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The family has come over for Thanksgiving a little early, the kids are home for their fall break, and now there’s nothing to do except watch as three families of people argue about politics in the kitchen while hogging the coffee pot or standing in front of the bathroom door.

Now would be a good time to load up the minivan and bring the family literally anywhere else. Luckily, Atlanta has much to offer regarding things to do for Thanksgiving.

Better than watching the in-laws fight:

Center for Puppetry Arts
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There’s a lot of things to do in Atlanta this weekend, so Atlanta PlanIt is guiding you to some of their favorite happenings. Friday is Veterans Day, and the World of Coca-Cola is offering up a treat for veterans and their families. Then over the weekend, there’s a big Broadway reveal at the Center for Puppetry Arts, a storytelling festival, and a look at one of Chicago’s most beloved breakfast queens. Start planning your weekend with these things to do in Atlanta this weekend, Nov. 11 through 13.

Cirque Alfonse, I Love Lucy And More This Weekend

Mar 11, 2015
Ed Krieger

There’s a lot going on around Metro Atlanta this weekend,  including a stage production of I Love Lucy and an off-beat, high-energy, lumberjack themed circus. 

To learn more, host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Kimberly Harbrecht of our arts and entertainment information site, Atlanta PlanIt

Phoenix Flies, Daffodils And More This Weekend

Mar 4, 2015
Rebekah Littlejohn

There’s a lot going on around metro Atlanta this weekend, including a chance to learn about local history, or just spend some time in nature.

To find out more, host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine. Betsy began by talking about an event at Gibb’s Gardens.

Chris Bartelski

There’s a lot going on around metro Atlanta this weekend, including a couple of food and drink events and a play adapted from a hit Disney movie.

To learn more about what’s going on, host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Kimberly Harbrecht of our arts and entertainment information site, Atlanta PlanIt

Greg Mooney

There’s a lot going on around metro Atlanta this weekend, including a couple of string concerts and a play about an iconic local chain restaurant.  

To figure it all out, WABE host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine. Amy began their conversation with a question "for the birds."

Sue Schroeder

There’s a lot going on around Metro Atlanta this Valentine’s Day weekend, including events for couples and a musical that’s just for kids.

To figure it all out, host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Kimberly Harbrecht of our arts and entertainment information site, Atlanta PlanIt.

Kimberly began with an event that’s pretty astronomical in size.

Charlie McCullers

There’s a lot going on this weekend,  from an antiques show to a jazz concert at Emory. To figure it all out, WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently spoke with Betsy Riley, an editor with Atlanta Magazine. 

They began their conversation with an event that’s just in time for Valentine’s Day.

BreeAnne Clowdus

There’s a lot going on this weekend, from the annual Bach Bowl to your last chance to see some of Winston Churchill’s paintings. To figure it all out, host Amy Kiley recently spoke with Kimberly Harbrecht of Public Broacasting Atlanta’s arts and entertainment information site, Atlanta PlanIt. Kimberly began with an event that’ll take visitors back in time.

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Have you been looking for something to do this weekend?

If so, join host Lois Reitzes as she speaks with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine about upcoming events. This week, the pair talk about everything from classical performances to exhibitions about trains. 

Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

This week the New York Times published an article about a photograph by Gordon Parks, the first African-American staff photographer for Life magazine in the early 1950s.

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Rain Pryor is the daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Her mother was Jewish and growing  up with a mixed cultural and racial heritage was not always easy.

Her search for identity led her to produce a one-woman show named "Fried Chicken and Latkes." She’ll be performing it here in Atlanta this weekend. "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes recently spoke with her about the idea behind the production.

More information on the event may be found on Atlanta PlanIt.

Grant Leighton

Have you been looking for something to do this weekend? If so, join host Lois Reitzes as she speaks with Atlanta PlanIt's very own Kimberly Harbrecht about upcoming events. This time around, the pair talk about everything from classical performances to comedy productions.

