Fernbank After Dark: Booze & Botanicals

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Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at April’s Fernbank After Dark: Booze & Botanicals!

Event Details
Friday | April 10th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Experience Atlanta’s favorite adult science night with a special twist. Put your senses to the test with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and access to all indoor exhibits open for self-guided tours, and 3D showings of Flight of the Butterflies on Fernbank’s 4-story movie screen.

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The rain is clearing up, and there are clear skies ahead! Set out for some fun all weekend long with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 5th – March 8th, 2020.

Experience the best of Atlanta’s brunch flavors, explore Springtime in the city from flowers to family fun, and even  tap into your artistic side!

With a variety of events all throughout town, there’s something for everyone – and all ages! Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a  full weekend ahead.

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Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

One of the southeast’s premier distance events, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K return to celebrate the 14th running of the Atlanta tradition!

Event Details
Sunday | March 1st, 2020
7:00 a.m.

Race Location
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave W NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Held the day after the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, Atlanta’s marathon weekend is America’s marathon weekend! This year will be the Marathon’s second year on a new course, taking runners past Atlanta’s most important monuments, stadiums and neighborhoods. Near and far, participants will experience firsthand how Atlanta is Running City USA!

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Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum invites you to set sail for an afternoon of pirate-themed adventures at Pirate Day!

Event Details
Saturday | January 25th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Grab your favorite pirate costume and get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! Guests will enjoy building pirate ships along with other pirate-themed crafts and games – even a visit from the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.

Scheduled Activities

Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild
Shiver me timbers! Thar be special guests visiting from this local guild of pirate enthusiasts. 

Pirate Hook Craft
Wee pirates are invited to make their own hooks from cups and tin foil.

Pirate Pseudonym
Don’t be a scallywag! Every pirate needs a proper seafaring moniker—get yours here.

Photo-Op
Pose with a captain’s hat or a crewman’s scarf, and don’t forget to say “Arrr.”

Walk the Plank
All hands on deck! Only the bravest are up to this test of balance.

Tattoo Parlor
Because every proper pirate needs a tattoo.

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20th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is celebrating a milestone 20 years of storytelling with through a proud tradition of entertaining audiences and fostering community dialogue!

Festival Dates
February 10th – 27th, 2020

Opening Venue
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

New for 2020 – Expanded Intown Venues
UA Tara Cinemas, Regal Perimeter Pointe, the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema, and the Plaza Theatre.

Young Professionals Night Location
The Woodruff Arts Center

The Festival has exhibited over 70 narratives and documentaries, representing more than 25 countries. Throughout the festival, guests will engage in the most compelling foreign and independent films. Regardless of genre, each film will fascinate, inspire, and expand your perspective!

Film Lineup TBA

With more than 38,000 moviegoers attending screenings in past years, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival made history by becoming the largest Jewish film festival in the world – And 2020 promises to bring even more excitement with amazing movies that entertain and captivate audiences in new ways!

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is an exploration of Jewish life, culture and history through the lens of cinema. The AJFF seeks to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, while challenging conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and world community alike.

More information on the 2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

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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?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

Event Details
January 4th, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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.

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Callanwolde Artist Market

The Callanwolde Artist Market is bringing art to one of the most distinctive historic estates in the South!

Event Dates
January 7th – 9th, 2020

Event Times
Friday Preview Party | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306

The unique indoor winter festival is a premier partnership of art, offering original, yet affordable, pieces. Throughout the 1920 Callanwolde Mansion, over 70 of the finest local and regional artists will feature the highest quality of work across a variety of mediums.

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Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank Museum

Atlanta’s biggest party animals are ringing in the new year at Noon Year’s Eve! Join the city’s dinosaurs at a special family celebration, complete with a ball drop at Noon.

Event Details
Tuesday| December 31st, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Highlights include a kid’s DJ, a visit from the Georgia Bubbleman, party hats for the first 1,000 guests, and a countdown to the balloon drop! 

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes

Join Avondale Estates in the holiday spirit at the 27th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Marketplace! Trolleys will transport visitors between homes that have been beautifully adorned with holiday decor and thoughtfully restored with historic preservation in mind. 

Event Details
Sunday | December 15th, 2019

Tour of Homes
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tour Trolleys: Avondale First Baptist Church

Holiday Market & Cafe
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Avondale Community Club

Tickets
$15 Advance | $20 Door

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