February 24, 2014TOP FIVE >>
Chattahoochee High School presents their spring musical, the timeless classic, “Grease,” based on the 1978 film. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. March 6 – 9. 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022. Please call 770-521-7600 or email email@example.com for ticket info.
GEORGIA AQUARIUM PIRATE AND PRINCESS DAY
Pirate and Princess Day at the Georgia Aquarium will feature a day of fun activities for all ages. Kids 12 and under dressed as pirates or princesses will receive free admission with each paying adult. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 8. 225 Baker Street, Atlanta. Please call 404-581-4000 or visit georgiaaquarium.org.
TREY WRIGHT TRIO
Trey Wright, jazz guitarist, composer and recording artist, is coming to the Velvet Note with his jazz group, who are six-time winners of “Best Jazz Band” at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit thevelvetnote.com for ticket info.
JLA SHAMROCK 'N ROLL ROAD RACE 5K/10K
The Junior League of Atlanta's Annual Shamrock 'N Roll Race hits the streets of Atlantic Station. This is the 10th year for the race filled with fun for the whole family, with a 5k, 10k, and even a tot-trot for the little ones. 8 a.m. - Noon. March 9. 1380 Atlantic Drive Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-261-7799 or visit jlatlanta.org to register.
LIVE ART AUCTION AT SEDGWICK GALLERY
A live auction and wine tasting hosted by the Sedgwick Gallery at the Skelton-Teasly House. Bid on a variety of paintings and other art while enjoying some wonderful wines. 7 p.m. Feb. 28. 61 Roswell Street, Alpharetta. Please call 404-281-9998 or visit sedgwickgallery.com.
LOCAL LIVE MUSIC >>
FLAMENCO GUITARISTS ROMAN STREET
Roman Street is an internationally trained instrumental band specializing in improvisational fusion of classical, gypsy and contemporary jazz, latin, funk and nuevo flamenco. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 1. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit thevelvetnote.com for ticket info.
SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY EXHIBITION
Pastel Renaissance is a juried event that features more than 50 exquisite pastel paintings by members of the Southeastern Pastel Society. Paintings are available for purchase. Every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 7. Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek. Please call 770-623-8448 or visit johnscreekarts.org.
‘THE BOLD AND THE ELEGANT’
Das Gallery Fine Art is holding its public opening for “The Bold and the Elegant” exhibit, featuring the mystical and vibrant collection by Joanne Rafferty. The show also includes captivating Georgia landscapes by John Torina; the eclectic mixed media works of Kevin Foltz; the prismatic wood abstractions of Dan Strothers; the improvisational abstracts of Ben Henderson; and intricate sculptures by Hung Nguyen. Noon – 9 p.m. March 1 at 2225 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 400, Alpharetta. Please call 678-995-3463 or visit dasgalleryfineart.com.
Presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, “Weather Rocks!” is a show for children 4 and older all about the weather. From a newsroom in the clouds, five energetic meteorologists rock out with tunes about rain, snow, hurricanes, sunshine and more. Show times vary. Through March 23. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please visit puppet.org for tickets.
‘ANNE OF GREEN GABLES’ AT THE DANCING GOAT THEATRE
Set in the early 1900s, on Prince Edward Island off the coast of Nova Scotia in Canada. The story depicts life of Edwardian times, and tells the story of Anne and her move to Green Gables. The story has all the elements of life: youth, age, families, joy, sorrow, hope, disappointment, love and rivalry. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 1 – 8. 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 6, Johns Creek. Please call 770-772-0762 or visit performingartsnorth.org.
‘ON GOLDEN POND’
Presented by the award-winning Gypsy Theatre Company, “On Golden Pond” tells the story of an elderly couple returning to their summer home for the 48th year and their experiences there. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Through March 9. Please visit playhousecumming.com for ticket information.
The Atlanta Opera presents “Faust,” an operatic retelling of Marlowe’s classic “Doctor Faustus.” Sung in French with projected English translation, “Faust” tells the tale of an elderly scholar who makes a deal with the devil in exchange for magical powers. Show times vary. March 8, 11, 14 and 16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.
ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW
Hosted by the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Orchid Society, this show will feature hundreds of orchids on display and for sale, as well as educational seminars. A great event for anyone with a green thumb and an affinity for flowers. Free with garden admission. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 7 – 9. 1345 Piedmont Ave. Northeast, Atlanta. Please visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
GEORGIA DAFFODIL SOCIETY AT CNC
The Chattahoochee Nature Center will bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils for the American Daffodil Society Southeast Regional Daffodil Show, co-sponsored by the Georgia Daffodil Society and North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of the Society’s mission since its founding in 1954. Noon – 5 p.m. March 8. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-609-8010 or visit chattnaturecenter.org.
‘CLIMB A MOUNTAIN, SAVE A LIFE’ KARAOKE FUNDRAISER
A karaoke fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Collecting donations in support of a local mountain climber, climbing Mount Shasta, Calif., as part of the Fred Hutchinson 2014 climb team for breast cancer research. 100 percent of proceeds go to the FHCRC. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at 555 South Atlanta Street, Roswell. Please call 404-826-5862 or visit getinvolved.fhcrc.org.
HIGH HEELS AND HIGH TIMES
High Heels and High Times is the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties' largest fundraiser. Now in its sixth year, it is an afternoon of fashion shows for girls in 5th to 8th grade, raffles, food and shopping with some of our favorite vendors. 2 p.m. March 9. 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Please call 770-923-1775 or visit jlgnf.org.
RACES & BENEFITS >>
SHAMROCKIN' FOR A CURE
For its sixth year, Shamrockin’ for a Cure returns to Alpharetta to rock the night with great food, amazing bands, and dancing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Come eat, drink and help cure Cystic Fibrosis. The exciting live and silent auctions will be packed with something for everyone, including trips, dining, adventure, jewelry, gift certificates and a raffle for the Triumph motorcycle. 7 – 11 p.m. March 8. Please call 678-297-0102 or visit shamrockinforacure.com for tickets.
“EVENING OF HOPE” GALA
The Evening of Hope Gala, hosted by the American Cancer Society is an event to honor local cancer survivors, and to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing, and other elegant activities provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for sponsors, guests, supporters and volunteers. 6 p.m. March 8. Country Club of the South, 9365 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek. Please visit ascevents.org for tickets.