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MONDAY 7

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Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N Boulevard, 359-0202: Two Man Gentlemen Band, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY 8

film

"PopAganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English" Gallery5 presents a special movie screening at 7 p.m. about the antics of Ron English, an artist who paints, infiltrates and satirizes modern culture on canvas, as well as on hundreds of pirated billboards. Free. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

music

VCU Faculty Recital Trombonist Bryan Hooten and drummer Dean Christesen perform a night of experimental jazz, math-rock, etc. as Verbatim in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. 922 Park Ave.

words

Book Signing Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor and former chair of the English Department at Virginia Tech, signs and discusses "No Right to Remain Silent: the Tragedy at Virginia Tech," from noon-1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

nightlife

Bandito's 2905 Patterson Ave., 354-9999: Cha Cha's Cadillac, 9 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: My Milkyway Arms, Cubscout and Rhinoceroes, Amazing Ghost, Color Kittens, 8 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Michelle Rosewoman, 7 p.m., $15-$25.

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

Fallout 117 N. 18th St., 343-3688: Project Pitchfork, Deviant UK, Synthetic Nightmare, 7 p.m., $16-$20.

Sharky's 4032-A Cox Road, 273-1888: Benjamin's Texas Hold 'Em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

WEDNESDAY 9

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Highlands Massey Classic Golf Tournament The Highlands Country Club in Chesterfield hosts this fundraiser for head, neck and breast cancer research at 6 p.m. with a special dinner and auction. The action carries over the following morning at 7:15 with several rounds of play on the fairways and greens. $750. 8136 Highlands Glen Drive. For information on registration visit www.highlandsmasseyclassic.org or call 706-9325.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Taters, 7 p.m., $5.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Lil Ronnie Blues Jam, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Caulitanything, 8 p.m., $3.

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bert Kreischer, 7:30 p.m., $15.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Steel Mill featuring Vini Lopez, the original drummer for the E Street Band, and Hells Bells (AC/DC Tribute), 7 p.m., $10.

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

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

Six-Burner Restaurant 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060: Carol Covell and Lee Covington, 6:30 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 10

events

Pink Tie Gala Promoting breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research, Rigby's Jig Dance Studio holds a group dance lesson starting at 7 p.m. 5470 W. Broad St. For information call 745-0006 or visit www.pinktiegala.org.

Try Transit Day GRTC Transit System invites all residents who take public transportation during the day for a special gathering of food, music and vendors from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Kanawha Plaza. Free. For information visit www.ridegrtc.com.

Tini Temptress The Lucky Buddha holds a cocktail-dress party starting at 9 p.m., where ladies wearing the right attire have a chance to win a gift certificate to the Apprentice Salon in Carytown. 1421 E. Cary St. 648-5100.

galleries

Virginia Center for Architecture "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design." Opening at 5:30 p.m. and on display through Nov. 29. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

stage

"Boys' Life" The Firehouse Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season with a story following the misadventures of three former college mates as they pursue and refuse adulthood in the Roaring '20s. Written by Howard Korder, the show opens at 8 p.m. and is in production through Oct. 3. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

"Poe Mania!" Haunts of Richmond, in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial, presents several dramatic adaptations of the author's most beloved stories at the Library of Virginia at 7 p.m. The show features "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum," with an encore performance Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. Free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Audrey Auld, 8 p.m., $8-$13.

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

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Liza Kate, Cole Sullivan, Clifton Gibbons, Englishman, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: D12, Potluck, Epic, Young Richmond Outcast, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

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: Bert Kreischer, 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

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

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

FRIDAY 11

events

Eyes on Richmond St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Capitol Square presents its 2009 lunchtime forum series, opening with a discussion with Richmond City Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. and the topic, "Justice: A New Day for Richmond Corrections" at 12:30 p.m. $8. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.

Richmond Twestival 2009 Supporting Tricycle Gardens in its commitment to community, urban ecology and organic gardening, the Camel is holding an evening fundraiser (put together quickly via Twitter) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to help the organization build more community gardens in the Church Hill and Richmond. $10-$250. 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901.

film

"Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg" Regal's Westhampton Theater presents a screening of Aviva Kempner's critically acclaimed documentary film about the life of Gertrude Berg, the first woman to win an Emmy for best actress. 5706 Grove Ave. 288-9068.

galleries

Chop Suey Gallery "Folly," featuring paintings by Dave Moore and Corey Kitzke. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Oct. 15. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

Eric Schindler Gallery "New Work," featuring art by Julie Elkins. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Oct. 9. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

Ginger Levit Gallery "Upon Reflection," featuring paintings by Christine Lafuente. Opening at 5:30 p.m. at Contract Associates. 1519 W. Main St. 740-1471.

music

Guitar Concert Artemis Gallery presents an intimate performance by flamenco guitarist Leah Kruszewski from 5-9 p.m. 1601 W. Main St. 254-1755.

stage

"Driven to Murder" The Murder Mystery Players present an interactive comedy, a murder-mystery with a NASCAR plot at Dave and Buster's starting at 8 p.m. $37. 4001 Brownstone Blvd., Suite 101, Glen Allen. 967-7399.

