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Thursday 24



events

Lecture The Wetlands and Wildflowers lecture series continues with "Depressions, Dolines, Ponds and Pools: The Flora of Isolated Wetlands," with John F. Townsend, at 7 p.m. at Maymont. Free, but reservations required. 2201 S. Shields Ave.

Style Weekly's Music Issue Party The seventh annual party begins at 7:30 p.m. at Capital Ale House with music from Special Ed & the Short Bus, Richmond Afrobeat Movement and Fight the Big Bull. Tickets are $5. 780-ALES.

word

Book Signing James Collins will discuss and sign "Beginner's Greek," at noon at the Library of Virginia, free. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

stage

The Firehouse Theatre Cabaret A series of 10-minute plays with music by Ryan Corbitt during intervals at 8 p.m. Through May 2. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

museums

Edgar Allan Poe Museum The unhappy hours continue with a preview of "Poe in Comics," an exhibition of comic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's work and music from the Matt Koon Foundation from 6 to 9 p.m., free. 1916 E. Main St. 648-5523.

night life

Captain Slicktalk (acoustic), Curbside Café, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-7008.

Carol Covell Trio (jazz), Skilligalee Restaurant, 7 p.m., free. 672-6200.

The Christopher Dean Band, Shenanigan's, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Chez Rouse, Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Craig Cardiff, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $10-$15. 798-1702.

Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), Old City Bar, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

DJ Dance Night, Club Richbrau, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

DJ Meaty, Easy Street Restaurant, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

D'Santis Duo (jazz), Capital Coffee and Desserts, weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Dugout, Emilio's, 9:30 p.m, $3. 359-1224.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

The Great White Jenkins, Megafaun Poe's Pub, 9 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Gypsy Roots, Infuzion, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 249-COOL.

Jackass Flats (bluegrass), Bogart's, 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Jeff Carretto (piano), Ruth's Chris Steak House, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Juston McKinney, Funny Bone, 7:30 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

The Last Minute Band, Stratford Grill, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 320-1218.

Live band, J&D's Café, weekly, 7:30-10 p.m., free. 266-2331.

Live music, Bottoms Up (Glen Allen), weekly, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 249-2000.

Lounge Sessions with DJ Kean, Jereme Rometti and Adam Ely, Europa, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Mensrea,Chalkline Beauty, Dysphasia and Ends in Fire, Canal Club, 8:30 p.m., $6. 643-2582.

Nat King Kong (classic rock), J&D's Café, 8 p.m., free. 266-2331.

Pat O'Brien (rock), Sharky's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Pop '80s Dance Night, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Richmond Comedy House, Paradise Lounge, weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5. 519-0844.

Shadows Fall, The National, 6:30 p.m., $15. 612-1900.

Steve Bassett, Cabo's Corner Bistro, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Third Wave, Tobacco Company, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Thursday Night Drama Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger at Bandito's, weekly. 354-9999.

Turf Fire, Dublin's Irish Pub, 7 p.m., free. 723-5582.

Uisce Beathe (Irish jam), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

World Night at Bank, weekly, 10:30 p.m., free. 648-3070.

Wolf Creek, Pour House, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Zac (jam session), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 8 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Friday 25



events

RavenCon 2008 A science fiction, fantasy and horror convention at the Crown Plaza West Hotel beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15-$35. 6531 W. Broad St. 285-9951.

music

Northwestern Mutual Masterworks The Richmond Symphony Orchestra performs at Second Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$35. 9614 River Road. 788-1212.

stage

Back 2 Back A dance concert presented by VCU Dance Nexus, featuring senior students, at 8 p.m. at the Grace Street Theatre. Concert continues April 19 at 8 p.m. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.

