Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company begins a new project. They’ll be doing all of Shakespeare’s comedies in the order in which they were written, and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is up first. Previews Aug. 4 ($12) and Aug. 5 ($15). The show continues Aug. 6-Sept. 30 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.
Music: Take a trip to Margaritaville at the A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show with Jeff Pike. It begins at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta.
Stage: Fishy tales are told in “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself),” the latest production from Serenbe Playhouse in Chattahoochee Hills. The show continues through Aug. 27.
Stage: Take a look behind the scenes as Broadway hopefuls audition in “A Chorus Line.” Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre does the memorable Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which runs through Sept. 4.
Music: Sing along with chart-topping country at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth when Keith Urban takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5.
Stage: Twyla Tharp’s choreography meets Frank Sinatra’s music in “Come Fly Away.” The touring production of this song-and-dance revue is at the Fox Theatre through Aug. 7.
Stage: ART Station’s “Married Alive” is a musical look at two married couples, one newly wed and one “oldly” wed. It continues at the Stone Mountain theater through Aug. 7.
Stage: “The Ugly Duckling” gets an update and a lakeside setting — which incorporates the water — in this Serenbe Playhouse production. Through Aug. 28 in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills.
Stage: “VIP Room” is a semi-autobiographical play about one man’s struggle between domestic bliss and a love of strip clubs. It continues through Aug. 6 at Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta.
Stage: Clandestine affairs, out-of-control egos, drunken frivolity… and that’s just what’s happening backstage in the showbiz farce “Noises Off.” The latest production from Georgia Shakespeare Company continues through Aug. 14 at Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University.
Stage: “Three Sistahs” is a blues and pop musical set in 1969 about three sisters – an idealistic activist, a suburban housewife and a diligent professor – as they gather for the third year in a row for a funeral. The show continues through Aug. 28 at the Horizon Theatre Company’s Little Five Points home. Check out our review.
Stage: “A Taste of Y-E-A” offers a tribute to TV star Kim Fields (“Living Single,” “The Facts of Life”), who appears with the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) for a performance, meet-and-greet and dessert reception at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta.
Parade, festival: Marching bands, military units, floats and more take part in the Old Soldiers Day Parade, an annual tribute to war veterans. The Alpharetta City Band will perform before the parade begins. It all takes place in historic Downtown Alpharetta beginning at 9:15 a.m. Aug. 6.
Kids, family: See current and antique “Trains, Trucks & Tractors,” and enjoy hayrides, food and a craft corner. 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth.
Kids: Pirate and Princess Day offers family fun and lots of yo-ho-ho, and costumes are encouraged. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Stage: “West Side Story,” a Teen Summer Stock Production from Center Theatre, has one final performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody. Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the production.
Music: The annual Star 94 Starfest brings in the Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch and Parachute. The show starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.
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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