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To do list: March 10

Art: Art Papers Live! presents a lecture by artist Laurent Grasso, 8 p.m., Georgia Tech College of Architecture Auditorium, Atlanta. FREE.

Dance: Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” opens, 7:30 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta.

For kids: “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle” author Avi discusses books, 7 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.

Sports: Georgia High School State Basketball Tournament runs March 10-March 13, Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Stage: Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s “What I Did Last Summer” continues, 7:30 p.m., Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell.

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To do list: March 9

Art: “Cycle Through” arts how continues, noon-8 p.m., Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta.

For kids: Target Free Second Tuesdays, 1-7 p.m., Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta. FREE.

Music: Eric Clapton performs with Roger Daltrey, 7:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Nashville Predators, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage: “Spring Awakening” opens, 8 p.m., The Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

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To do list: March 8

Books: “Wrapped in Rainbows” author Valarie Boyd finishes The Big Read events with a discussion of Zora Neale Hurston, 7 p.m., Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta. FREE.

Books: Author Lee Smith discusses and signs “Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

Comedy: Anton Dahlen performs “From Russia With Love,” 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.

Music: Over the Rhine performs, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, Decatur.

For families:African Children’s Choir” performs “Journey of Hope,” 7 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, 7 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.

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Weekend to do list: March 5-7

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Participants in last year's Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts costume-partner-alley-cat-scavenger-hunt-style bike race get their faces painted at a checkpoint. This year's race is March 6. (Full disclosure: I'll be at one of the checkpoints this year, more for fun than for work. Wave hi!) File photo by Jamie Gumbrecht.

Happy almost weekend! I can tell we’re getting out of the winter doldrums. The word “festival” is re-entering the lexicon, Snow Mountain is closing, Six Flags is opening and every day this weekend, there are tours, races and activities going on outside.

As always, there’s a pinch of music here, but if you’re really looking for info on live music, 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! Have fun! — Jamie G.

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Comedy: Laughing Skull Lounge Comedy Festival continues, 8 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.

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To do list: March 4

Art: First Thursdays Downtown Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., various venues, downtown Atlanta. FREE.

Books: CBS correspondent Don Teague and translator Rafraf Barrak discuss “Saved By Her Enemy,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

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

Presentation: A discussion with Henry Louis Gates Jr., 1-4 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta. FREE, tickets required.

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

Stage: Synchronicity Theatre’s “Women + War” continues, 8 p.m., 7 Stages, Atlanta.

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To do list: March 3

Comedy: Laughing Skull Lounge 5-day Comedy Festival begins, 8 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge and other local comedy clubs, Atlanta.

For kids: Author Rachel Hawkins discusses and signs “Hex Hall,” 7 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.

Movies: Died Young, Stayed Pretty” screening and appearance by director Eileen Yaghoobian, 7:30 p.m., The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta.

Music: DeKalb Youth Symphony Winter Concert, 8 p.m., Georgia Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium, Clarkston.

Outdoors:Grow A Native Garden From Seed” workshop, 7-9 p.m., Oakhurst Community Garden, Decatur.

Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

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To do list: March 2

Books: Author Wendy Wax launches and signs “Magnolia Wednesdays,” 7-9 p.m., Fox Tale Book Shoppe, Roswell. FREE, RSVP required.

For families:The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stories” continues, 10:30 a.m. and noon, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

Lecture: Mental Floss co-founder Will Pearson gives a trivia-laden talk as part of SCAD’s Ivy Hall Writer’s Series, 6:30 p.m., SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta. FREE.

Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Florida Panthers, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Stage:Aida” continues, 7:30 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

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To do list: March 1

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

Movies: Screening of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” 6 p.m., Clayton County Public Library Forest Park branch. FREE.

Movies: Screening of “For the Next 7 Generations,” 7 p.m., Charis Books and More, Atlanta. FREE, $5 suggested donation.

Music: Reverend Horton Heat performs, 8:30 p.m., The EARL, Atlanta.

Poetry: Rhythms in Gold,” a night of music and dance, with Salman Rushdie, Joyce Flueckiger, Deepika Bahri, Laurie Patton and Sasikala Penumarthi, 7 p.m., Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta. FREE.

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Weekend to do list: February 26-28

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Alliance Theatre brings Disney's "Mulan" to life this weekend. Here, Mulan (Leslie Bellair) learns to act like a boy from the dragon, Mushu (Bernard Jones.) Photo by Greg Mooney.

I’m purposely not checking the weather for this weekend, but rather choosing to believe that they will all be as nice as last weekend. At very least, there’s a lot of fun stuff to do, all the dancing, drinking and merriment I’ve come to expect, regardless of whether the sun shines.

If you’re looking for pop music, check out more comprehensive info at the AJC’s  Atlanta Music Scene blog.

And as always, share your suggestions for weekend events in the comments! — Jamie G.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

Art: Studioplex Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m., Studioplex, Atlanta. FREE.

Comedy: Maria Bamford performs, 8 p.m.,Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.

Discussion: The Only Subject is Love: Imagining Better Worlds” featuring Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, 1-3:30 p.m., Emory University’s Schwartz Center for …

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To do list: February 25

Books: Ivan J. Houston discusses and signs “Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of WWII,” 4-6 p.m., Georgia Tech Library’s Neely Room, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: “The Canning Season” author Polly Horvath signs and discusses “My One Hundred Adventures,” 4:30 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.

Movies: Dinner, Movie and a Tour night shows “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” 6-9 p.m., Kennesaw State University Center’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw. FREE.

Music: George Strait performs, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Music: Soweto Gospel Choir performs, 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage: Frankenstein,” a puppet show, continues, 7 p.m., Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta.

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