ATLANTA NOW | March-April 2019

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APRIL 10-MAY 5 I Love to Eat. A flamboyant yet introverted gastronomist, James Beard was his own greatest promoter and harshest critic. Drop into Beard’s Greenwich Village kitchen for anecdotes, on-air flashbacks and a voyage around the world of love, life, and comfort food.

APRIL 20-21

The Balzer Theater at Herren’s presented by Theatrical Outfit

Sandy Springs

APRIL 12-13


Return to a Strange Land and The Premiere. Atlanta Ballet performs dance visionary Jiří Kylián’s signature celebrations of dancers’ physical limits, and then Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante complements the program with The Premiere.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the musical score of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” as the epic space opera film unfolds on a 40-foot screen. Expect regular suspects Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca as they battle for MARCH the galaxy against Darth Vader and his Imperial 15-16 Forces. Star Wars attire is encouraged!

Atlanta Symphony Hall

eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy family activities.

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

APRIL 12-14 Atlanta Dogwood Festival. See fine art, hear live music and enjoy fair food during the weekend annual festival that also includes the Disk Dog Championship and a 5K. Piedmont Park

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Features 150 arts & crafts booths, a children’s play area, food trucks and local acoustic musicians.

APRIL 20-21 Easter Weekend. Events include a 5K race, a kids race, an Easter Bunny, egg hunts and entertainment on Saturday. Sunday features a sunrise service, brunch and lunch. Callaway Gardens

APRIL 21 Superhero for the Ocean Day. Earth Day is celebrated in superhero style as guests learn how to protect marine life through a recycling and compost prize wheel, crafts and Superhero Academy. Georgia Aquarium

APRIL 26-28

APRIL 13 Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival. Sample grilled cheese creations and vote for your favorites, with live music and beer.


Atlantic Station

APRIL 13-14 Beauty & The Beast. Designed for children 12 and under, this ballet performed by Atlanta Ballet 2 presents the tale as old as time in one hour.


Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center


Dear Evan Hansen

APRIL 23-28 Fox Theatre

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical has touched the hearts of Broadway and will now reach out to broader audiences in this traveling production. This is the story of a socially anxious boy who forges a relationship with a deceased child’s family to fit in, but hits a chord with many as he yearns for acceptance from his peers and the chance to feel like he matters. This contemporary musical also won a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.



Georgia Renaissance Festival. See jousting knights, dine on turkey legs and ale, and shop from 150 artisans at this medieval amusement park open weekends & Memorial Day. Fairburn

APRIL 19-21 SweetWater 420 Fest. Try 20 types of SweetWater beer, enjoy food trucks, hear an amazing lineup of musicians, browse an artists’ market and more. Centennial Olympic Park

APRIL 20 Eggstravaganza. Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled

Inman Park Spring Festival. Features a tour of homes, a zany street parade, and an artists’ market, with live music, food vendors and kids activities. Inman Park

APRIL 27-28 Atlanta Motorama. Includes classic vehicles, hot rods, monster trucks, burnouts, car crushing, a swap meet, stage entertainment, a barbecue competition and vendor exhibits. Atlanta Motor Speedway events/motorama

APRIL 27-MAY 5 La Traviata. Atlanta Opera performs Verdi’s familiar tale – with a sumptuous setting and sweeping music. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre