Events and Performances taking place this month
Now through Sept. 28
OUR TOWN THE LARAMIE PROJECT
The Theatrical Outfit puts on two acclaimed plays together for a nightly show. Our Town depicts the town of Grover's Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager character and performed with minimal props and sets, this classic chronicles the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually, in one of the most famous scenes in theatre, die. The Laramie Project tackles the kidnapping and subsequent death of a university student in Wyoming who was targeted because he was gay.
September 6 - October 6
In Becoming Nancy, it's 1979 in the south London suburb of East Dulwich and David Starr has just been given the female lead in his high school's play. The unconventional casting sends shockwaves through David's small town, first with David, and then with his parents, his aunt, and his classmates. Before long, it seems like everybody has an opinion on whether David should go on with the show. Becoming Nancyis the huge-hearted new musical that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight. Tickets at alliancetheatre.org/becomingnancy.
Saturday, September 7
ATLANTA BOURBON FEST
This tasting event takes place on Saturday, September 7th at City Winery from 1-4pm; VIP starting at noon. There will be over 50 bourbons and whiskeys to sample as well as a few beer and wine options. Enjoy live music upstairs and DJ Aetii downstairs. Food is available for purchase from a select menu from City Winery.
Sunday, September 8
SUNDAYS ON THE RIVER CONCERT
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The final performance of the 2019 Sundays on the River lineup is the amazing blues and R&B singer Shemekia Copeland on September 8. Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice, capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring, delivers with every song. Bring a blanket, love for music, and plenty of food to share as Copeland takes the stage, with a backdrop of frog chorus from the nearby pond. Visit chattnaturecenter.org for tickets.
September 12 - 15
BOYS IN TROUBLE
7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points
7 Stages presents this timely and urgent commentary on contemporary masculinityâ€“these powerful dances place a trans and queer lens onto intersectional questions of embodiment, violence, black queer love, whiteness, shame and posturing. This one week residency includes four performances and an artist workshop with trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey. Tickets at 7stages.org.
Saturday, September 14
KRONOS QUARTET: MUSIC FOR CHANGE: THE BANNED COUNTRIES
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Opening a season that explores the ability of music to bring people together, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts presents Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet performing Music for Change: The Banned Countries on Saturday, September 14. Featuring Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat, the program highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. "My goal for Kronos is exploring the ways that music can increase our understanding of our times and our connection to people around the world." says Kronos Quartet Artistic Director David Harrington.
Thursday, September 26
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS and garnered James an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Tickets at cobbenergycentre.com.
Saturday, September 28
STAR WARS AND MORE: THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Experience the family-friendly symphonic event featuring beloved scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jaws and more, all performed by your very own Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Come early and experience fun activities before the show including picture opportunities with varying characters and on-site face-painters.
Saturday, October 5
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been "Destroying" stages since 1975. They've sold over 15 million albums built a classic catalog of hits and played more than 8,000 live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates / 50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays on radio, MTV and stage for more than two generations. Purchase tickets for their October 5th performance at The Fred at Amphitheater.org.