“Mame” at Cumming Playhouse
Bozarts Little Theater presents the classic stage musical “Mame.” An out-of-the-box Manhattan socialite in the 1920s, Auntie Mame finds her life changed when she’s given the responsibility of raising her orphaned nephew. While Mame takes on the task, she falls into a series of adventures and butts heads with members of the social elite. The songs come from the pen of the great Jerry Herman. Show tunes include “If He Walked Into My Life” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 3 p.m. Sundays. Through Oct. 23. $12.50-20. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. 770-781-9178, www.playhousecumming.com .
Fall Farm Days at Archibald Smith Plantation
Step back into the 19th century as actors and artisans give an example of day-to-day life through demonstrations and living history exhibits. Get an up-close look at blacksmithing, weaving, open hearth cooking and more. There'll be a petting zoo with farm animals and activities, games and wagon rides for the tots. For $5, kids also can go panning for gold and gems. And the doors to the Smith Plantation Home will be open for self-guided tours ($4).
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Archibald Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-641-3978, www.archibaldsmithplantation.org .
Rocktoberfest at Mountain View United Methodist Church
The smell of bratwurst in the air is definitely a nod to the German Oktoberfest concept. But stateside touches such as burgers, dogs and caramel apples make this more of an American-style fall festival. Kids will be hopping inside inflatables while bands perform a variety of music from rock to folk to inspirational. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs and soak up the sounds. The event is gratis, but food and drinks will be sold.
4-8 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300 Jamerson Road. Marietta. 770-928-0050, www.mvumc.org .
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