This Weekend In Atlanta: Ice Cream; Living Dead; Falcons Fan Day; & More

The Coca-Cola Film Series kicks off Friday with a screening of "Night of the Living Dead" and continues Saturday with "Saturday Morning Cartoons" and "Iron Man.
The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre kicks off Friday with a screening of “Night of the Living Dead” and continues Saturday with “Saturday Morning Cartoons” and “Iron Man.” Photo by Kate Awtrey Photography courtesy of Fox Theatre.

Friday’s full moon ushers in a weekend full of activity in Atlanta.

On Friday you can kick back with martinis and music at one of Roswell’s historic homes or join in the zombie fun at the Fox Theatre for a screening of “Night of The Living Dead.”

Saturday get your taste buds ready for some ice cream treats at a festival in Piedmont Park or for Southern craft beers served at a festival in John Howell Park.

Bring the family out to a special event at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday or Sunday to learn about cultures around the world or downtown to the Fox to check out some Saturday Morning Cartoons on the big screen.

Families can also participate in a fan day celebrating the Falcons on Sunday where they can witness the first public opening of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof (weather permitting) and see the team practice.

In performing arts, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre presents a pop-up show at the High Museum, and Variety Playhouse will be filled with music by Anthony Green.

Finally, Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park closes its recent exhibit with a conversation with the curators on Saturday.

Family

Together We Rise: Falcons Fan Day

When: July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Cost: $5

What to Expect: Get in the football spirit and head down to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday to see the Falcons practice, witness cheerleader and drumline performances, and see the first public showcase of the public opening of the stadium’s state-of-the-art roof.

Free

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

When: July 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Piedmont Park

Cost: Admission is free, Ice cream is available for purchase

What to Expect: We all scream for ice cream! Bring the family to enjoy a tasty treat, and stay to learn more about your health. In addition to ice cream, this event includes a variety of health and wellness engagement activities, fitness routines, food and non-food vendors, live local musical entertainment and a morning 5k Fight Cancer Walk.

The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival takes place on Saturday at Piedmont Park.
The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival takes place on Saturday at Piedmont Park. Photo courtesy of Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.

Museums

Moonlight & Martinis

When: July 27 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: Bulloch Hall

Cost: $25

What to Expect: Catch Friday’s full moon with a martini while listening to live music in the garden at Bulloch Hall. Guests can also stroll over to the historic house to take a self-guided, candlelight tour of the exhibit “Here Comes the Bride,” featuring bridal fashions throughout the years.

Festivals

Great Southern Beer Fest

When: July 28 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: John Howell Park

Cost: General Admission: $48 adv, $55 at the door, Designated Driver: $10

What to Expect: Head to Virginia Highlands on Saturday for this event that combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The festival organizers say the best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brews.

Attend Friday's screening of "Night of the Living Dead" in costume for a chance to be voted "Best Zombie."
Attend Friday’s screening of “Night of the Living Dead” in costume for a chance to be voted “Best Zombie.” Image courtesy of the Fox Theatre.

Theater

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

When: Film Series: July 27 through Aug. 25, Night of the Living Dead: July 27 at 10 p.m., Saturday Morning Cartoons: July 28 at 10 a.m., Iron Man: July 28 at 7 p.m.

Where: Fox Theatre

Cost: $7.50 to $20

What to Expect: This yearly film festival kicks off Friday with a late-night screening in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Night of the Living Dead.” The Fox has partnered with the 9th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl – scheduled for Saturday – to present special festivities prior to Friday’s show, including zombie make-overs on site starting at 9 p.m. for $5 to $10 cash. Zombies and non-zombies alike are welcome, and there will be an audience vote and prize for “Best Zombie!” Friday’s event is followed Saturday by morning cartoons and an evening showing of “Iron Man.”

Dance

TMBT at the High Museum

When: July 27 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 28 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: High Museum of Art

Cost: Free to $14.50

What to Expect: Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre dancers will perform Heath Gill’s “Confronting Genius” – a whimsical duet looking at unshackling the artist that lives inside all of us. Alongside the company, the group’s Advanced Summer Intensive students will also perform. Tickets include general admission to the Museum.

Galleries

Won’t Lovers Revolt Now: Closing Conversations

When: Closing Conversations: July 28 from 5 to 6 p.m., Exhibit: Through July 28: Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Whitespace Gallery

Cost: Free!

What to Expect: Join in for a closing reception for the group exhibition “Won’t Lovers Revolt Now,” guest-curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company of Birmingham, Ala., in partnership with AIR Serenbe. Join the curators and participating artists, Rubens Ghenov and Dana Haugaard, for an informative conversation. RSVP>

Celebrate the world’s amazing wildlife and the places they call home at Zoo Atlanta during Wild World Weekend.
Celebrate the world’s amazing wildlife and the places they call home at Zoo Atlanta during Wild World Weekend. Photo courtesy of Zoo Atlanta.

Family

Wild World Weekend

When: July 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Zoo Atlanta

Cost: Free to $25.99

What to Expect: During this two-day cultural heritage festival visitors can travel from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Asia and the Pacific via special entertainment, crafts and activities for the entire family scattered throughout the zoo. Celebrate the world’s amazing wildlife and the places they call home.

Music

Anthony Green

When: July 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Variety Playhouse

Cost: $19 to $23

What to Expect: See Anthony Green with Good Old War and Found Wild. Green is known for his high-pitched vocals, and, in addition to his solo career, he has been linked to the bands Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, Saosin, Circa Survive, the Sound of Animals Fighting, and several smaller projects.

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