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FEBRUARY

1

Maymont presents "The Art of Conservation," a lunch and lecture with conservationist Scott W. Nolley at noon. Registration required. $15. 358-7166.

Emma Ukrop brings her collection, "Cutest of Canines," to Quirk Gallery's Cabinet of Curiosities through Feb. 28. 644-5450.

Chop Suey Books hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of new paintings by Michele Arthur. 6-9 p.m. Free. 497-4705.

2

Heather Anderson Williams gives a talk on "Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom" at the Virginia Historical Society at noon. $5. 358-4901.

Art After Hours and the Friends of Art Auction at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features The Pete Anderson Jazz Ensemble, 6-9 p.m. $10. 340-1405.

3

The First Fridays Art Walk, Broad Street's monthly gallery receptions, runs 7-10 p.m. Call 344-1508.

"New Pastel and Color Pencil Drawings" opens with a reception at the Visual Art Studio, 7-10 p.m. Through March 10. 644-1368.

"Mardi Gras Celebration" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 6-10 p.m. Funds go to the center and victims of Hurricane Katrina. Reservations required. $65. 261-6214.

An exhibition of works by Sharon Bancroft and Purpl Oberg opens with a reception at Curated Culture at Cornerstone Gallery, 7-10 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 24. 344-1508.

"Dreamers," a mixed-media installation by VCU professors Nancy Strube, Sandra Wheeler, Rob Carter, Kristin Caskey and John Malinoski, comes to Art6 through Feb 26. 343-1406.

Uptown Gallery hosts the Richmond High School Show, 5-8 p.m. Through February. 353-8343.

Lauren Duckworth at the Main Art Gallery through Feb 28. 355-6151.

"Carrie Mae Weems: To Be Continued" opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The show runs through March 19. 353-0094.

Nonesuch hosts an opening reception for a show of drawing, ceramics and sculpture by Kate Horne from 7 to 10 p.m. 649-4069.

"Disrobed" opens at Gallery 5. 18 and over only. Free. 644-0005.

4

Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon performs with The Richmond Symphony at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. $10-$60. 788-1212.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents Al Stewart as part of the Music Connections Series at 7:30 p.m. $25. 261-6200.

5

University of Richmond presents Richard Becker playing piano music by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin at the Camp Concert Hall, 3 p.m. $32. 289-8980.

6

The Jepson Leadership Forum at UR presents "A View From the Hill and Beyond: A Conversation With Bob Dole and George McGovern" at 7 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

8

University of Richmond presents "Perspectives on Race and Identity in Art and Writing of the American South" with Michael Harris, Lucinda MacKethan and Diana Vincelli at UR's Weinstein Hall, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 289-8276.

"Street Opera: Reconsidering the Art and Writing of Margaret May Dashiell (1869-1958)" opens with a reception and preview at the Lora Robins Gallery, 7:45-9 p.m. Through July 29. 289-8276.

9

Nancy Tuana talks about "The Speculum of Science: Knowledge and Ignorance in the Field of Women's Bodies" at the University of Richmond's Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room, at 4 p.m. 289-8578.

John Tyler Community College presents "An Evening in Africa" with art and entertainment from the continent, 7-9 p.m. 594-1462.

Art After Hours and the Friends of Art Auction at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features the Tom Larsen Band, 6-9 p.m. $10. 340-1405.

10

Petersburg's monthly gallery openings, Friday for the Arts!, runs 7-10 p.m. 733-2352.

Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in the Main Street Art Walk, starting at 7 p.m. 254-1755.

Petersburg Regional Art Center brings you the "All Media Show," with a reception at 7 p.m. Through March 4. 733-8200.

The Barksdale Theatre presents "The Lark" at 8 p.m. Through April 2. $37-$39.50. 282-2620.

Ground Zero Dance Company presents "Moment of Flight" and "Rope" at 8 p.m. at Grace Street Theater. Through Feb. 18. $10-$15. 353-9774.

