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Best bets: Nov. 6-12

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is back again at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The show continues through Dec. 31. Photo: Clay Walker

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is back at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The show continues through Jan. 6. Photo: Clay Walker

FRIDAY
Holiday: The Pink Pig, one of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions,  is back. Ride Priscilla the Pink Pig on train tracks through a life-sized storybook featuring Priscilla and her friends. Daily through Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) at Macy’s Lenox Square.

Stage: The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to life in a puppet-tastic version from Jon Ludwig. The show opens Nov. 8 and continues through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stage: “Next to Normal” is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that concerns a family dealing with mental illness. It continues at the Alliance Theatre through Nov. 11. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: Cirque du Soleil’s Totem sets up the big tent in Atlanta, with shows continuing through Dec. 30  near Atlantic Station at 20th and Market streets. Read our review of the show.

Stage: “The Summer of Daisy Fay,” Marietta Theatre’s first production, is based on Fannie Flagg’s semi-autobiographical first novel, “Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man.” The show continues through Nov. 25 at the company’s home at 11 Whitlock Ave., the former home of Theatre in the Square.

Stage: Ad Hoc Productions, Emory University’s only musical theater student group, presents  “Spring Awakening.” It  continues through Nov. 10 at the Black Box Theater in the Burlington Road Building on the  Emory campus.

Stage: Theatrical Outfit presents the world premiere of “Two Drink Minimum,” which explores the changing dynamics of a relationship between mother and son. It runs through Nov. 18 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Check out our look at playwright William Balzer and our interview with actress Susan Larkin.

Stage: Travel back to the ’50s with the musical “A Taffeta Christmas,” the latest production from the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. It runs through Nov. 18 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Stage: In “Wolves,” Ben is a timid young city-dweller who freaks out when his roommate Jack brings home a big bad wolf for a one-night stand. The Actor’s Express world premiere previews Nov. 8, opens Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 2.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “Titus Andronicus,” the bard’s bloodiest tragedy. It runs through Nov. 25 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: “The Country Girl” is Clifford Odets’ drama about a fallen Broadway star, his beleaguered wife, and the brash young director whose reputation depends on them. It’s the latest production from Underground Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and continues through  Nov. 17.

Music: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs  Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, with soloist Karen Gomyo, are on the program. The concerts happen at 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Stage: “Assassins,” Steven Sondheim’s musical about famous assassins, is the latest production from Fabrefaction Theatre Company. It runs through Nov. 11. See our review of the show.

Stage: “The Divine Sister” is Charles Busch’s twisted tale tells the story of a Mother Superior trying to cope with a young postulant experiencing “visions,” a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from Berlin and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. The Process Theatre production at OnStage Atlanta continues through Nov. 17.

Stage: “Legally Blonde the Musical.” is the latest production from Act3 Playhouse. It opens Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 17.

Stage: Polk Street Players present the British farce “Winter Glory” at St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta. It continues through Nov. 17 at St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta.

Music: Lauda Musicam presents Cancioneiro de Palacio: Music of Renaissance Spain at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

Music: Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus presents “The SMC Radio Show” at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.

Comedy: Atlanta actor and comedian Chris Tucker brings his ever-popular stand-up comedy show to the Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10.

SATURDAY
Festival: Sip hot apple cider while checking out the music and art at the Mountain Park Arts and Craft Show in Roswell from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Music, stage: The Atlanta Opera presents Bizet’s fiery and passionate “Carmen” at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Nov. 10, 13, 16 and 18.

Holiday, festival: The holidays start early at Stone Mountain Park, as it gets dressed in festive garb for Stone Mountain Christmas, which begins Nov. 10 and continues through Dec. 31.

Holiday, festival: See work by more than 130 artisans and enjoy live entertainment at the Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10.

Festival: Enjoy carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo, raffles and more at the Fall Family Fun Fest at the Robert D. Fowler YMCA in Norcross, beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 10.

Music: The Desert Rose Band, featuring Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen , plays the Red Clay Theater as part of the Eddie Owen Presents series at 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

Music: The Brazilian-born brothers Sergio and Odair Assad perform works for classical guitar at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Music: Jupiter String Quartet will offer a program that includes Schubert’s final quartet (the Quartet in G major, D. 887) in addition to quartets by Haydn and Berg. The concert begins at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 10 at Spivey Hall in Morrow.

SUNDAY
Visual art, holiday: The Atlanta Fine Arts League’s annual Small Works Sale & Exhibit kicks off with an opening reception 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Binders Art Supplies and Frames on Piedmont Road. The show continues through Nov. 30.

MONDAY
Music: Melissa Etheridge will rock Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Music: Atlanta Chamber Winds perform Robert Spittal’s “Consort for Ten Winds,” Emile Bernard’s “Divertissement pour Instruments a Vent, Op. 36,” and Gordon Jacob’s “Old Wine in New Bottles.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall on the Georgia State University campus.

6 comments Add your comment

sid

November 6th, 2012
2:22 pm

I look forward to staying home and watching TV!

Mister Pants

November 8th, 2012
11:18 am

I will be cleaning the hot wings stain from my pants.

Valerie

November 9th, 2012
10:48 am

This is my favorite time of year! Happy Holidays! :)

Betty Cox

November 9th, 2012
11:07 am

Check out the 82nd annual performance of “Heaven Bound” at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church. It is the longest-running African American folk drama in the country and has garnered numerous awards throughout its long history.

Mrs. Pants

November 9th, 2012
4:41 pm

I will be looking for new pants since I ripped my old ones.

Jenny

November 10th, 2012
2:15 pm

This time of year sux!!! Cold, depressing and everything dying, and financial pressure from holidays…eww! Cant wait for spring!