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TUESDAY 19

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Wine Classƒ?,Private Stock Cigar and Wine Company invites guests to explore and sample New World red wines at 7 p.m. $10. 7101-I Forest Hill Ave. 285-3760.

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Gallery of Imaginationƒ?,The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls welcomes Awer Bul, a former resident, Virginia Commonwealth University art student, and former Lost Boy of Sudan, as he presents a special art exhibition and screening of his documentary, "Blood is the Same," from 5-7 p.m. Free. 8716 W. Broad St. 270-6566.

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"Blues in the Night"ƒ?,Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents a special musical revue featuring 26 blues numbers that tell the story of three women and the deceiving, cheat of a man who does them wrong. Opening May 13 the show runs through May 30. $35-$50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

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Alley Katzƒ?,10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Watch Out There's Ghosts, Dot Dot Curve, And Then There Were None, the Ready Set, Sparks the Rescue, Girls Get All the Action, 5-11 p.m., $10-$12.

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

The Camel CafAcƒ?,1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Sonus Dei, 8 p.m.

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

The Grapevine IIƒ?,11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.

The Nationalƒ?,708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Saving Abel, Taddy Porter, 7 p.m., $18-$21.

The Tripleƒ?,3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Bermuda Triangles, Cubscout and the Rhino, Mixel Pixel, 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 20

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The Big Show Art 180 hosts its annual event celebrating Richmond youth and their artistic voice with a series of exhibitions in mixed media, short films, music, dance, illustration, theater and culinary skills starting at 6 p.m. at Plant Zero Art Center. 0 E. Fourth St. 233-4180.

Spring Open Studio Designer Frankie Slaughter invites local residents to show her latest collection of garments and art from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., continuing May 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. 12 S. Auburn Ave.. 358-2182.

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The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Miss Tess, Meade Skelton, WM Draper, 5 p.m.

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

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

Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315: Freedom Hawk, 9 p.m., $5.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: the Poison Arrows, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Mother Sea, 10 p.m.

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

THURSDAY 21

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Adoption Orientation The Children's Home Society of Virginia is holding a special discussion starting at 5 p.m. for people interested in adopting infants. Participants will learn about the steps, costs and legal process of adoption. An additional meeting is on May 28 at 4 p.m. about adopting older children from the foster-care system. 4200 Fitzhugh Ave. 353-0191.

Rousseau's Rainforest The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites pupils between 5-8 years old to an after-school art adventure featuring one of artist Henri Rousseau's most colored landscapes, where the kids can develop techniques of layering vibrant paints and interesting textures to create their own painted work. $18-$20. 200 N. Boulevard. Call 340-1405 to register.

Third Thursdays The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Two Steppin' with Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience from 6-9 p.m., featuring barbecue sandwiches, specialty cocktails and a free tour. $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

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Groovin' In the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden continues its summer concert series with a musical performance by Old Crow Medicine Show starting at 6 p.m. $15-$25. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Spring Concert The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen hosts a special performance by the Henrico Community Band from 7:30-9 p.m., featuring music selections including pieces as diverse as Beethoven and the Beatles. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

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Apprentice Ballet Showcase The Richmond Ballet presents a special performance by the company's apprentices and trainees at the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre starting at 7 p.m., with a repeat show May 22. $5-$10. 407 E. Canal St. 344-0906.

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End Hunger Slam Gallery5 continues its monthly poetry showcase at 7 p.m., featuring poetry artist Angel, with proceeds benefiting an impoverished family for an entire year. $5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: D-Black, High Hopes of Sleeping, Mad Money Murt of Country City Boys, 7 p.m., $5-$7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Calypso Nuts, 8 p.m., $12.

Bottoms Up Pizza 1700 Dock St., 644-4400: Buttercup, 8 p.m., free.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: John Barnes Band with Houston Scott, Sister Sweet and Born Empty, 8 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Tab Benoit, 8 p.m., $15-$18.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411: Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m.

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: Kevin Brennan, 7:30 p.m., $15.

