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Warm Up with Elvis, Tom Sawyer, Gwinnett Gladiators and Cold-Blooded Animals

Looking for a reason to get out of the house after the deep freeze? Check out this list.

It will be much warmer this weekend, and despite the rainy forecast, you might be looking for a reason to get out of the house.

Here are some local events — including ice hockey — listed by Explore Gwinnett (Gwinnett Convention and Visitor’s Bureau). For more ideas, click on the Gwinnett Weekends pdf attached to this article.

  • Buford

Tribute to Elvis

Jan. 11: Mark Pitt offers a high-energy, Vegas-style show at the Buford Community Center. (8pm, $10-$25, 770-945-6762)

  • Duluth

UGA Ice Hockey

Jan. 12: The University of Georgia Ice Dogs face Auburn at the Ice Forum in Duluth. Time TBA. ($5/adults, $2/students, 770-813-1010)

Gwinnett Gladiators Hockey
Jan. 10-11: Our own pro hockey team faces the Orlando Solar Bears at the Gwinnett Arena. (7:05 p.m., $10-$31, 404-249-6400)

  • Lawrenceville

Snakes Alive

Jan. 11-12: Repticon at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds near Lawrenceville is one of the biggest reptile shows in the state. (Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, $5-$10) 

  • Norcross

Kudzu Art Zone

Jan. 10-11: Featured Artists Friday and Saturday at Kudzu Art Zone is a free opportunity to meet artists in a tour of the current exhibit. (11am-4pm, Free, 770-840-9844)

  • Snellville

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Jan. 10-12: The Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre is the "by kids, for kids" arm of New London Theatre in Snellville. All participants within this show are under 18. (Friday 8pm, Saturday 1pm & 8pm, Sunday 2:30pm, $10-$15, 770-559-1484) 

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