10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Underground Atlanta
Katrina Merto

Hey, ATL fam (and out-of-towners)! This weekend is full of exciting events. Get ready to unleash your inner artist at Underground Atlanta for First Fridays, take the kiddos to a free movie in the park, and catch basketball legends, pros, and celebs battle it out on the court.

And guess what? We’ve got SEVEN other fun events lined up for you. So grab your squad, save the date, and make it an unforgettable weekend. Check out the deets below:

Indianapolis Indians vs. Gwinnett Stripers

Heads up! An unbeatable weekend awaits as the Indianapolis Indians take on the Gwinnett Stripers (AKA the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). With six games to choose from, it’s a baseball extravaganza, packed with homeruns, jaw-dropping catches, and electrifying steals.

Location: Gwinnett at Coolray Field - 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; Time: Various times; Date: Tuesday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 6; Admission: $14+; Website: milb.com

Pullman Pops: Broadway Spectacular!

This Thursday and Friday night, Pullman Pops is back with a chart-topping concert series. Be mesmerized by a 45-piece orchestra performing Broadway and movie hits, starting at 7 p.m. at the Art Center’s Amphitheatre. Plus, there will be local food trucks, and fun pop-up experiences at AlcoHall!

Location: East Atlanta at Pullman Yards - 225 Rogers St NE; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4; Admission: $37+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Reels and Wheels: ‘Minions The Rise of Gru’

Celebrate the end of the back-to-school week with a FREE movie night under the stars! Join the fun at Riverside Park, as “Minions The Rise of Gru” takes over the screen. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair!

Location: Roswell at Riverside Park - 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075; Time: 5-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, Aug. 4; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

The Arts Atlanta: First Fridays

Experience a mesmerizing blend of vibes, performances, and captivating artwork this Friday night at Underground Atlanta. As the galleries open their doors for unique experiences, the street outside comes alive with vendors, music, and good times.

For an extra dose of artistic wonder, don’t miss The Arts Atlanta’s separate ticketed immersive event. Visit their Instagram to learn more.

Location: Downtown at Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St; Time: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Date: Friday, Aug. 4; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Parliament of Owls Midtown Lantern Parade

Join the whimsical Parliament of Owls this weekend in Midtown as black and white owl-themed lanterns light up the night. Everyone’s invited to craft their own owl lanterns and strut in the parade, donning black and white attire of course. Meet at Plaza of Colony Square at 8:30 p.m., the parade flies at 8:50 p.m. It’s a party!

Location: Midtown at Colony Square - 1197 Peachtree St NE; Time: 8:30-10 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Aug. 5; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Boozy Brunch Crawl

Get ready to brunch in style this weekend in the heart of ATL! Sip mimosas and bloody marys, while savoring your favorite brunch foods and partying with DJs and entertainment. Stops include Zocalo, Ten Midtown, My Sister’s Room, and other hot spots.

Location: Midtown at various locations; Time: 1-6 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Aug. 5; Admission: $25+; Website: eventbrite.com

eSTEAM Back to School Fair

Join TheNETwork eSTEAM Back to School Fair this Saturday! It’s a fun and interactive event, exposing youth to impactful science, technology, engineering, arts, and math opportunities. Let your kids unleash their potential and explore diverse careers in a welcoming environment.

Location: Midtown at Atlantic Station - 1380 Atlantic Dr NW; Time: Noon to 4 p.m., Date: Saturday, Aug. 5; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

‘Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See’ Opening Weekend

Atlanta’s History Center is opening its doors for an unmissable weekend! Dive into history with complimentary admission on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the captivating exhibition, “Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See.” Discover the powerful and tragic story of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, catalysts for profound social change.

Location: Buckhead at Atlanta History Center - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW; Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6; Admission: Free; Website: atlantahistorycenter.com

Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) Hoops

AEBL is revolutionizing basketball by using it as a pathway out of poverty. Join the fun and support this nonprofit’s mission to positively impact youth through mentoring and community connections. Catch the thrill of the pro-am summer league this weekend and every weekend until the end of August. Watch local youth, city legends, pros, and celebrities take the court in electrifying matchups.

Location: Northwest Atlanta at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate - 98 Anderson Ave NW; Gametimes: Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6; Admission: Free; Website: instagram.com/aeblhoops

John Oliver Live

Get ready for a night of side-splitting laughter as the hilarious John Oliver takes the stage at the Fox Theatre this Sunday! The Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award-winning comedian, known for hosting HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”, promises an evening filled with wit, charm, and a humorous perspective on current events.

Location: Midtown at the Fox Theatre - 660 Peachtree St NE; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Aug. 6; Admission: $70+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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