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State Fair The Kings of Swing will perform an all-swing review at 3 p.m. and an American pop show at 7:30 p.m. Show is free with admission. Richmond Raceway Complex, Laburnum Avenue. (800)LUV-FAIR or www.statefair.com.

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Déjà vu LE NEON Theatre Company will perform the same story over and over in a variety of theatrical styles ranging from pantomime to opera during their production of "Exercises in Style." The play is based on a work by Raymond Queneau and will be performed in French. The show is free and starts at 4 p.m. in the Cobb Theatre on the Randolph-Macon Campus. 205 Henry St., Ashland. 752-3600.

clubs

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Black Cat Neko Case, Trailer Bride, Catherine Irwin, 8:30 p.m., $10.

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

Breakers (South) No Charge, 8 p.m.

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 Coyote Nowhere (Rainforest Cowboy Funk), 9 p.m., free.

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

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

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

Medley's Dwayne Cabaniss and Ed Maset (acoustic blues), weekly.

Nightclub 930 Jars of Clay with The Lure, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Red Lady 21 (alt rock), 10 p.m., $4.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Special Ed and the Short Bus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

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

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

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

Surfish Station Hayes Elverston Band (acoustic pop), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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Fall Foliage Walk Enjoy an evening tour of Agecroft's grounds when the leaves have begun to change color. The walk will highlight various trees and shrubbery on the estate grounds. Tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

UR International Film Series Each week enjoy a different international film. This week's film is from France titled, "Human Resources." 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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Music Connection Series The legendary Jonathan Edwards, whose hit song "Sunshine" topped the charts in the 1970s, will bring his driving guitar and soaring vocals to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. This is the second performance in the series, which extends through March. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18-$20. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 261-6200 or www.artsglennallen.com.

Swingin' on the Tracks Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for a little New Orleans R&B with The Iguanas. This is the last show in the series. Performance starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. Science Museum of Virginia's Anna L. and T. Fleetwood Garner Pavilion. Rain or shine. 21 and older. 864-1400.

The Songs of the Angels The St. Nicolai Lutheran Church Youth Choir from Einbeck, Germany, will perform both religious and secular selections at Saint Bridget Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. 6006 Three Chopt Road. 282-9511.

Willow Lawn Concert Series The Food Court will be rocking, Thursday nights at The Shops at Willow Lawn. Listen to a new artist each week. This week's performance is by bluegrass band Old School Freight Train. Show starts at 6 p.m. Through October. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-7710.

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Studio Theatre The Richmond Ballet will present its first of four informal studio dance performances. Witness dancers in a relaxed, casual environment. Through Oct. 13. 407 E. Canal St. 344-0906.

TheatreVCU Tom Griffin's "The Boys Next Door" opens at 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 12. Tickets are $8-$10, free for VCU students. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

clubs

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

Ashland Coffee & Tea Ruthie Foster (Texas blues), 8 p.m., $10.

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

Bogart's Back Room Artist Showcase/Soul Party: an open-mic soul/hip-hop showcase, weekly, 9 p.m., $5.

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

Boulevard Deli Salsa Night with DJ Steve Greene, weekly.

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.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, featuring Divine Profitz and Joe Threat, 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.

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

Main Street Beer Co. Driftwood and Mister Green, 8:30 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.

Nation Seabound with Stromkern (EBM, industrial), 9 p.m., $12.

Nightclub 930 Ryan Adams with Tegan & Sara, 7:30 p.m. (sold out).

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

Poe's Pub Mystic Soul Bubbas (soul), 9 p.m., $5.

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, weekly, 9 p.m.

Sin é SNS Blues and Soul, free.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

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

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Benefit of HOPE Warren's HOPE Inc. is sponsoring this fourth annual benefit to raise money for children with special medical needs. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres served, live entertainment by the band Casper, and a silent auction. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35, which includes a drink ticket, and can be purchased by calling 379-4700 or online at www.warenshope.org. Holiday Inn Select, Koger South Conference Center. 1021 Koger Center Blvd. 379-4700.

Cultural Film Series What better way to spend Friday afternoons than immersed in culture? Westminster-Canterbury Richmond presents its seventh annual Cultural and Educational Series. Enjoy a new film, spanning a variety of topics, each week. This week's film is "All About Looking." 3 p.m. Third Floor Parlor, Morningside. 1600 Westbrook Ave. 800-445-9904.

Is it in the Stars? The Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research is sponsoring a workshop exploring evolutionary astrology. Internationally known astrologer Steven Forrest will lecture today at 7 p.m., and continue his workshop tomorrow, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn how to examine birth charts to discover one's hidden purpose and uncover unresolved issues from prior lifetimes. Admission is $100 and includes lunch Saturday. The Inns of Virginia, 5215 W. Broad St. 740-1133.

