10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The May re-opening of City Winery brought a revamped design with plenty of outdoor upgrades that include umbrella tables and plush lounge seating around a firepit. Ligaya Figueras / ligaya.figueras@ajc.com
Ligaya Figueras

Hey Atlanta, get ready for an exciting weekend! From the inclusive Cinequeer Film Night celebrating LGBTQ+ narratives, to C10s in the City showcasing classic Chevrolet trucks, and the heartwarming Autism Awareness Picnic promoting community and understanding, there is no shortage of events taking place in the A. Check out our curated list now!

Black Gworl ATL Craft + Comedy

This lively inclusive event offers a mix of artistic expression and humor, showcasing talented Black artists and comedians. Attendees can explore different vendors featuring handcrafted goods from fashion and jewelry, all created by local Black-owned businesses.

Location: Downtown Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St #278; Date: June 27; Time: 7-10 p.m.; Admission: $9-$15; Website: eventbrite.com

Copa America - Panama vs US Watch Party

The Copa America Watch Party for the Panama vs. US match at High Society in Atlanta promises to be an unforgettable evening for soccer lovers! Get a front-row seat to the action while also enjoying great food, drink specials, rooftop views, and so much more.

Location: Northwest Atlanta - 3201 Cains Hill Pl NW; Date: June 27; Time: Doors open at 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

ASIFAC Animation Festival and Conference 2024

Calling all animators! This festival features a diverse program of screenings, showcasing cutting-edge animated films and innovative works from both emerging and established creators. Alongside the screenings, the conference offers a series of insightful panels, workshops, and keynote presentations led by leading figures in the animation industry.

Location: Kennesaw - 402 Bartow Ave; Date: June 28; Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: asifa-south.com

Caribbean Film Festival

The Caribbean Film Festival showcases films that reflect the unique cultures, histories, and perspectives of the Caribbean islands. Featuring a curated selection of feature films, documentaries and shorts, the festival provides a platform for both acclaimed and emerging filmmakers to share their work with an international audience.

Location: Stone Mountain - 5479 Memorial Dr; Date: June 28-29; Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; Admission: $40 (Friday) & $25 (Saturday); Website: givebutter.com

ATL Passport to the World International Food Festival

Featuring a wide range of food stalls and vendors, this festival offers a diverse selection of authentic dishes from various countries, each prepared by local and international chefs. Beyond the delicious food, this event also includes cultural performances and live music.

Location: East Point - 2903 RN Martin St; Date: June 29; Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: $5; Website: eventbrite.com

C10s in the City

C10s in the City is an automotive event that celebrates classic GM/Chevrolet C10 trucks drawing car lovers and collectors from across the country. The event is all about community and networking while also raising money for breast cancer patients.

Location: Summerhill - 563 Capitol Ave SE; Date: June 29; Time: Doors open at 9 a.m.; Admission: Free; Website: c10sinthecity.com

RandB Brunch

Set in the chic ambiance of City Winery, the R&B Brunch features live performances by talented R&B artists. Guests indulge in a delectable brunch menu, complete with a selection of fine wines and craft cocktails. This is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to gather, relax and savor good food and great music.

Location: Old Fourth Ward - 650 North Avenue NE; Date: June 29; Time: Starts at 11:30 a.m.; Admission: $25-$35; Website: citywinery.com

Mother’s Cookies Stop and Taste the Frosting Summer Tour

This family-friendly event features a colorful pop-up experience where guests can sample a variety of Mother’s iconic frosted cookies, engage in fun activities, and participate in interactive frosting stations. With vibrant decorations and a festive atmosphere, this tour creates a playful environment perfect for kids of all ages.

Location: Embry Hills - 3559 Chamblee Tucker Rd; Date: June 30; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Autism Awareness Picnic

Come out and join Tyler’s Way Foundation Inc. for a heartfelt community event dedicated to promoting understanding and support for individuals with autism and their families. Set in a welcoming outdoor environment, the picnic features a variety of activities designed to showcase inclusivity and enjoyment for all ages. Attendees can participate in games, arts and crafts, and sensory-friendly activities tailored to the needs of individuals with autism.

Location: South Fulton - 4980 Cascade Rd; Date: June 30; Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Admission: $15 (adults), $5 (kids); Website: eventbrite.com

Cinequeer Film Night

Cinequeer Film Night is all about showcasing the diverse voices and stories within the LGBTQ+ community through the medium of film. This event features a curated selection of thought-provoking and visually captivating films, ranging from shorts to full-length features. Each screening highlights themes of identity, love, struggle, and triumph, providing a platform for queer filmmakers to share their unique perspectives.

Location: Poncey Highland - 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Date: June 30; Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: plazaatlanta.com

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