Convincing your little ring bearer to wear a summer suit is like wrestling a lion cub into a pinafore.
Here to take the wrinkles out of his getting-dressed routine: Tom & Drew, a new line of preppy separates for boys. The summer collection features classic two-button blazers paired with matching pants or shorts in linen and seersucker — two materials that actually look better a little roughed up.
Add a cotton oxford and he’ll be ready to walk down the aisle — without creating a circus.
Southeastern Flower Show
What: Make pinecone bird feeders, meet goats, and see a show by Puppatoons.
Why: Create a fairy garden to add a little magic to the day.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy. Info at 404-351-1074. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults, $14-$18; children 7 and older, $7; 6 and under, free.
The Brand New Kid
What: In the musical adaptation of Katie Couric’s book, Lazlo S. Gasky braves second grade at a new school.
Why: Kiddos identify with first-day jitters.
When: Tues.-Mar. 27. Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.; Sat., 1 & 3 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE. Tickets at 404-484-8636 or online at synchrotheatre.com. Adults and children 13 and up, $18; under 13, $15.
The Little Read
What: Catch iThink Improv Troupe’s performance of the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears a Who and other stories.
Why: Restock on bedtime books while there.
When: Tues., 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: Woodstock Public Library, 7735 Main St., Woodstock (770-926-5859).
Photo: Courtesy of Tom & Drew