Weekend Arts Agenda: Much Ado About Nothing arrives at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse March 03 2016

Plus, the Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show returns for its 34th anniversary.

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William Shakespeare's 17th century battle of the sexes masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, makes its way to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, with the opening reception set for Sat., March 5, at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by Laura Cole, director of education and training for the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, the prose-heavy comedy features Jacob York as Don Pedro the Prince of Aragon, Chris Rushing as Don John, Anthony Peeples as Claudio, Matt Nitchie as Benedick (above), Rob Cleveland as Leonato, Doug Kaye as Antonio, Nedra Snipes as Hero, and Tiffany Porter as Beatrice (above). 

The cast hosts a Q&A following the performance on Sun., March 13. Much Ado About Nothing runs thru March 26


›› Emory University's Department of Film welcomes highly regarded writer and director Whit Stillman to White Hall (room 208) Thurs., March 3, at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of his critically acclaimed 1990 movie Metropolitan, which was nominated for the best original screenplay by the Academy Awards and the Oscars. 


›› Organized by Sharyl Dawes and Bobette RobinsonThe Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild hosts its 34th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show at Bulloch Hallstarting Fri., March 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The exhibit at the antebellum mansion from the Teddy Roosevelt family, features nearly 200 quilts made by local crafters, including fiber artist Christine Cetrulo, and Diane Knott, guild member and author of Scrap Quilt Secrets

The Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show runs thru March 13. 


›› The Hudgens Center for the Arts hosts a free breakfast and artists talks with the masterminds behind the art exhibit, Personal Politics: Artist as Witness, Memory Keeper & Social Conscience, Sat., March 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Jamaal Barber, Jessica R. Caldas, Alfred Conteh, Shanequa Gay, Carlton D. Mackey, Masud Olifani, Iman Person, and Dante Yarbrough are all scheduled to speak. 

Personal Politics: Artist as Witness, Memory Keeper & Social Conscience runs thru March 26. 


Off the EDGE Dance Festival at Rialto Center for the Arts (Fri., March 4-Sat. March 5, at 8 p.m.)

The Library at Out of Box Theatre (Fri., March 4-Sat., March 19, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.)

Writing the Walls Down at Charis Books (Mon., March 7, from 7:30-9 p.m.)

Kathryn Johnson Book Signing at Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
(Tues., March 8, at 7 p.m.)======

Elson Lecture: Johnny Smith Artist Talk at Atlanta History Center (Tues., March 8, at 8 p.m.)

Artist Talk: Jeffery Deaver at Decatur Library (Wed., March 9, from 7:15-9 p.m.)