The Arts

Metro Montage XVII

Runs July 8 through Sept. 10. Metro Montage is Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s (MCMA) annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept and/or technique. Metro features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity within our nation’s culture. Marietta Cobb Art Museum, 30 Atlanta St., Marietta 30060. More info available at mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

 

Author Talks + Signings

Daniel Silva
Photo by Marco Grob

Sunday, July 9, 7:30 p.m., Ben Mezrich, “Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures” and Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Silva, “House of Spies”. The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) presents A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA Author Talk + Signing events. July 9 tickets are $10 for members; $15 for community. July 19 tickets include one copy of the book and are $30 for members; $36 for community. Talks + Signings are at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. For more info, visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.

 

 

Life Could Be a Dream

Runs July 13 through 30, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; and Weds., July 26, 10:30 a.m. Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group prepare to enter the Big Whooper Radio contest. Songs include: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaraound Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Unchained Melody,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Best Musical Award. Tickets prices are $28, adult; $24, senior; $19, student and military. ArtStation, 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain 30083. Tickets and info at ArtStation.org, or the box office, 770-469-1105.

 

Jazz on the Lawn

Friday, July 14: Joey “Papa J” Sommerville; Friday, July 28: VA Virginia Schenck & Free Planet Radio; and Aug. 11: Bob Baldwin; doors open 6:30 p.m. Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup features a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, salsa, fusion, smooth and blues, in a perfect setting for summer concerts. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta 30306. Ticket prices, membership info and details at callanwolde.com.

 

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre

Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m., “The Legend Lives On: Atlanta’s Fox Theatre” & “Steamboat Willie”; Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., “Casablanca”, celebrating the film’s 75th anniversary; and Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m., “Mary Poppins” Sing-a-Long. The festival starts on July 16 with a FREE double-header; seats must be reserved. General admission movie tickets are $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. “Mary Poppins” Sing-a-long tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the show, and for Reserved Seating only. Special Movie Tours are offered prior to the films at a cost of $25 per person. Learn more and reserve seats online at FoxTheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499.

 

Today, Tomorrow, and Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline

Saturday, July 29, 5-7 p.m. Katie Deal, daughter of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, presents her one-woman show celebrating the music of Patsy Cline. Before the show, enjoy a Southern BBQ dinner from Williamson Bros. Cost is $25 for Cobb residents, $30 for non-residents. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy., Powder Springs, 30127. Get details and purchase tickets at cobbcounty.org or by calling 770-528-8200.

 

Pandit Jasrag Live in Atlanta

Sunday, July 30, 3-5 p.m. Pandit Jasraj is a globally renowned, internationally acclaimed Indian Classical Vocalist, and an ambassador of the rich Indian culture and heritage. More than any other maestros of the Hindustani vocalists, he has appealed to the masses. Tickets range from $35 to $100. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St., Atlanta 30303. Info and tickets at rialto.gsu.edu/.

Learn Something

AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop

Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Technology is changing the way we drive. Learn how the latest vehicle technology—such as backup cameras and lane departure warnings—can make driving safer and more enjoyable. Dorothy C. Benson Multi-Purpose Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs 30328. Sign up for free at aarp.org/findaworkshop.

 

Seniors GO! Info Seminar

Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Need a ride? Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County will discuss its collaboration with Common Courtesy Rides to provide door-to-door rides for seniors who have lost their mobility. Learn how to become part of this collaborative and enjoy this personal ride service. Free, but registration is required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064. Call 770-528-5355 or visit cobbcounty.org to register and get additional info.

 

Retirement Living: What Does It Mean for You?

Monday, July 24, 2-3 p.m. As adults get closer to their senior years, the topic of housing options becomes increasingly important. Lora Causey with Winnwood Retirement Community will walk you through the differences in independent versus assisted living and how to find a community that suits your needs. Free, but registration is required. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy., Powder Springs, 30127. Learn more and reserve your seat at cobbcounty.org or call 770-528-8200.

 

Classes at Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning

Classes begin in August, registration now open. The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning is the largest adult Jewish education program in Atlanta. The award-winning classes are taught by some of Georgia’s most outstanding Jewish scholars, rabbis and educators, and are offered at MJCCA’s Dunwoody campus, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338, as well as partner locations throughout metro Atlanta. Open to MJCCA members and the community. Cost varies per class. For details, contact Talya Gorsetman, 678-812-4153, talya.gorsetman@atlantajcc.org.

 

Mellow Moments

Meets weekly on Mondays, 11-11:50 a.m. Mellow Moments provides older adults with a complete stress management toolkit. Lou Walker Center, 2538 Panola Rd., Lithonia 30058. Go to louwalkercenter.com to learn more.

 

Community

BYOV-Bring Your Own Vinyl Music Trivia

Tuesday, July 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Bring your favorite vinyl records, and guess the artist and title when we play song snippets from them. Prizes will be awarded. Facilitated by Lisa Cleary with the Switzer Library Branch. Free, but registration is required. Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Ste. 100, Marietta 30064, 770-528-5355. Go to cobbcounty.org to register and for more info.

 

It Starts in the Parks 5K

Saturday, July 22, race starts at 7:30 a.m.; awards at 8:30 a.m. July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to get out into the parks. Brookhaven Parks and Recreation hosts their third annual 5K. Cost is $30 until July 23, $35 on-site. Race begins and ends at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta 30319. For more information, contact Philip Mitchell at philip.mitchell@brookhavenga.gov.

 

Hero Run 5K

Saturday, Aug. 5, race starts 8 a.m. The Run for Wounded Heroes, Inc., originally begun by Kennesaw resident Jonathan Borden to honor the men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is in its 8th year. Race is held downtown and begins at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main St., Kennesaw 30144. Walks and fun runs also offered. Register online at active.com or in person at Big Peach Running Co., 1625 Ridenour Blvd., Kennesaw 30152. More at kennesaw-ga.gov.

 

Smyrna Birthday Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 5, 6-10 p.m. Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends. There’ll be high-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities and a giant birthday cake by McEntyre’s Bakery. On the Village Green, 200 Village Green Cir., Smyrna 30080. Go to smyrnacity.com for more info.

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