February 17 – “Beehive: The 60’s Musical”
The Atlanta Lyric Theater will open “Beehive: The 60’s Musical” this weekend. All ages are invited to this upbeat musical featuring 60s classics. Guests will find it hard not to sing along and tap their feet to classics by Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Carole King and Aretha Franklin .
The production is directed by Kayce Grogan-Wallace, with choreography by Ricardo Aponte, Chole Cordle and Kari Twyman. “Beehive” will appear at the Earl Smith Strand Theater for one weekend only. Sessions are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Buy your tickets here.
No one can make moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley. With over 1.5 million social media followers and 120 million views of their web series in less than two years, the Nebraska natives’ blend of honesty and humor resonates with moms and dads, proving that these two have become the hottest tickets in town.
One of their most shared episodes – I Swimsuit Season So Hard, which featured moms trying on the hottest/ridiculous swimsuits of the summer – garnered over 20 million views and coverage. in the best news outlets in the world. The duo’s #IMOMSOHARD book is on the New York Times Bestseller list, and their stand-up special is streaming on Amazon Prime. The moms have appeared on a number of national TV shows including The Today Show, Nightline and The Doctors and were chosen for People Magazine’s Best of 2017. They also presented their hilarious #IMOMSOHARD: The Podcast in 2020 and release new episodes every Tuesday.
Check out the moms stand-up this weekend at the Cobb Energy Center on Saturday. The 18+ event begins with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and officially kicks off at 7 p.m. Buy your tickets here.
Celebrating African American History Month
Join the Southern Museum’s African American History Month celebration on Saturday. A living history encampment, complete with tours and historical gunnery demonstrations, will discuss the impact and legacy of United States Troops of Color.
A special display of artifacts from the museum’s collection will highlight the role Pullman porters played in railroad and labor history. Several craft activities will make connections to important moments in African-American history. A film about the African-American experience during the Civil War will be screened throughout the day. A thematic gallery guide will also be available. Get tickets here.
Grand Ole Opry veteran Daryl Mosley arrives in Marietta
Milford Baptist Church, 1030 Milford Church Road SW in Marietta will have a concert by singer, songwriter and storyteller Daryl Mosley on February 20 at 11 a.m.
From countless appearances on “The Grand Ole Opry” to classic shows at the famed Bluebird Cafe to a touring schedule of over 150 concerts a year, Mosley has been sharing his songs and stories with America for over 30 years. . He has written three Song of the Year award winners, six of his songs have reached No. 1, and he has twice been named Songwriter of the Year.
The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken.
New inauguration of Mount Zion Cemetery in Smyrna
The City of Smyrna along with members of the community will hold a ceremony Feb. 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to rededicate Mount Zion Cemetery, 1514 Hawthorne Avenue SE in Smyrna, and dedicate the new gate.
A guided tour will be available after the ceremony. Parking is available at New Smyrna Cemetery just across the street.
Attendees can learn more about Mount Zion Cemetery by viewing “Remembering Black History in Smyrna, Georgia,” a story map at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/42dba61782ef4374a37a0a36fd81f61b. The map provides historical information and describes the restoration process undertaken by the city of Smyrna.