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This weekend at Chastain: Maxwell

This weekend at Chastain: Maxwell

ATLANTA -- This summer's Delta Classic Chastain concert series continues with a performance from Maxwell.

The soul singer will perform Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m. Venue doors open at 7 p.m.

Single tickets are still available and range in price from $50 to $120.

To learn more or buy tickets, visit classicchastain.com.

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival begins June 14 with a screening of a classic: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one of many award-winning and much-loved movies in this year's lineup. More films will be added later in the season.

RELATED | Fox Theatre offering behind-the-scenes tours

Tickets for all shows are available at foxatltix.com. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Films in the series include:

Friday, June 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Saturday Morning Cartoons
10 a.m.

Saturday, June 15
Oz the Great and Powerful
7:30 p.m.

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Atlanta Opera presents 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'

Atlanta Opera presents 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Opera will close its 2012-13 season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.

The opera opens this Saturday, Apr. 27.

It follows the story of an Italian woman kidnapped by an Algerian ruler who wants to add her to his harem. But he isn't expecting his new "wife" to turn the tables and rescue the man of her dreams. It is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

RELATED | Atlanta Opera announces 2013-14 season

Tickets for The Italian Girl in Algiers range in price from $24 to $131, plus fees. All performances will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

Learn more and buy tickets at atlantaopera.org.

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Associates is pleased to announce a series of signature events as part of the 43rd Annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. In addition to touring the home, these events welcome all attendees to participate and indulge in tailored special presentations — including lectures, book signings, garden tours, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations — that will take place at Tuffeau Estate in April and May.
 
The French-inspired home, designed by Atlanta’s well-known residential designer William T. Baker, will play host to these special events and provide firsthand experiences with a variety of keynote presenters. Events are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to tour the home on the same day of the presentation. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs.
 
 

Ga. native Alan Jackson to perform at Chastain

Ga. native Alan Jackson to perform at Chastain

ATLANTA -- Coweta County's favorite son will return to his home state for a concert later this month.

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will perform at Chastain Park Amphitheater on Friday, Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and recorded 35 #1 singles, including "Chattahoochee," the 1993 ode to metro Atlanta's most famous river.

Tickets to the Apr. 26 show range in price from $35.50 to $75. Visit livenation.com for more information and to reserve your seat.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW.