Updated, 9:30 p.m.
It's almost Friday, Norcross, and we've got your list of local events right here. Let the weekend commence!
Head to Friday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a book signing and reading from author and life coach James Barrett. Also a decorated Vietnam veteran, Barrett is the author of "Musings, Poems, Short Stories," a collection of anecdotes from the heart. He offers a "spiritual insight from a lifetime of helping others on their journey," according to a statement from the gallery.
Plan on watching the start of the Olympics at home Friday? Turn it up a notch and head out to for its Olympics Opening Ceremonies Celebration on Friday. The bar and restaurant will have drink and food specials, and the ceremonies will be broadcasted at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Iron Horse will have its usual karaoke on Saturday starting at 10 p.m., too.
is doing its usual round of live music this weekend, kicking it off with acoustic covers and originals from Tom Elliot at 7 p.m. Friday. On Saturday at the same time, folk-bluegrass artist Cyndi Craven will be playing with Bruce Gilbert and Jerry Brunny.
Also on Saturday, continues its free movie series with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." Head over there around 7 p.m. to save your spot and catch the family games and activities before the movie at sundown. The city welcomes coolers and picnics but advises against glass containers.