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Get Out: Weekend Planner

Book signings, buy some jewelry, attend a Hispanic networking event, hear some country rock or honor Earth Day by shopping.

It's Thursday and you are looking for what to do for the weekend. Here are a few suggestions from Buckhead Patch.

1. SEE GARY RAY AND THE HEARTWELLS

Where/When: Andrews Upstairs/East Andrews Café & Bar, 56 E. Andrews Drive, Suite 13, Atlanta, Friday, 9 p.m.

Why go: Why color eggs when you can hear music? Do something different this year!

Pricing: $8 per person

2. HONOR EARTH DAY BY SHOPPING

Where/When: 5Continents Gallery, 326 Pharr Road, Atlanta, Friday, 6 p.m.

Why go: Support Earth Day by shopping at this fair trade cooperative that boasts wares from 32 countries and 39 vendors/artists from all over the world.

Pricing: Varies with purchases.

3. ATTEND A HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL

Where/When:, 3500 Lenox Road, NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, Thursday,  6 to 9 p.m.

Why go: Mix and mingle and enjoy the sounds of Latin, jazz, salsa and international rhythms as you network with other Hispanic/Latino professionals.

Pricing: Free with business card.

4.  BUY SOME JEWELRY THIS WEEKEND

Where/When: , 135 W. Wieuca Road NW, Atlanta, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.

Why go: Think ahead about Mother’s Day, or just pick up something nice for that someone special. All items made by either instructors or students at the Chastain Arts Center.

Pricing: Free/varies with purchases.

5.  ATTEND A BOOK SIGNING AND CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION

Where/When: , 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Why go: Andrea Wulf will be speaking about her new book, “Founding Gardeners, The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.” There is a book signing and champagne reception following the talk. All proceeds benefit the Garden Club of Georgia’s Historic Landscape and Garden Grant Fund.

Pricing: $30 per person/$50 per couple

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