Jazz Poetry Open Mic An open invitation to Jazz, poetry and readings presented by the Living Word Stage Company at 103 E. Broad St., 7 p.m. $5.

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Second Street Festival Learn about Richmond's African-American heritage when the hands of time turn back to when Second Street was the heart and soul of Richmond's African-American community. The festival features educational and historical activities, vendors and musical performances. Through Oct. 6. Festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday; at noon Saturday; and at 1 p.m. Sunday. 788-6466 or www.downtownpresents.org.

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Funkalicious! Bluegrass band Old School Freight Train will team up with jazz, funk band Modern Groove Syndicate along with The Latin Ballet for the Funkengrass One Benefit Show at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 320-7067.

Music for the Community The Richmond Symphony is taking their show on the road to suburban locations to help music lovers discover the world of symphony. The Symphony will perform familiar selections. Their first of three shows will be in the Blackwell Auditorium at Randolph-Macon College at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased through the Richmond Symphony box office or by calling 788-1212.

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1708 Gallery "Intimations" by Andras Bality and "Wooden Blocks: a series of printed images" by Chris Palmer open with a reception at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 26. 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

Artspace "Souled Out" by David Naugle features photographs of gentrification of a southeast Atlanta neighborhood. "Super-mom" by Matt Lively features cels and production studies from the animated film. Both exhibitions open with a reception at 7 p.m. Through Oct. 27. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.

Chop Suey Christine Ferrera exhibits new paintings of manipulated Indian ads, with a reception including music by Koester, a slide show by Nikki Price and food by the chefs from Millies, 7-10 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St.

Main Art Gallery Sculptor Susan Papa's ceramic works deal with the juxtaposition of organic forms and the mechanical or man-made. Opening reception begins at 7 p.m. Through Oct. 29. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.

Richmond Public Library "Sojourns, Far and Near," landscapes and waterways in paintings and photographs from Virginia and Italy by artist Anne Goodman Wilcox. Through Oct. 29. Gellman Room. "Earth, Omens and Spirit," black-and-white nature photographs by Linda Birtley. Through Oct. 29. Second Floor Gallery. "Celebrating Friends." Through Oct. 29. Art and Music Foyer. A reception for all works will be at 7 p.m. 101 E. Franklin St. 231-6405.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church An exhibition of paintings by Bill Bolin will open with a reception at 7:30 p.m. 8706 Quaker Lane, Bon Air. 272-0992.

Starch Modern Home A exhibit of recent sculpture and mixed media by Robert Walz opens with a reception, 7-10 p.m. Through Nov. 3. 105 E. Main St. 342-9444.

Visual Art Studio "Silent Reflections" features black-and-white photographs of dawn's early light by local artist and VCU professor David Bremer. Opening reception begins at 7 p.m. Through Nov. 30. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.

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Black Ensemble Theatre presents "The Jackie Wilson Story (My Heart is Crying…Crying)" at the Carpenter Center. Through Oct. 6. Show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23.50-$27.50 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets or through the Carpenter Center box office. 225-9000. 600 E. Grace St.

Something Witchy is Afoot The Barksdale Theatre launches its 50th season with the Arthur Miller classic, "The Crucible," an exciting drama about the Puritan's purge of witchcraft. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 3. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive Suite 301-E (in the Shops at Willow Lawn). 643-2477.

clubs

Ashland Coffee & Tea Janet Martin, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Bella Italia Latin Night with DJ Ritmo, weekly, 9 p.m.

Bottoms Up Acoustic night, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Boulevard Deli Steppin' Stone.

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 Corey Harris, 8 p.m., $8.

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

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 and Kent Alley, 7:30 p.m., free.

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.

Matt's Village Pub and Comedy Club Stand-up comedians, weekly, 9 p.m. Live music by Don O'Connor and Sherry Land-Hicks.

Nightclub 930 Ryan Adams with Tegan & Sara, 9 p.m. (sold out).

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Army of Ponch, Anchor, The Strap-Ons, 6 p.m. $6.

Poe's Pub Angry Johnny and The Killbillies, 10 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, 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 The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

Shenanigans The Slack Family (bluegrass), 9 p.m.

Swingers The Sights.

Tiki Bob's Cantina Lava Baby

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Bon Air Village Fair It's that time again! Time for the 10th annual Bon Air Village Fair and Silent Auction. The fair will be held at Bon Air Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, artists, crafters, games and rides. Fun for everyone. Corner of Polk and McRae in historic Bon Air. Call 330-4141 for more information.

