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Wednesday 04



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Fiction Reading Ugandan author Doreen Baingana reads from her collection of short fiction, "Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe," in the Washington Room at Randolph-Macon College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 102 College Ave. 752-3712.

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University of Richmond Museums The students of the UR Museum Studies Seminar present a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit "Giving Voice to Objects: Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition," 7-9 p.m. in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. 287-6324.

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Ashland Coffee & Tea Vandaveer (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $12. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Karaoke, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 355-9330.

Blue Fox Café The Dirty Truth (rock, blues), 7 p.m., free. 355-8804.

Bogart's Back Room Richmond Afrobeat Movement, 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten, Laura Ann Boyd and Michael Hawkins, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 553-9998.

Bull and Bear Club Lounge Party Open House, weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 649-8431.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Gypsy Roots (jazz menouche), 8:30-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 7 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café 7 Pound Star (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Cotton Club Brown Sugar Wednesdays with Bam-Bamm (comedy, poetry, soul), weekly, 6 p.m., free. 721-0694.

County Rib & Ale House Rae of Sunshine Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Cous Cous Fight the Big Bull (big band jazz), 10 p.m., free. 358-0868.

Easy Street Café Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 355-1198.

Empire Allen Thompson (solo acoustic), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 344-3323.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa Lounge Sessions with DJs Kean and Jereme Rometti (house, funk), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 7:30 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Ham's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 965-5520.

J&D's Café Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 7-11 p.m., free. 266-2331.

LA Grill Mike Shiflett and Friends (jazz, R&B), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 266-3328.

Lucky Buddha Service Industry Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA Latin Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Retrolution (industrial), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar DJ Williams Projekt (soul, jazz, hip-hop), weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Penny Lane Pub Acoustic open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 780-1682.

Poe's Pub Bill Sheffield (Americana, blues), 9 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Rare Olde Times Princess Complex, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Matt Rock, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Pub Amy Henderson (acoustic), weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company Stone's Stew, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Thursday 05



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Bird Lecture VCU and the Maymont Foundation present "Birding Along the James: In Celebrations of Jamestown 2007," with Dr. Sergio Harding from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries at the Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont at 7 p.m. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166.

Book Signing H. Bruce Franklin will discuss his book "The Most Important Fish in the Sea" at the Fountain Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. 1312 E. Cary St. 788-1594.

Brain Lecture Randolph-Macon College hosts Dr. Leonard White for a discussion on the sensory experience and the development of function map in visual cortex in the Copley Science Center at 5 p.m. 304 Caroline St. 752-3712.

Immigration Lecture Michelle Moran-Taylor and Rachel H. Adler present "The New Immigration: Changing Lives in the United States and Central America," at Randolph-Macon College at 7 p.m. Free. 752-3712.

Kids and the Environment Carroll Ellis, Robin Righetti, Lynne Sullivan and Michele Foijeck discuss how they teach kids their connection to the environment and how they can help care for it at UR's Weinstein Hall at 4 p.m. Admission is free. 289-8578.

Plant Lecture The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society hosts Vicki Shufer to speak on Virginia Indians' use of native plants, 7 p.m. in the Education Building at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Admission is free. 266-0856.

SlamRichmond SlamRichmond: Season Too presents the final qualifier for this year's Team Richmond at Artspace at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. 0 E. Fourth St. 232-6464.

Writer Series VCU hosts George Saunders, author of "In Persuasion Nation," in the University Student Commons, at 8 p.m. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1329.

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Rock 4 Life Thomas Dale High School hosts a benefit concert featuring Offering and the Thomas Dale High School Orchestra, with proceeds going toward a Chesterfield County cancer patient, at the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. 745-7824.

Inner Rhythm John Tyler Community College presents Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm for an evening of jazz at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. 796-4000.

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Bon Air Baptist Church Bon Air Baptist Church presents "The Last Supper" at 7:30 p.m. Through April 6. 2531 Buford Rd. 272-1475.

Firehouse Theatre Project The Starr Foster Dance Project presents an evening of dance featuring five Richmond premieres choreographed by Starrene Foster at 7 p.m. Through April 7. Tickets are $10. 1609 W. Broad St. 343-0250.

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Virginia Holocaust Museum The museum hosts the Third Annual Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

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1 North Belmont The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 7-10 p.m., free. 358-0050.

