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Wednesday 09

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Lecture The Virginia Museum presents a lecture titled "Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa," 6 p.m., 2800 Grove Ave. Tickets $5. 204-2706.

University Wind Ensemble The ensemble's spring concert features student soloists and conductors from the University of Richmond. Program includes "Athletic Festival March" by Prokofiev and Martin Ellerby's "Paris Sketches." 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall. Free admission. 289-8277.

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Fieldens Cabaret Theater Richmond Triangle Players opens its new musical, "Ruthless." Tickets $12-$14. Continues through May 3. 2033 W. Broad St. Reservations, 346-8113.

Barksdale Theater The theater group will have its Play Night for young professionals, featuring a performance of its new show, "The Cocktail Hour." Pre-show reception at 7 p.m. followed by performance. Free for members, $20 nonmembers. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. For more information, call 282-9440.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Richard Shindell, $10.

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

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) We Raggazi, Blood Thirsty Lovers; Backstage, 9 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Aaron Noe Jazz Trio, $5.

Boulevard Deli Animal Crackers, 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.

Café Diem Flying Sulsers (hot jazz).

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

Chopstix The Wax Museum presents live DJ'ed hip-hop, weekly, 10 p.m., $1.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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

Holy Chow Ingredience with Rasul the Nobody (hip-hop).

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

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

NorVa Susan Tedeschi with special guest, 8 p.m., $18.

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

Poe's Pub Big Lazy (primeval twang), 9:30 p.m., $8.

Potter's Pub and Grille DTEEZ (acoustic duo), 9:30 p.m.- 1 a.m., $2.

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

Richie's Pacific Grille Scott Burton Quartet, 10 p.m., $4.

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 Live music, free

Tobacco Company The Jangling Reinharts, 9 p.m., free.

Thursday 10

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Lectures Professor Eugene Borza discusses "The Mystery of the Royal Macedonian Tombs," describing two tombs found in Macedonia, one of which may belong to the father of Alexander the Great, 8 p.m. at the Virginia Museum, 2800 Grove Ave. 779-2277.

David L. Robbins speaks about "The Genesis of Writing or The Author as God," VCU in the school of engineering auditorium, 601 W. Main St., 7:30 p.m., free. Reception follows.

William M.S. Rasmussen discusses "Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal," which deals with the social contradictions in Virginia's history, noon at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard. Tickets, $5 adults, $3 children. Senior citizen discount available. 358-4901.

"National Security versus Civil Liberty: A Forum on the USA Patriot Act" is the title of a lecture and reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Information, 692-3592.

Fund-raiser The Sixth Annual Sparkling Celebration benefits the Read Center. Live music, reception and auctions. The Renaissance Conference Center, 107 W. Broad St., 6 p.m. 353-1587.

Reading George Garrett, poet laureate of Virginia, reads from his work for the Brodie Herndon Memorial Lecture, 7 p.m. in the Gellman Room of the Main Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St., free

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Rock Benefit Richmond Coalition for a Living Wage presents a show to benefit its efforts, featuring You Are the Drum, Tovero and Isola, 9 p.m. at The Holy Chow, 307 N. Laurel St. Show continues Friday, April 11. $5 both nights.

Shady Grove Coffee House The coffee house presents Hot Soup! and Ron Fetner in a concert of traditional and contemporary folk music, 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Road., Glen Allen, 8 p.m. Tickets, $12. Free for children under 12. 355-2461.

WDCE Concerts Crooked Fingers, Zetamale and Gregor Samsa perform a free concert in the University of Richmond Commons Building, 9 p.m.

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UR Dept. of Dance and Theater University Players present George Bernard Shaw's classic satire "Arms and the Man," directed by Walter Schoen, 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Jepson Theater at the Richmond University. Runs through April 13. Tickets $13-$30. 289-8980.

Performance Initiative Richmond filmmakers, performance artists, actors, writers and dancers explore American identity, patriotism and protest while at war, 7:30 p.m. at Artspace, 6 E. Broad St. $3. 306-4614.

Women of Selket A Middle Eastern dance workshop and show is scheduled, featuring Faten Salama. Workshop, noon-4 p.m., $35. Performance follows at 7 p.m. Tickets, $7. 8975 Three Chopt Road. 320-4416.

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Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Transformer Benefit: The Apes, The City Goats w/special guest., $6, Backstage, 9 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Steve Mabry (jazz quartet), $5.

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

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8:30 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.

Canal Club King Soloman's Marbles, 8 p.m., $5.

