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Five Things to Do This Weekend

Druid Hills Tour of Homes, Benefit Concert for Intown Ministries and more

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.  Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and places to explore.

1.

When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Why Go: This year’s tour features five homes and a “collector’s garden.” Three of the homes are celebrating a centennial.

Price: Admission to the Artist Market is free; $20 for the tour; Buy Tickets

2.

When/Where: Friday, Apri 20 at 784 N Highland Ave.

Why Go: Wellspring Treasures, an upscale resale store that benefits the organization of Wellspring Living, will open the doors to its newest location.

3.

When/Where: Saturday, April 21, 5 to 8 p.m. at 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave

Why Go: “We Will Not Be Silent” is a continuing series of concerts focused on the need to collectively "speak" for those who have been denied their voice. The goal is to collect 500 items of non-perishable food (canned meat especially!) and $1000 in cash.

This year’s concert will feature Our Song (Atlanta’s only Gay and Lesbian Chorus), the Grady High School Chorus, and the Georgia Young Men’s Ensemble.

Price: Free, donations welcome

4.

When/Where: Sunday, April 22, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Why Go: Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). Event will also include tips for being more eco-friendly and demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening.

Price: Free

5.

When/Where: Saturday and Sunday at Druid Hills High School, 1798 Haygood Dr.

Why Go: This spring the Druid Hills High School Devil’s Players present "Into the Woods."

"Into the Woods" is the story of the childless Baker and his Wife, the plucky Little Red Riding Hood, the naïve young Jack, and the beautiful Cinderella. Dodging wolves, giants, and angry witches, these and other popular fairy tale characters go “into the woods and home before dark” to make their wishes come true.

Price: $10

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Phyllis Weiss April 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Don't forget the free performances of the Emory University Chorus and Emory University Symphony on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. at Emory's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
Jena Anton April 20, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Um, there are also a couple of insignificant events like the Dogwood Festival and Sweetwater Festival....who writes these articles??
Jaclyn Hirsch April 20, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Hi Jena, Both Midtown Patch and East Atlanta Patch have more info about those festivals. Thanks for the suggestion to include them here!

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