Friday, August 26, 2011

Atlanta Events This Weekend - August 26-28, 2011

Here's what's going on in Atlanta this weekend.  Check us out every Friday for updates on future Atlanta Events.

Friday, August 26
Harlem Nights is located at 201 Courtland St

Saturday, August 27

Live performances by
Chrisette Michele :: The Pharcyde :: The Cool Kids :: The Foreign Exchange :: Anthony David
:: Tortured Soul :: Anoop Densi :: Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest with Special Guests
Doors at 12pm
Performances begin at 1pm SHARP
Buy your general admission tickets asap

CosmoLava Lounge
4 levels, 6 bars
Mainstream, Dance, Hip-Hop, House, 80s
45 13th St Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-6189Open Wed-Fri 7pm-3am; Sat 8pm-3am

@ Compound
1008 Brady Ave, Atlanta, GA 30318
Free For You & A Guest Until Midnight Through GA or $20 VIP All Night w/ eMail Pass
For Table Reservations & VIP: 404.898.1702

Daytime Events-
Cirque du Soleil
They won’t be bringing the distinctive tents this time around, but the fanciful Cirque du
Soleil folks will still inspire wonder and amazement with “Dralion,” their latest
production. The show is at Philips Arena this week and at Gwinnett Arena next week.

Music, arts: Nophest is a showcase for up-and-coming talent and left-field experimentalism
in music and art in East Atlanta Village. It’s happening nightly through Aug. 27. $7.50
one-day passes in advance, $10 at the door. All venues are on Flat Shoals Avenue, including
529 at 529 Flat Shoals Ave. N.E., Atlanta.
Comedy: Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and star of “Weeds” Kevin Nealon brings
his stand-up comedy to the Punchline in Sandy Springs Aug. 26-27.

Festival: Get your fill of the tasty treats (and live entertainment) at Kennesaw’s annual
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival.  The free event takes place at Adams Park Aug. 26-27.

In the days of Jim Crow laws, the Green Book let black tourists know where it was safe to
stay. In the new drama “The Green Book,” a black military officer, his wife and a Holocaust
survivor meet in one of those tourist homes in 1953. The Theatrical Outfit production
continues at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta through Sept. 11. Check out
our preview of the play.

In Pinch ‘n Ouch Theatre’s “Body Awareness,” “Body Awareness Week” at Vermont’s rural
Shirley State College gets a jolt when a photographer shows up with his passel of images of
naked women. The show continues at 7 Stages Theater through Aug. 28.

Theatre in the Square presents “On Golden Pond,” best known from the film version with
Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. The show continues through Sept. 11 at the company’s
home on the square in Marietta.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company begins a new project. They’ll be doing all of Shakespeare’s
comedies in the order in which they were written, and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is up
first. The show continues through Sept. 30 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. “The
Taming of the Shrew” is the second of Shakespeare’s comedies, and it joins “Two Gentlemen”
in repertory through Oct. 1.

Fishy tales are told in “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de
Rougemont (As Told By Himself),” the latest production from Serenbe Playhouse in 
Chattahoochee Hills. The show continues through Aug. 27.

Take a look behind the scenes as Broadway hopefuls audition in “A Chorus Line.”
Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre does the memorable Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which
runs through Sept. 4.

“The Ugly Duckling” gets an update and a lakeside setting — which incorporates the water —
in this Serenbe Playhouse production. Through Aug. 28 in the Serenbe community in
Chattahoochee Hills.

“Three Sistahs” is a blues and pop musical set in 1969 about three sisters – an idealistic
activist, a suburban housewife and a diligent professor – as they gather for the third year
in a row for a funeral. The show  continues through Aug. 28 at the Horizon Theatre
Company’s Little Five Points home.

Festival: An artists’ market, food vendors, live performance stages and a children’s fun
center highlight the ninth annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Get a taste of some
great local food and wine at the ticketed Corks & Forks event. Aug. 27-28. Free; tickets
for Corks & Forks — A Fine Food & Wine Event are $35 per day, or $60 for both days.

Families, wildlife: Learn about those slithering and often misunderstood reptiles at the
Cochran Mill Nature Center’s Snake Day Festival, which begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at the
Palmetto facility.

Festival, beer: Quench your thirst at the German Bierfest Atlanta, happening in Woodruff
Park 2-7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Sunday, August 28

Food, families: Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream at the seventh annual
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’. There will also be ice cream eating and stacking contests,
music, popcorn, face painting and children’s games at this  benefit for the Drake House.
The fun begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 on the Historic Roswell Town Square.

Music: Genre-busting Detroit rocker Kid Rock returns to Atlanta, bringing along one-time
duet partner Sheryl Crow. The pair had a Top 10 hit in 2003 with “Picture.” The show starts
at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood with Leroy Powell and the Messengers.

Movie: “Flesh and the Devil,” the silent film classic starring a radiant young Greta Garbo,
screens at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta at 3 p.m.Aug. 28.

Music: Christian music ministry Truth has been re-activated for a 40th Anniversary tour,
which comes to Dunwoody Baptist Church at 6 p.m.  Aug. 28. This is a free show, but an
offering will be received.

Music: Beloved Christian singer Sandi Patty is joined by Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson,
Heather Payne and the Mount Paran Choir for a concert at Mount Paran Church of God. The
concert begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 28.

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