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Forsythia Festival
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The Forsythia Festival is March 8-9 in the city of Forsyth, south of Atlanta. In addition to live entertainment, the annual festival includes arts and crafts for sale, children's fair, a 5K and one-mile fun run.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“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.

11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering. Through March 8. $7-$10. Booth Western Art Museum, 501 N. Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, boothmuseum.org.

Spring Into Summer Boatshow. March 7-9. $5-$8. Convention Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

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.

Forsythia Festival. March 8-9. Free. 68 N. Lee St. Forsyth. www.forsythiafestival.com. | MORE Spring Festivals

Lepre*CON 2014. 3 p.m. March 8. $25. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. www.parktavern.com.

Welcome to Night Vale. 7:30 p.m. March 7. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. rialto.gsu.edu. Read more here.

 

MUSIC

Shawn Mullins Birthday Bash. March 7-8. $22-$25. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra First Fridays. Jeffrey Khaner is the soloist for the ASO debut of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Flute Concerto. The orchestra will also perform works by Ravel and Mozart. 6:30 p.m. March 7. $24. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantasymphony.org.

The Black Lips, Deerhunter. 8:30 p.m. March 7. $20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

John Sebastian. 8 p.m. March 7. $35. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 678- 819-9100, www.unitynorth.org, www.johnsebastian.com.

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. March 7. $10-$12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Rathborn, Streets of Laredo. 9 p.m. March 7. $10. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Audra McDonald with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m.
March 8. $37.50-$147.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantasymphony.org.

The Grahams and Lily Hiatt. March 8. $8 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

St. Vincent. 8 p.m. March 8. $25-$28. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Kindred the Family Soul. 9 p.m. March 8. Center Stage. $20-$28. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Willie Sugarcapps. March 8. $15 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Performing works by Beethoven and Vaughan Williams. 3 p.m. March 8. $10-$25. Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. 770-429-7016, www.georgiasymphony.org.

Pro-Mozart’s Scholarship-Competition Final Round. 2 p.m. March 9. Free. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Sandy Springs. 404-667-4700, www.MozartAtlanta.com.

Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series: “The Best of Broadway.” 3 p.m. March 9. The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, 1440 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-222-3700, www.jewishconcertseries.org.

Riverside Chamber Players. 3 p.m. March 9. $10-$15. Bridge to Grace Church, 2385 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-355-2556, www.riversidechamberplayers.org.

Chamber Cartel: “Four Thousand Holes.” 7 p.m. March 9. Pay what you can. Erikson Clock, 364 Nelson St. S.W., Atlanta. 678-620-9320, www.chambercartel.com.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. 8 p.m. March 9. $10-$12. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester. 8 p.m. March 8. $44-$72. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. rialtocenter.org.

Sharon Corr. 7:30 p.m. March 9. $25-$27.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Atlanta Opera: Faust. 8 p.m. March 8 and 7:30 p.m. March 11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. cobbenergycentre.com. Read more here.

“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.

“Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.” Through March 9. $10-$40. Synchronicity Theatre at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“Making God Laugh.” Through March 9. $18-$25. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-469-1105, www.artstation.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.

Erin Foley. March 6-9. $15-$25. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 877-523-3288, laughingskulllounge.com.

Michael McDonald. March 6-8. $20-$25. Atlanta Improv Comedy Club, 56 E. Andrews Drive N.W., Atlanta. 678-244-3612, www.theimprovatlanta.com.

Southern Ballet Theatre: “Rapunzel.” March 7-9. $14.50-$18.50. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Presented by the Capital City Opera Company. March 7-9. $30-$40. Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-301-8013, www.ccityopera.org.

“The Money in Uncle George’s Suitcase.” March 7-30. $12-$15. Act1 Theater, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989, www.act1theater.com.

“Once.” Through March 9. $30-$90. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.foxtheatre.org.

 

VISUAL ARTS

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

“Sky Light: Landscapes, Traditional & Contemporary.” Through March 9. $5. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-364-8555, museum.oglethorpe.edu .

Atlanta Photography Group Push Pin Show. Through March 9. Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, 75 Bennett St. N.W., Suite B-1, Atlanta. www.apgphoto.org.

“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.

“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.

“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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