Alley Katz Smoke or Fire, Tim Barry, Fifth Hour Hero, Landmines, The Riot Before, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $10. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea David Lindley, Charles Arthur (world music), 8 p.m., $21.95. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Top 40 Dance Night, weekly, free. 262-9652.

Bandito's "Thursday Night Drama" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bogart's Back Room Jackass Flats (bluegrass), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Brandermill Inn Karaoke with Stevie Ray Braun, weekly. 739-8871.

Brio Tuscan Grille The Stan Smith/Carter Blough Duo (Jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

Bubba's Restaurant Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Buffalo Wild Wings (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, free. 672-8732.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Steve Bassett, weekly, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free. 355-1144.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem Roger Carroll and Chez Roué Orchette, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Capitol Coffee and Desserts D'Santis Duo (jazz), weekly, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. 204-1755.

Caribbean Mingles Talent showcase (performance, fashion), weekly, 8:30 p.m., $5. 397-4032.

Cary Street Café Mozely Rose (Southern Rock), 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ dance night, weekly, 8 p.m. 644-3018.

Club Z2 Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 249-9930.

Crossroads Open-mic night with Michelle Saud features Rize, weekly, free. 643-2060.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Escabar Restaurant Metro Sound Band (variety/jazzy), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 288-4885.

Europa Escape with Oliver K (dark progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 7:30 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Honey Whyte's Ryan Hearn (acoustic rock), weekly, 8 p.m., free. 643-6022.

Hyperlink Café Ilad, The Royal Sun, 18 and older, 9 p.m., $5. 254-1942.

Maggiano's Little Italy The RVA New Orleans Jazz Band, weekly, 6-10 p.m., free. 253-0900.

Mars Bar Pop '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Reggie Righteous and The Prophets of Funk, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 254-4904.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (South Side) Karaoke, weekly, free. 744-8686.

Old City Bar Dave Pollard (singer-songwriter), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Pearl Throwback Thursdays ('80s and '90s), weekly, 6 p.m. 545-8983.

Poe's Pub Bonnie Bishop (pop rock), 9 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Moxy Reunited, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Uisce Beathe (Irish jam), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Sharky's Pat O'Brien (singer-songwriter), weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Sideline Café Karaoke hosted by Bill Campbell, weekly, 8:30 p.m. 748-4786.

Sin é Karaoke Night, weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Tobacco Company Jubeus, 8:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tonic Soul Kitchen (music and poetry), weekly, 8 p.m., $7. 304-6857.

Visions Dance Club Karaoke, weekly, 7:30 p.m., free. 379-3800.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with David Allen, weekly, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, free. 768-9090.

Friday 06



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Neon Man Films The Hyperlink Café hosts the screening of three interpretations of Slash Coleman's one-man show, "The Neon Man and Me": Kate Johnson's "Glow: A Documentary," Dave Miller's "My Friend" and Chase Meyer's Claymation "Vows to Move the Moon," 7 p.m. Admission is $10. 814 W. Grace St. 254-1942.

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Book Reading Seldon Richardson, author of "Built by Blacks," reads as part of the Richmond Writer Series at the Richmond Public Library at 7 p.m. 100 E. Franklin St. 646-4514.

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Classical Guitar Randolph-Macon College presents a recital by classical guitarist Andrew McEvoy in St. Ann's Performing Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. Free. 752-3712.

Jazz Recital Donald Crawford performs jazz piano at the Singleton Center at 7 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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Singleton Center VCU Theatre presents "Smokey Joe's Café" at 7:30 p.m. Through April 22. Tickets are $5-$33. 922 Park Ave. 828-2695.

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First Fridays The monthly art walk on Broad Street continues its season of gallery opening receptions with street performers and vendors, 7-10 p.m. For a listing of gallery openings, check the Galleries box. Call 344-1508 or visit www.firstfridaysrichmond.com.

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Alley Katz Hex Machine, Todd, Tigershark, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $8. 643-2816.

Andy's Restaurant Loose Gravel (classic rock), 9 p.m., $3. 798-9751.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (roots), 8 p.m., $8. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Leigh "Lil' Queenie" Harris (jazz vocalist), 8-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bella Arte Just Desserts (jazz), 8 p.m., free. 515-9099.

Blues Café Jam with the Jazz Composers Alliance, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 225-7400.

Bogart's Back Room The Switch (jazz, fusion), 10 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Shockoe Slip) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $1. 648-8900.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Bart Chucker Band (rock), 9:30-midnight, free. 355-1144.

Caddyshack Lounge (Ashland) Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 798-4231.

Canal Club Sin City Revival, 8:30 p.m., $5. 643-2582.

Caribbean Mingles Friday After Work Party with DJ Ace and Rich Boy (hip-hop, R&B, reggae), weekly, 5-8 p.m., $5. 780-0013.

Cary Street Café The Atkinsons, Allen Thompson (roots), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 8 p.m., $3. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Random Acts (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib & Ale House Bill Roberts, weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 675-4447.

Curry House The Former Champions (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. 762-4411.

Daddio's Grille Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 754-1448.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Two Timers (alternative country), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Emilio's Doc Branch & The Keynotes (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 359-1224.

Europa DJ Jeff McGrath and Tyke (progressive house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Goals Tavern Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 746-5444.

Godfrey's Reflex Dance Night (Brit pop), 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $3-$5. 648-3957.

Hard Shell Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 643-2333.

Hollywood Grill Lee Harris and Country Sunshine (honky-tonk), 9 p.m., $3. 819-1988.

Lucky Buddha DJ Night, weekly, 11 p.m., free. 648-5100.

Mars Bar New Wave Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Nick's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 739-0800.

Paradise Lounge DJ DNS (Top 40) & DJ King Tutt (hip-hop, R&B), weekly, 9 p.m., free before 11, $5 after. 519-0844.

Pasta Luna (Commonwealth Parkway) Ominotago, 9 p.m., free. 763-3211.

Pasta Luna (W. Broad St.) Black Rose, 9 p.m., free. 762-9029.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge Power 92 Night with DJ Lonnie B and Danja Mowf, weekly, $5-$10. 852-0395.

Plan 9 Music The Visitors (punk), 4:30 p.m., free. 353-9996.

Poe's Pub 6 Foot Loofah (rock, blues), 9 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew and DJ Jizzy Trent Dance Party, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Rare Olde Times Andy, Cindy and Thensome (Irish folk), weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 750-1346.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Gypsy Roots (swing jazz guitar), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Richmond Music Center Thomas Lang (drum clinic), 7:30 p.m., $8. 330-7875.

Shamrock Pub Karaoke with Brandon Campbell, weekly, 9 p.m. 330-0617.

Shenanigans Pub The Slack Family Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m., $6. 264-5010.

Sharky's The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 273-1888.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 320-1218.

Thai Curry House Richmond Underground presents Level II (retro electric, dance music), weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 358-7027.

The Triple DJ Paul Rankin (techno dub), 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

Tobacco Company Monkey Finger, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Jason Ingram, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

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Easter Weekend The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden presents an Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit at the Garden, 1-4 p.m., and an Easter Brunch April 8. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Family Easter The Maymont Foundation hosts "A Family Easter" with different activities for children, noon-5 p.m. Activity tickets are $1. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166.

Whiskers and Wine The Wellesley Community Center hosts Whiskers & Wine to benefit Prevent a Litter, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$50. 3601 Lauderdale Drive. 359-6369.

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Chili Cookoff The 102.1 X-Chili Cookoff benefits The Make-A-Wish Foundation at the Richmond Raceway with Buckcherry, Saliva, Pepper and others, starting at 11 a.m. at Richmond Raceway Complex. Tickets are $20-$25. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 329-7914.

Jazz Recital Pinson Chanselle gives a jazz drum recital at the Singleton Center at 5 p.m. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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Grace Street Theater VCU Dance presents the Spring Informal, featuring a compilation of new student work and large pieces by VCU students at 8 p.m. Admission is free. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1711.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden "A Million Blooms," featuring different activities for around the garden, opens at 9 a.m. and includes the exhibit "A Place to Take Root," exploring the evolution of the common flower pot. Through June 3. "Pottering Around: A Celebration of Container Gardening" runs through Oct. 1. "Framing the Imagination: The Work of Timothy Martin" runs through May 28. Admission is $6-$10. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

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Alley Katz Hackensaw Boys, Mozely Rose, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$13. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Jesse Harper and friends (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $10. 798-1702.

