The last weekend in March will be a busy weekend in Lynchburg. A previous article noted outdoor and other healthy living activities this weekend.
This article will focus on theatre and other arts events this weekend. There’s plenty of variety from which to choose.
Most of this weekend’s events take place on Saturday but a few span the entire weekend. Here are some choices for your weekend.
Annie will be on stage at Brookville High School Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door.
Beauty and the Beast will be on stage at Amherst County High School Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door.
The Red Velvet Cake Wars will be on stage at the Renaissance Theatre, 1022 Commerce Street, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets at www.lynchburgtickets.com.
Randolph College’s Annual Spring Dance Concert will be held at Smith Hall Theatre at Randolph College on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. For details, visit www.randolphcollege.edu.
The Youth Gallery Art Crawl will be held in downtown Lynchburg on Saturday from 9am-3pm. Artwork from Lynchburg City Schools students will be on display at downtown businesses and the Arts and Education Building at Commerce and Fifth Streets.
While you’re downtown, be sure to stop at Lynchburg Community Market for Birds and Blossoms Day on Saturday from 7am-2pm. Vendors will be on hand selling bird and flower artwork and fresh flowers.
Another fun event for the entire family will take place on Saturday from 11am-1pm in Wyndhurst. Meet at the flagpole in the circle on Tradewynd Drive for the Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be a scavenger hunt. For more information, visit www.wyndhurst.net.
The area’s newest museum will open in Appomattox on Saturday at 10am, with the grounds opening at 9am. The grand opening of the Museum of the Confederacy, located at the corner of Rt 460 and Rt 24, will include all day activities including a Reenactment of the Surrender at 2pm. There will be shuttle service provided. For more details, visit www.moc.org and click on the link for the Appomattox museum.
The 24th Annual Living Cross will be presented at Hyland Heights Baptist Church, 11452 Wards Road at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. This event will also be presented next weekend on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Details at www.thelivingcross.com. Tickets can be purchased at www.itickets.com.
Central Virginia Ballet will hold an open house on Saturday from 10am-1pm at their studio, 1415 Kemper Street. Classes for all levels are included. For details, call (434) 907-8828.
Walltown: Contemporary Dance Meets Hip Hop will be presented at the Dance Theater of Lynchburg, 722 Commerce Street, on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets at www.lynchburgtickets.com.
The Three Little Pigs is presented in interactive style at Opera on the James, 701 Main Street, on Saturday at 2pm. This event is free and a reception will follow. For information, visit www.operaonthejames.org.
Sing, Dance, and Step Showcase will be presented on Saturday from 4-6pm at the Miller Center, 301 Grove Street. Information is available at www.lynchburgva.gov/parksandrec.
The Music Shop, a one act opera, will be presented at Sydnor Performance Space at Schewel Hall at Lynchburg College on Sunday at 2pm. For information, visit www.lynchburg.edu.
A Ukranian Easter Egg workshop will be held on Sunday at 7pm on Houston Memorial Chapel at Randolph College. For details and to register, email email@example.com.
The Lenten cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be performed at the Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2424 Rivermont Avenue, on Sunday at 6pm. A nursery is provided. Details at (434) 846-3441, ext. 14.
In addition to the many healthy living activities and the open house at Hillcats Stadium, this will be a busy weekend in Lynchburg.