Things To Do In Atlanta This Weekend March 3 through March 5

Beer. Bourbon. Monster Trucks. Oh... and the delicate beauty of orchids. See what there is to do in Atlanta this weekend.
  • See nature's beauty at the Botanical Garden. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    See nature's beauty at the Botanical Garden. (Joleen Pete Photography)

It's time to get your weekend plan together. Here are our picks for what's going on in Atlanta this weekend.

Carol’s Picks
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.

  • Atlanta United FC VS. New York Red Bulls, Sunday
    Major League Soccer anyone? See Atlanta's new pro-sports team at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field. Really. We have a professional soccer team now. 

  • Orchid Daze at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through April 9
    Put a little beauty on your things-to-do list. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to the largest orchid center in the country. And, right now, those gorgeous flowers are in full bloom. 

Joleen's Picks
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 3-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • Oliver Twist, through Sunday
    Sunday is the last day to take your preteens and teenagers to see this classic at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Renowned puppeteer David Simpich brings "Oliver Twist" to life through marionettes.

  • Improvised Dungeons and Dragons, through March 17
    Got a teen that's into D&D? Maybe it's something you passed down yourself. Put away your D20 and go check out this improv comedy show that pays tribute to everyone's favorite pen-and-paper RPG.

Tommy's Picks
Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the city's liveliest happenings.

  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ FestivalSaturday
    It's pretty much what you'd expect. Plus, live music, cigars and, of course, some of the best purveyors of barbecue, on site. Head to Atlantic Station and get your eat and drink officially on.

  • Monster JamSaturday
    Rev up for a high-energy motorsports event that's fun for the whole family. One of the final Georgia Dome events, Monster Jam promises a schedule full of mudslinging fun.

For the ACVB Editor's Picks along with a look at all of the events happening this weekend in Atlanta, check out our full events calendar. Then head over to InstagramFacebook and Twitter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend.

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