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Weekend best bets: July 30-Aug. 1

Common is the headliner at the One Music Fest on Saturday, Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

Common is the headliner at the One Music Fest on Saturday, Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

FRIDAY

Movie: The Coca-Cola Film Festival presents the 30th anniversary edition of  “Caddyshack” at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-movie wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. Pre-show includes a classic cartoon and sing-alongs with Larry-Douglas Embury at the “Mighty Mo” organ.

Movie, kids division: In “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” which opens in metro Atlanta theaters today, the feisty title character goes to war against both dogs and her cat comrades, which brings the two enemy camps together to fight the evil feline.

Music: Take a trip back to the ’70s with two of that decade’s biggest-selling acts, the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta.

Stage, outdoors: Suwanee Performing Arts, a non-profit community arts organization, presents “Footloose: The Musical.” The show is the group’s annual Broadway in the Park presentation and also includes the original musical, “Fancy Free.” 7 p.m. July 30-31. Table for up to eight people, $90; half-table seating for up to 4 people, $45. Lawn seating is free. At Suwanee Town Center Park.

Music: The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra does its annual Summer Pops concert with Atlanta cabaret eminence Libby Whittemore. In the Georgia Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium, Clarkston, at 8 p.m. July 30; 3 p.m. Aug. 1.

Music: A concert line-up that features Boyz II Men and En Vogue offers the perfect blend of sweetness and sass at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta.

Comedy: A rising star on the stand-up comedy circuit, Hannibal Buress does three nights, July 30-Aug. 1, at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown.

Stage, kids division: Georgia Shakespeare Festival’s  “The Legend of the Sword In The Stone” is an adaptation of the T.H. White tale about young King Arthur and his friendship with the wizard Merlin. Catch it at 10 a.m. July 30 and 31, or one of the other performances between now and Aug. 7. At Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center, Atlanta.

SATURDAY

Movie: Take a fantastic ride with “How to Train Your Dragon.” Part of the Coca-Cola Film Festival at 2 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.  Pre-show includes a classic cartoon and sing-alongs with Larry-Douglas Embury at the “Mighty Mo” organ.

Benefit concert: Children’s Organ Transplant Association Benefit Concert features Christian rock band Lost and Found performing a show for local teen and transplant patient Zalika Mason. 1 p.m. at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro.

Movie: The action blockbuster “Iron Man 2” continues the Coca-Cola Film Festival. At 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Festival: Celebrate the art and culture of 15 Asian countries at the wide-ranging Asian Cultural Experience 2010. 11 a.m. July 31-Aug. 1 in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Competition: It’s a battle for supremacy as teams compete in the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship, a rousing annual showdown at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. 3 p.m. July 31; finals at 7:30 p.m.

Music festival: Atlanta’s west side gets even hotter with the One Music Fest, headlined by De La Soul, Common and Goapele. In addition to the headliners, there will be many more performers, DJs and visual artists at the festival. 2 p.m. at the King Plow Arts Center.

Robert Redford (left) and Paul Newman star in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." The 1969 film is part of the Coca-Cola Film Festival and screens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Photo: 20th Century Fox / Associated Press

Robert Redford (left) and Paul Newman star in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." The 1969 film is part of the Coca-Cola Film Festival and screens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Photo: 20th Century Fox / Associated Press

SUNDAY

Stage: “Stealing Dixie” is Atlanta writer Phillip DePoy’s dramatization of the Great Locomotive Chase, which began in Kennesaw (then known as Big Shanty). Andrews’ Raiders, a band of Union soldiers and sympathizers who pulled off a daring scheme to steal The General, a Confederate locomotive. Previews Aug. 1 and 3, $12. Opens Aug. 4 and runs through Sept. 12 at Theatre In the Square in Marietta.

Music: The Top 10 finalists from “American Idol” come to town with the American Idol Live! Tour 2010. At 7:30 p.m. at Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Movie: The 1969 Paul Newman-Robert Redford film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” keeps the Coca-Cola Film Festival going at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Fox Theatre.  Pre-show includes a classic cartoon and sing-alongs with Larry-Douglas Embury at the “Mighty Mo” organ.

Music: If you like it loud, you’ll love the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch and Hatebreed. At 1:30 p.m. at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood,  Atlanta.

And, as always, this is just the tip of the entertainment iceberg in Atlanta, so please let us know about any weekend events you’re excited about by posting something in the comments below.

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July 29th, 2010
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Debbie

July 29th, 2010
8:36 pm

Limelight 30year reunion at The Roxy Friday night. Disco fever lives!

Big C

July 30th, 2010
10:59 am

Hmmmm! En Vogue and Boyz II Men. Sounds like a winner!

DaGolfPro

July 30th, 2010
2:22 pm

Nothing says “class” like a wine-tasting before watching Caddyshack….

JD in Marietta

August 7th, 2010
10:11 pm

Cyndi Lauper had 2 hits…her concert should be over in 15 minutes