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week end what to do, hear, see, watch, read, listen to, visit and eat in Gwinnett and Atlanta Duluth restaurant serves build-your-own shaved ice desserts..............................................Pg. 4

Staff Intern: Kathy-Lee Cassie

SunO Dessert in Duluth serves its, front left, Banana Split SunO (banana, cookie stick, crushed nuts, chocolate syrup, and condensed milk, front right, Hawaiian (mango, kiwi, strawberry, mango syrup, kiwi syrup, and strawberry syrup, and back left, The Dirt O’ Oreo (oreo cookie, oreo crumbs, crushed nuts, gummy worms, chocolate syrup and condensed milk.

Art Beat ....................................................................Pg. 6 Movies.................................................................Pgs. 9-16 Showtimes ............................................................Pg. 12 By Venue ................................................................Pg. 17 Metro Calendar ....................................................Pg. 18 Gwinnett Calendar ............................................Pg. 18 The “Weekend” arts and entertainment guide includes select events in the coming week. To be considered for a listing, send a fact sheet to: Weekend, Features Department, Gwinnett Daily Post, 725 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045; or call 770-963-9205, email features@gwinnettdailypost.com or fax 770-339-8081. Weekend Design: Corinne Nicholson

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THE DISH

SunO Desserts

2570 Pleasant Hill Road No. 101, Duluth

770-710-0084

www.SunODessert.com

BY KATHY-LEE CASSIE Staff Intern

• Open since: August 2005 • Location: SunO Desserts is located at Park Village off Pleasant HIll Road across from Super H Mart plaza. It is west of I85. • Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Noon to 11 p.m. Sundays. Winter hours are subject to change.

ONTHEMENU SunOs • Brownie Overload: Chocolate sunO, brownie, pecan, cherry, and caramel syrup. $6.50 • Brown Turtle: Coffee sunO, crushed nuts, banana, pecan, and caramel syrup. $6.50 Crepes • Strawberry Crepe: Strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, corn flakes, sprinkles, and strawberry syrup. $6.50 • Volcano Crepe: Corn Flakes, rice cake, strawberry, oreo crumbs, whipped cream, and caramel syrup. $6.50

• Owner and president: Andy Chou

back. • Menu: SunO Desserts • Atmosphere: Hanging is known for their signature SunO Ice. snowflakes, icebergs peekOwner Andy Chou ,who ing out from a blue backis a third generation ice splash, and blue painted walls give this restaurant the maker, along with a group feeling of a winter wonder- of friends decided they wanted to build a business land. Director of Public based on ice making. They Relations, Bridget London said they wanted the atmos- wanted a menu that resembled snow and in so coined phere to be something that the term “SunO,” which is a young people would be type of shaved ice cream attracted to and a way to with more of a water base. mentor the youth. They They wanted a diverse decided to base the theme menu, but simple enough on the product that they for customers to be able to would be known for — build their own personal Shaved Ice. London said that the tar- dessert. The restaurant uses premium ingredients and get demographic is mainly fresh products to make the young adults so they try to make the atmosphere as laid SunO Ice. “It’s kind of built around back as possible. With sura build-your-own,” London rounding glass doors, the said. “You can take your dining area has a welcombase which has six different ing and casual feel with low-top dining tables and a flavors of ice, and put whatever toppings, or syrups. couch situated towards the

Staff Intern: Kathy-Lee Cassie

SunO Dessert in Duluth serves its, front left, Banana Split SunO (banana, cookie stick, crushed nuts, chocolate syrup, and condensed milk, front right, Hawaiian (mango, kiwi, strawberry, mango syrup, kiwi syrup and strawberry syrup, and back left, the Dirt O’ Oreo (oreo cookie, oreo crumbs, crushed nuts, gummy worms, chocolate syrup and condensed milk.

You can make something specific to your taste.” The most popular SunO according to London is the volcano “because it has chocolate strawberries.” “People should get out and try it,” she said. “This is the first place to have this concept and it is very unique.” The menu also offers dessert crepes, yogurt drinks, flavored hot tea, flavored milk tea and flavored tea.

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Things you might not know: Creative Loafing awarded SunO Dessert “Best Shaped Ice” in 2010. Twice a year, they try to come up with new menu options by visiting Taiwan. Through the SunO Youth Leadership Program, they help local schools and youth to reward academic achievement and offer business education opportunities.


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ARTS

Broadway arrives in Suwanee with ‘Hairspray’ The culture of the ’60s has fascinated people for years. Filled with social change, tragedy and upheaval, the ’60s also ushered in new ideas that uplifted those who lived through the turmoil. The musical “Hairspray” is a celebration of some of the happier happenings of that decade, and Suwanee Performing Arts is sharing the love on the amphitheater stage in Suwanee’s Town Center Park today and Saturday. The ’60s theme will be expanded by the addition of “Rapunzel’s Twist,” an original mini-musical based on the fairy tale and set to popular music of the ’60s. The show starts at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. “We are thrilled to be presenting ‘Hairspray’ to celebrate our fifth anniversary of Broadway in the Park,” said Patty Etherton, co-founder and executive director of SPA. “As in previous years, we have assem-

ART BEAT HOLLEY CALMES

bled some of the best performers, directors, choreographers and musicians in Gwinnett County and the North Georgia area. We anticipate another fantastic weekend of shows to benefit our arts program.” Not only are the shows good experience for the young performers, SPA has been holding an auction to raise money for the school. This unusual

and very clever activity you would pay $10 to see tribute toward this is titled “M.O.S.H.,” also a movie we are sure you evening of energetic known as “Most Outrawill be happy to conentertain.” geous Seat in the House.” The highest bidder will see the show from down front and center, in a virtual outdoor living room complete with overstuffed sofas, a coffee table, and all the comforts of home for six to eight people. The furniture has been donated for the event by Outrageous Bargains. Online bidding has been going on since July 1. Another way that SPA is raising money through this event is by simply asking for donations. “We will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets and passing the hat,” Etherton said. “Be aware that you might be asked to post bail for our delinquent ‘Hairspray’ cast. If

