Weekender: See & Do

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Atlanta blues band The Breeze Kings come to The Alamo today. 


• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia welcomes country act, smothered in rock and roll, Jacob Stiefel & The Truth on Friday, April 11. On Saturday, April 12, Atlanta alternative rocker Kevin Dunbar, who brings his full band to perform at SGSC. Both shows are 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.

• The Alamo on Friday, April 11, Atlanta blues band The Breeze Kings come to perform. Saturday, April 12 is open-mic night. Friday show start at 9:30 p.m. with no cover and is 21-and-up. Open-mic night begins at 9 p.m. For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.

• Newnan-Coweta Art Association holds its 2014 Spring Arts and Crafts Show April 12 in downtown Newnan. Open to members and non-members who will display their work around the Court Square. For entry information go to www.newcaa.com . This is the first of several 2014 events by the art association, which is celebrating 44 years of promoting art appreciation and art education in the Newnan-Coweta area and the surrounding counties.

• Neweta Club’s 39th Annual Black Awareness Pageant is 7 p.m. April 12 at Wadsworth Auditorium. Neweta Club members were handling registration of contestants, and the deadline for registration was March 9. Neweta Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. holds the celebration of the area’s children and their interests, accomplishments, and skills, it is also the Neweta Club’s annual fundraiser. The pageant is free to the public.

• "Friends of Wadsworth Concert - The Legacy Continues" sponsored by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission is April 26 at 7:30 at the Wadsworth Auditorium, and tickets are on sale. General admission tickets are $20, available at Let Them Eat Toffee! - downtown Court Square, the Visitors Center in the historical Coweta County Courthouse downtown, Morgan's Jewelers - Ashley Park, and Bank of North Georgia - Thomas Crossroads. Anyone interested in becoming a patron of this concert may contact Kim Wright, chair of "Friends of Wadsworth Concert - The Legacy Continuesm" 770-304-8757.

• Newnan High Drama Department’s production of musical “Les Miserables” is April 26 - 29.

• Country music star Merle Haggard concert at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton is Sat., April 26. Carroll County Commissioner Tommy Lee’s Southern Moon Productions is putting on the concert. Gates on April 26 open at 5:30 p.m. Opening for Haggard will be Groove Gypsies, SawDust and Doug Colosio. Tickets are $46.65 for general admission, $30 for military veterans. To order tickets, visit southermoonproductions.com.The VFW Fairgrounds in Carrollton is located at 1625 Bankhead Hwy.

• “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” comes to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan, Sun., April 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe.

• Outdoor movie hosted by Main Street — Screen on the Green movie planned by Main Street Newnan as part of its First Friday events is rescheduled to May 2, 7-10 p.m., due to expected inclement weather for last month’s scheduled night. “We will be showing Disney’s ‘Frozen’ on an oversized inflatable screen in First Avenue Park. The event will be free to the public,” said Newnan Business Development Director Hasco Craver IV. Visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com for more information regarding Main Street Newnan events.

• Market Day, organized by Main Street Newnan, is held the first Saturday of the month from April through December from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Court Square in downtown Newnan. (May 3)

• Centre Masterworks Ensemble Choir performs in concert at Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium May 4. This ensemble group is made up of young middle school singers, high school singers and members of the Adult Centre Masterworks Choir who have been selected to represent Newnan and travel to its Sister City of Ayr, Scotland this June. The ensemble will be presenting the program they are performing in Ayr. Tickets are $10 and will be available April 1 at the same ticket outlets as "Friends of Wadsworth 2014 Concert - The Legacy Continues" are sold: Let Them Eat Toffee! - downtown Court Square, the Visitors Center in the historical Coweta County Courthouse downtown, Morgan's Jewelers - Ashley Park, and Bank of North Georgia - Thomas Crossroads.

• Play “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue, runs on Newnan Theatre Company’s Main Stage May 8 – 18. Tickets: www.newnantheatre.org, or call 770-683-6282. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

• 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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