Weekend Planner -- Start With The Rail Arts District Studio Cruise

You can also take classes at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project and watch -- and participate in -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are some suggestions.

RAD -- Rail Arts District Studio Cruise

When/where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at galleries, boutiques and other shops along a one-mile stretch of CSX rail line that passes through downtown Avondale Estates, into Decatur’s Laredo Drive industrial area and along East Ponce De Leon Avenue into Scottdale.

Why go: This year marks the RAD Studio Cruise’s fifth annual celebration of local artists -- and the number of participating galleries has grown. You can visit  Check the RAD website for a schedule and full list of participating venues.

Price: Free.


When/where: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, at , 119 Center St, Avondale Estates.

Why go: Jamaica, Farewell, written and performed by NAACP award winner Debra Ehrhardt, tells the hilarious and harrowing story of what one Jamaican immigrant will do to get to America.

Price: Tickets for Jamaica Farewell are $25 online and $30 at the door and can be purchased athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218540 or by calling 404-474-8332. More information is available atwww.jamaicafarewelltheplay.com.


When/where: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the , 435 Oakview Road, Decatur.

Why go: The garden is alive with activities this weekend, including this class leading up to Valentine's Day. Local artist Stephanie Mealor Corder and your child will create a valentine’s inspired work of art you will want to frame and treasure. Using traditional water color art techniques with the finest materials, participants will learn about using color combinations to create a unique and expressive composition. Art Instruction will be 1.5 hrs with 30 min of critique and free time for paint to dry.

Price: $20 for garden members, $25 for non-members.


When/where: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at , 185 Sams St., Decatur.

Why go: Parents can enjoy a evening out knowing your children are safe, fed, entertained and worn out when they're picked up.

Price: $25. Buy tickets at this website.


When/where: Friday, Feb. 10, 11:30 p.m. at the , 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Why go: Because it's a classic. If you need more explanation, go to the Rocky Horror Picture Show official fansite.

Price: $8.


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