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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!

MAY 29
The Latin Ballet’s student and faculty production “Give Peace a Chance” will take place at 7 p.m. May 29 and at 2 p.m. May 30-31 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The music of the Beatles has influenced the world for over 50 years with their message of hope, true love, peace and harmony. The students and faculty of the Latin Ballet will dance to the philosophic music of the Beatles in the styles of Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Flamenco, Middle Eastern Dance, Dance Theatre, Salsa, Capoeira and Hip Hop. Tickets are $5 to $10. For details, visit www.latinballet.com.

Innsbrook After Hours kicks off its 30th season this weekend will three concerts. On May 29, Foreigner, with special guest Craig Wayne Boyd, will perform at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $99. On May 30, Lee Brice, with special guests Josh Abott Band, Bryson Jennings and Ben Gallaher, will perform at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $99. On May 31, Rusted Root & The Wailers will perform at 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $79. All proceeds from the concert series benefit two nonprofit foundations – The National Constitution Plaque Initiative of the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

The Richmond Women's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Lynn Atkins, will present “Let Freedom Sing,” with special guest Susan Greenbaum, at 8 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets start at $10. For details, visit www.monumentcitymusic.org.

American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

MAY 30
Twin Hickory Library will host a workshop on Chinese painting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Under the instruction of artist Shaoqiang Chen, participants will create a simple work with calligraphy strokes, water and ink composition, and contrast. Participants will also gain a better sense of how to appreciate Chinese art works. Registration is required. For details, call 290-9200 x5 or visit www.henricolibrary.org.

Ruby Carver Elementary School will host its all-new Carver Fest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Silent auction and raffle items include a Walt Disney vacation for a family of four, season passes to Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens, concert tickets, Andy Jenks’ voice on your voicemail and more. For details, visit www.rubycarverpta.com.

“Astro Mythology: The Myth We Are Living” will be the topic of an introductory workshop by astrologer Olivia Woodford at 1 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC. Woodford will present how the birth chart reveals one’s personal mythology, or the larger story of the individual’s life. Sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Admission is $15 to $20. To register, call 740-1133 or email planetwise@verizon.net.

The Taters will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Members of the band are Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); and Chris Mendez (vocals, drums, percussion). The Taters’ sound has been described as roots-pop – an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country and Americana – and a mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles. Tickets are $5. For details, call 447-8189 or visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will offer the class “All About Herbs and Veggies” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class builds upon your growing experience to take it to the next level. Learn proper planting times, spacing, companion planting, growing techniques, fertilization and plant rotation. Cost is $15. To register, visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com.

MAY 31
The Richmond Choral Society will present “Sentimental Journey III” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. The concert includes jazz and swing music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. A jazz trio will accompany the chorus. Tickets are $10 to $17.50. For details, visit www.richmondchoralsociety.org.

 

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