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A tribute to Prince: 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend

If mild temperatures are making you want to get out of the house and find something fun to do in metro Atlanta, you won't have to look far. You'll find cultural activities, concerts, a fishing expo, kids' consignment sale and much more to choose from as you plan your weekend.

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Check out the following 16 things to do in Cobb, DeKalb, North Fulton and Gwinnett this weekend:


"La Sylphide." 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. $43-$139. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2000 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. https://www.cobbenergycentre.com/.

Described as a work of ethereal beauty, "La Sylphide" tells the tale of a young Scotsman who falls under the spell of a fairy-like spirit. It's performed by Atlanta Ballet.

"Casablanca." 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. https://earlsmithstrand.org/.

You know and love it … "Casablanca" is ranked as one of the best films ever made. Arrive before the movie to hear a live pre-show on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ.

Fishing seminars. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Free. Cabela's, 152 Northpoint Parkway, Acworth. 470-315-7546. https://www.cabelas.com/.

Cabela's in Acworth is hosting local pro seminars including How to Program Your Depth Finder and Rig Building for All Species.

Georgia Philharmonic Young Artists' Concerto Competition Showcase. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Students $10, Seniors $15, Adults $25, $50 family pass (two adults and up to three children). Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 404-500-9276. https://georgiaphilharmonic.org/.

This competition features the top competition winners in solo performance with the orchestra, so you'll get to enjoy them with full accompaniment. Use the promo code AJCYACC for a free student ticket or half-price adult ticket with the purchase of a regular-price adult ticket.


Ignite Black Tech Conference. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Free. Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker. http://ibtechcon.com/.

This tech conference has been organized to give black families information about the newest tech industries through workshops, an exhibit village, a fun zone for kids and more.

Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit. 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Free. Agnes Scott College, 141 East College Ave., Decatur. https://www.facebook.com/events/1911143405620573/.

Let your youth meet others from around the state for education, entertainment, advocacy, a social/talent show and more.

Purple Madness brings its electrifying Prince tribute show to Wild Wing Cafe in Dunwoody this Saturday.
Photo: From Purple Madness' Facebook page/For the AJC

The Purple Madness: A Tribute to Prince. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Wild Wing Café, 4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. https://www.facebook.com/events/1038540759660891/.

Experience Purple Madness, an electrifying tribute show that aims to recreate the sights and sounds of Prince.

A Black History Tribute: Head to the Sky. 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Free. Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta. 678-874-7102. http://www.fernbank.edu/.

Learn about the untold stories of African-Americans in the U.S. space program.

North Fulton

Ranky Tanky will be onstage at the Kravis Center in the Rinker Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Photo: Courtesy Kravis Center

Ranky Tanky. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. $25 for seniors, students and military, $30 for adults. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232. www.roswellpresents.com.

Ranky Tanky performs music from the Gullah culture with their own unique interpretation. You'll hear everything from playful game songs to heartbreaking spirituals.

Sneak-A-Peek Saturday. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Free for members, $2 suggested donation for non-members. Autrey Mill, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511. http://autreymill.org/.

All ages are welcome to tour Autrey Mill's building collections and hear about preservation and research efforts.

Starlab. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Included with general admission of $6 for children, $10 for adults, $7 seniors 65 and up, students 13-18 and members free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center's inflatable planetarium hosts a show featuring views of winter constellations as well as constellation stories from Greek mythology.

All You Need Is Laughs. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. $25. City Springs Studio Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-206-2022. https://citysprings.com/.

Comedian Jeff Dauler finds the humor in Valentine's Day and relationships and brings it to his stand-up show.


Kidsignments Consignment Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16. Free. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-548-3480. http://www.kidsignments.com/.

Score some bargains on gently used items for kids with an extra discount of 25 percent on Friday and 50 percent on Saturday. "NR" or "no reduction" items aren't included, but prices are still great on these items as well.

Michael Bublé. 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. $65-$149.50. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464. https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/.

Enjoy an evening listening to the songs of crooner Michael Bublé, including selections from his new album, "Love."

Making a Memory Quilt: Tell Your Family's Story. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Free. Gwinnett County Library – Lawrenceville Branch, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 770-978-5154. https://www.gwinnettpl.org/.

Master Quilter Elizabeth Thomas leads a workshop designed to teach about contemporary memory quilts.

Bassmaster Expo. Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16. Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. https://www.bassmaster.com/.

Join the Expo at Coolray Field as the Bassmaster Elite Series continues at Lake Lanier. Kids' events, prize giveaways, boat demo rides and more will be offered.

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