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Today - 6/30/2012

ArtWorks! Gwinnett connects you to more than 100 arts organizations just minutes from Atlanta in Gwinnett County, including organizations producing theater, dance, music, literary events, visual art exhibitions, film screenings, comedy, festivals and more. Both free and ticketed activities are available for adults, groups, and children, including major productions and exhibitions, classes, and ...
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Barefoot Gala
5/4/2012

This gala returns after a two-year hiatus with special performances by Dance Truck, a dance company with a unique mobile performance venue, and Pulp Fashion II, an incredible fashion show featuring beautiful fashion designs made out of paper.
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Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Market
Today - 5/6/2012

Enjoy fine visual artwork by artists from across the Southeast and beyond, a continuous schedule of musicians and dancers, and family activites at the eighth year of this festival.
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An Evening with Mark Twain
6/16/2012

Kurt H. Sutton stars as Mark Twain in this critically acclaimed show.
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Sweet Charity
Today - 9/2/2012

Don't miss a minute of the misadventures of dance hall gal Charity Hope Valentine as she attempts to navigate 1960s New York City accompanied by show-stopping musical numbers like "Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." 
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The Giant, The Beanstalk and Jack
8/11/2012

Bring the kids for some "fee-fi-fo-fun" as "That Puppet Guy" Lee Bryan tells the story of a boy named Jack and his quest to outwit a giant and save his farm.
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Funny Fridays: Jarrod Harris
Today - 8/18/2012

Saturdays are now "Funny," too! These comedy nights are so popular a Saturday edition has been added as well as host extraordinaire Debra Cole for the sixth year of this club comedy series.
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Tappin’ for Tots
8/18/2012

Tre McClendon introduces kids to this fun and athletic dance with stories of tap's African-American path mixed with complex rhythms and musical expressions at his Aurora Children's Playhouse debut.
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Arts with a Purpose
8/18/2012

The arts have a unique ability to inspire action, change lives, engage audiences and interpret challenging issues. Hear from local cause-related arts organizations about their collaborations in the industry, learn best practices, and experience the power of dance at this panel and question and answer session. The panel is moderated by Gwinnett High School arts teacher Debi West and feature...
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Stories on the Square
8/21/2012

This open mic storytelling performance is open to all who wish to share a personal tale. The rules are simple, so come tell your best story — everyone knows you have one.
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Lawrenceville Ghost Tours
Today - 10/31/2012

From tales based on local legends to recent paranormal investigations, these stories will send a chill down your spine as professional storytellers lead you on a walking tour.
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CultureMan to the Rescue!
8/25/2012

Stories save the day in this superhero show that tells tales from around the globe with colorful costumes, puppets, music and plenty of audience participation. 
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Betrayal
Today - 10/28/2012

Harold Pinter's most famous work explores the seven-year infidelity of one married couple in reverse chronology. The play opens after the affair has ended, and audiences learn how it all began in the final scene.
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Funny Fridays: Steve Mingolla, Dulce Sloan, Dan Weeks and Caleb Synan
Today - 10/20/2012

Comedy Central and Showtime's Steve Mingolla headlines this weekend of comedy hosted by local comedienne Debra Cole.
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Terror on the Trail
Today - 10/27/2012

"Terror on the Trail" returns this year with more nights, more stories and more zombies. By day, Sims Lake Park is an idyllic retreat for four-legged creatures on leashes, children who frolic on the playground, and joggers who train along the seven-acre lake. But beware the park after dark! Over three weekends in October, the park's 1.2-mile looping trail will be...
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10/27/2012

In what has become an Aurora Children’s Playhouse holiday tradition, the Halloween Magic Show returns for its fourth year with Atlanta magician Arthur Atsma. Atsma amazes and amuses folks of all ages with a show filled with captivating sleight of hand magic, audience interaction and comedy. It's not necessarily magic, but Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reserv...
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Funny Fridays: Karen Mills and Tracy Tedesco
Today - 11/17/2012

After sharing the stage with Joan Rivers and Jon Stewart, stand-up comedy queen Karen Mills is bringing her signature comedy to downtown Lawrenceville.
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Backstage Pass
11/17/2012

Celebrate Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's official grand opening of their new studios at this party featuring excerpts from "The Nutcracker."
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Aurora's Christmas Canteen
Today - 12/23/2012

Take off to a "Winter Wonderland" in Aurora Theatre's annual living Christmas card and Gwinnett's longest running holiday tradition filled with everyone's favorite holiday tunes.
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A Christmas Carol
Today - 12/23/2012

Anthony Rodriguez returns for his sixth year in this compelling solo performance of the holiday classic. Not unlike the way Charles Dickens performed his story in Victorian England, Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling. Using his voice and mannerisms, he brings life to Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas sto...
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Sing Along with Santa
12/8/2012

Come to see singing, guitar playing, storytelling, sled riding and jingle bell playing with Wendy Bennett and her big green puppet!
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
12/15/2012

Hear what really happened the night before Christmas in this retelling of the classic story from the view of a special mouse.
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Death at the Doo-Wop
Today - 1/31/2013

The audience plays detective in this swell interactive murder mystery dinner. Something strange is happening in Atlanta ... It's The Murder Mystery Company's infamous Whodunnit, "Death at the Doo-Wop," a tribute to the 1957 Sock-Hop Prom. Get in on the action and help solve a crime!
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Trouble in Toyland
12/22/2012

"That Puppet Guy," Lee Bryan, performs a puppet show about Christmas in peril! A blizzard is on the way, the elves are on strike and Rudolph has a runny nose! Will Christmas have to be canceled?
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Funny Fridays: Blacktop Improv Group
Today - 1/19/2013

The sixth year of club comedy performances in downtown Lawrenceville offers an expanded schedule — Saturdays are now "Funny," too! The headliner for this weekend of comedy is the Blacktop Improv Group, Atlanta's own all African-American improv troupe. The evening is hosted by comedienne Debra Cole.
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Fiddler on the Roof
Today - 2/3/2013

Additional show times:
Sunday, January 27 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Based on the stories of Sholem Alecheim, this musical is the beloved tale of Tevye the milkman, his wife Golde and their daughters, and Tevye’s struggle to hold on to tradition in the face of a changing world.  Director Brian Kimmel oversees this time...
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The Producers
Today - 1/31/2013

The plot of "The Producers," the winningest musical in Broadway history, is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotiona...
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Let's Murder Marsha
Today - 2/9/2013

This madcap play follows housewife Marsha, a woman addicted to reading murder mysteries. She overhears her husband talking about her upcoming birthday celebration and believes he is planning to murder her! Is this just a miscommunication or something more sinister? The January 26 and February 2 shows include dinner with admission.
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Ron White: A Little Unprofessional
Today - 2/2/2013

Comedian Ron White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the "Blue Collar Comedy" phenomenon, returns to Atlanta with his new stand-up show, "A Little Unprofessional."
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Secret
Today - 2/3/2013

Celebrated music ensemble Bent Frequency provides the soundtrack to these original choreographed works among the rooms of the Callanwolde mansion.
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Jim Jefferies
2/1/2013

There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to international acclaim with critics and fans alike.
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Clifford the Big Red Dog
2/2/2013

What better way to celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog's 50th anniversary in 2012 than seeing the Emmy-nominated show brought to life on stage in this all-new musical? Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are on a journey to Birdwell Island for adventures with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta and Mac. They will share Clifford's big ideas and timeless values with laughter, music and dancin...
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Adventures of Gingerbread Man
2/2/2013

In this puppet show, the audience follows a little troublemaker as he makes narrow escapes from unsuspecting cookie lovers. There are plenty of characters to meet in this wacky, fun-filled production!
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Krewe of Thalia and Melpomene
2/2/2013

The Holiday Inn Perimeter Ballroom is transformed into theatrical Bourbon Street at this fundraising event for the Stage Door Players. Activities include a silent auction, seated dinner, strolling entertainment and dancing until midnight. This event takes place at:
Holiday Inn Perimeter Centennial Ballroom
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
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The Present Day Ruth
Today - 2/9/2013

This play is adapted from Anastasia Means-Dallas' "Waiting With a Purpose: A Guide to Finding Your Boaz." It's a Christian play based on the biblical characters Ruth and Boaz (Bo). Ruth and Bo are trying to raise their nieces Faith and Grace while their mother Nia is in jail. Meanwhile, Tia, their mother's sister, is constantly influencing the girls through her worldly ways. Will this fam...
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Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray Starring Tim Dugan
2/9/2013

Playwright and actor Tom Dugan transports audiences into the mind of General Robert E. Lee as the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia draws near on April 9, 1865.
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Butterfly Ballad (Balada de las Mariposas)
2/9/2013

Developed originally for the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center, this puppet story follows Katy and Kevin Caterpillar through the stages of their lives — from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly — and their fascinating migration to Mexico. This show is narrated by Mother Nature in both English and Spanish.
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Steven Wright
2/9/2013

Steven Wright is an Academy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, witty, deeply philosophical and sometimes confusing or nonsensical jokes and one-liners with overly-contrived situations.
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Master Harold ... and the Boys
Today - 3/3/2013

An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950s South Africa turns into a life-changing experience for 17-year-old Hally in this award-winning play.
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Showcase Performance
2/24/2013

Get a sneak peek of the upcoming Youth America Grand Prix performances from 10 of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's young competitors.
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Atlanta's Top Comic 2013
Today - 9/26/2013

The Basement Theatre is searching for the funniest comic in the Southeast! A total of 72 comedians will perform in this contest, surviving elimination rounds every month. The winner receives $500 and an Atlanta's Top Comic trophy.
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Youth America Grand Prix Southeastern Semifinals
Today - 3/2/2013

One of the most prestigious dance competitions in the world, Youth America Grand Prix allows young dancers ages 9 through 19 to compete for scholarships and other performing opportunities. There are semifinals in countries such as Japan, Brazil and France as well as a dozen semifinals across the United States. All semifinals lead up to the finals in New York City in April.
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The Drowsy Chaperone
Today - 4/7/2013

A die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, igniting this tribute to the Jazz Age shows of the 1920s.
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Funny Fridays: Rob Cleveland
Today - 3/16/2013

Headliner Rob Cleveland shares the stage with comedian Mike Haun and host Debra Cole for a weekend of comedy at Aurora Theatre. Cleveland is reminiscent of comedic giants Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld as he finds the silly in everyday things. For example, why are there Braille instructions at the drive through ATM? Cleveland has performed in many comedy clubs across the country, incl...
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Cirque Zuma Zuma
3/22/2013

2011 America's Got Talent finalists Cirque Zuma Zuma are a high-flying spectacle of rhythmic music and pulse-pounding movement that stay true to their African roots.
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Dream Big
3/23/2013

Wendy Bennett, a singer, actress and storyteller, weaves storytelling with music in this new interactive show about dreams.
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Giselle
3/30/2013

One of the oldest and best-loved ballets gets an updated look in this Gwinnett Ballet Theatre production of disguise, heartbreak and love.
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The Limousine Ride
Today - 5/25/2013

No 2 p.m. show on Sunday, March 31.
No 2 p.m. show on Sunday, May 12.

This comedic play imagines the conversations between first ladies Rosalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Hilary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Michelle Obama in the back of a limousine.
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The Wand of Dreams
4/6/2013

Help solve the mystery of the stolen Wand of Dreams in this show that combines hilarious puppets, beautiful animation, spellbinding magic, wonderful music and tremendous audience interaction. 
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Brer Rabbit and Friends
Today - 5/26/2013

Live music and delightful stories about Brer Rabbit and his friends fill the stage in this puppet production. The fun begins as the gang gathers to sing an early morning ditty. But competition gets the best of them when the characters begin a battle for bragging rights. Who is the swiftest? The strongest? The smartest? Brains beat brawn when Brer Bear, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit, Sister Mu...
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Assistance
Today - 5/4/2013

Additional show time: Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

This play follows young assistants whose life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success — or just more work.<...
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MOBY-DICK
Today - 5/12/2013

"MOBY-DICK" is an immersive, migrating experience in which the audience will come aboard the 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse of the Lifecycle Building Center located in West Atlanta. Invoking every sense, the viewer will travel along with Ishmael, to witness the edge of madness and glory that is the classic tale of "MOBY-DICK!"

