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Our monthly list of can’t-miss events around town.


MLK Day 5k Drum Run

January 15, 2018, 8:00 am

This 5K walk/run will take place entirely in Piedmont Park; both the start and finish lines are near the Park Tavern at 10th Street. The USATF certified race course and Peachtree Road Race qualifier will be run on grass, road, gravel, wooden bridge and dirt paths through the Park. We will have a drumline all along the race course. Participants may register their school PTA, Church or other organization to receive proceeds from MLKDAY5K. Information at


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Ice Skating on the Marietta Square

January 5, 2018, 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060, United States

Price: $12 including the price of skates!

From beginner to expert it’s nothing but fun, plus a portion of all ticket sales goes to support Marietta City Schools. Winter Wonderland on the Marietta Square is the highlight of the holidays! Make sure to bring your own socks!



3hr Salsa Boot camp + Salsa Party Every Saturday

January 6, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Dancing 4 Fun Dance Studio, 6025 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, GA

Price: $40/person or $70/couple in advanced


‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss

January 7, 2018, 9:00 am at Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States

Price: $8 for Adults, $6 for Students, Seniors, Children, Free for Members and Emory Students

Athletes have provided Walter Iooss with a provocative and enduring body of work; from his early photographs of Hank Aaron gracing the diamond, to his portfolios of Michael Jordan on the court and at home. While his early photography captured the tension of the game, his current work focuses on portraiture—posed images taken in the studio, bringing out the charisma, turmoil, joy, and humanity of the heroes of sport.


Walter Iooss (American, born 1943)

Lou Brock, 1967 World Series, St. Louis at Boston,


Archival pigment print


Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey

January 19, 2018, 8:00 pm at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

On Sale Now! Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the incomparable soprano Kathleen Battle and the ASO in an evening of moving spirituals inspired by the journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad.


Chattahoochee Nature Center Service Day

January 15, 2018, 1:00 pm at Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA

Come help us restore our woodlands and wetlands during this afternoon of service. We will be working to remove invasive plants in and around our 127 acres to encourage native plant restoration. Ages 5-Adult. These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early! Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family.


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Terminal West

January 20 and 21, 2018, 8:00 pm at Terminal West, 887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Doors 7 Show 8 18+ $35


The Music Of Prince with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

January 26, 2018, 8:00 pm at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Tickets on sale Friday, June 9 at noon! Join Conductor Brent Havens and Vocalist Marshall Charloff as they explore the eclectic body of work created by Prince as uniquely presented with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a full band. Experience a full night of Prince’s greatest hits.

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