Whether you want to relive your Atari-playing days or are looking to purchase some alternative art services theres something going on for you.
FRIDAY (you know, today)
GutterPOP! artist James Curran will host Atari, a retro-inspired mixed media exhibition of his work. Come dressed in your 80s best and remember the days when Galaga, Frogger, Ms. Pacman and BurgerTime dominated the gaming scene. Also enjoy free wine and cheese and the sound of local bands the Falcon Lords and Grand Prize Winners From Last Year. Free. 7 p.m. Picaflor. 404-247-6432. www.picaflorstudio.com.
Tonight, WonderRoot and ASIFA Atlanta open the Animation Art Show. Check out the work of local cartoonists and listen to a rundown of musical acts including the Black Pockets and Clementine Willowilde. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta chapter of ASIFA, which works to keep the local toon scene alive. $5. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. WonderRoot. 404-254-5955. http://www.asifa-atlanta.com/
SATURDAY (you know, tomorrow)
Find gifts for everyone on your list at the Highs Holiday Craft Show. A select group of Atlanta artisans will set up shop in the museum to display everything from jewelry to paper works. Meet the artists and learn about their techniques and inspirations as you browse. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Robinson Atrium, The High. 404-733-4444. www.high.org.
The alternative Phoenix School, a nonprofit, parent-governed daycare in Oakhurst, is hosting an equally alternative art auction to benefit its scholarship fund for students in need. Work and time from tattoo artists, graffiti artists, makeup artists, sculptors and painters will be sold to the highest bidders. Also enjoy live music, Tin Lizzys, Sweetwater and more. $5 plus 5 non-perishable food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank or $10. 6:30 p.m. Bass Lofts. 404-687-9010.
This Saturday, The fourth annual Velcro Show opens at Composition Gallery. Photographs from professional, amateur, and non-photographers from across the country will cover and be stuck to the walls with everybodys favorite fastener. All photos will be for sale. Free. 7-10 p.m. Composition Gallery. 678-982-9764. www.compositiongallery.com.
SUNDAY (you know, the day after tomorrow)
Bring your family over to Fernbank Museum for a day of multi-cultural holiday activities. You and the kids can all enjoy performances, hands-on activities, storytelling, and crafts that teach you about celebrations from around the world. Make snowflake rubbings, watch a Chinese lion dance, and play games from other cultures. Free with museum admission. 12-4 p.m. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 404-929-6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org.
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