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Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Latin Ballet Company presents a night of cha-cha, salsa, merengue and more with "Rumba Latina" July 28, 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $10. 2880 Mountain Road. 379-2555.

Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts The summer performance series at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater continues with Open Air Classics (July 27 at 8 p.m.), violin fusion with Nuttin' But Stringz (July 28 at 8 p.m.) and Awareness Art Ensemble (July 29 at 8 p.m.). On the Ha'Penny Stage, the Hobo Joe Richmond Improv Festival (July 28-29 at 6 p.m.) and a kids' talent show, Famous for a Few (July 30 at 4 p.m.). Free. 646-3355.

Governor's School SPARC presents the opening of the Broadway musical "Cats" July 27-30 at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees. Through July 30. Tickets are $15. 1000 N. Lombardy St. 794-6700.

Sycamore Rouge "The Taming of the Shrew" opens with larger-than-life puppets July 28 at 8 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees. Through Aug. 12. Tickets are $15. 21 W. Old St., Petersburg. 957-5707.

Ongoing



Barksdale Theater The threat of male nudity is quite real with the Barksdale's production of the musical "The Full Monty" at 8 p.m. through Aug. 13 with some 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Henrico Theater Company presents "Tintypes," a nostalgic musical revue, at 8 p.m. through July 30 with some matinees. Tickets are $6-$8. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5859.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse The dinner theater presents "Murder Ahoy!" a four-course pirate murder mystery, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Best Western Governor's Inn. Through Oct. 14. Tickets are $36.95. 9826 Midlothian Turnpike. Call 649-2583 or visit www.mysterydinner.com.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival The season continues with the story of fate and Scottish people, "Macbeth," at Agecroft Hall at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 6. Tickets are $13-$23. 4305 Sulgrave Road. Call (866) BARD-TIX or visit www.richmondshakespeare.com.

Science Museum of Virginia The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents a farcical take on "Hansel and Gretel" at 1 and 3 p.m., Thursdays-Mondays through Aug. 31. Free with admission. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

St. John's Episcopal Church A re-enactment of the Second Virginia Convention, featuring Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech, starts at 2 p.m. every Sunday with an organ recital at 1:30 p.m. Through Sept. 4. Donations accepted. 2401 E. Broad St. 649-7938.

Steward School The school and the Barksdale Theatre present the musical "Grease" at 7 p.m. with weekend matinees. Through July 30. Tickets are $14. 11600 Gayton Road. 344-8040.

SummerStarz SPARC presents the musical for children "Dear Edwina, Jr." at various locations through July 28. For more information call 788-6450.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Tom Stolz's "Mahalia," the story of gospel queen Mahalia Jackson, runs Mondays-Tuesdays at 8 p.m. with matinees. Through July 29. Also, "Steel Magnolias" Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with some matinees. Through Aug. 12. The shows alternate dates. Tickets are $28.50-$41.25. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. For more information, call 748-5203 or visit www.swiftcreekmill.com.



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