Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Fri: Since 1913, My America is Watching Tigers Die, Adrienne, Crunkbudder, 5-9 p.m., $8. Carlie Luger and the Masses, Ultraviolet Ballet, Pennyshaker, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. Sat: Old School, Risus, Disco's Last Stand, Killa Watts and Preme Reppin' 730 Dipset the Movement, K Honey, 10 p.m., $8-$10.
Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Sat: Barrelhouse Blues Band, 8 p.m., $7.
The Bagel Czar 929 W. Grace St., 355-0064. Sat: the Milkstains, Mike Gales and the Warriorz, Mr. W, 10 p.m. $5. Sun: Listener, 8 p.m., $5.
Barksdale Theatre 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, 282-2620. Sun: Devon Sproul, featuring Matt Curreri and Ray Suen of the Killers, 5:30 p.m., $10.
Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road., 750-1120. Thurs: Jay Gibrall, 9-11 p.m., free. Fri: Trouble Again, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. Sat: Chicago Cy Band, 8-11 p.m., $3. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m., free.
CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Wed: Justin Trawick, 9 p.m., free. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m., free. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt (jazz and hip hop), 9:30 p.m., free.
The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: Willie Breeding, WM Draper, Alison Self, 8 p.m. Thurs: Clock Hands Strangle, 8 p.m., $5. Fri: Ward Combs, Douglas, Jack Meets the Giant, Evernew, 6 p.m.
Cockade City Grill 305 N. Sycamore St. in Petersburg, 862-2537. Sat: the Lost Satellites, 9:30 p.m.
The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: Conditions, Sparks the Rescue, the Scenic, Against Grace, the Secret cool, 6:30 p.m., $10. Sat: Foxy Shazam, the A.K.A's, Dr. Manhattan, Colin Healy and the Jetskis, the Battle of Me, 5-9 p.m., $10-$12. Sun: Mercy Screams, I Am the Kid, Torture Point, As Morning Sets, Caged Angel, Boris Wheatley, Endeavor the Seas, Emergency November, 4-9 p.m., $10.
Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: Pure and Sinful, 5 p.m., free. Pine Box Boys, Pawn Shoplifters, 10 p.m., $5-$7. Sat: Major Motor, 5 p.m., $5. Sun: Debbie Davies, 2-5 p.m., free. Open Musicians' Jam, 7-11 p.m., free. Sun: Debbie Davies (blues), 2-5 p.m., $10-$15. Kevin Davis, 6 p.m., $7-$10.
Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445. Fri: Harrison Deane Band (rock), 10 p.m., $5.
Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544. Sun: The Beatniks, 9 p.m., free.
Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: Tele-Phonic, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Fri: Scoven, Smith and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic Trio, 7-9:30 p.m., free.
Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Wed-Thurs: Al Goodwin, 7:30 p.m. $12. Fri-Sun: Bruce Bruce, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $25.
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: Jangling Reinharts, 8:30 p.m. Sat: the Great Unknowns, 8:30 p.m.
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. Pat O'Brien, 9 p.m., free.
Nara Sushi 1309 W. Main St., 353-1315. Sat: Tombs, 8 p.m.
The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Thurs: the Machine: the Pink Floyd Experience, 6:30 p.m., $15-$18. Fri: Monte Montgomery, Darrell Scott, 7 p.m., $15. Tues: Dark Star Orchestra, 6:30 p.m., $20-$25.
Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Fri: the Dreadful Yawns, 8 p.m.
Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Culdera, 9:30 p.m., $3.
S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern 5406 Lakeside Ave., 264-3288. Fri: Union Pacific Band, 7:45 p.m., $3.
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.
Shenanigans 4017 Macarthur Ave., 264-5010. Wed: Amy Henderson, 7:30 p.m. Fri: the Slack Family, 8:30 p.m. Sat: the Patrick Sweany Band, 8:30 p.m. Sun: the Ray Pittman Project, 6 p.m. Tues: the Rick Marshall Band, 8 p.m.
SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Jubeus, 9 p.m. Sat: US, 9 p.m.
Sportsman Restaurant 3306 Williamsburg Road, 236-1911. Fri: Loose Gravel, 8 p.m. Sat: Loose Gravel, 8 p.m.
Stronghill Dining Company 1200 N. Boulevard, 359-0202. Mon: Mills Family Band, 10 p.m., free.
Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Wed: the Second City Comedy Troupe, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25.
Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Jack Win-Tett, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Skylar Bunnell Blues Band, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Skylar Bunnell Blues Band, 9:30 p.m., free.
The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Wed: Southsiders, 10 p.m. Thurs: Snacktruck, Bad Racket, Grandchildren, 10 p.m.
Uptown Gallery "Creative Adventures," featuring works by the Experimental Painters Group. On display through March 28. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.
Community Meeting Councilwoman Kathy Graziano of the Southwest 4th District, Richmond City Council and the Huguenot Neighborhood Team sponsor a public discussion regarding the proposed Shockoe Center Development, a ballpark and mixed use development in Shockoe Bottom. Featuring a presentation and question and answer period with the developer, the meeting takes place from 3-6 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 7757 Chippenham Parkway. 320-2454.
Lecture Author and professor Susan Bordo presents her discussion, "Beyond Eating Disorders: Why We Need to Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew" at 7 p.m. at Tyler Haynes Commons at University of Richmond. Free. . 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8578.
Advertising Bowl VII The Richmond chapter of the American Marketing Association invites guests to rub elbows with industry insiders of Richmond's marketing and advertising arenas from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Aurora restaurant to review the year's biggest Super Bowl commercials. All proceeds will benefit the Robert Barber Student Endowment Fund of the American Marketing Association. $15-$25. 401 E. Grace St. 519-9982.
Is the Sky Really Falling? The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden begins its three-day symposium, Gardening in an Era of Climate Change, featuring nationally renowned speakers offering advice on the latest horticulture advances. $40 per day. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
Black History Month Concert The University of Richmond celebrates Black History Month with a special music and dance performances from the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Choir, the university's Jazz Ensemble and other guests starting at 4 p.m. in the Heilman Dining Center $9. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8512.
"Looking Forward Looking Black" Richmond resident clarinetist Darryl Harper performs a tribute concert beginning at 8 p.m. at Virginia Commonwealth University's Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, featuring multimedia presentations, poetry and dance. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Book Signing Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks discusses and signs copies of "People of the Book" from noon-1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.
Chocoholic The Virginia Holocaust Museum hosts a spread of chocolate, wine, and other delicacies to support the home visiting services of Children's Health Involving Parents from 6-9 p.m. $35-$50. 2000 E. Cary St. 233-2850.
Art After Hours The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts holds a night of live music, art tours, dancing and wine tasting from 6-9 p.m. The evening also features Friends of Art's fifth annual silent art auction in the Marble Hall, including works by regional and local artists to help raise money for the museum. The event continues every Thursday through Feb. 19. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts "Labor and Leisure," featuring works of the Harlem Renaissance. On display through May 3. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1400.
Lecture Dr. Robert Norrell delivers a lecture on his biography, "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington" at noon at the Virginia Historical Society. $4-$5. 428 N. Boulevard. 358-4901.
Poetry Reading American poet Jennifer Atkinson reads from her new book of poetry, "Drift Ice," at 8 p.m. in the Weinstein Hall at the University of Richmond. Free. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8287.
"Living Yoga: A Documentary" The Bikram Yoga Center offers a free screening of a documentary about the birth of modern yoga and its impact on the world starting at 7:30 p.m. 3621 Cox Road. 249-3355.
ALB Gallery "Recent Works" featuring art by Dave Klemencic. Opening at 7 p.m. with musical guests the Former Champions and on display through March 1. 1208 W. Main St. 355-2491.
"Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art" The Anderson Gallery holds a day-long symposium organized by the Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring art and presentations by leading authorities on African art. Free. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1522.
Gallery 5 "The Art of Surviving," featuring work responding to sexual violence. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through March 25. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.
Ghostprint Gallery "Midnite Snacks: A Traveling Group Show," featuring work from more than 40 artists from places such as Brooklyn, Washington and Richmond. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Feb. 28. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.
Main Art Gallery "Recent Landscapes," featuring paintings by Woody Thomas. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Feb. 28. 1537 W. Main St. 355-6151.
Quirk Gallery "Shop Show," featuring works by Kristin Polich. On display through Feb. 28. 311 W. Broad St. 644-5450.
Style Weekly Arts Party During February's First Friday Artwalk, Ghostprint Gallery presents Style Weekly's special "Unboxed" exhibit at 7 p.m., in which 10 local artists transform the alt-weekly's boxes into public art. 220 W. Broad St. 344-1557.
Thanky Space "Recent Works," featuring art by Kyle Field. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through Feb. 27. 407 Brook Road. 814-3585.
Visual Art Studio "Dream in Black in White," featuring pen and ink illustrations by Douglas Lawlor. "D'Signs," featuring paintings and prints by Terrie Powers. Both opening at 7 p.m. and on display through March 10. 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.
John Gilbert The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music presents a recital by this renowned violinist at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, playing the works of Bach, Brahms and Honegger. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-1169.
Haydn Festival The Richmond Symphony, conducted by Dorian Wilson, performs Michael Haydn's "Overture to Andromeda and Perseu," Symphony No. 43 in E flat major "Mercury," and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter" at 8 p.m. at the Bon Air Baptist Church. $16-$30. 788-1212.
