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Weekend to do list: April 2-4

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This weekend, we celebrate with the best type of hunt: the kind that ends in chocolate. YUM. AJC file photo

Happy weekend, everybody! There’s plenty going on this weekend, but if you’re looking for something involving bunnies — chocolate, egg-hiding or otherwise — check out the AccessAtlanta.com Easter events list. Feel free to poke around in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar for more events, or share your favorites in the comments. For more live music, visit our Atlanta Music Scene blog. Now, pass the Reese’s eggs this way!

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Art: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m., various venues around Marietta Square, Marietta. FREE.

For kids:The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf,” 10:30 a.m. and noon, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

Improv:Clash Titan Clash” continues, 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.

Music: The Machine plays Pink Floyd with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Music: Christian Music Weekend with Jars …

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Weekend to do list: March 26-28

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The Peking Acrobats will be stacking and balancing at the Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta this weekend.

For this bright, beautiful spring weekend, check out this mix of indoor, outdoor, on-the-ground and balancing-up-high activities. Looking for live music picks? Check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog, and if you’ve got more weekend suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments, or in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar!

FRIDAY MARCH 26

Comedy: The Atlanta Comedy Festival opens, 8-10 p.m., Apache Cafe, Atlanta.

Dance: Atlanta Ballet performs Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Festival: Women of Color Arts and Film Festival continues through March 27, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Planet Shark” continues, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta.

Movies:Juno” screening and discussion for Movie Mania, 7:30 p.m., Emory University’s White Hall, Atlanta. FREE.

Opera: Clayton State University …

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To do list: March 22

Books: Author Peter Hedges discusses “The Heights,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

Cars: Atlanta International Auto Show continues, noon-9 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.

For kids: Cyberchase: The Chase is On!” continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta.

History: Atlanta History Center tours for Phoenix Flies, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., Atlanta History Center and historic houses, Atlanta. FREE.

Improv: Clash Titans Clash” continues, 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.

Storytelling: MothUP Atlanta nonfiction storytelling takes on “tradition,” 7 p.m., Manuel’s Tavern, Atlanta. FREE.

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

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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Weekend to do list: March 19-21

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The Atlanta International Auto Show opens this weekend, but you'll find these classics over at High Museum of Art, where "The Allure of the Automobile" opens on Sunday. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

Weekend, we can almost see you. Here’s a list of fun stuff going on around Atlanta. You can find more about music on the Atlanta Music Scene blog, and if you’ve got more weekend suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments, or in the AccessAtlanta.com calendar!

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Cars: Atlanta International Auto Show opens, 5-10 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.

Dance: Northeast Atlanta Ballet performs “Peter Pan,” 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Performing Arts Centre, Duluth.

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

For kids: Mommy & Me nature activity, 10 a.m., Dunwoody Nature Center, Dunwoody.

Music: Harvard University’s Kuumba Singers perform, noon-1 p.m., Georgia State University’s Florence Kopleff Recital Hall, Atlanta. FREE.

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To do list: March 18

Comedy: Jennifer Coolidge performs, 8 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.

Dance: Women’s History Month dance presentation, noon-1 p.m., Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Fundred” celebration and pick-up, 2-5:30 p.m., Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta. FREE.

History: “Evening with History” speaker Vietnam veteran Robert Babcock, 7 p.m., Marietta History Museum, Marietta.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: “100 Saints You Should Know” opens, 8 p.m., Actor’s Express Theatre, Atlanta.

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

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To do list: March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a list of Atlanta area St. Patrick’s Day events.

For kids: Moms and Tots playtime, 11 a.m., Gwinnett Place Mall, Duluth.

Music: John Mayer performs with Michael Franti and Spearhead, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Music: Tango concert and dance performance, 8 p.m., Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

Outdoors: Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk, 8 a.m.,  Cochran Shoals Unit of Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Marietta. FREE.

Stage: “The Sunset Limited” opens, 7:30 p.m., The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, Atlanta.

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

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To do list: March 16

Dance: Indian Kuchipudi Dance, 7 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “Nature Unleashed” continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.

Music: George Thorogood performs, 8 p.m., Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

Stage: “Fiddler on the Roof” opens, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Stage: “Ethan Frome” continues, 8 p.m., Theatre in the Square, Marietta.

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

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To do list: March 15

Art: The 28th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bulloch Hall, Roswell.

Discussion: Bernice King is interviewed by Oglethorpe students for Women’s History Month, 4-6  p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta. FREE.

For kids: Your Jewish World” continues, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Sophie Hirsch Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum, Dunwoody. FREE. Read more.

History: “Voices Across the Color Line: The Atlanta Student Movement 50th Anniversary” opening celebration and lecture featuring Dr. Winston Grady-Willis, 6-8 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.

Music: Air performs, 8 p.m., Center Stage, Atlanta.

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

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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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 AccessAtlanta.com calendar, and share them in the comments! — Jamie G.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12

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, …

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To do list: March 11

Art: ‘PostSecret’ exhibition continues, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Kennesaw State’s Sturgis Library art gallery, Kennesaw. FREE. Read more.

Film: “The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights” screens, 7:30 p.m., Plaza Theatre, Atlanta.

For families: “Little One Inch” continues, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

History: Phoenix Flies Chastain Arts Center Tour and “The Poor Houses” book signing, 7 p.m., Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta. FREE.

Stage: True Colors Theatre presents “Our Town,” 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta.

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

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