Weekender: See & Do
• “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue, runs weekends through May 18 at Newnan Theatre Company. Tickets: www.newnantheatre.org, or 770-683-6282. Scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Visiting is “Froggy” LeSeuer, British demolition expert who runs training sessions at a nearby army base. He brings along a friend, a shy young man, Charlie, who fears making conversation with strangers. Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun 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. Things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.
• Musical “Grease,” production by East Coweta High School drama students, is playing at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Opened Thursday with shows 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday May 9-10.
• “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, is presented at Southside Theatre Guild, 20 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn. Special pricing Sunday, May 11 for Mother’s Day - $10 per ticket. Remaining shows May 9, 10, 11; and May 16, 17 and 18. Fri. and Sat. shows 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. Reservations: http://www.stgplays.com/pages/reservations.html or 770-969-0956.
• Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia is having Asheville’s country rock Corey Hunt Band play on May 9. On May 10, Newnan blues and jazz outfit Leonard Washington is returning to the Southern Ground stage. For more information, call 770-727-9072. Southern Ground Social Club is located on 18 Main St. in Senoia.
• The Alamo is hosting Neil Cribbs and the Rough Gentlemen, a blues and soul Americana band out of Atlanta, on May 9 at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover. On May 10, Faded Gray, a classic, alternative and southern rock band from Newnan, will be playing at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover. For more information, call 770-683-2526. The Alamo is located at 19 W. Court Sq. in Newnan.
• Georgia Renaissance Festival opened April 19 and runs Saturdays and Sundays and Memorial Day, through June 8, off I-85 in Fairburn. Celebrating 29 years of “Crazy Days and Amazing Knights!” Interactive art and entertainment festival combines outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment and an arts and crafts marketplace, all set inside a recreated 16th century-style European village. Hours 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets: adults, $22; seniors (60 and up), $20; children (6-12) $10; children 5 and under admitted free. Discount tickets at Walgreens in greater Atlanta area and online – adults/seniors, $19; children 6-12, $8. Details: www.garenfest.com .
• Open vehicle show – all vehicles, all makes, models and ages from bikes and trikes to cars and trucks – at Great South Harley Davidson of Newnan May 10. New location. Swap meet spaces for $20, tents allowed, plenty of parking and clean restrooms, notes coordinator Mary Davenport. Swap meet begins 9 a.m., vehicle show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Features top 20 awards plus “best of” awards, door prizes, dash plaques, goody bags, 50/50, music, auction and more. Vehicle registration $20. Proceeds go to God’s Bread Basket local food pantry. Details: Davenport at 706-668-7731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
• 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. (Next: May 17)
• Southside Cycling Club on May 21 holds Ride of Silence – a silent, slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Ride is 10-12 miles and starts from City Hall in Peachtree City at 7 p.m. Helmets must be worn to participate.