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The is hosting a free Tweetup event Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your smart phone and come explore the entire Museum.
Use #hightweetup to tweet your impressions of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College, Picturing New York/Picturing the South, and the permanent collection.
Prizes will be given away, including tickets for free museum admission and upcoming events, a Martin Parr catalogue, t-shirts, and other surprises. There will also be an interactive Tweetup scavenger hunt for those interested in playing for more great prizes!
To participate, please RSVP here.
The magic returns as Peter Pan - the unique, family friendly attraction of spectacle and fantasy - plays this week at the . Cathy Rigby again takes flight in an all new production with performances as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $25 - $65 and are on sale now at www.FoxATLTix.com or by calling 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499). Special group rates for 10 or more are also available.
Theater of the Stars will also present the Atlanta premiere of the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, Aug. 14 – 19 at the Fox.
Performances are as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday., Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
See here for more information pn The Addams Family musical.
At the Center for Puppetry Arts, The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables opened last week and plays Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 9. Five timeless tales of fun and friendship will hit the stage in a fresh and invigorating new format specifically developed to engage and educate children ages two through six.
This ‘Theater for the Very Young’ production takes audiences on a playful carnival ride with a bandwagon of animal friends that will have little ones bouncing, clapping, and singing along. The show features some of Aesop’s most famous fables including the Lion and the Mouse, the Country Mouse and City Mouse, the Fox and the Crane, the Ant and the Grasshopper, and the Tortoise and the Hare.
The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables is presented in the Downstairs Theater through Sept. 9. Show times are as follows:
- Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Tickets include museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where kids can make their own Marvelous Mouse Rod Puppet. Tickets can be purchased online and are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members. See www.puppet.org or call 404-873-3391 for more information.