Explore Atlanta’s dining scene: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

OK, clearly we had food on our minds when we made this week’s roundup. There are just so many great food-related things happening throughout metro Atlanta that deserve to be highlighted.

So, without further ado, here are five can’t-miss things to do this week in Atlanta:

Put AJC’s Spring Dining Guide to use

Explore Atlanta this week with the AJC’s new Spring Dining Guide. From a list of the best new restaurants to a look back at popular restaurants that have been Atlanta dining staples for years, our dining team has created a fun roadmap for local foodies.

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future 

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Explore how design elements affect our food intake everyday with Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) new exhibit “Food by Design: Sustaining the Future.” 

Take a look at how people involved in the food industry, from scientists to foodies, are thinking about the current and future design of the global food system. 

The exhibit is open through May 21. 

Noon- 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays; Noon-8 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Through May 21. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors, military and educators), $5 (children, 6-17 and college students), free (children under 5). MODA, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

MARTA’s Farmer’s Market

Fresh MARTA Market will return to the West End station this week, giving neighborhood residents a chance to purchase produce, baked goods and more from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Kiosks at H.E. Holmes, College Park and Five Points will open later this month. 

The program was started to give communities affordable and accessible options for obtaining produce.

3-7 p.m. Tuesdays. May 2-Nov. 29 West End MARTA Station, 680 Lee St., Atlanta.

Chris Brown 

Troubled R&B star Chris Brown will bring “The Party Tour” to Philips Arena on May 2. Expect a night of energetic hits from Brown’s catalog and plenty of dancing. Atlanta artists Usher and Gucci Mane are featured on Brown’s “Party” single. Perhaps they will surprise fans by appearing during the concert. 

7:30 p.m. May 2. $89.95-$340. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 

Peachtree Rides Carnival

Enjoy some family-fun at Sugarloaf Mills this weekend before the Peachtree Rides Carnival closes on May 7. 

Indulge in traditional rides, games and fare in the Sears Outlet parking lot. 

5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5 pm.-11 p.m. Fridays. 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through May 7. $25 (unlimited rides), $1.25 (individual tickets), Sugarloaf Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.

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