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Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 4-6

FRIDAY

Music, stage: Queensryche. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $22.50. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 577-8178, www.masq.com.

Music, stage: Caroline Herring. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $18; $15 in advance. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404- 377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Music, stage: Oglethorpe University Singers and University Chorale Fall Concert. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. Conant Center for the Performing Arts, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404- 261-1441, www.oglethorpe.edu.

Music, stage: The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, SpinDrift. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $16. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 577-8178, www.masq.com.

Music, stage: Bruce in the USA. A Bruce Springsteen tribute. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $15. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.

Music, stage: Ron Pope, Zach Berkman, Alexis Babini. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. $15; $12 in advance. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Stage: “Motherhood, the Musical.” A tuneful and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a mom. Through Nov. 20. $45. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4750, www.motherhoodthemusical.com.

Stage: “Freud’s Last Session.” Dr. Sigmund Freud and rising Oxford professor C.S. Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud’s death. Through Nov. 13. $15-$35. Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 678- 528-1500, www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Stage: “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet at a bar in  Paris in this play by Steve Martin. Through Nov. 5. $10-$20. OnStage Atlanta, 2597 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404- 897-1802, www.onstageatlanta.com.

Stage: “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them.” Abandoned by their father, 16-year-old Kenny cares for his little sister Edith on an isolated farm in middle America. As Kenny and best friend Benji begin falling in love, the three form an unlikely family. Through Nov. 26. $25-$30. Actor’s Express, 887 West Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

Stage: “Grease.” Through Nov. 6. $15-$20; students, $5. Theatre Arts Guild at Georgia Perimeter College — Clarkston Campus, 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 678-891-3572, www.gpc.edu/finearts.

Stage: “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play.” Return to the days of horses, buggies, corsets and bustles. In this age of electricity, a handy new instrument to treat “hysteria” has Dr. Givings’ patients all aglow and his young wife very curious. Through Nov. 19. $20-$25. Synchronicity Theatre at Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-484-8636 , www.synchrotheatre.com.

Stage: “The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta.” Conceived and directed by Rosemary Newcott, this new musical created from interviews with ‘tweens in our community is part talent show, part pep rally. Through Nov. 13. $15-$20. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

Stage: Dana Gould. Through Nov. 6. $17-$27. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com.

Stage: “Peachtree Battle.” The beloved, long-running Atlanta-based show. Through Jan. 31. $26-$35. Ansley Park Playhouse, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1193, www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com.
“Tea Party.” A new comedy from the creators of “Peachtree Battle.” Through Dec. 18. $26-$35. Ansley Park Playhouse, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1193, www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com.

Visual Art: “The AIDS Memorial Quilt.” Founded in 1987, the quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. With more than 40,000 panels, the blocks on display will be changed out each month.  Through Jan. 1. $5-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404- 979-6455, www.museumofdesign.org

Visual Art: “The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal and Fiber: Richard Mafong, Mike Harrison, and Jon Riis.” Through Jan. 1. $5-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404- 979-6455, www.museumofdesign.org.

Visual Art: “Waves: New Paintings by Peter Polites.” 20 ocean and marsh landscapes by the Atlanta architect, inspired by growing up in Savannah. Through Nov. 5. $10; discounts for senior citizens and children. Millennium Gate Museum, 395 17th St., Atlanta. 404- 875-3523, www.thegateatlanta.com.

Family: “Darwin.” A look at the life and work of the 19th-century scientist whose theory of evolution provides the basis for modern biological science. Through Jan. 1. $15.50-$17.50. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404- 929-6400, www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Family: Heroes of Sandy Springs Museum Exhibit. Historical photographs, archives, artifacts and film clips tell the story of policing and firefighting in Sandy Springs. Through Feb. 12. $1-$3. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle N.E. 404-851-9111, www.heritagesandysprings.org.

Family: 12th annual Stone Mountain Park Indian Festival & Pow-Wow. Through Nov. 6. Included in the Adventure Pass: $27; $21 ages 3-11; individual tickets $10. Vehicle entry $10 for a one-day permit or $35 for annual permit. Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690, www.stonemountain park.com.

SATURDAY

Music, stage: Lalah Hathaway. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $32.50; $30 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.

Music, stage: Feist. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $31.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

Music, stage: Jupiter String Quartet. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 5. $45. Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. 678- 466-4200, www.spiveyhall.org.

Music, stage: The Art of the Countertenor.” Countertenors Terry Barber and Chris Conley and baroque oboist Marianne Pfau join New Trinity Baroque in a concert of duets and arias by Purcell, Blow, F. Couperin, J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $9-$39 . St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-838-3006, www.newtrinitybaroque.org.

Music, stage: Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. 8 p.m. Nov. 5; dance workshops begin at 6:30 p.m. $17; $8 students. Knights Of Columbus Hall, 2620 Buford Highway N.E., Atlanta. 404-825-9768, www.aczadance.org.
Georgia State University Singers, Men’s & Women’s Choruses. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 413-5901, www.music.gsu.edu.

Music, stage: Matt Hires. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $12; $10 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Music, stage: Matthew Perryman Jones. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $15. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404- 377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Music, stage: David Crowder, Chris August, John Mark McMillan. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $27.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

Music, stage: Katie Herzig. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $12. Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-223-1100, www.fivespot-atl .com.

