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DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

CANTON, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Local restaurant, Huey Luey’s, a local Mexican restaurant in Hiram will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an outdoor draft beer truck, live music inside and outside. According to the manager of the restaurant, they will focus on creating different types of margaritas exclusively for the event. The patio isn’t open, now; however it will be ready for the occasion. Huey Luey’s is located at 5460 Wendy Bagwell Parkway in Hiram.

Visit El Rodeo in Marietta for margaritas by the glass and by the pitcher, this restaurant offers a range of combination dinners. Most people who visit the restaurant order the fajitas and nachos. People who frequent the restaurant enjoy the stuffed jalapenos and queso fundidio.

Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

Shrek the Musical at the Fox Theatre through May 1st (***Reivew***)

On Tuesday night, I was given the chance to see Shrek the Musical at the fabulous Fox Theatre. To say that I simply "enjoyed" the show would be a travesty. The show was amazing! I left the Fox singing and dancing and I haven't stopped since.

The show followed the movie pretty closely, with many new songs added in and some hilarious jokes that flew right over the the heads of the kids in the audience but made every adult in the room nearly spit out their drink all over the unlucky patron in front of them. Donkey (Alan Mingo, Jr.) was, as any good Donkey should be, hilarious and Shrek (Eric Petersen) was just as ogre-ific, yet lovable as the animated version.

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

Atlanta is Getting a Make-Ogre :: Family-Friendly Activities for Shrek the Musical

ATLANTA (April 26, 2011) – Atlanta-area families are in for a treat as their favorite swamp-dwelling ogre makes a stop on stage in Atlanta!  SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at The Fabulous Fox Theatre from April 26-May 1.

On Wednesday, April 27, families can also take advantage of a special BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ticket deal for that evening’s performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL (using code KIDS, valid on tickets in price level 1).

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – 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.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHWEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’ve compiled a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If you have an office crush, we have the place for you. Local lunch favorite, Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs serves up, according to some, one of the best dogs in town. This humble, hot dog restaurant is known for its Iced Tea and famous Chili Slaw Dog served on a perfectly steamed bun. Everything in this restaurant is under $9. So, both, your date and your pockets will thank you.

Acworth to offer dance classes for local little princesses

Acworth to offer dance classes for local little princesses

ACWORTH, Ga. -- It's a Fairy Tale Princess summer in Acworth!

The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is offering tap and ballet classes with a "Fairy Tale Princess" theme.

The classes are part of a structured program designed for the early development of technical tap and ballet skills. It meets the needs and limitations of preschool students by providing carefully paced sequences of exercises to develop physical conditioning, poise and grace.

The dance lessons will teach girls self-discipline, listening and coordination skills, left/right discrimination, patterns of movement, and simple tap and ballet steps and dances.

All participants will need a pink leotard, black tap shoes and pink ballet slippers.

Cobb County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

Cobb County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

ATLANTA -- Cobb is one of 73 Georgia counties to be named a "Camera Ready Community" by Governor Nathan Deal.

The counties will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 21 at the Georgia State Capitol.