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Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Fri: Plagues of a Human Race, Adrienne, Natilus, Boris Wheatley, Cursed to Black, 5-9 p.m., $7. Sat: Puddleduck reunion show, 7 p.m.-midnight, $10-$12.

Andy's Restaurant 412 England St., Ashland, 798-9751. Fri: Nat King Kong, 9 p.m., $3.

Ashland Coffee and Tea 100 N. Railroad Ave., 789-1702. Sat: Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, 8 p.m., $14-$19.

Bleu Bistro 8982 Quioccasin Road., 750-1120. Wed: Cat Daddy, 7-10 p.m., free. Thurs: Alex Davila, 9-11 p.m., free. Fri: Anthony James, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $3. Sun: the Doctors of Jazz, noon-2 p.m., free.

Bottom's Up Pizza 1700 Dock St., 644-4400. Thurs: Buttercup, 8 p.m., free.

CafAc Diem 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500. Thurs: Chez Roue, 9 p.m.. Fri: the Recliners, 9 p.m.. Sat: the Atkinsons, Workhorse Blue, 10 p.m., free. Tues: DJ Williams Projekt, 9:30 p.m.

The Camel CafAc 1621 W. Broad St., 353-4901. Wed: the Delicious, Birdlips, 8 p.m. Thurs: Jennifer O'Connor, We Know Plato!, Hotel Lights, 8 p.m. Sun: Big Nasty, 8 p.m. Mon: Bad Noise, Consider the Source, 8 p.m. Tues: Kinetic Element, Stone Lucy, 8 p.m.

The Canal Club 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. Wed: Jerry Joseph, Bret Mosley, King Solomon's Marbles, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Fri: Boombox, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Sat: Eliot Lipp, the MJ Project, 10 p.m., $10-$15. Sun: Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon, Kip Williams Quartet, Gary Gerloff Band, Terry Garland with Bruce Courson, the Janet Martin Band, Bruce Spivey and the Honky Tonk Experience, the Susan Greenbaum Band, Little Ronnie and the Grand Dukes, Bruce Olson and the Offenders, 2:30-10 p.m., benefit concert. Mon: Conshafter, Shirock, the Daylights, Your Vegas, 7-10 p.m., $10.

Capital Ale House 623 E. Main St. 780-2537. Fri: German Fasching with the Continentals, 7 p.m., free. Sat: the Recliners, 7-10 p.m., free (reservations advised to guarantee seating). Sun: Musicians' Jam, 8-11 p.m., free. Tues: CJ Chenier, 7 p.m., $15.

Cary Street CafAc 2631 W. Cary St., 353-7445. Wed: 29th Division (jam band), 10 p.m., $5. Sun: U-Melt, 10 p.m., $5. Tues: Co-Pilot (funk), 10 p.m., $5.

Commercial Taphouse 111 N. Robinson St., 359-6544. Sun: River City Band (bluegrass), 9 p.m., free.

County Rib and Ale 11045 Hull Street Road, 276-8333. Fri: Loose Gravel, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Curry House 4032 Cox Road, 762-4411. Thurs: Carol Covell with the Dave Pillsbury Toot Sweet Jazz Ensemble, 7-10 p.m.

Emilio's Tapas Bar 1847 W. Broad St., 359-1224. Thurs: MJ Project, Silo Effect, Cosa Nostra Revival, 9 p.m., $6. Fri: Scoven, Smith and Cruse, 7-9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Tele-Phonic Trio, 7-9:30 p.m., free.

The Farmhouse 1840 Manakin Road, 784-2224. Sat: the Gypsy Roots, 7 p.m.

Funny Bone 11800 W. Broad St., 521-8900. Wed-Thurs: Michael Loftus, 7:30 p.m. $15. Fri: Michael Loftus, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $15. Sat: Michael Loftus, 10 p.m. $15. Sun: Michael Loftus, 7 p.m., $15.

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: Janet Martin Trio, 8:30 p.m., free. Sat: Union Pacific Band, 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. Tues: Pat O'Brien, 7:30 p.m., free.

The Martini Kitchen 1911 W. Main St., 254-4904. Fri: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10. Sat: Plunky and Oneness, 9:30 p.m., $10.

