Actually Fun Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Celebrate powerful women, Georgia beer, and local queer theater.

We’ve officially made it to March, and there’s a lot going down in the A this weekend! Of course, the arrival of March means that warmer temperatures are finally on the way, but more importantly, it means that it’s officially time to celebrate Women’s History Month. Also, the NBA is hosting the All Star Game in our city this weekend, so there’s even more reason to (safely) celebrate. Here are all of the actually fun things that you can do in Atlanta this weekend.

Try Dinkies’ vegan cheesesteak

Friday, February 26
Old Fourth Ward
One of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods just got a little bit cooler because the incredible minds behind Slutty Vegan and Dave’s Cheesesteaks have teamed up for Dinkies, a new vegan concept housed at Ponce City Market. Restaurateur & Philanthropic Duo Pinky Cole & Derrick Hayes’s new outing is bringing vegan Philly cheesesteaks to Atlanta, and having just opened this past Sunday, now is the perfect time to give Dinkies a shot. Those interested can find the new concept inside of Bar Vegan at Ponce City Market from 11:30 am to 5 pm.
Cost: Prices vary

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7
All month long, Georgetown Cupcake is sharing its luck with sweet-toothed patrons. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the cupcake shop is offering two special packages throughout March—the St. Patrick’s Dozen (which boasts a diverse assortment of 12 different flavored cupcakes) and the Lucky Dozen (which features a smaller variety of flavors, including St. Patrick's Vanilla, Chocolate Squared, Rainbow, and Red Velvet).
Cost: $38/dozen

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Saturday, March 6
The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) is hosting a virtual talk this weekend in honor of Women’s HERstory month, so if you’re looking for a positive way to kick off your month-long celebration of women’s contributions to society, this is the event for you. BLACC’s moderated community dialogue will look at the intersectionality of health disparities that disproportionately impact black women and girls across the globe as well as ways that black women can rise to new levels to support each other. Tune in at 8 pm for this free and informative event.
Cost: Free

Experience the Maison Margiela pop-up

Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7
Every once in a while, luxury fashion brands team up with affordable streetwear companies to create something special, and this weekend Maison Margiela is keeping that trend alive with its new Reebok collaboration. From now until March 18, the French fashion house is setting up a men’s pop-up shop at Neiman Marcus Atlanta, and visitors will be able to shop a nice selection of Maison Margiela Men’s RTW and, if they’re lucky, the hyped Reebox x Maison Margiela Classic Leather Tabi sneakers.
Cost: Prices vary

Raise a pint to celebrate Georgia Beer Day

Saturday, March 6
Various locations
This Saturday marks the return of Georgia Beer Day, and although there won’t be any huge beer-drinking festivals popping up around the city, the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild is making sure that Georgia Beer Day 2021 is still a day worth celebrating. As part of this year’s festivities, several breweries across the state will be offering a limited edition collector's pint glass, and one dollar from every glass purchased will be donated to the GCBG to support Georgia craft beer. Check out the event page to see if your favorite local brewery is listed.
Cost: Prices vary

Support local queer theater

Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7
This weekend only, OutFront Theatre is virtually airing its latest production, "The Pink Unicorn." For only $15, patrons can continue to practice social distancing and stream the production from wherever they please. The play tells the story of Trisha, a Christian widow, living in a conservative Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenaged child announces they are 'gender queer' and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. Support for the production will help ensure that Atlanta’s beloved LGBTQIA+ arts organization will be able to reopen its doors when it’s safe to do so.
Cost: $15

Watch the NBA All-Star Game at Hampton + Hudson 

Sunday, March 7
Inman Park
Although nobody from the Atlanta Hawks’ roster will be playing in the NBA All Star Game this year, some of the best basketball players from across the country—including Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard, and mor—will be touching down in Atlanta to show off their skills. Watch the All Star Game and safely get in on the festivities from the comfort of Hampton + Hudson. In addition to playing the game (with the sound on) on its collection of TVs, the bar & restaurant will be doing raffles for anyone who purchases a Hennesy cocktail.
Cost: Prices vary

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