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TUESDAY 14

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Tea and Tulips Agecroft Hall invites guests for a special one-hour tour of the estate's gardens from 5:30-7 p.m., and again on April 16. $7-$10. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Vision for the City of Richmond The Downtown Neighborhood Association welcomes Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones at the Renaissance Conference Center as he discusses his plans to retain and expand the residential and business base of the city, improve the appearance and perception of the area and other key issues starting at 5 p.m. 107 W. Broad St. 649-3373.

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Lecture The University of Richmond welcomes author and professor Susan Bordo as she presents her discussion "Beyond Eating Disorders: Why We Need to Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew," at 7 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons. Free. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.

Panel Discussion The University of Richmond celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision overturning school segregation with several guest speakers at 12:30 p.m. at UR Downtown. The speakers will exploring the legal and historical aspects of the case and its significance in the post-Brown era. 626 E. Broad St. 289-8000.

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: FanTan, the Milkstains, the Color Kittens, 8 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Larry Willis, 6 p.m.

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

Element Lounge 109 N. 18th St. 788-8001: the Superglue Gandhis, Jon Ramsey, the Ins and Outs, 9 p.m., $5.

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

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Charles Arthur Trio with Roger Carroll, 8 p.m.

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202: Two Man Gentlemen Band, 10:30 p.m., (Pin-up night)

WEDNESDAY 15

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Da Vinci Day Virginia Commonwealth University's da Vinci Center for Innovation in Product Design and Development presents a special evening celebrating new ideas from the convergence of the arts, business and engineering. The event in the university's student commons runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and features lectures, including a discussion on da Vinci's intriguing relationship with art and science. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-2909.

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Art Lecture The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes Jeffrey Allison to discuss "A Land Unbound: The American Landscape Tradition in Photography," at 6 p.m. in the Pauley Center, exploring the history of American landscapes in the works of Ansel Adams and others. $5-$8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Book Signing Book People welcomes author Margaret Bemiss as she autographs copies her book "Historic Virginia Gardens, Preservation Work of the Garden Club of Virginia — 1975-2007," from 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

History Lecture Virginia Union University welcomes Dr. Matthew Laird at 9 a.m. in the Wilder Library as he discusses the history and archaeology of the Lumpkin's Jail in Shockoe Bottom. The neighborhood was one of the largest slave-trading centers in the United States prior to the Civil War. Free. 1500 N. Lombardy St. 257-5600.

Political Lecture The Pace Center for Campus Ministries welcomes Iraqi political analyst Raed Jarrar as he presents "Is the Occupation Really Ending?" starting at 7 p.m. to discuss the Obama administration's planned troop withdrawal and the future of Iraq. Free. 700 W. Franklin St. 232-1002.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Riverboat Gamblers, Fake Problems, 6 p.m., $10-$12.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Wandas, Pendleton, 8 p.m., $5.

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

Comfort 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004: the Ruinaires, 10 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Robert Kelly, 7:30 p.m., $15. Laughin' Lenny, 10 p.m., $12.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Ratatat, Tussle, Black Pus, 7 p.m., $15-$18.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Pure Horse Hair, American Tourist, 8:30 p.m., $5.

THURSDAY 16

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Green Village Fair Collegiate School holds two days of environmental awareness with a plant sale and farmer's market, as well as various contests, games and entertainment from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. 103 N. Mooreland Road. 740-7077.

Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a night of salsa, rumba and cha-cha dancing from 6-9 p.m., featuring plenty of traditional food and cocktails. $5-$10. 200 N. Boulevard 340-1405.

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First English Lutheran Church Gallery "Ring Around the Round About," featuring paintings by Virginia Commonwealth University students. On display through April 26. 1603 Monument Ave. 828-1696.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Richmond Shakespeare presents a rendition of the bard's classic comedy of fairies, misdirected love and men turned into asses through May 10 with performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $13-$26. 5 N Fifth St. 866-227-3849.

What Is This Thing Called Love? Henrico Theater welcomes vocalist and storyteller Denise Bennett and pianist Jim Bennett for a unique stage performance mixing fairytale romance with the classic love songs of Cole Porter, Gershwin and others starting at 7 p.m. $6. 305 E. Nine Mile Road, 328-4491.

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End Hunger Slam Gallery5 continues its monthly poetry showcase at 7 p.m., featuring Tavis Brunson, member of two-time poetry champions, Slam Charlotte, with proceeds benefiting an impoverished family for an entire year. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

History Lecture The Virginia Historical Society welcomes Dr. Lori Glover, co-author of "The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America," beginning at noon. $3-$6. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Medical Lecture Grace Street Theater welcomes Dr. James Colgrove from Columbia University as he discusses aspects of the human papillomavirus. "Keep Your Laws Off My Daughter's Body: The Politics of HPV Vaccination," starts at 7 p.m. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.

Religion Lecture Virginia Union University welcomes Dr. Yung Suk Kim, assistant professor of New Testament and early Christianity, to discuss the growth of Christianity in Korea with his talk, "Christianity in Korea: Its History and Challenge," at 1 p.m. in the Wilder Library. Free. 1500 N. Lombardy St. 257-5600.

nightlife

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Sharp Comfort, Shapiro, Modern Skirts, 8 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Orchard Lounge, the Indobox, Silo Effect, 9 p.m., $15-$20.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7-10 p.m., $5.

Doraldo's Ristorante 13253 Rittenhouse Drive, Midlothian, 562-0815: Carol Covell Trio, 6 p.m., free.

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: Robert Kelly, 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Faint, Crocodiles, 7 p.m., $18-$21.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Autocue, O'Brother, Inkwell, Gifts from Enoia, Asleep at the Bottom of the Sea, 8 p.m., $5.

FRIDAY 17

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Rumba Latina The Latin Ballet of Virginia holds a night of dance lessons and entertainment at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 379-2555.

galleries

1708 Gallery "65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living," featuring aerial images depicting every Canadian province and U.S. state by Jeremy Drummond. "New Work," featuring sculptures and drawing by Rod Northcutt. Both opening at 6:30 p.m. and on display through May 30. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

Black History Museum and Cultural Center "What is Africa to Me?—Exploring Virginia-Mali Connections," featuring various cultural artifacts, textiles, jewelry and musical instruments. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through June 20. 3 E. Clay St. 780-9093.

Eric Schindler Gallery "Uncle," featuring sculptures by Chris Chase. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 29. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

FETCHing Art Night! Glave Kocen Gallery hosts an evening of various paintings, photography, and sculpture inspired by dogs from 7-9 p.m., with proceeds benefiting Fetch a Cure. 1620 W. Main St. 358-1990.

Red Door Gallery "Home," featuring art by Matt Lively. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 30. 1607 W. Main St. 358-0211.

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Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz Gallery5 hosts a night of zealot roots noir, hot-rod blues and costumed spectacle with these underground rockers along with the Sugar Shack Burlesque show starting at 8 p.m. $12. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

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"Well" The Barkdale Theatre presents this funny exploration of the mother-daughter dynamic following a woman named Lisa as she desperately tries to organize a theatrical retelling of her childhood, only to be constantly interrupted and corrected by her mom, sitting only a few feet away, watching everything from her La-Z-Boy chair. Opening at 8 p.m., continuing Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and select Wednesdays with shows continuing through May 17. $32-$38. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Della Valle, Conshafter, 7 p.m., $10-$12.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Tornevacas (Latin and jazz), 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: Ilad, No BS Brass Band, 9 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: the Indobox, Jounce and the Former Champions, 9 p.m., $10-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: MoDebree, 5 p.m., free. Jamie McLean Band, 10 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Richmond Engine 3 (Primus covers), 10 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

Ghost Print Gallery 220 W. Broad St., 344-1557: Anduin, Khate, Caustic Castle, 8 p.m., $5.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Grinding Stone, 6 p.m., $10-$13.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Scattered Smothered and Covered (bluegrass and folk), 8-11 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: the Awesome Few, Ed Donahue and the Colors, Orioles, 8 p.m., $5.

Rock's River Roadhouse 1428 Outpost Road, Lanexa, 966-7217: Nat King Kong, 9 p.m., $5.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Jubeus, 9 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: Lost Souls, Rob E. Williams, 8:30 p.m., $5.

SATURDAY 18

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Bon Air 5K Organized by the Bon Air Elementary PTA to help develop pupils' minds and bodies, this Run For School race begins 8:30 a.m. with a healthy-living fair providing food, music, moonbounce and other family-friendly activities for nonrunners. For information call 614-6807 or www.bonair5k.com. 8701 Polk St.

