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Porter Sanford Center III Performing Arts & Community Center

Call: (404) 687-2731 or visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov
500-seat theater that DeKalb County has invested more than $17 million into. Includes digital lighting and audio equipment and is available for musicals, plays, ballets, weddings and concerts.

Ballethnic's The Leopard Tale

Sunday March 22, 2020 03:00 pm EDT
Join Ballethnic Dance Company as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of artistic enrichment and dance excellence. For 30 years, we have ignited our audiences with amazing stories that reflect a diverse community. Ballethnic’s signature ballet, "The Leopard Tale", returns March 19-22, 2020 at Porter S...
Cost: $40

Ballethnic's The Leopard Tale

Saturday March 21, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Join Ballethnic Dance Company as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of artistic enrichment and dance excellence. For 30 years, we have ignited our audiences with amazing stories that reflect a diverse community. Ballethnic’s signature ballet, "The Leopard Tale", returns March 19-22, 2020 at Porter S...
Cost: $40-$60

Ballethnic's The Leopard Tale

Saturday March 21, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Join Ballethnic Dance Company as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of artistic enrichment and dance excellence. For 30 years, we have ignited our audiences with amazing stories that reflect a diverse community. Ballethnic’s signature ballet, "The Leopard Tale", returns March 19-22, 2020 at Porter S...
Cost: $40

POSTPONED: Ballethnic's The Leopard Tale - Community Dress Rehearsal

Thursday March 19, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
This event has been postponed. Check back here for the rescheduled dates. (THIS IS A DRESS REHEARSAL) Join Ballethnic Dance Company as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of artistic enrichment and dance excellence. For 30 years, we have ignited our audiences with amazing stories that reflect a dive...
Cost: $20

Neo Renaissance Jazz Funk Orchestra

Saturday March 14, 2020 03:00 pm EDT
The Neo Renaissance Jazz Funk Orchestra will take us from the likes of Duke Ellington, Horace Silver to Etta James and Aretha Franklin, to Lou Rawls to James Brown and The Funk crew Parliament Funkadelic showcasing how the Big Band sound has influence various genres of music
Cost: $15-$25

Alabama Moonstruck

Saturday March 7, 2020 06:00 pm EST
Categories: Performing Arts Alabama Moonstruck tells the story of Bama Lee, daughter of Fred and Betty and sister to Jalisa. Fifteen years ago, Bama’s close-knit, happy family was struck by a tragedy that drastically changed the trajectory of their lives. In the time since, Bama has been the family ...
Cost: $30-$35

Valentine's Affair

Saturday February 1, 2020 03:00 pm EST
Randy's Baby y Grand Music presents a Live Show featuring many of Soul and R&B all time great Love songs performed by Soloist, Duets and Vocal Groups. Music from Gladys Knight, Cheryl Lynn, Peaches and Herb, Barry White, Earth Wind and Fire, Stylistics the Dells, The Emotions and others wil...
Cost: $18-$35

URBAN NUTCRACKER WONDERLAND - ACT II

Saturday December 21, 2019 03:00 pm EST
The renowned Holiday Ballet with an urban twist. The soulful celebration is set on Atlanta’s own Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940’s, featuring Reggae Ragdolls, Arabians, Black Russians, the Coca-Cola Pas de Six, along with Mother Spice and her Spice Drops. It is all led by the elegant Brown Sugar and...
Cost: $15 - $20

Gospel Brunch

Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Categories: brunch

A Gospel Brunch Concert show with a live band and local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs accompanied with a buffet

Cost: $45

The Magic Of Fashion with the James Brown Academy of Musik Band.

Sunday June 30, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Categories: Fashion, Dance, Soul Neighbors you are invited to the event of the year #fashioncabaret2019. This event includes designers from across the globe, The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils and Phusion dance school. This is an experience of Fashion glamor, art, and dance that you will never ...
Cost: $45

Peachtree Comedy Festival

Saturday June 22, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Comedy The Peachtree Comedy Festival is a national entertainment event focused on the art and business of comedy. The festival will feature emerging and established comedians based in Atlanta and across the United States. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for emerging com...
Cost: $15- $30

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Presents: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh’s Tools of the Trade Audition Preparation Workshop

Wednesday April 10, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Categories: Theatre

An actor's audition preparation workshop conducted by veteran actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh (In LIving Color, Cosby, That's So Raven).

