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Archive for April, 2011

Weekend best bets: April 29-May 1

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams plays the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Photo: James Minchin III

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams plays the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. Photo: James Minchin III

FRIDAY

Music: 500 Songs For Kids brings 500 artists to Smith’s Olde Bar over the next two weeks to perform the 500 greatest feel-good songs of all time. The money goes to the Songs for Kids Foundation, which brings musicians together with kids in need. Nightly through May 7.

Film: The 35th Atlanta Film Festival happens April 28-May 7 at three venues: Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive N.E.; Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E.; and Lefont Cinema Sandy Springs: 152 Sandy Springs Circle N.E.

Music: The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Divas 2: Opera Revisted” at 8 p.m. April 29 and 2 and 8 p.m. April 30 at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center.

Music: Critically adored singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams performs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. April 29. Check out our interview with …

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Best Asian food court

Atlanta Chinatown Square in Chamblee is your pick for the best Asian food court in and around Atlanta. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Atlanta Chinatown Square in Chamblee is your pick for the best Asian food court in and around Atlanta. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Atlanta Chinatown Square in Chamblee
You say, “If you want REAL Chinese food you have to go to the Chinatown in Chamblee” and “I’ve been going there 20-some years. Has everything you could want.”

2. Super H Mart in Duluth
3. Hong Kong Supermarket in Norcross
4. Assi Plaza in Duluth, Global Mall in Norcross (tie)
5. GreatWall Supermarket in Duluth

Global Mall food court in Norcross is our pick for best Asian food court in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

Global Mall food court in Norcross is our pick for best Asian food court in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

OUR PICKS
1. Global Mall, Norcross
The AJC dining team’s specialist in International Cuisine Gene Lee says, “This was a hard category because all of the choices listed here have food stalls that are trip-worthy. In the end I chose Global Mall because of its fun variety and consistency in dining options. The food court offers chaat (snacks/street food), Indian-Chinese fusion, …

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Weekend best bets: April 22-24

Reay Kaplan stars as Atlanta artist Keturah Curbow in Michael Haverty's "The Colour of Her Dreams." The late Curbow was Haverty's mother and suffered from bipolar disorder. Photo: Nicci Boroski / Haverty Marionettes

Reay Kaplan stars as Atlanta artist Keturah Curbow in Michael Haverty's "The Colour of Her Dreams." The late Curbow was Haverty's mother and suffered from bipolar disorder. Photo: Nicci Boroski / Haverty Marionettes

FRIDAY

Circus: Marietta is in for 10 days of fun and frivolity as the annual Yaarab Shrine Circus and Carnival returns to Jim R. Miller Park with more than 40 rides and lots of
thrilling circus acts. It runs through May 1.

Music: Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski makes his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra debut in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. 8 p.m. April 21-23 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Dance: North Atlanta Dance Theatre tells the tale of “Carmen,” set to Bizet’s music. At 7:30 p.m. April 22-23 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.

Music: Georgia State University Jazz Band welcomes saxophonist Joe Lovano for a concert at 8 p.m. April 22 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

Stage: Michael Haverty recalls his mother, outsider artist Keturah …

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Best Bloody Mary

A plate of oysters accompanies the Bloody Mary at Six Feet Under, or you can have a raw oyster added to the cocktail. The restauratn's version of the classic drink was both your pick and our pick for best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

A plate of oysters accompanies the Bloody Mary at Six Feet Under, or you can have a raw oyster added to the cocktail. The restaurant's version of the classic drink was both your pick and our pick for best in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

YOUR PICKS
1. Six Feet Under
You say, “There are so many good Bloody Marys, but if I had to pick one place, it would be Six Feet Under.”

2. Front Page News
3. Treehouse
4. Rosebud
5. Woof’s

OUR PICKS
1. Six Feet Under
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Marsha’s Bloody Mary, which starts with Absolut Peppar and Zing Zang’s, gets the cajun treatment with cayenne salted rim and a shot of stout. I highly recommend adding the optional raw oyster for a great Sunday morning hair-of-the-dog pick me up.”

2. Front Page News
3. Dantanna’s
4 .Einstein’s
5. Rosebud

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