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Weekend best bets: Sept. 14-16

The East Atlanta Village Strut brings its parade -- and other festival favorites -- to town Sept. 15.

The East Atlanta Village Strut brings its parade -- and other festival favorites -- to town Sept. 15.

Festival, food: The Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival is the best way for meat lovers to kick off the weekend, bringing together more than 50 amateur and competitive barbecue teams from across the region. It starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and then again at noon on Sept. 15.

Music: Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter will play cuts from his newest album, “Be Good,” at the the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Fest Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

Music: Hometown favorites The Indigo Girls play the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Concert in the Garden. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 14.

Stage: Born into a Hasidic family in post-World War II Brooklyn, Asher Lev’s artistic genius threatens to estrange him from his parents and his observant Jewish community in Theatrical Outfit’s “My Name is Asher Lev.” It continues through Sept. 16 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Take a look at our review of the show.

Stage: The cherished children’s tale “The Velveteen Rabbit” comes to life on the stage at the New Dawn Theatre Company in Duluth. It continues through Sept. 22.

Stage: Men play the women of Sugarbaker Designs in Process Theatre Co.’s “Designing Women Live 6,” which runs through Sept. 16 at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Stage: The Renaissance Project presents Thornton Wilder’s tale of small town life “Our Town” through Sept. 15.

Stage: Actor’s Express presents the musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” The show continues through Oct. 7 at the King Plow Arts Center. Check out our review of the production.

The 15th East Atlanta Village Strut is absent its 5k race this year, but there are still plenty of activities, including a parade, live music, food and circus acts. It kicks off at 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in East Atlanta Village.

Festival: The Roswell Arts Festival will feature original arts and crafts from vendors from across the southeast. It starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in Roswell Town Square.

Festival, food: Hungry? The Taste of Chamblee will offer up food from several local restaurants, as well as activities for kids and arts and crafts vendors. The event starts at noon Sept. 15 at Chamblee City Hall.

Music: Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery kick up their heels at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood.

Horizon Theatre Company presents the fresh-from-Broadway play “Time Stands Still.” The show continues through Oct. 14. Check out our interview with the stars of the show.

21 comments Add your comment

Mister Pants

September 13th, 2012
4:13 pm

I will be buying new flannel pants.


September 13th, 2012
9:50 pm

Taste of Smyrna – Sept. 15, 11 – 8. East Cobber Parade and Festival – Sept. 15, 10 – 3.


September 14th, 2012
12:07 am

Seriously pants dude…enough already…no one cares to hear your weekly drivel about your pants. WE COULDN’T CARE LESS! Why do you check on this blog when you never plan to partake in these activities? And no one believes you are spending both days of this beautiful weekend buying pants.


September 14th, 2012
1:52 am

Sorry Pants guy, I’ve just been a little stressed out lately. Pick me up a pair of those flannel pants while you’re out, will ya?

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September 14th, 2012
7:09 am


September 14th, 2012
7:14 am

Hardly an exhaustive list. What about the Taste of The Food Trucks? Amateurs running the AJC. Wish we had a real paper in this city, rather than a paper that sucks up to Republicans.


September 14th, 2012
7:17 am

I am surprised you do not have Suwanee Day listed for Saturday the 15th.


September 14th, 2012
7:53 am

Sal, no one ever said that this was an “exhaustive list.” The title of the piece is “Weekend Best Bets.” So if some events weren’t listed, maybe the author doesn’t consider them to be the best way to spend the weekend.


September 14th, 2012
8:05 am

Please join us for the two-mile “2012 Vasculitis Foundation Walk In Memory of Keesha Vessell” this Saturday September 15th at the Temple Avenue Veteran’s Park (same as previous years) in beautiful downtown Newnan, GA beginning at 8:30 am. T-shirts (while supply lasts) for all walkers and door prizes as well. Food and drinks will be available to walkers. Donations will be accepted but all of the fun and goodies are free. Please come and help support research and awareness for the fifteen diseases covered by the VF. For more info or to make a donation, please go to Hope to see you Saturday!


September 14th, 2012
8:08 am

And for those walkers in Newnan, you will be walking through a “movie set” as many movies and TV productions have been shot in and around Newnan. Remember the downtown scene in Zombieland? Yep, Newnan.

Old Timer

September 14th, 2012
8:41 am

Sal- your a typical liberal….dumber than a sack of hammers.

Hapeville Festival Tomorrow!

September 14th, 2012
8:58 am

Hapeville Happy Days Festival – September 15th from 11am – 5pm. Please visit for more information.


September 14th, 2012
9:10 am

Let’s revitalize south downtown! Brighten up Broad Street tonight.


September 14th, 2012
9:15 am

wth isn’t FSO mentioned???? It pulls in 50k people easily. SMH

Greg Meyers

September 14th, 2012
11:24 am

East Atlanta Strut is going to be great! The El Caminos headline at 9:30!!


September 14th, 2012
2:50 pm

You mention Festival on Ponce in the preview but it’s not mentioned in the article.


September 14th, 2012
4:34 pm

When is Freaknik coming back??????

N Musser

September 15th, 2012
4:58 am

Don’t forget about the Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park this weekend – Sept. 15th & 16th. Art, food, music, kid’s activities and fun!

Quinnoa Joe

September 15th, 2012
11:02 am

Sal….you think this rag favors republicans?! You must be lefter than kruschev….!

N Musser

September 16th, 2012
6:05 am

Check out the Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park today from 10am – 6pm.

Bruno Mazali

September 19th, 2012
6:34 pm

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