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!!
The Great American Motorcycle Show
North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross. Friday-Sunday. Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults, $12; Two Day Pass, $20; Three Day Pass, $25; Kids 8-14, $5; Kids 7 and under, Free.
Last week, the North Atlanta Trade Center hosted the Great Southern Fishing Show, and this week, the focus on the show floor shifts to a different mode of transportation. Since 1992, Georgia’s biggest and only indoor motorcycle show has featured bikes, bikes, and more bikes! Expect to see everything from new motorcycles to motorcycle accessories galore.
Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
The Masquerade. Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $35 in advance; $45 day of. 21+ only.
The holidays are over but the celebrating is not. Now it’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite beverage: beer! Sample over 100 beers from local and not-so-local breweries while you enjoy live music playing on four different stages. There will be plenty of food for sale from local favorites US Café, The Pup Truck, The Fry Guy and Baby Tommy’s New York Pizza. Don’t let the winter winter weather stop you from enjoying some brews; this event is held inside.
Honda Battle of the Bands
Georgia Dome. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. $10 for upper bowl; $12 for lower bowl; Kids under 33 inches free, but must sit on an adult’s lap; Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Honda Battle of the Bands celebrates the talent and dedication of Black college marching bands from around the country, and the Invitational Showcase highlights groups from eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition, R&B star Monica will be featured as a special guest performer.
Thursday, VIPink Night, 6:30PM – 9:30PM; Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $25 on Thursday; Free on Saturday and Sunday.
Getting ready to tie the knot this year? The Project Pink Inc Charitable Wedding Gown Sale is the perfect place to pick out a gown at up to 80% off retail price. Even better, 50% of your purchase will go towards Project Pink Inc’s mission to grant wishes to those living with Stage IV breast cancer, to provide college scholarships to children who have lost a parent to breast cancer and to educate young women about breast health. Over 500 gowns will be available in sizes 2-40 and accessories such as tiaras, veils, slips and shoes will also be for sale.
Gwinnett County Fairground. January 28, 10am – 5pm. January 29, 10am – 4pm. Adults $10. Children (5-12) $5. 4 and under free.
Where can you find frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles in Atlanta this weekend? Repticon of course! The reptile and exotic animal show returns to Atlanta this weekend showcasing a variety of reptiles, educational seminars, raffles and plenty of fun for the family.
FoxTale Book Shoppe. January 27. 7pm. $30.
Erin Morgenstern stops in Woodstock this Friday during The Night Circus book tour. For $30, your ticket includes admission for you and a guest along with a copy of The Night Circus. Meet the author before this best selling book becomes a major motion picture.