Bahama Joe's Live country music, weekly, 9:15 p.m., $5. 262-9652.

Bandito's "Saturday Night Nature" Dance Night with DJ Rick Danger, weekly. 354-9999.

Bleu Bistro Antero (reggae), 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room The Xstatix (jazz, rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Thomas Coleman (acoustic guitar), weekly, 6-9 p.m., free. 379-9899.

Cabo's Corner Bistro Susan Greenbaum (folk), 9:30-midnight, free. 355-1144.

The Camel 804noise presents Kenneth Yates and Clifford Schwing, Martin McCavitt, and Kioku (avant garde, experimental), 7 p.m., $5-$8. 317-1938.

Canal Club The Chili Cookoff After Party with Skillet, 8 p.m., $4. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Cary Street Café Jazz Jam Band, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. Farm Vegas (jam), 10 p.m., $7. 353-7445.

Club Richbrau DJ Rocky and Friends (dance music), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 644-3018.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Full Contact Improv (adult improv), 10 p.m., $10. 266-9377.

County Rib and Ale House Q94's Pauly Madison, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 675-4447.

Cous Cous River City Rollergirls One Year Anniversary Party, 10 p.m. 358-0868.

Curry House Belly Dance Show with Bat Sheva, 8:30 p.m., no cover. 762-4411.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Rob Gray & Brian C., weekly, 9 p.m., free. 732-7425.

Escabar Restaurant The Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 8-11 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Europa DJ Omar (deep house), weekly, 10 p.m., free. 643-0911.

Funny Bone John Morgan, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. 521-8900.

Gallery5 RPG, The Hard Lessons, City Goats, 7:30 p.m. 644-0005.

Hollywood Grill Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 819-1988.

Ironhorse Restaurant Chicago Cy, 8 p.m., free. 752-6410.

Mars Bar '80s Hits and Electronic Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Poe's Pub Mike Vissagio and Kinetic Elements (art rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House (West End) 64 West, 9:30 p.m., $2. 364-9083.

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill The Shiny Stockings Trio featuring Russ Hanchin, Joe Sarver and Maria Garcia (classic swing jazz and bossa), weekly, 8-11 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Shenanigans Pub The Dogtown Quartet, 8 p.m. 264-5010.

Tobacco Company Monkey Finger, 9:30 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Tropical Soul Buttafly Vasquez, DJ CVT, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 771-1605.

Wild Rose Café (Chester) Karaoke with Matt Rox, weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 768-9090.

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Easter at the Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosts an Easter event with music by The Richmond Concert Band, Rebecca Gill and others at 2 p.m. Admission is free with regular garden fees. 1800 Lakeside Avenue. 262-9887.

Easter on Parade Monument Avenue's annual bash, where the dogs finally get to wear those pastel bonnets and feel good about themselves, with music, food and parties, 1-5 p.m. 788-6466.

Egg Hunt The Virginia Center for Architecture hosts the Architectural Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

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Open Mike Readings The Shockoe Poets host Open Mike Readings at the Shockoe Espresso & Roastery, 2-4 p.m. 104 Shockoe Slip. 335-9403.

night life

Alley Katz Cassius, Time of Cholera, Giant, Ghost of a Fallen Age, Dealer, Wake of Ruin, all ages, 6-10 p.m., $7-$8. 643-2816.

Bailey's Smokehouse & Tavern (W. Broad St.) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 755-6800.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 750-1120.

Bottom Billiards Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-4323.

Bottoms Up Pizza Terri Murphy and the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 644-4400.

Brandermill Inn Wendy and Raye, weekly, 3-7 p.m. 739-8871.

Café Diem DJ Williams open-mic night, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays (dancehall reggae), weekly, 9 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Bluegrass brunch jam, weekly, 2-5 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Commercial Taphouse Prabir (power pop), 9 p.m., free. 359-6544.

Dixie Diner (Petersburg) Michael Redman (sax), weekly, noon, free. 732-7425.

Easy Street Café 9:55 Club Comedy Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Grafiti Grille Jazz brunch with Rusty Farmer and Mike Ess, weekly, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 288-0633.

Jumpin J's Java J's Soleil Jazz, weekly, noon-3 p.m., free. 344-3500.

