Looking for something cultural to do this weekend and beyond? Here are Encore Atlanta’s recommendations (in alphabetical order). Pictured: Randy Cohlmia and Denise Arribas in “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” at Actor’s Express. Photo by Mark DeLong).
Avenue Q. FINAL WEEKEND. As Horizon Theatre says, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with this hilarious musical, after a 12-week run and more than 10,000 audience members. Avenue Q is smart, surprising, risqué and full of heart. The neighbors are nice on Avenue Q, the only street you can afford to live on when you’re fresh out of college, out of a job or just trying to find your way in life. $20-$50. Call … ahead … for … tickets or risk eternal disappointment. 8 tonight and Friday; 3 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday. 1083 Austin Ave. N.E. tickets.horizontheatre.com. 404.584.7450. (Snapshot: Meet Nick Arapoglou, who won a Suzi for his work as Princeton.)
Clyde ‘n Bonnie: A Folktale. EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 15. Make plans now — this brand-new musical is selling out. Aurora Theatre stages this side-splittin’, toe-tappin’, gun-totin’ — and historically dubious — good time about the infamous Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker (Laura Floyd) and Clyde Barrow (J.C. Long). The production team is led by New Yorkers Hunter Foster (book), Rick Crom (score) and Lonny Price (director). The following performances are sold out: 8 tonight, Friday, both shows Saturday, Sunday and the 8 p.m. show April 7. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $25-$35. Theater: 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. (Note: Parking deck at 153 W. Crogan St.). Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org, 678.226.6222. For ticket discounts, visit poshdealz.com.
I Just Stopped By to See the Man. Three lost souls collide in a musical landscape choked with the heartache and beauty of the Delta Blues. Featuring bluesman “Mississippi” Charles Bevel. Through April 8. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $38 and $40. Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. Tickets: alliancetheatre.org, 404.733.5000. For ticket discounts, visit poshdealz.com.
The Motherf**ker With the Hat. A rapid-fire, poetically profane tragicomedy about five New Yorkers dealing with substance abuse, sex, jealousy and accidental haberdashery. A Broadway hit from Stephen Adly Guirgis. NOTE: Contains extremely strong language and nudity. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday ($25-$30). All tickets subject to tax and, if purchased by phone, a $2 processing fee. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. Through April 14. Tickets: www.actors-express.com, 404.607.7469. For ticket discounts, visit poshdealz.com.
Same Time, Next Year. Manners and morals are played out over 25 years in this romantic comedy about a couple that rendezvous once a year, even though they are married to other people. At Stage Door Players. Featuring Cara Mantella and Bryan Brendle, with direction by Tess Malis Kincaid. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $22-$26. Tickets: 770.396.1726. 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.
Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s managing editor, has been seeing, covering or working in the performing arts for most of her life. Full disclosure: She is affiliated with Actor’s Express, mentioned above. Please email: email@example.com.