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“Hairspray” is a musical •See Hairspray, Page 7


Hairspray •From Page 6

perfectly embodied in our leading lady, Nichole that will be enjoyed by all Ojeda-Johns,” Etherton members of the family. said. “A newcomer to The setting is 1960s Balti- SPA, Nichole showed up more where change is in on the scene, happy to the air. The main characdance in the wings, ter, a lovable and largerthrilled with any role we than-life adolescent girl gave her and just wantinamed Tracy Turnblad, ng to be a part of the manages to vanquish a show. How like Tracy.” reigning high school “Our world is often “princess,” integrate a times judgmental and television show, and find self righteous. ‘Hairtrue love while singing spray’ shows us in a and dancing all the while. comical way how ugly And of course, she does it humans can be to each all without mussing her other. Though the story hair. is set in the 1960s people “‘Hairspray’s’ message are even more self-cenof love and acceptance is tered and self-serving

today.” This is the fifth year for Suwanee’s Broadway in the Park program. The event usually draws approximately 4,000 for the two shows combined and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for SPA. For more information, visit the website at www.suwaneeperformingarts.org or call 770821-7654. Holley Calmes is a freelance writer and public relations consultant specializing in the arts. Email her at hcalmes@mindspring.com.

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INSIDE THE PERIMETER

‘Come Fly Away’ brings songs of Sinatra to Atlanta BY RACHEL SHIREY

IFYOUGO

Staff Intern

Broadway’s new musical “Come Fly Away” will be at the Fox Theatre from Tuesday through Aug. 7 and will feature musical arrangements by Frank Sinatra. “Come Fly Away,” directed by Tony-Award winner Twyla Tharp, follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded night club for a musical fantasy of romance and seduction, a release said. The musical blends Frank Sinatra classics including “Fly Me To the Moon,” “My Way” and “That’s Life” with a live on-stage big band and

Photo: Joan Marcus

• What: Broadway’s new musical “Come Fly Away” • When: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 5, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 6, and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 7 • Where: The Fox Theatre, located at 660 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta • For more information or to purchase tickets: visit www.theatreofthestars.com

“Come Fly Away” shares the love story of four couples through dance and the legendary lyrics of Frank Sinatra. The musical will play at the Fox Thethrough dance; there is no atre Aug. 2 through Aug. 7.

14 dancers. “I think what makes this production stand out, it’s very rare,” said Ron Todorowski, who plays Marty and is one of the principal

dancers. “Twyla Tharp is one of the few directors, choreographers that really knows how to put dance in the front line in the theatrical setting. The story is told

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dialogue. The dialogue is the movement and the choreography, and that’s rare in musical theater. You don’t see that very often and really, the choreography is so powerful and so exciting.”

“Come Fly Away” premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in September 2009 and opened on Broadway in March 2010. Todorowski, who has been a cast member for two years, said it has been exciting to see the musical grow in popularity. Todorowski believes the production excites audiences because it offers a different theatrical flavor that people scarcely encounter in musical theater. “It’s just a different way of expression,” Todorowski said. “Like, dance is its own art form in that way. I think it’s very powerful to see dancers convey a story and have attention, and I just think it’s very powerful. The

audiences walk away with a very strong burst of energy (after) an hour and a half. There is definitely the athleticism aspect of dancing that I think is different from going to see a straight play or other musicals. This is (a production with) world-class dancers and world-class choreography and it’s just very exciting.” Despite the aggressive rehearsals, Todorowski said the cast is eager to share the production with Atlanta’s audience. He believes the audience will be captivated by the cast’s talent and passion. Tickets, which range from $30 to $80, are available at www.theatreofthestars.com.


‘Flower’ would have been better with ‘Clueless’ treatment time in China — and the rest of the world for that matter — marriages were arranged not long after children were born and the story goes into not quite enough detail covering three behindthe-scenes Chinese customs. BY MICHAEL CLARK Movie Critic The first of these is the now thankfully defunct For the better part of the last practice of foot-binding. two decades, Chinese director Ostensibly this was done to Wayne Wang has been bounc- force female feet to look smaller and daintier. In realing back and forth between ity, it was done to make American art-house (“Smoke,” “Blue in the Face”) women walk slower and and American mainstream (“Because of Winn-Dixie,” “Maid in Manhattan”) while waiting for a worthy bookend to his masterpiece “The Joy Luck Club.” After watching “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” it’s clear Wang’s waiting will have to continue. Like “Joy Luck,” “Snow Flower” is based on a bestselling novel by an AsianAmerican female and falls squarely into the arthouse/chick-flick genre. However unlike Amy Tan’s “Joy Luck Club” Wang’s three screenwriters took Lisa See’s book — set completely in 19th century Hunan province — and added a second parallel story set in 21st century Shanghai. If there was ever a reason for fans of a novel to revolt over a screen adaptation this movie provides it. In addition to unnecessarily padding the story, Wang cast his two leads to play dual roles. Having the women pull double duty makes it easier to follow the overly fussy, backand-forth narrative but also comes off like a cheesy gimmick. The same can be said for the late arrival of Hugh Jackman playing a tacked-on character added solely to boost what will surely be an anemic box office take. Everything interesting in the film takes place in the Hunan sequences which are impeccably designed and photographed. During this

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (PG-13) ★★★ ★★

appear subservient. It effectively folded the foot in two width-wise, pushed the arch up and pressed the ball and heel together. It’s not quite as brutally pathetic and barbaric as female circumcision but its close. The most intriguing facet of See’s novel and the film is her fictional “laotong.” Again instituted by parents and sometimes a paid consultant, laotong pairs girls together based on time of birth; the closer the better.

