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Things to do in Atlanta Weekend Roundup Jan 26 - 27

It’s the weekend again!!! So much going on in Atlanta – lots of festivities happening for the BIG GAME for one…What else is happening? New attraction at the Children’s Museum, Pirate Day at Fernbank, Jugglers, Winter Markets, etc.

Where will you be?

Atlanta

Run Jump Fly @ Children’s Museum – Atlanta (all ages) $16+/personFri, Sat, Sun https://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/run-jump-fly-adventures-in-action/Jump into our newest visiting exhibit! Come explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing! In each activity station, you get to build strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Test your ability to become the next "action star" in the Training Center!

Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show @ Center for Puppetry Arts – Atlanta (ages 4+) $19.50/ticket Fri, Sat, Sun http://puppet.org/buy-tickets/2018-19/paul-bunyan-and-the-tall-tale-medicine-show/Puppet show honoring American History folk tales and fables. Create a Babe the Blue Ox Hand Puppet.

Atlanta Comic Convention @ Atlanta Marriott Century Center – Atlanta (all ages) $5/personSaturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2076605869042023/ Comic books, games, toys, art and artists, cosplay, and so much more

La Tortuga & The Hare @ Alliance Theater – Atlanta (ages 0 – 5) $10/person Saturday & Sunday https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2018-19/la-tortuga-and-the-hareThrough Dance, movement, music, and bilingual storytelling, young children will engage in this classic folk tale in wholly imaginative and new ways.

Story Time @ The Little Shop of Stories – Decatur (all ages) Sunday http://littleshopofstories.com/storytimes/

Groundhog Jugglers Festival @ Yaarab Shrine Center – Atlanta (all ages) FREE Saturday & Sunday http://atlantajugglers.org/festivals/upcoming-festivalYou’ll find jugglers, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun for all ages at the Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. Know how to juggle? Want to pick up a few new tricks? Just like to watch and maybe learn how to juggle?

Pirate Day @ Fernbank – Atlanta (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/visit/events/2019/01/26-pirate-day/Ahoy, me hearties! Now be the time to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank's Pirate Day! You'll be a landlubber no more when you navigate pirate-themed crafts and games, and meet members of the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.Pirate costumes encouraged!

Lanta Gras Parade in Historic Kirkwood – Atlanta (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/298603937445578/Family fun Mardi Gras parade with floats, music, dancing, and of course beads.

Northeast Atlanta

Barbeque Nation @ Atlanta History Center – Buckhead (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday & Sunday http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/exhibitions/barbecue-nationThe exhibition explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future.

MOVIE Maddness Association @ Buckhead Branch Library – Buckhead (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/321379538716733/Not a basketball fan but love competition? Movie Maddness Association has the movies that will never go out of season. Each week from January through February, 8 movies will compete for your vote. While 2 selected movies will play at the library every week, patrons can place a Facebook ranking or paper-ballot ranking for each movie in order of 1-8. At the end of the eight weeks, all the movies compete in brackets according to their ranking where patrons can vote week by week for their favorite movies until we reach the final four. Who will win the Golden Popcorn Bucket?

Junior Chefs & KinderCooks @ Young Chefs Academy – Buckhead (ages 4 – 18) $35/class Saturday http://atlantamidtownga.youngchefsacademy.com/classesYou don’t have to give up your favorite comfort foods to eat healthy! All month, we’ll be sharing some of our culinary makeover tricks, tweaks and swaps that will turn some of the most popular dishes into a lighter, more delicious version of its former self.

New Year Open House Party @ Goldfish Swim School – Sandy Springs (all ages) FREE Saturdayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/2005172609519831/Come for open family swim, hot cocoa, cookies, raffles, and much more.

Enchanted Woodland Trail: Featuring Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) See Site for FEE Fri, Sat, Sun https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/calendar-events/Fairies and gnomes have bene busy building all new homes for the Enchanted Woodland Trail. Whimsical works line our trails. Walk the trail and see if you can spot them all.

Vickery Village Winter Farmers Market – Cumming (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2195314884120329/The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

Saturday Story Time @ Barnes & Noble – Cumming (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/419531975250836/We will read Pig the Pug, then join us at the café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Northwest Atlanta

FREE Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning – East Cobb (ages 3+) FREE Saturday https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/stores/locator/060Craft time for toddlers. Come and create in house at Lakeshore Learning East Cobb.

Opening Day of Winter Market @ Marietta Square Farmers Market – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/356894268463690Get ready to get fresh and healthy at your local farmers market!Eating whole food is the best way to stay healthy.Know your Farmers...Know your Food...Know your Makers

Trains Trains Trains @ Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History – Kennesaw (all ages) $7.50/person Saturday https://www.southernmuseum.orgThis years event will include new and expanded layouts that offer attendees the opportunity to interact with and operate a variety of trains. Enjoyment for visitors young and old alike.

Outside of Atlanta:

Kidz Bowl Free @ Metro Fun Center – South Atlanta (all ages) See Site for FEE Sundayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1565600906809549/

Winter Wolf Experience @ North Georgia Zoo & Farm – Cleveland (all ages) See Site for FEESaturday https://www.northgeorgiazoo.comMeet 1- 2 of the wolves up close. Learn, experience and interact with some of the wolves at North Georgia Zoo. Assist with training and enjoy learning all about these amazing animals.

Alpaca Shop Weekends – Cleveland (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday& Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/2246991458652876Bring your family and friends to meet our sweet and kind Alpacas for FREE. We will continue our sock sale of buy two get one free on Loosetop Alpaca Socks as well. GREAT FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!!

Additional Links:

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has a plethora of events for Families and Kids of all ages every day of the week, but on Saturdays there are coding classes, story times, movies, etc. Here is a link to their events tabs to check out what’s at a library near you: http://www.afpls.org/events

The Atlanta Beltline is the place to be active on the weekends with paid and free classes ranging from Boot Camps to Hikes to Skateboarding Lessons. For a calendar of events, information on fees, and registration visit this link: https://beltline.org/events/