Chris Stapleton: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta


Chris Stapleton: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

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Chris Stapleton will travel to Alpharetta this weekend following the release of his sophomore album, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Traveller.” 

Including Stapleton’s show, the upcoming weekend offers several opportunities to enjoy great art. 

Marietta Square Art Walk

The Marietta Square will transform into an open art gallery on Friday. Support local businesses, view beautiful art, enjoy live music, and more during this event.

5 p.m.-9 p.m. May 5. Free. Marietta Square, 25 West Park Square, Marietta. 

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s The Curious Garden exhibit

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s summer exhibit is officially open to the public this weekend. “The Curious Garden” features 11 installations from Adam Schwerner, designed to invite attendees to take a deeper look at the nature around them.  

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. May 6-Oct. 29. Free (garden members, children under 3), $15.95 (children, 3-12), $21.95 (adults). Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 

Taste of East Point

Downtown East Point will host an artist market, food trucks and local restaurants, live performances and more this weekend as a part of the annual Taste of East Point festival. Sample food from local restaurants at this event by purchasing $1 tickets.

3 p.m.-9 p.m. May 6. Free. Downtown East Point, 1612 W. Cleveland Ave., East Point, Ga. 30344. 

Food that Rocks

East Point isn’t the only place where food lovers can indulge in a food-themed festival this weekend. 25 Sandy Springs restaurants will participate in Food That Rocks in Hammond Park on Saturday. From Kevin Rathbun’s Kaiser’s Chophouse, which opened earlier this week, to Marlow’s Tavern, this event will celebrate the restaurants that residents love, and feature live music, alcohol and more. You must be 21 years old to attend this event. 

6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. May 6. $55-$60 (general admission), $70-$75 (VIP). Hammond Park, 705 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs.

Chris Stapleton 

Chris Stapleton will celebrate the release of his new album “From a Room: Volume 1” with two back-to-back shows in Alpharetta. The May 5 concert is sold out, but there are still tickets to his May 6 show.

7 p.m. May 6. $105-$210. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.

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