REV’D UP Comedy Jam has snowballed into a raucous laugh riot, an eventful evening of veritable comedy Olympics. This go-round, the Comedy Jam happens on Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at REV Coffee. The competition will help benefit an amazing organization called CURE Childhood Cancer, which works to help children who have cancer, their families and loved ones through the various hardships they endure. At the REV’d Up Comedy Jam, the audience gets to judge the local funnymen and women hamming it up and competing for cash prizes. Comedy is guaranteed to be clean, but this is an adult-only show. Cast your vote for your favorite comedian and make a difference at the same time. Hosted by Derrick Tennant of Left Arm Comedy, this competition guarantees plenty of giggles, snickers, chuckles, and guffaws. Country recording artist Lauren Weiland will also perform for your listening pleasure. Tickets are $10 (includes $2 donation to CURE) and $20 (includes $10 donation, priority seating and beverage). Space is limited and tickets are available for purchase online here.
Bargain hunters and garage sale junkies will be in hog’s heaven at the behemoth, church-wide . After all, the famous “they” say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. On Saturday, King Spring Baptist Church invites one and all to a fun-filled, giant yard sale full of treasures and happenings. Early birds can start shopping at 7 a.m. and the whole shindig continues until 3 p.m. Every half hour will be punctuated by a Cake Walk. For just $1, you could perhaps waltz home with a homemade German chocolate, red velvet or strawberry shortcake. A buck also buys raffle tickets for chances to win themed gift baskets at the end of the yard sale.
Who doesn’t love the “happily ever after?” For parents of little girls who love princesses and other assorted romantics, Smyrna Village Players (an outreach of Smyrna First United Methodist Church) present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “Cinderella” Enchanted Version. At in the Fellowship Hall each evening through Saturday at 7 p.m., spectators can witness the beloved classic come to life. General admission tickets are $10 each, but here’s a great deal: purchase three tickets get one free for the same performance! Call 770.436.4108 ext 215 or visit the website.
Monday Night Jam at .Beginning at 8:30 p.m., Lefty Williams cranks up the tunes with a guest band of incredible players. On Monday, Lefty is bringing legendary stickman J.R. Hawkins of Swami Gone Bananas as guest host AND drummer, with the great Alan Marby on keyboards (and possibly violin…come find out!), and Grammy Award winner Todd Smallie on bass. The band plays the first set and audience musicians are invited to sign up for 20-minute slots during the rest of the evening, with host band members filling in if needed. No cover charge and, as always, excellent pizza and drinks are available at Bella’s. The fourth Monday of each month is always a designated theme night. Start practicing your cover of The Knack’s “My Sharona,” because next Monday, July 25th, features the wacky theme “One Hit Wonders.”
Most people feel pretty strongly about Alaskan Governor and former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Would you feel strongly enough to go see a movie about the highly controversial Ms. Palin? If so, the new biographical film “The Undefeated” will open on Friday and the Georgia AMC Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw is one of only 10 theatres across the country to be showing the movie. “The Undefeated” chronicles Palin’s rise from obscurity to outspoken politician and serious contender for higher-level leadership. Is she just a “Caribou Barbie” as her critics have deemed her, or is Palin respectable, intelligent, and serious? After all, even a journalist from the Huffington Post commented, “I would encourage you to see The Undefeated…allow yourself to be curious.” Will you be?