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Archive for March, 2012

Weekend best bets: March 16-18

Everyone (and every dog) is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Join the Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. Staff photo.

Everyone (and every dog) is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Join the Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, beginning at noon. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com.

FRIDAY
Cars: Check out more than 500 new 2012 vehicles and get a sneak peek at some 2013 prototypes at the Atlanta International Auto Show. It continues through March 18 a the Georgia World Congress Center.

Stage: “Billy Elliot” is the Elton John/Lee Hall musical version of the film about a young boy who wants to dance, despite social pressures and a reticent father. It runs through March 18 at the Fox Theatre. See our review of the production.

Stage, music: Capital City Opera Company presents “Il Trittico,” Puccini’s trilogy of one-act operas. Shows are at 8 p.m. March 16-17 and 3:30 p.m. March 18 at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Center for the Performing Arts.

Stage: Curtain Call Youth Players present the beloved C.S. Lewis tale “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Through March 18 at the Art …

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Best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean restaurant

Mast Khiyar, a mixture of freshly diced cucumbers yogurt, raisins, walnuts and fresh herbs at Rumi's Kitchen. The Sandy Springs spot was your pick and our pick for best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

Mast Khiyar — a mixture of freshly diced cucumbers yogurt, raisins, walnuts and fresh herbs — at Rumi's Kitchen. The Sandy Springs spot was your pick and our pick for best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Rumi’s Kitchen
You say, “The food at Rumi’s is absolutely delicious” and “Rumi’s Kitchen is the best I’ve had in the city. No wonder this place is always packed.”

2. Café Sababa
3. Mediterranean Grill
4. Café Agora
5. Sufi’s
6. Baba’s Gyro & Kabob

Barg kabob -- marinated strips of tenderloin charbroiled and served on a bed of saffron Basmati rice -- at Rumi's Kitchen. The Sandy Springs spot was your pick and our pick for best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

Barg kabob (marinated strips of tenderloin charbroiled and served on a bed of saffron Basmati rice) at Rumi's Kitchen. The Sandy Springs spot was your pick and our pick for best Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in and around Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Rumi’s Kitchen
AJC Chief Dining Critic John Kessler says, “This restaurant is, at heart, a kebab house, so order a variety of kebabs and …

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Weekend best bets: March 9-11

Join Little Noodle and her friends in the Center for Puppetry Arts' "Adventures of Little Noodle." Photo courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

Join Little Noodle and her friends in the Center for Puppetry Arts' "Adventures of Little Noodle." Photo courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

FRIDAY
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 opens March 9 and continues through April 8 at the Alliance Theatre.

Comedy: Tom Rhodes has been on HBO, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” filmed two half hour specials for “Comedy Central Presents” and hosted a late night talk show in Amsterdam for Dutch television. He’ll bring his stand-up comedy to the Punchline  March 8-11.

Festival: Southeastern Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a celebration of the cowboy, his music, his poetry and more. There will be a chuck …

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Favorite spring festival

The Imperial OPA Circus entertains during the Inman Park Festival Parade in 2011. Photo: Raymond Hagans / Special

The Imperial OPA Circus entertains during the Inman Park Festival Parade in 2011. Photo: Raymond Hagans / Special


YOUR PICKS

1. Inman Park Festival
You say, “Absolutely Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes! Wonderful homes on tour, 3 stages with great music, quality arts & crafts, good food and beer, the most beautiful neighborhood, and a fun children’s activity area to top it of.”

2. Sweetwater 420 Fest
3. Dogwood Festival
4. Decatur Arts Festival
5. Kirkwood Spring Fling

OUR PICKS
1. Inman Park Festival
We say, “The shady, tree-lined streets of Inman Park are the coolest place to be – in more ways the one – during the last full weekend of April. The parade, rivaled only by Little Five Points’ Halloween parade for outrageous fun, is the centerpiece, but the fantastic assortment of local artists and craftspeople and a solid lineup of live entertainment contribute to making this our favorite springtime treat.”

2. Art-B-Que
3. Dogwood Festival
4. Dunwoody Art …

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