Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation | No Kid Hungry

Enjoy a selection of flavors from the city’s premier restaurants at Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation! Benefiting No Kid Hungry, over 50 of the city’s best mixologists and chefs lend their time, passion, and expertise to end childhood hunger. 

Event Details
Thursday | April 16th, 2020
7:00p.m.-10:3\00p.m.

Location
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339

Atlanta’s most anticipated culinary event of the year will support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. 100% of proceeds raised from the event will benefit the nonprofit organization’s campaign to ensure each kid starts the school day with a healthy breakfast.

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Friday Jazz at The High Museum of Art

Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the High Museum of Art will close to the public effective immediately and will remain closed while continuing to assess and monitor developments. All High Museum of Art events and programs also are canceled until further notice.

Friday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an evening of live jazz performances featured in the atrium every third Friday – always with a great lineup. Welcome the multifaceted music of recording artist and writer, Kathleen Bertrand!

Event Details
Friday | April 17th, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy the incredible variety of jazz from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

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Center for Puppetry Arts | Pete the Cat

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Join along on the groovy adventure of Pete the Cat, a cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends! Based off the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club” with a number of interactive and musical elements. 

Event Details
March 31st – May 31st, 2020

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!

Pete the Cat
Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat, The New Guy, Valentine’s Day is Cool, Robo-Pete, and Bedtime Blues. Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements – such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem.

The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.

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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour | Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

Event Details
Saturday – Sunday | May 9th – 10th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s beloved tour showcases a range of spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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2020 Grant Park Tour of Homes

Amid further development of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Spring Tour of Homes has been cancelled.

Take a stroll through 137 years of history in Atlanta’s backyard at the 46th Annual Grant ParkTour of Homes!

Grant Park residents welcome you to tour their homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Join the community and explore the homes, businesses, and historic sites of Atlanta’s original streetcar suburb.

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Decatur Lantern Parade

The Decatur Lantern Parade invites you to light up the night! Kick off the Decatur Arts Month and celebrate summer by parading to the downtown square in Decatur alongside the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Event Details
Friday | May 8th, 2020
9:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur

Line up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8:00 p.m. to parade to the downtown square at 9:00 p.m.!

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Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The 2020 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens returns for the 5th annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents!

Showhouse Dates
May 7th – 31st, 2020

Showhouse Hours
Thursdays – Saturdays · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays – Wednesdays

Showhouse Location
1130 West Conway Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327

Produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, the house will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of esteemed designers from the Southeast. General Admission to the Showhouse is available for $35 per ticket online.

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Wesleyan Artists Market

Due to concerns over the COVD-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

The Wesleyan School’s premier fundraiser and signature Spring tradition is celebrating its 22nd anniversary! The Wesleyan Artists Market supports arts in the community with fine art, live entertainment, and a sense of community.

Event Details
April 23rd – 25th, 2020

Location
Wesleyan School
5405 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

The fine art show is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Highlights include a Designer Preview, a Book Signing by Designer and Author James Farmer, Opening Night festivities, live Entertainment, the Wesleyan Student Artist Market, Food Trucks, and much more!

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Atlanta Film Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 44th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 30th – May 10th, 2020

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Blackbox
Dad’s Garage Theater | Hilan Theatre
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Hotel Clermont
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge | Paris on Ponce

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2020 festival has received over 8,000 film submissions from 120+ countries around the world. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Shepherd Center Derby Day | Chastain Horse Park

It’s a party complete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps, and tons of fun! Celebrate food, fast horses, and classic Derby entertainment at the 38th Annual Shepherd Center Derby Day!

Event Details
Saturday | May 2nd, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Event Highlights
Food and beverages  |  Live and silent auctions  |  Live music
Lawn and casino games |  Live broadcast of Kentucky Derby

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