City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Weekend best bets: May 21-23


Books: Author Robin Oliveira signs and discusses”My Name is Mary Sutter,” 7:15 p.m., Decatur Library, Decatur. FREE.

Festival: Freedom Fest 2010 featuring The Selmanaires continues through May 22, Lake Claire Community Land Trust, Atlanta.

For families: Endangered Species Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Columbus Clippers, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

Stage: “Avenue Q” continues, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta.

Stage: “The SHOW!” choose-your-own adventure theater, 11 p.m., Horizon Theatre Company, Atlanta.


Drink: East Atlanta Beer Festival, 1 p.m., Brownwood Park, Atlanta.

Festival: Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival continues through May 23, Chastain Park, Atlanta. FREE.

For families: Final weekend for “Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show,” 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

Movies: “Up” screens for Candler Park’s Screen on the Green, 8 p.m., Candler Park, Atlanta. FREE.

Outdoors: New Manchester History Hike, 10 a.m.-noon, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.

Sports: Atlanta Rollergirls Roller Derby League bouts, 5 p.m., Yaraab Shrine Center Auditorium, Atlanta.

Stage: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” 5:45 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.


Festival: Georgia Renaissance Festival continues through June 6, Fairburn.

For families: CityDance presents “Peter & the Wolf,” 3 p.m., Pace Academy, Atlanta.

Community: Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 8 a.m., Atlantic Station, Atlanta.

History: “Diana: A Celebration” continues, 10 a.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Music: The Bamboozle Roadshow features Hanson, Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls, noon-8 p.m., Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell.

Outdoors: Atlanta Streets Alive outdoor activities, 1-6 p.m., Woodruff Park and Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta. FREE. Read more.

Stage: “Slasher” continues, 5 p.m., Actors Express Theatre, Atlanta.

TV: “LOST” finale on the big screen, 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta. FREE.

Have an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the calendar.

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May 21st, 2010
6:37 am

Art Exhibit and Fundraiser at Glamour Paws on Saturday night.
More info >


May 21st, 2010
12:06 pm

East Atlanta Beer festival is SOLD OUT.

The Bud Man

May 21st, 2010
12:49 pm

Saturday, May 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM
Pool Hall + Five Paces
41 Irby Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Shutting down Irby Street May 22nd for SUMMERFEST!

Use promo code (buddy) and save $10.00 off the ticket price.

BAND: 17th Floor
DJ: Too Many to List
ACTIVITES: $500 Wet T-shirt Contest with Celebrity Judges
WHY: 3000 Smoking Hot Folks with New Tans and Little Clothing
WHO: A Social Mess, 5 Paces, Sadie’s, One Pace Over, The Pool Hall & Your Mom
Cost: $20.00 or Use promo code (buddy) and save $10.00 off the ticket price.

The Bud Man

May 21st, 2010
12:50 pm

The Bud Man

May 21st, 2010
12:53 pm

Summer Fest at Pool Hall and Five Paces
use promo code (buddy) to get discount on tickets.


May 21st, 2010
12:55 pm

Saturday May, 22 – 2K/10K fun run
Show your support for Kate’s Club and Senior Citizens Services as we walk, run and race to raise awareness and funding for two deserving groups in our community.

The event will take place in Grant Park outside of Zoo Atlanta, and is open to all fitness levels, with everything from a 2K fun run/walk to a Peachtree Road Race 10K qualifier event, plus great after
race festivities.


May 21st, 2010
1:23 pm

The Beer Fest may be sold out but you can help a great local charity and drink all you want for $35 @ Saturday.

nancy meadows

May 21st, 2010
4:07 pm

and don’t forget the 9th Annual 2010 Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association Festival, hosted by Resto Social on West Peachtree St tomorrow from 12 noon to midnight! Includes live music, rooftop tour, scavenger hunt with a $500 cash prize, artist, etc!!!


May 21st, 2010
4:07 pm

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May 21st, 2010
4:46 pm

Already bought my ticket Genia! Looks to be perfect weather..


May 21st, 2010
4:47 pm

for draft on taft