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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'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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NOTHING’S SACRED

“The Book of Mormon” is by no means the kind of mainstream musical guaranteed to please all audiences. Its creators built their reputations on irreverent, envelope-pushing satire. Just ask Samantha Marie Ware (Nabulungi), who shares what happened when her grandmother saw the show.

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WAR OF WORDS

Write Club Atlanta viceroy Nicholas Tecosky: “The idea is to expose writers to a larger audience who wouldn’t go to a formal reading, but will come to a fast-paced, fun event with an open bar.”

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Beyond Elmo

“In the puppetry world, there just aren’t that many people who say, ‘You can’t do that.’ You get to create your own world,” says Jon Ludwig of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

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