Weekender: See & Do
• The South City Winds Quintet, a woodwind quintet located in metro Atlanta, is coming to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan Sunday, Aug. 25. The group is comprised of the following instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The South City Winds performs a variety of chamber music for weddings, church services, educational concerts, and lobby concerts. The group has performed at a variety of venues including the GMEA Convention, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Reinhardt University and Young Harris College.
The show begins at 3 p.m. Admission for event is free. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets for Centre events, go to www.thecentreonline.net or call 770-254-2787. The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd in Newnan.
• Southern Ground Social Club brings The Grayson Brothers Band, a contemporary country band from Florida, to Coweta County on Friday, Aug. 23, and rock/folk group the Best Brothers Band Saturday, Aug. 24. Both shows are $5 cover charge, 21-and-up. Shows start at 9 p.m. Sean Johnson will open for the Best Brothers Band at 8, which will not require a cover. For more information about shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue in Senoia, call 770-727-9072.
• The Alamo welcomes Atlanta blues rocker the Barry Richman Band on Friday, Aug. 23 and Atlanta rap legend Kilo Ali Saturday, Aug. 24. Also from Atlanta, II Tone Def will open for Ali. There is no cover charge Friday night but there is a $10 cover for Saturday. Both events begin at 9:30. The Alamo is located at 19 S Court Square. For more information call 770-683-2526.
• Former Broadway performer and award winning New York cabaret star Robert Ray returns to his hometown Fairburn, Ga. with a brand new show on Aug 23-24. The Southside Theatre will host Ray’s “Singing the 70’s,” featuring seven of Atlanta’s top musicians backing Ray as he performs an array of ‘70s classics. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 for seniors, $30 general admission and $40 in patron seating (first four rows). For details call 404-284-0967 or go to http://bpt.me/398971 to order online. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
• “From India to the Arabian Gulf” postponed — A presentation by travel photographer and globetrotter Gordon Kilgore set at the Newnan Carnegie Library has been postponed. Instead, on Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. the Carnegie presents “Visions of Scotland,” a travel documentary shot in high definition from an aerial view. See ancient cities and heather-clad hills at the program 2 p.m. Friday. The documentary runs 88 minutes. The Carnegie is at 1 LaGrange St in Newnan and is free to the public. Please call 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot.
• Carnegie Literary Circle — Monday, Aug 26, the The Carnegie’s Literary Circle will book club will meet to discuss Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast.” The book club meets once a month to discuss a selected work. Call 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot. Attendance is free.
• Pickin’ on the Square — Newnan's Historic Courthouse hosts Pickin' on the Square the first and third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. All musicians are invited to come down to Newnan’s Court Square and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome as long as it’s acoustic.
• Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club — Dances 8-10 p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department, Hospital Road, Newnan. Meets in Johnny Brown Building, air-conditioned multi-purpose building. Square dancing and round dancing, along with finger foods. Club offers lessons. Details: Darline Barge, Pres., 770-617-1211; firstname.lastname@example.org.