Up Coming Events Starting May 3

On the home stretch to summer – lots of events going on to enjoy with your family, check out this article for events starting May 3. Dont miss your chance to see our new GBI director, Vic Reynolds in on stage!

Movie Palace Radio Hour

May 3-5, the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra team up to present Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and the Shadow where dastardly villains, intrepid heroes, and the thrilling days of yesteryear come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast performed live on The Strand stage for one weekend only.

Movie Palace Radio Hour is a radio drama double feature that recreates the classic stories of the heroic Lone Ranger and the mysterious Shadow with live actors, sound effects created in real time, and full orchestra accompaniment by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra performed live on The Strand stage.

This show will feature a live Foley artist using a variety of objects to recreate iconic sound effects like the rattling hoof beats of the Lone Ranger’s trusty steed Silver, and the swish of The Shadow’s trademark cape. In addition, The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will be lending their considerable musical talents to the production by supplying a myriad of inventive instrumental sound effects, as well as performing a full orchestral overture at the top of each act.

Principal cast for Movie Palace Radio Hour include Vic Reynolds as the Lone Ranger and Matt Goodson as The Shadow. Reynolds is a real-time white hat lawman, serving as Cobb County District Attorney from 2012 until the beginning of 2019 when he was appointed the Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Goodson is an Atlanta based performer who has spent the last five years lending his talent to the performance of live and studio-recorded audio dramas with The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Additional cast includes Jeffrey Hunt, Caitlin Roe, Zach Roe, Olivia McCurley, Thomas Cage, Quinn Bozza, Grant Marshall, Darius Francis, Barry Lancaster, Alex McCurley, and Foley artist Johnny Gravely.

Movie Palace Radio Hour: The Adventures of the Lone Ranger and the Shadow runs for one weekend only on May 3rd, 4th, and 5th at The Strand. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.strandmarietta.org, over the phone at 770.293.0080, or at the box office at 117 North Park Square. Online convenience fees can be avoided by purchasing over the phone or at the box office window during business hours. The box office is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to noon on Saturdays, and two hours before show time.


Join Kennesaw’s Cemetery Preservation Commission as we celebrate DECORATION DAY on Saturday, May 4 from 10am to 2pm at the Kennesaw City Cemetery in downtown Kennesaw. The time will be dedicated to beautifying Kennesaw’s Historic Cemetery.  Cleaning supplies will be provided, courtesy of the City of Kennesaw. This is a time-honored tradition for those of us who live in the South. Free hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and music. All are welcomed to come and participate! (In the event of rain the event will be held May 11)

May-Retta Daze on the Square in Marietta

May-Retta Daze is a two-day art, crafts & music outdoor festival held on May 4 & 5, 2019 at the Historic Marietta Square. The 2019 Festival features an expansion of exhibitors and artists showcasing handmade goods including painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, glass, fabric, soap, candles and more. In addition to a wide variety of arts & crafts, the new Music Festival will showcase various live acoustical music performances. Local musical talents will perform throughout both Festival days on the stage inside Glover Park. (Photo credit: City of Marietta)

The Music Festival will also include a free Saturday night concert at 7:00 p.m. featuring Chris Stalcup & The Grange. Chris Stalcup & The Grange is a Georgia born and bred Roots-Rock band that has shared the stage with Shooter Jennings, Lucero, .38 Special and more. The release of 2014’s “Dixie Electric Company” put the band on the map of the Americana and Alt-Country music scene. With their critically acclaimed sophomore effort in 2016, “Downhearted Fools” on DirtLeg Records the band received Press putting them in the company of Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell. With a diehard following built from several years touring the Southeast, the band is poised to release their 3rd album this year. The concert is free.

There is something for everyone with festival food, kid’s zone and live music. Bring the entire family to shop, relax and soak up the sounds on the Marietta Square.
WHEN: May 4 & 5, 2019; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday Night Concert 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060

Calendar of Events

SAT MAY 4 ACWORTH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL – Held at Dallas Landing Park the event takes place from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Dragon boats are 40 foot long boats with the head and tail of a dragon on each end, filled with 20 paddlers, a drummer, and steer person competing in a high energy race on the water. You can get involved multiple ways including being a sponsor, forming a team, or by simply coming out to Dallas Landing to support the teams as they race. Please visit www.acworthdragonboatfestival.com for more information.

SAT MAY 4 ARTSTATION AND THE MAKER STATION POP CULTURE ART SHOW. Come celebrate this new partnership with a pop culture themed art show and STEAM event from 1-5 on May 4th at the Art Station-Big Shanty. The show will highlight geek and popular themed art by local artists, hands on activities by The Maker Station, STEAM projects from the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and robots from Mt. Paran’s Eagle Robotics Team. The Artstation is located at 2050 Kennesaw Due West Rd., Kennesaw. (770)514-5930. More info at www.artstationcobb.org.

MONDAYS May 6 – August 26 KENNESAW FARMER’S MARKET AND DINNER AT THE DEPOT. The Farmer’s Market & Dinner at the Depot returns May 6th on Monday evenings at the Depot. The season will go until AUGUST 26th with no events on Memorial Day, the week of July 4th. Hours for FM are 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Dinner at the Depot will start at 5:30 pm and go until 8:30 pm. The Farmer’s Market is rain or shine and guests should follow the Dinner at the Depot Facebook page for updates on trucks, entertainment and weather closures at https://www.facebook.com/Dinner-at-the-Depot.

TUES MAY 7 AND MAY 14 COMMUNITY FORUM hosted by Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission PUBLIC Art Master Plan. Local business owners, residents and art enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the plan’s key findings and recommendations at two community forums being held at the Ben Robertson Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 14th. There will be opportunities at the community forums for the public to provide input on creative placemaking priorities. The draft master plan is available at www.KennesawArt.com and the City of Kennesaw website. For more information on the community forums and upcoming art and culture opportunities, like the City of Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission on Facebook.