Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our spirits are bright! Whether you’re looking to jump into the festivities of the holidays or give back in the spirit of the season, we have you covered with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, November 8th – 11th, 2018.

Santa is beginning to make his appearances throughout town, and there is an incredible lineup of vendors and artists selling the perfect gifts for the holidays. Don’t miss the start of the beloved Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace, kick off the cooler weather with the Holiday Lights, Garden Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and give back to some wonderful causes all weekend long! 

Get the most out of your weekend ahead with our unique lineup of 16 happenings all around the city!

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Member Celebration: Holidays at the High

’Tis the season to celebrate the holidays at the High, and Members of all ages are invited! The holly-jolly evening includes art making, live music, festive gallery tours, and more.

Event Details
Friday | November 30th, 2018 
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

The event is free for Members. Guest passes and $5 walk-up tickets will also be honored.

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Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe

Get ready to shop as the 27th Annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Cafe returns this holiday season!

Event Details
December 7th – 8th, 2018
Friday · 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday · 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Clairemont Elementary School
155 Erie Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace is the perfect opportunity to kick off the season and check items off your holiday shopping list!

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Center for Puppetry Arts Family Series

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Kids 4 and up are invited to see Rudolph soar back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us!

Event Details
November 13th – December 30th, 2018

Location
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at High Museum of Art

Touring North America for the first time in over twenty years, Yayoi Kusama presents her iconic Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the High Museum of Art!

Exhibit Details
November 18th, 2018  – February 17th, 2019

Location
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

The show is known as Kusama’s most comprehensive work, showcasing six decades of the artist’s creative output and development of the expansive kaleidoscopic environments. Six rooms will be presented alongside sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts, archival ephemera, and additional large-scale installations spanning from the 1950s through present day. A number of Kusama’s new works will also be on view.

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WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market

Continuing each month through the year, the WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market returns this November 4th!

Event Details
Sunday | November 4th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming 2018 Market Dates & Times
November 4th & December 2nd

Where
The Shed at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Featuring 40 artists each month, WonderRoot hosts an active market for creative people to sustain themselves and illuminate their skills. The Shed at Ponce City Market is a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, making the Artists Market easily accessible for a lovely afternoon of shopping and browsing.

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First Fridays at High Museum of Art

Vote for at at November’s special First Friday at the High Museum of Art! Revisit the newly reinstalled permanent collection, spend some time with your new (or old) favorite work of art, and enjoy all your favorite First Friday actvities along the way.

Event Details
Friday | November 2nd, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Museum Admission

The First Friday of November invites you to an event that is part-art party, part-happy hour, and all-memorable! Guests will catch a performance from Dad’s Garage, get a copy of #1960Now signed by author and photographer Sheila Pree Bright, color inside the lines with ColorATL,  and check out a DJ set with DJ Kemit.

Don’t miss all the highlights!

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Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Gardens

Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the ever-loved 10th Annual Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace is back this holiday season!

November 15th – December 9th, 2018

Thursday – Saturday · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday – Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day

2018 Showhouse Location
4540 Jett Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Home for the Holidays will showcase Atlanta’s leading design industry talents while celebrating design and effortless elegance. Learn more about the Showhouse, upcoming events, and this year’s beneficiary!

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Anne Irwin Fine Art Small Works Show

Just in time for the holiday season, the Annual Small Works Show returns to Anne Irwin Fine Art. Come enjoy the Opening Reception where you’ll meet the artists and enjoy cocktails and lite bites!

Opening Reception
Friday | November 2nd, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Show will run through end of 2018

Location
Anne Irwin Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE, #150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Free Admission

Featuring new artists and “small works” from your favorite artists, the annual “Small Works Show” features works that are not large in size but are incredibly meaningful. This year’s show will showcase over 20 of the gallery artists, featuring abstract works, watercolors, oil paintings, and more!

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