Hello, local readers. Here’s this week’s edition of our weekend guide, and we hope that it’s helpful in finding you plenty of things to do in and around Atlanta. Don’t forget to view our tips at each venue when you check in on Foursquare, and as always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Let us know where you end up!
Atlantic Station’s Easter Celebration
Atlantic Station. Saturday, 1pm – 5pm. Free.
Hop on over to Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a Saturday afternoon of free fun and games for kids and their furry friends. The day’s activities include face painting, relays, arts & crafts stations, and photos with the Easter Bunny himself. Radio Disney will also be on site providing games and live music from 1pm – 4pm.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Free for members & toddlers; $18+ for non-members.
Hop over to Fernbank Museum for an EGG-cellent day of springtime family fun for the 2nd Annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt. This year’s Egg Hunt will feature age-appropriate timed egg hunts with thousands of prize-filled eggs, music from Radio Disney, an inflatable dragon slide, and other special activities throughout the day. Advance registration is closed for this event, but a limited number of egg hunt tickets will be available for purchase at the Box Office beginning Saturday at 9am.
Georgia Aquarium’s Annual Earth Day Celebration
Georgia Aquarium. Friday – Sunday during regular hours. Adults $24.95; children $18.95; seniors $20.95.
The Georgia Aquarium’s Annual Earth Day Celebration is a 3-day event designed to increase awareness and appreciation for the environment. Guests can learn about various ways to help conserve the environment and pledge their support with Botanical PaperWorks plantable pledge cards. The celebration also includes the opportunity for guests to see the tools used to feed the whale sharks and maintain their habitats, and learn how the Zoo Operations department entertains their 1,800 pound beluga whales. Other fun activities include a green scavenger hunt, mascot interaction, and arts and crafts stations.
Yanni at the Fox
Fabulous Fox Theatre. Saturday, 8pm. $60+.
Head to the Fox this weekend to see Yanni and his orchestra live in concert. Best known as a contemporary instrumental pianist, Yanni is a Greek composer who boasts more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally. In addition, Yanni Live at the Acropolis was pronounced the second best-selling music video of all time. Don’t miss your chance to see this top-selling artist in Atlanta!
Raise a Toast to the Earth
All Starbucks locations. Friday, all day. Free.
In an effort to promote earth friendly choices, Starbucks’ stores across the U.S are offering free brewed coffee or tea when you bring in any reusable travel mug. If you don’t have a tumbler, all Starbucks drinkware will be 20% off, and if you don’t feel like purchasing, just ask the barista to pour your drink in a “for-here” cups and they’ll pick up your tab! Even if you can’t make it to Starbucks for a free drink on Earth Day, you can still help the environment everyday with a reusable travel mug.
2011 T-Day Spring Game
Bobby Dodd Stadium. Saturday, 11am. Free.
Whether or not you attended Georgia Tech, the annual T-Day Spring Football Game is a great option to get your fill of football before the season starts. Music, face-painting, inflatables, games and giveaways will be taking place at Callaway Plaza at 11 AM, and then you can make your way into the stadium for kickoff at noon. Giveaways include season tickets, autographed promotional jerseys, and travel packages.