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Glen Campbell One of the most enduring stars in country, Campbell performs a holiday show with special guest, daughter Debby Campbell, 7:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Center. 600 E. Grace St. 262-8100 for tickets.

Music at Midday This series of noon programs at the Jefferson Hotel continues today, featuring student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.



clubs

Awful Arthur's (West End) Dave Terry (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Bogart's Backroom Ground Zero, weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Café Diem Susan Greenbaum.

Cary St. Cafe Special Ed & The Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.

Europa Omar Faison, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Holy Chow Searching for Timothy, Malacite (metal).

Joey's Open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Mike West (alternative banjo), The Mules, 9 p.m., $4.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Rage Against Charlie Sheen, 10 p.m.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alternative folk rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 9 p.m., free.



Thursday 12

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Book Reading Ernest J. Gaines, reads and discusses his book "A Lesson Before Dying," 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Free. 815 E. Grace St.

Book Signing Anne Thomas Soffee signs her book, "Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love," 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-6704.

The Carpenter Center The Trans-Siberian Orchestra takes the stage with the elegance of a classical orchestra and the fury of a hard-rock band, all surrounded by lighting, 7:30 p.m., $45. 600 E. Grace St.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Dr. Carl Lounsbury of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation gives a lecture titled "Why Buildings Look the Way They Do: Recovering Architectural Design in the Colonial Chesapeake," 8 p.m., free. 2800 Grove Ave. 779-2277.



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Astra Design "St. Elmo's Fire," by Susanne Arnold, featuring paintings of the natural phenomenon of fire and luminescence, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Through Jan. 11. 3141 W. Cary St. 257-5467.



clubs

18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

Alley Katz Kings X, Damn Dirty Ape, Rockbot, $13.

Bogart's Backroom The Darius Trio, 10 p.m., $5.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Homemade Bread.

Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, featuring Producers Night with the Sureshot Crew, 10 p.m., $2.

Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.

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

Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.

Poe's Pub Terry Garland (Delta blues), 9 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Bill Roberts of Cat Daddy.

Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 9 p.m., free.

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



Friday 13

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Music at Midday This series of noon programs at the Jefferson Hotel continues today, featuring student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.

The Carpenter Center Bring the kids for a special family-oriented sing-a-long show with Santa. 600 E. Grace St. 225-9000.



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1708 Gallery Moveable Feast, featuring VCU graduates reading their fiction and poetry, 6 p.m., free. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

Art 180 This nonprofit youth art group presents photographs about nonviolence by young people from Richmond's East End, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. 2405 Jefferson St. 222-8180.



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Grace Street Theater Ground Zero Dance Company presents "Finger of the Sun," an evening of choreography and improvisation by Rob Petres and Ray Eliot Schwartz, with guests. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $12/ $6 students. 934 W. Grace St. 353-9774.

Richmond Ballet The holidays just wouldn't be the same without the Richmond Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker." This last season of the show in its current version, now in its 20th year, begins tonight at 8 at the Landmark. Continues Dec. 14, at 2 and 8 p.m., Dec. 15, 2 p.m., Dec. 19-20, 7 p.m., Dec. 21, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$50. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8003. Information, 344-0906.



clubs

Alley Katz Waylandsphere, Ergot, No Ones Neighbor, $5.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Johnny Hott and Piedmont Souprize Christmas Show, $7.

Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Bogart's Backroom Bob Hallahan Quintet, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Black Cat Variety is the Spice of life with DJ Christine Moritz, 9 p.m., $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Canal Club Edwin McCain, David Ryan Harris, 8 p.m., $4.

Cary St. Café Cook Co. Bluegrass.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Cafe Modern Groove Syndicate.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Fox and Hounds Cat Daddy.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Holy Chow The Wangs (rock).

Iron Horse Inn Circuit Riders Acoustic Show, 8-11 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m. Patchwork 9 p.m.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night, weekly, free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 9-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., with DJ El Duro and DJ Peligro.

The NorVa Mindless Self Indulgence, guest, 9 p.m., $15.

Outback Lodge Navel.

Poe's Pub Ham-A-Ganza 2002, featuring Dirtwoman, The Vapor Rhinos, Huck Diddy, Coby and Charlie, The World Famous Whistling Girl, 10 p.m. $6 or a ham.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, weekly, $3.

Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.

Sin é The Jeff Greer Band, 9:30 p.m.

Svenshine Inn Carol Covell & Company, 8-10:30 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company Deanna Bogart Band, 9 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.



Saturday 14

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Barnes & Noble will have a book signing for Sallie and Elizabeth Thalhimer, authors of "Our Snow Bear Scrapbook: Memories and Recipes from Thalhimers," 2 p.m. at the Brandermill store. 282-6704.

Christmas in Essex County Tour Five of the area's most historic private plantation homes open their doors to holiday visitors, 10-4 p.m., $25 for all homes, $10 per single site. 443-3214.

"Decking the Halls" The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will be adorned and decorated again for a festive day of holiday activities including candlelight tours, music and more. Hours Monday through Thursday 9-5 p.m. 110 « E. Leigh St. 771-2017.

Fan Holiday House Tour The 40th annual tour features more than a dozen Victorian homes on display in the Fan area. This two-day tour is $25 in advance and $30 on day of tour. 1-6 p.m. 254-2550.

Temple Beth-Ahabah Cabaret Show with wine, cheese and desert, featuring the music of Natan Berenshteyn and Sara Prince, 8 p.m. Adults $15, $10 for seniors and students. 358-6757.

Three Miles Gallery "Film Flam," a film/music improvisation and collaboration between filmmaker Pat Doyen and musicians Phil Murphy and Paul Watson, begins at 8 p.m. $5. 1 W. Broad St. 677-1151.



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A Family Christmas The Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond brings the Spirits of Joy Choir to the stage for an evening of Christmas celebration, 7 p.m. $10, kids 13 and younger free. 2501 Park Ave. 353-9477.

"Repeat the Sounding Joy" The Grove Family presents this brand-new Christmas musical brimming with originality, energy and a stunning palette of musical sounds, 7 p.m. at the Grove Avenue Baptist Church. Repeat performance Dec. 15. 8701 Ridge Road. 740-8888.

Richmond Public Library The Richmond Boys Choir performs in the art and music foyer at 2 p.m., free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

Lenahan's Celtic Christmas Celebrate the traditional holiday music and dance of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and the ancient Celtic nations, 8 p.m. at the Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Tickets start at $10. VCU Singleton Center. 427-5866.

The Whole World Rings The James River Ringers, Richmond's premiere community handbell ensemble, perform, 7 p.m. at Bon Air Presbyterian Church. $10, children 8 and younger free. 9201 Huguenot Road. 932-4448.



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"A Christmas Carol" Encore! Theatre Company will perform the Charles Dicken's classic during four special performances. 4:30 p.m. at the Science Museum's Eureka! Theatre. Repeat performances Dec. 15, 21 and 22. Tickets: $5 for nonmembers, $4 for members. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Grace Street Theater Ground Zero Dance Company presents "Finger of the Sun, an evening of choreography and improvisation by Rob Petres and Ray Eliot Schwartz, with guests. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $12/ $6 students. 934 W. Grace St. 282-2620.



clubs

Alley Katz O-Town, Mandorico, J Street Consensus, $7.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Taters and Grandsons Christmas Show, $7.

Bogart's Backroom Timeless, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Baja Bean Company (Mechanicsville) Altar-Q (rock), free.

Bert's Place Boucan Brothers Band, 9 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Cary St. Café King Solomon's Marbles.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, Kurt Stemhagen, 9 p.m.

Outback Lodge Lyman and Lojack.

Poe's Pub NRG Krysys (Toys for Tots Benefit), 10 p.m., $10.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Rotating DJs, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, free.

Sin é SNS Blues, 9:30 p.m.

Swingers Art/Music of Suran Song, Prabir of Rachel Nevadas, Pent Up House.

The Tobacco Company Deanna Bogart Band, 9 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul Live salsa, weekly, 8-11 p.m.



Sunday 15

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Agecroft Hall Open House Crowds gather annually for this event to admire 17th-century Christmas decorations, tours, performances of living history, music, light refreshments and more from 12:30-5 p.m., free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Book Signing Eliza Askin will be at the Brandermill Barnes & Noble store signing her 2003 Richmond Wall Calendar from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 282-6704.

Book Signing Bill French signs his novel "Tidewater Mud," alongside William Hoffman, author of "Wild Thorn" 2-4 p.m. at Book People. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Court End Christmas Five National Historic Landmarks celebrate the holidays with music, carriage rides, costumed historians and more. Begins at the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, noon-5 p.m., free. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.



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A Family Christmas The Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond brings the Spirits of Joy Choir to the stage for an evening of Christmas celebration. 7 p.m. $10, kids 13 and younger, free. 2501 Park Ave. 353-9477.

Annual Christmas Choral Concert Saint Gertrude High School performs its annual choral presentation of "Hodie!," 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Gertrude High School Multi-purpose Room. 3215 Stuart Ave. 358-9114.

Impromptu Choral Ensemble Local 12-voice a cappella group, Impromptu performs a concert at Church of the Holy Comforter. 7 p.m. 4819 Monument Ave. 355-3251.

Men of the Church Sweet Adelines, a Richmond women's barbershop chorus performs for the Men of the Church breakfast, 8 a.m. at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. 4404 Forest Hill Ave. 233-4371.

Sing Gloria! The Richmond Men's Chorus performs a holiday concert under the direction of Timothy E. Gillham, 4 p.m. at Christ Ascension Episcopal Church. Tickets $10. 1704 W. Laburnum Ave. 275-7344.



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Barksdale Theatre "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" retells the Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" from Jacob Marley's perspective. Starts tonight at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 17. $8, $4 for students 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 358-2810.

"The Nutcracker" Performing Arts 2000 brings the classic ballet to life at Albemarle High School, at 1 p.m. with a repeat performance at 4 p.m. $5 for members of the center; $6 for nonmembers; free for children 2 and younger. Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville (540) 967-1035.



clubs

Bogart's Backroom Neighborliness, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Commercial Taphouse Colin McEnerney

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Grafiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.

Poe's Pub Wall-O-Matics, 9 p.m. $5.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.



Monday 16

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Holiday Concert The Richmond Philharmonic shares the stage with the Greater Richmond Children's choir for a performance, 7 p.m. in the James Center Atrium. 901 E. Cary St. Free. 673-7400.

Music at Midday a series of programs at the Jefferson Hotel that feature student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area, noon. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.



clubs

Bogart's Backroom Jarrod Smith, 9 p.m., $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds The Jangling Reinharts, alternating weekly with Kyle Davis Band, free.

Holy Chow JJ Paradise Players Club.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Zetamale, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Piebald, 7 p.m. Devil's Workshop, weekly, 10 p.m.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Slick 57, 9 p.m. $4.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.



Tuesday 17

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The Library of Virginia Researcher Justin Gunther presents a talk titled "The Davis Brothers and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Richmond." Noon. Free. 692-3592.



music

Music at Midday Series of programs at the Jefferson Hotel features student and adult choirs and string groups from the Richmond area, noon. For performance schedule, call 788-8000.



clubs

Bogart's Backroom Driftwood, 10 p.m., $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Holy Chow Collapse (emo-heavy).

Main Street Beer Co. Tuesday Night Jazz Series, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30

p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m.

The Tobacco Company John Fetherston, 9 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul Café Verses, weekly, 8 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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