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!!
Final Four Big Dance Concert
Centennial Olympic Park. Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free.
In celebration of the Final Four Weekend, there will be a 3-day long, free concert at Centennial Olympic Park. Zac Brown Band, Flo Rida, Sting and Dave Matthews Band will be playing, along with many other national-known acts. Though this is a free, ticketless event, gates will close at capacity so get there early.
RA Sushi Showdown Sushi Eating Contest
RA Sushi. Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Call to register.
Think you can take down more spicy tuna rolls than the rest of Atlanta? Here’s your chance to prove it. RA Sushi is hosting a Showdown Sushi Eating contest and the champion will win free sushi for a year. Registration is limited to 24 people but others are encouraged to come spectate and enjoy food and drink specials.
International Pillow Fight Day
Freedom Park. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Free.
When’s the last time that you participated in a pillow fight? Dress up in your favorite pjs and bring your favorite soft pillow over to Freedom Park on Saturday for a nostalgic nod to childhood. At the sound of the whistle, the pillow fight is on! Be sure to bring a garbage bag for clean up.
Barenaked Voices – 10th Annual Emory Student A Capella Celebration
Emory University Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. Friday, 7:00 p.m. $5.
For one day only, you’ll have the opportunity to see to Emory’s six a cappella groups – AHANA A Cappella, Aural Pleasure, ChaiTunes, Dooley Noted, the Gathering and No Strings Attached – as they perform various songs and join together for a 100 person grand finale that you won’t forget. All proceeds benefit Emory Active Minds and Emory Helpline.
An Evening with Ira Glass
Ferst Center for the Arts. Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. $40-$45.
Come hear the creator of NPR’s award winning show, This American Life discuss the origins of the show, what makes a good story and get a peek at what goes on behind the scenes of the weekly radio show.
Georgia Old-Time Fiddler Convention: A Centennial Celebration
Georgia State University – Dahlberg Hall. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free.
Celebrate 100 years of Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions this weekend at Georgia State. There will be workshops and guest speakers for avid fiddlers and those looking to learn more. Enjoy performances from local musicians and light refreshments.