Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Thurs: Audible View, Frail Humanity, Capital 7, 7-11 p.m., $7. Fri: Mobile Deathcamp, 9 p.m. Sat: Cursed to Black, Say Your Prayers, Trees Above Mandalay, Your Princess is Dead, the Bride Wore Black, Crunk Butter, Daniel Tomlinson, 5 p.m., $6-$8. Sun: Bob, Hierosonic, Madrone, Our After, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, 6-10 p.m., $7. Tues: Conshafter, 6 p.m., $10.
Andy's Restaurant 412 England St., 752-2990. Fri: Nat King Kong (classic rock), 9 p.m., $3.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Thurs: Kate Campbell, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Fri: Shane Cooley, 8 p.m., $8. Sat: Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, 8 p.m., $8-$13.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Wed: Justin Trawick, 9 p.m. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Sat: Jesse Chong Band, 9 p.m., free. Sun: Steve Leonard, 6-9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Thurs: Smooth Dirty, Barnacles, 8 p.m. Sat: Snarky Puppy, Half Moon, Barrelhouse, 8 p.m., $5. Mon: Verbatum, Adam Caine Trio, 8 p.m. Tues: the Loomis Fargo Gang, Jacob Vanags, Bullet to Black, 7 p.m., $5.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: DJ Krames, Oxen Johnson, Long Jawns, Reinhold & Jennings, 9 p.m., $8-$12. Fri: Matt and Kim, Modern Bummer, Cubscout and the Rhinoceros, Andy and the Kid, 8 p.m., $10. Sun: Connor Christian, the Delivery, 7-10 p.m., $12. Tues: Pnuma Trio, 10 p.m., $15.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Thurs: the Reverend Peyton's Big Dam Band, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Fri: Blue Light District, 5 p.m., free. the Bridge, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Sat: Johnny A., 9 p.m., $15.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division, 10 p.m., $5. Tues: Co-Pilot, 10 p.m., $5.
Comfort 200 W. Broad St., 780-0004. Wed: the Ruinaires, 10 p.m., free.
County Rib and Ale 11045 Hull Street Road, 276-8333. Fri: Loose Gravel (classic rock), 9 p.m., $5.
The Czar 929 W. Grace St., 355-0064. Wed: All or Nothing, the Pogo, 6 p.m. Thurs: Monastery Recordz Hip-Hop, 8 p.m. Fri: Spanish Bombs, Psyched to Die, Wasted Time, Heathens, 5 p.m. Sun: Slingshot Dakota, Two Funerals, Bogus Machine, 9 p.m.
Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: Tele-Phonic (jazz), 7-9 p.m., $5. Fri: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic Quartet, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Sun: Scoven, Beard and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free.
Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Thurs: John Witherspoon, 7:30 p.m., $22. Fri-Sat: John Witherspoon, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $25. Sun: John Witherspoon, 7 p.m., $22. Tues: Clash of the Comics, 7:30 p.m., $10.
Gallery5 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005. Tues: Young Widow, Brainworms, Mouthbreather, Hex Machine, Hail Hydra, 8 p.m.
Globehopper Coffeehouse and Lounge 2100 E. Main St. 523-8083. Thurs: Jason Jenkins, 8-10 p.m., free.
Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ 11129 Three Chopt Road, 270-7427. Fri: Rattlesnake Shake (rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Smokehouse (Americana and bluegrass), 8:30 p.m., free.
The Grapevine II 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. Tues: Big Pop and the Doo-Wops, 7 p.m., free.
Home Team Grill 1630 W. Main St., 254-7360. Fri: Bart Chucker Band (rock), John Walker, 9 p.m., free.
Legend Brewery 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446. Sun: Blue Line Highway, 6-9:30 p.m., free.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Thurs: Black Kids, Mates of State, Sunbears!, 7 p.m., $16-$19. Fri: Lady Gaga, 8 p.m., $18-$20 (Sold Out). Sat: Us and Them, 7 p.m., $10-$13. Mon: Neko Case, Crooked Fingers, 7 p.m., $22-$25.
Plaza Bowl 523 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Thurs: Backseat Good, Bradley Hathaway, See King Through Silence, 7 p.m. Sat: Beex, the Jimmy Catlett Group, the Octane Saints, 8 p.m.
Plan 9 3012 W. Cary St., 353-2627. Thurs: Black Kids (acoustic set), 6:30 p.m.
Positive Vibe CafAc 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622. Sat: Offering, Marna and Macy, 8 p.m., free. Sun: Robin Payne, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free.
Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Throwin' Knivez, 9:30 p.m., $3.
Que Pasa 623 N. 25th St., 402-7502. Sat: Rei and Marlysse of Bio Ritmo, 9 p.m., $5.
Sharky's Bar and Billiard 4032 Cox Road, 273-1888. Wed: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Fri: the Wrest, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., free. Sat: Pat O'Brien, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free.
Sound of Music Studios 321 W. Broad St., 788-0607. Fri: Cinemasophia, Ringfiner, 10 p.m., free.
Thanky Space 407 Brook Road. 814-3585. Sun: Ultra Dolphins, O Paon, 7 p.m., $3.
Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Thurs: John Fetherston, 8 p.m., free. Fri. and Sat: Steve Carter Connextion, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Fri: Brad Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, 8 p.m. Sat: Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu), the Hotdamns, Pendleton, 9 p.m.
Tropical Soul CafAc 314 N. Second St. 771-1605. Sat: DJ Sayeed (hip-hop and soul), 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5.
Wild Willies 6233 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 559-6060. Sat: Union Pacific Band, 9 p.m., $5.
Wrangler Sports Bar and Grill 7073 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 703-7004. Thurs: Unity Sound (reggae), 9 p.m.
"The Dancing Queen" Agecroft Hall invites guests to experience court dance in the age of Elizabeth I. The evening includes historical narratives and dance demonstrations by the Richmond Renaissance Dancers at 7:30 p.m. $7-$10. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.
Uptown Gallery "New Works," featuring art by the Virginia Collage Society. On display through May 30. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.
Salt Lines Tour Celebrating Women's History Month, Virginia Commonwealth University welcomes this quartet of spoken-word artists as members perform passages of their liberating material starting at 7 p.m. in the student commons. 907 Floyd Ave., 828-3438.
Chasen Galleries "En Voyage," featuring painting by Bruce Bingham. On display April 30. 3554 W. Cary St. 204-1048.
Portuguese fadista The Modlin Center for the Arts welcomes multiplatinum Portuguese-African fado singer Mariza for a special musical performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall. $8-$36. 50 Crenshaw Way. 289-8980.
Sara November Gallery "The Undiscovered Photography Exhibit." Opening at 6:30 p.m. and on display through May 1. 5403 Monument Ave. 288-3712.
"Altar Boyz" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this musical comedy about a religiously bent boy-band, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, with performances running through May 30. $35-$50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. For specific dates and times call 748-5203.
Buildings and Death Chop Suey Tuey hosts readings of new fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by Ann Archer, Kathryn DiPasqua, Foust, Henry McLaughlin, Gayla Mills and Liz Sheehan starting at 7 p.m. on the store's second floor. 2913 W. Cary St. 591-7934.
Lecture The University of Richmond welcome six legal scholars, including two who practiced law at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as they present their symposium discussion, "Detaining Suspected Terrorists: Past, Present and Future," from 4-7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center. Free. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8000.
Bizarre Bazaar The Richmond Raceway Complex plays host to more than 200 vendors selling things such as food, clothes, toys, crafts, artwork and accessories through April 5 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $7. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. For information call 673-6280 or visit www.thebizarrebazaar.com.
Fancy Hat Party The Downtown Richmond Marriott hosts SunTrust's 12th annual Fancy Hat Party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., raising money for the Hospital Hospitality House. 500 E. Broad St. 828-6901.
Corporate Museum and Frame "360," featuring panoramic photographs by James Phelps. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 28. 301 W. Broad St. 643-6858.
Gallery5 "Blacksburg Reflects: Artistic Journeys of Healing Following the Virginia Tech Tragedy," curated by Shannon Turner. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 24. "Due Process," an exhibit on printmaking. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 28. 200 W. Marshall St., 644-0005.
Gallery 5800 "Virginia Landscapes and Cows," featuring work by Greg Osterhaus. Opening at 5:30 p.m. and on display through May 2. 5800 Grove Ave. 285-0774.
Ghostprint Gallery "Invasive Species," featuring new work by stencil and graffiti artist Klutch. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 25. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.
Ginger Levit Gallery "A Lifetime of Travel," featuring paintings by William Fletcher Jones. Opening at 5:30 and on display through May 1. 1519 W. Main St. 740-1471.
Glave Kocen Gallery "Whirlaway Tales," featuring new work by David Febland. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through May 1. 1620 W. Main St. 358-1990.
The Henry Gallery "Adventures in the Skin Trade Revisited," by Michelle Lopez. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 1. 212 W. Broad St. 344-5390.
Main Art Gallery "New Work," featuring art by Don Crow. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 26. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.
Metro Space Gallery "Adapt or Perish," featuring mixed media combined with screen prints and lithographs by Amy Chan, Andrew Kozlowski and Anthony Meloro. "The C Word," featuring work from Virginia Commonwealth University's craft and material studies candidacy exhibition. Both opening at 6 p.m. and on display through April 25. 117 W. Broad St. 643-7125.
Page Bond Gallery "An Exhibition," featuring work by William Wylie, Thomas Hager and Corey Drieth. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through April 25. 1625 W. Main St. 359-3633.
Thanky Space "Some Shit," featuring work by Genevieve Castree. Opening at 6 p.m., with free cupcakes, and on display through April 24. 407 Brook Road. 814-3585.
Visual Arts Center "Turning Wood Into Art: The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection," featuring more than 60 pieces of contemporary wood sculpture. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through June 14. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.
Visual Art Studio "Out of the Shadows" featuring paintings by Chris Semtner. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through May 29. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.
Christopher Berg Randolph-Macon College hosts a performance by the nationally recognized classical guitarist starting at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Ann's Performing Arts Building. Free. 204 Henry St. 752-3146.
