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Weekend to do list: March 12-14

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At this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade through downtown Atlanta, keep an eye out for green and plaid, then see it all at the Irish-inspired festival at Underground Atlanta. AJC file photo

I just love how Atlanta has something for every interest. Please just look at the lineup for Friday: there’s ballet, hockey, free art, lessons about bugs, modern dance, a craft show and a wrestling convention. TRUE.

There’s a smidgen of music down there, but if you’re really looking for info on live shows, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog.

And if you’ve got more suggestions for the weekend, please add ‘em to the free calendar, and share them in the comments! — Jamie G.


Art: Castleberry Hill Art Stroll, 6-11 p.m., various galleries and locations, Atlanta. FREE.

Crafts: American Craft Council Show opens, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Cobb Galleria, Atlanta.

Dance: Southern Ballet Theatre presents “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth.

Dance: Crossover Movement Arts and Zentropy present “Your Head is Full of Stars,” 9:30 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta.

For kids: Bio-buggies presentation, 1:30 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: “Spring Awakening” continues,  8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta. Read more.

Wrestling: Legendsmania pre-party opens the wrestling convention, 6 p.m. registration, Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport, College Park.


Books: Author John Yow discusses “The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds,” 3 p.m., Bound to be Read books, Atlanta. FREE.

Comedy: The Royal Comedy Tour with D.L. Hughley, J. Anthony Brown, Sommore and Don “D.C.” Curry, 8 p.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Dance: BalletFest Atlanta 2010 features 19 companies, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Southern Polytechnic State University Student Center Theatre, Marietta.

Festival: Third Annual Celtic Celebration with music, dance and costumes, 1-4 p.m., Henry County’s Cochran Public Library, Stockbridge. FREE.

Festival: St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade, Noon, Peachtree Street to Underground Atlanta, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Storytelling at The Wren’s Nest as part of Phoenix Flies, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta. FREE. Read more.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Harlem Globetrotters play, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth. Read more.

Sports: Atlanta Rollergirls season opener, 5 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center Auditorium, Atlanta.


Comedy: Late-night host Craig Ferguson performs, 7:30 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

For kids: Laughing Pizza performs, 3 p.m., Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta.

For families: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance of “Green Eggs & Ham,” 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Exercise: Hunger Walk/Run 5K to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other non-profits, noon-4 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Music: Cobb Symphony presents “Carousel,” 8 p.m., 3 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kennesaw.

Music: Ladies Rock Camp showcase, 5:30 p.m., The Five Spot, Atlanta. Read more.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Phoenix Coyotes, 5 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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33 comments Add your comment


March 13th, 2010
7:35 pm

Love NYC, Chicago, NO and Boston. Lots to do there and lots to see. Much history that is celebrated. But remember, Delta is ready when you are….


March 13th, 2010
4:59 pm

Hey Lori, do a little research before you shoot your mouth off. The Fox Theater was not designed as a movie house. It was a Yarrab Temple Shrine Mosque. If it’s so bad here, then why don’t you people leave or get involved and make it better? There is plenty to do but you have to find it. Research and go. No one is going to pick you up and take you. I’ve never seen such babies and whiners. Get a life.


March 13th, 2010
11:01 am

Yeah, Atlanta and GA as a whole is so terrible right? You must be here if you are commenting. Soooo please go back to where ever you came from maybe Miami, NYC, LA, Chicago or one of the other places that is so much better than Atlanta.