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!
- 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.
- HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega. Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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!!!
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!”
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.
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
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.