Cary St. Café Danny Godinez Band, 10 p.m., $3.

Chopstix Wax Museum hip-hop showcase with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

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

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

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

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

Holy Chow Living Wage Benefit Show.

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 Terror, Ramallah Ringworm, Victim.

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

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

Poe's Pub Mercy Creek, 9 p.m.

Potter's Pb and Grille MOJO Workin' (acoustic blues), 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $3.

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 Live music, free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

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

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

Friday 11

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Harmony on the James The Richmond Convention Center hosts the Sweet Adelines International, an organization that promotes women singing in barbershop quartets. Twenty quartets compete tonight at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $12. Continues through Saturday. For more information, call (202) 962-4914.

Orchid Festival The Virginia Orchid Society will have its flower show at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. Hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. Runs through April 13. For more information, call 359-3674.

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Richmond Songwriters Series Karen Trump and Doug Austin with special guest Russell Lawson provide an evening of song at Eureka! Theater of the Science Museum, 2500 W. Broad St. Tickets, $12. 261-3618.

Rock Benefit Richmond Coalition for a Living Wage presents a show to benefit their efforts, featuring Bats and Mice, Stacy Koviak and Les Baton Rouge, 9 p.m. at The Holy Chow, 307 N. Laurel St. $5.

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5800 Gallery "It's Good to Get Away at Home," is a new exhibition of oil-stick paintings by Greig Leach. Artist reception 5:30-8 p.m. Continues through May 7. 5800 Grove Ave, second floor at Suitable for Framing. 285-0774.

Anderson Gallery Juried Student Fine Arts exhibition opening tonight, 5-7 p.m. Virginia Commonwealth University, Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts, 907 « W. Franklin St. Free admission; runs through April 20. For more information, call 828-1522.

Marsh Art gallery "Senior Thesis Exhibition, Part 2" features final projects from graduating studio-art majors from the University of Richmond. Preview and artists' reception 6-7 p.m. Runs through May 2. Marsh Art Gallery, George M. Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond. For more information, call 289-8276.

Reynolds Gallery An exhibit by Philip Geiger of paintings, snapshot views of interior domestic scenes and glimpses into everyday life, opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through May 23. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The 30th anniversary show of African Dance presented by Ezibu Muntu, 8 p.m. at the arts center, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Tickets, $15 adults. For more information, call 261-6200.

clubs

Alley Katz Another Pretty Face w/ Maia Banks

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. Also, Carol Covell & Company 7-10 p.m.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Right Round/ 80s DJ Mayhem with DJ Steve Ep, DJ Little E; 80s DJ Battle, $4, Backstage, 9 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom John Winntet (jazz,pop), $5.

Break Time Sports Bar Bill from Cat Daddy. 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 Copper Sails w/ Pop Culture Casualties, 8:3- p.m., $5.

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

Cary St. Café The Bridge, 10 p.m., $5.

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.

Europa DJ Kjell, weekly, 10 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 Living Wage Benefit Show.

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

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.

Potter's Pub and Grille John Small, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2.

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, 10 p.m.

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

Sin é Wonderground, 9-12:30 p.m., free.

Taphouse Grille Steve Mabry, weekly, 7-10 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Armand and Bluesology, 9 p.m., free.

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

Saturday 12

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Book Signing Eric Farrell hosts an open-mike night and signs copies of his book, "Verbalizations of Enlightenment," at Barnes and Noble - Virginia Center, 9859 Brook Road, 7-9 p.m.

Flower Show The Virginia Daffodil Society has its 12th annual daffodil show, featuring hundreds of the brightly colored blooms on display in the new education and library complex at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Continues through April 13. $8 adults, $4 children ages 3-12. For more information, call 262-9887.

The Races The 71st running of the Strawberry Hills Races takes place at Colonial Downs, 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, New Kent. This year's theme: Texas-style "Austin City Limits." Race begins, 1:30 p.m. $40 shuttle tickets available on race day, at Richmond Raceway Complex. Information about other tickets and prices call 569-3232.

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Richmond Symphony The symphony and chorus perform Bach's "B Minor Mass," 8 p.m., Carpenter Center, 600 E. Grace St.. Tickets, $13-$65. Additional performance April 14. For more information, call 262-8003.

17th St. Farmers' Market Classic Latin standards and improvised grooves with Mambo Bob and the San Juanabes featuring members of Bio Rotmo. 17th & East Main streets in Shockoe Bottom. 6:30 p.m., free. For more information, call 646-0477.

