Weekend Planner: 'Copenhagen,' Fishing Derby, Court Watching Class, Garden Tour, Art-Be-Cue, and the High Strung String Band

If you sit around doing nothing this weekend, you should be arrested. Get out and do something!

When/where: 8 a.m. Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the , 119 Center St., Avondale Estates. Same times for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 20.

Why go: Because "Copenhagen" tackles a serious subject. The Academy Theatre says, "At its heart, this play questions who gets to decide who gets nuclear weapons and what responsibility scientists have to a human race which may not have the best interests for their discoveries at heart?"

Price: $15 online. Available at the door.

Avondale Fishing Derby

When/where: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Saturday, May 5, at Lake Avondale.

Why go: Because fishing is fun. Each year residents gather at Lake Avondale to complete for the best catch of the day during the Avondale Fishing Derby. Prizes are awarded to the largest fish caught, the most fish caught and the youngest and oldest fisherman to catch a fish.

Price: Free.

Decatur Tax Office Open Saturday

When/where: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. Decatur St.

Why go: Because you have have tax questions and can't make it to city hall during the week. This Saturday, the office will be open.

Price: Free.

When/where: Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the jury assembly room at the , 556 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Class 9 a.m. to noon. 

Why go: Because you need to how to follow cases that are important to you and your neighborhood. Registration forms are available at www.dekalbsolicitorgeneral.org or in-person at the Solicitor-General’s Office on the fifth floor of the courthouse.

Price: Free.

Fifth Annual Annual Art-B-Que

When/where: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, an 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Rail Arts District of Avondale Estates. The artist market closes at 6 p.m. both days.

Why go: Because art and barbecue are a perfect combination, right? There will be fun for the entire family, with a large artists' market, live music from various bands (including the hard-rockin' Jackwagon) and food from BBQ restaurants and other food vendors. Go to www.artbque.com for more information and a schedule.

Price: Free admission.

When/where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. You'll tour 13 public and private gardens around Decatur.

Why go: You need a dose of tranquility. This year's theme is "Decatur's Coming Up Roses." Proceeds benefit the Wylde Center, umbrella organization for the Oakhurst Community Garden. For information, visit www.decaturgardentour.com.

Price: $25 the day of the tour. Visit www.decaturgardentour.com to find out where to buy tickets or how to purchase tickets online.

When/where: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Decatur Court Square.

Why go: You're looking for an easy way to enjoy a spring night. Bring a blanket and some nibbles and enjoy the sounds of the High Strung String Band.

Price: Free.


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