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Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day weekend best bets: May 28-31

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to Piedmont Park May 29-30. AJC file photo

FRIDAY, MAY 28

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

Festival: MondoHomo festival continues through May 31, various venues, Atlanta. FREE for most events.

For families: Cold Water Quest gallery reopens with belugas, penguins and otters, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta.

For families: “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” exhibition opens, 10 a.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.

Movies: “American Graffiti” screening, 9 p.m., High Museum of Art Sifly Piazza, Atlanta. FREE.

Music: The Swell Season performs, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Outdoors: “Ruins to Rapids” Full Moon Hike, 8-10 p.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:35 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Stage: Kenny Leon’s True Colors theatre presents “Jitney,” 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta.

SATURDAY, MAY 29

Art:

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Best wait staff

A tasty porterhouse is among the options served by the stellar staff at Bone's

A tasty porterhouse is among the options served by the stellar staff at Bone's

YOUR PICKS
1) Bone’s
You say, “By far…Bones! I feel like a king when I eat there. All the waiters and the staff treat my wife and I incredibly well and we’re nobody important.”

2) Houston’s
3) Canoe
4) Alfredo’s
5) Ecco

A gorgeous grilled veal chop with red wine sauce is among the dishes served by the seasoned staff at La Grotta in Buckhead.

A gorgeous grilled veal chop with red wine sauce is among the dishes served by the seasoned staff at La Grotta in Buckhead.

OUR PICKS
1) La Grotta Buckhead
Food and More blogger John Kessler’s says, “The service is as seasoned as the diavolo sauce, with 20+ years of tenure a norm.”

2) Bone’s
“The staff is always as gracious and welcoming to low rollers as it is to big spenders.”
3) Sushi House Hayakawa
“The essence of Japanese hospitality, limbered by free-flowing sake.”
4) Iberian Pig
“A super-enthusiastic staff that knows the food and drink lists inside out.”
5) Rumi’s Kitchen
“The staff works together like the gears in a clock and collectively take care of all the …

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Weekend best bets: May 21-23

FRIDAY, MAY 21

Books: Author Robin Oliveira signs and discusses”My Name is Mary Sutter,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

Festival: Freedom Fest 2010 featuring The Selmanaires continues through May 22, Lake Claire Community Land Trust, Atlanta.

For families: Endangered Species Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Columbus Clippers, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

Stage: “Avenue Q” continues, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Stage: “The SHOW!” choose-your-own adventure theater, 11 p.m., Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

Drink: East Atlanta Beer Festival, 1 p.m., Brownwood Park, Atlanta.

Festival: Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival continues through May 23, Chastain Park, Atlanta. FREE.

For …

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Best place for wedding gifts

YOUR PICKS

1) Crate & Barrel

You said: “I think you should stick to the registry, if there is one. If none, then I like Macy’s and Crate and Barrel for nice, household items.”

2) Macy’s

3) Bed Bath & Beyond

4) Charles Willis

5) Fragile

OUR PICKS

1) Crate & Barrel

“Somehow C&B manages to meet the needs of newly-marrieds without ever feeling too stuffy and traditional or too trendy.” – Nedra Rhone, AJC style reporter

2) Pottery Barn

3) Bloomingdale’s

4) Macy’s

5) Target

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