March is roaring in like a lion, and bringing with it plenty of culture to North Metro Atlanta. Here are just a few things going on in the region this weekend.
This weekend in Music
Eddie Owen presents Suzanne Westenhoefer and Steff Mahan at Red Clay Theatre this weekend. Westenhoefer, known as the first openly gay comedian to appear on television, joins forces with songwriter Mahan to present a truly unique concert experience. The show will be held at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, March 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets call 404-478-2749 or visit the Eddie Owen Presents website.
The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Orchestral Explorations” on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm. Perfect for the entire family, this concert features selections such as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Strauss’s Serenade for Winds, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Dukas’s Fanfare to precede La Peri, and Britten’s The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. The concert will be held at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. They may be purchased at the door, or by visiting the Atlanta Philharmonic website.
Concertmaster David Coucheron will join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a concert on March 9 and 10. The program includes Schubert’s Overture to Zauberharfe, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Schubert/Berio’s Rendering, and Rossini’s William Tell Overture. There will be an 8pm performance on Saturday and a 3pm matinee on Sunday. All performances will take place in Atlanta Symphony Hall in the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta. Tickets are $23-$67 and may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting the Atlanta Symphony website.
Singer-songwriter Paul Thorn will present a concert on March 9 at 8pm. Presented by Eddie Owen presents, Thorn is touring in support of his latest release, “What the Hell is Going On?” Thorn will be joined by special guest Grace Pettis, for a concert of bluesy rock music that is truly Southern. Tickets are $27 in advance or $30 at the door. The concert will be held March 9 at 8pm at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. For more information, or to purchase tickets call 404-478-2749 or visit the Eddie Owen Presents website.
There will be a Rockin’ Country Jam Concert featuring The Dallas Martin Band, Nathan Ware, and many more Saturday, March 9 at Wild Bills in Duluth. The concert is intended for an adult audience, and only ages 18 and over will be admitted. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 678-473-1000 or visiting the Wild Bills website.
Volume Five will play at Everett’s Music Barn on Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. The Everett Brothers will be the opening act for this bluegrass concert, appropriate for the whole family. The concert will be held at Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee and a $15 donation is requested. For more information call 770-945-5628 or visit the Music Barn website.
The Michael O’Neill Singers will present “The Killer B’s”, March 10 at 3pm. The concert will feature the choir performing works of famous composers whose names begin with the letter B. The concert is appropriate for the entire family and features work by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. The concert will be held at the Roswell United Methodist Church in Roswell. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. They may be purchased by calling 770-594- 7974 or visiting the Michael O’Neill Singers website.
This weekend in Theatre
Lionheart Theatre will open their production of Second Samuel on March 8 at 7:30pm. The show, which is appropriate for ages 13 and older, takes the audience to the small town of Second Samuel, GA. What is the big secret surrounding the death of Miss Gertrude? Find out in this funny and touching comedy! Second Samuel will play at Lionheart Theatre in Norcross through March 24. Tickets are $12-$15 and may be purchased by calling 678-938-8515 or visiting the Lionheart Theatre website.
Fifth Row Center will open their production of Almost Maine on March 8 at 7:30pm. The show is appropriate for ages 10 and older, and looks at the many ways love can be expressed in a relationship. Funny and heartwarming, Almost Maine will play at Fifth Row Center in Flowery Branch through March 17. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 678-357-7359 or visit the Fifth Row Center website.
New London Theatre will open their production of On Golden Pond, March 8 at 8pm. This love story is appropriate for ages 10 and older. On Golden Pond will play at New London Theatre in Snellville through March 24. Tickets are $12.60 and may be purchased by calling 770-559-1484 or by visiting the New London Theatre website.
The Alliance Theatre will open their production of The Whipping Man, March 8 at 8pm. This world premier play was written by Kanoheda Graduate Playwriting Competition winner Matthew Lopez, and presents the story of wounded Jewish Confederate soldier Caleb DeLeon, and his former slaves, Simon and John. The Passover Seder shared by these men examines a time when everything is changing, but certain things still remain the same. The show is appropriate for an audience aged 16 and older. The Whipping Man will play on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre in the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta through April 7. Tickets are $35 for general admission and may be purchased by calling 404-733-5000 or by visiting the Alliance Theatre website.
This weekend in Dance
The Southern Ballet Theatre will present Rapunzel this weekend. This magical, enchanting show is perfect for the whole family. Rapunzel will play at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth March 8-10. Tickets are $11.50-$18.50 and may be purchased by calling 770-813-7500, through Ticketmaster, or by visiting the Southern Ballet Theatre website.
This weekend in Visual Art
Anne Labaire will be the featured artist at Kudzu Art Zone on Friday, March 8. Ms.Labaire will be on hand to answer questions about her work and serve as a guide to the exhibit. This event is free, and will be at the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross from 11am-4pm. For more information call 770-840-9844 or visit the Kudzu Art Zone website.
Catherine Susky and Stan Susky will be the featured artists at Kudzu Art Zone on Saturday, March 9. The artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work and serve as guides to the exhibit. This event is free, and will be at the Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross from 11am-4pm. For more information call 770-840-9844 or visit the Kudzu Art Zone website.