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what to do, hear, see, watch, read, listen to, visit and eat in Gwinnett and Atlanta Tim’s Rib Joint in Dacula serves all things barbecue ..................................................................Pg. 4 Tim’s Rib Joint serves barbecue combos, including Tim’s Big Plate, pictured at left. This plate includes pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs, but the meal usually includes chicken instead of ribs. Combos come with a choice of two sides, including Tim’s Potato Salad, collard greens and Texas toast. Staff Photo: Heather Darenberg

Art Beat ....................................................................Pg. 8 Movies ...........................................................Pg. 7, 10-15 Showtimes ............................................................Pg. 12 By Venue ................................................................Pg. 16 Gwinnett Calendar ............................................Pg. 18 Metro Calendar....................................................Pg. 19 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, e-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com or fax 770-339-8081.

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Claire Bockhop plays Clara in Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

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GWINNETTTASTES A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post: • Mazzy’s Owner Lee Christiansen has set up an open, spacious place to watch your favorite teams play on TV. But he also wanted a menu that strived for more than traditional pub fare. Mazzy’s does just that, with wings and burgers being joined by daily specials and signature dishes such as grouper, fish tacos and meatloaf, which is made from his grandmother’s recipe. Other customer favorites are the bourbon chicken platter and the Old Fashioned burger. Mazzy’s has 19 beers on tap and 53 varieties available in bottles. 7160 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 678-822-9888 • Brown Bag Deli

Inspired by his son-in-law’s deli business in Pennsylvania, owner Joe Stackhouse created the Brown Bag Deli with a specialty in creating a variety of New York style sandwiches. The breakfast menu offers a diverse amount of options to choose from, such as a spinach, egg and a cheese sunrise sandwich. For lunch, customers prefer the California club, reuben and hot pastrami. Brown Bag Deli's desserts include brownies, cheesecakes, the Big Apple Pie and the Big New York black and white cookie. 340 Town Center Ave., Suite A2, Suwanee. 678-682-3496 • Luciano’s Executive Chef John Soilis revamps the menu of the upscale eatery every three to four months to coincide with seasons and what

ingredients are available fresh. A popular dish is the scallops and artichokes, which is made with linguine, pancetta and a garlic lemon butter sauce. Another popular menu item is the flatbread, which comes with a variety of toppings, including pepperoni, smoked chicken, prosciutto and more. Pasta, salads, steak and seafood dishes round out the dinner menu, while the lunch menu includes paninis. 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 309, Duluth. 770-2551727 • Three Blind Mice The restaurant uses all fresh ingredients and makes all dishes from scratch, requiring menu changes to keep with what is in season. The breakfast menu changes daily, and each day they

write what is on the menu for the morning on the large chalkboard in the bar. This gives the restaurant more of a coffee shop feel in the morning. If you are looking for a large breakfast, try the Sunday brunch. The restaurant offers many great items including eggs Benedict. Dinner and lunch are the busiest meals. The food has a homemade quality. Some of the customers’ favorites include the Steak Diane, lump crabcakes and the iceberg salad. All three of these items have survived all menu changes. 1066 Killian Hill Road, Suite 101, Lilburn. 770-696-4139. www.tbmrestaurant.com

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THE DISH

Tim’s Rib Joint 465 Dacula Road, Dacula 770-236-9580

www.timsribjoint.com

BY HEATHER DARENBERG STAFF WRITER heather.darenberg@ gwinnettdailypost.com

• Open since: February 2007 • Location: Tim’s Rib Joint is located in a shopping center across the street from the Dacula Post Office, near the intersection of Dacula and Fence roads. • Hours: Starting next week, Tim’s Rib Joint will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant serves breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

ONTHEMENU • The Big Boy Rib Sandwich — Rib sandwich served with three ribs, wet or dry, on two slices of Texas toast. $6.74. Add a side and a medium drink for $1.99 • Smokey Bleu Beef Brisket Salad — Tender beef brisket served on a bed of fresh greens with crumbled bleu cheese. $5.79 • Tim’s Big Plate — Includes chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket, plus your choice of two sides and Texas toast. $9.49. White meat is an additional 75 cents. • Anna’s Southern Vegetable Plate — Your choice of healthy portions of three sides with corn bread or Texas toast. $4.99. Make it four sides for $1 more.

like the exterior of a building, with an edge of a tin roof protruding slightly down from the ceiling. Mirrors on the wall double as the building’s windows, and a wood finish on the walls gives the restaurant a warm feel. After placing • Owner: Tim White is their order at the window, diners can sit at booths or a Dacula resident who tables covered by a tableentered the restaurant cloth with a brown-andbusiness as a second career. He owned South- cream checkered pattern. White’s devotion to ern Select BBQ and customer service is also Catering in Atlanta before opening Tim’s Rib apparent upon entering the restaurant. A promise Joint. of fast and friendly ser• Atmosphere: Eating vice is posted near the at Tim’s Rib Joint is like restaurant’s cash register, and the message includes sitting down to a backWhite’s phone number. yard barbecue at a “And people do use it,” friend’s house. White said he wanted his restau- he said. rant to have a rustic look. • Menu: Tim’s Rib The walls of the restaurant are decorated to look Joint serves barbecue

with all the fixings. Entrees include barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, and barbecue combo plates. Tim’s Big Plate has helpings of chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket, served with two sides and Texas toast. Other plates include the Chicken and Rib Combo and the Smoked Rib Tips and Sausage Combo. Ribs are served in combos, on a sandwich, by the whole or half slab, and by the bone. Sides include cole slaw, fried okra, collard greens, green beans and Tim’s Potato Salad. The restaurant also serves dessert, including sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and banana pudding. To wash it all down, the restaurant has Coca-Cola fountain drinks and tea.

