Friday, November 20, 2015

What's going on: November 20-22

1. Show Openings: 20th Anniversary Celebration of Christmas Canteen
So this one is a little near and dear to my heart. Not only did I just perform with Aurora Theater doing Memphis but I was in the 2006 production of Christmas Canteen. Nostalgic tunes? Christmas music? period costumes? cute choreography? This vintage girl was all over it. Had a great time! So please check them out, oh! and show opens this weekend and is already 80% sold out. So move fast! 

Presented by: Aurora Theater
Direction: Tony Rodriguez    
Musical Direction: Ann-Carol Pence
Location: Aurora Theater
128 East Pike Street • 
Lawrenceville, Georgia • 30046 
Date: November 19-December 22, 2015

2. Show Closings: Fetch Clay, Make Man and Brother's of Affliction 

Danielle Deadwyler and Rob Demery
  • Presented by: True Colors Theater Company
  • Directed by: Eric J. Little
  • Location: Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Date, Time: October 27 - November 22, 2015
  • Play Synopsis: In 1965, Muhammad Ali sent for Stepin Fetchit to join his entourage and teach him the secrets of the great Jack Johnson. Life, love, friendship, and faith shape their world's as these two men work together to craft their own images under the weight of being a Black celebrity in America.

  • Presented by: Rising Sage Theatre
  • Directed by: Robert John Connor
  • Location: West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph D. Abernathy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Date, Time: November 6-22, 2015. 
  • What's Going On: Paris Crayton, III 's Brothers of Affliction is the story of three brothers and the deep secrets that bond them together yet tear them apart. The intriguing story delves into the troubled lives of the Owens brothers as they struggle to make peace despite their many afflictions. 

**Goldstar: has discount tickets for Fetch Clay, Make Man AND Brother's of Affliction while they last. **

 3. Family: Free Family Fun Day 

  • Location: Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Time: 1-4pm, every Sunday
  • What's going on: Explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive, family-friendly environment including free activities, every Sunday from 1-4 PM. To participate in the free activities happening each Sunday, you need to make a reservation on the website.
  • November 22, Free Activities:
    • The Rehearsal Room: A Christmas Carol
    • “Balloons Over Broadway” Read Alouds
    • Music Discovery Zone
    • Music and Movement Workshops with Kristin Pugliese from NoteKnacks
    • Drop-In Art-Making Workshop
    • Art Movers: Erik Thurmond + The Habsburgs

4. 68th Annual Macy's Tree Lighting: 4 days early
Kick off your holiday season a little early this year. The Great Tree lighting up the Atlanta Skyline always rings in the holiday season for many. Jordin Sparks to headline. 

  • Date: November 22, 2015
  • Start Time: Concert 6pm, Event 7pm
  • Location: Lenox Mall

5. Atlantic Station: Tree Lighting
So the Hubster is in previews for Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theater (I'll post about that later). So I try and plan or not plan family activities with his busy schedule in mind. This event definitely seems like a winner because it's just a short shuttle ride from Arts Center Marta Station which sits directly behind the theater. Score! This yearly tradition has activities, music, and so much more! The day ends with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Central Park at approx 8:30 p.m. Then fireworks!

  • Location: Atlantic Station @ 17th Street
  • Date: November 21, 2015
  • Start Time: 1pm-9pm

Have fun, be safe, and let me know
what you got into this weekend!

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