Norcross Weekend Planner: Lots of Art, Some Running and a Book Signing

Check out what's happening this weekend.

Ready for some happenings in Norcross this weekend?

On Friday (Feb. 8), the Norcross Arts Center is hosting an opening reception of an R&B legend in "Wilson Pickett: 25 at the Top." A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded more than 50 songs which made the U.S. R&B charts with hits such as "Land of 1,000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," and "Funky Broadway." Live music will be playing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the event is free, so check out more information about it here.

Then on Saturday (Feb. 9), get ready for opening reception No. 2; this time, at Kudzu Art Zone. The Carlyle Street art gallery will have the event for its latest exhibit, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "Doors" will feature not only actual doors and portals, but also "portals to a different scene or location or frame of mind," according to a statement from the gallery.

Keep those New Year's resolutions in check with the third annual Norcross Blue Devils, a 5K and 1-mile fun run that will take place earlier that day. Benefiting the high school's track and field program, the racing event starts at 7 a.m. at Pinckneyville Middle in Peachtree Corners and costs $25 the day of the race. Click here for more details.

Still needing more to do? Author Haywood Smith is doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble at The Forum in Peachtree Corners. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Smith will be signing any and all of her novels including her latest, "Out of Warranty."

Do you have an upcoming event in Norcross? Post it in our Events section on Patch!

See also:

  • Kudzu Art Zone Debuts 'Doors and Portals' Exhibit
  • Norcross High School Blue Devils Run
  • Haywood Smith Book Signing at Barnes and Noble
  • Norcross Arts Center to Open Wilson Pickett Exhibit

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