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!!
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Georgia Dome. Saturday, Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; Main Event at 7:00 p.m. $10 and up.
Race fans unite! The Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour is hitting Atlanta this weekend! Don’t miss out on your chance to see some of the best riders in the industry! Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and more superstars will be competing for the 2012 AMA Supercross Crown. Don’t forget your earplugs!
Black History Month Parade
Parade begins at the corner of Auburn Ave, NE and Peachtree Center Ave, NE. Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Free.
Come celebrate Black History Month with the largest celebration in North America. The Black History Month Parade will begin in the Sweet Auburn/MLK district of Atlanta and celebrate the culture, heritage, history and accomplishments of African-Americans throughout the world. This event will feature marching bands, entertainers, non-profits and more. Bring the whole family to this fun and educational event.
Adopt a Golden Atlanta’s Golden Gala
Murer Mason Fine Art Gallery. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $100.
Adopt a Golden Atlanta, an organization that rescues homeless Golden Retrievers, is holding it’s 4th Annual Golden Gala. This “casual” cocktail attire event features food, music by Centennial Jazz Trio and a silent auction, all to raise money for rescued Golden Retrievers.
Buckhead Restaurant Week
Various restaurants in Buckhead. Saturday through Sunday, March 4th. $25-$35.
Over 30 Buckhead restaurants will be participating in the 3rd annual Buckhead Restaurant Week. Come try upscale favorites like Kyma, The Palm and Ruth’s Chris or newer restaurants such as Market and Latitude for a fraction of the price. Each restaurant will offer a 3-course meal for $25 or $35 per person (depending on the restaurant) in addition to their regular menus. Check out their special menus online.
Mardi Gras 4 Paws
Milltown Tavern. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. $10.
Bring your whole family, including the dogs, to celebrate Mardi Gras 4 Paws. This daytime event features a low country boil, beer, wine and music by Tommy Thompson and Greg Hester. Be sure to dress Fido up in his fanciest Mardi Gras attire for a chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit the Barking Hound Village.
Living Green Series: Your First Edible Garden
Decatur Library. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Free.
As the days get warmer, it’s time to prepare your gardens for Spring and Summer. Let Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, teach you about vegetables and herbs that grow well in Georgia. Perfect for first time gardeners or anyone who wants to learn more about organic methods of gardening.