UPDATE 1/9: Worried that the fun thing you want to do isn’t open? Here’s a list of local closings and delays.
Having survived the holidays and the sucker punches of sub-freezing temperatures and snow, I expect you’ll be in the mood for something fun this weekend. Maybe something relaxing, like a neighborhood art stroll, or something to get the frustration out. Like, say, Monster Jam. As always, Atlanta has it all. If you’re looking for live music ideas, check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog.
Please share your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments, too! Have fun and stay warml! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY JANUARY 8
Art: Castleberry Hill Second Friday Art Stroll, 7 p.m., various venues in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.
Exercise: Courteous Mass bike ride, 6 p.m., Woodruff Park, Atlanta. FREE.
For families: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” planetarium show, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta. CLOSED TILL JAN. 11 BECAUSE OF COLD WEATHER.
Nightlife: Martinis and IMAX returns, 6:30-11 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, 8 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. South Carolina Stingrays, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
Stage: Tribute to Elvis, 8 p.m., New Dawn Theater Company, Duluth.
SATURDAY JANUARY 9
Animals: “Birds of Flight: Raptors 101” program, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. Advanced registration required.
For families: Family Comedy Show with Chinnitta Morris, Tony Tone, Griff and Marcus D, 7 p.m., Rialto Center for the Art, Atlanta.
For families: Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing, 7:30 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Movies: Autism Society of America presents “Alvin and the Chipmunks 2″ as a Sensory Friendly Film for families, 10 a.m., various local theaters.
Outdoors: New Manchester History Hike, 1 p.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.
Sports: Georgia Tech men’s basketball vs. Duke, 2 p.m., Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
SUNDAY JANUARY 10
Art: “An Artist At Work,” works by Kenneth M. Freeman, premieres, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.
Cheerleading: World Spirit Federation A-Town Championship, 11 a.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth. FREE.
Comedy: “Best Week Ever” host Christian Finnegan performs, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
For families: “A Woodland Cinderella” continues, 1 p.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.
Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart and Wagner, 3 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
Stage: The Rosewater Theatre performs Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite,” 3 p.m., The Rosewater Theatre, Roswell.
Stage: “A Year in Review: A Strand Birthday Spectacular,” 3 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.
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