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TUESDAY 2

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: Herschel Stratego, Zac Hryciak and the Jungle Beat, Tres Bien, From the Darkest Part of the Woods, 7 p.m.

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

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

WEDNESDAY 3

nightlife

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Susan Greenbaum (singer and songwriter), 7 p.m., $5.

Bull and Bear Club 901 E. Cary St., No. 21, 649-8431: Kari Smith, 7 p.m., free.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Justin Trawick, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: the Business, Flatfoot 56, the Ladies, the Bottle, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: BK3 featuring Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, James Hutchinson, Scott Murawski with Tara Nevins, 7 p.m., $20-$23.

Rose Marie Inn 8923 Patterson Ave., 740-4174: the Guitar Brothers Acoustic Revue (classic rock and blues), 7 p.m., free.

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

THURSDAY 4

galleries

Page Bond Gallery "Strides," featuring graduate student work in the painting and printmaking programs at Virginia Commonwealth and Yale universities. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 27. 1625 W. Main St. 359-3633.

music

Groovin' In the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden continues its summer concert series with a musical performance by Medeski, Martin and Wood at 6 p.m. $15-$25. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

nightlife

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

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Two Man Gentlemen Band, Tornavacas, 8 p.m., $5.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Future, 9 p.m., $8.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m.

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: John Pinette, 7:30 p.m., $18.

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

FRIDAY 5

events

Pups On Parade The Science Museum of Virginia welcomes animal lovers for a special night of fundraising at 7 p.m., featuring dog sculptures that are groomed and transformed into works of art. Proceeds from the event will benefit Canines in Crisis, a program created to support pets whose families cannot afford treatment and medication. $60-$100. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

galleries

1708 Gallery "FEED2009: A Juried Biennial," featuring works by Jarod Charzewski, Carl Freno, Christine Gray, Bang Geul Han and Ross Sawyers. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through July 11. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

ADA Gallery "New Work," featuring large wooden sculptures by Morgan Herrin. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through June 30. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.

Corporate and Museum Frame  “Aventura de Latin America,” featuring photography by Remi Esordi. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 30. 301 W. Broad St. 643-6858.

Gallery5 "Natural Inconclusion," featuring works by Jason Lanka and Joe Meiser. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through July 3. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Ghostprint Gallery "Richmond Illustrators Club, Annual Juried Show," featuring numerous works from across the country. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 27. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.

Grape and Cheese Gallery "New Work," featuring paintings by Erik Shipp. On display through July 2. 1531 W. Main St. 353-9463.

Linden Row Inn Gallery  “Poe's Playground,” featuring art inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through Aug. 25. 100 E. Franklin St. 783-7000.

Metro Market Metro Space Gallery holds a special sale of juried art from 6-10:30 p.m. to support the efforts of True Love Press in purchasing silk screen equipment, letter press, and storage components. Work will additionally be sold Sunday as part of Broad Appetit. 119 W. Broad St. 307-9420.

Quirk Gallery "After Life: A Skull Exhibition," featuring works by Noah Scalin. On display through August 22. 311 W. Broad St. 644-5450.

Red Door Gallery "Mixed Media Ensemble," featuring work by Laurie Fields. "Imagination: Figments and Fragments," featuring work by Marcia Dale Dullum. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through July 11. 1607 W. Main St. 358-0211.

Richmond Public Library "Art 6 Presents," featuring collage sculptures by David Turner. "Awaken: the Mind of Jason Roane," featuring oil and mixed media by Jason Roane. Opening at 7 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-6500.

Uptown Gallery "Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Docents' Exhibit." Opening at 5 p.m. and on display through June 27. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Stranger Than Paradise," featuring work by Josephine Haden in the Pauley Center. On display through Sept. 13. 200 N. Boulevard. 204-2705.

Visual Art Studio "Alfa," featuring oil paintings by Dan Rhett. "Masterpiece of the Month," featuring work by Dan Belanger. On display through Aug. 7. "Wood Work," featuring carvings by Oscar Sanchez. "Illusions of Reality," featuring photographs by Peter Thaxton. On display through June 30. 280 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

music

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

Fridays at Sunset Virginia's international music festival returns to downtown Richmond featuring numerous artists in jazz, R&B, soul, hip-hop and go-go, kicking off with a performance by KEM and Lela James at 6 p.m. in Kanawha Plaza, at Eighth and Canal streets. $20-$30. For information visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Perdition, Aghast, Mega Minge, S.S.R., Social Dropouts, Transit Fear, Annihilation, 7 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Grandsons (Americana), 8 p.m., $8.

Breakers Sports Grill 9127 W. Broad St., 270-1461: Kari Smith, 9 p.m., $5.

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

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Downbeat Switch, Co-Pilot, 9 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Mike Lucci Band, 5 p.m., free. Big Organ Trio (funk), 9:30 p.m., $7-$10.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Jackass Flats (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $7.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: Stumphole Water (Americana), 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Slick Sid (rock), 9 p.m., free.

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: John Pinette, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Mo Debree (soul and rock), 8 p.m., free.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Decemberists, Blind Pilot, 8 p.m., $28-$30.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, 550-3888: Grapefruit Fred, 8 p.m.

Plan 9 3012 W. Cary St., 353-9996: Cracker, 6:30 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: the New Familiars, 8 p.m.

Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St., 648-2120: Loose Gravel (classic rock), 9:30 p.m., $5.

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

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Slack Family, 8:30 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Aparallax, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 6

events

Arts in the Garden Unity Christ Church of Bon Air presents a fine arts and crafts show from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., rain or shine, featuring numerous exhibits, raffle prizes, music and food. 923 Buford Road. 320-5584.

Backyard 500 The Children's Museum of Richmond holds its second annual pedal car tournament from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring races throughout the day and an after party. Free with museum admission. $8. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

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. beginning at the Richmond Convention Center. $70. 401 N. Third St. Registration required. 744-1718.

Mali Discovery Day The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia invites guests for an afternoon of family-friendly activities of African-inspired crafts, storytelling and music from noon-4 p.m. Free with museum admission. $3-$5. 00 Clay St. 780-9093.

Richmond in Ragtime The Valentine Richmond History Center welcomes author Harry Kollatz Jr. as he leads a historic bus tour from 1-4 p.m. looking at the capital city during 1909-1911, lecturing on the time's suffragist movement, automobile contests and airplane exhibitions and social circumstances. Meet your guide at the museum. Reservations are required. $5-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Strawberry Faire Randolph Macon College holds another year of fruity celebration from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring more than 300 craft and food vendors, music and contests. 204 Henry St., Ashland. 798-8289.

music

Homegrown Concert St. James's Episcopal Church holds a musical concert by Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird, Zimmie and the Babe Zone, Oak Lane and Knox Hubard at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Caritas and other nonprofits that care for the homeless. $20. 1205 W. Franklin St. 355-1779.

Stone Soul Music and Food Festival Brown's Island hosts over 20 R&B and gospel acts from noon-8 p.m., featuring food provided from over a dozen of the city's best soul restaurants with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. $20. 501-0765.

stage

All the Saints and PunkSinatra The Byrd Theatre welcomes two Richmond independent theater companies at 2 p.m. for a live-action show of surrealist performances, costumes and puppets. $7. 2908 W. Cary St. 353-9911.

Glenn Beck Traveling on his Common Sense tour, the Fox News commentator and radio host performs his own brand of comedy stand-up beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. $35-$45. 601 E. Leigh St. 1-800-745-3000.

"The Swagger" Sweet Tease Burlesque returns to Richmond for a new act of dance, costumes, performance art, drinking and debauchery at 10 p.m. at Godfrey's. $10 (18 and older). 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957.

"We Are Family!" The Richmond Men's Chorus performs a selection of '70s pop tunes — from artist such as Elton John, the Carpenters, the Village People, the Bee-Gees and Abba — at 8 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, with a repeat performance on June 7 at 4 p.m. $10-$15. 2880 Mountain Road. 241-0446.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Battleghost, Trees Above Mandalay, Airstrike, Centuries in the Sky, Another Treehouse Acquaintance, 4-9 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Todd Snider, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Silo Effect, 9 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Among the Oak and Ash, 8 p.m., $12-$14.

