20 free things to do in metro Atlanta in February

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If you’re looking for interesting things to see and do around Atlanta this February that won’t cost a thing, we’ve got you covered! There’s a great variety of free events and activities to explore all month long, from art shows and wellness classes to honor Black History Month and much more. Check out our list below of free Atlanta-area events that won’t break the bank.

Spring Educator Workshop Series - National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Calling all educators: Join The National Center for Civil and Human Rights for a two-day workshop series that aims to give educators the strategies they need to help their students learn about slavery and American history in an impactful and empathetic way.

Location: Downtown - 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW; Website: civilandhumanrights.org; Contact: 678-999-8990; Dates: Feb. 1-2; Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Black History Month Movie Series - Lithonia-Davidson Library

Visit Lithonia-Davidson Library’s Black History Month Movie Series with the whole family to see a different film every Thursday in honor of Black History Month. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Just Mercy” and “Harlem Nights” are among the films being screened.

Location: Lithonia - 6821 Church St.; Website: dekalblibrary.org/event; Contact: 770-482-3820; Dates: Every Thursday (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23); Time: 1-3 p.m.

Community Celebration of Black Joy - Decatur High School

Attend a “Community Celebration of Black Joy” at Decatur High School with GPB, the Decatur High School Library, ASALH, and AAHGS. The event will feature spoken word performances, art and genealogy exhibits, a student-curated gallery walk, a panel discussion focused on the series “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine,” and more.

Location: Decatur - 310 N McDonough St.; Website: gpb.org; Date: Friday, Feb. 3; Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Marietta Square Art Walk - Marietta Square

Take a stroll around historic Marietta Square for a free self-guided Art Walk as you explore Marietta’s diverse cultural scene with live music and local art.

Location: Marietta - 99 S. Park Square NE; Website: travelcobb.org; Contact: 706-389-9925; Date: Friday, Feb. 3; Time: 5-9 p.m.

Yoga and Sound Bath Healing - Fabletics at Perimeter Mall

Visit Fabletics at Perimeter Mall for a peaceful self-care Saturday morning activity. Bring your mat and try out their free yoga class, or unwind with their therapeutic sound bath healing session for the ultimate relaxation.

Location: Dunwoody - 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.; Contact: 470-579-3648; Date: Saturday, Feb. 4 and 11; Time: 10 a.m.

Black and Proud Art Show - Atlantucky Brewing

At the “Black and Proud Art Show,” hosted by Atlantucky Brewing in partnership with the Bright Ring Foundation, you can view local artwork that pays homage to Black history and culture. In honor of Black History Month, local Atlanta artists will showcase their artistic interpretations of African American culture and its progression.

Location: Downtown - 170 Northside Dr. SW, Suite 96; Website: eventbrite.com; Date: Saturday, Feb. 4; Time: 2-10 p.m.

Drag Bingo - Politan Row at Colony Square

Sunday funday! Grab your friends and head on over to Politan Row for free Drag Bingo every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. You can win fun prizes from different Colony Square retailers or complimentary drinks from Bar Politan.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 150; Website: colonysquare.com/drag-bingo; Contact: 404-228-7941; Dates: Every Sunday (Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26); Time: 1-3 p.m.

Sunday Spiritual Festival - Krishna Life Temple and Monastery

It’s time to attend the Sunday Spiritual Festival to enjoy some dancing, meditation, wisdom and nourishing food as you continue to recover from a busy holiday season. Join people from all backgrounds as you embark on this spiritual journey together.

Location: Southeast - 1776 Sylvan Rd. SW; Website: thekrishnalife.com/sundayspiritualfestival; Contact: 404-733-4400; Dates: Every Sunday (Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26); Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

Poetry Reading by US Poet Laureate - Glenn Auditorium at Emory University

Ada Limón, the current US Poet Laureate, will give a poetry reading at Emory University’s Glenn Auditorium. Her poems frequently highlight the wonder of nature and how it helps to center the mind and soul.

Location: Druid Hills - 1634 N Decatur Rd.; Website: emory.edu; Date: Saturday, Feb.11; Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night in EAV - Buteco at Southern Feed Store

On Tuesdays, Buteco at EAV’s Southern Feed Store hosts an entertaining Open Mic night with comedy, music, poetry, and more!

