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Wednesday 12

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Film Screening Richmond filmmaker Megan Holley will screen her first feature film, "The Snowflake Crusade," 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 118. University of Richmond. 289-8578.

The Modlin Center "The Soul of The City: Spirituality, Sustainability and the Arts" series continues with a free lecture by Margaret Wheatley, president of the Berkana Institute, titled "Turning to One Another," 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall. University of Richmond. 289-8980.

Richmond Coliseum Come see The Greatest Show on Earth as the 133rd edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey comes to town Feb. 12-17. Tickets $10-$40. 601 E. Leigh St. Call 262-8100 for showtimes or visit www.ringling.com.

Songs for Your Sweetheart Quartets from the Virginians barbershop chorus and the greater Richmond chapter of The Sweet Adelines will be available to sing romantic ballads to your loved one, Feb. 12-14. $50. 257-7651.

museums

Agecroft Hall The "Queen Elizabeth I in Film" video series continues with a showing of "Fire Over England," a film from 1937, 7 p.m., free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

The Virginia Museum The museum presents two lectures: Anita Holloway, assistant to the curator of African art, delivers a lecture titled "Recent Acquisitions: Projection of Power and Prestige in African Art," 6 p.m. Tickets $5; Hermine Pinson, author of "Mama Yetta and Other Poems," delivers a lecture titled "The Art of Poetry," 6:30 and 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Lecture Hall. 2800 Grove Ave. 204-2704.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Songwriter Night with host Chris Fuller, features Janet Martin, Jackie Frost, Danny Hughes, Frank Coleman, $3.

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

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Backroom Ground Zero (techno DJs) weekly, 10 p.m., $5.

Boulevard Deli Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Road Runners, 7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Chopstix The Wax Museum presents weekly, 10 p.m., $1.

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.

The Holy Chow Jumbo's Killcrane, Suzukiton.

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.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Rage Against Charlie Sheen, weekly.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 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.

Sin é Michael James, 9 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company The Backscratchers, 8:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 13

events


Book Signing Anne Thomas Soffee, author of "Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love," will sign copies of her book from 7-9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.

International Film Series The University of Richmond International Film Series continues with a showing of the tenderhearted love story "The Road Home." Showings are Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall Room 118, Fridays at 3 p.m. in the Adams Auditorium. Free. University of Richmond. 287-6699.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens A symposium for those in the professional tree-care industry as well as for serious amateur gardeners, Feb. 13 and 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $55 for garden members. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Virginia Historical Society The Banner Lecture Series continues with a lecture by Harlow Giles Unger titled "Lafayette: A French Knight's Quest for American Liberty" at noon. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The fifth annual Art After Hours series continues with live music, art tours, poetry readings, beer and wine tastings and more in the museum's Marble Hall. This week, music by Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen and poetry by Hermine Pinson. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. $10. Through Feb. 27. 2800 Grove Ave. 340-1405.

Winter Lecture Series The Bolling Haxall House presents a four-week lecture series on Thursdays. This week Dr. Jack Spiro presents a lecture titled "The Guns of August and Beyond," noon-1 p.m. at the Women's Club. Through Feb. 27. $35 for series. 211 E. Franklin St. 643-2847.

museums

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center Anita Holloway presents a gallery talk as part of the museum's Thursday After Hours' Forgotten History Lecture Series, 7-8:30 p.m. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

art

Old City Hall Artist reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Cynthia Fraula-Hahn's art exhibition "Lot 24: The Wheelchair Project," now on view. 1001 E. Broad St. 662-4355.

stage

Theatre IV Essential Theatre and Theatre Gym perform "Boom Town," a comic-drama about passion, corruption, big-city dreams in a small town, Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Special Feb. 23 performance at 7 p.m. Through March 1. $15. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.

clubs

Alley Katz Southern Culture on the Skids, Demolition String Band, Mule, 9 p.m., $12.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jackie Frost Trio, $5.

Bogart's Backroom John Winnet, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

Boulevard Deli Caucasian Brown-Open Stage Night, 7 p.m.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 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, 10 p.m., $5.

Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, this week's MC showcase: Spark Vada, Illatungs, 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.

Europa Oregon Hill Brass Band, weekly, 10 p.m.

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.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Hot Rod Circuit, The Reunion Show, Five Flew Over, 6 p.m. Revelations weekly, DJ Rick Danger, 10 p.m.

The NorVa Valentine's Day Metal Massacre with Nile, Napalm Death, Dark Tranquility, Strapping Young Lads, The Berserker, 7 p.m., $16.

