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Deer Tick, Dead Confederate, and Futurebirds at Buckhead Theatre
What: Join the party as bands break in the newly reopened (and $6 million-renovated) historic venue formerly known as the Roxy.
Why: Count on indie, Athens-based Dead Confederate for a solid, rocking set.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: 3110 Roswell Rd., Buckhead (404-891-6168). Tickets ($16) at the box office or online at ticketmaster.com.
Trails for Tails 5K Run/Walk
What: Help raise money for PAWS Atlanta, the city’s oldest and largest animal shelter, with a charity race ($25).
Why: Get your good deed (and workout) out of the way before breakfast.
When: Sun. Register, 6:30 a.m.; race, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave., Downtown. Register on-site or online at active.com. Use keyword AVMA.
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Gather Emerging Creatives Conference
What: Join a rousing conversation between Atlanta’s independent galleries, collectives, and art-focused nonprofits like ThoughtMarker, WonderRoot, and Mint (and maybe do some networking while you’re at it).
Why: Hobnob with the young designers and thinkers who are leading local new-wave culture.
When: Sat., 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Trees Atlanta, 225 Chester Ave., Reynoldstown (404-522-4097).
Rí Rá Irish Pub’s Anniversary Party
What: Celebrate its first birthday with an Irish hoedown, complete with a country costume contest and live music.
Why: Revelry includes Irish car bombs ($5), and Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick’s pints ($3).
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 1080 Peachtree St., Midtown (404-477-1700).
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