Cost: $50

The Music Box Ballerina

Sunday May 27, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Venue: Porter Sanford Theater Decatur Ga

Children's Musical Theater event. The story of a Ballerina who didn't want to be stuck in the box.

Cost: Early Bird til April 30th. Adults $12.00 students $6.00

When Heaven Invades Earth

Sunday November 12, 2017 03:30 pm EST
Heaven Invades Earth shares the experience that impacts everyone involved as unprecedented peril surrounds a loved one. Death knocks at the door prepared to take someone who is not yet ready to leave. Immediately everyone's life is thrown into a total disarray. 

 

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door

'Don't Call Me Brother' At Atlanta Black Theater Festival

Saturday October 7, 2017 05:30 pm EDT
Directed by Schelle Purcell, Don't Call Me Brother is the tale of a African American police officer struggling with double consciousness in the wake of racialized police brutality. He struggles to reconcile his career with his identity while facing criticism from his activist brother.

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Cost: $20-$30

A Lesson Before Dying

Friday August 25, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Dominion Entertainment Group presents... A Lesson Before Dying tells the story of Jefferson, an innocent young man, who is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, calling him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, i...
Cost: $40

Bring Our Children Home 5k & Back 2 School Family Fun Day

Saturday August 5, 2017 08:30 am EDT
Presented by Genise Shelton of 'Married To Medicine' and the Our Children's Keeper Foundation, the event will bring awareness to sex trafficking here in Atlanta as well as providing activities for the community including a 5k, celebrity guests and appearances, food trucks and panel discussions.
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Bring Our Children Home 5K & Family Fun Day

Saturday August 5, 2017 08:00 am EDT
Our Children's Keeper Foundation and Genise Shelton of 'Married to Medicine' will be hosting the Bring Our Children Home 5K and Back 2 School Family Fun Day to raise awareness and create visibility for children that go missing due to sex trafficking here in the Atlanta area. The event is free and wi...
Cost: free

Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Awards

Saturday June 24, 2017 05:00 pm EDT
The 2017 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Awards will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, The event will feature live performances, special presentations, and celebrity appearances. This year will pay tribute to the late Celia Cruz, Tim Duncan, and Civil Rights legends Xernona Clayton and John Lewis. T...
Cost: $75.00

A Dream Fulfilled, Stage Play

Wednesday June 29, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
A wealthy self-made father sets out to teach his four adopted sons the true meaning of living their lives with purpose and to stop settling in life and find their passion. Come and see this inspiring and emotional play!
Cost: $28

Yella Gal

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Kimberly Sanders captures he audience's attention in this one-woman show as the legendary Eartha Kitt. From rags to riches to professionally exiled from her country, Yella Gal" will keep anyone watching to find out how Eartha handles the ups and downs of her life and career."
Cost: $15-$20

I AM a Father 5k

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This 5k walk/run, hosted by I AM BOOKS and David Manuel, is intended to show support and fathers in the African American community and show the power of a connected family. There will be free health screenings, live performances and quality community time. The funds raised will benefit the DeKalb Co...
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Stepp Stewart's Show-N-Tell

Thursday June 9, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Show-N-Tell tells the story Vivian Lorraine, a young gilr who arrives to a new school on Show-N-Tell day with nothing to present. But, with the help of a friend she find she does in fact have something that makes her special. This is Stepp Stewart's firs musical.
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The Chosen One

Friday June 3, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Leslie has always been the perfect child. She was always a straight A student and always strived to be the very best. Her siblings have always believed that she was her parent’s favorite and although she’d never admit it, Leslie agreed as well. But will the pressures of being the best and mainta...
Cost: $20-$25

Catwalk For Caregivers Celebrity Fashion Show

Wednesday March 30, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This fashion show will be a fundraiser benefiting Caregivers 911, Inc. Several celebrities, including actors, actresses and other personalities, will be modeling. There will also be live entertainment from well-known artists including T-Pain.
Cost: $45-$75

CINDY

Saturday February 27, 2016 07:00 pm EST
CINDY, produced by Emmy-nominated producer, director, choreographer, songwriter, and playwright, Stepp Stewart, brings a musical fairytale for the whole family to enjoy.
Cost: $10-$27.50

Tomcat!

