Recently, Trekkies around the world mourned the loss of the beloved Leonard Nimoy. Not only was he a science fiction icon, he was a poet, director, photographer, singer and science lover. By playing Spock on TV, Nimoy inspired young people to pursue interests in space and the sciences in the real world. Nimoy and his wife supported an extensive list of programs including children's education, museums, art galleries and observatories. We also celebrated the birth of Dr. Seuss, the legendary writer and cartoonist who created children's books like The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham. During his life, Dr. Seuss had an extensive resume, writing and drawing for magazines, newspapers, advertising campaigns and war propaganda. In his later years, Seuss wrote many of his famous children's books. His main objective? To create fun books that would encourage children to read and learn. Both of these legends, besides being uber-talented, contributed time and money to the arts, sciences and education. They cared. They inspired generations. To properly honor Mr. Nimoy and Dr. Seuss, let's not depend on television and the web for our daily dose of education. Experience life. There are so many events in our community this weekend. Take in a basketball game, music performance or the ballet and get inspired!
Elsa is back in a graceful way. See Frozen: A Tale of the Ice Queen performed by the Southern Ballet Theatre. Remember George Costanza from Seinfeld? Tony award winning Jason Alexander performs with the Atlanta Symphony for the 2015 Symphony Gala. Fun, food and music await you at this event benefiting education and community programs. Ever wanted to learn how to spin a basketball on one finger? If you are looking for something high energy for the whole family, check out the legendary Harlem Globetrotters at Philips Arena. Now that you have hit all of the educational events, it's time to shop for the family. Visit Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment sale. Admission is free and the deals on gently used toys, clothes, books and more are phenomenal!
Frozen: A Tale of the Ice Queen, Southern Ballet Theatre
Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8, various times
See Frozen like you have never seen it before at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center. The Southern Ballet Theatre presents the story of Anna, the Ice Queen and her sister, Elsa in the most graceful way. You know you want to hear "Let it Go" just one more time!
Symphony Gala featuring Jason Alexander
Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.
Cost:$39 and up
Music, food and fun await you at this event benefiting the Atlanta Symphony and its outreach programs. Jason Alexander joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski for an evening of songs and comedy you won't want to miss!
Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost:$29 and up
The greatest athletes in the world are coming to Philips arena in Atlanta! Amazing dunks, trick shots and side-splitting comedy will entertain the whole family.
Tykes, Tots & Teens
Saturday, March 7-14
Cost: Parking and admission free
Tykes, Tots & Teens has almost everything you need for a growing family. Baby furniture, books, clothing, toys, strollers, electronics and more are available from over 1,000 consignors. Thrifty Thursday and Dollar Dash just add to the fun and savings.
Tuesdays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free, suggested donation of $25
This weekend, ask the questions that matter and have the conversation of a lifetime before it's too late. Bring your grandmother, grandfather, friend, neighbor, mentor to the StoryCorps Atlanta booth for a free recording session. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to its weekly broadcasts on NPR's "Morning Edition" and on WABE 901.FM's "City Café. Everyday people interview their friends and family members to talk about the questions that matter. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Reservations required, reserve online at https://storycorps.org/reservations/ or call 1-800-850-4406
Booth is located at the Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30305