Everything Fun You Can Do in Atlanta This Weekend

National Eggs Benedict Day and more.

We’ve officially hit the third weekend of April, and although there aren’t any major holidays taking place over the next few days, there are still plenty of worthwhile events and activities to build a solid weekend around. From virtual DIY water marbling classes to live in-person music events, here is everything fun that you can do in Atlanta this weekend.

Support Atlanta’s Black Community

Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18
Locations vary
While the trial of Derek Chauvin—the police officer who infamously killed George Floyd last year by kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds—continues, another police shooting took place this past weekend that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. With another Black person slain at the hands of the police, the Black community across the country is understandably in pain at the moment, so check out our guide to supporting Atlanta’s Black Community for tangible ways to offer support and show your solidarity.
Cost: Prices vary

Kick your weekend off with some jazz at the High

Friday, April 16
This weekend, the High Museum of Art is back within the latest edition of its monthly Friday Jazz live music series. From 6 pm to 9 pm, the event will boast an open air musical concert outside of the Museum, featuring jazz stylings from Atlanta-based band Groove Centric. Unlike previous Jazz Fridays held prior to the pandemic, this weekend’s event at the High will not allow walk-ups, so be sure to reserve your tickets online in advance.
Cost: $25

Pull up to the Radler Music Fest

Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17
Tucker Brewing Company’s refreshing new brew, the Roaring Twenties Radler, is now officially available in cans and in the taproom, and to celebrate its release, Tucker Brewing Company is hosting an impromptu music festival in its beer garden this weekend. With live music from Fire & The Knife, Men In Blues, Gr8fl Dude, and the Cody Matthew Band, the launch of the Roaring Twenties Radler will definitely be one for the books.
Cost: Free

Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day

Friday, April 16
Although there aren’t any major holidays taking place this weekend, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any reason at all to celebrate over the next few days. Friday, April 16 belongs to National Eggs Benedict Day, and fans of the popular breakfast and brunch staple can celebrate by dining in at Le Bilboquet and enjoying the classic dish from 11 am to 3 pm.
Cost: $18

Learn the basics of water marbling

Saturday, April 17
For those looking to beef up their DIY skills over the next few days, Bella Cucina is offering a one-of-a-kind arts class this weekend that will be teaching participants the basics of water marbling. From 11:30 am to 1 pm, teacher and artist Mercedez Singleton will lead the water marbling and painting class over Zoom. Tickets are set to sell out soon, so be sure to grab yours as soon as possible.
Cost: $175

Check out the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Virtual Gala Celebration

Saturday, April 17
If you’re a longtime fan of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and would like to support its education and community engagement initiatives, you’ve gotta check out its Virtual Gala Celebration this weekend. Access to the gala is given to patrons who donate $100 or more, but if you still want to support the ASO without paying that much money, you can still donate whatever you can on its official website.
Cost: $100+

Do yoga to the tune of Lil Tunechi

Sunday, April 18
West Midtown
Yes, Lil Wayne once famously rapped, “Real G’s move in silence like lasagna,” but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep it G while doing yoga to the tune of popular Lil Wayne records this weekend. From 10:30 am - noon, Atlanta Social Yoga is hosting its first Hip-Hop yoga class of the year, so pull up to SweetWater Brewery for some all-levels yoga flow and a complimentary beer.
Cost: $20

Attend RoleCall Theatre’s “Grimm” take on Cinderella

Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18
Old Fourth Ward
RoleCall Theater recently kicked off its new “Our Grimm World” play series with an original and “grim” take on Cinderella, titled “Shattered.” To see a play focused on a darker, untold story of the classic princess tale, check out RoleCall Theatre’s final performances of Shattered this weekend.
Cost: $15 - $25

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram at @roshrisky.
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