May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, Heritage Crafts Day, Theater
Get out to concerts and theater on Marietta Square, the Art Walk, the 36th annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival and Heritage Crafts Day.
Get out to concerts and theater on Marietta Square, the First Friday Art Walk, the 36th annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival and Heritage Crafts Day.
1. Bring your lunch and enjoy local musician Sonya Schell (Variety) Thursday, May 3, at noon on the stage in Glover Park on the Square.
2. Don't miss the Polk Street Players' world premiere of local playwright Raymond Fast's dark comedy "Bonneville Love" opening Friday, May 4, on the Stellar Cellar stage at St. James' Episcopal Church.
Directed by Carolyn Choe, it stars Emily Tyrybon and Matt Calvo as a couple of lovebirds whose lives take a sudden sharp turn when the husband is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Performances Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Call the box office at 770-218-9669 for reservations.
3. Take a self-guided tour around Marietta Square on Friday, May 4, for the First Friday Art Walk and visit more than 30 merchants who will host artists in their stores.
This year's Art Walk will feature Artists' Alley, an intimate exhibit of juried artists showing a wide variety of styles in the warehouse space at Dupre's Antique Market. Artists will also give demonstrations around the Square.
4. If you love to collect pottery, jewelry or paintings and want some relaxing family fun on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, visit the May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Glover Park on Marietta Square.
More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their work at the 36th annual event. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5. Join Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for Heritage Crafts Day on Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn about the past through fun in the present. A variety of skills from times gone by will be presented all day.
Crafts such as blacksmithing, lacemaking, beekeeping, pottery, woodworking, farriery, dressmaking and open fire cooking will be presented. There will also be crafts for kids as well as music and clogging for your enjoyment. The event is free and open to the public.
6. Come out to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for a live firing demonstration and program on artillery used in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on Sunday, May 6, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.