Atlanta events for February 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Underground art show

February 6, 2016 (8 p.m.)

0.9 miles south

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 50 artists, pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+.

Bar tour

February 6, 2016 (1 to 5 p.m.)

1 mile west

Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure is a tour of nine bars & restaurants on the streetcar route, including a travel pass, complimentary drinks, and food specials.

Antiques show

February 6, 2016

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 preview party is Feb. 3, and the tour of homes is Feb. 7.

Horror convention

February 6 - 7, 2016

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 - 7, 2016

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 except Sat. night cabaret.

Anime convention

February 6 - 7, 2016

14.2 miles north

Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.

Wine weekend

February 6 - 7, 2016

72 miles NE

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

Moulin Rouge ballet

February 6 - 13, 2016

11 miles NW

Moulin Rouge: The Ballet is a story of young love and rising stardom set in a Paris cabaret at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Discount tickets $44.

Drama of race & religion

February 6 - 14, 2016

2.2 miles north

Disgraced is a Pulitzer Price winning play “about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves” at Alliance Theatre. Discount tickets weekdays $21.

Jewish film festival

February 6 - 17, 2016

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival shows films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture, and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors, and academics. Films that sell out may be repeated on the last day.

Odd romantic musical

February 6 - 20, 2016

14.5 miles north

Three Marines deploying for Vietnam bet who can get the ugliest date in Dogfight, a rousing song and dance adventure about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood at Act3 Productions in Sandy Springs. Discount tickets $13.

Drama about love & connection

February 6 - 21, 2016

32.1 miles NE

Two teenager strangers make surprising discoveries about human connections in I and You, a moving play by a local playwright at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. Discount tickets $10.

Black history tour

February 6, 11, 23, 2016

2 miles SE

The city of Atlanta leads an African-American History Tour of important graves at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Diverse circus

February 6 - 28, 2016

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 $11 to $22.

Midlife-crisis comedy

February 6 - March 6, 2016

8 miles south

Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a story of seduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon.

Classical music

February 7, 2016 (4 p.m.)

5 miles NE

The Bach Bowl is a performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Super Bowl Sunday in Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

February 9, 2016 (5 to 9 p.m.)

25.1 miles north

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl turns Avalon Boulevard into a suburban version of Bourbon Street with live music and New-Orleans-style food and drink for sale. Free.


February 10 - 28, 2016

Atlanta & Duluth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme is a spectacular show with acrobats, animals, music, dance acts, and non-stop entertainment.

Macabre musical

February 10 - 28, 2016

2.4 miles NW

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is Sondheim’s dark comedy about a barbaric barber and a beastly baker at Actor’s Express. Discount tickets Feb. 25 & 27, $31.


February 12, 2016 (8 p.m.)

5 miles NE

Emory Jazz Fest features Anat Cohen playing clarinet and saxophone with the Gary Motley Trio in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Discount tickets $13.

Pop-erotica show

February 12 - 13, 2016

1.8 miles NW

The Sweet Spot is a high-energy celebration of the sexy arts that includes spoken word, burlesque dance, body painting, comedy, fashion, and DJ music at 595 North Event Center for age 21+. Discount tickets Feb. 12 are $11 to $22 at Goldstar and LivingSocial.

Valentine’s Day concert

February 12 - 14, 2016

2 miles north

Enjoy love songs and duets to celebrate Valentine’s Day at A Valentine’s Romance in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Optional dinner on Feb. 14.

Valentine’s Day getaway

February 12 - 14, 2016

44 miles NE

The various Lanier Islands Package Deals may include a room, dinner, champagne, breakfast, mini massages, and a kids’ party.

Uplifting musical

February 12 - 28, 2016

17.2 miles NW

The Full Monty is a crowd-pleasing musical about ragtag but lovable out-of-work steel-mill workers who bare all to earn cash, onstage in Marietta. Discount tickets $20.

Valentine’s Day cupcakes

February 13, 2016

1 mile SW

For the Love of Desserts: Valentine’s Experience has 3 Sat. events: Mommy & Me Cupcake decorating class at noon; Cupcakes & Cocktails (BYOB) decorating class at 2:30 p.m.; and For the Love of Desserts tasting party at 7 p.m. at Sweet Tooth’s Dessert Bar.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 13, 2016 (8 p.m.)

1.5 miles SE

The Valentine’s Day Improv Show by Dad’s Garage offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at 569 Ezzard Street. Similar show at 10:30 p.m.


February 13, 2016 (1 to 11 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Oysterfest has live music with oysters and shrimp for sale at the Park Tavern. The Steamhouse Lounge also holds an Oysterfest Feb. 27 and 28. Both are for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 13, 2016 (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 13, 2016 (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 13, 2016 (noon)

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 cemetery tour

February 13 - 14, 2016 (3 to 5 p.m.)

2 miles SE

The one-hour Love Stories of Oakland tour recounts the loves, lives, and losses of former Atlantans at Oakland Cemetery.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2016

Atlanta area

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

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 14, 2016 (6:30 & 9:30 p.m.)

3.1 miles NE

Vintage Romance is a show by Minette Magnifque and an optional dinner at The Warren City Club.

Valentine’s Day comedy dinner

February 14, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

18.6 miles NE

Lover’s Night & Comedy combines a comedy show with a dinner of steak and lobster, salad, and dessert at Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross. Discount tickets $40 & purchase of 2 drinks each.

Valentine’s cabaret

February 15, 2016 (8 p.m.)

7.6 miles NE

Songs From the Heart is a cabaret show featuring multiple performers at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Discount tickets $13.


February 18 - 20, 2016

108 miles south

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

Belly dance festival

February 18 - 21, 2016

17 miles north

TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday shows with an optional buffet, after parties, vendors, and workshops at Holiday Inn, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

Children’s choir

February 19 - 20, 2016

8 miles north

Georgia Boy Choir Festival welcomes new boys and includes a Grand Finale Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church on Peachtree Road. Free.

Home show

February 19 - 21, 2016

27 miles NE

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

Polar Plunge

February 20, 2016 (1:30 p.m.)

43 miles NE

Watch pledges run into the frigid lake for charity at the Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. It begins with live music, food, and firepits at 11 a.m.

Cocktails at the aquarium

February 26, 2016

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea, which is a glamorous pre-Oscar party. Bring age 21 ID.

Science-fiction convention

February 26 - 28, 2016

9 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 27, 2016 (noon)

1 mile SE

Black History Month Parade [sound] features marching bands, entertainers, and dignitaries. It begins at the King Center park and ends with a ceremony in Woodruff Park. Free.

Motocross racing

February 27, 2016 (6:30 p.m.)

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 $12.

Opera by Mozart

February 28, 2016 (3 p.m.)

6.8 miles east

Don Giovanni is a seduction artist who must pay for his immorality. This shorter version is sung in English by Peach State Opera at Drew Charter School. Discount tickets $11.

Show about 1920s Harlem

February 28, 2016 (4 to 6 p.m.)

11.2 miles south

Harlem Renaissance features Ballethnic Dance Company and singer Adam McKnight with his band at Georgia International Convention Center. Discount tickets $15.
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