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Wednesday 25



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Environmental Justice Lecture Series Vernice Miller-Travis and Andrea Simpson give a talk on "A Woman's Worth: Race, Gender and Class in the Environmental Justice Movement" at 4 p.m. at the University of Richmond. Free. 289-8578.

John Hodgman Lies! The author of fictional almanac "The Areas of My Expertise" talks about his brand of nonsense at Chop Suey Books at 7 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

music

Jazz Composers Alliance Jazz composer Ashby Anderson leads the six-person group at R-MC's auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Free. 888-1762.

Old School Freight Train The Charlottesville newgrass band kicks off the St. Christopher's Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilton Hall Middle School Auditorium. Free. 282-3185.

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Modlin Center The Modlin Center's 11th season continues with Tango Fire at 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 26. Tickets are $32. 289-8980.

museums

Agecroft Hall and Gardens Susan Robinson gives a talk on "Understanding the English Settlers: The Tudor and Stuart World Views" at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10-$12. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Science Museum of Virginia Lunch Break Science explores a different scientific theme weekly, noon-1 p.m. This week, Joanna Wilson talks about "Written in Stone: Identifying, Preserving and Protecting Virginia's Cemeteries." Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

University of Richmond Museums Janet Ikeda gives a talk on "The Japanese Tea Ceremony" at the Modlin Center, 7-8 p.m. 289-8276.

night life

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Bleu Bistro James Carr (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Mike Gales and the Warriorz (funk), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy, weekly, 9-11 p.m., $7.50. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Intense City (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 330-0007.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Double Bull Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 264-2855.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 355-1198.

Emilio's The Southside Future Squad (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Europa Concice Records hip-hop night, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Steve White, 7:30 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Another Level (R&B, funk), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. 321-3444.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

Hyperlink Café Red Anthem (rock), 10 p.m., $3-$5. 254-1942.

LA Grill Mike Shiflett and Friends (jazz, R&B), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 266-3328.

Lucky Lounge S.I.N. Night, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Retrolution (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Old City Bar Steve Kessler Trio (jazz), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 644-4411.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

Positive Vibe Café John Leedes and Tina Haney (acoustic rock), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Rocks DJ Stella, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Rosie Connolly's Pub Irish jam, 7:30 p.m., free. 343-1063.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

The Tobacco Company The Rhythmasters, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Thursday 26



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Pumpkinpalooza The Faison School of Autism presents a pumpkin-carving festival with costume contests, entertainment, food and more, opening with a preview party, 5-9 p.m. at the FasMart Pavilion in Innsbrook. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $15-$50 for the preview and $3-$5 the rest of the weekend. 217-7128.

Virginia Equine Extravaganza The East Coast horse showcase features new breeds and events, starting at 11 a.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Through Oct. 29. Tickets are $8-$32. Call (866) 468-7630 or visit www.equineextravaganza.com.

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International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Ballets Russes." 287-6699.

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Art Talk Carl Pope gives a talk on his multimedia works at VCU's School of the Arts at 11 a.m. Free. 1000 W. Broad St. 827-1557.

Jonathan Safran Foer The author of "Everything Is Illuminated" gives a talk on writing and Judaism at the Weinstein JCC at 7 p.m. Free. 5403 Monument Ave. 545-8629.

The Writing Show The James River Writers present a panel discussion on "A True Story Is Hard to Tell: The Challenges of Writing From Life" with Caroline Kettlewell, Lamar Herrin, Phaedra Hise and Ron Smith, 6:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Admission is $5-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 474-3575.

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Fall Concert VCU Music presents its Fall Choral Classic at 7 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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Chamberlayne Actors Theatre The theater presents the Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 11. Tickets are $10-$13. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. 262-9760.

galleries

Library of Virginia "From the Seed to the Hand," a photographic documentary by Angela M. Orrell, runs through Nov. 30. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

Valentine Richmond History Center The museum hosts the Richmond History Makers Celebration, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $35. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

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Virginia Center for Architecture Jack Berry of Venture Richmond talks about "Richmond Rising: A Downtown Development Update" at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.

night life

Alley Katz Cobra Kai presents DJ Ayres with Krames and Bobby La Beat, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$7. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Catie Curtis (singer-songwriter), Amelia White, 8 p.m., $18. 798-1702.

Azzurro Restaurant Mike Ess, Jon Cannon and Laura Ann Boyd (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.

Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.

Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Big Daddy's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 344-5344.

Bleu Bistro The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Plum Street Ramblers (classic country), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.

