TRICKUM'S GOT TALENT at TRICKUM MIDDLE SCHOOL Cafeteria. Talent show. Jan. 20, 7 p.m. $5, free for children 8 and under. 130 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn.
LUCKY STIFF AT PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. Parkview High School Theatre presents "Lucky Stiff," a murder mystery. Come see this exciting "Weekend at Bernie's" style musical comedy. Jan. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m., Sun, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. 998 Cole Road, Lilburn. $7, $5 for students.
LILBURN VIBES AT LILBURN CAFE. Come and meet Adam and Belinda, the creators and hosts of The 47 Spot and Lilburn Vibes. This is a Free Event. Coffee and delights will be available for purchase at the Lilburn Cafe. "Lilburn Vibes" is a great atmosphere to chill with friends, meet new locals, enjoy some coffee and music, or network with other talents. Sat., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
D4F's LATIN NIGHT AT THIRSTY'S BAR AND GRILL: Dance lesson for those new to Latin dancing at 9 p.m., Sat., Jan. 21. Then DJ "Danny One" promises to keep you hopping with a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, a few high-energy Reggae songs and top 40s dance music. $10. 3907 Burns Road.
And here are area events compiled by Sondra Murrah at the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, listed alphabetically by city:
LIVING IN SPACE AT GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford exhibit highlighting the International Space Station (ISS) allows visitors to experience a day in the life of an astronaut on ISS. Mon – Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3.50-$10.50. For more information, call 770-904-3500 or see www.gwinnettehc.org. Dates: January 16-21, 23-28, 30-31
PETTICOATS & SLIDE RULES at GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER. Buford Exhibit highlighting the history of women engineers’ evolving roles in American society and in the engineering profession. It also walks through the development of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the first American national engineering society dedicated to promoting women. Mon – Sat 9am-4pm $3.50-$10.50 770-904-350. Jan. 16-21, 23-28, 30-31
MEET CALLIGRAPHER MARIA TURK at BUFORD BRANCH OF GWINNETT PUBLIC LIBRARY. Turk, a seasoned calligraphy artist, will be available for questions and discussion about her art and the practice of calligraphy throughout her demonstration. Jan. 21, 2pm-4pm Free 770-978-5154 www.gwinnettpl.org.
TOTALLY 80’S at HAMILTON MILL GOLF CLUB. It’s time to tease that hair, pull out the parachute pants and slip into that acid wash Jean jacket! Dinner from the menu and a cash bar will be available as our DJ spins the 80’s greatest hits. Dinner 5pm-9pm, DJ and dancing. Jan. 21, 7pm-11pm, RSVP required 678-794-0763 www.canongategolf.com
IN A LANDSCAPE ANEW: HUDGENS PRIZE WINNER GYUN HUR-SOLO EXHIBIT AT HUDGENS CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Duluth, Tues-Sat 10 a.m-5 p.m., $3-$5, free for children 2 and under. For more information: 770-623-6002 or www.thehudgens.org. Dates: January 17-21, 24-28, 31
DOJAKEE: KOREAN POTTERY AT HUDGENS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Duluth. An exhibition of works by Cho Gang Ree & Students and curated by Vernon Smith. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$5, children 2 and under free. 770-623-6002 www.thehudgens.org. Dates: January 17-21, 24-28, 31
DROVE(S) SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM, Duluth. Come enjoy this art exhibit that takes a look at the culture of automobiles, our dependence on them, and their environmental impact. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. 770-495-0253 ext. 2.www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org. January 19-21, 26-28.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS COUNTRY at WILD BILLS Duluth, with 10 bands, January 20, $10. 678-473-1000. www.wildbillsatlanta.com
