This Week In Atlanta: Black History Month Parade; Alvin Ailey & More

The Black History Month Parade is taking place this Saturday. Use our guide to see what else is happening around the city this week. (Kaitlin Kolarik/WABE)

See things you’ve never seen before by stepping out into the city.

Watch Marvel superheroes perform high-flying tricks or party like you’re in New Orleans in the Virginia Highlands.

Peruse events we’ve compiled to get inspired on what to do this week.

Marvel Universe Live! Age Of Heroes

When: Feb. 17 and 18, times vary

Where: State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Dr, Atlanta

Cost: $20 and up

Take the family to watch Marvel Universe heroes embark on a quest. The Hulk, Black Panther and Thor will be assembling in the State Farm Arena to but they will be met with the wrath of villains Loki, Green Goblin and Nebula.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

When: Feb. 21 to 24, times vary

Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta

Cost: $29 and up

While Alvin Ailey celebrates 60 years, they will make a stop in Atlanta for four nights of performances, such as “Lazurs” and “Revelations.” On Saturday, the “Timeless Ailey” will give attendees a rare look at some of the choreographer’s  “seldom-seen gems”.

Roswell Roots Arts Festival

When: Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Atlanta

Cost: Free

Black history and culture will be at the forefront of this festival where black creatives will be showing off their works. Merchants will also be selling handmade pieces at the event.

Black History Month Parade

When: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Parade starts at Hurt Park

Cost: Free

This parade will run from Hurt Park to Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Baker Street. Onlookers can watch the procession from along Marietta, Peachtree Center Avenue and Peachtree Street.

Mardi Gras in Virginia Highlands

When: Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Registration at Neighbor’s Pub, 752 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta

Cost: $15 before Feb. 18, $30 starting on Feb. 20

Become immersed in Carnival season festivities and fun by visiting Virginia Highlands. Participating bars include Neighbor’s Pub, Tiki Iniki and Dark Horse Tavern. Admission includes Mardi Gras beads, a free New Orleans themed shot and deals.

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