Out and About in the ATL

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – The weather will be near perfect this weekend and there’s no excuse for sitting at home. Many free festivals and other events are held in the Atlanta area. Here are a few:


Friendship Center of Atlanta is hosting its 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner featuring live jazz, great food and opportunities to support their arts and gardening programs.

The opening reception for Below the belt and centimeters above There is an art installation. The temporary art installation in public space is based on conceptual photography.

That At the film festival runs at the Landmark Midtown Cinema through Sunday. The LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary with films you can watch at home or in the cinema.

That City of Atlanta summer film series will show Space Jam: A New Legacy is Rosa Burney Park.

DEFAMATION, the Los Angeles DJ/producer duo of Derek Andersen and Scott Land, are bringing their Thrive Tour to The Eastern. They will perform with EPTIC, Leotrix and REDLINE.

singer-songwriter Alicia Keys performs at the Cadence Bank Amphitheater in Chastain Park.

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That history of Ft. McPherson voice and visualization exhibit takes place at Mrs. McPherson. The interactive experience features large format images by photographer Jena Jones with QR codes providing access to an audio interview conducted by Althea Brown.

House of Hope Atlanta is hosting a women’s wellness day featuring breast cancer screenings, prediabetes screenings, massages, healthy cooking demonstrations, mental health sessions, exercise classes, food trucks and COVID-19 testing.

That 31st Annual AIDS Walk & Musicfest With Wale and Tina takes place at Piedmont Park. There will be a 5K run and walk culminating in a concert.

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Businesses in West Ponce are opening their patios and parking lots to the West Ponce Music Walk. Bands play all day. Three bands will crown the day on a large stage outside The Marlay. The day begins with a 5K run and a 1-mile dog walk. There is also an artist market, chalk artists and yoga.


That North Georgia State Fair is underway in Cobb County. The traditional carnival features rides, games, livestock, entertainment, fair food and more.

The annual Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Drake Field in Peachtree City. In addition to the races, there will be food, entertainment, children’s activities and more.

That Red Bunny Oktoberfest at the Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta will feature live music, specialty steins, a stein-holding contest and dachshund races.

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That Atlanta Indian Film Festival at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell will showcase popular Indian cinema and Indian directors, actors and producers.

ELEVATE presents Dance in the plaza at Colony Square under the direction of Emory dance professor Julio Medina. The performance consists of 3 pieces.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in Midtown Atlanta is hosting a game-watching party for Michigan vs. Maryland. There will be special food and drinks and designated seating.

Hosted by the city of East Point Salsa in the city in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on the lawn in front of City Hall. There will be a live salsa band, food vendors and a DJ.

That Lake Clair Community Trust hosts the Jerry Jam Fall Fest with live music, food trucks, and wine and beer sales.

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Drive Electric Georgia is hosting an electric vehicle car show in Manheim Metro Atlanta on the Metropolitan Parkway. That City of Peachtree Corners also hosts an eclectic car show. It takes place in the CineBistro parking lot on Town Center Boulevard. Dealers and partners attending the event include Clean Cities Georgia, Ford, Mercedes, Jim Ellis, Karma Atlanta, Swincar, T-Mobile, Georgia Power, Siemens, QwikCharge and more. Vehicles on display include: Ford Lightning, Rivian R1T, Revero, Audi E-tron, GMC Hummer, Porsche Taycan, Jaguar I-Pace and more.

Concert on the Green at Logan Farm Park in Acworth will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be food, music and dancing.

That Ship & Anchor Pub in Sandy Springs throws an 80’s throwback party. Wear your best neon, silk shirts, pleats and shoulder pads. The bigger the better.

That City of Atlanta summer film series will screen “Black Widow” at Kathryn Johnston Park.

That Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicks off a new season with the pairing of guest conductor Pete Oundijian and piano legend Emanuel Ax for a classical concerto by Mozart, paired with the spellbinding To Awaken the Sleeper by Joel Thompson, with lyrics by Harlem Renaissance luminary James Baldwin. The program ends with Rachmaninoff’s blazing orchestral romp Symphonic Dances.

American alternative rock band vertical horizon from Washington, DC performs in the town square at Peachtree Corners.

slipknot is bringing their Knotfest Roadshow to the Ameris Bank Amphitheater in Alpharetta in Fall 2022. Special guests are Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire.

Acclaimed Australian indie dance trio crooked colours performs with SWIMM at Terminal West on West Marietta Street.

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Qualusi Vineyards in Acworth hosts a harvest market fair with grape stomping, live music and more. Over 20 local vendors, live music by Noah Sampson and Rich Gunderlock, and a food truck.


West View Cemetery offers a tour. Learn about the lives of important Atlanteans like Joel Chandler Harris, Donald Lee Hollowell, and Harriett Harwell Wilson High. Tours include the 1890 Gatehouse and, time permitting, the massive Westview Abbey and Spanish Plateresque Chapel.

That Cascade Springs Nature Reserve will feature the project unveiling of “A Radiance,” a site-specific installation created by artist Dorothy O’Connor, featuring life-size, hand-crafted wood veneer birds.

Sunday in the Park with Tunes from the Tombs takes place at the Historic Oakland Cemetery. There will be tours, craft beer and liquor, an artist market and pop-up shop for museum shops, food trucks, vendors and live music from SUSTO and special guests sailing to Denver.

Disney on ice Presents Frozen & Encanto at State Farm Arena. The show features beloved and magical moments from both Disney films.

Small 5 point ghost tour is a 1.5 hour walking tour through the most historic and spooky sights of the bohemian district.

Finale of Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions These include The Nude Party Band, who perform ’60s rock, The Mammoths Band, and Pear Charles, who’s been described as stoner Lana Dil Rey or Jenny Lewis with a bite.

American rock band Clutch, Helmet and Quicksand perform here Easter.

The Mars Volta Tour makes a stop at Tabernacle Atlanta. Mars Volta is an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas.

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