Party For the Rest of Us WRIR holds its annual music festival showcasing the best independent music in Richmond at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Conference Center. The line-up features Bio Ritmo, Horsehead, RPG and Hot Lava. $4-$10. 107 W. Broad St. 622-9747.
Well Versed: In Red The Canal Club continues its monthly concert series at 8 p.m., featuring performances by the Verses Crew, Jon Bibbs, Kia El-Amin, Nickey McMullen and poetry slam champion Archie the Messenger. $10-$15. 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582.
"African American Trailblazers" The African American Repertory Theatre performs a series of stage vignettes which highlight the historic contributions of African Americans since the first in Jamestown in 1619. Shows take place at the Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center and begin at 8 p.m. with additional performances taking place every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Feb. 22. $10-$25. 4901 Old Brook Road. 355-2187.
"Children of a Lesser God" The Barksdale Theatre presents this Tony Award-winning play detailing the marriage of a hearing-impaired woman and her teacher at a school for the deaf, with showings at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and select Wednesdays through March 22. A special American Sign Language interpreted performance will take place on Sunday, March 8. $35-$38. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.
"Stomp" Utilizing things such as tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans, this percussive theater performance visits the Landmark Theater on at 8 p.m. with an additional show on Feb. 7. $30-$50. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8100.
"Uncle Tom: De-constructed" The Conciliation Project presents a dramatic interrogation of the historic legacy of racism in America at 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Theatre, with additional showing on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., performing as black-faced minstrels and the iconic characters of Uncle Tom, Topsy and Mammy created by Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel. $10-$15. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.
Balancing the Father-Daughter Relationship Dr. JoAnn Deak, a developmental psychologist specializing in gender research, presents a special seminar for fathers and daughters at the Orchard House School from 5-9 p.m. $60. 500 N. Allen Ave. 228-2436 ext. 114.
19th Annual Oratorical Contest With the theme, Our Children: the Voices of Change, Lucille M Brown Middle School showcases the public speaking talent of kindergarten through high school in the Richmond metropolitan area at 9:30 a.m. Free. 6300 Jahnke Road. 690-8710.
African American Heritage Bus Tour The Valentine Richmond History Center invites guests on a historic tour of the city from 1-4 p.m. examining the African American experience during key points in Richmond's history, including the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era to modern day. $20-$23. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711 ext. 301.
Carniball The Children's Museum of Richmond holds its annual fundraiser celebrating the island tropics from 4-8 p.m., featuring themed activities, exhibits and party favors. $25-$30. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.
Scrabbulous Aurora CafAc and Lounge holds an open Scrabble tournament from 1-5 p.m. to benefit James River Writers literary programs. $15-$20. 401 E. Grace St. For information call 230-4575.
"Children's Letters to God" Based on the international best-selling book, the Stage 1 Theatre Company takes a candid, musically-inspired look at questioning the almighty. Opening at 7 p.m. with shows continuing through Feb. 21. 9130 Dickey Drive. 427-1548.
Book Signing Author Linda Jenkins signs copies of her work "Up at the Villa: Travels with my Husband" at 3 p.m. at the Short Pump Barnes & Noble. 11640 W. Broad St. 360-0103.
Book Signing Author Natale Stenzel signs copies of her latest book, "Between a Rock and a Heart Place," from 1-3 p.m. at Books-A-Million. 9131 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-1792.
Virginia State University Gallery "Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins." Opening at 4 p.m. and on display through March 22. 1 Hayden Drive. 524-5000.
Haydn Festival The Richmond Symphony, conducted by Dorian Wilson, performs Michael Haydn's "Overture to Andromeda and Perseu," Symphony No. 43 in E flat major "Mercury," and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter" at 8 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. $25. 204 Henry St. 788-1212.
Conversations with Chris Hansen The University of Richmond presents an evening with the "Dateline NBC" correspondent to discuss his experiences as an investigative reporter starting at 7 p.m. in the Camp Concert Hall. Free but tickets required. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.
Psychic Gifts and Inner Guidance Clairvoyant Melissa Kitto and clairaudient Richard Lassiter give premonition lessons and sessions from 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center in midtown. $10. 3200 W. Broad St. 540-854-4841.
Cancer Treatment Fundraiser Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center invites guests for a special breakfast or lunch between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel, featuring guest speaker Anne Thompson, chief environmental affairs correspondent for NBC News. $75-$100. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.
Lecture Lewis Hyde, poet, cultural critic and author of the modern classic, "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World" and "Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art," speaks at 5:30 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater. Free. 930 W. Grace St. 828-2787.