Atlantic Station outdoor movie series: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

Outdoor movie series are a great indication that summer is near. 

This week, Atlantic Station will kick off its Movies in Central Park series, providing metro Atlanta residents of all ages with a free, entertaining weekday treat. 

The outdoor event is among our list of can’t-miss things to do around Atlanta this week:

“Pete the Cat” at Center for Puppetry Arts 

The Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of “Pete the Cat,” based on the series created by illustrator James Dean, has a few more shows left this month. 

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Atlanta native Eric Litwin wrote the original book in the series, “Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes.” 


Times vary. Through May 28. $20.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 

Ribbit the Exhibit’

North Carolina artist Andy Cobb is behind the current “Ribbit the Exhibit” at the garden’s Gainesville location. Twenty-three anthropomorphic frogs are featured in this exhibit.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through July 15. $8; children (ages 3-12), $5; members and children under 3, free. Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville, 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville.

“Freedom Over Me”

Alliance Theatre professionals will lead a group of teenagers in a reimagining of Ashley Bryan’s “Freedom Over Me” children’s book at the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum. According to the website, the reading will “highlight the stark contrast between the monetary value placed on a slave’s life and the priceless value of life experiences and dreams.” 

Bryan’s work is currently the subject of an exhibit at the High Museum.

5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. May 15. Free. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta.

“Finding Neverland”

Marietta native Billie Harrigan Tighe stars in this musical about writer J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that inspired “Peter Pan.” 

Times vary. May 16-21. $33.50-$128.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

Movies in Central Park

Atantic Station’s free outdoor movie series returns this week in Central Park. Watch the 1990 film “Tremors” with family and friends on the lawn.

Popcorn and Cotton Candy vendors will be on site selling snacks to hungry moviegoers. 

6 p.m. May 18. Free. Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta.

Looking for something fun to do in Atlanta on a Friday night? Head to Atlanta's High Museum for Jazz Fridays and enjoy an evening of music and art. Stroll through Atlanta's renowned, eclectic art district, Castleberry Hill. Catch the cult classic Roc

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