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Weekend best bets: April 23-25


Members of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable take to the streets during last year's Inman Park Spring Festival. The popular neighborhood festival returns this weekend. AJC file photo

This weekend won’t be as wildly busy as last weekend in Atlanta, but there’s still a great mix of festivals, performances, outdoor and families activities around Atlanta this weekend. Check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog for more info about live shows, or Rana Cash’s Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog for ticket discounts and cheap dates. For even more ideas about fun stuff to do, try the full calendar. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments!


Art: Studioplex Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m., Studioplex, Atlanta. FREE.

Comedy: Cedric the Entertainer performs, 8 p.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Dance: The Best of Ballethnic, 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta.

Drink: Martini Fridays at “Diana: A Celebration,” 5-8 p.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Film: Atlanta Film Festival closing night premieres Drive-By Truckers documentary “The Secret To A Happy Ending,” 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.

For families: Astronomy Night, 5-10 p.m., Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville. More National Astronomy Day info.

Music: The Atlanta Jazz Party begins, 7 p.m., Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel, Sandy Springs.

Stage: Bizet’s “Carmen” by Georgia State University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra continues, 8 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.


Festival: Inman Park Spring Festival runs through April 25, 10 a.m., along Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park, Atlanta. FREE.

Festival: Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival runs through April 25, 10 a.m., Village Green at 2800 King Street, Smyrna. FREE.

Food: Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig signs “Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating,” 1 p.m., Alon’s Bakery Cafe, Atlanta. FREE.

For kids: “Pete the Cat” singalong with author Eric Litwin, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Bound To Be Read Books, Atlanta. FREE.

Music: Rowdy Frynds Tour features Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson and Eric Church and the Grascals, 7 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Music: HBCU Band Bash, 1 p.m., Morris Brown College’s Cunningham Auditorium, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Steeplechase, doors open at 9 a.m., Kingston Downs, Kingston.

Sports: Georgia Tech Spring football game, 11:30 a.m., Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta. FREE.

Stage: The Atlanta Opera’s “The Magic Flute” opens, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.


Dance: North Atlanta Dance Theatre’s “Pirates of the Phantom Waves” continues, 2:30 p.m., Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth.

Exercise: 2010 Atlanta Beltline Bike Tour, 1 p.m., starts at Grady High School, Atlanta.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the Verdi Requiem with soprano Angela Brown, 3 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Music: The MockingBird Festival to benefit the Community Music Centers of Atlanta begins, 2-5 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta.

Festival: Alpharetta Arts StreetFest continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., South Main Street, Alpharetta. FREE.

For families: Family Fun Day with “Dr. Seuss Goes to War and More!”, 1 p.m., The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, Atlanta.

For kids: “Peter Pan” continues, 3 p.m., Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton.

Stage: Final show for “Always…Patsy Cline,” 2:30 p.m., Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell.

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.

4 comments Add your comment


April 22nd, 2010
9:56 am

I just love Pete the Cat. Thanks for the heads up on that.


April 23rd, 2010
1:46 pm

We are going to see The Atlanta Opera’s “The Magic Flute” Should be a great time!


April 23rd, 2010
4:16 pm

Don’t forget the “Pretty in Pink” party at Tijuana Garage! $10 Bottomless Beer for Boobies!
Shooter Specials!
NO Cover before 11:00. $5 after.
Proceeds benefit the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Brian Johnson

April 23rd, 2010
5:01 pm

Don’t forget the Georgia State University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra Performance of Bizet’s Carmen

Georgia State University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents the world’s most popular opera features one unforgettable melody after another. The strong-willed gypsy, Carmen, is intertwined in a passionate triangle between herself, a jealous corporal and a swaggering toreador — resulting in explosive tragedy. You won’t want to miss Bizet’s fiery exploration of obsessive love.

At the Rialto Center at 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, on the corner of Forsyth and Luckie Streets in the historic Fairlie-Poplar district downtown, near Centennial Olympic Park.