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

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Black Cash and the Bad Trips (Johnny Cash Tribute), 10 p.m., $7.

Comfort 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004: Anna Vogelzang, Emily Hope Price, Fuzzy Baby, 9 p.m.

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: John Pinette, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Johnny Butler Band (classic rock), 8 p.m., free.

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, 794-6700: Dark Star Orchestra, 6 p.m., $15-$20.

JJ's Grille 20198 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 755-6229: Kari Smith, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Summer Slaughter Tour: Necrophagists, Suffocation, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague, Dying Fetus, Born of Osiris, Origin, Beneath the Massacre, Blackguard, After the Burial, 2 p.m., $20-$25.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Duchess of York, the Thunders, 8 p.m.

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

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Haze and the Transients, 8 p.m., $5.

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: the Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 8 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the English Channel, 8:30 p.m.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Stone Lucy, 9 p.m.

Sycamore Rouge 21 W. Old St., 957-5707: James "Saxsmo" Gates, Dr. Weldon Hill, and Matt Hall, 8 p.m., $15.

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

SUNDAY 7

events

Broad Appetit Held by the Downtown Neighborhood Association to benefit Meals on Wheels and the Central Virginia Food Bank, local Richmonders are invited to sample signature dishes from more than 50 local restaurants, including fine dining, family-friendly, and up-and-coming establishments. From noon-5 p.m. in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of West Broad Street, fresh produce, cheeses, breads and wines will also be available. $3 per sample. For information visit www.broadappetit.com.

Capitol Square Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a walking tour of Capitol Square from 2-4 p.m., including a tour of the Capitol itself. Meet your guide at the gate at Ninth and Grace streets. $5-$10. 649-0711, ext. 301.

music

Choir Concert The River Road Church Chancel Choir, accompanied by orchestra, performs a selection of classical works at 7:30 p.m., featuring Franz Joseph Haydn's "Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War)" and John Rutter's "Magnificat." 8000 River Road. 288-1131.

words

Book Swap Book People invites lovers of the written word to meet, greet and exchange books from 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

nightlife

Barksdale Theatre 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, 282-2620: Stretchin' at Barksdale: Stephen Lecky, Brad Tucker, Craig Evans, BJ Kocen, Jackie Frost, Tim Stanton and Jim Wark, 6-8 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Last Tide, Lubec, Ceremony, the Snowy Owls, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Skindred, Core 87, Half Brother Sid, Squeezbox, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15.

Coffee Lane CafAc 8319 Bell Creek Road #B, 559-4050: Kari Smith, 2 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Piacente, 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: John Pinette, 7 p.m., $18.

Mulligan's 1323 W. Main St., 346-8686: Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble with Carol Covell, 7 p.m., free.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: tapas and jazz, 4-9 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Lil' Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY 8

words

Art Discussion The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes award-winning printmaker Steve Prince at 6:30 p.m. in the Marble Hall as he discusses his "Urban Epistle," a series of images inspired by 13 letters written by the apostle Paul. Free. 200 N. Boulevard. 304-1400.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Telepath, the Former Champions, Jason and the State, 9 p.m., $10.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Highstreet Lowlifes, Alison Self, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: mewithoutYou, the Dear Hunter, Bear Colony, 7 p.m., $13-$15.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Passion Pit, Harlem Shakes, Cale Parks, 7 p.m., $12-$14.

TUESDAY 9

stage

"The Maltese Falcon" The On-the-Air Radio Players perform a radio adaptation of the famous detective story at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen with an encore show June 10, featuring costumed performers, sound effect artists and live music. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6150.

words

Book Signing Author Victoria Christopher Murray autographs copies of her latest novel, "Lady Jasmine," beginning at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Parkway Barnes and Noble. 4600 Commonwealth Parkway. 744-5483.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Florence Terrace, Goot, the In Crowd, Bexley, Faith in Failure, Nick Coward, 6 p.m.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Black Star Casino, Due Panic, Nowhere Else on Earth, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Titus Andonicus, Prabir and the Substitutes, 8 p.m., $13-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Nat Reeves, 6 p.m., $15-$20.

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

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: Steve Earle, Joe Pug, 7 p.m., $19.

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