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Shafer Court Concert Barbara Martin and Mac Walter perform acoustic jazz and blues from noon-1 p.m. at VCU's Shafer Court. Free. 828-3648.

Innsbrook After Hours Concert series every Wednesday through Aug. 21. Tonight, Joan Jett performs with Rotoglow at 6:30 at Innsbrook Pavilion. $10. Directions and info at innsbrookafterhours.com.

clubs

Alley Katz This Present Darkness, Human Time Bomb, Vindication, Falls under April, 7-11 p.m., $5.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

The Black Cat Gogogo Airheart with The Apes, 9 p.m., $5.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Bootscooters Open mic night, weekly, 8-11 p.m., free.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Cafe Newman, weekly.

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

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

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

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Zao, Unearth, Under Oath Under Water.

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

Outlaws Open mic with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Deanna Bogart, 9 p.m., $10.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed & Short Bus Blue Grass Band.

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

Shenanigans Old time music jam session, weekly, 7 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company David Barton Band, 9 p.m., free.

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Music Lecture Danville Community College professor Kinney Rorrer discusses the song, "The Wreck of the Old 97," at noon at The Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. Free. 692-3592.

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Jumpin' Concert series every Thursday through Aug. 29. Tonight, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men perform from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden. 2800 Grove Ave. 21 and older. $10. 340-1400.

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Festival of Arts The Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble performs at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. 646-1437 or dogwooddell.org.

clubs

Alley Katz J. Rawls CD release party, 7-11 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jackie Frost Trio, $5.

Awful Arthur's West End: Karaoke, weekly, free.

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.

Bootscooters Karaoke, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

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

Boulevard Deli Steve Green and The Salsa Night Gang, 8 p.m.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; C.C. and Company (variety/dance), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café All Mighty.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread and Double Standard, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

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

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

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic-night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mulligan's Sports Grille South Side: karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Mercy Creek, 9 p.m., $3.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Descriptive Phrase.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

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

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m., free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Tobacco Company David Barton Band, 9 p.m., free.

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

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Friday Cheers This concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 30. Tonight, The Blue Dogs and opener Liz Sineath perform from 6-9:30 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. fridaycheers.org.

Fridays at Sunset Concert series every Friday through Aug. 16. Tonight, the Brothers Johnson perform at 6 at Kanawha Plaza downtown. 8th and Cary streets. $10. fridaysatsunset.com.

Guitar and Other Strings Series This VCU series presents folk, bluegrass and blues songs by Among Friends at 8 p.m. in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall, VCU Performing Arts Center. 922 Park Ave. $10. 828-1166.

Hot and Heavy in July Nine local and regional hard-rock bands try to rock the roof off the Innsbrook Pavilion during the next three Fridays. This week: Swollen, Pierced, Nancy, Superboot. Gates open at 6:30. Admission: $5. innsbrookafterhours.com.

Landmark Concert Mary J. Blige and Tweet perform at 8 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. 6 N. Laurel St. $45. 262-8100.

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Cultural Arts Center The Henrico Theatre Company presents "A Grand Night for Singing" featuring songs from 11 different shows at 8 p.m. in Glen Allen. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through July 28. 2880 Mountain Road. Reservations required. $5. 501-5115.

Festival of Arts The Concert Ballet of Virginia performs at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. 646-1437 or dogwooddell.org.

Firehouse Theatre "Blind Curve" and "Suburban Parking Lot," two one-acts plays by local playwright Ellie Pyle, begin at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. Repeat performance Saturday. $5. 314-6221.

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Brazier Fine Art Works by seven Virginia artists, including Loryn Brazier, Diane Cannon, Ed Hatch and others, open with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. 3401 W. Cary St. 359-2787.

For Art's Sake Mixed-media works by Anne Kennon Pilland and Jill Chafin open with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Through Sept. 14. 3451 W. Cary St. 353-8101.

Shockoe Bottom Arts Center July all-media shows open with seven single artist shows in the Tobacco Gallery, including M. Billingslea, Cindy Hobby, Deanna Brizendine, Mike Keeling, Susan Cary, Martha Bryant and Emma Lou Martin. Reception, 7 p.m. All shows through Aug. 10. 2001 E. Grace St. 643-7959. shockoebottomarts.com.

clubs

Alley Katz Bio Ritmo, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Arthur's Wendy & Raye.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Rodeo Clown, $5.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Pop Culture Casualties, MYA Banks, 7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJ's, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $3.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Canal Club Boogie Hawg, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Godfrey's Metal Mike, Soft Complex, El Guapo, 9 p.m., $3-$5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Lightfoots The Captain of Magic 105.7, weekly, 8 p.m., $5.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Kurt Stemhagen; weekly comedy show at 9 p.m.

Paysanne Walter Bell & The Latin Jazz Unit, preproduction performances for songs on upcoming CD, weekly, 8:30 p.m.

Poe's Pub Chrome Daddy Disco with Gray Gurkin, 10 p.m., $5.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session, weekly, $3.

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Shenanigans Sad Biscuit Jones, 9 p.m.

Sin é Naughty Little Monkey, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Pat Ramsey and The Blues Disciples, 9 p.m., free.

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Contra Dance The Traditional American Dance and Music Society presents an evening of dance with music by Toad Mamas from 8-11 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center. Free beginners workshop at 7 p.m. 3421 Hawthorne Ave. $7 for dance. 748-6602.

Richmond Speed The city's arena football team takes on Greensboro's Prowlers at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. 601 E. Leigh St. $6-$40. 780-2352.

Windsor Walk Architectural historian Christopher Novelli leads a walking tour to discover original plans for Windsor Farms from 10-11:30 a.m., beginning at Agecroft Hall. 4305 Sulgrave Road. $5. Registration recommended. 353-4241.

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Big Gig The gala opening concert of this series features a performance by Jeffrey Osborne at 7 p.m. on Brown's Island. Free. 643-2826.

Latin Festival Enjoy music from Timbason, JCJ Band, Cuba's Bamboleo and the Salvadorian band La Miél, along with other activities, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the 17th Street Farmers' Market. 100 N. 17th St. 646-0477.

Shady Grove Concert Tom Espinola, Steve Smith and Friends will perform at 8 p.m. at The Shady Grove Coffeehouse. 11105 Cauthorne Road, Glen Allen. $10 in advance. $12 at door. 355-2461.

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Cultural Arts Center The Henrico Theatre Company presents "A Grand Night for Singing" featuring songs from 11 different shows at 8 p.m. in Glen Allen. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through July 28. 2880 Mountain Road. Reservations required. $5. 501-5115.

Festival of Arts The Concert Ballet of Virginia performs at 8:30 p.m. on the Dogwood Dell main stage, Byrd Park. Free. 646-1437 or dogwooddell.org.

Firehouse Theatre "Blind Curve" and "Suburban Parking Lot," two one-acts plays by local playwright Ellie Pyle, begin at 8 p.m. 1609 W. Broad St. $5. 314-6221.

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Artspace Events "Art and Perception: A Buddhist Dialogue," a talk, meditation and public discussion from noon-4 p.m., coincides with Kenneth Krafchek's exhibit. Suggested donations: $10-$20. "Art as Community" features poets and artists exchanging ideas from 7-10 p.m. Free. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Crossroads Gallery "Trendy, True or Taboo: A Photographic Exhibit" examines the boundaries of pop culture. Through Aug. 4. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.

Jewish Community Center Works by the James River Art League. Through Aug. 24. 5403 Monument Ave. 257-7111.

clubs

Alley Katz Ultra Bait, The Strap Ons, El Presidente, The Can Utility, 9 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Susan Greenbaum, $7.

Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis Brazilian Jazz, 9:30 p.m.

Bootscooters Nite Train, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Boulevard Deli English Channel, Brad & Humphrey & Mike Guza, Bob and Doug Show, 7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., $2.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Canal Club After party for "The Virginia is for Lovers Concert" with Avant, Ke Ke Wyatt, Glenn Lewis and Biala, 9:30 p.m., $20-$50.

Cary St. Café Jon Shain Trio with Little Kin.

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

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

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Loosely Bound; weekly comedy shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Poe's Pub Janet Martin Band, 10 p.m., $5.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Afterwards (jazz).

Sin é Jeff Greer, 9 p.m., free.

Tobacco Company Pat Ramsey and The Blues Disciples, 9 p.m., free.

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Floodwall Tour Join a guide from the Old Dominion Railway Museum every second Sunday of the month for a floodwall tour at 2 p.m. Tour begins at 102 Hull St. Donations requested. 233-6237.

Speech Re-enactment Each Sunday, enjoy an organ recital at 1:30 p.m., then Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech at 2 p.m. at St. John's Church. 2401 E. Broad St. Through Sept. 1. Donations accepted. 648-5015.

Walking Tour Explore different Richmond communities each Sunday on foot with a guide from the Richmond History Center. Through October. Call for details. $6-$7. 649-0711.

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Big Gig At 1 p.m., enjoy performances by Suzy Bogguss, Ronnie Bowman, Robin & Linda Williams and Old School Freight Train on Brown's Island. $5. At 2 p.m., the Maggie Walker birthday celebration begins with performances by the Maggie L. Walker Alumni Gospel Choir and others at the Maggie Walker Museum. 2nd and Leigh streets. Free. Or at 2 p.m., catch a performance by The Either/Orchestra at Bolling Haxall House. 211 E. Franklin St. $5. At 4 and 7 p.m., the Centenary Classics concerts begin at Centenary United Methodist Church. 411 E. Grace St. Free. 643-2826 or downtownpresents.org.

Rainbow Festival Jackass Flats, Reedy Creek, Blue Darlin' and others perform to benefit The Reynolds Family, Art 180, The Comfort Zone Group and The Speech & Musical Therapy Camp from 1-11 p.m. at Legend Brewing Company. 321 W. 7th St. Suggested donation of $5 in advance, $7 at door. 232-3446.

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Cultural Arts Center The Henrico Theatre Company presents "A Grand Night for Singing" featuring songs from 11 different shows at 8 p.m. in Glen Allen. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through July 28. 2880 Mountain Road. Reservations required. $5. 501-5115.

Storytelling Series The Ha' Penny Children's Series with Jacqui Singleton and Friends takes place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. dogwooddell.org.

clubs

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (Bio Ritmo members), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Doug Comer, 4-8 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Maia Bank.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

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

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.

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Big Gig At noon, Cat Daddy performs at the James Center. 901 E. Cary St. Free. Catch performances by Christopher Martin at 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. 411 E. Grace St. Free. At 7 p.m., the Lara Martier Ensemble performs at Agecroft Hall. 4305 Sulgrave Road. Free. 643-2826 or downtownpresents.org.

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Barefoot Puppets "Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under" features Aboriginal folktales during this puppet show at 10 a.m. at Richmond Public Library. 1400 Hull St. Same show at 2 p.m. at Belmont Library. 3100 Elwood Ave. Both free. 646-8699.

clubs

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Cancer Conspiracy with The Blood Brothers, Rye Coalition, 7 p.m., $6.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Poe's Pub Slobberbone, 9 p.m., $5.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alt-rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

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Newspaper Lecture Errol Somay, director of the Virginia Newspaper Project, speaks about recent discoveries of historical newspapers in southwest Virginia at noon at The Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. Free. 692-3592.

Tuesday Night Movie "Lost Horizon," tonight at Legend Brewing Company at 8:30. Movies run every Tuesday. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446.

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Big Gig At noon, the Burnt Taters perform at the James Center. 901 E. Cary St. Free. At 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., catch the "Centenary Classics" concerts with Allen Bean at Centenary United Methodist Church. 411 E. Grace St. Free. At 12:30 p.m., Debo Dabney & The Happy Band perform at the City Hall Observation Deck. 900 E. Broad St. Free. At 7 p.m., choose from a "Kids' Night Out" with The RJS Make Music With Me Band at Maymont Park or a "Neighborhood Concert" with The Shanniece James Project at Battery Park. Both free. 643-2826 or downtownpresents.org.

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Barefoot Puppets "Dreamtime: Tales from Down Under" features Aboriginal folktales during this puppet show at 10 a.m. at Richmond Public Library's Ginter Park Location. 1200 Westbrook Ave. Same show at 2 p.m. at North Avenue Library. 2901 N. Ave. Both free. 646-6675.

clubs

Alley Katz Voodoo Glow Skulls, Ten Foot Pole, River City Rebels, The Spit Valve, 7-11 p.m., $5.

Bottoms Up Music by Chris Lucas and a forum on spiritual issues, 6-7:30 p.m.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Rockin' Jake, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Kelly Mullen, 9 p.m., free.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Pop Culture Casualty (rock).

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Splinter, 8:30 p.m., free.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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