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Correction: The Wayne "The Train" Hancock show at Plaza Bowl is May 29, not April 29. www.myspace.com/plazabowlrva

 

TUESDAY 28

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Remembering President James Monroe Guests can come to Hollywood Cemetery at 11 a.m. as Fort Lee officials honor the United States' fifth president, James Monroe, with a wreath-laying ceremony. 412 S. Cherry St. For information call 734-7451.

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Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Proclaimed as the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas, this Broadway theater production of acrobatics and music comes to the Landmark Theater for a one-night performance at 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. 6 N. Laurel St. 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

"Studio 4" Richmond Ballet presents a performance of George Balanchine's experimental choreography in "The Four Temperaments" paired with a separate recital of Colin Connor's "Vestiges." Showings continue through May 3. $15-$28. 800-982-2787.

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No Child Left Inside Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden holds a special symposium from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. examining the importance of young children having direct experiences with the outdoors, featuring presentations by Jane Kirkland, author of the award-winning children's nature books, "Take a Walk," and many other speakers. $25. Advance registration is required. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887. For a full list of the day's schedule visit www.lewisginter.org.

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

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Electric Six, Living Things, Hot Lava, 8 p.m., $10-$13.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Co-Pilot, 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: Gavin Degraw, Endless Hallway, 7 p.m., $21.

WEDNESDAY 29

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The Lee Boys The Miami-based sextet bring its eclectic mix of R&B, hip-hop, rock and country for a special musical performance at Brown's Island at 7:45 p.m. Free. Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information visit www.brownsisland.com.

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The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Horror Show Hot Club, the Vulgar Bulgars, Tornavacas, 8 p.m., $5.

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

Cous Cous 900 W. Franklin St., 358-0868: Bryan Hooten, 9:30 p.m., free.

Ellwood Coffee 10 N. Thompson St., 612-1827: Wrenn Mangum, 7-9 p.m., free.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224: Blue Bossa, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Ryan Farish, 7 p.m., $10.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: Blue Line Highway, 7:30 p.m., free.

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

THURSDAY 30

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Community Service Awards Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes Commonwealth Catholic Charities as it celebrates the volunteerism of Gloria Silveri, Loreie Foley and Max's Positive Vibe CafAc in Richmond from 5:30-8 p.m., featuring flowers, food and music by the Debo Dabney Trio. $60. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 545-5935.

Spring Plant Sale Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden holds three days to meet your every planting need starting 1-6 p.m. and continuing May 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The days will feature garden ornaments, tools and numerous green things to stick in the dirt. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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Virginia Center for Architecture "Pitch Perfect: Design Excellence in the Region," featuring some of the mid-Atlantic's finest examples of architecture, interior design and preservation projects from 2008. On display through Aug. 23. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

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Book Talk Internationally best-selling author David Baldacci discusses his latest work, "First Family," about the kidnapping of child at Camp David at noon at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

Building a Writing Career The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes the James River Writers for its 2009 Writing Show featuring guest presentations by Colleen Curran, Thom Didato and Mary Flinn from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$12. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Gliss, the Takeover, Roma, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Big in Japan, Former Champions, Ken vs. Ryu, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: Carol Covell with the Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble

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: Huggy Lowdown, 7:30 p.m., $22.

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

Halligan's Bar and Grill 3 N. 17th St., 447-7981: Gill, 8 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Dinosaur Jr., Mike Watt and the Missingmen, 7 p.m., $20-$23.

Rumors 404 N. Harrison St. 726-9944: Cubscout and Rino, the Embarrassing Fruits, Amazing Ghost, 8 p.m., donations.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Benoit Pioulard, Windy and Carl, Lamb's Laughter, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY 1

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Muse Fashion Show Virginia Commonwealth University's Fashion Department presents its annual juried fashion show starting at 7 p.m. in the student commons featuring more than 150 garments. $5-$35. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-2787.

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ADA Gallery "Supercell," featuring artistic works by the Squirrelly Girls. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 30. 228 W. Broad St. 644-0100.

Art6 Gallery "Defiant Silence, Never Forget!" featuring contemporary art by Yom Hashoah in reaction to the Holocaust. On display through May 24. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

Chasen Galleries "Far Away Places," featuring abstract landscapes by Joanne Miller Rafferty. On display through May 30. 3554 W. Cary St. 524-2736.

Corporate and Museum Frame "The Richmond Series," featuring ultralarge format photography by Shaun Irving. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 1. 301 W. Broad St. 643-6858.

Gallery5 "Repressed IV: May Day," featuring works by local and national artists honoring International Worker's Day. On display through May 29. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Ghostprint Gallery "Written on the Body," featuring art by Alicia Suarez. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 30. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.

Ginger Levit Gallery "Degas Monotypes and Etchings from La Famille Cardinal," featuring work by Impressionist Edgar Degas. On display through May 30. 1519 W. Main St. 740-1471.

Henry Street Gallery "Dolls and Artifacts," featuring work by Mar Makay, Angie Latham and Kleo Lane Texas. Opening at 6:30 p.m. and on display through May 29. 422 W. Broad St. 687-7926.

Main Art Gallery "Toponymy," featuring new work by Rosemary Kate Jesionowski. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 31. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.

Metro Space Gallery "Beast of Eden," featuring works by Johanna Dery, Amie Cunningham, Kelie Bowman, Tyler Thomas, Ryan Mcclennan, Christian Newby and Nate Rappole. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 30. 119 W. Broad St. 307-9420.

Mike Moses Richmond's First Fridays Artwalk features the experimental and conceptual nonskin art of Richmond tattoo artist Mike Moses at 116 W. Marshall St. starting at 6 p.m. Free.

Page Bond Gallery "Super Natural," featuring work by Gordon Stettinius. " Natural Observations," featuring new work by Kazaan Viveiros. On display through May 30. 1625 W. Main St. 359-3633.

Reynolds Gallery "Here and There," featuring works by printmaker David Freed. "Entanglements," featuring new paintings by Joan Elliott. "Other Imperfect Provisions," featuring new paintings by Amy Feldman. All opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 13. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.

VCU Photography, Film and Kinetic Imaging "Five Past One," featuring art by Ali Miharbi, Alma Leiva, John Petrnko, Lauren Barwood and Stephanie Benassi. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 22. 7 W. Broad St. 828-2787.

Visual Art Studio "Sea Features," with jewelry by Denise Bell. "Illusions of Reality," featuring photography by Peter Thaxton. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 26. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

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Organ Concert Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church presents a special organ performance starting at 7:30 p.m. by Dong-Ill Shin, prizewinner of the 2006 Chartres International Organ Competition. Free. 8 N Laurel St. 359-5628.

Rock4Life Thomas Dale High School holds its third annual benefit concert for the Central Virginia Food Bank and UNICEF at 7:30 p.m., featuring music arranged by students of the school's orchestra and the Richmond-based band Offering. $10. 3626 W. Hundred Road. 768-6245.

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Richmond Writer's Series The main Richmond Public Library welcomes award-winning and best-selling author Dean King at 7 p.m. to discuss his career and works. Free. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

nightlife

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Kevin Devine, Miniature Tigers, Brian Bonz, 7-11 p.m., $10-$12.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: the Atkinsons, 8 p.m., $7.

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

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Kill the Noise, We Don't Sleep, 10 p.m., $10-$15.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Blues Flash, Blue Light District, Barrel House, 5 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Dale Traylor (rock) 7-9 p.m., free. Rippleshot (rock), 9 p.m.-2 a.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: Pauly Shore, 7:30 p.m., $22.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: Paige Wilson and Reckless Abandon, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Kevin Rudolf, Jeremy Greene, Hyper Crush, Cash Cash, the Audition, Go Crash Audio, 6:30 p.m., $15-$18.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, 550-3888: Chris Lucas, 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Splork!, the I-las, the Sad Galaxy Girls, 8 p.m.

