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Wednesday 06



film

World Studies Film Series VCU's School of World Studies screens the film "Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night and Water" at 7 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 827-0218.

word

Book Reading Howard Owen reads and signs copies of his novel "Rock of Ages" at the Library of Virginia at noon. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

History Talk Pulitzer Prize winner Alan Taylor gives a talk on "Jamestown: A Continental Perspective" at VCU's Student Commons Theater at 7 p.m. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-9706.

Poetry Reading Peggy Sapphire reads and signs copies of her book of poetry "A Possible Explanation" at 6:30 p.m. Free. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

music

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel music series continues with The Collegiate Strings at noon. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-7800.

String Ensembles VCU Music presents VCU String Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

University Orchestra The University of Richmond Orchestra plays the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

galleries

Border Chophouse "Silhouette," a show of works by 10 local artists, opens with a reception, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. and a performance by the Flesh Mountain Boys. Through January. 1501 W. Main St. 355-2907.

Shops at 5807 A trunk show of jewelry by Vaubel runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Dec. 8. 5807 Patterson Ave. 358-6133.

museums

Virginia Historical Society Marc Wagner gives a gallery walk on the subject of "Researching Your House" at noon. Admission is $3-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

night life

Alley Katz Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), 18 and older, 8 p.m.-midnight, $12. 643-2816.

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

Bogart's Back Room Clown Church (funk, jazz), 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons and W. Broad St.) 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 Gypsy Roots (swing jazz), 8:30-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 9-11 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (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.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 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 Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone Adam Ferrara, 7:30 p.m., $14. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Poe's Pub Eric Nassau (acoustic rock), 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

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.

Talons Sports and Spirits The Pat Russell Duo, 8 p.m., free. 744-9541.

Terra Nova Lounge Michael James (acoustic guitar), weekly, 7:30-11 p.m., free. 928-1686.

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

Velocity Comics The Extraordinaires, 8 p.m., free. 225-7323.

Thursday 07



events

Fashion First Carytown merchants host a fashion event, 6-8 p.m. 358-3688.

music

Choral Concert VCU Music presents the Choral Arts Society and Commonwealth Singers at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Tickets are $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel music series continues with The Madrigal Singers from Manchester High School at noon. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-7800.

stage

Firehouse Theatre Project The theater hosts a dramatic reading of Noah Haidle's black comedy "Mr. Marmalade" at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

museums

Virginia War Memorial The memorial hosts a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Free. 621 S. Belvidere St. 786-2060.

night life

1 North Belmont The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 358-0050.

Alley Katz Toubab Crewe (African hip-hop folk), all ages, 8 p.m.-midnight, $7-$10. 643-2816.

Amigo's Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 262-9652.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Bluehouse, 8 p.m., $15. 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.

Bogart's Back Room Jackass Flats (bluegrass), 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 Three Bands for Three Thursday, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3. 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 A Good Natured Riot (bluegrass), 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.

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

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 Adam Ferrara, 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 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Poe's Pub Dakota Ring (alt rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

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.

Tobacco Company Christopher Dean Band, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

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

Friday 08



events

Genworth Children's Advantage Classic Genworth hosts a tennis event with Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, James Blake and Lindsay Davenport, plus a performance by Elliott Yamin, to benefit Richmond-area charities, at the Siegel Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$125. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Short Pump Christmas Tree Lighting The Short Pump Ruritan Club hosts a tree lighting and children's holiday party in Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center at 7 p.m. 360-2371.

word

Book Signing Alex Marshall discusses and signs copies of "Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities" at Book People, 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

music

Holiday Gala VCU Music presents its Holiday Gala to benefit the Hospital Hospitality House at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Tickets are $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel music series continues with Baker's Dozen from St. Bridget's School at noon. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-7800.

stage

Cobb Theatre The Randolph-Macon College Drama Guild presents "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 14. Admission is $1-$2.50. 752-7316.

Empire Theatre Theatre IV presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 7 p.m. with matinees Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17. Tickets are $14. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.

Firehouse Theatre Project Yellow House presents readings of new one-act plays at 8 p.m. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Gallery5 The Field/Richmond dance company gives its final performance of the year, "Fall Fieldwork 2006," at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

galleries

Friday for the Arts! Petersburg's monthly gallery openings feature receptions, tours and entertainment, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 733-2352 or see the Galleries box.