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Staff Photo: Heather Darenberg

Tim’s Rib Joint serves barbecue combos, including Tim’s Big Plate, pictured above. This plate includes pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs, but the meal usually includes chicken instead of ribs. Combos come with a choice of two sides, including Tim’s Potato Salad, collard greens and Texas toast.

On Saturday mornings, the restaurant also serves breakfast. One of the most popular items is the Salmon Croquet, which includes two croquets, three eggs, toast or a bis-

cuit, and grits or country potatoes. Other breakfast entrees include an omelet, french toast and pancakes. • Things you might

not know: Tim’s Potato Salad has been featured in a Duke’s Mayonnaise TV commercial. White said the commercial typically airs during the summer months.


DINING GWINNETTTASTES • From Page 3 its various fish platters, combines Dominican, Mexican, Portuguese and Cuban flavors, resulting in an exotic and rich Latin fusion. One popular menu selection is the Pescado Culiacan, a tilapia filet marinated with herbs and garlic in spicy chipotle-habanero sauce and bacon wrapped shrimp smothered in jalapeno pepper cheese. The California Burrito, another popular item, is stuffed with rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream and a choice of meat. 320 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 678-765-6611 • Grand Bakery and Cafe Grand Bakery and Cafe has added a popular Polish food to its menu of sandwich offerings. Customers can now order up steaming hot pierogi — boiled dumplings of dough that come stuffed with a choice of fillings, including sauerkraut, sauerkraut and mushrooms, potatoes and cheese, sweet cheese and meat, potatoes and cheddar cheese. The cafe’s hot lunch special includes six pierogi, a drink and a dessert for $5.99. In addition to pierogi, the cafe serves a variety of sandwiches, the most popular of which are the chicken salad and the pastrami. Customers can building their own sandwich selections, choosing

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from a combination of meats, cheeses and breads. 439 W. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 770-277-3377 • The Tamale Factory This restaurant offers a menu of Tex-Mex selections with a contemporary, Southern influence. Many of the dishes are foods owner Jason Jimenez grew up eating, while a few are his own creations. The puffy tacos, a San Antonio comfort food, Jimenez said, are a popular menu selection. The large, deep-friend handmade corn

tortillas, which really are quite puffy, can be stuffed with a number of ingredients, from beef or chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese sour cream and guacamole to scrambled eggs with smoked sausage, onions, tomatoes and jalapenos. Another popular item, which hasn’t even made it on the restaurant’s menu yet, is the brisket burrito, with tender beef stuffed into a soft tortilla and smothered with cheese. 2475 S. Waterworks Road, Suite D, Buford. 770-9044449

Rock Springs United Methodist Church Presents the 13th Annual

A Walk Through Bethlehem Live Nativity Scene Please join us December 10, 2010 • 7pm - 9pm, December 11, 2010 • 6pm - 8pm Featuring walk thru scenes and an interactive market place.

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FROM STAFF REPORTS LAWRENCEVILLE — For the fourth straight year Anthony Rodriguez will put on his solo performance of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Using his voice and mannerisms, Rodriguez brings life to Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the great Christmas story. The one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” returns for a limited threeweek engagement at the Aurora Theatre starting tonight and running through Dec. 19. The story is adapted for the stage and directed by Tony Brown, who will return this spring to direct the heart-warming comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods.” “Although it is a daunting task, taking on this production inspires me for the entire holiday season,” said Rodriguez, the Aurora Theatre’s producing artistic

IFYOUGO • What: “A Christmas Carol” one-man show performed by Anthony Rodriguez • When: Today through Dec. 19; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays • Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville • Cost: Tickets are $15 • More info: Call 678226-6222 or go to auroratheatre.com

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Anthony Rodriguez will put on his solo performance of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” at the Aurora Theatre today through Dec. 19

director. “The story reminds us the greatest gift we can receive is the joy of giving. If I am able to give a family the gift of entertainment as they gather together for hol-

iday cheer, I am eternally gratified.” Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15.

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December 4th, 2010 10:00am-3:00pm Dacula Family Festival Shopping Center (formerly Dacula Kids Village) 1152 Dacula Rd. Suite 107 Hosted by: Dacula Academy, Great Beginnings, Discovery Point and Woods!

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MOVIES DISC SPOTLIGHT MICHAEL CLARK

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 (4-disc Blu-ray + DVD) (G) Movie: ★★★★ Disc: ★★★★ When it was first released in 1940, “Fantasia” was both a critical and boxoffice flop and it’s easy to understand why. Still one of the poorest performers in the Disney catalog, the film was unlike anything that had come before it and it defies categorization. It has animation without dialogue set to often obscure classical music and features mostly serious subject matter. The sequel was far more light-hearted but never wavered from the daring, groundbreaking format and makes for an ideal companion piece to the original. Technical specs: aspect ratio: Full

Screen and Widescreen (1080p/1.33:1, 1.78:1), audio: English (Dolby DTS-HD MA 7.1,), Spanish and French (Dolby DEHT 5.1), subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish. Special features include: • Short film “Destino” • Two documentaries • Rare production notes • Disney Virtual Vault • “Musicana” • Interactive Art Gallery • Audio commentaries • Disney View (Disney, $45.99)