The Henrico Theater Company presents its "20th One-Act Showcase" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen through Feb. 26. Times vary. Reservations required. Free. 501-5859 or 501-5115.

"The Garden Is for Lovers," a special display at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, runs through Feb. 25. $6-$10. 262-9887, ext. 352.

The Richmond Symphony presents "A Musical Valentine" at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 13. $5-$60. 788-1212.

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The Museum of the Confederacy presents a program on love during wartime, "Hearts at War," 1-3 p.m. Advance registration required. $10. 649-1861.

"All Aboard!" a model train trip through historic Richmond at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, continues through May 14. $6-$10. 262-9887.

Pine Camp Arts and Community Center presents "In Honor of Our Ancestors," an African-American community festival, 5-9 p.m. 646-1080.

12

Trumpeter Michael Davison, vocalist Deborah D. Lynch and organist/pianist Patrick Carlin present "Music for Weddings and Other Festive Occasions" at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 2 p.m. Free. 359-5651.

John Eaton performs at VCU's Jazz Piano Concert Series at the Singleton Center, 4-6 p.m. $12-$15. 828-6776.

13

University of Richmond presents the David Esleck Trio (jazz) at the Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

15

Randolph-Macon College presents Euripides' "The Bacchae" at Cobb Theater at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 19. $5. 752-7316.

VCU's Chamber Brass Ensemble performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

The Richmond Triangle Players present "Southern Baptist Sissies" at Fieldens Cabaret Theatre at 8 p.m. Through March 11. $14-$16. 346-8113.

University of Richmond presents soprano Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish on piano at the Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. $32. 289-8980.

16

VCU presents Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" at the Raymond Hodges Theater at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 26. Times vary. $5-$15. 828-6026.

VCU's Jazz Orchestra I performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. $5. 828-6776.

The University of Richmond presents "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Part One," opening with an artist's reception and preview at the Modlin Center, 6-7 p.m. Through March 19. 289-8276.

Art After Hours and the Friends of Art Auction at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features Sambaiosis, 6-9 p.m. $10. 340-1405.

17

"Symbolic Images" is on display at White Canvas Gallery through March 22. 782-1776.

Crossroads Art Center presents an All-Media Show, opening with a reception, 6-9 p.m. The show runs through March 9. 278-8950.

VCU's Woodwind Faculty Chamber Concert is at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents "Winter Gala With the Concert Ballet Orchestra" at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 19. $15-$18. 798-0945.

The Richmond Ballet performs "Sleeping Beauty" at the Landmark Theater through Feb. 19. Show times vary. $35-$55. 646-4213.

University of Richmond presents Jeremy McEntire (flute) at the Camp Concert Music Hall. Free. 7:30 p.m. 289-8980.

18

The Ashland Classic Film Series presents "Gone With the Wind" at the Ashland Theater at 8 p.m. $5. 798-2728.

Theater IV presents "The Magic Flute" at the Barksdale Theater through March 26. $12. 344-8040.

"Latin Ambience," works by Elena Ehrenwald, Viviana Peretti and Lissette Solorzano, runs through March 19 at The Gallery Art and Design. 355-0102.

19

Jazz trombonist Antonio J. Garcia performs at the Singleton Center at 4 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

21

The University of Richmond presents "'Who Said You Could Say That?': The Writer, Voice and Authority," a lecture by Marita Golden at Boatwright Memorial Library, 7:30-9 p.m. 289-8276.

Pine Camp Arts and Community Center presents "Women Making History" at 7 p.m. Registration required. 646-8663.

VCU's Woodwind Ensembles perform at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

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VCU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

Meet the Artists at an informal discussion with the UR students featured in the Honor Thesis Exhibition at the Harnett Museum of Art, 3-3:30 p.m. 287-6423

"Transmitted to Posterity: Houndon's Portraits of Washington and Their Influence," a lecture with Tracy L. Kamerer, curator of the state art collection for the Library of Virginia, starts at noon. 692-3592.

eighth blackbird performs "Coming Together" at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. $30. 289-8980.

