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Theater This Week

  1. donna cerca donna Parma Baby When I Used To Love You Stage Play Mark SQuared Studios 1804 Montreal Court Tucker  (Fri, Nov 17  8:00 PM –Sat, Nov 18  10:00 PM)   M.C. Walker presents…  A coming of age love story for a rebellious spirited young woman. Healing from her past, chasing her future, and looking towards tomorrow with her beloved.
  2. donna cerca uomo Bari Two Gentlemen of Verona  Artios Academies of Sugar Hill  shows start Friday, November 17 at 11:00 am   Two Gentlemen of Verona” is one of Shakespeare’s classic love comedies. Lots of fools, bandits, mistaken identities, spurned love, unrequited love, and even a dog! Adapted by Jeff Stegall, this production is about an hour in length and brilliantly demonstrates the zany side of Shakespeare.
  3. uomo cerca trans Modena The Gift of the Magi (November 16 – Dec. 3) Based on a classic novel, and set in 1950s Atlanta is about a young couple that despite poverty demonstrates true love and sacrifice, at uomo cerca donna Anzio Theatre in the Square, Marietta.
  4. donna cerca uomo Pavia Christmas Canteen  (November 16 – Dec. 23) is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.

 

New Exhibits Opening this Week

  1. SPACES The Battery: Grand Opening Local Art Showcase (800 Battery Ave. SE Two Ballpark Center, Suite 100 Atlanta)Thu. November 9, 2017 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST    Enjoy an inspiring evening filled with local arts, live music, an open bar and appetizers as we celebrate our grand opening at Spaces the Battery. All ages are welcome so don’t hesitate to invite your family, friends and coworkers.
  2. Opening Reception “Art Portraits: Portrait of the Artist” by Michael D. Harris (September Gray Art Gallery 75 Bennett Street Northwest #Suite 0-2 Atlanta)  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Known for academic excellence, Harris holds a number of M.A. degrees and a Ph.D. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Painting from Howard University. His work in this show turns more toward photography.
  3. “Imagine” art opening and reception for Ferney Coy (332 Ormond Street SE ,Suite 102 Atlanta) on 11/09/17 from 6-10pm.  Expose yourself to Art of Ferney Coy, a grafiti Artist from Bogota, Colombia. His art is colourful & bold, reminiscent of lunar landscapes, floral extravaganzas and anything you can imagine….

 

 

 

New Theater Starting This Week!

 

  1. Twelfth Night   (November 9 – 26, 2017)   A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, romance, revenge and one pair of yellow stockings…welcome to Orsino’s court and the zany world of Twelfth Night. a gender-bending comedy  at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.
  2.  A Christmas Story: The Musical  (November 10 – 12, 2017)  Based on the popular film the production follows the adventures of Ralphie, a boy who only wants a BB gun to make his life complete at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  (November 7 – Dec. 31, 2017)  is a puppet version of the classic TV show at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

 

Things to Do This Weekend

Head north of the city to see fall leaves at their peak

and check out some of these events while you are out and about!

 

  1. IrishFest Atlanta  November 3 – 4 has traditional evening concerts, workshops, children’s activities, a Friday buffet, and a Saturday dance at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
  2. HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega.  Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
  3. Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] November 4 – 5 features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center.
  4. Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park  November 4 – 5. See the work of 185 artists, hear local acoustic musicians, and visit food vendors. Free.
  5. Book Festival of the MJCCA   November 4 – 20. Billed as the South’s premier literary event it includes author book signings, a community read, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Atlanta Opera Performs THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

New Production Starts November 4th!

Atlanta Opera performs The Flying Dutchman, a German opera with English subtitles with dramatic music by Wagner at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The Dutchman is doomed to wander the seas until he can find a faithful wife. A sailor’s daughter is doomed to an arranged marriage, but can’t shake her obsession with The Dutchman. Can true love change the course of their fates?

This new production brings the ancient ghost story to the stage in a new and modern way to delight audiences with stunning visuals.

General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun will direct this never-before-seen grand production. Music Director Arthur Fagen will conduct. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his role as Erik, Wayne Tigges will sing the title role of the Dutchman, and Melody Moore, last seen on the main stage in 2012 as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, is Senta.

 

Tonight Only! “Things that Go Bump”

Things that Go Bump  October 30, 2017 (7:30 to 10 p.m.) at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

 

Come and get your spooky on. A collection of spine-tingling short plays, monologues, and songs to tickle your funny bone and quicken your pulse.  Atlanta’s best local actors and singers are celebrating the spooky fall season, under the leadership of local playwright Daniel Guyton.  As well as musical performances by Alice Reed, Kathy Buraczynski, Jana Cummiskey, Courtney Loner, Bennett Walton, Dan Bauman, Alli Lingenfelter.

