Happy almost-weekend! Here are some interesting events going on around Atlanta this weekend. For a closer look at upcoming concerts, check out the best best from the Atlanta Music Scene blog. As always, recommendations welcome in the comments! — Jamie G.
Comedy: Black Box Improv Festival, continues through Sept. 20, Georgia Tech, Atlanta.
For families: “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Green Thumb,” 10:30 a.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Music: Sustainamania concert featuring The Big Fundamentals, Onset and Vortex Park, 9 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta.
Scooters: Resurgence Atlanta Scooter Rally continues through Sept. 20, various locations, Atlanta and Decatur.
Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies series begins, 7:30 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.
Stage: “Birth,” a play by Karen Brody, 6:30 p.m., Horizon School, Atlanta.
Stage: “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales,” Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw.
Stage: “Jake’s Women” by the Polk Street Players, 8 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Marietta.
Community: HomeAid Atlanta’s Project Playhouse, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., The Avenue Forsyth, Cumming. FREE.
Festival: East Atlanta Strut, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., East Atlanta Village, Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: JapanFest begins, 10 a.m., Gwinnett Center Convention Center, Duluth.
Festival: Marietta Streetfest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Glover Park, Marietta. FREE.
Festival: Suwanee Day Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Town Center Park, Suwanee. FREE.
For kids: “Curiosity Day,” celebrates the birthday of Curious George creator Hans Rey, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.
For families: Artful Stories reading of “The Adventures of Odysseus,” 10 a.m., Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta. FREE.
For adults: Pints for Pets, 6 p.m., SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta.
Music: Other Sound Music Festival, all day, Little Five Points, Atlanta.
Pets: Splish Splash Doggie Bash, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Piedmont Park pool, Atlanta. TICKETS REQUIRED.
Visual art: Westside Arts District Art Walk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., various galleries, Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: Fiesta Georgia, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers. FREE.
For kids: “Adelita” puppet show performance, noon, Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Stage: “Come Fly With Me,” continues through Oct. 11, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Will Rogers Follies” by Atlanta Lyric Theatre closes, 2 p.m., The Strand Theatre, Marietta.
Visual art: The Art House Open House, noon-6 p.m., The Art House, Atlanta.
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