Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

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Feb. 23

HBCU at Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks will dedicate this night to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Prior to the game, the Hawks are hosting a special fireside chat featuring Rich Paul, Founder and CEO, KLUTCH Sports and Board Member and Co-Head of United Talent Agency. To tip off the festivities, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Gospel Choir will sing both the United States and Canadian national anthems. At halftime, Mahogany in Motion, the official dance team of Spelman College and Morehouse College, and the Essence Dance Line of Clark Atlanta University’s Mighty Marching Panther Band, will join the ATL Dancers for a special halftime performance.

Feb. 23-24

Secret concerts in unique spaces

Sofar Sounds is a global company that connects artists & audiences around the world through unique live music shows in surprising spaces. Sofar shows are places for artist discovery and community in non-traditional spaces (living rooms, art galleries, breweries, etc.) across 78 countries and 400 cities around the world. The vast majority of shows include three artists playing a 20-25 minute set each for an intimate audience of under 100 people.

Feb. 23-25

Jurassic World Live Tour

Jurassic World Live Tour brings the wonder of Isla Nublar to generations of fans with an original, authentic storyline the whole family can sink their teeth into. Become immersed in Jurassic World with an unpredictable and thrilling experience as new and fan-favorite, life-sized dinosaurs come to your hometown in Jurassic World Live Tour.

Feb. 24

Mardi Gras on the Roof

The French Quarter is coming to The Roof with specialty ‘Nawlins cocktails, jello shots, mouthwatering beignets, gumbo, and more! Enjoy a full day of endless entertainment from stilt walkers, balloon artists, interactive jugglers, beats from the Bayou, and beads for everyone!

Holiday Bar: 3rd Annual Après Ski Party

Can’t make it on a ski trip this year for an après ski experience? Instead, Holiday Bar is bringing the ultimate experience to you with the 3rd Annual Après Ski Party! The epic party includes ice luges, hot tubs, drink specials and more. Dressing in ski wear is optional. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Meet Chase Elliott

To celebrate the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hooters will host Chase Elliott at its McDonough location. Elliott, NASCAR’s most popular driver for six consecutive seasons, will make an appearance at Hooters of McDonough on Saturday. Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with Elliott and have their merchandise signed.

Feb. 24-25

Oysterfest

Prepare to shell-ebrate as the original Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest returns to Midtown Atlanta for its 36th year. Seafood fanatics are in for a dream weekend with heaping buckets of roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters on the half-shell topped with garlic and butter, Steamhouse’s legendary lobster bisque, fried oyster po’boys, ice-cold beer, cocktails, and much more. Atlanta’s original Oysterfest will showcase musical talent from across the country in perfect tune with the vibe and soul of Atlanta’s favorite street party.

Feb. 27

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness opens

This winter, guests at Fernbank Museum can travel to the northern-most corner of Alaska in the new Giant Screen film, “The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness.” Explore this vast land and its effect on the world when the film premieres on Feb. 27. “The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness” takes audiences to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge— a remote corner of the globe covering 19.6 million acres.

Mar. 1-Apr. 7

Atlanta Fair

Atlanta Fair, the city’s oldest annual Fair, is back in town! Located across from the Georgia State Stadium, fairgoers can enjoy classic carnival games, iconic fair food and thrilling rides and attractions for all ages.

Mar. 3-9

Alpharetta Restaurant Week

Alpharetta boasts an unbeatable lineup of top-notch culinary hot spots and Alpharetta Restaurant Week is the perfect time for patrons to try a new restaurant or revisit a favorite. With over 45 participating restaurants, this is the area’s largest Restaurant Week event featuring local Alpharetta restaurants offering a special dinner menu with multiple courses for $25-$50+ and many also offer similar lunch menus for $20-$35+.

Mar. 4-10

Dahlonega Chocolate Crawl

Craving sweet treats? Dahlonega has you covered with their annual Chocolate Crawl. Chocoholics are invited to celebrate during this weeklong event where participating shops and restaurants will be giving out FREE samples and specials for purchase. Savor area homemade fudge, cookies, candies, pies, ice cream, specialty drinks and much more from many local favorites from confectionary shops to restaurants and specialty retailers. For an added touch of sweetness, participating visitors can pick up a passport to be entered into a drawing for fantastic prizes such as tickets to see Shawn Mullins perform at the Historic Holly Theater, an overnight stay, restaurant gift card or gourmet basket.

Mar. 8

Stayin’ Alive

STAYIN’ ALIVE: One Night of the Bee Gees is the ultimate tribute to the brothers Gibb and they are coming to Buckhead Theatre.

Mar. 10

LUNAY to perform at Atlanta Hawks game

The Atlanta Hawks today announced that LUNAY will perform at halftime of the Hawks game against the New Orleans Pelicans to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night.

Mar. 15

Midtown Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Atlanta’s #1 St. Patrick’s Party every year! Friday, March 15th, The Midtown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party has over a 1000 + party goers celebrating in the Midtown Entertainment District! So, grab your mates, throw on something green and dive into a sea of foot-stomping beats and eats.

Mar. 16

Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Live! at the Battery

Get ready to enjoy everything GREEN for Shamrocks & Shenanigans. Live! at the Battery is bringing all your favorite Irish-themed entertainment to Atlanta including signature drinks, green beer, and live entertainment to keep your St. Patrick’s Day pure gold.

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Buckhead

Everyone is Lucky in Buckhead this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! March 16th, Shake off those cobwebs and lace those sneakers because we’re rolling out the green carpet with a Guinness-fueled tour of fun! It’s non-stop *celtic chaos* with live bands, Irish eats, and rivers of golden brews in Buckhead.

Red Bull Boarding Pass

Red Bull Boarding Pass is coming back to Newnan! The five-stop qualifying event series is happening in cities across the US and internationally in Japan. One of those stops will once again feature the best skaters throughout Atlanta and the entire southeast, as the competition returns to Newnan Skatepark.

Mar. 17

St. Patricks Day at...

Maguire’s Irish Pub always has an all-day party for St. Paddy’s Day. It kicks off with Kegs & Eggs at 8 am and then has live music for the rest of the afternoon. This family-friendly event will include a kids’ play zone, adult games, cornhole food trucks and more.

Abide Brewing Company is a go-to stop this St. Patrick’s Day for great brews, live music, cornhole, bingo and more. As Newnan’s first microbrewery, visitors are sure to enjoy a lively time as soon as they enter the taproom. Bring family and friends for an un-beer-lievable time.

Kegs & Eggs Brunch at Neighbor’s Pub. Join the 500+ early risers and brace yourselves for the granddaddy party of them all! This St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Block Party event is so epic, you’ll think you’ve struck gold at the end of the rainbow. March down North Highland where the bagpipes roar louder than the Atlanta hustle. Wear your pride like a sash, and make ‘em turn green with envy!

Mar. 19-24

Beetlejuice at the Fox Theatre

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love and making the most of every Day-O!

Mar. 22

ALE MAX Day

Last March, Atlanta-based marketing veteran Craig Stroud and craft beer aficionado Ale Sharpton joined forces to launch the perfect mashup experience with ALE MAX–a series of events timed around Nike Air Max Day (March 26) that are aimed to deliver a beautifully brewed fusion of craft beer, sneaker culture and community engagement. Beer lovers and sneakerheads are invited to sport their Air Max and cheers to ALE MAX 1 in Atlanta at Monday Night Garage.

Mar. 23-24

Wing & Rock Fest

Get ready for a mind-blowing weekend filled with lip-smacking wings, electrifying rock music, and unbeatable vibes! Picture yourself enjoying the juiciest, most finger-licking chicken wings you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Imagine the heavenly aroma wafting through the air as local pitmasters compete for wing-sizzling supremacy. Are you drooling yet? This two-day extravaganza will have your heart pounding to the rhythm of live rock performances from amazing bands that will blow your mind. Admission is FREE.

Now-Apr. 19

Balloon Museum

Balloon Museum presents: Let’s Fly at Pullman Yards in Atlanta, an original concept featuring works from the most inflated to the most colorful. Always at the avant-garde, the curatorial team is committed to redefining the way art is experienced by pushing back the boundaries of art installation and the classical interactions we know. Synonymous with freedom, flight and access, the Let’s Fly experience takes spectators on an unprecedented sensory journey.

Now-June 9

What’s in Chip’s Garage?

Savoy Automobile Museum is excited to announce the opening of its newest temporary exhibit, What’s in Chip’s Garage? Chip Foose is an automobile designer, artist, and star of the reality show “Overhaulin’.” He has won numerous awards for his work including the prestigious Ridler Award, which he has won three times and, he is a member of the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. He started working in his father’s custom car shop at age seven; he studied at the Art Center College of Design and worked for Boyd Coddington. While he has built exquisite cars for others, the real question is “What does Chip drive?” Join us for a never-been-shown display of Chip’s personal cars.

Apr. 3

The Black Crowes

Fresh off the heels of announcing their first album in 15 years, Happiness Bastards, legendary rock band The Black Crowes today announced their 2024 headline tour – set to hit 35 cities in North America and Europe this Spring in support of their forthcoming studio album.

Apr. 10

Offset at Coco-Cola Roxy

Offset, the Grammy-nominated and highly-acclaimed songwriter, recognized as one-third of the multi-platinum rap trio Migos, steps into the spotlight with the revelation of his first-ever solo headline run, SET IT OFF TOUR.

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