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Weekend to do list: August 28-30

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 calendar above! It’s all there!

Friday, August 28

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: Los Lobos perform, 8 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta. Q&A with band member Steve Berlin.

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.

Saturday, August 29

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.

  • Paul performs a full family show, 12:30 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, $5 for kids, $10 for adults.

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.

Sunday, August 30

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.

Stage: “Be a Georgia Tree,” 1 p.m., Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta. Story.

Visual art: Perspectives Georgia Pottery Invitational, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., OCAF Center, Watkinsville. FREE. Story.

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13 comments Add your comment

Jamie Gumbrecht

August 29th, 2009
9:30 pm

Fun! Thanks for sharing, Nancy! What was it like? (Was there cake? Yes, I totally have a cake hangup.) Meanwhile, here’s an interview with Alton Brown from my colleague Rodney’s Radio-TV Talk blog:


August 29th, 2009
6:02 pm

Just got back from the 2:00 Happy Birthday 10th Anniversary show for Alton Brown’s Good Eats. It was so much fun, an absolute hoot.


August 29th, 2009
11:06 am

This is a pretty good list for this weekend.
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