10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Buckhead Theatre and Hanover building in Buckhead Village on November 20, 2022.
Brandon McKeown

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about the history of Atlanta with walking tours around Midtown and Oakland Cemetery, watch the Atlanta Hawks take on the Miami Heat, transport into the realm of the newest Cirque du Soleil show, support local businesses on the Atlanta BeltLine, sing along to the music of ABBA, get ready to “wine down” for the year at the Atlanta Fall Wine Festival and much more!

The Letters Festival

Come support independent authors at The Letters Festival and grow your storytelling skills in the process. The Letters Festival, which is hosted by Atlanta literary organization lostintheletters, includes conversations with national independent authors as well as writing workshops and live performances.

Location: Atlanta Contemporary - 535 Means St NW; Date: Thursday, Nov. 9 - Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: Various Times; Admission: Donation-based; Website: atlantacontemporary.org

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute at The Buckhead Theatre

Mamma Mia! Calling all Dancing Queens – this Friday, take a chance on “MANIA: An ABBA Tribute” at The Buckhead Theatre. This live stage performance of iconic Swedish band ABBA’s musical discography will definitely be worth your money, money, money.

Location: The Buckhead Theatre - 3110 Roswell Rd NE; Date: Friday, Nov. 10; Time: 7:15 p.m. or 10 p.m.; Admission: Various Prices; Website: thebuckheadtheatre.com

Cirque du Soleil ECHO

Head Under the Big Top at Atlantic Station for the newest Cirque du Soleil show ECHO. Immerse yourself in a story of colorful optimism with main character Future and other characters as they progress through stages of evolution through a series of stunning acrobatics and stagecraft.

Location: Atlantic Station - 221 20th St; Date: Friday, Nov. 10 - Sunday, Nov. 12 (runs until January 21); Time: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Friday, Saturday); 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Sunday).; Admission: Starting at $54; Website: cirquedusoleil.com

Creation of Modern Midtown: An Atlanta Walking Tour by the Atlanta Preservation Center

Have you ever been curious about the history of Midtown Atlanta? Join the Atlanta Preservation Center on a walking tour of Atlanta’s thriving business district. You’ll learn about various architectural styles over the decades (from Queen Anne to Art Deco to New Formalism), famous figures with ties to Midtown Atlanta (such as Margaret Mitchell and Julia Roberts), and much more.

Location: Starts at Rufus Rose House - 537 Peachtree Street NE; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 10 a.m. to noon; Admission: Starting at $9.50; Website: eventbrite.com

Atlanta Fall Wine Festival

Wine not consider attending the Atlanta Fall Wine Festival this Saturday at Historic Fourth Ward Park? They’ll be serving over 50 different wines, as well as beer, seltzers and more. You’ll even get a souvenir-tasting glass to take home.

Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park - 680 Dallas St NE; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 1 - 5 p.m.; Admission: $55 in advance: $65 at the gate; Website: atlantawinefestivals.com

Atlanta BeltLine Marketplace Indie Market Experience

During the last Second Saturday of the season, support the local arts community on the Atlanta BeltLine. Located on both the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside and Westside trails, the Indie Market Experience features handmade arts and crafts, as well as food, drinks and more, all created by local artists and small businesses.

Location: Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail - 850 Willoughby Way NE (under the Freedom Park Bridge); Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail - 1089 Allene Avenue SW; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: beltline.org

Pull Up and Pitch with the Atlanta Hawks

If you’re an entrepreneur with a great business idea, pull up to State Farm Arena before the Atlanta Hawks game and pitch your ideas for a chance to receive a grant of up to $50,000! Presented by the Black Girls Ventures Foundation (BGV) and the NBA Foundation, Pull Up and Pitch is open to all U.S.-based and registered Black & Brown founders, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Location: State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

Make your weekend a slam dunk by cheering on the Atlanta Hawks toward victory as they take on the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m. at State Farm Arena. The team will be premiering their new Nike NBA Fly City Edition uniforms, inspired by elements that represent Atlanta.

Location: State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: Various Prices; Website: nba.com

A Christmas Carol at The Alliance Theatre

One of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions returns this weekend! This new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” introduces a reimagined set and awe-inspiring new costumes. While December hasn’t yet come upon us, it’s never too early to join Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Location: The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Date: Saturday, Nov. 11; Time: 8 p.m.; Admission: $55 for adults; $38.50 for children; Website: alliancetheatre.org

Oakland Cemetery Tour – Art and Architecture of Death

If you’re in denial that Halloween is over, keep the spirit alive by attending this architecture tour of Oakland Cemetery this Sunday. Learn all about the architectural styles and history of various grave markers, monuments and mausoleums at this iconic Atlanta burial ground.

Location: Oakland Cemetery - 248 Oakland Avenue SE; Date: Sunday, Nov. 12; Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Admission: $12 for adults; $6 for children and seniors; free for Historic Oakland Foundation members; Website: eventbrite.com

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