Filled with humor and heart, Split in Three is set to take the stage at Aurora Theatre May 4-28. Change can be exhilarating and excruciating at the same time. Written by Atlanta’s own Daryl Lisa Fazio, this highly-anticipated comic drama looks at a quintet of people in the Mississippi Delta struggling with personal change during a time of great historic change: the Civil Rights movement in the late 60s.
“This play is very funny, extremely relevant, thought-provoking, suspenseful, crisply written and full of heart,” says Justin Anderson, Aurora Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director.
Directed by Anderson, Split in Three spans the later part of 1969, dovetailing into the early days of 1970, and is set in the Mississippi Delta when integration finally makes its way to the last segregated county in the country. Sisters Nola and Nell have opposite views on the subject. Nell believes that change is a bad thing and that they must do everything in their power to protect the current state of life. Nola, on the other hand, believes a person should think for themselves. Under the national spotlight this small Mississippi town is a pressure cooker of emotion as historical, life-changing events unfold. Nola and Nell are in for a dramatic life-change themselves when their long lost, bi-racial half-sister shows up at the front door.
Atlanta favorite and Aurora veteran Courtney Patterson stars as Nola Parsons, joined by Rhyn McLemore Saver as Nell Parsons Cobb. Rounding out the cast are Suzi Bass Award-winner Travis Smith in the role of Tucker Tacket, Falashay Pearson as Penny Tompkins and Elijah Marcano as Clifford Barnhill.
Split in Three will play at Aurora Theatre May 4–28. A discount matinee will be offered on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. with tickets starting at $16. Regular tickets range from $20-$55 and may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
Pete the Cat will make his puppet stage debut at the Center for Puppetry Arts, April 4 – May 28! Based on the New York Times best-selling books by Georgia authors James and Kimberly Dean, this original production has been in the making at the Center for more than two years. Audiences will travel through a day in the life of Pete and all of his groovy adventures that ensue!
The Center will celebrate opening weekend with the opportunity for patrons to meet and have their Pete the Cat books signed by James Dean on Saturday, April 8!
Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a member of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.
It's not hard to figure out why March 14 is celebrated annually as "Pi Day" by math fans: The date resembles the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter — the number that begins 3.14, perhaps better known Pi ( π ), which the holiday's official website describes as an “irrational and transcendental number” whose decimals “continue infinitely without repetition or pattern."
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Atlanta-area Simon centers share eggstra-special events for Easter 2017Thursday, March 9, 2017 — Easter is egg-stremely close! To help families get into the spring sprit, Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb are hosting basketfuls of fun events and activities starting this March. Atlanta-area families are invited to enjoy the following Easter “hoppenings” during the noted dates and times:
Mall of Georgia (3333 Buford Drive / Buford / 678-482-8788 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
- Photos with the Easter Bunny
March 24 – April 15 in the Von Maur Court
Picture perfect! Nothing says spring like a photo with the Easter Bunny! Families can stop by the Easter Bunny photo booth for a frame worthy memory that will last season after season. Families can also save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment by visiting simon.noerrbunny.com.
- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Event
Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. in the Food Court
Families are invited to hop into spring with a tasty breakfast, fun-filled activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! This annual event is presented by Simon Rewards, a program that rewards shoppers with special perks, prizes and more. Reservations to attend the Breakfast
with the Easter Bunny event are required and must be submitted by Wednesday, March 22. Reservations are available to Simon Rewards Gold and Platinum members. A Simon Rewards member can become a Gold Rewards member by scanning his or her first receipt from any Mall of Georgia restaurant or retailer. To RSVP, simply redeem the offer from the “My Rewards” tab in the Simon Rewards app or at a Mall of Georgia Simon Rewards kiosk, located on the upper or lower level Center Court in the mall. To learn more about Simon rewards or to become a member, visit simonrewards.com. For more information about the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event, visit bit.ly/MOGEasterBreakfast.
- Caring Bunny Photo Event
Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Von Maur Court
The Caring Bunny photo program allows children with special needs and their families to have the opportunity to enjoy a photo session with the Easter Bunny. Extra care will be taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so that they can take part in this wonderful holiday tradition. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit bit.ly/MOGCaringBunny.
- Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, April 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Von Maur Court
Easter Bunny photos are purr-fect for furry friends! Shoppers can bring in their family pet for a special photo to cherish for years to come. For easiest arrival, participating families are asked to please use the mall entrance near Savvi Formalwear next to Von Maur. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit bit.ly/MOGEasterPets.
Innovative activities and special programming round out year-round offerings at Atlanta’s premier children’s attractionThursday, March 9, 2017 — Avoid the April showers with a fun-filled visit to Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Families will have a chance to explore various forms of transportation in the “From Here to There” exhibit, play egg-citing Easter games, sing and dance to the Passover song Dayenu, craft an Earth-saving superhero mask and more – all while learning through the power of play!
Feature Exhibit: “From Here to There”
Now through May 29, 2017
How are objects transported across land, sea and air? Families are invited to find out during Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s newest feature exhibit “From Here to There,” parked in Atlanta now through May 29! Developed by the Sciencenter in New York, this traveling educational exhibit showcases 12 interactive stations and teaches children about gravity, friction, the laws of motions and more physics-filled fun.
Themed daily programming during “From Here to There” exhibit will occur through May 29, 2017. Programming subject to change and may be altered during special events. All programs included with admission unless otherwise noted.
Mini-Musical: Let’s Go!
Weekdays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Written by Marc Farley
Children will join professors Zip and Dash on an exploration of how people get from here to there. By way of cars, bikes and even boats, the professors will teach young visitors about the science behind different methods of transportation.
Weekdays at 1 p.m.; Saturday at 12 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow” by Darlene R. Stille
This interactive story time will explore the concepts of motion by teaching children about movement, speed, force and inertia in an easy-to-learn way!
