Spice up your week with a pasta-making class, attend a Waka Flocka concert, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday or check out any of the other fun events this week.
Monday, Jan. 11
Pasta Making Class at Bellina Alimentari | 6-7 p.m.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
Bring a friend, date or head over for a solo sesh to Ponce City Market's Bellina Alimentari for a pasta-making class and learn how easy it is to make delicious pasta with Chef David Berry. After this hands-on cooking class, there will be a tasting. Guests also get to take home their delicious creations.
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Brewery Tour & Tasting at Monday Night Brewing | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Monday Night Brewing now has extended hours and tours on Tuesdays. Make your way down for the recurring tour and tasting after work. A $12 entry gets you a souvenir pint glass, a brewery tour and six complimentary beer samples.
Book of Mormon at the Fox Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
From the creators of South Park, this hilarious nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical has been called "the best musical of this century" by the New York Times and "a crowning achievement" by Jon Strewart.
"The Unbearable Flatness of Being" exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Act of Georgia | Tuesday hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$8. Members, US. military with ID and children ages 6 and younger enter free. Tickets are $5 for students.
75 Bennett St Suite A2, Atlanta, GA 30309
The dark, violence-laced exhibit features the works of Sarah Emerson, one of the 2014/2015 winners of the museum's Working Artist Project grant. Emerson describes her paintings as depicting a "make-believe world dominated by terror management theory and symbolic totems that represent our collective desire to be optimistic and innocent in tumultuous times."
Wednesday, Jan. 13
MLK Lecture: Unclaimed Legacy: Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement? at Georgia Tech | 3 p.m.
350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30332-0458
Join students, faculty, staff and other community members for a lecture from guest speaker Jeff Johnson to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Johnson is a D.C.-based, award-winning journalist, activist and political commentator.
X_X, Obnox at The Earl | 8:30 p.m.
488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30316
Catch X___X, a "turbulent quartet" and Obnox, a garage "post-punk" band — both from Ohio — at The Earl this Wednesday for a night of musical vibes. Read more about the artists on badearl.com.
Thursday, Jan. 14
MLK Lecture at Emory University Law School's Tull Auditorium | 6 p.m.
1301 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Ga. 30322
Save the date for this lecture in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Emory University School of Law. The lecture will be hosted by president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill.
Hip Hop On Ice at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park | 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
500 10th St NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Put on your 80's apparel, kick back and dance to hip-hop classics from the 80's to today. The event features the dance party, ice skating, drinks and food, an 80's outfit contest and more.
Friday, Jan. 15
Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art | 6-10 p.m.
$10, parking free for members, special discounted parking at $5 for general public
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Stop by at the High every third Friday for live jazz, drinks and art — all for $10. This month features the smooth sounds of Georgia native and saxophonist, Mike Walton. Seating is limited and opens at 6 p.m.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute at Atlanta Symphony Hall | 8 p.m.
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Don't miss this celebration concert as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special concert on his birthday led by Music Director Robert Spano and ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young and features ASO Artist-in-Residence, Morris Robinson. Check the website for the concert program.
Saturday, Jan. 16
MLK Day "Let Freedom Run" 5K at Piedmont Park | Music starts at 8 a.m, 5k line-up at 8:45 a.m.
1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306
Start and finish the big run at 10th near Park Tavern. The party starts at 8 a.m. and involves a 3.1 mile trek on grass, road, dirt paths and more with a drumline along the race course.
2016 Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner and 87th Birthday Celebration at Hyatt Regency Atlanta | Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
$250 and up
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30303
During the dinner, "the Salute to Greatness Award" is presented to individuals and progressive organizations in recognition of their efforts toward building Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s beloved community.
30th Anniversary of Treehouse Pub | 7 p.m.
7 Kings Cir NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30305
Grab some buds and come out to this popular Buckhead restaurant to celebrate its 30th birthday with complimentary bites and drink prices from 1985.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets at Philips Arena | 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from $21
1 Philips Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Round up some of your best buds for a night out in Atlanta as you cheer on the home team against the visiting Brooklyn Nets with a beer and hot dog in hand.
Waka Flocka Flame at Center Stage | Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Tickets $22.50 in advance, $25 day of show
1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Rap music fans, don't miss out on this show featuring the Queens-bred, Atlanta-based MC, Wake Flocka Flame, in his Flockaveli 1.5 release show with Russ & Kelechi.
Sunday, Jan. 17
Last day for "Habsburg Splendor Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections" at High Museum of Art | Tuesday hours: 12-5 p.m.
Members and children 5 years and under enter free. Children ages 6-17: $12; students and seniors ages 65 and up: $16.50; adults: $19.50.
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Habsburg Splendor exhibit features more than 90 masterpieces and rare objects from one of Europe's greatest royal families, the Habsburgs. These treasures are housed today in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Catch this popular exhibit's last day at the High Museum.
Battle of the Bands Finals - O.D.D. at The Masquerade | 4 p.m.
$10 before midnight, $12 after midnight
695 North Ave, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
Gorilla Music, America's leading producer of local band showcase concerts, brings the Battle of the Bands finals to Atlanta's The Masquerade. Catch O.D.D. in their rock showcase at 4 p.m. on Sunday for the ultimate end to the weekend.