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Weekend best bets: Nov. 5-7

Prince Poppycock (aka John Quale) will take the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as "America's Got Talent" Live hits town on Saturday. Phot courtesy NBC.

Prince Poppycock (aka John Quale) will take the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as "America's Got Talent" Live hits town on Saturday. Phot courtesy NBC.


Festival: 11th Annual Stone Mountain Park Indian Festival and Pow Wow is happening all weekend at Stone Mountain Park. Don’t forget to bring your $10 parking fee.

Stage: The fanciful and awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil returns with “OVO.” It continues through Dec. 19 under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station.

Stage: “The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street” pokes a little fun at Atlanta and opens on Nov. 5. The show continues through Dec. 12 at the Alliance Theatre.

Stage: “Strange Snow” concerns a pair of war veterans dealing with their past, present and future. Presented by Lionheart Theatre Company at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center. Opening Nov. 5 and continuing through Nov. 14.

Comedy: Bill Bellamy brings his Ladies Night Out Tour to the Punchline in Sandy Springs Nov. 5-7.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “Timon of Athens,” the Bard’s tale of an Athenian nobleman whose former friends desert him when the money runs out. The show previews Nov. 5,  opens Nov. 6 and continues through Nov. 28 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

Stage: Six adolescent outsiders vie for a spelling championship, under the tutelage of three equally quirky grownups, in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Presented by the Georgia Ensemble Theatre through Nov. 21 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Stage: Get a head start on the holiday spirit with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical.” Through Nov. 7 at the Fox Theatre.

Stage: After returning home from the funeral of an acquaintance, an evening of confessions turns into a nightmare for a married couple in “Albatross.” The latest Actor’s Express production continues through Nov. 20.

Stage: Love gets dangerous when a young English teacher gets involved in the personal lives of two of her students in Synchronicity Performance Group’s “The Storytelling Ability of a Boy.” Through Nov. 21 at 7 Stages BackStage Theatre in Little Five Points.

Stage: In Pearl Cleage’s “The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of their First One Hundred Years,” six elegant African-American debutantes are introduced to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility. Starring Jasmine Guy and directed by Susan V. Booth. Through Nov. 14 at the Alliance Theatre.


Festival: A couple of the finer things in life are at the heart of the Woodstock Art and Wine Festival. 10 a.m. Nov. 6-7 at Woodstock City Park. The festival is free, but the wine-tasting is $20.

Music: Itzhak Perlman performs with and leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes several works by Mozart. 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Visual arts: The 24th Annual Art Show & Sale helps you get a jump on holiday shopping at the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs on Nov. 6 and 7.

Music: One-time Kid Rock sidekick and Kenny Chesney duet partner Uncle Kracker plays Wild Bill’s in Duluth on Nov. 6.

Animals: The Royal Alpaca Challenge is a competitive event, but it also offers lots of learning experiences for those interested in these four-legged creatures. 9 a.m. Nov. 6-7 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Festival: Get a taste of wide variety of wines at the Decatur Wine Festival. 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Old Courthouse Square, in downtown Decatur.

Books, festival: The 19th annual Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta kicks off at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 with an appearance by “Man Vs. Food” host Adam Richman. The festival continues through Nov. 21. $8 -$16; many events are free. The center is at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody.

Festival: It’s the first year for the Chastain Park Arts Festival, but organizers are expecting more than 160 artists will show their work. 10 a.m. Nov. 6; 11 a.m. Nov. 7.

Stage: Some of the most popular performers from television’s “America’s Got Talent,” including Prince Poppycock,  make their way to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

Festival: The sounds and smells of the Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival will cover even more ground this year as the fest expands into nearby Esther Peachy Lefevre Park, though Atlanta’s Cabbagetown Park is still the central locale. The fun happens 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6. Free admission, but you’ll need to buy a spoon for the chili tasting.

Kids, family: Aarrgh! If you like to talk like a pirate, Fernbank’s Pirate Weekend is the perfect place for you. 10 a.m. Nov. 6-7 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.


Music: Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will offer their fall concert at 3, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 7. At the Bailey Performance Center on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

Music: Folk-influenced British outfit Mumford and Sons will play the Buckhead Theatre at  8 p.m. Nov. 7

For more music happenings, check out our Live Music Picks on the Atlanta Music Scene blog. This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments.

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Fire Rodney Ho

November 5th, 2010
3:23 pm


Friday: Firing of Rodney Ho, AJC offices at 7PM


November 5th, 2010
4:19 pm

Not doing much if you don’t have haters!