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Nursery Rhymes Revealed This interactive program for children ages 7-10 unravels the charming, and sometimes gross, history behind popular nursery rhymes and includes games and the opportunity to construct one's very own rhyme, 4-5:30 p.m. at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road. Admission: $4 (one adult per family admitted at no charge). Advance reservations, 353-4241.

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Starry Nights Susan Greenbaum sings a benefit concert in the intimate space of the Barksdale Theatre lobby as part of a program for young professionals ages 21-40, 8 p.m. Nonmembers, $20. Members, $15. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-9440.

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Randolph-Macon Center for the Performing Arts The Randolph-Macon Drama Guild presents "Tartuffe," the thrice-banned classic comedy about a religious fraud who weasels his way into a wealthy household. Performances 8 p.m. nightly through Nov. 23, in the Cobb Theatre. Tickets: $5. 205 Henry Street in Ashland. 752-7316.

clubs

930 Club Soft Cell ($25), Teev Presents ($15), 9:30 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Singer Songwriter Night with host Chris Fuller and guests.

Babe's Karaoke, weekly, free.

Boulevard Deli Take Five, 7 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 Susan Greenbaum, 9 p.m., free.

Canal Club King Solomon's Marbles, 8 p.m., $4.

Cary St. Cafe Special Ed & The Shortbus Bluegrass Band, weekly.

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

Europa Omar Faison, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

The Holy Chow Chris Ryan and the Noise, 10:30 p.m.

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

Medley's The B-Side Players (blues), weekly.

NorVa Saves the Day, guests, 7 p.m., $15.

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

Paysanne Janet Martin, weekly, 9 p.m.

Poe's Pub Oh My God (Chicago organ-drums-bass trio).

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Various artists, including a Modern Groove Syndicate guitarist and a soloist who has opened for Keller Williams, perform high-energy tunes, weekly.

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

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

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

Thursday 21

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Bacchus & Beast This annual wine tasting in honor of the first air-landed Beaujolais Nouveau includes light hors d'oeuvres, wine, music and an auction, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at James Center Atrium, 101 E. Cary St. Admission: $25 per person. Proceeds benefit Save Our Shelters, a Virginia program devoted to animal rescue, adoption and advocacy. 358-7499.

"Carnegie" Comes to Richmond Author Peter Krauss will sign and discuss his new book, "Carnegie," based on legendary philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, at 7 p.m. in the Gellman Room of the Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. A reception will follow.

Fashion Flashback Fine-tune your fashion knowledge with this slide-illustrated discussion of aglets, farthingales and other clothing staples of the Tudor and Stuart periods. Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road. Admission: $10 (group rates available). Advance reservations required by Nov. 20. 353-4241.

Palate for Poetry? Please your poetry palate with the next von Gribley reading, featuring poets Angela Lehman-Rios and Liz Canfield, and musician Jonathan Vassar, at 7:30 p.m. at Chop Suey Books, 1317 W. Cary St.

Sex on Display Come see the artistic side of the sex industry with "Revelations," featuring "The Sex Workers Art Show," a cabaret-style event of music, spoken word, striptease, badass poetry, fire dance and other performance art. At Nine-Twenty-Nine Café, 929 W. Grace St. www.sexworkersartshow.com.

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Tidewater Tunes Assistant director of the Blue Ridge Institute J. Vaughan Webb speaks on the Tidewater quartets. Followed by a Paschall Brothers gospel quartet performance. Begins at noon at The Library of Virginia. Free. 800 E. Broad St.

VCU Jazz Orchestra I performs at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave., 8 p.m. Admission: $5.

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Rock Art This lecture titled, "Secrets of the Barrier Canyon Pictographs: Archaic Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau," examines the origins of painting and rock art in the American Southwest between 6000 B.C. and A.D. 500. At 8 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Free.

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University of Richmond's Alice Jepson Theatre "Gypsy" combines the memoirs of legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee with a bold and brassy musical score by Jules Styne for a hilarious and heart-wrenching performance. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., nightly, through Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors and students. 289-8980.

VCU's Fall Senior Project Dance Concert Graduating seniors from Virginia Commonwealth University perform their original choreographic works at 8 p.m., nightly through Nov. 23 at VCU's Grace Street Theater. Tickets are $5 for nonstudents, free for students. 828-1711.

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

930 Club An Evening with DOWN featuring Phil Anselmo & Rex Brown of Pantera, guests, 9:30 p.m., $20, Washington, D.C.

Alley Katz The Blue Dogs with the John Moossa Band, 9 p.m.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Bob Margolin, $15.

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

Bogart's Back Room Sambaiosis Brazilian Jazz, 10 p.m.

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

Boulevard Deli Turtle Box and No One's Neighbor, 8 p.m.

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.

