1) 7th annual Noshfest, presented by Superior Plumbing
WHAT: Noshfest is a “taste” event with samples sold from $1 to $5 of delicious food including bagels, kugel, brisket, latkes, potato knish, fried green tomatoes, ice cream, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, hamantaschen cookies and much more. Noshfest features various activities unique to Jewish heritage, handmade crafts and goods, interactive exhibits, cooking demos, tours of the sanctuary with a member of the ritual committee, live entertainment, a kid zone and more. Five thousand guests are expected to attend.
WHEN: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta
COST: Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring two non-perishable items to donate to MUST Ministries
2) 31st annual Marietta Art in the Park
WHAT: The 31st annual Marietta Art in the Park will showcase over 175 fine artists in media that includes jewelry made from fine metals and precious stones; ceramics; paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel; woodworking; glass; photography; and textiles. At this year’s festival, each participating artist will select one work of art — marked with a One Piece Project ribbon — for which he or she will donate 10 percent of the sale price to the festival. Parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets within walking distance of the festival.
WHEN: Sept. 2-4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Marietta Square
COST: Free admission
INFO: For a festival map and more information, visit www.artparkmarietta.com
3) ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square
WHAT: The classic Tennessee Williams play takes place in the memory of Tom Wingfield as he recalls his fragile household and what transpired there. His mother, Amanda, is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with Tom and his sister Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom seeks escape from his mother’s nagging in alcohol and the world of the movies. Each member of the family clings to their illusions in one way or another, and Tom invites the audience into the memory of his family’s little world.
WHEN: Opened today and runs through Oct. 1. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: On the Marietta Square at 11 Whitlock Ave. NW in Marietta
COST: Tickets are $10 to $30
INFO: theatreinthesquare.net or 770-426-4800
4) Marietta Square Art Walk
WHAT: The popular Marietta Square Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, including tomorrow, Sept. 1. Shops, galleries and other businesses on the Square will host artists from jewelry makers to painters as live music is played throughout the Square. Several of the art galleries on the Square will also host celebrations open to visitors.
WHEN: Sept. 1, 5 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Marietta Square
5) ‘Forever Plaid’
WHAT: The Marietta Theatre Company will launch the new theater’s inaugural season with “Forever Plaid,” a story of four friends with a passion for music. “Forever Plaid” follows Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie — better known as “The Plaids.” The talented group of guys that loves to sing in harmony as they practice for gigs at Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company. Life takes an unexpected turn when the “The Plaids” are tragically killed in a car accident on the way to their first big gig, which is when the story of “Forever Plaid” truly begins.
WHEN: Today through Sept. 2, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Lyric Studio on the Square
COST: Tickets for “Forever Plaid” start at $25 and are on sale now. Tickets for “Forever Plaid” and season subscriptions can be purchased by visiting www.mariettatheatre.tix.com. Season subscriptions are discounted at 20-percent or more off of rack rates or the equivalent of one free show.