The two leads were born on the same day, making theirs an ideal pairing. To put it simpler terms, laotong was the original “BFF” arrangement, only one that was put into writing and lifelong. As the laotong members grow older, with distance and other factors separating them, they would write messages to each other in Nushu on fans. Nushu is an unspoken language consisting entirely of symbols understood only by laotongs. Mixing these real

and made-up components is a storytelling masterstroke by See but only halfway makes sense in the film. What would really be interesting is to take See’s novel and give it a “Clueless” overhaul. Based on Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” “Clueless” took the framework of a rather stuffy and dated story, made it hip and audience

friendly. It also turned out to be a very good movie. Take the laotong and Nushu elements, replace the feet-binding with generic plastic surgery and switch out the fans with texting. It might not be great but it would certainly be more marketable and appealing to American women than this yawner. (Fox Searchlight)

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FRONTIER FACE-OFF Acting shines in genre-bending thriller

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Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) ★★★★ ★ Credited to eight screenwriters, 16 producers, four studios and sporting one of the most unimaginative titles of the year, “Cowboys & Aliens” also suffers from genre schizophrenia yet still somehow manages to entertain and stimulate both sides of the brain. With this many cooks in the kitchen and chiefs in the boardroom, the movie could have turned out be an unmitigated disaster. But thanks to a dream cast and “Iron Man” franchise director Jon Favreau’s steady hand, it mostly holds together. Mixing science-fiction and the western

VIEWPOINTS MICHAEL CLARK

might initially appear to be a bad idea — and in some parts of “C&A” it is. But really, what was the first (Episode IV) “Star Wars?” It was a western set in outer space. The same can be said (in reverse) for the first and last “Indiana Jones” installments — sort of. And what do those two franchises have in common? That’s right, one Mr. Harrison Ford. It’s more than safe to

assume that the inclusion of Ford in the cast was a big reason “C&A” got a green light. It also probably didn’t hurt to snare the current James Bond (Daniel Craig) as the lead. With Indiana Jones/Han Solo and 007 leading the way how could it miss? And another thing — why does everyone assume that aliens can only visit Earth in the present day or the future. Post-Civil War America wasn’t that long ago, relatively speaking, and what about those century’s old crop circles and Stonehenge in England? Think about it. The first 15 minutes starts out looking nothing like the chase/explosion/FX action flick it eventually becomes. With no extraneous sound or backing

Photo: Universal Studios

Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde star in “Cowboys & Aliens.”

score, it more resembles the Coen brothers’ “No Country for Old Men” or “True Grit.” Jake (Craig) wakes up in the desert bleary-eyed, bleeding and wearing a funky

oversized bracelet thingy that any hip-hop mogul would kill for. Three passing ne’er do wells make the huge mistake of messing with Jake, who quickly shows them what’s what. Jake, seeking medical attention, soon stumbles across a tiny mining

town that is about to go bust. The non-physician (actually a preacher) asks Jake his name, his criminal/victim status, why the gaping wound on his hip doesn’t look like it came from a gunshot. Jake’s answer to everything is “I don’t know.” Ol’ Jake’s got amnesia. After dispatching the spoiled, drunken son (Paul Dano) of local cattle tycoon Dolarhyde (Ford) with a hefty knee to the groin, Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) tosses Jake in the slammer. At this point “C&A” introduces the requisite love interest (Olivia Wilde), starts laying on the heavy Aaron Copeland-inspired period music and begins to look and feel a lot like “Silverado.” Then night falls, space invaders appear out of nowhere and the local town folk are lassoed off

the ground and yanked into mini stealth bombers. Shift gears into “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” For most of you, reading this review will not provide sufficient enough enticement to go out and plunk down your money to see “C&A.” Make no mistake — this movie is not for everybody. Most guys will love it, most girls, not really. The aliens look like those in other alien movies, and they of course bleed green. The special effects — particularly in the second half — leave a lot to be desired. So why should you go? Because it’s funny, blood-pumping, kind of sexy, superbly acted and plays out more like a crime thriller than popcorn action

movie. The octet of writers — when not elbowing each other out of frame, and by way of Favreau’s thereand-gone color-saturated flashback sequences — only reveal as much as they have to. The audience is privy to Jake’s backstory at the same time as the recovery rate of his memory and, again, what might sound ridiculous on paper plays out much better on screen. The movie concludes open-ended, leaving the possibility for a totally unnecessary sequel. But if Favreau is smart, he’ll repeat the following words in his head and steadfastly decline: “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 2.” (Universal/DreamWorks)

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FRONTIER FACE-OFF Acting shines in genre-bending thriller

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Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) ★★★★ ★ Credited to eight screenwriters, 16 producers, four studios and sporting one of the most unimaginative titles of the year, “Cowboys & Aliens” also suffers from genre schizophrenia yet still somehow manages to entertain and stimulate both sides of the brain. With this many cooks in the kitchen and chiefs in the boardroom, the movie could have turned out be an unmitigated disaster. But thanks to a dream cast and “Iron Man” franchise director Jon Favreau’s steady hand, it mostly holds together. Mixing science-fiction and the western

