10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Latasha Cobb, left, and Monika Ballard hang from a table in an upside-down room while posing for a photo at the Museum of Illusions Atlanta in Atlantic Station on Sunday, May 21, 2023.  (Ben Gray / Ben@BenGray.com)

This weekend in Atlanta, you’ll find plenty of fun activities to do! From museum exhibits to cultural festivals, family activities, Atlanta Hawks home games, candlelight concerts and more, there’s something for everyone.

Chef’s Market: AAPI Night Market

Celebrate the rich Asian culture and community in Atlanta this Friday at Pullman Yards. They will be serving tasty, handcrafted Asian delicacies from local vendors at this free event.

Location: Pullman Yards - 225 Rogers St NE; Date: Friday, January 26; Time: 6 -11 p.m..; Admission: Free; Website: pullmanyards.com

Everything I Am Art Show at Hapeville Depot Museum

Atlanta-based textile artist Camisha Butler’s free exhibit on physical belongings and their impact ends this Saturday. Cone to the Hapeville Depot Museum to check out this exhibition that delves into the connections we create from material objects.

Location: Hapeville Depot Museum - 620 South Central; Date: Through Saturday, January 27; Admission: Free; Website: hapevilledepot.org

Healthcare Workers Appreciation Week

Calling all healthcare workers: the Museum of Illusions in Atlanta is having a BOGO sale for healthcare workers and their friends to show their appreciation. This is not an illusion! Just show your work ID and provide your email address to get the discount. The sale ends this weekend.

Location: Museum of Illusions - 264 19th Street NEDate: Through Sunday, January 28; Admission: See website; Website: atlanticstation.com

Wild Encounter: Petting Zoo Painters

Ready to meet Zoo Atlanta’s VanGoat or Baaahlo? Channel your Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo as you train to become an animal artist, meet zoo animals up close, and take home your new piece of art during this truly wild encounter.

Location: Zoo Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Avenue SE; Date: Saturday, January 27; Time: 3:15 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: zooatlanta.org

Night of Expressions Showcase

From spoken word to hip hop to R&B, Saturday night promises to be a Night of Expressions. This showcase features acts including Free Will, Justin Patton, Sunna’le, Reck442, Kym Alika Al, and much more.

Location: Limelight Theatre - 349 Decatur Street; Date: Saturday, January 27; Time: 7 p.m.; Admission: $10-15; Website: eventbrite.com

Morningside Farmers Market

Ditch your regular grocery shopping routine and head to Morningside Farmers Market this Saturday morning. They’ll have organic produce, local meats, artisan breads, and lots of homemade goods. Feel good about supporting your local community and eating fresh!

Location: Morningside Presbyterian Church - 1411 N Morningside Dr NE; Date: Saturday, January 27; Time: 8 - 11:30 a.m.; Admission: Free; Website: Morningside Farmer’s Market

Atlanta Hawks home games

This Friday, the Atlanta Hawks heat up the basketball court as they face the Dallas Mavericks in a home game sponsored by QuikTrip. Then, on Sunday, it’s Kids’ Night as the Hawks take on the Toronto Raptors. Secure your seats and gear up for a weekend slam dunk at State Farm Arena.

Location: State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Date: Friday, January 26 and Sunday, January 28; Time: 7 p.m. (Friday); 6 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: Various prices; Website: Atlanta Hawks | State Farm Arena

Cocktail Class at 12 Cocktail Bar

Learn all about how to make the perfect cocktails at 12 Cocktail this weekend. Featuring award-winning barmen and 12 Cocktail Bar’s beverage director as instructors, this educational session will include hands-on experience on how to create four hand-crafted cocktails. You’ll also walk away with a Cocktail Class Certificate of Completion.

Location: 12 Cocktail Bar - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Date: Friday, January 26; Time: Various Times; Admission: $100; Website: 12 Cocktail Bar Restaurant

Candlelight Concert featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole

Sway to the tunes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole under the glow of candlelight at Guardian Works. This live, multi-sensory musical experience will be performed by PureSoul Atlanta with classics such as Fly Me to the Moon and L-O-V-E.

Location: Guardian Works - 775 Echo St NW; Date: Friday, Jan. 26; Time: 9 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: Candlelight: The Best of Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

Did you know Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven had a museum? This weekend, check out their current exhibit, “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” provided by the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The prints range from the 1980s to 2000s eras and are inspired by the Chicano movement, with themes including identity; struggle; tradition, culture, memory; icons; and other voices.

Location: Oglethorpe University - 4484 Peachtree Rd NE; Date: Through January 31;  Time: 2 - 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: Estampas de la Raza

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