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Best bets: Jan. 1-7

112612_weekend_roundup_jp20.jpgSnow Mountain has 20 400-foot lanes for tubing, smaller tubing lanes for young children and a snow playground to build snowmen and forts. Photo: Jonathan Phillips / Special

FRIDAY
Holiday: The Atlanta Botanical Garden sparkles during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, which continues through Jan. 5.

Holiday: More than 1 million lights fill Hampton’s Atlanta Motor Speedway in Gift of Lights, a 1.5-mile drive-through experience. The display continues through Jan. 6.

Holiday: Learn about international holiday celebrations at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s “Winter Wonderland.” It continues through Jan. 6.

Recreation: Hit the slopes at Snow Mountain, where it’s always a winter wonderland. The annual attraction at Stone Mountain Park continues through Feb. 18.

Stage: The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to life in a puppet-tastic version from Jon Ludwig. The show continues through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Kids, visual arts: “Young Architects: Designing the Future” is an interactive exhibit inspired by famous architects. It runs through Jan. 19 at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford.

Visual arts: “Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association: The Art of the Landscape” is on view at the Chattahoochee Nature Center through Feb. 15.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “The Tempest,” the bard’s tale of a magical island. It continues through Jan. 27. at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: Next Stage Theatre Company has added two more performance to its production of “Cabaret,” the award-winning musical set in Berlin at the dawn of the Nazi era. It continues Jan. 4 and 5 on the Alley Stage at the former home of Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet re-invigorates a classic tale with a one-hour, family-friendly take on “Cinderella” Jan. 4-6 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth.

Stage: Stogie Kenyatta stars in the one-man show “The World is my Home: The Life of Paul Robeson,” which runs Jan. 4-6 at the Academy Theatre in Avondale Estates.

Comedy: Dave Attell brings his stand-up comedy show to the Punchline  Jan. 4-5.

SATURDAY
Stage: Shen Yun Performing Arts brings Chinese culture to life at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre  Jan. 5-6.

Music: Atlanta singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson plays songs from his new album, “Milwaukee,” beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 5 at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, in Duluth.

SUNDAY
Holiday: Learn about the traditions of Three Kings Day at 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Atlanta History Center.

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.

2 comments Add your comment

Kona

January 4th, 2013
7:56 am

free admission for Fulton County residents at High Museum on Friday 1/4/13

Mister Pants

January 4th, 2013
8:49 am

I will be returning some of my pants.