Top 5 things to do this week
by Damon Poirier
November 19, 2013 12:27 PM | 1664 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Jeremy Denk with the KSU Symphony Orchestra

WHAT: As part of the Guest Artist Series, American pianist Jeremy Denk will perform with the KSU Symphony Orchestra. Named Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year and a recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” Denk will perform a solo repertoire as well as a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 K, 503 with the KSU Symphony Orchestra.

WHEN: Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Kennesaw State University, Bailey Performance Center, Morgan Hall, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw

COST: $8-$40 regular tickets

INFO: (770) 423-6650 or


Philharmonic and Concert Band

WHAT: The Kennesaw State University School of Music Ensembles will have a Philharmonic and Concert Band performance.

WHEN: Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Kennesaw State University, Bailey Performance Center, Morgan Hall, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw

COST: Free

INFO: (770) 423-6650 or


Good Mews Holiday Décor Market

WHAT: The Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market will feature festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, party platters and serving ware and knick-knacks. All proceeds benefit Good Mews, a local non-profit organization, which operates a volunteer-based, no-kill shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned cats.

WHEN: Now through Nov. 24

WHERE: Sandy Plains Publix Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road at Scufflegrit Road in Marietta

COST: Free

INFO: (770) 499-CATS or


Fourth Annual Festival of Trees

WHAT: The Embassy Suites Atlanta – Galleria will have the Fourth Annual Festival of Trees, a charitable event with 37 local non-profit organizations participating and sponsored by the hotel and Atlanta-area businesses. Each non-profit organization will decorate a Christmas tree – many donated by select partner businesses that will be on display 24/7 in the hotel’s atrium for seven weeks. Atlanta residents and hotel guests are invited to give donations on behalf of the participating charities’ trees. There is no charge to visit the display, and parking is free. The tree with the largest monetary donations will receive an additional $1,000 gift from the Embassy Suites Atlanta - Galleria. On the third Tuesday of December, the hotel’s nightly Reception will transform into a Private Gala for the charitable organizations. Local choirs, musicians, and performing arts organizations will provide entertainment and fine foods and holiday spirits will be served to hotel guests and the members of the participating charities and local businesses. A local luminary will also be on hand to award the recipients the donations collected as well as the $1,000 grand prize.

WHEN: Now through Jan. 5

WHERE: The Embassy Suites Atlanta – Galleria, 2815 Akers Mill Road Southeast in the Cumberland area

INFO: Contact Dale Gustafson at (678) 460-2561 or visit


Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Exhibition

WHAT: The Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art will have Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Exhibition, where The Portrait Society of Atlanta will announce their first, second and third place winners along with honorable mentions.

WHEN: Now through Dec. 15

WHERE: Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta

INFO: (770) 528-1444

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