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Inside Access comes to a close, but our Atlanta events coverage lives on

It’s been a wild time on this blog, but for now, I’m hopping over to the AJC features department to cover some attractions, write stories, take pictures and help out the newsroom in different ways.

This is totally not an April Fools’ Day prank — we’re shutting down the Inside Access blog. You’ll still be able to find the archives online, and the Weekend To Do Lists will continue, but as of next week, they’ll appear on the Best of the Big A blog.  We’ll continue to post Know Before You Go info, too! That will show up on AccessAtlanta.com before big events around town.

The Twitter account has a new name: @ajcATLevents. A few of us will work together to provide similar types of info and answer your questions. (There are still actual humans on the other end of it! Be our friend!) You can also follow @AJCbestofbiga on Twitter and @ajcATLarts, too.

Thanks for reading, and as always, have fun!

Jamie G.

P.S. In case of boredom emergency, here’s video of a lamb jumping on a bed. I know …

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Weekend to do list: April 2-4

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This weekend, we celebrate with the best type of hunt: the kind that ends in chocolate. YUM. AJC file photo

Happy weekend, everybody! There’s plenty going on this weekend, but if you’re looking for something involving bunnies — chocolate, egg-hiding or otherwise — check out the AccessAtlanta.com Easter events list. Feel free to poke around in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar for more events, or share your favorites in the comments. For more live music, visit our Atlanta Music Scene blog. Now, pass the Reese’s eggs this way!

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Art: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m., various venues around Marietta Square, Marietta. FREE.

For kids:The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf,” 10:30 a.m. and noon, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

Improv:Clash Titan Clash” continues, 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.

Music: The Machine plays Pink Floyd with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Music: Christian Music Weekend with Jars …

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Weekend to do list: March 26-28

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The Peking Acrobats will be stacking and balancing at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta this weekend.

For this bright, beautiful spring weekend, check out this mix of indoor, outdoor, on-the-ground and balancing-up-high activities. Looking for live music picks? Check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog, and if you’ve got more weekend suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments, or in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar!

FRIDAY MARCH 26

Comedy: The Atlanta Comedy Festival opens, 8-10 p.m., Apache Cafe, Atlanta.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet performs Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Festival: Women of Color Arts and Film Festival continues through March 27, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Planet Shark” continues, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta.

Movies:Juno” screening and discussion for Movie Mania, 7:30 p.m., Emory University’s White Hall, Atlanta. FREE.

Opera: Clayton State University …

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To do list: March 22

Books: Author Peter Hedges discusses “The Heights,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

Cars: Atlanta International Auto Show continues, noon-9 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.

For kids: Cyberchase: The Chase is On!” continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta.

History: Atlanta History Center tours for Phoenix Flies, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., Atlanta History Center and historic houses, Atlanta. FREE.

Improv: Clash Titans Clash” continues, 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.

Storytelling: MothUP Atlanta nonfiction storytelling takes on “tradition,” 7 p.m., Manuel’s Tavern, Atlanta. FREE.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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Weekend to do list: March 19-21

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The Atlanta International Auto Show opens this weekend, but you'll find these classics over at High Museum of Art, where "The Allure of the Automobile" opens on Sunday. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

Weekend, we can almost see you. Here’s a list of fun stuff going on around Atlanta. You can find more about music on the Atlanta Music Scene blog, and if you’ve got more weekend suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments, or in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar!

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Cars: Atlanta International Auto Show opens, 5-10 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.

Dance: Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs “Peter Pan,” 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Performing Arts Centre, Duluth.

History: “Diana: A Celebration” continues, 10 a.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

For kids: Mommy & Me nature activity, 10 a.m., Dunwoody Nature Center, Dunwoody.

Music: Harvard University’s Kuumba Singers perform, noon-1 p.m., Georgia State University’s Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, Atlanta. FREE.

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To do list: March 18

Comedy: Jennifer Coolidge performs, 8 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.

Dance: Women’s History Month dance presentation, noon-1 p.m., Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Fundred” celebration and pick-up, 2-5:30 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta. FREE.

History: “Evening with History” speaker Vietnam veteran Robert Babcock, 7 p.m., Marietta History Museum, Marietta.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: “100 Saints You Should Know” opens, 8 p.m., Actor’s Express Theatre, Atlanta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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Celebrate and make a ‘Fundred’ to help New Orleans at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on March 18

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This "Fundred" bill could help clean up lead in New Orleans. Want to add one to the pile? Visit the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on March 18.

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is looking for a few more hand-made “Fundreds” before the money-sized art works are collected during a free celebration on March 18.

Organizers, including artist Mel Chin, plan to collect 3 million interpretations of $100 bills designed by kids and adults. “Fundreds” from more than 100 U.S. sites will be delivered in a vegetable oil-powered armored truck to Congress to show how much funding is needed to clean up lead contamination around New Orleans. You can learn more about the project at www.fundred.com.

Want to go? Fundred Pick-up Celebration. 2-4 p.m. Fundred-making drive, 4-5:30 p.m. entertainment and pick-up. Free. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-688-1970, www.thecontemporary.org.

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To do list: March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a list of Atlanta area St. Patrick’s Day events.

For kids: Moms and Tots playtime, 11 a.m., Gwinnett Place Mall, Duluth.

Music: John Mayer performs with Michael Franti and Spearhead, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Music: Tango concert and dance performance, 8 p.m., Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

Outdoors: Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk, 8 a.m.,  Cochran Shoals Unit of Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Marietta. FREE.

Stage: “The Sunset Limited” opens, 7:30 p.m., The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, Atlanta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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To do list: March 16

Dance: Indian Kuchipudi Dance, 7 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Nature Unleashed” continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.

Music: George Thorogood performs, 8 p.m., Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

Stage: “Fiddler on the Roof” opens, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Stage: “Ethan Frome” continues, 8 p.m., Theatre in the Square, Marietta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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To do list: March 15

Art: The 28th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bulloch Hall, Roswell.

Discussion: Bernice King is interviewed by Oglethorpe students for Women’s History Month, 4-6  p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta. FREE.

For kids: Your Jewish World” continues, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Sophie Hirsch Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum, Dunwoody. FREE. Read more.

History: “Voices Across the Color Line: The Atlanta Student Movement 50th Anniversary” opening celebration and lecture featuring Dr. Winston Grady-Willis, 6-8 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.

Music: Air performs, 8 p.m., Center Stage, Atlanta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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