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Wednesday 29



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Bizarre Bazaar The Bizarre Bazaar 31st Christmas Collection kicks off with the Fourth Annual Shopping Spree benefiting the VCU Massey Cancer Center, 5-9:30 p.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Tickets are $30-$80. The Bizarre Bazaar runs through Dec. 3. Tickets are $7. Call 673-7015 or visit www.thebizarrebazaar.com.

film

Film Screening Tropical Soul Lounge presents a screening of the political documentary "American Blackout" at 7 p.m. 314 N. Second St. 771-1605.

Prison Documentary Screening Café Gutenberg presents a screening of "One Nation Under Guard," a prison documentary, at 7, 8 and 9 p.m.., followed by a discussion with filmmaker Lucas Krost. Free. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

World Studies Film Series VCU's School of World Studies screens the film "Secuesto Express" at 7 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons Theatre. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 827-0218.

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Art Talk New York artist Kehinde Wiley gives a talk at VMFA at 6 p.m. Admission is $3-$5. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.

music

VCU Music VCU Music presents its University Band at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

night life

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

Bogart's Back Room Jubeus, First Floor, 9 p.m., $5. 353-9280.

Bottega Bistro Tommy Witten Trio, weekly, 6 p.m. 379-9899.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Virginia Center Commons) Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 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 (swing jazz), 8:30-11 p.m., free. 355-1144.

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

Canal Club Hump Night Comedy (open mic), weekly, 9-11 p.m., free. 643-2582.

Cary Street Café Intense City (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 353-7445.

Club Razzles "Havana Nights," salsa and merengue, with free dance lessons, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 330-0007.

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, free. 355-1198.

Emilio's The Southside Future Squad (jazz), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 359-1224.

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

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

Funny Bone Open-mic night, 7:30 p.m., $5. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Another Level (R&B, funk), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. 321-3444.

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

Hyperlink Café Red Anthem (rock), 10 p.m., $3-$5. 254-1942.

J&D's 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.

Old City Bar Steve Kessler Trio (jazz), weekly, 8:30-11:30 p.m., free. 644-4411.

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

Poe's Pub Distracted by Astronauts, 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Positive Vibe Café Harrison Deane Band (acoustic rock), 7:30-9:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.

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.

Terra Nova Lounge Michael James (acoustic guitar), weekly, 7:30-11 p.m., free. 928-1686.

Tobacco Company Sister Sweet (rock), 8 p.m., free. 782-9555.

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Art Karma The annual good karma party and fundraiser for Art 180 features an auction of art and other items, music by WRIR DJs, food, drink and more, 7-10 p.m. at Plant Zero Art Center. Admission is $5. 0 E. Fourth St. Call 233-4180 or visit www.art180.org.

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Politics Talk Political commentator David Gergen gives a talk on "Congressional Elections and Their Impact" at Randolph-Macon College at 7 p.m. Free. (800) 888-1762.

The Writing Show James River Writers presents "Who-dunnit and How-dunnit? A Conversation with Two Masters of the Thriller" with authors Steve Berry and Brian Haig, 6:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Admission is $5-$10. 2500 W. Broad St. 852-3644.

music

My Chemical Romance The big-time rock band plays the Richmond Coliseum at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

stage

Grace Street Theatre VCU Dance presents a performance by Amaranth Dance Company, 8 p.m. at Grace Street Theater. Through Dec. 2. Tickets are $20. 934 W. Grace St. 828-1711.

Second Presbyterian Church The Richmond Shakespeare Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol for Two Actors" at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Tickets are $13-$24. 5 N Fifth St. (866) 227-3849.

West End Assembly of God The annual holiday production "Glorious Christmas Nights" opens at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 10. Tickets are $18. 401 N. Parham Road. Call 740-4042 or www.weag.org.

night life

Amigo's Camelot Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m.-midnight, free. 262-9652.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Scott Miller on the Amtrak Tour (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $15. 798-1702.

Azzurro Restaurant Mike Ess, Jon Cannon and Laura Ann Boyd (jazz), weekly, 6:30-9:30 p.m., free. 282-1509.

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

Baja Bean Company Karaoke, weekly. 257-5445.

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

Bogart's Back Room Plum Street Ramblers (country, bluegrass), 9 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 Carol Covell Trio (jazz), 6-9 p.m., free. 272-2255.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings (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.

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

Double Bull Sherry's Karaoke, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 264-2855.

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

Firehouse Theatre Project Patchwork Collective presents Tim Berne feat. Michael Formanek and Tom Rainey, Boots of Leather, 7:30 p.m., $7-$10. 355-2001.

Funny Bone Jeff Dunham, 7:30 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Another Level (R&B, funk), weekly, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5. 321-3444.

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

Hyperlink Café Liquid Lounge (neo soul, R&B, hip-hop), weekly, 4-9 p.m., free. IP Logic presents 12" Dance Party with DJs JoAnna O & Jesse Split (electronic dance music), weekly, 9 p.m.-2 a.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 Steve Kessler Quartet (jazz), weekly, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., free. 644-4411.

Poe's Pub Cheenon (rock), 10 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

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

Reflections For Women Only Night (house, dance, urban), weekly, 6 p.m., 545-8983.

Rocks DJ L-Roy, weekly, 7 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

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 Joe Scott Band, 8 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.

Friday 01



events

Grand Illumination James Center throws the proverbial switch on the holidays with appearances by the Snow Queen and Legendary Santa, plus music by Susan Greenbaum, Tuba Christmas, the Shore Leave Jazz Quartet and others, 5:55-8 p.m. Free. 344-3232.

Home for the Holidays The Richmond SPCA hosts a night of art and food and wine tasting, 5-8 p.m. at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. Free. 2519 Hermitage Road. 521-1318.

Main Street Station Open House Main Street Station kicks off the holidays with music, food, and more, 5-9 p.m. Free. 1500 E. Main St. 646-2784.

film

Holiday Film Screening The Byrd Theatre screens the romantic comedy "Christmas in the Clouds" at 6 p.m. 2908 W. Cary St. 353-9911.

music

Angela Hewitt in Concert At UR's Modlin Center, pianist Angela Hewitt performs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30. 289-8980.

Piano Concert VCU Music presents "VCU Pianists in Concert" at 5 p.m. in the Singleton Center. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony performs Handel's "Messiah" at Second Baptist Church at 8 p.m. and at St. Michael's Church Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$35. 788-1212.

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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Henrico Theatre Company presents "Sorry! Wrong Chimney!" a Christmas farce, at 8 p.m. with some matinees through Dec. 17. Tickets are $6-$8. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

Huguenot United Methodist Church The church's Drama Guild presents "A Christmas Carol" at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 3 with 1:30 matinees Dec. 2-3. Tickets are $10-$20. 10661 Duryea Dr. 794-4089.

Sycamore Rouge "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," a comedic version of the classic, opens at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 21. Tickets are $15. 21 W. Old St. 957-5707.

galleries

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.

night life

Alley Katz Race the Sun, All Time Low, Conditions, The Half Jeffersons, all ages, 5-9 p.m., $7. Sin City Revival, Mozely Rose, 18 and older, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Stephen Bennett (harp guitar), 8 p.m., $12.50. 798-1702.

Babes of Carytown Wrenn Mangum (rockabilly), 8-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

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

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

Breakers (South Side) The Tin Man, weekly, 8 p.m., free. 323-8024.

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

Canal Club Rehab, Crazy Anglos, Kenny Floyd Band, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. 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.

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

Cockade City Grill (Petersburg) Missing Mason (rock). 862-2537.

ComedySportz ComedySportz (interactive improv), 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. 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.

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

Emilio's The RJR Duo (jazz), weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. Doc Branch and 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 Jeff Dunham, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Baker Brothers, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 321-3444.

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.

Hyperlink Café The Urban Sol Connection with Teshia and DJ Teige, weekly, 7-9 p.m., free. 254-1942.

Ironhorse Restaurant (Ashland) Chicago Cy (acoustic), 8 p.m., free. 752-6410.

James River Cellars Winery Fridays on the Patio, weekly, 6-9 p.m., $12. 550-7516.

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.

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Mike Gales and the Warriorz, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 254-4904.

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.

Poe's Pub Black Rose (prog rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Ladies '80s with DJ Disco Stew, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 364-9083.

Randolph-Macon Campus Center Tad Dreis (folk), 7 p.m., free. (800) 888-1762.

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.

Rocks Grayland, One Friend, The Offering, 9 p.m., $5. 648-ROCK.

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

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

Sin é Ray Pittman Project, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

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

Talon (formerly Beefeaters) Marna Bales Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 744-9541.

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

Saturday 02



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Christmas Bazaar The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer presents a bazaar with arts, food and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2341 Winterfield Road. 378-2357.

