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ADA Gallery 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100. Sat: the Wiremen, Liza Kate, Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird, 7 p.m., $5.

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Thurs: the Pink Spiders, Cruiser Weight, Mondo Primo, Roslyn, Reasons, 7-11 p.m., $12. Fri: Parasytic, Guided Cradle, Ugly Law, 7-11 p.m., $7. Sat: Nautilus, Crossing the Event Horizon, Beneath the Surface, King of Heresy, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, 5-9 p.m., $7. Johnny Three Legs, Copyright, Minlus and McCracken, Jerod Cole, DJ Omen, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10.

Andy's Restaurant 412 England St., Ashland, 752-2990. Fri: Union Pacific Band, 9 p.m., $3.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 789-1702. Thurs: Eilen Jewell, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Fri: Kelly Joe Phelps, 8 p.m., $16-$21. Sat: the Coalmen, 8 p.m., $10-$15.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120. Wed: Dirty Truth, 7-10 p.m., free. Fri: 2 Guys Named Gus, 7-10 p.m., free.

Bottom's Up Pizza 1700 Dock St. 644-4400. Thurs: Buttercup, 8 p.m., free.

Buckhead's Restaurant and Chop House 8510 Patterson Ave. 750-2000. Fri: Steve Bassett, 7 and 9 p.m., free.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sun: Open mic hosted by DJ Williams, 9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Thurs: Swimming With Dolphins, Goot, Colin Healy and the Jetskis, 8 p.m. Sat: Only Living Boy, Seductive Amalgam, Daniel Tomlinson, Adam Austin, 8 p.m., $6.

The Canal Club 17th and Dock streets, 643-CLUB. Wed: Bobflex, Hydrovibe, Unheard Concept, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10. Thurs: Toadies, People in Planes, Conshafter, 8 p.m., $14-$16. Fri: Push Play, Phil Benson, 5-9 p.m., $10-$12.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-ALES. Fri: Cat Daddy, 5 p.m., free. Kevin Kelley Band, 9:30 p.m., $5. Sat: Jennifer O' Connor, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, 8 p.m., $15-$18.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353.7445. Thurs: Whisky Rebellion, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: the Seed, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Modern Groove Syndicate, 10 p.m., $7.

Commerical Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St. 359-6544. Sun: Harry Gore, 9 p.m., free.

Common Groundz 734 W. Broad St. 344-8580. Fri: Greg Koons and the Misbegotten, 8 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425. Thurs: Glenn Michael, 9 p.m., free. Fri: Back to the Future, 7 p.m., free. Tues: Dirty Louis Wild, 9 p.m., free.

Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005. Wed: Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Amoeba Men, Dead Goats, 8 p.m., $8. Fri: Shakra: Transfusion Dance, 7 p.m., $8. Sat: Calpurnia, the Palominos, One Friend, Hammer No More the Fingers, 8 p.m., $5.

Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-RIBS. Fri: the Jangling Reinharts, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: the Ultra King, 8:30 p.m., free.

Ham's Restaurant 9498 W. Broad St., 965-5520. Wed: Mike and Jason, 6:30 p.m., free. Fri: Last Minute, 8 p.m., free.

Iron Horse Restaurant 100 S. Railroad Ave., 752-6410. Sat: Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton, 9 p.m.

J&D's CafAc 2322 Hungary Road, 266-2332.

Landmark Theater 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8100. Sat: Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan, 8 p.m., $50-$70.

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St. 353-1315. Thurs: Caltrop, Curtains of Night, Hail Hydra, Caves Caverns, 9 p.m., $5. Mon: Boogie Boarder, Snakes Say Hisss!, 8 p.m., $5.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Farm Vegas, Intense City, Buff Shaggy, Gill Schak, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13. Tues: Cobra Starship, Forever the Sickest Kids, 6 p.m., $15-$18.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120. Wed: the Lost Patrol, At the Stars, 9 p.m., $3.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Illusive Dream, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Rock's Fall Tavern 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470. Fri: Loose Gravel, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shady Grove Coffeehouse 11105 Cauthorne Road, 323-4288. Sat: the Kennedys, 8 p.m., $15-$17.

Shenanigans Eatery and Pub 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m., free. Fri: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8:30 p.m. Sat: King Edward and the BD's, 8:30 p.m. Sun: Hamburger James, 6:30 p.m. $5. Tues: Bluesflash, 8 p.m.

SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: William Walter and Company, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m., free.

Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Sat: Robert Earl Keen, Corb Lund, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Sister Sweet, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Rythmasters, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Black Cash and the Bad Trips, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: the Fustics, Houston Scott Band, Alison Self, the Ladies of the Night, 10 p.m., Thurs: Designer Drugs, Lio.Plura.Tron, (Shut up and Dance), 10 p.m. Fri: Sons of Hippies, 10 p.m. Sat: VeKams, Six, Incomplete Heroes, 10 p.m. Sun: Hillbilly Hellcats, JB Beverly, the Wayward Drifters, High Street Revival, 10 p.m. Mon: Parts and Labor, Cole Sullivan, the Cinnamon Band, 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 12

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Disney on Ice  Favorite Disney characters come to the Richmond Coliseum for the "Worlds of Fantasy" ice show at 7 p.m. and through Nov. 16. Tickets are $16-$76. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY 13

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Canine CafAc Join this pet-friendly happy hour featuring picnic foods, snacks, a cash bar from 6-9 p.m. at 2519 Hermitage Road. $8-$12. 521-1318.

Champagne 'n' Shopping Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosts a special evening of holiday shopping from 5-8 p.m., featuring a glass of champagne or sparkling cider for the night's visitors, door prizes and a cafAc dinner. Sales support the educational mission of the garden. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Holiday Bazaar St. James's Episcopal Church will offer two days of fine gifts, seasonal decorations, antiques and food from 5-9 p.m. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14 with proceeds benefiting outreach programs of St. James's Episcopal Church Women's organization. 1205 W. Franklin St. 355-1779.

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The David Esleck Trio This popular jazz ensemble is scheduled to perform in the Perkinson Recital Hall at the University of Richmond at 7:30 p.m. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.

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"Grease" The Weinstein Jewish Community Center will host a new school version of this rock 'n' roll musical through Nov. 23, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2p.m. Sundays, and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. $8-$15. 285-6500.

"The Widow's Blind Date" The Firehouse Theatre presents this drama about the reunion of three former high school classmates by Israel Horovitz running through Dec. 6 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and matinees on Nov. 16, 23, and 30 at 4 p.m. $10-$25. 1609 W. Broad St. 595-4849.

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Debate In the wake of a costly presidential campaign, the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond will host a debate at 6 p.m. on "Hard Questions about Soft Money: Campaign Finance Reform and Fiscal Freedom in Today's Economy," Free. For information call 287-6317.

Lecture Professor Anthony Ellis, chair of Virginia Commonwealth University's Philosophy Department will present his discussion, "Is Capital Punishment Justified?" at John Tyler Community College from noon-1 p.m. 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. 706-5247.

Lecture The Richmond chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America will host Dr. John H. Oakley as he presents his discussion "Children in Athenian Funerary Art During the Peloponnesian War" at the Science Museum of Virginia at 6 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 359-8109.

Lecture Israeli-American storyteller Noa Baum will present true stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "A Land Twice Promised," at Keller Hall at the University of Richmond at 7:30 p.m. For information call 289-8997.

FRIDAY 14

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Bazaar Extraordinaire II Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of vendors, handmade crafts and attic treasures from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with the event continuing Nov. 15. 6100 Chamberlayne Road. 266-3551.

HELP Benefit The Massey Cancer Center volunteer program will hold an evening of dinner and hors d'oeuvres to raise money at the Page Bond Gallery starting at 6:30 p.m. West Main Street. 359-3633.

Holly Jolly Christmas Lakeside Avenue will host an evening of holiday shopping, decoration, carolers, and refreshments from 5-9 p.m. with trolleys providing optional transportation to the street's numerous stores.

Light Up the Season Chesterfield Towne Center will be holding its first Grand Illumination and Santa Claus arrival at its pedestrian plaza from 6-7 p.m. The intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Huguenot Road. 794-4662

Stone Soup Supper The Luther Memorial School Parent Teacher League will hold a fundraising evening at the school from 6-9 p.m. to help buy new lockers. $10. 301 Robin Hood Road. 321-6420.

galleries

Eric Schindler Gallery "How to Enter a Room," featuring works by R. Sawan White. Opening at 9 p.m. and on display through Dec. 19. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

Glave Kocen Gallery "New Works," featuring art by Dan Miller. Opening 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 24. 1620 W. Main St. 358-1990.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Palladiansim and Its Alternatives," featuring a symposium on architectural history and the decorative arts from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Held at the Virginia Historical Society. 428 N. Boulevard. 828-2784.

Petersburg Area Art League "Textiles and More," featuring works by Paula Mims and Mary Jane Harper. Opening Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. and on display through Dec. 7. 7 E. Old St. 861-4611.

Petersburg Regional Art Center "November All Media Show." On display through Dec. 8. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" The Appomattox Regional Governor's School will perform Shakespeare's fanciful comedy through Nov. 23, with shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 21-22, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 22-23. $8-$10. 512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg. 722-0204.

"Lesser Than Thanes" The 40th Street Stage presents John Cauthen's comedic take on the Macbeth story through Nov. 29, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. $10. 809 W. 40th St. 423-4084.

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Book Signing Author Don Devine will be at the Short Pump Barnes and Noble to sign copies of his latest work, "Jane Flight To Freedom," from 5-8 p.m. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-3190.

Eyes On Richmond The Friday Forums of St. Paul's Episcopal Church continue with "Our New Mayor Speaks" presented by recently elected Richmond mayor Dwight Jones, at 12:30 p.m. $8. 815 E. Grace St. near the Capitol. 643-3589.

Friday for the Arts! Writers Nancy Carter Crump and Henry Kidd will be on hand at the Siege Museum providing presentations and book signing of their respective works from 6-10 p.m. 15 W. Bank St. in Petersburg. 898-0123.

VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival Shedding light on what it's like getting your first book published, Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award winner Travis Holland will be on hand in the student commons at 7 p.m. with his agent Amy Williams and his editor Susan Kamil to trace the journey of his first publication. Free. 907 Floyd Ave.

SATURDAY 15

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Bazaar Charity The St. Joseph's Auxiliary will host a day of craft vendors, carnival fun and food from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged with proceeds benefiting the elderly residents entrusted to the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. 1503 Michael's Road.

Biscuts and Bones: Kids for Canines Smith and Hawken at Stony Point Fashion Park will host a day of man's-best-friend inspired activities starting at 11 a.m., including a scavenger hunt, games and a dog parade. 9200 Stony Point Parkway. For information call 330-7600.

Christmas Doll and Bear Show Children Incorporated will have a featured booth at the Richmond Raceway Complex from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.600 E. Laburnum Ave. 359-4562.

Fashion Show The YWCA of Richmond with Primrose Productions and Premier Magazine will be hosting an evening showcasing local boutiques and trendy looks at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with proceeds benefiting the efforts to assist victims and families affected by domestic violence. $25. 200 N. Boulevard. 643-6761, ext. 142.

Goochland Farmers Market J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College will hold an indoor sale of pastured poultry, beef, pork, bison, seasonal vegetables, honey, eggs and baked goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goochland J. Sarge campus, 1851 Dickson Road. 332-3144.

Holiday Vendor Bazaar Bermuda Hundred Methodist Church will hold a day of craft sales, food and door prizes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to help raise money to benefit its preschool and church programs. 2025 Florence Ave.

Hunger Strike Bowling Meals on Wheels will be on hand at AMF Sunset Lanes for a day of pledge-driven team-bowling that will support meal service to Richmond's elderly and disabled shut-ins. 6540 W. Broad. 282-0537. For more info visit www.mowdelivers.com.

Raise the Roof Celebrating National Adoption Day, the Children's Home Society will hold a benefit fundraiser at Rolling Run Farm from 3-7 p.m., with proceeds helping find homes for children and provide counseling to birth and adoptive families. $50. 1200 Millers Lane. 353-0191.

SunTrust Richmond Marathon With over 12,000 people registered to run the race, as well the McDonald's Half Marathon, the NTELOS 8k, and Richmond Times-Dispatch Kids Run, there's still time to sign up at the SecureHorizons Health and Fitness Expo and the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center to take part in the day's event. Starting at 7 a.m. at Seventh and Broad streets. For information call 285-9495.

To Fight Life Through FightSMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy, will be holding an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and jazz from 6-9 p.m. at the Bank. $50. 1005 E. Main St. For information call 515-0080.

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Art Auction The Steward School will auction more than 50 works of art from the collection of watercolorist W. Baxter Perkinson at 7 p.m. with proceeds going towards building an endowment for the school's artist-in-residence program. 11600 Gayton Road. 740-5327.

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Bringing Out the Best Conducted by Glen McCune and Frank Williams the One Voice Chorus is scheduled to perform the works of Beethoven, Brahms and Burleigh at at the Greater Richmond Convention Center starting at 7 p.m. $5-$25. 455-6069.

Hungarian Virtuosi Virginia Commonwealth University's Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series continues with a performance with this renowned orchestra ensemble from 8-10 p.m. at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Season subscriptions cost $50-$125. Single tickets $10-$32. 828-6776.

Central Virginia Men's Chorus Invitational Monacan High School will host a free performance featuring the best young choral singers from Richmond and Northern Virginia starting at 3 p.m. 11501 Smoketree Drive. For information call 278-2480, ext. 226.

Robin and Linda Williams The Louisa Arts Center welcomes this traditional country duo at 7 p.m. $8-$15. 212 Fredericksburg Ave. 540-967-2200.

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"Really Rosie" The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community will present a production of this popular Maurice Sendak musical at the ComedySportz Improv Theatre through Nov. 23, with shows at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $8-$10. 7115-A Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

SUNDAY 16

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1212 Gallery "Work: the Collective," featuring works by Matt Lively, Hunter Boxley, Andy Trinko and Hillary Knause. Opening at 2 p.m. and on display through Dec. 21. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.

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Book Signing Author E. Bruce Heilman will be at Book People from 3-4 p.m. to sign copies of his latest work, "An Interruption That Lasted a Lifetime: My First Eighty Years." 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

MONDAY 17

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Holiday Gift and Craft Boutique The Weinstein Jewish Community Center will host two days with local art vendors from 8:45 a.m.-8 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring various handmade items for sale. 5403 Monument Ave. 285-6500.

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Chasen Gallery "The Color of Texture," featuring works by Samir Sammoun. On display through Dec. 31. 3554 W. Cary St. 204-1048.

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"Return to the Upright Position" Virginia Commonwealth University graduate students Cate Brewer and Melissa Carroll-Jackson will perform two nights of Caridad Svich's critically acclaimed play concerning the emotional impact of 9/11 at the Firehouse Theatre at 8 p.m. and again Nov. 18. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 595-4849.

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Lecture Bliss Royard, author of the memoir "One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life: A Story of Race and Family Secrets," will speak at the University of Richmond's Weinstein Hall at 4 p.m. to discuss "How the Color Line Divided a Family and a Country." For information call 289-8287.

TUESDAY 18

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Lecture Joseph P. Riley Jr., the mayor of Charleston, S.C., will present a discussion on urban renewal, "Building a Better Richmond," at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 3 p.m. Free. 403 N. Fifth St. 323-2033.

Lecture Dr. David Barquist, curator of Amreican decorative arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will present, "Myer Myers and the Silversmith's Trade in Colonial New York, 1746-1795" at 6:30 p.m. in the Marble Hall of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. $8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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