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LOCAL LIVE MUSIC » DRAKE IN CONCERT
Drake is coming to Philips Arena as part of his “WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR?” arena tour, playing songs from his new album “Nothing Was the Same.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 1 CNN Center, Atlanta. Please visit philipsarena.com.
GEORGIA PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS AN EVENING OF "ITALIAN DELIGHTS"
A night of celebrated Italian classics, the program will feature Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome,” Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien,” Rossini’s “Italian Girl in Algiers” and Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture.” 7 - 10 p.m. Nov. 16. Cambridge High School, 2845 Bethany Bend, Milton. Please call 770-664-7255 or visit georgiaphilharmonic. org.
THEATER » READER'S THEATRE: THE LIBRARY COMES ALIVE
Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents staged readings of scenes from Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona Quimby” novel series. A book discussion follows. Snacks provided. 4 – 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Roswell Branch of the AtlantaFulton Public Library System, 115 Norcross St., Roswell. Please call 770640-3075 or visit afpls.org.
SEDGWICK GALLERY OPENING
The Sedgwick Gallery, a fine art gallery located in Historic Downtown Alpharetta, celebrates its grand opening. The goal of Sedgwick Gallery is to offer customers the highest
quality art available, while adding to the cultural experience of downtown Alpharetta. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. 61 Roswell St., Alpharetta. Please call 404-281-9998 or visit sedgwickgallery.com.
ROSWELL FINE ARTS ALLIANCE MEMBERS ART SHOW
The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance will hold its premier annual members’ juried show Oct. 11-Nov. 13 with 60 works of art available for purchase. Hosted by the Bank of North Georgia, 10446 Alpharetta St., Roswell. Open during regular banking hours. Please call 770-594-6462 or visit rfaa.org.
GRAND OPENING OF DAS GALLERY FINE ART
This gallery in downtown Alpharetta celebrates its grand opening to the public. Visit this exciting exhibition of contemporary original paintings, mixed media and sculpture by established artists. Noon - 7 p.m. Nov. 16. 2225 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 400, Alpharetta. Please call 678-995-3463 or visit dasgalleryfineart.com.
EVENTS » SANTA VISITS AUTREY MILL NATURE PRESERVE AND HERITAGE CENTER
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center and Real Life Photography pair up to bring a special Santa experience to Johns Creek. Santa will visit the historic Summerour House at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Autrey Mill to improve its facilities and community programs. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 – 10. 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. Please call 770-4574598 or visit autreymill.org.
DRESSING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Izzy Maternity hosts a holiday fashion show and party. Join us for an evening of fun and fashion to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. The event will include a maternity fashion show, a raffle, appetizers, in-store discounts and music. All raffle proceeds will be donated to the Marcus Autism Center. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Izzy Maternity, 7300 North Point Pkwy, Suite 102, Alpharetta. Please call 404-949-0222 or visit izzymaternityclothes. com.
CALENDAR ALE YEAH! BEER TASTING Local merchant Ale Yeah! will host a beer tasting at Barrington Hall. There will be several types of beer to sample and dessert will be served. Two sessions available Nov. 15: 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $20 per session. Advance reservations required. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Please call 770-640-3855.
DRINK FOR RADIATION VACATION AT JEKYLL BREWING
Jekyll Brewing hosts an event benefitting Radiation Vacation, a group who helps to provide recreational activities for children with cancer and their families. With entrance fee you get six drink tickets and a souvenir Jekyll Brewing glass. There will be live music, food, brewery tours, games and giveaways. 6 - 9 p.m. Nov. 18. 2855 Marconi Drive, Suite 350, Alpharetta. Please call 770-596-8788.
FIFTH ANNUAL JOHNS CREEK POETRY FESTIVAL
The fifth annual Johns Creek Poetry Festival will be held at the NE/Spruill Oaks Library with a variety of poetry performances, including featured poet Ron Self and children from the Alpharetta International Academy, as well as Bulli Bards poetry group of Gainesville, Ga. Poet Paul Samuels hosts an 11 a.m. children’s poetry workshop. Free and open to all ages. 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16. 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Please call 770-3608820 or visit afpls.org.
ALPHARETTA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE Join several Alpharetta congregations at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for the fifth annual Alpharetta Community Worship Service. Featuring inspirational music from congregations and Thanksgiving reflections from Alpharetta youth. Clergy from Alpharetta congregations will share in worship leadership and an offering will be taken in support of North Fulton Community Charities. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. 535 Rucker
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Road, Alpharetta. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta. Please call 770475-4501 or visit sta.org.
AUTUMN OWL PROWL
Enjoy an evening of stories, songs and the sounds of the park. Meet the evening's special guest, an owl from the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Venture out on a guided night hike and listen for the nighttime sounds along the Chattahoochee River. Reservations required. 6:30 - 10 p.m. Nov. 16. Chattahoochee River Recreation Area, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek. Please call 678-5381200 or visit nps.gov.
TOP FIVE EVENTS WIRE AND WOOD SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL
The Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival makes its debut in Alpharetta. The free festival will feature local and nationally touring songwriters. 4 – 9 p.m. Nov. 9. 2 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 678-297-6000 or visit awesomealpharetta.com.
BENEFITS & RACES » FIVE POINTS CHALLENGE 5K
Benefitting childhood cancer and environmental awareness. Food, music and fun for all ages. Register early; space is limited. 8 - 10:30 a.m. Nov 16. Windermere Golf Club, 5000 Davis Love Drive, Cumming. Please call 770-490-1083 or visit reapingnature.org.
JOHNS CREEK VETERANS MEMORIAL WALK GROUNDBREAKING
A ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication of the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk. 10 - 11 a.m. Nov. 9. 3125 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. Please visit johnscreekga.gov/jcva.
“MAKE A BURGER, MAKE A FRIEND” WITH AUTISM SPEAKS AND BURGERFI
In 11 BurgerFi locations across the country, teens partner with peers who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to create gourmet burgers. Alpharetta's "Make a Burger, Make a Friend" event serves to create compassion and a connection between teens and peers with ASD. By breaking down social barriers and stigmas, the experience encourages teens to reach out to others who are different. Each teen will be partnered up with a child or teen on the autism spectrum. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 9. 5475 Windward Parkway West, Alpharetta. Please call 770-451-0570 or visit autismspeaks.org/ burgerfigeorgia.
HOLCOMB BRIDGE HUSTLE 5K
The Third Annual Holcomb Bridge Hustle is a community-wide 5K road race along Holcomb Bridge Road hosted by the Holcomb Bridge Middle School PTA. The 5K course will begin and end at HBMS and runs along Holcomb Bridge Road. There will be post-race entertainment, refreshments. t-shirts, awards & sponsor tables. 8 a.m. Nov. 9. Holcomb Bridge Middle School, 2700 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. Please visit active.com.
ART AND SOUL
An evening of magnificent artwork and musical entertainment to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation will be held at the Gardens of Great Oaks in Roswell. 7:30 – 11 p.m. Nov. 8. 786 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Please call 770-640-0059 or visit gatransplant.org.
COPIOUS JONES AT MATILDA’S COTTAGE
The genre-defying six-piece band will be playing at Matilda’s Cottage as part of the Music under the Pines series. Progressive rock, funk, jazz and more. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. 377 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please visit matildascottagemarket.com.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL” PRESENTED BY CYT ATLANTA
“Shrek the Musical," brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Full of new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, Show times vary. Nov. 8 – 17. Milton Center, 86 School Drive, Alpharetta. Please call 404-543-2381 or visit cytatlanta.com.
Published on Nov 5, 2013