3 fun things


Special ‘Angry Birds’ screening

For some special-needs children, watching a loud movie in the dark can be a frightening experience. But that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the fun of films their friends are enjoying. Check out one of Studio Movie Grill’s special-needs screenings. On May 28, the theater offers free admission to children with special needs (as well as their siblings) to enjoy “Angry Birds.” This show will feature the lights turned on, the volume turned down, and a no-worries attitude about anyone talking, moving around or even dancing in the aisles. Both the Duluth and Holcomb Bridge locations of Studio Movie Grill will offer these special screenings.

11 a.m. May 28. Free for children with special needs and their siblings; parents and friends pay $6.50. Studio Movie Grill, 3850 Venture Drive, Duluth. 770-299-7100, studiomoviegrill.com.


Arts Streetfest

Alpharetta kicks off the summer season with its 12th annual Arts Streetfest. Spanning all of Memorial Day weekend, the outdoor party features more than 90 artists from across the metro Atlanta area and the country. Listen to live music as you browse the artwork or grab a bite to eat from the local vendors who will be on-site. Bring the kids and let them loose in the children’s activity area. Pets are welcome as well — just be sure to keep Fido on a leash.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30. Free. Downtown district, 2 North Main St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6000, alpharettaartsstreetfest.splashfestivals.com.


Brew & Que

Spend Memorial Day with two holiday favorites: beer and barbecue. At Brew & Que at Meehan’s in Vinings, you can enjoy both while helping a good cause. The price of admission gets you one meal ticket and two drink tickets, but also contributes $10 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants can give back while enjoying local brews from Jekyll, Red Brick and Creature Comforts, and savoring Meehan’s spare ribs, smoked wings and jalapeno cornbread.

Noon-5 p.m. May 30. $30. Meehan's Vinings, 2810 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770-433-1920, meehansvinings.com.