This Weekend in Atlanta: Greek Festival; Airshow; Shakespeare; And More

Enjoy Greek food, cooking demonstrations, Greek dancing, entertainment and more at the Marietta Greek Festival.
The Marietta Greek Festival takes place May 18-20 at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Photo courtesy of Marietta Greek Festival.

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!

Festivals

Marietta Greek Festival

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 >

Free

Movies in Central Park

When: May 17 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: Atlantic Station

Cost: Free!

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!

Theater

As You Like It

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.

Family

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow

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.

 

Mason Fine Art's "Fresh Blood" exhibit opens May 27.
Mason Fine Art’s “Fresh Blood” exhibit opens May 27. Image courtesy of Mason Fine Art.

Galleries

Fresh Blood

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.

Dance

Room to Move Dance: enter the circle

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.

Music

Atlanta Funk Fest 2018

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.

 

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