Festival mayhem! We’re not even keeping this under control anymore — we’re just fest-ing everything, and that’s fantastic. Check out our Atlanta Music Scene blog for more info about live shows, or Rana Cash’s Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog for ticket discounts and cheap dates. For even more ideas about fun stuff to do, try the full AccessAtlanta.com calendar. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments!
FRIDAY, MAY 7
Art: Sister Louisa’s “Heaven and Hell” art show opening, 7 p.m., Aurora Coffee, Atlanta. FREE.
Dance: Atlanta Ballet presents “Four Seasons,” 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.
Festival: Sweet Auburn Spring Festival runs through May 9, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: West Fest runs through May 9, The West End neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.
For families: Science Night Out, 6 p.m., Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta.
Stage: Shake at the Lake “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” continues, 7:30 p.m., Piedmont Park, Atlanta. FREE, tickets required.
Stage: “Blues in the Night” continues, 7 p.m., The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, Atlanta.
Stage: Chita Rivera performs, 8 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.
SATURDAY, MAY 8
Festival: Dunwoody Art Festival continues through May 9, Chamblee Dunwoody Road north Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. FREE.
Festival: Barefoot in the Park continues through May 9, Town Green, Duluth. FREE.
Food: Waffle House Museum open house, noon, Waffle House Museum, Decatur. FREE.
For kids: Young Audiences’ “The Mad Hatter,” 10 a.m., Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta.
For kids: Mr. Greggy’s Silly Circus Show and Movie, 2:30 p.m., The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta.
For families: National Train Day events, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth.
Gardening: HGTV host Erica Glasener signs “Proven Plants: Southern Gardens,” 1 p.m., Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur. FREE.
Outdoors: Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk, 9 a.m., Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Lithonia. FREE.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic, 5 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, MAY 9
Comedy: Henry Cho performs, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
For kids: “Peter and the Wolf,” 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
History: Oakland Cemetery Historic Walking Tours, 2 p.m., Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.
Music: Yacht Rock Revue performs for Concert by the Springs, 7-9 p.m., Heritage Green, Sandy Springs. FREE.
Outdoors: Mountain Top Adventure Hikes, 2 p.m., Panolo Mountain State Park, Stockbridge.
Stage: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” continues, 2:30 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.
Stage: “Mary Poppins” continues, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.
Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.