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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.

THURSDAY 8

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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.

FRIDAY 9

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"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.

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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.

SATURDAY 10

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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.

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"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.

SUNDAY 11

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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.

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"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.

MONDAY 12

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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.

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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.

TUESDAY 13

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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.

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