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March 9 - 12
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville
The two-time Tony Award-winning musical captures the story of a lonely Iowa farmer’s wife Francesca and her unexpected, four-day love affair with a traveling photographer Robert. Will the passionate romance fuel Francesca to leave her family and to continue along the fiery, amorous path with her newfound love? This timeless love story based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller offers a romantic getaway. Auroratheatre.com

March 11
ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL
Atlantic Station
Atlanta Brunch Fest is back for the 2nd year, this time at Atlantic Station on Saturday, March 11th. The event will be held from noon to 5 pm with advanced entry for VIP ticket holders at 11 am. Over 30 restaurants will be on hand providing delicious samples of brunch items, including locations like Buttermilk Kitchen, Einstein’s, Hampton and Hudson, and more. Beverages available include mimosas, Bloody Mary’s (with Absolut Vodka), SweetWater beer, and a selection of wines. Entertainment offering include live music and a DJ. Get tickets at AtlantaBrunchFestival.com

March 17 & 18
TOSSED OUT TREASURES
Sandy Springs Shopping City Center
The 26th annual Tossed Out Treasures, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, returns to 6337 Roswell Road, Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The upscale resale event offers deep bargains on gently-used high-end home décor, jewelry, silver, crystal, sports equipment, art, furniture, clothing, and more. Admission to the show Friday and Saturday is free. Visit Sandyspringssociety.org.

March 17 - 19
AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW
Cobb Galleria Center
The American Craft Show is the Southeast’s largest juried indoor craft show bringing together over 250 of the country’s most talented contemporary craft makers. Fine craft lovers and collectors shop one-of-a-kind handmade objects in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor, with special family-friendly activities, all under one roof. Visit Craftcouncil.org/atlanta

March 19
PUBLIX GEORGIA MARATHON
Centennial Olympic Park
The Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the southeast’s premier distance events. The 11th running of this Atlanta tradition starts and finishes at Centennial Park. As of press time the Marathon was sold out with tickets available for the Half Marathon. To register online visit Georgiamarathon.com

March 23 - April 5
SIMPLY SIMONE
Theatrical Outfit
Prodigy. Superstar. Activist. Exile. One of the true divas of the 20th century, vocal powerhouse Nina Simone defied classification and defined a generation. This musical revue lays bare the rich legacy of an American icon whose work spans genres from jazz to gospel to blues to Broadway to rock and roll and features such definitive classics as “I Loves You Porgy,” “The Look of Love,” and “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” Heart-melting and hopeful, Simone’s spellbinding voice comes alive via four actresses in this incredibly soulful theatrical journey. Visit Theatricaloutfit.org

March 24 - April 2
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
Atlanta Symphony Hall
The 2017 ATLFF will welcome 27,000 attendees at the 10-day festival that will be packed with programming celebrating Atlanta’s vibrant arts community through screenings, educational events and parties that combine film with other local elements like food, music and art. Among the feature films represented, themes range from Iranian transgender rights in “Cold Breath” to poverty-stricken Beyoncé super-fans from Brazil in “Waiting for B.” These films will be joined by over 150 others. Visit Atlantafilmfestival.com.

March 25
TROUT TOURNAMENT
Alpine Helen, GA
Come on out to Alpine Helen, GA on Saturday March 25th from 6:00 am – 2:00 pm for the annual Trout Tournament. Win prizes including $1,000 (1st Place), $500 (2md Place); $300 (3rd place) and $50 for next 20 plus $25 for remaining tagged trout. $20 Entry fee per participant. Event Registration will take place at the Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA on Friday, March 24th 4:00pm - 7:00pm & Saturday, March 25th 6:00am - 9:00am. For additional information & Registration Forms visit HelenChamber.com or call 706.878.1908. For Lodging, dining and tourist information call 1.800.858.8027

March 25
BACON FEST
Dad’s Garage Theatre
Founded in 1999, the kitschy festival has become a fixture in the Atlanta community by combining troughs upon troughs of cold beer; hilarious carnival games manned by the best improvisers in the city; and unforgettable entertainment like a hobo wine tasting, naughty face painting, drunken spelling bee, a scavenger hunt, and more. This year’s event takes place at the iconic theatre company’s new home at 569 Ezzard Street, just off of Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. There is no parking for this event so MARTA or Uber is recommended. Visit Baconfestatl.com.

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