Atlanta events calendar for February 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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February 2015

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in February 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Classical music

February 1, 2015 (4 p.m.)

5 miles NE

The Bach Bowl is a performance of Bach concertos on Super Bowl Sunday in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.

Wine weekend

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 30)

72 miles NE

Athens Wine Weekend includes a chef reception Friday evening, a grand tasting and gourmet dinner Saturday, and brunch Sunday at The Classic Center in Athens.

Jewish film festival

February 1 - 19, 2015 (begins Jan. 28)

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture, and history. Vote for your favorites and mingle with guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics.

Touching musical

February 1 - 22, 2015 (begins Jan. 21)

2.2 miles north

Based on the best-selling book, the musical Tuck Everlasting asks, “If you could live forever, would you?” onstage at Alliance Theatre. Discount tickets.

Zombie escape

February 1 - 22, 2015

14 miles NE

You and 11 others are Trapped in a Room with a Zombie on a chain and have only one hour to solve clues and escape, in Tucker. Discount tickets.

Diverse circus

February 4 - March 1, 2015

1.7 miles south

UniverSoul Circus includes Caribbean dancers, Chinese acrobats, African clowns, and exotic animals in a heated tent at Turner Field. Discount tickets.

Basketball

Feb. 4 - April 13, 2015

1 mile NE

Join fans cheering on the Atlanta Hawks when they play in Philips Arena. Discount tickets

Antiques show

February 5 - 7, 2015

7 miles north

Shop from dozens of dealers of period furniture, jewelry, art, and accessories at Cathedral Antiques Show at the Cathedral of Saint Philip. The Tour of Homes is Sunday, February 8.

Horror convention

February 6 - 8, 2015

0.5 miles east

Days of the Dead includes films, a monster ball, panels, celebrity signings, contests, and after parties, at Sheraton Atlanta.

Juggling festival

February 6 - 8, 2015

2 miles NE

Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Free.

Home show

February 6 - 8, 2015

27 miles NE

More than 150 companies display the latest home improvement products and services at the North Atlanta Home Show at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Repeats in Oct.

Romantic ballet

February 6 - 14, 2015

11 miles NW

Roméo et Juliette is the classic love story of two star-crossed lovers at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Discount tickets.

Valentine’s burlesque

February 8, 2015 (8 p.m.)

2.5 miles east

Vixens Valentease Burlesque Show is a Syrens of the South Production at the 7 Stages. Discount tickets.

Detroit drama

February 10 - March 8, 2015

13 miles SW

Detroit ‘67 is a play that relives the time of the big Motor City riot, when Motown and tension filled the air, at Southwest Arts Center. Discount tickets.

Circus

February 11 - March 1, 2015

Atlanta & Duluth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends has awe-inspiring acrobats, magnificent animals, amazing jugglers, motorcycles, music, and dance acts. Video.
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Mardi gras bar crawl

February 13, 2015

3 miles NE

Your ticket to Beads & Booze includes beads, food and drink specials, and a drink at multiple bars within walking distance in Virginia Highlands.

Martini & movie night

February 13, 2015

4 miles NE

Your ticket to Martinis & IMAX includes a film, live jazz, and a cash bar at the Fernbank Museum.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 13 - 14, 2015 (8 p.m.)

2 miles north

Enjoy romantic songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day at From the Heart in the Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Catch Me If You Can

February 13 - March 1, 2015

17.2 miles NW

Based on the film, Catch Me If You Can is a musical about a high-flying charmer who gets money, a girl, and an FBI pursuit, at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. Discount tickets.

Family theater

February 13 - March 8, 2015

2.6 miles north

An Atlanta mother wrote the book StinkyKids, which is now a funny musical with witty lyrics even parents will enjoy at Synchronicity Theatre. Discount tickets.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2015

Atlanta area

OpenTable lists restaurants in greater Atlanta that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Support women

February 14, 2015

0.8 miles south

One Billion Rising includes a speech, a march, and a flash-mob dance to protest violence against women, starting at City Hall Atrium. Free.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 14, 2015 (11 a.m.)

2 miles north

My Family Valentine is classical music based on the greatest love stories (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and Sleeping Beauty) at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 14, 2015 (7 to 11 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Let romance bloom with an elegant evening of cocktails, dancing, dessert, and live entertainment at Valentines in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Big Band Night

February 14, 2015 (8 p.m.)

5 miles NE

Big Band Night in the Schwartz Center at Emory University is free and does not require a ticket.

Run in your underwear

February 14, 2015

7 miles north

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Big Sky for charity.

Valentine’s Day party

February 14, 2015

7 miles north

At the door, singles get green wristbands, couples get red (or yellow if you’re on the fence) at the Red Light, Green Light Party at Whiskey Blue. Discount tickets.

Free park day

February 14 - 16, 2015

19 miles north

Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

New music festival

February 17 - 18, 2015 (8 p.m.)

24 miles NW

Kennesaw State Festival of New Music performances include jazz and choral ensembles the first evening, and then a symphony orchestra and wind ensemble the second evening in Kennesaw. Tickets

Rodeo

February 19 - 21, 2015

108 miles south

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in riding, roping, racing, steer wrestling, and bull fighting at Georgia National Rodeo in Perry.

Children’s choir

February 20 - 21, 2015

8 miles north

Georgia Boy Choir Festival welcomes new boys and includes a grand finale concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church on Peachtree Road. Free.

Little Shop of Horrors

February 20 - March 28, 2015

8 miles NE

Little Shop of Horrors is a comic-horror rock musical (a boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story) based on the movie. Enjoy its demented humor and goofy songs live at OnStage Atlanta. Discount tickets.

Polar Plunge

February 21, 2015

43 miles NE

Watch pledges run into the frigid lake for charity at the Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Camellia show

February 21 - 22, 2015

2.5 miles NE

See colorful award-winning flowers at the North Georgia Camellia Show at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Motocross racing

February 21 & 28, 2015

1 mile SW

Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners, and obstacles at AMA Supercross in the Georgia Dome. Discount tickets.

Taste Athens

February 22, 2015

72 miles NE

Sample food from 20 local restaurants, with wine pairings and local beer, and hear live music at A Taste of Athens in the Atrium at The Classic Center.

Student theater contest

February 23, 2015 (7 p.m.)

2.2 miles north

Watch high-school students perform monologues from the plays of August Wilson’s Century Cycle at the Atlanta finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Free.

Tasting in art gallery

February 27, 2015 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)

2.5 miles NW

Uncorked Atlanta includes wine tasting, craft beer, spirits, snacks, and live music at Westside Cultural Arts Center, followed by DJ music until 11 p.m.

Science-fiction convention

February 27 - March 1, 2015

9.2 miles NE

AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Black history parade

February 28, 2015

1 mile NW

Black History Month Parade [sound] begins in Sweet Auburn and features marching bands, entertainers, and dignitaries. Free.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

February 28, 2015

3 miles north

Sip dozens of beer samples, taste bourbon, hear music, and eat barbecue at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Scavenger hunt

February 28, 2015

6.6 miles east

Great City Race has teams of two run around solving clues to win prizes, followed by a party in Decatur. Promo code “team” saves $20.
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February 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.     steve.davis@events12.com