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Thanksgiving weekend to do list: November 26-29

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The Macy's Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square is free on Thursday night. Holidays not your thing? There's a lot more to do this weekend. AJC file photo

Since I hope you won’t be sitting in front of your computer on Thursday, we’re publishing the Thanksgiving Weekend To Do List today. Plan ahead to prevent the post-feast coma.

If your Thanksgiving plans mostly involve food, Black Friday shopping and holiday merriment, check out John Kessler’s Food and More blog, Rana Cash’s Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog, the AJC’s Jessica Shops blog and the Holiday Guide.

But if you’re just looking for fun stuff to do, here are some ideas. As always, share your suggestions for fun weekend goings-on in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving! — Jamie G.


Exercise: Atlanta Marathon and Half-Marathon, 7:30 a.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Exercise: Thanksgiving ice skating – admission is 1 cent per pound you weigh, or $4, 7-10 p.m., IceForum at Town Center, Kennesaw.

Exhibition: Bodies” continues with shortened holiday hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Premier Exhibition Center, Atlanta.

Exhibition:Dialog in the Dark” continues with shortened holiday hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Premier Exhibition Center, Atlanta.

Food: Thanksgiving at Canoe, which just reopened after flooding, 5:30 p.m., Canoe Restaurant, Atlanta. Read more.

Holidays: The Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree, 7 p.m., Lenox Square, Atlanta. FREE. Read more.

Music: Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs perform, 8:30 p.m., The EARL, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic, 8 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Charlotte Checkers vs. Gwinnett Gladiators, 7:05 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Stage: New London Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., New London Theatre, Snellville.


Art: Studioplex Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m., Studioplex, Atlanta. FREE.

Art: Go All Night…to Italy” Leonardo da Vinci events for families, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Read more.

Drink: Final Martinis and IMAX for 2009, 5:30-10 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta. Read more.

For families: Macy’s Pink Pig ride continues, 10a.m., Lenox Square Macy’s, Atlanta. Read more.

Music: Bi-Annual Songwriters Open Mic Shootout, 7 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, Decatur.

Outdoors: Family Night-time Hike, 7 p.m., Autrey Mills Nature Preserve, Johns Creek.

Sports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Mercer Bears, 4 p.m., Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta.

Stage: Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” continues, 11 a.m. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta. Video.

Stage:The Santaland Diaries” opens, 8 p.m., Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta.

Storytelling:Turkey, Pilgrims and Indian Corn: Thanksgiving Tales to Relish” storytelling, 2 p.m., Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta.


Art: Shows for photographers Tierney Gearon and Todd Murphy continue, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta. FREE.

Books: 5th grade author Maddie Siegel signs her book “Meredith and the Mean Girls,” noon, Borders-East Cobb, Marietta. FREE.

For Families: Astronomers present “The Sky Tonight,” 11 a.m., Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta.

For families: 6th Annual Kids Cowboy Up Art Exhibition continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs “Cirque de la Symphonie“, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Music: Shenandoah performs, 8 p.m., Gateway Events Center, McDonough.

Sports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Georgia Bulldogs, 8 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: The Nutcracker” by North East Atlanta Ballet, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth.

Stage: Mama’s Prayers” gospel stage play goes on, 7 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.


Art: Last day to see the Day of the Dead art show, 1-6 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Miley Cyrus performs, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

For families:Planet Shark” continues, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta.

For kids:Your Jewish World” exhibit continues, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Sophie Hirsch Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum, Dunwoody. FREE. Read more.

History:The 12 Days of Christmas” tour, 1-3 p.m., Bulloch House, Roswell. Read more.

Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Georgia Dome.

Stage:Cavalia” continues, 2 p.m., The White Big Top at Atlantic Station, Atlanta.

Stage: Christmas Canteen 2009” continues, 2:30 p.m., Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville.

Stage: Reindeer Monologues” continues, 7 p.m., OnStage Atlanta, Decatur.

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