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The Weekender: Gospel, Musicals, Jokes and More

Here are some fun events happening in and around Cobb County this weekend.

The Weekender: Gospel, Musicals, Jokes and More

FRIDAY

Gospel Jam! 

What: Gospel Jam is an informal gathering of musicians, singers and listeners, meeting on the second Friday nights in the Fellowship Hall of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for around 15 years. String instrument players (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, bass, autoharp, etc.) and singers gather to play hymns and Gospel tunes, stand around the piano and sing and enjoy food and fellowship. Usually, there are about 25 musicians from many churches. 

Everyone is invited to participate - either by playing, singing, clapping hands and patting feet or listening. "Come give it a try, and help us make a Joyful Noise to the Lord," says Larry Holland, one of the organizers.

Where:  2056 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, Hiram, GA 30141

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

“Legally Blonde: The Musical” presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre

What: Based on the hilarious MGM film starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer.  When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.  Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Where:  548 S Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: $30, buy tickets online.   

SATURDAY

What: Before the kids go back to school on Monday, bring them in IN their PJ's to paint and have breakfast. Choose a piece of pottery to paint and enjoy pancakes, coffee and juice. Please add $3.50 for breakfast. Please make a reservation for this no later than August 10.

Where:  4290 Bells Ferry Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

When: 10 a.m.

Cost: $5, buy tickets online 

Comedy Night Fundraiser to Benefit Smyrna Academy of Excellence

What: A night of side-splitting laughter and fun from some of Atlanta’s top comedians…all for one great cause!

SAE Comedy Night is presented by  Laughing Skull Lounge and will take place at  McCray’s Tavern in Smyrna.

Where: 4500 W Village Pl SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

When: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost: $25— buy tickets online .

American Cancer Society Swordsman’s Ball 

What: This event brings together corporations, philanthropic leaders and community leaders all for the cause of fighting cancer.

Proceeds from the gala benefit ACS and its fight against cancer.

The gala will feature a silent auction as well as fine food and beverages, with a musical performance by Prime.

The theme of this year’s Swordsman’s Ball is “Warriors of the Fight,” focusing on people who surround cancer patients during their cancer battles such as family, friends, nurses and doctors.

Where: 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA

When: 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Cost: $125 buy tickets online

Marty Stewart  

What: Accomplished coutry singer  Marty Stuart will perform at the the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or at the Mable House Barnes Box Office. The lawn area is for blankets, pillows, etc.  No lawn chairs are permitted.

Where:  5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126

When: Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

Cost: $15 / Reserved Sections 2 & 3: $35 / Reserved Section 1: $48 / Table (seats 6): $402. Buy tickets online 

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