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Weekend To Do List: September 18-20


Lexi Wood at last year's Suwanee Day Festival. This year's festival runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Center Park. AJC file photo

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.

Sports: Atlanta Dream vs. Detroit Shock playoff game, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta. STORY.

Stage: “The Color Purple” continues through Sept. 27, The Fox Theatre, Atlanta. STORY.

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: Goodie Mob Reunion, 7 p.m., The Masquerade, Atlanta. STORY.

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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4 comments Add your comment


September 20th, 2009
12:08 am

Hey akure, if you get any suggestions please let us/me know. It’s a tough age group and I would love to participate.

Jamie Gumbrecht

September 18th, 2009
10:21 pm

Great suggestion, Captain Midnight! For those looking for more info, here’s a link:

Meanwhile, akure imes: I do list teen and young adult events sometimes, but you’re right, there’s not as much out there explicitly for that group. A few ideas — a lot of local libraries have teen activities, generally met for those still in high school. Neighborhood festivals are great because they’re not age specific it all. Local theater — think Synchronicity, Horizon, 7 Stages, PushPush, the Center for Puppetry Arts or any number of other community groups — often puts on performances interesting and relevant to those age groups, and with a student discount. (Some of those groups have teen-specific workshops and performances, too.) Art walks are a great — free, dynamic and in every area from Marietta to Castleberry Hill. Does that help at all?

akure imes

September 18th, 2009
4:59 pm

I am looking for events geared toward teenagers and youth above 13 for my radio program on WRFG. It seems that we often have events for kids and adults, but the 15-20 age group is left out. Have events been listed for teens in the past? Thank-you!

Captain Midnight

September 18th, 2009
2:34 pm

Hapeville Happy Days festival is tomorrow ya’ll!