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Wednesday 09



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Book Reading Hugo Award Finalist John Scalzi reads and signs his novel "The Last Colony" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Valentino Achak Deng The subject of Dave Eggers' book "What Is the What" speaks at St. John's Church at 7 p.m. 503 N. Lombardy St. 497-5000.

music

Innsbrook After Hours The weekly concert series at the FasMart Innsbrook Pavilion continues with The Derek Trucks Band. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30. Call 423-6589 or visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Jazz Lunch St. Paul's Episcopal Church presents a weekly jazz lunch series at noon. This week, music by Kevin Davis and the Bar Caribe Trio and food by Bandito's. Admission is $7. 643-3589.

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Christ Presbyterian Church The Stable Theatre presents "Bookmark" at 7:45 p.m. through Saturday with a Sunday matinee. Through May 13. Admission is $6-$10. 2508 Dickens Road. 264-3396.

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Science Museum of Virginia The museum's free weekly Lunch Break Science series continues with Karen A. Rader talking about "From Mice to Men and Back Again: The History of Laboratory Rodents and Other Model Organisms in Biomedicine" at noon. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea Peter Mulvey (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $12. 798-1702.

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

Bogart's Back Room El Cheapo Deluxe (rock), Mike Banks (acoustic folk), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten, Laura Ann Boyd and Michael Hawkins, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

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

Cabo's Corner Bistro Tracy Rechin (singer-songwriter/pianist), 8-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Café Diem Kari Smith, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

The Camel A Roman Holiday (indie), Appomattox (experimental rock), Vindication (experimental punk), 8 p.m., $6. 353-4901.

Canal Club As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Fair to Midland, 6:30 p.m., $15. 643-2582.

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

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.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Buttafly Vazquez (soul), 10 p.m., $5. 359-2334.

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

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Nick Griffin, 7:30 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

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

House of Dave's Paul Childress, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 275-2555.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

Lucky Buddha Service Industry Night, weekly, 9 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.

Maggiano's Little Italy Jazz piano with Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Murphy's Law II Casey McCue & Steve Duncan (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. 739-0800.

New York Deli Alex's Extreme New Wave Dance Party, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-3354.

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

Positive Vibe Café Frosty Salsa (country), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

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

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

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

Shenanigans Pub John Németh with The Junior Watson Blues Band, 8 p.m., $10. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company Rhythmasters, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

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film

Night at the Movies JFS hosts a night at the movies with a reception at Suitable for Framing at 5:45 p.m. followed by a screening of the comedy "Ushpizin" at the Westhampton Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50-$100. 282-5644.

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Asia Lecture Ambassador Robert E. Seiple gives a talk on "Religious Freedom in Southeast Asia and Laos," 7-9 p.m. at Gallery5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

English Tea and Lecture Eirwen Nicholsen gives a lecture on "From Real Britannia to Duchess of Richmond: The Frances Stuart Story" at VMFA at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

music

Groovin' in the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's summer music series kicks off with performances by the Avett Brothers and the Seldom Scene, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Call 262-9887 or www.richmondconcerts.net.

VCU Jazz The VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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Jamestown Reading Benjamin Woolley reads from his book "Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Poetry Reading Cheryl Pallant and Grant Jenkins read their works at Chop Suey Tuey at 6 p.m. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

night life

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Wiyos (ragtime, blues), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702.

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

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

Bogart's Back Room The Whiskey Rebellion (bluegrass), 10 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.

Brio Tuscan Grille The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. 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.

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 Modern Groove Syndicate (jazz jam), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

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

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

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

Curbside Café Captain Slicktalk (acoustic), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-7008.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Richmond Afrobeat Movement, 10 p.m., $5. 359-2334.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band (variety/jazzy), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

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

Funny Bone Nick Griffin, 7:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

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

Hyperlink Café The Old Haunts, Joshua David Abbot, Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies, 9 p.m. 254-1942.

Las Casas Grandes Restaurante Casey McCue & Steve Duncan (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Maggiano's Little Italy Jazz piano with Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington, 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 Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Pearl Throwback Thursdays ('80s and '90s), weekly, 6 p.m. 545-8983.

Poe's Pub Calpurnia (rock, blues), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Kari Smith (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

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

Rocks Y101 Rock-Off Finals, 8-11 p.m., free. 648-7625.

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.

Tobacco Company Jangling Reinhardts, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

The Triple Restaurant DJ Chris G. and DJ Scooby (jungle, drum & bass, techno), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

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

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with David Allen, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Friday 11



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AntiThesis VCU Fashion Design majors present the AntiThesis runway show at Plant Zero Art Center at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 0 E. Fourth St. 231-6500.

Cocktail Classic Maymont's Dooley Noted Society presents "Havana Nights" with dance, food and more at Maymont, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 358-7166, ext. 310.

Hoedown St. Joseph's Villa hosts the 13th annual Hoedown with food and bluegrass by the Lonesome River Band, 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $75. 261-6142.

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VSU History Virginia State University premieres "Through Our Own Eyes: The 125-Year History of Virginia State University" at Anderson-Turner Auditorium at 8 p.m. 524-5317.

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Fluxus Performance Janet Rodgers' Fluxus Ha! Performance Company presents "Inanna and the Healing Temple" at Art6 at 8 p.m. Through May 12. Admission is $5. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

music

Friday Cheers The Brown's Island music series kicks off with Carbon Leaf, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Call 788-6466 or visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Wind Symphony The CBS 6 Wind Symphony performs at Short Pump Town Center at 7:15 p.m. 342-8797.

galleries

Artemis Gallery "The Art of Fashion," textile art by Mimi Hodgin Hay, Olympia's Creations and others, opens with a reception, 7-11 p.m. Through May. 1601 W. Main St. 254-1755.

Brazier Fine Art Peter Fiore's "The Italian Landscape" opens with a reception, 5-7 p.m. Through June 5. 3401 W. Cary St. 359-2787.

Friend House Gallery "Twenty-Eight Days in Mexico," photography by Carol Anna Meese, opens with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through July 7. 27 Bollingbrook St. 931-1370.

Mad Works Gallery "Anger + Art = Change," a multi-media show, opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through May 13. 2505 E. Broad St. 386-6003.

Petersburg Area Art League The ARGS Spring Show opens with a reception, 6-10 p.m. Through June 3. 7 E. Old St. 861-4611.

Petersburg Regional Art Center The May All Media Show, featuring Style Weekly's 25th Anniversary Show and works by Richard Buhrman, Maria Crafton and others, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Through June 2. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.

night life

Alley Katz Thru the Rear View, Enemy at the Six, Marion, They Found Her in Pieces, Sallyboy, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $7. Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band CD release, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Former Champions (jazz), 8 p.m., $5. 798-1702

Babes of Carytown Susan Greenbaum (folk/rock), 8-11 p.m., $5. 358-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. This week, Marna and Macy. 262-9652.

Bella Arte Roger Carroll Trio, 8:30 p.m., free. 515-9099.

Blues Café Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Bogart's Back Room Adrian Duke Projekt (New Orleans soul, jazz), 10 p.m., $5-$7. 353-9280.

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

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

The Camel David Shultz (folk rock), Palominos (country), Lamont Skylark (Americana), 9 p.m., $6. 353-4901.

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 Crucial Elements (reggae), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

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

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 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.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) R. (saxophone), 6-8 p.m., free. Rob Gray (jazz, blues), 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Eric Lumpkin (classical guitarist), 7-9 p.m., free. Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

Escabar Restaurant Quatro na Bossa (bossa nova), 9 p.m., free. 288-4885.

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

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

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.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy Jazz piano with Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar New Wave 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 Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Nuccio's Trattoria The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 594-0040.

Paradise Lounge DJ DNS (Top 40) & DJ King Tutt (hip-hop, R&B), weekly, 9 p.m., free before 11, $5 after. 519-0844.

Pasta Luna (Commonwealth Parkway) Ominotago, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 763-3211.

Pasta Luna (W. Broad) Desiree, 9 p.m., free. 762-9029.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

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

Pour House West End Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9 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.

Shenanigans Pub Union Pacific, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

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

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

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

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

Tobacco Company The Socials, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

The Triple Restaurant Pure and Sinful (blues), 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free.

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events

Arts in the Alley St. Benedict School presents an art event with vendors, food, games and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Belmont and Grove. 254-8850.

Bizarre Market Chop Suey Books hosts a market of the strange, unusual and handmade, noon-4 p.m. 1312 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Komen Greater Richmond Race for the Cure The annual race to fight breast cancer ends with a festival on Brown's Island, 8-10:30 a.m. 796-RACE.

Strawberry Street Festival William Fox Elementary School hosts a festival with rides, games, food and more, noon-4:30 p.m. Free. 780-6259.

film

Virginia Film Tour The Virginia Film Tours presents a two-hour Richmond Movie Motorcoach tour leaving from the Richmond Visitors Center at 1 p.m. Tickets are $29. 401 N. Third St. 744-1718.

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Mother's Day Book Signing Charlene Warner Coleman talks about her "Mothers to Daughters Cookbook" at the Henrico Public Library, North Branch, at 1 p.m. 262-4876.

Soul Café The Richmond Public Library hosts a spoken-word open mic, 2-4 p.m. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4256.

musicChoir Concert The Ginter Park Presbyterian Church Choir, City Singers and others present Handel's "Messiah" at the church at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. 3601 Seminary Ave. 359-5049.

Petersburg Festival Chorus The chorus performs at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. 215 S. Sycamore St. 862-3706.

galleries

The Triple Restaurant "Flowers of the Nuflesh," paintings by Donnie Green, opens with a reception, 8-10 p.m. Through May. 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777.

Visual Art Studio "Twist and Shout," featuring work by Rosetta DeBerardinis and Guy Barnard, has a second Saturday reception, noon-6 p.m. Through May 25. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

parks

Maymont Park The park hosts an anniversary tea, "Patriotism, Petticoats and Petit Fours" at 3 p.m. Admission is $17-$20. 358-7166, ext. 329.

night life

Alley Katz Richmond Lucha Libre presents "If it Ain't Jive, It Ain't Nyce," 21 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Dixie Power Trio CD release (Dixieland), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702

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.

Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis (Brazilian jazz), 10 p.m., $5-$7. 353-9280.

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

Café Diem The Atkinsons (roots), 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

The Camel Concice Records showcase with Micsource, Dox-One, Swordplay (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $6. 353-4901.

Canal Club Trust in the Fall, Clock Strikes Murder, 8:30 p.m., $5. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. In Session (reggae, funk), 10 p.m., $7. 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., $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

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

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Karaoke with High Brow Steve, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Son Quatro with Eric Lumpkin (salsa), 10 p.m., $5-$10. 359-2334.

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

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

Gospel Chicken House The Concords, The Heavenly Echoes, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

Hollywood Grill Buttercup, The Trestle Walkers (country), 9 p.m., $5. 819-1988.

Lucky Buddha DJ Fatback & DJ Mordecai (funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop), weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy Jazz piano with Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

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

Poe's Pub A Good Natured Riot (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Bar Stool Heroes, 9:30 p.m., $2. 364-9083.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Rocks Social Dropouts, Insurgency, The Unstately, The Black Sheep, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. At the Stars, Brian Buchman and the New Romancers, One Friend, 9 p.m. 648-7625.

Shenanigans Pub Brad Spivey & the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company The Socials, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Matt Rox, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

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events

Mother's Day House and Garden Tour The Museum District Association hosts a house tour, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 257-9622 or visit www.museumdistrict.org.

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Poetry Reading Art6 Gallery hosts a series of poetry readings by Shann Palmer, Jimmy Warner, Tom Sanchez Prunier, Sorcha Duncan and Wes Childress in conjunction with the May exhibits, 4-6 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

Shockoe Poets The Shockoe Poets host an open-mic reading at Shockoe Espresso & Roastery, 2-4 p.m. 104 Shockoe Slip. 335-9403.

music

Mother's Day Concert Woodlake Pavilion hosts a Mother's Day Concert with music by Susan Greenbaum and others, 5-8 p.m. Free. 739-4344.

Richmond Concert Band The band plays its Mother's Day concert at Agecroft Hall at 6:30 p.m. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series Pianist Hugh Middleton performs at Bon Air Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Admission by donation. 9201 W. Huguenot Road. 272-7514.

Sundays in the Park Christopher Dean Band performs at Deep Run Park, along with games, food and more, 2-4 p.m. Free. 501-5121.

Wind Symphony The CBS 6 Wind Symphony performs at Stony Point Fashion Park at 3:30 p.m. 342-8797.

museums

Poe Museum Mother's Day is celebrated with poetry readings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with $5-$6. 1916 E. Main St. 648-5523.

Valentine Richmond History Center The center hosts a walking tour of Hollywood Cemetery at 2 p.m. leaving from the Black History Museum and Cultural Center. Tickets are $9-$10. 00 Clay St. 649-0711.

night life

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 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.

Café Diem DJ Williams open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Café Gutenberg A Light in the Attic Sound Series presents The OK Bird, Ki: Theory, ILAD, 8-11 p.m., free. 497-5000.

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

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse The Thirds (alt pop), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

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

Funny Bone Nick Griffin, 7 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

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

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass night, weekly, 6:30 p.m., free. This week, Cook County Bluegrass. 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 Tripp 'n' Jenny (folk), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. The Offering (Christian rock), 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Wonderland Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-9233.

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Book Reading Lesley Kagan reads and signs "Whistling in the Dark" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Bottom Readers Café Gutenberg hosts a poetry open mic at 7:30 p.m. Free. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

music

Positive Vibes for Sportable Positive Vibe Café hosts a benefit concert and dinner for the recreation organization Sportable, with music by Susan Greenbaum and others, 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $50. 2825 Hathaway Road. 560-9622.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Southside Future Squad (experimental jazz), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Cary Street Café The Aquabatics (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $6. 353-7445.

ComedySportz Liz Marks (cabaret), 7:30 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue (acoustic), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Funny Bone Meet Dick and Jane night, 8 p.m., $5. 521-8900.

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

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

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Shenanigans Pub Dale Watson, 8 p.m. 264-5010.

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Storytellers The Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers host an open-mic night at Ashland Coffee & Tea, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 100 N. Railroad Ave. 798-1702.

Veteran Talk Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq veteran and author of "Chasing Ghosts," gives a talk and book signing at Richbrau Brewing Company at 5:30 p.m. 1214 E. Cary St. 644-3018.

music

Henrico Pops Chorus The chorus presents "A Salute to Tin Pan Alley" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7:30 p.m. Free. 2800 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

night life

A Cappella's Pub Pokey Lafarge (ragtime blues guitarist), 9 p.m., free. 377-1963.

2816.

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

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 Aquabatics (hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 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.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

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.

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), weekly, dance lessons 8 p.m., music 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Las Casa Grandes Larri Branch (jazz piano), weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Legend Brewing Company Frosty Salsa featuring Drew Perkins (Americana), 6:30 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 Open Mic Night with Jim Daab, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

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.

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

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company Chris Grigg, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

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



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