5 things to do this weekend
by Damon Poirier
December 27, 2013 02:00 PM | 1847 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shen Yun
For the past 5,000 years, China amassed a diverse legacy of heroes, myths and values that still resonate in the present. Shen Yun Performing Arts revives the essence of traditional Chinese culture in full color on stages around the world.
WHEN: Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 28, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 29, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339
COST: $55 to $205 plus applicable fees
 
Holiday Boutique
2 Rules Fine Art will have Holiday Boutique, a three-month show of wall-to-wall art by over two dozen artists, showing original paintings, prints, jewelry, glass, wood, pottery, sculptures, fiber, photography and origami.
WHEN: Now through Jan. 25
WHERE: 2 Rules Fine Art, 85 Church Street, Marietta, 30060
 
Twice Over Memphis
The 120 Tavern & Music Hall will have Twice Over Memphis in an 18-plus age limit show.
WHEN: Dec. 28, 8 p.m.
WHERE: 120 Tavern & Music Hall, 1440 Roswell Road, Marietta
INFO: (770) 509-3320 or 120tavern.com
 
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Lighthouse Players will present “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an original stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic holiday movie from the 1940s.
WHEN: Dec. 27-28, 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Chapel Stage, Marietta Church of God, 1083 Allgood Road, Building B, Marietta, 30062
COST: $10 general admission
INFO: (678)-382-7819
 
Fourth Annual Festival of Trees
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 organi-zation 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 chari-ties’ 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 mem-bers 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 http://www.wcghotels.com/galleria-atlanta-hotel/festival-of-trees/
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