Cocktails in the Garden: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has certainly been on our radar lately.

ExploreThe downtown garden has so many new events and exhibits going on that we decided to focus this month’s Go Guide on the popular Atlanta attraction. 

Here are some family-friendly and date-worthy happenings that are occurring there and elsewhere around town this week.

Move – Beyond – Live on Tour

Celebrity siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will bring their dancing and choreography skills to Atlanta for a show at Fox Theatre this week. Inspired by the four elements (Earth, wind, fire and water), the “Move – Beyond – Live on Tour” is the third time the siblings have toured together.

7:30 p.m. May 11. $35.00 - $125.00. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Cocktails in the Garden

Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to unwind from a busy day on Thursday. The Garden’s “Cocktails in the Garden” series returns this week, offering live music and alcohol at the popular Atlanta attraction. This week’s event will take place in the newly opened Skyline Garden.

6-10 p.m. May 11. $21.95; members, free. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta.

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s The Curious Garden exhibit

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s latest exhibit, The Curious Garden, features 11 installations from Disney horticulturalist Adam Schwerner, whose work blends his passions for art and nature.

The exhibit was designed to invite attendees to take a deeper look at the nature around them.

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. May 6-Oct. 29. Free (garden members, children under 3), $15.95 (children, 3-12), $21.95 (adults). Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta.


Prolific Atlanta rapper Future will return to Lakewood Amphitheatre on May 9 for a second show at the venue in less than a week.

7 p.m. May 9. $29.50-$235. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta.

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon is currently touring in support of their latest album “Walls.” The rock band is scheduled to play at Lakewood Amphitheatre on May 11.

7 p.m. May 11. $32.50-$175. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta.