Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Fri: Beneath the Surface, Crossing the Event Horizon, Torture Point, Cursed to Black, King of Heresy, Fallen Martyr, 5-11 p.m., $7. Sat: Chalkline Beauty, Red Clay Village, the Blue Leher, Amul 9, Aquila, Kakarot, 5 p.m., $7. Stuck Backwards, US Brass, Onion, the Misled, Meat Cleaver, 10 p.m., $7.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Thurs: Justin Trawick, 8 p.m., $8. Fri: Louis Ledford, the Mills Family Band (folk and jazz), 8 p.m., $8-$13. Sat: the Janet Martin Band (Americana and blues), 8 p.m., $8.
Bottoms Up Pizza 1700 Dock St., 644-4400. Thurs: Buttercup, 8 p.m., free.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road., 750-1120. Wed: Rattlesnake Shake, 7 p.m., free. Fri: Mike Gales and the Warriorz, 10 p.m. Sun: Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Mike Gales and the Warriorz, 8 p.m. Sat: the Sweet Collision, 9 p.m. Sun: Hold for Monolith, 8 p.m.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: Anybody Killa, Axe Murder Boys, Detroit Warriors, Ajax, 7 p.m., $10-$12. Fri: Cosmic Charlie (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., $8-$10. Sat: Framing Hanley, Vaeda, Core 87, Searching For Timothy, 8 p.m., $10-$12.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Bluz Catz, 5 p.m., free. Fri: Robinella, 10 p.m., $5-$7. Sat: Virginia Coalition, 9 p.m., $15.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division, 10 p.m., $5. Fri: Blueline Highway, A Good Natured Riot, 10 p.m., $5. Tues: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.
Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544. Sun: Stone's Stew (jazz), 8 p.m.
Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411. Thurs: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m., free.
Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425. Fri: the Kind Eye Project, 9:30 p.m.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: the Imitators, 8:30 p.m. Sat: God Fearing Snake Handlers, 8:30 p.m.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7-10 p.m., free.
Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Tues: Pat O'Brien, 7:30 p.m., free.
Legend Brewery 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446. Sun: Blue Line Highway, 6-9:30 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Syndicate, Rot Gut, Malichi, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13. Sat: Limelight: Tribute to Rush, Richmond Engine #3 (Primus Tribute), 7 p.m., $13.
Poe's Pub 2760 E. Main St., 648-2120. Thurs: the Dregs: a Mostly Acoustic Hootenanny, 9 p.m., $5.
Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622. Sat: Chicago Cy Band, Offering, Susan Greenbaum, the Taters, Gary Gerloff, Page Wilson, Blue Line Highway, Marna and Macy, 2-9 p.m., $10 donation. Sun: Bob Blagg, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free.
Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Drop Zone, Wheat Kings, 9:30 p.m., $3.
Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free. Thurs: Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.
Sidelines CafAc 10348 Ironbridge Road, 748-4786. Sat: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: SNS Blues, 9 p.m. Sat: Sloth Loves Chunk, 9 p.m.
Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Fri: Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Scotty Don't, Antero, Gill, Earthtone, 7 p.m., $15-$20. Sun: Cross Canadian Ragweed, the Atkinsons, 7 p.m., $16-$18.
Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Jack Win-Tet, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Rythmaster, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Smile, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: the Recliners, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Fri: Houston Scott Band, 10 p.m. Sat: Boneanchor, 10 p.m. Mon: the Itchy Heart, Part Bear, 10 p.m.
Wabi Sabi 29 Bollingbrook St. in Petersburg, 862-1365. Thurs: Uncle Mo, the Dirty Appomattox, 8 p.m., free.
Back to Bach Cellist James Wilson performs three of Johan Sebastian Bach's suites for solo cello at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. 1000 Blanton Ave. $10-$25.
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Gallery5 holds a night where the artistically inclined can drink, draw, and participate in unusual contests starting at 6 p.m. $7. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Gallery Talk Artist Javier Tapia speaks about his most recent work beginning at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Gallery. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.
MOMIX: "Passion" Combining the eccentric limits of the circus, theater, dance, and music, the MOMIX performing arts troupe provides a night of multimedia art, imagery, and sound beginning at 7:30 p.m., with an additional performance taking place on Jan. 15. $19-$38. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.
"God Grew Tired of Us" The West End Presbyterian Church holds a screening of this award-winning documentary following three young men after escaping the Sudanese genocide of 1987. John Deng Machar, a resident of Richmond, will speak about his personal journey as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. 7 p.m., free. 9008 Quioccasin Road. 741-6562.
Art After Hours Friends of Art holds its 5th annual Silent Art Auction from 6-9 p.m. in the Marble Hall of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, featuring works by regional and local artists to help raise money benefiting the facility. The event continues every Thursday through Feb. 19. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, saxophonist Will Vinson, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Mark Ferber perform at 8 p.m. in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-1166.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" The Henley Street Theatre Company presents a dramatic telling of Ken Kesey's acclaimed story about prisoner Randall McMurphy and his rebellious impact on the inhabitants and staff of a mental institution. A preview performances takes place at 8 p.m., continuing on Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 31. 4901 Old Brook Road. For ticket information call 340-0115.