VIEWPOINTS MICHAEL CLARK

might initially appear to be a bad idea — and in some parts of “C&A” it is. But really, what was the first (Episode IV) “Star Wars?” It was a western set in outer space. The same can be said (in reverse) for the first and last “Indiana Jones” installments — sort of. And what do those two franchises have in common? That’s right, one Mr. Harrison Ford. It’s more than safe to

assume that the inclusion of Ford in the cast was a big reason “C&A” got a green light. It also probably didn’t hurt to snare the current James Bond (Daniel Craig) as the lead. With Indiana Jones/Han Solo and 007 leading the way how could it miss? And another thing — why does everyone assume that aliens can only visit Earth in the present day or the future. Post-Civil War America wasn’t that long ago, relatively speaking, and what about those century’s old crop circles and Stonehenge in England? Think about it. The first 15 minutes starts out looking nothing like the chase/explosion/FX action flick it eventually becomes. With no extraneous sound or backing

Photo: Universal Studios

Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde star in “Cowboys & Aliens.”

score, it more resembles the Coen brothers’ “No Country for Old Men” or “True Grit.” Jake (Craig) wakes up in the desert bleary-eyed, bleeding and wearing a funky

oversized bracelet thingy that any hip-hop mogul would kill for. Three passing ne’er do wells make the huge mistake of messing with Jake, who quickly shows them what’s what. Jake, seeking medical attention, soon stumbles across a tiny mining

town that is about to go bust. The non-physician (actually a preacher) asks Jake his name, his criminal/victim status, why the gaping wound on his hip doesn’t look like it came from a gunshot. Jake’s answer to everything is “I don’t know.” Ol’ Jake’s got amnesia. After dispatching the spoiled, drunken son (Paul Dano) of local cattle tycoon Dolarhyde (Ford) with a hefty knee to the groin, Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) tosses Jake in the slammer. At this point “C&A” introduces the requisite love interest (Olivia Wilde), starts laying on the heavy Aaron Copeland-inspired period music and begins to look and feel a lot like “Silverado.” Then night falls, space invaders appear out of nowhere and the local town folk are lassoed off

the ground and yanked into mini stealth bombers. Shift gears into “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” For most of you, reading this review will not provide sufficient enough enticement to go out and plunk down your money to see “C&A.” Make no mistake — this movie is not for everybody. Most guys will love it, most girls, not really. The aliens look like those in other alien movies, and they of course bleed green. The special effects — particularly in the second half — leave a lot to be desired. So why should you go? Because it’s funny, blood-pumping, kind of sexy, superbly acted and plays out more like a crime thriller than popcorn action

movie. The octet of writers — when not elbowing each other out of frame, and by way of Favreau’s thereand-gone color-saturated flashback sequences — only reveal as much as they have to. The audience is privy to Jake’s backstory at the same time as the recovery rate of his memory and, again, what might sound ridiculous on paper plays out much better on screen. The movie concludes open-ended, leaving the possibility for a totally unnecessary sequel. But if Favreau is smart, he’ll repeat the following words in his head and steadfastly decline: “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 2,” “Iron Man 2.” (Universal/DreamWorks)

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HOWTIMES S MOVIE TIMES FOR FRIDAY, JULY 29

For movie showtimes for Saturday and Sunday, visit the theater websites. Smurfs (PG)

BUFORD

REGAL CINEMAS, MALL GEORGIA 20

Smurfs 3-D (PG)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

12:10, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00

12:20, 3:40, 7:25, 10:50

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30

12:10, 2:35, 7:45

11:40, 2:05, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25

OF

3333 Buford Drive 678-482-9263 www.regalcinemas.com

5:15, 8:35, 12:10

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

The Smurfs 3-D (PG)

12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:35

Winnie the Pooh (G)

11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40, 12:10

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D (PG-13)

10:45, 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7:00

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

1:30, 4:25, 7:15, 10:10

10:55, 12:30, 1:50, 3:25, 4:50, 6:20, 7:40, 9:15, 10:35, 12:10

1:10, 4:05, 6:55, 9:50

LAWRENCEVILLE

Bad Teacher (R)

9:35, 11:55

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D (PG-13)

10:15, 11:45, 1:05, 2:40, 4:00, 5:35, 7:00, 8:30, 9:55, 11:25 Cars 2 (G)

Friends With Benefits (R) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (PG-13)

12:40, 3:55, 7:05, 10:05

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 3-D (PG-13)

12:00, 3:15, 6:20, 9:15

9:40, 11:20, 12:35, 2:20, 3:40, 5:30, 6:40, 8:40, 9:40

Zookeeper (PG)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

11:50, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55

10:10, 11:20, 12:55, 2:10, 3:50, 5:00, 6:45, 7:45, 9:25, 10:35, 12:15

Horrible Bosses (R)

12:35, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:20

11:00, 12:20, 1:50, 3:20, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 10:20, 11:55 Friends With Benefits (R)

10:40, 1:20, 4:20, 7:50, 9:40, 10:40, 12:15

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

11:30, 2:25, 3:45, 5:20, 8:20, 10:25, 11:20

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

11:45, 6:25

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

3:10, 9:45

Cars 2 (G)

1:00, 3:40, 6:35

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3-D (PG-13)

DULUTH

12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:10, 12:05

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 IMAX 3-D (PG-13)

10:25, 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:50, 12:40 Horrible Bosses (R)

11:20, 1:55, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45, 12:20 Monte Carlo (PG)

12:45, 7:30

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

10:35, 2:30, 6:20, 9:50

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

12:20, 3:45, 7:10, 10:30

The Smurfs (PG)

