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TUESDAY 7

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19th-Century Childbirth Meadow Farm Museum presents a historic discussion of the approach to pregnancy and child delivery in the mid-1800s from noon-3:30 p.m. Free. 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 501-5520.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Yardwork, Renminbi, District Kids, Morseville, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: killwhitneydead, the Demonstration, Wretched, Threat of Scarlet, Moshe Dayan, Beneath the Surface, 6:15 p.m. $10-$12.

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.

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: Wrnlord, Head Molt, Twilight Memories of the Three Suns, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 8

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Patriot's Day The John Marshall House invites guests for a day of colonial games, music and a lecture on the connections between George Washington and John Marshall between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $5. 818 E. Marshall St. 648-7998.

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Book Presentation Fountain Bookstore welcomes author O.H. Bennett as he discusses his latest novel, "The Lie," at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

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Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Taters (acoustic), 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: Yellow Grass, UTV, Wanli, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Marion, A Friend Called Fire, Alternate Route, No Dice, 6:15 p.m., $8-$10.

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

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

Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005: Michael Runion, Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird, Red Clay River, Josh Small, 8 p.m., $6.

Innsbrook Pavilion 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, 794-6700: Bob Weir and Ratdog, Moe, 6 p.m., $20-$40.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Sonic Youth, Entrance, 7 p.m., $23-$26.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: O'Death, 8 p.m.

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

Six-Burner Restaurant 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060: Carol Covell and Lee Covington, 6:30 p.m., free.

THURSDAY 9

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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.

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VMFA Book Club The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts welcomes Dr. Cliff Edwards as he talks about "Mystery of the Night CafAc: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh," in the Marble Hall at 6 p.m. $5-$8. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Amy Speace, 8 p.m., $10.

Aurora 401 E. Grace St. 644-5380: Sol CafAc, 8 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: Emma Hill, Jonathan Vassar, Lydia Ooghe, 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Bless the Fall, Colored Schematic, Say Your Prayers, Crunk Budder, 6:30 p.m., $12-$14.

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

Europa 1409 E. Cary St., 643-0911: Willie Survive, 9 p.m., free.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Dan Horn, 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.

Music CafAc and Catering 6229 River Road, 288-7482: Carol Covell-Stan Smith Duo, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: All Time Low, We the Kings, Cartel, Days Difference, 6 p.m., $18-$21.

FRIDAY 10

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Harmony in Hanover Hanover Tavern invites guests for a picnic dinner and brewery sale at 5:30 p.m., featuring a performance by Jackass Flats at 7 p.m. $25. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5050.

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Page Bond Gallery "Vitamin C," featuring paintings, photographs, and works on paper by various artists. "The Power to Play: From Trash to Treasure," featuring handcrafted toys by children from around the world. Both opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Aug. 21. 1625 W. Main St. 359-3633.

Petersburg Regional Art Center "All Media Show." Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Aug. 1. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.

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Joe Enroughty and His Royal Virginians The 17th Street Farmers' Market holds a performance by this 12-piece big band from 5:30-8:30 p.m., featuring vocalist Cathy Saydlowski. Free. 864-1040.

Fridays at Sunset Virginia's international music festival continues in downtown Richmond featuring numerous artists in jazz, R&B, soul, hip-hop and go-go, continuing with a performance by Busta Rhymes and Biz Markie at 6 p.m. in Kanawha Plaza, at Eighth and Canal streets. $20-$30. For information visit www.fridaysatsunset.com.

VCU Concert Series Virginia Commonwealth University presents hammered dulcimer player Maggie Sansone and friends for a Celtic music concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. 922 Park Ave. For tickets and information call 828-1166.

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New Voices for the Theater The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community presents its 20th annual Festival of New Works, featuring its statewide high school playwright competition. The staged readings begin with Helen Mittmann's "The Plan," Jenny Claire Knight's "I Love you for Today, Live for Tomorrow," and Duncan Lyle's "2 Thessalonians 2:1-4," at 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 353-2293, ext. 227.

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Book Signing Minerva Books and CafAc welcomes author Pamela K. Kinney as she signs copies of her books, "Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths, and True Tales" and "Haunted Richmond, Virginia," at 8 p.m. 233 Bartow Alley in Petersburg. 732-2440.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Colin Healy and the Jet Skis, Running with Giants, Asteria, 5 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Willy Porter, 8 p.m., $16-$21.

