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WEDNESDAY 6

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Islam and the Architecture of Mosques The Science Museum of Virginia welcomes Dr. Hans Oppe as he discusses the treasured Islamic buildings of North Africa and Turkey from noon-1 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Man's Best Friend in Art The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Friends of Sporting Art present its lecture, "Dog Painting: A History of the Dog in Art," with author William Secord starting at 6 p.m. in the Marble Hall. $15. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: the Hot Rods, Gojira-X, Octane Saints, the Pretty Things Peep Show, 8 p.m., $8.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Jet Black Stare, Half Brother Sid, Squeezebox, Crashing Reality, 7:30 p.m., $10-$13.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: LarJar Band, 10 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Jimmy Dore, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook, Glen Allen, 423-6589: Foreigner, 6 p.m., $12-$135.

Landmark Theater 6 N. Laurel St., 745-3000: Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m., $40-$50.

Mojo's 733 W. Cary St., 644-6676: Peelander-Z, 10 p.m., 48.

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: Darsombra, Stinking Lizaveta, Suzukiton, 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Hinder, Theory of a Deadman, Blackstone Cherry, Veer Union, 6 p.m., $27-$30.

Rose Marie Inn 8923 Patterson Ave., 740-4174: the Guitar Brothers Acoustic Revue, 7 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 7

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National Day of Prayer Assembly In conjunction with National Day of Prayer, Richmond residents are invited to visit the Virginia State Capitol Bell Tower from noon-1 p.m. for a special gathering, featuring a keynote speech by Gov. Tim Kaine. For information call 560-4434.

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Groovin' In the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden begins its summer concert series with a musical performance by Shooter Jennings starting at 6 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community presents this stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip characters at the Stage 1 Theatre Company in Mechanicsville, continuing with performances until May 17. $8-$10. 9130 Dickey Drive. 353-3393.

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Book Reading Fountain Bookstore welcomes author Anne LeClaire as she shares excerpts of her latest work, "Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence," starting at 6 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

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CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Chez Roue, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Prisoners, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Future Rock, Shout Out Out Out Out, 10 p.m., $10-$15.

Cous Cous 900 W. Franklin St., 358-0868: Near Earth Objects, 10 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic, 7-9 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Jimmy Dore, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083: Jason Jenkins, 8-10 p.m., free.

FRIDAY 8

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Charity Hoedown St. Joseph's Villa hosts its 15th annual Hoedown from 7-11 p.m., featuring bluegrass music and food to help raise money and support the Flagler Home, a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children. $75. 8000 Brook Road. 553-3200.

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Chop Suey Books Gallery "Drawings," featuring new work by Dan Owen. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through June 7. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

Glave Kocen Gallery "Rock Solid," featuring sculptures by Kay Franz and paintings by Susan Makara. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through June 6. 1620 W. Main St. 358-1990.

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Friday Cheers 2009 Richmond begins the 25th season of its free summer concert series at Brown's Island with a performance by Melvin Seals and JGB with the Spaceheaters at 6 p.m. Free. Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information call 788-6466 or visit www.venturerichmond.com.

The Isaacs This bluegrass gospel ensemble performs a special music concert at the West End Assembly of God at 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. 401 Parham Road. 320-7067.

Richmond Symphony Featuring soloists Mary Boodell on flute and Molly Sharp on viola, the Richmond Symphony begins the end of its 2008-'09 season with a performance of works by Corigliano, Wolf, Sheng and Haydn at the Bon Air Baptist Church at 8 p.m. $16-$30. 2531 Buford Road. 788-1212.

Spring Outdoor Concert Series The Central Virginia Symphony, led by musical director Mike Goldberg, presents a special musical performance at 7:15 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center, with an encore on May 10 at 3 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. Free. 11800 W. Broad St. and 9200 Stony Point Parkway. 342-8797.

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"The Great All-American Musical Disaster" The John Tyler Community College Theatre Workshop presents this farce depicting a struggling director's attempt to make the biggest movie blockbuster while simultaneously appeasing the egos of his all-star Hollywood cast. Opening at 7 p.m. at John Tyler Community College, the play continues with additional showings on May 9 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 4 p.m. Free. 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. 706-5121.

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Book Reading Fountain Bookstore welcomes author Linda Dini as she discusses her work, "Up in the Villa," beginning at 12:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

From the Battlefield to the Bench: John Marshall The Library of Virginia welcomes Keith Marshall Jones, a John Marshall descendant and author of "Congress As My Government: Chief Justice John Marshall in the American Revolution (1775-1781)," alongside Cliff Sloan and David McLean, authors of "The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall and the Battle for the Supreme Court." The authors will discuss Marshall's pivotal role in establishing the separation of powers beginning at noon- 1 p.m. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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Andy's Restaurant 412 England St. in Ashland. 752-2990: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m., $3.

Buffalo Wild Wings Southside 12056 Southshore Pointe Drive, 739-9266: Nat King Kong, 6 p.m.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: the Recliners, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Vetiver, Cannery Row, Alex Enggist, 7:30 p.m., $10.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Antibalas, 10 p.m., $15-$18.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Rylo, 5 p.m., free. Morglbl, Kinetic Element, 10 p.m., $8.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Dale Traylor, 7-9 p.m., free. Past Eleven, 9 p.m., free.

Ellwood Coffee and Community Place 10 S. Thompson St., 612-1827: Shane Sayers, 7 p.m.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Doc and the Keynotes, 10 p.m., free

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Jimmy Dore, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Gray Gurkin and Lost Souls, 8 p.m., free.

Legend Brewery 321 W. 7th St., 232-3446: Blue Line Highway, 8 p.m., free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Copper Sails, 7 p.m., $10-$13.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Janet Martin, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120: the Gentlemen, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: the Taters, Offering, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 9

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African American Cemeteries Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center welcomes Veronica A. Davis, author of "Here I Lay My Burdens Down, A History of the Black Cemeteries of Richmond, Virginia," as she leads a tour of Woodland, Evergreen, Colored Paupers' and Mt. Olivet cemeteries from 1-4 p.m. Reservations are required. Meet at the museum. $10. 1015 E Clay St. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Alternative Prom The Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth holds its second annual alternative prom for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth at the First Unitarian Universalist Church from 8 p.m.-midnight. $5-$10. Only ages 14-20 will be admitted. 1000 Blanton Ave. 441-5382.

Church Hill Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special Segway tour from noon-2 p.m. examining the city's 19th-century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond's oldest intact neighborhood, as well as St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry made his "Liberty or Death" speech. Reservations are required. Call Segway of Richmond to learn about the tour's starting point. 343-1850.

Komen Richmond Race for the Cure Richmond residents are encouraged to take part in this annual 5k run to raise funds vital for education, screening and treatment programs for women with breast cancer, starting at Ninth and Byrd streets beginning at 7 p.m. For information visit www.komenrichmond.org.

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Outdoor Music Festival The Bethlehem Baptist Church invites area residents for an afternoon of homemade barbecue, games and music by artists Offering and the John Ivins Band at noon. Free. 4210 Penick Road. 262-8339.

Jack Williams The Shady Grove Coffeehouse concludes its season with a musical performance by this award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church. $15-$17. 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen. 323-4288.

City Slickers Bluegrass Festival The Science Museum of Virginia's Garner Pavilion invites guests for an afternoon of pluckin' and strummin' with musical performances by the Grascals, Seldom Scene and Sierra Hull at 3 p.m. $15-$20. 2500 W. Broad St. 800-594-8499.

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"614 Matzo Balls: Broken and Identified" As part of the first annual International Holocaust Remembrance Exhibition award-winning author Eliezer Sobel and award-winning comedian Slash Coleman debut their Woody Allen inspired comedy about Jewish identity at Art6 with performances beginning at 6 and 8:30 p.m. $15. 6 E. Broad St. 353-3799.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Atotaroh, Freddy B' Massacre, 4-9 p.m., $9-$10. Joe Stump, Mike Orlando, Matt Mills, Iris Devine, 10 p.m., $12.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: the Atkinsons, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Something Good to Come, the Strohms, Clay Mottley, 5 p.m., food donations accepted. Good Natured Riot, 9 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Well Versed featuring Tamir Rock, Choklate, Indelible, comedian Antoine Scott and poetry slam champion Boogie, 8 p.m., $12.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Sloth Loves Chunk, 10 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: 11th House, 10 p.m.

