Fun and Entertainment this Week in Cobb

Chase the cold away, let the sun come out, cheer us up and give us good energy to enjoy one or more of the following events:

FRI JAN 23 THE PRINCESS BRIDE – MOVIE at the Strand.  Sing-along at 7:30 pm, Movie at 8:00.  Tickets: $8 for Adults, $7 for students, seniors and military.

SAT JAN 24 – TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Ga., will host “Trains, Trains, Trains” from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The railroad-themed event will feature expanded model train layouts and activities for families. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children three and under and Museum members; coupons and discounts will not be accepted for the event. The Museum is at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw (exit 273 on Interstate 75). For more information, call (770) 427-2117 ext. 3058 or visit southernmuseum.org.

SAT, JAN 24 “The PARADOCS” (8pm) at the Strand Theatre  Is there a hole in your concert schedule that is just begging for some classic rock mixed in with some Motown, country, and a few surprises? Are you missing some doc rock in your life? This January 24th, you’re in luck. The PARADOCS, founded by Dr. Larry Clements and Dr. Joe Havlik, is comprised of healthcare professionals from the metro Atlanta area who have a passion for music. The mission of the band is to have fun, play great music and make a positive difference.  Tickets are available online at www.earlsmithstrand.org, and at the Strand Box Office by phone (770.293.0080) or in person during box office hours (11am-6pm, M-F)

SAT JAN 24 KEN MEDENA – Marietta FUMC – Family Life Hall. Doors Open at  6:30 p.m. Program Begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 (available through the church office) First United Methodist Church of Marietta will host Ken Medema in concert, celebrating with songs and stories honoring the legacy of Lindell and Ann DeJarnett. The event is a fundraiser for our Youth Choir, marking its 50th anniversary concert mission tour in 2015, for its trip to England.

THURS-SUN JAN 29,30,31 & FEB 1st.  Pebblebrook High School presents their CCCEPA Winter Musical – TARZAN at the Jennie T Anderson Theatre. Tarzan: The Musical is based on the Disney film of the same name, which is, in turn, adapted from the 1914 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The songs are written by Phil Collins with a book by David Henry Hwang.  Tickets are available at Ticket Master
or call 770-528-8490 for more information.

FRI, JAN 30 ” James Gregory- Funniest Man in America” (7:30pm) at the Strand Theatre.  He’s back! The Funniest Man in America, James Gregory is back at the The Earl Smith Strand. James does not ‘tip-toe’ through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. Gregory has been quoted as saying, ‘If you want me to be concerned about endangered species, you need to convince me that we’re about out of chickens.’ For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. Tickets are available online at www.earlsmithstrand.org, and at the Strand Box Office by phone (770.293.0080) or in person during box office hours (11am-6pm, M-F)