January 24, 2013
by Exurban Adventures
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* The Atlanta Braves are bringing their “Braves Caravan” to Snellville tomorrow. Braves players Kris Medlen, Freddie Freeman, Tyler Pastornicky are scheduled to appear as is Manager Fredi Gonzalez and 3rd Base Coach Brian Snitker. New Gwinnett Braves Manager Randy Ready will be there as will Braves announcer and Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Sutton.
When: Fri., Jan. 25th 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST
Where: Academy Sports + Outdoors 1585 Scenic Hwy Snellville, GA 30078
* 37Main: 1/24 & 1/27/13: Dueling Pianos, 1/25/14: Yacht Rock Schooner. 1/26/13: The Purple Experience.
* Cooper’s Corner: 1/25/13: Road House. 1/26/13: Man Made.
* Everett Brothers Music Barn: 1/26/13: Nothin’ Fancy.
* Marlow’s Tavern: Live music Wednesday – Sunday nights.
* Red Clay Theatre: 1/25/13: Bill Mallonee w/ special guests, Jared & Amber and The Hot Hearts. 1/26/13: An Evening with Eric Taylor.
* Sweetwater Bar & Grill: 1/26/13: Broadhead, Muckraker, Subdivision, Forever’s Night.
* Wild Bill’s weekly events. 1/26/13: Gary Allan.
* Wild Wing’s – Snellville: 1/24 – 1/25/13: Lee Tylor Duo. 1/26/13: HouseBroken.
* Wild Wing’s – Suwanee: 1/25/13: Moby Dick. 1/26/13: Roshambeaux.
* Aurora Theatre: Currently playing: Bob.
* New Dawn Theater Company: Playing 1/24 – 1/27/13: “Anne Frank & Me.”
* New London Theatre: Currently playing: Wait Until Dark.
Opening Friday: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Movie 43, Parker.
* Michael Clark on Broken City
“Broken City” clocks in at around 100 minutes but feels twice as long because of the over-stuffed, minutia-riddled screenplay by first-time writer Brian Tucker. Able to reasonably conjure up a fair amount of crackling political content, Tucker flounders desperately with the police procedure material. Confusing attitude with content, Tucker’s convoluted tale more resembles a basic late-night cable soap opera than a dangerous New York-based crime story.
* James Bowman on Django Unchained:
Mr Tarantino’s contempt for history extends even to his defense, in the wake of the Newtown shootings, of the usual gore-fest that this movie, in common with its predecessors, quickly becomes. He modestly compared himself to Shakespeare whose plays, he supposes, were like his own movies in containing lots of “violence” and who was, like himself, thus blamed for inciting “violence in the streets.” This is no more historically accurate than anything else about the movie, but for some reason critics and commentators have not thought it worth their while to mention the fact. I suppose this is because Django Unchained is so obviously cartoonish throughout that no one ever expected of it so much as an approximation of historical accuracy. As with Pulp Fiction, the author advertises up front that he is speaking to us with no serious purpose but merely as a connoisseur and pasticheur of pop-cultural trash which he has found amusing.
* List of movie theaters in Gwinnett.
* Suwanee Patch: Friends Sports Grill To Open In Suwanee.
* The Gladiators fell 4-1 to the Greenville Road Warriors Monday night at the Arena.
Here are the highlights:
* The Glads host the Orlando Solar Bears Friday night, then two games Saturday and Sunday against the Idaho Steelheads. Purchase tickets here.
* Gwinnett dropped back to second place behind Greenville in the ECHL’s Southern Division with 54 points.
* Basketball players from Gwinnett make the McDonald’s All American Team. See the full list here.
* Gwinnett Braves season tickets are on sale as are five game packages. The 2013 Home Opener is April 4th as the GBraves host the Charlotte Knights.
* Gwinnett High School sports statistics.
Odds And Ends
* The latest “Happening In Gwinnett” paper from Exurban Adventures.
* If you are interested in being a vendor this year at the Suwanee Farmer’s Market, applications are due by March 18th.
* Gwinnett County online calendar.