Nov 08, 2023

Things to do in Atlanta this weekend: May 12

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? Several Mother's Day outings are on the calendar, and they range from painting a teacup at the Hudgens Sculpture Garden to learning (or brushing up on) canoeing skills at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Other planned events include the Loganville Carnival and a seafood festival in Powder Springs.

Check out the following 15 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend:

Revival - Celebrating Georgia's Historic Theatres

Credit: Fox Theatre Institute

Credit: Fox Theatre Institute

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. $40.50 and up. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 855-285-8499.

Celebrate 15 years of preservation efforts with a concert hosted by musician and Atlanta native Kevn Kinney with music by Collective Soul, Mother's Finest, Drivin N Cryin, Jet Black Roses, Peter Buck, David Ryan Harris, Lenny Kaye and more. Proceeds will help preserve Georgia's historic theaters and expand the Fox Theatre's education programs.

Sweet Auburn Springfest

Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14. Free. Historic Sweet Auburn District, 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Bring an outdoor chair and join the fun at the 37th Annual Sweet Auburn Springfest with continuous entertainment, a food court, kids’ zone and more.

Midtown Race for MAC 5K

8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13. $35 in advance, $45 on race day. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta.

Run a 5K course inside Piedmont Park to benefit the Midtown Assistance Center.

Bringing the Sea to the Springs

Credit: From City of Powder Springs’ Facebook page

Credit: From City of Powder Springs’ Facebook page

3 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, May 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Free admission and parking, $10 one day VIP seating. Thurman Springs Park, 4485 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs.

Try a wide variety of seafood, see live entertainment, and browse and buy arts and crafts. Food for "land lubbers" will also be available.

Art of the Cocktail

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, May 12. Nonmembers $10, members free. Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta St. SE, Marietta.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar with a featured cocktail presented by Third Door and entertainment from the Sara Nova Band.

M2R Trailfest

Saturday, May 13. Free admission. various locations in downtown Marietta.

See the debut of numerous art installations, participate in interactive art and see live performances throughout the day in this celebration of Marietta's art scene.

Dunwoody Art Festival

Credit: Brenda J. Turner

Credit: Brenda J. Turner

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Free. Dunwoody Village Shopping Center, 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody.

Bring the family to enjoy art, live entertainment, festival food and entertainment for kids.

Weekend Wind Down Concert

5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Free. Town Green, 64 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates.

Bring mom to kick off the Weekend Wind Down Concert Series with a concert from Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins Band and Carly Gibson. Spread out a picnic blanket and treat her to tasty foods, coffee, cocktails and beer from onsite vendors.

How to Become a Movie Extra

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Free. Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-512-4640.

Ask questions and get expert insight, tips and advice on how to become a movie extra.

Mother's Day Family Canoe Day

Credit: Courtesy of Chattahoochee Nature Center

Credit: Courtesy of Chattahoochee Nature Center

Noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14. $25 per person general public, $12.50 per person CNC members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

Bring mom (or grandma) to this introduction to canoeing on Beaver Pond. Admission to the Nature Center is included, so bring a picnic and explore the grounds.

Kenny Loggins with Yacht Rock Revue

8 p.m. Saturday, May 13. $33.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.

Join singer, songwriter and guitarist Kenny Loggins on his "This Is It!" tour.

Feeding Fridays

8 a.m.-9 a.m. Friday, May 12. $15 nonmembers, $5 members. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511.

Bring your kids to get a hands-on opportunity to help feed snakes, turtles, frogs, rabbits and chickens.

Loganville Carnival

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Credit: From

Continuing 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2 p.m.-11 p.m Saturday, May 13 and 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Free admission, fee for rides. $25 unlimited ride wristband online in advance, $30 at the event. Field next to Loganville City Hall, 4303 Lawrenceville Road, Loganville.

Come out to the Loganville Carnival for rides, fair food and more.

Spill the Tea - Mother & Daughter Tea Party in the Garden

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 13. $55 general admission, $45 members, both plus fees. Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway #300, Duluth. 770-623-6002.

Bring your mom, grandmother, favorite aunt or BFF to paint a ceramic teacup surrounded by the beauty of the Hudgens Sculpture Garden.

Lilburn Community Yard Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Railroad Avenue parking lot at Lilburn City Park, 104 Railroad Ave. NW, Lilburn. Free to attend, $25 for vendors. 770-921-2210.

Sell some of your unwanted household items or get some bargains as you shop at the Lilburn Community Yard Sale.

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