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!!
Dad’s Garage. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $25 – $95. What could be better than bacon? Bacon, beer and comedy! Enjoy carnival-esque games, tasty bacon, cold beer and improv entertainment at this fundraiser for Dad’s Garage. Opt for the “Whole Hog” ticket to enjoy unlimited brews and bacon and get a BaconFest 2012 tee as a souvenir/badge of honor.
Simon Fashion Now Spring & Summer Fashion Event
Lenox Square Mall. Friday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free. What are you wearing this spring? Lenox Square is hosting a weekend of fashion fun! Check out fashion shows featuring seasonal fashions from Anthropologie, Lacoste, Banana Republic, Macy’s and more! Indulge in tasty treats from Cloud 9 Cupcakes and Prime. Style Stops will also be setup featuring fashion tips and style tutorials. Test your fashion I.Q. to win American Express Gift Cards at the Ready, Set, Style! onstage challenges! Top it all off by updating your beauty routine with mini-makeovers from Aveda, L’Occitane en Provence and Sephora.
Dental Dash for Disabilities 5K Run/Walk
Old Fourth Ward Park. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. $25 (until 3/29/12); $30 (race day); $15 Fun Run. The Dental Dash for Disabilities benefits the DDD Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit dedicated to providing dental treatment to the developmentally disabled. Make sure to stick around after the race for a Post Race Party, including food, music, family friendly games, and more. All participants receive technical Dri-Fit promotional shirts.
The Eastern Regionals of the Incredible Dog Challenge
Centennial Olympic Park. Saturday – Sunday. Watch as some of the world’s most talented canines perform at Atlanta’s very own Centennial Park. Saturday’s events include the Incredible Agility Competition, Incredible Diving Dog Competition, Incredible Freestyle Flying Disc Competition, and more. If you’d prefer, tune in from the comfort of your own home by logging on to barknetwork.com- they will be streaming live throughout the weekend!
Photos with the Easter Bunny
Several Atlanta area malls. Saturday and Sunday, see website for various mall schedules and prices. Want to have your child’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny? You’re in luck because the Easter Bunny just so happens to be at eight of Atlanta’s local shopping malls this weekend. Several malls offer photo packages and some allow you to bring your own camera and take free photos.
Catwalk Against Cancer
Melia Hotel. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $20; free for ages 16 and under. Join youth and breast cancer survivors as they walk the runway wearing some of Atlanta’s hotest designers in a celebration of life. This event benefits iWillSurvive, Inc and will feature guest hosts, door prizes and a cash bar.