This Week In Atlanta: Vegan Fest; Spring Fling; And More

There are arts festivals, a spotlight on vegan food and more to enjoy this week in Atlanta. (Flickr Creative Commons)

Seize the day this spring by going out on the town.

Try vegan eats at a local festival or check out the art made by local artisans at the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza.

Here’s our list of events happening this week in Atlanta.

Books & Booze

When: April 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta

Cost: $10 for general admission

This month’s book discussion will be based around “The Power” by Naomi Alderman, an award-winning author. Admission includes reserving a spot and the cost will be put towards food and drinks.

A Night of Murder And Mystery

When: April 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1601 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta

Cost: $65 for general admission

The spring murder mystery at Maggiano’s will have a “Hip. Hop. Murder” theme. Admission buys attendees an all-inclusive family style three-course meal. Some of the choices for the courses include Classic Bruschetta, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Chicken and Spinach Manicotti and mini desserts.

2019 Vegan Fest

When: April 19 to 21, times vary

Where: Westview Makers, 1554 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta

Cost: Free

Vegan foods will be in the spotlight at this festival, which will have a baked goods contest and cooking tutorials. Attendees will get to taste free vegan eats, as well.

Spring Fling

When: April 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Ponce City Roof, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta

Cost: $15 for adults General Admission, $10 for children (12 and under)

On top of the roof of Ponce City Market, there will be the third annual Spring Fling celebration that will have family-friendly activities ranging from a bubble play zone to paint with nature station. A three-story slide will also be onsite in Skyline Park.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2019

When: April 20 and 21, times vary

Where: Sandy Springs Artsapalooza, 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs

Cost: Free

Around 150 local and regional artists, including glassmakers and woodworkers, will be setting up shop at this art festival. Live acoustic musicians will be performing inside of the festival grounds and gourmet food trucks will also be onsite.

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