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Archive for May, 2012

Weekend best bets: June 1-3

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Eric Mendenhall and Maria Rodriguez-Sager are among the cast of  “The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365,” a world premiere from Horizon Theatre Company. Photo: Jason Getz / jgetz@ajc.com

FRIDAY
Stage: Horizon Theatre Company stages the world premiere of  “The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365,” a new play by  by Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee. It runs through July 1. Take a look at our preview of the show.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concertmaster David Coucheron is the soloist for the orchestra’s performance of  Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. The concert begins at 8 p.m. June 1-2 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Visual arts: “From Tree to Art” is a solo exhibition by North Carolina wood turner Joe Ruminski. It opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. June 1 and continues through June 29 at 2 Rules Fine Art in Marietta.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company continues its chronological run through the Bard’s comedies with “As You Like It.” It …

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Best sushi

011312kesslerOne of the gorgeous plates of sushi at Tomo, which recently relocated to Buckhead from its original spot in Smyrna. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Tomo
Chief Dining Critic John Kessler says, “The sushi remains impeccable — everything from the great selection of seafood to the always-perfect rice distinguishes this restaurant as one of Atlanta’s few true destinations for raw fish.”

2. Sushi House Hayakawa
3. Taka Sushi
4. Sushi Huku
5. Nakato

YOUR PICKS
1. Sushi Nami
You say, “Sushi Nami is by far the best place for sushi in Atlanta. The fish is the freshest you can find, the staff is very friendly and there are many unique (and delicious) rolls to choose from. To let you know my dedication to this place – I used to drive from Smyrna to Alpharetta to eat there, but now that the Sandy Springs location is open I don’t have to go quite as far.”

2. Tomo
3. Sushi House Hayakawa
4. Sushi Avenue
5. Sushi Kiku

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Memorial Day weekend best bets: May 25-28

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Roswell Remembers is the annual Memorial Day ceremony and festival at Roswell City Hall. This year, it begins at 10 .m. May 28. Photo: Vino Wong, vwong@ajc.com

FRIDAY
Stage: The Stage Door Players present the operatic farce “Lend Me A Tenor” through June 10 at the  North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center in Dunwoody.

Stage: Revisit the ’60s and the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys.” It’s at the Fox Theatre through June 10.

Stage: “Xanadu” is a musical based on the giant hunk of celluloid cheese from 1980 that shoehorned Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John into an insanely over-the-top blend of roller-disco and Greek mythology. The show runs through June 16 at Actor’s Express.

Stage: Snellville’s New London Theatre presents John Cariani’s romantic comedy “Almost Maine.” The show runs through May 27.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company stages the world premiere of  “The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365,” a new play …

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Weekend Best Bets: May 18-20

Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery is the site or Tunes from the Tombs, and event Saturday and Sunday when musicians, including the band Am Gold (above) perform among Oakland's extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. Photo: Batterman Photography

Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery is the site of Tunes from the Tombs, an event Saturday and Sunday in which musicians, including the band AM Gold (above) perform among Oakland's extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. Photo: Batterman Photography

FRIDAY

Festival: You’ll find a little corner of Greece in Marietta this weekend with Greek food, dances and folk crafts at  The Marietta Greek Festival through Sunday at  Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.

Film, festival, food: Enjoy Atlanta’s favorite food trucks and live music before the film screening Friday at the Cans Film Festival. On Saturday, the event will expand into a full day of activities with food, an artist market, lawn games and kids’ activities before the featured film in Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Music: Funkfest 2012 features New Edition, Erykah Badu, SWV, Raheem DeVaughn and more at Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

Stage: In Dad’s Garage’s “Winner, The Story of You,” an audience …

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