2010. 2010. 2010. If I don’t type it, I’ll never get it right because, despite my calendar obsession, I can’t really comprehend that we’re already making plan for New Year’s Eve weekend.
Here’s a list of events to keep you busy the next few days. If you’re strictly looking for New Year’s Eve parties, check out this list from AccessAtlanta.com. You can also find more live music ideas in our Atlanta Music Scene blog.
As always, if you’ve got suggestions for events this weekend, they’re welcome in the comments. Have fun, be careful, and I hope this list carries you all the way into 2010. — Jamie G.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Comedy: Tom Simmons performs, 8 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.
For kids: Noon Year’s Eve Party, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Smyrna Community Center, Smyrna. FREE.
Music: Country singer Randy Houser performs, 9:30 p.m., Wild Bill’s, Duluth.
Outdoors: Final day for “Moore in America” and holiday displays, 9 a.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
For families: “Gold” exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.
Music: The Avett Brothers perform, 8 p.m., The Fox Theatre, Atlanta.
Music: Robinella performs, 8 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, Decatur.
Outdoors: New Year’s Day Mountaintop Hike, 2 p.m., Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. Registration required.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: “Ask Dr. Frapples: Improv Psychiatry,” 10:30 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Canterbury Tales,” 7:30 p.m., The New American Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
Exercise: Wonderful Days of Winter 5K, 8 a.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Marietta.
For kids: Peach Seed Youth Storytelling Festival, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.
For kids: Final weekend of “Madeline’s Christmas,” 3:30 p.m., Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta.
Music: The O’Jays, Charlie Wilson, K’Jon and more perform, 8 p.m., The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.
Sports: Florida Everblades vs. Gwinnett Gladiators, 7 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
Comedy: Carl Rimi performs, 7 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
Exercise: Holiday Lights Bicycle Tours by Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, 8 p.m., starts at The Georgian Terrace, Atlanta.
For families: Three Kings Day/Dia de Reyes, noon-5 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.
History: “Bearing Witness” Holocaust survivor speaker series, 2 p.m., The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, Atlanta.
Music: Out of the Blue, a Yale University A Cappella group, performs, 7 p.m., Congregation Etz Chaim, Marietta. FREE.
Music: West Atlanta Music Fest, 6 p.m., Fat Cat’s, Austell.
Outdoors: New Manchester History Hike, 1-3 p.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.
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