Cultural Arts Center Glen Allen Country Jamboree with the Fabulous Armadillos and special guests. 7 p.m. Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Tickets $12. For more information, call 261-6200.

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VCU Dance The VCU Dance Department gives an informal concert, featuring creative new student work with solos, collaborations and large group pieces, 7 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, free.

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Baja Bean Cook Co, Bluegrass, 9 p.m.

Black Cat(Washington, D.C.) Mousetrap: D.C.'s Brit Pop Dance Night, $8, 9:30 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Lou Wodall (jazz), $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 Leon Milmore with special guest, 8:30 p.m., $6.

Cary St. Café Oregon Hill Funk All Star, 10 p.m., $7.

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

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

Europa DJ Will, weekly, 10 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.

Holy Chow Skywave, Lyman and The Weather.

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

Potter's Pub and Grille John Small, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Latin Cats (salsa), 10:30 - 1 a.m., $4.

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

Sin é Live music, 9-12:30 p.m., free.

The Ironhorse Restaurant Emme St. James, 8-11 p.m.

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

Tobacco Company Armand and Bluesology, 9 p.m., free.

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

Sunday 13

events


Palm Sunday Parade The Annual Stuart Circle Parish Palm Sunday Parade begins at the front steps of the First English Lutheran Church at Stuart Circle. 9:30 a.m. for a brief prayer session, 9:45 a.m. the parade begins. For further information, call 359-2463.

Victorian Tour The "Victorians at Home" tour gives an indepth look into the social customs, elite lifestyles, entertaining and etiquette of the Gilded Age. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Maymont House, 1700 Hampton St. $4. For more information, call 358-7166, ext. 327.

clubs

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) The Dirty 3, Shannon Wright; $12, Mainstage, 8:30 p.m.

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.

Holy Chow Carrion (metal); Jai Alai.

Legend Brewing Company Sunday night bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.

Poe's Pub Biker Breakfast, 9 a.m.- noon.

Potter's Pub and Grille Through the Wall, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.

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.

Sin é Live music, free.

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

Taphouse Harry Gore.

Monday 14

events


History Camp Agecroft Hall Museum and Henricus Historical Park host "Voyage to Virginia Camp," a two-day adventure that lets children ages 8-11 learn the background of colonists who traveled to the New World during the 1600s. Registration $75, required by April 9. 353-4241.

music

Richmond Symphony The symphony and chorus perform the masterwork Bach's "B Minor Mass," 8 p.m., Carpenter Center. Tickets, $13-$65. For more information, call 262-8003.

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Black Cat (Washington, D.C.) Michael Wiener and Pals present: Film Works and readings with Will Keenan, $8, Backstage, 9 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Devil's Workshop (big band), $6.

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.

Holy Chow Dig Shovel Deep.

NorVa Evanescence, Despwa, Die Trying, 7 p.m., $18.50.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Potter's Pub and Grille Karaoke, Matt Rock., weekly, 9:30 - 12:30 a.m.

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

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Sin é Live music, free.

Tuesday 15

events


Book Signing Sandra Waugaman signs copies of her book, "We're Still Here: Contemporary Virginia Indians Tell Their Stories." 5-7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Virginia Center, 9850 Brook Road. 264-6850.

music

VCU Concert The VCU Jazz Orchestra I plays with a special guest artist. Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Center. For more information, call 828-1166.

Yanni The two-time Grammy award-winning musician known for his romantic tunes performs at the Richmond Coliseum tonight. Tickets, $35-$55. 601 E. Leigh St. For more information, call 780-4956.

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Carpenter Center "The Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America" opens at the Carpenter Center for Performing Arts, 600 E. Grace St., 7:30 p.m. This martial arts ballet is the creation of composer and musician Fred Ho and is part of the Times-Dispatch's Many Worlds, One Community Concert series. Tickets, $27.50-$29.50. For more information, call 426-7030.

clubs

Black Cat (Washington D.C.) Postal Service, CEX, Bazhena; Mainstage, $8, 8:30 p.m.

Bogart's Backroom Josh Walker (jazz), $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, 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.

Holy Chow Uniting the Elements (Europe rock).

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies weekly, "Magnificent Seven" 8:30 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Steve Mabry's " Music Music," featuring Bob Halahan, weekly, 7:30-10 p.m.

Potter's Pub and Grille Open Mike hosted by John Small, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Havana Sons, weekly; acoustic open-mike night, weekly, hosted by Wendy Pace, 8:30-10 p.m.

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

Sin é Bar None, 8:30-midnight, free.

Tobacco Company Dave Pollard, 9 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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