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ARTS STUDIOS and

Exhibition highlights artists at Pinckneyville Can you paint with a needle? Sculpt with fabric? The talented members of the Tangled Threads Doll Club can, and their artwork is on view in an exhibition titled “Frost and Fantasy in Fibers” at Pinckneyville Community Arts and Recreations Center in Norcross. The exhibition is on view and will end Jan. 28. The exhibition allows visitors to admire the artwork and also take it home. Everything is for sale, beginning with prices around $50. For collectors and those who love to give one-of-a-kind gifts, this exhibition of 60 pieces is a unique opportunity to shop creatively for the holidays. The Tangled Threads Doll Club is a collection of approximately 20 women who all love to make dolls. As happens with creative people, their artistic interests are not limited to one medium. As a result, the exhibition is made up of more than one type of art form. Wall hangings, art quilts and paintings are also displayed. Club president LaTrecia Raffety said the club has been active in Gwinnett for several years. “The group meets once a month in Lawrenceville,” Raffety said. “We love doll-making challenges, and we learn new techniques such as sculpting with clay,

said. “They are all fabric. I draw the faces, which is what I do best. I never know what they are going to look like. I also like dolls that are a little ‘edgy,’ not sweet.” Melody Orr is another featured artist. Orr’s paintings have been exhibited in the Suwanee Art Walk and in Suwanee days. Orr also recently taught the Tangled and new sewing and Threads Doll Club a class painting techniques. We also bring instructors in to in making her “woodland forest folk.” teach us new ways of “We welcome anyone doing things.” who wants to join our All the dolls in the club,” Raffety said. “We exhibition are one of a have some very accomkind, and many are very plished artists in our unusual, from “Altered group, but we would love Barbies,” to a whole disanyone with an interest in play of “Old World Sanfabric art or dolls to join tas.” These Santas are very collectible and made us.” For more information with extreme care and are about the Tangled Threads very individualized. Doll Club, e-mail latreAnother theme in the cia@raffety.com exhibition is “Alice in “Frost and Fantasy in Wonderland.” The club Fibers” is open during has a themed class each year, and this year’s topic Pinckneyville’s normal hours which are Mondays was “Alice.” As a result, the show has dolls depict- through Thursdays from ing Alice, the Mad Hatter, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and wall hanging display- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. ing the “Alice” theme. to 5 p.m. The Pinck“We are trying to get dolls to be considered an neyville Community Recreation Center is art form and not just a located at 4650 Peachtree toy,” Raffety said. “Our cloth dolls are soft sculp- Industrial Blvd. in Nortures. They are a creative cross. For more informathree dimensional expres- tion, call 770-417-2200. Holley Calmes is a freesion of art.” lance writer and public Raffety also creates relations consultant speoriginal dolls. “I don’t follow patterns cializing in the arts. E-mail very well. I have to create her at hcalmes@mindmy own designs,” Raffety spring.com.

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Classic night Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presents performance of ‘Nutcracker’ BY HEATHER DARENBERG STAFF WRITER heather.darenberg@ gwinnettdailypost.com

DULUTH — You don’t have to wait for the ninth day of Christmas to see ladies dancing in Gwinnett. The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s annual “Nutcracker” show opens Saturday at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center. The two-act ballet, based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” tells the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King. The show features more than just dancing. Commerce resident Bill Kress, who plays magical uncle Drosselmeyer, will be performing his 200th consecutive show this year. He’s never missed a performance in 13 years. Kress, who is a magician, brings some real magic and illusion to the stage. “I do five minutes worth of magic in a minute and a half,” he said. “It’s in time to music. It’s hard because I’m also working with animals. I don’t want to give too much away ... but timing is everything.” Kress said, to him, the show has become a holiday tradition. “(The audience) will see the spectacle and grandeur and excitement of true

IFYOUGO • What: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s annual “Nutcracker” • When: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 11 and 18, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 12 and 19, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 • Where: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth • Cost: $13.50 to $29.50

Christmas entertainment,” he said. The first three performances of the show will be performed to recorded music. Shows are scheduled for 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23.50 for adults, $18.50 for students and seniors, and $13.50 for groups of 10 or more. The final eight shows will be performed to the accompaniment of the live, professional Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, with Predrag Gosta conducting. Shows are scheduled from 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $24.50 for students and seniors, and $21.50 for groups of 10 or more at matinee performances and $19.50 for groups of 10 or more at evening performances.

Magician Bill Kress, surrounded by young dancers from Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, performs as the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer in Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

If you’re in the mood for a laugh, check out the annual performance of “The Nutty Nut!” The show, scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 12, is a family-friendly satire of the traditional ballet. Tickets are $12. Tickets can be purchased at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office, at area Ticketmaster retail outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW

WINTER WONDERLAND

After a slow year, Hollywood set to release notable films After 11 months of mostly disappointing productions, Hollywood girds its collective loins and delivers what will hopefully be their strongest titles of the year. Also included are some of the more notable, higher-profile movies scheduled for early 2011 release. As always, release dates are subject to change. Dec. 10 BLACK SWAN — Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For a Dream,” “The Wrestler”) gets back to form with this psychological thriller about a ballerina (Natalie Portman) and her understudy (Mila Kunis) who butt heads while preparing for a production of “Swan Lake.” THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER — With a new studio (Fox), the highly lucrative fantasy franchise based on the

VIEWPOINTS MICHAEL CLARK

works of C.S. Lewis goes 3-D and will try, probably successfully, to make everyone forget about the letdown that was “Prince Caspian.” HEMINGWAY’S GARDEN OF EDEN — This long-delayed 2008 drama — based on a posthumous 1986 novel by Ernest Hemingway — centers on well-to-do American newlyweds (Mena Suvari and Jack Huston) who both fall for a dangerous and mysterious French girl (Caterina Murino).

