Weekend Arts Agenda: Kitchen Witches returns to Out of Box May 05 2016

Plus, <i>The Who's Tommy</i> debuts at the Springer Opera House.

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Caroline Smith's comedic play The Kitchen Witches runs at Out of Box Theatre for a three-week span, with the opening show set for Fri., May 6, at 8 p.m. Directed by Jeffrey Mitchell and starring Pat Bell and Betty Mitchell, the humorous production follows two elderly women's journeys as hosts of separate cooking shows on a local public access channel. Things get interesting when the women are forced to to collaborate their shows, having to share a time slot and a kitchen. 
The Kitchen Witches runs Thurs., Fri., and Sat., at 8 p.m. thru Sat., May 21, and Sun., May 8, and Sun., May 15, at 3 p.m. 

›› The Springer Opera House's rendition of The Who's Tommy, the legendary band's double album rock opera-turned film-turned musical, returns Thurs., May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Based off of the British rock icons' song "Pinball Wizard," the highly regarded musical first appeared on Broadway in 1993 and went on to win five Tony Awards in various categories. Starring Chris Tipp, the performance follows the life of Tommy, a deaf, dumb, and blind adolescent with extraordinary pinball skills, who is traumatized after witnessing his father accidentally kill a man. 
The Who's Tommy runs Thurs., Fri., and Sat., at 7:30 p.m. thru Sat., May 14, and Sun., May 15, at 2:30 p.m. 

›› The highly anticipated group art show, Abstraction Today, debuts at MOCA, with the opening reception set for Fri., May 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The gallery is curated by members of Alan Avery Art Company, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Poem 88, and Whitespace. Additionally, the exhibit features works from more than 30 local-ish artists, including Kim Piotrowski, Caio Fonseca, Rocio Rodriguez, Ben Steele, Bojana Ginn, Susanna Starr, Maggie Davis, InkYoung ChunPhil Ralston, and more. 

Abstraction Today is on view Tues.-Sat., from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. thru Sat., July 2

›› The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta hosts its annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Sun., May 8, from 3:30-6 p.m. Special guest Rabbi Joseph Polak stops by for an author talk and book signing, discussing his 2015 memoir, After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring. Polak, an infant survivor of the Holocaust reads from his book about his and his mother's incredible survival stories, leads guests in prayer, and lights torches in remembrance of those who were lost to the war. A vigil ceremony follows the rabbi's presentation at The Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden

Group Exhibit: Brandon Blane McMillan and Katharina Chapuis at Pryor Fine Art (Thurs., May 5, from 6-8 p.m.)
Meg Jacobs Book Signing at Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (Thurs., May 5, at 7 p.m.)
Red Door Art Gallery & Studio's Art Walk at Marietta Square (Fri., May 6, from 5-9 p.m.)
http://clatl.com/atlanta/speaking-of-making-the-relevance-of-comics-in-contemporary-culture/Event?oid=17195360" rel="external">Speaking of Making: The Relevance of Comics in Contemporary Culture at The Bosh Experience Center at Serenbe (Fri., 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Brandon Wicks Author Talk at Charis Books (Fri., May 6, from 7:30-9 p.m.)
Palestinian Film Festival Fundraiser at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (Sat., May 7, from 8-10 p.m.)
Pops Symphony Orchestra's Symphony on the Square at East Cobb Park (Sat., May 7, from 7-9 p.m.)
Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of Senior Sex book discussion and signing at Bell Vinings Community Room (Tues., May 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Tanz FEED: Carrying on Dialogue Arching Over Discourse & Art/Criticism at the Goat Farms Art Center (Tues., May 10, at 7 p.m.) 

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