The Czar 929 W. Grace St., 355-0064: Triple Stack Jack, Dead Goats, Zelazowa, 9 p.m., $5.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Sat: Tele-Phonic, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Jimmy Dore, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $15.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083: Awer Bul (spoken word, poetry reading and music), 4-8 p.m., donations.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: JPM and Friends, 8 p.m., free.

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook, Glen Allen, 423-6589: Keller Williams, 8:30 p.m., $15-$35.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Pepper, Supervillians, 8 p.m., $15-$18.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Botox Party, Microjoy, the Drunken Banshees, Blinding Eye Dog, Excess Population, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120: Past Eleven, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083: Full Plate, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502:

Richbrau's Tap House Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Dave Pollard, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: 3rd Wave, the Bobcats, 8 p.m.

Tropical Soul CafAc 314 N. Second St. 771-1605: Soulgasm: DJ Sayeed (hip-hop and soul), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.

SUNDAY 10

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Eliza Poe's Mother's Day Tea The Edgar Allan Poe Museum invites guests for a celebratory afternoon of tea and crumpets from noon-2 p.m., featuring recitations of the poet's work and tour given by Poe's mother. $8. 1914 E. Main St. 648-5523.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a tour of Richmond's historic burial ground, featuring looks at history, landscape design, architecture and famous residents from 2-4 p.m. The walk begins at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10. For information call 649-0711.

Mother's Day at Agecroft The historic site welcomes guests for a day of tea and tours from 3-5 p.m. with walks through the gardens, concluding with a free musical performance by the Richmond Concert Band at 6 p.m. $23-$25 for the tours. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Mother's Day at the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites guests for a special Mother's Day celebration from 1-4 p.m. featuring a musical performance by jazz artist Glennroy Bailey on the lawn in front of Bloemendaal House. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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Richmond Concert Band Under the direction of Mark Poland the Richmond Concert Band performs the first of its Family Concert Series at Agecroft Hall at 6 p.m. Free. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 737-3767.

Richmond Concert Chorale Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter welcomes the Richmond Concert Chorale for a performance starting at 5 p.m. 4819 Monument Ave. 355-3251.

Richmond Symphony Featuring soloists Mary Boodell on flute and Molly Sharp on viola the Richmond Symphony begins the close of its 2008-09 season with a performance of works by Corigliano, Wolf, Sheng and Haydn at Randolph-Macon College at 3 p.m. $16-$30. 204 Henry St. 788-1212.

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: World Jazz with Anthony Curtis, 7 p.m., $6-$10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Musician's Jam, 7-11 p.m., free.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: Robbin Steel, 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Paciente Sax, noon-2 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Jimmy Dore, 7 p.m., $15.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Tripp and Jenny, 11:30 a.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: John Nemeth, 8 p.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Bermuda Triangles, Buck Gooter, Spirit Fingers, La Mere Vipere, 10 p.m.

MONDAY 11

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Book Reading Fountain Bookstore welcomes author Marc Fitten as he discusses his debut novel, "Valeria's Last Stand," beginning at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

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The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Prabir Mehta, Ward Harrison, Horsehead, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Oh Sleeper, Vannah, Threat of Scarlet, For All to Be Forgotten, Letterbox Tragedy, 6 p.m., $10-$12.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Snoop Dogg, K Naan, 7 p.m., $32-$35.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Shelly Short, Alexis Gideon, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 12

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CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Gypsy Roots, 7 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Clash of the Comics, 7:30 p.m., $10.

The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Gavin Rossdale, 7 p.m., $20-$23.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Joe Buck Yourself, Vapor Rhinos, 8 p.m.

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