Martinis & Music

Are you Triplets? Might Need to be this Weekend!

Sharing the many events in our community for April 29, 30 and May 2 — you have to be triplets to enjoy it all.

strawberriesFRIDAYS: ACWORTH FARMER’S MARKET – Every Friday morning starting April 8 and ending October 28. The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street. Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week. This year’s market will be bigger and better than previous years and shoppers won’t believe the selection of home grown goodies! The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street.

catchthewave1FRI APR 29 MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART: MARTINIS AND MUSIC -5:30-8:30. Celebrate the Catch The Wave exhibit of the Coca-Cola Company and Mason Fine Arts Exhibit – contemporary history through the eyes of Coca-Cola and enjoy the sounds of Douglas Cameron playing hits of the Big Band Era and swing.  Admission is $10; Members free.  Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Call 770-528-1444.

concertFRI APR 29 GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES 8:00 pm.  This season’s series kicks off with Still Swinging, Big Band music.  The event is free, however tables are available to rent. Table reservations are taken on a first come basis (and will sell out quickly) on the first working day of each month beginning at 8:00 a.m. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.

SAT APR 30 – NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Marietta Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Marietta Police Department at 240 Lemon St Marietta, Ga 30060.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  This is also being hosted by the Kennesaw Police Department and Acworth Police Department at their respective stations.

SAT APR 30 – AGING BY DESIGN SUMMIT AND EXPO – 9am-2pm at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Featuring keynote speakers, Coach Vince and Barbara Dooley. Free health screening from 10am-2pm. Early registration at any Cobb County Senior Center is $5 until Friday April 22nd. After deadline is $10 per person.

SOLD OUT!! SAT APR 30 Georgia Symphony Orchestra 8:00 pm.  The final concert of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s 65th Anniversary Season will be a presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Guest conductor Duilio Dobrin is the third and final candidate in the organization’s search for its new music director. The concert will be held at The Marietta Performing Arts Center located at 1171Whitlock Avenue, adjacent to Marietta High School in Marietta. Tickets are $20-$30. To reserve tickets, call, (770) 429-2390 or visit

SAT APR 30 – CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHT –  The city of Acworth will host a Classic Car Cruise from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  The Lake City Cruisers partner with the city and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises. The event is free to the public. A $2 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the cruise.  All proceeds go to the Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth. For more information contact Jeff Chase at or call 770-917-1234.

SAT APR 30 – COMPLIMENTARY MOVIE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES – The Think Melissa Team is honored to help celebrate our current and past military families with a COMPLIMENTARY movie event, in honor of April being the Month of the Military Child. All military (active, veterans, National Guard and Reserves) families are welcome to attend. We are working with the Georgia National Guard Family Program and Silverton Mortgage, to host this event. Sign in begins a 9 AM, and the movies begin at 10 AM at NCG Cinemas in Acworth. Movie options: The Jungle Book, Ratchet & Clank, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Please register by 4/26/16 at or 404-793-BEAR (2327).

brightside ad may 2016.inddMON MAY 2 – FARMER’S MARKET AND DINNER AT THE DEPOT – Back in Kennesaw for the season! Depot Park in downtown Kennesaw.  Farmers market: 3:30-7:30pm, Food trucks: 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy live music each week and other entertainment and surprises throughout the season. A good variety of rotating savory and dessert trucks.

Fun Events for Through May 4!

Art_WalkLooking for a fun free activity for you and your family — in Acworth, Kennesaw, or Marietta for the next few days?  Take a look here – chose from an Arts and Crafts show, Marietta Cobb Arts Museum, Oklahoma at the Jennie T. Anderson, Walking Tour, at least three 5K’s, Kennesaw’s  Outdoor movie, and Acworth’s Golf Tournament- you name it, and we have it happening.  Don’t forget Kennesaw’s Farmer’s Market and Food Truck Night. See listings below.

THU APR 30 – SOLAR ENERGY 101 – Cobb EMC invites you to learn how solar energy systems work and enter for your chance to win prizes! Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Registration is required – register at Begins at 6pm in the Cobb EMC community room.

FRI, MAY 1, Martinis & Music Night at Marietta Cobb Arts Museum. 5:30 – 8:30pm  Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks. We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Entertainment: Manouche Jazz & Moore.Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are: Mid-Century Revival: The works of Carl Holzman and Sally Tharp  & Jere Allen: Ebb and Flow. Admission: Non-Members: $10 Members: FREE.

FRI MAY 1 – MARIETTA SQUARE ART WALK The 8th Annual Marietta Square Art Walk continues on May 1, 2015, and is held each first Friday through November. Art lovers enjoy an evening stroll through the charming streets of Marietta Square during this free, self-guided tour featuring local art and live music. Art Walk is currently accepting applications. Artists interested in participating may apply online throughout the year at  Be sure to stop by dk Gallery for the mother/daughter exhibit featuring Susan Easton Burns and Julia Burns.