Civil War Sampler The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special bus tour from 1-5 p.m. offering a comprehensive look at the unique role Richmond played as the capital of the Confederacy, including looks at Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Monument Avenue and the battlefields at Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor. $10. Reservations required. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Crossover Challenge Races CrossOver Ministry looks to raise money and help families in need with a scheduled 15K Race, 5K run and walk, and a 1-mile kid's run at 8 a.m. $10-$30. 1300 Westwood Ave. For information call 233.5016, ext. 101, or visit crossoverministry.org/events/the-crossover-challenge-15k-5k.

Dog Days of Spring The 43rd Street Gallery hosts an afternoon celebrating spring and canine companions from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with adoptions, grooming, treats and accessories. Dogs encouraged to attend. 1412 W. 43rd St. 233-1758.

Earth Day and Fish Festival Art Works invites guests for a day of environmental exhibits, nonprofit demonstrations, music, art, and activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. south of the Mayo Bridge along Hull Street celebrating all things green, organic and earthy. Free and open to the public. For information call 291-1400.

Fool for Arts Festival John Tyler Community College holds an afternoon of art and craft vendors, hands-on activities, food and music from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at its Midlothian campus. Free. 800 Charter Colony Parkway. 622-8700.

French Food Festival Featuring renowned chef Paul Elbling, Little Sisters of the Poor holds a day of desserts, pastries, chocolates, breads and wine from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with live entertainment and children's activities including the Create a Crepe Corner. 1508 Michael's Road. 288-6245.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia With more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks participating, the Garden Club of Virginia invites guests to visit the grounds of Ashland, Old Bon Air and several other local spots for special tours. For detailed information on times, tickets, and locations call 644-7776 or visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Little-Big Adventure Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield holds the fourth year of this special child-and-adult team race from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with contestants competing across a half-mile on canoe, 3.5 miles by bike trail, and finishing with a 1.5-mile run. With a portion of proceeds benefiting the Coalition for Active Children call 706-1038 to register or visit www.runningkids.net. 301 State Park Road.

Nature Fair and Plant Sale Crestwood Elementary invites guests for a family-friendly afternoon from 1-4 p.m., featuring music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, arts and crafts and the opportunity to observe collections of bugs, birds, snakes, turtles, and plants. 7600 Whittington Drive. For information visit www.crestwoodpta.com.

Record Store Day Plan 9 Music and Style Weekly celebrate independently owned music shops with a day of exclusive giveaway merchandise and in-store musical performances by Hex Machine, No BS Brass Band, Cinemasofia and the Recliners at 1 p.m. 3012 W. Cary St. 353-9996.

Revolutionary War Reenactment Petersburg and its Department of Tourism present the 18th annual re-enactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at historic Battersea. An additional day of fighting will be held on April 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 Battersea Lane. 368-3595.

Science Games The Science Museum of Virginia holds an afternoon of mind-teasing activities from catapult launching to paper airplane test flights from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Wine Festival The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce celebrates its third annual Vine Wine Festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring 15 Virginia wineries. $15-$20. 9800 Government Center Parkway. 748-6364.

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102.1 the X Chili Cook-Off The Richmond Raceway Complex holds a day of chili tastings and tunes featuring performances by Trapt, Framing Hanley, Pop Evil, Anberline and Hollywood Undead from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. $20-$25. Rain or shine. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. For information visit www.1021thex.com/pages/chilimain.

The 18th Century Returns to Richmond The Richmond Festival of Music continues its 2009 season with a free performance at 11 a.m. at the Magnolia Grange plantation featuring baroque violinists Florian Deuter and Monica Waisman. The events continue with ticketed chamber music concerts on April 19 and 21 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, and April 23 and 24 at Bon Air Presbyterian Church. $10-$95. For information call 519-2098.

Southern Rail Randolph-Macon College welcomes this entertaining and humorous bluegrass band for a special performance at Blackwell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. 204 Henry St., Ashland. 752-7262.

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The Neon Man and Me Playwright and performer Slash Coleman presents his PBS special and off-Broadway production about coping with the death of a friend at the Camel at 7 p.m. $10-$15. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-3799.

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In Search of Real Food The Landmark Theater welcomes Michael Pollan, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" and "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto." Also appearing is scientist Marion Nestle, author of "What to Eat?" and "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influence Nutrition and Health." They will guide guests through the various methods of food production in the United States, teaching how to make the best food choices in our culture at 8 p.m., tickets are $27-$55. 6 N. Laurel St. 330-3993.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: One Slack Mind, Chalkline Beauty, Before the Machine, Seraph, 5-9 p.m., $7. 1000 Yard Stare, Erase the Enemy, Separation, Vanquish, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Kinetic Element, Gills and Wings, Stone Lucey, the Super Octavius, 9:30 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: the Duhks, 10 p.m., $12-$15.

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

Daily Grind 11655 W. Broad St., 360-1565: Brad Yoder, 7 p.m., free.

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

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

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Silverstein, Norma Jean, Blessthefall, Before Their Eyes, 6 p.m., $18-$20.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Bio Ritmo, Dengue Fever, Chicha Libre, Lauren Kendall, 8 p.m., $10.

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

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Haze and the Transients, 9 p.m., $5.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: MoDebree, 8:30 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 8 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Polite Sleeper, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

SUNDAY 19

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Church Hill Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special walking tour from 2-4 p.m. examining the city's 19th-century architecture and modern revitalization efforts, as well as St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech. Meet your guide at Patrick Henry Park across from St. John's Church, East Broad and 24th streets. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711 ext. 301.

Spring Bada-Bing! The Richmond Craft mafia present "the boss of all craft shows" from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Plant Zero, featuring handmade wares of over 60 artists and designers from all over the country. 0 E. 4th St. 340-3132.

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Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke The Landmark Theater hosts special performances by these Grammy-winning recording R&B artists at 7:30 p.m. $40-$60. 6 N. Laurel St. 800-745-3000.

Southern Rail Centenary United Methodist Church hosts a special concert by this bluegrass and gospel ensemble at 5 p.m. with a barbecue dinner catered by Buz and Ned's. 411 E. Grace St. Call 648-8319 for reservations.

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Art Lecture As part of the Yom HaShoah Holocaust remembrance day program at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes Karen Daly to talk about the looting of art during World War II at 2 p.m. free. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Fresh Ink This literary series continues at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond with more than a dozen poets reciting their respective works from 1-5 p.m. Free. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Lunar Canvass, Dammit Mathew Dammit, Find Your Clarity, Terrific Kid, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: Six, 9:30 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: Robert Kelly, 7 p.m., $15.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Cashmere Jungle Lords, 8 p.m., $10.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Nighthawks, 6:30 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Southeast Engine, the High Street Lowlifes, 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY 20

music

Pluck, Strum and Jam The Modlin Center for the Arts host the award-winning bluegrass ensemble the Infamous Stringdusters for a special concert at 7:30 p.m. $8-$34. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

Choir of Canterbury St. James's Episcopal Church hosts a special performance by the choir of Canterbury Cathedral, led by organist and master of the choristers, Dr. David Flood, at 7 p.m. Free. 1205 W. Franklin St. 355-1779, ext. 23.

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Book Discussion In honor of Earth Day, the Library of Virginia welcomes Margaret Peters, historian and publication manager at the Department of Historic Resources from 1968 to 2002, as she discusses and signs her work, "Conserving the Commonwealth," from noon-1 p.m., describing the earliest days of Virginia's environmental movement. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

nightlife

Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202: Chris McNew, 10 p.m., free.

TUESDAY 21

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Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance The Congregation Brith Achim in Petersburg invites residents of all faiths to honor and remember this historic tragedy at 7 p.m., featuring speaker Jay Ipson, co-founder and executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, as well as a performance of several Yiddish songs by pupils from Colonial Heights Middle School. 314 S. Boulevard in Colonial Heights. 732-3968.

Green Living Tour Modern Richmond Exchange hosts a special tour and architect's talk at the home of Paul and Amber Hill from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss its modernist-green renovation. 4517 Arrowhead Road. For details call 475-6775 or visit www.modernrichmondtour.com.

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Art Lecture The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents its annual Paul Mellon Lecture with Dr. Richard Robson Brettell to speak on the landscape artist Alfred Sisley in, "Revisiting Sisley, The English Impressionist," starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Historical Society. Free. 428 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

Book Discussion Author Cliff Edwards discusses his latest work, "Mystery of the Night CafAc: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh," at Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Writer's Forum The Richmond chapter of the Virginia Writers Club welcomes Virginia author Sarah Collins Honenberger for a special presentation entitled, "Writing Fiction for Food," starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Westover Hills Library. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-8833.

nightlife

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

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: World/Inferno Friendship Society, 8 p.m., $8.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Gentleman Auction House, Boomsnake, Louisiana Territory, 10 p.m., $5.

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