C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Mar 6-Mar 12

Saturday 3/10

The vinyl countdown 

Still looking for a first pressing of Hot Rats? Is your Bitches Brew a real needlebuster? Moved to the suburbs and didn’t get your requisite Rumours? Then it’s time to cash in that jar of loose change, audiophiles. The Charlottesville Record Fair has thousands of vintage platters up for grabs, as well as CDs, 45s, and musicmemorabilia. Bring bucks, though, cuz they don’t take plastic. Free admission, 10am–4pm. Holiday Inn, 1901 Emmet St.​​  (704) 996-9945.

Trade your cash for vinyl gold at Charlottesville Record Fair on Saturday.


Thursday 3/8

She hoops to conquer 

Having long distanced themselves from fighting crime with Captain Caveman, the Harlem Globetrotters are bringing out a new lineup in 2012, including Fatima “TNT” Maddox, the first female Globetrotter in nearly 20 years. Maddox and her renowned teammates bring their patented toolbox of flips, spins, and tomfoolery into town to entertain kids and adults alike. $22–$94, 7pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. 
(888) JPJ-TIXS.

Sunday–Monday 3/11–12

Higher! Steeper! 

Whether you are into surfing it or saving it, the Earth is at the center of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Expect a hand–picked selection of award–
winning films covering risky outdoor sports, environmental causes, and anthropological journeys. Get your tickets early. $15, available at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports or online at www.theparamount.net. Sunday at 4pm, Monday at 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 East Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Through 3/25

Big pimper’n

Barboursville’s energetic Four County Players are sure to deliver a wildly entertaining production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The comedic adventure, based on the French Revolution, finds victimized French aristocrats reliant on an elusive 18th century hero-in-disguise. Superman’s got nothin’ on this guy. $12-16, Fridays are half price. See fourcountyplayers.org for show dates and times.  Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355.

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