3 fun things


Seafood and Beer Festival at Riverdale City Center

This celebration of seafood swims into view Labor Day weekend. Restaurants and food vendors, including Joe's Crab Shack and indie favorite California Fish Market, will be selling grub to guests. A stage plays host to live music starring headliner Klymaxx, the female pop/R&B group responsible for a string of '80s hits. Gritz & Jelly Butter, Noel Gourdin and Tabitha King share the bill. A car and bike show, a beer garden, various vendors selling their wares and services, and a kid's play area are among the other bells and whistles. Guests have the opportunity to hop into the Cash Cube with hopes of winning money and prizes.

Noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1. $5; free ages 12 and younger. $5 limited parking available. Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. 770-909-5300, www.riverdaleculture.com.


"Seussical The Musical" at Newnan Theatre Company

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off its 35th anniversary season with "Seussical The Musical," a romp through the pages of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat narrates a story that borrows largely from Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who," a tale about an elephant who realizes that a speck of dust contains creatures called Whos. Other familiar characters, including Mayzie La Bird and Gertrude McFuzz, make the scene. Dave Dorrell, the company's managing director, directs the musical, which features choreography by Emily Moore and vocal direction by Erin Walton.

8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Aug. 30-31; Sept. 1-2, 6-9. $7-$14. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Ave., Newnan. 770-683-6282, www.newnantheatre.org.


Roaring '20s Big Band Swing Dance Party at 550 Trackside

The French called the 1920s "the crazy years." This event allows dancers to get crazy on the dance floor with their swing, rumba and cha cha moves. Capitol City Xpress, a 17-piece swing band, provides the tunes. In between sets a DJ spins a wider history of dance tracks. Need fuel for all of that footwork? American Crepes of Atlanta will be whipping up crepes, and each ticket includes one complimentary creation. Rookie dancers should get there early because the evening begins with a lesson, which is included with admission.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $15 advance; $20 at the door. 550 Trackside, 550 N. Clayton St., Lawrenceville. 770-855-4396, www.bigbandswingdanceparty.com.