Bubba's Restaurant Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club 102.1 the X presents Triple Threat Thursdays with Joker, Fallen Under, Trust in the Fall, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Capitol Coffee and Desserts D'Santis Duo (jazz), weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

Cary Street Café Mozely Rose (rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ dance night, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Double Bull Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 264-2855.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Steve White, 7:30 p.m., $14. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Another Level (R&B, funk), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. 321-3444.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Liquid Lounge (neo soul, R&B, hip-hop), weekly, 4-9 p.m., free. IP Logic presents 12" Dance Party with DJs JoAnna O & Jesse Split (electronic dance music), weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 254-1942.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Pop '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

Old City Bar Steve Kessler Quartet (jazz), weekly, 8:30-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Poe's Pub Andrew Lipke Band (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Rad Chad, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beathe (Irish jam), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Reflections For Women Only Night (house, dance, urban), weekly, 6 p.m., 545-8983.

Rocks DJ L-Roy, weekly, 7 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Tonic Soul Kitchen (music and poetry), weekly, 8 p.m., $7. 304-6857.

The Tobacco Company Jangling Reinhardts, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Friday 27



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The 38th Annual Oktoberfest The Showplace in Mechanicsville hosts a celebration with German food, dancing and more, 6 p.m.-midnight. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $8-$10. 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike. Call 342-0310 or visit www.richmondoktoberfest.com.

Vintage Maymont The Jefferson Hotel hosts the annual auction of wine, travel and entertainment at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166.

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International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 3 p.m. in the Adams Auditorium. This week, "Ballets Russes." 287-6699.

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Eyes on Richmond Forum This weekly lunch forum focuses on a different aspect of the city's issues, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. This week, Audrey Brown Burton and Donald T. Cowles talk about "Is There Hope for Change in the City?" with food from Croaker's Spot. Admission and lunch are $6. 815 E. Grace St. 643-3589.

music

Homecoming Concert University of Richmond Modlin Center's 11th season continues with the Department of Music Homecoming Weekend Concert at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8982.

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents "Macondo," based on the novel "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 29. Tickets are $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.

Grace Street Theater VCU Dance presents "The Edge of Grace," a Faculty Dance Concert with works by five artists, 8 p.m. at Grace Street Theater. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $15. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1711.

Pine Camp Arts and Community Center The Living Word Stage Company presents "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 19. Tickets are $18-$20. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3677.

galleries

1212 Gallery A show of mixed-media works by Lisa Neher and paintings by Suzanne Yurdin opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Nov. 19. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.

Artspace A show of works by Barry Roebuck, Sabina Haque and the Members Exhibit open with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Nov. 19. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Art Works Artists Judith Oliver, Pam Roberts, Joan Holland, Mark McIntyre and Eddie Peters present their mixed-media works, plus an All-Media Show, with an opening reception, 7-10 p.m., featuring music by Hotel X and the Rare Zoo Babies and To the Earth's dance performance. Through Nov. 19. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart The church celebrates its centennial with an exhibit on "The Great Cloud of Witnesses," 6-8 p.m., with a talk on icons by Kay Darling Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

Project Space Project Space at Plant Zero presents "Smoke," a mixed-media show by Matthew Lively, opening with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through Nov. 22. 0 E. Fourth St. 564-4998.

Red Door Gallery "Inside/Out," paintings by Sharon Shapiro and Wil Medearis, opens with a reception at 6 p.m. with opening weekend events continuing through Oct. 29. The show runs through Nov. 26. 1607 W. Main St. 291-7728.

Reynolds Gallery Photographer Sally Mann shows her work, opening with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 23. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond The "Time for Design" exhibit, looking at design across many media, features work from 14 artists, with an opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Through Dec. 10.

Also, Michael Lease and Christopher Wiedeman present their indoor/outdoor multimedia installation "Alley-Oop" behind the Center, opening with a reception, 6-8 p.m. Through Nov. 24. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.

museums

University of Richmond Museums Myra Daleng gives a lunchtime talk on "Creating 77 Dances" at the Harnett Museum of Art, 12:30-1 p.m. 289-8276.

night life

Alley Katz Conshafter, Murphy's Kids, The Sketches, Jackmove, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $6. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Stephen Simmons (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Drag King Show, 9 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bleu Bistro 2 Guys Named Gus, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Upper East Side Big Band, 8 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Breakers (South Side) The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

Canal Club Old Crow Medicine Show, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $20-$22. 643-2582.

Caribbean Mingles Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, R&B, reggae), weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Cary Street Café Sun-Dried Opossum (Southern rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz East Coast Comedy Tournament (interactive improv), 7:30 and 10 p.m., $10-$12. 266-9377.

County Rib & Ale House Bill Roberts, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Easy Street Café Cashmere Jungle Lords, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's The RJR Duo (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. Doc Branch and the Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath and Tyke (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Steve White, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Baker Brothers, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 321-3444.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

Hard Shell Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Hyperlink Café The Urban Sol Connection with Teshia and DJ Teige, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 254-1942.

James River Cellars Winery Fridays on the Patio, weekly, 6-9 p.m., $12. 550-7516.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar New Wave Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar One Love, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 254-4904.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

O'Toole's Restaurant Ominotago (acoustic rock), 9 p.m., free. 233-1781.

Poe's Pub American Dumpster (junkyard rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Susan Greenbaum (acoustic rock), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Pour House West End Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Shenanigans Li'l Ronnie & The Grand Dukes, 8:30 p.m., $7. 264-5010.

Sin é Sol Creech, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Thai Curry House Richmond Underground presents Level II (retro electric, dance music), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-7027.

The Tobacco Company Marna Bales Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Saturday 28



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Bizarre Market Chop Suey Books hosts the market of the strange, unique and well-loved, plus arts and crafts and music by the Triple Twins, noon-4 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Fall Festival Lakeside Presbyterian Church holds its fall festival with games, an auction and more, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 7343 Hermitage Road. 261-7942.

Festival of the Grape Powhatan's Courthouse Square hosts a day of wine and live entertainment, with music by The Mystic Soul Bubbas, Barbara Martin and Mac Walter, and others, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. 794-1555.

Friends of Hanover Gala The Friends of Hanover hosts a gala with food, music and an auction, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Hanover Tavern. Tickets are $100. 539-2181.

Global Gala First Baptist Church celebrates world cultures with food, entertainment and music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 355-8637.

Holiday Bazaar St. Joseph's Auxiliary hosts a bazaar with arts, crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged. 1503 Michaels Road. 288-6245.

Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival Big men throw telephone poles, hammers and axes, and Celtic bands like Scythian, Albannach, Uisce Beatha and Tinker's Dam perform through the weekend, starting at 9 a.m. at Richmond Raceway Complex. Through Oct. 29. Tickets are $18-$26. 569-3200.

Saints and Sinners Festival Celebrate Halloween in Shockoe Bottom with music by Four Stories, One Way, Rainmarket and The Hackensaw Boys, a costume contest and more, on Cary Street between 14th and 17th streets, noon-6 p.m. Free. 304-6870.

Spartan Spirit Day The Steward School hosts a festival with games and rides, food and a parade, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost is $25. 740-3394.

Spooky Saturday Mary Mumford School hosts a festival, 3-7 p.m. 780-6267.

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Book Signing Richmond horror author Kristy Tallman signs copies of her books at Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe at 2 p.m. 3156 W. Cary St. 340-0277.

Cookbook Signing Kendra Bailey Morris discusses and signs copies of her cookbook "White Trash Gatherings" at Book People, 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Haints and Howls The Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theater presents an evening of scary stories at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6-$10. 261-2787.

music

Guitar Series The VCU Guitar Series continues with Kathy and David Robinson at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Tickets are $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

galleries

Beacon Theatre Marcus Thomas and 15 other artists display and sell their works for the 2006 Art Opening, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Oct. 29. 401 N. Main St. in Hopewell. 458-6551.

museums

Valentine Richmond History Center The museum hosts walking tours every Sunday at 2 p.m. This week the tour explores Hollywood Cemetery. Admission is $5-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Virginia Center for Architecture Chris Novelli leads a tour of "The House That Pope Built" at 2 p.m. Admission is $5-$10. 2501 Monument Ave. Call 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org.

night life

Alley Katz The Dead Legends Halloween Bonanza with Black Cash and the Bad Trips, Engine 143, Barstool Heroes, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Taters Halloween Show (Americana), 8 p.m., $6. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Halloween Party, 9 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bleu Bistro Farm Vegas, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room KStraw (jazz, funk), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Café Diem Buttercup, The Lonely Teardrops, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Special Ed & The Shortbus (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $15. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League, 4 p.m., weekly, $7. ComedySportz East Coast Comedy Tournament (interactive improv), 7:30 and 10 p.m., $10-$12. 266-9377.

Congregation Or Ami John Skelton (traditional Irish music), 7:15 p.m., $10-$12. 647-7856.

County Rib and Ale House Q94's Pauly Madison, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 675-4447.

Emilio's 11th House (psychedelic rock), 18 and older, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Steve White, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Baker Brothers, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 321-3444.

