Mardi Gras is February 25, so “let the good times roll” with these local events. For even more to do, visit our online calendar HERE.
Walk in My Shoes Photography Exhibit. A photo exhibit about the many miles walked and the lives that have been changed by contributions of African Americans. 10am-5pm. Free. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.
MIDDLETOWN The Ride of Your Life. Through the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Join Peg and Tom, Dotty and Don, as they share their story of love and friendship 33 years in the making. Starring Didi Conn – Frenchy from Grease, Sandy Duncan – Peter from Peter Pan, Donny Most – Ralph Malph from Happy Days, Adrian Zmed – Romano from T.J. Hooker. Tuesday-Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2pm & 7:30pm. $39-$77. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.
11th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras Fun Run and Walk. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta and its community partners. Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Start Time: 5K: 8am; 1K: 9am; Tot Trot: 9:15 am. Fees: 5K: $35; 1K: $20; Tot Trot: $15; Phantom: $30 (T-Shirt Only). Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info: marietta5krun.com.
Polar Plunge. Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to support the athletes of the Special Olympics Georgia is welcome to participate. Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. Prizes awarded and all proceeds benefit The Special Olympics Georgia. Gates open at 11am and the Plunge begins at 1pm. Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth. More info: 770-414-9390 or classy.org/evet/polar-plunge-2020/e244275.
Learn Basket Weaving. The members of the Greater Atlanta Basket Guild will demonstrate how to weave baskets, teach patrons different basket weaving techniques and instruct patrons about how to get started with basket weaving. 11am-2pm. Free. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: www.cobbcat.org.
Mardi Gras Celebration. Live! at The Battery is gearing up for their third annual Mardi Gras take over. Cajun dishes, VIP crawfish boil, live music, fortune tellers, drink specials and hurricanes all night long. Tickets: 8-11pm. $20-$40. Live! at the Battery, 825 Battery Avenue, Atlanta. More info: 404-965-2511 or liveatthebatteryatlanta.com.
FEBRUARY 22, 29 & MARCH 7
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes. Learn how to help yourself, family, workplace, and community in the event of an emergency by attending CERT classes on three consecutive Saturdays. St. Ann instructors teach basic disaster preparation and response skills necessary in the event of a community-wide emergency, when professional responders’ arrival may be delayed. These classes are for personal use and there is no requirement to join a team after completing the course. 8:30am-4:30pm. Free and open to anyone in the community. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/Registration (by February 20 at 5pm): Linda Walsh 770-552-6400 ext. 6019 or LwalshRN@st-ann.org.
Rugby ATL vs. Rugby United New York. Rugby ATL is ready to take major league rugby by storm. Come out and support Rugby ATL as they take on the team from New York. 3pm-6pm. $20-$175. Lupo Field at Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. More info: 678-331-4342 or rugbyatl.rugby.
The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Paddle Georgia with Joe Cook. Joe Cook has traveled thousands of miles on Georgia’s rivers and along the way has dug up some interesting, unusual, and unexpected stories about those rivers. Join The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests at 7pm. Then join the speaker at 7:30. Ages 16-Adult, $10 general public; $5 CNC members. Registration is recommended, but not required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www. chattnaturecenter.org/education/programs/nature-club.
Women in Horror Film Festival. 3 days of independent film showcasing the best in independent genre films and promoting diversity and inclusion in film. Thursday: 4pm; Friday & Saturday: 12 noon. Single screenings: $15; Thursday pass: $25; Friday & Saturday passes: $40; full weekend pass: $75. The films are not rated; no one under the age of 18 will be permitted without a parent or legal guardian present. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or earlsmithstrand.org.
National Money Show. View millions of rare coins and colorful currency and find out what your old coins and paper money may be worth! Build your collection from the best numismatic inventory anywhere, participate in a live auction, attend lectures and seminars and view rare historical treasures from private collections. Thursday: 9:30am-6pm; Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission: $8; free for American Numismatic Association members and children under 12. Admission is free on Saturday, February 29. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 719-482-9871 or money.org/nationalmoneyshow-2020.
Considering Maya: A Performance Dialogue. Rhapsody’s Revue will present a performance dialogue surrounding the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou. Proceeds from this community performance will benefit the domestic violence and sexual abuse prevention programs at the Marietta Student Life Center. Performers from Marietta High School and the Cobb community will dance, sing and present poetry in honor of Dr. Angelou’s commitment to bringing awareness to survivorship and resilience. 2pm-4pm. $20; Marietta City School students with ID are free. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta. More info or to purchase tickets: 770-428-2631 x5046 or www.marietta-city.org/mpac.