Ronny Jordan Cool Guitars and the Southside Virginia Council of the Arts present a special jazz concert by this Grammy-nominated guitarist at the Petersburg Regional Arts Center starting at 7 p.m. $40. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.
"Suddenly Summer Somewhere" Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Dance and Choreography presents a special performance by the New York-based Monica Bill Barnes and Company at 8 p.m. in the Grace Street Theater, with a repeat performance on April 4. $10-$20. 934 W. Grace St. 828-2020.
Book Signing Book People welcomes author Cliff Edwards from 6-8 p.m. as he signs copies of his third Van Gogh title, "The Mystery of the Night CafAc, New Light on the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh." 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
A Food Tasting Sponsored by the Women's Committee for the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to benefit the orchestra and provide scholarships to music students, the Petersburg Regional Art Center offers an international array of Petersburg's finest food from 1-4 p.m., with guests treated to music and the opportunity to bid in a silent auction. $30. 132 N. Sycamore St. 733-8200.
Ashland Railroad Run Downtown Ashland holds its 31st annual race day at 8:30 a.m., featuring a Kids One-Mile Fun Run, 10k, and 5k, with proceeds benefiting the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. $10-$25. For information visit www.hanoverarts.org.
Celebrate Trees! Richmond honors Arbor Day with a day of tree climbing, plant education workshops and hands-on activities from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Carillon in Richmond's Byrd Park. For information visit trestewards.rrpfoundation.org.
Confederate History and Heritage The Military History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia presents its annual program examining the Southern perspective of the Civil War starting at noon, featuring exhibits, a living history re-enactment and the lecture "Southern Soldiers and Citizens," by guest speaker Stephen Walker. 1917 Chesterfield Courthouse. 796-7131.
Eggcellent Family Day The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents its annual day of egg hunting, face painting, bunny-hop sack races and other child-friendly activities from 10 a.m.-noon, featuring special guest Hoppity Rabbit and a performance by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra. $6-$8, admission for accompanying adults is free. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Fairy Tale Ball Theatre IV presents its annual family gala from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Empire Theatre. Featuring the theme Annie, the Streets of Old New York, proceeds of the fundraiser support theater in the schools. $30-$80. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.
Helping Girls in Crisis The Northfield Foundation hosts a large estate sale, yard sale and Brunswick stew from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to raise funds for the opening of its residential treatment facility for young women facing eating disorders, unplanned pregnancies, depression and other issues. 189 Old Buckingham Road. For information visit www.northfieldfoundation.org.
Spring Fling Grafton, a private, nonprofit behavioral health organization that offers comprehensive services for students and adults with developmental disorders hosts its first annual benefit from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring an arts and crafts fair, bake sale, food, raffles, face painting and live music, proceeds benefit the group's Special Arts Therapy Program. 4100 Price Club Blvd. 674-8888.
Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society Spring Party The Virginia Aviation Museum hosts an evening of hors d'oeuvres, auction items and historic airplanes from 5:30-9 p.m. $15. 5701 Huntsman Road. 222-8690.
Spotlight Gallery "Creative Juice," featuring work by the instructors and art students of Pine Camp Arts and Community Center. Opening at 1 p.m. and on display through May 16. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3672
"Endless Forms Most Wonderful" The Carpenter Science Theatre presents a stage dramatization depicting the life and works of evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin at the Science Museum of Virginia, continuing through May 10 with performances every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. $3. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Lecture As part of the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University discussions the origins and implications of the president's Emancipation Proclamation from 2-3 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.
Lincoln Walk The Valentine Richmond History Center presents a special self-guided walking tour of downtown Richmond following the path traveled by Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad on the their visit to Richmond on April 4, 1865. The tour lasts from 2-5 p.m., and features guides and interpretation along the route. The walk begins at 17th and Dock streets. For information visit www.lincolnwalkrichmond.com.
1212 Gallery "Reflections, Refractions, Inflections," featuring art by Kim Beckmann. "Tea is a Cup of Life," featuring work by Marti Fann. "I Dream of Africa," featuring abstract acrylics by Inge Strack. All opening at 2 p.m. and on display through May 10. 12 E. 12th St. 233-9957.
Beethoven Festival Concert The Richmond Chamber Winds Society presents a special performance of the composer's work starting at 5 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 4103 Monument Ave. 727-9879.
"27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances" Gallery5 hosts a performance by the Bread and Puppet Theater with a volunteer based performance where anyone willing to learn the act can do so between 2-5 p.m. and perform for the public at 8 p.m. $10. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Book Swap Book People invites book lovers to meet one another and possibly exchange favorites from 3-5 p.m. 536 Granite Ave. 288-4346.
Lincoln and Richmond The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar presents two lectures concerning the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's historic visit to Richmond, the first, "Richmond Again Taken," presented by National Park Service Ranger Michael Gorman at noon, and "Now the Nightmare is Gone: Abraham Lincoln and the Fall of the Confederacy" presented by Henrico County teacher Jimmy Price at 1 p.m. 500 Tredegar St. 780-1865.
Conrad Herwig Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Orchestra I returns to the stage with the talented guest trombonist performing in the Vlahcevic Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.