Hello, local readers. Once again we’re here with your weekend guide, where we share our favorite things to do in and around Atlanta and point out where you can get free stuff along the way. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments.
Trains, Trains, Trains!
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Adults $7.50; Senior Citizens (over 60) $6.50; Children 4-12 $5.50; Children 3 and under Free.
Held in the Jolley Education Center the event is geared for the entire family. Visitors will take pleasure in seeing case exhibits of model and toy trains, “engineering” a train inside the diesel simulator, or operating the telegraph stations. A “white gloves” table featuring railroad artifacts will be accessible for the public to touch and handle and an operating model railroad, similar to one you can build, will even be setup along with advice for getting started in model railroading.
Doggies on the Catwalk 2011
Grady High School Gymnasium & Park Tavern. Friday, 7pm. $25.
Good news! Due to the weather conditions last weekend, Doggies on the Catwalk was postponed until this Friday. Clear your calendar and show your support for Pets are Loving Support. This four-legged fashion show will showcase the work of students from Grady High School’s UrbanCouture program. Local celebrities, including Q100’s Jenn Hobby, 11Alive’s Evelyn Mims, and Holly Firfer of CNN, and their dogs will model the students’ creations. Attendees can park across the street at Park Tavern for less than $10 and catch a free Fur Bus shuttle to the event.
The Incredible Edible Grow-It-Yourself Fruit Tree, Vine & Berry Bush Sale
Atlanta Community Food Bank. Saturday, 9am – Noon. Free to attend.
Calling all cooks, gardeners, and sustainable food junkies! This weekend, the Atlanta Local Food Initiative is hosting the Fruit Tree, Vine & Berry Bush Sale, featuring trees and berry bushes that range from crabapples and blueberries to figs and persimmons. All of the 40 native plant varieties found here will grow well in Georgia’s climate, so you can have your fruit and eat it, too. Plants available for pre-sale online.
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Boutique Bargain Clearance Sale
Atlantic Station. Friday & Saturday, 10am – 6pm. Free.
Venture to Atlantic Station’s warehouse (above Z-Gallerie) for this end of the season blowout sale. With racks and racks of highly discounted designer clothing, it’s the shopper’s dream! Save 50-70% off some of your favorite men and women’s brands. Over 20 local boutiques are participating. And don’t forget to stop at the ATM or bring your checkbook – credit cards will not be accepted.
Fan Appreciation Midtown Pub Crawl
Deadwood Saloon. Saturday, 6pm – 3am. $10.
The Atlanta Falcons’ season ended last week, which means your mourning period is almost up. It’s time to come together as a community and party our cares away at Atlanta’s favorite Midtown bars. Registration is from 6 to 9pm at Deadwood Saloon and ten bucks gets you into five bars in the heart of Midtown, where you’ll get a signature shot for free and have exclusive access to food & drink deals such as $3 beers and $5 wells all night long. Plus, apply promo code RSVPATL for $5 off your ticket!
J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
The World of Coca-Cola. Friday through March 20. Tuesdays – Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm; Sundays 1pm & 5pm. Adults $35+; children $20+.
Experience the magic of Peter Pan in an innovative and dynamic theatrical space as the show and the venue make a stop in Atlanta through March 20. The structure’s 1200 seats are tiered so that no audience member is more than a few rows from the stage, keeping you close to the action and in the midst of the excitement of live theater right in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.