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 AccessAtlanta.com 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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
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.
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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Art: Studioplex Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m., Studioplex, Atlanta. FREE.
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: “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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
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.
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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