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

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Blaggards, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 22

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Butterflies Live! Lewis Ginter Gardens' popular exhibit returns showcasing hundreds of butterflies in the glass conservatory from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., allowing visitors to walk among all kinds of species. This community celebration will be ongoing through Oct. 11. $10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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Art 180 "The Big Show," featuring art by area youth and students. Opening at 6 p.m. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Artspace Gallery "Color and Texture," featuring painted-wood sculptural works by Burton Tysinger. "Re:emerge, re:connect, re:create," featuring oil paintings by Duane Cregger. On display through June 21. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Art Works Gallery "Henrico High Arts Program," featuring artwork by the seniors from Henrico High School. "Maggie Walker Art Program," featuring work by seniors from Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. "Southwest Images," featuring art by Andy Sherman. "Recent Works," featuring art by Daniel Rettinger. "Hip to the Square," featuring art by Roger McClung. "Rivers and Landscapes," featuring works by Dan Belanger. All opening at 7 p.m. and on display through June 21. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

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Friday Cheers 2009 Richmond continues the 25th season of its free summer concert series at Brown's Island with a special musical performance by the Zac Brown Band, with David Shultz and the Skyline at 6 p.m. Free. At the corner of Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information call 788-6466 or visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Sky Hawk Band The Landmark Theater presents the 31st annual concert by the Lloyd C. Bird High School band at 8 p.m. $5-$10. 6 N. Laurel St. 768-6117, ext. 123.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Reasons, Ready the Way, Amen the Animal, Say You Will, Moshe Dayan, 5-9 p.m., $7. Imaginary Boys (A Tribute to the Cure), 10 p.m., $10.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: the Mills Family Band, 8 p.m., $8-$13.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: the Hot Seats, Junior League, 9 p.m., $7.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582: Jukebox the Ghost, Jenny Owen Youngs, Roslyn, Onset, 8 p.m., $10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St., 780-2537: Moogly Blues, 5 p.m., free. Dean Fields, Louisiana Territory, 9:30 p.m., $6.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Richmond Engine 3 (Primus covers), 10 p.m., $5.

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: JR and the Three Pieces, 6-9 p.m., free. Dirty Appomattox, Randy Savages, What Price Victory, 9 p.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: Kevin Brennan, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15.

Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360: Jangling Reinharts, 9:30 p.m., free.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: Robert Fleischman and the Sky, Horsehead, 6 p.m., $10-$13.

O'Banks 10392 Leadbetter Road, Ashland, 550-3888: Grapefruit Fred (acoustic show), 8 p.m.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: Gills and Wings, Van Gloria, 8 p.m.

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Frank Rourk, 9 p.m., $5.

Richrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: Chris Ryan, 8 p.m., free.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: the Piedmont Souprize, 8:30 p.m.

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

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Steve Carter Connextion, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Hot Lava, Pedals on our Pirate Ships, Splork, Sad Galaxy Girls, Oddles of Brutal, 9 p.m., $5 (proceeds benefit the River City Rollergirls).

SATURDAY 23

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Antiques and Flea Market Believing in the idiom that one man's trash is another man's treasure, the Visual Art Studio hosts an day of antiques, collectibles and random junk from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

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.

Martha Washington's Tea Cup The Wilton House Museum invites guests for a lesson in colonial social customs from 3-5 p.m., featuring authentic 18th-century behavior with living history interpreter Bonnie Fairbanks. $10. Reservations required. 215 S. Wilton Road. 282-5936, ext. 4.

Musket, Sword and Pike The Henricus Historical Park presents a day in the life of the soldiers of Sir Thomas Dale's militia from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., continuing May 24, featuring musket drills and firing, pike and sword techniques, and comparisons between Powhatan-warrior and English-soldier battle gear. $5-$7. 251 Henricus Park Road. 748-1613.

Richmond Rose Society Exhibit and Instruction Lewis Ginter Garden welcomes members of the Richmond Rose Society as they display exemplar roses and offer free classes on rose care from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Walk on the Wild Side Hanover Naturally invites guests to explore the native plants and wildflowers of Poor Farm Park at 2 p.m., led by naturalist, forester and soil consultant Shirlea Pemberton. 506 Myrtle St., Ashland. 798-9219.

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Ginter Gallery II "A Busy Bee Sat on a Bushel of Blossoms," featuring drawings by Nicole Baumann. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through July 5. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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Paddy Keenan Congregation Or Ami welcomes this recognized Irish uilleann piper for a special performance at 8 p.m. $12-$15. 9400 W. Huguenot Road. 647-7856.

