- Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC
Theatrical shows, nature hikes, free movies, food trucks - you won't have any trouble staying entertained this weekend.
If you're looking for that perfect family-friendly summer itinerary for the weekend, make sure to pencil in a few of these fantastic events taking place around the metro Atlanta.
Whether you're looking for good music, great food or experiences you won't forget, Atlanta has you covered all weekend long.
Bring the kids to The Mable House this Friday for free crafts and a movie. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine, where you and your family can enjoy the movie "Sing" in the Mable House Amphitheatre.
Experience outdoor yoga on the Silver Comet Trail while supporting Just One Africa this Saturday. Bring your yoga mat to this community-rich series, which uses the proceeds to help provide clean drinking water to remote regions of Kenya.
Atlanta GLOW Young Women's Leadership Conference. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017. $30 per person. Turner Chapel AME Church. 492 North Marietta Parkway NE, Marietta. 678-870-4569. www.atlantaglow.org.
If you know a young lady in high school or college, don't let her miss out on taking part in the Atlanta GLOW Young Women's Leadership Conference taking place at Turner Chapel AME Church. She'll enjoy listening to motivational speakers, take part in workshops, build self-confidence, explore careers, learn how to create a dynamic resume and find out how to impact their communities.
Come take a hike with Historians Stuart Berkowitz and Phillip Whiteman on a guided walk throughout the historic battlefields of Cheatham Hill. Along this hour-long hike, you'll find out about local history and as you explore the stunning surroundings around Cheatham Hill.
Show your support for Mental Health Awareness with a musical benefit for support Nuci's Space. Performances include The Ides of June, The Warsaw Clinic, Anonymous Stars, Alchemy and Made Ready.
Beauty and the Beast. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7 through 9. $15 to $45 per person. The Legacy Theatre. 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 404-895-1473. www.thelegacytheatre.org.
The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will perform "Beauty and the Beast" all weekend long, so if your little ones enjoyed the classic Disney film, don't miss taking them to see this live stage version.
Calling all reptile lovers - Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host their Reptile Day on Saturday complete with special presentations and up-close-and-personal encounters from snakes, amphibians, tortoises and more.
Natural Handlotions and Toiletries Workshop. 1 p.m. Sunday, July 9. $80 with $30 materials fee per person. Spruill Center for the Arts. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-3447. www.spruillarts.org.
Learn how to make your own natural, homemade lotions and toiletries this Sunday at Spruill Center for the Arts. You'll find out how to customize your own skin products using natural fragrances and herbs, making bath salts, cleansing creams, cologne and lip balm.
Come out and sample some of the best fare from local food trucks this Friday. Along with tasty treats, visitors will also enjoy live music, entertainment and more.
Don't miss the free showing of Alice Through the Looking Glass this Friday at the City Hall in Duluth. Along with the movie, which starts at dusk, families will enjoy free inflatables and treats available for purchase from local food trucks.
East Coast Swing Boot Camp. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8. $40 per person, $70 per couple. Dancing 4 Fun Dance Studio. 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 678-304-7343. www.dancing4fun.com.
If you've ever wanted to learn the East Coast Swing, bring a partner down to Dancing 4 Fun Dance Studio for a 3-hour long Swing workshop. Perfect for a date night, no experience is required for this exciting workshop.
The Mall of Georgia will feature "Hidden Figures" this Saturday as part of their Movies Under the Stars series. This free event will start at dusk, and will also feature live music, vendors and bounce houses.
Celebrate art this Friday at the High with live performances, a photo booth, gallery tours, Cult Carts treats, complimentary bike valet, drop-in art making and summer constellation talks.
Bring your kids down to the Center for Puppetry Arts this Saturday for a special Circus Arts Day. Atlanta's Circus Arts Institute will teach visitors how to scarf juggle, walk the "tape rope" and more at this exciting and interactive event.
Save your appetite, because Venkman's will host the Chicken Pickin' Brunch this Saturday featuring the musical stylings from folk-rock band "Pioneer Chicken Stand." Make sure to place your reservation for this is a free event.
Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies. 10 a.m. Sunday, July 9. $15 for members, $25 for non-members, registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Bring your kids to CNC this Sunday for a little one-on-one time with the butterflies. At their Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies, your whole family will enjoy a light breakfast while surrounded by the beautiful butterflies inside the Butterfly Encounter.