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Memorial Day weekend best bets: May 28-31

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival returns to Piedmont Park May 29-30. AJC file photo


Art: Studioplex Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m., Studioplex complex, Atlanta. FREE.

Festival: MondoHomo festival continues through May 31, various venues, Atlanta. FREE for most events.

For families: Cold Water Quest gallery reopens with belugas, penguins and otters, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta.

For families: “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” exhibition opens, 10 a.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.

Movies: “American Graffiti” screening, 9 p.m., High Museum of Art Sifly Piazza, Atlanta. FREE.

Music: The Swell Season performs, 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Outdoors: “Ruins to Rapids” Full Moon Hike, 8-10 p.m., Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:35 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Stage: Kenny Leon’s True Colors theatre presents “Jitney,” 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta.


Art: WonderRoot community arts center two-year anniversary party, noon-8 p.m., WonderRoot, Atlanta.

Drink: Brew at the Zoo beer and wine festival, 5:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta.

Festival: Decatur Arts Festival runs through May 30, Decatur Square, Decatur. FREE.

Festival: Atlanta Jazz Festival runs through May 30, Piedmont Park, Atlanta. FREE.

For kids: Celebration of “Goodnight Moon” author Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday, noon, Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta.

Movies: A Sex and the City Sexy Soiree party and screening, 5 p.m., Atlantic Station, Atlanta.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Stage: “The Change: Another Teenage Werewolf Musical” continues, 8 p.m., Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta.


Art: “Four Seasons in Yellowstone: Photographs by Tom Murphy” continues, 1-5 p.m., Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.

Festival: 3rd Annual Rockin’ Blues Brews and BBQ Fest, 2-10 p.m., Park Tavern, Atlanta.

Festival: Georgia Renaissance Festival continues, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Georgia Renaissance Festival fairgrounds, Fairburn.

For families: Summer at the Rock events continue, 10 a.m., Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain.

For teens: Teen Night, 6-11:30 p.m., Wild Bill’s, Duluth.

History: “Diana: A Celebration” continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta.

Outdoors: Guided Nature Hikes, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.


Festival: Nibble and Noshfest Jewish food festival continues, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth, Marietta. FREE.

For kids: Rock and mineral exhibitions continue, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville.

History: Martin Luther King Jr. birth home tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta. FREE.

Holiday: Roswell Remembers featuring Atlanta Wind Symphony, 10:15 a.m., Roswell City Hall, Roswell. FREE.

Outdoors: Six Flags White Water features new Wiggles Water World kids area, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Six Flags White Water, Marietta.

Sports: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies followed by Beach Boys concert, 1:05 p.m., Turner Field, Atlanta.

Sports: Gwinnett Braves vs. Indianapolis Indians, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field, Lawrenceville.

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

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15 comments Add your comment

Chad Shearer

May 25th, 2010
4:50 pm

Amberland is a great music festival, about an hour outside of Atlanta. Pack up the tent and get out of town for a minute.


May 26th, 2010
6:45 pm

Carribean Carnival. HELLO!!!!!


May 27th, 2010
1:38 pm

Its Carnivaaaaaaaal!!! Baap baap


May 27th, 2010
5:29 pm

Where is Carnival!?!?!

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Tina Steele Lindsey

May 28th, 2010
10:50 am

A lot to do this weekend, wish I could clone myself and make every event!


May 28th, 2010
2:47 pm

what up with the carnival this weekend!!!!!!!!


May 28th, 2010
4:18 pm

Has anyone been to the Brew at the Zoo? I am very interested!

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May 29th, 2010
5:43 pm

Who knows details about the Carribean Carnival? I wonder why was it omitted from the Best Bets. Where will it take place and will it go through Memorial Day? Thanks


May 30th, 2010
11:47 am

Had a blast at Studioplex’s Old Fourth Friday Art Walk! So many great artists. Rain? No worries, they just moved inside the main cooridor! Mark your calendar now for June 25.


May 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

Carribean Carnival…Where is the information AJC?????????


May 30th, 2010
2:15 pm

Dang! Atlanta Carribean Carnival is over! Missed it because no info.!!
AJC did not see it important enough to list as an event… I wonder why?? Hmmmmmm….


June 3rd, 2010
10:07 pm

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