Weekend Guide: The Hunger Walk/Run, Luckyfest, Culture Shock and More!

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!!

Hunger Walk/Run

Hunger Walk/Run

Turner Field.  Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $25.

Join thousands of walkers and runners and raise funds for hunger relief by taking part in the Hunger Walk/Run.  Proceeds from the family-friendly 5K event benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other non-profit organizations who fight hunger.  Participants who raise more than $25 will be given a t-shirt.  Race begins at 2:00 p.m.

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Farm Mobile Birthday Bash

Farm Mobile Birthday Bash

5 Seasons Westside. Sunday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $25.

Atlanta’s traveling farm is celebrating its second birthday and a new partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia.  Join the fun at 5 Seasons Westside where there will be delicious food made with Farm Mobile goods, drinks, live music and a silent auction.

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Luckyfest

Luckyfest

Park Tavern.  Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – close.  $20.  21+.

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without lots and lots of green beer at the Park Tavern.  Lucky Fest is one of Atlanta’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and calls itself the unofficial beginning of spring.  There will be DJs, a U2 tribute band and 80s cover band providing the tunes all night long.  Wear your green and come out for a great day and night.

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock: Fiesta para Frida

High Museum of Art. Saturday, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.  $15; $10 for members; $5 for students; free for YP members.

Celebrate the works of Frida Kahlo with a Mexican themed event at the High Museum! Drink a margarita; check out piñatas made by local artists and play bingo!  Don’t forget to tour the Frida and Diego exhibit. Mexican food and drink will be available for purchase.

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Downton Abbey Wine Dinner

Downton Abbey! The Food & Wine Experience

Vino Venue. Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  $99.  16+; must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Downton Abbey comes to life on Saturday with this food and wine pairing.  You’ll enjoy smoked salmon mousse, fig & blue cheese tarts, cream of mushroom soup, lobster thermidor with asparagus mousseline and roasted parsnips and raspberry meringue pudding all with perfectly paired wine tastings.  While enjoying your dinner, you’ll learn about food, wine and etiquette from the period when Downton Abbey was set.  Guests may also request a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan menu.

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MomoCon

MomoCon

Hilton Atlanta. Friday – Sunday.  $20-$30 for a single day pass; $40 for a 3-day pass.

MomoCon has quickly grown into one of the biggest, family friendly conventions in the country. For fans of cartoons, animes, and cult-classic tv shows, MomoCon offers a place to get together with fellow fandom fanatics. Sit at one of the celebrity panels that will feature animators and voice-over actors or sign up for the video game tournaments.

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