Saturday June 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Step back into the 1950s with TomCat.
Cost: $25-$35

Love's Last Episode StagePlay

Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Looking for something to Memorial Day Weekend Atlanta? BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, Love’s Last Episode is entertainment at it’s finest, dealing with male issues that aren’t usually addressed in today’s society. Come along on a journey with celebrity real estate broker, Michael Love, in an origin...
Cost: $20 Advance $25 @Door

She Still Dreams A Play By Brian Egland (Atlanta Black Theatre Festival)

Friday October 10, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
A play with visual artistic moments, an engaging plot, and four memorable characters, She Still Dreams tells the story of a woman who has accepted less for her life. Set in a small Louisiana town, Savannah lives with a husband that doesn’t talk, has a best friend that does a lot, and her old flame...
Cost: $22.50

George Wallace

Saturday April 12, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
George Wallace Live Mr. Las Vegas George Wallace performing LivePresented by Friends of Vernon Jones
Cost: $50-General Admission / $100 VIP

A Soulful Sunday Jazz Experience

Saturday January 18, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Join Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center and Groove Café Productions, Inc., “A Soulful Sunday Jazz Experience” with some of Atlanta finest performing artists. A great event for the entire family.Tickets available online http://groovecafejazzexperience.eventbrite.com and can be purchased ...
Cost: $15.00

Macabre

Thursday October 31, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
A young man is tormented in a dark building with no way out in sight, but is he alone? The only way to find out the secret and horror is to see it, Macabre. Starring: Josiah Bridges and Felicia Hernandez. There will also be a special teaser at the end of Macabre that you won't want to miss! Admissio...
Cost: $10

Screening of Film,Wide Awake

Wednesday October 30, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The film will screen at this month's - Get Connected:3rd ANNUAL “HOLLYWOOD & HALLOWEEN” PARTY MIXERCheck out some awesome horror films from up and coming filmmakers, make incredible connections from peers in the industry, check vendor tables tailored to the industry, enjoy free food, free candy ...
Cost: $10.00 per person

A Blood-Soaked Spectacle of Lust and Revenge

Wednesday October 30, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
This Halloween pre-party Get Connected. Mix with film industry professionals and stick around for the screening of the feature trailer set to KontraBand Music's Dirty Motherfucker. A blood-soaked spectacle of lust and revenge fit for All Hallow's Eve.
Cost: $10

Amber World Premiere Screening

Wednesday October 30, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Amber is an intense psycho-thriller about the strange disappearance of nine-year-old Amber Davidson and the ensuing unapologetic relentless police investigation.
Cost: $10

Comedy Play Comes to 2013 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Saturday October 5, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival welcomes the Hit" comedy play "Is the Honeymoon Over?". The play focuses on four married couples.Three of the couples are going through "growing pains" of marriage and the senior couple acts as the voice of wisdom and reason. However
Cost: $15

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Saturday October 5, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Featuring 40 play in 4 days, as well as live entertainment, parties, Readers’ Theater, Authors’ Alley, and more.
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SOULIZM! A Neosoul Musical Stage Play

Friday May 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Catch the independent musical stage play SOULIZM!, a story of friendship, love, heartbreak, and acceptance between a nightclub owner, his fiance, and his fiance's other man.
Cost: $4-$10

Atlanta Young Singers 2013-2014 Auditions in South DeKalb

Friday May 10, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Young Singers seeks boys and girls in grades 2-6 of all musical levels for its 38th Performance Season. Group Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 11 for the AYS Training Choir rehearsal location in South DeKalb (at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center!). Meet new frien...
Cost: No Cost to Audition

Alley Pat: The Music Is Recorded

Sunday November 27, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Here’s your chance to see the outrageous First Place winner at the Atlanta Film Festival 2010. Celebrate the era of classic R&B radio with the trailblazer who helped start it all, James 'Alley Pat' Patrick, who will attend in person. He’s the last surviving DJ from the first black-owned radi...
Cost: Free, donations to benefit Hosea Feed The Hungry

Little Black Girl's Blues

Friday June 3, 2011 12:00 am EDT
“Little Black Girl’s Blues” An original musical stage play, centered around coming of age, love, life and forgiveness, in the late 1920’s – 1930’s depression era. Set in 1927 and advancing forward ten years into 1937.
Cost: $15.00
3181 Rainbow Dr
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 687-2731
Performing Arts Theater