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TUESDAY 16

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Freedom in Creation Concert Gallery5 presents a special night of music and art at 7:30 p.m. benefiting the humanitarian efforts of Freedom in Creation in north Uganda. Featuring performances by Alex Mejias and Tim Be Told, as well as an exhibit of art by children participating in Freedom In Creation's weekly art program, the money raised will provide additional art education and water development in the suffering nation. $10. 200 Marshall St. 644-0005.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Hand to Hand, Thru the Rear View, Varcella, Crisis in Hollywood, 8 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot (funk), 10 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 Taters, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 17

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Art Lecture In Britain, depictions of the countryside and rural life dominated art, literature and the decorative arts in the 18th century. Corey Piper, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' curatorial assistant for the Paul Mellon Collection, discusses the phenomenon with his presentation "Rustic England: Country Life According to George Morland," at 6 p.m. in the Marble Hall. Free. Advance tickets required. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Steps, Bellflur, Cubscout and the Rhinocerous, Sonus Dei, 8 p.m., $5.

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $12.

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, 794-6700: Frontier: Tribute to Journey, Limelight: Rush Tribute, 6 p.m., free-$25.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Motel Motel, Lonnie Walker, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 18

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Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents an evening of Caribbean dance, jerk chicken skewers and cocktails from 6-9 p.m., featuring a free tour of the facility and a meet-your-match art game. $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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

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"Arsenic and Old Lace" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this world-famous comedy about two seemingly sweet old ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously unacceptable roomers. Opening at 8 p.m. production runs through Aug. 1. $35-$50. 748-5203. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. www.swiftcreekmill.com.

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Book Signing Authors Fran Cannon Slayton and Sherry Sheffield discuss and sign copies of their respective books "When the Whistle Blows" and "Jamestown Fog" at Book People from 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

End Hunger Slam Gallery5 concludes its monthly poetry showcase at 7 p.m., featuring poetry artist Meghann Plunkett, with proceeds benefiting an impoverished family for an entire year. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: 5th Degree Burn, A Voice of Reason, 6 p.m., $8-$10.

Aurora 401 E. Grace St. 644-5380: SoL CafAc, 8 p.m., free.

Bottom's Up Pizza 1700 Dock St., 644-4400: Buttercup, 8 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: MissesEllenSunday, No Dice, Identity VA, 8 p.m., $5.

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: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m., $12.

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

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

FRIDAY 19

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Little Farm The Children's Museum of Richmond holds the grand opening of its latest exhibit, a farm-themed activity center for children 3 and younger, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

Lucky Luau The Lucky Buddha invites guests for an after-work, all-you-can-eat luau feast starting at 5 p.m. featuring a smoked pig, vegetable kabobs, grilled pineapple and the opportunity to get leied. $10. 1421 E. Cary St. 648-5100.

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Book Signing Author Greg Dawson presents and signs copies of his biography, " Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival 1941-1946," from 6-7 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

Man Up Mayor Dwight Jones joins senior community leaders in government, health, business, education, media and faith at the Crowne Plaza hotel for a forum to raise awareness and identify solutions to the city's pressing issues from 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., featuring a roundtable discussion addressing male responsibility and the stabilization of the family. 555 E. Canal St. 788-0900.

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Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra This 19-piece jazz ensemble directed by Dan Borlawsky performs a night of big-band arrangements from the 1970s to the present starting at 8 p.m. at Dogwood Dell. 1300 Blanton Ave. For information visit www.cvjazz.com.

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

Fridays at Sunset Virginia's international music festival returns to downtown Richmond featuring numerous artists in jazz, R&B, soul, hip-hop and go-go, continuing with a performance by Marcus Johnson at 6 p.m. in Kanawha Plaza, at Eighth and Canal streets. $20-$30. For information visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

Serenade Performing selections including Il Divo's "Mama" and Schubert's "Nachtliches Standchen," the Richmond Boys Choir present its 13th annual spring concert with the musical ensemble String Improv N' Me at the historic Henrico Theater at 7 p.m. $10. 305 E. Nine Mile Road. 788-6404.

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"Summer of '42" Stage 1 Theatre Company presents the Richmond premiere musical of the 1971 Oscar-winning film about a young boy, Hermie, and his friends Oscy and Benjie. They're vacationing on Nantucket, looking to achieve their first sexual encounters. Beginning at 8 p.m., production continues every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 18. $10-$22. 9130 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville. 427-7548.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" The Barksdale Theatre presents an adaptation of this Tony award-winning musical about a young woman's introduction to New York during the roaring '20s at 8 p.m. at the historic Empire Theatre and continuing through Aug. 2. $20-$40. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Krass Judgment, Property, 10 p.m., $5-$7

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Barrelhouse Blues Band, 8 p.m., $8.

