‘Troubadour’ 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

The first month of 2017 comes to an end this week and February begins.

The shortest month of the year will be packed full with opportunities to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of black activists and entertainers, and chances to show your significant other how much they mean to you.
But, this week, focus on visiting an enlightening exhibit, seeing a play or ice skating. 

Here are a few ways to enjoy what metro Atlanta has to offer this week:

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

Museum of Design Atlanta continues to explore how design decisions affects our lives everyday with their new exhibit “Food by Design: Sustaining the Future.”

“The exhibit explores how worldwide food distribution could be made more equitable, and how we could design systems that encourage people to make healthier choices,” among other things.

Take a look at how people involved in the food industry, from scientists to foodies, are thinking about the ways in which the global food system can be redesigned.

The exhibit is open through May 7.

Noon- 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays; Noon-8 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors, military and educators), $5 (children, 6-17 and college students), free (children under 5). MODA, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Museumofdesign.org.

The Crucible

Revisit the town of Salem during a time of hysteria during this new production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” The famous play is based on the Salem witch trials. This production was directed by Actor’s Express’ Artistic Director Freddie Ashley.

The two and half-hour production is recommended for people who are at least 14 years old.

8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Through Feb. 19. $21.60-$43.20. 887 West Marietta St., Atlanta. Actors-express.com.

Skate the Decades

Before ice skating at Atlantic Station ends on Feb. 19, head to the ice rink for a themed night of skating and music.

Dress up in clothes from your favorite decade and listen to popular hits from the 80s, 90s, etc. on Thursday night.

4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays. Through Feb. 19. $13 (general admission), $10 (children under 12, ages 65 and older, or with military ID). Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. Skateatlanticstation.com/

Visit the High Museum

If the exhibit at MODA doesn't appeal to you, perhaps one of the current exhibits at the High Museum will.

“I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle,” displays the work of the popular “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” children’s author. The exhibit was extended through Feb. 12, so families have a few more weeks to see it.

Another exhibit at the High Museum revisits the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through five photos. The images show the activist as he fought for civil rights and spent time with his family. The exhibit is on display through March 12.

A visit to this museum is the perfect way to explore art while learning something new.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50 (ages 6 and older), free (under 5). High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. High.org.

Troubadour

Country music fans will love this musical with original music by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. In the production, country music singer Billy Mason’s son, Joe, works to create a name for himself in the shadow of his father’s legacy.

Times vary. Jan. 18-Feb. 12. $10-$72. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Alliancetheatre.org.