Hi there, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with lots of fun things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend. Don’t forget to add our tips to your Foursquare To-Do list, and as always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!
Woodruff Arts Center Galleria. Saturday, 2pm – midnight. Free.
For 10 hours this Saturday, the Woodruff Arts Center will host a number of prolific composers as they perform live contemporary music alongside local art and creative cuisine. Some of Atlanta’s best street food vendors will be on hand during the day while performances from Steve Reich, Philip Glass, David Lang, and others fill the Galleria. Attendees are encouraged to come and go, enjoying the music, food, and art as they please.
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Masquerade Music Park. Saturday, 5pm – 10pm. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
Enjoy your favorite beers and try some new brews, too, at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. The event features a wide selection from Red Brick, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Wild Heaven, and more, and you can try them all as you listen to music from Ocean Street and Nelson Brownstone. Food and promotional t-shirts, hats, koozies will be available for purchase.
Atlanta Streets Alive!
Downtown Atlanta. Saturday, 4pm – 8pm. Free.
Brought to you by a group of volunteers and organizations including host Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Streets Alive takes a valuable public space – our city’s streets – and opens them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own. Bike, walk, run, skip or cartwheel through our Edgewood and Auburn Avenue loop, from Peachtree to Boulevard, and take part in an array of free activities from over dozens of local organizations – everything from bike rodeos & mountain bike trails, hula hooping, frisbee, relay races, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, Nia, salsa, flamenco and circus performers, to storytelling, scavenger hunts, camping challenge, art installations, live music, health living education, and food & drink from the area’s best restaurants. Inspired by the ciclovia in Bogotá, Colombia, Atlanta Streets Alive is part bike tour, part block party, and a great time for getting active, supporting local businesses along the route, people watching, and enjoying our amazing city!
Athens, GA. Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 11pm daily. Free +.
Now in its 15th year, the Athens, Georgia music and arts festival features headliners Guadalcanal Diary, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Futurebirds, Centro-Matic and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Don’t miss a juried artisan market and film event, as well as plenty of children’s events to keep the little ones entertained. Performances on outdoor stages will be free for all ages, but Club Crawl wristbands cost $15 in advance or $20 at festival. Venue age restrictions apply.
An Evening with Steve Miller Band
Chastain Park Ampitheater. Friday, 7pm. $26+.
Take a musical journey back in time with the Steve Miller Band. The band is back on tour and will be playing some if their most famous hits from years past, including “Rock N’ Me,” “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” and many more, so pack your coolers and chairs and get ready to enjoy one of the most influential classic rock bands of all time.
Downtown Atlanta Scavenger Hunt
Dania’s Restaurant. Saturday at noon. $25+.
The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association’s annual scavenger hunt is back for a third year this weekend and promises to be better than ever! The hunt kicks off from Dania’s Restaurant and will take participants all over Downtown Atlanta. Bring your camera and your smart phone: the ADNA will post exclusive tips to Facebook and Twitter until the first team rolls across the finish line to claim their $500 cash prize.
The Old Navy Get Active Yoga Tour
Centennial Olympic Park. Saturday, 9:30am – 2pm. Free.
Bring your yoga mat to Centennial Olympic Park this Saturday for Old Navy’s Get Active Yoga Tour. This outdoor event is presented by Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines, who are partnering with Old Navy to promote the retailer’s new Active line of workout apparel. Admission is free and participants have the opportunity to register for a chance to win an all-inclusive yoga getaway at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida. Friends and family of all ages are welcome, so come out and enjoy a fun day filled with fitness, yoga demonstrations, and cool refreshments.