Calendar of Events

Scoop OTP’s calendar of events features the best happening around the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cartersville, Cumming Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock and more. You can add your event for FREE – just go to the green post your event button below. All events are subject to Scoop OTP approval. OTP is the place to be with fun adult and family friendly events. What to do this weekend? Check on Scoop OTP’s calendar! Want to plan ahead? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar! Where to take the kids, the in-laws, a date? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar!  We also have a Forced Family Fun category that has useful Scoop too. Thank you for following Scoop OTP as we are the insider’s guide to living outside the perimeter.

ArtAround Roswell – Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks
Jul 18 2019 – Apr 12 2020 all-day
ArtAround Roswell - Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks

Roswell Arts Fund invites you explore, experience, and enjoy ArtAround Roswell – Roswell’s free museum without walls! The 2019-20 season introduces 9 temporary works of art joining our ten permanent sculptures through Roswell’s parks and historic downtown. ArtAround Roswell sculptures offer a meaningful experience for adults and children of all ages.

Take a self-guided tour using the ArtAround map, which can be downloaded at Discover more when you download Otocast from Itunes or Google Play and from the voice of the artist, gain insight about the art and the artist. Seize the unique photo opportunity and post your on pictures Instagram with the hashtag #ArtAroundRoswell. Share your experiences with Roswell’s arts community on Roswell Arts Fund’s Facebook page! Visit the website to learn more.

Updated Information: Thursdays Farmers Market at Vickery Village @ Vickery Village
Jul 25 2019 @ 9:00 am – Feb 6 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Updated Information:  Thursdays Farmers Market at Vickery Village @ Vickery Village

Vickery Village Thursday Farmers Market
Begins Thursday, April 11th – weekly through October 24th
9 am – 12 noon
Vickery Village Courtyard
5920 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040

For more info, visit

The Vickery Village Farmers Market is held in the Vickery Village Courtyard. From April 11 – October 24, the Farmers Market will be open Thursdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

The market standard incorporates the principles embodied under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) guidelines. Farmers that have received their CNG certification or USDA Organic certification will be given preference as well as those located in Forsyth County and within a 50 mile radius of Vickery Village.

Please direct all market inquiries to Joern Seigies, Market Manager, at

Marietta Square Food Tour @ Marietta Food Tours
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

Update: They are offering Wed evening tours too now!

The Marietta Square Food Tour takes participants on a 3 hour guided tour of 7 locally owned and operated eateries. Our walking tour allows you the unique ability to explore Marietta, all while gaining knowledge Marietta Food Tourabout its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections available on the bustling square.

Go to or call 866-736-6343 for tickets.

Tell them Scoop OTP sent you!



College Students Get into World of Coca-Cola for $10 @ World of Coca-Cola
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm
College Students Get into World of Coca-Cola for $10 @ World of Coca-Cola

As college students return to campus for the fall semester, World of Coca-Cola has a special “welcome back” gift for them: $10 tickets. From Aug. 16-Sept. 2, college students can simply present their student IDs at the ticketing window to take advantage of the limited-time offer – more than 40 percent off regularly priced tickets.
A visit to World of Coca-Cola is the perfect way to close out the summer and slide into a new semester. College friends can beat the Atlanta heat, sample more than 100 drinks from around the world, see the vault where Coca-Cola’s secret recipe is guarded, experience the attraction’s new “It’s the Real Thing” exhibit and snap photos with the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear.

Special Offer Details:
• To take advantage of the $10 college student ticket offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present their valid college student IDs.
• This offer can be redeemed at walk-up ticketing windows only and cannot be redeemed online.
• Each student may purchase up to 4 tickets at $10 each when they present their valid college student ID at ticketing.
• Those using the discounted tickets must be present at the time of the ticket purchase.
• This offer is valid for visits Aug. 16-Sept. 2, 2019 only.
• This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts.

Puffs @ Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 4:30 pm
Puffs @ Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is an Off-Broadway comedy by Matt Cox that follows a group of magic misfits during the times of a certain boy wizard. This play brands itself as funny, intelligent, heartwarming and for anyone who ever felt like they weren’t the hero in their own story. Three Puffs, who believe they aren’t Puffs, find that rely on each other to tackle school while playing the underdog in the well-known heroic tale. Along with a cast of multiple Puffs and familiar faces such as, “Blondo Malfoy”, “The Headmaster”, and “Voldy”—we invite you to discover the untold story of the “losers” who embrace being badgers and strive to be “third or nothing!”

