Friday, April 17, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Warmer weather appears here to stay; what a great time to get out and explore Georgia!

For all you coffee lovers out there, this weekend Atlanta is hosting the World Barista Championship. Nearly 60 of the most skilled coffee brewers in the world will compete Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, for the title of World Barista Champion! The public is welcome to attend and sample the Concept Coffee Bar, where competition quality beverages will be served, and a Brew Bar featuring coffees from the Nicaragua Portrait Country. The World Barista Championship is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For more information visit the World Barista Championship website.

Due to popular demand, BODIES...The Exhibition will be extended past its March closing. Running at the Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, the exhibition examines the history of anatomy and includes more than 250 real human body specimens and organs, providing visitors an up-close look at at journey through their own bodies. BODIES...The Exhibition runs from 9 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week. Tickets range from $16 to $24. To find out more, visit the BODIES...The Exhibition website.

This weekend is your last chance to see the First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. These amazing figures were unearthed in 1974, and remain one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th Century. The Terracotta Army was constructed to stand guard over China's first emperor's tomb, and each one of the 1000 figures on display is unique: each represents a different person in the court of the Emperor. The Terracotta Army represents a turning point in the history of China. It was in this period that China was unified under a single ruler, adopted a uniform code of laws, and adopted standardized coinage and script. This exhibit closes for good on Sunday, April 19. Visit the High Museum's website for more information on times and tickets.

And those are just a few of the great ways to explore Georgia this weekend. For more information, check out the Explore Georgia website operated by Georgia Traveler's production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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