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The Jepson Leadership Forum at UR presents "Public Deliberation in a Diverse Society," a talk by Jean Bethke Elshtain, at 7 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

Art After Hours and the Friends of Art Auction at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features Mo Debree, 6-9 p.m. $10. 340-1405.

VCU hosts a Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

University of Richmond's University Dancers present their 21st Annual Spring Dance Concert "Beyond Boundaries" at the Alice Jepson Theatre through Feb. 26. Times vary. $15. 289-8980.

24

The Virginia Opera performs Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 26. $50-$80. (866) 673-7282.

Three shows open with a reception, 7-10 p.m., at Art Works: "Human Artefacts," "February All Media Show" and "Recent Works of Cathyann Burgess" The shows run through March 19. 291-1400.

The Richmond Symphony performs the "Mozart Festival Concert Series, Concert #3" at Bon Air Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 26. $15-$35. 788-1212.

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"Controversial Confederates," a day-long conference presented by the Museum of the Confederacy, runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance registration required. 649-1861.

Sandston Baptist Church presents "A Little Bit of Heaven" featuring The Harvesters, The Trav'lers, Amy Ladd and Patsy Butler at 6 p.m. $10. 901-2788.

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Randolph-Macon College's Flippo Gallery presents a show of paintings by Setsuya Kotani, opening with a reception, 3-5 p.m. The exhibition runs through April 16. 752-3018.

The VCU Center for Performing Arts presents "Dance!" at 4 p.m. 673-7400.

Agecroft Hall presents the "Tales of Beatrix Potter" performed by Chris Hudert and his puppets at 2 p.m. $6. 353-4241.

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Art Works hosts a gallery talk for the "February All Media Show" at 7:15 p.m. 291-1400.

28

VCU hosts a Clarinet Studio Recital at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Through March 1. Free. 828-6776.

University of Richmond presents Chick Corea and Touchstone (jazz) at the Alice Jepson Theatre at 7:30 and 10 p.m. $32. 289-8980.

MARCH

1

The Shanghai Quartet performs at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. $30. 289-8980.

2

The Firehouse Theatre Project presents Israel Horovitz's "Compromise" at 8 p.m. Through March 25. $20. 355-2001.

Greg Osterhaus' oil paintings are on display at Gallery 5800 through April 4. 285-0774.

VCU presents the "Student/Faculty Concert," including new choreography from Robert Battle and Gerri Houlihan, at the Grace Street Theater through March 4. $15. 828-6776.

VCU hosts a Trumpet Studio Recital at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

3

The First Fridays Art Walk, Broad Street's monthly gallery receptions, runs 7-10 p.m. Call 344-1508.

Rentz Gallery brings you a "One Woman Show" through April 10. 358-5338.

Curated Culture at Cornerstone Gallery hosts an opening reception for "Sustain," 7-10 p.m. The show runs through March 31. 344-1508.

The Richmond Public Library brings you works by Pam Sexton, RPS Art, David Kenedy and the Chesterfield County Art Teachers through March 31. 646-4256.

"People, Places and Things" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts School Gallery runs through March 31. There is a reception March 10, 5-7 p.m. 340-1400.

1708 Gallery hosts the Annual Benefit Art Auction at 7 p.m. 643-1708.

An exhibition of work by Tom Krusinis and Bart Dluhy opens with a reception at Uptown Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Through April. 353-8343.

Photographer Kathleen McLauglin and sculptor Virginia Tyack show their work at Art6 through March 26. 343-1406.

Main Art Gallery hosts the work of Andrew Havenhand through March 28. 355-6151.

Hypnotist Dale K performs at Randolph-Macon's Blackwell Auditorium at 8 p.m. Free. 752-7316.

The Richmond Symphony presents "King of Instruments" at 8 p.m. Through March 6. $5-$60. 788-1212.

