Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Here's what we're up to this weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 17, 18 and 19).
  • The theme of the new Imaginary Worlds exhibit at Atlanta Botanical Garden is Alice's Wonderland.
    The theme of the new Imaginary Worlds exhibit at Atlanta Botanical Garden is Alice's Wonderland.
  • Photographer Clarence John Laughlin saw things the rest of us might miss, like shadows.
    Photographer Clarence John Laughlin saw things the rest of us might miss, like shadows.
  • See masterworks that haven't toured together in decades, such as Picasso's "Reclining Figure." (📷 High Museum of Art)
    See masterworks that haven't toured together in decades, such as Picasso's "Reclining Figure." (📷 High Museum of Art)

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.

  • 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, May 16 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.
     
  • European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection, through Sunday, July 14
    The collection of Duncan Phillips, the first in the United States to open a museum of modern art (1921), is on display at the High Museum of Art. The iconic collection boasts pieces by Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet, to name but a few.

  • 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.

  • LEGO City: Report for Duty, through Sunday, June 30
    Meet LEGO characters during hourly meet and greets, view the new LEGO City 4D Movie and create your own films at special stop motion film tables plus more fun at the LEGO City: Report for Duty Event. Pre-purchase tickets online to save.

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

  • Georgia Renaissance Festivalthrough Sunday, June 2
    Dost thou pine for 16th century England? Then, wit ye well, traveler: With entertainment and activities for all ages, the festival is perfect for bringing thy family and hoisting a most delicious turkey leg or enjoying fish and chips. Thou canst eat like a king and make merry like a jester!

  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival, Saturday, May 18
    Complimentary wine and beer tastings and music are poppin' at Historic Fourth Ward 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. 

Caption for Picasso painting: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Reclining Figure, 1934, oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., gift of the Carey Walker Foundation, 1994.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

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