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What are you doing this weekend? January 9-12
Monster trucks and more
Atlanta, we’re not gonna lie, it’s been a rough week. Tuesday’s iceberg temps froze us to the core, and the idea of leaving the house in that nonsense? Forget about it. But the temps are back on the rise now that the weekend is finally upon us. If you’re going a little stir-crazy, here are a few ideas to get you out and about again.
The Comedy Central darling brings his colorful cast of puppets to Philips tonight. Fans can expect new jokes from famous characters including hillbilly Bubba J, skeletal terrorist Achmed, mohawked purple thing Peanut, and José, the jalapeño inexplicably on a stick. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. philipsarena.com
Star Wars at Legoland
The entire weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center in Phipps Plaza is dedicated to all things Jedi, but tonight, an adults-only party lets more seasoned fans enjoy trivia, a scavenger hunt, and meet–and-greets members of the 501st legion without worrying about being shown up by a bunch of padawans. Adult night: Thursday 7 p.m.; Family event: Friday through Sunday. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta
In his sculpture pieces on display at the gallery at Swan Coach House, Jayson Niles creates animal likenesses out of materials such as fur and wood. Imagined creatures such as a squirrel with swooping antlers and a hoof is equal parts bewitching and bizarre. Opening Thursday 6 p.m., through February 21. swancoachhouse.com
Even if you can’t see the appeal in ridiculously huge trucks smushing other trucks (or won’t admit it), kids most certainly can, and with trucks branded by cartoon favorites Scooby-Doo and Spider-Man (the former shaped like the iconic canine’s head), this Georgia Dome event is sure to thrill. Saturday 7 p.m. monsterjam.com
The Marietta-born CMA and Grammy award winner gives an acoustic performance at the Cobb Energy Centre. Friday 8 p.m. cobbenergycentre.com
The Taming of the Shrew/Timon of Athens
Shakespeare Tavern alternates the popular comical romance of Kate and Petruchio with performances of the lesser-known tragedy of Athenian philosopher Timon, a work that is sometimes cataloged as one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” Through January 26. shakespearetavern.com
Most Atlanta kids got a snow day this week, but adults trekked into work as usual, and there was certainly no white stuff on the ground. Unleash your inner child by tubing over the artificially frosty hills of Stone Mountain and show kids what a real snow day is all about. Through February 17. stonemountainpark.com