Celebrate the summer all week around East Cobb! For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.
Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: cobbemc.com/ content/request-wood-chips.
Garden Tour at Barrington Hall. Discover how the gardens have been restored, receive gardening tips, and learn about heirloom and native plants. Free tour of the historic gardens at Barrington Hall. Begins at the main house back porch. No reservations are necessary. 9:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswel. More info: roswellgov.com.
Christian Movie Night. Enjoy a different movie every week with popcorn, candy and soda. 7pm. Admission free. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Room 272/274, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: Debbie. email@example.com.
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Historic Marietta Trolley Tour. All aboard for a one-hour, fully narrated exploration of the historic city of Marietta. Experience Marietta’s rich heritage, from the vibrant Downtown Square, past grand Antebellum homes, to the battle fields at Kennesaw Mountain. Thursday and Friday: 1pm; Saturday: 10am. $20/adults; $12/children; $18/Seniors & Students. The Historic Marietta Trolley Company, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettatrolley.com.
Murder! At The Strand: The Encore. If you missed the sold-out April run, it’s back for an encore. An immersive theatrical who-dun-it! Using all of The Strand, this interactive, world-premiere event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the criminal with the motive to commit it. This is an opportunity for patrons to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before. Thursday & Friday: 7pm & 8:45pm; Saturday: 3pm, 7pm & 8:45pm; Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $40-$45. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.
JUNE 8 & 9
The Eve of Jackie: The Legacy of Jackie Wilson. Broadway Actor Chester Gregory channels the dynamic spirit of Jackie Wilson: “Mr. Excitement,” one of the most influential artists in rock ‘n’ roll history. He shares his thoughts on his personal life and career in show business. He is unaware that it will be his final performance in completion, as it is the evening before his inevitable collapse on stage the following day. Age Restriction: must be 18+. 8pm. $35-$50. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-426-4800 or theatreinthesquare.net.
JUNE 8-10, 14-17
Tarzan presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Based on Disney’s animated musical and Edgar Rice Burrogh’s Tarzan of the Apes, featuring music by Phil Collins, makes this show an unforgettable theatrical experience. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $36-$58. Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.
5-K-9 Run. The Northeast Cobb Business Association will host its annual “5-K-9” run with proceeds supporting the Cobb Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and a service dog for autism. 8am. Registration: $25 online at www.northeastcobbba.com or active.com. Race begins at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info/sponsorship: 770-377-0072.
8th Annual Roswell Lavender Festival. Inspired by Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. Demonstrations, children’s activities, vendors, food samples, music and many more surprises. 10am-5pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell 30075. More info: roswellgov.com or 770-640-3855.
Live! In Roswell Series presents Davina and the Vagabonds. This high-energy live show has musical influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits. 8pm. $30. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-594-6232 or roswellpresents.com.
Girls Gone Strong Fun Fitness Fundraiser benefiting Sawyer Road Runners, a team of girls at Sawyer Road Elementary. Boot Camp in the park founder will host the fundraiser to include adults and children. Work out stations will be set up throughout the park and include running exercises. Bring a water bottle. 10am. $10. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/sign up via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smyrna Summer Concert Series featuring Alex Guthrie. A local artist brings his powerful, soulful vocals and southern charm to this concert. 7pm. Free or tables available to reserve $30/residents $40/non-residents. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 678-631-5540 or www.smyrnacity.com.
Marietta Square Artists Market features artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-2pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.artistsmarketmarietta.com.
Civil War Music Program. Join musicians and living historians as they demonstrate the important role that music played in the civil war. 11am-3pm. Free. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-4686 or www.nps.gov/kemo.
JUNE 9, 12, 15-17
Sweeney Todd presented by the Atlanta Opera. This dark and witty tale based on the Victorian short story The String of Pearls, Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Musical. Tuesday: 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 3pm. $35$131. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Sundays on the River Concert featuring River Whyless, a quartet whose musical sounds have been described as folk-rock, nature-pop and baroque-folk. 6-9:30pm. Tickets: $12 for lawn seating, $16 for table seating. Cash bar available, no outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/tickets: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies. Enjoy a familyfriendly morning with exclusive access to the butterfly encounter where you can enjoy a light breakfast, experience several species of butterflies in the CNC’s Butterfly Encounter tent and explore the grounds prior to opening. Register by June 7 – Limited Spaces. 10am-12pm Ages 4+: $25 general public; Members: $15. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055×237, or www.chattnaturecenter.org.
21st Annual Carpenter Open Golf Tournament. Join the Knights of Columbus Council 9792 to support local charities with a round of golf and silent auction items. $150/individual (includes greens fee, golf cart, continental breakfast, buffet lunch. Cash bar available.) 7am registration and breakfast; 8:45am shot-gun start. Indian Hills Country Club 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info/registration: 770-598-9982 or www.CarpenterOpen.com.
Gritters Afternoon Book Club. Come discuss the book of the month: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. 2-3pm. Free. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcat.org.
A Conversation with President Bill Clinton. Join President Clinton as he discusses his forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, and the timely issues it raises about our world today. 7:30pm. $75-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Mice Tours Murray & Etta: Etta Spies with Her Little Eye. Tours for the smallest visitors Toddlers age 3-5 and their parents are introduced to history through very basic concepts. 10:30am. $5/family (1 adult and up to 3 children) additional adults/children are $5 each. Reservations required by calling 770-794-5710. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: www.mariettahistory.org.
Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America. If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you. 6-hour class taught by certified instructors. 6-9pm. Court ordered/point reduction: $95. Insurance rate reductions only: $30. Safe America Foundation, 2000 First Drive, Suite 310, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Shakespeare Kennesaw. One of Shakespeare’s happiest comedies, featuring crossed loves, fairy spells and strange transformations. 8pm. Tickets: $10-$27. Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater at Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: arts.kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6000.
Divorce Care. Are you dealing with anger, depression, infidelity, financial issues, spiritual confusion, problems with children, or just need someone to listen and talk to who understands your pain and fears? 7-8:30pm. Free. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Room B111, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-560-7230 or email@example.com.