GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Friday, October 2, 2009

On the first day of GOArts.... (Event #1)

It was a short walk from a sub-urban Atlanta neighborhood to the MARTA on a beautiful October evening and I was sooo ready to be entertained (those of you who were all at City Hall East at 5pm on Wednesday know EXACTLY what I'm talking about!).

Two blocks away from the Civic Center N2 MARTA Station, on the other side of the iron-strapped, hand-hewn, dark wood doors of The New American Shakespeare Tavern awaited my salvation... As You Like It performed by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. I had a blast... I also had dinner, dessert and coffee at the Tavern, too. The show runs until October 11th and then that devious King Richard III takes the stage.

Everyone should treat themselves to such fun & food AND NOW, you have no excuse not to---October is Georgia Open Arts Month (GOArts) and there are over 100 affordable or free entertaining things to see & do! And to prove it... I'm going to try to get to 31 performances & events in 31 days.

GOArts is a collaborative program of the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts (ACPA), a local arts service organization that, among other things, provides year-round discount ticket services for Atlanta and all Georgia at AtlanTIX 1/2 price booths and online.

I started my quest at the Tavern on Thursday, October 1 with the Bard's lighthearted comedy and I'm going to end it there on Saturday, October 31 with twisted witcthes, a floating dagger, bloody clothes that won't come clean, murder, and doooooooooom... Happy Halloween, it's the great Scottish play!

See ya' at the show.

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