Now that the kids are back to school, there are still a lot of things going on in August to close out the summer, including Labor Day. Here’s what’s coming ;
- Friday, Aug. 16 – Monday, Aug. 26: FOOTLOOSE
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
In 1984 America was introduced to the movie sensation Footloose. In 1998 the musical won over Broadway. Now this musical sensation comes to Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Footloose tells the story of Ren and his mother and their move from Chicago to a small farming town. Ren is ready for the adjustment to a new school and new friends, but what he’s totally unprepared for is the town’s ban on dancing. In the name of “safety” and “morals,” the town’s preacher, Rev. Shaw Moore, is the voice of control, a control which he cannot maintain in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter, Ariel, sets her sights on Ren, it sets off a firestorm of conflict that forces everyone in town through a crucible of struggle and self-examination. The heartfelt narrative that emerges is of a father longing for a lost son and a son aching for the father who walked out on him. It is a story of youth, idealism, and reconciliation. Footloose is two hours of non-stop, high-energy fun with a message that will touch your heart.
Call (770) 293-0080
- Wednesday, Aug. 21: THE House of RhymeZ is NOW OPEN!
Hosted by Mark SQuared, Tru King and 2 others
FEATURED POET ANNOUNCED : NGtvzRO
Are you a poet; do you sing; want to act, think you can rap! Come out The House of Rhymez IS OPEN MIC! Mark SQuared Productions and Resource Center and The Rogue Poets (Tru King and TJ Nicole) presents an open Mic for everybody from hip hop artist to poets to vocalist to actors, so come out and show us what you got in this Big House of Rhymez Mark SQuared Productions and Resource Center! With your host Eddie Oliver. Cover is 5 dollars.
- Thursday, Aug 22: The Atlanta Cyclorama will present “All the Daring of the Soldier: Women and the American Civil War” by Dr. Elizabeth Leonard
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum Historic Grant Park
800 Cherokee Avenue
The event is free and open to the public. is conveniently located near downtown AtlantaVisit atlantacyclorama.org for more details.
- Thurs, Aug. 22: BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars comes to Atlanta for a special show on Aug. 22 at 7:30 pm at Philips Arena. Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists. And with global sales currently certified at 40-times platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time Grammy Award nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar. You’ll know most of the crowd-pleasing songs from “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” with No. 1 hits like “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade.”
Ticket prices range from $40 to $94
- Thursday, Aug. 22: Pink & White Bridal Party presents "Put A Ring On It Bridal Shows"
The "Pink Bridal Wedding Party" is a fun, modern bridal extravaganza featuring Cake Dives, Casinos, Cupcake Eating Contests, Grooms Lounges, Line Dance Classes and the finest professionals all in one location. So come join us and stroll the PINK CARPET ENTRANCE as we paint Atlanta PINK. Brides have made our show the #1 choice for bridal shows since 2008, because it feels like a party at every Pink and White Event!
This is the Thursday evening event designed for the Bride, the Groom and their Entourage to plan a wedding while having fun and meeting Atlanta's best wedding vendors focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction to Atlanta's Brides and providing a variety of offerings to choose from. Brides and Grooms visit one of our Pink and White Parties for FREE and we're sure you'll be amazed with our party that is designed to give you a glimpse into your wedding reception. All Brides and Grooms wearing Pink and White will be entered in to a special drawing.
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For more information visit https://pinkandwhitebridalparty.eventbrite.com/
Or call 404-478-7222.
- Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25: Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2013
Hosted by Len Gibson
Thousands of film, TV, music and multi-media enthusiasts from around the world will convene in Atlanta for a weekend of fun and inspiration at The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF). The PVIFF is one of the country’s leading film festivals serving the international film enthusiast community as well as the African Diaspora. This year will kick off with a weekend packed full of education and entertainment for the burgeoning Georgia film industry.
