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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!
The Latin Ballet will present “Macondo,” a performing arts interpretation based on the novel “Cien Anos de Soledad” (One Hundred Years of Solitude) written by Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, March 27-29 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The production tells the story of the mythical town of Macondo through the lives and history of the coastal characters. Performance times are 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 26-27, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 3 p.m. March 29. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, visit www.latinballet.com.
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winner Kathy Mattea at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Mattea is beloved for her classic hits, including “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," and “Love at the Five and Dime.” Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.
Each year in Telluride, Colorado, Mountainfilm celebrates cultures unique to mountain communities with an international rendezvous of legendary mountaineers, environmentalists, filmmakers, authors, scientists, and artists. The mission of Mountainfilm is to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, and environments worth preserving. View the films from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. For details, visit www.henrico.us/rec.
Twin Hickory Library will host a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27-28. Children’s books will be sold on Saturday only. Sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library. For details, call 290-9200 or visit www.henricolibrary.org.
Lavender Fields Herb Farm, 11300 Winfrey Rd. in Glen Allen, will host a “Raised Bed Gardening” class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn about soil conditioning, crop rotation, ongoing care and harvesting along with touring the garden to discuss several different building options and placement ideas. Cost is $15. To register, visit www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com.
The Glendale Ruritan Club will sponsor a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 6188 Charles City Rd. The cost is $10 per animal age four months and older. Vaccines will be administered by a licensed veterinarian. For details, call Louise at 836-2608.
The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will start at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway’s Old Dominion Building. It began as a way to honor Shelby Layne Bowery, who died from melanoma cancer at the age of 12 in 2010. Tickets may be purchased at the Sportsman Restaurant and Lounge, 3308 Williamsburg Rd., or by calling 236-1911. For details, email Tracy Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Dog Club, located at 8931 Patterson Ave., will host an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will use lecture, video, discussion and practice to learn treating wounds, preparing for disasters, controlling bleeding, snout resuscitation, managing breathing and cardiac emergencies and more. Dogs don’t attend, petequins are used. Cost is $60. To register, visit www.alphadogclub.com.
Local jazz artist Michael G. Hawkins will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, located at 9010 Brook Rd. For music, bio and other information, visit https://tatemusicgroup.com/epk/artist/24295.
Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club will host a spaghetti luncheon from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 3812 Nine Mile Rd. behind Dabbs House Museum. The menu is all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread, coffee, tea, lemonade and home-made desserts. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.