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Updated: 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 | Posted: 12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

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FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

Snow Mountain. Through Feb. 17. Snow Mountain pass $28. $10 parking per vehicle. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Through Feb. 20 at Regal Cinemas North Point Market 8, Georgia Theatre Company Merchants Walk, Lefont Sandy Springs, United Artists Tara Cinemas 4, Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 18, Westside Cultural Arts Center (Creative Loafing Art Party on Feb. 8 only) and Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium (closing day/night only). 866-214-2072, www.ajff.org.

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus: “Built to Amaze.” Through Feb. 9. Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth; Feb. 12-17. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $14-$130. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

“Citizen Kane.” 8 p.m. Feb 7. $7-$8. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.EarlSmithStrand.org.

Museum of Design Atlanta Film Festival. Feb. 7-9. $10. www.museumofdesign.org.

Big Apple Circus. Through Feb. 17. $20-$80. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Parking Lot A, 1775 Founders Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-922-3772, www.bigapplecircus.org.

Days of the Dead Horror Convention. Feb. 7-9. Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta. www.daysofthedead.net/atlanta/.

Colin Meloy reading. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Kavarna Coffee, 707 E. Lake Drive, Atlanta. www.kavarnadecatur.com

13th Annual Chattahoochee Challenge 10k Race. 7 a.m. Feb. 8. $28 in advance, $35 day of race. http://www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Friends of the Decatur Library Book Sale. 9 a.m. Feb. 8. Free. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

Oysterfest 2014. 1 p.m. Feb. 8. $25. Park Tavern, 500 10th St., Atlanta. www.spiralentertainment.com.

UniverSoul Circus. Feb. 12-March 2. $27.85-$38.85. Turner Field’s Green Lot. 755 Hank Aaron Drive S.E., Atlanta. www.ticketmaster.com.

 

MUSIC

Masters of Soul. A celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined soul music. From the Roswell Presents series. 8 p.m. Feb 7. $25-$35. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232, www.roswellpresents.com.

An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel. 8 p.m. Feb 7. $65. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-413-9849, rialto.gsu.edu.

Emory Jazz Fest: Gary Motley Trio and Barbara Morrison. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $15-$20. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Angelique Kidjo. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $37.50-$40. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

10 Years with Trapper Schoepp. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $15. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Panic! At the Disco. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Sebadoh. 9 p.m. Feb. 7. $20. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Guitarist Ed Gerhard. 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 8. $35; $30 in advance. The Six String Social Club, Ragamuffin Music Hall, 585 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-365-7738, www.sixstringsocialclub.com.

The Atlanta’s Woman’s Chorus: “Finding Her Here: In and Out of Love.”
7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $25. Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. awchorus.org.

Soweto Gospel Choir. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $44-$72. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta. www.rialtocenter.org.

Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60. A touring celebration of the beloved festival.
8 p.m. Feb. 8. $40-$50. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

POSTPONED: Corey Smith. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $25-$35. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com. Concert postponed until May

Richie Ramone. Feb. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Bombadil. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $10. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Peter Fletcher. Pro-Mozart presents classical guitarist Fletcher in concert. 3 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-667-4700, www.MozartAtlanta.com.

Harp is Everywhere. 4 p.m. Feb. 9. $10 suggested donation. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-0675, www.dunwoodyumc.org.

Handel and Mozart: Music for Choir, Organ, and Chamber Orchestra.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Sandy Springs. holyinnocents.org.

Yuck. 9 p.m. Feb. 10. $12. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

“Romeo & Juliet.” Through March 30 (in repertory with “Taming of the Shrew” and “Much Ado About Nothing”). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.

“Much Ado About Nothing.” Feb. 8-March 28 (in repertory with “Taming of the Shrew” and “Romeo & Juliet”). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.

“The Taming of the Shrew.” Through March 29 (in repertory with “Romeo & Juliet” and “Much Ado About Nothing”). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.

“The Geller Girls.” Through Feb. 9. $25-$65. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.alliancetheatre.org.

“Six Degrees of Separation.” Through Feb. 9.  $26-$45. Actor’s Express (at King Plow Arts Center), 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469,  www.actors-express.com.

“The Book Club Play.” Through Feb. 23. $25-$45. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

“Brave New Works.” Presented by the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory. Through Feb. 15. Free. Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

“The Book of Mormon.” Through Feb. 9. $65-$175. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 1-855-285-8499, broadwayinatlanta.com, foxtheatre.org.

“Weather Rocks.” Through Mar 23. $16.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

“Keep on the Sunny Side.” Through Feb. 16. $15-$25. Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 770-306-3343, www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“On Golden Pond.” Through Feb. 16. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net.

“The Best of Enemies.” Through Feb. 23. Theatrical Outfit, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-528-1500, www.theatrical outfit.org.

“Wall Street Wedding.” Through March 1. $15-$25. Pinch ‘n Ouch Theatre, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.pnotheatre.org.

Katt Williams. 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8. $46.50-$125. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.atlantaciviccenter.com.

Push Dance Company. Feb. 7-8. $25. Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-894-2787, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.

“Little Women.” Feb. 7-23. New London Theatre, 2338 Henry Clower Blvd. SW, Snellville. 770-559-1484, www.newlondontheatre.org.

“Beached Wails.” CenterStage North presents a play by Topher Payne. Feb. 7-22. $15. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-331-0079, www.centerstagenorth.org.

Atlanta Ballet: “Romeo et Juliette.” Feb. 7-15. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com

Carmen Morales, Larry Fulford. Feb. 7-8. $12. Bonkerz Comedy Club, 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 770-992-5688, roswell.bonkerzcomedy.com.

“The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln.” 7 p.m. Feb. 9. $45-$75. Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1025 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Atlanta. 770-955-1408, nwuuc.org.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Sheila Pree Bright: “Invisible Suburbia.” Through Feb. 28. Free with regular tour admission. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-992-1731, www.roswellroots.com.

“Go West! Art of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” Through April 13. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org.

“Rendering Atlanta.” Through Feb. 28. Free. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Ongoing. $16-$24; $16 ages 4-12; $22 senior citizens; $30 combo ticket with “Bodies … The Exhibition.” Premier Exhibition Center, Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.

“Bodies … The Exhibition.” Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.

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