Lecture Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center cancer survivors symposia series presents author and New York Times contributor Peggy Orenstein from 7-9 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia as she shares her personal experiences with cancer and parenthood. Reproductive endocrinologist Elizabeth McGee will also be on hand to address the latest innovations and treatment guidelines that may help men and women become parents despite cancer. 2500 W. Broad St. 828-8360
Poetry Gallery5 holds the first of its End Hunger Poetry Slam series with Kiara Towns at 7 p.m., with donated proceeds to feed an impoverished family for an entire year. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Poetry Reading Local poet Shann Palmer reads from her new chapbook "Change" and other work at Art After Hours at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Edgar Allan Poe Stamp United States Postal Service holds its first-day-of-issue ceremony for the Edgar Allan Poe commemorative stamp at the Library of Virginia, starting at 11 a.m. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.
Anderson Gallery "Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art." Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through March 1. 907A« West Franklin St. 828-1522.
Crossroads Art Gallery "Nimrod Hall Artist's Show." "Susan Stuller's Adult Student Artists Show." "Recent Works," featuring ink and watercolor by David Decker. All on display through March 7. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 278-8950.
Gay Community Center Art Gallery "Body of Work," featuring art by John Bailey and Susan Singer. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Feb. 28. 1407 Sherwood Ave. 353-8890.
Solvent Space "Peculiar Institutions," featuring works by Sanford Biggers. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Feb. 28. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond "From Sand: Works in Glass," featuring art by Ken Daley, Richard Jolley and Joyce J. Scott. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through March 22. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.
Altria Masterworks The Richmond Symphony performs Strauss's "Vier letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs) and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor at the Second Baptist Church beginning at 8 p.m. 9614 River Road. 740-7101.
Dancing with the Harps The James River Harp Ensemble performs a series of global dance music beginning at 7 p.m. at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre, with a repeat show on Jan. 17. $25. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.
Forensic Science Day The Science Museum of Virginia offers a series of hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits on detective work and criminology from noon-4 p.m. $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
The Greater Richmond Pre-Inaugural Celebration Benefiting local charities, the ballrooms of the Greater Richmond Convention Center hold a night of dancing and music by Bio Ritmo, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and the Mystic Soul Bubbas from 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $65 per person, $110 per couple. 403 N. Third St. 783-7300.
Richmond HopeFest Artists the Tilted, Danny and the Vikings, Dean Lee and the Unwelcome, and JB Beverly play an organized concert to raise fund for the Richmond Fibromyalgia Support Group from 1-5 p.m. at Plaza Bowl. 521 E. Southside Plaza. 233-8799.
Altria Masterworks The Richmond Symphony performs Strauss's "Vier letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs) and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor at the First Baptist Church starting at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert talk with conductor Marc Taddei at 7 p.m. 2709 Monument Ave. 355-8637.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen holds a performance by this acoustic Americana duo best known for its work on Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" starting at 7 p.m. $25. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.
Richmond Forum Newsweek editor Jon Meacham and Islamic expert Reza Aslan discuss the impact of faith on culture, government and public policy at 8 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. $27-$55. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.
Freedom Classic Festival The Richmond Coliseum holds its annual basketball double-header with face-offs between Winston Salem University and Hampton University at 5:30 p.m. and Virginia Union University vs. Virginia State University at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for each game are $20-$25. 601 E. Leigh St.
Winter Slaughterland The River City Roller Girls begin their 2009 season with a roller derby bout at Skateland at 6:30 p.m. 5512 Hull Street Road. 233-7215.
Altria Masterworks The Richmond Symphony performs Strauss's "Vier letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs) and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor at St. Michael's Catholic Church starting at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert talk with conductor Marc Taddei at 7 p.m. 4491 Springfield Road. 527-1037.
Garrison Keillor This seasoned host of "A Prairie Home Companion" performs with Robin and Linda Williams at 7:30 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. $28-$38. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.
Poe's 24 Hour Birthday Bash and Bicentennial The Edgar Allan Poe Museum celebrates the 200th birthday of the famous poet and writer with a day-long series of readings, tours, and a candlelight vigil, all starting at midnight. $5-$6. 1914 E. Main St. 648-5523.
"Repeat After Me" The John Marshall House hosts a special re-enactment of the 1801 inauguration of Thomas Jefferson starting at 11:30 p.m.. 818 E. Marshall St. For information call 648-7998.
"Lest We Forget" The National Park Service hosts a civil rights film day from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the park's visitor center, examining American history from the close of the Civil War to the modern civil rights movement. Scheduled documentaries include "Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War," at 10 a.m., "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy," at noon, and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," at 2 p.m. Admission is free. 600 N. Second St. 771-2017, ext. 24.
Celebration of Unity Concert Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., the Greater Richmond Children's Choir, together with the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church adult choir and the Sanctuary Choir of Riverview Baptist Church, performs at 7:30 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity. 8 N. Laurel St. 359-5628.
Lecture Roger L. Gregory, the first African American appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit speaks at the Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond at 2 p.m. Free. 40 Westhampton Way. 289-8500.
Style Weekly's Inauguration Day Event Toad's Place holds a special lunch break screening of the presidential inauguration from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public. 140 Virginia St. 648-8623.
Project Space Gallery "A Blatant Show of Nepotism," featuring prints, drawings, and paintings by local and national artists. On display through Feb. 27. 0 E. Fourth St. 338-5508.
University of Richmond Museums "Form and Story: Narration in Recent Paintings," featuring works by Steve DiBenedetto, Angela Dufresne, Hanneline RA,geberg and Erling Sjovold. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 15.
Celtic Crossroads The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen hosts this seven-member Irish ensemble as it spins its homeland's traditional sound into inventive new arrangements at 7 p.m. $23-$25. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.