Weekend Planner

THUR. 1/20

The Craigslist Show The Richmond Comedy Coalition goes viral to bring you their unique brand of longform improv. Typically, your suggestions fuel the performers’ scenes, much like the style of comedy made popular by Chicago’s iO and New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. This time though, they’re using randomly chosen Craigslists ads as the inspiration for the off-the-cuff action. Casual Encounters, For Sale, Rants and Raves … it’s all fair game for the RCC to turn into a hilarious world of situations and characters. Don’t make this show a missed connection!

8:30 p.m. $7 ($5 for students). Gallery5. 200 W. Marshall Street. 644-0005.

FRI. 1/21

Ultimate ’80s Tribute: The Legwarmers with Special Guests The Ultimate ’80s cover band. It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another ’80s cover band butcher the decade that they loved, and they decided to do something about it.

8:00 p.m. $12.50. The National. 708 E. Broad Street. 622-9877.


Cannabis Corpse, Mutant Supremacy, Rotting Obscene, Short Bus Pileup.

10:00 p.m. $7 adv., $8 door. Strange Matter. 929 W. Grace Street. 447-4763.

The Low Branches EP Release Show The Low Branches are pleased to announce their first ever release: “Sinking, Rising.”  Join us for a winter’s night of music to celebrate – cello, lap steel and all!  Featuring a special performance from some of Richmond’s dearest songwriters taking the stage together: Chad Ebel, Nick Coward, Jonathan Vassar and Wil Loyal.

Door 7:30 p.m., music 8:30 p.m. $2. Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad Street. 355-2001.

11th House Wild West Carnivale Pt. I Two nights of live music and hoopin’ and hollerin’. Costume contest for best looking Cowboy/Cowgirl/Cow-couple. Prizes: iTunes gift cards and band paraphernalia. Featuring special guests Rage Against Charlie Sheen.

10 p.m. Cary St. Cafe. 2631 W. Cary Street. 353-7445.

SAT. 1/22

Richmond Metal Fest Rotten Records Showcase Two-day metal fest. The Axe Proposal, Merrian Karas, Seductive The Madness, Archaia, Box vs. Bear, Bring The Arsenal, A Dead Girl, As We Set Fire, 616, Croatan, Abandoning Arborland, Artifice.

4:00 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Alley Katz. 10 Walnut Alley. 643-2816.

The Seldom Scene has long been regarded as one of the most progressive bands in bluegrass and one of the finest acts in the whole genre. With a reputation for challenging the boundaries of bluegrass, The Seldom Scene has taken bluegrass to new heights since its inception in 1971. They continue to delight audiences with a bluegrass sound that can’t be missed.

7:00 p.m. $25. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

11th House Wild West Carnivale Pt. II Two nights of live music and hoopin’ and hollerin’. Costume contest for best looking Cowboy/Cowgirl/Cow-couple. Prizes: iTune gift cards and band paraphernalia. Feat. special guests Rage Against Charlie Sheen.

10 p.m. City Dogs (Fan Location). 1309 W. Main Street. 359-3647.

SUN. 1/23

Nightmare in Richmond Metal Fest Two-day metal fest. Chasing The Horizon, Crushing Purple, Twelve O’ Clock Knob, Sytuation, Angelus, 4 Miles Away, Every Other Weekend, A Study Of Scarlet, Radio Violet, Hateful Bones, Fashion Bath, South Swell.

4:00 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Alley Katz. 10 Walnut Alley. 643-2816.

Raqs Luminaire Annual theatrical bellydance show produced by Khalima. It is an expression of light and the cycle of life told and visualized in a narrative, beautiful and genre-defying manner. It is a process and exploration for not only the viewers, but for the performers themselves. We welcome to the stage local and regional performers of bellydance fusion and music as well as special guests: award winning storyteller Slash Coleman and world-traveled magician, Larry Volz.

2:30 p.m. $12. Byrd Theatre. 2908 W. Cary Street. 353-9911.

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