10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Krog Street Market entreance sign on September 17, 2022
Brandon McKeown

This weekend in Atlanta offers something for everyone. Enjoy a brunch feast at the Atlanta Brunch Festival, explore an imaginary realm of dreams at Hakanaï presented by SCADshow, dance all night at a disco pop-up and a K-pop convention, run a 5K or 10K, check out the latest and greatest automotive innovations, and more!

And take note! Experience the fleetingness of dreams in “Hakanaï,” directed by Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at SCADshow. In this minimalist transposition of images drawn from the imaginary realm, a haiku of choreography is performed by Japanese dancer Akiko Kajihara within a translucent cube that defies the senses, evolving through live projected motion media based on physical movement modeling with a soundscape by Christophe Sartori and Loïs Drouglazet. Grab your $5 tickets HERE.

42nd Annual Atlanta International Auto Show

Rev up your engines and cruise on over to the Atlanta International Auto Show at the Georgia World Congress Center, taking place from February 29 to March 3. This nationally-renowned event is celebrating its 42nd year, giving car enthusiasts in the Southeast an exclusive glimpse into the latest and greatest innovations in the automotive world.

Location: Georgia World Congress Center (Building C) – 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW; Date: February 29 to March 3; Time: See website for hours; Admission: $7 - $15; Website: goautoshow.com

SCADshow presents ‘Hakanaï’

Experience the ethereal essence of dreams in ‘Hakanaï’ presented by SCADshow this Friday! Witness Japanese dancer Akiko Kajihara performing a minimalist, 40-minute choreographic haiku within a translucent cube, accompanied by live projected motion media.

Location: SCADshow - 1470 Spring Street NW; Date: Friday, March 1; Time: 7 p.m.; Admission: $5; Website: scadshow.com

UrbanTree After Dark: A Disco Pop-Up Bar

This Friday marks the opening event of UrbanTree Cidery’s new disco pop-up bar, with additional events taking place throughout the month. Inspired by their holiday pop-up, these disco nights will include themed cocktails, photo ops, and a DJ spinning anywhere from alternative rock to early 2000s depending on the theme of the evening. Come get your groove on!

Location: UrbanTree Cidery – 1465 Howell Mill Drive NW; Date: Friday, March 1 (and more throughout the month); Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Admission: Free; Website: urbantreecidery.com

Atlanta Fair

The Atlanta Fair returns to Center Parc Stadium (formerly Turner Field) starting this Friday until April 7. Promising all your favorite fairground rides and food, including deep-fried Oreos and Snickers, funnel cakes and more, the Atlanta Fair also has an amazing view of the city of Atlanta from the Ferris Wheel.

Location: Across from Center Parc Stadium – 688 Central Avenue SW; Date: Starting Friday, March 1; Time: Opens 5 p.m. (Friday) and 1 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday); Admission: $3 - 10 (Admission); $35 (Unlimited Rides Armband); see website for more options; Website: atlantafair.net

9th Annual Sip and Swine Festival

It’s barbecue for a cause! Lawrenceville’s signature Sip and Swine Festival is back, featuring two days of barbecue competition amongst some of the best pitmasters in Gwinnett County and beyond. And we really mean beyond – the event is Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)-sanctioned. 100% of proceeds go to the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

Location: Coolray Field – 2500 Buford Drive; Date: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2; Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday); Admission: Free; Website: sipandswine.com

Atlanta Brunch Festival

You’ll be in brunch heaven at the Atlanta Brunch Festival, taking place in Atlantic Station this Saturday (with a second opportunity next weekend). It’s a festival that brings together the best Atlanta restaurants in the game serving the brunch items they do best – alongside classic boozy favorites including mimosas and wine. Each brunch sample will be $4 each, paid directly to the restaurant.

Location: Atlantic Station – 1380 Atlantic Drive NW; Date: Saturday, March 2 (and Saturday, March 9); Time: 12 to 4 p.m. (early entry at 11 a.m.); Admission: Various ticket options; see website; Website: atlantabrunchfestival.com

Bitelines Atlanta BeltLine Food and Street Art Tour

Warmer weather calls for a stroll on the Atlanta BeltLine, which means that the Bitelines Atlanta BeltLine Food and Street Art Tours commence their 2024 season this Saturday! Sample the different cuisines at Krog Street Market, then learn more about the story behind some of the street art on the BeltLine. In total, the ticket includes four restaurants with six tastings during a mile-long stroll.

Location: Krog Street Market – 99 Krog Street NE; Date: Saturday, March 2; Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Admission: $79; Website: fareharbor.com

41st Chattahoochee Road Race (5K/10K)

If you’re looking to qualify for the Peachtree Road Race, want to meet fellow running enthusiasts through the Chattahooche Road Runners run club, would like to compete in a scenic and very fast course, or just want a snazzy 90′s-themed medal, there’s something for you at the Chattahoochee Road Race this Saturday! This year’s theme is 1990′s, with prizes including Best Costume for male and female and raffles including a free bike from Free Flite Bicycles.

Location: 5585 Sandy Springs Circle NE; Date: Saturday, March 2; Time: 7:45 a.m. Admission: $25-37 (5k); $30-44 (10K); Website: crrrace.com

Bubbles and Brews at Terrapin Taproom (The Battery)

Bubbles and Brews is a month-long celebration of some Cobb County’s beloved breweries, wineries and distilleries. While you can go on any day to collect stamps for your BrewPass (for a chance to win prizes), you’ll earn double the stamps on certain Bubbles and Brews nights. This Sunday, the first of such nights takes place at Terrapin Tapeoom at the Battery.

Location: Terrapin Taproom – 755 Battery Avenue; Date: Sunday, March 3; Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Admission: Free to attend; see details on BrewPass; Website: bubblesandbrews.com

K-Pop Minicon ATL

Attention all K-pop stans! Mark your calendars for the one-day K-Pop Minicon at Gas South Convention Center. From panels and workshops to K-drama watch parties and even a Mini Concert, there’s something for every K-pop lover to enjoy. It’s the hottest passport to all things Korean pop in the Southeast.

Location: Gas South Convention Center – 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway; Date: Sunday, March 3; Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Admission: $25 - 200; Website: kpopminicon.com

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