THE TOURIST — Johnny Depp plays an American on holiday in Italy who is used by an English woman (Angelina Jolie) to throw off authorities pursuing her fugitive lover. Even if it’s bad (which is unlikely) the talent and beauty of the leads and the Venice setting will generate huge returns. Dec. 17 THE FIGHTER — Slightly recalling “Raging Bull,” Mark Wahlberg stars as real-life boxer Micky Ward with Christian Bale as his half brother and dedicated trainer. This is the third collaboration between Wahlberg and director David O. Russell (“Three Kings” and “I Heart Huckabees”). HOW DO YOU KNOW — Romantic dysfunction vet James L. Brooks (“As Good As It Gets”) aims for a slightly younger demographic in this tough fluff dramedy

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starring Reese Witherspoon torn between two lovers (Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd) who takes advice from a sagely Jack Nicholson. I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS — This fact-based comedy/drama is either going to be a complete winner or a total bust. Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey star as prison cellmates who fall in love. After one of them is released from jail the other attempts multiple escapes in order to be reunited. MADE IN DAGENHAM — Practically a remake of “Norma Rae,” this fact-based period drama is set in 1960 England when underpaid female textile workers went on strike demanding equal pay. There’s already strong Oscar buzz for Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson. THE TEMPEST — If

it’s anything like “Titus,” expect director Julie Taymor’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play to be controversial, electrifying, mind-bending and visually stunning. TRON: LEGACY — The decades-delayed sequel to an original that wasn’t all that great to begin with catches up with original leading man Jeff Bridges who has been stuck in a computer program and could be sprung by the son he’s never met. YOGI BEAR — Based on the trailer, this looks to be another tired, overblown, unfunny, heavy CGI retooling of yet another borderline ’60s cartoon series trying way too hard to be hip. Dan Aykroyd voices the title character with Justin Timberlake tagging along as trusty sidekick BooBoo. For more of the Holiday movie preview, see Page 13.

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Clockwise from top left, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw star in “Country Strong,” Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller star in “Little Fockers,” Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in “The Tourist” and Natalie Portman stars in “Black Swan.”

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HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW

WINTER WONDERLAND

After a slow year, Hollywood set to release notable films After 11 months of mostly disappointing productions, Hollywood girds its collective loins and delivers what will hopefully be their strongest titles of the year. Also included are some of the more notable, higher-profile movies scheduled for early 2011 release. As always, release dates are subject to change. Dec. 10 BLACK SWAN — Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For a Dream,” “The Wrestler”) gets back to form with this psychological thriller about a ballerina (Natalie Portman) and her understudy (Mila Kunis) who butt heads while preparing for a production of “Swan Lake.” THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER — With a new studio (Fox), the highly lucrative fantasy franchise based on the

VIEWPOINTS MICHAEL CLARK

works of C.S. Lewis goes 3-D and will try, probably successfully, to make everyone forget about the letdown that was “Prince Caspian.” HEMINGWAY’S GARDEN OF EDEN — This long-delayed 2008 drama — based on a posthumous 1986 novel by Ernest Hemingway — centers on well-to-do American newlyweds (Mena Suvari and Jack Huston) who both fall for a dangerous and mysterious French girl (Caterina Murino).

THE TOURIST — Johnny Depp plays an American on holiday in Italy who is used by an English woman (Angelina Jolie) to throw off authorities pursuing her fugitive lover. Even if it’s bad (which is unlikely) the talent and beauty of the leads and the Venice setting will generate huge returns. Dec. 17 THE FIGHTER — Slightly recalling “Raging Bull,” Mark Wahlberg stars as real-life boxer Micky Ward with Christian Bale as his half brother and dedicated trainer. This is the third collaboration between Wahlberg and director David O. Russell (“Three Kings” and “I Heart Huckabees”). HOW DO YOU KNOW — Romantic dysfunction vet James L. Brooks (“As Good As It Gets”) aims for a slightly younger demographic in this tough fluff dramedy

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starring Reese Witherspoon torn between two lovers (Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd) who takes advice from a sagely Jack Nicholson. I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS — This fact-based comedy/drama is either going to be a complete winner or a total bust. Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey star as prison cellmates who fall in love. After one of them is released from jail the other attempts multiple escapes in order to be reunited. MADE IN DAGENHAM — Practically a remake of “Norma Rae,” this fact-based period drama is set in 1960 England when underpaid female textile workers went on strike demanding equal pay. There’s already strong Oscar buzz for Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson. THE TEMPEST — If

it’s anything like “Titus,” expect director Julie Taymor’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play to be controversial, electrifying, mind-bending and visually stunning. TRON: LEGACY — The decades-delayed sequel to an original that wasn’t all that great to begin with catches up with original leading man Jeff Bridges who has been stuck in a computer program and could be sprung by the son he’s never met. YOGI BEAR — Based on the trailer, this looks to be another tired, overblown, unfunny, heavy CGI retooling of yet another borderline ’60s cartoon series trying way too hard to be hip. Dan Aykroyd voices the title character with Justin Timberlake tagging along as trusty sidekick BooBoo. For more of the Holiday movie preview, see Page 13.

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Clockwise from top left, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw star in “Country Strong,” Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller star in “Little Fockers,” Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in “The Tourist” and Natalie Portman stars in “Black Swan.”

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HOWTIMES S MOVIE TIMES FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 3

For movie showtimes for Saturday and Sunday, visit the theater websites.

