Upcoming Events in Rome
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Feb. 10 – 19 – DeSoto Theatre
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”
Winter Musical: “Once on this Island” – Feb. 18 – Rome City Auditorium
Presented by Darlington School in almost non-stop song and dance, “Once On This Island” is a highly original and theatrical Caribbean tale featuring words and lyrics from Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty.
Adult Davis Cup – Mar. 3 – Rome Tennis Center at Berry College
A fun team doubles event! 4 countries – 1 Champion Participants bring a small appetizer in relation to their teams country!
Berry Half Marathon/10K/5K – March. 11 – Berry College
Experience the largest campus in the world – Berry College’s 27,000 acre wonderland, packed with miles and miles of historic buildings, pristine forest, and diverse wildlife. Run among some of Berry’s 1,200+ deer and enjoy the hospitality of school/college volunteers!
Charlee’s Angels Male Beauty Pageant – March 11 – Rome City Auditorium
A male beauty pageant to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation forward their mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Charlee’s Angels was created in honor of Charlee Sanders, who is a local 4-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis.
Big Fibbers Festival – March 15 – 17 – Berry College
A three-day annual storytelling festival, featuring storytelling from local, regional, and national tellers, a storytelling workshop, a tall-tale contest for grown-ups, and a storytelling contest for those seventeen and under.
Leprechaun-a-thon 5k & Race Walk – Bridgepoint Plaza – March 17
IT’S THE CLASSIC LEPRECHAUN-A-THON RACE BACK THIS YEAR WITH A NEW SPIN! THE LEPRECHAUN-A-THON GLOW RUN WILL BE HELD AT NIGHT AND YOU’RE ENCOURAGED TO GLOW IN THE DARK!
Ginger Pride Parade – Mar. 18 – Downtown Rome
Since 2011, we have marched the streets of Rome,Georgia once a year as a lighthearted way to approach anti-bullying. We celebrate our differences and rarity. Everyone is welcome – we embrace non-gingers, trans-gingers (redheads from a bottle), red beards, red pets, family members (carriers) and anyone who just wants to celebrate that our differences make us strong, beautiful and unique.
James Veteto Lecture “Ancestral Seeds: Cherokee Gardening” – March 20 – Berry College
Chieftains Museum is celebrating the first day of spring by partnering with Berry College to present “Ancestral Seeds: Cherokee Gardening Past and Present” by Dr. James Veteto, Assistant Professor of anthropology and Cherokee studies at Western Carolina University. Veteto is also the Executive Director of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies, Director of the Southern Seed Legacy, and a Research Associate at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Wildest Dreams Berry College Dance Concert – March 30 – 31 & April 1 – Rome City Auditorium
This concert celebrates Berry College Dance Troupe’s 20th year of performances. As a way of marking this milestone, Dance Troupe alumni will participate in the show as choreographers and dancers alongside current Berry College students. The concert will draw the audience into the choreographers’ personal dreams and aspirations, as only dance can communicate through ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop and Latin dance.