The Towne Lake Arts Center presents its last performance of the children's classic "House at Pooh Corner" at 3 p.m. today, before opening two shows later this month.
The comic mystery by Tim Kelly, "The Butler Did It," runs from Oct. 16 through Oct. 31, with shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and half-price tickets for guests who come in costume on Halloween.
Directed by Siobhan Collins, the play focuses on a group of mystery writers trying to solve a real mystery during a party. While the show is suitable for all ages, children younger than 13 are not recommended to attend because of the show's length and complexity.
The cast includes: Brian Adams of Marietta, John Donnelly of Woodstock, Jeffrey Collins of Woodstock, Rob Epstein of Woodstock, Connie Collins of Woodstock, Jennifer Fischler of Marietta, Andrea Debranski of Woodstock, David Leader of Norcross, Tamalyn Placencia of Canton and Donnadae Placencia of Canton.
The center stages Louisa May Alcott's classic tale, "Little Women," from Oct. 24 through Nov. 15 with shows at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 13. Written and directed by arts center Artistic Director G. Lora Grooms, the musical closely follows the novel's story of the March family during the Civil War.
The cast includes: Allie Peterson of Kennesaw, Meg Harkins of Woodstock, Amanda Fritsch of Acworth, Emily Robinson of Woodstock, Michaela Thomas of Canton, Layne Livingston of Woodstock, Lauren DeBranski of Woodstock, Erin McCarthy of Woodstock, Debby Parker of Woodstock, Jo Anne Livingston of Woodstock, Mary Lynn LeCraw of Marietta, Torie Winkler of Woodstock, Alexis Adams of Acworth, Michaela Witmer of Canton, Drew Parker of Woodstock, Ron DeBranski of Woodstock, Chris Hotz of Woodstock, Austin Boyett of Woodstock and Chris Hotz of Woodstock.
The Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton continues its annual bluegrass concert series with a performance by local favorites White Path at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The first exhibit by the Artists Guild of the North Georgia Foothills continues at the center through Oct. 29. Artwork on display by artists from across Cherokee and surrounding counties includes paintings, sculptures, pottery and photographs.
VantagePoint Studios & Fine Art Gallery in downtown Canton presents three exhibits this month. "The Pair and European Flair" art exhibit by Ronald Pircio continues through Thursday.
"Town and Country Impressions"?by Kathy Taylor Duke and Vickie A. Johnson opens Friday and runs through?Oct. 22.
Ms. Duke, winner of the Else Tuckerman Memorial Award at the American Academy of Equine Art in Lexington, Ky., is known for her paintings of horses. A native of Tennessee, Ms. Johnson often paints cityscapes, landscapes and portraits.
"Past and Present Memories"?by Linda Maphet and Sherry Masters is on display from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5. Artists like Sargent, Sorolla and Rembrandt inspired Ms. Maphet's painting style, and portraiture is her favorite subject. Ms. Masters' oil painting has earned her notice in American Artists' "An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries" and the "New York Art Review."
The Great Frame Up in Canton will display work by artist Susan Springfield in the exhibit, "Uwoduhi Nahnai: The Historic Beauty of Cherokee County, Georgia" open through Oct. 31. Uwoduhi Nahnai means "beautiful place" in the Tsalagi, or Cherokee, language, and the exhibit highlights images of historical sites from throughout the county.
The Falany Performing Arts Center showcases music of all genres with its concerts this month.
"Branson on the Road," a concert in the tradition of the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride, is onstage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The show features classic country, comedy, bluegrass, rockabilly and hand-clapping gospel.
The Reinhardt College Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Soprano Karen Parks, who has been nominated for an Olivier Award for stage work in London, sings at the Falany at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.
The Amstel Quartet, a Dutch group of four saxophonists and winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, brings its high energy show to the center at 7:30 p.m. of Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The Cherokee Theatre Company stages the children's show "Hansel and Gretel," at the Canton Theatre this month. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 9 through 17 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 11 and 18.