Events

Everything You Need to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Updated On 08/16/2018 at 05:01PM EST Updated On 08/16/2018 at 05:01PM EST
the basement
the basement
Friday
Aug 17
The Basement
Billing itself as a “ridiculous dance party” where the goal is only to dance your troubles away, the Winter in Summer Party will have “indoor snow” to create a blizzardy dance floor scene for you to jam to sounds from Kimber of Atlanta Disco Society, who’ll spin sing-alongs and fun dance tracks. Cool!
Cost: $5 until midnight; $10 later
Friday
Aug 17
RFD Social
Press Play is an evening of comedy, spoken word poetry, music and drinks, hosted by wife/husband team DJ Opdiggy and poet Amena Brown. Tonight’s show will include performances by comedian David Perdue (not our senator) and singer/songwriter Jennifer Chung.
Cost: $25 - $100
Friday
Aug 17
Space2
You’ll feel, ahem, free, dancing to all sorts of 2000s-era hip-hop and R&B music at 106 & Party, a 106-&-Park-inspired shindig with a superteam of dope local DJs that includes Sean Falyon, Dusei Da Great, Dibiase and DJ Red Soda.
Cost: Free
Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club
Saturday
Aug 18
Pemberton Place
The Atlanta’s Finest 5K will directly benefit Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta, meaning the next time you call in an anonymous tip on your nudity-prone neighbor, there might be some reward money in it for you!
Cost: $40 on race day
Saturday
Aug 18
Piedmont Park
The Piedmont Park Arts Festival starts today at 10am (tomorrow at 11), and goes until 5pm, with all sorts of vendors (250 painters, photogs, metalwork artists, glass blowers, etc.), food, and live acoustic music to psyche you into spending money on weird awesome creative things.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Aug 18
Southern Exchange - Davidson Ballroom
Hit Wine Fest ATL for “Atlanta’s upscale wine experience,” which will include live music, performances, and whole lot of vino you can drink in two-hour sessions (three-hour if you go VIP).
Cost: $35 - $55
Saturday
Aug 18
ATL Craft
Photographer Charlie Watts is hosting an evening of literally magical “flora aura” photography (you can buy a “personalized aura photograph” and a “floral essence”) that’ll also have music and energy readings.
Cost: Free entry, $25 for photo and “essence”
The deep end
The deep end
Saturday
Aug 18
The Deep End
If you hurry up and register you might squeeze into someone’s four-person team at Flipnik 2018, where you’ll be competing for championship trophies and such titles as Best Dressed and Most Creative teams, and get free beer while you play.
Cost: $30 - $100
Sunday
Aug 19
Lithonia Amphitheatre
The Atlanta Vintage Neo-Soul, Jazz & Wine Festival will have everything it says in the name: three live bands, unlimited wine tasting and several food vendors in case all that smoothness makes you hungry.
Cost: $20 - $150