REGAL CINEMAS, MEDLOCK CROSSING 18 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 170 770-814-8437 www.regalcinemas.com Bridesmaids (R)

9:30, 12:15

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

10:50, 12:05, 1:50, 4:45, 7:30, 7:55, 10:50

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D (PG-13)

10:05, 12:30, 2:55, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30

12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 8:15, 10:25, 11:05

11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30, 11:55

10:45, 1:35, 4:15, 7:05, 9:45

10:10, 12:25, 2:25, 4:45, 7:35

12:25, 12:50, 4:40, 5:20, 7:40, 8:05, 10:40, 11:00

The Smurfs 3-D (PG) Winnie the Pooh (G) Zookeeper (PG)

10:30, 1:25, 4:30, 7:45, 10:10, 12:35

DACULA GREAT ESCAPES THEATRES, HAMILTON MILL 14 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway Dacula, GA 30019 678-482-0624 www.greatescapetheatres.com

825 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road 770-237-0744 www.amctheatres.com

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG)

10:50, 1:30, 4:10, 7:05

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

COLONIAL 18 THEATRES

Cars 2 (G)

11:30, 12:20, 2:35, 3:30, 5:40, 6:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11:35, 12:20

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D (PG)

10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Cars 2 (G)

10:10, 12:50, 3:35, 6:15, 8:50, 11:20 Cowboys & Aliens (R)

11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:55

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

10:20, 11:20, 1:20, 2:20, 4:20, 5:20, 7:20, 8:20, 10:15, 11:30 Friends With Benefits (R)

10:50, 1:35, 2:30, 4:15, 5:05, 7:10, 7:50, 9:50, 10:40, 12:25

Fast Five (PG-13)

12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:20 Hop (PG)

1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 9:45

Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer (PG)

1:35, 4:35, 7:20, 9:25

Jumping The Broom (PG-13)

1:30, 4:00, 7:15, 9:45

Limitless (PG-13)

7:05, 9:30

Priest (PG-13)

1:05, 3:55, 6:50, 9:15 Rango (PG)

1:15, 4:10

Rio (PG)

1:25, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30 Thor (PG-13)

1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 9:40

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13)

1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:25

SNELLVILLE CARMIKE 12 SNELLVILLE 1905 Scenic Highway Presidential Market Center 770-979-1519 www.carmike.com Bridesmaids (R)

1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:00 Cars 2 (G)

1:25, 4:00

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3-D

1:35, 4:10

1:05, 1:35, 4:05, 4:35, 7:05, 7:35, 9:45, 10:15 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

10:35, 1:45, 4:50, 8:05, 11:15

Friends With Benefits (R)

11:40, 2:05, 4:35, 7:15, 9:45, 12:10

Green Lantern (PG-13)

9:40, 12:30, 3:20, 6:00, 8:40

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG)

10:40, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:35

The Hangover Part 2 (R) Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

The Smurfs (PG)

10:35, 1:15, 3:50

The Smurfs 3-D (PG)

9:30, 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 9:00

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

9:50, 10:50, 12:40, 1:40, 3:25, 4:30, 6:20, 7:20, 9:10, 10:10

10:55, 2:25, 6:10, 9:40

11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15

Zookeeper (PG)

Winnie the Pooh (G)

1:00, 1:25, 4:00, 4:25, 7:00, 7:25, 9:45, 10:00 7:30, 10:00 1:00, 3:05

1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:00

1:30, 2:35, 5:00, 6:10, 9:00, 9:45

10:25, 12:35

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

12:25, 3:15, 6:05, 8:45

1:15, 4:50, 8:25

9:25, 11:00, 12:30, 2:05, 3:35, 5:05, 6:30, 8:10, 9:30

GEORGIA THEATRE CO., TOWN CENTER VALUE

1:05, 3:25, 5:45, 8:00

Friends With Benefits (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3-D (PG-13)

10:00, 1:00, 3:55, 6:50, 9:50

Horrible Bosses (R)

3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15

Sunny (Sseo-ni) (NR)

10:40, 1:25, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05 The Smurfs (PG)

9:20, 11:55, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 The Smurfs 3-D (PG)

10:10, 12:45, 3:20, 5:55, 8:30

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

6:25, 9:55

700 Gwinnett Drive, No. 216 678-985-2222 www.georgiatheatrecompany.com

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

12:35, 1:20, 2:50, 4:20, 5:05, 6:30, 7:20, 8:40, 9:30 The Hangover Part 2 (R)

Zookeeper (PG)

REGAL SNELLVILLE OAKS 14 2125 E. Main St., Snellville 770-972-7469 www.regalcinemas.com Bad Teacher (R)

12:45, 2:55, 5:15, 7:20, 9:25

1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35

Captain America: The First Avenger ( PG-13)

2:30, 5:30, 8:30

12:00, 1:20, 2:45, 4:05, 5:30, 6:45, 8:15, 9:30, 11:00

X-Men: First Class (PG-13) Judy Moody and The Not Bummer Summer (PG)

12:30, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40, 10:00

Jumping The Broom (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D ( PG-13)

12:45, 2:00, 3:30, 4:45, 6:15, 7:35, 9:00, 10:20

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG-13)

1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

12:10, 12:40, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50, 8:10, 10:35, 10:55

10:25, 1:55, 5:20, 8:50

2:00, 5:00, 8:00

12:00, 2:00, 2:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:30, 7:30, 8:15, 9:45, 10:15, 11:00

12:00, 2:45, 5:05, 5:25, 8:20, 10:20, 11:00

10:45, 12:55

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13) Friends With Benefits (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

11:00, 12:35, 1:55, 3:50, 4:50, 7:45, 8:25, 10:45, 11:15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3-D (PG-13)

