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Weekend best bets: Sept. 10-12

George C. Scott (left) and Karl Malden star in the 1970 classic film "Patton," which screens Saturday at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Photo: 20th Century Fox

George C. Scott (left) and Karl Malden star in the 1970 classic film "Patton," which screens Saturday at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Photo: 20th Century Fox

FRIDAY

Festival: Yellow Daisy Festival offers a weekend of family fun at Stone Mountain highlighted by live music and work from more than 400 artists. Through Sept. 12. The event is free, but vehicle entry to the park is $10; $35 for an annual permit.

Music festival: Experience two days of great bluegrass at Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival, a twice-a-year event at Raccoon Creek Music Park near Dallas in Paulding County. Sept. 10-11. $12 Friday; $15 Saturday; $25 both days.

Circus: The circus is back in town as the “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus present “Illuscination.” Sept. 10-12 at Gwinnett Arena in Duluth.

Music: The gentle country balladry of John Michael Montgomery will fill the air at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 10

Music: This pairing of two of the Temptations and the Four Tops, two of the greatest R&B vocal groups of the ’60s, is a joyous trip down memory lane. 8:30 p.m.  Sept. 10 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Stage: It’s the final weekend for “Stealing Dixie,” Phillip DePoy’s dramatization of the Great Locomotive Chase, which began in Kennesaw (then known as Big Shanty). Through Sept. 12 at Theatre In the Square in Marietta.

Stage: “A Confederacy of Dunces,” Theatrical Outfit’s world premiere of Tom Key’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, is also in it’s final days at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta. Through Sept. 12.

Stage: The Red Phoenix Theatre Company’s production of Sam Shepard’s “True West” opens Sept. 9 and continues through Oct. 2 at the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center in Duluth.

Visual art: It’s time for the monthly Castleberry Hill Second Friday Art Stroll. The walk begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood around Nelson and Walker streets in downtown Atlanta.

SATURDAY

Auto show: Wheels and water will mix at the Atlanta Classic Car Show at the Georgia Aquarium. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12. The event is free with aquarium admission, which is $19.50-$26.

Festival: 15th Annual East Cobber Parade and Festival gets under way with the parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 followed by entertainment, games, food and more at the Fountains of Olde Town Shopping Center on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta.

Food festival: Things will be tasty at the 2nd Annual Canton Chili Cook Off. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in Canton’s Brown Park.

Festival: Fam Jam celebrates its inaugural year with entertainment, food and more. The fest is a benefit for the Georgia Transplant Foundation. 4 p.m. Sept. 11. $10; discounts available for families. At the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn.

Movie: “Patton,” the 1970 film about General George S. Patton stars George C. Scott, will screen at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta at 8 p.m. Sept. 11.

Music: The Duluth Fall Festival is still two weeks away, but the Duluth Fall Festival Concert featuring Rupert’s Orchestra and Kozmic Mama takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Duluth Town Green

Music: The Bowman House provides incredible entertainment in a very intimate setting, bringing great singer-songwriters into a living room atmosphere. On Sept. 11, they’ll have the talented David Olney.

Music, sports: The post-game concert after Braves vs. Cardinals features country duo Montgomery Gentry. The game begins at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Turner Field and tickets are $6-$78.

Visual art: An opening reception for “Shijun Munns: Ancient Symbolism, Modern Subjects” happens 5-10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Decatur Market and Gallery. the show continues through Sept. 30.

Dance, music: “American Muscle” is a collaboration between choreographer Blake Beckham and musical director Stephen Wood. 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Eyedrum in downtown Atlanta.

Stage: One of our most enduring and versatile entertainers, Debbie Reynolds began her career in the 1948 film “June Bride.” She’ll perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts.

Stage: Revisit the strong women of “Steel Magnolias” as Decatur’s Renaissance Project brings the beloved play to the stage Sept. 11 through Oct. 3.

SUNDAY

Music: Best known as the lead vocalist of progressive rock titans Yes, Jon Anderson has had a long and varied solo career, too. He’ll play at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points.

Sports, kids: On the Atlanta Braves’ All Star Sundays get autographs from Braves alumni or enjoy entertainment and interactive games before the game. After the game kids ages 4-14 get to run the bases on the field. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Free with game ticket: $6-$78. At Turner Field, Atlanta.

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uga fan

September 10th, 2010
8:19 pm

FYI: The Brave game on Sunday 9/12 has been moved to 8:05PM. It will be on ESPN.

Where is my deep fried twinkie!!!!!!?

September 11th, 2010
5:17 pm

Just got home from the Yellow Daisy Festival. Twas a bit warm, and the crowds were thick. It was a good time until I wondered aimlessly for some deep fried goodness, and I could not locate any. There was no deep fried Twinkie or deep fried Snickers!!!! So sad.

Still a good time though….