Happy almost-weekend everybody! This is a busy week of openings and closings for exhibits and stages shows, so this weekend may be your first chance to see some new attractions, and your last chance for others. If you’re looking for live music advice, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog. And as always, add your suggestions for fun stuff to do around Atlanta in the comments! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
Movies: “Shoot the Messenger” screening, 7:30 p.m., Emory University White Hall Room 205, Atlanta. FREE.
Music: Who’s Bad? Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band performs, 8:30 p.m., Center Stage, Atlanta.
Shopping: Boutique Bargains Clearance Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Atlantic Station-above Z Gallerie, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Pirates of Penzance” opens, 8 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Stage: Mardi Gras Variety Show, 8 p.m., The Cumming Playhouse, Cumming.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
Art: Cahoot with the ‘Root benefit for WonderRoot Community Art Center, 9 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta.
Exercise: Mountain Bike Adventures or Road Bike Ride, 10 a.m., Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge. Registration required.
For kids: Kidgits Club Winterfest, 2-4 p.m., Discover Mills, Lawrenceville.
For kids: A Musical Tour Through Latin America, 10 a.m., Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville.
Movies: “Up” screening, 2 p.m., DeKalb County Library-Covington. FREE.
Outdoors: Backcountry Geology Hike, 1 p.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.
Stage: The Dance Project continues, 8 p.m., 7 Stages, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
Comedy: Jake Johannsen performs, 7 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.
For families: “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” continues, 3 p.m., The Towne Lake Arts Center, Woodstock.
Music: The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs, 3 p.m., Spivey Hall, Morrow.
Outdoors: Stone Mountain Bike and Hike, 9 a.m., leaves from Village Coffee Shop in Little Five Points, Atlanta. FREE.
Recreation: Great American Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross.
Stage: “Jake’s Women” continues, 3 p.m., Kudzu Playhouse, Roswell.
Stage: “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo” performs, 7 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
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