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Best cheap seats

Martin Prado knocks one toward the cheap seats. Those bargain seats were your pick for the best deal in town. Photo: Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

Martin Prado knocks one toward the cheap seats. Those bargain seats were your pick for the best deal in town. Photo: Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

1. Atlanta Braves – Turner Field
You say, “Atlanta Braves ticket is by far the best deal. You get to watch a few hall-of-famers, and a great team, go out and play hard everyday for a reasonable price. Cannot beat the bang for your buck.”

2. Gwinnett Braves-Coolray Field
3. Northlake Festival Movie Tavern matinees
4. AMC Barrett Commons morning screenings
5. Atlanta Beat – Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium

The folks at Dad's Garage Theatre Company have many ways to get a lot of bang for your entertainment buck. Photo: Linnea Frye

The folks at Dad's Garage Theatre Company offer a lot of bang for your entertainment buck. Photo: Linnea Frye

OUR PICKS
1. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
We say, “You really can laugh all the way to the bank. The funny folks at Dad’s Garage have numerous ways to earn your business and save you money, including the occasional pay-what-you-can Monday show and great deals at their various improv shows on the least desirable …

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Live music picks: May 13-19

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Raphael Saadiq comes to the Variety Playhouse Wednesday on the heels of a new album called "Stone Rollin." Photo courtesy Press Here Publicity.

TODAY
Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven wedged folk and roots music (and a bit of world music, too) into post-punk long before anyone uttered the term alt-country. When that band called it a day, frontman David Lowery formed Cracker. In 1999, Camper Van Beethoven re-formed and since that time, both bands have remained active, often sharing the bill. This tour concentrates on two albums, “Key Lime Pie” and “Kerosene Hat.” The 1989 album “Key Lime Pie” was the final album of CvB’s original run and “Kerosene Hat” was Cracker’s second album, released in 1992.
8 p.m. May 13. $21. The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-843-2825.

SATURDAY
Fleet Foxes

The pastoral, gorgeous beauty of this Seattle band’s 2008 debut album garnered loads of critical acclaim, but there were a few detractors who thought it felt a …

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Weekend best bets: May 13-15

Join the artists at the second annual Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival at Chastin Park on Saturday, May 14.

Join the artists and craftspeople at the second annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival at Chastain Park on Saturday, May 14.

FRIDAY
Festival: Tasty Greek food is sure to be the main draw at the Marietta Greek Festival, but don’t miss the performances by the award-winning dance troupes. It happens May 13-15 at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta.

Stage: Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy star in Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love,” a tale of obsession, love, denial and the relationship between two people who can’t live with or without each other. Presented by True Colors Theatre Company through June 11 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.

Stage: Christmas comes early to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with “Tyler Perry’s  ‘A Madea Christmas’,” as everyone’s favorite gun-toting granny celebrates the holidays with a brand-new stage play. At 8 p.m. May 13 and 2 and 8 May 14.

Stage: In Theatre in the Square’s “Circle Mirror …

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Best park

The gazebo and bridge at Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park, your pick for best park in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

The gazebo and bridge at Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park, your pick for best park in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Piedmont Park
You say, “Piedmont Park, not even close. Great dog parks, nice lake, and great open space for activities. Will be even better when The Beltline opens” and “Thousands can walk to it from their homes, thousands more can reach it by public transportation. And there is a wealth of complementary attractions nearby–botanical garden, restaurants, pubs, the High. It is unsurpassed in Atlanta.”

2. Stone Mountain Park
3. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
4. Grant Park
5. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
6. Candler Park

A view of the east side of Bradley Peak on Arabia Mountain. The area around the mountain, designated a National Heritage Area in 2006, is our pick for best park in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

A view of the east side of Bradley Peak on Arabia Mountain. The area around the mountain, designated a National Heritage Area in 2006, is our pick for best park in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

OUR PICKS
1. Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
We say, “A serene and unusual oasis …

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