Second City Improv Known for nurturing the talents of such comic legends as Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers, the Second City Improv Company brings its 50th anniversary tour to the Modlin Center for a night of on-the-spot humor starting at 7:30 p.m. with an encore performance Sept. 12. $8-$36. For information call 289-980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Heavy Weights, Beneath the Surface, Nautilus, Serial Crusher Theory, Boris Wheatly, They Found Her in Pieces, 4 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, 8 p.m., $14-$19.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Jackass Flats, God Fearin' Snake Handlers, 9 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: White Knuckle Battery, Property, Fuzzbox, Hellrazor, Onidon, 8 p.m., $8.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Fidgety Brown, 5 p.m., free.

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: Lin Doak, 5:30-7 p.m., free. El Jay (of Throwin' Knives), 9 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: Bert Kreischer, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $17.

Gibson's Grill 700 E. Broad St., 644-2637: Boss Kean's Ditch, 10 p.m., free.

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

The Hat Factory 140 Virginia St., 648-8623: BoDeans, Jonah Smith, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: 59H2O, 9:30 p.m., free.

Iron Horse Restaurant 100 South Railroad Ave., 752-6410: Blue Line Highway, 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: Shinedown, Halestorm, Adelitas Way, 7 p.m., $26-$30.

O'Bank's 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Triad, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: 100th Monkey, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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

SinAc 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Bungalo 6, 9 p.m.

Sportsman Restaurant 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911: Loose Gravel (classic rock), 8 p.m.

Stratford Grill 2805 Hathaway Drive, 320-5023: Buff Shaggy, 9 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Mobile Deathcamp, Kaemon, Just Off Idle, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 12

events

50 Million Pound Challenge In collaboration with Ian Smith (VH1's Celebrity Fit Club) Richmond's Chimborazo Park is one of many places sponsoring a countrywide walk at 9 p.m. to bring awareness to the nation's troubles with obesity. East Broad and 32nd streets. For information visit www.50millionpounds.com.

Benny-Fit Hospice In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the creation of the first hospice house in Richmond, the Playing Field hosts a night reuniting the regular patrons of Benny's Restaurant starting at 7 p.m., featuring plenty of '80s music by the Orthotonics, Beex, White Cross, the Good Guys, Dirty Secrets and the Diversions. $10. 7801 W. Broad St. 755-7700.

Virginia GoGreen Garden Festival The Garner Pavilion located behind the Science Museum of Virginia presents a day of conservational tips and tricks from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring numerous speakers, demonstrations and vendors. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. For information visit www.virginiagardening.com/virginiagardenfestival09.htm.

film

Latino Film Festival The Richmond council of the League of United Latin American Citizens, in partnership with Collegiate School, presents its inaugural film fest showcasing the diversity of the Latino culture, screening such respected works as "Central do Brasil," "Sin Nombre," "Machuca" and "Trip of a Little Dream" at 11 a.m. Free. 103 Mooreland Road. 921-9417.

galleries

Antiques on Broad Quirk Gallery presents a sale of antiques and collectables from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring costume jewelry, fine art and vintage clothing. 311 W. Broad St. 344-1557.

Chasen Galleries "Modern Impressionists, Contemporary Artists," featuring work by Samir Sammoun, Duaiv, Robert Davis, and Mostafa Keyhani. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Sept. 30. 3554 W. Cary St., 204-1048.

Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase St. Matthew's Episcopal Church presents two days of paintings, needlework, jewelry and crafts for sale and silent auction from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., continuing Sept. 13 from noon-1 p.m. 1101 Forest Ave. 288-1911.

Gallery Talk The Visual Art Studio welcomes designer Jean Gonzalez as she explains her work making quilts from family clothes starting at 2 p.m. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

James Center Atrium "Jack Woodson Sketch Club Eleventh Annual Exhibition," featuring plein air art by club members. On display through Oct. 2. 1201 E. Cary St. 644-2061.

stage

Capitol Steps The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers a night of political satire on the current U.S. administration starting at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 2880 Mountain Road. $38-$40. 261-2787.