- Friday, Aug. 23: Cheech & Chong w/ War and Tower of Power
Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
The iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical and counter-culture routines. Comedy albums which shattered record sales, hit feature films which they co-wrote and starred in; Cheech & Chong have long been celebrating their right to party all night long for years. Multi-platinum-selling War, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for over 4 decades before millions across the globe. Hits include “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The Cisco Kid,” and “Low Rider.” Celebrating more than 40 years of success and original “Oakland style” soul music, Tower of Power’s hits include “You’re Still A Young Man,” “So Very Hard To Go,” “Soul With a Capital S,” “Soul Vaccination,” “What Is Hip?” and “Don’t Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream).” Known for its world famous horns, Tower of Power’s sound is in a class of its own. What happens when Cheech and Chong get together with Tower of Power and War? Answer: The Greatest Stoner show of all time…combining Comedy, Latin, Funk, Horns, Rock & Soul. Come on baby, don’t fear the Reefer. Don't miss a full evening of high times and good vibes!
- Friday, Aug. 23: Huey Lewis and the News
The Frederick Brown Amphitheater
Go to amphitheater.org for show and ticket information.
- Saturday, Aug. 24: Pink Backpack Project & Benefit Concert with Cayla Madison - Hosted by Pink Wish Foundation
The Pink Wish Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Pink Backpack Project: A Peaceful Protest Against Bullying. The Pink Backpack Project (PBP) is a multiple city tour that hosts a series of interactive workshops, speakers, role-playing sessions and a town hall meeting to end all violence and spread awareness to create positive change. The Pink Backpack Project has been created to assist girls and their families in recognizing the signs of bullying and determining the best methods to take a stand and decrease the epidemic of violent acts against youth. The PBP will also serve to assist student groups in creating alliances and providing insight from a viewpoint not always addressed (the students who live through occurrences of bullying each day). The Pink Backpack Project will conclude with a benefit concert featuring Cayla Madison!
School supplies will be collected and donated to children in local domestic violence abuse shelters locally. Attendees with take the PWF Anti-Bullying Pledge and become ambassadors to serve as catalysts for positive change in their schools.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interested in hosting a Pink Backpack Project in your city?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted by a Pink Wish rep.
- Saturday, Aug. 24: STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee in concert
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tickets are $42.50 for floor and $25.50 for lawn seating.
Go to www.vzwamp.com/event/sts9-umphreys-mcgee/ for more information.
- Saturday, Aug. 24: GERMAN BIERFEST
Every summer, the Annual German Bierfest celebrates the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly environment. Complete with authentic German food, activities for the kids, music and fun, the German Bierfest is the only authentic German beer festival in Atlanta. Tickets include a commemorative glass and all the German beer you can safely consume. No one under 21 will be allowed to drink. Designated drivers can attend for free as long as they reserve their tickets online, at no charge, before the event. No pets allowed.
Tickets will be available online for $40, then $45 at the door the day of the event.
Designated drivers and other non-drinkers over the age of 21 will be charged $10 at the door. There will be no ticket refunds for any reason.
- Friday, Aug. 23 & Saturday Aug. 24: PIGS & PEACHES BBQ FESTIVAL
Adams Park, Kennesaw
The festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, which is recognized as a Georgia Barbecue Championship contest; as well as a Backyard BBQ, Anything Butt and Peach Dessert Contest. Over $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Enjoy live musical performances, a family entertainment stage, a Kid Zone featuring amazing slides, inflatable bounces, interactive games and other child-friendly activities, delicious food and beverage vendors, and a street festival atmosphere of arts, crafts and general merchandise, including a selection of sponsor booths with unique products and services.
Friday 6pm - 11pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm
- Friday, Aug. 23 & Saturday, Aug. 24: GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL
Historic Grant Park
With two large Artist Markets, two stages of live music, plenty to eat and drink and special areas for kids, 11th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival offers a fun way to enjoy the last days of summer. The festival kicks off each year with the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park Saturday morning, allowing runners and walkers to enjoy the beautiful historic neighborhood on foot. The Festival officially opens at 10AM. Sunday morning festivities start at 9:30 a.m. when the Grant Park Farmers Market opens, followed by the festival opening at 11 a.m. This year offers a diverse line-up of live music including several acts with national recognition. Bands confirmed for the 2013 stages include the rootsy Southern Rock of Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, guitar hero Michelle Malone, the moody rock ensemble The Old Ceremony and the alt-country noise rock inspired New Madrid.