Gospel Chicken House Legacy, New River Gospel Band, 7 p.m., free. 833-6487.

Grafiti Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Hyperlink Café VCU Jazz Lounge, weekly, 7-9 p.m., $3. 254-1942.

Lucky Lounge DJ Burn-E (electronic, dance, polka), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Rescue Squad, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 254-4904.

Poe's Pub Billy Ray Hatley and The Show Dogs (roots rock), 9:30 p.m., $6. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Illusive Dream, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

The Pravada L&L Media's Nex2Blow Talent Search and MySpace Showcase (hip-hop, R&B, dance), 2-6 p.m. 921-0266.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo (swing jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shenanigans Ruthie and the Wranglers, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Sin é Chicago Cy Band, 9:45 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

The Tobacco Company Marna Bales Band, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Sunday 29



events

Celebration of Hope The Brain Tumor Resource and Information Network hosts a fall festival with children's games, food, and music by Susan Greenbaum and Janet Martin, noon-4 p.m. at Meadow Farms Museum. 749-3649.

Grove Avenue Baptist Church Fall Festival The church hosts a festival with games and rides and food, 4-7 p.m. Free. 8701 Ridge Road. 740-8888.

Spring Valley Farm Fall Festival Food, wine and horses all in the name of leaves changing colors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Spring Valley Farm Equestrian Center. 1445 Amber Lake Road. 784-3700.

film

International Film Series The University of Richmond presents a free weekly film series, 4 p.m. in Jepson Hall 118. This week, "Ballets Russes." 287-6699.

musicCelebration Male Chorus The chorus presents its fall concert, "It's Harvest Time," at VUU's Coburn Hall at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. 644-9536.

Faculty Recital VCU Music Faculty Recital featuring Russell Wilson on piano at 4 p.m. in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. 828-6776.

Piano Concert The Modlin Center's 11th season continues with pianist Charles Hulin at 3 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs "Gypsy Mood" music for Kicked Back Classics at the Science Museum of Virginia at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5-$17. 2500 W. Broad St. 788-1212.

River Road Church Concert Series David and Ginger Hildebrand perform "Music in the Life of Benjamin Franklin: A 300th Anniversary Concert" at 5 p.m. Free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.

museums

Maymont Park The Children's Farm hosts "Boo at the Barn" with a costume contest and trick-or-treating for kids, noon-4 p.m. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166, ext. 322.

night life

Alley Katz New Riders of the Purple Sage, all ages, 8 p.m.-midnight, $17-$20. 643-2816.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

Bottoms Up Pizza Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays, weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. The Transmitters (reggae), 9:30 p.m., $3. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Standards and Practices, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 359-6544.

Easy Street Café 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's No BS Brass Band Costume Party, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Funny Bone Steve White, 7 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m., free. This week, Steve Keith. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Positive Vibe Café Chicago Cy (jazz brunch), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Monday 30



word

Just Poetry Slam Poets battle with the spoken word at the Firehouse Theatre Project at 8 p.m. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

music

Oberon Quartet The quartet performs chamber music at St. Christopher's School at 7:30 p.m. Free. 711 St. Christopher's Road. 282-3185.

stage

Modlin Center The Modlin Center's 11th season continues with the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30. 289-8980.

night life

Alley Katz Under Attack Tour 2006 with The Casualties, The Briefs, Wednesday Night Heroes, Government Warning, all ages, 6-11 p.m., $12. 643-2816.

Bogart's Back Room Modern Groove Syndicate (jazz, funk, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m., $6. 353-9280.

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café The Spaceheaters (rock), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Element Lounge Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 788-8001.

Gallery5 Hit/Play Promotions and RVA Magazine present Kayo Dot, Grails and Souvenir's Young America, 7 p.m., $8. 644-0005.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Yo Momma's Brass Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 254-4904.

Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Tuesday 31

galleries

Uptown Gallery The Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association presents a Small Works Show, opening with a reception Nov. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 30. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

museums

Children's Museum of Richmond The Genworth Financial Halloween Hoopla features trick-or-treating, art, ghost stories and more, 4-8 p.m. Admission is $6-$7. 2626 W. Broad St. Call 474-2667 or visit www.c-mor.org.

night life

Babes of Carytown Halloween Party, 9 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 262-9652.

Bleu Bistro Open-mic night, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Moossa (reggae, blues), 9 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café The Grove (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay, (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Mars Bar Totally '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Poe's Pub Blues jam with Kevin Selfe, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Tummy Tuesday (belly-dancing Halloween show), 7-9 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

Rocks DJ Dominex, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $3. 358-7870.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605. S

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