Andy's Restaurant 412 England St., 752-2990. Fri: Nat King Kong, 9 p.m., $3.
Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Thurs: the Jim O'Ferrell Band, Alternate Route, the Vanishing Red, Ron Myers, In by Nine, Subterranean Sun, Easy Tiger, Carpet Shake, 6-11 p.m., $9-$10. Fri: Copper Sails, Conshafter, This Condition, Theory Cast, 5-9 p.m., $7. Sat: Seed Is, Gill, Schak, 11th House, Mike Kohler and the 45s, 6-11 p.m., $10. Sun: Crunk Budder, Cast Upon Blind Eyes, Say Your Prayers, Changes, 5-10 p.m., $7.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Thurs: the Gobstoppers, 8 p.m., $10. Sat: the Kevin Cordt Quartet (jazz), 8 p.m., $10-$15.
Breakers 9127 W. Broad St. 270-1461. Sat: Kicking Thomas, 9:30 p.m.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road., 750-1120. Wed: Lil Ronnie, 7 p.m., free. Fri: Trouble Again, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Blue Light District, 8 p.m., free. Sun: Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St., 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sat: the Atkinsons, 10 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Lights Resolve, Elevation, Lady Radiator, 8 p.m. Thurs: Bar Nun, 6 Day Bender, 8 p.m.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Fri: Former Champions, Basshound, Sci-fi, 9 p.m., $8. Sat: the Verses Crew, Narrator, the Fuzz Band, 8 p.m., $10-$15.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Chicago Cy Band, 5 p.m., free. Dean Fields, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Gills and Wings, Duchess of York, 10 p.m., $7. Tues: Tom Browne (jazz), 6 p.m., $15-$25.
Cockade City Grill 305 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 862-2537. Fri: Kicking Thomas, 9:30 p.m.
Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544. Sun: New Earth Objects, 9 p.m., free.
Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411. Thurs: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m., free.
Element Lounge 119 N. 18th St., 788-8001. Tues: the Milkstains, 10 p.m., $5.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins Trio, 8 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: Hazy Dave and the Mission Band, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Sedan Delivery, 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7-10 p.m., free.
Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Tues: Pat O'Brien, 7:30 p.m., free.
Ipanema CafAc 917 W. Grace St., 213-0190. Thurs: Discos Brazil, 10 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Thurs: Wu Tang Clan, 7 p.m., $30-$35. Fri: Official Performance Machine, Colin Healy and the Jetskis, 6:30 p.m. $10-$13.
Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza. Fri: Elvis Birthday Party featuring Hamburger James and Wrenn Mangum, 8 p.m.
Rock Falls Tavern 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470. Sun: Frank Scott of the Lost Satellites, 10 p.m., free.
Rock's River Roadhouse 1428 Outpost Road, 966-7217. Fri: Union Pacific Band, 9 p.m. Sat: Loose Gravel, 9 p.m.
Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m., free. Thurs: Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m., free.
Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Ave., 264-5010. Fri: Mo DeBree, 8:30 p.m. Sat: Billy Ray Hatley and the Show Dogs, 8:30 p.m. Tues: the Charles Arthur Trio with Roger Carroll, 8 p.m., free.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: US, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Dave Pollard, 9 p.m., free.
Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Fri: Taproot, Souls Harbor, Dar Enemy, Saint Diablo, 8 p.m., $10-$12.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: Ben Gilmer, Sam Lamont, 9 p.m. Thurs: Yukon, Amoeba Men, Blood Banks, La Mere Vipere, 10 p.m. Fri: Lost Satellites, Image of Infinity, Narwhal, Whitney Morgan, 10 p.m. Sat: the Nerve Scheme, Incomplete Heroes, US Brass, 10 p.m. Sun: Skeleton Breath, Accordion Death Squad, Horror Show Hot Club, 10 p.m.
Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts holds an evening of live music, art tours, dancing, poetry readings, wine tastings, pizza and a silent auction of art by regional and national artists from 6-9 p.m. $8-$10. 200 N. Boulevard. For information visit www.vmfa.museum or call 340-1405.
"The Legend of the Poinsettia" The Latin Ballet of Virginia performs an artistic interpretation of a Mexican legend concerning a young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen beginning at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $15-$20. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.
Book Release Party Author Stacy Hawkins Adams unveils her new novel "The Someday List" at the Libbie Place Barnes and Noble at 6:30 p.m. 5501 W. Broad St. 282-0781.
Force and Motion Day The Science Museum of Virginia provides hands-on activities, demonstrations and interactive exhibits on how objects move and travel from noon-4 p.m. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
"Sinfonia del Fuego" The Richmond Symphony with guest conductor Marc Taddei joins the Latin Ballet of Virginia for a special performance celebrating the South American traditions of music and dance starting at 8 p.m. at the Landmark Theater. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.
Lecture The Omni Richmond Hotel hosts a free presentation on "Kabbalah: The Best Kept Secret," beginning at 2 p.m. 100 S. 12th St. 1-877-528-3367.
"Dirt Cheap Opera" Borrowing fragments from "The Threepenny Opera" the strange cardboard creations of the Bread and Puppet Theater company come to Gallery 5 to tell the story of gangster Mac the Knife and his new wife Polly, beginning at 7 p.m. $10. 200 W. Marshall St.
Book Signing Douglas Egerton signs and discusses his book "Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America" from noon-1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.
Jazz Recital Virginia Commonwealth University's Taylor Barnett faculty jazz ensemble performs a big band concert starting at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Back to Bach Cellist James Wilson performs three of Johan Sebastian Bach's suites for solo cello at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. 1000 Blanton Ave. $10-$25.