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 actor Tom Hanks, former senator Joe Lieberman and presidential historian John Meacham. Visit Atlantajcc.org.

November 2 - January 10
Flight of the Butterflies
Fernbank Museum
Flight of the Butterflies, the breathtaking giant screen adventure is back in 3D. It follows the epic journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth. The film immerses audiences in the triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations. Tickets at FernbankMuseum.org.

November 9 - 11 and 16 - 18
Sesame Street Live!
Infinite Energy Arena
Cobb Energy Centre

Everyone is invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! See your favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. InfiniteEnergycenter.com & CobbEnergyCentre.com.

November 10 - January 6
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 13 - December 30
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.

Saturday, November 17
Romeo and Juliet
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
See acclaimed international pianist and award-winning recording artist Lise de la Salle perform at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University. Ms. de la Salle is one of today's most exciting young artists and a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Her playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, "For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe... the exhilaration didn't let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard." Tickets at arts.emory.edu/boxoffice.

November 17 - January 6
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.

November 22 - December 31
Lights of Life
Life University, Marietta
Lights of LIFE is an annual holiday tradition that was started by Life University and dates back to 1989. The 65 foot tall rendition of Santa and his sleigh is the tallest display in the Southeast. It is a visual treat that the whole family will enjoy. Concessions are available seven days a week. Additional activities will be available during the weekends for a small fee including petting zoo, train rides, pony rides and photos with Santa. Tickets available at Life.edu

November 23 - December 2
The Nutcracker
Byers Theatre at City Springs
Roswell Dance Theatre presents its 30th anniversary production of The Nutcracker, directed by Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor at the Byers Theatre. With 350 performers, this Nutcracker is the largest and oldest in North Fulton. Gorgeous costumes, magical scenery, beloved music and exquisite dancing will delight all who enter. The cast includes world-class professionals who have danced nationally and internationally and aspiring young professionals from the Roswell Dance Theatre, the performing company of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. The 12-performance run opens Friday, November 23 and continues through Sunday, December 2. Tickets just $10 - $35 at CitySprings.com.

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