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Weekend best bets: Aug. 12-14

Brance Cornelius (from left), Pamela Gold, Courtney Godwin and David Rossetti form part of Aurora Theatre's "A Chorus Line." Photo: Chris Bartelski

Brance Cornelius (from left), Pamela Gold, Courtney Godwin and David Rossetti form part of Aurora Theatre's "A Chorus Line." Photo: Chris Bartelski

FRIDAY
Stage: “Designing Women Live” returns  for another installment of the Process Theatre Company’s hilarious fundraising effort, in which men (including local actor and playwright Topher Payne) portray the ladies of Sugarbaker Designs in stage adaptation of scripts from the beloved Georgia-based sitcom. The show runs Aug. 11 through  Aug. 14 at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Comedy: Two members of Canadian sketch comedy outfit Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald, bring their live show to the Punchline in Sandy Springs Aug. 11 and 12.

Stage: Theatre in the Square presents “On Golden Pond,” best known from the film version with Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. The show continues through Sept. 11 at the company’s home on the square in Marietta.

Movie: Duluth’s free, outdoor Flicks on the Bricks series presents the animated Johnny Depp-voiced 2010 film “Rango” at 7 p.m.  Aug. 12 on the Duluth Town Green.

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. The show continues through Sept. 30 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

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.

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: 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.

SATURDAY
Music: The nostalgia merchants in Atlanta’s Yacht Rock Revue welcome some of the soft-rock genre’s originals, including Little River Band and Ambrosia, for a day of smooth musical sailing. The Yacht Rock Revival starts at 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the East Andrews Complex in Buckhead.

Festival, beer: Sample more than 70 brews at the second annual Heritage Sandy Spring Beer Fest while enjoying some great local food and live entertainment. The fest begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Heritage Green on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn.

Music, festival: Alternative rock trio Better Than Ezra will provide the rock, and area teams will provide the jocks at the Suwanee Rock and Jock Festival. Performances begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Suwanee Town Center Park.

Stage: In “Green Grass,” three African-American women deal with dating, marriage and the many perils of love in this gospel stage play. 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13; 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at 7 Stages Theater in Little Five Points.

Stage: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. engage in a thought-provoking debate in a Harlem hotel in 1965, weeks before Malcolm X is assassinated, in “The Meeting.” The play takes the stage at the 14th Street Playhouse Aug. 13-14.

Music: Swingin’ little big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a night of pops at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta at 8 p.m. Aug. 13.

SUNDAY
Music: The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers perform tunes from “Bach to Broadway” for its seventh annual concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Roswell United Methodist Church.

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.

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momma was right

August 12th, 2011
4:17 pm