April 2009 Best Bets
Queen's Cup Steeplechase
Legally Blonde the MusicalElle Woods may have gotten dumped by Warner, her perfect boyfriend, but she's, like, totally not going to give up on true love. Armed with a frappucino and the best clothes in Southern California, this former sorority president heads to Harvard to win Warner back from the unmanicured clutches of his preppy new girlfriend. But Elle quickly learns that law school is a far cry from the perfumed halls of Delta Nu. As soon as she opens her glitter-encrusted laptop, she's stuck in a world of worthless ex-boyfriends, legalese, and boring clothes. You're sure to love this singing and dancing version of the hit 2001 film, which proves that hard work and bad hair don't have to go together. See listing on page 39 for details. April 21-26, Ovens Auditorium
Queen's Cup SteeplechaseBreak out the Lilly Pulitzer and open your tailgate for a day of thoroughbred racing at the Queen's Cup Steeplechase. Though the race has been held in our region since 1995, the Brooklandwood course in Mineral Springs, near the I-485 beltway, opened officially in 2000. The Queen's Cup is a nonprofit organization, and this year the Make-a-Wish Foundation has been chosen to benefit from the proceeds of the day. Since its inception, the steeplechase has donated more than $400,000 to local and regional charities. See listing on page 45 for details.
April 25, Brooklandwood racecourse in Mineral Springs