This weekend's best bets: Jan. 30

Because of this week’s weather “event,” please check with your venue before venturing out. When you do, you’ll find more great choices than you can squeeze into a week, let alone a weekend. A partial list: “The Geller Girls” and “In Love and War” at the Alliance; “Lombardi” at Aurora; “Six Degrees of Separation” at Actor’s Express; plus the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Theater Emory’s Brave New Works. Oh, what fun!

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Emory's Brave New Works bows Thursday

This year’s Brave New Works festival at Emory University explores the process of adapting Pulitzer prize-winning poetry, staging oral traditions from one of America’s most isolated communities, telling the life and times of Florence Nightingale and much more. It’s fun and it’s free.

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Let the new-play fun begin!

The first week in February will see the world premiere staging of Madhuri Shekar’s “In Love and Warcraft,” a romantic comedy with World of Warcraft tactics, plus four free readings of new plays from Kendeda finalists. One features a large ensemble, full-contact choreography and a drumline, Doesn’t that pique your interest?

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'I want to make people laugh'

As she does in “In Love and Warcraft,” playwright Madhuri Shekar writes about couplings. Love stories. Dysfunctional love stories. People who are figuring out how to make their relationships work. Performances begin Jan. 31 at the Alliance Theatre.

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