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Weekend to do list: November 13-15

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'Girls on the Run' members from an Atlanta school huddled in this AJC file photo from a few years ago. The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K is this weekend -- everyone is welcome to register and run along.

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.


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.

Haunted house: Final weekend for Netherworld, 7-11 p.m. through Saturday, inside Georgia Antique and Design Center, Norcross. Read more.

Movies: “Gone With the Wind” Re-Premiere includes two days of autograph signings, a costume ball and parties, Gone with the Wind Museum, Marietta. Read more.

Music: Johnny Mercer Centennial Celebration, 8 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta. Read more.

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.


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: Author and Milner Award-winner Margie Palatini visits, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Ocee Library, Alpharetta. FREE. Read more.

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.

Outdoors: Atlanta’s only outdoor ice rink opens, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. Read more.

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.


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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November 15th, 2009
10:00 am

10 great blues bands and more solo artists complete in the Atlanta heat’s of the International Blues Challenge The IBC will be held today at Mudcatz Bayou Bar and Grill in Dunwoody, GA. Doors open at 12:00. Ticket price $10.00 for five hours of great music! Come out and support your favorite act as the audience gets a judge’s vote so you can influence who goes to Memphis next year!

Location: Mudcatz Bayou Bar and Grill
5500 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

King Fan

November 14th, 2009
5:34 pm

Where can I read about how the Stephen King book signing went last night? I’m curious to know how many people showed up, how many books he signed, that sort of thing. Any idea? Did the AJC cover it?

jan brady

November 14th, 2009
2:25 pm

Delbert McClinton tonight at the Variety Playhouse 8:30. Still rockin after all these years. Always a great show!