3 Fun Things, March 25-26


Happy Hour Live at Family Life Missionary Baptist Church

Tired of choking on smoke in nightclubs? This social alternative takes place the fourth Friday of each month and centers around music. This month vocalist Chantae Cann takes a break from touring as a backing singer for India Arie and steps into the spotlight. She’ll be joined by neo-soul songstress Kebanya-Chemise. Snacks are included with admission.

9 p.m. March 25. $10-$12. Family Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 Morrow Road, Morrow. 678-422-3227, http://happyhourlive.eventbrite.com.


Greenprints Alliance Streetfest 2011 in downtown Woodstock

This daylong street festival comes packed with art, music and food. There'll be street food vendors plus Pure Taqueria and Canyon’s Burger Co. will be serving their regular menus along with some specials. Those with a hankering for hops and barley can purchase something sudsy from New Belgium Brewing Co. Local artisans will be lining the Chambers Street side of the event. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. singer-songwriter Marc Lawson kicks off the live performances. Fellow tunesmith Brent McDonald follows at 2 p.m. Rock outfit the Scott Puckett Band, composed of veteran Atlanta musicians, takes the stage at 3:30 p.m., and the Vibes come next at 5:30 p.m. Headliner Drivin’ N Cryin’ closes things out at 7 p.m. Expect a whiff of “Honeysuckle Blue” in the spring air.

Noon. March 26. Free. 251 E. Main St., Woodstock. http://greenprintsalliance.org.


Laura Monk & High Cotton at Cumming Playhouse

This Americana quartet brings its rootsy rock to a stage more often reserved for theatrics. Foot stompers such as “Tattoo” make room for the mellow grooves of “Southern Belle” and others. Monk, raised on a steady diet of Carole King, Neil Young and Dolly Parton, seems to have traveled the same inspirational road as Natalie Merchant and Neko Case. Her musical brothers in arms, including husband John, deliver enough comfortable twang to keep alt-country lovers glowing with delight.

8 p.m. March 26. $25. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. 770-781-9178, www.playhousecumming.com.