Main Street Art Walk Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in a second-Friday art walk with music and art opening receptions, starting at 7 p.m. Check the Galleries box or call the Artemis Gallery for more information, 254-1755.

night life

Alley Katz Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $7. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea The Dixie Power Trio, 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Susan Greenbaum (pop), 8-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

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

Bogart's Back Room James King Band (bluegrass), 9 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.

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 The Transmitters (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. 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., $10-$12. 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.

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 Adam Ferrara, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16. 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 Emergenza Music Festival with Emo Therapy, Renegade Sally, Red Anthem, Culdera and others, 10 p.m., $10. 254-1942.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 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 Downtown Conspiracy, 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 B2B (Buffett covers), 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 233-1781.

Poe's Pub The Richmond Roots Revival presents Wade Reynolds, the Guitar Brothers, and Phatback, 9 p.m., $6. 648-2120.

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.

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

Sports Page (Midlothian) Chicago Cy Band, 9 p.m., free. 379-1844.

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 Mo Debree, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wired Café Open mic night (poetry and music), 5 p.m., free. 340-5560.

Saturday 09



events

Fan Holiday House Tour The Fan Holiday House Tour gets people wandering the streets in search of architectonic beauty, 1-5 p.m. Through Dec. 10. Tickets are $25-$30. There is a tree lighting Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Meadow Park. Call 254-2550 or visit www.fandistrict.org.

James River Parade of Lights The 14th annual holiday boat cruise gets started at Libby Hill Park at 4:30 p.m. Free. 717-6681.

Nordstrom Family Fun Night Nordstrom hosts a holiday party with "wintery fun" and music by Old Dominion Brass, 5-8 p.m. 364-6900.

Woodland Heights Holiday Art Show The 2006 Woodland Heights Artists in Residence Holiday Event, with photography, cards and other artwork, runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Forest Hill Park's Stone House. 41st Street and Forest Hill Ave. 230-0561.

film

"Hitiro the Peasant" Screening Yellow House presents the final screening of the samurai tale "Hitiro the Peasant" at the Firehouse Theatre Project at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 1609 W. Broad St. 329-4735.

word

Soul Café The Richmond Public Library hosts a poetry open mic, 2-4 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4740.

music

Harp Ensemble The American Youth Harp Ensemble performs a holiday concert at Grace Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 4200 Dover Road. 837-9355.

Living Christmas Tree The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of Grove Avenue Baptist Church perform holiday music from the branches of a giant tree (yes!) at the church at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $5-$10. 8701 Ridge Road. 740-8888.

stage

Art6 Lelia Pendleton performs "Balancing Act," mimed stories and vignettes at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

galleries

Artspace The gallery hosts the Art Attic Holiday Sale, art, equipment and supplies, noon-4 p.m. Through Dec. 10. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Crossroads Art Center "The Faces of Homelessness," a photo exhibit by Dylan Norvell benefiting Freedom House and Daily Planet, runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 239-8673.

The Triple Restaurant "Insights 2," a collection of works by painters Benjamin Bemis and Enrique Rodriguez, and photographers Michael Creasy and John Worley runs through Jan. 5. 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777.

night life

Alley Katz Thru the Rear View, Sunday Reason, A Flag We Fly, Catalytic Converter, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $5. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, 8 p.m., $19.50. 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 Roger Carroll Band (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. 353-9280.

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

Canal Club GWAR, 6:30 p.m., $20-$25. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Homemade Bread (funk, jam), 10 p.m., $5. 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 (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. 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.

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

Funny Bone Adam Ferrara, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16. 521-8900.

Gallery5 Ghost of Pop 2 with Heath Haynes and the Crying Shames, Greenland, Prabir & The Substitutes, David Shultz and The Subtle Neon Browns, Chris Wright and others, 7 p.m., $5. 644-0005.

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

Hyperlink Café Emergenza Music Festival with The Half Jeffersons, True Liberty, Busted Wire, Special Ed and the Shortbus, and others, 10 p.m. 254-1942.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 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 Papa Groove Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 254-4904.

Poe's Pub Hamaganza 2006 with At the Stars, 9 p.m., $10 or a canned ham. 648-2120.