Bogart's in the Fan 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: John Winn Quartet (jazz), 9:30 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings 12056 Southshore Pointe Drive, Midlothian, 739-9266: Loose Gravel, 6 p.m.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Sharp Comfort, Workingman, 8 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Drop Dead Gorgeous, He Is Legend, Before Their Eyes, And Then There Were None, Colored Schematic, 5:30 p.m., $13-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Rattle Snake Shake, 5 p.m., free. Dawg Mam, 10 p.m., $6.

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

City Dogs 1316 E. Cary St., 343-3647: Scottzilla and Acoustikat, 10 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: El Jay (rock), 9 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: 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: J. Medicine Hat, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., $15.

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

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

Iron Horse 100 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 752-6410: Forrest and Kaylon, 9 p.m., free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin, Envy on the Coast, 6 p.m., $25.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, 550-3888: Six (blues), 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Bio Ritmo, No BS Brass, Gills and Wings, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: John Ramsey, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

Savannah 55 Irvington Road, 435-6000: Ray Pittman, 6:30 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, 8:30 p.m.

SinAc 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Jubeus, 9 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Lucy Bonilla, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Anis Hoffman, Interarma, Valkyrie, U.S. Christmas, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 20

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Camp Wilton on the James Wilton House Museum presents a two-day re-enactment of Gen. Lafayette's Revolutionary War encampment to prevent the British from advancing on Richmond in 1781. Featuring drills, firing demonstrations and camp life interpretations, the program runs from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 21. Free. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936.

Central Virginia Wine Festival Innsbrook Pavilion holds an afternoon of tastings from a dozen Virginia wineries from noon-6 p.m., featuring food vendors and entertainment by Copper Sails, Jubeus and Pennyshaker. $20-$25. $5 for those 18 and over and nontasters; free for minors. 2901 Lake Brook Drive. 217-8803.

Church Hill Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a walking tour from 6-7:30 p.m. examining the city's 19th-century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond's oldest intact neighborhood. The tour also includes St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry made his "Liberty or Death" speech. Meet your guide at Patrick Henry Park across from St. John's Church, at East Broad and 24th streets. $10. 343-1850.

Drink Well. Live Well Campaign Virginia Center Commons invites all milk drinkers for an afternoon of health education and assessments from a registered dietitian, massages, and sweepstakes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 10101 Brook Road. For information visit www.whymilk.com.

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.

Juneteenth The Elegba Folklore Society in cooperation with the Richmond Slave Trail Commission presents its annual observance of National Freedom Day, commemorating the day Union troops arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the United States Featuring food, music and dance, and a torch-lit walk along the trail of enslaved Africans, the event runs from 3 p.m.-midnight at the Manchester Dock. For information call 644-3900.

Private Stock Summer Fest Private Stock Cigar and Wine Company holds an afternoon of wine and beer tastings with live music from noon-5 p.m. Free. 7101-I Forest Hill Ave. 272-2906.

Rhythm, Bets ƒ?~N Brews Festival Colonial Downs holds a day of thoroughbred racing highlighted by the $600,000 Colonial Turf Cup from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with a special beer festival throughout the event featuring more than 25 microbrews, food, music by the Atkinsons and Last Train Home, a pizza eating contest and magician Jonathan Austin. $10. 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, New Kent. 966-7223.

Veggie Fest The Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park invites area vegetable lovers for a day of meat-free dishes, cooking demos, and informational talks from noon-6 p.m., featuring entertainment throughout by magician Jonathan Austin, and music by Tammi Kamin, Antero, Workingman, the Jon Barnes Band and the Superglue Gandhis. Rain date July 11. For information visit www.veggiefest.org.

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Real Small Art League Looking to inspire random acts of artistic kindness and creative awareness, Crossroads Art Center holds a workshop for all ages to create, document and give away original works of art from 2-4 p.m. $25. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.

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India.Arie Friday's at Sunset goes on an extra day this week with a special performance by this soul-infused singer and songwriter starting at 6 p.m. in Kanawha Plaza, at Eighth and Canal streets. $20-$30. For information visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

Jazzin' in June Richmond's 100-member vocal ensemble, the One Voice Chorus, presents an evening of choral jazz beginning at 8 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. $10. 4491 Springfield Road. 231-0324.

Johnny Long and Friends The Henrico Theater invites guests for a night of jazz tunes — including those of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald — at 7 p.m. $10. 305 E. Nine Mile Road. 328-4491.

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"Baggage (and the Seven Deadly Sins)" Gallery5 welcomes the Starr Foster Dance Project for a special performance of modern dance at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10. 200 W. Marshall St. 304-1523.

