Get Out: What To Do This Weekend
Let's hope the forecast stays true to its predictions and it gets sunny...
When/Where: Sunday, March 13, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Rotagilla Creole Cafe, 2327 Main Street, Tucker.
Why Go: Rotagilla Cafe in Tucker not only has Creole food such as po boys and fried crawfish tails, it has musical entertainment almost every night of the week. Sunday afternoon is their Second Sunday Singer Jam, which allows singing guests to jam with musicians Tom Olsen and the Rotagilla Quintet, as they play an array of instruments including the piano, flute, trombone and sax. If one wishes to steal the mic, though, singers are encouraged to bring sheet music for two to three songs. Side note: No alcohol is sold at Rotagilla, but guests can BYOB in a brown paper bag if they wish.
Pricing: No cover charge.
When/Where: Friday, March 11, noon-6 p.m, Atlanta Dermatology and Laser Surgery, 2171 Northlake Parkway, Tucker.
Why Go: If you're looking for the easy way to get back into your skinny jeans from 10 years ago, check out the open house at Atlanta Dermatology for an introduction to a new non-invasive, body-sculpting procedure called CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. The seminar will include VIP guests such as Crash Clark from DaveFM, a free consulation and a demonstration of the procedure.
Pricing: Free, but RSVP here.
When/Where: Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1927 Lakeside Parkway, Tucker.
Why Go: Bread lovers, unite! Atlanta's top notch culinary cove is having this month's tasty class course on the doughy delight of artisan bread, crafted in small batches and from scratch. At Le Cordon Bleu, attendees will learn how to make it at home, along with all sorts of spreads to give the bread a little bit of "oomph!"
Pricing: Tickets are $90 each and can be purchased here.
When/Where: Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., The Village Corner German Restaurant, 6655 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain.
Why Go: Blending Chris' sounds of Athens rock and blues and Gisele's soulful voice and folk-Americana melody from Louisiana, local duet Gisele & Chris are playing this weekend in Stone Mountain Village. In addition to cover songs,The two-year-old band will play originals written by Gisele herself, including a dance number called "Mustang Sally." Chris may even whip out his harmonica to show off some skills. Also, Gisele is celebrating the big 50 this weekend!
When/Where: Saturday, March 12, all day (2 p.m.-3 p.m. for Kinect gaming), Mountain Park Branch Library, 1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn, and Snellville's Elizabeth H. Williams Branch Library, 2740 Lenora Church Road, Snellville.
Why Go: It's Teens Tech week at the Gwinnett County libraries! Haven't been able to try the Xbox Kinect yet? Mountain Park Library has got its own and are letting teenagers try it out this Saturday. Who knows, if Mom and Dad check it out, too, they may even get you one. In addition, Snellville's Elizabeth H. Williams Branch is having a Word Cloud Art Drop-In all day so that teens can make artsy word clouds through www.wordle.net and display them in the library.
When/Where: Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques, 94 Main Street, Lilburn.
Why Go: If you love a good ghost story, meet local historian Sally Toole this weekend in Old Town Lilburn. Her latest novel, "Souls of Norcross" (co-written with paranormal investigator Will Amyerich), tells a tale of paranormal activity in Norcross' railroad town and is based on true experiences. Toole, who also writes for Patch, will host the Norcross ghosts tours with Amyerich starting Friday the 13th in May.
Pricing: Free to attend and munch on the goodies. Customers can purchase her novels at the event, too, ranging from $13 to $21.99.
When/Where: Friday, March 11, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 13, 2:30 p.m., New London Theatre, 2485 East Main Street, Snellville.
Why Go:Whether you like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" or not, putting one of Shakespeare's originals into a completely new setting can take a bit of creativity. Calling it a mixture of "Shakespeare, cowboy poetry and Native American folklore," New London Theatre's version is still similar and just as comedic to the original's three interlocking plots, including one where two brothers fight over one gal until a coyote uses his magical flute to make them fall in love for another woman, only making them fight all over again. The words "comedic love story" come to mind, but this is much more than the usual romatic comedy that one would see in movies today.
Pricing: Tickets are $12.60 in advance (can be purchased here), and general admission tickets bought on the day of the show are $15.60. Children and students with ID can subtract $2 from their tickets.
When/Where: Saturday, March 12, noon-5 p.m., Sunday March 13, noon-4 p.m., The Gwinnett Humane Society at The Avenue, 1350 Scenic Highway, Snellville.
Why Go: Looking for a new a dog, for either yourself or someone you know? Or maybe you're just one of those people that love going to the pet store "just to look," but end up buying a new dog because it was love a at first sight? Either way, the Gwinnett Humane Society is showing their adoptable dogs who need some love and a new home. Conveniently for weekend shoppers in Snellville, GHS is bringing their adoption center for the weekends to their new location in The Avenue.
Pricing: Applications to take home a furry pet are available at the Society and online here, which also carries a list of their available dogs.