10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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This weekend promises to be egg-stravagant, as the Easter Bunny hops into Atlanta and brings festive fun both inside and outside the Perimeter. Whether you’re looking to indulge in an Easter brunch, capture your annual Easter photo, get crafty, or dive into even more egg-citing activities, there’s something for everyone who celebrates Easter this weekend.

And take note! On March 27, Manish Arora “Life is Beautiful” opens at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. Renowned for dazzling designs in a rainbow of colors, Arora has brought the talent and craftsmanship of India’s rich sartorial history to the global forefront, earning international acclaim on runways across three continents. Designing in India since the 1990s, Arora’s glittering garments celebrate extravagant expressions of self through varied materials, techniques, and silhouettes in a triumphant union of Western and Eastern aesthetics adapted to today’s multicultural society. Learn more at scadfash.org.

On March 28, SCAD TVfest is expanding its coverage of trending TV topics with a new one-day spotlight on the world of news and documentary production. From rapid coverage of breaking events to deep, engaging stories about real people and events. SCAD TVfest: News and Documentaries includes screenings, panel discussions, and behind-the-scenes discussions. For more information and tickets, visit SCADshow.com.

Hippity Hoppity Dance Party at The Avenue Peachtree City

Hop into the rhythm at the Easter Bunny’s Hippity Hoppity dance party in Peachtree City. Put on your best bunny shoes and join the Easter Bunny and friends across the community for a hare-raising dance-off you won’t want to miss.

Location: The Avenue Peachtree City – 239 City Circle; Date: Thursday, March 28; Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: avenuepeachtreecity.com

SCAD TVfest: News and Documentaries

Exciting news alert! SCAD TVfest is broadening its scope of trending TV topics with a new one-day spotlight on the world of news and documentary production. From fast-paced, in-the-moment coverage of breaking events to in-depth, compelling stories about real people and events, news shows, documentaries, and the teams behind them carry the important responsibility to keep the public informed and knowledgeable about the world around them. SCAD TVfest: News and Documentaries will feature screenings, panel discussions, and exclusive behind-the-scenes discussions.

Location: SCADshow – 1470 Spring Street NW; Date: Thursday, March 28; Times: 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Admission: Free for SCADshow cardholders; $10 for general admission; Website: scadshow.com

Town Center at Cobb Carnival

Starting March 28 and running until April 7, step right up at Town Center at Cobb’s carnival-inspired midway. Take a whirl on thrilling rides, test your luck at fun games with prizes, and indulge in classic fairground deep-fried delights (funnel cake, anyone?). See website for more details on hours and wristband pricing.

Location: Town Center at Cobb – 400 Ernest W Barrett; Date: Starting Thursday, March 28; Time: See website; Admission: See website for pricing; Website: dreamlandamusements.com

Easter Bunny Photos at Avalon

Don’t say “cheese” — say “Easter Bunny!” The Easter Bunny is back at the Avalon, all set to capture unforgettable moments with your family in new Easter-themed photos. Sessions will be conveniently available as walk-up experiences.

Location: The Avalon – 400 Avalon Boulevard; Date: Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 30; Times: 10 a.m. to 6 pm. (Thursday, Friday); 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: Starting at $15 for packages; Website: experienceavalon.com

Easter Craft Week at INK Museum

Step into an egg-straordinary world of creativity with Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) in Gainesville during their Easter Craft Week. From March 25 to March 30, join INK in celebrating Easter with egg-citing crafts that spark imagination. The Easter crafting sessions will live true to the museum’s mission of fostering an environment where children of all ages and abilities can unleash their creativity to the fullest.

Location: INK – 999 Chestnut Street NE; Date: Through Saturday, March 30; Times: Various event blocks; see website; Admission: $1 plus tax, with paid admission to the museum (see website); Website: inkfun.org

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Easter Weekend

With over 150 talented artisans showcasing their work, the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Easter Weekend is like stepping into an expansive outdoor art gallery. View artist demonstrations and participate in hands-on art activities while enjoying live music. At 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, the festival will host the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Sandy Springs, with over 10,000 hidden Easter eggs. Kids, be sure to arrive early with your baskets in hand. And yes, furry friends are invited to join in on the fun, too.

Location: Sandy Springs – 6100 Lake Forrest Drive NW; Date: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 (Easter egg hunt on Sunday only); Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: Free; Website: sandyspringsartsapalooza.com

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Park Tavern

Indulge in a delightful Easter Sunday brunch featuring chef-attended stations, serving up all your brunch favorites with panoramic views of the Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park. As an added treat, children aged 12 and under will receive a special visit from the Easter Bunny, followed by an egg-citing Easter egg hunt starting at noon.

Location: Park Tavern – 500 10th St NE; Date: Sunday, March 31; Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Up to $59.95; see website for breakdown; Website: bigtickets.com

Egg-cellent Easter Treats at Sugar Shane’s

This year, ditch the Easter eggs and fill your Easter basket with gourmet cookies from Sugar Shane’s. This Atlanta-based dessert hotspot is welcoming spring with egg-stra special treats, including a special Frosted Chip version of their iconic chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla buttercream and chocolate eggs – sure to delight every bunny!

Location: Multiple Locations (Midtown, Ponce City Market, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw); Date: Sunday, March 31; Time: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: sugarshanes.com

Hoppy Easter Brunch and Petting Zoo

Hop on over to the Battery Atlanta (specifically at the Omni Hotel’s National Anthem Atlanta) for their Hoppy Easter Brunch & Petting Zoo event. Treat the family to an egg-stravagant Easter-inspired brunch, while making some adorable furry friends. Their petting zoo will feature cuddly bunnies, chirpy chicks and other lovable critters. Reservation required.

Location: Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta (National Anthem Atlanta) – 2625 Circle 75 Parkway SE; Date: Sunday, March 31; Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: opentable.com

Drawbar Easter Brunch Buffet

Come celebrate Easter in style at Drawbar’s egg-cellent Easter Brunch Buffet in their Garden Courtyard at the Bellyard Hotel. Plus, you won’t want to miss the egg-straordinary tunes by the Bankhead Violinist.

Location: Drawbar – 1 Interlock Ave NW; Date: Sunday, March 31; Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Admission: $35-85; Website: bellyardhotel.com

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