As always, another weekend, another list of fun stuff to do. If you’re looking for music picks, check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog. Look below for activities indoors, outdoors, with books, with running shoes, with puppets, movie stars, natures ugliest creatures and some most unnatural ice. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments! Have fun! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13
Books: Author Brandon Sanderson reads from “The Gathering Storm,” 3:30 p.m., Georgia Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium, Clarkston. FREE.
Books: Author Stephen King signs “Under the Dome,” 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble-Buckhead, Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: Brazil Fest 2009 continues through Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta. FREE, tickets required.
For families: Tellabration storytelling event, 7 p.m., Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.
For kids: “Captain Healthy and Safety Dog” by the Center for Puppetry Arts and H1N1 shots, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, Decatur. FREE.
Music: Leo Kottke performs, 8:30 p.m., Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Los Angeles Kings, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: “Composed,” by Brooks and Company Dance, opens, 8 p.m., The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, Atlanta.
Stage: “Jeffrey and Cole Make it Bigger,” 10:30 p.m., King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14
Sports: Free admission and tours at the Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta. FREE.
For kids: American Girl Fashion Show, 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Villa Christina, Atlanta.
For families: “Ewwwww! Gross!” nature education event, 10 a.m., Dunwoody Nature Center, Atlanta.
For families: “Folk Tales By the Rails,” 4-9:30 p.m., The Depot, Kennesaw. FREE.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Hornets, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: The Atlanta Opera’s “Orfeo & Euridice” opens, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta.
Stage: “Do Sinners Have a Soul?” spoken word stage play, 2 p.m., To the Masses Theatre, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, NOV. 15
Art: Atlanta Artists Holiday Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Inman Park and Grant Park, Atlanta. FREE.
Exercise: New Balance Girls on the Run 5K, 9 a.m., AYSA Soccer Complex, Atlanta.
For kids: The Science Wondershop, 11:30 a.m., Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Games: Texas Hold ‘em and Spades Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society, noon, Hilton Hotel, Atlanta.
Music: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert, 3 p.m., Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Edmonton Oilers, 2 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: “Cavalia” continues, extended through Dec. 6, 2 p.m., The White Big Top in Atlantic Station, Atlanta.
Stage: “Hominid” continues, 2 p.m., Emory University’s Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Atlanta.
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