BUFORD

REGAL CINEMAS, MALL GEORGIA 20

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4:10, 7:10, 9:40 Resident Evil 3 (R)

5:30, 7:50, 10:05 Takers (PG-13)

4:05, 7:05, 9:35 The Other Guys (PG-13)

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

7:00, 9:30

Burlesque (PG-13)

4:00

12:15, 1:30, 3:10, 4:15, 6:45, 7:30, 9:30, 10:15, 12:15

4:15, 7:15, 10:00

The Town (R)

5:35, 8:35 Toy Story 3 (G) You Again (PG)

Due Date (R)

12:00, 2:15, 4:35, 7:00, 9:20, 11:40

SNELLVILLE

Faster (R)

2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50, 12:15

CARMIKE 12 SNELLVILLE

For Colored Girls (R)

1905 Scenic Highway Presidential Market Center 770-979-1519 www.carmike.com

10:35 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

11:55, 2:15, 3:05, 5:20, 6:15, 8:30, 9:20, 11:40 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: The IMAX Experience (PG-13)

11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15

Tangled 3-D (PG)

Burlesque (PG-!3)

6:15, 9:25

Megamind (PG)

12:05, 12:50, 2:45, 3:20, 5:15, 5:45, 7:40, 10:20

10:10, 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30

12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

Dead Awake (R)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

Megamind 3-D (PG)

12:45, 4:25, 7:55, 10:55

12:30, 3:00, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05

Love and Other Drugs (R)

11:45, 1:10, 2:20, 3:50, 5:00, 7:00, 7:40, 9:40, 10:20 Megamind (PG)

12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:40 Megamind 3-D (PG)

1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9:00, 11:20 Morning Glory (PG-13)

11:50, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45, 10:20 Skyline (PG-13)

12:25, 2:40, 5:15, 8:00, 10:25 Tangled (PG)

12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 8:05, 10:30 Tangled 3-D (PG)

11:40, 1:25, 2:10, 3:50, 4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 9:00, 11:25 The Next Three Days (PG-13)

1:05, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05 The Warrior’s Way (R)

12:00, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:30, 10:15, 12:15 Unstoppable (PG-13)

12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15

DACULA GREAT ESCAPE THEATERS: HAMILTON MILL 14 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway Dacula, GA 30019 678-482-0624 www.greatescapetheaters.com Burlesque (PG-13)

1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55 Dead Awake (R)

125:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:20

11:40, 2:00, 4:30 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:25, 9:45 Morning Glory (PG-13)

12:55, 6:55

11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:35, 10:25 Unstoppable (PG-13)

Tangled (PG)

11:50, 12:20, 2:20, 2:50, 4:50, 5:20, 7:20, 9:50

11:45, 2:35, 5:25, 8:15, 10:35

11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 The Next Three Days (PG-13) 3:40, 9:35 The Warrior’s Way (R)

11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00 Unstoppable (PG-13)

12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:25

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

VENTURE CINEMA 12 3750 Venture Drive, Duluth 678-957-9545 www.venturecinema12.com

Alpha and Omega (PG)

1:10, 3:55, 7:15, 9:30 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 Easy A (PG-13)

1:15, 4:15, 6:55, 9:15 Inception (PG-13)

1:35, 5:05, 8:50 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50 Lottery Ticket (PG-13)

1:25, 4:20, 7:00, 9:25 Resident Evil: After Life (R)

Burlesque (PG-13)

12:15, 1:10, 4:00, 4:45, 7:20, 7:55, 10:25, 10:45

1:20, 4:25, 7:15, 9:45

Due Date (R)

Salt (PG-13)

11:55, 2:30, 5:30, 8:20

1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 9:20

Faster (R)

Takers (PG-13)

12:10, 2:50, 5:35, 8:00, 10:30

1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 9:35

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

The Town (R)

1:05, 4:05, 6:45, 9:20

12:35, 1:15, 3:15, 3:45, 4:40, 7:05, 7:50, 10:15, 10:40, 11:00

Toy Story 3 (G)

1:05, 4:05, 7:10, 9:40

Love and Other Drugs (R)

You Again (PG)

11:40, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 7:25, 8:05, 10:50

1:20, 4:15, 6:55, 9:30

Megamind (PG)

11:35, 2:05, 4:50, 7:15, 9:50

7:45, 10:05

Megamind 3-D (PG)

Faster (R)

11:50, 2:25, 5:10, 7:30, 10:10

12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25

Morning Glory (PG-13)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 10:45

11:30, 12:00, 2:40, 3:20,5:45, 6:30, 7:00, 8:50, 9:40, 10:10

12:20, 2:55, 5:15, 7:45, 10:05

Skyline (PG-13) Tangled (PG)

11:30, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25

11:15, 1:55, 4:55, 7:50, 10:15 Faster (R)

11:25, 2:00, 4:45, 7:40, 10:15 11:10, 2:30, 6:00, 9:15

Despicable Me (PG)

DULUTH

Due Date (R)

For Colored Girls (R)

Tangled 3-D (PG)

Due Date (R)

Love and Other Drugs (R)

The Warrior’s Way (R)

LAWRENCEVILLE AMC COLONIAL 18 THEATRES 825 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road 770-237-0744 www.amctheatres.com

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (PG-13)

10:30, 11:30, 12:50, 1:50, 2:50, 4:10, 5;10, 6:10, 7:30, 8:30, 9:20 Love and Other Drugs (R)

10:45, 1:30, 4:20, 7:00, 9:55 Megamind (PG)

10:15, 12:45, 3:20, 5:55, 8:35 Morning Glory (PG-13)

10:30, 1:10, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50 RED (PG-13)

11:05, 1:45, 7:15 Tangled (PG)

10:20, 11:00, 12:55, 1:35, 3:30, 4:15, 6:05, 6:50, 8:40, 9:25

11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:50, 7:55, 8:50, 10:05 Love and Other Drugs (R)

11:35, 12:40, 2:15, 3:25, 5:00, 6:10, 7:40, 9:05, 10:25 Megamind (PG)

12:25, 3:00 Megamind 3-D ((PG)

11:30, 1:50, 4:20, 6:40, 9:00 Morning Glory (PG-13)

1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 Paranormal Activity 2 (R)

10:45, 1:30, 3:45, 6:25, 8:55 RED (PG-13)

4:05 Skyline (PG-13)

1:05, 6:45, 9:40 Tangled (PG-13)

12:50, 3:30, 6:20 Tangled 3-D (PG-13)

11:50, 2:35, 5:10, 7:50

Tangled 3-D (PG)

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Pasquale Encore (NR)

11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 10:00

6:30

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

4:30, 9:50 The Warrior’s Way (R)

11:55, 2:25, 5:00, 7:35, 10:10 Unstoppable (PG-13)

10:40, 11:40, 1:05, 2:05, 3:40, 4:40, 6:15, 7:10, 8:45, 9:45

AMC DISCOVER MILLS 18 THEATRES 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 415 678-847-9265 www.amctheatres.com

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

1:15, 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 Unstoppable (PG-13)

1:00, 3:55, 6:35, 9:10, 10:00

12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (PG-13)

11:45, 12:45, 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:10, 7:20, 8:00, 9:00 Morning Glory (PG-13)

1:35, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 Tangled (PG)

12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:30 Tangled 3-D (PG)

12:00, 1:00, 2:20, 3:20, 4:40, 5:40, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 The Next Three Days (PG-13)

1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:00 Unstoppable (PG-13)

12:20, 12:45, 2:45, 3:10, 5:10, 5:35, 7:35, 8:00, 10:00

REGAL SNELLVILLE OAKS 14 2125 E. Main St., Snellville 770-972-7469 www.regalcinemas.com

Burlesque (PG-13)

1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 Due Date (R)

1:55, 4:05, 6:15, 8:25, 10:35 For Colored Girls (R)

2:30, 5:20, 8:10, 10:55

GEORGIA THEATRE CO., TOWN CENTER VALUE 700 Gwinnett Drive, No. 216 678-985-2222 www.georgiatheatrecompany.com Alpha & Omega (PG)

5:20, 7:35, 9:45

Inception (PG-13)

2:00, 4:55, 7:50, 10:45 Life As We Know It (PG-13)

2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Love and Other Drugs (R)

2:10, 4:45, 5:35, 7:15, 9:45, 10:40 Megamind (PG)

2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Megamind 3-D (PG)

2:05, 3:35, 4:25, 5:55, 6:45, 8:15, 9:05, 10:35

Despicable Me (PG)

RED (PG-13)

Burlesque (PG-13)

5:15, 7:40, 9:55

2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25

11:55, 1:55, 3:15, 4:50, 6:25, 7:45, 9:20, 10:30

Easy A (PG-13)

Skyline (PG-13)

Due Date (R)

5:25, 7:45, 10:00

2:40, 4;50, 7:00, 9:10

11:45, 2:25

Inception (PG-13)

The Town (R)

Faster (R)

5:00, 8:00

2:20, 8:05

11:40, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45, 10:55

For Colored Girls (R)

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Faster (R)

The Warrior’s Way (R)


HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW Dec. 22 GULLIVER’S TRAVELS — In this “reimagining” of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Jack Black lands in a strange land populated by 6-inch tall inhabitants who take him prisoner and tie him up on a beach.

LITTLE FOCKERS — This second sequel to “Meet the Parents” looks exactly like the last one which is probably a good idea. Hollywood rarely tinkers with winning formulas. Fans of the franchise will be glad to hear the entire principal cast will reprise their roles.

SOMEWHERE — Sofia Coppola’s latest bears quite a strong resemblance to her moody Oscar-winning “Lost in Translation.” Atlanta native Stephen Dorff takes the lead playing a popular action star who is starting to doubt whether or not he’s happy with fame and riches.

Dec. 25 THE COMPANY MEN — In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, three newly unemployed white collar business men (Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper) must come to terms with their bruised egos, fragile family lives and starting over again. THE KING’S SPEECH — The story of King George VI (Colin Firth) and his sudden ascension to the British throne is already being heralded by most who have seen it as the front-runner for next year’s Oscars. The stellar cast also includes Guy Pearce, Helena BonhamCarter and Geoffrey Rush.

death of their young child.

power-wielding conservative ’80s lobbyist whose unbridled greed and gargantuan ego brought him and scores of others crashing down.

TRUE GRIT — For their first remake, the Coen Brothers overhaul what was just an average 1969 Western and seemed to have turned it into a riveting black comedy thriller. The cast includes Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and, playing the same character that delivered John Wayne his only Oscar, Jeff Bridges.

Dec. 31 ALL GOOD THINGS — Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst are the leads in this long-delayed factbased romantic thriller about one of the most infamous unsolved murder mysteries in U.S. history.

Dec. 29 CASINO JACK — With full-blown, Oscar-seeking Jan. 7 fervor, Kevin Spacey stars as BLUE VALENTINE — Jack Abramoff, the once Recalling “91⁄2 Weeks,” this

#1 FAMILY

MOVIE IN AMERICA!

RABBIT HOLE — If the trailers are at all accurate, expect to get real bummed out after watching this tear-jerker about a married couple (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) who must move on after the

erotic, sexually-charged, NC-17 rated drama traces five tumultuous years in the life of a married couple (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams). COUNTRY STRONG — Gwyneth Paltrow gets the chance to flex her considerable pipes when she plays an alcoholic country singer who bottoms out, doesn’t quite do the rehab thing and attempts a comeback. Tim McGraw co-stars as manger/husband. SEASON OF THE WITCH — In the wake of

the dismal and underwhelming “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Nicolas Cage again plays a time-travelling wizard, this time in the 14th century waging war against the Black Plague.

Jan. 14 THE GREEN HORNET — The long-in-development pet project of producer and leading man Seth Rogen has already come under fire from fans of the comic book and TV series who think he’s unsuitable for the role of the svelte and debonair crimefighting title character.

