5 Things Worth Doing: Vaudeville Comedy, Mardi Gras Celebrations, and Making God Laugh

Who can resist 'Squirm Burpee'?

Gwinnett Weekends, Feb. 27-March 2.
Gwinnett Weekends, Feb. 27-March 2.  Download PDF 

Five things worth doing this weekend in and near Gwinnett County, as submitted by Explore Gwinnett. For a longer list of events in the area, see the Gwinnett Weekends pdf attached to this file.


1. Squirm Burpee Circus: A Vaudevillian Melodrama

Buford Community Theater | Buford

Feb. 28, March 1

An exhilarating, fantastical adventure featuring classic Vaudeville comedy. Forged in the fire of Denver’s Handsome Little Devils Productions, the Squirm Burpee Circus is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that leaves audiences chanting for more.

(7:30 p.m., $10-$25, 770-945-6762)


2. Mardi Gras Party

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre | Lawrenceville

March 1

Fundraising event for new production of “Cinderella.”

(7 p.m., Free, 770-237-0046)


3. Making God Laugh

ART Station | Stone Mountain

Feb. 27-28, March 1-2

(Also dates March 5-9) A touching and heartwarming family comedy that takes place in four holiday scenes at a family home, each 10 years apart.

(Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., $18-$25, 770-469-1105)


4. Tamer of Horses

Aurora Theatre | Lawrenceville

Feb. 27-28, March 1-2

Juvenile rapper on the run, Hector takes up residence in an old barn owned by former teacher Ty Fletcher, who attempts to inspire and educate the teenager through an examination of Homer’s The Iliad. Teen violence, education and the realization of one’s own potential all take center stage in this poignant drama. Featuring Anthony P. Rodriguez.

(Thurs – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m., $15, 678-226-6222)


5. Eddie Owens Presents

Sweet Deat & The Revivalists/Mardi Gras Celebration

Red Clay Theatre | Duluth

March 1

With special guests Adron. Concert.

(8 p.m., $10-$12, 404-478-2749) 


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