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Burundanga
Today - 4/28/2013

Berta gives her boyfriend a taste of a powerful truth serum in this Spanish language play, leading to a wacky firestorm of spilled secrets and kidnapping plots.
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Ragtime
Today - 4/28/2013

Additional show time: Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

This musical is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, weaving together three distinctly American tales — that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Their c...
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Thirteen Moments Exhibit
Today - 4/28/2013

Highlights from the dance photography book "Thirteen Moments" mark this exhibit, which closes with a live performance by Axam Dance Theatre Experience.
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ArtSSpring 2013
Today - 5/17/2013

"ArtSSpring 2013" is a 30-day celebration of arts that includes dozens of unique experiences for the community to enjoy. The calendar of events includes music, theater, dance, literature, art displays and culinary adventures. View the full schedule of eventsGet More Info]]>
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Sleeping Beauty
Today - 4/28/2013

In this musical play adaptation, a clever princess must overcome the curse of a wicked fairy with the help of some good fairies and a prince with a sense of humor.
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The Laughing Dead
Today - 5/18/2013

This all-new comedy play kills! There's only one thing more horrifying than the undead — the unfunny. People who drag themselves through life as humorless zombies, moaning and groaning simply because they can't think of anything funny.
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Arsenic and Old Lace
Today - 5/12/2013

Additional show time: Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

This play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old me...
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Apache Cafe - April 22nd through 28th
Today - 4/28/2013

Monday, 4/22:
Bohemian Circus
Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, 4/23:
Sound&Lyrics
Doors open at 9 p.m.
General Admission: $7 adv

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Sister Act
Today - 4/28/2013

"Sister Act" is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, "Sister Act" tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe-diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior...
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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
Today - 4/28/2013

"The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer" is a multi award-winning, one-man, micro-epic puppet show that melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world. This production is created and performed by Tim Watts, who employs an unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and animation to present an exploration of the n...
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The 39 Steps
Today - 5/26/2013

OnStage Atlanta officially opens their new space with the Alfred Hitchcock comedy thriller "The 39 Steps," adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow.
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Cinderella
Today - 4/28/2013

Atlanta Festival Ballet presents the classic fairytale "Cinderella."  Let yourself be swept away as Cinderella is helped by her Fairy Godmother and breaks away from her evil step-sisters and step-mother to find her prince.
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The Italian Girl in Algiers
Today - 5/5/2013

Nicknamed "The Italian Mozart," Rossini wrote "The Italian Girl in Algiers" when he was only 21 years old, and it is considered one of his most successful comedic operas. A story set inside a pop-up book in the 1930s, the opera begins with Mustafà, the Bey of Algiers, bored with his harem and wife. With plans to divorce his wife and add an Italian beauty to his harem, he orders his capta...
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Seussical the Musical
Today - 5/5/2013

The Cat in the Hat is just one of the many favorite Dr. Seuss characters starring in this stage musical, which is hosting a special autism-friendly performance at
11 a.m. on Sunday, May 5!
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Evert Ploeg and Kurt Sutton on Stage
4/29/2013

This one-man "An Evening with Mark Twain" show brings together live theater and live art on one stage with guest Australian painter Evert Ploeg.
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Apache Cafe - April 29th through May 5th
Today - 5/5/2013

Monday, 4/29:
Bohemian Circus
Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, 4/30:
Sound&Lyrics
Doors open at 9 p.m.
General Admission: $7 adv

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Lark Eden
Today - 5/26/2013

Follow the 75-year friendship among three extraordinary, small town women in this Georgia premiere produced by an all-female creative team.
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Between Worlds
5/2/2013

"Between Worlds" imagines four young people lost on a dying planet. Thrust together with little in common, they embark on an unexpected journey of self-discovery, reconnecting with forgotten values as they work to restore harmony to the world. The evening features live music, original poetry, and performances by Moving in the Spirit students and professional dancers.
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Wait Until Dark
Today - 5/19/2013

Additional show time: Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m. A cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talks his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. This psychological thriller probes which fright...
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The Dining Room
Today - 5/18/2013

Additional show times:
Sunday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

The seven performers cast in Polk Street Players' production of A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room" each create multiple characters in this acclaimed drama/comedy play directed by Mary Nimsgern. The funny, ultimately moving play is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes taking place in the dini...
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Measure for Measure
Today - 5/19/2013

Additional show time: Sunday, May 12 at 4 p.m From a good man sentenced to death for love to a supposedly saintly ruler driven by lust, this play forces the audience to question supposedly easy answers about what is right and what is wrong. This is one of Shakespeare's sleeper comedies, a hilariously bawdy romp that sneaks in some thought-provoking insights on what's really happening be...
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Coconut Grove Players
5/4/2013

This family variety show features magic, juggling, music, ventriloquism and more!
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Eric Litwin
5/4/2013

Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and fall in love with books at this family performance featuring Eric Litwin, author of the popular "Pete the Cat" bestselling children's books!
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May Day Bellydance Show
5/5/2013

Join Inara, Sandtrance, Lum's as-Sahara, Hip Chics and others for this celebration of spring. The event includes lively music, beautiful costumes and captivating choreography. A portion of ticket sales from this event will be donated to the Cherokee Family Violence Center and CASA for Children. 
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Apache Cafe - May 6th through 12th
Today - 5/12/2013

Monday, 4/29:
Bohemian Circus
Doors open at 7 p.m. 

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Help Wanted: Tales of the Working Artist
5/6/2013

Aurora Theatre's Apprentice Company showcases their talents in original scenes at this special performance. The 2012-2013 class is Aurora's first apprentice company, and they've been working with the Aurora since August in an eight-month intensive that prepares them for a career in the arts. The program includes acting, teaching, technical and administrative duties, as well as valuable performa...
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Tanz Farm Series 4
Today - 5/11/2013

Tanz Farm: A Performance Anthology rounds out its inaugural season with performances by American-born choreographer Amanda K. Miller-Fasshauer, founding artist of Germany's Pretty Ugly Dance Co., and Atlanta's CORE performance company, which has been creating and performing innovative contemporary dance since 1980. Miller-Fasshauer presen...
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BlabberMouthATL Choreographer Showcase
Today - 5/11/2013

This is the first event presented by the newly founded organization BlabberMouthATL. The purpose of the event is to develop dance-makers and start conversations about dance. As part of a three-month project, the showcase helps choreographers develop their aesthetics, creation process, interaction within the local dance community, knowledge of dance resources and professionalism. The choreograph...
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Froggie Went A’ Courtin’
Today - 5/26/2013

This is a musical melodrama based on the old Mother Goose story and song. Froggie must save his beloved Miss Mousie from that dastardly villain Tom the Cat and his two evil henchmen Bad Blood Bonnie and Retched Rachael. The beautiful young heroine, Miss Mousie, has been forced to accept a marriage proposal by Tom in order to save her beloved Grannie Rat. It is up to Froggie and his friends in F...
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Barefoot in the Park
Today - 5/12/2013

A juried visual artists market, children's art activities, live music performances, wine tastings and more highlight this annual festival in the heart of Duluth's Town Green.
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The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show
5/11/2013

Look out! Little Red is ridin' into your 'hood, and the Big Bad Wolf is working double-time in a twisted, tangle of tales as Aurora Theatre favorite "That Puppet Guy" Lee Bryan returns with his hilarious "The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show." Two childhood favorites have been cleverly "squished" together with just one Big Bad Wolf to share in all the hilarious fun. Meet the trio of delightful lit...
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Colors Festival of Arts
Today - 5/12/2013

Mother's Day Weekend brings lots of "colors" to Roswell's historic town square. The beautiful flowers of spring combine with sparkling glass, paintings, photography, captivating jewelry, whimsical sculptures and a wide array of original arts and crafts at this spring arts festival for the entire family. This year marks the 23nd year of this event, which has become a traditional way for many fam...
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Make Time 4 Love
5/11/2013

This play follows Sierra McIntosh, a woman who has it all: beauty, brains and business. She's the epitome of an independent woman who has everything she could possibly ask for. At least that's what she tells herself over and over again. Past heartbreak has convinced Sierra that there's no time for love in her life. But then she meets Eric and he reminds her that a life without love is ...
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Apache Cafe - May 13th through 19th
Today - 5/19/2013

Monday, 5/13:
Bohemian Circus
Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, 5/14:
Sound&Lyrics
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Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody
Today - 5/19/2013

"Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody" is a musical and comedic stage tribute to the 2011 erotic adult trilogy.
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Justin Furstenfeld
5/14/2013

Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld has announced plans for a solo tour dubbed "An Open Book: An Evening With Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October" to promote the release of the expanded third edition of his book of lyrics and writings dubbed "Crazy Making" The shows will consist of spoken word, rounded off with a question-and-answer session and will also include an acoustic set of son...
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Xperimental Puppetry Theater
Today - 5/19/2013

Artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original puppetry performances in "Xperimental Puppetry Theater." Patrons experience unique, short puppet performances and films from 12 different teams.
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Colin Mochrie Weekend - SOLD OUT
Today - 5/18/2013

Canadian improviser, "Whose Line is it Anyway" star and all-around funny guy Colin Mochrie will be joining Dad's Garage's usual gang of players for some improv shows! The first half of each show will be performed by the general company and then Mochrie joins the ensemble for a hilarious improv jam in the second half.
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Funny Fridays: Tom Simmons
Today - 5/18/2013

