marietta square: First Friday Art Walk in Marietta - 06/01/11 10:38 AM
The first week of the summer months ushers in the First Friday Art Walk on Marietta Square.  A self-guided tour around the Square will connect you with more than 30 merchants who will host artists in their stores. Participating merchants will host in-store events and stay open until at least 8:00 pm in the evening.
This month's First Friday Art Walk will feature Artists' Alley: an intimate exhibit of juried artists showing wide variety of styles and will be located in warehouse space at Dupre's Antique Market, 17 Whitlock Avenue. Artists will also give demonstrations around Square. The event is held from 5-9 … (1 comments)

marietta square: Concert at Marietta Square Starts the Weekend - 05/25/11 09:34 AM
Marietta, Georgia has the just the way to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend.  The Glover Park Concert Series continues with Neons playing 70's and 80's music. The concert is on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. in and around the park Marietta Square. It is free of charge but if you're looking for a "front-row seat," a limited number of tables can be reserved -- $45 for tables of six and $55 for tables for eight. Blankets and lawn chairs only may be set up in the park after 4 p.m. Personal tables are not permitted in the park, but may be set up on North … (3 comments)

marietta square: Marietta's First Friday Art Walk - 05/04/11 09:37 AM
Endless sunshine and pleasant temperatures will blanket the Marietta, Georgia area for as far as the eye can see.  Why not start your outdoor weekend activities with the First Friday Art Walk on Marietta Square?  Visit more than 30 merchants who will host artists and demonstrations in their stores that evening.   
The Strand Theatre will feature David Swann from May 6th-29th.  As a self-taught artist and commercial designer, photographer, and writer living and working in Atlanta, Georgia and Pari, Italy, David Swann has shown his work throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.  His unique conceptual art pieces … (0 comments)

marietta square: Take a Taste of Marietta - 04/27/11 03:08 AM
Get your taste buds in gear - the 18th Annual Taste of Marietta is coming up Sunday, May 1st,  2011 from 11a.m.-7p.m.  on the historic Marietta Square. This year's "Taste" is expected to be the best yet! At last year's Taste of Marietta, over 100,000 people hit the streets of the Marietta Square to sample their favorites! This year, the award winning festival has expanded even more to encompass the 16 streets around the Marietta Square to accommodate the crowd.
Over 75 restaurants will be showcasing their best dishes. In addition to the food, the family festival has outdoor entertainment all … (5 comments)

marietta square: Student Artists Display Works Marietta - 04/05/11 04:30 AM
Are you a talented, aspiring artist who would like to spend some time with potential customers?  Marietta Square Artists Market is a new, exciting opportunity for student artists to show and sell their work on the Second Saturday of each month, April through November. The Marietta Square Artists Market will be held in conjunction with the Farmers Market on Mill Street, adjacent to Glover Park, in historic downtown Marietta.  Hours are 9 am to 12pm.
Budding artists will be adding to their resumes by getting a head start in the business of marketing, branding, displaying and selling their art. Exposure is key, … (0 comments)

marietta square: Marietta Farmer's Market opens Saturday - 03/31/11 01:16 PM
Locals have had April 2nd circled on their calendars for months.  This divine date marks the return of the Marietta Farmers Market.  This wonderful showcase for local farmers, bakers, chefs -  you name it -returns for the 2011 season.  2010 was the Marietta's Farmers Market most successful season yet and they plan on this season to be even bigger. The market has an average of 60 vendors featuring Georgia grown, made or produced products, including vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store.
The Farmers Market also has lots of the staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut … (0 comments)

marietta square: Brew with a View Opens for 2011 - 03/30/11 02:44 AM
Another way to celebrate Spring in Marietta, Georgia, is to take in The Strand Theatre's popular Brew with a View.  This rooftop terrace bar with the prettiest view in Marietta has become the talk of the town, and it's back many Friday and Saturday nights in 2011! 
At the popular Brew with a View, meet with friends and enjoy a beverage and an incredible view of Glover Park and Kennesaw Mountain from the Cobb Terrace on The Strand's rooftop.  Brew with a View was listed in "25 Things to do in 2011" by Points North Magazine.  The terrace was named "Best Place … (0 comments)