Eighth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen hosts a holiday tree lighting with music by Offering, Santa on a fire truck and more, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

Ginter Park Show Arts, jewelry, demonstrations and more at the arts and crafts show in Ginter Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3412 Hawthorne Ave. 359-5567.

Richmond Craft Mafia Holiday The Craft Mafia presents holiday crafts and more, 11 a.m-5 p.m. at Bainbridge Art Center. 1312 Bainbridge Road. 230-4544.

Ukrops' Christmas Parade The Ukrop's/Retail Merchants Association Christmas Parade, "A Cinematic Christmas," will have huge high-flying balloons, elaborate floats, star-spangled marching bands and, as always, Santy Claus, starting at 10:15 a.m. at the Department of Motor Vehicles on W. Broad St. Grandstand seating is $15-$55. 559-6113.

Victorian Christmas The Museum of the Confederacy presents a Victorian Christmas Program with hands-on activities and more, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission is $12-$15. 1201 E. Clay St. 649-1861.

music

A Cappella Concert Soundworks, the men's vocal ensemble, performs a holiday concert at the First Unitarian Church at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. 1000 Blanton Ave. 359-5099.

Choral Concert The Randolph-Macon College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform an annual winter concert at Blackwell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Free. (800) 888-1762.

Classical Holiday Concert The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart presents its Annual Christmas Concert and Festival with the choir, vocal soloists and more at 7:30 p.m. Free. 823 Park Ave. 359-5651.

Piano Concert Pianist Salvatore Lupica performs original works at Belmead Mansion at 1:30 p.m. Donations of $25 accepted. 365-8222.

Richmond Chorus The Greater Richmond Chorus and five quartets perform a holiday show at Imperial Plaza Auditorium at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 1717 Bellevue Ave. 282-SING.

Richmond Symphony The Richmond Symphony, Greater Richmond Children's Choir and others perform a holiday concert at the Landmark Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$60. 262-8003.

Symphony Orchestra Concert VCU Music presents the VCU Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Singleton Center. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

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The Concert Ballet of Virginia The ballet performs "The Nutcracker" at James River High School at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 3. Tickets are $15-$24. 798-0945.

New Beginnings Christian Church The church presents a holiday musical, "The Spirit of Christmas: A Christmas Prayer" at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 3. Free. 4500 Kensington Ave. 231-0321.

galleries

The Gallery Art and Design "Arts and Ends," a collective exhibition featuring works by Elizabeth Evans, Javier Cruz and Frances Aceves Humana, opens with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Through January. 16 S. Dooley Ave. 355-0102.

museums

Pamplin Historical Park The park presents a lecture and demonstration on "More Than Cloth: African American Quilt Making Traditions" at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 6125 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg. 863-1266.

night life

Alley Katz The Lee Boys, Jahvaquarium, 18 and older, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $12-$15. 643-2816.

Ashland Coffee & Tea Page Wilson (roots), 8 p.m., $8. 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 Big Boss Man. 750-1120.

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

Canal Club Nick Jazzy, 8 p.m., $7-$10. 643-2582.

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

ComedySportz ComedySportz High School League, 4 p.m., weekly, $7. ComedySportz (interactive improv), weekly, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. 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.

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

Funny Bone Jeff Dunham, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

Glenn's Corporation Baker Brothers, weekly, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 321-3444.

Hyperlink Café VCU Jazz Lounge, weekly, 7-9 p.m., $3. 254-1942.

Ironhorse Restaurant (Ashland) Chicago Cy (acoustic), 8 p.m., free. 752-6410.

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

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

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Bungalow 6, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $5. 254-4904.

Plaza Bowl Duckpins Buttercup, Wiseacre, The Trestle Walkers, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $10. 233-8799.

Poe's Pub The Taters (roots rock), 9:30 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

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

Richbrau's TapHouse Grill Russ Hanchin and Joe Sarver Jazz Duo (swing jazz), weekly, 7-10 p.m., free. 644-3018.

Sin é Live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 649-7767.

Tropical Soul Soul Fa Real night (funk, reggae, hip-hop, soul), 9:45 p.m., free. 771-1605.

Wabi-Sabi (Petersburg) Terry Garland, (blues), 9 p.m., $10. 862-1365.

Sunday 03



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Roller Derby Bout The River City Rollergirls christen the flat track with a competition between The Disco Shockers and The Abominable Snow Women, 7 p.m. at Skateland. Tickets are $10-$12. 5512 Hull Street Road. 283-2337.

