The Falany Performing Arts Center in Waleska actually will be swinging on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20 and 21, with the "Swing for Victory" show.
The musical follows the fictional 1940s radio sensations, The Four F's, and features more than 60 classics of the era such as "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Sentimental Journey" and "God Bless America."
Shows are at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $30, with discounted ticket prices of $24 for seniors 55 and older and students 12 and younger.
Also on tap this month at the Falany is a steel drum and percussion concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday featuring Ricky Burkhead, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi. Tickets are $25, and $20 for seniors 55 and older and children 12 and younger.
Burkhead's professional experience includes performances with the Memphis, Tupelo, Delta and Corinth Symphonies. He has been president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and is on the artist rooster for the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Classical pianist Dr. Christopher Sarzen will perform a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Falany. Tickets are $20, and $16 for seniors 55 and older and children 12 and younger.
Sarzen has performed solo recitals in Europe and America as well as orchestral appearances and chamber music recitals. He was the winner of the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta's 2008 scholarship for study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
The Cherokee Theatre Company will open its season with the farce, "No Sex Please, We're British," from Sept. 10 through 19 at the Canton Theatre in downtown Canton.
Shows are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $18, and $16 for seniors and students.
Directed by Ralph Zaffino, the show is the story of a newly married bank manager whose wife receives a special delivery by mistake.
The cast includes: Cheryl Lambert of Canton, Sean Goulding of Kennesaw, Emma Greene of Roswell, Eliott Grenier of Woodstock, Steve Nelson of Canton, Angela and David Rupp of Canton, Murray Weed of Atlanta and Josh Worley of Canton.
The theater group also will perform scenes for Woodstock's Main Street Sessions series at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Dean's Store in downtown Woodstock. Admission is free.
Nursery rhymes come to life this month at the Towne Lake Arts Center with its production of the children's show, "Mother Goose on the Loose," from Sept. 11 through 19. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $9.
A special event, "Tea with Little Bo Peep," is at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at Tea Leaves & Thyme in downtown Woodstock. The afternoon includes tea and treats with cast members from the show, as well as a ticket to see the play. The cost is $20.
The play, according to center Artistic Director G. Lora Grooms "is a wonderful, crazy show with lots of audience interaction and participation."
Through stories based around nursery rhymes, children will learn lessons about getting along with siblings, caring for the family pet and working with other people, she added.
The cast includes Aleah Brown, Kerrison Carter, Cecelia Fornuto, Jordan Grassi, Miya Graves, Shelby Husband, Samantha McMullen, Savannah Millligan, Stephanie Sparks, Victoria Sparks, Jessica Thomas, Michaela Thomas and Kristina Welch.
An exhibit by Brian O. Williams, a sports photographer with Motorsports America Magazine, is on display now through Sept. 30 at the Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and admission is free.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, The Billy George Band, which plays "blues - smoking hot and the real deal," according to the center staff, will be in concert there. Tickets are $10.
Blued Eyed Grass, a progressive bluegrass and alternate country duo with vocals compared to Allison Krause and Vince Gill, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the center. Tickets are $15.