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Weekend to do list: January 29-31


This photo of Harry Belafonte by Herschel Levit is in the new Atlanta History Center exhibition, "Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits," which opens with a celebration on Jan. 30.

Heya weekenders, I’ve been busy on other projects the past two weeks, but I’m still coming through with a list of suggestions for fun stuff to do around Atlanta the next few days. There are some biggies on here: great stage shows, new exhibits and a proud farewell to Mei Lan, Zoo Atlanta’s first panda cub, who will head to China on Feb. 4.

Of course, if you’re looking for more music goings-on, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog. As always, you can search the full calendar above. Posting will be back on its regular schedule next week. Till then, happy weekend! — Jamie G.


Art: Closing reception for “Leftovers,” a group art show, 7-10 p.m., Little Five Points Aurora Coffee, Atlanta. FREE.

Comedy: Funny Fridays, 7:15 p.m., Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville.

For families: Family Night-time Hike, 7 p.m., Autrey Mill Nature Center, Alpharetta. Registration required.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Outdoors: Final weekend for outdoor ice skating, 4:30-11 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink, Atlanta. Read more.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: The Shakespeare Follies continues, 10 p.m., Danneman’s Coffee, Atlanta.

Storytelling: Two-day Southern Order of Storytellers Winter Storyfest, featuring Dolores Hydock, begins, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, Atlanta.


For families: Storytelling Benefit for Haiti, 2-4 p.m., Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta. Free, donations accepted.

For families: Farewell party for panda Mei Lan, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta. Read more.

History: Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” opening day celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.

Movies: Buck Rogers’ “Planet Outlaws” completes the 1939 Film Festival, 1 p.m. and 10 p.m., Plaza Theatre, Atlanta. Read more.

Music: Hezekiah Walker performs with Yolanda Adams, 6:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Music: Honda HBCU Battle of the Bands, 3 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta. Read more.

Outdoors: Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield. FREE.

Sports: Georgia Tech men’s basketball vs. Kentucky State, 1 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta.

Stage: The History of the Devil” continues, 7:30 p.m., Relapse Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage:Pass it Down” opens, 7 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.


Drink: Better Late Than Never Christmas Party, 2-6 p.m., SweetWater Brewery, Atlanta.

For kids: Rosemary Wells storytime, 3 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.

History: Diana: A Celebration” continues, 10 a.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Movie:King Corn” screening, 1 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Music: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Masters of the Fiddle, 5 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.

Poetry: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads for Emory’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Reading,  4 p.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium, Atlanta. FREE. Read more.

Stage: Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” continues, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Wrestling: WWE Royal Rumble, 7:45 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the calendar.

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