Victorian Christmas Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at the 31st Annual Victorian Christmas held at Peacock Alley at Maymont Park, noon-5 p.m. Admission is $3-$20. 358-7155, ext. 310.

Village Holiday Social Commonwealth Photography hosts a festival of entertainment by Jonathan Austin and The Press Gang, a tree illumination and more, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 4227 Old Hundred Road in Chester. 748-5861.

music

Guitar Ensembles VCU Music presents "VCU & Community Guitar Ensembles" at 4 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Piano Concert The University of Richmond Modlin Center's 11th season continues with pianists Richard Becker and Doris Wylee-Becker at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

Richmond Choral Society The choral society performs holiday songs and more, 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. 520 N. Boulevard. 358-4771.

galleries

Flippo Gallery The Randolph-Macon College gallery presents "Selected Works From Recent Graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art," opening with a reception, 3-5 p.m. Through Feb. 3. 752-3018.

night life

Babes of Carytown First Sunday Show (female impersonators), 9-11 p.m., $5. 355-9330.

Bleu Bistro Nard's Karaoke, weekly, 9 p.m.-1 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.

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

Café Diem Johnny Hott and the Piedmont Souprize, weekly, 7:30-10:30 p.m., free. 353-2500.

Canal Club Step Out Sundays, 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 The Two Timers (Americana), 9 p.m.-midnight, free. 359-6544.

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

Funny Bone Jeff Dunham, 7 p.m., $20. 521-8900.

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 jam, weekly, 6 p.m., free. This week, Steve Keith. 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.

Poe's Pub Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish (blues, roots), 8 p.m., $5. 648-2120.

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

Shady Grove Coffeehouse Tim Grimm, Jason Wilber (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., $12-$15. 355-2461.

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

Monday 04



film

World Studies Film Series VCU's School of World Studies screens the film "All About My Mother" at 7 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons Theatre. Free. 907 Floyd Ave. 827-0218.

word

Cooking School The Fountain Bookstore brings chef Fabio Trabocchi to Mise En Place to talk about "On Cucina of Le Marche: A Chef's Treasury of Recipes From Italy's Last Culinary Frontier" at 6 p.m. Tickets are $70. 788-1594.

Comedy Benefit Steve Moore and other comics present a comedy benefit for World AIDS Day at the Firehouse Theatre Project at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. 1609 W. Broad St. 231-7838.

Science Talk Cornell University professor Carl D. Hopkins gives a talk on the neural basis of animal communication, 5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College's Copley Science Center. Free. (800) 888-1762.

SlamRichmond SlamRichmond: Season Too continues with The Haiku Deathmatch, a battle of spoken words artists and poets, at ComedySportz at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. 7115A Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

music

Chamber Music Concert The UR Chamber Music Ensembles play the Modlin Center at 7:30 p.m. Free. 289-8980.

Christmas Concert The Chesterfield Community Band performs holiday tunes at Brandermill Church at 7 p.m. Free. 4500 Millridge Road. 213-9118.

Music at Midday The Jefferson Hotel presents a holiday music series at noon through Dec. 21. Today, performances by the Tuckahoe Middle School Girls' Ensemble. Free. 101 W. Franklin St. 788-8000.

Percussion Ensemble VCU Music presents the VCU Percussion Ensemble at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center. Free. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.

Richmond Philharmonic The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Home for the Holidays" in the James Center Atrium at 6 p.m. Free. 673-7400.

galleries

821 Café The third annual Doll Show by Angie Latham and Kleo Lane opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. Through December. 821 W. Cary St. 687-7926.

night life

Café Diem Open-mic night with Wes Edwards, weekly, 10 p.m., free. 353-2500.

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

Martini Kitchen and Bubble Bar Yo Momma's Brass Band, weekly, 9:30 p.m., free. 254-4904.

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

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music

Richmond Concert Band The band performs a Christmas concert at River Road United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Free. 8800 River Road. 737-3767.

night life

Bahama Joe's Karaoke with Amanda Rogers, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 262-9652.

Bleu Bistro Open-mic night, weekly, 7 p.m., free. 750-1120.

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.

Cary Street Café The Grove (jam), weekly, 10 p.m., $5. 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.

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.

Legend Brewing Company Tuesday Night Movies, weekly, 8:30 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.

Poe's Pub Blues jam with Kevin Selfe, weekly, 9 p.m., free. 648-2120.

Pour House West End Camelot 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.

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

Sticky Rice Nard's Karaoke, weekly, $3. 358-7870.

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



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