Things to do in Atlanta this weekend: June 24-26, 2022
O’Keeffe: A hundred flowers
7pm-11pm Friday 24 June-Sunday 26 June. $50. Illuminarium Atlanta, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta. 404-341-1000.
This immersive adults-only escape brings to life a virtual garden featuring Georgia O’Keeffe’s most iconic works. After Dark tickets also include access to a full bar and tasty tapas in an “ever-changing, magically immersive environment that ranges from Tokyo’s night markets to a glowing reef beneath the sea.”
Festival of the Arts
Saturday, June 25, 11am-5pm. Admission free. Cleopas Johnson Park, Northside Drive and Fair Street, Atlanta.
Celebrate the arts with music, dance, visual arts, comedy performances, food and more.
Spring in Austell: Austell Food & Arts Festival
Saturday, June 25, 11am-6pm. Admission and parking free. Louise Suggs Memorial Park, 6145 Spring Street, Austell.
Cap off Spring with fun that includes food vendors, bouncy castles, giant board games, crafts, ax throwing and more. Organizers recommend bringing a deck chair or blanket.
8pm Friday 24 June, 2pm and 8pm Saturday 25 June and 2pm Sunday 26 June. $30 and up. Jennie T. Anderson Theater, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 205-718-9660.
Watch the Atlanta Lyric Theater’s production of “Matilda,” filled with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, it tells the story of a girl unloved by her parents but possessed of wit, courage and intelligence. And psychokinetic powers.
Comedian Tommy Ryman
Friday, June 24, 8 p.m. $25 and up. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080.
Laugh with the absurdly clever humor of Tommy Ryman, a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Community Appreciation Day at the Fernbank Science Center
Saturday, June 25, 10am-4pm. Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta. 678-874-7102.
Visit the Fernbank Science Center to celebrate the next decade of solar system exploration with special planetarium shows and space-related activities.
National Pollinator Week Festival
10am-2pm Saturday 25 June. For free. Decatur Square, E. Court Square, Decatur.
Learn about National Pollinator Week with informative talks, native plants, bees, butterflies, face painting and other activities.
Weekend final concert
16:00-20:00 Sunday 26 June. For free. City Green, Avondale Estates. 404-294-5400.
Celebrate National Pride Month with a Family Fun Day hosted by the Atlanta Pride Community from 4pm to 6pm and music by internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Diane Durrett from 6pm to 8pm
Park Place Movies: “American Underdog”
Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. For free. Parking lot at Newtown School, 3125 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 678-512-3430.
Bring the family to enjoy the film American Underdog, which tells the inspirational true story of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. Snacks and drinks will be provided and space is limited so respond.
Alpharetta art in the park from Brooke Street Park
9am-4pm Saturday 25 June and 12pm-4pm Sunday 26 June. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, downtown Alpharetta. 678-297-2811.
Shop at an outdoor arts market for handcrafted works, some created on-site by local artists. Works include pottery, jewelry, watercolor art, mosaics, handmade children’s clothing and more.
Family camping in the backyard
Saturday, June 25, 5 p.m. to Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m. $60 per tent ($40 for CNC members). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055, ext. 237.
Take a guided night hike, roast marshmallows over a campfire, and camp under the stars at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. You will also have the opportunity to experience a live animal up close. You must bring your own tent and sleeping bags.
Sipping in the Suburbs Brewery Tour
Saturday, June 25, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $49.99. Begins at Exhibit Ale, 178 E. Crogan St. Suite 210, Lawrenceville. 404-590-5278.
Take a short stroll in downtown Lawrenceville and see first-hand how beer is made. You’ll also learn about the history of Gwinnett County, as well as various local beers and Georgia’s quirky beer laws. You can sip a beer and enjoy three pints during your walk—one at each stop.
Summer Porch Jam
Friday, June 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Suwanee Old Town, Main Street, Suwanee. 770-945-8996.
Head to “Old Town” Suwanee (the intersection near Main Street at Galley) to hear live music on multiple stages and front porches. Wander from one venue to the next, ordering drinks and treats from food trucks.
Viva Las Duluth
18:00-21:00 Saturday 25 June. Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-3434.
The glitz and glamor of Vegas comes to downtown Duluth with impersonators, magicians, circus-style performances, casino photo ops, a 360-degree photo booth and free slot machines.