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Save some of the fun for when I’m back!

I’m off to Michigan for a few days of family time and snowy reminders of why it’s nice to live in Atlanta. Your Weekend To-Do List is already up, and Daily To-Do Lists will continue to post every day, but regular posting will resume late next week.

To amuse you till then, 14 seconds of a sleepy kitten:

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Broadway series ticket packages for Fox and Cobb Energy

Continuing this trend of multi-venue, personalized season tickets, Broadway Across America announced this week that theatergoers can make their own  season package of Broadway shows coming to the Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre this year and next.

I understand there’s no discount for buying tickets this way, but because single tickets haven’t gone on sale for most of the shows, package buyers will have access to better seats. Ticket buyers must select at least three of the eight shows included. Tickets are available starting Nov. 8 at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/atlanta or 800-278-4447.

Here are the shows available for purchase:
“The 39 Steps,” Cobb Energy Centre, Dec. 1-6, 2009
“Young Frankenstein,” Fox, Jan. 26-31, 2010
“Mamma Mia!” Fox, Feb. 9-14, 2010
“Spring Awakening,” Fox, March 9-14, 2010
“Fiddler on the Roof,” Cobb Energy, March 16-21, 2010
“South Pacific,” Fox,” April 6-11, 2010
“Mary Poppins,” Fox, April 29-May 16, 2010
“Avenue Q,” Cobb …

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Gone Votin’: It’s Election Day!

Oh, Election Day, a wonderful day when newsroom celebrates with late deadlines and late-night pizza deliveries.

I expect posting to be light today because I’ll be working the Election Day minute-by-minute feed from 2 p.m. to midnight. Check AJC.com to see what’s up with elections, or just to keep me company. With everybody out covering polls and candidates, the breaking news desk will either be really crazy or really lonely.

If you’re still undecided or not sure what to do, maybe the AJC voter guide will help. Here’s a link to info on all the elections and the Georgia Secretary of State’s election page. Happy voting! Wear your sticker with pride!

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Decatur Book Festival seeks stylish moms for fashion show

Hey, mom — you, who does everything for everyone else and can’t quite remember how to socialize with grown-ups beyond the Momania comments section — the Decatur Book Festival just added a fashion show contest for “hipster moms” to its Saturday lineup.

"Prospect Park West" by Amy Sohn.

Author Amy Sohn, who wrote the Park Slope mama book, “Prospect Park West,” and Kaleidoscope owner Camille Wright will judge stylishness, and dole out prizes like an autographed first edition of Sohn’s book and gift certificates to Decatur boutiques Kaleidoscope and Squash Blossom.

Organizers are still looking for stylish moms to participate. Register by emailing
stylemom@decaturbookfestival.com.

By the way, Sohn’s reading here will be her first for the new novel. There are actually several authors launching their books in Decatur this weekend. Here’s the list.

Want to go? Amy Sohn will read from “Prospect Park West” and judge the mommy fashion show. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. First Baptist …

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Atlanta Underground Film Festival, DocuFest, Animation Attack! show more than 100 indie films this week

"Sita Sings the Blues" shows during Animation Attack! this week. Photo courtesy NinaPaley.com.

Film buffs are smiling this week. Not one, not two, but three indie film festivals will take over eight venues around Atlanta this week with more than 100 films.

There’s a handy guide to the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, known as DocuFest Atlanta, and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival over at the Arts & Culture blog, “Two indie film fests light up screens around the city.”

New to the festivals this year is a series of free drink-and-discuss cocktail gatherings with the film directors — they’ll run at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at The Studio Bar at The Artmore Hotel, 1302 W. Peachtree St.

But let’s not forget the sibling festival, Animation Attack! It includes blocks of animated shorts shown at the Midtown Arts Cinema and Eyedrum, and the 90-minute film, “Sita Sings the Blues,” showing at The Five Spot at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

Here’s a trailer:

Want to …

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Red-headed powerhouses play: Neko Case and Tori Amos

Two powerhouse female artists will play Atlanta in the next few days, red-headed ladies who do marvelous things with their voices. First, there’s Neko Case, a wanderer between Americana and power pop, who plays Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Sunday. On Monday, it’s Tori Amos, the piano-pounding, emotional-before-emo artist who takes the stage at Chastain Park Ampitheater.

A little breakdown:

Neko Case. Photo Courtesy Anti-Records

Neko Case

Early on: Born in 1970 in Alexandria, Va.
Education: Moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in the 1990s to attend Emily Carr institute of Art and Design.
Co-conspirators: Played in Vancouver punk and country groups. Recorded as Neko Case and Her Boyfriends on “The Virginian.” Has worked with The Sadies and Carolyn Mark. Still handles some vocals for supergroup The New Pornographers. LISTEN.
Atlanta connection: Her voice appeared on the “Sirens” episode of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” an Adult Swim show on Atlanta’s own Cartoon Network. …

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