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Weekend best bets: Jan. 14-16

Is it summer yet? Get ready for the warmer weather that's sure to return someday soon with a trip to the Atlanta Boat Show. The event takes place all weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. Photo: Johnny Crawford, jcrawford@ajc.com

Is it summer yet? Get ready for the warmer weather - it's sure to return someday soon, right? - with a trip to the Atlanta Boat Show. The event takes place all weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. Photo: Johnny Crawford, jcrawford@ajc.com

FRIDAY

Family, recreation: Forget the snow and ice for a few hours at the Atlanta Boat Show, where you’ll be surrounded by boats and other watercraft inside Georgia World Congress Center. The show runs Jan. 13-16.

Stage: A couple tries to reignite the passion in their troubled marriage with a romantic cruise, until one of them goes overboard, in Aurora Theatre’s production of “Sirens.” It continues through Feb. 6.

Stage: Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents “Tokens of Affection,” the world premiere of a romantic comedy written and directed by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Through Jan. 23 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Stage: Act 3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs presents the Tony Award-winning one-act musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Through Jan. 16.

Stage: Reality television is skewered in “The Dead Guy,” a very dark comedy by Eric Coble. Through Jan. 29 at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Recreation, family: Stone Mountain Park becomes a winter wonderland as Snow Mountain returns, continuing through March 6.

Stage: A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, romance and one pair of yellow stockings all figure in “Twelfth Night,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s production continues through Jan. 20 and tickets are $12-$32. At the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

Stage: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is the romantic stage musical based on the award-winning animated film. It continues at the Fox Theatre through Jan. 16.

Comedy: She’s probably best known as the wacky shopping lady in those Target commercials, but Maria Bamford is also an accomplished and edgy comedian. She’s performing at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown through Jan. 16.

Stage: Former members of a heavy metal band reunite for a funeral in the Actor’s Express production “Broadsword.” Previews 8 p.m. Jan. 14-15; opening 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Through Feb. 12.

Comedy: Spend “An Evening With Larry Miller,” featuring the long-serving comedian and actor who has appeared on “Seinfeld” and “Boston Legal,” at 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 14 and 6 and 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Punchline in Sandy Springs.

SATURDAY

Comedy: Experience the family-friendly comedy of Brian Regan at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Stage: The beloved, long-running Atlanta-based stage comedy “Peachtree Battle” returns through Jan. 30 at the Ansley Park Playhouse in Atlanta.

Stage: “Bring It On: The Musical” is  set in the world of competitive cheerleading and inspired by the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, though the musical tells a different story. It opens Jan. 15 and runs through Feb. 20.

Movie: The classic Civil War-set Oscar winner “Gone With the Wind” returns to the big screen at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta at 7 p.m. Jan. 15.

Comedy: Imposing comedian Ralphie May, best known for his stint on the first season of “Last Comic Standing,” comes to the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center for two shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15.

SUNDAY

Family, horses: The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will strut their stuff at the Gwinnett Arena at 2 and 6 p.m. Jan. 16.

Music: The Atlanta Chamber Players host the three national finalists in the “Rapido!” composition competition. They’ll perform the three works (and other pieces) in Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art.

For more music happenings, check out our Live Music Picks on the Atlanta Music Scene blog. This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments.
Follow me on Twitter at@ajchottix and @ajcatlevents for info on tickets going on sale and more upcoming events.

3 comments Add your comment

Dirty Bird

January 14th, 2011
11:52 am

Does anyone know of any Falcon watching parties around the city? Any bars or restaurants holding any watching parties? In Marietta or surrounding cities?

Flying High

January 14th, 2011
12:30 pm

Just about all bars in the metro area will! If they don’t, then you shouldn’t be there anyway.

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