Center Stage Grand Opening The newly renovated and restored Carpenter Theatre celebrates its inaugural season at 8 p.m., featuring performances by the African-American Repertory Theatre, Elegba Folklore Society, the Richmond Ballet, the Richmond Jazz Society, Richmond Shakespeare, the Richmond Symphony, the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, Theatre IV and the Virginia Opera. An encore matinee takes places from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12. $35-$100. 600 E. Grace St. 343-0144.

"Orientation" The girls of Sweet Tease Burlesque present their last summer production at 11 p.m. at Godfrey's, featuring plenty of back-to-school themed lessons and entertainment. 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957.

words

Joe Gibbs The three-time Super Bowl and NASCAR champion discusses and signs copies of his newly-released book, "Game Plan for Life," at Grove Avenue Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15-$20. For tickets visit www.noblewarriors.org. 8701 Ridge Road. 365-8683.

nightlife

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

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: the Atkinsons, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Benefit for Metro Richmond Boys and Girls Club: David and Kenny Shultz, Josh and Zac Hryciak, Scott and Taylor Burton, Meg and Erin Scalero, Prabir Mehta with Herschel Stratego, 8 p.m., $7-$10.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Richmond Varietease, 7 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: the Fredds, 9 p.m., $6.Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Jam with Pierre, 2-5 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore, Petersburg, 732-7425: Wild Debbie, 9 p.m., free.

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bert Kreischer, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $17.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Tin Foil Militia, 8:30 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: Royal Bones Quartet, Busted Soul, What Price Victory, Just Off Idle, 6:30 p.m., $10.

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

Richbrau Taphouse and Grill 1214 E. Cary St., 644-3018: Russ Hanchin-Joe Sarver Duo, 8 p.m.

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

Sportsman Restaurant 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911: Loose Gravel (classic rock), 8 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.

Wabi Sabi 29 Bollingbrook St, Petersburg, 862-1365: Chicago Cy Band, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 13

events

Family Fun Day Red Salon presents an afternoon of family-oriented activities from 1-5 p.m. featuring a moon bounce, inflatable basketball hoop, spin art, karaoke, popcorn and cotton candy. Free. 201 N. Robinson St. 353-1733.

Family Peace Festival St. Joseph's Villa hosts a day celebrating community and diversity from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring interactive children's crafts and games, a variety of ethnic foods and performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia, spoken-word artist Rasul Elder and others. Free. 8000 Brook Road. For information call 232-1002 or visit www.familypeacefestival.org.

galleries

Chesterfield's Center for the Arts "Serendipity," featuring art work by Gwen Beall and students. Opening Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. 906-5881.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Battle of the Bands: Collateral Damage, Proof by Assertion, Brahma, the Rejected, Papercity, Stone Monkey, the Great Impressions, Apparently We Can't Fly, Audio Alchemy, Evernew, Id, Ron Meyers, 4 p.m., $8-$10.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: World Jazz with Anthony Curtis, 7 p.m., $10.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Westbound Train, Murphy's Kids, Neighborhood Friendly, 6 p.m., $10-$12.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: musicians jam, 7 p.m., free.

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

Commercial Taphouse 111 Robinson St., 359-6544: Robbin Steel Blues Band, 9 p.m.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Roger Carroll and Anthony Dowd Duo, 7 p.m.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Bert Kreischer, 7 p.m., $15.

MONDAY 14

galleries

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Studio School Faculty Exhibition," featuring recent work by members of the studio school faculty. Opening at 5 p.m. and on display through Oct. 23. 2911 Grove Ave. 204-2704.

words

Book Signing Fountain Bookstore welcomes Marion Moore Hill as she discusses and signs her debut novel "Deadly Will," which blends mystery with the history of America's founding fathers, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Dramatic Reading The Modlin Center's Monday Night World Theater presents a reading of "Something That Belongs to You," at 7:30 p.m. The story focuses on a young woman and her child hidden from Nazis by a Ukrainian family. Recited by its playwright, Dr. Roald Hoffmann, an encore reading will take place Sept. 15. $16-$32. For information call 289-980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.

nightlife

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: KJon, 7 p.m., $15-$18.

TUESDAY 15

nightlife

Bandito's 2905 Patterson Ave., 354-9999: the Chiggers, 9 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Brian Jones Jazz, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Bury Your Dead, Seraph, Since 1913, Dream Atlantic, We Found Ourselves, 6 p.m., $13-$15.

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

Richmond Coliseum 601 E. Leigh St., 780-4970: Journey, Night Ranger, 7:30 p.m., $20-$70.

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