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April 20th, 2005 Weekly Newsletter
dtnATL 042005: Spotlight on the Theatrical Outfit
Downtown Atlanta's newest theater group, the Theatrical Outfit, opened its new theater home -- the Balzer Theatre at Herren's -- at 84 Luckie Street in December. They are now wrapping up their fourth show "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue and are preparing to raise the curtain on "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" the first week in May. Don't miss either of them!

You also have an incredible opportunity to support the Theatrical Outfit this Saturday night at their first annual "Spring Gala" at the new Omni Hotel Tower at CNN Center featuring a dinner buffet, cocktails and entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Theatrical Outfit's Spring Gala 2005
@ Omni Hotel Tower at CNN Center   Saturday, April 23 7:00p
Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring a dinner buffet, cocktails and entertainment. Bid on incredible trips, fascinating adventures and fun items in the live and silent auction.

Make your reservations now by calling the Theatrical Outfit's box office at 678-528-1500. Tickets are $75

*Cocktail Attire

Theatrical Outfit Presents "The Foreigner"
@ Balzer Theatre at Herren's   thru April 24th
Theatrical Outfit opened its new theater home at 84 Luckie Street in December and is launching its fourth show in as many months in this compact inaugural season. March 29 through April 24, Theatrical Outfit will present the comedy, The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

Set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the comedy revolves around a stranger that the locals believe speaks no English. Speaking freely around him, they reveal all manner of plots, intrigues, dirty dealings and family secrets. In numerous plot twists, the bad guys definitely lose in the end.

FIRST Robotics Championship
@ Georgia Dome   Thursday April 21 - Saturday April 23
Months of preparation and regional competitions culminate April 21-23 at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship.

For the first time, this year's event marks the culmination of three separate season-long robotics competitions: The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival and the FIRST Vex Challenge. All three competitions will take place in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta between April 21 and 23.

Created by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway Human Transporter (HT), to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. At FIRST, we want to show kids that it's more fun to design and build a video game than it is to play one, and the FIRST Championship is a spectacular example of that idea in action, said FIRST Founder Dean Kamen.

Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® 2005 Heroes Awards
@ The Westin Peachtree Plaza   Thursday April 21st 6:45 - 10:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® hosts its 2005 Heroes Awards gala. The Heroes Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Atlanta Chapter and recognizes outstanding individuals and institutions in the Georgia region that have improved the environment for the creative community. Proceeds benefit the Academy's professional arts education programs for the regional music community and the MusiCares® Foundation.

The B-52's, Charlie Brusco, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and Usher Raymond IV (Usher) will be Honored at Recording Academy® Event on Thursday, April 21 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

Thornton Wilder's Our Town
@ New American Shakespeare Tavern   WED APR 13 thru SUN MAY 1
The Tavern becomes small town America this spring. Our stage set will be stripped bare to bring the love story of George and Emily to life including all of the characters in their lives ... in our lives ... in our town.

Narrated by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins as Wilder's Stage Manager, The Tavern's production of this modern classic is sure to warm your heart, to bring you to smile, and to make your eyes glisten.

Central Atlanta Progress Town Hall Meeting
@ The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta   Friday April 22nd 7:30a
Blink your eye and something is different than the day before. That's how fast things are changing in Downtown Atlanta.

And that's why our quarterly CAP/ADID Town Hall meetings are designed to keep you up to speed on a variety of topics that are fine- tuned to provide maximum information in a minimum of time. Commercial and residential growth, economic incentives, parks and plans for the future. You will get a complete menu of the information you need to keep you in the know. Designed for CAP members and ADID property owners, our Town Hall meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in moving Downtown Atlanta forward to the future.

2005 Downtown Neighborhood Festival and Tour of Lofts
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