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Eat, drink and be merry at the New American Shakespeare Tavern

 

mwives-horiz-hi-resThe New American Shakespeare Tavern is unlike other theaters. Go for the live music, hand-crafted period costumes, sword fights and, not incidentally, the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British pub menu and a broad selection of Irish ales and premium brews, the Shakespeare Tavern is a place to eat, drink, be merry and nourish the soul. This PoshDealz is for a gift certificate, and each gift certificate is good for two VIP box seats, a $50 value. Note: Gift certificates can only be used in person. No website sales available.

* All gift certificates will be mailed.

Encore Life

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Whether you normally travel solo, in groups, with kids or senior citizens, a train ride to New Orleans feels less stressful than getting there through the air.

‘CHUCKTOWN’ CHOW DOWN

A decade ago, no one had any serious doubts about Charleston, S.C.’s, reputation as a hub for refined Lowcountry cuisine. But no one could have predicted that the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival (March 4-8) would become an international attraction that exposes the world to all of the city’s charms.

MODA digs into shelter and sustainability

Every living thing craves shelter. Moles. Ants. Squirrels. Birds. Bears. And people. A new MODA exhibit looks at this, how human homes have evolved over the centuries and their impact on the environment.

3 Cyclorama events wrap Civil War anniversary

A concert featuring music from “Uprising” by Atlanta theater artist Gabrielle Fulton is one of three upcoming events marking the Civil War’s 150th anniversary at the Cyclorama.

MARDI GRAS IN MOBILE

This 300-year cultural history goes a lot deeper than colorful beads, costumes and debauchery.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Selling itself as a “destination for Atlanta’s intown culture,” the Krog Street Market pairs retail with restaurants, claiming to be a “West Coast-style market.”

‘Taste’ wraps 2014 with stats, winners

Thirteen metro eateries and their chefs took home prizes from the 2014 Taste of Atlanta.

ArtsScene Blog

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: Feb. 26

This weekend’s your last chance for “4000 Miles” at Aurora. Also recommended: Theatrical Outfit’s “Silent Sky,” the Kendeda-winning “C.A. Lyons Project” at the Alliance, “Detroit ’67″ at True Colors and the always entertaining Libby Whittemore at Actor’s Express.

Musicals, premieres top Aurora’s big year

The mainstage lineup for the Lawrenceville theater’s 20th anniversary season includes the musicals “Memphis” and “Into the Woods,” the contemporary comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Margaret Edson’s “Wit” and a world premiere from Atlanta playwrights Topher Payne, Suehyla El-Attar and Johnny Drago.

’15-16 Alliance Reiser lab winners: musical, sketch show and site-specific work

The second class of the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab features an immersive, site-specific work, further development of a one-man sketch show seen earlier this year at Dad’s Garage, and a musical about a young American photography student and a red book

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: Feb. 19

The best of this week’s best bets: “The C.A. Lyons Project” at the Alliance, “Silent Sky” at Theatrical Outfit and “Detroit ’67″ at True Colors. What’s on your must-see list?

THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Each of us has a green girl somewhere inside of us, a green girl yearning for acceptance. So declares the Wizard of Oz, or, in this case, longtime entertainer John Davidson, who plays the Wizard on this national tour of “Wicked.”

Outfit’s 2015-16 season: 5 shows, 3 musicals

Theatrical Outfit’s five-show 2015-16 season – dubbed the Season of Courage — will feature three musicals, one world premiere and a regional premiere. The titles: “Memphis”; “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe”; “A Little Princess”; “Moxie”; and “The Light in the Piazza.”

Lovers of new plays, rejoice. It’s Kendeda season.

Kendeda season at the Alliance Theatre begins Feb. 16 and includes four days of new-play readings, chatter and debate. Oh, boy! Or, this year, should we say, oh, girl?!


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