Rumors 404 N. Harrison St. 726-9944: We Know Plato!, Duchess of York, Birdlips, 8 p.m., donations.

Sine 1327 E. Cary St. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767: William Walter and Company, 9 p.m., free.

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

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: the Pack AD, Duchess of York, the In and Outs, the Flying Eyes, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 2

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Hull Street Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special walking tour of one of Richmond's historic retail districts from 10 a.m.-noon with Director Bill Martin. Meet at Bankuet Place, 1129 Hull St. $5-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Market at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's Episcopal Church holds a sale of fresh, locally grown food and specialty items in Richmond from 8 a.m.-noon, continuing every Saturday through October. 6000 Grove Ave. For information visit saintstephensrichmond.net.

National Astronomy Day The Science Museum of Virginia celebrates the heavens from noon-4 p.m. with an afternoon of bottle-rocket launches, solar system model making, a planetarium show and the chance to look directly at the sun without damaging your eyes. Come back at 8:30 p.m. to look at the night sky with members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Native American Pow-Wow The Virginia Indian Nations join Native American friends and visitors from all over the county for the 8th annual joint Spring Pow-Wow and Gathering through May 3 on the Chickahominy tribal grounds in Charles City County at 10 a.m. both days. $3-$5. 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge. 829-2027.

Unity Ride for Sickle Cell Anemia The Sickle Cell Association of Richmond holds a motorcycle ride from Petersburg to the Second Baptist Church in Richmond from 9-10:45 a.m. to heighten awareness of sickle cell anemia and the affects it has on African Americans. $15-$20. The ride begins at the Petersburg Health Department at 301 Halifax St. 400-5473.

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Arts in the Park The Carillon Civic Association of Byrd Park presents a two-day, juried art show featuring 450 art and craft exhibitors from the across the country from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., continuing May 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Boulevard and Idlewood Avenue. 780-8173.

Screen Printing The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a five hour art adventure starting at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 9-12, studying the art of pop culture and learning how it relates to everyday life. $60-$65. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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A Magical Night of Music Congregation Beth Ahabah celebrates Hospital Hospitality House's 25th anniversary at the Singleton Center for the Performance Arts starting at 8 p.m. with a special benefit concert showcasing the sounds of Broadway, blues, jazz and other genres. $25-$75. 922 Park Ave. 828-6901.

Cinco De Mayo Festival Brown's Island plays host to the musical talents of the Hackensaw Boys, the DJ Williams Projekt and Bio Ritmo rain or shine at 1 p.m. Free. Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information visit www.brownsisland.com.

Sacred and Secular and In-between The James River Singers present two performances exploring the music of Purcell, Bach, Poulenc and Stanford with texts by Robert Frost, Mary Coleridge and others at the First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. with an additional concert at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. 4602 Cary St. and 520 N. Boulevard. $10-$15. For information visit www.jamesriversingers.org.

Taboo Rock and Rock 'n' Roll Fashion Show The Canal Club hosts a night of risquAc models and lingerie starting at 7 p.m., featuring musical performances by Switched On, Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2 Tribute), the Sex, Father of XII and Sleepless Empire. $10. 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Ready the Way, Plagues of a Human Race, Crunk Budder, District Kids, 5-9 p.m., $7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702: Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, George Garrett, Jim Wark and Brian Sulser pay tribute to the founding fathers of rock, 8 p.m. $12.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Jesse Chong, 9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Chris Merrit, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Sleepless Empire, Switched On, Reverend D-Ray and the Shockers, Father of XII, 8 p.m., $10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: South Memphis String Band, 10 p.m., $13-$15.

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: Pauly Shore, 7:30 p.m., $22.

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427: the NewOldz, 8:30 p.m., free.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Separation, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Jame Menefee (acoustic show), 9 p.m., $5.

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY 3

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Countywide Youth Music and Arts Concert St. Paul's Baptist Church welcomes youth from across the city and county of Richmond for a special musical performance at 5 p.m. Free. 4247 Creighton Road. 651-6846. Visit www.countywideproductions.com.