Oklahoma! at Jennie T. AndersonFRI, SAT, SUN – May 1-3 OKLAHOMA presented by the Cobb County Center for Performing Arts at the Jennie T Anderson Theater.  With Rogers and Hammerstein’s timeless music Oklahoma! celebrates the vigor of America’s pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy.  May 1: 8:00 pm; May 2: 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm; May 3: 3:00 pm.  Tickets are $15.  For ticket information go to

SAT MAY 2 – CEMETERY CLEAN UP – The Kennesaw Cemetery Preservation Commission is hosting a clean-up and beautification day calleThe cemetery is located at Main and Cemetery Streets downtown.  Cleaning materials (except gloves) will be supplied.  Free lunch and drinks as well as live entertainment are also provided.  All are welcomed to come and participate. If cancelled due to rain, the event will be held on May 16.

SAT MAY 2 Marietta Civil War Hospitals Walking Tour, hosted by Marietta Museum of History. Join noted Civil War Historian, Brad Quinlin on a tour of the Marietta Square like you have never before experienced.  Step back in time to what Marietta was like over 150 years ago.  Explore the Square when it was occupied first by the Confederate and then the Union Armies.  Learn about the buildings that became hospitals, the businesses that supplied the armies, and the citizens who lived during these dramatic events. Cost: $15 per ticket. Where: Tours begin at the Marietta Museum of History. When: Saturday, May 2 from 2-3:30 p.m.

SAT MAY 2 – OUTDOOR MOVIE – Kennesaw Parks & Recreation announces the return of its free Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park with The Book of Life. The 2015 series is presented by WellStar. Arrive at 6 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, giveaways and outdoor fun. Moviegoers should bring a blanket or low-back chairs. For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.

SAT MAY 2 – MAVERICK 5K – The McClure Middle School Foundation is excited to announce our 1st annual Maverick 5K! Enjoy an exhilarating, chip timed, 5K run or 1 mile walk through the track & trails of Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS). Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Online registration – visit Running events start at 9am.

runnerSAT MAY 2 – POKER RUN – Please join us for our first ever Poker Run, which is being held to help combat PTSD by raising funds for Service Dogs for Warriors. Registration starts at 8 AM to 10 AM at North Star Church at 3413 Blue Springs Rd., Kennesaw. Entry fee is $25 per bike and $10 for a passenger. Questions or Concerns please contact Steve Gantt at  Rain date is May 9. If interested in participating in the ride, visit to download your application. If you would like to sponsor a mile or make a donation you may mail your check to American Legion Post 304, PO Box 15, Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015.

SAT MAY 2 – AGING BY DESIGN SUMMIT & EXPO – All are welcomed ($5 per person and includes lunch) to learn about issues that impact older adults. The expo runs from 8am-2:30pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. Pre-register at any Cobb Senior Center. Call 770-528-5355 with questions or visit for more information.

SAT&SUN May 2-3 MAY-RETTA Daze Arts & Craft Festival hosted by Marietta Parks and Recreation. MARIETTA – More than 100 local and area artists and craftspeople will display and sell their paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, glass, floral designs and much more at the annual festival. The festival will be held Saturday, May 2nd from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and there is free parking available in the Cobb County parking garage.

MON MAY 4 – ABA GOLF TOURNAMENT – The ABA is set to have the Ft. Lauderdale Scramble start at 9 a.m. at the beautiful Bentwater Golf Club. Registration for golfers is $100 or $400 for each foursome. Includes greens fees, carts, goodie bags, breakfast and snacks, lunch and a silent auction at the conclusion of the round of golf. Register online at, click golf tournament under the events menu.

Harvest-vegetablesMON MAY 4 till FALL FARMER’S MARKET AND FOOD TRUCK NIGHT Mondays just got better in Kennesaw as  the Farmer’s Market will move to Monday nights combining the Market with Food Truck Mondays at the Depot in downtown Kennesaw. The two events will coincide each Monday starting May 4th and will continue every Monday night through the fall. The event times are staggered so that those wanting to get in and out of the Farmer’s Market without visiting the Food Trucks will be able to do so, while those looking to attend both events will be accommodated as well. The Farmer’s Market will run from 3 pm to 7 pm and the Food Trucks will operate from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Martinis & Music – Fri. Nov 14

martinismusicJoin us in the museum galleries on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres. Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are: Chatov Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting Marc, Roman, Constantin, and Charles & Atlanta Fine Arts League
Live music performed by Douglas Cameron, Hits of the Big Band Era with a Blend of Swing Free for MCMA Members. $10 General Admission.

Martinis and Music

Join MCMA on Friday, May 16 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.Martinis and MusicFeaturing the music of…
Boozer McClure and Company

Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks.
We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are:

One: Alexi Torres
Wilbur G. Kurtz: Inspired by Southern History

Non-Members: $10
Members: FREE


Martinis and Music – Friday, Nov 15

martiniMartinis & Music at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (5:30-8:30pm)

Four times a year, people come to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Our Martinis & Music nights are some of our most popular events at the museum. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members.

