Brenau Summer Dance Intensive Showcase June 22

Dancers in studio

The 2019 Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is going strong! Over 90 high school dance students from all over the U.S. are taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, West African, hip-hop classes and more. Classes are taught by Brenau’s faculty and guest artists from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The students are having a wonderful time taking classes, enjoying local attractions and making new friends.

Join us at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, for a public performance of new dance works showcasing Brenau Summer Intensive students in the Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a glorious conclusion of the intensive. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

New Gainesville Chautauqua: Cherokee Leader John Ross June 11

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents the first of a three-part New Gainesville Chautauqua series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

This year’s Chautauqua series explores the decade of the 1830s.

The first figure to take the Chautauqua stage is Cherokee leader John Ross, portrayed by actor Alex Morse. In his youth, Chief Ross fought with Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek and later caused Jackson considerable trouble by fighting Indian removal vigorously and vehemently.

Price of admission is $6 or free for history center members. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee Tuesday, May 14

The 28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Alliance for Literacy will take place 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Theatre. Adult teams try to out-spell each other to raise funds to support literacy programs in Hall County. Open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be family fun and great door prizes.

For more Information: 770.531.3358 or

Family Day – The End of the 1830s

The Northeast Georgia History Center presents Frontier No More from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

As the 1830’s draw to a close, the sad chapter of Indian Removal ends in North Georgia, and what white settlers called “the frontier” has become their homesteads. This special Saturday Family Day explores the 1830s with living history demonstrations and activities. Presented as part of the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center.

Free and open to the public.

Brenau Students Sing at NGMC Remembrance Service

Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey KlokerBrenau students Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey Kloker performed at the second annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service on March 23 in Walters Auditorium at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

This event honors the lives of the infants who are no longer with us. At the ceremony, each family received a candle to light in honor of their infant.

Thank you to our amazing students and everyone who came out to support this event.

‘Dare to Dream’ Concert, April 16

The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble present Dare to Dream, a concert of special songs with a vision of our future 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center. Bobby Ivey, director. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact 770-538-4764 or ude.uanerb@kooc-regeera.

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Day, April 14

The Northeast Georgia History Center’s next Family Day, From the Mountains to the Sea: The Civil War in North Georgia, is from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14.

This family-friendly event will examine the Civil War’s effects in North Georgia and feature living-history demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and museum theater performances. Free and open to the public. Information: 770-297-5900.

GTA Discovery Series: The Kiss April 11-15

A poster for "The Kiss"The Gainesville Theatre Alliance Discovery Series presents The Kiss, a world premiere show, 7:30 p.m. April 11-15 in the Theatre on the Square, Brenau Downtown Center.

Set in a museum in front of Gustav Klimt’s beloved painting The Kiss, this play invites the audience to share in moments of compassion and comedy as pairs of characters experience this famous painting and find the courage to connect, with differing levels of success. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. April 12-15 with a preview at 7:30 p.m. April 11. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 678-717-3624 or visit

GTA presents Cabaret, April 9-20

"Cabaret" posterThe Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents Cabaret Tuesday, April 9, through Saturday, April 20, in the Ed Cabell Theatre of University of North Georgia, Gainesville campus.

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a garish master of ceremonies tells the fantastically lush tale of two pairs of star-crossed lovers struggling to pursue their dreams as the Third Reich takes over Germany.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance brings this R-rated musical to life this spring. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 9-13 and April 16-20, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. April 14 and 20 and a preview performance at 7:30 p.m. April 8. Tickets are $28-30 for adults, $26-28 for seniors and $18-20 for students. For more information call 678-717-3624 or visit

Opera Workshop “Curtain Call!” Saturday, April 6

The Brenau Music Department presents an opera workshop, Curtain Call! at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in Pearce Auditorium.     

Enjoy an evening of operatic selections by students from the university with voices of passion and romance.

The workshop will be directed by Jan Grissom with Ben Leaptrott on piano, open and free to the public.

For more information call 770-538-4764 or visit