3 fun things to do in Atlanta


2011 Southeastern Flower Show at Cobb Galleria Centre

The 24th annual installment of the Southeastern Flower Show promises lots of activities. Guests can look at professionally designed landscape gardens, artistic floral design, bonsai exhibitions and more. Garden shopping takes place in the marketplace and bookstore. Speakers include former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, radio personality Walter Reeves, author Erica Glasener and a host of others. Kids can get down and dirty with hands-on workshops and experience entertainment that includes a puppet show from Puppatoons.

10 a.m.-8 p.m., Feb. 25 and 26; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 27. $14-$18. Southeastern Flower Show, Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.sehort.org.


Monster Energy Supercross at Georgia Dome

The recent Monster Jam monster truck event isn’t the only dirt-laden motorsport that finds its home at Georgia Dome. The top supercross riders in the world are moving in this weekend to compete in high-flying racing action. Big names, including James “Bubba” Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey, are scheduled to appear. Organizers say this family-friendly event draws an average of 47,000 fans every weekend during the 17-race season. Although the main event doesn’t drop until 7 p.m., those who can’t get enough supercross can get there as early as 12:30 p.m. for practice and qualifying.

7 p.m. Feb. 26. $15.40-$59.05. Georgia Dome, One Georgia Dome Drive, Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.


“Leader of the Pack” at Earl Smith Strand Theatre

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre goes old school with its production of “Leader of the Pack.” The popular Broadway musical is a virtual loaded jukebox honoring doo-wop and the early rock of the late ’50s and early ’60s that came from the pen of songwriter Ellie Greenwich. Greenwich was responsible for a host of timeless tunes, many we’ll never get out of our heads. The show features a bundle including “Chapel of Love,” “Be My Baby,” “Hanky Panky” and “And Then He Kissed Me.” And don’t forget Greenwich’s penchant for nonsensical titles such as “Da Do Ron Ron” and “Do Wah Diddy.” The show uses the music to tell the story of Greenwich’s career crescendo.

Through March 6. $27.50-$48.70. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.