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Posted: 2:17 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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March 8, 2014 photo
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Zara Hendriksen (left) and Holly Davis try to win a prize at Bubba's Goldfish Game during the Atlanta Fair at Turner Field on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The fair, which runs through April 6, has games, food and nearly 30 different rides.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

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The Atlanta Fair. Through April 6. $1-$8; ride tickets $1.25. Turner Field Gray Parking Lot, 688 Central Ave. S.W., Atlanta. www.atlantafair.com.

132nd Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade. Noon-1:30 p.m. March 15. Midtown Atlanta. www.atlantastpats.com

Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest. 7:30 p.m. March 15. $35; $85 VIP admission. Suwanee Town Center Park, Buford Highway and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. suwaneebeerfest.com.

ShamRock the Station. 2 p.m. March 15. Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. www.atlanticstation.com.

Unity North Atlanta Church Spring Wellness Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15. Free. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-313-5317, www.unitynorth.org.

ShamRock Music, Art & Food Fest. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. March 15. $19.95. Masquerade Music Park, 695 North Ave., Atlanta. 678-642-2973, www.ShamRockMusicFest.com.

Marietta Derby Darlins. Marietta’s roller derby stars open their third season. 3 p.m. March 15. $8-$30. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway S.E., Marietta. www.mariettaderbydarlins.com.

Luckyfest. 1 p.m. March 15. $20. Park Tavern at Piedmont Park, 500 10th St., Atlanta. spiralentertainment.com, www.parktavern.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters. 7:30 p.m. March 15. $28-$56. Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

“Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions.” Through April 13. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

“Whales: Giants of the Deep.” The exhibition  also takes a look at New Zealand’s Maori culture. Through Aug. 24. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6400, fernbankmuseum.org.

“Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens.” Through May 7. Free. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle. 404-727-6861, bit.ly/emory-heaney-exhibition.

“Atlanta Blooms.” Through April 30. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

 

MUSIC

Mint Condition. 8:30 p.m. March 14. $36-$42. Center Stage. $20-$28. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: “Dance with the Dynamic Duo.” Conductor Robert Spano and principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles both take the podium in a concert that includes works by Wagner, Ravel and Stravinsky. March 15 and 16. $24-$75. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

The Music of Ireland: A Saint Patrick’s Day Concert. 8 p.m. March 14. $17-$22; $15-$20 in advance. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-594-7974, www.mosingers.com.

Chris Botti. 8 p.m. March 14. $35-$90. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantasymphony.org.

Tinsley Ellis. 8:30 p.m. March 14. $17.50-$20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Last Waltz Ensemble. March 14. $12 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra: Crescendo Concert. Featuring the winners of the Concerto Competition. 2 p.m. March 15. $10. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Atlanta Master Chorale: Rachmaninoff Vespers. 8 p.m. March 15. $25-$30. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Roxie Watson. 8 p.m. March 15. $15. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse Concert Series: Birds of a Feather, Lashbrooks. 7 p.m. March 15. $10. Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-444-2334, www.aaffm.org, www.steveslivemusic.com.

Texas Georgia Carolina Revue with Angier Wills, David Ezell, Fayssoux McLean, Mill Billy Blues, Eric Taylor. 8 p.m. March 15. $22-$29. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

The Choral Guild of Atlanta: “Russian Masterpieces.” 4 p.m. March 16. $15; $12 senior citizens. St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mount Vernon Road, Atlanta. www.cgatl.org.

Buddy O’Reilly Band’s Irish St. Pat’s Throwdown. 5 and 8 p.m. March 16. $15-$20. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. www.eddiesattic.com.

An Evening with Gerard Edery. 7 p.m. March16. $20; $15 in advance. Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-633-1737, www.orveshalom.org.

Bob Weir and RatDog. 7:30 p.m. March 16. $32-$39.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

The Colourist, Night Terrors of 1927, Wind and the Wave. 8 p.m. March 18. Vinyl. $12-$14. $20-$28. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

The Straits. 8 p.m. March 19. $30-$35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

 

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.” Through 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.

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

“Race.” By David Mamet. Through March 23. $15-$45. True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road S.W., Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849, www.truecolorstheatre.org.

“Boeing Boeing.” Through March 22. $12-23. OnStage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-897-1802, www.onstageatlanta.com.

“Shrek the Musical.” Through March 16. $20-$35. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“The Money in Uncle George’s Suitcase.” Through March 30. $12-$15. Act1 Theater, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989, www.act1theater.com.

“The Great Gatsby.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic. Through March 16. $10-$35. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-641-1260, get.org.

“The Pickup Truck Revue.” Revisits country hits, old and new, in a boot-stomping celebration of music. Through March 16. $15-$20. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Aziz Ansari. 7:30 p.m. March 14. $28-$60. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Atlanta Opera: “Faust.” March 14 and 16. $25-$132. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“Zoë’s Boutique.” March 14-15. $15; $10 in advance. South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park. www.zoesboutique.biz.

Northeast Atlanta Ballet: “Peter Pan.” March 14-16. $11.50-$19.50. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

“August: Osage County.” Through March 23. $8-$14. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave., Newnan. newnantheatre.org.

“Elemeno Pea.” March 14-April 13. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

“Hairspray The Musical.” March 14-23. $12-$15. Atlanta Workshop Players, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-998-8111, atlantaworkshopplayers.com.

“The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes.” 7:30 p.m. March 15, $15 suggested donation. Laurel Springs Community Center, 5355 Laurel Oak Drive, Suwanee. mutantdiaries.com.

Chelsea Handler. 8 p.m. March 15. $49.50-$69.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Bill Maher. 8 p.m. March 15. $42.50-$96.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild Quilt Show. Through March 16. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. www.bhqg.org.

“Birds of Bali.” Photos by Frank Sharp. Through Aug. 24. $16-$18. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org.

“Ideas of March.” Opening reception 6 p.m. March 15. Free. Decatur Market & Gallery, 153 Ponce De Leon Place, Decatur. 404-377-0755, www.decaturgallery.com.

“Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things.” Through May 11. $10 general admission. Museum of Design, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.museumofdesign.org.

“Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door.” Through May 18. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.high.org.

“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.

“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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