Around Town
Events and Performances taking place this month

Through November 18
MJCCA BOOK FESTIVAL
Center at Zaban Park
The Book Festival of the MJCCA features works from the most sought-after and talked-about authors, celebrities, and influencers. More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend engaging speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, and more. Guests include actress Candace Bushnell, Preet Bharara, Nikki Haley and Hillary & Chelsea Clinton. Visit Atlantajcc.org.

November 5 - December 29
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
Center for Puppetry Arts
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Santa for an unforgettable holiday adventure. Tickets at Puppet.org.

November 9
SESAME STREET MEET-AND-GREET
Center for Puppetry Arts
Sesame Street will turn 50 on November 10 and to celebrate, Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! and Center for Puppetry Arts are hosting a Sesame Street Birthday Meet-and-Greet. Starting at 6 p.m., families can enjoy the special Sesame Street birthday exhibit with icons from the Worlds of Puppetry Museum collection, make a Sesame Muppet Pal craft with the cast of Sesame Street Live!

November 16 - January 5
STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Stone Mountain Park
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music and visits from some your favorite holiday characters. Start a new tradition and create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your kids. StoneMountainpark.com.

November 16 - January 11
GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Walk among spectacular light displays throughout the Garden, including the high-tech Nature's Wonders, illuminating the world's natural phenomena through countless strands of synchronized dancing lights strung high over Storza Woods. Explore the Walk of Flames and Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. Tickets at AtlantaBotanicalGarden.org.

Saturday, November 16
THE SECOND CITY GREATEST HITS (VOL 59)
Rialto Center for the Arts
After more than a decade's absence, The Second City comedy team returns to the Rialto with Greatest Hits (vol 59)! See the best sketches and songs from The Second City's history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more--as well as their trademark improvisation. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating sixty years of producing cutting-edge satire. Come see where it all began during this special one-night engagement. Visit RialtoCenter.gsu.edu

November 22 - January 12
WINTER WONDERLAND
Fernbank Museum
Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank's 10th annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World. This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols. Tickets available at FernbankMuseum.org.

November 30 & December 1
HOME ALONE IN CONCERT
Atlanta Symphony Hall
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family. Tickets available at AtlantaSymphony.org.

November 30 & December 1
THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA
Cobb Energy Centre for Performing Arts
The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 16th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM featuring The Imaginaries. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world's greatest living guitarists, Setzer's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra's rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit. Tickets at CobbEnergyCentre.com.

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