Smooth Sensations HCA Virginia presents an evening with this Richmond-based jazz band from 6-10 p.m. at the HCA Central Atlantic Supply Chain to raise money for the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $5-$10. 200 Wadsworth Drive. 934-1699.

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Quilt Repair The Visual Art Studio hosts fabric artist Jean Gonzalez as she discusses options for damaged quilts and textiles beginning at 1 p.m. Free. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Cursed to Black, Say Your Prayers, Three Mile Crisis, Crunk Budder, Threat of Scarlet, 4-9 p.m., $6-$8. Photosythesizers, the Bush League, Brad Moss and the New Age, 10 p.m., $5-$7.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 798-1702: Susan Greenbaum and the Cheryl Fare Trio, 3 p.m., $5 (benefiting the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group).

The Border Chophouse 1501 W. Main St., 355-2907: Used Carlotta, 2 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Pendleton, Asleep at the Bottom of the Sea, Paper Tiger, All the Kings, 9 p.m.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537: Muckrakes, 9 p.m., $6.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445: Near Earth Objects, Ilad, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Ellwood Coffee and Community Place 10 S. Thompson St., 612-1827: Leather Britches, 7-9 p.m.

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: Kevin Brennan, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904: Plunky and Oneness, 9 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900: the Felice Brothers, 7 p.m., $13-$15.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799: DJ Viking, Cubscout and the Rhino, Makeup Breakup, 8 p.m.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083: Calypso Nuts, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Richbrau Brewing Company and Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St., 644-3018: the Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 8 p.m., free.

Rock's River Roadhouse 1428 Outpost Road, Lanexa, 966-7217: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m.

Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010: Mo DeBree, 8:30 p.m.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555: Steve Carter Connextion, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Boneanchor, 8 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 24

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Walking Tour The Richmond History Center invites residents for a special look at Shockoe Bottom from 2-4 p.m., exploring its past as a commercial and transportation hub, as well as one of the country's busiest slave markets. $10. Meet your guide at Main and 17th streets. 649-0711.

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Funk Festival Encouraging local residents to have a "funky good time for $9.99," Brown's Island welcomes the likes of Confunkshun, Sugarbear and E.U., Plunky and Oneness, and Big G for an evening of old school jams, funk, go-go, and jazz at 6 p.m. At Fifth and Tredegar streets. For information visit www.funkygoodtimefor999.com or call 355-3586.

Memorial Day Concert St. James's Episcopal Church gives remembrance to those who have died in military service with a special musical performance including Maurice Durufle's "Requiem" by the St. James's Festival Chorus and Orchestra starting at 7 p.m. 1205 W. Franklin St. 355-1779.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Battle of the Bands: the Peoples Blues of Richmond, P.O.$D, the Portland Oregon, the Weather, A Kodak Moment, Dead Reign, Conviction, Crashing Reality, 4-11 p.m., $8-$10.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: 4 Miles Away, Asthenia, the Fallen, Kidskidskids!, 7 p.m., $5-$8.

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

Dixie Diner 250 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 732-7425: Redman Piacente, 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: Kevin Brennan, 7 p.m., $15.

Lulu's Restaurant 217 N. 17th St., 343-9771: Os Magreelos and Quatro Bossa, 7 p.m., $7.

Mulligan's 1323 W. Main St., 346-8686: Johnnychange, 7:30 p.m., free.

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

Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502: Tapas and Jazz, 4-9 p.m.

MONDAY 25

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Walking Tour The Richmond History Center commemorates Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond's historic cemeteries, including St. John's Church, Shockoe Cemetery, the Hebrew Cemetery and Hollywood Cemetery from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., exploring their layout, artwork, and notable tenants. $10. Reservations required. Meet your guide at the Valentine. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

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

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Makeout Party, 9 p.m.

TUESDAY 26

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Memorial Day The Carillon Advisory Committee and Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities holds a special Memorial Day ceremony at the World War I Carillon building in Byrd Park starting at 4 p.m., featuring a presentation of colors, guest speakers and musical performances. 2400 Lakeview Ave. 646-1031.

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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816: Saint Diablo, Know Lyfe, Gomorrah, 7 p.m., $5-$7.

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

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901: Umoja Orchestra, Amazing Ghost, 8 p.m.

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 Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777: Birds and Arrows, 9 p.m.

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