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Wednesday 13

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Essential Cinema The Richmond Moving Image Co-op presents another installment of experimental films from the national archives tonight during "Essential Cinema," 8 p.m. at Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. Admission: $5. 355-1383.

JCC Book Fair The JCC Richmond book fair continues at Center Perk with music by Susan Greenbaum and a spiritual discussion by Niles Goldstein, author of "Lost Souls," 7 p.m., free. 5403 Monument Ave. 288-6091.

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Indian Music The Modlin Center brings the great musical traditions of India to Richmond with Anoushka Shankar on the sitar, 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall. Tickets, $26 adults, $24 seniors, $13 children. 289-8980.

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Let's Talk About Art The VCU painting and printmaking department presents an artist talk by Suzanne Joelson as part of its Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 2 p.m. at the VCU Business Building Auditorium, Commons' Plaza and Floyd Avenue. 827-0984.

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Fieldens Cabaret Theater In "The Crumple Zone," three gay roommates come to crisis during one frantic Christmas weekend. Opens at 8 p.m. and continues through Dec. 7. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Sunday matinees. Call 346-8113 for complete schedule and tickets. $12-$14. 2033 W. Broad St.

clubs

930 Club Pork Tornado (John Fishman of Phish), guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Ashland Coffee & Tea William Perritt, Janet Martin, 8 p.m., free.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat Superdrag, The Donnas, guests, 8:30 p.m. Washington, D.C.

Bogart's Back Room Ground Zero (jungle, deep house, drum 'n' bass), weekly, 10 p.m. $3.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Lawrence Olds Trio (jazz/swing), weekly, 9 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Café Diem Gary Gerloff and Band Diem.

Canal Club Cowboy Mouth, Leisure McCorkle, 9 p.m., $15.

Cary St. Cafe Special Ed and the Short Bus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

Chugger's The 9:55 Club comedy show, weekly, free.

Europa Omar Faison, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Hard Shell RPF Music (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

The Holy Chow Tracheotomy, Automatron, 10 p.m.

Joey's Open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m.

Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.

NorVa Arch Enemy, guests, 7:30 p.m., 262-8100.

Out Of Bounds Dirty Ol' Soul, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free.

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Deke Dickerson (rock 'n' roll).

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Amy Henderson (alternative folk rock), weekly, 7:30 p.m.

Sideline Café Open mic with Kirk of the Guitar Brothers, weekly, free.

Sin é Steve Keith, 8:30 p.m.

The Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 8 p.m.

Thursday 14

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Agecroft Hall presents "The Hammer and the Hawk: The Origins of the King Arthur Legend" at 7:30 p.m. Learn about the King Arthur of history and the surprising origins of the legend. Tickets: $12 and reservations are required by Nov. 12. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Garrison Keillor Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor speaks at Petersburg High School, 7:30 p.m. 3100 Johnson Road. $40. 732-5233.

JCC Book Fair The JCC Richmond book fair continues with a talk by Jonathan Safron Foer, who brings his latest, "Everything is Illuminated," 7 p.m., free. Call 285-6500, ext. 3007 for more information.

UR International Film Series Each week enjoy a different international film. This week's film is "A Lucky Break," from the director of "The Full Monty." Films shown Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, room 118, and Friday at 3 p.m. in the Adams Auditorium in the Boatwright Memorial Library. Films are shown in original language with English subtitles. University of Richmond. 287-6699.

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18th and Main Café Poet Heads open mic, weekly, 8 p.m., $3.

930 Club Cowboy Mouth, guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Modern Groove Syndicate, 8 p.m.

Awful Arthur's (West End) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat The Butchies, Trixie Delicious and the Lott Lizards, Dame Fate, 8:30 p.m. Washington, D.C.

Bogart's Back Room The John Moosa Band (folk rock), 10 p.m.

Bottoms Up Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Steve Greene and The Salsa Night Gang, 8 p.m.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Steve Bassett and the Jimmy Black trio, weekly, 9-11 p.m.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Canal Club The Hardin Thomas Band, The Switch, 9 p.m., $5.

Cary St. Café Man Mountain Jr.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, weekly, 10 p.m., $2.

Comedy Alley Kids with Lawnmowers, an experimental improvisational group, weekly, $3.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud featuring Rize, weekly, free.

The Hard Shell Keith Willingham Trio (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

The Holy Chow Gary Jules (from the "Donnie Darko" soundtrack), 10 p.m.

Lightfoots Johnny Houston & the Legends, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Open-mic night, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Medley's Restaurant & Blues Bar Smokin' Section's open jam, weekly, free.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJ Fernando, weekly, 9 p.m.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Cafe Bella Morte and If/Then, 10 p.m.

NorVa Medeski Martin and Wood, 8 p.m., 262-8100.

Out Of Bounds Jason Horst, weekly, 10 p.m.

Poe's Pub Meanflower (rock), 9:30 p.m., $4.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beatha (Irish), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Red Oak Café Open stage, weekly, free.

