February is quickly coming to an end, but before it does we have one more weekend to get out and enjoy the local culture. The North Metro Atlanta arts community is buzzing this weekend, and it is a perfect time to take in a performance or two. Here are just a few things to check out this weekend.
This weekend in Music
Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen joins Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this weekend. The concert program will include selections by Verdi, Respighi, and Brahms. Performances will be in Atlanta symphony hall, located in the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta on February 21-23 at 8pm. Tickets are $24-$75 and may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the Atlanta Symphony website.
The Fox Theatre will host the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert February 23 at 7:30pm. The concert features an all star line up including Anthony Hamilton, Bass All-Stars, Bone Crusher, Bow Wow, Da Brat, Dem Franchize Boyz, Dondria, Fresco Kane, INOJ, Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, J-Kwon, Kris Kross, LIL Jon, Ludacris, Nelly, Youngbloodz, Xscape and a special surprise guest. Tickets are $56.15-$267.35 and may be purchased by calling 855-ATL-TIXX or visiting the Fox Theatre website.
This weekend in Theatre
7 Stages Theatre will open their world premier production of Angry Fags, February 21 at 8pm. The play, written by local playwright Topher Nixon-Payne, is described as "a comedy with a body count". Cooper and Bennett are not a gay couple- just a couple of gays. When one of their friends is the victim of an assault outside a local bar, they feel helpless, frightened, and then they feel something new: pure, unfiltered rage. Angry Fags asks the question “Is anyone really afraid of gay guys?” This dark comedy explores the ideas of gay terrorism and the hypocrisy of American politics. Due to content and language Angry Fags is recommended for an adult audience. Angry Fags will play at 7 Stages in Atlanta through March 17. Tickets are $15-$20 plus taxes and fees, and may be purchased by calling 404-523-7647 or by visiting the 7 Stages website.
New Dawn Theater will open their production of Enchanted April February 21 at 8pm. The show will play at New Dawn Theater in Duluth through March 10. Tickets are $12-$15 and may be purchased by calling 678-887-5015 or by visiting the New Dawn website.
Rising Stars Productions will open a production of Little Bo Peep on February 21. Based on the classic children's nursery rhyme, the show presents a story of friendship and forgiveness with plenty of audience participation. Little Bo Peep will play at New Dawn Theater in Duluth through March 9. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door and may be purchased by calling 678-887-5015 or by visiting the New Dawn website.
The OurSong cabaret presents Heart of Desire beginning February 22 at 8pm. This cabaret show is a fun-filled night of songs from the stage, popular music, and original songs that relate to the heart. Heart of Desire will play at 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta through February 22 and 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and include tax. Prepaid parking is also available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the 14th Street Playhouse website.
Actors Express will again host Libby's at the Express beginning on February 22. Back for a 5th season, this cabaret show features the voice and showmanship of Atlantas' Libby Whittemore. Libby's at the Express will play at Actors Express in Atlanta through February 24. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased by calling 404-875-1606 or by visiting the Actor's Express website.
DramaTech, the student run theatre organization for Georgia Tech, will present the play After the Quake this weekend. In the aftermath of a terrible earthquake, a writer fueled by heartbreak heals a broken little girl, while a menacing frog saves Tokyo from an enormous worm. After the Quake will play at Georgia Tech through March 2. Tickets are $5-$10 and may be purchased by calling 404-894-3481 or visiting the DramaTech website.
Alliance Theatre will open their production of Charlottes Web on February 23 at 3:30pm. Perfect for the entire family, Charlottes Web presents this children's classic tale of Charlotte and Wilbur with the added excitement of acrobatics. Charlottes Web will play at the Alliance Theatre located in the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta through March 10. Tickets are $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the Alliance website.
The OTC Comedy Troupe will present the Improvelution Games on February 23 at 8pm. A new show every time, OTC Comedy takes audience suggestions and uses them to create a whole new show on the spot. Winner of the 2012 ArtWorks Gwinnett Community Impact Award for a Performing Arts Group, this hilarious comedy troupe is not to be missed! OTC Comedy will play at Lionheart Theatre in Norcross February 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 678-938-8518 or visiting the Lionheart website.
This weekend in Dance
ART Station will present the revival of Tip Tap Two this weekend. Back by popular demand, Taps and Tre are back with some of the most phenomenal tap dancing in the USA. Tap Tap Two will play at ART Station in Stone Mountain through February 24. Tickets are $21-$25 and may be purchased by calling 770-469-1105 or by visiting the ART Station website.