Pigeon Forge, TN is hosting a talent competition for singers, comedians, instrumentalists and specialty acts, with the grand prize winner receiving experience, tools and knowledge that can be used to launch their own path to fame. Auditions will be held at the Strand Theater in Marietta, on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Auditions held on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Take the first steps on the path to an exciting new career!  SAE Institute Atlanta offers 3 programs in creative media: study Audio to learn to create game-changing sound, enroll in Entertainment Business to understand marketing, distribution, and more behind the entertainment industry, or be a part of their new Digital Film class to learn how to develop and produce motion picture content for digital media. As a student, you'll study alongside like-minded artists who share a similar passion, and you'll learn from industry-experienced professionals to prepare you for an entry-level career in creative media. Book your personal tour of SAE Institute Atlanta today to learn more!  
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On Friday, May 11, Fernbank After Dark will explore the science behind the systems that move us at Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Test your reflexes during drone races, check out Atlanta's pedal-powered party bike, race a custom mini racecar using recycled materials and more. Back by popular demand, enjoy after-hours access of WildWoods, featuring nature trails, treetop views and interactive nature exhibits. This adults-only science night also features movies in the four-story Giant Screen Theater, small bites, craft cocktails and beers from the Mesozoic Bar, and live music by Alex Guthrie.

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Come to the mountains of Helen, Georgia and celebrate Bavarianfest!  This festive Bavarian atmosphere consists of a live German band and plenty of dancing.  This Memorial Day Weekend help honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Import and domestic beers & wines, wursts on a bun, hot dogs, pretzels and more.  Active and retired military receive free admission with guest.  All others $8.00.

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The Chastain Arts Festival takes place at Chastain Park in Buckhead  May 12 & 13. This award-winning, two-day festival features over 185 display tents of art and crafts, including many local and regional artists and artisans. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children's area in the adjacent green space, local gourmet food, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. To find out more regarding this free event visit ChastainParkArtsFestival.com. 

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One of Atlanta's favorite establishments, Murphy's is known for their great Brunch and so much more!  Tom Murphy's acclaimed restaurant brings in the crowds with the perfect combination of upscale 
comfort food, unpretentious service, a cozy setting and excellent value.   Murphy's has also gained recognition for their bakery and wine shop. The interior combines rustic, exposed brick and French cafe doors to make a light, airy effect by day and a warm, sparkling atmosphere by night. The wine program includes weekly themed wine tastings on Tuesday nights, an on-site retail shop, and exclusive wine dinners with prestigious winemakers. Murphy's is available for private dining and special functions.   

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