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Weekend best bets: April 9-11

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This little one borrowed an engineer cap to climb in a train at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth a few years ago. Maybe your little ones can try the same during the museum's Caboose Days event this weekend. AJC file photo

Welcome to the new Weekend Best Bets list on our Best of the Big A blog! We’ve got a new name, a new location — this list used to live on our retired Inside Access blog — but still a long list of fun stuff to do around Atlanta this weekend.

If you’re looking for more music ideas, check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog for concert announcements and ticket info.

Happy weekend!


Art: Castleberry Hill Second Friday Art Stroll, 7 p.m., Castleberry Hill neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.

Film: AtlantAmation screening of SCAD-Atlanta animations, 7 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. Read more.

For families: Spring Break Storytelling Extravaganza continues, noon, The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta. Buy-1-get-1 admission.

History: Diana: A Celebration” exhibition continues, 10 a.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Music: Barenaked Voices A Cappella celebration, 8 p.m., Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: South Pacific” continues, 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage: Fuddy Meers” continues, 8 p.m., OnStage Atlanta, Decatur.


Exercise: Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, 4 p.m., Welcome All Park, College Park.

For kids: Frontier Day celebration for “Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show,” 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

For families: Spring Fun Break events and rides continue, 10 a.m., Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain.

For ladies: Heels on Wheels bike ride, 6 p.m., starts at Woodruff Park, Atlanta. FREE.

History: Native American Tools and Weapons event, 10-4 p.m., Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville.

Outdoors: Azalea Festival with guided hikes, nature center exhibitions and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reynolds Nature Preserve, Morrow. FREE.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Thrills: Spring Break coaster-riding continues with performances by We the Kings and The Maine, 5:30 p.m., Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell.


Dance: OBSCURA dance performance, 5-6 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta. FREE.

Film: In the Company of Wild Butterflies” screening, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Music: Georgia Festival Chorus performs, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta. FREE.

History: Dr. Seuss Goes to War…and More!” continues, 1-5 p.m., The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Cars, Cars, Cars! Family Day, noon-5 p.m., High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

For families: Caboose Days continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth.

Outdoors: Mountain Top Adventure Hike, 2 p.m., Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge.

Stage: Lookingglass Alice” continues, 2:30 p.m., Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the calendar.

For more of Atlanta’s best, follow @ajcATLevents and @ajcBestofBigA on Twitter.

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April 9th, 2010
10:51 am

What happened to Jamie?

drunk dawg

April 9th, 2010
3:38 pm