Stage: TheatreSports. Dad’s Garage’s longest-running improv show is a competition between two teams. 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. $14-$21. Dad’s Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. N.E., Suite C-101, Atlanta. 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com.

Visual arts: Abernathy Arts Center’s 25th Annual Art Show & Sale. 10 a.m. Nov. 5; noon Nov. 6. Free. Abernathy Arts Center, 254 Johnson Ferry Road N.W., Sandy Springs. www.fultonarts.org.

Visual arts: “Micah Stansell: The Water and The Blood.” Through Dec. 3. $5. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St. N.W., Atlanta. 404- 367-4542, www.mocaga.org.

Visual arts: “The Resonant Image: Photographs by Chip Simone.” Through Nov. 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; until 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $11-$18. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

Family: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, 890 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 404- 296-7101, www.aasdweb.com.
Atlanta Comic Convention. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. $5. Marriott Hotel – Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantacomicconvention.com.

Family: Tim Vogel Exotic Bird Show. Nov. 5-6. Free admission. 16 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. 843-216-1553, www.exoticbirdfair.com.

Family, arts: Chastain Park Arts Festival. Enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including gourmet food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will perform. 10 a.m. Nov. 5; 11 a.m. Nov. 6. Free. Chastain Park, 135 W. Wieuca Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-845-0793, www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.

Family: Riverview Landing Fall Festival. Noon Nov. 5. Suggested donation $5 to benefit the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Riverview Landing, 6271 Riverview Road S.E., Mableton. www.riverview-landing.com.

Food & drink: Decatur Wine Festival. 1 p.m. Nov. 5. $35. Old Courthouse Square, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-371-9583, decaturwinefestival.org.

Arts: The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show. Featuring 25 award-winning jewelry artists. Through Nov. 5. $7. Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. N.W., Atlanta. www.atlantacontemporaryjewelryshow.com.

Family, Arts: 31st annual Marist Holiday Traditions Arts & Crafts Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5. $3. Marist School, 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. www.marist.com/holidaytraditions.

SUNDAY

Music, stage: Les Violoncelles. 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 413-5901, www.music.gsu.edu.

Music, stage: Feast of All Saints Recital and Evensong. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404- 240-8212, www.prumc.org.

Music, stage: Missa Sancti Nicolai (St. Nicholas Mass). 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St. N.E., Marietta. 770- 428-5841, www.stjamesmarietta.com.

Music, stage: Instruments of Faith in Concert. 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Campbellton United Methodist Church, 8650 Campbellton Fairburn Road, Fairburn. 770- 964-8063, www.campbelltonumc.org.

Music, stage: Emily Lynch, Ryan Bonner, Tyler Mechem and Luke Cunningham. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $15; $12 in advance . Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404- 377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Music, stage: Kennesaw State University Alumni & Friends Brass Band. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road N.W., Kennesaw. 770- 423-6650, baileycenter.kennesaw.edu.

Music, stage: Kevin Seconds and David Dondero. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $8. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 577-8178, www.masq.com.

Music, stage: Immortal Technique. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $15. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 577-8178, www.masq.com.

Family: Day of the Dead Celebration. Noon Nov. 6. Free. Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 876-2616, atlanticstation.com.

Family: Celebrate America Festival & Raffle. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park, Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway, Suwanee. 678-910-5739, www.suwanee.com.

Family: Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, 890 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 404- 296-7101, www.aasdweb.com.

Family: Atlanta Comic Convention. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. $5. Marriott Hotel – Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantacomicconvention.com.

Stage: “Mamma Mia.” Through Nov. 6. $30-$60. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.

Stage: “Blues for an Alabama Sky.” Lionheart Theatre Company presents the Pearl Cleage drama. Through Nov. 20. $10-$15. Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St. N.W., Norcross. 770- 885-0425, www.lionhearttheatre.org.

Stage: “Rent — School Edition.” Through Nov. 13. $15-$23. Act 3 Playhouse, 6285 Roswell Road N.E., Sandy Springs. 770- 241-1905, www.act3productions.org.

Stage: “Kosher Lutherans.” In this comedy, a young Jewish couple, unable to have children, has a chance meeting with a pregnant Lutheran girl from Iowa who offers to let them adopt her out-of-wedlock baby. Through Nov. 19. $12.50-$20. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St. N.E., Marietta. 770- 428-5841, www.stjamesmarietta.com.

Visual Arts: “Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well.” Six artists interpret the act of hand washing in unexpected ways. Through Jan. 13. Free. David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. www.cdc.gov/museum/index.htm.

Visual Arts: “The Sculpture of Grainger McKoy.” More than 30 sculptures and drawings of birds. Through Jan. 8. $11-$18. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 733-4444, www.high.org.

Visual Arts: Asheville in Atlanta: Pottery from Western North Carolina. Through Nov. 19. Free. MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, 175 Laredo Drive, Decatur. 404- 377-8033, www.mudfire.com.

Visual Arts:“Faces of the Yards of Clutter.” Tom Zarrilli’s photographs document yard sales. Through Nov. 11. Free. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. 404- 872-5338, www.callanwolde.org.

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