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Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Big Fish'

Theatrical Outfit stages a family-friendly show about how storytelling saves

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Like most sons, Will Bloom is skeptical of his father’s stories. This might be because his father’s tales include witches and magic catfishes or it might just be because children generally doubt their parents — it’s hard to tell. In Big Fish, Theatrical Outfit stages a family-friendly show about hope, mortality, and how storytelling saves. Opens 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3.

ON THURSDAY

›› Scrooge’s regularly scheduled holiday redemption is interrupted by … Paula Deen? In Invasion: Christmas Carol, Dad’s Garage infuses the Christmas classic with a new invader each night. The intruder attempts to derail the tale as the improvisers do their best to keep the story on track. 8 p.m. at Dad’s Garage.

ON FRIDAY

›› Focused on existential ideas and the odd hope that can sometimes be found in them, Cosmic Stew Comics examine the underlying tensions in everyday situations. In one, a man’s relationship insecurities surface when he attempts to pet a stranger’s dog. In another, dinosaur bones joke about the average death rate. Join creators Andrew Catanese and S. Shayne for the closing of their comic exhibition This is it? 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Parlor.

ON SATURDAY

›› Charis Books celebrates its 42nd birthday with birthday cake cut by author Luvvie Ajayi. The pop culture blogger is known for her sly humor and smart commentary on American culture. In her debut novel I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, she gives advice on everything from race relations to funeral behavior. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Charis Books and More.

ON SUNDAY

›› Sailor Moon slides across the ice alongside Link and a man wearing a Christmas sweater adorned with a light-up reindeer. People of all ages and skating abilities are invited to grab their best costumes and hit the ice for MomoCon’s Cosplayers on Ice. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Park Ice Rink.

ALSO THIS WEEK:

5th Annual Printed Matter: Zine Exhibit at Murmur (7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 2)

A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery (11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 3)

Lost Without Yule at Highwire Comedy (8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3)

The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse (8 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Dec. 1-4; 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dec. 3-4)

Improv-A-Hole at Village Theatre (8:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3)

A Christmas Carol at Alliance Theatre (8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3; 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 3-4)

Red and Green at Cobb Energy Center (6:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 1)



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