"Lord of the Dance" comes to the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Through March 5. $35-$55. 646-4213.

Nonesuch hosts an opening reception for a show of paintings by George Williams and Bobbi Corker from 7 to 10 p.m. 649-4069.

Gallery 5 presents "Untitled," a show of works on paper. Free. 644-0005.

4

The International Sejong Soloists perform with pianist Joseph Kalichstein at VCU's Singleton Center at 8 p.m. $10-$25. 828-6776.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents "Arts Celebration," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through March 5. Free. 261-6200.

5

VCU presents a Scholarship Benefit Concert for the VCU Music Scholarship Fund at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 3 p.m. Donations appreciated. 828-1166.

The Richmond Symphony performs Kicked Back Classics at the Science Museum of Virginia at 5 p.m. $5-$15. 788-1212.

7

Rex Richardson plays jazz trumpet for a faculty recital at VCU's Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

8

VCU presents a Classic Guitar Mini-Festival with the Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

9

Pine Camp Art and Cultural Center present Art in the Afternoon, a van tour of highlights from the First Friday gallery walk, at 1 p.m. Free, but registration required. 646-3677.

10

Petersburg's monthly gallery openings, Friday for the Arts!, runs 7-10 p.m. 733-2352.

Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in the Main Street Art Walk, starting at 7 p.m. 254-1755.

Petersburg Regional Art Center presents an "All Media Show," opening with a reception at 7 p.m. Through April 8. 733-8200.

The Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents "Cotton Patch Gospel" at 8 p.m. Through May 27. $28.50-$31.25. 692-3586.

"Night Light," an exhibition of work by artists working in neon, opens at Bainbridge Art Center with a performance of "The Neon Man and Me" by Slash Coleman at 7 p.m. and March 11 at 7 p.m. $10 for the show. The exhibit runs through April 3. 230-4544.

Chop Suey Books hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of new photographs by Travis Conner, 6-9 p.m. Free. 497-4705.

11

M”tley Cr�e performs at the Richmond Coliseum at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75. 262-8100.

The Library of Virginia presents the 2006 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography at 3 p.m. Free, but reservations required. 371-4795.

12

The Weinstein JCC presents Mo Rocca at Collegiate School's Oates Theater at 8:30 p.m. $35. 285-6500.

13

"I Can Do It!" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 9 a.m. $5. 261-6200.

Singers from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and VCU present "Songs From Musical Theatre," followed by a free lunch, starting at 11 a.m. Free. 359-5651.

Nicholas Photinos (cello) and Yasuka Oura (piano) perform at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

14

Nine Inch Nails performs at the Richmond Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. $38.50-$44. 262-8100.

15

Randolph-Macon's Topping Room of Old Chapel hosts a lecture on "Eleonore de Sabran" at 4:15 p.m. 752-7316.

The Chieftains perform at the Landmark Theater at 7 p.m. $35-$55. 646-4213.

16

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents "Feast," works from the permanent collection, through June 25. 340-1400.

The University of Richmond presents "2006 Harnett Biennial of American Prints," opening with a lecture by Kathy Caraccio, reception and preview of the exhibition to follow, 7-9 p.m. at the Modlin Center. Through June 24. 287-6424.

Harold Holzer talks about "Art in the Civil War South" at the Virginia Historical Society at noon. $3-$5. 358-4901.

Hiram Larew and Michelle Surat read new poetry at Chop Suey Books at 7:30 p.m. 497-4705.

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"Art of the Confederacy" at the Museum of the Confederacy runs through Nov 30. $3-$7. 649-1861.

The Crossroads Art Center hosts an All-Media Show, opening with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through April 12. 278-8950.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents singer/songwriter Christine Lavin as part of the Music Connections Series at 7:30 p.m. $25. 261-6200.

"Natural Selection: Landscape Print Portfolio From Centre Street Studio" runs through June 24 at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art. 289-8276.

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The Ashland Classic Film Series presents "Rebel Without a Cause" at the Ashland Theater at 8 p.m. $5. 798-2728.

20

VCU presents the Atlas Trio at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. 828-1166.

The Richmond Moving Image Co-Op presents the James River Film Festival at various venues through March 26. 232-RMIC.

21

The Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical "Movin' Out" comes to the Landmark Theater through March 26. Times vary. $35-$55. 646-4213.

The Richmond Ballet presents "Studio 3" through March 26. Times vary. $15-$22. 344-0906.

The Actors' Gang Theater performs "The Exonerated" at the University of Richmond's Alice Jepson Theater through March 22. 7:30 p.m. $30. 289-8980.

23

UR's "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition: Part One" opens with an artists' reception and preview, 7-9 p.m. at the Joel and Lila Harnett Gallery. Through April 16. 287-6424.

24

The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents "Amoramerica" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen through March 26. Show times vary. $15-$20. 379-2555.

"Urban Watercolors" on display at White Canvas Gallery through April 26. 782-1776.

Anne Wilson performs at River Road Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Free. 355-0134.

Five shows at Art Works open with a reception, 7-10 p.m.: "Works of Anne Kruwitt," "March All Media Show," "Recent Works of Krishanna Spencer," "Paintings by Virginia Godfrey" and "Recent Works of K.B. Basseches." The shows run through April 23. 291-1400.

"Are You Afraid of Being Beautiful?" works by Massino Catalani, runs though April 30 at The Gallery Art and Design. 355-0102.

VCU presents the Sonia Vlahcevic Piano Studio Alumni Concert at the Music Center Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

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The VCU guitar series presents flamenco guitarist Torcuato Zamora at the Singleton Center at 4 p.m. $10-$25. 828-6776.

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The Monday Night World Theater performs "Autobahn" at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. $10. 289-8980.

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VCU's Jazz Orchestra II performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. 828-6776.

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Meet the Artists at an informal discussion with the UR students featured in the Honor Thesis Exhibition at the Harnett Museum of Art, 3-3:30 p.m. 287-6423.

31

The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents "Rumba Latina" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Complimentary dance lessons. 379-2555.

The Virginia Opera performs Bellini's "Norma" at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Through April 2. $50-$80. Call (866) 673-7282.

The VCU French Film Festival comes to the Byrd Theatre through April 2. Tickets are $6-$175. 827-FILM.

The Anderson Gallery hosts an opening reception for the Juried Student Design and Fine Art Exhibitions, 7-9 p.m. Through April 16. 828-1522.

The Starr Foster Dance Project presents the "6th Annual Richmond Choreographers Showcase" at 8 p.m. at Art6. Through April 1. $7. 343-0250.

APRIL

1

"Illustrations" and works by Anna Bushman, Peg Redd, Page Charlton Coplan and Paul Charlton are on display at the Richmond Public Library through April 30. 646-4256.

VCU's Symphony Orchestra in Concert at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

Chop Suey Books celebrates its fourth annual 24 Hour Bookman Festival with readings, film, live music and animals. Runs from noon to noon on April 2. Free. 497-4705.

2

The VCU Guitar Series presents "Guitars! Guitars! Guitars!" at the Singleton Center at 4 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

3

VCU presents Piano Ensembles in Concert at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

5

Leon Fleisher performs at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. $30. 289-8980.

6

Sandra Harding speaks about "Women, Science and Democracy" at the University of Richmond's Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room, at 4 p.m. 289-8578.

The Richmond Symphony performs at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7 p.m. $6-$12. 788-1212.

Tom Hale's oil paintings are at Gallery 5800 through May 2. 285-0774.

"Parian Porcelain: A Nineteenth Century Passion" opens with a reception and gallery talk with curator Laura Murphy at UR's Lora Robins Gallery, 7-9 p.m. Through July 9. 287-6424.

