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WEEKEND EVENTS | Valentine's Day and 5K's

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.

On Friday night, the FOX Theater will bursting at the seams with screaming 'tween girls and their generous parents. The SCREAM Tour is making at stop in Atlanta. This year, the annual concert features: Diggy Simmons, Jacob Lattimore, Jawan Harris, OMG Girls, TK and Cash. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster of the FOX Theater box office. 

The Atlanta Ballet is staging a World Premiere of Twyla Tharp's "The Princess and the Goblin" as a Sunday matinee. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Tickets range between $20 to $120. 

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Winter Beer Carnival tickets on sale now

Atlanta - Rob Frazer of Premier Events welcomes everyone in Atlanta and the surrounding communities to come out to the 3rd annual Winter Beer Carnival.  As the 2 beer experts, Ale Sharpton and Michael Goot, say in the video this is the best beer festival in Atlanta and will have over 100 beers to taste.

Press Release:
With a new expansive location at Atlantic Station in Midtown, the 3rd annual Winter Beer Carnival has unveiled its beer lineup for the 2012 event scheduled for Saturday, February 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. Featuring beers from around the world, festivalgoers are invited to sample an array of styles from their favorite breweries including traditional staples and premium craft beers to the best winter brews, ciders and even gluten-free options.

In Celebration of Black History Month the Center for Puppetry Arts Presents Ruth and The Green Book

In Celebration of Black History Month the Center for Puppetry Arts Presents Ruth and The Green Book

It's no secret that I'm a fan of the Center of Puppetry Arts. Their puppets shows are not only educational but are full of humor, songs, and audience participation." Liza Cardona

T.MORRISON AGENCY Partners with The Central Library in honor of Black History Month

T.MORRISON AGENCY Partners with The Central Library in honor of Black History Month

The Central Library of Atlanta will host a panel discussion featuring Author, Speaker & National Historian, Zellie Rainey Orr and original members of the The Tuskegee Airmen Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm.

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Patio diners halt meals to stop head-on collisions

Relaxing meals for patio diners at 5 Napkin Burger in Midtown were frequently interrupted by the sight (and sounds) of confused drivers going the wrong way down busy Piedmont Ave. 5 Napkin's manager contacted 11Alive because employees and patrons regularly witnessed dangerous driving maneuvers due to a lack of clear signage. After Commuter Dude heard what was going on, he contacted the City of Atlanta to help put the brakes on this potentially dangerous problem.

MIDTOWN | Bravo holding casting call for 'Top Chef'

ATLANTA -- Do you have what it takes to be a "Top Chef"?

Bravo will hold an open casting call in Atlanta later this month for Season 10 of the hit reality show "Top Chef."

"Chefs with a passion for food, ingenuity, a thorough knowledge of cooking techniques and trends of oodles and charisma are what we're looking for," the casting website says. "We want talented, experienced chefs with that flare and hunger that puts you over the top."

The open call will be held at Empire State South restaurant in Midtown on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the website.

ATLANTA | Help for in-town homebuyers

ATLANTA -- The City of Atlanta and Wells Fargo are teaming up to help people buy homes in the city.

Pre-registration for the event at the Georgia World Congress Center is closed. The event will be held Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The program, called Neighborhood Lift, is being tested in Los Angeles and Atlanta, both cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

Walk-ins are still allowed and people must bring documents.

Qualified buyers can receive $15,000 toward a down payment on a home. Families that make up to $83,000 a year and individuals that make no more than $59,000 can qualify.

People would have to buy and close on a home within 60 days and would be required to live in it for five years.

Wells Fargo and the city have put together about 100 homes on an inventory list, and bus tours of those homes will be given. People who qualify are not obligated to buy one of those homes.