Watch “Moonlight” for free: 5 thing to do this week in Atlanta

This week will either be a celebratory week or a depressing one, depending on how the Falcon’s big game goes.

Regardless, you’ll either need entertainment to help you feel better or extend the party. We have the perfect list of things to help you do either.

Here are five things to do throughout metro Atlanta this week:

UniverSoul Circus

Turner Field’s Gold Lot will host UniverSoul Circus Feb. 8 –March 12, bringing an engaging circus show full of animals, dancing, unique skits and enthusiastic audience engagement to the city.

Times vary. Feb. 8-March 12. $16-$40. Gold Lot at Turner Field, 521 Capitol Ave., Atlanta.


“Moonlight” is up for eight Oscars this month, including “Best Picture.” Alliance Theatre will host a free screening of the movie ahead of the awards ceremony.

The Barry Jenkins-directed film has a few ties to Atlanta, including the fact that singer/actress Janelle Monae has a role in the movie.

The film was inspired by “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” a play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. In 2008, McCraney won the Atlanta-based Alliance/Kendeda Competition.

7:30 p.m Feb. 8. Free (RSVPs recommended). Rich Auditorium at Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

‘Too Heavy for Your Pocket’

The Alliance Theatre continues its tradition of celebrating emerging playwrights with the premiere of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner Jiréh Breon Holder’s “Too Heavy for Your Pocket.”

The play tells the story of two young couples in rural Tennessee during the civil rights movement. Bowzie is hoping to attend Fisk University on a scholarship, but when presented with the idea to become a Freedom Fighter, his future becomes uncertain.

“Too Heavy for Your Pocket” will run from Feb. 4-26. On Feb. 10, the theater will host a Q&A with Holder.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (except Feb. 4-5); 7:30 p.m. Sundays (except for Feb. 19). Feb. 4-26. $10 (teens), $20-$42 (general admission). Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

“I Am Not Your Negro”

The Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is showing at two local theaters in metro Atlanta. The film opened at Landmark Midtown and Regal Atlantic Station on Feb. 3.

Created by filmmaker Raoul Peck, “I Am Not Your Negro” completes author and social activist James Baldwin’s unfinished novel using archival footage.

Baldwin was 63 when he died. He left behind 30 pages of an unfinished manuscript titled “Remember This House,” intended to share his personal account of the lives and assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.

The 93-minute documentary is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. It is rated PG-13.


Enjoy the thrill of skydiving without jumping from an airplane. Located in Cobb County, iFly’s vertical wind tunnel simulates the conditions of freefalling.

The most basic individual package at iFly includes two flights, gear, a training session, personal instruction and a flight certificate for $69.95.

iFly is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

(Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)