Buffalo Wild Wings 1090 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, 553-9998: Union Pacific Band, 6 p.m.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Jackass Flats, 9 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Memory Fade, Half Brother Sid, Madrone, 9 p.m., $7.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Mattie Phifer Band, 5 p.m., free. Eric Lindell, 10 p.m., $13-$15.

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

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Dale Traylor, 6 p.m., free. Liquid Edge, 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: Dan Horn, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $17.

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

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: Cashmere Jungle Lords, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Ironhorse 100 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, 752-6410: Tornavacas, 9 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Avett Brothers, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, 7 p.m., $25.

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

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Susan Greenbaum, 7 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: Jumpin' Johnny Sansone Blues Blowout, 8:30 p.m.

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

Sportsman Restaurant 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911: Loose Gravel, 8 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Skyla Burrell, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: the Flying Eyes, Octane Saints, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY 11

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Churches of Jackson Ward The Valentine Richmond History Center presents a walking tour of Jackson Ward, the birthplace of black capitalism and home to a number of diverse and historic congregations. $10. Meet your guide at Third and East Leigh streets, near the Oliver Hill bust. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Community Heroes Day The Children's Museum of Virginia invites children to visit and meet the community heroes of Richmond including firefighters, police officers and emergency-medical staff from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7-$8. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

Gospel Festival The Great Big Flea Market, in cooperation with area churches, invites guests for a day of food, games, fashion, gospel music and storytelling from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3302 Williamsburg Road.

Hanover Tomato Festival In its 31st year, Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville welcomes guests for a day of arts and crafts, heritage exhibits and contests from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., including music by Susan Greenbaum and Marna and Macy, and numerous homegrown tomatoes. Pole Green Road, Exit 38-A from Interstate 95. 779-7948.

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 Visitors' Center. $70. 401 N. Third St. Registration required. 744-1718.

Meet the Critters Meadow Farm Museum welcomes families for an up-close and personal look at farm animals from 9-11 a.m. and their use during the mid-1800s. Free. 3400 Mountain Road. 501-5520.

Shockoe Tomato Festival The 17th Street Farmers' Market presents an afternoon of music, children's activities and more tomatoes in every conceivable form from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call 646-0477 or visit www.17thstreetfarmersmarket.com.

Skate Park Competition Fort Lee's newly renovated skate park presents its grand opening with a special skate competition for junior, intermediate and open skaters at 10:45 a.m. with prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Fort Lee's C Avenue. 765-2212.

Summer Fest Private Stock Cigar and Wine Company invites guests for an afternoon of free wine and beer tastings, and live music from noon-5 p.m. 435-A N. Ridge Road. 285-3760.

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'80s Was the Greatest Concert Brown's Island holds an evening of hip-hop performed by '80s greats Naughty by Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Chubb Rock at 6 p.m. $20-$25. Seventh and Tredegar streets. 646-0546.

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Book Signing Book People welcomes authors Diane Lange and Michael Buchanan from 4-6 p.m. as they discussion and autograph copies of their true-story inspired work "Fat Boy Chronicles." 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.

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New Voices for the Theater The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community continues its 20th annual Festival of New Works, featuring its statewide high school playwright competition. Staged readings continue with Sara Katherine Rock's "The Great Library" and Taylor Collier's "Sister to Sister," at 2 p.m. and Ashley Duffey's "Supposed to Be," Emily Douglas' "My Girl," and Jacob Zent's "The Day the Trailer Park Stood Still" at 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre. Free. 1609 W. Broad St. 353-2293 ext. 227.

Poison Ivy Performing the second installment of their summer series at Godfrey's, the ladies of Sweet Tease Burlesque return to Richmond for a night of dancing, costumes and tongue-in-cheek fun at 11 p.m. $10 (ages 18 and older). 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957.

Richmond Rocky Horror Week Spanning seven days and six venues Richmond's only "Rocky Horror Picture Show" shadow cast, the Orgasmic Rush of Lust, presents a week of time-warping performances of the famed cult classic, as well as karaoke and happy hours to benefit AIDSWalk Richmond. Rumors Boutique kicks things off with a special shop for cause spree from 4-9 p.m., with Richmond punk band the I-las performing at 8 p.m. Stay up to date the week's events by visiting www.gayrva.com/rocky. 404 N. Harrison St.