Rock Falls Tavern Nick's karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce at the Pizza Place Frequency party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $3-$5.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien (acoustic), 9:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Steve Keith, 8:30 p.m.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

The Tobacco Company Mercy Creek, 8 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 15

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Moveable Feast Tara Moyle and Melinda Johnson, graduate students in VCU's master of fine arts program, read from their poetry and fiction, 6 p.m. at the School of the Arts. 1000 W. Broad St. Free.

Sky Watch See the moon during an interactive planetarium show at the Science Museum, 6 p.m., followed by a Sky Watch look at the stars. Free.

Vintage Maymont Bid on vacation packages, premier wines, fine dining experiences and more during this fifth annual auction, 6:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Virginia. Tickets are $125 per person. 359-7166, ext. 313.

Women's Christmas Event Coming Home for Christmas features drama, music, finger food, cooking demonstrations and decorating ideas, 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Glen Allen. 270-6600.

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The Richmond Symphony The Symphony performs another outdoor Community Concert featuring the works of Bach, Villa-Lobos, Borodin and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Goochland. Tickets, $20 adults, $10 students and kids. 788-1212.

Science Museum Visit the Eureka! Theatre for the acoustic guitar and harmonica sounds of Amy Henderson, with guest Eileen Edmonds, 7:30 p.m. $7.

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The Eric Schindler Gallery "Recent Italian Paintings," new watercolors and oils by Jillian Warner, opens with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 22. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

The Hand Workshop Art Center The Craft & Design Show has a reputation for hosting some of the finest contemporary crafts in the country, and tonight at 7 p.m. It runs daily for the rest of the weekend through Nov. 17 at the new Convention Center, Fifth and Broad streets. Adults $10. 353-0094.

Shockoe Bottom Arts Center The November all-media show and reception takes place at 7 p.m. and continues through Jan. 11. 2001 E. Grace St. 643-7959.

Uptown Gallery Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley and Linda Wetmore exhibit for a winter show called "Tropical Getaway." It opens with a reception, 5-7:30 p.m. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

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Radio Daze Comedy routines, advertising jingles and big-band classics serve as backdrop for this studio broadcast favorite, "The 1940's Radio Hour," at the Barksdale Theater, 8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 29. Times vary. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

clubs

930 Club Loretta Lynn, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Beefeater's Bar & Grill Satisfaction, 9:30 p.m.

Black Cat Melt Banana, guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Boulevard Deli Smokin Joe and Mercy Beat, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Dynamite DJs, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz), weekly, 6-8 p.m.; Janet Martin (acoustic), weekly, 9 p.m.

Canal Club The Hardin Thomas Band, Switch (funk/jazz/Americana), 9:30 p.m., $5.

Captain's Grill Live jazz, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7.

Cary St. Café The Ordinary Way.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern and Courtyard Mark Merritt.

Frequency DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly, 10 p.m.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

The Holy Chow The Carl Sonic, Times Ten, We Are Childhood Equals, 10 p.m.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m. Live music by Waterline.

McGoos The McGuffin, 9 p.m.

NorVa GWAR, guests, 9 p.m., 262-8100.

Poe's Pub The Jeff Greer Band, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, weekly, $3.

Rock Falls Tavern DJ Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard spins your favorite beach and funk music, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Sam Miller's Live jazz, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien (acoustic), 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass).

Sin é Michael James & the Actual Facts, 9 p.m.

Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 16

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Artspace Marian Hollowell and Lawrence Proman present their annual art/poetry performance event "Everybody Play Nice XII," 8 p.m. at the Artspace gallery. Free. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Benefit Fashion Show Dove Evangelistic Church Ministries presents a fashion show to benefit community projects, noon at the Holiday Inn Central near the Diamond. 3207 N. Boulevard. $10. 559-5109.

Holiday Fanfare Experience the holiday traditions of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan during Holiday Fanfare: A Celebration of the Season at Children's Museum. Participate in seasonal activities and visit child-sized holiday houses filled with cultural games, books, symbols and traditions. Through Dec. 31. (804) 474-CMOR.

Jazzquerade This costume ball and cruise on the Annabel Lee sets off with top-notch jazz performances, buffet and drink specials at 6:30 p.m. $35. Call 377-2020 for reservations.

The Richmond Forum Documentarian Ken Burns presents "The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Opening of the American West," 8 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. 330-3993.

Y'Erd Me? This New Orleans 'zine tour brings the editors of Emergency, I Hate this Part of Texas, Chihuahua & Pitbull and Non Plastique to Chop Suey books where they will read stories from their latest issues, 6:30 p.m., free. Cary and Randolph streets.

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Crossroads Art Center Meet more than 90 local artists during an open house and reception titled "Holiday Galleria," with wine tasting and jazz by the Quiet Steps Ensemble, 5-10 p.m. 2016 Staples Mill Road. 353-6484.

Pine Street Barbershop Jeanne Minnix exhibits pastel drawings through Dec. 14. 334 S. Pine St. 594-0842.

clubs

930 Club Bryan Ferry, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

After 6 Latin night, weekly, 9 p.m.

