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Loving Local Laughs

Much like the cast of Mary Poppins, I love to laugh. I may not sing songs about it while floating around the ceiling, but I still feel very strongly about the need for laughter. One of the best ways to ensure a solid few hours of merriment is a glorious night of stand-up comedy. For bonus laughs, get tickets to a stand up show in a real comedy club. You know, the kind with the two drink minimum. Between the tasty drinks and the contagious giggles of those around you, there will be plenty of chuckles for all. 

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Heart Beats Atlanta

Brush off your Monday blues, because the weekend isn’t quite over. Head out to Monday Night Brewing to connect with other young professionals in your area. Enjoy an evening of conversation and community as you learn the non-work related passions and interests of your peers. Let your hair down, grab a beer, and tell someone about your secret comic book collection you’ve got stashed under your towels in the closet. 

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Gwinnett Film Festival 

Aspiring local filmmakers have been thoughtfully crafting scenes and editing them to perfection for months. Now see the fruits of their labor at this year’s second annual Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. At the conclusion of the weekend, awards will be given to the most artistic and innovative film makers in a variety of categories, which now include family movies and music videos. Use this unique opportunity to network with fellow film lovers or filmmakers. If you’re interested in making films of your own, then try out a workshop or attend a panel to hear professional advice. 

Admission: Starts at $8

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Sasheer Zamata 

Sasheer Zamata moves from your tv screen to the stage starting this weekend. As a featured member of Saturday Night Live, Sasheer knows how to get big laughs from a live audience. Come have a few drinks and a few laughs as this successful comedian and web series developer performs her acclaimed stand-up routine at Atlanta’s hottest comedy club, The Laughing Skull Lounge. There’s plenty of time slots available, so you can find one that works with your schedule. 

Admission: $20

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Dee-Lights 

If you can’t keep your youngster out of the pantry, check out this afternoon of baking fun that will teach them the skills they need to create delicious and aesthetically pleasing cupcakes from scratch. This workshop provides kids ages six to sixteen with the opportunity to hone their baking and presentation skills. Little Bakers will get to decorate their own apron, learn basic baking terms, learn to prep their kitchen, make their own batter, bake cupcakes, whip up their own icing, frost their own cupcakes, and package cupcakes beautifully. 

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August 5th This is a "community of women embracing financial success."  This is a group of women who want to learn more about protecting their money and how to protect themselves for the future.


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August 6th Join us for a program exclusively for toddlers and their favorite grownups! This exciting, hands-on program allows you to explore different toddler-friendly concepts about animals. Go on a Zoo tour, explore and play at interactive learning stations, and meet an animal ambassador up-close. All topics and activities are designed specifically for the developmental needs of 3 and 4-year-olds.


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 August 7th Check off the final space on your summer fun to-do list. Come on in for some karaoke at The Whistle Post, where there will also be $4 drink specials!

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Covington Century Ride

Ready, set, pedal! The Southern Bicycle League presents “the fastest century ride in the south” through Covington, Oxford, Jersey, Rutledge, Social Circle, Newborn, and Mansfield. Although the miles may seem intimidating, fear not. Volunteers will be manning rest stops with water and homemade goodies. Bike mechanics will also be available along the way in case you’re trusty steed needs a little maintenance on the way. Enjoy 17, 32, 67, or 100 mile routes that wind through beautiful rural Georgia farmlands and gorgeous historic downtown areas. 

Admission: Starts at $55

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South River Canoe Outing 

Paddles at the ready! Join the South River Watershed Alliance for a canoe outing on the South River at Panola Mountain State Park. You don’t have to be an experienced canoer to take part in this adventure from Panola Shoals to Klondike Road. This 5.5 mile trip provides spectacular views of Georgia’s wildlife and verdant foliage. Cost includes a canoe rental, insurance, and lunch. Space is limited, so make sure you register early. 

General Admission: $40

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Matthew Lumpkin Live 

Get your laughter locally. Matthew Lumpkin brings his unique brand of comedy to the stage this weekend at the Porterdale Bar and Grill. Don’t miss this quick witted, fast paced, high energy performance at your neighborhood watering hole. Have a few drinks and sit back to enjoy this “Saints and Sinners Comedy Tour” veteran’s stand-up routine that’s sure to give you that laughter-induced-sore-abdominals-for-days feeling.

Admission: $10

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Big E Fest


The 11th Annual Big E Fest and ETA Competition will bring the songs, spirit and memorabilia of Elvis Presley to new and old generations. Festival-goers can enjoy the performances of dueling Elvis Tribute Artists as they pay tribute to Presley and vie for the title of best ETA.
In addition, attendees of the all-day, family-friendly event can participate in a raffle for Elvis-inspired artwork and other merchandise.
ETAs are judged based on the categories of voice, appearance, connection with the audience, stage presence, mannerisms and movements. The first-place winner receives $1,000, the second-place winner $500 and the third-place winner $250.
This is the first year the Big E Fest will give out.

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Guardians Of
The Galaxy
 
PG-`13

In Theaters:
August 1st 


From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos
Calvary
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In Theaters:
August 1st


CALVARY's Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish
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