From launch parties to Bloody Mary Festivals, there’s plenty happening in Atlanta this weekend. (The Georgia Aquarium)
ATLANTA, GA – With the finale of the Atlanta Science Festival set to take place this weekend, both kids and adults can expect to learn a thing or two during the expo extravaganza in Piedmont Park. Plus, be sure to head to the Michael C. Carlos Museum for more family fun thanks to their Sand Mandala Family Event.
And for those in search of an adults-only affair, check out the High Museum of Art’s Vintners’ Reception And Live Auction, as well as The Bloody Mary Festival.
Here’s what else is happening around the city:
Neighborhood: West Midtown
The Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta Brewing Company are set to celebrate the release of their latest collaboration this weekend. This time around, the duo has partnered on Whale Shark IPA, a brew that features Calypso and El Dorado hops. For the launch party, Whale Shark IPA will be available on draft, and there will also be giveaways and a food truck on site.
Where: Atlanta Brewing Company, 2323 Defoors Hill Road NW
When: Friday, Mar. 22, at 4 p.m.
Travis Scott, one of Hip Hop’s biggest entertainers, will soon grace the stage at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. Scott’s Atlanta show serves as one of several stops on the rapper’s Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour. Tickets to the show currently start at $49.95.
Where: State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive
When: Friday, Mar. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
As part of Tibet Week at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, guests of the museum will have the opportunity to use Tibetan chak-purs (traditional, Tibetan tools) and colorful sand to create their own sand paintings. The event is free for Michael C. Carlos Museum members and available for non-members to attend for a small fee.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle NE
When: Saturday, Mar. 23, at 10 a.m.
Presented by the High Museum of Art, the Vintners’ Reception And Live Auction will serve as the finale to a week’s worth of events held during Wine Auction Week. For this afternoon fete, attendees will be treated to a reception featuring sips from 100 world-class vintners and bites from a number of Atlanta’s top restaurants.
Where: The Tents At Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive NW
When: Saturday, Mar. 23, at 11 a.m.
Dubbed "Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event," the Atlanta Science Festival’s Exploration Expo is a free and family-friendly event that will serve as a science extravaganza. Attendees can expect over 100 hands-on, interactive science booths from local groups, as well as universities and other organizations.
Where: Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE
When: Saturday, Mar. 23, at 11 a.m.
Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or merely plan on ooh-ing and ahh-ing your way through the latest and greatest in the auto world, the Atlanta International Auto Show offers a little something for everyone. Taking place for the 37th year, the auto show will feature classic cars, exotic cars and much more. Tickets to the auto show are $12 for adults, and are offered at a discount for children.
Where: Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW
When: Sunday, Mar. 24, at 10 a.m.
While the mimosa may still reign supreme as the sip of choice for brunch, there are still those who always opt for a Bloody Mary. And to celebrate the fans of this savory brunch concoction, there is The Bloody Mary Festival. Taking place at The Fairmont, the traveling festival will feature Bloody Marys, local food and beverage samples, temporary tattoos and more. Tickets to the boozy affair start at $45 for general admission passes.
Where: The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Avenue NW
When: Sunday, Mar. 24, at 12 noon.