The National 708 E. Broad St., 612-1900. Fri: Rodney Atkins, the Lost Trailers, 7 p.m., $24-$27. Sat: Micah Berry and the Industry Standards, Gills and Wings, 7 p.m., $10-$13.

Plaza Bowl 521 E. Southside Plaza, 233-8799. Fri: Octane Saints, the Dregs, Gunchux, 8 p.m., $5.

Pour House 3438 Pump Road, 364-9083. Sat: Throwing Knives, 9:30 p.m., $3.

Rock Falls Tavern 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470. Fri: Kicking Thomas, 9:45 p.m.

S.J.'s Lakeside Tavern and Restaurant 5406 Lakeside Ave., 264-3288. Sat: Loose Gravel, 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: Mo Debree, 8:30 p.m. Sat: the English Channel, 8:30 p.m. Sun: the Christopher Dean Band, band starts when Daytona 500 ends.

SinAc Irish Pub 1327 E. Cary St., 649-7767. Fri: Broken Monday, 9 p.m. Sat: Bungalo 6, 9 p.m.

Six-Burner Restaurant 1627 W. Main St., 353-4060. Wed: Carol Covell and Lee Covington, 6:30-9 p.m.

Taphouse Grill 1212 E. Cary St. 644-3018. Fri: the Steve Carter Connextion, 8 p.m., free. Sat: The Russ Hanchen and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo, 7 p.m., free.

Toad's Place 140 Virginia St., 648-8623. Thurs: Dave Matthews Tribute Band, 8 p.m., $10. Fri: Core87, Father of Twelve, Dammit Matthew Dammit, Half Brother Sid, Squeezebox, 6:30 p.m., $10-$13. Sat: Imaginary Boys: the Cure Tribute, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Sun: Bruce in the USA: Springsteen tribute, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

Tobacco Company 1201 E. Cary St., 782-9555. Wed: Three For All, 8 p.m., free. Thurs: Rythmasters, 8 p.m., free. Fri: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free. Sat: Marna and Macy, 9:30 p.m., free.

The Triple 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. Fri: Nathan Moore, Taarka, 10 p.m. Sat: the Milkstains, the Breakups, The 7 Minutes, 10 p.m. Sun: Backseat Goodbye, the Ready Set, Floral Terrace, 6 p.m. Bermuda Triangles, New Flesh, 10 p.m.

Wabi Sabi 29 Bollingbrook St. in Petersburg, 862-1365. Fri: Chicago Cy, 9 p.m.

 

TUESDAY 10

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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.

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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.

WEDNESDAY 11

galleries

Art6 Gallery "Recent Works," featuring landscape photographs by Lloyd C. Chaser. On display through March 1. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

The Prom Your Mama Warned You About Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School returns to Gallery 5, featuring plenty of burlesque dancers, costumed performers and scribbling illustrators from 6-9 p.m. $7. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

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Book Signing Editors Mildred Robinson and Richard Bonnie discuss and sign copies of their work, "Touched our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education," from noon-1 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. 800 E. Broad St. 692-3500.

Everyday Holiness Alan Morinis discusses the step-by-step program of Mussar from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Congregation Or Ami. The presentation explains how this ancient Jewish spiritual tradition can help individuals find happiness and fulfillment in their everyday lives. 9400 Huguenot Road. 272-0017.

Lecture Khoi Vinh, design director for NYTimes.com speaks at Art6 Gallery from 6-8 p.m. taking a closer look at how the industry-leading news site is meeting the challenges posed by the shift in control from designers to users. 6 E. Broad St. 343-1406.

THURSDAY 12

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Children's Inc. Haven Wine Tasting Chez Foushee holds a night of fine wine, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction from 6-9 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Haven Fund which supports children in need. $75. 203 N. Foushee St. 648-3225.

Dream Alive Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers recites Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech beginning at 7 p.m. at Virginia State University in celebration of Black History Month. Free. 1 Hayden Drive. 524-5000.

Horse Rescuing The United States Equine Rescue League invites guests for a special information meeting from 7-9 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, featuring guest speaker Virginia DeChant, of the Virginia Equine Clinic. $5 donation. 9000 St. Martins Lane. 363-2626.

