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!!
Scoutmob Broken Hearts Ball
Highland Ballroom. Friday, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. $25. 21+.
Sick of the commercialism that’s associated with Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re single or in a relationship, head over to the Highland Ballroom for some Valentine’s Day fun that doesn’t include cheesy cards, wilted flowers or cheap chocolate. Instead, you’ll receive two complimentary cocktails, red velvet cake pops, craft beer ice cream and a night of fun. The first 100 people will receive handmade boutonnieres from Atlanta’s one and only Baton Bob.
Wedding Day Hooray!
Ambient Plus Studio. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $8 in advance; $10 cash at the door.
Newly engaged? Check out Wedding Day Hooray- a daylong event focused on planning your nuptials to reflect you. Over thirty vendors will be on hand to help you personalize this special day. Nosh on delicious treats from King of Pops and the Good Food Truck, jam out with DJ Zano and attend a few wedding themed workshops. The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag filled with goodies! Be sure to stop by Booth #1 and check out the handmade goods by Pinnacle’s own Melissa Rutledge and her fiance.
Sweetwater Brewing Company’s Sweet 16
Sweetwater Brewing Company. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $16 in advance; $20 at the door. 21+.
Unlike Molly Ringwald in 16 Candles, no one is forgetting Sweetwater Brewing Company’s 16th birthday. Come dressed in your best 80s attire and enjoy food from your favorite food trucks, music from Yacht Rock Revue and of course, Sweetwater Brew. Cost of admission includes 10 drink tickets.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Fox Theatre. Thursday and Friday, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sunday 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
Come see one of the most popular dance companies in the country as they return to the Fox Theatre for five special shows. These new and classic performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater are sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Lake Lanier Islands. Saturday, registration begins at 11:00 a.m.; plunge is at 2:00 p.m. $50.
Help raise funds for Georgia athletes who take part of Special Olympics with the Polar Plunge this weekend at Lake Lanier Islands. Pledge or raise at least $50 to take part of this fun event that will include prizes for best costumes and most money raised. For those who aren’t as fond of the cold there will be plenty of warm areas, drinks, and souvenirs to keep you toasty as you cheer on your favorite plungers!
The ATL Collective presents Purple Rain
The Sound Table. Thursday, 9:00 p.m. $10 in advance; $13 at the door.
The ATL Collective is a group of local musicians who come together to cover a classic album. The night features food and beverage that goes with the theme of that particular album. This month show features The Shadowboxers covering Prince’s Purple Rain.