3 fun things


“Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience”

Experience the Christmas story from the African-American perspective through this soulful production of spirituals, song and dance. Originally written by Langston Hughes, “Black Nativity” is a performance piece that weaves those elements with excerpts from the Gospels to retell the familiar story of the birth of Christ. The one-act production invites the audience into a Jerusalem designed to make your toes tap and hands clap. Group discounts, as well as student and senior pricing, are available.

8 p.m. Dec. 4, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Performances run through Dec. 20. $25-$40. Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 404-612-3220, blacknativityatlanta.com.


Roaring Twenties Gala Dinner

Grab a cloche hat, put on some pinstripes, don that flapper gown and lace up those oxfords. Then time-travel back to the Roaring Twenties for this gala held by the Roswell Historical Society to raise funds for its education and preservation initiatives. The event features all the glitz and jazz that made that decade a smash before the Crash. Cocktails will be poured at 6 p.m. and dinner follows an hour later. Then, dance the Charleston into the wee hours. Can’t find any 1920s duds? No worries, a tux never goes out of style.

6 p.m. Dec. 5. $75. Muse and Co. Fine Art, 27 Oak St., Roswell. 770-992-1665, roswellhistoricalsociety.org.


Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show

Sometimes, the key to unlocking the perfect gift is being a little … crafty. The Mable House is ready to help with its annual arts and crafts show, featuring nearly every type of homemade good you can imagine. Browse through glass works, fiber art, jewelry and metal art, then check out the toys, wreathes, ornaments, bath items, candles and clothing. Once you finish checking everyone off your shopping list, treat yourself to something special at Mable’s Tea Room as a reward for finishing far earlier than the rest of us!

Through Dec. 22. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 2-6 p.m Sundays. Free entry. Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. 770-819-3285, mablehouse.org.