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TUESDAY 26

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Memorial Day The Carillon Advisory Committee and Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities holds a special Memorial Day ceremony at the World War I Carillon building in Byrd Park starting at 4 p.m., featuring a presentation of colors, guest speakers and musical performances. 2400 Lakeview Ave. 646-1031.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Saint Diablo, Know Lyfe, Gomorrah, 7 p.m., $5-$7.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Umoja Orchestra, Amazing Ghost, 8 p.m.

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

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Birds and Arrows, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 26

event

Memorial Day The Carillon Advisory Committee and Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities holds a special Memorial Day ceremony at the World War I Carillon building in Byrd Park starting at 4 p.m., featuring a presentation of colors, guest speakers and musical performances. 2400 Lakeview Ave. 646-1031.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Saint Diablo, Know Lyfe, Gomorrah, 7 p.m., $5-$7.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Umoja Orchestra, Amazing Ghost, 8 p.m.

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

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Birds and Arrows, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 26

event

Memorial Day The Carillon Advisory Committee and Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities holds a special Memorial Day ceremony at the World War I Carillon building in Byrd Park starting at 4 p.m., featuring a presentation of colors, guest speakers and musical performances. 2400 Lakeview Ave. 646-1031.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Saint Diablo, Know Lyfe, Gomorrah, 7 p.m., $5-$7.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Umoja Orchestra, Amazing Ghost, 8 p.m.

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

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Birds and Arrows, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 27

events

Teen Caffeine CafAc The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts holds an evening of theatrics, art making, 'zine distribution and refreshments from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for middle and high school students. Free. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.

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"Chapter Two" The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents playwright Neil Simon's semiautobiographical story about a writer who after the recent death of his wife is placed on a series of unwanted and unsuccessful dates by his matchmaking younger brother . Opening at 8 p.m. the production continues through June 13. $15-$20. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. 262-9760.

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Paleface, David Shultz and the Skyline, the Itchy Hearts, 8 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Dirty Truth, Bungalo 6, 8 p.m., $12-$14.

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Matt Kazam, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Blue Line Highway, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 28

music

Groovin' In the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden begins its summer concert series with a musical performance by Josh Ritter starting at 6 p.m. $15-$25. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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History Lecture George Washington biographer and author of numerous books on the American Revolution, John Ferling discusses "The Ascent of George Washington: the Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon," as part of the Banner Lecture Series at the Virginia Historical Society at noon. $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Children's Lit Forum The Children's Museum of Virginia invites guests for a discussion of writing and publishing contemporary children's literature with "Where the Wild Things Are: The Irrational World of Children's Literature," featuring authors Gigi Amateau, Erica Kirov and Meg Medina and 2009 Caldecott committee member Lucinda Whitehurst at 6:30 p.m. $5-$12. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

nightlife

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Chez Roue, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Longjawns, 10 p.m.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m.

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Matt Kazam, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083: Jason Jenkins, 8-10 p.m., free.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Punk Rock Prom, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 29

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The Virtues of Herbs Join Agecroft Hall's living history interpreters for an hour-long tour of the facility's gardens at 7 p.m. with a discussion of how herbs were used for their health benefits at a 17th-century English manor. If it rains, the tour will be cancelled. $5. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

galleries

Anderson Gallery "Small World and Autoportraits," featuring photography by Martin Parr. "The Way Out West," featuring works by Michelle Van Parys. "Home 2," featuring video by Olaf Breuning. "On Location," featuring drawings by Theresa Pollak. All on display through August 1. 907A« W. Franklin St. 828-1522.

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Friday Cheers 2009 Richmond continues the 25th season of its free summer concert series at Brown's Island with a performance by the Lee Boys with the DJ Williams Projekt at 6 p.m. Free. At Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information call 788-6466 or visit www.venturerichmond.com.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Zac Hyriak and the Jungle Beat, Surprise Arizona, the Milk Stains, 10 p.m., $8.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Moonshine Revelers, 8 p.m., $8.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: the Recliners, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Oregon Hill Funk Allstars, 10 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Conditions, Years Gone By, the Anytime, In Athems, Since 1913, 6:30 p.m., $10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: B-Side Players, 5 p.m., free. Sometimes Favorites, 10 p.m., $5.

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

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

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Doc and the Keynotes, 10 p.m., free

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Sommore, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $25.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Cashmere Jungle Lords, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

In Your Ear Music and Recording 1813 E. Broad St., 320-7067: James "Saxsmo" Gates, 8 p.m., $20.

Landmark Theatre 6 N. Laurel St., 646-4213: Keyshia Cole, Bobby V., Keri Hilson, 8 p.m., $48-$58.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Seven Band, 9 p.m., $10.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, 550-3888: Brent Small, 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Wayne "The Train" Hancock, the Hotdamns, Dean Lee and the Unwelcome Guests, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: Johnny Change, 8 p.m., $5 (benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society).

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Smile, 8 p.m., $5.

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: River City Band, 8 p.m., free.

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

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Last Minute of Light, Doomsdayer, the Revelevens, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 30

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Air Fair The Virginia Aviation Museum celebrates the sky with a day of exhibitions, demonstrations and simulators from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring functioning model planes, wind tunnel exercises, and the chance to board numerous aircraft, including a SR-71 Blackbird. $5-$6. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

Fire Ball Gala and Benefit The Firehouse Theatre Project invites locals for a Roaring '20s-themed fundraising party starting at 7 p.m. With vintage-dressed attendance encouraged, the night features live music, speak-easy drinks and a silent auction to raise money for the theater. $50-$75. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Historic Van Tour Richmond City Van Tours invites guests for a mobile historic overview of the city from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. beginning at the Richmond Convention Visitors Center. $70. 401 N. Third St. Registration required. 744-1718.

