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.