Friday, May 8, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

River Town Days in Bainbridge is bigger and better for 2009. The festival, held annually on the second weekend in May, beings on Friday night, May 8, with a concert by Atlanta Rhythm Section. The fun continues the following day, Saturday, May 9, with activities for all ages. Browse through the Great River Rummage to find great deals! There will be activities for kids, and ATV and Boat show and the Flint River Raft Race. Make sure you get your rubber ducky at the festival, because later in the afternoon, Bainbridge will have it's first Rubber Ducky Derby - you don't want to miss it! For more information, visit the official River Town Days website.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University presents Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs features over 130 extraordinary objects including many from the reign of Tutankhamun, as well as treasures from the the most significant pharaohs who ruled the Nile throughout 2,000 years of history. This exhibition places Tutankhamun in the context of ancient Egyptian culture and focuses on the splendor of the Egyptian pharaohs, the significance of kingship to the ancient Egyptian people, and the intricate and symbolic ceremonies related to life and death in the palace. Viewers will get a sense of how life and art evolved over many generations in ancient Egypt. For more information, check out the website. Don't miss one of the final weekends of this exhibit!

If you're a musical buff or just love to laugh, you won't want to miss the Metro Atlanta Premiere of the Broadway Smash Hit Mel Brooks Musical "The Producers" right here in Georgia at the Rosewater Theatre in Roswell. Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. Performances are being held this weekend on Friday and Saturday night. For tickets and more information, check out the Rosewater Theatre's website.

And those are just a few of the great ways to explore Georgia this weekend. For more information, check out the Explore Georgia website operated by Georgia Traveler's production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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