Winnie the Pooh (G) Zookeeper (PG)

11:10, 1:45, 4:15, 6:55, 9:35

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12:30, 3:05, 5:35, 8:00, 10:30 12:05, 2:40

11:25

Horrible Bosses (R)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

Monte Carlo (PG)

11:30, 12:20, 2:15, 3:00, 4:55, 5:40, 7:40, 8:20, 9:40, 10:20

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13)

Rio (PG)

12:35, 3:05, 5:15, 7:40, 10:00 Soul Surfer (PG)

1:00, 9:40

Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13)

5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 415 678-847-9265 www.amctheatres.com

12:15, 3:20, 7:20, 10:15

Fast Five (PG-13)

Bad Teacher (R)

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG)

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1:00, 7:00

Thor (PG-13)

1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45

VENTURE CINEMA 12

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 3D (PG-13)

1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15

Horrible Bosses (R)

12:35, 2:50, 5:40, 8:10, 10:45

Larry Crowne (PG-13)

12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40 Super 8 (PG-13)

12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:45, 10:15 The Smurfs (PG)

3750 Venture Dr. 678-957-9545 www.venturecinema12.com

1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30

12:55, 3:00, 5:10, 7:55, 10:00

12:30, 2:30, 7:30

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

DISC SPOTLIGHT

12:55, 3:45, 7:00, 9:40

11:45, 12:45, 2:50, 3:55, 5:55, 7:05, 9:05, 10:10, 12:05

10:30, 1:30, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

Cars 2 3-D (G)

Horrible Bosses (R)

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40, 9:55

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger 3-D (PG) Cars 2 (G)

The Hangover Part 2 (R)

The Smurfs 3-D (PG)

MICHAEL CLARK

Source Code Blu-ray (PG-13) Movies: ★★★★ Disc: ★★★★ ★ Released within 30 days of each other theatrically and now on disc, “The Adjustment Bureau,” “Limitless” and “Source Code” are all topnotch sci-fi thrillers that likely wouldn’t have done as well had it not been for “Inception.” These four films buck convention by appealing to both mainstream action fans and intellectual types without sacrificing content for either camp. Director Duncan Jones’ follow-up to his equally sublime debut “Moon” firmly establishes him as an A-list filmmaker who is not just the son of David Bowie anymore but a major artist in his own right. Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/1.78:1), audio: English (5.1 DTS-HD MA), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) subtitles: English and Spanish. Special Features: • Filmmaker and performer commentary • Behind-thescenes featurettes • Time travel theories • Trivia • PiP (picture-inpicture) option

12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20

Winnie the Pooh (G)

(Summit, $30.99)


‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ is funny, sexy, smart Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG-13) ★★★★ BY MICHAEL CLARK Movie Critic

If you’ve been to a movie theater more than once in the last six months, you’ve probably also seen the trailer for “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” every time. The studio has been hawking this film with a relentless fervor usually reserved for action franchises and finally showed it to the press for the last time prior to the “Harry Potter” screening two weeks ago. By then it had already worn out its welcome to such a degree that no one — press or screening regulars — laughed once. The biggest and best surprise about the movie is that it only bears a passing resemblance to the trailer. All of the punch lines are still there but are lent a level of context, texture and depth not usually found in romantic comedies. This is a very funny movie that is smart without being overtly cerebral, sexy without being risqué or sophomoric and is movingly dramatic in all the right places. “CSL” is also stuffed with ultra-talented performers — some well known, others not so much — that demonstrate what “ensemble” truly means. No one mugs for the camera, hogs the spotlight or showboats. Everyone with a speaking role does exactly what’s required of them and then they shut up. Showing this much restraint in a movie this top-heavy with dialogue and one-liners is next to impossible. If you’ve seen the trailer you already know the basic plot. For the few of you that haven’t, here’s a thumbnail. It opens with Cal (Steve Carell) being asked by his

The Associated Press

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

wife Emily (Julianne Moore) for a divorce after 25 years of marriage. She’s had a fling with a co-worker and is pretty sure she doesn’t love Cal anymore. Both of them then undergo varying degrees of emotional meltdown. As many a newly single man of a certain age often does, Cal hits the local singles bar but dresses like it’s still the ’80s and spills his guts as if he’s in some touchy-feely ’70s therapy group. It’s pathetic. Cal’s pain and self-pity is so glaringly obvious that it catches the attention of seasoned barfly Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Suave, ripped and confident beyond belief, Jacob is a

hall-of-fame level lounge lizard. His tongue isn’t silver, it’s platinum. Jacob rightfully views Cal as a sniveling and demoralized man in desperate need of major outward and inward overhauls and takes him under his wing. That covers about the first 15 minutes and is all you need to know. Back to that pesky trailer. Despite stealing much of the movie’s considerable thunder it thankfully never hints at the handful of monumental, out-of-left-field plot twists. The capper comes midway through the last act during what is the movie’s only

weak scene and one that temporarily drags the production down into basiccable sitcom territory. Given the prime material we’ve been dining on for 90 or so minutes, it comes as a major letdown and considerable storytelling body blow. Recovering mostly admirably, “CSL” still stumbles slightly on its way to the finish line. If exorcised of that one embarrassing scene (118 to around 110 minutes), it would have been perfect. Holding her own and then some with Carell, Moore and Gosling is Emma Stone proving that her colossal breakout performance in “Easy A” was no fluke. With last week’s single scene in “Friends with Benefits,” next month’s period drama “The Help” and her work here, Stone has all but cemented her position as her generation’s premier leading lady. Last, but certainly not least, are Jonah Bobo as Cal and Emily’s son Robbie and Analeigh Tipton as his baby

sitter Jessica. As we all know, a four-year difference in age during the teen years is considerable, a point screenwriter Dan Fogelman and “I Love You Phillip Morris” codirectors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa keenly recognize

and handle with caring finesse. This year is a little more than halfway complete, but it’s going to be tough for anyone to top “CSL” in the “best date movie of 2011” category. (Warner Bros.)