Spring Repertory Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia performs at The Woman's Club at 8 p.m. The ballet continues April 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$18. 211 E. Franklin St. 798-0945.

galleries

Art Works "Works by the Zabronskys," art by Esther, Harry and Leo Zabronsky; all-media show juried by Marjorie Perrin; "Scary Wonderland and Other Thought Provoking Works of Art" by James Torres; "Echos," paintings by Geraud Staton; recent works by Matt Bass. Reception at 7 p.m. with music from Ted Sanderson and Pam McCarthy. Through May 18. 320 Hull St. 291-1400.

Artspace "Precisely That Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition," photography and video by VCU graduate students. Reception at 6 p.m. 0 E. Fourth St. Through May 3. 232-6464.

Chasen Galleries "Flora, Fauna, Fabulous and Fun," stone sculpture and paintings by Carl and Jody Wright. Reception at 6 p.m. Through May 25. 3554 W. Cary St. 204-1048.

Muse Creative Workspace "Three Moods of Monk," works by Nicole Black. Reception at 6:30 p.m. with music by Creative Music Ensemble. 6 N. 19th St. 819-0253.

White Canvas Gallery "Painting the View," paintings by Eleanor Cox and Bill White. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Through June 4. 111 S. 14th St. 782-1776.

night life

Andy, Cindy and Thensome (traditional Irish), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Antero, Bleu Bistro, 10 p.m. 750-1120.

Bill Roberts, County Rib & Ale House, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Bush League, Poe's Pub, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Chicago Cy, Capital Ale House, 5 p.m., free. 780-ALES.

ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Random Acts (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

Digital Frontier, Alley Katz, 10 p.m. 643-2816

DJ Jeff McGrath and Tyke (progressive house), Europa, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

DJ K-Dub, Club Richbrau, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Doc Branch & The Keynotes, Emilio's, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Drag King Show, Babe's of Carytown, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, reggae), Caribbean Mingles, weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Gray Gurkin (acoustic rock), Richbrau's Tap House, 7:30 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Inner Mission with DJ Kean, Jereme Rometti, 316L and Timy B, Godfrey's, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 648-3957.

Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, Blues Café, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Jerry Douglas, The National, 8 p.m., $15-$20. 612-1900.

Juston McKinney, Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew, Pour House, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Live country music, Bahama Joe's, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Live music, Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side), weekly, 9:30 p.m., $5. 744-8686.

Live music, Sandy's Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Loose Gravel, Fantasy Island Café and Grill, 9 p.m., free. 270-4500.

Matt Koon Foundation, Capital Ale House, 10 p.m., $5. 780-ALES.

Mo Debree, Tobacco Company, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Montana Skies, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $10-$15. 798-1702.

New Wave Dance Night, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

NRG Krysys, Shenanigan's, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Rattlemouth, Art6, 10 p.m., $10. 343-1406.

Rich Shaffer (Americana), Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m., free. 270-RIBS.

Rob Gray's Time Signature, Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Sax with Redman (jazz), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), weekly, 6-8 p.m. 732-7425.

Stephen Simmons (acoustic), Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $12-$17. 798-1702.

Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, Hard Shell, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Thomas Wakefield's Swing Unit, Infuzion, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 249-COOL.

Saturday 26



events

Bizarre Market Chop Suey Books hosts a market of the strange, unusual and handmade, noon-4 p.m. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Herbs Galore The Maymont Foundation hosts its 24th annual "Herbs Galore & More" at the Carriage House Lawn, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $2. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166.

Lecture Scott Williams discusses The Bermuda Hundred campaign of the Civil War at 11 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Chesterfield County, free. 10011 Iron Bridge Road. 777-9663.

Powhatan Spring Antique Power Show Tractor pulls, cars, trucks and music from the Coalition Choir, Michelle Nixon and Drive, Michelle Rae, Bubba Johnson and the Omegas, and others at Yorkshire Place. The show begins at 8 a.m. and continues on Sunday. Tickets are $6. 2455 Academy Road, Powhatan. 598-4464.

music

Concert Zulal performs at Short Pump Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. 288-3162.