GWINNETT GLADIATORS VS. FLORIDA EVERBLADES, ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER. See Gwinnett’s professional ECHL ice hockey team play at the Arena at Gwinnett Ctr. Jan. 20 at 7:35pm. $10-$30. 404-249-6400 www.gwinnettgladiators.com
DAVE RAMSEY’S TOTAL MONEY TAKEOVER LIVE, ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER. It's a fun, interactive, high-energy presentation on financial principles that will change your life... "Like no other financial seminar on the planet!" Jan. 20, 1pm-6pm $34-$104 888.22.PEACE www.daveramsey.com
UGA ICE DOGS vs. UNC CHARLOTTE, DULUTH ICE FORUM. UGA Ice Dogs non-varsity hockey team. Jan. 20 at 9:30pm. $5/adults, $2/students 770-813-1010 www.ugahockey.com
FRED EAGLESMITH PRESENTED BY EDDIE OWEN, RED CLAY THEATRE. Jan. 20, 8pm. $20 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com
2012 ATLANTA CROWN GYMNASTICS INVITATIONAL, GWINNETT CENTER. Artistic gymnastics competition. Jan. 20-22, all day. 770-853-1388 www.atlantacrown.net
UGA ICE DOGS vs. SOUTH CAROLINA, DULUTH ICE FORUM. UGA Ice Dogs non-varsity hockey team. Jan. 21, 8pm. $5/adults, $2/students. 770-813-1010, www.ugahockey.com
BATTLE OF THE BANDS rock at WILD BILLS. 10 bands rocking your head off. $10. Jan. 21. 678-473-1000, www.wildbillsatlanta.com
KIDGITS LUNAR NEW YEAR AROUND THE WORLD PARTY at GWINNETT PLACE MALL – MEGA MART. Join the fun as we go around the world and through the Asian countries with fun-filled afternoon for our Kidgits Club members, we’ll have treats, crafts, and more surprises. Jan. 21, 2pm-4pm. 770-476-5160, www.simonkidgitsclub.com
SHELBY LANE PRESENTED BY EDDIE OWEN, RED CLAY THEATRE. Jan. 21, 8pm. $30-35. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com
RED HORSE PRESENTED BY EDDIE OWEN, RED CLAY THEATRE. Jan. 22, 8pm. $25-$30. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com
KIDS FREE AT MEDIEVAL TIMES, Lawrenceville, through Jan. 31. Receive one free child admission (12 and under) with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission. Must mention discount code KFGC at time of purchase. Restrictions apply. Show times vary. $35.95-$51.95 1-888-WE-JOUST and www.medievaltimes.com.
A BODY OF WATER at AURORA THEATRE. A beautiful summer morning and two middle-aged men wake to find their cottage surrounded by water and they have no recollection of who they are, how they got there or anything else... Jan. 19-22, 26-29, Thurs-Fri 8 pm, Sat-Sun 2:30 pm $20-30, matinees $16-24 678-226-6222 www.auroratheatre.com
FUNNY FRIDAYS at AURORA THEATRE. Come enjoy Gilbert Lawand and Lavar Walker with your Host Debra Cole. Jan. 20, 7:15pm & 9:15pm. $15. 678-226-6222 www.auroratheatre.com
YOUTH PROGRAM at BRISCOE FIELD. EAA provides free rides to young people as a way to introduce them to aviation! Jan. 21, 9am. Free. www.eaa690.org
CHATTACHOOCHEE ENGLISH SPRING SPANIEL DOG SHOW at GWINNETT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. Jan. 21-22, 8am-5pm. 260-925-0525. www.royjonesdogshows.com/
AN ENGAGING AFFAIR BRIDAL SHOW at GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE. Visit with vendors who will help make your wedding day perfect! You'll find our Winter Bridal Show a one-stop shop for all your wedding coordination needs. Fashion show, dance exhibition, games, and prize giveaways make this a favorite bridal show. Brides receive a souvenir t-shirt at check-in. Jan. 22, 1pm-4pm $5-$7, Grooms free! 770-822-5450, www.gwinnettparks.com
GEMS OF WISDOM FROM HINDU SCRIPTURE ART at SHIV MANDIR OF ATLANTA, Norcross, January 15-20. Come attend a very scholarly and in-depth discourse by Siddheshvari Devi Ji, a senior disciple of the world-renowned Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Sun 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon-Fri 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 770-271-5398 or www.shivmandiratlanta.org.