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

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

Shenanigans Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 9 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

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

Tobacco Company Soul Providers, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Sunday 10



events

Court End Christmas The Valentine Richmond History Center presents the 20th Annual Court End Christmas, a daylong festival of carriage rides, history, music and more, noon-5 p.m. at VRHC, the 1812 Wickham House, the John Marshall House, Museum of the Confederacy, St. John's Church and Monumental Church. Free. 649-0711.

Historic Homes of Petersburg Tour Petersburg's holiday decorated homes are on display, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 732-2096.

Woodland Heights Holiday Tour of Homes Woodland Heights presents a tour of South Side homes, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 230-6333.

word

Book Reading Nancy Wright Beasley reads from her book "Reflections of a Purple Zebra: Essays of a Different Stripe" at Café Gutenberg at 7 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

music

A Cappella Ensemble Impromptu, a 13-member a cappella ensemble, performs its winter concert at Church of the Holy Comforter at 5 p.m. 4819 Monument Ave. 355-3251.

Kenny Rogers in Concert Kenny Rogers performs a Christmas and Greatest Hits Concert at the Siegel Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29-$55. Call 828-7267 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Madrigalists VCU Music presents The Madrigalists Holiday Concert at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

"Messiah" Concert The River Road Chancel Choir performs sections of Handel's "Messiah" at River Road Church at 7:30 p.m. Free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131.

"Messiah" Sing-Along The Second Sunday South of the James Concert Series at Bon Air Presbyterian Church presents a "Messiah" sing-along with a chamber orchestra and soloists at 4 p.m. 9201 W. Huguenot Road. 272-7514.

museums

Agecroft Hall and Gardens Agecroft presents an open house, "Christmas at Agecroft," 12:30-5 p.m. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

night life

Alley Katz Red Hymnal, Fighting to Forget, Mourning of the Masses, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $6. 643-2816.

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.

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. 353-7445.

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

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

Funny Bone Adam Ferrara, 7 p.m., $10. 521-8900.

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

Hyperlink Café Emergenza Music Festival with Classic Monkey Shine, Chokechain, Caesura, Searching for Timothy and others, 10 p.m. 254-1942.

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, Tony Cook and Will Perkins. 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 (bluegrass), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. The Offering, 6:30-8:30 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.

Monday 11



word

Poetry Reading The Bottom Readers present an open-mic poetry reading at Café Gutenberg starting at 7:30 p.m. Free. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

music

Holiday Concert The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart presents a concert of holiday music by the cathedral choir and others at 11 a.m. Free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel music series continues with St. Catherine's and St. Christopher's School Lower Ensemble at noon. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-7800.

Western Wind Concert UR's Modlin Center season continues with holiday music by The Western Wind at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$30. 289-8980.

night life

Bogart's Back Room Down Beat Project (jazz, funk), The Former Champions (progressive/experimental jazz), 9 p.m., $6. 353-9280.

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

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

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 12



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Book Reading Carol Thayer Cox and Peggy Osna Heller read from their book "Portrait of the Artist as a Poet" at Café Gutenberg at 7 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

Coffee and Conversations The Barksdale Theatre presents a behind-the-scenes look at "Mame," 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

music

Baroque by Candlelight Cellist James Wilson and other musicians perform Baroque music on period instruments, 8 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10-$20. 5 N. Fifth St. 740-2890.

Chorus Concert The Henrico Pops Chorus performs "Jingle All the Way," holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel music series continues with The Godwin High School Strings at noon. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-7800.

Richmond Concert Band The band performs holiday music at Sandston Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. 100 W. Williamsburg Road. 737-2171.

stage

Barksdale Theatre The Richmond Playwrights Forum presents a staged reading of Casey Stronach's one-act "Royal Colours: How the Queen Mum Won the War" at noon. Free. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. Call 282-2620 or visit www.barksdalerichmond.org.

night life

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 Mike Gales and the Warriorz (funk), 9 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

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

Cabo's Corner Bistro Tracy Retchin (singer-songwriter, pianist), 7-9 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

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

Canal Club The Richmond Jazz Society presents Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes, the DJ Williams Projekt, 7 p.m., $25-$30. 643-1972.

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.

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.

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.

Pour House West End Camelot 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 Blues Flash, 8 p.m., free. 864-5010.

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 Fetherston/Tiller, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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

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