Canal Club All Mighty Senators with Cabaret Diosa, 8 p.m., $6.

Cary St. Café Homemade Bread.

Chopstix Wax Museum with DJ Thread, 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.

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.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Cafe "Revelations," featuring "The Sex Workers Art Show," a cabaret-style event of music, spoken word, striptease, badass poetry, fire dance and other performance art.

NorVa Beenie Man, guests, 8 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at the door.

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

Poe's Pub Mercy Creek, 9:30 p.m.

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.

Seasons Caucasion Brown, weekly, 7-11 p.m.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien (acoustic), 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Ryan Link, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Culture Chez Roue, weekly, free.

Three Miles Darius Jones (sax) and Howard Curtis (drums/percussion), 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

Friday 22

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Santa Signing Author Kristin Thrower signs her book, "Miller & Rhoads Legendary Santa Claus," at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 9850 Brook Road in Glen Allen.

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930 Club Galactic with Trouble Funk, guest, 9:30 p.m., $20, Washington, D.C.

Alley Katz Hackensaw Boys (old time hillbilly string band) with Jackass Flats

Ashland Coffee & Tea Chez Roue, $5.

Bandito's Chrome Daddy Disco, 10 p.m., free.

Black Cat Frank Black, guests, 9:30 p.m., $15, Washington, D.C.

Boulevard Deli Big City and JJ, 7 p.m.

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 Lost Angeles & Exit 420, 8 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door.

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.

Commercial Taphouse The Big Guys.

Enzo's Tavern and Courtyard Joe Scott Trio.

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 Rockfish.

Mi Hacienda Latin Night with DJs El Doro and Peligro, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Murphey's Kids and special guests, 5-8 p.m., all ages. Metropolitan, Coastal Drag (X-Algebra One), Fatales, 8-11 p.m., all ages.

Poe's Pub The Big Guys (ska, '60s), 10:30 p.m.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Jazz jam session with Doc, 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 Stone's Stew (jazz), 9 p.m., free.

Sauce Friday night house music, Frequency with DJ Jeff McGrath, weekly.

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

Shenanigans Galactic Superstars, 8:30 p.m.

Sin é Patchwork, 9 p.m-12:30 a.m., free.

Tropical Soul One (reggae), weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 23

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Affinity for Antiques? Shop for ancient treasures at the Richmond Antiques Spectacular from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Showplace, 3000 Mechanicsville Pike (Route 360). Admission: $4. 462-6190.

Craft Bazaar Sixty specialty craft vendors will sell handmade items including floral arrangements and baskets, stained glass, candles and much more. The event also features a bake sale, cake walk, silent auction and "Secret Santa Shop." From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville. Free. 559-2062.

Heavenly Creations Arts and Crafts Show, featuring the pottery, furniture, jewelry and other works of more than 40 artists, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. James the Less Episcopal Church, 125 Beverly Road, Ashland. Free.

NASCAR Bowling NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler hosts and sponsors a Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for The Faison School for Autism. Activities include bowling, a silent auction of signed NASCAR driver memorabilia, photos with the Sadler NASCAR stockcars and T-shirt sales. At AMF Hanover Lanes, 7317 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 per person for two games and shoes. 828-4708.

Nuts for News Editor of Newsweek, Jonathan Alter, will speak as part of the JCC Forum at 8 p.m. at the Oates Theatre at Collegiate School. Tickets: $25. 285-6500.

Tellabration Celebrate this worldwide day of storytelling with Muriel Miller Branch, Wali Brandon, Linda Goodman and others, 7 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 youth (5-14). At the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. 590-9087.

Terrific Totes During this family workshop designed for children ages 5-12, participants will design and paint their own canvas tote bags. At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 9:30-11 a.m. for children ages 5-7, and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for children ages 8-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $11 per person ($9 members). Registration required. 340-1405.

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Basking in Brahms Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts presents Brahms' Second Symphony, featuring "Symphony No. 2, op. 73, in D major," Stravinsky's "Symphony In Three Movements" and a trombone concerto performed by a local soloist. At 8 p.m. Call 788-1212 for tickets.

Klezmer Kabaret Judy Bressler, lead singer with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, brings her Klezmer Kabaret, a collection of Yiddish and English vocal and instrumental music, to the Education Center at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance (available at The Kosher Pantry, 1127 Gaskins Road), $18 door, $25 for concert-plus-reception (advance only). 272-0017

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Annie Christian Youth Theater presents a children's performance of "Annie" at Deep Run High School, 2 and 7 p.m. 360-5520.

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1708 Gallery Photographer Joann Brennan discusses the themes of her large-scale color wildlife photographs at 1 p.m. as part of an exhibit titled, "Managing Eden." 319 W. Broad St. 643-1708.