Black Cat Mousetrap (Brit-pop dance night), 9:30 p.m. Washington, D.C.

Boulevard Deli Sean Costello, 8 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 6-8 p.m.

Canal Club Lyndsey Highlander, 8 p.m., $8.

Cary St. Café Sun-Dried Opossum.

Comedy Alley ComedySportz (improv shows), weekly, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $9-$10.

Comedy Zone Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8-9:30 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern and Courtyard Kent Alley.

Fox and Hounds British Pub The Cat Daddy Band.

Grant's Jazz Bar Big Pat and Legion Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Greek Island Restaurant Jane Butler sings and plays jazz piano, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free.

The Holy Chow Cordero, The Broken Hips, Them Against Them, 10 p.m.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Live music by Waterline.

Mulligan's Southside Wonderground, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Avail, Stop It! (punk-rock) Food Not Bombs benefit, 7 p.m., $2.99.

Poe's Pub Bill Kirchen (country-rock), 9:30 p.m. $7.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Rotating DJs, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Rock Falls Tavern Up All Night.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans Reverb Rockets (surfabilly).

Sin é The Jeff Greer Band, 9 p.m.

Tropical Soul Live salsa, weekly, 8-11 p.m.

Sunday 17

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Science Museum The annual exhibit "Joy from the World" shows how different cultures celebrate the season of light with holiday displays from countries around the world, continuing through Jan. 5. 864-1400.

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The Richmond Symphony Heavy string music takes center stage in works by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Borodin and Dvorak during "Baroque and Beyond — The Cello's Charms," 3 p.m. in Keller Hall at UR's Modlin Center. Tickets, $19-$36. 788-1212.

Landmark Theater Michael Bolton, 7 p.m.

Visions Nightclub Billy Scott and the Prophets perform in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn Select, 7 p.m., $10. 379-3800.

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Modern Hamlets Richmond Quest and the UR department of theater and dance present a lecture addressing the changing interpretations and techniques in bringing the most famous Shakespearean role to life, 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall, presented by Mary Z. Maher, author of "Modern Hamlets and Their Soliloquies."

clubs

930 Club Sevendust, guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Black Cat The Explosion, guests, 8:30 p.m. Washington, D.C.

Bottoms Up Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m.

Break Time Sports Bar Tim Wade's karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Cafe Dr. Didg.

Commercial Taphouse The Flesh Mountain Boys (alt. bluegrass).

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Grafiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass jam, weekly, 6 p.m.

NorVa Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, 8 p.m., 262-8100.

Richie's Pacific Grill Andy Wankel, Tim Kaye, The Greatest Hits, 10 p.m., $3.

Rock Falls Tavern Acoustic night with Kirk Farmer of The Guitar Brothers, weekly, 6:30-9 p.m. Stick around and get plugged in with Jamie Florin at 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Beach party with Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard, weekly, 7 p.m.

Southern Culture Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize, weekly, free.

Visions Dance Club Shag and oldies party, weekly, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 18

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Mello Cello James Wilson returns to the Modlin Center stage with his program "Unaccompanied Cello II," 7:30 p.m., free. Camp Concert Hall. 289-8980.

clubs

930 Club Steve Earle & The Dukes, guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Chopstix Information Technology drum 'n' bass DJ show, weekly.

Fox & Hounds Kyle Davis, Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Devil's Workshop, weekly, 10 p.m.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

Richie's Pacific Grill Karaoke with Matt and Richie, weekly, free.

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

Surfish Station David Carter, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

Tuesday 19

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Belly Dancing Book Signing Author and dancer Anne Thomas Soffe will offer a belly dancing demo and sign copies of her memoir, "Snake Hips," 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Bookstore. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Celebrity Roast See Jerry Kilgore "roasted" during a fund-raising dinner to benefit ESI Connections, a nonprofit serving families and the homeless, 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel. 358-7747.

Movie Night Enjoy a different movie every Tuesday night at Legend Brewery Company. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. 321 W. Seventh St. 232-3446.

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Uptown Gallery "Tropical Getaway" by Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley and Linda Wetmore opens today. Through Jan. 11, 2003. Opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.

clubs

18th and Main Café Latin Night, weekly, 10 p.m. Free salsa, merengue and bachata lessons from 8-9 p.m., weekly.

930 Club Ruben Blades, guests, 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Break Time Sports Bar Brent Small, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Ashby Anderson (jazz piano), weekly, 7 p.m., free.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Cary St. Café Modern Groove Syndicate.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Main Street Beer Co. Tuesday Night Jazz Series, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

The Hard Shell Terry Murphy Trio, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free.

Poe's Pub Brian and Mary Lewis (folk), 8 p.m., free.

Razzles Richmond Shag Club's intermediate shag dance lessons (free for members) and dance, weekly, 7 p.m.

Shenanigans Open mic with Tom "Teapot" Hailey, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m.

Tropical Soul Café Verses, weekly, 8 p.m.

Visions Dance Club Wendy and Ray, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

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