LINE AND SWING DANCE MARATHON at BEST FRIEND PARK GYM. Follow along to country, hip-hop, and pop music for all levels of dancing in line and swing. Drinks are provided, bring a dish to share. Ages 15 and up. Jan. 21, 6pm. $4/per person. 770-417-2212 www.gwinnettparks.com
CANVAS CAFE at PINCKNEYVILLE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER. Enjoy a continental breakfast, inspiring music and the company of others as you follow along with our resident artist through portrait painting methods to create your own take home masterpiece. Jan. 21, 10am-1pm. Ages 14-up. $30 + small supply fee. 770-417-2200 – Preregister here: www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/CommunityServices/ParksandRecreat ion/CalendarofEvents/CalendarEvents
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING at STREET GRACE. Electronics Recycling. Jan. 21, 10am-2pm. $5 per carload, $5 add’l for TVs. 770-776-4210 ext 213
GREAT SOUTHERN FISHING SHOW at NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER. Attend the Great Southern Fishing Show for Fly, Shallow Water and Light Tackle enthusiasts and get an education in one of the most fun and relaxing hobbies. Jan. 21-22, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. $4-$8, under 6 free .770-279-9899 or www.northatlantatradecenter.com/fishing.html
EASTMAN’S GUN SHOW at NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER. Gun Show. Jan. 21-22, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. $8, under 12 free. 770-279-9899 or www.northatlantatradecenter.com
USTA REGIONAL TOURNAMENT at RACQUET CLUB OF THE SOUTH. Tennis Tournament, Jan. 21-23. 678-283-2739 or tennislink.usta.com/TOURNAMENTS/TournamentHome_New/Tournament.aspx?T=107422
SECOND SAMUEL at NEW LONDON THEATRE. January 20-22, 27-29. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sun 2:30pm. $10-$15. 770-559-1484 or www.newlondontheatre.org.
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LEWIS GRIZZARD: IN HIS OWN WORDS at ART STATION. Bill Oberst, Jr. pays respect and honors Lewis Grizzard with the best of Grizzard’s stand-up comedy and selections from books and columns. Jan 20-22, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm & 7pm. $24-$29. 770-469-1105 or www.artstation.org
“PAREIDOLIA” BY EDDIE CARPENTER at ART STATION, January 17-21, 24-28. Three-D Invitational Exhibition, Tues-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm. Free. 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org
SNOW MOUNTAIN at STONE MOUNTAIN PARK. Atlanta’s only Snow Park with a 400’ tubing hill and a SnowZone play area! Time slots vary, reservation recommended $49.75, plus $10 vehicle entry fee. 770-498-5690 or www.snowmountainpark.com.
SUWANEE SCULPTOUR A SUWANEE TOWN CENTER, through Jan. 31. Suwanee Walkable outdoor exhibit, tour features 15 pieces on loan from various artists from around the country and close to home. All day 770-945-8996 or www.suwanee.com.
COUNTERPOINT at EVERETT BROTHERS MUSIC BARN. Live Bluegrass music, the house band Everett Brothers performs followed by Counterpoint. Jan. 21 at 8pm. $15 donation requested. 770-945-5628 or www.everettsmusicbarn.com/schedule.php
MYSTERY DINNER THEATER-“KNOCK ‘EM DEAD” at SUWANEE ACADEMY OF THE ART. Join us for this performance in which someone is murdered and the audience participates in solving the mystery. Enjoy a delicious dinner, 1 drink and live entertainment. Jan. 20-21,7:30pm. $35. 678-482-6333 or www.suwaneeperformingarts.org