Concert The Central Masterworks Chorale and members of the Richmond Symphony perform at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15. 201 Henry St. 798-7123.

Concert Silversmith performs folk ballads at Congregation Or Ami at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. 9400 W. Huguenot Road. 272-0017.

Northwestern Mutual Masterworks The Richmond Symphony Orchestra performs at First Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. 2709 Monument Ave. 355-8637.

stage

"The Answer" A play about difficult choices teens face presented by Elder Youth Empowerment Rites of Passage at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are $25. 6 N. Laurel St. 231-0899.

"The Mikado" A production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic presented by Opera Theatre VCU at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Opera continues April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $10. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

"3 Days to Redemption, 3 Men on Death Row" A modern-day depiction of the arrest of Jesus Christ presented by Redemption Productions Theatre Company at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. Play continues Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 402-9113.

"The Neon Man and Me" Slash Coleman's one-man show about the life of a neon artist, at 7 p.m. at the Children's Hospital of Richmond. Tickets are $8. 2924 Brook Road. 828-4661.

word

Book Signing Don Devine signs "Jane a Flight to Freedom," at Barnes & Noble at 11 a.m. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-3190.

night life

'80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

A New Dawn Fades, Toad's Place, 8 p.m., $5. 648-TOAD.

Ann Beretta, RPG and Landmines, Canal Club, 8 p.m, $5-$8.

The Atkinsons, Grandpa Eddie's BBQ, 8:30 p.m., free. 270-RIBS. 643-2582.

Bio Ritmo, Chica Libre and Soul Power, Capital Ale House, 6 p.m., $10-$12. 780-ALES.

Boneanchor, Easy Street, 10 p.m. 355-1198.

Buddy Hubbard and Sonrise, Gospel Chicken House, 7 p.m., free. 883-6487.

ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

DJ K-Dub, Club Richbrau, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

DJ Meaty, Bandito's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 354-9999.

DJ Omar (deep house), Europa, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

DJ Williams Projekt, Easy Street, 10 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Drag King Show (male impersonators), Babe's of Carytown, weekly, 9 p.m. 355-9330.

Frankzig (flamenco guitar), Emilio's, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 359-1224.

Fred Ostrow and Lee Covington (jazz), Maggiano's Little Italy, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

59H20, Pour House, 9:30 p.m., $3. 364-9083.

Jeff Carretto (piano), Ruth's Chris Steak House, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Juston McKinney, Funny Bone, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

King Edward and the B.D.'s, Shenanigan's, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Live music, Crossroads, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 643-2060.

Live music, Daddio's Grille, weekly, 9 p.m., $3-$5. 754-1448.

Lou Reed, The National, 8 p.m., $37.50. 612-1900.

Ki:Theory, Alex Mejias, Gene Smilek and Daniel Tomlinson, Alley Katz, 5 p.m., $5-$7. 643-2816.

Mo Debree, Tobacco Company, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Nat King Kong, SJ's Lakeside Tavern, 7:45 p.m., $3. 264-3288.

New Level and Diablo, Alley Katz, 10 p.m., $10-$12. 643-2816.

Nick Bogner, Bleu Bistro, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Pat O'Brien (acoustic rock), Sharky's, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Patchen (jazz), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 11 a.m., free. 732-7425.

Poetry Slam, Artspace Gallery, weekly, 8 p.m., $5. 232-6464.

R&B music, Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Reggae night, Caribbean Mingles, weekly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5-$10. 780-0013.

Russ Hanchin & Joe Sarver Duo (jazz), Taphouse Grill, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Sax with Patchen, Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 11 a.m., free. 732-7425.

Susan Greenbaum, Ashland Coffee & Tea, 8 p.m., $12-$17. 798-1702.

The Velvet Marias, Café Diem, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Sunday 27



music

Concert The River Road Church Concert series continues with ETA 3 at 5 p.m., free. 8000 River Road. 288-1131 or www.rrcb.org.

