Neil Jordaan (left, cq) and Heather Marriott practice "passing pins" during the 36th Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival at the Yaarab Shrine Center in Atlanta on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The festival sponsored by The Atlanta Jugglers Association featuring juggling competitions, workshops, unicycling, yo-yoing, hooping, a light extravaganza & a late night cabaret.
Photo: Hyosub Shin
Photo: Hyosub Shin

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Jan. 31-Feb. 8

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

Atlanta Game Fest 35. Through Feb. 2. Per four-day membership: $55 per person, $100 per couple, $120 per family. Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. www.atlantagamefest.com.

Atlanta Winter Beer Festival. 1-5 p.m. Feb. 1. $30-$55 per person. Atlantic Station. 241 20th St. NW, Atlanta. www.atlantawinterbeerfest.com.

Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 1. $18; $30 per couple. Back lot of Tiki Tango/Foxtrot, 57 13th St., Atlanta. www.atlantabartours.com.

Groundhog Day Juggling Festival. Feb. 7-9. Admission is free for spectators at all daytime events; tickets for the Saturday night cabaret at 9 p.m. are $10. $30 for participants; $50 member package. Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlantajugglers.org.

Callanwolde Artist Market. Feb. 7-9. $5. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338, www.callanwolde.org.

North Atlanta Home Show. More than 170 home remodeling experts will gather together at this 23rd annual event. Feb. 7-9. $6-$8. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com, NorthAtlantaHomeShow.com.

Atlanta Oyster Festival. 3-11 p.m. Feb. 8. $10-$25 per person. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001, parktavern.com.

The cast of “We Are a Masterpiece” at Out of Box Theatre includes Connor Sofia (from left), Zachary Stolz, Carolyn Choe, Evan Vihlen and Stuart Schleuse. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Based on Mark Haddon’s lauded novel, the play follows a teenage boy with autism as he works to solve a thrilling mystery. Through Feb. 9. $25-$60. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Moonlight and Magnolias.” The true story of producer David O. Selznick’s quest to finalize the screenplay of “Gone With the Wind.” Through Feb. 1. $22.50-$30. New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770-426-4800, www.theatreinthesquare.net.

“Four Old Broads.” Through Feb. 1. $18-$24. Onstage Atlanta, 3041 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com.

“Fun Home.” Tony Award-winning musical about what happens when you finally see your parents through grown-up eyes. Through Feb. 16. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

“Stellaluna.” Center for Puppetry Arts Artistic Director Jon Ludwig has adapted author and illustrator Janell Cannon’s story of a lost baby fruit bat and her efforts to fit in. Through March 8. $21.50. Center For Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“Slow Food.” A quiet anniversary meal in Palm Springs goes deliriously wrong. Through Feb. 16. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“The Glass Menagerie.” Through Feb. 16. $16-$34. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net.

Atlanta Opera: “Salome.” Jan. 31 and Feb. 2. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $45-$150. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.comatlantaopera.org.

“The Hobbit.” Synchronicity Theatre’s re-imagining of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic with five actors, acrobatics and exciting fight scenes — with a steampunk twist. Jan. 31-Feb. 23. $16-$31. One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“We Are a Masterpiece.” Set at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when a nurse cares for a town’s gay community when no one else will step up as they die one by one. Through Feb. 2. $22. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. 678-653-4605, outofboxtheatre.com.

“The Hobbit.” Synchronicity Theatre’s re-imagining of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic with five actors, acrobatics and exciting fight scenes — with a steampunk twist. Jan. 31-Feb. 23. $16-$31. One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

2020 Brave New Works Festival. This biennial festival brings professional playwrights, directors, composers, and dramaturgs together to work on new scripts with a company of student and professional actors. Jan. 31-Feb. 16. Free. Theater Lab of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. arts.emory.edu.

“Once.” On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Jan. 31-March 8. $35-$45; students $20. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

Tim and Eric. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $35-$49.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Raphael Saadiq will perform at City Winery in Atlanta.
Photo: File

MUSIC

Cody Bolden, Caryn Lee Carter, Jonathan Peyton. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Motionless in White. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. $27.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tinsley Ellis. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Pajama Concert: Musical Bedtime Stories. Designed for young audiences, but perfect for music lovers of all ages. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Free. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. arts.emory.edu.

Spafford. 9 p.m. Jan. 31. $28-$79. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Emily Wolfe. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Harvest Moon - the Music of Neil Young. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $22-$32. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Jordan Davis. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

The Head, the Titos. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Indigo de Souza. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $10.50. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Moontower, The Platonics. 9 p.m. Feb. 1. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Raphael Saadiq. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $37.50-$55. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Hungry Ear Coffee House. With Ken & Dave, David Leonard & Dean Taylor, Heidi Pollyea and Troy and Rhonda Lashbrooks. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $5 suggested donation at the door and canned goods for the Community Assistance Center (OurCAC.org) in Sandy Springs are appreciated. Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1025 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs. nwuuc.org/hungry-ear.

Coro Vocati: "The Art & The Artist." A choral exploration of renowned works of art.7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N. Morningside Drive NE, Atlanta. Also, 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. $10-$20. corovocati.org.

The Bach Bowl. Organist Timothy Albrecht and Emory faculty friends play an hour-long concert of Bach chamber music. 4 p.m. Feb. 2. Free. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. arts.emory.edu.

AJJ. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tayla Parx. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Stevie Tombstone. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Roy Ayers, DJ Mixmaster Mitch. 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4. $38-$48. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Tove Lo. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $32-$47.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Adrian Marcel. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $20-$25. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Ekke Varner. 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 5. $38-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Michael Angela Batio. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. $20. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Chris Farren. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Randall King. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Midland. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $25-$40. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Saint Motel. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. $25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano conducts Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 and “Serenade to Music.” 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 8. $17-$93. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

“The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute.” 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $34.50-$64.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Luke James. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Shane Smith and the Saints. 9 p.m. Feb. 7. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Eagles. 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 11. $180 and up. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Greensky Bluegrass. 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8. $28.50-$42.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Coastcity, Domino Saints. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $15-$20. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Get Those Nerds, Arrows in Action, Edelwood, More After This. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Slow Hollows. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Keith Sweat. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $64-$154. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Tori Kelly. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30-$60. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Nameless Nameless, Flannel Nation, Colour & the Shape. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

VISUAL ARTS

“Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine.” An exhibition of more than 70 works of art by Raja Ravi Varma, Manjari Sharma and Abhishek Singh. Through May 17. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

“Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.” Explores the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. Through June 30. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

“From Russia With Love: Photos by Frank Sharp.” Through Feb. 29. Free. Tucker Library, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker. dekalblibrary.org/branches/tuck.

“Looking Forward.” Works by member artists. Through Feb. 15. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org.

“#InHonor: Monoliths.” Through Feb. 7. Free. Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 404-333-0312, adawkinsgallery.com.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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