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WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Football Classic, Chili Cookoff and Music Midtown

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Football Classic, Chili Cookoff and Music Midtown

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Check out Jenny Owen Youngs at Unplugged in the Park. Park Tavern, 99X, Miller Lite and Bacardi have all come together to get music fans “up close and personal” with a number of today’s best singer-songwriters as we present the 2011 Unplugged in the Park Music series. Featured performers, included: Sonia Leigh, Alice Peacock, Angie Aparo and Matthew Perryman Jones to Unplugged newcomers like Griffin House, Ingram Hill, and Carbon Leaf, to up and coming locals Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and The Whiskey Gentry. The concert will be held at Park Tavern; which is located at 500 10th Street NE in Atlanta.

On Sunday afternoon, the PAWS in the Park Dog Walk and Pet Expo will be held on Centennial Park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The East Atlanta Village will be action-packed, this weekend. Come out for the 14th Annual East Atlanta Strut, which is a yearly one day extravaganza which includes live music, comedy, a 5K Run/Walk, Artists Market and food. The village is located at the intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals Road and the festival begins at 10:00 a.m.

The How Sweet the Sound Choir and Gospel Concert will be held at Philips Arena on Saturday, September 17. Organizers want you to “raise your praise hands ad experience and anointing as incredible choirs and gospel celebrities rock the house during this empowering evening”.

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DOWNTOWN: Georgia commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal held a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which took place 10 years ago this Sunday.

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Deal led a brief memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Friday, flanked by Georgia's Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Deal also paid tribute to members of the military that have served in the wars that have taken place since the attacks on New York and Washington.

Deal did not speak to reporters. Spokesman Brian Robinson said the state is taking increased security precautions due to the anniversary, but he said there has been no mention of Georgia as a potential target.

Flags will be flown at half staff at all Georgia government buildings through sunset on Sunday.

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Ready to frolic with the rich and famous, be fabulous and have a fun with fashion? Check out the festivities for Atlanta’s second annual “Fashions Night Out” event. Atlanta is, once again, participating as an official host city for the annual celebration.

Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration incepted in 2009 in New York as an “after-hours shopping extravaganza”. The event is designed to allow celebrities and designers the opportunity to mingle with shoppers and participate in exclusive events.

This event does more than celebrate fashion; it enables designers to bring iconic fashion staples like the Diane von Furstenburg “wrap dress” to your front door. Showcasing the DVF fall collection, popular Paces Ferry boutique, Sandpiper will be holding a patio party on Thursday night.

And if you take a trip downtown, you have a shot at being a celebrity for a day.

9/11 commemorative pieces on display at UWG-Newnan

9/11 commemorative pieces on display at UWG-Newnan

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Pieces of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon salvaged after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be displayed at the University of West Georgia's Newnan campus this week.

Visitors are invited to see the artifacts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The World Trade Center piece measures about 10 inches in diameter and has a cross carved in the middle. It was given to country singer and former UWG student Alan Jackson by New York City emergency personnel who responded to the attack.

The Pentagon piece was presented to Jackson when he sang for Pentagon employees on the first anniversary of the attacks. Both pieces were given in appreciation of Jackson's post-9/11 song, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?" They will be returned to his Tennessee home on Sunday, Sept. 11.

UWG-Newnan is located at 7 Solar Circle.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend is the first week for Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Dralion, the show fuses together 3000-year-old Chinese acrobatic arts and the Cirque du Soleil approach. The show’s name is derived from dragons which symbolize the East and the lion which symbolizing the West. Dralion tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the show will be held at Philips Arena. Philips Arena is located at One Philips Drive in Atlanta.

Woodruff Park will play host to the German Bierfest Atlanta on Saturday. This is the eighth festival of its type and it will celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family environment. The festival will feature German food, activities, music and fun. The festival will be held from 2:00 p.m.