Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

Now-Feb. 12

Stranger Things: The Experience


The immersive experience that takes guests through Hawkins Lab and beyond is in Atlanta a couple more weeks before packing up shop.


Jan. 27

Jeezy with the Atlanta Symphony Orchesta

Classically Ours is a new era of concert series featuring the music of your favorite artists accompanied by world-class symphonic orchestras. Each concert is a formal affair, honoring the pulse of the art that shapes us by our own culture creators. Expect an evening of reimagined chart-topping music, gritty opulence, and unparalleled style that will elevate the concert

to a theatrical movement.


The first installment features Jeezy, one of hip-hop’s most influential artists, and the Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, in the home city to both.



Jan. 27-29


Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

Days of the Dead

The fan convention where horror comes to party! Meet horror film actors, learn some tricks of the trade, check out merchandise and more.

Culture Collision Trade Show

This is an action packed event for attendees to buy, sell and trade sports cards, collectibles, sports memorabilia and sneakers all under one roof. Featuring a basketball court, trade nights, discussion panels and several events throughout the weekend. This is a family friendly event with free gifts available for children.


Jan. 28

Silent Saturdays: Silent Disco Party

Silent Saturdays are back at Live! At the Battery! The entertainment destination invites everyone to dance and sing their hearts out while enjoying drink specials and music from two local DJs. Grab a pair of headphones and get in the groove!

Eventide Brewing 9th Anniversary Party

Grant Park’s favorite neighborhood brewery is celebrating its ninth anniversary with three limited-edition beers on draft, including the Scarlet Zenith Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, Head in the Clouds Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout and Cloudberry American Wheat. The Scarlet Zenith and Head in the Clouds will also be available in beer bombers for to-go purchase. Additionally, there will be kid-friendly activities until 4 p.m., food vendors, cotton candy, a balloon drop for prizes, live bands and karaoke into the night.


Jan. 28-29

Dinosaur Adventure

Guests will have the rare opportunity to travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age.


Jan. 29

Hot Chocolate Run

Choose from a 5K or 15K and get ready for America’s Sweetest Run and award winning race swag. Plus, a chocolate lover’s oasis awaits


Jan. 30

Red’s Beer Garden third anniversary dinner

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., party goers can dig into a miniaturized assortment of Red’s favorites including crostinis, pulled pork sliders, smoked lemon pepper wet chicken wings, chicken salad bites, corn puppies, avocado crostinis, mini cupcakes, and pretzel bites with a (wait for it...) beer cheese fountain. Tickets are $55 per person and include a mini snack attack, an anniversary beer glass, and a 23 oz pour of BFFs: Beer Friends Forever, Red’s anniversary collaboration beer with Elsewhere Brewing.


Feb. 18

SweetWater’s 26th Anniversary Throwdown

The Atlanta brewery is celebrating another milestone! Enjoy beers, food, music and more at the brewery to help celebrate.


Feb. 19

Mardi Gras Live!

Live! at the Battery is bringing the French Quarter back to Atlanta this Mardi Gras. Celebrate with Cajun dishes, an exclusive VIP low country boil, live music, entertainers and hurricanes all night long!


Now-March 5

Wildwood: AGLOW

Journey into the magnificent, sometimes hidden worlds of nature in Fernbank’s outdoor, nighttime experience, WildWoods: AGLOW. Inspired by the native flora and fauna that thrive in the 10 acres of featured woodlands, and unlike anything else in Atlanta, this multi-sensory experience reveals the wonder of nature and wildlife through an immersive blend of the real environment and glowing displays.



The Fans Strike Back Star Wars Experience

Get ready for the largest exhibition in the saga of fan-made Star Wars events! You’ll find photos, posters, costumes, figures, and models of different types and sizes—all official objects bought by Star Wars fans. There will also be a green chroma to take pictures in the Star Wars universe.


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