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Out and About in the ATL | May 23-29, 2022

Published: May. 23, 2022 at 7:49 PM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 7:53 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - It’s the last full week of May and there’s no reason to be sitting at home. Check out this list of things to do in metro Atlanta:

MONDAY

The Wren’s Nest historic house museum is featuring “Unframed Images,” 14 images by the acclaimed photographer P.H. Polk, through July 30. Polk’s photographs, to be displayed throughout the house museum, depicting early 20th-century African Americans from all walks of life, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, and farmworkers in rural Alabama.

TUESDAY

Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO Bricks is now on display at Zoo Atlanta. The exhibit features more than 40 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO pieces and explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings.

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Decatur’s Legacy Park’s Truckin’ Tuesdays food truck fest will feature global flavors, music, lawn games and more.

WEDNESDAY

Today is the last day for Roswell’s Clay Collective’s Spring Works in Clay show and sale at Arts Center West on Woodstock Road in Roswell.

“Roe” is presented Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through June 12 at the Little 5 Points Community Center.

Comedian and hot mess Heather McMahan is bringing her farewell tour to The Fox Theatre for 2 shows.

THURSDAY

“Swindlers” tells the hilarious tale of bungling burglars, Jerry and Miles and their madcap caper to swipe their biggest score ever. See the new stage play through June 5 at Lawrenceville Arts Center’s Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre.

Composer/producer Emily Wells, known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, is performing at The Eastern.

MomoCon, a gaming, comics and anime convention, is back at the Georgia World Congress Center through Sunday. There will be 300,000-square-feet of classic arcade games, e-sports, console tournaments, board games and card games; two cosplay contests; live music; and karaoke throughout the weekend.

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Cinema Italy returns to Atlanta at the Plaza Theatre on Ponce de Leon with 7 new films from Italy (English subtitles).

Grammy and Brit award-winning artist Joss Stone is performing at Variety Playhouse. Stone has released 7 albums that have sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

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FRIDAY

Friday Night Live at The Camp at The Works will feature The Murphys. This is a free, family-friendly event. Spring (music) Break on Saturday will feature DJ Rasyrious.

Tongue and Groove on Main Street NE is hosting a TOP GUN Memorial Day Weekend Party featuring DJ Weaponz and Mix Master David.

Atlanta Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” wraps up this weekend at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

Stone Mountain Park is celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long with a special salute to the troops and extended fireworks show immediately following the laser show each night. Active duty military, veterans and retired military personnel will receive one free attraction pass with valid ID and special discounts for their families.

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SATURDAY

The Gwinnett Balloon Festival is happening this weekend at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Hot air balloon rides, kidz zone, craft and retail vendors, festival-style food and beverages, hot air balloon glow and laser show.

Brew at the Zoo will feature more than 70 selections of beer and wine samples, live musical entertainment throughout the zoo, access to Keeper Talks and animal feedings, and more.

The PeachNik Mimosa Festival is happening at Atlantic Brewing Company. The one-day festival will feature live music, with a performance by Orchestra Noir, peach-flavored mimosas, food and desserts, a Custom NFT Art Exhibit by world-renowned artists Bruce Sulzberg in conjunction with the Deixa.io, and more.

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival, one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, is happening this weekend at Piedmont Park. Performers include Herbie Hancock, The Baylor Project, Kathleen Bertrand and Kenny Barron Quartet.

The Tapas & Tequila Festival is happening this weekend at Six Flags Over Georgia. Enjoy small plates and hand-crafted tequilas by the culinary team.

The Atlanta DeKalb Carnival at Atlanta Sports City in Stonecrest will host 20 masquerading bands, Caribbean DJs, artists, influencers, food, drinks and vendors.

Screen on the Green at Atlantic Station will feature “Encanto” this week. Encanto characters and Kona Ice truck will be on site.

The Atlanta R&B Wine, Food & Music Festival in Decatur will feature live bands, wine samples and other vendors.

The L5P Arts and Vegan Festival in Little Five Points will feature art demonstrations and displays, live music, vegan and non-vegan foods.

Jeremy Would Let Me Down will perform the biggest grunge hits from the 90s at Sixes Tavern in Cartersville.

Atlanta United faces the Columbus Crew at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. United is currently ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference.

The Summer Palooza Fair is happening in Peachtree City featuring local exhibitors, arts and crafts, a bounce house, cotton candy, fairytale characters, face painting and more.

The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at The Grove at Wills Park will feature more than 100 artists, food and beverage vendors and treats for pets.

Citizen Gold brings their electric soul to historic Eddie’s Attic. Prepare for a sonic journey of epic proportions.

SUNDAY

The SOCA Wine, Food & Music Festival at The Center in Decatur will feature wine, music and reggae. This is a 21+ event.

The Al Smith Jam Session is happening at Venkman’s on Ralph McGill Boulevard NE. Come see some of the city’s best musicians and singers share their gifts.

Groovin’ on the Square at The Plaza at Colony Square will feature The Retreat Trio.

Who’s Bad, the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band, is performing at City Winery Atlanta.

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Bright Eyes is performing at The Eastern. The indie rock band from Omaha was founded by Conor Oberst. $1 of every ticket sold will go to the Florence Project and their work providing legal and social services for detained adults and children under threat of deportation.

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