The official weekend before Valentine’s Day offers many musical options, from jazz to rhythm and blues to acoustic sounds it just depends on what you and your honey have a taste for.
This weekend, enjoy an evening with Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Eddie Levert and El Debarge. The crooners will take the stage at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. For tickets check out http://www.atlantaciviccenter.com/
Wynton Marsalis returns with Jazz at the Lincoln Center. The Pulitzer-Prize winning composer-arguably the best-known living trumpeter returns to Atlanta with an ensemble that he serves as Artistic Director. The big band, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary, will be at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. For ticket info call 404-733-5000.
The Red Light Café on Amsterdam Avenue in Atlanta is the venue for an Evening with Michelle Malone. You may purchase tickets to see the Grammy-nominated artist at http://www.redlightcafe.com/
For those in the mood for some festivals, go to Park Tavern’s Oysterfest at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Join thousands of visitors as they enjoy fresh oysters, live entertainment, cold beer and much more. For additional event details go to http://www.parktavern.com/
Or learn about the Asian culture at the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival. Join the culture as it celebrates the year of the snake at the Atlanta Chinese Culture Center in Chamblee. You can sample authentic Chinese Cuisine. Sounds yummy to me!
Duluth First United Methodist Church in Duluth is hosting its Christian Beginnings Winter Carnival. The free event will be filled with food, fun and friends. The children can create arts and crafts, while adults participate in the silent auction. The event is being held to raise money for the church’s preschool and Kindergarten programs.
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