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Weekend best bets: Jan. 21-23

Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer star in "The 39 Steps" at Theatre in the Square. Photo: Greg Mooney, Atlantaphotographers.com

Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer star in "The 39 Steps" at Theatre in the Square. Photo: Greg Mooney, Atlantaphotographers.com

FRIDAY

Stage: Four actors play more than 250 roles in “The 39 Steps,” an unusual take on the spy yarn best known from the 1935 film version by Alfred Hitchcock. At Theatre in the Square in Marietta through Feb. 20.

Stage: A trio of performers dressed in black and painted blue, aka the Blue Man Group,  perform percussive music on an array of unusual instruments at the Fox Theatre through Jan. 23.

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: 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: Former members of a heavy metal band reunite for a funeral in the Actor’s Express production “Broadsword.” Through Feb. 12.

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.

Comedy: Jim Florentine is probably best known for providing the voice of Special Ed and other characters on Comedy Central’s prank-call series “Crank Yankers.” He’ll perform his stand-up routine at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown through Jan. 23.

Stage: A cast of local business professionals star in this staging of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a story about the reunion of a pair of feuding vaudevillians. 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta.

Comedy: Huggy Lowdown from “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” brings his Comedy Throwdown to the Punchline Jan. 21 and 22.

Stage: In “The Body Detective,” Detective Sam Flat Foot sleuths his way through Bodytown, boning up on his knowledge of the skeletal system. Through March 13 at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

Stage: Cherokee Theatre Company presents a musical revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs titled “Some Enchanted Evening.” Through Jan. 30 at the Canton Theatre in Canton.

Dance: Full Radius Dance presents the premieres of Douglas Scott’s “Walking on My Grave” and “Bar Songs” and Paulo Manso de Sousa’s “Pedro & Inez.” 8 p.m. Jan. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at 7 Stages in Little Five Points.

Stage: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a musical nostalgia trip back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. It runs Jan. 21-Feb. 13 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Visual arts: “The Selby Is in Your Place: Photographs by Todd Selby” and “Elliott Erwitt: New York, Paris, & Rome” both open at Jackson Fine Art in Buckhead with a reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21. The shows will be on view through March 25.

SATURDAY

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is joined by the ASO Chorus and a group of soloists that includes soprano Christine Brewer in a performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. At 8 p.m. Jan. 22 in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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

SUNDAY

Music: Linkin Park is one of the most successful acts to blend rock and hip-hop. They’ll take the stage at Philips Arena Jan. 23, with opening acts Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? getting things under way at 7 p.m.

Music: Channel 2 Action News anchor Jovita Moore will narrate the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “Peter and the Wolf” at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Georgia Perimeter College’s Clarkston campus. This popular program also features dancers from the Decatur School of Ballet and former Ringling Brothers clown Rob Hadaway.

Stage: Actor’s Express presents “An Evening with Rex Reed,” a a one night-only performance with the author and critic. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

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.
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