10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Hey there, Atlanta! Get ready for an action-packed weekend that’s sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly adventure or a night out on the town with friends, we’ve got you covered.

From an exclusive adults-only zoo experience to a brunch extravaganza, and even a charity event featuring two nights of musicians belting out hits from the ‘00s, this weekend in Atlanta has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the finest experiences the city has to offer. Check out our curated list below and make the most of your time in the A!

Chefs Market: Asian Night Market

This weekend just got a whole lot tastier, artsier and more vibrant! Brace yourself for Pullman Yards’ new monthly series: Chefs Market, featuring an enticing night market dedicated to celebrating Atlanta’s Asian community. Prepare for an evening packed with mouthwatering delights, captivating artwork, and cultural experiences that will leave you craving more. Best of all, it’s free to attend and welcomes all ages!

Location: East Atlanta at Pratt Pullman District - 225 Rogers St NE; Time: 5-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, June 23; Admission: Free; Website: facebook.com

Savanna Nights at the Zoo

Experience Zoo Atlanta after hours at an exclusive 21+ event. At Savanna Nights, the Zoo’s adults-only summer series, enjoy party vibes, games and activities while exploring the wonders of the animal kingdom. Each month has a new theme: this month’s is Pride Night. Tickets include Zoo admission and a complimentary welcome cocktail.

Location: East Atlanta at Zoo Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave SE; Time: 6-9 p.m., Date: Friday, June 23; Admission: $40; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

16th Annual 500 Songs For Kids

Join the Songs for Kids Foundation as they bring two nights of hits from the 2000s to The EARL. This charitable organization provides music mentorship and interactive programs for children and young adults facing illnesses, injuries, and disabilities. By attending this incredible event, you’ll not only have a blast but also contribute to a worthy cause, making a positive impact on the lives of children through the power of music.

Location: East Atlanta at The EARL - 488 Flat Shoals Ave SE; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24; Admission: Pay what you can; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Illuminarium After Dark: Taylor Swift Themed Night

Immerse yourself in the magic of Taylor Swift’s music like never before at the Illuminarium. The cosmic wonderland features a “Red Room” this weekend, a stunning homage to Swift’s iconic album “Red.” Also featured is the Space of Sounds room, where her timeless music seamlessly merges with breathtaking visuals, transporting you into the infinite expanse of space. It’s a fusion of art and music that will leave you awe-inspired.

Location: East Atlanta at Illuminarium Atlanta - 550 Somerset Terrace NE; Time: 8 p.m. to midnight; Date: Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24; Admission: $35; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Brunch Fest

Get ready for the ultimate brunch party in Atlanta this weekend! Sip on cocktails, savor mouthwatering bites, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa upon arrival. Plus, brace yourself for the unforgettable SADBrunch Divas Drag Show. It’s an afternoon filled with food, drinks, and non-stop entertainment.

Location: Cobb at Live! at The Battery Atlanta - 825 Battery Ave SE #600; Time: Noon; Date: Saturday, June 24; Admission: $40; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

McDonough Caribbean Festival

Celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Caribbean in metro Atlanta this weekend! Head to McDonough for an incredible Caribbean Cultural Festival featuring live music, cultural performances, authentic Caribbean cuisine, a variety of vendors, and a kids’ zone.

Location: McDonough at Avalon Park - 1068 Industrial Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253; Time: 1-8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 24; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Peachtree Corners Summer Concert: Guardians of the Jukebox

Get ready to rock out in Peachtree Corners this weekend! Prepare for an epic summer concert featuring the sensational Guardians of the Jukebox, a nostalgic ‘80s cover band. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a performance from Letterbomb, a Green Day tribute band.

This event is not just for the adults — it’s perfect for the whole family! While you jam out to the incredible tunes, your kids will have a blast on the next-level awesome playground, guaranteed to wear them out and keep them entertained.

Location: Peachtree Corners Town Center - 5200 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092; Time: 7-11 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 24; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Margaret Cho: Live and LIVID!

Get ready to laugh til it hurts in Atlanta this weekend! Comedian Margaret Cho performs at the Buckhead Theatre on Saturday night. With her fearless and hilarious style, Cho promises a night of laughter and wit that you won’t want to miss.

Location: Buckhead at Buckhead Theatre - 3110 Roswell Rd NE; Time: 8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 24; Admission: $40; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

SFQP 2023 Festival Artist Market

The SFQP 2023 Festival Artist Market is happening for two days at the Little 5 Points Community Center this Saturday and Sunday. The market features over 40 unique and exceptional vendors, live entertainment and food vendors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore, shop and support local artists!

Location: East Atlanta at Little 5 Points Community Center - 1083 Austin Ave NE; Time: 1-6 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25; Admission: Free; Website: southernfriedqueerpride.com

WABE MixTape Block Party

Celebrate 75 years of WABE’s service to Atlanta at its FREE community block party! Enjoy live performances by the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner and local indie artists, along with delicious food and unique vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to come together, support local talent, and create lasting memories.

Location: Midtown at The Woodruff Arts Center - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Time: 2-8 p.m.; Date: Sunday, June 25; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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