The sixth year of club comedy performances in downtown Lawrenceville closes its season with headliner Tom Simmons and host Debra Cole. Who said a comedian can't be genuinely smart, deeply caring and outrageously funny at the same time? Take Simmons. He’s got it all and more! He's not afraid to strip long held beliefs of their credibility with an unprecedented blend of searing logic and gr...
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City of Lions and Gods
Today - 5/19/2013

Based on true events, this play at Erikson Clock explores the journey of a woman's desire to fulfill her destiny at any cost. Passionately laced with movement, tradition, intrigue, power, deception and love, "City of Lions and Gods" centers around a royal relationship that shaped a nation and changed the world forever.
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The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival
Today - 5/18/2013

The 18th annual Modern Atlanta Dance Festival features performances by Rule of Three Productions, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, SWADance Collective, T. Lang Dance and host company Full Radius Dance.
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5/18/2013

Serenbe Playhouse kicks off the 2013 "Season of Change" with a theatrical homage to the original change agents: Salvador and Gala Dali. Enter the avant-garde world of Dali and his muse as the Serenbe Stables are transformed into a salon with Paris expats, surreal tableaux, exotic cocktails, sumptuous bites and tantalizing theatrical musical interludes. This event takes place in the stables...
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Soulizm
5/18/2013

"Soulizm" combines music, poetry and acting for a unique production set in Atlanta in the 1960s. The production features covers of music by popular artists such as Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton, and tells a story of friendship, love, heartbreak and acceptance between a nightclub owner, his fiance and his fiance's other man.
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A Night of Standup with Anjelah Johnson
5/18/2013

Anjelah Johnson, a veteran of MADtv, commercials, movies, viral videos and standup specials performs an evening of comedy.
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Traffik: Games Grown-Ups Play
Today - 5/19/2013

This play by Jacquay Waller explores the dangerous underworld of human trafficking with this unflinching look at the many elements that make up the seedy and horrifying practice. These stories turn a much-needed spotlight on the victims of this crime and those who knowingly (or unwittingly) participate, judge or turn a blind eye to forced prostitution and child sexual exploitation, which has be...
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From Animal House to Our House
5/22/2013

Writer and preservationist Ron Tanner offers a comic monologue about his funny, heart-warming book "From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story." Combining romance with history and humor, Tanner tells the true story of how he and his wife bought condemned property — a wrecked former frat house — and restored it to its original Victorian splendor. They knew nothing about fixing up h...
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Bo Burnham
5/22/2013

Bo Burnham is an American comedian, singer, songwriter, musician, actor and Internet celebrity. Burnham writes comedic and satirical songs with a politically incorrect slant. He became famous after his YouTube videos took off, receiving more than 70 million views. The comedian finished #1 overall in voting in 2011's Comedy Central "Stand-up Showdown."
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The Second City
5/24/2013

The Second City's 52-year history of legendary comedy has launched the careers of comedy's best and brightest. Catch this ensemble in the heart of Roswell, and you may be able to say you "knew them when" in a few years!
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#FOLLOW FRIDAY
5/24/2013

#FollowFriday is held on the last Friday of every month. Each show features six to eight of Twitter's funniest comics. Come see both local and national touring comics drop their latest comical hashtags!
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The Next Episode Vol. II
5/25/2013

This evening of dance by Atlanta Dance Connection includes the title ballet "The Next Episode" and two Atlanta Dance Connection Premieres of "The Lesson," featuring the music of Bill Withers, and "To Feel and Understand," featuring an original musical arrangement by Patrick K. Smith. Also featured on the program is special guest Project 7 Co...
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Let's Talk
5/25/2013

This play captures the themes of the Syrian revolution and presents them in a way which inspires critical thinking and action. "Let's Talk" is performed entirely in Arabic and consists of multiple acts, taking the audience on a journey across the different cities on the road map of the Syrian Revolution. The scenes will be harmoniously intertwined with songs from the ...
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Decatur Arts Festival: New Dance Festival
Today - 5/26/2013

This year the New Dance Festival offers performances in the dance studio at the Decatur Recreation Center. The program includes an excerpt of "Deus Ex Machina" by D. Patton White of Beacon Dance, an excerpt of "Flying Lessons" by Emily Christianson, "Compass, or A Good Chair Is Hard to Find" by Ann Ritter, "Survive and Rescue" by Louise Runyon, "Rain Dancer" by Alex Spitzer and Andrea Fannin, "...
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Atlanta Fringe Festival
Today - 6/9/2013

The Atlanta Fringe Festival celebrates indie, underground, risky, weird and edgy live theatre! This festival is also dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community.