Features the following plays:

“Liquid Courage” by Laura King
Directed by Barbara Hawkins-Scott

“Another Use For Toilet Paper” by Nick Boretz
Directed by Nick Boretz

“Blood Doll” by Kate Guyton
Directed by Stephen Banks

“Devil’s Due” by GM Lupo
Directed by Brian Jones

“Spells 1,0” by Daphne Mintz
Directed by William Warren

“Ground Chuck by Benjamin Carr
Directed by Melissa Simmons

“Bedford’s Sty” by Daniel Guyton
Directed by Daniel Guyton

Please come join the fun!!!

Classical Music Comes to Marietta Saturday!

Marietta Symphony Orchestra  October 28, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)  plays music by living composers at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. They promise to talk to the audience about the music and to dress informally so you can too!

“The Marietta Symphony Orchestra will make its debut on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 PM in Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. The MSO is committed to performing a wide variety of Classical Music in venues in and around Marietta.  We want to remove the stigma attached to Classical Music by changing how it is presented.  Our musicians will not be formally dressed.  We will converse with the audience in between pieces. We will present music by living composers such as Jennifer Higdon and George T. Walker. We will engage our community in a conversation about Classical Music. Join us as we enrich the cultural life of our community!”

Halloween’s Darker Side of Theatre

  1. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Macbeth   on  October 27th.   Shakespeare’s tragic story of a Scottish King, witch’s curses, and evil acts.
  2. Dracula: The Haunting in Lawrenceville on October 27 – 28.  Creatures dance and perform onstage and around you, with music and special effects at 30-minute
  3. Alliance Theatre’s Hand To God at Dad’s Garage Theatre  569 Ezzard St  Atlanta Described as “darkly delightful” (The New York Times), Hand to God – the irreverent puppet comedy, Tony Award® nominee, and the most produced play in American regional theater last season – makes its Atlanta debut. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking personality all its own.
  4. Campfire at the the Oak Theatre in Avondale Estates (through 10/28)  This entirely improvised show takes the audience’s true experiences with the unexplained or paranormal and weaves them into funny and spooky stories told ’round a campfire, bringing them to life. Perfect prep for Halloween!
  5. The Anointing Of Dracula:A Grand Guignol at Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Alumni Memorial University Center on 10/31   A blood-drenched rock n’ roll nightmare based on the original Dracula arriving just in time for Hallows’ Eve. Not the vampire you remember, but one you’ll never forget.

New Exhibits this Week

The Art Farm  at Grange Hall in Chattahoochee Hills  presents a show of elegant botanical photography by Paula Susarte. Opening on October 28th from 4-7pm come celebrate this exhibition of works. On view: Oct 28 – Nov 30.  All are welcome.

Artist Statement

The inspiration for this collection was nature. Each image reflects innocence and a pure, perfect moment of beauty. To be in contact with nature gives me the opportunity to be present, to stop my mind, to connect with myself. For me, these aspects bring Peace for the Soul.

The allure in taking the photographs not only came from capturing the form of each flower but also from capturing the light and background of the setting. In addition, editing the composition and the contrast within each image allowed me to provide balance and harmony to the final photograph. All the images in this collection were made many years ago. I have collected them from my archive to form the Peace for the Soul Collection.

This exhibition is dedicated to my beloved grandmother, Carolina Orlandi. During my childhood, I followed her around the garden, watching her care for each plant. She loved the process of growing flowers, and felt great joy when the flowers bloomed.

Also opening this week:

“BROKEN BUT HEALED“ Art Exhibit at the Defoor Centre in Atlanta, featuring artwork by: Marcus E. Bishop. OPENING RECEPTION OCT. 26th 2017 Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm and artist meet and greet @ 6:30

 

Weird Sisters Theatre Presents Dangerous Women!

This is the last week – ends the 30th!  Check it out!

WEIRD SISTERS THEATRE PRESENTS: DANGEROUS WOMEN

 Windmill Arts Center 2823 Church St. Atlanta, GA 30344

Dangerous Women is a World Premiere production featuring 9 new short works. Half-haunted house, half new works festival, this limited engagement immersive horror experience is inspired by the crimes of women of history and legend.

The performance features 9 world premieres, 5 women directors, and is creating a platform for 35+ local artists and technicians. This show completes the Weird Sisters’ first season with a new team of
producers: Shelli Delgado, Rachel Frawley, Kate Donadio Macqueen, Julie Skrzypek and Rebekah Suellau.