Stride Through Time In an effort to encourage a healthier community as well help it learn more about its region's history, Richmond Sports Backers presents a charity 10k walk beginning at 9 a.m. that will take participants along such sites as the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, the Canal Walk, the Poe Museum, the 17th Street Farmers' Market and other notable places. The course begins and ends at Brown's Island. $20-$30. For information call 285-9495 or visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Woofstock The Richmond Animal League presents its second annual family-friendly dog festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. along Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Lombardy Street, featuring live music, adoptions and games with $5 donations benefiting the efforts of the league. All dogs must be current on vaccines and rabies shots with proof provided. For information call 379-0046.

music

ADA Accessibility Benefit With Virginia ranking 45th in resources and access to education, jobs, and public spaces for people with disabilities, Gallery5 begins a new musical concert series that will help make the art facility accessible to the disabled. Featuring performances by Page Wilson and Reckless Abandon, Susan Greenbaum, Summervilles and Goodfellas, the fundraiser runs from 7 p.m.-midnight. $15. 200 W. Marshal St. 644-0005. (Editors Note: This event has been cancelled)

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"Jesus Freak: The Story of a Very Unlikely Disciple" Writer and performer R. Dale Smith stages a one-night-only rendition of his show at 8 p.m. chronicling the faith journey of a cynical church pianist who find himself starting to believe in God even as the wider church excludes him. At the Gay Community Center, admission is free, but $5 donations would be appreciated. 1407 Sherwood Ave. 353-8890.

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Book Signing Simple Pleasures Books and Gifts welcomes author Pamela Kinney as she autographs her second nonfiction ghost book, "Haunted Virginia," Legends, Myths and True Tales," from 1-4 p.m. 10180 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland. 368-7736.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Plagues of a Human Race, Boris Wheatley, Blood of the Martyrs, Crossing the Event Horizon, Say Your Prayers, 5-9 p.m., $6. Murphy's Kids, Tsunami Rising, Eat the Center, Among Criminals, Capital 7, 6-11 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Taters, 8 p.m., $8.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Harwell Grice Band, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Sharp Comfort, Tom Mcbride and the Whig Party, 8 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Terry Garland and Jimmy Thackery, 9 p.m., $15-$18.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Richmond Hopefest, 1 p.m.-midnight, $10.

Carena's Jamaican Grille 7102 Midlothian Turnpike, 422-5375: Unity Sound, 9 p.m., free.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Modern Groove Syndicate, 10 p.m., $7.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Sat: Tele-Phonic, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Sommore, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $25.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Sedan Delivery, 8:30 p.m., free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Soul Expressions Band, 9 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Carbon Leaf, Alternate Routes, 8 p.m., $18-$21.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Bloodkin, Justin Jones, Earl Knox, 8 p.m.

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

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083: Past Eleven, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Roger Carroll, 8 p.m., $5.

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: the Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 8 p.m., free.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Even Better Than the Real Thing, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: the Homewreckers, Bossfight, 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 31

events

Historic Walking Tour Join the Valentine Richmond History Center for a guided walking tour from 2-4 p.m. to learn about Carytown's history as a buffalo trail and streetcar suburb, as well as a behind the scenes exploration of the Byrd Theatre. $5-$10. Meet at Nacho Mama's 3449 W. Cary St. 649-0711.

Junior Solar Sprint The Science Museum of Virginia welcomes area middle-school pupils as they face off in a race car competition fueled entirely on solar power at 10 a.m., featuring prizes for best design and fastest vehicle. $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

music

CountryFest The Innsbrook Pavilion holds a performance by Darius Rucker, Jo Dee Messina and Jamey Johnson at 3 p.m. $18-$40. 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. Tickets available at ticketstobuy.com or by calling 794-6700.

stage

"Peter and Wendy" The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents a dance adaptation telling the story of James Barrie's classic characters with two performances at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center in Ashland starting at 1:30 and 4 p.m. $2-$3. 500 S. Center St. 798-2728.

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Like Bells, Deleted Scenes, Roma, 8 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Musicians Jam, 7-11 p.m., free.

Commercial Taphouse 11 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: River City Band, 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Piacente, noon-2 p.m.

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: Sommore, 7 p.m., $25.

Mulligan's 1323 W. Main St., 346-8686: Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble with Carol Covell, 7 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Cracker, Backyard Tire Fire, 7 p.m., $13-$15.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Tapas and Jazz, 4-9 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Gay Beast, Sunglasses, Archeronian, 9 p.m.

MONDAY 1

events

Jewish Community Golf Classic Play 18 holes of bogies and birdies at 7:30 a.m. at the Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club to benefit the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center and Beth Sholom Lifecare Community. 1700 Lakeside Ave. For information call 545-8637 or visit www.weinsteinjcc.org.

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Glows in the Dark, Bass Player from Fugazi, 8 p.m.

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202: Christabel and the Jons, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 2

nightlife

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Herschel Stratego, Zac Hryciak and the Jungle Beat, Tres Bien, From the Darkest Part of the Woods, 7 p.m.

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

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

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