Attend the Atlanta Science Festival: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

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Attend the Atlanta Science Festival: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

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Fireballs and more: The Atlanta Science Festival starts Saturday and runs through March 28. More than 100 events are scheduled throughout the metro area. Most are free, including the grand finale, Exploration Expo. A daylong celebration of science, the expo takes place March 28 at Centennial Olympic Park. CONTRIBUTED BY METRO ATLANTA CHAMBER

The Atlanta Science Festival, one of the AJC’s can’t-miss 2017 spring festivals, kicks off this week.

The festival offers more than 100 events, including activities that are geared towards families and adults. 

Trust us, you’ll want to attend at least one of these events. Even if science wasn’t your favorite subject in school.

Find out about the festival and our other can’t-miss events for this week below:

Atlanta Science Festival Launches with Captain Mark Kelly

This year’s Atlanta Science Festival will kick off this week with the help of astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. Kelly will appear at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church during a ticketed event, the first of more than 100 events that will take place during the annual festival.

Kelly will talk about his NASA experiment with his twin brother regarding how space affects the human body. Ahead of Kelly’s appearance at 7 p.m., families can help launch rockets outside of the church. 
The event will conclude with a book signing of Kelly’s two books “Mousetronaut” and “Astrotwins.”

5:30 p.m. March 14. $12 (advance tickets for anyone over 12), $8 (advance tickets for kids 12 and under), $15 (at the door). Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, 1660 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. atlantasciencvefestival.org.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience promises to emerge fans of the HBO show into the fictional continents Westeros and Essos from the popular fantasy series with the help of the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi. The concert will feature a full orchestra and choir. 

8 p.m. March 14. $39.50-$250. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. Philipsarena.com.

Candice Glover 

R&B singer and season 12 winner of American Idol Candice Glover will perform to an intimate crowd at City Winery. The singer hasn’t released an album since her 2014 debut, but her soulful vocals will surely keep the audience entertained. 

8 p.m. March 15. $20-$26. City Winery at Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. citywinery.com.

Quilt Show

The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild is currently hosting its annual show in Roswell. The 10-day event ends on March 19 and features more than 170 quilts. 

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturdays. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Through March 19. $8 (adults), $7 (seniors), $6 (children, ages 6-18). Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 

Atlanta Fair

Visit the Atlanta Fair this week and take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, which offers an exhilarating view of the Atlanta skyline.

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