What you can go out and do in Atlanta this weekend

Springtime is full of festivals, events and concerts. We told you a lot was coming, and now we're back to remind you what's happening in the next few days.


Inman Park Festival

The vibrant spring setting melds well with this classically eclectic ’hood. A snaking artist market lines the streets, live music is performed on multiple stages, and children can enjoy a towering slide and other fun in the Kidzone.

The Tour of Homes, a separate ticketed event, will guide guests through interesting abodes, including ornate turn-of-the-century Victorians.

Yet the annual parade, taking place at 2 p.m. Saturday (April 25), encapsulates the Inman Park spirit with its mind-bending floats and enthusiastic groups.

Noon-4 p.m. April 24 (Tour of Homes only), 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26. Free. Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street. inmanparkfestival.org.

Taste of Marietta

Historic Marietta Square plays host to this annual celebration of culinary creations. About 75 restaurants, caterers and food trucks will conjure up choice plates, with each of the bites costing between $1 and $5.

Younger guests can burn off calories in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Kids Alley, with inflatables and other activities. Grown-ups can get kitchen tips as chefs whip up demonstrations on the cooking stage. Live entertainment throughout the day will culminate in a special sunset concert starring Banks & Shane.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26. Free. Historic Marietta Square, 205 Lawrence St. N.E., Marietta. tasteofmarietta.com.

East Point Spring Fling

Food, art, music, car show, carnival. 1-9 p.m. April 25. Free. 2757 East Point Drive, East Point. downtowneastpoint.com/springfling.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival

Artists and crafters, music, food, children's play area. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25, noon-5 p.m. April 26. Free. Smyrna Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. smyrnacity.com.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Zip back to a 16th-century English village for the fest's 30th anniversary. You'll find activities such as live jousting, comedy troupes, animal exhibits, arts and crafts, and hands-on archery. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day, Through June 7. $22, $10 ages 6-12, $20 ages 60 and older, free ages 5 and younger. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. garenfest.com.


Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

The inaugural Olmsted Plein Air Invitational will be held April 22-26 in the Olmsted Linear Park, the string-of-pearl-like green refuges dotting Ponce de Leon Avenue heading out of Poncey-Highland toward Decatur. Thirty of the country's top open-air artists will vie for a portion of the $10,000 purse. There will be ongoing complimentary tours, lectures and demonstrations as well as ticketed events where you mix and mingle with the painters. And, of course, art for sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. 404-377-5361, www.olmstedpleinair.com.

Nick Cave’s ‘Up Right Atlanta’

Commissioned by Flux Projects, leading American performance artist Nick Cave will premiere "Up Right Atlanta," billed as a "call to arms, head and heart" for Cave "initiates," at Ponce City Market. Best known for his Soundsuits, wearable sculptures that come to life through movement, Cave is collaborating with choreographer T. Lang of Spelman College and T. Lang Dance. In this two-part performance, dancers are joined by actors and musicians as they make their way through the Ponce City Market central food hall. 4 and 7 p.m. April 24, 3 and 7 p.m. April 25, noon and 3 p.m. April 26. Free. To reserve: www.fluxprojects.org.


The Who. A Who song is always playing on some classic rock station somewhere in the world. "The Who Hits 50" tour will feature, according to Pete Townshend, "hits, picks, mixes and misses." With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. 7:30 p.m. April 23. $39.50-$139.50. The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 1-888-929-7849, www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Bob Dylan. Dylan will bring his unique voice and timeless songs on a 19-city tour with his band in support of his new album, the Sinatra homage, "Shadows in the Night." 8 p.m. April 24. $64.60-$137.30. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.

Death Cab for Cutie. The Washington state-based indie-alt rockers just released the new album "Kintsugi," their eighth. Joining them on this tour to support the release are Dave Depper (guitar/keyboards) and Zac Rae (keyboards), who replace guitarist Chris Walla, who left the band last year after 17 years. 8 p.m. April 27. $32-$38. Fox Theatre.