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WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

ATLANTA --There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We've listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The 30th Annual Storytelling Festival is wrapping up in Downtown Decatur on Saturday afternoon. Children's stories will be read at 701 West Howard Street in Decatur and there will also be workshops for those who want to get into storytelling. Admission to the events range between $9 and $18.

Underground Atlanta will host their Black in Film series on Saturday afternoon. They'll be featuring the documentary, "A Century of Black Cinema". The program starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has returned to Atlanta. The dance troupe is under the direction of a new artistic director but will be performing some of their classics. The show is running at the FOX Theater from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Braimah’s master classes cost as little as $5 dollars and are part of the ‘DanceAfrica Atlanta Class Series’ produced by GIWAYEN MATA, Atlanta’s all-female dance, percussion and vocal ensemble.

Feb 15, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – This weekend in Atlanta, Black History Month anticipates the teachings of a world-renowned drum master. Ghana-born djembe and dunun master drummer Weedie Braimah will teach a drum workshop at BNM Studio located 409 Mead Road Decatur, GA 30030.  Joined by New Orleans native  and dancer, Christan Carter, expect to learn how the dance movements correspond with high-energy West Africa drumming techniques.

Rainy Weekend

Rainy Weekend

Patchy fog during the morning will burn off yielding good amounts of sunshine. Temperatures will heat up into the low 60s. It will be good day if you have outdoor plans. Clouds will increase during the overnight. We will be focused on a system that will be moving through the southern Gulf States. The same system will bring us rain, heavy at times, after 1pm Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible, and some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe, especially south of the city.

Long Term:

The Chance for rain will be in the area through Sunday afternoon, then skies will gradually clear. We will get a break from the rain Monday and Tuesday with high temps around 60.

Next chance for shower s will be late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Super 25 polls show changes at tournament time

ATLANTA -- As area high school teams play their region tournaments, the latest edition of the Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 polls for Metro Atlanta have been released.

 The computer generated polls are prepared each week by USA-Today, and can only be found at 11Alive.com and Atlanta.HighSchoolSoports.Net.

 The Milton boys and the McEachern girls continue to lead the way, but there are changes from top to bottom in both polls this week, with the State Tournament a week away.

 

Discover your best self with DealChicken

Discover your best self with DealChicken

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Do a bit of good for yourself this Presidents' Day weekend -- DealChicken Atlanta is offering a series of deals that'll have you looking (and feeling) like a million bucks.

Beaming White Smile in Atlanta's Chastain neighborhood is offering a special on teeth whitening. Pay only $39 for a $99 treatment -- that's 60 percent off a more beautiful smile.
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LOCAL PROFILE | Jared Lee Pyles

ATLANTA -- Jared Lee Pyles is about as "genuine as a copper penny;" he's got his own, unique sense of style and a creative take on cuisine. 

As the Executive Chef at hot dog concept restaurant, HD1, Jared is fancied for his culinary output as much as he is for his fashion choices. 

Recently, Where U Live followed Jared to his favorite thrift store and he showed us a thing or two about "thrifting" and making old things, new again. 

DECATUR | Lawsuit details FAMU drum major's final moments

ATLANTA -- It's been nearly three months since Florida A&M's Marching 100 Band last took to the field, giving a much-anticipated halftime performance at the Florida Classic.