Bird watching and winemaking: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? You can start out the new year by taking fun classes on food and nutrition or winemaking. And if you’d like to work on a resolution to get more exercise, a bird and wildlife walk is a good way to get moving.

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


Georgia Bridal Show. noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. $10. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. 1-833-WED-SHOW.

Meet with vendors to discuss everything you’ll need for your wedding, including a venue, honeymoon destination, rings, gowns and more. Face masks are highly recommended, social distancing will be observed and temperature checks will be conducted upon entry.

Veganuary. 8 a.m.-5:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Free. Virtual event held by Cobb County Public Library. 770-528-2320.

Learn tips, tricks and cookbook suggestions to help you go vegan in January.

Marietta Square Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 9. 65 Church St. NW, Marietta, GPS address: 41 Mill St., Marietta.

Shop for local produce, garden products, specialty items like dog biscuits, baked goods and more.

Show Opening: Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Free. The Loft, 120 South Park Square, Suite 207, Marietta. 770-628-2250.

See the debut of The Loft’s latest exhibition, “Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens.” Attendance is limited, masks are required and reservations are encouraged.


Winter Wonderland. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Fernbank, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. members free, non-members $18-$20.

Enjoy the last days of Winter Wonderland’s season by sock skating, seeing decorated trees and more. Masks and social distancing are required.

Food Talk: Eat Better for Less. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Free. virtual classes via DeKalb County Public Library.

Start the first of an eight-week slate of virtual classes from the University of Georgia Extension to learn about food and nutrition. Register here for free.

Soft Stretch. 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. $10, cash only. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.

Stretch out gently and safely as you work on maintaining balance. Chairs are available so you won’t have to get down on the ground.

Riley Biederer with Carly Paige. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. $10 and up. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976.

Listen to live music from opening act Carly Paige, followed by Riley Biederer. Wear a face mask and observe social distancing during check-in and any time you aren’t seated at your table.

North Fulton

Wine-making Class. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. $50. Beer & Wine Craft, 203 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-252-5606.

Learn how to make good wine from premium varietal juice and sip some samples in the tasting room. Call the shop to let them know you’ll be attending. Masks are required, and attendance will be limited due to social distancing.

Roswell in Print. Friday, Jan. 8-Sunday, Jan. 10. Free. East Village Shopping Center, 2640 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell.

Drop by to see the first part of a three-part outdoor photographic exploration designed to highlight Roswell’s diverse characteristics.

Saunders Sermons II. 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. $34. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838.

Hear music from singer, trombonist, songwriter and two-time Grammy winner Saunders Sermons II. Masks are required, seating is limited, social distancing will be observed, and contactless temperature checks will be conducted.

Bird Walk and Wildlife Viewing. 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Free. Morgan Falls Overlook Park, 400 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs. 770-730-5600. Click here to register.

Enjoy a nature walk through the park’s several habitats to see birds and wildlife. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair at the park.


Repticon Atlanta. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10. $10-$12 adult, $5 children. Tickets are pre-sold for two-hour time slots. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-963-6522.

See thousands of reptiles and exotic pets from top breeders and educators. Masks and social distancing are required.

Atlantic City Boys. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8. $30-$35. Buford Community Center, Town Park & Theatre, 2200 Buford Hwy. NE, Buford. 770-945-6762.

The Atlantic City Boys create a show with a mix of vocals and interactive comedy.

A Virtual Talk from Historian and Author Mike Bunn. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Free. offered through Gwinnett County Public Library. 770-978-5154.

Author and historian Mike Bunn will talk about his new book, “Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era.”

Chi-Town Transit Authority. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Free livestream with tips accepted online for the musicians, in-person tickets $25. Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749.

Chi-Town Transit Authority authentically recreates the sound of the original members of the rock group Chicago.