Book Signing Carlton McKenney signs copies of his latest, "Rails in Richmond," 3-5 p.m. at Book People, 536 Granite Ave.

Celebration of the Pipe Pipe collectors, makers and tobacco blenders from around the world will gather in Richmond for the 18th annual pipe smokers exhibition and celebration. There will be a pipe smoking contest, cigar specials and more. Exposition begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. Holiday Inn, Select Koger, South. 10800 Midlothian Turnpike. 342-0761.

Fall Festival The Central Virginia Chapter of the Autism Society of America presents its fall festival from 2-5 p.m. at the Roslyn Center. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family, including a moon walk, face painting, music therapist and more. Admission is free. 8727 River Road. 257-0192.

Memory Walk 2002 will raise funds for programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter, and will take place at Innsbrook at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The walk generates funds through pledges, and walkers can opt to walk the one-mile or three-mile route. Pets are welcome. Stick around after the walk for food and music by Jimmy Buffet-inspired band, B2B. There will also be a Forget Me Not wall for those who suffer or have suffered with Alzheimers. Innsbrook. 967-2580.

Pig Out! The American Legion Post 186 will have its annual pork bar-b-que from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue while listening to live country music. There will also be a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $7-$15 and are available by calling 744-1065 or 272-8204. 901 Otterdale Road., Midlothian.

Roast on the River Fill up on oysters while listening to live entertainment by Leon Milmore on Rock Bottom Island. Don't like seafood? No problem. Hot dogs, hamburgers and Brunswick stew will also be served. Proceeds benefit the Richmond Ballet. Tickets are $35-$45. 21 and older only. 5995 River Road, across from the River Road Shopping Center. 344-0906, ext. 244.

Spy Game What has been shrouded in mystery for years, will slowly be revealed at the SR-71 Forum at the Virginia Aviation Museum. Hear the stories from SR-71 Blackbird pilots who flew these top-secret aircraft on reconnaissance missions. The forum begins at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $3-$5and are available through the museum or by calling 236-3620. 5701 Huntsman Road. 236-3622.

State Fair Power 92 Jamz and Hot 99.3 present Step Show 2002 at 4 p.m. The show is free with paid admission. Richmond Raceway Complex, Laburnum Avenue. (800) LUV-FAIR or www.statefair.com.

Talent Showcase If you can prove you have talent, you might win $200. The Blaq Psyircle Entertainment talent showcase begins at 8 p.m. at The Goal Post. An after-party will begin at 10:30 p.m. 2400 North Ave. 683-9908.

Unraveling History Learn about the evolution of the Maymont estate and gardens during the Victorian Estate Tour. This combination tram/walking tour provides a historical perspective of how Maymont came to be. Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $4-$6, reservations required by Oct. 4. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166, ext. 329.

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Music for the Community The Richmond Symphony is taking their show on the road to suburban locations to help music-lovers discover the world of symphony. The Symphony will perform familiar selections. Their second of three shows will be at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Goochland County at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased through the Richmond Symphony box office or by calling 788-1212.

Octoberfest Party! Celebrate the month with music, food and microbrew at Main Street Beer Co.'s outdoor Octoberfest. Bands include the Susan Greenbaum Band, The Corvairs, Driftwood, B2B and more. Festival begins at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1911 W. Main St. 358-9620.

Richmond Coliseum The United as One Tour featuring gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Coliseum box office. www.ticketmaster.com or 780-4970.

Saluting Music's Legends Come listen to performers pay tribute to musical greats such as Elvis, Tom Jones, George Strait and others at the Hanover Courthouse Ruritan Club. Show starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7.

WXGI's Country Jamboree Come on out for a good old fashion country hoedown at 7 p.m. Along with the regular house band, many top-notch musical acts are scheduled to appear, including Heather Berry, True Spirit (bluegrass), Randy Waller (gospel), fiddle player Thomas Bailey and more. Tickets are $5-$10. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.

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Ipanema Cafe An exhibit of photography by Sherry Griffin opens with a reception, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

James Center Atrium The annual Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program for Artists participants show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Select works will be for sale. Through Oct. 26. Cary and 12th streets. 353-0407.

Virginia House The design and building of Virginia House, home of Alexander and Virginia Weddell, will be the subject of the new exhibit featuring vintage photos and plans opening today. This is a long-term exhibit. 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms. 353-4251.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The museum will display the recent acquisition of internationally acclaimed Art Nouveau jewelry beginning Oct.5 and running through Jan. 19, 2003. Get down and party at the Night Nouveau gala beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $125-$1,000. 2800 Grove Ave. 204-2704.