Cudahy's The annual Christmas Show, featuring works in all media by gallery artists, opens with a reception, 5:30-8 p.m. 1314 E. Cary St.

clubs

930 Club Galactic with Kid Koala, 9:30 p.m., $20, Washington, D.C.

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

Ashland Coffee & Tea Reverb Rockets, $5.

Black Cat Frank Black, guests, 9:30 p.m., $15, Washington, D.C.

Boulevard Deli Crucial Elements and Southern Funk Orchestra, 8 p.m.

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.

Cafe Diem The Bill Phillippe Band, 9 p.m., free.

Cary St. Café Drunk Stuntmen.

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 (acoustic duo), 10 p.m.

Enzo's Tavern and Courtyard Joe Scott Trio.

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, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Live music, Kurt Stembager.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Ann Beretta, RPG, 30 Day Warranty, 6-10 p.m. Mastodon with Stinking Lizaveta and Daylight Dies, 10 p.m.

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

Richie's Pacific Grill Rotating DJs, weekly, 10 p.m., free.

Sam Miller's Ryan Hughitt Duo (jazz), free.

Shady Grove Coffeehouse An evening of traditional and contemporary folk music featuring singer-songwriter-guitarists Andrew McKnight, Mary Byrd and Richmond native Dee Kysor, 8 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, children under 12 free.

Sharky's Bar & Billiard Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free.

Shenanigans Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (American mongrel music), 9 p.m.

Sin é First Impression, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

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

Sunday 24

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Baldacci Book Signing Author David Baldacci sings and discusses his latest book, "The Christmas Train," at 2:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 9850 Brook Road in Glen Allen. Admission numbers for this event will be handed out beginning at 9 a.m.

Affinity for Antiques? Shop for ancient treasures at the Richmond Antiques Spectacular from noon-5 p.m. at The Showplace, 3000 Mechanicsville Pike (Route 360). Admission: $4. 462-6190.

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From Bach to Rock Called "America's best known switch-hitter of the keyboard," concert pianist Randall Atcheson performs classical, sacred and pop music Sunday (Nov. 24), 5 p.m. Free. River Road Church, River and Ridge roads.

Concert Chorale This annual Christmas concert directed by Grant Hellmers features a mass by Hassler and motets and carols by Victoria, Ledger, Wilcocks and others. At 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, located River Road at Parham Road. Donations requested. 643-3589.

Festive Voices The Richmond Choral Society performs "Joy of the Season," a benefit concert featuring holiday favorites including "Alleluia" and "Gloria in Excelsis." At 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6004 Three Chopt Road. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds go to the William Byrd Community House social service agency. 643-2717.

clubs

930 Club Saint Etienne with guest ($15), Saves the Day with guests ($15), 9:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Alley Katz John Moossa Band.

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.

Cary St. Cafe Bluestring.

Fox & Hounds Vulnerable Jones, weekly.

Grafiti Grille Live jazz, weekly.

Havana '59 Sunday Brunch with Havana Son (salsa), weekly, noon-2 p.m., free.

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

NorVa Jars of Clay, guest, 7:30 p.m., $20 in advance, $22.50 at the door.

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.

Monday 25

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Basking in Brahms Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts presents Brahms' Second Symphony, featuring "Symphony No. 2, op. 73, in D major," Stravinsky's "Symphony In Three Movements" and a trombone concerto performed by a local soloist. At 8 p.m. Call 788-1212 for tickets.

University of Richmond Jazz Ensemble This free evening of jazz features contemporary and classic big-band compositions, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall.

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930 Club The Ataris, guests, 9:30 p.m., $12, Washington, D.C.

Black Cat Eyes Adrift (Krist of Nirvana, Kurt of Meat Puppets, Bud of Sublime), guest, $12, Washington, D.C.

Break Time Sports Bar Karaoke with Amanda, weekly, 8 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 Devil's Workshop, weekly, 10 p.m.

Penny Lane Karaoke, weekly, free.

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

Shenanigans Karaoke with Len Archer (DJLA), weekly.

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

Tuesday 26

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VCU Jazz Orchestra II performs at 8 p.m. at Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Center. Admission: free.

clubs

930 Club O.A.R., guests, 9:30 p.m., $20, Washington, D.C.

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, 9:30 p.m.

Damon's Wendy Pace (acoustic), weekly, free.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m.

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

Main Street Beer Co. Tuesday Night Jazz Series, weekly, 8 p.m., free.

Nine-Twenty-Nine Café Hermano (John Garcia, singer from KYUSS), Raging Slab, SupaFuzz and Asphalt Blaster (Jonnie Colt, original bass player from Black Crowes), 6 p.m. All ages.

Poe's Pub Brian and Mary Lewis (folk), 8 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.

Sin é Michael James, 8:30 p.m.

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

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



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