Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The New Year is here, and our resolutions are ready! Get the most out of the fresh start into 2018 with our Top 6 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, January 4th – Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

From lacing up those ice skates to sightseeing Atlanta’s Christmas lights, there are plenty of ways to soak in the last of the holiday season! Explore the city’s favorite attractions while they’re dressed up for the holidays, recycle that old tree, and get jazzy at Atlanta’s favorite art museum.

Atlanta kicks off the new year unlike anywhere else, so come explore the city in a whole new way – and fall in love with all your favorite spots! With 6 unique and festive happenings through the long weekend, you’ll have no trouble keeping your resolutions.

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Callanwolde Arts Festival

The 5th annual Callanwolde Arts Festival is bringing art to one of the most distinctive historic estates in the South!

When
JANUARY 20TH – 21ST, 2018
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday Preview Party 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

General Admission $5 at the Door

The two-day indoor event is a festival for Artists by Artists, making it a premier partnership of art in the area. Approximately 86 of the finest local and regional artists will feature their work across sculpture, painting, photography, metalwork, glass blowing, jewelry, and more!

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Save the dates as the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns for its 18th season!

Festival Dates
January 24th – February 15th, 2018

Venues
Films will be span across eight venues throughout Metro Atlanta:

Once again, the Festival features over 70 narratives and documentaries, representing more than 25 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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Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum

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

When
Saturday | January 20th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where
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 with LEGOLAND Discovery Center along with other pirate-themed crafts and games – even a visit from the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.

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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!

When
January 6th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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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Fernbank After Dark: ’90s Night

Science is enjoying an after-hours twist at Fernbank Museum’s 90’s Night! Atlanta’s science-lovers will experience new exhibits, new activities, and new cocktails – all after dark.

When
January 26th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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

The adults-only party has DJ Joel Rabe spinning all the hits from the 90s, a create-your-own Gak Station, craft beer and cocktails, small plates, and more! So bust out the flannel, brush up on your Macarena moves, and bring your friends to re-live the 90’s for one fun night!

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Fernbank After Dark

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 January’s Meteorology Kick Off Party!

When
Friday | January 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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1031 Emory Parc Place, Decatur, GA 30033

Offered at $499,000

Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath end-unit townhome in sought-after Emory Parc in Decatur. Walk to Mason Mill Park, WD Thompson Park, VA Hospital and offices, and nearby restaurants. Close to Emory and CDC.

After entering through the front door into the split foyer, make your way up to the main floor. On your left is the formal dining room with attached butler’s pantry and a powder room off to the left. Moving through the butler’s pantry you will greeted by the large kitchen with stained cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bar, pantry, stainless appliances, and refrigerator with cabinet overlay. Kitchen is open to breakfast room with views into the roomy fireside living room. Off the breakfast room is the bright sunroom with access to the covered balcony. Continue reading “1031 Emory Parc Place, Decatur, GA 30033” »

Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank

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.

When
Sunday | December 31st, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

TICKETS

Because this is a special event, a separate ticket will be required both for members and non-members. Tickets include general event admission and all exhibits. Combination event and giant screen movie tickets are also available.

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Christmas at Callanwolde

The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with Christmas at Callanwolde: Designer Showhouse & Christmas Village!

When
November 24th – December 12th, 2017
Every Day of the Week!

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

The spectacular Atlanta Christmas destination will feature two primary events throughout the holiday season:

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