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Weekender: MLK Day Weekend Edition

The kids will be out of school on Monday to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so try out some of these kid-friendly events this weekend.

Friday

Calvin Jones Art Exhibit Opening

This exhibition serves as an introduction although Calvin Jones rightfully holds the position of an established exhibiting Atlanta artist. His moody, interpretive landscapes range from a very personal pictorial form to one that pushes the boundaries further and add layers of abstraction into what we think of as a traditional subject.

When: 6 -9 p.m.

Where: TEW Galleries, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. #24 Atlanta, GA

Cost: Free

Saturday

Trains, Trains, Trains

Here's a great family-friendly event that's sure to be a great start to your MLK Weekend. Take a mini road trip up to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw and enjoy crafts, tips and techniques for building a home layout and a variety of different model train layouts that can be operated by children of all ages. The daylong event will also include interactive activities, including a train-themed story time, railroad music and vendors selling a variety of train-related items.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw

Cost: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children three and under; coupons and discounts will not be accepted on the day of the event.

Stellar Bodies

Join the So Fit Ladies, a group of women from all over Atlanta who get together to try some of Atlanta's greatest workouts, for Stellar Bodies, a new twist on Pilates. This total-body workout encompasses cardio and strength training elements and emphasizes core stability and functional movement.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Where: 3872 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342

Cost: $20 (usually $30)

Assemblage: A Culture Shock Event

The High is bringing together an amazing collection of musical artists for one evening of storytelling and sound. The public is invited to experience two inspirational exhibitions, Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913>>2013 and Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial, with musical guests performing in the most unlikely spaces. Performances by: Lonnie Holley and Cole Alexander Faye Webster Rex Hussman The Crankies Phillip Roebuck Cicada Rhythm Music curated by Matt Arnett.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA

Cost: $15 for general public and $10 for members

Sunday

Monday: MLK Day

Atlanta History Center Offers Free Admission

Looking for something family-friendly and affordable to do with the kids on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Bring them down to the Atlanta History Center. What better day to learn about Atlanta's history than on the day we celebrate one of Atlanta's most well-known and beloved icons? Enjoy free admission to the Atlanta History Center in honor of Martin Luther King Day, featuring all-inclusive access to award-winning exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum; tours of the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; and 22 acres of gardens and trails.

Check out a roundup of more MLK Day events and activities here.

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