What’s Happening in Atlanta Jan 4-6, 2013


Holiday: The Atlanta Botanical Garden sparkles during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, which continues through Jan. 5.

Holiday: More than 1 million lights fill Hampton’s Atlanta Motor Speedway in Gift of Lights, a 1.5-mile drive-through experience. The display continues through Jan. 6.

Holiday: Learn about international holiday celebrations at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s “Winter Wonderland.” It continues through Jan. 6.

Recreation: Hit the slopes at Snow Mountain, where it’s always a winter wonderland. The annual attraction at Stone Mountain Park continues through Feb. 18.

Stage: The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to life in a puppet-tastic version from Jon Ludwig. The show continues through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Kids, visual arts: “Young Architects: Designing the Future” is an interactive exhibit inspired by famous architects. It runs through Jan. 19 at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford.

Visual arts: “Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association: The Art of the Landscape” is on view at the Chattahoochee Nature Center through Feb. 15.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “The Tempest,” the bard’s tale of a magical island. It continues through Jan. 27. at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: Next Stage Theatre Company has added two more performance to its production of“Cabaret,” the award-winning musical set in Berlin at the dawn of the Nazi era. It continues Jan. 4 and 5 on the Alley Stage at the former home of Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet re-invigorates a classic tale with a one-hour, family-friendly take on“Cinderella” Jan. 4-6 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.

Stage: Stogie Kenyatta stars in the one-man show “The World is my Home: The Life of Paul Robeson,” which runs Jan. 4-6 at the Academy Theatre in Avondale Estates.

Comedy: Dave Attell brings his stand-up comedy show to the Punchline  Jan. 4-5.

Stage: Shen Yun Performing Arts brings Chinese culture to life at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre  Jan. 5-6.

Music: Atlanta singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson plays songs from his new album, “Milwaukee,” beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 5 at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, in Duluth.

Holiday: Learn about the traditions of Three Kings Day at 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Atlanta History Center.


Source: http://blogs.ajc.com/best-of-big-a/2012/12/31/best-bets-jan-1-7/

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