"The Parsons' Cause—Prelude to Revolution" The historic Hanover Courthouse presents a theatrical retelling of the 1763 court case that thrust Patrick Henry to the forefront of colonial legal and political circles. He challenged the authority of the Church of England and the king. The performance begins at 11 a.m. and is free. Hanover Courthouse Road. 837-4900.

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Book Signing Author Pamela Kinney signs copies of her nonfiction ghost books, including "Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales," from noon-4 p.m. at the Commonwealth Centre Parkway Barnes and Noble. 4600 Commonwealth Centre Parkway, Midlothian. 744-5483.

Verbal Eyes Sycamore Rouge welcomes spoken word artist William Robi as he addresses topics from love to politics, sex and God in a special performance of verbalized imagery starting at 2 p.m. with special guest Nickey McMullen. $10. 21 W. Old St. in Petersburg. 957-5707.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Zero Boys, Wasted Time, Chronic Seizure, Brutal Knights, Nitad, Waste Management, Omegas, Bukkake Boys, the Imposters and the Southside Stranglers, 2-11 p.m., $25.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Tornevacas (bossa nova and jazz), 8 p.m., $8.

Bogart's in the Fan 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Summer Brass Fest: Verbatim and R2Dtoo!, Jeff Albert Quartet, No BS Brass, 9 p.m., $7.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Photosynthesizers, 7 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Well Versed Tribute to Stevie Wonder Party: Julie Dexter and the Jaspects, 8 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Webb Wilder, 9 p.m., $10.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Jam with Pierre, 2-5 p.m., free. Gray-v (rock), 10 p.m., $7.

Cous Cous 900 W. Franklin St., 358-0868: 240 Minutes ('90s alternative and indie music), 10:30 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Brand New Groovement, 10 p.m., $5.

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Hullaballoos (British invasion), 8:30 p.m., free.

Home Team Grill 1795 South Creek One, Powhatan, 714-6716: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m.

Iron Horse 100 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 752-6410: the Janet Martin Band, 9 p.m., free.

The Omni 100 S. 12th St., 344-7000: Natassja (soul), 7 p.m., $50.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: the Lost Souls, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Lucy Bonilla, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Johnny Change, 9 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 21

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NYCE With its June 20 performance quickly sold out, this respected quartet of Motown, doo-wop and pop appease the masses with a second night of period songs when it plays the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen with the Iconn Band at 7 p.m. $17. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787. y

David Esleck Trio Celebrating Father's Day, this local jazz pianist and his band perform a set of tunes at Dogwood Dell at 7 p.m. Free. 1700 Hampton St. For information call 780-8137.

The Richmond Philharmonic The city orchestra wraps up its 2008-2009 season performing works from Bugs Bunny, Sousa and Strauss at the Gardens at Sunday Park at 6 p.m. Free. 4602 Millridge Parkway in Midlothian. For information, call 673-7400 or visit the Web site www.richmondphilharmonic.org.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Zero Boys, Government Warning, Carbonas, Social Circle, Insomino, Smart Cops, No System, Ecoli, C.O.P. and No Excuse, 2-11 p.m., $25.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Nine Singer Songwriter Series, 8 p.m., $7.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Tripp and Jenny Johnson (jam session, all ages), 2-5 p.m., free. Justin Jones and the Driving Rain (Americana), 9 p.m., $5.

Commercial Taphouse 111 Robinson St., 359-6544: Near Earth Objects (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Piacente, noon, 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: J. Medicine Hat, 7 p.m., $12.

Mulligan's Sports Bar 1323 W. Main St., 353-8686: the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble with Carol Covell (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Wheels on Fire, 10 p.m.

MONDAY 22

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Which Dollar Charity Golf Tournament Stonehenge Golf and Country Club holds a charity competition of clubs and putts throughout the day with proceeds benefiting the Which Dollar organization. It provides financial assistance to cancer patients. $100. 1000 Farnham Drive. For tickets and information call 276-0640 or visit www.raceit.com/register/?event=233.

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The Richmond Philharmonic The city orchestra wraps up its 2008-2009 season performing works from Bugs Bunny, Sousa and Strauss at Godwin High School at 7:30 p.m. Free. 2101 Pump Road. For information, call 673-7400 or visit www.richmondphilharmonic.org.

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Book Signing Author Jill Tietjen signs copies of her book, "Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America" at 6 p.m. at the Short Pump Barnes and Noble. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.

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The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: We Are Trees, HopeLikeFire, Ume, 8 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Treeport, the Wading Girl, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY 23

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Moderate, Thunder Power, Rayland Baxter, 7 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot (funk), 10 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: Ray Pittman's Rock and Soul Review, 8 p.m.

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