“Rosie Revere Engineer” by Andrea Beaty
Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. This special story time will follow shy Rosie, as she creates great inventions –like hot dog dispensers, helium pants and python-repelling cheese hats– from odds and ends.
“There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)” by Tish Rabe
A reading adventure that’s out of this world! Astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the eight planets in the solar system, along with Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick and Sally.
Music & Movement
Weekdays and Saturday at 2 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
Children can join the Imaginators for a highly energetic music and movement, where they will pretend to be a human jetliner and “fly” around the stage, interpret how planets would dance (if they had legs!) and take a trip through time, while acting out ways people get from here to there.
Super Spectacular Science Show
Weekdays at 3 p.m. and weekends at 4 p.m.
Professor Lab Coat and his assistants will lead a mesmerizing science demonstration put on for the entire Museum.
Eat A Georgia Rainbow
Sunday at 12 p.m.
Children will embark on a scavenger hunt and cold cooking activity with the Imaginators to learn more about fruits and veggies harvested in Georgia throughout the year.
Art Studio Projects
Weekdays 10:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m. –4 p.m.
Little ones can discover colors and explore artists from around the world through various crafts like making and decorating a hot air balloon, a floating boat or designing a toy parachute.
Build It Lab
Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m. –4 p.m.
Children will put their woodworking and creative tools to the test in this supervised space where they have access to real tools and materials. Encouraging inventions, this Build It Lab will spark creativity by allowing young innovators to design and construct a sling shot car.
Weekdays 10:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Science is everywhere, especially on the mezzanine at the Museum! Step Up to Science is the new STEM exhibit area and features interactive exhibits about light, robotics and how the human body works! Families can saddle up to the science bar for a full menu of fun activities, knowledge and have their questions turned into answers by one of the STEM educators.
April Special Programming
Meet the Holidays: Passover
Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9
Little ones will learn about Passover, the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Sunday, April 9 and Sunday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Families can join Dr. Science for an interactive parent and child science workshop designed to encourage imagination, curiosity and an interest in the world. Due to limited availability, families are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot.
Meet the Holidays: Easter
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16
Children can learn about Easter, the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, new life and rebirth.
Saturday, April 22
Children will learn the importance of Earth Day and how they can do their part to raise awareness around environmental issues and protections.
In honor of Autism Awareness month, the Museum will offer Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the month. Beginning at 9 a.m. each Saturday, the Museum will provide a sensory-friendly experience for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory issues. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members. Space is limited so booking in advance is advised. To reserve your child’s spot, please call 404.527.3693 or visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
For more information on the April program offerings or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS .
ABOUT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ATLANTAAbout Children’s Museum of Atlanta:
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-8. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS .
Museum Admission: General Admission is $14.95 (plus tax) for anyone 1 – 100 years old. Babies and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/plan-your-visit/faqs/.
Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Wednesdays. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.
Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta launches new Space Mission exhibit with grand opening weekend March 18-19
Activities to include themed builds, giveaways and an intergalactic adventure for the whole family!Monday, March 6, 2017 — Three, two, one…blast off! Atlanta-area families are invited to be among the first to experience Space Mission at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta during a grand opening weekend launch party, March 18-19. Guests can go on a celestial voyage and enjoy out-of-this-world themed builds, activities and more!
Space Mission is an intergalactic building experience where guests explore alien worlds built entirely out of LEGO® bricks. Visitors will be able to build their own spaceship, explore the mission control center and watch a LEGO® rocket blast off into outer space! The exhibit will join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta’s galaxy of other permanent offerings, such as Pirate Adventure Island, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, MINILAND®, the LEGO® Master Builder Academy, LEGO Friends Olivia’s House and more.WHAT: Space Mission Grand Opening Weekend
WHEN: March 18-19
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza | Buckhead
3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
HOW: All activities are included with admission; pre-booking tickets is recommended for guaranteed entrance by visiting legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta to host 14th annual “Amuse’um: Color Your World” fundraiser on March 25
Thursday, March 2, 2017 — A imaginative night of creativity and celebration, Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host its 14th annual Amuse’um fundraiser, themed “Color Your World,” on Saturday, March 25 from 7-11 p.m. Featuring a vibrant evening of fun, festivities and fare, Atlantans are invited to commemorate Atlanta’s only children’s museum. This signature adults-only benefit, presented by Georgia Natural Gas, supports the Museum’s mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.
Amuse’um will feature a spectrum dancing, a DJ, raffle giveaways and live and silent auctions, including an extravagant getaway for eight to the charming French village La Roque Gageac, a private dinner for 20 at Atlanta’s famed Staplehouse, wine tasting for 20 hosted by Total Wine and a signed baseball by Braves catcher Tyler Fowlers, just to name a few.
Amuse’um co-chairs Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Sarah-Elizabeth Reed promise a spectacular evening as the Museum honors one of Atlanta’s most beloved and generous citizens Lovette Russell.
This annual event attracts a diverse crowd of more than 500 attendees from across the greater Atlanta area, who contribute to the ongoing and important work of the Museum. All proceeds support Children Museum of Atlanta’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach that touches the lives of more than 200,000 children and families annually. Serving the children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since opening in 2003.
With the premise that meaningful play provides the essential foundation for life-long learning, Children’s Museum features bright, hands-on exhibits designed to spark imagination and inspire discovery. By engaging children through the power of play, these exhibits introduce young learners to core educational concepts, laying the groundwork that will help children succeed in school and ultimately in the global economy.
Tickets are $150 per person. For more information on Amuse’um 2017: Color Your World, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call Laura Halad at 404.527.5908 for information regarding sponsorships. The Museum will be closed on Saturday, March 25 in preparation for Amues’um.
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