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Archive for May, 2010

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 …

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Best place to buy plants

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Garden*Hood in Grant Park comes first in both your picks and ours.

1) Garden*Hood

You said, “Always new and hard to find plants! Definitely for the gardener who wants a little something different.”

2) Habersham Gardens

3) Pike Nurseries

4) (tie) Grower’s Outlet

4) (tie) Home Depot

OUR PICKS

1) Garden*Hood, Grant Park

“Garden*Hood may not be as large as a Pike or as affordable as a big box store, but they make up for it with their funky selection of specialty plants and incredibly knowledgeable and eager staff. This Grant Park gem, with its turquoise-painted garden beds and chicken coops, is the place to go for unique finds sure to make your gardener friends green with envy.”

2) Pike Nurseries, Toco Hills

3) Habersham Gardens, Midtown

4) Scottsdale Farms, Alpharetta

5) Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, Buckhead

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Weekend best bets: May 7-9

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Barefoot in the Park takes over Town Green from May 8-9. AJC file photo

Festival mayhem! We’re not even keeping this under control anymore — we’re just fest-ing everything, and that’s fantastic. 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 AccessAtlanta.com calendar. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments!

FRIDAY, MAY 7

Art: Sister Louisa’s “Heaven and Hell” art show opening, 7 p.m., Aurora Coffee, Atlanta. FREE.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet presents “Four Seasons,” 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Festival: Sweet Auburn Spring Festival runs through May 9, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta. FREE.

Festival: West Fest runs through May 9, The West End neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Science Night Out, 6 p.m., Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta.

Stage: Shake at the Lake “A Midsummer …

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Best margarita

Taqueria del Sol margaritas are worth the trip.

Taqueria del Sol 'rita

YOUR PICKS

1) Taqueria del Sol

You say all you need is “a pitcher of Texas, 2 glasses, no salt.”

2) Agave

3) No Mas Cantina

4) Zocalo

5) Caramba Café

Pure Taqueria is known for its prickly pear margarita.

Pure Taqueria's prickly pear margarita

OUR PICKS

1) Pure Taqueria

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Chris and Michele Sedgwick’s fondness for Mexican culture and food shows up at Pure like a day at a Mexican beach — the mood is relaxed, open and breezy, and so are the mean margaritas.”

2) Lupe Taqueria

3) Agave

4) Noon

5) Holy Taco

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