marietta square: Marietta Kicks Off an Artsy Spring - 03/29/11 08:07 AM
The weather is warming, dogwoods and azaleas are blooming and there is no doubt that Spring has arrived in Marietta, Georgia.  Celebrate the outdoor season by taking a self-guided tour around Marietta Square the first Friday of every month from now through October. You will have the opportunity to visit more than 30 merchants who will host artists in their stores during the First Friday Art Walk. Participating merchants will host in-store events and stay open until 8:00 pm in the evening.
The Strand Theatre's April Artist is Merrilyn Eastham. This one woman show is Ms. Eastham's first public showing of … (0 comments)

marietta square: Ragtime at Marietta's Strand Theatre - 03/25/11 05:07 AM
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Marietta Square will present a very special performance this weekend.  The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School returns to The Strand for the dazzling musical, Ragtime this March!
Set at the dawn of the 20th century, Ragtime features rollicking ragtime music and soaring ballads by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. By weaving historical figures like Emma Goldman and Booker T. Washington into a fictional tale of people from very different backgrounds meeting under very difficult circumstances, the hit musical tells the story of America as it went through … (1 comments)

marietta square: Business Owners Promote Marietta Square - 03/13/11 04:14 AM
Although Marietta, Georgia has seen enormous growth in recent decades, it is still a small town steeped in history and Southern traditions.  The heart of the city is Marietta Square, which offers visitors quality entertainment, dining and shopping.  Now, Marietta merchants are pooling resources to bring more business to their shops and the Marietta Square.
Business owners have organized a group called The Branding Project, and a "Here and Now" marketing campaign that will promote downtown Marietta as the place for shopping, dining and entertainment.
The city of Marietta gave the group $10,000 last week and the Downtown Marietta Development Authority … (0 comments)

marietta square: The Little Foxes Performed in Marietta - 03/09/11 04:25 AM
A classic work of twentieth century literature will be enacted in Marietta, Georgia. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Theatre in the Square will revisit playwright Lillian Hellman's 1939 Broadway hit "The Little Foxes" on its main stage. The theater, now in its 29th season, first performed the three-act play during its first season. Now, a large cast of seasoned actors will bring the story of a nouveau riche Southern family's greed and deception to life, under the direction of Fred Chappell.
"The Little Foxes" will run through April 10th at the theater, located at 11 Whitlock Ave. in Marietta Square. Tickets … (0 comments)

marietta square: First Friday Art Walks Will Begin in Marietta Next Week - 02/22/11 11:44 AM
I hate to break the news to Northerners, but this week in Georgia has been glorious.  With daytime temperatures hovering between 60-70 F., I have actually been able to walk my otherwise frozen beagles in Kennesaw National Park.  The trails are many and packed with both two and four legged hikers.  A breathe of Spring is in the air.
Well, Marietta, Georgia won't wait another minute for Spring to arrive.  Activities are already planned and will continue throughout the upcoming user-friendly months.  Here is a place to start:
Take a self-guided tour around Marietta Square the first Friday of every month … (3 comments)

marietta square: Local Personalities Perform at The Strand - 01/19/11 02:07 AM
Since its amazing renovation and revitalization two years ago, The Earl Strand Theatre on Marietta Square has hosted some of the finest talent in the Atlanta area.  From theatrical productions to musical and comedy performances, The Strand has become the place to go for high quality entertainment.  This weekend's audience can expect a special treat.  Some of Cobb County's most notable figures and leaders will take to the stage this Friday and Saturday, as they perform Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys."
Although the cast members are not professional actors, they have been dedicated to learning and rehearsing their parts.  The lead … (0 comments)