Richmond Varietease The Canal Club presents its monthly burlesque show, featuring several summer themed performances by the Sinclaire Sisters, Miss Bambi Galore and Dolli Holiday at 9 p.m. $10 (ages 21 and older). 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: View From the Top, the Fallen, the Onset, Cultifly, the Portland Oregon, Pike Possum, Variable, Undefined, Alternate Route, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Last Train Home (alt. country), 8 p.m., $16-$21.

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: the Atkinsons, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Prabir and the Substitutes, Tereu Tereu, the Orange Opera, Sharp Comfort, 8 p.m., $5.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Hollis Brown, 9 p.m., $7.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Jam with Pierre, 2-5 p.m., free. King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead covers), 10 p.m., $7.

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: Dan Horn, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $17.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Tin Foil Militia (rock and blues), 8:30 p.m., free.

Papa Ningo 1703 E. Franklin St., 344-9886: Bachaco, 10 p.m., $10-$15.

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

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Ray Pittman's Rock 'n' Soul Review, 8 p.m., $5.

SinAc 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: Jubeus, 9 p.m.

Sportsman Restaurant 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911: Loose Gravel, 8 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Skyla Burrell, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Sniper Rash, Kung Fury, Super Potent Death Baby, 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 12

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Buddy's Rescue Ladder Midlothian Middle School holds its first annual race series benefiting the Richmond Animal League at 5 p.m., featuring cross-country style and track-distance medley runs. $25-$35. Register at www.active.com. 13501 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-8080.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a tour of Richmond's historical burial ground, featuring its history, landscape design, architecture and famed residents from 2-5 p.m. $10. The tour begins at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. For information call 649-0711.

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The Platters The Tuckahoe Woman's Club hosts a performance of classic oldies hits starting at 7:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the facility's scholarship fund. $30 payable by check only. 4215 Dover Road. For information call 257-7251.

Summer Pops Concert The Richmond Chamber Winds Society presents a performance on the front lawn of Westminster Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Free. 4103 Monument Ave. 727-9879.

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Richmond Rocky Horror Week Spanning seven days and six venues Richmond's only "Rocky Horror Picture Show" shadow cast, the Orgasmic Rush of Lust, presents a week of time-warping performances of the famed cult classic, as well as karaoke and happy hours to benefit AIDSWalk Richmond. The debauchery continues at Barcode with a performance of select scenes from 10 p.m.-midnight. Stay up to date on the week's events by visiting www.gayrva.com/rocky. 6 E. Grace St.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Welcome Florida, Nick Coward, Rock River Gypsies, Fever and the Fallin' Rain, Near Earth Objects, 8 p.m., $7.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: World Jazz with Anthony Curtis, 7 p.m., $6-$10.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Thriving Ivory, Pilot Speed, Sam Bradley, Against Grace, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Musicians Jam, 7-11 p.m., free.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Tripp and Jenny Johnson, 2-5 p.m., free.

Commercial Taphouse 111 Robinson St., 359-6544: Six (blues), 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. 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: Dan Horn, 7 p.m., $15.

Mulligan's Sports Bar 1323 W. Main St., 353-8686: Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble with Carol Covell, 7 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Better Than Ezra, Tyler Hilton, 7 p.m., 18-$21.

MONDAY 13

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: Little Buddha, Sonus Dei, the Thirds, Evernew, 8 p.m.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: The British Invasion, 6:30 p.m., $25.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St., 359-7777: Billy Wallace and the Virginia Blues, Barn Burning, Nick Coward, Horn and Tusk, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 14

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Richmond Rocky Horror Week Richmond's only "Rocky Horror Picture Show" shadow cast, the Orgasmic Rush of Lust, presents a week of performances of the famed cult classic, as well as karaoke and happy hours to benefit AIDSWalk Richmond. Things continue at Papa Ningo with a performance at 10:30 p.m. Stay up to date the week's events by visiting www.gayrva.com/rocky. $3. 1707 E. Franklin St.

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Book Launch Author Emyl Jenkins unveils her latest, "The Big Steal," the second in her Sterling Glass series beginning at 6 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

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: the Pilgrim's Regress, Darling Meridian, Lymbyc Systym, 7 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Dark Party, 10 p.m., $5-$8.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Jay Hoggard, 7 p.m., $10-$20.

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.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Beres Hammond, Culture, King Walker, Flava Mix, 9 p.m., $25-$29.

Sharky's 4032 Cox Road No. A, Glen Allen, 273-1888: Benjamin's Texas Hold ƒ?~em, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., free.

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