Things to do this Weekend - Aug 9th to 11th

Can you believe it's almost fall? School starts in just a few short weeks, along with the long- awaited football season. Spend the hottest days of the year taking in some of the hottest activities in the Atlanta area. Cruise your way through August with some live entertainment, a sneak peak at some fall sports and some amazing entertainment! Thursday, August 8 th It's been too long, but football is finally back! Come cheer on the Atlanta Falcons as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the pre-season opener. Grab your tailgate buds and beer and meet us at the Georgia Dome at 8 pm. Visit the official website for ticket and game info.

Today is the last day to catch Rumplestiltskin at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Show times are 10am and 11 am. More info here . Friday, August 9 th Come watch the Atlanta Braves battle the Miami Marlins at Turner Field at 7:30PM. More info here . Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin Music fills the air amidst flowers and nature in the heart of Midtown during the kickoff of the 11th annual Concerts in the Garden. Show starts at 8:00PM and tickets are available here . Saturday, August 10 th Come watch the Atlanta Braves battle the Miami Marlins at Turner Field at 7:10PM. More info here . The Bieb's is making Hotlanta even hotter! Come see teen heartthrob Justin Beiber perform his BELIEVE world tour at Philips Arena at 7:30PM. Show information is available here .

Flashback Festival 2013 is Atlanta's biggest R&B Concert starring legendary artists from back in the day. Come down to Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre) at 6:00PM. Tickets are available for purchase here . Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers with Railroad Earth. Music fills the air amidst flowers and nature in the heart of Midtown during the 11th annual Concerts in the Garden. Show starts at 8:00PM and tickets are available here . Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth & Gin Blossoms are coming to Chastain Park! Time to be announced. More info here . Sunday, August 11 th Come watch the Atlanta Braves battle the Miami Marlins at Turner Field at 1:35PM. More info here . The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream engage in a WNBA match-up during their 6th season at Philips Arena. Tip off starts at 6:00PM. Visit the official website here . For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.