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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.

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33 comments Add your comment


March 12th, 2010
4:38 pm

The heart of downtown Atlanta is a foodcourt, scattered parking lots and buidings with no retail on the groundlevel. I just saw an aticle in the Atlanta Business Journal that indicated some 75k people will be coming to downtown hotels for a medical convention…the article said that in the past Atlanta was passed over becuase people were bored downtown, but now that downtown has been revitalized and has, I quote, “so many new clogged eateries” the convention will be held downtown.
I went to Underground on New Years Eve and after the peach drop there was absolutely nothing to do downtown, except the Hard Rock Cafe and Hooters.


March 12th, 2010
4:33 pm

No if yous want culture then take off for East Dublin, home of the Redneck Games. THAT is the hub of the south

Where are the Arts?

March 12th, 2010
4:29 pm

ATL born and raised, Gym Tan Laundry. I don’t want to leave because I have friends, family and memories here; I want us to make Atlanta better.


March 12th, 2010
4:22 pm

I have to agree with the majority of these posts. essentially, all we have to do is- eat out, or shop. I’ve been here 20 plus years- can’t wait to retire and leave this land of malls and suburban boredom

Gym Tan Laundry

March 12th, 2010
4:22 pm

Why don’t all of you people that hate this city go back to the places you came from. If you all actually lived in Atlanta and not the burbs you might like this place. I have a great time in this town, but thats because I am good looking, fit, and have money.LOL LOL. Go back to the North East with your ugly women and bad attitudes.


March 12th, 2010
4:20 pm

Wow, someone needs to move…


March 12th, 2010
4:18 pm

The ATL: the “all about me” town that praises mediocrity as if it were something. What a joke. There are more to do in Post Katrina New Orleans on a Wednesday morning, than a weekend of fun in Atlanta.


March 12th, 2010
4:09 pm

You are all a bunch of bitter and sad little people. Do the rest of us a favor and end yourselves.

I wish I was in...

March 12th, 2010
4:08 pm

Boston for St. Pats!


March 12th, 2010
3:51 pm

Lots to do? You left out muggings. But seriously, there is nothing to do in this crappy town unless you like to eat, shop, or watch others (probably why Atlanta is so fat). Can’t wait to get back out West, you Atlantans are clueless.