Weekend Fun: Opera and Power Tools

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Two fantastic, slightly under-the-radar events in Atlanta this weekend.  Perfect for those of you out there that love listening to Puccini while working on home improvement projects.

Atlanta Community ToolBank’s Tool Rush Sale

For one day only, the warehouse doors open wide. Get your shop on at the annual Tool Rush Sale. Thousands of new and gently used tools and accessories will be up for grabs, at 50-60% off retail pricing.  All proceeds benefit the programs and services of your Atlanta Community ToolBank. So let your inner super hero fly – right on down to the ToolBank.  Hey, where else can you snag awesome tools at rock bottom prices -while also empowering thousands of local volunteers to improve our city? Only at the Tool Rush Sale!

P.S. — Free hotdogs and chips for all shoppers! Dynamite and grilled fresh on-site!

Saturday, November 6- 8 am- 1 pm

55 Ormond Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project

The opera world is full of drama, intrigue, romance, comedy, and tragedy – how about experiencing all of those things in 24 hours? In celebration of OPERA America’s National Opera Week, opera organizations and educational programs in the Metro-Atlanta area will be hosting a 24-Hour Opera Project. Think of it as a creative science project where Verdi meets reality TV!  Composers and lyricists selected to participate will be randomly paired together, and will have 12 hours to write an opera. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to participating stage directors, who will draft singers from a pool of applicants, and have 8 hours to rehearse before presenting the pieces in a showcase-concert 12 hours after the project begins. The 24-Hour Opera Project will take place on Saturday November 6 & Sunday, November 7, 2010, in the on-campus facilities of the Georgia State University. The showcase-concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2010, in the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, located in the Arts & Humanities Building at the corner of Gilmer Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

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