Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? You'll find plenty of activities for the entire family, including an annual Butterfly Festival and several food-related events.
Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:
Acworth Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Friday, Aug. 16. Logan Farm Park Expansion, 4405 Cherokee St., Acworth. https://www.facebook.com.
Choose from a variety of Georgia-grown veggies as well as eggs, cheese, plants, jams, and more.
Reza: Edge of Illusion. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. $35 and up. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800. https://www.cobbenergycentre.com/events/.
You'll be amazed at Reza's magic and illusions, such as passing through the spinning blades of an industrial fan and recreating Houdini's most famous stunt.
Jukebox Giants: Motown & More! 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. $20-$25. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. https://earlsmithstrand.org/.
The golden age of classic pop, rock, Motown, and more is recreated with singers, dancers and stunning sets.
Social Distortion & Flogging Molly Summer Tour. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $49.50 and up. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE Suite 500, Atlanta. 470-351-3866, ext. 38186. cocacolaroxy.com.
Social Distortion's recognizable rock n' roll sound appeals to fans of all ages. Older fans may remember "Mommy's Little Monster" or "Prison Bound," and newer fans may have discovered the band through hand-shot YouTube clips.
Butterfly Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 with members-only preview starting at 9 a.m. Adults $10, children $5. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. dunwoodynature.org.
Butterfly tents allow you to be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies at this annual event. Entertainment at the festival includes birds of prey shows and performances by the Dunwoody Idol winner and the Dunwoody High School marching band.
Flick 'n Chick at the Farm. 6 p.m. gates open, 8 p.m. movie. Saturday, Aug. 17. Free admission, food available for purchase. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 404-617-0433. https://dunwoodypreservationtrust.org/.
Watch "Toy Story" on a giant outdoor screen, buy a Chick-fil-A meal to help local schools, and take a tour of the farm. If you come in a "Toy Story" costume, you can compete for prizes.
Avondale Estates Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Parking lot of My Parents' Basement, 22 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. avondaleestates.org.
Browse and buy from local vendors selling fruits, veggies, meat, cheese, prepared foods, handmade goods, and more.
Head to the Sky. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta. 678-874-7102. fernbank.edu.
Learn about the untold stories of African Americans in the U.S. space programs. Light refreshments will also be served to celebrate the retirement of Joyce Gamble.
Taste of Johns Creek. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Free admission with $1 tickets for food and activities. Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek. 770-423-1330. http://tasteofjohnscreek.fun/.
Sample food from more than 20 local restaurants, enjoy live music and kids' activities, and browse in the Art Walk.
Caffeine and Exotics Car Showcase. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. $5 admission. City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-214-0722, ext. 116. https://www.caffeineandexotics.com/.
Drool over 175-plus exotic cars including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens, Aston Martins, and more.
Family Fun: Pizzeria. 10 a.m.-noon. Sunday, Aug. 18. $49 per seat. Sur la Table at North Point Mall, 1082 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 678-280-0086. https://www.surlatable.com/sku/5617642/Family+Fun%3A+Pizzeria.
Bring the family and learn how to make pizza with foolproof dough and your favorite toppings. The class is appropriate for kids age 8 and up.
"Disaster!" 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. $16.16 and up for students and seniors age 65 and up and $26.94 for adults. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 770-241-1905. https://act3productions.org/.
Go back to 1979 with this straight-from-Broadway musical and enjoy hits such as "Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," and "Hot Stuff."
Pakistan Cultural Festival. 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. $5 admission. Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. https://www.pacatlanta.org/.
Sample authentic Pakistani cuisine, shop, and enjoy live music, traditional dances, kids' activities, and traditional henna art.
Kidsignments Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. http://www.kidsignments.com/.
The current consignment sale is wrapping up with 25% off on Friday and 50% off on Saturday for items that aren't marked "NR." You'll find gently used clothes, toys, and more for kids and teens, as well as maternity items.
Pool Party. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. $1 admission, $1 pizza and $1 sodas. Briscoe Park Pool, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville. 770-985-3535. https://www.facebook.com/SnellvilleParks/.
Relax by the pool with a slice of pizza and soda before you swim and play.
Games on the Green. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Peachtree Corners Town Green, 5200 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. 678-691-1200. peachtreecornersga.gov.
Families can play lawn games like a giant Connect Four, lawn bowling, ring toss, and more.
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