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 AccessAtlanta.com calendar above. Posting will be back on its regular schedule next week. Till then, happy weekend! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
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.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
For families: Storytelling Benefit for Haiti, 2-4 p.m., Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta. Free, donations accepted.
History: “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” opening day celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.
Music: Hezekiah Walker performs with Yolanda Adams, 6:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
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.
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.
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