7

The First Fridays Art Walk, Broad Street's monthly gallery receptions, runs 7-10 p.m. Call 344-1508.

Lydia Thompson's ceramic sculptures are at Art6 through April 30. 343-1406.

Visual Art Studio brings you an artists' talk and opening reception for Kyle, Kathy and Jeffrey Culdin's latest works, 6:30-10 p.m. Works are on display through April 28. 644-1368.

1708 Gallery presents mixed media by Carson Fox through April 29. 643-1708.

Curated Culture at Cornerstone Gallery presents an opening reception for works by Michael McDevitt, 7-10 p.m. The show runs through April 28. 344-1508.

VCU presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Singleton Center at 7:30 p.m. Through April 22. $5-$15. 828-2695.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts School Gallery presents "Painterly Prints & Other Expressions," opening with a reception, 5-7 p.m. The show runs through May 5. 340-1400.

An exhibition of work by Tom Krusinis and Bart Dluhy opens with a reception at Uptown Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Through April. 353-8343.

"Fight or Flight" and "Carson Fox Works" are at 1708 Gallery through April 29. 643-1708.

Works by Maruta Racenis are at the Main Art Gallery through April 28. 355-6151.

"Stained and Scattered: Glass Works by Judith Schaechter and Jack Wax" opens at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The show runs through May 21. 353-0094.

VCU presents the VCU Pianists in Concert at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

Nonesuch hosts an opening reception for a show of mixed media work by Bird Cox from 7-10 p.m. 649-4069.

Gallery 5 presents work from the VCU Department of Craft/Material Studies. 644-0005.

8

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs at VCU's Singleton Center Hall at 8 p.m. $10-$25. 828-6776.

9

The University Choir and Schola Cantorum perform Mozart's "Requiem" at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall, 3 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

10

The VCU Madrigalists in Concert at the Music Center Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Free. 828-6776.

11

VCU's Jazz Orchestra I performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. $5. 828-6776.

12

VCU presents the VCU Strings Chamber Ensembles at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

The University Orchestra performs Elgar, Bach, Dvorak, Mozart, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

14

Petersburg's monthly gallery openings, Friday for the Arts!, runs 7-10 p.m. 733-2352.

Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in the Main Street Art Walk, starting at 7 p.m. 254-1755.

Petersburg Regional Art Center brings the "All Media Show" through May 6. 733-8200.

Chop Suey Books hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of new paintings by Johnny Z. and Ryan McClennan, 6-9 p.m. Free. 497-4705.

15

VCU presents the Spring Informal, featuring new works from student choreographers at the Grace Street Theater at 8 p.m. Free. 828-2020.

Gallery 5 celebrates its one-year anniversary with RVA at the One Year Anniversary Party. 644-0005.

17

VCU presents the Chamber Brass Ensembles at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

The University Jazz Ensemble and Combo performs at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

18

VCU presents the Woodwind Ensembles at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

The University of Richmond department of theatre and dance present "Amadeus" at the Alice Jepson Theatre through April 23. Times vary. $15. 289-8980.

19

The Richmond Triangle Players perform "The Stops" at Fieldens Cabaret Theatre through May 13. $14-$16. 346-8113.

VCU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Concert performs at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. $5. 828-6776.

20

UR's "Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition: Part Three" opens with an artists' reception and preview, 7-9 p.m. at the Joel and Lila Harnett Gallery. Through May 12. 287-6424.

VCU presents the Small Jazz Ensembles at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

21

"The Syringa Tree" comes to the Barksdale Theatre at 8 p.m. Through May 28. $37-$39.50. 282-2620.

The Richmond Symphony presents "A Night of Passion" at 8 p.m. Through April 24. $5-$60. 788-1212.

VCU's MFA Thesis Exhibition Round 1 opens with a reception at the Anderson Gallery, 7-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through April 30. 828-1522.

An All-Media Show at Crossroads Art Center opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through May 11. 278-8950.

