Here are three days worth of things to do. Happy weekend!
P.S. Reader Wes made a request in the comments that the rest of you might be interested in — while there are some musical performances listed in the daily and weekend to do lists, you can find days worth of music best bets, plus new tickets-on-sale info and other stories up at our Atlanta Music Scene blog. Still not enough? Run a search in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar above! It’s all there!
Books: Georgia Tech Professor Michael Dobbin discusses “Urban Design and People,” 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble-Georgia Tech, Atlanta. FREE.
Comedy: Kathleen Madigan performs, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
For families: Summer concert series continues with The Mike Veal Band, 7:30 p.m., Thrasher Park, Norcross. FREE.
Music: The Return, a Beatles tribute band, performs, 8 p.m., The Cumming Playhouse, Cumming.
Stage: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” goes into its final performances, 8 p.m., Blackwell Playhouse, Marietta.
Visual art: Castleberry Hill’s Fourth Friday Art Stroll, 7 p.m., Castleberry Hill neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.
Festivals: Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Grant Park neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE, with some paid events, including “Corks and Forks.”
Film: “Sex Positive” with discussion including AIDS activist Richard Berkowitz and researchers, 7 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Food: Taste of the South Side, 4-9 p.m., Georgia International Convention Center, College Park. FREE.
For kids: Ellis Paul performs a few from his kid’s CD, “The Dragonfly Races,” 10:30 a.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.
For families: Red Bull Soapbox Race, 1 p.m., Piedmont Park, Atlanta. FREE.
Music: En Vogue performs with Tony! Toni! Tone! and Silk, 8 p.m., Chastain Park and Amphitheater, Atlanta.
Stage: “Good Eats Live” 10-year anniversary celebrations with Alton Brown, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.
Film: “Sita Sings the Blues” shows for Animation Attack!, 10:30 p.m., The Five Spot, Atlanta.
For families: Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ benefit for The Drake House, 2-4 p.m., Roswell Town Square, Roswell.
History: New Manchester History Hike, 10 a.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.
Outdoors: Palisades Canoe Float and Late Summer Flora, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. Pre-registration suggested.
Outdoors: Paddle in the Park kayaking, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sims Lake Park, Suwanee.
Stage: “Rosa de Dos Aromas,” for Teatro en Espanol by Compania Teatral Interludio, 4 p.m., New Dawn Theater, Duluth.
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