Walk through the galleries, meet new people, and enjoy some fantastic drinks.
We will have hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Exhibitions on display during this Martinis and Music are: Shadow Circus and The Portrait Society of Atlanta Exhibits. We are featuring the music of The Whitefield Academy String Quartet.

The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

Martinis and Music – Friday, August 16

martinis1Martinis & Music at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (5:30-8:30pm)

Four times a year, people come to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art for live music, light refreshments, great art, a cash bar, and a lot of fun. Our Martinis & Music nights are some of our most popular events at the museum. This event is open to the public at $8 per person and is free for museum members.

Enjoy our Metro Montage XIII and Folk Art Visionaries Exhibits and listen to the music of Douglas Cameron playing the hits of the big band era with a blend of swing.

The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta, GA (just off the square).  Call 770-528–1444 for more information.

Looking for Something to Do this Weekend.

FRI, APR 26 “ Martinis & Music” (5:30 – 8:30pm) at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art featuring the music of Boozer Mclure and friends – 5:30 – 8:30 Cash Bar, light hors d’oeuvres. Free to members $8 for guests. You may purchase Membership at the door. for more information visit our website or call 770-528-1444.

FRI APR 26 SIP N’ STROLL Marietta Tree Keepers invites you to attend their next Sip n’ Stroll on Friday, April 26 at 5:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to bring their own evening refreshments and MTK will provide water and light snacks.  The event will only be cancelled if it is raining heavy or lightening.  Park at Lewis Park, 475 Campbell Hill St. , Marietta, GA 30060 and sign-in at 22 Hillside Drive where the tour will begin.

FRI , APR 26 “Glover Park Concert Series -Symphony Saturday” The Glover Park Concert Series (8-10pm)featuring Kurt Thomas Band (Party Rock & Country)The concerts are free of charge however a limited number of tables can be reserved — $45 for tables of six and $55 for tables for eight. Tables reservations are taken on a first come basis and may be reserved the first working day of each month. Blankets and lawn chairs only may be set up in the park after 4 p.m. No Personal tables in the park, instead they may be set up on North Park Square after 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer and wine are permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.

SAT. APR 27 OPEN HOUSE: Happy Trails Pet Center invites the public to attend their Open House, Saturday, April 27 from 10-2. Happy Trails is an indoor dog park for your dog.  Daycare and Boarding available.  Happy Trails is located at 4451 Acworth Industrial Dr NW  Acworth, GA 30101. Call for more information(678) 402-5025

SAT & SUN APR 27-28 SMYRNA JONQUIL FESTIVAL – The Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival presented by Superior Plumbing features over 175 Arts & Crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children’s activities presented by LGE Community Credit Union.  The Jonquils will be in bloom in the midst of spring time in Smyrna.   Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together.  Saturday; April 27, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Sunday; April 28, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. On The Village Green – Smyrna, Georgia

SAT, APR 27 “Slow Art Day” at the Cobb Marietta Museum of Art” (11am-1pm) Pack a lunch and join us at the Museum. Guests are invited to come and look at specific pieces of Art Work and discuss those works over lunch. For more information call.

SAT APR 27 Marietta Square Artists Market: Where All the Arts Come Alive! The Marietta Square Artists Market is excited to begin its 3rd annual market season, opening April 13th, 2013.  This year, the market will highlight vendors of all the Arts from painting, printmaking, digital art, and sculpture to ceramics, jewelry, installation art, and more!  The Artists Market is a juried, open-air market located on Mill Street between Church Street and the railroad tracks, just across from the Marietta Square Farmers Market.Visit the Marietta Square Artists Market every 2nd and 4th Saturday from April to November, 9:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine. All fine artists are encouraged to apply! All works must be handcrafted by the artist. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and may be submitted to Connie Nelson, Market Manager:

SUN APR 28 3-5 SPRING FESTIVAL Kennesaw United Methodist Church invites our community to bring a picnic blanket, your family, friends and neighbors and join them on the front lawn of the church on Sunday, April 28 for an afternoon of Musical Entertainment, Games, Food and Fun.  Music will be all styles including Choral, Praise/Worship, Traditional Rock Band and Handbells.  The church is located at 1801 Ben King Rd., Kennesaw, 30144.  If it rains we will move inside to the Christian Activities Center at the Church.  This event is FREE and open to everyone.

SUN, APR 28th “Taste of Marietta” (11am-7pm) The entire Square will be closed. We’re expecting 60-70 restaurants and will have Bubba Burger Kid’s Alley and Sports Corner sponsored by Sports Radio 790 the Zone featuring the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers and more. There will be entertainment throughout the day on 3 different stages. Restaurants interested in participating should contact Theresa Jenkins at the Marietta Welcome Center, For general information check out our website at