O'Brienstein's 39 Fingers, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Poe's Pub The Annie Sidley Band, 9 p.m.

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

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Deep House Music, weekly, 7 p.m.

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, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 9 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinhardts, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

Friday 14

art


Cudahy's Gallery "Recent Work," acrylic paintings by Anderson Giles, opens with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Through March 19. 1314 E. Cary St. 782-1776.

Shockoe Bottom Arts Center The Tobacco Gallery presents three new shows: "The February All Media Show" with juror David Bremer, featuring works in acrylic, graphite, oil, pastels and more, opens with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. and a reception following; "Living in the Solution," acrylic paintings by Ron Lee; "Men Kissing," oil pastel, graphite and acrylic drawings by M, also opens with a reception from 7-10 p.m. All exhibits through March 8. 2001 E. Grace St. 643-7959.

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The Carpenter Center The Richmond Ballet presents "Coppelia," the comedic ballet of a young couple, the town's toy maker and a beautiful doll. The Richmond Symphony performs the lyric score by Leo Delibes, 8 p.m. Repeat performances Feb. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. $15-$50. 344-0906.

clubs

Alley Katz Elizabeth Cook, Page Wilson, Lonesome Bob, 9:30 p.m., $12.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Chez Roue, $7.

Awful Arthur's (West End) The Jangling Reinharts, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Bella Italia Restaurant Don Victorio's Night Lounge presents Latin Flava, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Bogart's Backroom Joe Scott, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

Cabo's Corner Bistro Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen, Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

The Canal Club Chieli Minucci, 9 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

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

Cary St. Café Emma Gibbs Band, 10 p.m., $7.

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.

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

Enzos Tavern Mark Merritt and Kent Alley, 8 p.m., free.

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.

The Holy Chow Special Ed and the Shortbus.

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, meringue and bachata lessons from 9-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., with DJ El Duro and DJ Peligro.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Atom and His Package, Rockbot, 7 p.m., all ages.

The NorVa Yonder Mountain String Band, The Hackensaw Boys 9 p.m., $15.

Poe's Pub The Phiffer-Marshall Band, 10 p.m. $5.

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 Project G-Nome, 10 p.m. Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

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

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

Shenanigans The Bopcats, 8:30 p.m.

Sin é SNS Blues, 9 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company Miranda Louise, 9 p.m., free.

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

Saturday 15

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Book Signing Victoria A. Davis, author of "Here I Lay My Burdens Down: A Research of the Black Cemeteries of Richmond, Virginia," signs copies of her book, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Bring your antiques and collectibles to be appraised by experts at The Original Appraisal Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Appraisals are $10 per item. 261-6200.

Landmark Theater The Richmond Forum presents Former Prime Minister Benazier Bhutto of Pakistan and Queen Noor of Jordan to discuss U.S. relations with the Middle East, 8 p.m. 6 N. Laurel St. 330-3993.

Maymont Valentine Visit the Robins Nature & Visitor Center as Maymont's otters, Richmond's most amorous couple, host the second "With Love From Your Significant Otter," sponsored by the Dooley Noted Society. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, libations, musical entertainment by Kurt Stemhagen and Valentine's treats from 6:30-9:30 p.m. $18. 2201 Shields Lake Drive. 358-7166, ext. 322.

Pruning Seminar The Richmond Rose Society hosts the hands-on Spring Pruning Seminar, 1-4 p.m. at Richmond Children's Hospital. 2924 Brook Road. 360-0573.

Richmond Playwrights The Women's Theater Series presents "Therapy-A Play in 8 Sessions," by Jacqui Singleton and "Calamity Jane Leaves a Message for Her Daughter," Feb. 15 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 4 p.m. at Babe's of Carytown. Tickets $10. 279-9639.

Spiritual Love Affair Dine in a setting of poetry, Christian jazz, praise, dance and love songs, 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Cedar Street Memorial Baptist Church. $30. 2801 Cedar St. 440-5479.

music

Coffeehouse Series Michael Roe performs as part of the Starbuck's Winter Coffeehouse Series, 7:30 p.m. at Patterson Auditorium in St. Giles Presbyterian Church. Tickets $10. 5200 Grove Ave. 965-9324.

art

Crossroads Art Center Artist reception from 4-8 p.m. for "For the Love of Art: The Artist Makes the Invisible Visible," an exhibit featuring various artists, now on display at the Crossroads Gallery. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.

clubs

Alley Katz Fake Fest with The New Traditionals, Fat Benatar, Southern Flag, 10 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Taters, $7.

