Hello, local readers. Once again we’re here with your weekend guide to the city of Atlanta. So keep reading to find out the best activities for a long-anticipated three-day weekend. Happy Memorial Day! And be sure to add anything we missed in the comments.
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Piedmont Park. Saturday, noon-11 pm with main stage performances at 2pm. Free.
Listen to live music from local artists while enjoying a cool brew in the Bud Light Beer Garden. For more family-oriented activities, check out the Publix KidZone, where kids can learn about healthy eating habits and compete in jump rope contests. Bringing cans and bottles to recycle — from home or straight from the Beer Garden — will earn you a vintage Atlanta Jazz Festival poster.
Screen on the Green
Piedmont Park. Starts Thursday at Sundown. Free.
Good news to those who fear venturing below Midtown — Screen on the Green returns to Piedmont Park this summer after a two-year stint at Centennial during the drought. It debuts tonight at sundown with National Treasure, but festivities begin a little earlier with local DJs and music performances from local artists. Check it out this week and every Thursday through June 24.
The Change: Another Teenage Werewolf Musical
Dad’s Garage. Starting Friday at 8. $15-22.
Due to movies like Wolf Man and The Twilight Saga, vampires are not the only hot commodity on the market anymore. The Change revolves around a teenager who not only has to deal with the awkwardness of adolescence, but the fact he is a werewolf as well. Should be a howling good time with 80s inspired dance routines.
Free IKEA Breakfast
IKEA stores nationwide. Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at 9:30am. Free.
On Memorial Day weekend IKEA intends to reward you for your shopping bravery with a small breakfast and coffee, free of charge. Arrive early to avoid mid-day crowds and enjoy navigating IKEA’s enormous showrooms on a full stomach.
Movies & The Market
Central Park @ Atlantic Station. Thursday, 6:00pm. Movies start at dusk. Free.
Enjoy restaurant specials from 6-9pm, prize giveaways and the Atlantic Station Artist Market each Thursday evening through the end of summer at Movies & The Market. Enjoy a classic movie in the open air after shopping, dining and scoring some great prizes. Tonight’s feature: A Hard Day’s Night.
Eyedrum. Opening Thursday at 6pm. Free.
See how “manbroiderer” Aubrey Longley-Cook has mastered and challenged the traditionally feminine art form of thread on fabric. Part of Mondo Homo, Atlanta’s queer creative festival, happening all weekend long at Eyedrum.