This festival takes place at multiple venues.
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Log Cabin Storytelling
Today - 7/31/2013

Get the kids out the house this summer and over to The DeKalb History Center for a morning of storytelling. This week's theme is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame!"
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Peachtree Battle
Today - 8/25/2013

Atlanta's longest running theatrical production is still turning on the Southern charm at Ansley Park Playhouse.
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The Velveteen Rabbit
Today - 8/3/2013

Travel to a time when toys were sewn with stitches and before modern technologies became all the rage in this original adaptation. Read the ArtsATL review of "The Velveteen Rabbit" »
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Blacktop Playground: Improv for Kids
6/19/2013

Blacktop Improv Group brings their quick wit and imagination to this special kids improv show at Aurora!
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Funny Fridays: Andy Sandford and Mia Jackson
6/21/2013

Andy Sandford headlines the season finale of Aurora Theatre's "Funny Fridays" comedy series. Sandford started his comedy career in Atlanta and is now based out of New York City. He can be seen playing himself on Adult Swim's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and is a founding member of the nationally acclaimed comedy tour "The Beards Of Comedy," whose Web series "Beards Across America" has racked up mor...
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EnCORE Open Floor
Today - 11/22/2013

This event is a social gathering for the arts, including featured artist performances, an open floor sign up for additional performing acts and an after-performance party. Open sign up for all performing styles begins at 8:45 p.m. with the performances starting at 9 p.m.
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National Black Arts Festival
Today - 9/14/2013

The National Black Arts Festival allows visitors chances to celebrate and explore the arts through music, dance, visual arts, humanities and children's programming. The festival consists of conversations and panels, theatre performances, the NBAF Gala, an art competition, a book fair, concerts and art exhibitions all throughout Atl...
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Shakin' the Rafters
Today - 8/4/2013

A family Gospel group tours through the South in the era of the Jim Crow laws in this new musical by True Colors Theatre Company. Listen to the 90.1FM WABE "City Café" feature on "Shakin' the Rafters" »
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Mysterious Connections
Today - 8/9/2013

A world premiere by the author of Essential Theatre's 2010 hit "Sally and Glen at the Palace," this play was one of a handful chosen for development by the prestigious Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference. A powerful fantasy-drama about love and terror, forgiveness and second chances, "Mysterious Connections" follows two lonely women, haunted by their pasts...
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Once Upon a Mattress
Today - 8/4/2013

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea" gets the Broadway treatment in this hit musical. 
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B*ATL
Today - 7/21/2013

This festival marks the 149th anniversary of the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta. To commemorate the important event, the neighborhoods in Atlanta's fifth council district have teamed up to organize "B*ATL" with a variety of events in and among the neighborhoods where the battle took place. The festival includes a gala dinner, 5K run, van and walking tours, a re-creation of the frontlines ...
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Stray Dogs
Today - 8/10/2013

The world premiere of a comedy/crime story/romance in the style of Quentin Tarantino, this play is funny, violent and surprisingly sweet. Jackson is a petty criminal who's not as smart as he thinks, and Violet is a teenage call girl who's not nearly everything she pretends to be. Caught in the middle of a war between corrupt cops and (barely) organized crime, they find out it's not reall...
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Give My Regards to Broadway
Today - 8/11/2013

In this musical, Rick Foster is opening a Broadway show but is having problems with both money and his leading lady. Enter Mary Collins, an aspiring actress from New Rochelle, plus "Legs" Ruby, a Damon Runyon-type bookie who is on the run from the mob. Just as all appears lost, a financial "angel" appears with the money to do the show, and Mary gets her big chance at stardom.
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Swimming with Jellyfish
Today - 8/11/2013

Poignant and funny, this is the professional world premiere of a Georgia-written dramatic play about a family trying to hold it together. Sometimes the most ordinary and commonplace relationships can be the hardest ones to figure out. Lilly and Jim's kids are almost grown and ready to leave the house, and things should just be starting to settle down for them … instead it all begi...
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Menopause the Musical
Today - 8/4/2013