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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 a 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 Center for Architecture Gallery "Building Images: Seventy Years of Photography." On display through April 12. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.

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"Amadeus" Richmond Shakespeare presents Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play examining the jealousy and artistic backstabbing of Wolfgang Mozart and Antonion Salieri, opening at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Second Presbyterian Church, with shows continuing Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through March 8. $13-$26. 5 N. Fifth St. 1-866-227-3849.

"The Glass Menagerie" Theatre VCU presents Tennessee Williams' award-winning "memory play" about a depression-era family living in St. Louis, opening at 7:30 p.m. in Singleton Performing Arts Center, with additional performances Feb. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15 and 22 at 3 p.m. $8-$20. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

Trickster Tales The Barefoot Puppet Theatre performs at the main library starting at 10 a.m., featuring traditional stories from West Africa using numerous animal creations. 101 E. Franklin St. 646-7223.

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Archaeology Lecture The Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America presents "In Search of the Lost City of Indica: Misadventures of a American Archaeologist in Spain," with Dr. Alan Kaiser, assistant professor of archaeology at the University of Evansville at 6 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Free. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Architecture Lecture Architectural scholar Selden Richardson speaks in the upstairs gallery of Chop Suey Books beginning at 6:30 p.m. to discuss three specific buildings in Jackson Ward, drawing from research presented in his book, " Built By Blacks: African American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond, Va." Free. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

"The Magnanimity of President Lincoln" The Modlin Center for the Arts presents a discussion with William Lee Miller on the 16th president's resolve, judgment and humility at 7:30 p.m., followed by a special performance of Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" by the University Orchestra. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

FRIDAY 13

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Ballet Valentine Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia presents choreographed works by Lindsay Rhyne and Scott Boyer at 8 p.m., with an additional performance on Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Woman's Club Auditorium. $15-$18. 211 E. Franklin St. 798-0945.

Battle of the Sexes The ComedySportz Improv troupe performs special nights of on-the-spot hilarity and competition on Feb. 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. 7115-A Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

Black Valentine's Party Cous Cous Restaurant holds a special anti-Hallmark celebration starting at 10 p.m. with a bachelor auction, and cover songs of love gone bad by the Pretend Pretenders, the Sad Cobras, and Herschel Stratego. 900 W. Franklin St. 358-0868.

Valentine's Dinners in the Tea House Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers food, flowers, and scenery from 5-9 p.m., and again on Valentine's Day. Reservations required. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887, ext. 329.

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Chop Suey Gallery "Unborn Pho," featuring works by Rob Lee, Bonnie Staley and Tyler Thomas. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through March 8. 2913 W. Cary St. 422-8066.

Eric Schindler Gallery "World Ball," featuring paintings and sculpture by Tracey St. Peter. Opening at 7 p.m. and on display through March 14. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.

Petersburg Area Art Gallery "Burning Bridges," featuring work by Aimee Joyaux. Opening at 6 p.m. and on display through March 8. 7 E. Old Street. 861-4611.

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"Cinderella" The Richmond Ballet presents a pointy-toed interpretation of the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale at 7 p.m., with additional performances Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. 6 N. Laurel St. 262-8003.

"Pumpkin Pie Show" Written by Richmond playwright Clay McLeod Chapman, the Firehouse Theater presents a special performance run of this collection of horror shorts beginning at 8 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. $10-$20. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

SATURDAY 14

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African Dance The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company for a special performance celebrating the traditions of African song and dance at 11 a.m., followed by a choreographed piece by the City Dance Theater at 1 p.m. $8. 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000.

Death Match of Love The Modern Burlesque Brigade premieres a special production at Gallery 5 challenging the premise of Valentine's Day with tales of broken hearts, doomed relationships and misplaced affections from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for couples, and from 9:30-11 p.m. for singles. Includes a guest appearance by poet Daniel Jose Custodio and post-show dance at 11 p.m. $15 for singles, $30 for couples. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Edible Garden's Valentine Dinner Working with the American Heart Association, Edible Garden Restaurant invites guests to enjoy a special Valentine's Day menu with reservations starting at 5 p.m. 12506 River Road. 784-2011.

