This weekend in Atlanta you can get out to take part in a diverse range of experiences.
From funk music to Greek food and live Shakespeare to an airshow, there are eclectic and interesting things to do all over the city.
In addition to the following PlanIt picks for this weekend, there are several festivals featured in our Festival Guide, including the Atlanta Margarita and Taco Festival, The Atlanta Cycling Festival and Kirkwood Spring Fling And Tour Of Homes.
Wherever you go, enjoy your weekend in Atlanta!
When: May 18-20, Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
Cost: Free to $5
What to Expect: Get your fill of authentic Greek food and also see live cooking demonstrations to learn techniques to use at home! The festival also features entertainment, Greek dancing, children’s activities and shopping. View the menu >
When: May 17 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Station
What to Expect: Atlantic Station’s “Movies in Central Park” kicks off this week with a screening of “Meet the Parents” on Thursday night. The series continues through July 19. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy this free entertainment!
When: May 19-June 10, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
Cost: $21 to $42
What to Expect: Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens its production of “As You Like It” on Saturday night. See what happens as Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the trees with love notes praising her beauty and virtue.
When: May 19 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
Cost: Admission: Free, Parking: $10
What to Expect: This free, family-friendly event features numerous aerobatic performances, aircraft on static display and an array of exhibitors and vendors.
When: May 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Mason Fine Art
Cost: Admission is free
What to Expect: Check out the opening reception of Mason Fine Art’s “Fresh Blood,” its annual emerging artist exhibit. If you miss the opening, the exhibit continues through July 6 and is open Tuesday through Saturday.
When: May 17-20, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m.
Where: 7 Stages Theatre
Cost: $25 to $28
What to Expect: This full-length dance concert also features original music by composer, cellist and vocalist Robert Een performed live. The dance pieces explore the influence of light on our lives, the limitless possibilities of friendship and the beauty of water.
When: May 18-20, Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Cost: $69 to $169 adv
What to Expect: Atlanta Funk Fest boasts to deliver an all-star line up that has the “old school,” “new school” and everyone in between jamming all night long. Performers include Lil Kim, The YoungBloodz, Bilal, Charlie Wilson,
Loose Ends and others.