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Weekend best bets: June 11-13

The World Cup gets under way on Friday, June 11. You can catch televised matches at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, among others, or go watch some international players compete at Silverbacks Park on Saturday, June 12.

The World Cup gets going in South Africa on Friday, June 11. You can catch televised matches at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, or watch international players compete live at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on Saturday, June 12.

FRIDAY

Sports: Catch televised matches from the World Cup in South Africa at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s most soccer-mad watering holes. Check out our list of more local World Cup events.

Music: Get ready for some country music, as Tracy Lawrence takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton.

Music: R&B master Maxwell plays two nights, with Erykah Badu opening June 11 and Jill Scott starting the June 12  show. 7 p.m. at Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Music: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Beck rocks Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre at 8 p.m.

Music: Two nights of nostalgia courtesy of Yacht Rock Revue . It’s Summer ’70s Jams June 11 and Reagan Rock Prom on June 12. 9 p.m. both nights at Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

For kids: Play along with some pre-school favorites at “Nickelodeon Presents Storytime Live!” June 11-13 at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage: Georgia Shakespeare Festival gets tuneful with “Shrew: The Musical,” in repertory June 11 through Aug. 8 at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta.

SATURDAY

Festival: The third annual Art-B-Que has an artists market, lots of live music and barbecue. Through June 13.  Downtown Avondale Estates.

Stage: Avi Hoffman’s “Still Jewish After All These Years: A Life in the Theatre” comes to the  Center Theatre at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Atlanta. 8:30 p.m. June 12; 2 and 6 p.m. June 13.

Art: “LATinGA: Contemporary Latin Artists in Georgia” celebrates Latin culture in art. At the Spruill Center Gallery in Dunwoody through June 17.

Music: There’s more than 40 years of history behind the country-rock of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 9:30 p.m. at Wild Bill’s, Duluth.

Music: Distant Relatives, featuring Nas and Damian Marley, celebrates the joyous African rhythms that fill the duo’s recent debut album at 9 p.m. at the Tabernacle, Atlanta.

For kids: Mister Greggy’s Silly Circus Show and Movie. This week’s movie: “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear.” 2:30 p.m. The $7 admission includes a live comedy show, movie and balloons. Plaza Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage: Synchronicity Theatre’s Playmaking for Girls Summer Performance is at 6 p.m.  Synchronicity at 7 Stages, Atlanta.

Outdoors: A natural oasis just a short ride from Atlanta is home to the Sweetwater Creek Summer Festival. Runs through June 13. $5 parking fee. Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.

Festival: Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival. 11 a.m. Free. Lang Carson Center, Atlanta.

Movies: Duluth’s Flicks on the Bricks screens “Back to the Future.” 7 p.m. Free. Duluth Festival Center and Amphitheater, Duluth.

Sports: Atlanta International Soccer Fest Tournament has teams from around the world competing. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Atlanta.

SUNDAY

Music: Mindy Smith plays as part of the Unplugged in the Park series. 7 p.m. Free. Park Tavern, Atlanta.

Music: Dance to the music of KC and the Sunshine Band and MC Hammer at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Atlanta.

For families: “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” noon-5 p.m. at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta. Exhibition continues through Sept. 6.

History: The theme of this Twilight Tour At Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta is “Art and Architecture of Death” 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Joe Z

June 10th, 2010
3:33 pm

Beer Connoisseur Festival this Saturday 3-8 PM at the Prado Shopping Center

http://www.beerconnoisseurfest.com

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June 11th, 2010
9:24 pm

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June 11th, 2010
9:25 pm