5 things to do this weekend
by Damon Poirier
November 29, 2013 02:15 PM | 2346 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Amos Lee

With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz and ‘70s folk artists like James Taylor.

WHEN: Nov. 29, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339

INFO: www.cobbenergycentre.com

Photos with Santa

Capture the holiday spirit with Santa, who will be stationed in Center Court for photo opportunities.

WHEN: Now through Dec. 24

WHERE: Town Center at Cobb mall, 400 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw

COST: Photo package pricing and day-to-day schedules are available at http://bit.ly/cB7LSI

INFO: (770) 424-9486

26th Annual Marietta Pilgrimage

The Marietta Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society will have the 26th Annual Marietta Pilgrimage – a Christmas home tour through Marietta.

WHEN: Dec. 1-2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COST: Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the tour at the Marietta Visitors Bureau or any of the tour homes. Tickets can be purchased for day tours, candlelight tours or a combination ticket including both. Day tour is $25, candlelight tour is $20 and combination is $30.

INFO: www.mariettapilgrimage.com

Annual East Cobb Park Holiday Lights Event

The Friends of East Cobb Park will host the annual East Cobb Park Holiday Lights event featuring a children’s choir, live music, special guest appearances by Santa Claus and Rudolph, award-winning bell ringers and the lighting of a live 40-foot East Cobb Park tree.

WHEN: Dec. 1, 5 p.m.

WHERE: East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta

INFO: www.eastcobbpark.org

Mandala Sand Painting & Ceremony

Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will create the sacred Green Tara Mandala sand painting, lecturing and performing at Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta. From Dec. 1-7, the public can view the monks create the Green Tara Mandala out of millions of grains of colored sand. The opening ceremony will be Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. where the monks will begin construction of the mandala. At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, there will be “Beyond Ego: The Great Void and the Gateway to Freedom,” a talk by the monks on how they as Buddhists use meditation as one of the pathways to enlightenment. At 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, there will be “A Night of Tibetan Culture” – a talk about their Buddhist culture, the situation in their native Tibet and perform traditional dances. The closing ceremony will be Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. where the monks ceremoniously deconstruct the mandala and sweep the sand into a pile. Small containers of the sand will be distributed to guests and the remainder will be dispersed into the running waters of Lake Cherful in Mountain Park to spread the healing energy of the Green Tara Mandala throughout the world.

WHEN: Dec. 1-8

WHERE: United North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066

INFO: (678) 819-9100 or www.unitynorth.org

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