Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What's going on: November 11-15

Happy Veteran's Day everyone! This is my first blog post for What's Going On Wednesdays, at It's the Drama Mama. I'll post a short list, or feature a production or event that has caught my eye for the upcoming weekend. It's a great way to put my friends and fellow Atlanta artists on blast and it forces this Mama to search for new things to do with her little one.  Here's a round up of some happenin's around Atlanta for this weekend: 

1. Theater: Fetch Clay, Make Man

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. 
  • What's Going On: Industry Night is Friday, November 13, 2015. You can purchase tickets on their website for $10 with the promo code. Message me on Facebook for the promo code. 
** I'm making a personal mission to get out and see more theater. Starting with Eric Little's directorial debut. Fellow Atlanta actor and professor comes into the directing ring swinging hard. **

2. Theater: Brother's of Affliction

  • 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. This Thursday, November 12 is pay what you can night.
  • 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. Music: Cole Sings Cole

  • Location: The Lyric Studio, Theater in the Square
  • Date, Time: November 13-14, 8pm
  • Tickets:
  • What's going on:A musical extravaganza of Cole Porter's music sung by me Ingrid Cole withDaniel Solberg at the piano. Jared Lanham playing percussion and Michael Beshara on Bass. It's going to be HOT. Too Darn Hot! Be a part of this live recorded event. Two nights only at The Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square

** Ingrid is a beast on vocals, this event is bound to be Hot, Hot, Hot! Support your local artists!**

4. Attraction: Center for Civil and Human Rights

  • Location: 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313-1807
  • What's going on: See the super deals below for discounted admission to Atlanta's Center for Civil and Human Rights. This engaging cultural attraction connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. 
 $7.50 buys one ticket to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
$19 buys admission for two to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
Admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights is regularly $15 for adults, $10 for children (age 7-12), & free for children age 6 & under. Students, seniors, & educators with ID can purchase tickets for $13 each.

5. 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, make a reservation below here.
  • November 15, Free Activities:
    • Makeshift Circus performance
    • Post-Show Circus Skills Workshop
    • Elephant and Piggie Juggling Balls
    • Music Discovery Zone
    • Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert
    • SoundScapes: Habsburg Splendor
    • Habsburg-Inspired Story Times
    **Wanted to try this one last weekend but the rain kept us from venturing out. Pud is still too young to truly appreciate things like this but it's never too early to expose them to the arts, and it gets mama out the house so she doesn't go crazy! **
    Have fun, be safe and let me know what you got into this weekend!

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