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Plenty of Activities This Weekend!

ATLANTA -- If all the Atlanta Pride events and parties weren't enough, there are plenty of other things to do this weekend, too.

If you're looking for a laugh, head north to the Cobb Energy Centre. Both David Sedaris and Joel McHale - too bad that's not a double bill, right? - are making stops there this weekend.

If you want to spend the day listening to bands and the evening watching awesomely bad B movies, head south a few miles down Moreland Avenue to Starlight Six Drive-In Theaters for the Drive Invasion on Sunday.

Tech Tops Cavaliers 33-21

ATLANTA (Sports Network) -- Anthony Allen ran for 195 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rolled to a 33-21 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in ACC action at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Signal-caller Joshua Nesbitt added 109 yards and a score on 21 totes to the Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1 ACC) ground attack, while Roddy Jones ran for 67 yards on just eight carries for the Yellow Jackets.

Marc Verica threw for 239 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions to lead Virginia (2-3, 0-2) in the loss, while Keith Payne ran for 56 yards and a pair of scores. Matt Snyder grabbed four passes for 96 yards in the losing effort.

Scott Blair gave the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead early in the opening period of play with a 40-yard field goal.

The Cavaliers took a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter with a 37-yard touchdown run by Max Milien.

Metromix Soundcheck: Granville Automatic

ATLANTA, Ga -- Granville Automatic is a duo with Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins.

After writing together first in the spring of 2009, the pair spent the last year composing nearly 60 songs.

Granville Automatic's debut record is expected in early 2011.

You can see them perform in two upcoming shows:

Thursday, Oct. 14: Smith's Olde Bar, 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday, Oct. 15: Eddie's Attic, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Check out their music in the link to the right or check them out online:

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MySpace.com/GranvilleAutomatic

Twitter.com/GvilleAutomatic

Top Deals: Woodruff Freebie & 75% off Zoo Tickets

ATLANTA -- The Woodruff Arts Center's Target Free Family Day is Sunday but you must register to attend the event.  On the same day, Zoo Atlanta is offering tickets for 75 percent off when you mention Walmart Sunday Fundays at the gate.

On Monday, you can cash in on a one-day sale to save 50 percent off a ticket to see The Christmas Carol at The Alliance Theatre with the purchase of one ticket.

Restaurant.com is back with its 80 percent off deal, which gives you a $25 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice for as little as $2.  

State Releases Info on Race to the Top Allocations

ATLANTA -- The state of Georgia has released numbers for how the Race to the Top stimulus money will be allocated. Metro Atlanta has four of the 29 school districts from across the state receiving money over the next four years.

Atlanta City Schools will get $39.3 million, Clayton County will get $15.3 million, Dekalb will see $30 million and Gwinnett gets about $20.8 million.

In order to keep these funds schools must submit a budget and must be in line with four assurances. These include teacher and leader effectiveness and money for turn-around schools -- which are the lowest performing schools in each district.

For a full look at all the schools from across the state getting money, take a look at the table below.

 

Phantom Suing the Fox Theatre

ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Patten, the longtime resident of Atlanta's Fox Theatre who has been involved in a dispute over his right to remain there, is suing the organization that operates the building.

The 83-year-old Patten signed a lease with Atlanta Landmarks in 1979 allowing him to live in a renovated office space in the theater rent-free for the rest of his life.

The lawsuit comes after the Fox's board of trustees changed the terms in August, saying Patten could stay until he needs around-the-clock care. Patten had returned after treatment following a mild stroke.

Patten's attorney, Emmet Bondurant, filed the lawsuit Monday in Superior Court.

Fox officials say they believe the differences can be worked out.

Patten is credited with saving the theatre from the wrecking ball and saving it from fire in 1996.

Boot Camp for a Cause

ATLANTA -- Under a sliver of moon and a few flashlights, Piedmont Park fills before sunrise. Some people are dressed in old sweatpants that have seen better days, and others are dressed in high-tech wicking tights. They stand side by side, shivering and jogging in place. All of them are lured by the explosion in the number of fitness boot camps.

"I don't know if they're just all morning people or what, but they're in such a great mood," first timer Jackie Westhoven said with an exhausted chuckle.

Each of the groups must register with the city of Atlanta and pay a permit fee. "Funds do not come to the park at all," said Monica Thornton with the Piedmont Park Conservancy. "They go into the general fund for the city."