2 holiday markets for your list
Today is a busy one for holiday markets, including:
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Back-to-Nature Holiday Market features 40 artists specializing in eco-friendly and handmade items; plus the horticultural staff has designed wreaths, decorations and terrariums for sale. Admission to the full nature center is free during the market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055, www.chattnaturecenter.org.
During Family Day at Spruill Gallery’s Holiday Market, noon-4 p.m. at the 19th-century farmhouse, kids can make 3D snowflakes, beaded key chains and other crafts and sip hot cocoa, while parents shop and sample diAmano chocolates. Free. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-394-4019, www.spruillgallery.blogspot.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Marietta Theatre pulls plug
Hello, Marietta Theatre, and goodbye — at least for now. In one of the quicker arrival-departures in Atlanta theater annals, the troupe launched this month by “Greater Tuna” co-author Ed Howard is going dark after one show. The company, which debuted with the Southern comedy “The Summer of Daisy Fay” in the old Theatre in the Square space, has acknowledged that it needs to do more fundraising. It is canceling its December show, “A Tuna Christmas,” and hopes to relaunch in spring once its non-profit incorporation is complete. HOWARD POUSNER
A different holiday take
A new performance troupe, Calo Theatre Company, brings some flamenco heat to the usual winter-cool holiday performance proceedings, debuting with “Once Upon a Christmas in Olelucia” this weekend. Presented at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Horizon School’s theater, the production was created by flamenco dancer Marianela “Malita” Belloso and guitarist Farzan “Fernando” Kendrick of the Atlanta professional flamenco dance company Calo Gitano. 1900 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta. Tickets, $20, via http://calotheatrecompany.brownpapertickets.com. HOWARD POUSNER