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FILM FANS Film Fans: ‘Love and Other Drugs’ has good dose of acting And in the end this few wows but instead EDITOR’S NOTE: Film the small-ville storyline, movie deserves some Fans features local resiwhich is weaker than the extra credit for this dents reviewing the film current economy, show- alone. This is basically a of the week: “Love and — Rick Wright, Auburn cases a very fledgling Other Drugs.” Want to be romantic love flick that cast who provide little has a hard time getting a Film Fan? E-mail feaor no support. traction, despite the tures@gwinnettdailyOne great thing about sheer post.com. Real sex in the city. Set the movie, however, is it beauty in the early 90’s — a and talent showcases the serious story of a plight of people who of Anne womanizhave Parkinson’s disHathThis film has a good er viagra ease. It is a very tough away, message to it but the messalesman world for the many that which is sage is couched in an ironic Jamie have to deal with this considerpresentation. Despite the Rick Randall and its progressive able large amount of implicit Wright (Jake nature. But Maggie indeed. and explicit sex with multiGyllen(Anne) and Jamie (Jake But it plods along, ple partAlfred haal) who sometimes aimlessly, in Gyllenhaal) are effective ners, the Richner falls in “moral” of search of something that in displaying a host of emotions connected with love with an early stage the story is the narrow screenplay patient, Maggie Murthat sex in can’t produce. It needs a this horrible disease. and of itself is not fulfilling. J.P. As much Zinn as people need drugs to cope with pain or various symptoms, the main characters here use sex (Perhaps the title should have been “Sex and Other Drugs”). In fact, Maggie states that she just wants to forget who she is through sex for a couple hours and does not want Jamie to fall in love with her. Tuesday, December 14th • 7:30pm The “R” rating is welldeserved because of the nudity and language. I enjoyed the plot but believe the story could Name ___________________________ Mail completed entry to GDP/TRON have been told without all Address__________________________ P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 the skin and foul language. or visit gwinnettdailypost.com __________________________________ Both lead actors do a good to enter at job at portraying their role. Phone ___________________________ — J. P. Zinn, Email____________________________ Lawrenceville

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questions Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark So, you think you’re good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Dani Herd of Dacula. Here are last week’s questions again and the answers:

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 Now, for this week’s one answers all of the questions: questions correctly, the 1. Name a movie where person with the most corThe first person to James Caan played a nonrespond with all the correct rect answers submitted by fictional professional athSpecial Photo lete. 6 p.m. the Monday after the answers receives a prize Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill, Vol. 1” featured a contest is posted will be the 2. Name the last animated package of movie-related lengthy animated segment. winner. Only one winner goodies, which could film to win an Oscar for per household is eligible include promotional TBest Original Song. 1. In what movie were duration of the story)? 3. Name the last person to shirts, hats, posters, DVDs, each 30-day period. Dustin Hoffman and Roy A: “Rope” Scheider’s characters broth3. What actress portrayed ers? the daughter of Brad Pitt’s A: “Marathon Man” character in one movie and 2. Name an Alfred Hitch- his love interest in another? cock movie that takes place A: Answers included: in real time (the length of Elle Fanning and Julia the movie is the same as the Ormond. 4. What Quentin Tarantino movie featured a lengthy animated segment? A: “Kill Bill, Vol. 1” 5. In what Georgian city was some of “Forrest Gump” set? A: Savannah

win an Oscar for writing a screenplay for a movie in which they also acted. 4. What 2001 film featured a soundtrack comprised only of Beatles’ cover songs? 5. Name an actor that has been the love interest of Naomi Watts’ character in more than one film.

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MUSIC BY VENUE 37 Main

Youmans Band, Prince Tuesday • Saturday: Common Thread, Floating Coats, Ramblwood, The Bandwith, Young Goodman Brown • Thursday: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Jam • Dec. 10: Supernova Productions

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• Today: White Leppard Crue • Saturday: Iron Mullet • Thursday: Rock Mafia • Dec. 10: Electic Boogaloo • Dec. 11: Free Ride 75 • Dec. 16: Rock Mafia • Dec. 17: Mad Margritt

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

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• Dec. 4-5: Gala Holiday Concert • Dec. 11: Holiday Jazz Vespers

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• Monday: Cold War Kids • Dec. 10: Tidings for Tikes with Futurebirds • Dec. 31: Of Montreal • Jan. 13-15: Drive-By Truckers

• Today: The Elvis Show • Saturday: Kinchafoonee Cowboys • Sunday: The Mark Richardson Memorial Benefit • Wednesday: Lauara Reed • Thursday: The Kicks with The Bridges • Dec. 10: Adam Taylor, Granville Automatic, Richard Bicknell and The Shameless Lovers

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ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500 www.gwinnettcenter.com

• Dec. 10: Indigo Girls VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

• Dec. 10: Trans-Siberian Orchestra • Feb. 10: Brad Paisley • March 4: Kid Rock • April 18: Lady Gaga PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500 www.gwinnettcenter.com

• Today-Sunday: Northeast Atlanta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” • Dec. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” • Jan. 8: Comedy Vibes • Jan. 15: Ralphie May ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER 395 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta 404-523-6275 www.atlantaciviccenter.com

• Dec. 31: Charlie Wilson and Chrisette Michele BUFORD VARIETY THEATER 170 W. Main St., Buford 770-271-7878 www.bufordvarietytheater.com

• Dec. 3-4: The WiseGuys Show featuring Vinnie Coppola and

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Usher will perform Sunday at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Steve Mingolla • Dec. 10-11: Drew Thomas • Dec. 17-18: Nancy Reed • Dec. 23: Mixed Nuts of Comedy featuring Sue Ryerson, Deb Cole and Mia Jackson CENTER STAGE 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365 www.centerstage-atlanta.com

• Tuesday: Switchfoot, American Bang and Paper Tongues • Dec. 11: Sister Hazel • Dec. 13: Tank with Kandi • Dec. 14: Not So Silent Night with Train, Plain White Ts and Christina Perri • Dec. 16: Wu-Tang Clan CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATER 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta 404-233-2227 www.livenation.com

No shows listed as of press time.

COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta www.cobbenergycentre.com 770-916-2800

• Today-Sunday: Cirque Dreams Holidaze • Dec. 10: Russell Peters • Dec. 11: Louis C.K. • Dec. 12: Army Ground Forces Band Holiday Concert EDDIE’S ATTIC 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur 404-377-4976 www.eddiesattic.com

• Today: Claire Lynch Band Dana Cooper • Saturday: Alice Peacock, Walter Parks • Sunday: Radney Foster Ashley Arrison • Monday: Songwriter’s Open Mic • Tuesday: Nervous But Excited Betty Soo • Wednesday: David Mayfield Parade Levi Lowrey

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• Thursday: Sandra McCracken • Dec. 10: Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Lexi Street Band • Dec. 11: DeDe Vogt, Roxie Watson • Dec. 12: Jennifer Daniels EVERETT BROTHERS MUSIC BARN Stonecypher Road, Suwanee 770.945.9098 www.everettsmusicbarn.com

• Saturday: Counterpoint FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS 349 Ferst Drive, Georgia Tech campus 404-894-9600 www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

• Sunday: Kathy Mattea • Dec. 10: A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta 404-881-2100 www.foxtheatre.org

• Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 21-24

and 26: Atlanta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” • Dec. 13: Larry Carols and Mo THE LOFT 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta 404-885-1365 www.theloft-atlanta.com

• Today: Dave Barnes and Drew Holcomb • Wednesday: Fran Healy • Dec. 11: Fun PHILIPS ARENA 1 Philips Drive N.W., Atlanta 404-878-3000 www.philipsarena.com

• Sunday: Usher • Dec. 19: Disney Live! “Mickey’s Magic Show” • Dec. 23: Justin Bieber RED LIGHT CAFE 553 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta 404-874-7828 www.redlightcafe.com

• Today: Ben Belcher, Kris

1099 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points 404-521-1786 www.variety-playhouse.com

• Today: Jonathan Coulton • Saturday: Carolina Chocolate Drops • Sunday: Chrimbus Spectacular • Wednesday: Zoso Satisfaction • Thursday: Ledisi, It’s Christmas • Dec. 10: Jimmy Herring Band VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER AT ENCORE PARK 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta www.ticketmaster.com/ venue/115485

No shows listed as of press time. WILD BILL’S 2075 Market St., Duluth 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com

• Today: BlackHawk • Saturday: AC/DC Tribute Back N Black • Dec. 10: Levi Lowrey, Corey Crowder, Jason Davis Most tickets available through Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400 or www.ticketmaster.com. Call venues for information.


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GWINNETT CALENDAR Tannery Row Artist Colony will present “The Music in Me,” an exhibit of artwork, through Saturday. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tannery Row is at 554 W. Main St. in Buford, and the exhibit is free to attend. For Saturday more information, call 770Mason Elementary and 904-0572 or visit www.tanDuluth High School will perneryrowartistcolony.com. form at 6:30 p.m. Saturday as The Buford Artists’ part of the Duluth Fall FestiGroup will present an val 28th Annual Lighting of exhibit of art work titled the Tree. For more informa“Visionary Reflections — tion, visit www.duluthga.net. Special Photo Studies in Aesthetics” Mason Elementary and Duluth High School will through February at the Thursday perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday as part of the Duluth George Pierce Park CommuThe Brookwood Perform- Fall Festival 28th Annual Lighting of the Tree. For nity Center Gallery, 55 Buford ing Arts presents “The Best more information, visit www.duluthga.net. Highway in Suwanee. For Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. Thursday at BrookFriday and Saturday. The sent “The Artist’s Intenwood High School, 1255 exhibit is free to attend and tion,” an exhibit of juried Dogwood Road in Snellville. Kudzu is at 116 Carlyle St. artwork, as well as a bonus in Norcross. For more inforexhibit, The Wall of Small, Ongoing Events mation, visit www.kudzuartthrough Dec. 17. Gallery Kudzu Art Zone will pre- hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. zone.com.

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more information, call 770831-4173 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com. The Aurora Theatre will present “Christmas Canteen 2010” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23. The theater is located at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets start at $16. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com. The Hudgens Center for the Arts will present the “Finalists Exhibit for the Hudgens Prize” through Feb. 19. The center is at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Gallery hours

are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and free for children younger than 2. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.thehudgens.org. New Dawn Theater Company will present “A Candle in the Window” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19 at 3087 Main St. in Duluth. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call 678-887-5015 or visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com.


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The High Museum of Art will present Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-7334437. The High Museum of Art will present Bank of America’s “Museum on Us” Program from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-7334437. The High Museum of Art will present “Renaissance Painting and the Venetian Style” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437.

The High Museum of Art will be holding “The Museum of Modern Art, New York” until Aug. 14. For more information, visit www.High.org. The ART Station Theater Company will present “Christmas Gift” through Dec. 23 at 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Matinee and additional perfor-

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mances are available. For more information, call 770469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org. The High Museum of Art will present the exhibit “Salvador Dali: The Late Work” through Jan. 2. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students, $11 for children

ages 6 to 17 and free for children younger than 6. The museum is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437 or visit www.high.org. Theatrical Outfit will present “The Young Man From Atlanta” from Jan. 26 through Feb. 20 at The Balzer Theater, 84 Luckie St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 678-5281500 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

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