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Weekend to do list: December 4-6

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Full Radius Dance presents its annual holiday show this weekend. It's one of dozens of holiday shows going on around Atlanta. Here, dancers Vincent Robinson and Jojo Butler rehearse. AJC file photo.

One week removed from stuffing and cranberries, we are deep into the holidays, and you can see it in this list. It seems that everything going on now has the word “Christmas” or “holiday” tacked onto, even if it’s not a nut-cracked-gift-wrapped-mistletoed event. All this to say there’s a lot going on, even if you’re a Grinch.

Here’s a handy round-up of some of the bigger holiday shows playing on local stages. Check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog for details on what shows are coming up this weekend.

Suggestions for more fun things to do are always welcome in the comments, and in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar. Have fun! — Jamie G.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

Art: Forever Green art and fashion show, 7-10 p.m., Whitespace gallery, Atlanta. FREE.

Books: Author Sue Grafton discusses “U is for Undertow,” 7 p.m., Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur. FREE.

For kids:Grandma Got Ran Over By…WHO?” dinner theater, 6:30 p.m., Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Lawrenceville.

Movies: Cineprov! movie mockery, 8:30 p.m., Relapse Theater, Atlanta.

Music: The 83rd Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert, 8 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Atlanta. FREE.

Improv:Invasion: Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. South Carolina Stingrays, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Stage: Full Radius Dance Holiday Spectacular, 8 p.m., 7 Stage Theater, Atlanta. Read more.

Stage: Miracle on 34th Street,” 8 p.m., New Dawn Theater Company, Duluth.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Architecture: AIA Tour of Marriott Marquis, 2-5 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Atlanta. FREE.

Art: The Telephone Factory Art Show and Sale continues through Dec. 6,  11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday, The Telephone Factory lofts, Atlanta. FREE.

Art: Fulton County Free Day, 10 a.m., High Museum of Art, Atlanta. FREE for Fulton residents.

Books: A Cappella Books 20th anniversary celebration runs through Dec. 6, noon-5 p.m., Opal Gallery, Atlanta. FREE. Read more.

For families: The Children’s Christmas Parade, 10:30 a.m., SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: 4th Annual World Storytelling Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Martin Episcopal School, Atlanta. FREE.

Outdoors: Guided Nature Hike, 3 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Sports: SEC Championship game with Alabama and Florida, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta. Know before you go.

Sports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket vs. USC Trojans, 6 p.m., Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta.

Stage: Final day of “Fair Use,” 8 p.m., Actor’s Express, Atlanta. Read the review.

Stage: Edward Albee’s one-act “Zoo Story,” 10 p.m., PushPush Theatre, Decatur.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Books: Author Mitch Albom discusses “Have A Little Faith,” 7:30 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim, Marietta.

Comedy: Bil Dwyer performs, 7 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.

Community: For the Kid in All of Us 7th Annual Toy Party, 5:30-9 p.m., AmericasMart, Atlanta.

For families: Victorian Christmas and Joel Chandler Harris’ birthday celebration, noon-4 p.m., The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Dr. Seuss art show, noon-5 p.m., Ann Jackson Gallery, Roswell. FREE.

Outdoors: Holidays in the Garden, 9 a.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Charlotte Checkers, 4 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Stage: Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” 2 p.m., The Strand Theater, Marietta.

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6 comments Add your comment

Jamie Gumbrecht

December 5th, 2009
3:45 pm

Aww, thanks!

JoeV

December 5th, 2009
11:16 am

Keep up the great work Jamie! Best blog on the ajc.com!

Jamie Gumbrecht

December 4th, 2009
11:58 am

Thanks JoeV! Here’s more info on the parade and tree lighting in Cumming: http://www.hometowntimes.com/cumminghome/events/concerts/cumming-christmas-parade-festival.shtml

Molly Locklear

December 4th, 2009
11:58 am

There’s also the Bachelorette Bash tonight at Whiskey Park at W Midtown. 7pm for ladies and 10pm for men!

JoeV

December 4th, 2009
11:38 am

Christmas parade and tree lighting on saturday in Cumming as well.

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