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THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN Weekend asked its Facebook fans what they think of this year’s summer movies. More than half agree that as a whole summer was great, but there have been a couple of dark clouds. Everyone else ran the gamut from being very disappointed in the offerings to being totally satisfied. Cast your vote in this week’s poll by visiting our Facebook page at Gwinnett Daily Post Weekend. 55%

18% 9% Every movie has been great. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

Most of them are good, but there have been a couple of misses.

Half are good, half not so much.

9%

9%

I’ve seen one good movie this summer and the rest were duds.

Worst. Summer. Movies. Ever.

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Lights, camera,

questions

from our movie critic, Michael Clark. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Andrea Pace of Hoschton.

Here are last week’s questions again and the answers: 1. What Atlanta restaurant is mentioned by name So, you think you’re good by George Clooney’s character in “Up in the Air?” at movie trivia? Every A: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack week, we give readers the 2. What Alfred Hitchopportunity to flex their cock movie was filmed but movie muscles by answernot originally presented in ing five trivia questions

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

3-D? A: “Dial M for Murder” 3. What 1990 movie was filmed in part in Vatican City? A: “The Godfather Part III” 4. Name someone to win an Oscar for playing a nonfictional convicted murderer. A: Answers included: Susan Heyward and Charlize Theron 5. Name the last person to receive Oscar nominations in writing and acting categories for the same

film. A: Matt Damon Now, for this week’s questions: 1. In what state was “Grosse Pointe Blank” set? 2. An Oscar ceremony was postponed in the ’80s because of what unforeseen event that occurred on the day of the original scheduled telecast? 3. What was the first live-action movie to make a reference to Barack Obama by name as the sitting U.S. president?

4. What director was successfully sued by Richard Carpenter for using unauthorized images of his late sister Karen and their songs in a film? 5. Name three movies where Denzel Washington appeared as a non-fictional character. The first person to respond with all the correct answers receives a prize package of movie-related goodies, which could include promotional Tshirts, hats, posters, DVDs, video games and more. The

winner also gets their name published in the next Weekend section. Please e-mail your answers, along with your name to clarkwriter@mindspring.com. Include “Gwinnett Daily Post Trivia Contest” in the subject line. In the event no one answers all of the questions correctly, the person with the most correct answers submitted by 6 p.m. the Monday after the contest is posted will be the winner. Only one winner per household is eligible each 30-day period.

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Film Fans find ‘Friends With Benefits’ fun romp EDITOR’S NOTE: However, love is not Film Fans features local innocent, as they shall residents reviewing the see. The movie is very film of the week: well writ“Friends With Benefits.” ten, Want to be a film fan? including Email features@gwinsome nettdailypost.com. clever adult dialogue. The supRick Wright This movie is well porting worth the price of admiscast is sion. Notwithstanding superb, especially the the lame name, the likes of stalwarts such as movie stands up and Richard Jenkins (Mr. delivers nicely and much Harper, Dylan’s Dad) of the success goes to and Patricia Clarkston the lead actors Justin (Loma, Jamie’s Mom). Timberlake (Dylan) and Dylan is a hot adverthe attractive and engag- tising/magazine coming co-star Mila Kunis modity who is persuaded (Jamie). What a pair they by Jamie to move to merge into, despite their New York from LA. innocent beginnings. Once there they pledge

★★★★

to be “just friends” but riage. love gets into the middle Enter Justin Timberof a great friendship and lake (Dylan) and Mila drama ensues from all Kunis fronts. Some of the ebb (Jamie), and flows are a bit Mickeach jiltey Mouse, but the movie ed and has just enough ergs to jaded in get to the finish line recent without a serious limp. dating — Rick Wright, relationAuburn Cathryn Veal ships. Jamie’s frustration with romantic relationships reaches a I entered the theater new level of irritation as with low expectations, she and a girlfriend vent especially after the very about dating relationmediocre review I had ships gone wrong, and previously read. Expecpass movie posters of tations continued to be a Katherine Heigl from a prominent theme of the romantic comedy. movie: Expectations of Their friendship develfamily, friendship, dating ops easily, yet neither relationships and marwant to commit to a dat-

★★★★ ★

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ing relationship. So in lieu of dating, they become “sex buddies” with no intention of emotional or romantic entanglement. Both main characters have some fantastic lines, well delivered with a dose of comedic humor. “FWB” exceeds the boundaries for the category of “romantic comedy,” so I wouldn’t characterize this movie as a “chick flick,” but more as a comedy for anyone to enjoy. — Cathryn Veal, Lawrenceville

★★★★ ★ “Justin-licous.” The on-screen chemistry

between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis is playful, sexy and comical. Both actors show their ability to Kelly Cain carry a lead role. Although predictable, the movie is entertaining. If you don’t see it on the big screen, it’s a good rental for a date night at home. There were lots of men in the theater who were laughing and enjoying the movie just as much as the women were. — Kelly Cain, Lawrenceville


BY VENUE 37 MAIN 37 E. Main St., Buford 678-288-2030 www.37main.com

• • • • • •

Today: Free Ride 75 Saturday: XVI Sunday: Rock Mafia Tuesday: Alien Ant Farm Wednesday: Lynch Mob Thursday: Sin at 37 40 WATT CLUB 285 W. Washington St., Athens 706-549-7871 www.40watt.com

