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4 things to do this weekend in DeKalb

Get out there and enjoy the sunshine this weekend with some of these exciting events taking place around DeKalb.

Whether you want to learn something new, or sit back and enjoy some live music, this lineup is for you. Check it out:

48th Bi-Annual Songwriter's Open Mic Shootout. 7 p.m. Friday, June 1. Eddie's Attic. 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976. www.atlanta.eventful.com.

The Bi-Annual Songwriter's Open Mic Shootout takes place this Friday at Eddie's Attic, which will showcase all the past winners from the previous six months. 

Candler Park Music and Food Festival. 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, June 1-2. $35 per person. Candler Park. 1500 McLendon Ave., Atlanta. www.candlerparkmusicfestival.com.

Enjoy the fantastic music lineup at this year's Candler Park Music and Food Festival. Sample fare from more than 20 food trucks and vendors while listening to top musical talents, including Lettuce, Larkin Poe, Houndmouth, Twiddle and more.

Cured Meat Class. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. $125 per person. Pine Street Market. 4 Pine Street Unit A, Avondale Estates. www.culinarylocal.com.

Rusty and the rest of the crew will lead a hands-on workshop to show you how to make a variety of cured meats, including salami, pancetta and guanciale. Lunch provided.

Handcrafted "Cold-Process" All Natural Soapmaking. 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3. $80 per person. Spruill Center for the Arts. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-3447. www.spruillarts.org.

If you've ever wanted to find out how to make homemade, all natural soap, join the cold-process soapmaking class happening this Sunday at the Spruill Center for the Arts. In this interactive, hands-on class, you'll learn how to use natural ingredients to make your own handcrafted soap from scratch.

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