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Get Out: Your Weekend Plans Are Here

It's summertime and the weekend is almost here. Don't have any plans? Not to worry, Cascade Patch has you covered.

1. Ending Exhibit @ Hammonds House:

Where/When: Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street; Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm.

The Event: This is the last weekend of Daniel Minter’s, A Heavy Grace, A Shallow Home exhibit at the Hammonds House Museum. If you have not seen this imagery masterpiece by Daniel Minter, the 2010 Art Auction Merit Award Winner, then please come out and see what the buzz is about. See how Daniel blends together the mythical African and American black past with more recent events in black culture, such as the Civil Rights movement all looking towards a great future. Please visit the Museum and see why this artist work was chosen for the Merit award and enjoy what this Southwest Atlanta gem has to offer before it leaves.

 Price: Exhibit is $4 for adults and $2 for children, students and seniors. For more information please call 404-612-0500 or visit www.hammondshouse.org.

2. Lady’s Night @ the Lounge:

Where/when: J.R. Crickets Lounge, 2348 Cascade Road; Saturday 9pm -3pm. 

The Event: Come out to the Lounge this Saturday and enjoy a live band playing an array of music from 9-12, then get up on your feet and jam to the mixing of DJ Talib. It's lady's night and the mood its right, so ladies come out and enjoy food and drink specialties while enjoying the lounge experience.

 Pricing:  Free to enter and check the attached links for the menu prices. Please visit www.jrcricketslounge.com or call 4047526224 for more information and menu prices.

3) Medu Book Signing:

Where/when: Medu Bookstore; Saturday 2-5

 The Event: Atlanta resident and Author, Linda Pace Samuel will visit Medu Bookstore in Greenbriar Mall signing her masterpiece. A Mother for Celeste: Return of the African Diaspora. You are in for a treat as the author tells what inspired her to write this much needed work, then get yourself an autograph copy. The book is a tale on black history that looks at an alternate theory to the birth of racisim. To learn more about the book and read exerts please visit www.returnoftheafricandiaspora.com. To know it all, get yourself a copy and after that peruse the bookstore and see what this magnificent gem of a bookstore has to offer.

 Price: free to enter and call the bookstore @ (404) 346-3263  or visit www.medubookstoreatl.com for various book prices.

 4) Possibilities @ the Shrine:

 Where/When: The Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore & Cultural Center; 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.; Saturday, Noon.

 The event: Your Time Publishing is pleased to announce to the Shrine the Children’s book, Possibilities by Kima Richard. This New Orleans area writer will be doing a book reading at the Shrine that is about the possibilities a brother and sister sees living in New Orleans through their life journey and self exploration. Please call 404-752-6125 or visit www.shrinebookstore.com for more details.

Price: Free

5) Atlanta Streets Alive:

Where When: Edgewood Avenue from Peachtree Street to Boulevard; 4pm to 8pm. Kickoff is at Woodruff Park @ 51 Peachtree Street.

The Event: Come Play in the Street is the motto for the fun filled event. Streets on Edgewood are closed to vehicle traffic from Peachtree at Woodruff Park to Boulevard, near the King Center. Come out with the family and ride your bikes, walk, dance, cartwheel, double-dutch or anything else you can do while listening to the sounds along the avenue. There will be all types of events to do from building a pop up city to visiting the King Center to salsa dancing. Bring your walking shoes and your fun and active persona and enjoy the route. Atlanta Streets Alive was inspired by the ciclovia in Bogotá, Colombia, where city streets are closed to car traffic to allow people to participate in all kinds events. Please call 404-881-1112 or visit http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/route-activities/ to know the different times for various activities.

Price: Free

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