.

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

Bootscooters Karaoke, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

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

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.; C.C. and Company (variety/dance), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread and Double Standard, 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.

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.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

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

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

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

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

Friday 05



events

Battlefield Tour Take a walking tour of Gaines' Mill Battlefield with the National Park Service at 7 p.m. Meet at Gaines' Mill. Free. For more information and directions, 226-1981, ext. 30.

Belvedere Plantation Bungle in the Jungle, the Great Adventure Maize Maze, a 15-acre maze of corn, opens today and runs through Sept. 2, Thursday through Sundays. Adults, $7; children, $5. 1-800-641-1212.

music

Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, Fighting Gravity and opener The Second Floor perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. fridaycheers.org.

Fridays at Sunset Concert series every Friday through Aug. 16. Tonight, Third World performs at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. 8th and Cary streets. $10. fridaysatsunset.com.

Hot and Heavy in July Nine local and regional hard-rock bands try to rock the roof off the Innsbrook Pavilion during the next three Fridays. This week: Pierced, Nancy and Superboot. Gates open at 6:30. Admission: $5.

art

1708 Gallery Photographs by Will May and Valerie Merians open with a reception from 8-10 p.m. Through July 27. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

Artspace "Air Signs" by Ann Marshall, "Meditations: A Dialogue" by Kenneth Krafchek and "Illusions" by Geronimo Chang open with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Through July 28. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., enjoy an art and poetry event coinciding with Krafchek's "Meditations." Free. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Main Art Gallery Paintings by Bruce Hilhelm open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.

Richmond Public Library Paintings by Reuben Smith, drawings by Corinne Schofield, paper reliefs by Shirley Dort and works by Ralph Fanelli open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Through July 30. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.

clubs

Alley Katz Private Function, 10 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Roy Book Binder, $12.

Bogart's Back Room Steve Kessler, Eric Harper, Tony Martucci, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

Cary St. Café Loop.

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.

Lightfoots The Captain of Magic 105.7, weekly, 8 p.m., $5.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Patchwork; weekly comedy show at 9 p.m.

Paysanne Walter Bell & The Latin Jazz Unit, preproduction performances for songs on upcoming CD, weekly, 8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 06



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FolkTV Watch local artists perform on this acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. on AT&T Channel 7 every first Saturday of the month. 968-4447.

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Festival of Arts Students from George Wythe High School of the Arts perform "Langston is My Man," a tap dance and jazz musical, at 8:30 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Virginia Aviation Museum During "The Wright Way to Fly," the Wright brothers recreate their famous flight at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. 5701 Huntsman Road. Free with admission. 236-3622.

clubs

Alley Katz The Connells, 10 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Used Carlotta, $5.

Bogart's Back Room Steve Kessler, Eric Harper, Tony Martucci, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Bootscooters Nite Train, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

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.; Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, 9 p.m.

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., $.

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

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Patchwork; weekly comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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

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

Visions Bustin' Loose, 9 p.m., $5.

Sunday 07



events

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each week on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

Speech Re-enactment 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. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

music

Festival of Arts Pop group Regan 4 performs at 7 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

Lil' Romeo This 12-year-old rapper performs at Kings Dominion at 7 p.m. 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell. $29.99-$39.99. 262-8100.

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Storytelling Series The Ha' Penny Children's Series with Charmaine Crowell takes place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

clubs

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Wende 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 (Bio Ritmo members), weekly, noon-2 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.

Monday 08



Clubs

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.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alt-rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday 09



events

History Lecture Historian John S. Salmon discusses "Seeing and Saving Virginia's Civil War Battlefields" at 10:30 a.m. at the Virginia Historical Society. 428 N. Boulevard. Free with admission. 342-9665.

Tuesday Night Movie "Raising Arizona," tonight at Legend Brewing Company at 8:30. Movies run every Tuesday. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446.

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Barefoot Puppets "Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under" features Aboriginal folktales during this puppet show at 10 a.m. at Main Library. 101 E. Franklin St. Free. 646-4514.

clubs

Alley Katz Shiner, Engine Down, Q & Not U, 9 p.m.

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.

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

Shenanigans Open mic with The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

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