Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Here's what we're up to this Memorial Day weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (May 24, 25, 26 and 27).
  • MomoCon brings together cosplay, anime and gaming enthusiasts from all over. (📷 Timotheus Gordon, Jr.)
    MomoCon brings together cosplay, anime and gaming enthusiasts from all over. (📷 Timotheus Gordon, Jr.)
  • MEGABUGS! have arrived at Stone Mountain Park.
    MEGABUGS! have arrived at Stone Mountain Park.
  • Entrance to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is free for service members this Memorial Day weekend.
    Entrance to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is free for service members this Memorial Day weekend.

It's here. The weekend, that is. Here are our ideas for things to do.

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.

  • Saluting Service Members, Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27
    In honor of Memorial Day, the Home Depot Foundation has enabled free entrance to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to all active, reserve and veteran military personnel. Be sure to bring a valid ID. 

  • An Interview with Werner Reich, Sunday, May 26
    Holocaust survivor Werner Reich will talk about his time spent in three concentration camps and also about the bit of magic that happened to him.

  • Imaginary Worlds: Alice's Wonderland, through Sunday, Oct. 27
    Atlanta Botanical Garden has installed a new exhibit of giant topiaries, this time with "Alice in Wonderland" as the theme. Among the sights are a giant white rabbit who floats in an upside down umbrella and a giant Cheshire cat. Go and be amazed.

  • The Cake at Horizon Theatre Company, Thursday, through Sunday, June 23
    Love prevails after a baker balks at learning the wedding cake she is to bake is for a gay couple. In the end, the most important ingredient in this cake turns out to be love. It's a comedy, by the way.

  • Strange Light, through Sunday, Nov. 10
    An exhibit of the photography of Clarence John Laughlin at the High Museum of Art  showcases the clever, quirky and thought-provoking images of Laughlin, known as the Father of American Surrealism. He captured through his lens aspects of scenes, such as shadows, that the rest of us might miss. About a photo of tall Corinthian columns once part of a home in Port Gibson, Miss., he wrote that the clouds above the columns form a question mark. For Laughlin, this symbolized the unknown circumstances of the building's demise. "From the cores of the brick columns young trees sprout, the whole structure suggesting an incredible upsurge of Classical civilization, somehow completely lost in time and space," he wrote.

Joleen's Picks
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 6-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • MEGABUGS!, through Nov. 10
    MEGABUGS! have taken over Stone Mountain Park in this fun, new Adventure Encounter featuring more than 70 new exhibits of larger-than-life insects. There are immersive and interactive activities for “bugologists” of all ages.

  • Big Bugs at Fernbank Museum of Nature History, through July 21
    David Rogers’ outdoor installation, “Big Bugs”, moved into Wildwoods at Fernbank. See 10 giant wooden sculptures made from recycled and environmental-art, using natural materials, that showcase the important role these bugs play in our eco system.

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

  • MomoCon, Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26
    Returning for its 15th year to Downtown Atlanta, the anime and cosplay con boasts the biggest gaming hall in the Southeast. Check out our guide to MomoCon and its all-ages programming.

  • Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25
    Experience Caribbean music, delicious food, high energy dancing, children's activities and more at Central Park.

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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