• Today: Chase Fifty Six and The Buzzards • Saturday: Girls Rock Camp! Recital • Aug. 5: Redneck Riviera Party with The Dictatortots and Kinky Waikiki • Aug. 6: Kurt Vile and the Violators AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atlanta 404-443-5000 www.livenation.com/venue/aaronsamphitheatre-at-lakewood-tickets

• Saturday: 311 • Monday: Vans Warped Tour • Aug. 6: Lil Wayne: I’m Still Music Tour ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500 www.gwinnettcenter.com

• Saturday: Ke$ha

• Thursday and Aug. 5: Keith Urban PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500 www.gwinnettcenter.com • Aug. 28: Guru Samarpana BUFORD VARIETY THEATER 170 W. Main St., Buford 770-271-7878 www.bufordvarietytheater.com

• Today, Saturday: Keith Alberstadt • Wednesday: Open Mic Comedy • Thursday: Low Dough Show • Aug. 5-6: Ward Anderson CENTER STAGE 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365 www.centerstage-atlanta.com

• Today: Grassroots: 311 Tribute • Saturday: Death Is a Dialogue • Wednesday: Tinie Tempah and Redlight King • Thursday: Graham Knox CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATER 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta 404-233-2227 www.livenation.com

• Today: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith

• Saturday: Tedeschi Trucks Band • Tuesday: Selena Gomez • Wednesday: Brian Wilson COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta www.cobbenergycentre.com 770-916-2800

• Sept 9: The Beach Boys

• Saturday: Robin Thicke • Sunday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” • Tuesday-Thursday: Come Fly Away THE LOFT 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta 404-885-1365 www.centerstageatlanta.com/shows/the-loft/ • Wednesday: Tinie Tempah

EDDIE’S ATTIC

PHILIPS ARENA

515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur 404-377-4976 www.eddiesattic.com

1 Philips Drive N.W., Atlanta 404-878-3000 www.philipsarena.com

• Today: Tommy Womack • Saturday: Micah Dalton, The Well Reds and Amy Stroup • Sunday: King Richard’s Sunday Best and The Boxcars • Monday: Songwriters Open Mic • Wednesday: Ruby Velle Trio and Jacob Deaton • Thursday: Trances Arc and Ryna Flanagan of Rantings of Eva FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS 349 Ferst Drive, Georgia Tech campus 404-894-9600 www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

• Friday-Sunday: “Stripped” FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta 404-881-2100 www.foxtheatre.org

• Aug. 25-28: Cirque du Soleil: Dralion RED LIGHT CAFE 553 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta 404-874-7828 www.redlightcafe.com

• Today: School of Rock and Bruse Lively • Thursday: Bluegrass Thursday, Judge Talford

www.smithsoldebar.com

• Wednesday: Rad Bromance • Thursday: Tyler Bryant, Hannah Aldridge, Connor Rand, Burlap Macks, Alex Commin and Todd Prusin THE TABERNACLE 152 Luckie St., Atlanta 404-659-9022 www.livenation.com/The-Tabernacle-tickets-Atlanta/venue/115031

• Saturday: Touch ‘Em Up • Aug. 6: Beres Hammond and Wayne Wonder VARIETY PLAYHOUSE 1099 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points 404-521-1786 www.variety-playhouse.com

• Wednesday: Sia, Oh Land and Ximena Sarinana • Aug. 6: Gillian Welch VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER AT

ENCORE PARK 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta www.ticketmaster.com/ venue/115485 • Saturday: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Crique de la Symphonie • Sunday: Furthur feat. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir • Wednesday: Dolly Parton • Aug. 7: Goo Goo Dolls with Michelle Branch WILD BILL’S 2075 Market St., Duluth 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com • Today: Cinderella • Thursday: Foam Party, and Twenty 96 Studios and G-State Entertainment Northside Showcase Most tickets available through Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400 or www.ticketmaster.com.

RIALTO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta 404-651-4727 www.rialtocenter.org

• Today-Sunday: God Give Me the Grace SMITH’S OLDE BAR 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 404-875-1522

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GWINNETT CALENDAR Saturday The Lanier Longhorns will host their first block party at 3 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Robinson amphitheater at 850 Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill. The party will feature musical guest John Berry who will be performing at 7 p.m. Festivities include games, bounce houses, vendors and much more. Gate fees are $5 per person. For

more information, email football@lanieraa.com.

Ongoing Kudzu will host “Velocity Art Exhibit” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday. The exhibit is located at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St. in Norcross. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-840-6597 or visit

www.kudzuartzone.org. New London Theatre will present “Children of Eden” through Aug. 7 at New London Theatre, 2485 East Main St. in Snellville. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Children, students with ID and seniors are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newlondontheatre.org or call 770-559-1484.

Join these sponsors in supporting Kidsville News!

METRO CALENDAR Thursday The Arts Council will present “Rio” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 on the Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. S.W. in Gainesville. For more information, visit www.theartscouncil.net/movie s.html.

Aug. 6 The Arts Council Inc. Summer Musicfest will continue with an outdoor concert series featuring “A1A: The Official Tribute Band to Jimmy Buffet” at 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Gates open at 6 p.m. The concert will be held

on the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn, 331 Spring St. S.W. in Gainesville. Tickets are $18; $184 for a table of eight. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.theartscouncil.net/aso_ musicfest.html.

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For more information, contact Valerie Green at 770.963.9205 ext. 1201 or email at valerie.green@gwinnettdailypost.com

www.kidsvillenews.com/gwinnett


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