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AJC guide to festivals

Spring festivals in Atlanta

20 ways to spend spring outdoors

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Spring festivals tend to blanket the metro area like pollen. Depending on where you look, you might uncover handmade art, winding parades, jousting knights, rocking bands or copious grub and libations. Use the following guide to find a festival that fits.

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Dining Out

Blue Willow history as juicy as the food
Becky Stein

Blue Willow Inn's history is as juicy as the food

When I was a kid, my aunt ran a boardinghouse beside the railroad tracks in the minuscule South Georgia town of Climax.

Every day at lunch, Aunt Margie would load the dining room table with fried chicken, Southern vegetables and corn sticks. While some guests lined up out back to get boxed lunches to go, most folks ate family style, leisurely slurping sweet tea and finishing with a slice of lemon-meringue or pecan pie.

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Things to do

BaconFest 2013
Nelson Hicks

What to do in Atlanta | March 25-April 1

Mmm, bacon! It's time for Dad's Garage Theatre Company's annual fundraiser, which celebrates all things porky. If you're not feeling like a pig, head over to the Brookhaven Cherry Festival, or find yourself some puppy love.

Click 'read more' below to get the details and to see all of our best bets for the weekend.

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» Live music picks: The best bets in live music around Atlanta

» What Atlanta is saying: Keep up with everything going on around town this weekend and beyond with AJC Current ATL.

Movies

Salt and pepper duo don’t add up to enough laughs in ‘Get Hard’

Salt and pepper duo don’t add up to enough laughs

Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in “Get Hard,” a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps.

It’s a “Trading Places” variation, with Ferrell as James, a top dollar fund manager busted by the Feds and set to go to prison. So he turns to someone for help in acquiring survival skills for “inside,” to “Get Hard” enough to not be killed.


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