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Weekend best bets: Sept. 21-23

092012 tigers_1Sarah Elizabeth Wallis and Barrett Doyle co-star in the quirky comedy “Tigers Be Still” at Aurora Theatre. Photo: Chris Bartelski

FRIDAY
Stage: The cherished children’s tale “The Velveteen Rabbit” comes to life on the stage at the New Dawn Theatre Company in Duluth. It continues through Sept. 22.

Stage: Actor’s Express presents the musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” The show continues through Oct. 7 at the King Plow Arts Center. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company presents the fresh-from-Broadway play “Time Stands Still.” The show continues through Oct. 14. Check out our interview with the stars of the show.

Fair: The North Georgia State Fair is back with all the rides, food and fun you’d expect, plus live concerts from Newsboys (Sept. 21), Sara Evans (Sept. 26), Thompson Square (Sept. 27), Colt Ford (Sept. 28) and Mark Wills (Sept. 29). The fair continues through Sept. 30 at Marietta’s Jim R. Miller Park.

Music, stage: Musical theater duo of Kait Kerrigan (lyrics) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) perform in “Run Away With Me: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk in Concert.” The shows atart at 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at Kennesaw State University’s Stillwell Theater.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company continues its run through the Bard’s comedies with “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well that Ends Well” running in repertory through Sept. 30 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: A mild-mannered songwriter falls for a stripper in Next Stage Theatre’s world premiere “Dancing Sideways.” The show runs through Sept. 22 at the Alley Stage in Marietta.

Stage: Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the rousing musical “Anything Goes.” It opens Sept. 21 and continues through Oct. 7 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta.

Stage: Aurora Theatre presents the quirky comedy “Tigers Be Still,” the tale of an “art therapist” and her first patient, a troubled high school student. It continues through Sept. 30 in the Lawrenceville company’s studio space. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: the Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of Pearl Cleage’s new play “What I Learned in Paris,” a romantic comedy set in Atlanta in 1973. See our review of the play.

Music: Music Midtown returns with headlining sets from the Foo Fighters (on Friday, Sept. 21) and Pearl Jam (Saturday, Sept. 22). The line-up also includes Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, T.I., Ludacris, Garbage, Florence and The Machine, Avett Brothers and more. Check 0ut our Music Midtown page for more details.

Design: The Art & Design Show House 2012 is the second annual fundraiser benefiting the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. See it through Sept. 29 at the Park at Anderson Farms in Marietta. Free parking and shuttle service for tour and all events at 670 Whitlock Ave., Marietta.

Stage: Bram Stoker’s horror classic gets a modern musical update in “Dracula: The Rock Opera,” which runs through Oct. 14 at 7 Stages Theater.

Stage: “1776” is a musical take on the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence by representatives of the 13 original colonies. See it at Dorsey Studios Theater through Oct. 7.

Stage: Young Actors Playhouse, in Marietta presents the stage version of the Harper Lee classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It runs through Sept. 23.

SATURDAY
Festival: You find arts, crafts, kids’ activities, a car show, a pet parade and more at the Sandy Springs Festival. which happens Sept. 22-23 at Sandy Springs’ Heritage Green.

Festival: The Fall Folklife Festival is a trip back to an earlier era, with discussions and demonstrations of traditional crafts, southern foodways, and environmental sustainability. It begins at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Atlanta History Center.

Pets: You might just meet your new best friend at the Furkids Animal Shelter’s Open House, which gets under way at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 and 23.

Festival: Rising Atlanta band the Whiskey Gentry headlines the first Bluegrass And BBQ Jam Fest, which begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the American Legion Post 127 in Buford.

SUNDAY

Festival: Fiesta Georgia is a daylong celebration of Latino culture with continuous live musical performances on two stages along with arts and crafts, food, dance performances and more.  It happens 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Music: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta’s Musica Sacra series presents vocal ensemble Coro Vocati at 2 p.m. Sept. 23.

Music: Atlanta Baroque Orchestra’s “Autumn in Hamburg” features Telemann’s “Tafelmusik.” The concert begins at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

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.

2 comments Add your comment

Mister Pants

September 20th, 2012
9:05 am

I will be wearing my tuxedo pants.

UGH!

September 20th, 2012
1:32 pm

Sounds fancy pants dude!!!