marietta square: Get Out to Theatre in The Square - 01/12/11 03:20 AM
Here in the Atlanta area, we are in the midst of a cold, snowy, icy week.  Many suburban streets are impassable, leaving residents housebound.  As we move toward the weekend, temperatures should inch above freezing and the white stuff should melt.  After restocking the fridge, how about shaking off the cabin fever by seeing an intriguing play?
Theatre in the Square in Marietta, Georgia, will present "The 39 Steps," starring real-life husband and wife Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 20 on the Main Stage. It is adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and … (1 comments)

marietta square: Birthday Party for The Strand Theatre - 01/05/11 03:47 AM
Marietta, Georgia has had the good fortune over the past two years to have a wonderful venue for theatrical, film and musical entertainment.  Tickets are on sale now for a January 8th birthday party and fundraiser at the Earl Strand Theatre that will take the cake!
The black-tie event at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square at 7 p.m. commemorates not only two years of the theater's renewed life, but 80 unequaled years of community icon and Strand namesake, Earl Smith.  Proceeds will go toward keeping The Strand alive and well. The evening will consist of live stage … (0 comments)

marietta square: Visit Santa on the Square - 12/15/10 09:06 AM
If you plan to be near Marietta Square in the coming days, stop by and visit Santa Claus.  Santa will be in his Workshop and will be open to visitors December 18, 19, 22-24. Nestled in a red workshop (built by city staff), in Glover Park, Santa listens to each child's long list and poses for photos. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras, or purchase a photo from the photographer on hand.  Also, plan to visit the shops on the Square for unique gifts and holiday treats!  Enjoy hot chocolate or a sandwich at one of the many restaurants.  … (0 comments)

marietta square: Strand Concert Benefits the Humane Society - 10/23/10 10:34 AM
Halloween festivities will continue this coming week in Marietta, Georgia - and one of these will support a good cause.  On October 29th at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square, the party is a masquerade but the cause is not. Rock-N-Horror, a music show and costume party featuring local band PRIME, will benefit the Humane Society of Cobb County. The Rock-N-Horror, a take off on the title of the campy '70s movie classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be an interesting combination of two parties at once, a costume party and band concert.  Even the band members will … (0 comments)

marietta square: Beatles Revival Band Rocks The Strand - 10/21/10 01:52 AM
If you find yourself near Marietta Square on Friday, October 22nd, take a few steps back into rock and roll history.  The Earl Strand Theatre will host The Return, and The Beatles will rock on.  The Fab Four may be no more but their music is alive and well thanks to this nationally-touring quartet. The critically acclaimed Beatles tribute band will take you right back to the 1960's and have you experiencing the British Invasion and Beatlemania all over again. The band's members are fiercely dedicated to accurately recreating the sound of The Beatles and the likeness is uncanny. So ladies, … (0 comments)

marietta square: Marietta's Grassroots Festival Scheduled for Saturday - 10/05/10 09:38 AM
Mark your calendar to attend the second annual Marietta Grassroots Music Festival on Oct. 9 at the Marietta Square from 2-8 p.m. The free festival is a family-friendly celebration of local talent in Marietta and surrounding communities, hosted by Marietta Grassroots Inc. However, don't be fooled by the name - the festival is comprised of a wide genre of music, not just bluegrass. "Grassroots" promotes the goal of getting back to the basics - the core fundamentals of all that is good in our community and each other. It is the celebration of individual talents that make our community great. The … (0 comments)

marietta square: The Paradocs Rock Marietta - 10/04/10 08:16 AM
The Earl Strand Theatre on Marietta Square will host an encore performance of one of Marietta's most popular musical bands.  The Paradocs will return on October 9th!  What makes this talented group unique is that its members are medical personnel and Wellstar staff by day and rockers by night.
They cover new & classic rock, southern rock, country, and blues. They perform songs such as Get Ready, A Hard Day's Night, Knock On Wood, Start Me Up, Black Velvet, Pretty Woman, Boot Scootin' Boogie, and more.  Plan to be there and expect a rocking good time!
The show is this Saturday, October … (0 comments)

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