The latest installment in the fun and enlightening series of Magic Mondays aimed at pre-schoolers and toddlers, this one lives up to its carnival theme. There'll be games, like sack races and "giant bowling;" a parade, exhibition of carnival masks and a dance party where pint-sized participants will learn to learn to "roar like a lion and prance like circus horses." 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5.50-$6.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. www.atlantahistorycenter.com
‘MOVING TO ABSTRACTION”
In what sounds like an exercise that's as much about what goes on the canvas as what goes on in the artist's creative brain, this is a one-day workshop where students complete an abstract version of photos provided by the instructor (Maureen Engle). You can choose to paint in acrylic or oil, but a heads up from the course description: "You will be working fast - no time for lots of details!" Bring a medium/large square canvas and painting supplies, including your largest brushes, and a sack lunch. All levels are welcome. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $145. Spruill Center for the Arts, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. www.spruillarts.org
“PING PONG TOURNAMENT AT CHURCH”
A regular and much anticipated Monday night event at this one-of-a-kind Atlanta bar, this brings together some of the best ping pong players in town (yes, there is such a thing) for bragging rights, fun and more. 9 p.m. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave S.E., Atlanta. www.sisterlouisaschurch.com
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