Around Town

Now Through March 4
RAINFOREST ADVENTURES
Center for Puppetry Arts
Rainforest Adventures is an original production featuring more than 40 puppets representing animals from the Amazonian rainforest, including frogs! Families are invited to step inside the rainforest and get hands-on with a variety of fun activities. Rainforest Adventures is recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets can be purchased online at Puppet.org or calling 404.873.3391.

February 2 - 10
DON QUIXOTE
Atlanta Ballet at Cobb Energy Centre
Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote serves as Atlanta Ballet's first production of 2018. Audiences are sure to find something to love about this lavish rendition of a classical ballet story, tinged with humor and adventure! World-renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov began his professional career with the Bolshoi Ballet, and has since made his mark as a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, where he later joined as choreographer in residence. Tickets at cobbenergycentre.com.

February 9 - 24
FIRST DATE
Marietta Theatre Company
For its third production of the 2017-2018 season the Marietta Theatre Compan offers First Date. A romantic musical comedy written by Austin Winsberg. The award-winning play wittingly depicts the desires and desperations of dating, starting from the awkward first date Through first impressions, uncomfortable conversations and refreshing twists, can the couple spark a new flame, or are they both romantically burnt out? Tickets available at MariettaTheatre.com.

February 10 - March 4
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Sanford Performing Arts Center, Decatur
Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre is presents The Jungle Book, based on the beloved book by Rudyard Kipling, as part of its Alliance Family Series. "This is a story about finding family where we least expect it," said Director Rosemary Newcott. "It's a classic tale about survival, adaptability, and about embracing differences and recognizing that we can learn from a diverse number of sources and in multiple ways." AllianceTheatre.org/junglebook.

February 10 - March 4
ONTARIO WAS HERE
Aurora Theatre
To celebrate the season of the heart, audiences are invited to the Aurora Theatre stage for the emotional drama, Ontario Was Here. The play by award-winning playwright Darren Canady, weaves an insightful look at the lives of social workers who serve disadvantaged children, unveiling the strife that these workers bear as a result of trying to help others while navigating the emotional balance between their clients' lives and their own. AuroraTheatre.com.

Saturday, February 10
FASCHING - MARDIS GRAS
Festhalle in Helen, GA
Grab your family and friends and come on out to Helen, GA's Festhalle on Saturday, February 10 for a night of music, dancing and fun. The theme is "Anything Goes" where costumes are welcomed but not required. There will be a full cash bar, live German band and costume contests with awards for best male and female costumes and best overall presentation. Visit helenchamber.com for info and tickets.

January 27
NUFONIA MUST FALL
Ferst Center for the Arts
DJ, musician, and graphic novelist Kid Koala presents his graphic novel-turned-movie Nufonia Must Fall, a tender robot love story about a robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome human. Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her, this live performance mixes puppet theater, video, electronic instrumentation, and a string quartet as footage is edited in real time to create a live silent film. Koala and a string quartet provide live scoring on piano, strings and turntables. Tickets at arts.gatech.edu and 404-894-9600.

Saturday & Sunday, 24 & 25
MONSTER JAM
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Monster Jam is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Visit MonsterJam.com.

Saturday, March 3
Monster Energy Supercross
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the world's premier stadium motorcycles circuit. Comprised of 17 races of heart-stopping action. See the best riders like Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac as they seek to outrace each other on the sport's most challenging tracks. Featuring tight corners, fast straight-aways, challenging rhythm sections, triple jumps, and whoops sections, these tracks pack excitement into every inch of dirt. SuperCrossonline.com.

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