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Weekend best bets: May 14-16

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Kick up something fun with the Marietta Greek Festival this weekend. AJC file photo

Weekend! You’re almost here! Here are some ideas of what’s going on around Atlanta. Check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog for thorough 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 AccessAtlanta.com calendar. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments!

FRIDAY, MAY 14

Art: Castleberry Hill Second Friday Art Stroll, 7-10 p.m., various galleries in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood. FREE.

Books: Author Pearl Cleage signs and discusses “Till You Hear From Me,” 7 p.m., Charis Books & More, Atlanta. FREE.

Festival: Marietta Greek Festival runs through May 16, Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta.

For families: Family Storytelling: Emerging Voices, 7 p.m., Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:35 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

Stage: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” 8 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.

Stage: Final weekend for “Mary Poppins,” 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

SATURDAY, MAY 15

Dance: Fronteras Flamenco student expo, 6-8 p.m., North Atlanta High School, Atlanta.

Festival: Canton Festival of the Arts continues through May 16, Brown Park, Canton. FREE.

Festival: Kirkwood Spring Fling, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Bessie Burham Park, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: East Atlanta Kids Club’s Brownwood Bike Rally and Run, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brownwood Park, Atlanta. FREE.

History: Torch Light Tour of the Ancient City, 9 a.m., Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville.

Jazz: Art on the Beltline for 31 Days of Jazz, 4 p.m., Gordon White Park, Atlanta. FREE.

Movies: “Up” screens for Movies Under the Stars, 8 p.m., Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center at Rex Park, Rex. FREE.

Music: Gypsy Caravan Fashion Show and Art Market with Venice is Sinking, 5 p.m., Blue Tower Art Gallery, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

Stage: “The Nerd” continues, 8 p.m., Rosewater Theatre, Roswell.

SUNDAY, MAY 16

For families: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra performance, 7:30 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

For kids: Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids,” 2 p.m., MJCCA Zaban Park, Dunwoody.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:35 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Dream vs. Indiana Fever, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, 2:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

Stage: Xperimental Puppetry Theater continues, 5 p.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta. (18+ only)

Stage: “Cotton Patch Gospel” continues, 3 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.

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

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

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JoeV

May 14th, 2010
9:44 am

Woofstock at Suwanee Town Center Park on Saturday.

T.C.

May 14th, 2010
11:38 am

The Men of the Lawrenceville-Duluth (GA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. cordially present Kappa Luau 2010!

On Saturday, May 15, 2010, starting at 3:00pm; please join us for an afternoon/evening of live music, entertainment, delicious catered food, dancing and socializing in a mature, picturesque setting. Kappa Luau 2010 will be held at the beautiful 79-acre Vines Botanical Gardens & Mansion, located at 3500 Oak Grove Road in Loganville , Georgia 30052.

You do not want to miss:
*Live Band “DRAKARR AND AN EXPERIENCE”
*Scavenger Hunt and Limbo Contests (Prize Give-a-ways)
*3 DJ’s spinning your R&B/Soul favorite hits
*3 food stations and assortment of drinks/spirits

Advanced tickets are only $20 and can securely purchased online at http://www.ldackappaluau.com. See you there!