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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 Tiffany’s” was directed by the late Blake Edwards, who died in December, and stars the radiant Audrey Hepburn. Catch it on the big screen at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta at 8 p.m. Jan. 28.

Stage: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a musical nostalgia trip back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. It runs through Feb. 13 at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

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: Reality television is skewered in “The Dead Guy,” a very dark comedy by Eric Coble. Through Jan. 29 at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Comedy: After a few years off, comedian and actor Bobcat Goldthwait has started returning to stand-up mode on occasion. He’s been concentrating more on making films and directing (including a stint behind the camera for “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”) in recent years. He’ll be at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown Jan. 28-30.

Recreation, family: Stone Mountain Park becomes a winter wonderland as Snow Mountain returns, continuing through March 6.

Stage: Former members of a heavy metal band reunite for a funeral in the Actor’s Express production “Broadsword.” Through Feb. 12.

Stage: “Bring It On: The Musical” is  set in the world of competitive cheerleading and inspired by the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, though the musical tells a different story. It  runs through Feb. 20.

Stage: In “The Body Detective,” Detective Sam Flat Foot sleuths his way through Bodytown, boning up on his knowledge of the skeletal system. Through March 13 at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

Stage: Cherokee Theatre Company presents a musical revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs titled “Some Enchanted Evening.” Through Jan. 30 at the Canton Theatre in Canton.

SATURDAY

Music, family: The annual Honda Battle of the Bands, the rousing showdown between marching bands from historically black colleges and universities, happens at the Georgia Dome . Bow Wow is this year’s special guest and the event begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 29.

Comedy, music: The musical satirists  in D.C.-based the Capitol Steps will bring their humorous take on politics to the Rialto Center for the Arts in downtown Atlanta at 8 p.m. Jan. 29.

Animals, family: Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will offer eptile pets, supplies, merchandise and more. Live animal encounters include up-close-and-personal experiences with dart frogs and arachnids. Things will be creeping and crawling at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 30.

Dance: Step Afrika celebrates stepping, the percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants – all linked to African and modern dance traditions. They’ll perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the  Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech

Comedy: Three-fourths of the original Blue Collar Comedy team – Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy – reunites for an evening of laughs at Philips Arena beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 29.

Visual arts: Take a visual journey back to turn-of-the-century Paris with “Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection.” It opens Jan. 29 and continues through May 1 at the High Museum of Art.

Festival, beer: If you’re feeling thirsty, head on over to the Winter Beer Festival. It’s happening at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Masquerade in Atlanta.

Music: One of today’s most inventive and talented jazz pianists leads the Robert Glasper Experiment, which will be joined by Stokley of Mint Condition. Glasper has recorded or performed with some of the biggest names in R&B and hip-hop, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Erykah Badu and Maxwell. The show starts at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at QUAD @ Spring4th Complex in Atlanta.

SUNDAY

Music: Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov performs as part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s Emerson Series at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Music: He was Bristol Palin’s partner on “Dancing With the Stars,” but Mark Ballas has been pursuing a musical career for many years. He’s about to unleash his solo debut album “HurtLoveBox.” In advance of the February release, Ballas is on a 50-city acoustic tour that brings him to the Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground in downtown Atlanta at 8 p.m. Jan. 30.

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.
Follow me on Twitter at@ajchottix and @ajcatlevents for info on tickets going on sale and more upcoming events.

5 comments Add your comment

Mae

January 27th, 2011
9:34 am

Check out the classical American musical West Side Story at the Fox Theatre.

David Lee

January 27th, 2011
10:05 am

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question

January 28th, 2011
10:58 am

Mae or anyone: do you know if the cast for WSS is white male / puerto rican female as the movie is? i heard the theater cast was majority white…?

duh

January 28th, 2011
3:38 pm

Question:
The movie does not have a Puerto Rican female. White American actress Natalie Woods played the Puerto Rican female lead.

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