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Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company production of “Exit Strategy” continues through March 19 at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hop Road SE. A Chicago public high school is slated for closure at the end of the year and the impending shut-down causes tensions in the school’s already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point. As a small group of teachers launch a last minute battle to save the school, they put their careers, future, and safety in the hands of a fast talking administrator who comes on strong; but might actually have no clue what he’s doing. For tickets and information, visit this link.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is presenting a series for book lovers, A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA. On March 5, 3 p.m, at Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s will be “An Afternoon With Ella Fitzgerald” featuring selections from The Great American Song Book. On March 9, 7:30 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, 1440 Spring St., will be author Ruthie Ellenson and JFGA’s CEO Eric Robbins in conversation about “Why be Jewish?” On March 30, 7:30 p.m. author Bruce Feiler will discuss “The First Love Story: Adam, Eve and Us” at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road. For information, visit www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.
Atlanta Technical College will hold an Open House on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium.The event will give potential students an opportunity to learn about the admissions process, financial aid, support services, life outside the classroom, and degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Additionally, transfer partnerships with four-year colleges and universities will also be covered in the Open House. The $25 application fee will be waived for all students who attend. There will also be weekly campus tours and information sessions throughout March, April and May. For details and to sign up, visit this link.
The annual Doggie Dash 5K to benefit the Piedmont Park Dog Park will be held March 12. After the 5K, participants can visit dog-related vendors and participate in a post-race yoga session with Dancing Dogs Yoga. The 5K is stroller and pet friendly. Pets must be on leashes. Learn more at piedmontpark.org.
Peachtree Road UMC Chancel Choir and Orchestra perform Dan Forrest’ Requiem for the Living on March 12 at 7 p.m. The Music and Arts Program dedicates this concert to all who have lost their lives in terror and tragedy and to those who are left to live in love and hope. $10 suggested concert donation at the door. Information: www.prumc.org/music. 3180 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.
Author David Joy will be in discussion about his new book “The Weight of This World, with Michael Farris Smith on March 13, 7 p.m. at The Wrecking Bar, 292 Moreland Ave. For more information, visit this link.
The Atlanta Science Festival, an annual public celebration of local science and technology, will be held March 14-25, 2017. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in 100 engaging events, including hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The festival culminates in a free, family-friendly Exploration Expo – an interactive day of hands-on activities and shows at Centennial Olympic Park on March 25. For more information, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org.
The Chancel Choir of Glenn Memorial UMC will preset The Music and Poetry of Sidney Lanier: The Land, the People, and Providence on March 19 at 7 p.m. at Glen Memorial UMC. The event celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Georgia poet’s birth. The free, one-hour concert will be presented in the Glenn Sanctuary, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. For more information, visit glennumc.org.
The Georgia Boy Choir’s Spring Soirée Fundraiser will be held on March 23 at 7 p.m. at Mason Fine Art Gallery, 415 Plasters Ave. The event will feature an intimate concert by the Georgia Boy Choir, celebrating the work they do in Atlanta and around the world. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a silent auction. In 2017 the Choir will tour Scotland and Ireland where they will give multiple performances including concerts at Sterling Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and serve as the choir-in-residence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. For tickets, visit this link.
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will present “Two Boys Kissing” on March 31 at 8 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. Composed by Joshua Shank, this work of choral theatre is based on the book by David Leviathan, and follows the stories of two gay teenagers who decide to break the world record for the longest kiss, two other teens who are falling in love, and the story of a teen whose online life is discovered by his parents. For tickets and information, visit this link.