“Making God Laugh” at ART Station Contemporary Arts Center and Theatre Company
Be a fly on the wall while watching a family go through three decades of holiday head butting. The comedy unfolds in four scenes, each 10 years apart, set at various holidays. It kicks off circa 1980 as a trio of siblings —an actress, a priest and a jock— return home to be with their devout Catholic parents at Christmas. The show wraps at Easter in 2010 as the offspring experience middle age with unexpected results. This version of Sean Grennan’s play stars Matt Baum, Ellen McQueen, Benjamin Mitchell, Frank Roberts and Tania Yegelwel.
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through March 9. $21-$25; special matinee 10:30 a.m. March 5. $15. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-469-1105, www.artstation.org.
Spand-XXX at The Alamo
Take a figurative bite of cherry pie with this 1980s-style hair metal trio. Whether it’s a blast of Bon Jovi, a vat of Van Halen or a nod to Nugent, the band takes audiences back to the decade of decadence. The group — lead vocalist and resident shredder Neil Blade, drummer Tony Thunder and bassist Jimmy Zimmonz — lives up to its name by donning Spandex pants splattered in loud colors. Louder music follows amid flowing locks and over indulgent guitar solos.
9:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $5. The Alamo, 19 S. Court Square, Newnan. 770-683-2526, www.thealamonewnan.com.
Gwinnett Gladiators and The Jagged Stones at The Arena at Gwinnett Center
The Gladiators get their ya yas out while hitting the ice against the Florida Everblades. While a win isn’t guaranteed, at least they’ll score some musical satisfaction courtesy of The Jagged Stones. The troupe of Rolling Stones mock rockers channels Mick, Keith and the crew right down to the signature swollen lips and shaking hips. Vocalist Stephen Skipper may be living proof that cloning is no longer 2,000 light-years from home. The band rocks the house with a special in-game performance.
2:05 p.m. March 2. $10-$30 plus convenience fees if purchased online. The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-497-5100, www.gwinnettgladiators.com.
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