In its 25th season, the Georgia Shakespeare theater company continually ranks as one of Atlanta's critical favorites, producing bold, stirring renditions of Shakespearean classics, as well as works by the best writers of every generation. With today's deal, slip on your summer armor and pull Excalibur out of your Toyota's engine block for the theater's family-friendly performance of T.H. White's The Legend of the Sword in the Stone, part of the Family Classics Series, which portrays the relationship between the future King Arthur and the wise wizard Merlin.
For more than a century, the cheery red brick and stark white pillars of The Tabernacle have looked out upon Atlanta. Originally the Broughton Tabernacle, the 1910 building served as a Baptist meeting place until the dispersal of its congregation in the mid-?80s. The building reopened as a music venue in 1996. Now, The Tabernacle treads the line between its history and current use, with the grandiose main hall?s stage still backed by the towering tubes of a pipe organ, and the light from its stained-glass windows filtering in on ornate chandeliers and professional speaker systems.
After meticulous restoration, the Buckhead Theatre celebrates its one-year anniversary in a weekend onslaught of electric and eclectic talent that embraces the unalloyed musical heritage of the Southeast. Friday night’s festivities start at 7 p.m. inside Buckhead’s scenic Spanish-Baroque galley, where seminal Atlanta guitar-slingers Drivin’ N' Cryin’ headline an evening of unimpeachable anthems that make fists pump hard enough to give the atmosphere a black eye. Saturday, the party moves outside from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m., where the renowned Athens duo Chickasaw Mudd Puppies hitches a sonic ride across melodious swamps, spearheading 13 bands and 10 hours of family-friendly music, revelry, and architecture appreciation.