TA Live Weekend Picks 1/16-1/18

Happy Friday! There are lots of great Ticket Alternative events happening all over this weekend!

Martina McBride

Friday, January 16, 2015

Rain Pryor: Fried Chicken & Latkes @ True Colors at Southwest Arts Center – Atlanta, GA

In the award winning Fried Chicken and Latkes, Rain Pryor shares her experience growing up the daughter of famed comic Richard Pryor and Shelley R. Bonis, a Jewish go-go dancer. She finds hilarious ways of discussing racial tensions in Beverly Hills during the 1960s and 70s, explaining how she learned to embrace both her African American roots, her Jewish ancestry, and her father’s unique style of parenting.

Tickets are $20$50. Showtime is at 8pm.

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Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver w/ Judge Talford Band @ Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, GA

With almost 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. See them perform a spectacular live show at the beautiful Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, GA!

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 6pm.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor; Julian Rachlin, violin @ Bailey Performance Center, Morgan Hall – Kennesaw, GA

Tickets are $15$55. Concert starts at 8pm.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Infamous Stringdusters @ The State Theatre – Falls Church, VA

The Grammy-nominated Infamous Stringdusters return on their two night run at The State Theatre for a night of acoustic bluegrass and a foot-tappin’ good time.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 day of show. Doors open at 7pm.

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W. Kamau Bell @ Vinyl – Atlanta, GA

Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Kamau is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” And Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.”

Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6pm.

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Martina McBride @ The Classic Center – Athens, GA

Martinia McBride has been called the “Celine Dion of Country music” due to her big-voiced ballads and soprano range. The singer will be at The Classic Center for her Everlasting Tour.

Tickets are $42$72.50. Doors open at 7pm.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flashdance @ The Classic Center –  Athens, GA

The pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.

Tickets are $20$70. Show is at 8pm.

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Steve Poltz @ Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA

Steve Poltz is obsessed with the challenge of knowing and understanding the thoughts of each and every person in his audience. He is a lover of life; fascinated by all things large and small. As a road-tested troubadour armed with whimsy, curiosity and a healthy respect for the absurdities of existence, he is unafraid of saying yes, unafraid of letting his relentless, giddy energy fill a room and he is unafraid of letting his streams-of-consciousness take him where he needs to go.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 5pm.

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