Show Times:
August 16th at 7:30 PM
August 17th at 7:30 PM
August 18th at 2:30 PM
August 23rd at 7:30 PM
August 24th at 2:30 PM
August 24th at 7:30 PM
August 30th at 7:30 PM
August 31st at 7:30 PM
September 1st- ASL at 2:30 PM

Southern Summer
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

See the NEW Alpharetta ARTS CENTER gallery show. The theme is ‘Southern Summer’ and will showcase a wide range of artists and media.

Home and Lifestyle Show
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come out for a weekend of shopping and the latest in home improvement trends.

$1 Oyster Happy Hour @ WR Social House
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Wine Tasting
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unwind from the week and find some new favorite bottles. We will open 6 wines and feature meat and cheese. Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm as we explore and enjoy the world of fine wine.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting

Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.

Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm

Tour Options include:

The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time. 

Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!

We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).

We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!

Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.


Avalon Nights Live
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away.

All American Pairings: Wine & Cheese
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You love wine and cheese – let’s pair them together and discover how they enhance each other. We’ll feature American combos with some of our favorites.

Date Night: Escape to Acapulco
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a sultry summer evening exploring the coastal flavors of Mexico. You and your date will practice searing scallops on a salt slab and grilling Mexican-style street corn. Plus, we’ll transform horchata (a cinnamon-spiced rice milk drink) into a creamy frozen dessert.

Indoor Chastain style GlowBand Eagles Show coming to Club 201
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

GlowBand and Club 201 will host and Indoor Chastain style Eagles /Southern Rock show.
Bring your own appetizers, dinner, desserts, tablecloths and centerpieces. No rain contention and plenty of Free parking. Cash bar with really inexpensive drinks – No outside alcohol permitted.
There will be a 90 min Eagles / Southern Rock Revue show followed by a Top Dance hits for those wanting to dance. A fun night for all.
Tables of 2,4,6,8 or a single seat at a community table will be offered at $20 per person.
Reserve a table and bring you FRIENDS.
Doors open at 6:30pm to allow for dinner and socializing with Friends. Show starts at 8pm.

Publix Poolside Wines with Thom Horsey, Wine Educator
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The art of enjoying wine poolside during the dog days of summer.
If you’re not cooling off splashing around in the pool, then you need to enjoy some crisp, cool, refreshing wines like CSM Gewurztraminer, Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio or Merf Chardonnay. Truly delicious wines to enjoy with some delectable dishes. This class will walk you through the perfect poolside menu for family and friends.
Don’t have a pool? No problem! Everything translates into the perfect kitchen get together too.

Disney Trivia Night! Aladdin’s Whole New World
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sip. Paint. Relax.
Arrive 10 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together! We have a menu that includes wine, beer, champagne, soda, water, and light snacks. A valid photo ID is required to purchase alcohol. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. We are NOT a BYOB establishment, so please do not bring any alcohol with you.

Doll Hair Salon Spectacular
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your girl can learn new tricks to style her doll’s tresses at our Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! At each session, girls will learn how to create two cute new ’dos and receive insider tips from our professional stylists. Afterward, each girl and her spruced-up companion can pose for a photo op in our “Princess Chair.” Pink lemonade and a chocolate chip cookie will be served. Goody bag included.
$25.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

Live Music at Smokejack BBQ
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy live music Fridays & Saturdays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Lumiere Lounge Piano Bar Nights @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge features specialty cocktails made with local Hometown Honey in addition to a full bar. The Strand was proud to introduce this popular silent film inspired cocktail lounge in November of 2014. The Lumière Lounge’s much-lauded specialty cocktail menu and live pianist create a perfectly intimate setting for a date night cocktail. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11pm. 21+.

Brad Paisley – Country Megaticket
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Within a year of the release of Wheelhouse, Paisley was back with a new single, “River Bank,” which hit number 12 on the country chart. Its accompanying album, Moonshine in the Trunk, was solidly a country record, and featured duets with Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris. It became his eighth straight album to top the country chart, and reached number two on the pop chart. The album’s second single, “Perfect Storm,” made it to four, but the subsequent “Crushin’ It” and “Country Nation” didn’t crack the country Top Ten. In the summer of 2016, Paisley returned with “Without a Fight,” a duet with Demi Lovato that was intended as a teaser for his 11th album. When Love and War appeared in April 2017, preceded by the Top Ten single “Today,” “Without a Fight” wasn’t on the record but duets with Mick Jagger and John Fogerty were. The album topped the country chart and peaked at 13 on the Billboard 200. In 2018, Paisley joined a stacked roster of artists for King of the Road, a tribute to Roger Miller.

Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is an Off-Broadway comedy by Matt Cox that follows a group of magic misfits during the times of a certain boy wizard. This play brands itself as funny, intelligent, heartwarming and for anyone who ever felt like they weren’t the hero in their own story. Discover the untold story of the “losers” who embrace being badgers and strive to be “third or nothing!”
August 16-September 1, 2019
Rated PG-13

The Curtis Lundy Quartet featuring Legendary Saxophonist Bobby Watson
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kan. He trained formally at the University of Miami, a school with a distinguished and well-respected jazz program. After graduating, he proceeded to earn his “doctorate” – on the bandstand – as musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The group, created in 1955 by late legendary drummer who died in 1990, showcased a rotating cast of players, many who, like Watson, would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders in their own right. The Jazz Messengers – frequently referred to as the “University of Blakey” – served as the ultimate “postgraduate school” for ambitious young players.
After completing a four-year-plus Jazz Messengers tenure (1977-1981) that incorporated more than a dozen recordings – the most of any of the great Jazz Messengers, the gifted Watson became a much-sought after musician, working along the way with a potpourri of notable artists – peers, elder statesmen and colleagues all — including, but not limited to: drummers Max Roach and Louis Hayes, fellow saxophonists George Coleman and a younger Branford Marsalis, celebrated multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (who joined the Jazz Messengers at least in part at the suggestion of Watson). In addition to working with a variety of instrumentalists, Watson served in a supporting role for a number of distinguished and stylistically varied vocalists including: Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls, Betty Carter and Carmen Lundy.
Later, in association with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, Watson launched the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled in many ways after the Jazz Messengers but one with its own distinct slightly more modern twist. Among the groups’ other talented members were pianist Ed Simon, trumpeter TereIl Stafford and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet. Clearly, by all critical accounts, Horizon, which still performs together on special occasions, is now considered as one of the preeminent small groups of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s and even into the 2000s. The group recorded several highly acclaimed titles for the Blue Note and Columbia record labels including Post-Motown Bop (Blue Note) and Midwest Shuffle, Live! (Columbia); the latter is a compendium that captured the group in concert at a number of locations in 1993.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $34.

The Wildflowers – A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wildflowers – A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at MadLife Stage & Studios
Doors 6:30 | Show 7:30 | 18+
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“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day while listening to the radio. There was only one answer he could imagine, “Nobody.” Testing his hypothesis, Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty.
One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty fans there was really only one thing for them to do. Form a tribute band.
It wasn’t hard for Stone and Guthrie to find skilled musicians excited about playing in a Tom Petty tribute band. Drummer Steve Lucas, formerly of Feverdog and a band mate of Stone’s local band, Theatrix, quickly signed on. Lucas brought with him his M-80s band mate Glenn Freeman. Freeman, who boasts of seeing multiple Petty concerts in the 80s, brought an instrumental cornucopia to the group with keyboards, harmonica, guitar and backing vocals. Lead guitarist Curt Granger rounded out the lineup. With 30 years experience in Birmingham’s local music scene, Granger has played in such circuit bands as Pyrate, Scream Sophie and his own solo project as well as creating a line of world-renowned boutique amplifiers.
Equipped with decades of experience and a passion for Tom Petty’s magic way with songs, The Wildflowers bring music lovers of all stripes what they crave. More Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Alpharetta’s Music at Twilight featuring Sylvia Rose Novak
Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Music has always been a facet of her life, so much so that her parents remember that she started to sing before she could talk.
Raised on a steady diet of folk staples including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Joan Baez [curtesy of her mother] and classic country like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Eddy Arnold [from her father] Novak grew up surrounded by music.
Novak excelled at any instrument put in front of her, whether it was piano in her early years, trombone in middle school and high school bands or the cheap red Silvertone bass that her father bought her at age 12. Since then, Novak has mastered a multitude of instruments including banjo, pedal steel, mandolin, and violin.

Rose Sylvia Novak
Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

“A tiny woman with a huge presence.” Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Music has always been a facet of her life, so much so that her parents remember that she started to sing before she could talk.

Live Music at Mercantile Social
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night from ​9:00pm-12:00am

Live Music at The Firefly Cafe & Bar
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy live music or DJ and dancing every Friday and Saturday night. A $10 entertainment fee will be added to your check.

Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Join us every Friday night for Karaoke @ 9:30 PM! Come sing all your favorite songs!

Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm