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5 things to do: Chinese New Year party at Sweet Auburn BBQ

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Chinese New Year party at Sweet Auburn BBQ

Sweet Auburn BBQ - 656 North Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 $45. 6:30 p.m.

Ring in the “Year of the Dog” at Sweet Auburn’s Poncey-Highland restaurant. Guests can enjoy a festive, family-style menu and lion dancers from Chien Hong School of Kung Fu. More information.


The Masquerade - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 $20-$24. 7 p.m.

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StarChefs Atlanta Rising Stars Tasting Gala

Suntrust Park - 755 Battery Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30339 $85-$125. 7 p.m.

Get the opportunity to experience Atlanta’s top chefs and restaurants with beverage pairings and cocktails by our winning sommeliers and bartenders. The newest class of Rising Stars will be showcased & celebrated. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers in Atlanta. More info.

Rent 20th anniversary tour

Fox Theatre - 660 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308 $35.50-$145.50. 7:30 p.m.

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awardr-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love. More information.

The Laymen Play Dave Matthews Band

Red Light Cafe - 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 $10. 9 p.m.

Atlanta band The Laymen faithfully recreates classic Dave Matthews Band hits from the albums Under The Table And Dreaming and Crash. The Laymen band includes members of Yacht Rock Revue, Kingsize, and Yacht Rock Schooner. Velvet Caviar opens with eclectic original music. More information.


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