This weekend's best bets: April 24

“Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life” at the Alliance is a sure thing, but we dare you to also take an adventure this weekend. Check out “Mariela in the Desert” (Aurora Theatre), “Letters to Sala” (Stage Door Players & Company J) or “Topdog/Underdog” (the newish Song of Karibu company). Yup, we double dog dare you.

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This weekend's best bets: Oct. 10

Our top picks this week include the final weekend of “Choir Boy” at the Alliance, and two world premieres — Synchronicity’s “Milvotchkee, Visconsin” and Horizon’s “Third Country.” BTW, congrats if you have tickets to Serenbe Playhouse’s “Sleepy Hollow Experience,” the run is sold out.

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This weekend's best bets: Sept. 26

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra begins its 69th season this weekend, which also sees the openings of “Milvotchkee, Visconsin” (a world premiere at Synchronicity) and “The Navigator” (a 7 Stages production at the Goat Farm Arts Center). Continuing at the Alliance is “Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who just this week won a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. Have fun!

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This weekend's best bets: Feb. 28

Our don’t-miss events this weekend include “Master Harold” at Aurora, “The Odd Couple” at Fabrefaction and “Romeo and Juliet” at the Shakespeare Tavern — see them before they close. Atlanta Opera opens “La traviata,” and you have just once chance to take FAMILIES Centerstage at the Woodruff as well as Bach’s “Mass,” and Steve Martin with the ASO.

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