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The Weird Sisters Theatre Project is kicking off their 2017 season with “The Pretty Girl Basket Toss,” a new comedy by Rebekah Suellau! The homecoming court of Betton Hills High has just been announced, and it didn’t include Jill Jamison, center of the social universe and captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. In the span of a single afternoon practice, Jill loses her shot at the crown, her man, and her mind, while an alternate cheerleader schemes to use Jill’s fall from grace to land herself a spot on the squad. The play will be staged April 1-8 at Midtown Players Club at Colony Square $10 tickets available now at this link.
Fun in the Sun: Spring Break Camp for Children at Zone of Light Studio will be held Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7. Make your own summer journal from painted and/or recycled paper; build a wind chime from beach driftwood, beads, and silverware; create an abstract painting with painters tape and acrylic paint as you go underwater with your favorite tropical fish; Paint rocks with a person, place or thing; design a seahorse themed painting or collage with watercolor paper, handmade paper, or recycled paper; create your own art show invitation. Thematic activities will continue throughout the week and may include acting and improv, park play time, organized games and activities, books and videos. Celebrate the summer with watermelon seed spitting contests, outdoor bean bag toss and the traditional corn-hole game. Zone of Light Studio, 1202 Zonolite Road NE. For more information visit this link.
The UMCH Flea Market on April 7-8 takes place at 500 S. Columbia Drive in Decatur 30030. The flea market includes an array of items on sale including furniture, electronics, clothing, art, collectables, jewelry, toys, CDs, books, glassware, flatware, appliances, decorative items, sporting goods, plants from UMCH’s gardeners, and many other objects and conversation pieces. The event also includes a bake sale. For more details visit the Flea Market page www.umchildrenshome.org/the-flea-market/ or call UMCH at (404) 327-5820.
Central Presbyterian Church welcomes back best selling author Anne Lamott, to discuss her latest book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy” at 7 p.m. on April 8. Tickets are $20-$30 depending on option and doors open at 6 p.m. Included in your ticket is the price of Anne’s book. General parking will be available at the State of Georgia Department of Public Safety Garage located at 180 Central Avenue, SW. For more information, visit charisbooksandmore.com or cpcatlanta.org.
Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, is an international public speaker on Churchill’s life, legacy, and leadership skills. He will be interviewed by Glen Jackson, Lovett Class of 1981, about the role Churchill’s spiritual beliefs played in his leadership on the world stage, especially during World War II, and what he believed about God. The conversation will offer a new perspective on the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of the twentieth century’s most luminous figures. The event will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater at Lovett. This event is free of charge and open to the community. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3rd Annual Great American Fitness Challenge brings this unique event to Atlanta on the campus of Georgia Tech April 22. This year’s event features elements of the Physical Standards Test (PST) used by two of America’s elite military Special Operation Forces—the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers. The GAFC is designed to measure personal fitness and provide anyone at any level of fitness a means to measure progress while competing for medals as the top performers in their age/gender categories. For more information and to register, go to www.GAFitnessChallenge.com.
“Works on Paper” is a show featuring new paintings from Huff Harrington Fine Art artists. The exhibit is free of charge, opens to the public on Friday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m. with wine and nibbles and runs through Saturday, May 6. The theme of the exhibit focuses on media applied to paper including oil, acrylic, charcoal and mixed media. The subject matter encompasses everything from loosely sketched figures to abstracts and still lifes. Participating artists include Pascal Bouterin, Amy Dixon, Kelley Ogburn, Mel Rea, Charles Ross, Debora Stewart, Tricia Strickfaden, Judith Williams and Augusta Wilson. huffharrington.com
Hipster Yard Sale ATL has joined up with Friends of Chapel Hill Park in South Decatur for another festival market event on April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3985 Lehigh Blvd. There will be Vintage Clothing, Vinyl Records, Local Art, Handcrafted Home Goods, and standard yard sale kitsch. Food vendors and live performances will be on site as well. Free to the public. $50 vendor fee will go to support Friends of Chapel Hill Park’s Fishing Pier Building Initiative. facebook.com/hipsteryardsaleatl
The Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art today announced Early Learner Day – an arts festival for the very young, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Woodruff Arts Center. This one-of-a-kind experience for children from infant through 5 years old will feature performances of two productions of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young, workshops and musical performances for the very young, infant and toddler tours, art-making and storytimes at the High Museum of Art, and the opportunity to view the High’s new children’s book art exhibition, “Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.” Tickets and information: www.alliancetheatre.org/earlylearnerday .
Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of America’s “First Family of Jazz,” and his Quintet with sons Jason and Delfeayo, will perform a one-night concert at the Rich Auditorium of the Woodruff Arts Center on April 27 at p.m. The concert is in support of a permanent supportive housing project for homeless individuals, the Santa Fe Villas, which operates 147 units for individuals off the street. For tickets call the Woodruff box office (404-733-5100) or online at this link.
Tickets are $75 per reserved seat; VIP tickets for $125 also include a meet and greet with the artists at 7:30 p.m.