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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Jan. 4-6: Bilal and western art

You can start the year off on the right step with things to do in and around the city.

There’s plenty to do in Atlanta this weekend, from the soul-stirring sounds of award-winning singer and songwriter, Bilal, to an exhibit featuring one of the best-known artist of the West.

1st Friday line dance social

You don’t have to be an expert to join other dancers for the “1st Friday line dance social.”

The event will be held Jan. 5 at the Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club, 2706 Bouldercrest Rd. S.E. Currently, the organizer plans to hold classes the first Friday of every month.

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Dancing will be taught from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with open line dancing until 11 p.m. Learn how to do the Cupid Shuffle, the Wobble, the Sanctified Slide and Mr. Sexy Man.

The event is organized by Leatha’s Soul Line Dancing.

7 p.m. Jan. 4. $7. Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club, 2706 Bouldercrest Rd. S.E. Atlanta. For reservations, call or text: 404-434-2318 . www.leathaslinedancing.com.

Bilal in concert

Bilal, the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter, musician and producer, will perform at City Winery Atlanta on Jan. 5-6.

The award-winning performer is known for his creative neo-soul, jazz and R&B sound.

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Bilal is classically trained and able to sing opera in seven languages. His interest in jazz was fostered by his father, who took him to the city’s clubs. He attended New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he received voice training, as well as training in jazz and big-band arrangements.

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Bilal’s debut album, “1st Born Second”featured collaborations with Mike City, Robert Glasper, and many of the Soulquarians and reached the Top Ten of Billboard’s R&B albums chart. Both shows are sold out, but Bilal fans can add their names to a waiting list.

8 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. $30-$40. City Winery Atlanta, Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

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“Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Beyond”

Visitors still have time to see this powerful exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville before it closes on Jan. 13.

Booth is hosting the largest exhibition of works by Frederic Remington ever in the South. Remington is the world’s best-known Western artist and the country’s leading interpreter of the West.

The exhibit features more than 60 original pieces of Remington’s work from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, private collections and other museums. Important works will be on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Birmingham Museum of Art along with privately owned pieces on loan from several Atlanta area families.

“This exhibition brings together excellent examples of Remington’s work in all of his various media - bronze sculpture, paintings, illustrations, watercolors and even his writings,” Seth Hopkins, executive director of Booth, said in a release.

Exhibit runs through Jan. 13. Free to $12. Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300. www.boothmuseum.org.

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