Top 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

From new flavors all over town to two iconic Home Tours, we have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

With 18 unique events all over town, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take in all the beauty of the city with our list of the Top 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

This weekend offers an exciting variety of springtime fun from several food and beer festivals to art, flavor, music, and design. Explore a new neighborhood – or even explore new art and flavor within your own! Whatever you decide, Atlanta has enough excitement to feel like an exciting oasis right at home.

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ATL Burger Week

Creative Loafing is bringing back ATL Burger Week for another year of mouthwatering burgers! Over 50 restaurants across Atlanta will be serving up $5 burgers all week long as they will compete to win your vote for ATL’s Best Burger.

Sunday – Saturday | April 23rd – 29th, 2017

In addition to all the beef you can handle throughout the week, the Georgia beef Board will be offering up a KUDU Safari Braai Grill to giveaway, as well as a bunch of awesome rubs from Geogia Based Lane’s BBQ. ATL Burger Week is presented by Georgia Beef Board​, Red Brick Brewing Co.​ and Creative Loafing Atlanta!

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Paint the Town

Enjoy an evening of fine art, fine fare, and fine wine – All for a great cause! For the past four years, Paint the Town has raised over $450,000 to benefit children with life-threatening diseases.

Saturday | February 4th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vinings Gallery
938 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075

$150 | General Admission

The new location of Vinings Gallery on Canton will be transformed into the premier Napa Valley wine experience! Patrons will sample carefully selected wines, indulge in the finest in cuisine, and experience renowned works of art.

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Tickets are now available for the 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival!

January 24th – February 15th, 2017

Films will be screened across seven venues throughout Metro Atlanta

  • ITP: UA Tara Cinemas, Regal Atlantic Station, the Woodruff Arts Center (including Closing Night in beautiful Symphony Hall).
  • OTP: Regal Perimeter Pointe, Lefont Theater, GTC Merchants Walk, and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

This year’s festival features a record number of 202 screenings, showing 75 films from 24 countries. Throughout the 23-day festival, guests will engage in the most compelling foreign and independent films. Regardless of genre, each film will fascinate, inspire, and expand your perspective!

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Bring One for the Chipper

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?” Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees. The mulch created from the recycled trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards.

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Shen Yun at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Back by popular demand, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Atlanta in 2017!

January 12th – 15th, 2017
Various Showtimes

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta | 30339

The mesmerizing experience can’t be found anywhere else – Not even in China! Filled with historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops, Shen Yun revives a majestic culture from the brink of extinction.

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Shoppe Artisan

logo_artisanThe most unique, one-of-a-kind shopping experience is about to hit Atlanta this December! Shoppe Artisan will give discerning shoppers in the Southeast access to distinctive, handmade and unique holiday gifts from thousands of independent, modern makers throughout North America.

December 9th – 11th, 2016
Friday | 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Vinings Jubilee Tree Lighting

catmax_photography_vinings_jubilee-9426Bring your whole family out for the Vinings Jubilee Tree Lighting! With a host of festive activities, this Winter Wonderland is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Vinings Jubilee
4300 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta | 30339

From carolers to live music and dance performances, the Vinings Jubilee Tree Lighting is sure to make you feel merry! Kids young and old will jump right into the holiday spirit with seasonal face painting, holiday-themed balloon twisting, and a special visit from Santa himself!

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2016 Atlanta Area Photos With Santa

santaHe’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming to town! We’ve put together a list where you can be sure to spot him tin 2016 and get a picture with your family and pets.

No matter where you are in the Atlanta area this holiday season, Santa won’t be hard to find. Don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops along the way!

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Taste of Smyrna

showimageWith a full day of food, music, and fun the Taste of Smyrna is the perfect sendoff to Summer!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Village Green | Smyrna
Cost: Admission is FREE | Samples range from $1 – $4

Over 30 of Smyrna’s finest restaurants plan to participate with samples to tempt your taste buds!

While tasting your way through the day, plan on a visit to the beer garden, wine tasting, and listen to music all day long all on the beautiful award-winning properties.

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