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Weekend best bets: March 30-April 1

Hear that tasty, tasty bacon sizzling? You will if you head to Dad's Garage on Saturday for the swine-tastic BaconFest, the theater troupe's popular annual fundraiser. Photo of Pine Street Market's applewood smoked bacon by Renee Brock/ Special

Hear that tasty, tasty bacon sizzling? You will if you head to Dad's Garage on Saturday for the swine-tastic BaconFest, the theater troupe's popular annual fundraiser. Photo of Pine Street Market's applewood smoked bacon by Renee Brock/ Special

Stage: The musical stage version of the classic Mel Brooks film comedy “Young Frankenstein” is at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre through April 1.

Families, performing arts: Celebrate the animated films of Disney with “Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove,” which includes a visit to the world of princesses from Snow White and Cinderella to Mulan and Tiana. It continues at the Gwinnett Arena through April 1.

Music: The Spelman College Jazz Ensemble presents its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. March 30 at the school’s Sisters Chapel.

Music: The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus makes a  “Gleeful Noise — Celebrating Glee Clubs, Now & Then” at 8 p.m. March 30 and 2 and 8 p.m. March 31 at Emory University’s Cannon Chapel.

Stage: Dunwoody United Methodist Church presents the stage version of the beloved musical “The Sound of Music.” It runs through April 1.

Stage: The Little Sisters of Hoboken return to put on another show in“Nunsense 2: The Second Coming,” which opens March 30 and runs through April 15 at  New London Theatre in Snellville.

Stage: “Black Voices: Unbreakable Faith” is a play that focuses on the challenges faced by contemporary African Americans through a collection of vignettes accompanied by music and dance. It runs March 30 through April 2 at  Clark Atlanta University’s Davage Auditorium.

Dance: Roswell Dance Theatre’s pre-professional company presents the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” on March 30 and 31 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Dance: D’AIR Aerial Dance Theatre Company performs “Shadows Of Doubt” March 30-April 1 at the D’AIR Project.

Stage: “Motherhood the Musical” takes a tuneful and loving look at the blessings and perils of being a mom. It’s at the 14th Street Playhouse through May 20.

Stage: A group of British women fall under the spell of Italy in “Enchanted April.” The Lionheart Theatre Company production opens March 23 at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center and continues through April 8.

Stage: “The [Expletive] With the Hat” is Stephen Adly Guirgis’ provocative play that concerns a mysterious hat that leads to accusations of infidelity. The Tony-nominated Broadway hit runs through April 14 at Actor’s Express.

Stage: “Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale” is Aurora Theatre’s musical take on the story of the infamous romancing robbers. It runs through April 8 at the Lawrenceville venue.

Stage: Stage Door Players present the romantic comedy “Same Time, Next Year” at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center in Dunwoody through April 8.

Stage: After being swept away from her parents, Little Noodle must journey across the grocery store to find her way home in “Adventures of Little Noodle.” It continues through April 1 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stage: In “I Just Stopped By to See the Man,” three lost souls collide with a musical landscape choked with the loss and beauty of the Delta blues. The show continues through April 8 at the Alliance Theatre.

Fair, families: Hit the midway and take a ride on classic attractions at the Atlanta Fair, from the Ferris wheel and the merry- go-round to more thrill-inducing rides. And don’t miss the deep- fried decadence of the food. It’s in the Turner Field Gray Parking lot through April 8.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company continues its chronological run through the Bard’s comedies with “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The show continues through April 1 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

Stage: The self-described “giant nerds” at Dad’s Garage explore the eccentric and outlandish realm of sci-fi fandom in “Wrath of Con.” It runs through March 30.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company brings back its successful 2011 production,  “Avenue Q, “ an upbeat, puppet-filled musical that is most definitely for grown-ups. It  runs through April 1.

Flowers: Spring is in the air and it’s popping out of the ground at the Atlanta Botanical Garden during “Atlanta Blooms.” Catch the profusion of hyacinths, crocuses, tulips and daffodils at this second annual floral tribute to the season of rebirth. Check the Garden’s website to see what’s in bloom. The event continues through April 29.

Festival, arts: The Atlanta Francophonie Festival celebrates French language and culture at events at various venues around town, including the High Museum of Art and the Rialto Center for the Arts. The fest continues through March 31. Many events are free; tickets required for others. Check the fest’s website for details.

Pets, recreation: The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge holds Eastern regionals at Centennial Olympic Park from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Events include dog diving, freestyle flying disc, head-to-head weave poles, Jack Russell hurdle racing and agility.

Festival, food: Don’t miss BaconFest, the swine-tastic annual celebration of all things piggy that also raises money for the funny folks at Dad’s Garage Theatre. The fun starts at 1 p.m. March 31 at the theater company’s Inman Park home.

Festival, food: The Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival finds 11 of Atlanta’s favorite chefs firing up the fryers to cook up some delectable birds from 2- 6 p.m. March 31 at Rosebud and the Family Dog.

Festival, beer: Sample more than 120 brews at the Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest beginning at noon March 31 at Suwanee Town Center Park.

Festival, holiday: The hunt begins a week early at the Decatur Easter Egg Hunt and First Baptist Church of Decatur Spring Fling. The fun begins at 10 a.m. March 31.

Kids: “Be A Future Vet” offers hands-on opportunities for children to explore the world of veterinary medicine at Noon March 31 at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Festival, activism: Kennesaw State University Peace Project will try to break the record for the world’s largest human peace sign. At noon March 31 on the Campus Green.

Festival, food: Park Tavern host the ninth annual Oyster and Crawfish Festival, with music from Cowboy Mouth and others. The event begins at 2 p.m. March 31.

Festival, holiday: The beautiful surroundings at Palmetto’s Serenbe community are the perfect spot for a Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt. It happens at 3 p.m. March 31.

Stage: “Guys and Dolls Jr.” is presented by Jerry’s Habima Theatre, a theatrical company featuring actors with developmental disabilities, directed and produced by professionals. Performances continue through April 1 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre in Dunwoody.

Music, festival: The Stone Mountain Village Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival celebrates its third year. The fest happens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 31 in Stone Mountain Village.

Music: Atlanta Freedom Bands present “March Madness and April Fools” at 8 p.m. March 31 at Druid Hills United Methodist Church.

Families, holiday: Families with pre-school aged children and their older siblings are invited to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta for a morning of Passover songs, crafts, stories and fun at “Let My People Play: Passover Family Fun Day at the J.” It starts at 10 a.m. April 1.

Music: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performs at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center at 3 p.m. April 1.

Music: Hip indie orchestra Pink Martini makes the perfect music for an evening of cocktails. The ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. April 1 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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.

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Mister Pants

March 29th, 2012
11:03 pm

I will be ironing my pants.

Miss Pants

March 30th, 2012
12:11 am

Why do you want to take my job away from me?


March 30th, 2012
11:29 am

When you’re at work Mr. Pants, Mrs. Pants has the pool boy over and he tries me on. That stain on my left pant leg wasn’t spilled mayo from last weeks cookout!

Baggy Pants

March 30th, 2012
3:57 pm

I’m just hanging out this weekend.

Bell Bottoms

March 30th, 2012
4:51 pm


March 30th, 2012
6:49 pm

I’m getting too big

All American Male

March 31st, 2012
8:07 am

I want to get into your pants.

Fancy Pants

March 31st, 2012
2:08 pm

I think some people like me…