Sam Smith
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The artist behind Mara's pick for Song of the Year comes to the Fox, and a genuine Concrete Blonde hits the Attic. WABE's Steve Goss talks to Atlanta radio veteran Mara Davis about her picks for upcoming concerts.

Von Grey
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Time now to look at some of this weekend’s events with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. Today she's speaking with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine. This time around, Betsy is highlighting an eclectic mix of musical events happening around town this weekend.

Thursday: Notre Dame Undertones at Variety Playhouse

Thursday: Von Grey with the KSU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

Each member of the club operates a different section of the set-up's 1,600-plus feet of track.
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Have you been looking for something to do this weekend? If so, join host Lois Reitzes as she speaks with our very own Kate Sweeney about this weekend's events. This time around, they begin their conversation by discussing an upcoming concert by a "Klezmer funk-rock-jazz ensemble." Here's Lois with more.

4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at Palookaville's Corn-Dog Drop

Railroad Model Train Club on Edgewood Avenue

Mara's Music Mix: Dec. 19 & 20

Dec 19, 2014
Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for Dec. 19 & 20:

Synchronicity Theatre

Join host John Lemley for a look at some of the more budget-friendly events around town this week with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison. This time around, Shane and John started off by discussing Dad’s Garage Theatre’s comedic take on the classic holiday movie "It’s A Wonderful Life."

Big Mike Geier fronting the Kingsized Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame dancers
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Have you been looking for something to do this weekend? If so, join host Lois Reitzes as she speaks with our very own Kate Sweeney.

There's a lot going on over the next few days, including a "King-Sized" Jubilee and an exhibition all about food.

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for Dec. 12-18:

AJC Events: Yacht Rock Revue, Winter Wonderland and More

Dec 11, 2014
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Yacht Rock Revue

Join host John Lemley for a look at some of the more budget-friendly events around town this week with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison.

Even though it’s usually associated with sunshine, boats, and beaches, the local soft rock cover band The Yacht Club Revue is hosting its annual holiday concert this weekend.

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Time now to look at some of this weekend’s events with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. This time around, she is speaking with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine, who highlights events ranging from a performance by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra to an exhibition of “Little Things.” Lois began their conversation...

Mara's Music Mix: December 5 & 6

Dec 5, 2014
Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for Dec. 5 & 6:

AJC Events: Reindog Parade, The Happenstance And More

Dec 4, 2014
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Please join us for a look at some of the more budget-friendly events around town this week with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison. 

This time around, Shane and host John Lemley began their conversation by talking about an event that might help you discover the perfect wine selection for your upcoming seasonal parties and dinners. 

 

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  There are a lot of performances going on this weekend, including visits from stand-up comedians and a classic play. To figure it all out, WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently spoke with our very own Kate Sweeney. Here's Lois with more.

Books
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The AJC-Decatur Book Festival's Daren Wang stopped by WABE studios to fill us in on the week in book events.

He highlighted an appearance from Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, out with their new book "Justice While Black," and also an event with Sandy Althomsons, author of "Inside A Refugee Crisis: My Time In South Sudan."

Mara's Music Mix: November 28-30

Nov 28, 2014
Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for November 28-30:

Blackberry Smoke at the Tabernacle; Friday November 28

Cracker at the EARL; Saturday and Sunday November 29 & 30

Horizon Theatre

Join us as we take look at some of this weekend’s events with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. Today she's speaking with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine, who talks about events ranging from a South African theater production, to 'A Christmas Carol', to 'Scuba Claus.'

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights 

The Santaland Diaries at Horizon Theatre

Africa Umoja at the Rialto

Books
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Daren Wang of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival dropped by to share this week's upcoming literary events.

He highlighted readings with Bill Roorbach and George Weinstein and also pointed out that this weekend is Small Business Saturday.

Mara's Music Mix: Nov. 21-26

Nov 21, 2014
Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for November 21-26:

Justin Townes Earle at Variety Playhouse; Friday, Nov. 21

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