Free Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
A free event celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicks off on Saturday, May 1, at the National Archives Atlanta location. Speakers at “We are America: Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. South” will discuss topics such as genealogy, history and culture. There will be workshops on preserving family and community history, film screenings of the Japanese American internment experience, an exhibition of Vietnamese American oral histories, a book signing by author John Jung and much more. Admission is free. Formal programs begin at 10 a.m., followed later by workshops and tours in the afternoon. National Archives at Atlanta is located at 5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow.
Cinco de Mayo is on a Wednesday this year; not exactly a day for all-day and long-night celebrations. Instead, Fiesta Atlanta will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park. The activities are all free, including live Latin music on two stages featuring local and national recording artists. The children’s stage will highlight numerous activities such as Mexican folkloric dancers, clowns, musicians and storytellers. Arts and crafts will be sold and expect more than a few tasty traditional Latin food to be on hand.
Candler Park Cinco de Mayo celebration
Candler Park will be the hot spot on Saturday for its first Cinco de Mayo celebration. Tickets are $5 at the door and with an advance ticket purchase, you get a free beer or margarita. There will be plenty of both on hand, along with a Mariachi band, and a hot tamale and hot pepper eating contest. It takes place at Tijuana Garage.
BOGO Braves on Sunday
Jason Heyward, the Braves rookie sensation, has backed off his sizzling pace for now. Who knows? Sunday might be the day he gets back on track, and brings the team along with him. Find a 2-for-1 ticket offer in Sunday’s AJC. Bring the coupon with you to the box office, and when you buy one ticket, you get another ticket free. Atlanta plays Houston at 1:35 p.m. The ticket promotion applies to all Sunday home games, excluding July 4.