3 fun things in metro Atlanta


Songwriters In-the-Round at Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay Theatre

A longtime Atlanta advocate of the listening-room experience, promoter Eddie Owen invites three distinct singer-songwriters to his stage. This particular evening’s Nashville-style setup showcases Jefferson Ross, Sam Lewis and Jeff Talmadge, each with his own respective songwriting style. Ross cut his teeth as a Nashville-based record label staff songwriter and as a background vocalist for country diva Terri Clark and others. Lewis culled together some of Nashville’s best session and touring musical gunslingers for his debut album. And Talmadge left a career as a lawyer to focus on music, which has resulted in more than a half-dozen discs.

7 p.m. Feb. 7. $12 advance; $15 at the door. Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com.


Ludwig Symphony Orchestra presents “A Romantic Valentine’s Day Concert” at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Take advantage of this early Valentine’s Day date night spiked with a romantic soundtrack. WABE host John Lemley emcees the evening loaded with guest artists. Acclaimed Chicago-based saxophonist James Houlik performs a special tenor sax concerto. Guest conductor Jose Luis Hernandez Estrada oversees Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture — Fantasy.” Maestro Thomas Ludwig conducts the remainder of the show, which includes some Brahms and vocals courtesy of Megan Mashburn of the Atlanta Opera.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $22; $19 seniors; $12 students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-623-8623, http://ludwigsymphony.webs.com.


Jeff Clemmons at Post Road Library

Many native Atlantans know the iconic imagery of Rich’s department store, but the pictures in some of our minds may be fading like vintage snapshots. With his book “Rich’s: A Southern Institution,” author Jeff Clemmons helps stoke the fires of our collective memories. Listen as Clemmons dishes on the history of Rich’s, which dates back to less than five years after the end of the Civil War. He’ll touch on the towering Rich’s Great Tree and the original Pink Pig holiday attraction. And who knew Rich’s played a hand in getting JFK into the White House? We can practically taste Rich’s coconut cake just thinking about it. The organizers ask guests to preregister online.

2 p.m. Feb. 8. Free. Post Road Library. 5010 Post Road, Cumming. 770-781-9840, http://www.forsythpl.org.