Weekender: See & Do

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Cheryl Booker, Adrienne Harris and Lauran Wilkerson in Southside Theatre Guild’s production of “Waiting to be Invited.” 


• Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn celebrates Black History Month with the award winning play, “Waiting to be Invited.” The play began performing Feb. 6 and is running three weekends. Remaining shows: Feb. 14, 15, 16 (matinee) 21, 22 and 23 (matinee) at 8 p.m. “Waiting to be Invited” takes place in 1964 Atlanta, where four middle-aged black women travel by city bus to a "whites only" eating establishment. The play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist. Tickets prices are: first weekend, advance online $14, at the door $15. All other performances, advance online $16, at the door $17.50. Children 12 & under for all performances is $8. Tickets can be purchased at stgplays.com or by calling the theatre box office at 770-969-0956 or emailing at boxoffice@stgplays.com.

• Southside Theatre Guild is holding non-equity auditions Feb. 16 and 17 for their upcoming production of “The Nerd.” Sign-ins start at 6:30 p.m., with auditions slated for 7 p.m. “The Nerd” is about an aspiring young architect, Willum, who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. The action of “The Nerd” centers on the comedic dilemma of this young architect who is visited by this hero — who outstays his welcome with a vengeance, leading to one incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.

• The Alamo is hosting a Valentine’s Day dance party with DJ Corey Powell Friday, Feb. 14. There is no cover charge for the 9 p.m. event. On Saturday, Feb. 15, southern rockers Six Shot Revival bring their good-times to The Alamo, with Black Water Creek to open.. Show starts at 9:30 and are 21- and-up, with a $5 cover charge. For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.

• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia presents the high energy Americana of Back City Woods on Friday, Feb. 14. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Part Time Weekends bring their funk music to the Senoia stage. Both shows are $5 (cover charge), 21-and-up. Doors open at 8 p.m., shows start at 9. For details about shows at the Zac Brown-owned venue call 770-727-9072. SGSC is located at 18 Main St. in Senoia.

• Valentine’s Dance — Stardust Ballroom Dance Club holds a Valentine’s ballroom dance with a free hour of lessons Feb. 14 near Senoia and Fayetteville. Dance music by Peachtree Jazz Edition, and lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost includes an hour of Rumba lessons by instructors Frank Chafardon and Shari Gee; beginners 7 p.m. and intermediate 7:30 p.m. Participate in either or both lessons. Dance is 8-10:30 p.m. Attire: black tie optional. Enjoy finger foods, beverages and a chocolate fountain. All dancers and dance students are welcome. Inclues Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, cha cha, tango, night club 2-step, slow dance and more. Location: gym at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Hwy. 85, south of Fayetteville. Guest fee is $35 per couple, $20 per single. Details: StardustBallroomDanceClub.com or call Bobby Bunn, 770-584-3094 and leave a message.

• Step Into Spring, a luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, March 22, at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City is being held to raise awareness and funding for the Youth Advisory Board for Family Patterns Matter. Join by stepping into spring with new fashions by Ann Taylor and the Loft. Hosted by Family Patterns Matter, money raised will go to the programs designed by the youth advisory board to address issues of bullying, drug use and low self-worth plaguing their peers. Presenting sponsors are Flat Creek Country Club and Cannongate Golf. Visit www.familypatternsmatter.org to get information and purchase tickets. Tickets are $350 for table of 10, or $42 for an individual.

• Pickin’ on the Square — Main Street Newnan hosts Pickin' on the Square on the first and third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. on the Court Square. Musicians are invited to come down and play. All music genres and skill levels are welcome as long as it’s acoustic.

• Rebel Reelers Square Dance Club — Dances 8-10p.m. first and third Fridays at Coweta Recreation Department on Hospital Road, Newnan. Meets in Johnny Brown Building. Square dancing and round dancing, along with finger foods. Club offers lessons. Details: Darline Barge, Pres., 770-617-1211; barged@bellsouth.net.



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