3 fun things


Game On: Live Video Game Music Concert

Imagine playing Final Fantasy or Call of Duty in silence. What would Mario be without a great soundtrack? Music is a crucial part of video games, and Kennesaw State University’s School of Music is looking to explore the sounds that make gaming memorable. For its annual Proctor Scholarship Concert, the KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble takes its audience on a journey through the history of gaming music, beginning with 8-bit classics, moving through the past 40 years, and ending with some of the complex video game scores of contemporary challenges.

8 p.m. Jan. 15. $23-$43. Morgan Hall at the Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. 470-578-3214, arts.kennesaw.edu.


“On Golden Pond”

Revisit Golden Pond or make your first journey there by heading to Woodstock’s Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. Actors there are staging Ernest Thompson’s classic play, which follows the story of aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer as they visit their summer home during the twilight of their lives. During their months there, they are visited by their daughter and her fiancé, which complicates the couple’s otherwise idyllic getaway. The show is suitable for all audiences.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-16; 2 p.m. Jan. 17. $15. City Center Auditorium, 8534 Main St., Woodstock. 678-494-4251, elmstreetarts.org/golden-pond.


Speech Factory: Public Speaking for Teens

Whether your teen is already giving great orations, or you can hardly make sense of their mumbles, the Speech Factory at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library has a few public speaking tips and tricks that can benefit all skill levels. The group, which meets monthly through May, gives teens a chance to practice basic public speaking and gets them comfortable doing it with the help of Toastmasters members. Teenagers from ages 12 through 18 are welcome. The group meets in the library’s community room. Meetings are free, but registration is required.

2:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. 770-360-8820, afpls.org/events.