There’s so much to love about living in East Cobb! Get busy this week with these great events. For even more to do, visit our online calendar HERE.

FEBRUARY 13, 15, 16
The Swan Princess presented by Atlanta Ballet 2. This world premiere production features all of the mystery and magic of the beloved classic Swan Lake but, fits the treasured story into a one-hour format that serves as a perfect introduction to ballet. February 13: 7pm; February 15-16: 2pm. Tickets: $10-$64. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-892-3303

FEBRUARY 13-16 & 20-23
Unnecessary Farce presented by Centerstage North. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room nextdoor, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday 2pm. $20. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb.  More info/Tickets: 770-331-0079 or

Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Honeybees & Beekeeping. Entomologist, apiculturist, and former Extension Agent Mickey Anderson will offer instruction on beekeeping and show different types of equipment used by the beekeeper as well as different hive components. Bring your lunch.  12-1pm.  Free. Cobb Water Lab, 660 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta.  More info:  770-528-4070

Martinis & Music. Four times a year, people gather at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Open to the public. 5:30-8:30pm. $10/person; Free/museum members. Regular museum admission rates do not apply for this event. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or

Gilberto Santa Rosa – Caminalo Tour. Gilberto Santa Rosa is widely known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” or “The Gentleman of Salsa.” Tickets start at $99. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. Coca Cola Roxy Theater, 800 Battery Ave SE #500, Atlanta. More info: 470-351-3866 or

ACT Mock Test. Looking to take a practice ACT without test day pressure? This is a full length proctored mock ACT test. Afterwards you will receive a comprehensive score report to help you target areas in order to improve your real test score. Registration is required. Noon-4pm. Free. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. Registration:  More info:

Pop-In for Family Fun at the Marietta Museum of History.  Crafts and activities will be provided to create a fun learning environment that explores different topics of history with a local focus. This month’s theme is Black History. 10:30am-3:30pm. $5/person; $20/family cap. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or

Young Artists’ Concerto Competition. The Samuel Fordis Young Artists’ Concerto Competition features the top competition winners in solo performance with the Georgia Philharmonic orchestra. The largest in the South, the competition draws the best young soloists in the area to compete head-to-head on virtuosic concertos. 7pm. $10-$25. Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb.More info:

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:

Green Screen Magic. Take advantage of the video studio in the Creative Studios at Sewell Mill library. You’ll get an into to editing green screen backgrounds and some of the fun uses! Ages 14 and older. 1-2pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

Cobb County School District Winter Break.  All Cobb County schools will be closed.

FL STUDIO: Getting Started. A guide to help those who are completely new to FL Studio and are looking for a place to start. FL Studio is a professional DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that focuses on music production. Ages 14 and older. 7-8pm. Free. Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

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

Preschool STEM with Cobb 4-H. Cobb 4-H STEM instructor, Kathleen McElroy, opens up the world of science to preschool children and their adults. Fun and hands-on, these interactive STEM workshops will peak preschoolers’ curiosity about the world around them. There will be two sessions of each program. 10:15am or 11:15am. Free. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info:

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: