10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Lunar New Year celebration at Atlantic Station

This weekend in Atlanta, we’re celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. But that’s not all - love will be in the air as Valentine’s Day adds a touch of romance to the mix, offering plenty of shows and events for a date night out. If you’re feeling adventurous, climb (or boulder) to new heights, run in your undies for a good cause, and catch the Super Bowl with a charitable twist that may include a new furry friend.

And mark your calendars! Honoring the legendary Spanish designer and haute couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga: Master of Tailoring will showcase over 30 rarely seen garments, illustrations and photographs, now through June 2, many making their U.S. debut. Curated exclusively for SCAD FASH, precious Balenciaga archival pieces from the late 1940s to 1968—the golden age of the house with the designer at the helm - will be presented. The show is organized in collaboration with the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa and Balenciaga Archives, Paris, and Parodi Costume Collection Miami. Cristobal Balenciaga: Master of Tailoring will examine the designer’s experimentation with form, presenting a variety of silhouettes to highlight his mastery of tailoring and inventive approach to fashion design. Inviting guests to step back in time into Balenciaga’s legendary Paris atelier, the exhibition will feature an elegant array of daywear and eveningwear, including exquisite gowns worn by Elizabeth Taylor and Delores del Rio. Find out more at scadfash.org.

Atlanta Ballet Presents Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon

Dive into the world of dance and fashion at the Atlanta Ballet this weekend with this captivating story of iconic legend Coco Chanel. Her story is told through the mesmerizing choreography of acclaimed Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa.

Location: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center - 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway; Date: Until February 17; Time: Various Times; Admission: See website: Website: atlantaballet.com

Furlough’s Paradise at the Alliance Theatre

Furlough’s Paradise is an award-winning play that delves into the dynamics that shape our livelihoods. If you’re craving a night of riveting drama this Valentine’s weekend, this show at the Alliance Theatre is a must-see.

Location: Alliance Theatre - 1280 Peachtree Street NE; Date: Unti March 3; Time: See website; Admission: See website; Website: alliancetheatre.org

Cristobal Balenciaga: Master of Tailoring

Take special note because “Cristobal Balenciaga: Master of Tailoring” is now on view at SCAD FASH. The exhibit will showcase over 30 rarely seen garments, illustrations and photographs, curated exclusively for SCAD FASH.

Location: SCAD FASH - 1600 Peachtree St. NW; Date: Now - June, 2; Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Monday closed; Admission: GA $10; Website: scadfash.org

Galentine’s Party at Punch Bowl Social

Rally up your girl squad and head to Punch Bowl Social for a Galentine Night Out to remember. Enjoy a live DJ, refreshing cocktails, free heart-shaped sunglasses, classic board games such as Candyland, and an array of other delights.

Location: Punch Bowl Social - 875 Battery Ave SE; Date: Friday, February 9; Time: 6:30 - 10 p.m; Admission: $15; Website:  eventbrite.com

Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station will be ringing in the Year of the Dragon this Saturday! Brace yourself for a mesmerizing Lion Dance, a riveting Kung Fu/Tai Chi spectacle, and a whole lot more to kick off the year in style. You can also craft symbolic masterpieces and will have a chance to sit with a numerologist who will unravel predictions based on your birthday.

Location: Atlantic Station (Atlantic Green) - 1380 Atlantic Drive NW; Date: Saturday, February 10; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: atlanticstation.com

Float the Boat 2024

Come scale new heights with the Southeastern Climbers Coalition at their annual outdoor bouldering competition. Whether you’re a climbing newbie or a seasoned pro, you can take part in fun challenges that promise not just bragging rights but the chance to win epic prizes alongside a community of climbing enthusiasts.

Location: Boat Rock Bouldering Area - 1221 Boat Rock Road; Date: Starting February 10 at 8 a.m.; Time: Various times; Admission: See website; Website: eventbrite.com

Cupid’s Undie Run

Forget the usual attire this weekend – just rock out in your underwear as you join thousands of runners across the country in support of those impacted by NF (neurofibromatosis), a genetic disorder causing tumors on nerves. Cupid’s Undie Run consists of a mile-long run for a cause and an epic dance party, all while donning stylish undies in the cold.

Location: The Ivy - 3717 Roswell Road; Date: Saturday, February 10; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Admission: $40; Website: my.cupids.org

Lunar New Year at Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in style at Stone Mountain Park and pay tribute to Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other cultures who follow the lunar calendar. Events include a drone and light show, a lighted parade, cultural activities, live entertainment and more.

Location: Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard; Date: Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11; Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: stonemountainpark.com

Big Game Sunday at New Realm Brewing

Calling all football fans and animal lovers! New Real Brewing will be hosting an epic Super Bowl party this Sunday, where we’ll all be scoring touchdowns in more ways than one. New Realm is partnering with LifeLine Animal Project for a pet adoption event, so you can come watch the big game and leave with a newfound furever friend.

Location: New Realm Brewing - 550 Somerset Terrace; Date: Sunday, Feb. 11; Time: Starting 1 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Mystic District: The Lover’s Edition

Witness some of the best burlesque and drag entertainment in the ATL this weekend at Mystic District in Underground Atlanta. You’ll also have a chance to indulge your senses at enchanting witchy vendors, nostalgic Valentine’s exchanges, and photos with Cupid.

Location: Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama Street; Date: Sunday, February 11; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; Admission: Starting at $10; Website: undergroundatl.com

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