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Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

Elton John concert coming to local movie theaters

(WXIA) -- Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano, a live broadcast of the legendary singer's current residency show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, will come to several Atlanta-area movie theaters for two nights only.

The concerts will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 18 and Wednesday, Mar. 26.

In addition to concert footage, Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of John's iconic 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Tickets to the concert screenings can be purchased at fathomevents.com.

Participating movie theaters include:

Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta

AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead
3340 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta

Race this weekend: Patriot Run

Race this weekend: Patriot Run

TYRONE, Ga. -- Sandy Creek High School will host a fundraiser 5K this weekend.

The Patriot Run will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Tyrone high school. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m.; participants will be off and running at 8:30 a.m.

Packet pick-up will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 and includes a long sleeve T-shirt and finisher's medal. Proceeds will go to Sandy Creek High teachers for use in their classrooms.

Runners are welcome to come dressed in their best patriotic costumes. Everyone will also be automatically entered to win fabulous raffle prizes.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up for the race.

Sandy Creek High is located at 360 Jenkins Road.

Improv show to benefit Promise Place

Improv show to benefit Promise Place

TYRONE, Ga. -- Promise Place, which provides comfort and services to victims of domestic violence, will hold an improv comedy show fundraiser later this month.

Promise You'll Laugh will be held at the Legacy Theatre on Friday, Feb. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to Promise You'll Laugh are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds will directly benefit Promise Place. For more information, email paul.jones@promiseplace.org.

The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Place in Tyrone, just off Highway 74.

Promise Place was established in 1987 in Fayetteville and serve families in Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties. For more information, visit promiseplace.org.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Piedmont to host Freedom from Smoking class

Piedmont to host Freedom from Smoking class

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Piedmont Fayette Hospital will host a six-week class designed to help people quit smoking.

Freedom from Smoking begins Jan. 7 and will be held at every Tuesday at 6 p.m. through Feb. 11. It will meet in the hospital's East Lobby Conference Room.

The cost is $25. Visit piedmont.org for more information and to register.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is located at 1255 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville.

Casting call for 'Drop Dead Diva,' untitled movie

Casting call for 'Drop Dead Diva,' untitled movie

TYRONE, Ga. -- A feature film and a cable TV show are both looking for paid background extras.

An open casting call for Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and an untitled movie will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Casting directors ask that only experienced stand-ins apply. All attendees must be at least 18 years old and should bring a résumé and headshot to the call.

Learn more at marinellahumecasting.com. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Road; the casting call will be held on nearby Stephens Court.

The following types of people are needed for the call:

* Female "model" types (tall, leggy, fashionable)

* Fashionable men with runway flair

* Beverly Hills lawyer types with upscale wardrobes

* Blonde and brunette men and women with healthy tans, defined jawlines and prominent apperances

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.