Friday, March 3, 2017

Atlanta Events: March 2017

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Science-fiction comedy
March 3 - 5, 2017
32 miles NE
Filled with Dragon Con sensibilities, Sweep features two time-traveling women with broomsticks who sweep mistakes into oblivion at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville (adult language). Discount tickets $10.
Jewish Music Festival
March 3 - 19, 2017
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.
Drama about schools
March 3 - 19, 2017
13 miles SW
Exit Strategy is a “gripping and timely” [Philadelphia Tribune] story about teachers and students fighting to keep their public school open at Southwest Arts Center for age 15+. Discount tickets $18.
March 3 - 31, 2017
1 mile east
Professional magician Peter Morrison performs classical magic and comedy at the Atlanta Magic Theater. Discount tickets $15.
March 3 - 31, 2017
multiple locations
These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.
Cardboard-costume event
March 4, 2017 (7 p.m.)
0 miles
Cardboard*Con is about making cheap science-fiction and fantasy cardboard costumes to wear, and then roaming among downtown hotels.
Pub crawl
March 4, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)
2 miles NE
A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes a free drink at multiple venues plus food discounts.
Family obstacle course
March 4, 2017 (unless windy)
2.2 miles NE
You and your kids age 3+ can take the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, which includes 10 fitness stations in Piedmont Park. Free, but nearby rides are not free.
Oyster festival
March 4, 2017 (2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. music)
2.5 miles NE
Oyster Crawfish Festival has live New Orleans music with oysters and crawfish for sale at the Park Tavern for age 21+.
Beer, bourbon, barbecue
March 4, 2017 (2 p.m., VIP noon)
3 miles north
Sample 60 beers and 40 bourbons, eat barbecue, and hear music at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.
No technology party
March 4, 2017 (12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
5.4 miles north
Turn off your cellphone and stop talking about work at Unplug Atlanta. It promises beer & chocolate tasting, live body painting, live music, and games at SweetWater Brewing Company. Get tickets at the door unless you want to register for the 11:30 a.m. yoga.
Monster trucks
March 4 - 5, 2017
1 mile SW
Big trucks with big wheels make big noise and excitement at Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome.
Sleeping Beauty ballet
March 4 - 5, 2017
27 miles NW
Georgia Ballet performs the classic story of Sleeping Beauty with beautiful costumes, lush sets, and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score in Powder Springs. Discount tickets $16.
Family show
March 4 - 12, 2017
2.5 miles north
The Adventures of Mighty Bug is a comic-book-style adventure that combines shadow and body puppets with digital and overhead projections, and teaches a bit of science at Center for Puppetry Arts for age 4+. Crafts afterwards. Discount tickets $11.
Irish music
March 7, 2017 (8 p.m.)
2.3 miles north
The Chieftans play their unique blend of traditional Irish and modern music at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Dscount tickets $23.
Elvis Presley tribute
March 9, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)
1 mile north
Elvis Lives features contest-winning performers as Elvis Presley at four points in his career, backed by a live orchestra, singers, and dancers at Fox TheatreDiscount tickets $31.
East Point dinner show
March 10, 2017 (7 p.m.)
8.5 miles SW
Jazz Age Jeopardy is a 1920s whodunit with a buffet-style dinner, a few glasses of wine, and audience participation solving a crime. Discount tickets $37.
Chocolate and Art Show
March 10 - 11, 2017 (8 p.m.)
3.7 miles SW
The Chocolate and Art Show features artists, live body painting, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate at The B Complex for age 21+. Discount tickets $15.
Ballet: Beauty and the Beast
March 10 - 12, 2017
31.4 miles NE
Based on the popular film, Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young woman (Belle) and a young prince under a witch’s curse (Beast) performed by Perimeter Ballet in Johns Creek. Discount tickets $11.
St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls
March 10 - 18, 2017
Atlanta locations
These events usually include drink specials and party souvenirs, with no cover charges at multiple bars.
Quilts in a mansion
March 10 - 19, 2017
21 miles north
See hundreds of locally made quilts at the Quilt Show in historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell.
Brunch festival
March 11, 2017 (noon, VIP 11 a.m.)
1.7 miles NE
Enjoy tasty bites from 20 restaurants and beverages (Bloody Marys, Mimosas, beer, and wine) with music from a pop tribute band at Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station for age 21+. No pets.
Daffodil Day
March 11, 2017
2 miles SE
See flowers, shop for plants, hear talks, and take garden walks during Daffodil Day, with kids’ activities at Oakland Cemetery. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day parade
March 11, 2017 (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
2.2 miles north
The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade has 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands in Midtown that go south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE.
St. Patrick’s Day party
March 11, 2017 (2 p.m. to closing)
2.5 miles NE
Join the crowd wearing green costumes at Lepre*Con, which has zany contests and two stages of music outside Park Tavern for age 21+.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration
March 11, 2017 (1 to 10 p.m.)
3 miles north
Shamrock the Station begins at 1 p.m. with kids’ activities and Irish dancing and then adds live music at 5 p.m. with beer in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Irish costumes and accents optional.
Forsythia Festival
March 11 - 12, 2017
62 miles SE
Forsythia Festival features 100 juried arts-and-crafts vendors, live entertainment, a children’s fair, a 5K, and a one-mile fun run in Forsyth. No pets. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day party
March 11 & 17, 2017
6 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival has bars, live music, and Irish dancers on Buckhead Avenue outside Fado.
Fun basketball show
March 11 & 18, 2017 (2 and 7 p.m.)
1 mile NE
The Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy.
Shamrock race
March 12, 2017
3 miles north
Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (kids fun run, 5K, and 10K) with Irish entertainment that begins at Atlantic Station.
Shari Lewis legacy
March 12, 2017 (3 p.m.)
39 miles SW
If you loved Shari Lewis and her lovable puppet friend, you’ll love A Lamb Chop Celebration! starring her ventriloquist daughter with audience participation and a video retrospective about Shari Lewis in Newnan for all ages. Discount tickets $2.50.
Science festival
March 14 - 25, 2017
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate local science and technology.
Cocktails at the aquarium
March 17, 2017
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea. Visit the website to buy tickets and see the theme.
St. Patrick’s Day in Smyrna
March 17 - 18, 2017
15.6 miles NW
Smyrna St. Patrick’s Day Fest promises live music both days, plus a green fountain and kids’ activities on Saturday in and around Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna.
Marathon & fitness expo
March 17 - 19, 2017
0.5 miles west
The Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon begin and end Sunday at Centennial Olympic Park. A free Health & Fitness Expo is Friday and Saturday in Omni Hotel at CNN Center.
Craft show
March 17 - 19, 2017
11 miles NW
Find 225 contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home-decor artists at the American Craft Council Atlanta Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.
Dance of the slaves
March 18, 2017 (2 and 7:30 p.m.)
11 miles east
The Secrets of Slave Songs tells the story of slavery from failed escape attempts to the triumph of liberation through dramatic movement and traditional Negro spirituals at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur. Discount tickets $10.
Beer festival
March 18, 2017 (1 p.m., VIP noon)
32 miles NE
Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest offers tastes of 300 craft beers, local restaurant food, and live entertainment at Suwanee Town Center Park.
Welsh festival
March 18, 2017
47 miles NW
WelshFest has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, kids’ area, and kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Free.
Model Train Show
March 18 - 19, 2017
11 miles NW
The Model Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre.
Restaurant week
March 18 - 26, 2017
11 miles south
Get a special deal on a lunch or dinner meal at a dozen restaurants during ATL Airport District Restaurant Week in East Point and College Park.
Family event
March 19, 2017 (10 a.m.)
0.3 miles west
Register online for Be Healthy Georgia Festival, which includes two kids’ races (ages 1-6 and 7-14), games, sports activities, team mascots, and a fitness expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Free.
Auto show
March 22 - 26, 2017
0.5 miles west
Atlanta International Auto Show includes 400 new cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.
Musical: 9 to 5
March 23 - April 2, 2017
7.6 miles NE
OnStage Atlanta performs 9 to 5, based on the hit movie about a bad boss, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton in Decatur. Discount tickets $13.
Ballet: Beauty and the Beast
March 24 - 25, 2017
22.6 miles north
Based on the popular film, Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young woman (Belle) and a young prince under a witch’s curse (Beast) performed by Atlanta Dance Theatre in Roswell. Discount tickets $12.
Home show
March 24 - 26, 2017
11 miles NW
Spring Atlanta Home Show is billed as Georgia’s largest home show and features 350 home-improvement companies at Cobb Galleria Centre. Repeats in Sept.
Film festival
March 24 - April 2, 2017
Atlanta locations
The Atlanta Film Festival shows a wide variety of films, mostly at the Plaza Theatre and 7 Stages Theatre.
Cherry blossom festival - Macon
March 24 - April 2, 2017
85 miles SE
International Cherry Blossom Festival includes 80 events, a parade, arts & crafts, concerts, food trucks, a street party, and 300,000 flowering cherry trees.
Silent disco dance
March 25, 2017 (3 to 9 p.m.)
1 mile SE
To join Hush Hush, reserve a headset with three music channels, pick it up before 5 p.m., and follow the crowd every two hours to a different bar on Edgewood Avenue. A light shows which channel you’re hearing.
Bacon festival
March 25, 2017 (1 to 6 p.m.)
2.4 miles NE
Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, local bands, games, and beer at BaconFest outdoors at 569 Ezzard Street for age 21+.
Doggie field day
March 25, 2017
17 miles NE
Your dog doesn’t have to be a “rescue” to compete in the Rescue Dog Olympics, which includes dog-related vendors, music, food trucks, and a beer garden at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day party
March 25, 2017 (7 p.m.)
23 miles north
Your ticket to Shamrockin’ for a Cure includes food, drinks, live music, dancing, and a charity auction at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta.
Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven
March 25 - 26, 2017
13 miles NE
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, a pet parade & costume contest, live music, a 5K run, and a 1K walk at Blackburn Park.
Cherry blossom festival - Conyers
March 25 - 26, 2017
33 miles east
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival features 300 arts & crafts booths, international music and dance, food vendors, and a big children’s area at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Comic opera
March 25 - April 2, 2017
11 miles NW
Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Don Pasquale is a comedy filled with complicated schemes, shenanigans, multiple lies, a fake wedding, and a rendezvous at the famed Hollywood Bowl at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Discount tickets $20.
Inman Park Restaurant Week
March 27 - April 2, 2017
2 miles east
Get a special deal on a three-course fixed-price meal at a dozen restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats in Oct.
Colonial life
March 30 - April 2, 2017
49 miles NE
See life in 1790s Georgia at the 18th Century Colonial Market Faire, including historical crafts, games, military drills, music, and treats at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder.

Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.

In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.

Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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