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Archive for January, 2011

Best thrift store

The volunteers (aka the "Red Apron Chicks") gathered around the counter at Attic Treasures, a thrift store run by the Assistance League of Atlanta and your pick for best thrift store.

The volunteers (aka the "Red Apron Chicks") gathered around the counter at Attic Treasures, a thrift store run by the Assistance League of Atlanta and your pick for best thrift store.

YOUR PICKS

1. Attic Treasures/Assistance League of Atlanta (Chamblee)
You say, “Attic Treasures Thrift Store in Chamblee is the best kept secret around. Friendly volunteer staff, great merchandise, and weekly special sales. All proceeds go back into the community – to help children and adults in need.”
2. Value Village (many locations)
3. Goodwill (many locations)
4. Cherokee County Humane Society Thrift Store (Acworth)
5. America’s Thrift Store (Marietta and Riverdale)

You can fill up your cart for modest amount of cash at Value Village, as Rebeccah Karanja did on one of the shop's bargain days back in 2008.

You can fill up your cart for modest amount of cash at Value Village, as Rebeccah Karanja did on one of the shop's bargain days back in 2008.

OUR PICKS

1. Value Village
The AJC’s Atlanta Bargain Hunter Lauren Davidson says, “Value Village, which has locations all over Atlanta, is exactly what a thrift store should be. Not …

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Weekend best bets: Jan. 28-30

Audrey Hepburn stars in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Photo: AP / Ronald Grant Archive

Audrey Hepburn stars in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which will screen at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Jan. 28. Photo: AP / Ronald Grant Archive

FRIDAY

Family, recreation: It’s a little cold for camping at the moment, but spring will be here before you know it. Get prepared for outdoor adventure, or just check out an all-season RV, at the Atlanta Camping and RV Show.  It’s happening Jan. 28-30 at the Atlanta Exposition Center.

Music, Christian, teens: “The Revolve Tour – Dream On” is a two-day event that’s all about reaching out to teen girls through performances, speakers and workshops. It takes place 7-10 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth.

Recreation, family: Get your motor running and head out to the North Atlanta Trade Center for a weekend of two-wheel action and entertainment at the Great American Motorcycle Show. It begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 and conitnues through Jan. 30.

Movie: The classic film “Breakfast at …

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Best Valentine dining

A big juicy steak is a must at Ruth's Chris Steak House, but don't forget the decadent Chocolate Sin Cake to complete that Valentine's Day dinner.

A big juicy steak is a must at Ruth's Chris Steak House, but don't forget the decadent Chocolate Sin Cake to complete that Valentine's Day dinner.

YOUR PICKS

1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

You say, “There’s nothing like a nice juicy steak on that special day” and “Ruth’s Chris is where I’d want to go.”

2. Restaurant Eugene
3. Amalfi
4. Wisteria
5. Tierra

This selection of fresh oysters at Canoe is the perfect beginning for a Valentine's Day dinner. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

This selection of fresh oysters at Canoe is the perfect beginning for a Valentine's Day dinner. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Canoe
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “Set on the Chattahoochee River, Canoe is warm and relaxed — perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.  With its high level of service, you can be confident you will taken care of at Canoe. Knowledgeable servers are happy to discuss the menu and make recommendations for entrees and wine pairings. Full-flavored and well-crafted, the varied entrees offer something for everyone.  Don’t …

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Weekend best bets: Jan. 21-23

Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer star in "The 39 Steps" at Theatre in the Square. Photo: Greg Mooney, Atlantaphotographers.com

Jason MacDonald and Catherine Dyer star in "The 39 Steps" at Theatre in the Square. Photo: Greg Mooney, Atlantaphotographers.com

FRIDAY

Stage: Four actors play more than 250 roles in “The 39 Steps,” an unusual take on the spy yarn best known from the 1935 film version by Alfred Hitchcock. At Theatre in the Square in Marietta through Feb. 20.

Stage: A trio of performers dressed in black and painted blue, aka the Blue Man Group,  perform percussive music on an array of unusual instruments at the Fox Theatre through Jan. 23.

Stage: A couple tries to reignite the passion in their troubled marriage with a romantic cruise, until one of them goes overboard, in Aurora Theatre’s production of “Sirens.” It continues through Feb. 6.

Stage: Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents “Tokens of Affection,” the world premiere of a romantic comedy written and directed by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Through Jan. 23 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Stage: Reality television is skewered in

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