Several venues to choose from, take a look at what is happening in Cobb County this week.
WED-SUN JAN 18-FEB 12 – TROUBADOUR PERFORMANCE – Atlanta’s Tony Award® winning Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce the its upcoming world premiere musical, Troubadour, by playwright Janece Shaffer (The Geller Girls, Broke) with original music by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush. Set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour is a romantic comedy about an unlikely group of friends whose unconventional style changes the course of country music. The cast includes Atlanta-based actor Andrew Benator (Disgraced, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest); Nashville-based singer-songwriter and actor Sylvie Davidson; country music singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer Radney Foster; Atlanta-based actor and singer-songwriter Rob Lawhon (Songs to Grow On, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County); Atlanta-based actor Bethany Anne Lind (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Foote), and Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and finalist of the NBC hit television series “The Voice,” Zach Seabaugh.
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Tickets start at $20 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets are also available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/troubadour. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown.
SAT JAN 21 – STRAND OLE OPRY – 8-10 The Strand is excited to present it’s very own Strand Ole Opry! Following in the footsteps of a great southern tradition, this concert will transport patrons to the old south with beautiful vocals and live band accompaniment. Songs will include favorites like Church In The Wildwoods, Tennessee Waltz, Big Iron, In the Pines, Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory), and many more! Tickets are $18.00-$20.00 and may be purchased online at earlsmithstrand.org. Online ticketing fees can be avoided by purchasing at box office over the phone at 770.293.0080 or in person at 117 North Park Square Marietta, GA 30060.
SAT JAN 21 – OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE – 8 p.m., The 2017 Encore Series kicks off with a performance from the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Other upcoming shows in the Encore Series include Andy Williams Moon River and Me (featuring Jimmy Osmond) on Feb. 4, and the Buckinghams on Feb. 28. Season pass for $180. Individual ticket sales for shows can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre is located inside of the Cobb County Civic Center at 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.
MON JAN 23 – MARIETTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON – We have the honor of having Lt. Governor Casey Cagle as our guest speaker. Luncheon will be held at Noon at the Radisson Atlanta NW Hotel, 1775 Parkway Place SE, Marietta, GA 30076. Sponsored by Chattahoochee Technical College and Marietta High School Career Pathways program. For more details and to register, please visit www.mariettabusiness.biz
SAT JAN 28 – BOOK, CD & DVD SWAP – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation hosts this swap at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive from 8-11am. Drop off gently used or new items on Thursday and Friday January 26-27 from 12-8pm. Receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap”. For more info, visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com or call 770-422-9714. Volunteers are welcome too.
SAT-SUN JAN 28 & 29 – TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS – 9:30am-5pm both days, Hosted by the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Come see new model train layouts, interactive models, crafts, music and more! Museum admission for the event is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under as well as Museum members. Pre-sale tickets will be available online beginning in January, so save time and skip the line by buying tickets early! For more information, call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058 or visit southernmuseum.org.
THU FEB 2 – ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – ABA’s February Luncheon will feature Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood with his annual State of the City presentation. NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw 30144. Networking starts at 11:00 a.m. The luncheon is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. To make a reservation, call 770-423-1330 or visit www.acworthbusiness.org.
SAT FEB 4 – ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE GRAND OPENING – Celebrate our newest location with us! Several events scheduled: 9am-Board Cutting, 10am, 1pm & 3pm-Finishing Techniques with Chris Marshall, 11am – Joinery Free Demo and more! Visit www.rcklr.co/kennesaw for more info! Located at 425 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy, Ste 1120 in Kennesaw.
SAT FEB 4 – DEPARTURE: A Journey Tribute Band – at the Strand on the Square 8-10 pm. Is there a better way to spend your night than rocking out to the face-meltingly awesome hits of everyone’s favorite classic rock supergroup? We didn’t think so, so we’re bringing back DEPARTURE: The Journey Tribute Band this February! Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased online at earlsmithstrand.org. Online ticketing fees can be avoided by purchasing at box office over the phone at 770.293.0080 or in person at 117 North Park Square Marietta, GA 30060.
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