Friday 6pm - 11pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm
- Sunday, Aug. 25: FESTIVAL PEACHTREE LATINO
Festival Peachtree Latino has been the largest family & multicultural event in the southeast since 2000. They have featured hundreds of exhibitions, family activities, sporting events, parades, arts & crafts, ethnic foods and outdoor musical performances featuring renowned international musicians on two stages. This year, Festival Peachtree Latino has more to offer, with new attractions and a larger schedule of musical performances including Melina Leon and Pedro Capo.
11am – 7:30pm
- Friday, Aug. 30- Monday, Sept. 2: DRAGONCON
Nerds, geeks, dorks, lend me your ears. (Your Vulcan ones, that is.) One of the country’s greatest collections of nerd culture comes back to Atlanta for its annual fling. Dragon has a little bit of everything for everyone. Aside from the amazing costumes, pop-culture events, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite authors and artists, it’s probably the best people watching in the city. The event will have its 12th annual parade complete with storm troopers, various panels, autograph sessions and event special shows like the “MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour.”
Go to dragoncon.org for a complete list of shows and schedules.
- Fri, Aug. 30: National Association of Professional Women Atlanta Luncheon host "Make A Killer Impression"
Monarch Tower: C-Level Conference Room
3424 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Join us on Friday, August 30th to network with an amazing group of businesswomen in Atlanta as Business Development Expert, Michelle Hanchey explains how everything counts in a first impression. Everything you do or don’t do either adds to or takes away from your credibility. There are times when It can make or break your career. Most people will judge you within the first few seconds of meeting you and their opinion will likely never change. Making a great first impression is imperative to becoming an influential leader.
- READY: Arm yourself before you leave the house to make the best impression
- AIM: Take command of the room
- FIRE: The introduction
Registration is Free. Please note that this luncheon is taking place the Friday before Labor Day weekend - make sure you will be able to attend before reserving a seat.
Michelle Hanchey's expertise is in business development. With over 35 years of business acumen, she has successfully built a $20 million company from the ground up. With a "Whatever it Takes" mentality, her forte is in problem solving. She has impeccable credentials in leadership development and team building. As well as the ability to transform innovative ideas into immediate concrete action and to sort through the clutter and find the best pathway to success. As CEO for a multi-million dollar research and development company in Johns Creek, GA Michelle is responsible for setting the direction of the company and is ultimately responsible for the bottom line. Self confident and decisive her greatest motivation comes from a passion to make a significant positive impact in helping others achieve their dreams.
To learn more, visit her website: www.LindaMinnick.com
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Available at Monarch Tower's parking deck at $1/ 15min, up to $9
Additional FREE parking is available just steps away, at Phipps Plaza.
S. Atlanta Chapter President
National Association of Professional Women
The team starts the season with their home opener this fall with new head coach, and only the second in team’s history, Trent Miles.
For tickets, go online to georgiastatesports.com
- Saturday, Aug. 31: CHICK-FIL-A Kickoff Game
It’s finally, finally time for college football again. Atlanta returns as the unofficial host to the start of the season with a game that will ease us all back into our fall sports routine. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game returns to the Georgia Dome for what is likely to be another Southeastern Conference victory. Defending national champion Alabama will face Atlanta Coast Conference heavyweight Virginia Tech on Aug. 31 at 5:30 pm for what could be one of the better non-conference matchups of the season. The event includes an array of fan activities as well including indoor and outdoor tailgates.
Go to www.chick-fil-akickoffgame.com for details and tickets.
- Sunday, Sept. 1: NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL’S MOVIES IN THE PARK™ PRESENTS EPIC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Join Northside Hospital as they present free movies throughout the summer at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. Event will take place rain or shine. Face painters will be onsite. No outside food or beverages are allowed with the exception of one bottle of water per guest. The concession areas will be open. Epic is a 2013 3-D computer animated film starring the voices of Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Aziz Ansari with Steven Tyler and Beyoncé Knowles and more. Directed by Chris Wedge.