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Weekend best bets: Feb. 4-6

Afemo Omilami and Eric J. Little in True Colors Theatre Company's production of "Broke-ology," which runs through Feb. 20 at the Southwest Arts Center. Photo: Horace Henry

Afemo Omilami and Eric J. Little in True Colors Theatre Company's production of "Broke-ology," which runs through Feb. 20 at the Southwest Arts Center. Photo: Horace Henry

FRIDAY
Festival, family: Some talented folks who like to throw things around will be gathering at the 33rd Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. The free, three-day event happens 5-10 p.m. Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 5 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Yaarab Shrine Center Auditorium in Midtown.

Stage: Two brothers find themselves at odds over what to do when their dad remains in his home even as his health and his neighborhood are deteriorating in “Broke-ology,” presented by True Colors Theatre Company and starrring Afemo Omilami, Eric Little, Enoch King and Jasmine Guy. See our review of the production for more. The show continues through Feb. 20 at the  Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.

Stage: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre hosts a lavish new stage production of the beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz.” It continues through Feb. 6.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s 12th annual production of “Romeo and Juliet,” the Bard’s play about ill-fated young lovers, welcomes lovers through March 6 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

Stage: Theatrical Outfit presents Horton Foote’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “The Young Man from Atlanta,” the story of a couple confronting the loss of their only son. It runs through Feb. 20 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.

Performance: gloATL’s “This Is a World” consists of contemporary performances reflecting on the outcome of migration, such as the arrival to a nest, refuge or den. Part choreography and part interactive art installation, gloATL performances regularly bridge the gap between artists and audience. 8 p.m. Feb. 4-5 at Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm in Atlanta.

Stage: Comedian Manny Oliveira ponders the difference between being lonely and being alone in “I’m the Man You Meet Before You Meet the Man You Marry.” The final preview happens Feb. 4, the show opens Feb. 5 and runs through Feb. 27 at 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown.

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 through Feb. 13 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

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.

Comedy: “Last Comic Standing” winner Josh Blue has cerebral palsy and many of his jokes center on living with his disability and how people react to him. He’ll be at the Punchline in Sandy Springs Feb. 3-5

Comedy: Donnell Rawlings is probably best known as the guy who played Ashy Larry on “Chappelle’s Show,” and for hosting (with Charlie Murphy) the final episodes when Dave Chappelle gave Comedy Central the slip. Rawlings will bring his stand-up comedy to the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown Feb. 3-5.

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  runs through Feb. 20.

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.

Visual arts: Take a visual journey back to turn-of-the-century Paris with “Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection.” It opens Jan. 29 and continues through May 1 at the High Museum of Art.

SATURDAY
Action sports: “Nuclear Cowboyz” combines freestyle motocross thrills with theatrics at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Philips Arena. Read our interview with rider Derek Garland.

Comedy: Mike Epps has been a frequent co-star to Ice Cube (”Next Friday,” “All About the Benjamins”), but he got his start as a stand-up comedian. That’s what he’ll be doing at 7 p.m. Feb.5 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta.

Flowers, family: Natural beauty blooms at the Atlanta Botanical Garden even in the chilly days of winter with the opening of “Orchid Daze: Liquid Landscapes.” It begins Feb. 5 and continues through April 10.

Visual art, shopping: The Artist Studio Sale at the Holiday Inn Select Decatur will host more than 40 artists, offering gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. The free, indoor event will benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance

Music: Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is back on the road with his Band of Joy. Check out our interview with the rock legend as he heads to the Fox Theatre for an 8 p.m. show on Feb. 5.

SUNDAY
Cheerleading, family: If you’re in the mood for some real pep, join the cheerleaders who will gather at Duluth’s Gwinnett Arena for the Atlanta Classic, sponsored by the  National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Alliance. The spirit starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6.

History, visual art: With the Atlanta History Center’s “Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections,” you’ll learn that the Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern author was also an accomplished photographer. The exhibition begins Feb. 6 and runs through May 8.

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.
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