Location: East Atlanta - 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE, Suite 6; Website: eventbrite.com/open-mic; Dates: Every Tuesday (Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28); Time: 8 p.m.

Adult Art Workshop: Valentine Mixed Media - Smyrna Public Library

Join this art workshop being held by the Smyrna Public Library if you want to create a meaningful handmade gift for Valentine’s Day. Participants will create a handcrafted piece that combines both painting and embroidery.

Location: Smyrna - 100 Village Green Cir.; Website: smyrnaga.gov; Contact: 770-431-2860; Dates: Friday, Feb.10; Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon

ARTrithmetic STEAM Series - ArtsXchange

Explore the science of art at this STEAM series workshop with your preteens and teens. They will get the chance to use textiles, geometry and algebra to create a unique sculpture that will be on display at ArtsXchange!

Location: East Point - 2148 Newnan St; Website: artsxchange.org; Contact: 404-624-4211; Dates: Saturday, Feb.11 and 25; Time: 2-3 p.m.

UPS Second Sunday - High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art offers free admission on the second Sunday of each month, making breathtaking art accessible to all. The whole family can enjoy special exhibits, art-making workshops and performances.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website: high.org; Contact: 404-733-4400; Date: Sunday, Feb. 12; Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

STEMulate Your Mind - Microsoft

Middle and high school kids are invited to join Temple Lester, a teen STEM advocate, for a fun evening event that includes a tour of Microsoft Atlanta, an exploration of STEM subjects, playing science games, earning prizes and more.

Location: Midtown - 170 17th St. NW; Website: eventbrite.com/stemulate-your-mind; Date: Thursday, Feb. 16; Time: 5-7 p.m.

Tiny Doors ATL Open Studio - Atlantic Station

We’ve all seen those famous Tiny Doors around Atlanta, and on Saturday, Feb. 18, the Tiny Doors studio will be open to the public. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how this iconic Atlanta-based art project comes to life.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW, Suite 14100; Website: atlanticstation.com; Contact: 404-528-8017; Date: Saturday, Feb. 18; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dress Like Your Ex Galentine’s Brunch - Punch Bowl Social

Alright ladies, grab your girls and head over to Punch Bowl Social at The Battery dressed as your ex (yes, you read that right). A live DJ will be playing some heartbreak hits, and the best-dressed ex will win a prize!

Location: Cobb - 800 Battery Ave. SE; Website: batteryatl.com; Contact: 404-494-1150; Date: Saturday, Feb. 18; Time: 10 a.m - 3 p.m.

Reflections on Slavery - Mimosa Hall

In honor of Black History Month, get an in-depth look into history with this half-hour theatrical production, in which a man reflects on the lives and experiences of the enslaved people of Roswell before, during, and after the Civil War. Find other similar events here.

Location: Roswell - 127 Bulloch Ave.; Website: roswellgov.com/event; Contact: 770-641-3705; Date: Saturday, Feb. 18; Time: 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Star Gazing - Morgan Falls Overlook Park

With the Atlanta Astronomy Club, take in the breathtaking night sky while stargazing at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Telescopes will be set up and prepared to see magnificent constellations (weather permitting).

Location: Sandy Springs - 200 Morgan Falls Rd.; Website: sandyspringsga.gov; Contact: 678-358-4916; Date: Monday, Feb. 20; Time: 7 p.m.

“Light is Hope” Photography Exhibition - Peachtree Corners Library

Explore this exhibition of over 100 amazing photos selected from 30 talented photographers, where you can talk to them and discover more about their backstories and creative processes.

Location: Peachtree Corners - 5570 Spalding Dr.; Website: pcphotoclub.org; Date: Sunday, Feb. 26; Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon

Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories from the Holocaust - The Breman Museum

In this installment of the Breman Museum’s “Bearing Witness” series, hear from Hungarian Holocaust survivor Robert Ratonyi. His remarkable story is ultimately one of unwavering hope and resilience while overcoming the unimaginable.

Location: Midtown - 1440 Spring St. NW; Website: thebreman.org/bearing-witness; Date: Sunday, Feb. 26; Time: 2-3 p.m.

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