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TUESDAY 21

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WWE Smackdown The Richmond Coliseum holds a night of World Wrestling Entertainment at 6:45 p.m., featuring tag-team and steel-cage matches and numerous other confrontations. $15-$60. 601 E. Leigh St. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

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Book Discussion Author Jesse Stretch and his subject Jeff Andrews discuss and sign copies of their memoir "Desperate Highway: The True Story of a Criminal" at Book People from 5-7 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

Book Reading Author Tim Lewis recites and signs copies of "The Virginiad: 400 Years of Virginia History in Poetry" at Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Book Signing Authors Kelly Armstrong and Melissa Marr autograph copies of their respective young-adult stories "The Awakening" and "Fragile Eternity" at 7 p.m. at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-6704.

nightlife

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Colin Healy and the Jetskis, This Piano Plays Itself, hereafterthis, 8 p.m.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Barnun (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $3.

Dixie Diner 250 Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Sax Oldies with Mastin Kitchen, 11 a.m., free.

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

Sharky's 4032-A Cox Road in Glen Allen, 273-1888: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Mystery of Two, Yardwork, 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 22

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Byrd House Market Benefit Six Burner restaurant holds a benefit for the Byrd House Market from 5:30-9:30 p.m., featuring a special three-course dinner. $30. 1627 W. Main St. 353-4060.

Spirits and Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl Haunts of Richmond presents a walking and drinking tour of the city's most ghost-friendly bars at 7 p.m. at Richbrau Brewing Company, featuring accounted stories for each location. Drinking is not required, but you must be 21 or older to attend. $13. 343-3700. 1214 E. Cary St. www.hauntsofrichmond.com.

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Vixens and Vice Grindhouse Burlesque presents a night of dancing, costumes and prizes at the Xscape Lounge at 8 p.m., featuring drink specials and a screening of the independent thriller, "The Mark of the Damned" produced and filmed in Richmond. 814 W. Grace St. 254-1942.

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Summer Book Review Author Karen Spears Zacharias discusses her book "Where's Your Jesus Now? Examining How Fear Erodes Our Faith," at 10:30 a.m. at Reveille United Methodist Church. 4200 Cary Street Road. 359-6041.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: 28 North, Jim O'Ferrell Band, Alternate Route, 7 p.m., $5.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: BJ Kocen and Friends, 7 p.m., $5.

Breakers 101 Wadsworth Drive, 323-8034: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Lost Patrol, At the Stars, 8 p.m., $5.

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

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, 794-6700: Yes, Asia, 6 p.m., $20-$40.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: K Naan, Finezz, 7 p.m., $13-$15.

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

THURSDAY 23

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Flowers After 5 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites guests for a weekly evening of wine tasting, music and dining from 5-9 p.m. Leashed pets can attend July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Makeup Madness The Apprentice Salon presents its weekly benefit effort from 5-7 p.m. where a portion of its profits contribute to Daily Planet, a profit organization that provides assistance to Richmond's homeless. 723 W. Cary St. 225-9725.

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Library of Virginia "Poe: Man, Myth or Monster," a special exhibit commemorating the 200th birthday of the American author. Opening with a 45-minute curator-led tour at noon and on display through Dec. 5 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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Barbara Martin and Mac Walter The James Center presents an afternoon of blues and jazz from noon-1 p.m. 1051 E. Cary St. 344-3232.

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"Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls" The Henley Street Theatre presents this play about strangers and friends, lovers and acquaintances colliding with another in New York, Alaska and Hawaii at Gallery5 at 8 p.m. Performances continuing each night through Sunday, July 26. $5-$10. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

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History Lecture The Virginia Historical Society welcomes Ray McAllister, an award-winning former Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist as he presents "Hatteras Island: Keeper of the Outer Banks" at noon, chronicling the pirates, hurricanes, and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks. Free. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: From the Pawn, Sown In Tears, Dissect the Corner, Abhorrence, Adrienne, Cast Upon Blind Eyes, Cursed to Black, Say Your Prayers, Plagues of a Human Race, 5 p.m., $8.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Benefit for Bluemont featuring Fuller and Coleman, Jackie Frost, and the Taters, 7 p.m., $25-$50.

Aurora 401 E. Grace St. 644-5380: Sol CafAc, 8 p.m., free.

Bogart's in the Fan 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Roger Carroll and Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Hoots and Hellmouth, the Atkinsons, Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: VinuSkar, Jail Alley, the Chuck Disse Project, 5:15 p.m., $10-$12.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Tele-Phonic, 7-9 p.m., $5. Existor, 10 p.m.

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

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

J&D's CafAc 2322 Hungary Road, 266-2331: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Queensryche, 3 Full Sets, 6:30 p.m., $20-$23.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: Sirsy, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 24

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Art Works "July 2009 All Media Art Show." "Landscapes of the Soul," featuring textiles by Miximo Laura. "Impulse," featuring art by Piper Nichole. "Octopus' Garden," featuring work by Richard J. Becker. "The Way I See It," featuring art by Hugh Townsend Harris. "Dimensionality in Clay: Inspirations from Painting, Photographs and Sculpture," featuring art by Carolyn Gabb. On display through Aug. 23. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

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Fridays at Sunset Virginia's international music festival continues downtown featuring numerous artists in jazz, R&B, soul, hip-hop and go-go. This week features Charlie Wilson and Kindred the Family Soul at 6 p.m. in Kanawha Plaza, at Eighth and Canal streets. $20-$30. For information visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

Other Strings Series VCU Guitar presents a special musical performances by Quatro na Bossa beginning at 7:30 in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. $10. 922 Park Ave. For tickets and information call 828-1166.

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"Fully Committed" Barksdale Theatre presents this comedy about an out-of-work actor's chaotic night manning the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's trendiest restaurant at 8 p.m., continuing through Aug. 30. $38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

The Last Greatest Invention Random Acts Improv Comedy presents two nights of on-the-spot humor starting at 7:30 p.m. (all ages) and 9 p.m. (mature audiences) at Hat Theatre, with encore performances on Saturday, July 25. 1124 Westbriar Drive. $7-$10.

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Book Discussion Political scientist and Georgetown University professor Seth Jones discusses and signs "In the Graveyard of Empires" his account of the American experience in Afghanistan from noon-1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Beneath the Surface, I Saw a Ghost, Thru the Rear View, There Will Be Blood, the Reaping Archaia, 4 p.m., $8-$10. Bush League, 10 p.m., $5-$7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m., $8.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Brown Shoe, Alternate Route, Penny Shaker, 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Unheard Concept, Memory Fade, the Sex, Sematic, 7th Ghost, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Chris Ayers, John Callaway, 10 p.m., $6.

City Dogs 1316 E. Cary St., 343-3647: Scottzilla and Acoustikat, 10 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Jam with JR and Three Piece, 6 p.m., free. No Worries with Morgan Smith, 9 p.m., free.

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

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Loose Gravel, 8:30 p.m., free.

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: Jangling Reinharts, 9:30 p.m., free.

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: Dysrhythmia, Bloody Panda, 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Whiskey Rebellion, Everwilde, Adam Eubank, 6 p.m., $10-$13.

O'Bank's 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Brown-Hayes Project, 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Knot Feeder, VR32, Adam's Castle, 8 p.m.

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: Chris Ryan, 8 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m.

SinAc 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Aparallax, 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: Swerve's 36's Hip-Hop Night featuring Eastern Sunz, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 25

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Origins of a Free America Henricus Historical Park presents a living history interpretation of the 1619 Virginia Assembly from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$7. 251 Henricus Park Road. 748-1613.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Duck Race Brown's Island hosts the 20th annual water race from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring as may as 20,000 rubber ducks floating down a canal competing for $25,000 in prizes. Call 261-4940 or visit www.bigbrobigsis.com to register.

Gone to the Birds The 17th Street Farmers' Market invites bird-watching aficionados to celebrate the roosting of several thousand purple martins from 6-9 p.m., featuring purple ice cream and gelato. For information visit www.gonetothebirds.org.

Ground Xero Wrestling The Hotchkiss Community Centers invites wrestling enthusiasts for an evening of heavyweight and tag-team competition starting at 5 p.m. $5. 701 E. Brookland Park Boulevard. 646-4466.

Historic Van Tour Richmond City Van Tours invites guests for a mobile historic overview of the city from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Meet at the Richmond Convention Visitors' Center. $70. 401 N. Third St. Registration required. 744-1718.

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Short Film Competition The Byrd Theatre hosts a series of screenings of entries in a special a short film competition at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (different films at each screening). Featuring the work of 40 of Richmond's independent filmmakers, each 4-7 minute short is limited to the use of a single character, prop and line of dialogue. $7-$12. 2908 W. Cary St. 240-9622.

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Jammin' on the James Wilton House Museum presents its own free summer concert series, featuring classic Swing music with the John Winntet from 6-8 p.m. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936 ext. 4.

Christmas in July Short Pump Town Center welcomes Richmond-based Chicago Cy and Offering for a special Christmas music marathon from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. to inspire November and December's spirit of giving to help prompt money and food donations to the Central Virginia Foodbank. 364-9500.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: At War, Malignant Christ, Beyond Fallen, Transgression, 9 p.m., $8-$10.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Santa Cruz River Band, 8 p.m., $12-$17.

Bogart's in the Fan 1903 W. Cary St., 353-9280: Sweet Collision with Tara Foster, 9:30 p.m.

Breakers 101 Wadsworth Drive, 323-8034: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Caulit Anything, Chris Merritt, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: White Knuckle Battery, Silvertung, Steelshot, Whiskey Hell Child, 8 p.m., $7.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Dean Fields, 9 p.m., $6.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Jam with Pierre, 2-5 p.m., free. Smile, 10 p.m., $5.

Ellwood Thompson 4 N. Thompson St., 612-1827: Carol Covell and Randall Burton Duo, 7 p.m., free.

Emilio's 7016 Woodlake Commons Loop, 639-8099: Dave Pillsbury's Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 11 p.m., free.

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

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

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Smokehouse, 8:30 p.m., free.

JJ's Grille 10298 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 755-6229: Triad, 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute) featuring members of the Richmond Symphony, 7 p.m., $30.

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

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: the Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 7:30 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Janet Martin Band, 8:30 p.m.

SinAc 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m., free.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern 5406 Lakeside Ave., 264-3288: Loose Gravel, 7:45 p.m., $3.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Micro Joy (acoustic), AMO JOY, Sweet Interference, Revelevens, 10 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 26

music

Other Strings Series VCU Guitar presents a special musical performances by the 35-member Virginia Commonwealth University Community Guitar Ensemble at 4 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. $10. 922 Park Ave. For tickets and information call 828-1166.

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Broadway Today Barksdale Theatre presents an evening of cabaret performances to benefit the Richmond Theatre Artists Fund starting at 8 p.m., with an additional show on July 27. $10-$25. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: We Were Gentlemen, Cursed to Black, Dream Atlantic, Seraph, Nautilus, Ends in Blood, In the Winter, a Novel Fate, Better You Than Me, Cast Upon Blind Eyes, Awake the Fallen, 2 p.m., $8-$10.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Lubec, Coald Toast, Gunchux, Elsinore, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Serani, Flava Mix Sound, Jahmecca, Shelly Sell Off, 11 p.m. (21 and older only), $20.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, 9 p.m., $5.

Commercial Taphouse 111 Robinson St., 359-6544: Mark Brown and Friends (Beatles covers), 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Sax with Redman Piacente, noon, 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: Tom Wilson, 7 p.m., $15.

Ghostprint Gallery 228 W. Broad St., 317-1938: Blevin Blectum, Wobbly, Caustic Castle and Eric Eaton, Pilottone, 8 p.m., $5.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Chicago Cy, 11:30 a.m.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: the Lights Fluorescent, Someone Just Like You, 10 p.m.

MONDAY 27

nightlife

Applebee's 10151 Brook Road, 266-6095: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 8 p.m., free.

Baileys 11581 Robious Road, 560-4600: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Vertigo, 8 p.m., $7.

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Fan Summer Concert Meadow Park holds the first of several scheduled concerts, featuring Scattered, Smothered, Covered from 6-8 p.m. At Meadow Street and Park Avenue.

TUESDAY 28

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Vegan Summer Buffet The Vegetarian Society of Richmond presents an evening meal of spring rolls, salads, soups, chips and rice at Phoenix Garden at 6:30 p.m. $18. 7103 Brook Road. 266-8100.

music

Learn the Language of Music Workshop One Voice Chorus's artistic director, Glen McCune, invites students to learn the basic symbols of music notation with an emphasis on reading and singing, as well as interpreting scales and rhythms. Classes take place once a week through Aug. 31 at Chamberlayne Baptist Church. $150. 317 Wilkinson Road. 370-7115.

nightlife

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Gills and Wings, 8 p.m., $5.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Barnun (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $3.

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

Sharky's 4032-A Cox Road in Glen Allen, 273-1888: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~Em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Ray Pittman Project, 8 p.m.

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