Things to do in Atlanta this week | March 7-13

Credit: Jonathan Phillips

Credit: Jonathan Phillips

This story has been updated. A previous version included AC/DC's Tuesday concert, which has been postponed.

Start your week off with homemade pasta or a yoga class and then enjoy a week filled with fun events like a St. Patrick's Day parade, unique art show or even a trip to the circus.

Monday, March 7

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$19 for adults; $13 for children ages 3-12; Free admission for children under 3 and garden members
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Talk about a vibrant date idea. Catch the new Orchid Daze exhibition at the largest orchid center in the United States with someone special. The exhibit runs through April 10.

Mix & Mats at SweetWater Brewing Company | 12:30 p.m.
195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Grab your yoga mat and head over to the brewery for this one-hour, all-levels yoga class with a live DJ, six 6-ounce beer samples and a souvenir glass to take home. The class, taught by Tough Love Yoga's Rachelle Knowles, will benefit community farmers markets.

Fancy Nancy the Musical! at Synchronicity Theatre | 5 p.m.
$20 general admission adult tickets; $15 for students, seniors, children ages 2-12; $30 reserved seating
1545 Peachtree St NE #102, Atlanta, GA 30309

Catch Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, in this can't-miss musical performance. When the two besties get excited to play mermaids in their school's ballet production of "Deep Sea Dances," Fancy Nancy gets stuck playing a tree. Can she stay true to her philosophy that anyone can be fancy? Watch to find out.

Molto Monday at La Tavola | 5:30 p.m. to close
992 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

There's no better way to start off the work week than with a delicious deal. Head over to the authentic Italian restaurant for "Molto Monday" and enjoy a variety of homemade pastas for just $10.

Tuesday, March 8

Lady Locavores at GarnerGirls Culinary Studio | 6 p.m.
$50 on
1240 Old Chattahoochee Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318 

To commemorate Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Community Farmers Market will honor the women chefs, farmers and artisans in our community. And what better way to honor them than with an event featuring food and beverages curated by some talented female chefs like Chef Virginia Willis?

» Lady Locavores event celebrates Atlanta women in food on International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 9

Biggie Dinner at The Sound Table | 7-11:30 p.m.
$60 on
483 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Like T-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch's grape? Don't miss this gastronomic tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. this Wednesday as you feast on a 5-course dinner — and a cocktail paired with each course — inspired by the music of Biggie Smalls.

Thursday, March 10

Much Ado About Nothing at the New American Shakespeare Tavern | 7:30 p.m.
499 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308

Catch William Shakespeare's "second-famous 'battle of the sexes' play" directed by Laura Cole at the New American Shakespeare Tavern this Sunday. The show runs through Mar. 27.

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Build-Your-Own-Nachos at The Original El Taco | 8:30 p.m.
1186 North Highland Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Bring some spice to your Thursday evening and head to The Original El Taco for "Nacho Thursdays." Pick from more than 30 fresh toppings and build your own plate of nachos while sipping on a $5 Casa Margarita.

Friday, March 11 

KURIOS Atlanta at Atlantic Station | 4:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Tickets from $46 for 4:30 p.m. show and from $50 for 8 p.m. show
17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363

Catch "Kurios" before the circus tent comes down in May for an evening of humor, entertainment and awe inside the over-the-top and ostentatious "Cabinet of Curiosities."

Explore» 5 reasons to see Cirque du Soleil's 'Kurios'

Saturday, March 12

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Midtown Atlanta | 12-1:30 p.m.
Parade officially starts on Peachtree Street in Midtown near the Woodruff Arts Center

The parade dates back to 1858, making it one of the nation's oldest. It's open to the public and annually attracts folks from Atlanta and beyond. Don't miss this iconic can't-miss event in Midtown Atlanta this weekend and be sure to don your favorite green apparel.

Professional Bull Riders at Infinite Energy Arena | Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets from $15
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

The "toughest sport on the dirt" is back in Georgia this weekend for a two-day event featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world and you don't want to miss out.

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Sunday, March 13

Torque by Turk (last day) at Ponce City Market | 12 p.m.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Grab your favorite art nerd and head to Ponce City Market to view some of longtime Atlanta artist Gregor Turk's off-beat works. His exhibition takes repurposing to the next level with rubber items, furniture from flea markets and more transformed into works of art. Sunday is your last day to view the statement artwork.

Hunger Walk at Turner Field | 12-4 p.m.
Registration from $25
755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Step up to stop hunger this Sunday and join fellow runners and walkers for the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 32nd Hunger Walk to raise money for the hungry in Georgia. Over the years, the event has raised more than $7 million.

Explore» Can't-miss events in Atlanta this March