Above: “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical review featuring a big band and choreographed musical numbers, will be presented at the Cobb Energy Centre on Friday, Jan. 26.

The Arts

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Runs Jan. 11 to Jan. 28. Based on the life of Hollywood legend Rosemary Clooney, this show is the second musical of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s Silver Anniversary season. It’s a fresh and poignant picture of a talented woman who became a Hollywood legend. Songs include “Come on-a My House,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Hey There” and many more. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell 30075. Get tickets and information at get.org.

Cecil Welch

Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Trumpeter Cecil Welch performs as part of the Evenings of Intimate Jazz series. Welch has been a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and principal trumpeter and soloist for film composer Henry Mancini. Individual tickets are $35. The Arts Council’s Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville 30501. Call 770-534-2787 to purchase tickets. For tickets and more info, go to theartscouncil.net.

Menopause the Musical

Runs Jan. 16-21. Four women at a lingerie sale share their experiences with ‘The Change.’ This hilarious musical parody is a celebration set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Tickets are $29-$49. The Earl & Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta 30060. Learn more and get tickets at earlsmithstrand.org.

Callanwolde Arts Festival

Friday, Jan. 19-Sunday, Jan. 21. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 80 artists — sculptors, painters, photographers and more — show their work at the two-day festival. Highlights include demonstrations, dance performances, live music and gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives. Tickets are $5 per person on Saturday and Sunday; Friday Preview Party tickets are $20. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30306. Visit callanwolde.org for tickets and additional info.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 15. The 18th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival brings 23 days of movies. Announced movies include “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” and “The Cakemaker,” both of which received multiple awards at previous festivals; “An Act of Defiance,” where Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde explores Nelson Mandela and the segregation era of South Africa; a 25thanniversary screening of “Schindler’s List;” and for the holiday season, the musical “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.” Screenings include discussions and opportunities to socialize with filmmakers, celebrity guests, community leaders and other experts. For details and tickets, visit ajff.org.

In the Mood

Friday, Jan. 26, 3 & 8 p.m. A 1940s musical review that features a big band with choreographed dance routines. The singers and dancers appear in period costumes and deliver a show packed with memories and pizzazz. Tickets start at $32. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta 30339. Find out more at inthemoodlive.com. Get tickets at the Cobb Energy box office, cobbenergycentre.com, or Ticketmaster.com.

Brad Taylor Book Talk & Signing

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Retired Special Forces Lt. Colonel Brad Taylor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 11 novels. His latest, “Operator Down,” follows Pike Logan’s search for a Mossad agent and ally that puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Prototype Prime, Ste. 100, 147 Technology Pkwy., Peachtree Corners 30092. Go to gwinnettpl.org for more info on this and other events.

 

Special Events

2018 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show®

Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 18-21. Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Browse among 500 boats, as well as fishing gear and accessories. The many activities include the Let’s Go Fishing Center’s Big Bass Tank for live fishing demonstrations, the sailing simulator, boating DIY workshops at Fred’s Shed and educational seminars. Tickets are $14 for adults aged 13 and older; youth 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. Online and active military discounts available. George World Congress Center, 280 Northside Dr., Atlanta 30314. For more information, visit AtlantaBoatShow.com.

Jeanne Robertson

Thursday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Southern family-friendly humorist Jeanne Robertson is a former Miss North Carolina who specializes in comedy based on her life experiences. She performs live for thousands of people annually and is heard daily on Sirius and XM radio. Series tickets of $80 per person cover three performances: Jeanne Robertson (Jan. 18) The Young Islanders (Mar. 6) and 3 Redneck Tenors (Mar. 27); individual tickets for Jeanne Robertson’s show are $35. First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 751 Green Street, Gainesville 30501. Call 770-534-2787 or visit TheArtsCouncil.net for more info and tickets.

Jim Taylor’s Murder at the Wake

Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. & Sunday Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Enjoy a murder mystery at one of Tucker’s favorite restaurants. Main Street Theatre joins with Shorty’s Neighborhood Eatery to bring Murder at the Wake. As you dine on a delectable three-course meal, you’ll be entertained with an evening of intrigue, comedy and suspense. $65 per person includes admission, meal, taxes and gratuity. Shorty’s Neighborhood Eatery, 3701 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker 30084. Purchase tickets and learn more at tuckertheatre.com.

 

Learn Something

Free Decluttering Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. Life can be in better balance when things are organized and findable. Professional organizer The Organized Chick will show how organization can be fun. Learn how to reduce clutter and straighten up your closets. Gwinnett County Public Library, Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lawrenceville 30044. Visit gwinnettpl.org for details and info on more events.

New Year, New You Cooking Class

Thursday, Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m. Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to continue eating healthy? A nutrition counselor and health coach offer new recipes to help you do just that. Open to the community. Cost is $55; $45 for Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta members. Advance registration requested. MJCCA Kuniansky Family Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Contact Harold Schreiber at 678-812-3993 or howard.schreiber@atlantajcc.org for more information and to register.

Page from the Book Festival: Melissa Hartwig

Monday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Page from the Book Festival, presented by Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, features Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 program and author of “The Whole30 Fast and Easy Cookbook,” a book with delicious, compliant, fast and easy recipes. Free with RSVP for MJCCA members and the community. MJCCA Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. To RSVP or get more info, visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

Marist Evening Series

Mondays, Jan. 22, Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m. Three evenings of captivating courses for adults, with topics that include: religion and spirituality; art history; photography; college planning; technology; history and culture; and self-discovery. Cost is $95 through Jan. 12, and $110 after that date. Onsite registration on Monday, Jan. 22, 6-7 p.m. in the Marist School Cafeteria. Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta 30319. Detailed course catalog and online registration, available through Sunday, Jan. 21, at marist.com/eveningseries.

Nutrition and Arthritis Control

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Although there’s no diet cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Kimberly Benford with Cobb County / UGA Cooperative Extension Services will discuss which types of dietary changes may help relieve arthritis symptoms. Free; registration required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064. Register and get additional info by calling 770-528-5355 or visiting cobbcounty.org.

 

Get Moving

MLK Day 5K

Monday, Jan. 15, starting at 8 a.m. The annual walk/run is held in Piedmont Park and covers grass, road, gravel, a wooden bridge and dirt paths through the park. There will be a 3.1-mile drumline all along the race course. The start and finish are in Piedmont Park at 10th Street near Park Tavern, 500 10th Street, Atlanta 30309. To register and for more info, visit mlkday5k.com.

Tartan Trot 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, Feb. 3, starts 8:30 a.m. An anticipated 1,500 runners will gather to the sound of bagpipes and compete in the Tartan Trot this year. The race features two full loop Peachtree qualifying races. The fee is $15 for the Fun Run and $30 for the 5K/10K ($35 after Jan. 16). Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mt. Vernon Rd., Dunwoody 30338. Find out more at tartantrot.com.

Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run & Walk

Saturday, Feb. 10, starts 7 a.m. This is the ninth year for the festive, family-friendly run and walk event. There’s also a 1K and a Tot Trot. The fun includes a costume contest, jazz music, king cake and face painting. Fees are from $15 to $40. Historic Marietta Square, 99 Park Square, Marietta 30060. Register and get details at mariettamardigrasrun.com.

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