There seems to be a little bit of everything for everyone this weekend in Norcross.
New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson will be at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center as part of the city's free Meet the Author series Thursday evening. At the beginning of the event, Sanderson will be joined by author Robert Jordan's widow and long-time editor Harriet McDougal to celebrate the conclusion of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time." Afterward, Sanderson and McDougal will discuss and sign his new book, "A Memory of Light." Check out more on the event and read how to purchase the novel here.
Bring the whole family to the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit at the North Atlanta Trade Center from Friday through Sunday. The hands-on event will have up to 60 museum-quality pieces and several moving animatronic dinosaurs, all in a fun and educational environment. Check out the Patch article for details and ticket information.
Back at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center, R&B artist Jerome Olds is performing Friday as part of the "Wilson Pickett: 25 at the Top" exhibit. It'll be Olds' last show in Norcross for the month, so be sure to catch him between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, painter and author Daryl Urig will have a booksigning and painting demo at Kudzu Art Zone. Urig, who's also an adjunct professor and fine arts lover and collector, will introduce his new book, "Plein Air Painting for Everyone." Check out Urig's website for more information on his book.
That's not the last you'll see of Urig in Norcross, though. He's kicking off a five-day workshop, "Studio Painting Knives--Get Out of Box," from Feb. 25 to March 1 at the Norcross art gallery. Artists of all levels are encouraged to participate, and acrylics and oil paints are accepted media. To register, check out Kudzu's website or contact contact Jeannie Fortin at email@example.com, 770-476-1638 or 404-702-4932.
Let's add one more thing to the weekend plate: Paint Georgia Pink is hosting the 3rd Annual Pink Pirate Ball at the Hilton in nearby Peachtree Corners on Saturday. At $75 a ticket, the evening will have heavy hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and dancing, door prizes, a silent auction and cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Patient Assistance Fund. Space is limited, so interested parties should check out the Patch event for ticket information.
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