City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Weekend best bets: May 7-9


Barefoot in the Park takes over Town Green from May 8-9. AJC file photo

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 calendar. As always, more suggestions are welcome in the comments!


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.


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.


Comedy: Henry Cho performs, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.

Festival: 21st Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mothers Day Pow Wow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Boiling Park, Canton.

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 calendar.

For more of Atlanta’s best, follow @ajcATLevents and @ajcBestofBigA on Twitter.

5 comments Add your comment


May 6th, 2010
2:35 pm

you forgot the 20th Anniversary Komen Atlanta Race For the Cure at Atlantic Station THIS SATURDAY


May 7th, 2010
10:21 am

Watch professional and amateur cyclists and children competing at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA this Friday night and also Saturday afternoon/evening. It’s a family/neighborhood event. Admission is $5 per person or $10 for a family.


May 7th, 2010
3:18 pm

Don’t forget ZZ Top at Chastain and even bigger – Levon Helm at Verizon Wireless Sunday – Levon is the drummer from The Band and is still going strong after surviving throat cancer. Don’t miss it!

Jamie Gumbrecht

May 11th, 2010
2:08 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions! Remember, you can always add events to the calendar, too! It’s free and community generated!