Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Sat: Daniel Tomlonson, Crunk Budder, Trees Above Mandalay, the Jacob Spinel, Say Your Prayers, As Morning Sets, 6-11 p.m., $7-$8.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Fri: the Gobstoppers (folk, blues and R&B), 8 p.m., $8-$13. Sat: Last Train Home (alternative country), 8 p.m., $16-$21.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road, 750-1120. Fri: Hazy Dave and the Mission Band, 9:30 p.m., free. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon, free.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Moondance reunion show, 9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Sat: the Silo Effect, Kitten Ablaze, 8 p.m. Sun:
The Canal Club 17th and Dock streets, 643-CLUB. Sat: Saint Diablo, Unheard Concept, Sematic, Spooky Hollywood, Halflit Hal, 8 p.m., $8-$10.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-ALES. Fri: Barrel House, 10 p.m., free. Sat: Mozely Rose, Ten Toes Up, 9 p.m., $8.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353.7445. Wed: 29th Division (jam band), 10 p.m., $5. Thurs: Sideshow Addiction (jam band), 10 p.m., free. Fri: Crucial Elements (reggae), 10 p.m., $5. Sat: King Solomon's Marbles (Grateful Dead Covers), 10 p.m., $7. Tues: Co-Pilot (funk), 10 p.m., $5.
Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St. 359-6544. Sun: the Chemists, 9 p.m., free.
Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St., 732-7425. Fri: the Dirty Appomattox (country and Americana), 8 p.m., free.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-RIBS. Fri: the Hullabaloos, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Mo Debree (blues/jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7-10 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Frontiers: Tribute to Journey, 7 p.m., $13. Sat: Culdera, With Haste, Red Clay Village, Roslyn, the Secret Cool, 6:30 p.m. $10-$13. Sun: Dark Star Orchestra, the Bridge, 6:30 p.m., $25-$28. Tues: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 7 p.m., $20-$23.
Poe's Pub 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120. Sat: the Dirty Truth with Allen Thompson, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road., 560-9622. Sun: Chicago Cy, 7 p.m.
Richbrau 1214 E. Cary St., 644-3018. Fri: Chicago Cy, 7 p.m.
Shenanigans Eatery and Pub 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Sat: Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 8:30 p.m. Tues: the Ray Pittman Project, 8 p.m.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Sat: Great Impression, 9 p.m., free.
Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Sat: New Potato Caboose, Indecision, 7:30 p.m., $15-$18.
Taella's Bistro 13651 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-4680. Fri: the Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Sun: Gull, Fiasco, 10 p.m.
Holiday Glitter Walking Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center offers a historical tour of Monument Avenue decorated for the holiday season from 6-7:30 p.m., with additions walks taking place on Dec. 27. You can meet your guide at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues. $10. For information call 649-0711.
"Ha Ha Holidayz" The ComedySportz Improv Theatre holds a number of interactive comedy performances at 7:30 p.m., with a mature-audience show at 10 p.m. $10-$14. 7115 Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.
Digestion Day The Science Museum of Virginia features an afternoon of hands-on activities, demonstrations and interactive exhibits, showing just what happens in your body when you eat, from noon-4 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
"Ha Ha Holidayz" The ComedySportz Improv Theatre holds a number of interactive comedy performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with a mature-audience show at 10 p.m. $10-$14. 7115 Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.
Poetry Slam SlamRichmond Poetry Show takes places at ArtSpace Gallery starting at 8 p.m. $5. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.
Holiday Extravaganza Henrico Theatre hosts three performances celebrating the season, including a celebration of cultural dance at 2 p.m., blues artists Back Alley Hoodoo and Chicago Cy Taggart at 4:30 p.m., and jazz artist Johnny Lee Long at 7:30 p.m. Admission to each is $10. 305 E. Nine Mile Road. 788-7600.
WWE Smackdown Live Ring in the New Year with some good old-fashioned body slams and takedowns with the likes of Triple H, the Undertaker, Jeff Hardy and the Edge at the Richmond Coliseum starting at 7 p.m. $20-$60. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.