Theater IV's presents "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" at the Empire Theatre at 7 p.m. Through May 14. $32. 344-8040.

Nathan Leslie, John Amen and Cheryl Palant read from recent fiction at Chop Suey Books at 7:30 p.m. 497-4705.

22

The Ashland Classic Film Series presents "North by Northwest" at the Ashland Theater at 8 p.m. $5. 798-2728.

"A Colonial Baptismal Celebration" at the Wilton House Museum runs through May 31. 282-5936.

23

Randolph-Macon College's Flippo Gallery hosts "Comic Art From the Collection of Dr. M. Thomas Inge," opening with a reception, 3-5 p.m. Through June 9. 752-3018.

24

Trumpeter Michael Davison, Rex Richardson and organist/pianist Patrick Carlin present a one-hour concert followed by lunch at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. Free. 359-5651.

The University Chamber Music Ensembles perform at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

25

Randolph-Macon College presents a reading by Linda Hogan in the Ashland Theater at 7:30 p.m. 752-7316.

26

Randolph-Macon presents C.P. Taylor's play "Good" at Cobb Theatre at 8 p.m. Through April 29. $5. 752-7316.

Meet the Artists at an informal discussion with the UR students featured in the Honor Thesis Exibition at the Harnett Museum of Art, 3-3:30 p.m. 287-6423

The University Wind Ensemble performs at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

27

Saranne Rothberg speaks at Randolph-Macon College's Copley Science Center, Room 100, at 7:30 p.m. 752-7316.

The Firehouse Theatre Project presents "Dinner With Friends." Through May 20. $20. 355-2001.

VCU's Spring Senior Project Concert featuring seniors in the dance program at the Grace Street Theater at 7 p.m. Through April 29. $10. 828-2020.

Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group perform at the University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. $32. 289-8980.

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"Those Who Teach, Can!" is on display at White Canvas Gallery through May 31. 782-1776.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents Jesse Colin Young as part of the Music Connections Series at 7:30 p.m. $25. 261-6200.

Three shows open with a reception at Art Works, 7-10 p.m.: "Works of Juan Aponte," "April All Media Show," and "Paintings by John Balasa." The shows run through May 21. 291-1400.

The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents "Swan Lake" at 8 p.m. Through April 30. $15-$18. 798-0945.

The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents "No Sex Please, We're British" through June 4. Times vary. $38. 282-2620.

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The Richmond Ballet, Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony come together to perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. $35-$55. 646-4213.

VCU's Opera Theatre Spring Production comes to the Singleton Center at 7:30 p.m. Through April 30. 828-6776.

Gallery 5 hosts the "Worn Again" Fashion Show. 644-0005.

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VCU's Guitar Ensemble performs at the Music Center Recital Hall at 4 p.m. 828-6776.

MAY

1

The Richmond Public Library brings you works by Barbara Weinstock, Luciano D'Aria and Julie Fuller through May 31. 646-4256.

Carol Berkin gives a talk on "Defending the Revolution: Patrick Henry and His Arguments Against the Constitution" at the Library of Virginia at 5:30 p.m. Free. 692-3592.

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VCU presents a Trumpet Studio Recital at 4 p.m. and a Choral Arts Society performance at the Singleton Center at 8 p.m. 828-6776.

4

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart presents its annual "Music for a Cathedral Space" featuring Anton Bruckner's "Requiem in D minor" and Gustav Mahler's "Finale to Symphony No. 2-Resurrection" at 7 p.m. Free. 359-5651.

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The First Fridays Art Walk, Broad Street's monthly gallery receptions, runs 7-10 p.m. Call 344-1508.

Visual Art Studio presents an artists' talk and opening reception for Kelly Gravely Mattox's new paintings, 6:30-10 p.m. Mattox's paintings are on display through May 26. 644-1368.

Rentz Gallery hosts the "Style Weekly Photography Exhibition," opening with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through June 5. 358-5338.

