Oldies but goodies: Things to do with grandkids this week

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It is a pleasure to introduce grandkids to entertainment that brought joy to you in earlier decades, especially when old favorites have been retooled.

Before you venture out to these vintage events around Atlanta, drag out your old DVDs, CDs, and photo albums and show the next generation how you and your kids used to have fun.

Here are three retro events to start with.

David Michael Band ‘90s Country Full Band tour kickoff

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 15 and up only, $12.50-$15, MadLife Stages & Studios, 8722 Main St., Woodstock.

Whether you were an ‘80s lady or your heroes have always been cowboys, share the fun of ‘90s country music with grandkids who are at least 15 years old.

David Michael performs original songs and ‘90s country covers. Currently residing in Canton, Michael is kicking off his “It’s About To Go Down” tour in Woodstock.

Buy tickets here.

Exterior views of LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta inside of Phipps Plaza shown on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Natrice Miller/ natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Pirate-themed adventure at LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta

10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends, starting at $20.99, 2 and under free, LEGO® Discovery Center Atlanta, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite. G-1, Atlanta.

Remember 1989 when the newly introduced pirate-themed LEGOs were such a hit with your kids — or maybe you? Dig out any old kits, practice, and later head to LEGO® Discovery Center Atlanta’s Pirate Adventure Land.

There, the quest includes a pirate ship and castle that look just like your creations of yesteryear, only larger.

This is especially nice for the young kiddos since it’s part of the soft play area. Admission also includes several other attractions that will appeal to the older set.

Buy tickets here.

Back to the ‘80s!

6-9 p.m., Friday, March 1, $5, 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW, Suite 270, Austell.

This ATL Creatives Collective event will help you introduce tweens and teens to ‘80s nostalgia with music and clothes that are bound to make you move, sing along and reminisce.

This would be a great time to show the kids your ‘80s styles in photos and spin some tunes from those days.

Purchase tickets here.