It has been a tough week for Atlantans who actually live in the city of Atlanta. The news of the Braves’ relocation hit hard. And then we found out that 404 phone numbers will no longer be created. We won’t say we’re having a full-blown identity crisis, but frankly it’s all been a bit disconcerting. So we’ve got a few suggestions for things to do to remind yourself that the city really is a great place to be, no matter what our home team thinks.
Friday Jazz at the High
The High Museum hosts the Steve Dancz Sextet for an evening of Jazz and art. Friday, 5 to 10 p.m. high.org
Atlanta Print Biennial
The Atlanta Printmakers Studio celebrates print media with works from throughout the world at Erikson Clock (A Goat Farm Arts Center satellite). Opening reception Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. facebook.com/EriksonClock
Part-time Atlantan Sir Elton comes back to Philips Arena, bringing a combination of his many classics and selections from his new (yep) album The Diving Board. Saturday, 8 p.m. philipsarena.com
Garden Nights Holiday Lights
It may feel like Halloween just happened and Thanksgiving is still too far away, but the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s holiday lights display opens this weekend. Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Return To Rich’s
The Breman Museum stages a retrospective look at the beloved hometown store. Sunday, 1 p.m. returntorichs.org
PLUS: Pat Conroy in Conversation
Atlanta native Conroy, famous chronicler of family dysfunction, will talk with Atlanta magazine book columnist Teresa Weaver about his new memoir, Death of Santini. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. atlantajcc.org
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Read Weaver's interview with Conroy from our November issue.