From Iron Fronts to the High Rise The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special walking tour from 2-4 p.m. of things old and new with the city's 19th-century iron fronts and the financial district's 20th-century steel high rises. Meet your guide at Main and 14th streets $5-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Love in Bloom Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden presents a special bridal open house from 4-6 p.m. featuring information on various venues for garden ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and luncheons. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Paws for a Cause The American Cancer Society hosts its first annual dog walk from noon-4 p.m. at Deep Run Park, featuring an agility course and grooming station. 9900 Ridgefield Parkway. For information call 527-3712.

Walk for Sudan Hope for Humanity hosts its sixth annual charity walk to raise funds for the Secondary School in Atiaba, Sudan, at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen at 1:30 p.m. 4801 Twin Hickory Road. For information call 784-3830 or visit www.hopeforhumanityinc.org.

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Piano Concert Trinity United Methodist Church presents a special music performance by pianist Charles Staples starting at 4 p.m., featuring music of various Russian composers. 903 Forest Ave. 288-6056.

Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra Richmond's premier civic orchestra performs the works of Saint-Seans, Brahms and Dvorak at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 4 p.m. Donations accepted. 922 Park Ave. 673-7400.

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Jewtopia The Oates Theater at Collegiate School presents this off-Broadway comedy "guide to being all that a Jew can be" starting at 7 p.m., featuring Brian Fogel and Sam Wolfson. $35. 103 N. Mooreland Road.

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CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: For Pete's Sake, Sing!, 6 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: HorrorPops, Longway, the Applicators, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544: Glow in the Dark (alt-jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Paciente Sax, 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: Pauly Shore, 7 p.m., $22.

Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622: VibeFest '09 featuring Carol Covell Trio, Offering, the Taters, Page Wilson, Blue Line Highway, Chicago Cy Taggart, Marna and Macy, Susan Greenbaum, and others, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $7-$10.

MONDAY 4

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City Center Walks The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests for a special walking tour from 10:30 a.m.-noon, continuing every Monday-Saturday through early September of East Broad and Grace streets in downtown Richmond, including the new CenterStage complex, the National Theatre, and the Virginia State Capitol. Meet your guide at the Richmond Visitor Center at 405 N. Third St. $5-$10. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Spring Gift and Craft Boutique The Weinstein JCC holds a day of vendor jewelry, handbags, clothing, food and craft items from 8:45 a.m.-8 p.m., continuing May 5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Weinstein JCC preschool. 5403 Monument Ave. 545-8616.

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Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra Richmond's premier civic orchestra performs the works of Saint-Seans, Brahms and Dvorak at Deep Run High School at 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen. 673-7400.

nightlife

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Memory Fade, 8 p.m.

The Czar 929 W. Grace St., 355-0064: Fireworks, We Are the Union, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY 5

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Book & Author Dinner The Junior League of Richmond welcomes six national authors, including Dan Baum ("Nine Lives"), Tania James ("Atlas of Unknowns"), and Jean Hanff Korelitz ("Admission"), for a night of dinner and discussion at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 7 p.m. $60. 300 N. Fifth St. 643-4886, ext. 32.

Book Talk New York Times best-selling author Laurie King discusses her latest novel, "The Language of Bees," at 7 p.m. at the Meadowdale Library. 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. 717-6381.

Book Signing The Library of Virginia welcomes Sheri Reynolds as she talks about and signs copies of her novel "The Sweet In-Between," at noon. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

Requiem for a Paper Bag Tour Gallery5 welcomes author Davy Rothbart, creator of the "Found" series for a presentation of his latest collection of work, "Requiem for a Paer Bag: Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed and Found Items From Around the World," beginning at 8 p.m. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

nightlife

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

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

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900: Clash of the Comics, 7:30 p.m., $10.

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: Jacks Mannequin, Matt Nathanson, Erin McCarly, 7 p.m., $25-$28.

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