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Unsinkable? Unthinkable! Corresponding with the Science Museum of Virginia's Titanic Science exhibit, this 20-minute play presents the stories of some of the heroic key players on that fateful night when the Titanic sank. Showtimes are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are included in Titanic Science admission. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

clubs

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

Alley Katz The Dismemberment Plan with John Vanderslice.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jackie Frost Trio, 8 p.m., $5-$8.

Black Cat Sparta, Cave In, Small Brown Bike, 9:30 p.m., $12.

Boulevard Deli Jam Junkies and Robin Stanley.

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.

Cary St. Café Hardin Thomas Band.

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.

Easy Street No Charge, 10 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern and Courtyard Mark Merritt and Kent Alley, 7:30 p.m., free.

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.

Lightfoot's London Bridge (60s tribute), 9 p.m., $5.

Main Street Beer Co. Driftwood.

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

Nightclub 930 Love Seed Mama Jump with Lloyd Dobler Effect, 9 p.m., $12.

Poe's Pub Chrome Daddy Disco (rockabilly), 10 p.m., $5.

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

Rock Falls Tavern Boucan Brothers, $3.

Shady Grove Coffeehouse Too Human (jazz-inspired folk music), 8 p.m., $10-$12.

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

Shenanigans Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, 9 p.m., $5.

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

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Arts Around the Lake This 23rd annual art show will take place at the University of Richmond campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately 100 local artists will exhibit and sell their works. Admission and parking are free. In case of rain, the show will be moved to the UR Robins Center. 289-8030.

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Aids Benefit Bogart's hosts a spoken word, jazz and poetry AIDS relief benefit sponsored by the world medical group Doctors Without Borders, featuring Nuyorican Def Jam poets of New York, Dexlano Project and Carlos Boogie, and jazz by the Stand By Quartet, 8 p.m. $5. 203 N. Lombardy St.

Innsbrook Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will show these country folks what it is all about at the second annual Innsbrook Bluegrass Festival. Gillian Welch, the Whites (who both performed on the "O'Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack) and others will join Skaggs for a day of down-home picking you will not soon forget. Show starts at noon. Tickets are $15-$20 and can be purchased at any Plan 9 location, by calling (800)594-tixx, or online at www.musictoday.com. Call 217-8804 for more information.

Music for the Community The Richmond Symphony is taking their show on the road to suburban locations to help music lovers discover the world of symphony. The Symphony will perform familiar selections. The final show will be at Thomas Dale High School at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased through the Richmond Symphony box office or by calling 788-1212.

State Fair Musiq and City High will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in addition to fair admission fees. Richmond Raceway Complex, Laburnum Avenue. (800)LUV-FAIR or www.statefair.com.

VCU Guitar Series Flamenco guitar virtuoso Richard Marlow will perform at 4 p.m. in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

clubs

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.

Commercial Taphouse Flesh Mountain Boys (odd 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.

Holy Chow Damn Personals and The Kickovers.

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

Nightclub 930 Violent Femmes with Spiraling, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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.

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Understanding Islam Author Charles A. Kimball will discuss his new book, "When Religion Becomes Evil," which examines truth and falsehood in understanding Islam. Lecture begins at 8 p.m. in the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center. 28 Westhampton Way.

clubs

Bogart's Back Room The Devil's Workshop (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $3.

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

Cary St. Café Jahvaquarium, weekly, 9:30 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 Pessimist, Akeldama, Reflux, Malachite, 10 p.m., $7.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

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

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

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Macon Coffeehouse Series Acoustic guitarist and singer Matt Nathanson will kick off the series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank E. Brown Campus Center. Randolph-Macon College, Ashland. Admission is free. 304 Henry St. 752-3712.

Virginia Opera Come see a preview of the Opera's 2002-2003 season at The Bolling Haxall House. The show will have highlights and a special performance by artists from the Opera's "Die Walküre." Tickets are $10-$20 and seating is limited. 211 E. Franklin St. 644-8168, ext. 3502.

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TheatreVirginia opens its season with a production of William Mastosimone's "Tamer of Horses," a homage to the teacher who saw a troubled child worth saving. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29-$47 and are available through the box office at 353-6161. Through Nov. 2. Museum of Fine Arts, 2800 Grove Ave. www.theatreva.com.

clubs

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

Alley Katz Hot Water Music, Thrice, Coheed & Cambria, The Start, 7 p.m., all ages.

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, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

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.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Ember Swift, Sara Tandy, Lee Harris Trio, 7:30 p.m. Hardcore and punk, weekly, 10 p.m., free, 18 and older.

Poe's Pub Steve Owen (solo acoustic), 8:30 p.m., $3.

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

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

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

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