Bella Italia Restaurant Don Victorio's Night Lounge presents Remarkable Phenomenon, 10:30 p.m., free.

Bogart's Backroom The Dapp Theory, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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.

The Canal Club James King, The Fabulous Armadillos, The Mules, 9 p.m., $12.

Cary St. Café King Solomon's Marbles, 10 p.m., $5.

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

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

Daddio's Café Valentine Special with Jennifer Lauren, Don Wade (country), 9 p.m., $3.

Enzos Tavern Mark Merritt and Kent Alley, 8 p.m., free.

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.

The Holy Chow Neptune (Boston art metal), Armamtron.

The Ironhorse Restaurant Joshua Walker Trio, 8 p.m., free.

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

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Blood Brothers, True North, Vaux, Light The Fuse, Run, 6 p.m. All ages.

The NorVa Mae, 9 p.m., $10.

Out of Bounds Qeetus, 10 p.m.

Poe's Pub George Winn and the Bluegrass Partners, 9 p.m., $4.

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 weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Cook County Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.

Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m., free.

The Taphouse Grill Paul Walton and Tommy Clark weekly, 6:30 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Miranda Louise, 9 p.m., free.

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

Sunday 16

events


Celebrity Storytellers Hear some of the world's funniest stories at 'A Celebrity Celebration of Silliness,' 4 p.m. at Richmond's Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets $25 Adults, $15 children 4 to 12, free for children 3 and younger. 4204 Hermitage Drive. 321-6287.

Hanover Arts and Activities Center The Hanover Cotillion, a six-week program that teaches young adults ethics, etiquette, social graces, social dance and more, 5-7 p.m. $90. 730-8878.

music

Cannon Memorial Chapel Organist Neal Campbell performs the third organ recital in a series of performances announcing the renovation of the Beckerath organ, 2 p.m. University of Richmond. 289-8277.

art

Flippo Gallery "The Art of the Elegant Line: Pen and Ink Drawings from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration," opens with a reception from 3-5 p.m. in Pace-Armistead Hall. Kelly Collection manager Elizabeth Alberding will give a talk on the works at 2 p.m. Through April 4. Randolph-Macon College. 752-3712.

stage

Winter Symphonic Sketches The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra performs two Italian arias, 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Virginia Commonwealth University. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Valentine Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia and the Concert Ballet Orchestra perform their annual gala, 8 p.m. at the Woman's Club Auditorium. Repeat performance Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. luncheon. Tickets $18. 211 E. Franklin St. 358-4387.

clubs

Bogart's Backroom One Love, 8:30 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.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Graffiti 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.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Hey Mercedes, Armor for Sleep, Breaking Pangea.

The NorVa Govn't Mule featuring Karl Denson, 8 p.m., $20.

Poe's Pub Lost in Austin, 9 p.m., $3.

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 17

music


The Carpenter Center Grammy winners, Blind Boys of Alabama, perform their gospel blend of roots, blues and world music as part of the Times-Dispatch "Many Worlds, One Community" Series, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $26.50. 600 E. Grace St. 262-8100.

The Modlin Center American baritone Sanford Sylvan joins the Shanghai Quartet for a performance, 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall in Booker Hall of Music. Free. University of Richmond. 289-8980.

clubs

Bogart's Backroom Shannice, 8:30 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, 10 p.m., free.

The Holy Chow The Post, Mensa Select.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub The Miles Bros., 9 p.m., $3.

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 18

events


The Carpenter Center Richmond movie premiere of "Gods and Generals," based on the best-selling novel by Jeff Shaara, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $100 to benefit local Civil War organizations. 600 E. Grace St. 440-5798.

Ginter Park Library "Ms. Roshelle's Harlem Renaissance Review," an interactive program for children to celebrate Black History Month by exploring New York's Harlem in the 1920s, 10:30 a.m. 1200 Westbrook Ave. 646-4514.

clubs

Alley Katz Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love), Will Kimbrough, 9 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Hardin/Thomas Band, 8:30 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, The Switch, 9:30 p.m.

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

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.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies weekly, "The Hudsucker Proxy," 8:30 p.m., free.

The NorVa Sixpence None The Richer, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub Steve Mabry's Music Music, 7:30 p.m.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Open-mic night, weekly, acoustic 8:30-10 p.m. hosted by Wendy Pace, Eclectic Entrée, 10 p.m.

Shenanigans Keith Rogers and Friends, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Dave Pollard, 9 p.m., free.

The Tobacco Company John Fetherston, 8:30 p.m., free.

Tropical Soul Café Tuesday Verses open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m. $5.

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