Night markets and outdoor movies: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

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Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? Relieve some stress with forest bathing (don’t worry – it’s not what it sounds like!) or outdoor bar-less barre. You’ll also be able to listen to music under the pines or shop in a Night Market.

Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:

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Outdoor Movie Series. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Free. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old Hwy. 41, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714.

Bring your own blankets or low-back chairs (and games if you’d like to) and watch “Frozen II” on a giant inflatable screen. The field will be marked with family squares to ensure social distancing, so registration is required.

Marietta Square Art Walk. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Free. Marietta Square, 39-75 E. Park Square, Marietta. 770-429-1115.

Take a self-guided tour of open galleries in Marietta Square. Masks are encouraged.

Drive In Movie. 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. North Cooper Lake Park, 4201 Cooper Lake Park. Free.

Reserve a parking spot to watch “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” from your car.

East Cobb Library Men’s Book Club. 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

This online meeting will discuss “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown,” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Women are also welcome, despite the club’s name.

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Forest Bathing Series. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. $35 members, $45 non-members. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.

This event has nothing to do with water but instead is a Japanese form of nature therapy that’s designed to help you use all your senses to absorb your natural surroundings. Click here to register.

Avondale Estates Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Parking lot of My Parents’ Basement, 22 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates.

Shop fresh local produce and other foods while practicing social distancing. Face masks are highly encouraged.

Songbird Habitat & Trail. Friday, Aug. 7-Sunday, Aug. 9 and ongoing. $20 daily or $40 annual parking pass. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690.

Walk along Stone Mountain’s two trails, each of which takes you on a one-mile trip to see birds such as the Eastern Bluebird and White-Breasted Nuthatch.

Cello Music. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Performance via Facebook Live.

Watch Jenn Cornell share her visionary style of playing the cello. The performance is sponsored by Friends of Decatur Library.

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Movies in the Park. 7:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. General admission free, VIP experience $20 donation to Horse Therapy (reserved spot in the front two rows and a photo op with a character next to your vehicle). Ameris Bank Amphitheater Lot A, 1700-742 Founders Parkway, Alpharetta.

Watch “Sonic the Hedgehog” on a two-story tall inflatable screen. Register in advance online.

Johns Creek Clean Up, Crawl. 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday, Aug. 8. Meet at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511.

Meet at Autrey Mill and then drive your own car to Johns Creek to help clean it up.

Music Under the Pines. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. $27. Mathilda’s, 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton. 678-480-6932.

Listen to The Murphs play roots rock, Americana, folk, rock, blues and more.

Free Barre Class. 9:45 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. class. Sunday, Aug. 9. Free. Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 678-512-3200.

Bring your own exercise mat and water bottle to participate in bar-less barre, a ballet-inspired exercise.

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Sports on the Screen. 6:05 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. 678-691-1200.

Bring your own coolers or buy food and drinks from a Town Center restaurant to tailgate and watch the Braves vs. Phillies. Social distancing is required, and face masks are strongly recommended.

Eats & Beats. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Parsons Alley, 3530 W. Lawrenceville St., Duluth.

Bring a picnic or buy a meal from a local restaurant, listen to live music and enjoy interactive art.

Movie in the Park. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Free. Grayson Community Park, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017.

Take the family to see “The Secret Lives of Pets 2” in Grayson Community Park.

Night Market. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners.

Shop fruits, veggies, meats and more from over 40 local artists as well as locally created art.

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