No Super Bowl Sunday: 7 alternative events for non-football fans


No Super Bowl Sunday: 7 alternative events for non-football fans

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Karen Parker (center) and other members of Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band, perform during the 36th Annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival at the Yaarab Shrine Center in Atlanta on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The festival returns this year on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5.

Whether they’re just not much of a football fan, don’t own a TV or still mad about DeflateGate, some Atlantans aren’t gearing up for Super Bowl LI.

For those of us who won’t be glued to the tube, here are seven alternative activities to partake in this Sunday, Feb. 5.

Intown Atlanta 

The 39th annual Jugglers Festival has unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and, of course, jugglers. 
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free

Yaraab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta

Horror movie fans, rejoice! The Days of the Dead horror convention features many of the top names in horror including Linda Blair from “The Exorcist.”
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $30 at the door

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta

Experience the best of Georgia culture with the annual Super Museum Sunday. Over 70 Georgia museums will offer free admission, including some in Cobb County and Intown Atlanta.
12 - 4 p.m.; Free

Multiple sites. Map of participating museums:

DeKalb County

Lead by Emory organist Timothy Albrecht, this one-hour performance will feature solo and chamber music by renowned German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
4 p.m; Free

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University, Emerson Concert Hall, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta

Cobb County

Watch this medieval cantata come to life with choreography by David Bintley, music by Carl Orff and accompaniment by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Georgia State University Singers and Master Singers.
2 p.m.; $20 and up

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta

Gwinnett County

What’s the polar opposite of football? Ice skating. Sugar Hill’s popular ice rink is still open for the winter season. Tickets include skate rental.
1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $10 child, $12 adult

5039 W Broad St., Sugar Hill

North Fulton

Skip the tailgating to imbibe at Alpharetta’s Jekyll Brewery. Tour tickets include 36 ounces of samples, a souvenir Mason jar and a 32-ounce crowler to take home. Cheers! 
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $18

Jekyll Brewery, 2855 Marconi Drive, Alpharetta

Video produced by Fiza Pirani/AJC.
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