This Week In Atlanta: Chinese New Year Festival; Oddities Market; & More

Celebrate Chinese New Year at this happening in Metro Atlanta’s Chinatown. (Virginie Kippelen/WABE)

Begin February by enjoying what all Atlanta has to offer culturally.

Eat authentic Chinese cuisine at the Chinese New Year Festival or throw beads at the Mardi Gras Midtown Block Party.

Explore the city by using our list of highly sought after events happening in Atlanta.

Chinese New Year Festival

When: Feb. 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Atlanta Chinatown, 5379 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee

Cost: Free

Celebrate Chinese New Year at this happening in Metro Atlanta’s Chinatown. The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company will be performing traditional dance moves and chefs will be serving authentic cuisine.

The Atlanta Oddities Market

When: Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Circus School of Atlanta, 575 Blvd. SE, Atlanta

Cost: $10

Strange and peculiar offerings will be on sale at this market. The TV show Oddities is helping to run this event. Some of the vendors include Lovely Hoodoo, Odds End and Painted Lady Trashions.

Mardi Gras Midtown Block Party

When: Feb. 9, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 57 13th St NE, Atlanta

Cost: $20 for one ticket, $35 for two tickets

Party like you’re in the Big Easy at this midtown Atlanta block party. The Carnival-themed event will include drink specials and New Orleans food deals. More than 20 clubs, restaurants and bars, including Tiki Tango and Ra Sushi, are on the party’s venue list.

Movement Love: A Yoga Series

When: Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means Street Northwest, Atlanta

Cost: $10

Maggie Benoit is bringing a yoga series to the public through Atlanta Contemporary. This experimental yoga session infuses audio and visual art, such as film and music, with a yoga practice.  Proceeds go to the artists who will be helping to put on this event.

Cider + Doughnuts Pairing

When: Feb. 9 and 10, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Urban Tree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta

Cost: Attendees receive a mini doughnut “flight” with the purchase of  special cider flight

The Urban Tree Cidery is adding a second day to their Doughnut Dollies pop-up event. The cidery company and Doughnut Dollies are working together to give attendees two doughnut cider flights for the cost of one. Already, almost 2,000 Facebook users are interested in attending the event.

Note: This report has been updated to reflect the date and price of “Cider + Doughnuts.”

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