Book Reading Jim Malusa will read from his travelogue "Into Thin Air," at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Bookstore, free. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
Northwestern Mutual Masterworks The Richmond Symphony performs at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. 4491 Springfield Road. 788-1212.
Beach music with Steve Leonard, Caddy's, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 794-3007.
Guitar Hero with Alan, Richbrau Brewing Company, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 644-3018.
Jon D. Miller, Travis Charles (comedy), Bottoms Up (downtown), 8:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.
Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, Triple Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-7777.
Rick Howell, Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Book Reading David A. Price will read from "The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company," at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Bookstore., free. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" A play about a spellilng bee in a rural town at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$47.50. 646-4213.
Bryce McCormick (piano), Ruth's Chris Steak House, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.
Blues Flash, Shenanigan's, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.
Chicago Cy Band, Legend Brewery, 7 p.m., free. 232-3446.
DJ Dominex, Rocks, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.
DJ Ghozt, Baja Bean Company, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 257-5445.
DJ Williams Projekt, Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.
Fetherston/Lucas, Tobacco Company, 8 p.m., 782-9555.
Former Champions, Cary Street Café, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.
John Conley Trio, Davis and Main, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.
Pat O'Brien (acoustic), Easy Street Café, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.
The Ray Pittman Project, Shenanigans, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.
Rollin' and Tumblin' (blues Americana), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Totally '80s Dance Night, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.