Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Midtown. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Times and ticket prices vary.
A premier event for Atlanta’s foodies, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival features delicious menus and tasty cocktails prepared by outstanding southern talent. Whether your schedule and budget allows for a single day of tasting or four days of world-class fare, this event is a great way to get a taste of Atlanta’s culinary scene.
Dunwoody Art Festival 2012
Mt. Vernon Road and Dunwoody Village Parkway. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free.
This Mother’s Day tradition features fun for the whole family. Enjoy a creative and colorful artist market, fun and interactive Kidz Zone and live, local music during the third annual Dunwoody Art Festival. No need to leave the furry kids at home either. Dog are permitted if leashed.
Gardens for Connoisseurs
Metro Atlanta. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 day of the tour. Children 12 and under free.
Treat Mom to tour of the eleven of the finest private gardens in Atlanta! This self-guided glimpse will entertain the green thumbs as well as novices. Learn about current trends in outdoor spaces and revel in the beauty of these lush gardens. Each one is unique! This annual tour benefits the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Hogs & Hops
Sweetwater Brewery. Saturday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $40.
Get piggy with it and head to Sweetwater Brewery for BBQ and beer goodness! Your ticket will cover all Sweetwater beer and BBQ samples. The King of Pops, Fry Guy and Skee Nation will also be there! Enjoy live music from the Geeks Band. This event is rain or shine, 21 and up, no kids or pets please.
Komen Race for the Cure
Atlantic Station. Saturday, Survivor breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.; 1 mile walk begins at 7:45 a.m.; 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. $35.
The 22nd annual Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure is this Saturday. Choose from a 5K run/walk or a 1 mile walk to help find a cure for breast cancer. This year’s race is expected to have more than 18,000 participants. 75% of all money raised is given to local breast health screening and education while the remaining 25% is donated to the national Komen Research Grant Program. Donations are accepted online at komenatlanta.org.
9th Annual Atlanta Bar Golf Tournament
Moe’s and Joe’s. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. $5. 21+.
Don your favorite golf clothes (the crazier, the better) and head down to the Highlands for the 9th Annual Atlanta Bar Golf Tournament: The Highland Cup. This pub crawl will take you to nine different bars, each offering several drinks that will determine your score at the “hole.” Proceeds from the event benefit Atlanta Pet Rescue.