The Week Ahead in Virginia Highland-Druid Hills

You can learn to produce a radio play, attend a workshop on wedding costs, watch "The Odd Couple," dance for hours to raise money and take in the opening of "Cannery Row."

Here are five things to do in the coming week, but for a full list of possibilities, go to the Patch calendar of events.

1. Producing a radio play. Designed for the novice radio play producer, this workshop will focus on the difference between writing a radio play and a stage play, making sound effects, budgeting and other best practices. 7 p.m. Monday at Emory University, 1256 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta. Free.

2. Wedding cost saving strategies. This workshop demonstrates how to plan a dream wedding at a reasonable price by using creativity and research. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the . Free.

3. Shearith Israel Shelter 2013 Theatre Nights. The Shearith Israel Shelter is partnering with Fabrefaction Theatre to present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” to raise funds to serve Atlanta’s homeless women. 8 p.m. Wednesday at 999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta. $25.

4. Atlanta Dance marathon. Participants will stay on their feet for 13.1 hours to raise money for the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. Free.

5. “Cannery Row” miniature book-in-a-can opening. Emory University’s library will host this unusual book art event – the opening of a shrimp can that contains a miniature illustrated excerpt of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.”  5 p.m. Sunday at Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle. Free.


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