Legend Brewing Company Bluegrass night, weekly, 6:30 p.m., free. This week, Gene and Gayla Mills. 232-3446.

Mars Bar JayBoy and Fan Free Clinic present Take a Trip to Mars, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Positive Vibe Café The Offering (acoustic rock), 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

Sandy's Restaurant Open-mic night with Rize and Michelle Saud, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $5. 329-7263.

Shenanigans Pub Wayne "The Train" Hancock, 6:30 p.m., $10. 264-5010.

Stratford Grill Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 320-1218.

T.G.I. Friday's Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 360-7926.

Wonderland Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 643-9233.

Monday 09



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James River Film Festival The 14th annual festival features music video pioneer Chuck Statler, Super-8 guru John Porter and screenings of "American Hardcore," "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" and others, through April 15 at the Byrd Theatre and Firehouse Theatre Project. Admission ranges from free to $7. For more information, call 232-RMIC or visit www.rmicweb.org.

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Coffee and Conversations The Barksdale Theatre presents behind the scenes of "Intimate Apparel," 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Admission is free. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

Open Mike Poetry Bottom Readers Open Mike Poetry includes "poetry-lib" rewrites of popular poems at Café Gutenberg at 7:30 p.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

Wikipedia Talk Roy Rosenzweig, Marcus Messner, Lucretia McCulley and Marshall Poe lead a roundtable discussion analyzing the Wikipedia phenomenon in the VCU Commons Theater at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 907 Floyd Ave. 828-1331.

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Chorus Concert The Greater Richmond Chorus presents a send-off performance at Saint Augustine Church at 8 p.m. 4400 Beulah Road. 282-7464.

night life

Café Diem Style Weekly's open mic night, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Cary Street Café Ominotago (acoustic duo), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

City Limit Open-mic night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 282-4282.

Escabar Restaurant Casey McCue, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 288-4885.

Mars Bar Milli Vanilli Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Penny Lane Pub Karaoke, weekly, free. 780-1682.

Pour House West End Movie Night, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Tuesday 10



music

Jazz Recital Ron Fix plays jazz saxophone at the VCU Business Auditorium at 7 p.m. Free. 1015 Floyd Ave. 828-6776.

night life

Bleu Bistro Open-mic jam with Wop of Government Cheese, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 750-1120.

Bogart's Back Room Savage Funk Band, 10 p.m., $3. 353-9280.

Bubba's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 236-1600.

Caddy's Karaoke, weekly, free. 794-3007.

Café Diem DJ Williams Projekt, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club The Richmond Jazz Society presents Jim Branch, 7 p.m., $5-$8. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café The Grove (jam), weekly, 9 p.m., free. 353-7445.

Cherry Lounge Salsa Night with free lessons, weekly, 8:30 p.m., free. 285-9061.

Corner Bar and Grill Open-mic night with J. Cornachione, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 213-3046.

Curry House Nard's Karaoke (international night), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 762-4411.

Davis & Main The RJR Duo with John Conley, Ryan Hughitt and featuring Jason Gay (jazz), weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-6641.

Easy Street Pat O'Brien, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 355-1198.

Emilio's Bio Ritmo (salsa), weekly, dance lessons 8 p.m., music 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

Funny Bone Apollo Night with Shang, 8 p.m., $12. 521-8900.

Las Casa Grandes Larri Branch (jazz piano), weekly, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free. 267-1684.

Legend Brewing Company Rick Seamster, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 232-3446.

Mars Bar Totally '80s Dance Night, weekly, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 644-6277.

Mulligan's Sports Grille (W. Main St.) Karaoke, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. 353-8686.

Murphy's Law II Karaoke with DJ Scuba Steve, weekly. 739-0800.

Pour House West End Kamikaze Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 364-9083.

Rocks DJ Dominex, weekly, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 648-ROCK.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Bryce McCormick (piano), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 378-0600.

Shenanigans Pub Bluesflash, 8 p.m., free. 264-5010.

Sports Page Open Mic Night, weekly. 379-1844.

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. 358-7870.

Tobacco Company John Fetherston and Chris Lucas, 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

Triple Restaurant DJ Paul (techno dub), weekly, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 359-7777.

Tropical Soul Verses (spoken word, poetry, hip-hop), weekly, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $5. 771-1605.

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