Festivals, concerts, theater productions and more, it’s another week of sizzling summer fun this week in 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.
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Guided Trail Hikes. Hikes are led by a guide and highlight key sights, sounds and facts of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. $20/ages 5 and up (admission included); Free/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or chattnaturecenter.org.
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1
Othello. Shakespeare’s Othello is one of his most intimate and devastating tragedies of all. It is a story about society, status and the nature of the outsider – but it is also a story about the love and trust between friends, and between men and women. Thursdays & Fridays: 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 2:30pm. Tickets: $25/general admission; $30/ VIP; $20/seniors and military. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: www.theatreinthesquare.net.
War Paint presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Saturday, September 1 & Sundays: 2pm. $48-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Glover Park Concert Series: Mo’ Soul Band. Come enjoy this variety party band sounds in historic Marietta Square. Bring a picnic and set up your own chairs after 4pm. Show starts at 8pm. Free. Tables available for rent. Glover Park, 50 Park Square NE, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.
AUGUST 23 & 24
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Shop, eat, drink and interact with vendors, exhibitor and BBQ contestant booths. Play in the island-themed Kid Zone, full of inflatables, fun games and attractions for the little ones. Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm. Free admission. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. More info: pigsandpeaches.com.
11th Annual Digital Dash 5K and 1K Fun Run benefiting Children’s Healthcare & Bert’s Big Adventure. Certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Chip timed event. Registration & check-in: 6:30am; 5K: 7:30am; 1K: 8:30am. $25 by August 5; $35 by August 17; $40 on race day. Marietta Square, 205 Lawrence Street NE, Marietta. More info: digitaldash5k.com.
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ benefiting The Drake House, which provides short-term crisis housing to homeless mothers and their children. Taste over 100 unique flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy ice cream eating and stacking contests, bouncy house, music, face painting and children’s games. 2-4pm. $7/ person. Roswell Square Park, 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. More info: missmarysicecream.org.
90 Minute Mindfulness Workshop. This workshop presents an overview of the holistic approach to alleviating stress and anxiety. Includes experiential exercises, reflections, and meditations. $25. 6:30pm. Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.eastcobbyoga.com.
Kindness Rocks! Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the “Kindness Rocks” project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will be provided while supplies last. Once finished, the rocks will be put in a concrete planter in front of the library, or you can take the rock with you and share it. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: cobbcat.org.