Concert The VCU Guitar Ensemble performs at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, free. 18 N. Laurel St. 828-6776.

Concert The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performs with Mike Goldberg at Petersburg High School at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15. 3101 Johnson Road. 732-0999.

Concert Widespread Panic performs at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. Tickets are $36.50. 646-7000.

night life

9:55 Club Comedy Night, Easy Street, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Caged Angel Emila, Euphoric Torment, Alley Katz, 5 p.m., $5-$7. 643-2816.

DJ Dusty Ray, deLux, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2424.

Doctors of Jazz, Bleu Bistro, weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Fixer, Trust in the Fall, Boss Kean's Ditch and Halflit Halo, Canal Club, 5:30 p.m., $5. 643-2582.

Gene & Gayla Mills (bluegrass), Legend Brewing Company, 6 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Glows in the Dark, Commercial Taphouse, 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Jazz and Poetry, Cosmopolitan Lounge, weekly, 6 p.m., $7-$10. 647-7889.

Jazznecks, Sullivan's Irish Pub, weekly, noon, free. 752-6410.

Juston McKinney, Funny Bone, 7 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Live beach music, Wild Rose Café (Chester), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 768-9090.

New wave and metal music, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, Shenanigan's, 8:30 p.m. 264-5010.

Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, The Triple Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-7777.

Sax & Jazz with Ruddock & Redman (jazz), Dixie Diner (Petersburg), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free. 732-7425.

S.I.N., Richbrau Brewing Company, weekly, 4 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Solid Gold Soul, Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Step Out Sundays (dancehall reggae), Canal Club, weekly, 9 p.m., $15 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, Bottoms Up Pizza, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

Monday 28



events

Ceremony The U.S. Army band will play as a wreath is placed at the grave of James Monroe in the Hollywood Cemetery at 11 a.m. 412 S. Cherry St. 231-1827.

music

Northwestern Mutual Masterworks The Richmond Symphony performs at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 8 p.m. Discussion at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28. 4491 Springfield Road. 788-1212.

Brass Concert The VCU Strings Brass Ensemble performs at the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-1166.

night life

Beach music with Steve Leonard, Caddy's, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 794-3007.

Buddy-Luis, Dixie Diner (Petersburg), 8 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Guitar Hero with Alan, Richbrau Brewing Company, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Restaurant Employee Appreciation Night, Triple Restaurant, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 359-7777.

Rick Howell, Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Tuesday 29



word

Book Signing Melissa Delbridge signs her new memoir at Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m., free. 312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

music

Concert VCU Choirs and the Commonwealth Singers perform "Carmina Burana" at 8 p.m. at the Sonia Vlahcevic Hall. Tickets are $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Song and Dance The Richmond Festival of Music continues with a performance of classical works inspired by popular music at 8 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10-$25. 649-9148.

stage

Hot Lunch at the Firehouse "Learning to Like Leno," by Glynis Boyd, part of a series of staged readings by the Richmond Playwright's Forum at noon at the Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. 200-8155.

night life

Anti-Flag, The National, 6:30 p.m., $15. 612-1900.

Bryce McCormick (piano), Ruth's Chris Steak House, weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Blues Flash, Shenanigan's, 8:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

DJ Dominex, Rocks, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

DJ Ghozt, Baja Bean Company, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 257-5445.

DJ Williams Projekt, Café Diem, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Former Champions, Cary St. Café, weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Flo Rida, Toad's Place, 7 p.m., $25. 648-TOAD.

Good Dog, PMG, Catalytic Converter, Alley Katz, 6 p.m., $8. 643-2816.

John Conley Trio, Davis and Main, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

John Fetherston and Chris Lucas, Tobacco Company, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Pat O'Brien (acoustic), Easy Street Café, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Rollin' and Tumblin' (blues Americana), Rare Olde Times, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Totally '80s Dance Night, Mars Bar, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.



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