Things to do this Weekend - Nov 22nd to 24th

Well, it's easy to let the next 3 days be completely devoted to preparing your Thanksgiving feast fit for a king, but maybe you could have a little fun, too. Put down the stuffing, walk away from the oven, and get out for one last weekend before the real holiday rush begins. You can stuff that turkey on Sunday during halftime. Today is Friday and Friday is meant for fun (so are Saturday and Sunday). Friday, November 22 nd Let's kick off the holiday season with an old classic, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. The Center for Puppetry Arts invites you to see Rudolph as he soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends.

The show runs through December 29 th and show times vary. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes triumphantly returns to Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center with an all new show. Every year, the Rockettes push themselves further to put on a show that's more dynamic, more challenging and more magical than the last. Take in cherished moments and create new memories from November 7 th - December 23 rd . Ticket and show time info available here . Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, from Seattle, WA, are known for their expertly crafted music and innovative music videos and media.

Come see them live at the Gwinnett Center starting at 7:30PM. Tickects range from $29-$49. Saturday, November 23 rd Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music and visits from some your favorite holiday characters, including the world's most famous red-nosed reindeer. Enjoy a Stone Mountain Christmas and start a new tradition and create memories that will last a lifetime for your kids...and you. The show runs through January 9 th and plays at select dates and times. The Atlanta Hawks take on the Boston Celtics on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. See you at Philips Arena and help cheer on one of your favorite birds! Location Phone: 404.878.3000. Box Office Phone: 866-715-1500 Come see the magic at the Lighting of Atlantic Station .

Live entertainment, kids activities, reindeer, a parade, Santa, snow show, Christmas tree lighting & fireworks! The event goes all day, starting at 12PM. Enjoy Tree Lighting/fireworks at sundown and admission is free! Sunday, November 24 th Tickets are on sale now for Atlanta's brightest holiday tradition. Garden Lights returns with more lights and new characters to dazzle your imagination. Advanced tickets are recommended to guarantee entry on the night you want to shine. Bring friends and family to experience the Garden as never before when it is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland! Garden Lights, Holiday Nights sparkles with new imagination! Imaginary Worlds brightens the glow of the third annual extravaganza featuring a million lights.

The lights will be up through January 9 th at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens . Southern Ballet Theatre's A Very Grinchy Christmas is a presentation of everyone's favorite childhood book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Bah, Humbug Nutcracker? Come get Grinched! We all know the story and now it's time to experience it on the stage! This is the last weekend to enjoy the "L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema," a Tour of these groundbreaking films, over four weekends. Several filmmakers, including pioneer Haile Gerima, and two of the Tour curators will be attending and interacting with the public. Come down to Emory University and enjoy some historical culture and influence unlike any other. More info here . For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.