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What's going on this weekend in Atlanta? Check out some of the top things to do this weekend for couples, families and anyone else. Here are several fun events happening in the city, selected by our editorial team. (Or view the full list of Atlanta events.)
Fun Things To do This Weekend in Atlanta
See "Porgy and Bess" this weekend at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. (📷 Atlanta Opera photo)
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 Opera: Porgy and Bess, through March 15
Chances are that you often hum the music from this Depression-era opera set in the slums of Charleston, S.C. Why not hear "Summertime" and "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" sung by the amazing voices of the Atlanta Opera?
- Wild Encounters at Zoo Atlanta, through Saturday, April 4
It's your chance to interact with these animals during special events at the zoo: Aldabra Tortoise, Elephant, Giant Panda and Lion. These encounters give a whole new meaning to "going wild."
- PAA Joe: Gates of No Return, through May 31
This exhibit at the High Museum of Art features the work of Joseph Tetteh Ashong. The exhibition comprises a series of wood sculptures that represent architectural models of Gold Coast castles and forts, which served as way stations for more than 6 million Africans sold into slavery.
- Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13
You don't have to wait for Saturday morning to hear this popular NPR show on your radio. Hear it, and see it, live at Fox Theatre.
Things To Do this Weekend in Atlanta for Families
It's time for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Joleen's Picks | Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 7-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.
Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Saturday, March 14
Don’t miss one of the country’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades as it steps off from Peachtree at 16th Street. See all St. Patrick's Day events here.
Family Zoo Yoga, Saturday, March 14
Families with kids ages 4+ will enjoy this opportunity to stretch, bend and twist together. The program includes 30-40 minutes of animal-inspired yoga poses with a certified instructor. Yoga is followed by animal facts from a Zoo Atlanta educator.
The Model Train Show, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
It's a fun excursion for train lovers. The show includes six operating layouts, a junior layout for kids, more than 260 tables of model trains and more.
Things To Do This Weekend in Atlanta for Couples
Tommy's Picks | Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the best date night ideas in Atlanta.
- St. Patrick's Day Green Mile Block Party, Friday, March 13
Join 2,000+ party-goers and 20 participating bars in early St. Patrick's Day celebrations with beads, DJs, drink specials, complimentary themed Irish shots and more.
- Atlanta Fair, Friday March 6 through Sunday, April 12
Bring a date to Georgia State Stadium all month for fun rides and games, plus fair food and more.
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 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend.