Last few hours of the work day are taking place on the East Coast and you are wondering what type of fun you can get into this weekend? Or perhaps you are home early but still have no idea what to do? Keep reading and pick your poison.
Dragon Con plus Michael Jackson Tribute:
For the next four days, The Hyatt Regency Atlanta and other Atlanta area hotels will host about 50,000 people. The event goers will meet their favorite comic book artists and writers, film and TV stars like Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy, listen to live concerts, browse in the dealers' room and get involved in an array of other activities.
This year's biggest draw at Dragon Con will no doubt by the event's attempt at setting a Guinness World Record for the amount of people simultaneously dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in a single location.
The "Thriller" dance will take place on Sunday, September 6th at 7pm in the Grand ABC Ballroom (3rd floor) at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Dragonconthriller.com site is no longer accepting applications on-line so you must sign up at the conference. However, here is a preview of what the release form will look like.
Jamie Foxx's 'Blame it Tour' arrives in Atlanta:
From Another Planet Entertainment:
Jamie Foxx, the triple threat, takes the stage on a 50-city North American Tour starting July 3rd in Las Vegas. After a continuation of a busy movie career and the release of his chart topping CD "Intuition," Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx returns for an evening of live music. Intuition was released on December 16, 2008 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single off the album "She Got Her Own" rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. The second single, "Blame It" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Intuition also features an impressive list of artists such as T.I, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Ne-Yo.
Chastain Park Amphitheater, Sat, Sept 5th 8pm Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com
Decatur Book Festival:
The ajc reports that the Decatur Book Festival is "the country’s fourth-best-attended event of its sort". In the age of instant media, it is good to hear that more than 70,000 people attended the Downtown Decatur event last year. This year's festival organizers are expecting more than 350 authors on site including authors from powerhouse publishing William Morrow/HarperCollins.
Now in its 3rd year, Decatur Book Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6, in downtown Decatur. Free. 678-534-8526. www.decaturbookfestival.com.
Bank of America cardholders' event freebies:
Museums on Us is a great program offered by the bank giant. The first full weekend of every month, you can get in to all participating museums around the country for free. The catch? You have to present your Bank of America card and your photo ID.
Eligible weekends left for this year include:Sept 5th and 6th, Oct 3rd and 4th, Nov 7th and 8th, December 5th and 6th. (2010 dates are sure to come)