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Top 5 transit-friendly Atlanta events in January 2014

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Yes, it gets cold in Atlanta, and if you're not traveling to warmer climates in January, it's time to head indoors for entertainment. If you need a respite from watching TV, check out these five events that are close to MARTA. Be sure to bundle up and enjoy your winter excursion!

Atlanta Hawks Basketball
Atlanta Hawks Basketball Dan Fornal

Atlanta Hawks Basketball

Atlanta Hawks Games
Jan. 3, 8, 10, 20, 24, 27

Basketball season is in full swing, so be sure to catch the Atlanta Hawks at one of their home games this month. There is a special MARTA entrance into Philips Arena (across from the station exit) for easy access, and choose from several restaurants, nightlife options and a food court if you are looking for something to do before or after the game.

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Nearby Restaurants

Monster Jam
Monster Jam Steven Mclellan

Monster Jam

Monster Jam
Saturday, Jan. 11

Forget about monsters under the bed -- head out to the Georgia Dome for monster trucks on Jan. 11. The truck races and feats are directly connected to MARTA via the Dome/Philips Arena/GWCC/CNN station on the blue/green rail line.

Transit and Walking Directions
Dome MARTA Station Guide

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally
Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally Matt Lemmon

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally
Monday, Jan. 20

As the birth home and resting place of Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta is the place to be on MLK Day. The annual march and rally kicks off outside the Peachtree Center MARTA station at the intersection of Peachtree and Baker Street. The day's events end near the King Memorial MARTA station.

Transit and Walking Directions
King Memorial MARTA Station Guide

Honda Battle of the Bands
Honda Battle of the Bands Albany State University

Honda Battle of the Bands

Honda Battle of the Bands
Saturday, Jan. 25

If you're a former marching band member, supporting a participant or just love a jamming drum line, head to the Georgia Dome on Jan. 25 for the Honda Battle of the Bands. Black college marching bands compete for grant money and a guest performance by Big Sean provides additional entertainment. 

Transit and Walking Directions
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Dome

Book of Mormon Musical
Book of Mormon Musical Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Musical

Book of Mormon Musical
Jan. 28 - Feb. 9

From the creators of South Park, "The Book of Mormon" is a musical comedy that has won nine Tony Awards. Opening night in Atlanta is on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Fox Theatre. Pair the evening with dinner or drinks at a local restaurant for a night out in the city.

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Nearby Restaurants

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