Fools for Love and Decadent Desserts The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen holds a Valentine gathering starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring stories about love and its consequential humor, with a dessert buffet. $18. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

Genealogy Workshop The William Byrd Community House continues its free monthly speaker series with Virginia's secretary of administration, Viola Baskerville, from 1-3 p.m. 224 S. Cherry St. 643-2717.

Heart Day The Science Museum of Virginia invites guests to discover the inner workings of the heart (the kind found in a sheep) with hands-on activities, demonstrations and interactive exhibits from noon-4 p.m. $9-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

Music Marathon Richmond Symphony musicians, staff, board members, chorus, Orchestra League and Youth Orchestra members perform a special day-long fundraising concert from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Short Pump Nordstrom to generate financial support of the symphony's programs. 11812 W. Broad St. 364-6900.

Red Carpet Valentine's Aurora Restaurant invites guests for a night of music, drinks and desserts from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., featuring music by DJ Nfinite. Cocktail attire. $10-$15. 401 E. Grace St. For information and advance tickets call 878-5890.

Rock4Life Breakfast Students from the Thomas Dale High School string orchestra invite hungry couples for a special pancake breakfast at the Chester Applebee's from 7-10 a.m., with proceeds from the meal helping end food shortages around the globe. $5. 11900 Iron Bridge Road. 745-7824.

Rumba Latina The Latin Ballet of Virginia offers instruction in salsa, cha cha and tango dancing at 8 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.

Seasons of Love Storytellers Judith Onesty and Les Schaffer explore the many moods of love starting at 7 p.m. at the Henrico Theater, questioning a panel made up of a dating couple, a young married couple with children, a middle-aged couple turning empty nesters, and a committed elderly couple. $6. 305 E. Nine Mile Road. 328-4491.

Valentine's Day Bus Tour and Cocktails The Valentine Richmond History Center mingles history and romance with a two-hour bus tour of Richmond at 3 p.m. followed by cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres at Patrick Henry's Pub and Grill in historic Church Hill. $60. The tour begins and ends at 2300 E. Grace St. 649-0711.

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Harlem Gospel Choir Representing the finest singers and musicians from Harlem churches and the New York area, this collective vocal ensemble sings in Randolph-Macon College's Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. 204 Henry St., Ashland. 752-7262.

Love with Music Soprano Anne O'Byrne, tenor Tracey Welborn, and musicians from Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church , accompanied by pianists Hope Armstrong Erb and George Pugh, present a series of love songs from various operas and musicals starting at 4 p.m. at the church. Free. 8 N. Laurel St. 359-5628.

SUNDAY 15

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Jewish Food Festival Keneseth Beth Israel invites the Richmond community to eat its way through the Jewish year from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., featuring traditional favorites such as latkes, brisket and falafel, as well as musical entertainment throughout the day. 6300 Patterson Ave. 288-7953.

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James River Filmmakers The Richmond Moving Image Co-op holds the first of its new program series designed to bring area filmmakers and supporters together for an evening of screenings and discussion at the Carver Healing Arts Gallery starting at 7 p.m. 1208 W. Marshall St. 386-9663.

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Concert Maggie Ingram & the Ingramettes perform at 4 p.m. at the Sara Belle November Theater at Westminster Canterbury. Free. 1600 Westbrook Ave. 200-1133.

galleries

Flippo Gallery "Targets, Lures, and Decoys," featuring photography and mixed media by Pam Fox. Opening at 3 p.m. and on display through April 10. 204 Henry St. in Ashland. 752-3018.

MONDAY 16

music

"Art of Love" Grammy-Award-winning mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore performs the works of various opera composers with pianist Antoine Palloc starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Modlin Center for the Arts. $16-$32. 28 Westhampton Way. 289-8980.

TUESDAY 17

galleries

VCU Fine Arts Building Gallery "Mare," featuring photographs, sculptures and videos by Demetrius Oliver. Opening at noon and on display through March 6. 1000 W. Broad St. 828-1511.

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Hot Lunch at the Firehouse The Richmond Playwrights' Forum presents a free staged reading of, "Luau at Acorn Acres," a short comedy about retirement community living starting at noon at the Firehouse Theatre. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch and stay for a critique with the playwright after the show. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

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