The unseasonably warm spring weather is upon us this weekend, making it the perfect time to get out and sample the local culture. Here is just a few things happening around town this weekend:
This weekend in Music
Atlanta Symphony will host guitarist Milos Karadaglic this weekend. The program, held at Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown, will feature works by Tchaikovsky and Rodrigo. Performances February are February 8 at 8pm and February 10 at 3pm. Tickets are $24-$75 and may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the Atlanta Symphony website.
The Atlanta Symphony will present jazz legend Wynton Marsalis on February 9 at 8pm. The famous trumpeter will be accompanied by Jazz at Lincoln Center, and well feature old standards along with some swinging new tunes. Tickets are $30-$90, and may be reserved by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the Atlanta Symphony website.
The Michael O'Neill Singers will present a concert on February 10 at 4pm. The concert is titled Songs for All Seasons, and features the Kaleidoscope Ensemble. The concert will be held at the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10 for general admission and may be purchased by calling 770-594-7974 or visiting the Michael O'Neill Singers website.
This weekend in Theatre
The 14th Street Playhouse will host the production The Present Day Ruth, February 8-9. This Christian play is based on the biblical characters of Ruth and Boaz. It was adapted from "Waiting with a Purpose- A Guide to Finding Your Boaz" by Anastasia Means-Dallas.The play uses dancing, singing, and humor to retell this lesser known story. The Present Day Ruth will play on the main stage at 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown, February 8 at 7:30pm and February 9 at 3:30 and 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 plus taxes and fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the 14th Street Playhouse website.
Jacquay Waller and DreamCatcher Productions will present Black Man-O-Logues February 9 and 10. This show presents the stories of 9 black men, and explores how black men experience, perceive, and express love. Black Man-O-Logues will play at the 14th St.Playhouse in Midtown, February 9 at 4pm and 8pm, and February 10 at 4pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the 14th Street Playhouse website.
The Aurora Children's Playhouse will present Butterfly Ballad/Balada de las Mariposas on February 9 at 10am. This bilingual show was originally developed for the Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center and follows Katy and Kevin caterpillar as they journey toward becoming butterflies. Piccadilly Puppets will present this show at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. All tickets are $7 and may be reserved by calling 678-226-6222 or visiting the Aurora website.
The Fox Theatre will host Flashdance this weekend. This pop culture phenomenon is now a hit live musical! Performances will be February 9 and 10 at 2pm and 8pm. All performances will be at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Midtown. Tickets are $30-$80 plus taxes and fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling 855-ATL-TIXX or visiting the Fox Theatre website.
This weekend in Dance
The Atlanta Ballet will open their production of Dracula this weekend. The production features music by Philip Feeney, choreography by Michael Pink, and live accompaniment by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. The show features the classic tale of seduction and surrender, so parental discretion is advised. Dracula will play at the Cobb Energy Center in Marietta through February 16. Tickets are $20-$32 and may be purchased by calling 404-892-3303 or by visiting the Atlanta Ballet website.