"Chicago in Red," photography by Yvonne Humphries, runs through May 31 at The Gallery Art and Design. 355-0102.

VCU's MFA Thesis Exhibition Round 2 opens with a reception at Anderson Gallery, 7-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 14. 828-1522.

"Emerging Artists Biennial" is at 1708 Gallery through May 27. 643-1708.

An exhibition of work by Pat Angevine and Kathy Miller opens with a reception at Uptown Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Through June. 353-8343.

Sculpture by Susan Svendsen and paintings by Bud Harvey McWilliams are at Art6 through May 28. 343-1406.

Works by Matt Lively are at the Main Art Gallery through May 30. 355-6151.

Nonesuch First Year Anniversary Party. 649-4069.

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The JCC Forum presents comedian Joy Behar at Collegiate School's Oates Theater at 8:30 p.m. $35. 285-6500.

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Randolph-Macon College presents a "Spring Choral Concert" in the Blackwell Auditorium at 3 p.m. 752-7316

The VCU Center for Performing Arts presents "Passion!" at 4 p.m. 673-7400.

The Richmond Symphony performs Kicked Back Classics at the Science Museum of Virginia at 5 p.m. $5-$15. 788-1212.

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The musical "Annie" comes to the Landmark Theater through May 14. Times vary. $35-$55. 646-4213.

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The music series "Groovin' in the Garden" kicks off at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Gates open at 5 p.m. 262-9887.

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Petersburg Regional Art Center presents an "All Media Show" through June 3. 733-8200.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts School Gallery presents "The Alchemy of Pots and Prints," opening with a reception, 5-7 p.m. The show runs through June 9. 340-1400.

Petersburg's monthly gallery openings, Friday for the Arts!, runs 7-10 p.m. 733-2352.

Galleries, salons and restaurants on Main Street participate in the Main Street Art Walk, starting at 7 p.m. 254-1755.

The Richmond Symphony performs the "Mozart Festival Concert Series, Concert #4" at Bon Air Baptist Church at 8 p.m. $15-$35. 788-1212.

An exhibition of "Fantasy, Funky and Fabulous Furniture" at Bainbridge Art Center runs through June 9. 230-4544.

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The "Antique Appraisal Fair" at the Wilton House Museum runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 per item. 282-5936, ext. 3.

VCU presents Richmond's Bands in Concert at the Singleton Center at 1 p.m. Free. 828-1166.

The Starr Foster Dance Project previews "Scary Bats and Other Nightmares." Venue TBA. 8 p.m. $20. 343-0250.

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The Richmond Symphony presents "An Invitation to Dance" at 8 p.m. Through May 22. $5-$60. 788-1212.

"Abstract" opens with a reception at Crossroads Art Center, 6-9 p.m. Through June 8. 278-8950.

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The Ashland Classic Film Series presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the Ashland Theater at 8 p.m. $5. 798-2728.

Mary Preston performs at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Free. 355-0134.

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Violinist Karen Johnson, bass trombonist Karl Johnson and organist/pianist Patrick Carlin present an hour-long concert followed by a free lunch at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. Free. 359-5651.

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Simon Schama gives a lecture on "Rough Crossings: British, the Slaves, and the American Revolution" at the Virginia Historical Society at noon. $5. 358-4901.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosts the music series "Groovin' in the Garden." Gates open at 5 p.m. 262-9887.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen presents guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Jesse Winchester as part of the Music Connections Series at 7:30 p.m. $25. 261-6200.

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The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents "Rumba Latina" at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Complimentary dance lessons. $10. 379-2555.

Five shows open with a reception at Art Works, 7-10 p.m.: "Henrico County Arts Program Exhibit," "May All Media Show," "Paintings by Gary-Lou Upton," "Recent Works of Sally Lawson" and "Recent Works of Shelia Gray." Through June 18. 291-1400.

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The Richmond Rose Society Show at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. $6-$10. 262-9887.

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