Best bets | Feb. 12-18

Frida Kahlo's "Autorretrato con Monos (Self-Portrait with Monkeys)," is an oil on canvas from 1943. It will be on view at the High Museum of Art as part of the exhibition “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting." It opens Thursday, Feb. 14.
Frida Kahlo's "Autorretrato con Monos (Self-Portrait with Monkeys)," is an oil on canvas from 1943. It will be on view at the High Museum of Art as part of the exhibition “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting." It opens Thursday, Feb. 14.


Visual arts: "Georgia Nature Photographers' Association: The Art of the Landscape" is on view at the Chattahoochee Nature Center through Feb. 15.

Film festival: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival continues through Feb. 20 at several movie theaters around town.

Stage: "Two Trains Running," August Wilson's inspiring story about a protest that changed a nation, is the latest production from True Colors Theatre Company. It's at the Southwest Arts Center through March 10.

Performing arts, families: The Big Apple Circus returns to town in a new venue after a two-year absence.  It runs through Feb. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. Take a look at our preview of the circus.

Stage: "Fly" follows the African-American Army Air Corps fighters who flew during World War II. The play is presented by Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theater at Herren's and runs through Feb. 24.

Stage: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" is a re-imagining of our seventh president as a rock 'n roll maverick. The Actor's Express continues through Feb. 17. The play is part of a round-up of upcoming productions on Atlanta stages. Read our review of the musical.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company presents an encore run of its successful 2011 show "The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered & Scattered 24/7/365." It runs through Feb. 17. 

Performing arts, family entertainment: The venerable Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings a fanciful new production, "Dragons," to Philips Arena through Feb. 18.  It then moves to Gwinnett Arena Feb. 21-March 3. See our preview of the show.

Stage: Atlanta Shakespeare Company's annual production of "Romeo and Juliet," the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, continues through March 20 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet's "Dracula," a tale of seductive horror, returns in time for Valentine's Day. See it at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Feb. 14, 15 and 16. See our review.

Visual arts: See works by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and husband  and muralist Diego Rivera in "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting," which continues through May 12 at High Museum of Art. Check out our preview of the show and our gallery of the works being uncrated, inspected and set up at the museum.

Stage: Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," presented by Next Stage Theatre Company at the Alley Stage in Marietta, revisits the early days of television. It continues through Feb. 23.

Comedy: Comedian Emo Philips will perform at the Laughing Skull Lounge through Feb. 17.

Dance: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performs "Revelations," marking the Atlanta farewell of longtime Ailey dancer Renee Robinson. See the performances at the Fox Theatre through Feb. 17. Check out more cultural highlights that celebrate Black History Month.

Stage: Fabrefaction Theatre Company presents the Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," about a pair of mismatched divorced men. It runs through March 3.

Performing arts, family entertainment:The Atlanta-based UniverSoul Circus brings its latest production — featuring music, comedy, acrobats and more — to the Green lot at Turner Field. It runs through March 3. See our preview of the performances.

Performing arts: TribalCon Tribal Bellydance and Music Festival is happening at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter Feb. 14-17. To register, it costs $135 - $330, but you can attend the 8 p.m. shows on Feb. 15-16 for just $22.

Stage: "Visiting Mr. Green" continues through Feb. 17. The play is presented by Stage Door Players at the North Dekalb Cultural Arts Center in Dunwoody.

Stage: "9 to 5" is a musical based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. It's the latest production from the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone and runs through Feb. 17.

Music: Nat King Cole's brother and Georgia Music Hall of Famer Freddy Cole performs as part of Roswell Roots at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center at 8 p.m. Feb. 15.

Music: Grammy-winning trio fun. plays the Tabernacle at 8 p.m. Feb. 15.

Music: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "Viva Italia," featuring romantic songs of Italy with vocal trio Poperazzi. Performance are at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Design, re-moedeling: Planning to re-model? Check out the North Atlanta Home Show for helpful ideas and tips, which takes place Feb. 15-17 at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Duluth.


Comedy: Comedian Mike Epps will bring the laughs to the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

Dance: The athletic contemporary dance of New York's Gallim Dance is at the Rialto Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Dance: The Atlanta Ballet presents the family friendly tale of  "Cinderella" at 2 p.m. Feb. 16-17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Stage: In Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre's "Let's Make It," an actress is caught in a dilemma when her struggling filmmaker husband decides to write a screenplay for her that touches too close to home. It continues through March 2.

Grown-up spelling bee: Test your spelling at the annual Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet, happening at Manuel's Tavern at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

Hair show: Bronner Brothers International Mid-Winter Hair Show is happening at the Georgia World Congress Center Feb. 16-19.

Music: The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra  is joined by trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden for a perormance at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta.

Music: Atlanta singer-singerwriters Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken and Dede Vogt will perform at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth at 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Music: Johns Creek Symphony will perform "Baroque & Classical Favorites" at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Johns Creek High School.

Recreation: Hit the slopes at Snow Mountain, where it's always a winter wonderland. The annual attraction at Stone Mountain Park continues through Feb. 18.


Music: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "Charlotte and the Music Maker," a kids' concert featuring Platypus Theatre. Shows are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Music: Atlanta Baroque Orchestra presents "Winter in Amsterdam," featuring concertos by Vivaldi, Locatelli and more. The concert begins at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

Music: Pianist Robert Henry joins the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra for Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.


Music: Kennesaw State University Faculty Recital spotlights the jazzy Trey Wright Trio at 8 p.m.  Feb. 18 at the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University.

For more live music events, check out our Live Music Picks on the Music Scene blog.

This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments. Follow me on Twitter at@ajchottix and @ajcatlevents for info on tickets going on sale and more upcoming events.

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