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Atlanta events February 2020

Mardi Gras in Midtown

February 1, 2020 (7 p.m.)
2 miles north
Midtown Mardi Gras Block Party “includes New Orleans themed comp shots” plus food & drink specials at 20 bars and clubs, beginning at 57 13th Street NE for age 21+.

Winter beer festival

February 1, 2020 (1 to 5 p.m.)
2.9 miles north
Sample 150 beers, taste cider & wine, hear live music, play games, and shop from food trucks at Atlanta Winter Beer Fest near Atlantic Station for age 21+.

Art fair

February 1, 2020
9.7 miles NW
Shop from hundreds of Southeast artists in the categories of “contemporary, realism, folk, whimsical, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and garden” during Spotlight on Art at Trinity School. Free admission and parking.

Fly Fishing Show

February 1, 2020
26.4 miles NE
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, films, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Friday evening requires a separate ticket.

Anime convention

February 1 - 2, 2020
0.2 miles NE
Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Wine weekend

February 1 - 2, 2020
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.

Valentine’s glass blowing

February 1 - 29, 2020
7 miles east
Register for the $50 Heart Paperweight Class to learn about glass blowing safety and then make a heart-shaped glass paperweight with instructor guidance at Decatur Glassblowing for age 10+ with a parent. It must cool for two days before you can take it home.

Classical music

February 2, 2020 (4 p.m.)
5 miles NE
Bach Bowl is a performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Super Bowl Sunday in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.

Live art competition

February 6, 2020 (8 p.m.)
4.7 miles SE
Watch 12 artists compete to win your vote as they transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork duringArt Battle in The Basement in East Atlanta for age 21+. The art is sold afterward in a silent auction. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Horror convention

February 7 - 9, 2020
0.5 miles east
Days of the Dead includes films, panels, a party, celebrity signings, and contests at Sheraton Atlanta.

Juggling festival

February 7 - 9, 2020
2 miles NE
Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival features “jugglers, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music, and family fun” at Yaarab Shrine Center. Free except the Saturday night cabaret.

Indoor art fair

February 7 - 9, 2020
4 miles NE
Callanwolde Artist Market features 70 fine artists displaying their work in booths, plus “food, dessert, cafe, and bar refreshments” for sale at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

RV show

February 7 - 9, 2020
11 miles NW
See the latest recreational vehicles and accessories at Georgia RV & Camper Show at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Home show

February 7 - 9, 2020
27 miles NE
See the latest home improvement products and services offered by 150 companies at North Atlanta Home Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Valentine’s concert

February 8, 2020 (8 p.m.)
1 mile north
Hear R&B and contemporary jazz at the Valentine’s Weekend Celebration, which features “smooth, sultry songs by R&B vocalists Keith Sweat and Kenny Babyface Edmonds” at Fox Theatre.

Burlesque show

February 8, 2020 (6 & 9 p.m.)
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+.

Oyster festival

February 8, 2020 (3 to 11 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Oysterfest has live music with oysters, fried shrimp, chicken, and beverages for sale at the Park Tavern for age 21+.

Big Band Night

February 8, 2020 (8 p.m.)
5 miles NE
Tickets to Big Band Night in the Schwartz Center at Emory University are cheap, and they’re completely free if you go to the box office in person. Limit 4.

Free museum day

February 9, 2020 (12 to 4 p.m.)
all over Georgia
Click the name of your county on the Super Museum Sunday web page to find museums near you that are free today. Counties near Atlanta include Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb.

Adult science night

February 11, 2020 (6 to 9 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Science on Tap begins with a reception at 6 p.m. that includes light hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine, followed by a science presentation at 7 p.m., and ending with a question and answer session at Georgia Aquarium for age 21+.

Black history tour

February 11 - 29, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
2 miles SE
The city of Atlanta leads an African-American History Tour of important graves at Oakland Cemetery. Register attendees one at a time on the website beginning Jan. 6. Free.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 13 - 14, 2020
1.5 miles SE
The Valentine’s Day Show offers adult humor about the ups and downs of love based on audience suggestions at Dad’s Garage, 559 Ezzard Street.

Free days at the garden

February 13 - 16, 2020
multiple locations
Atlanta Botanical Garden is offering free admission at both the Midtown and Gainesville locations, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Orchids are on display in Midtown.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2020
Atlanta area
OpenTable lists restaurants in greater Atlanta that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Yelp and TripAdvisor recommend romantic restaurants. See the seven restaurants recommended by Taste of Atlanta.

Valentine’s Day gala

February 14, 2020 (8 p.m.)
0.2 miles SW
A ticket to Love is in the Air Valentine’s Day Experience includes dinner, wine, live entertainment, a spoken word artist, games, and dancing at the rooftop lounge ofHoliday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta.

Valentine’s Day garden party

February 14, 2020 (7 to 11 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Let romance bloom with an elegant evening of live entertainment, dancing, appetizers, dessert, and cocktails from a cash bar at Valentines in the Garden, with orchids on display at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 14, 2020 (9 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Sweet & Sultry is a sultry striptease variety show with a dozen singers, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, and burlesque performers at Red Light Cafe for age 18+. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Valentine’s Day comedy dinner

February 14, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
18.6 miles NE
Lover’s Night & Comedy combines a comedy show with a dinner of steak, lobster, salad, and dessert at Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross for age 21+. They require a two-drink minimum purchase per person or $15 fee.

Valentine’s Day getaway

February 14 - 15, 2020
44 miles NE
Lanier Islands resort is offering a romantic package that includes chocolate, champagne, a room, and breakfast for $239 to $479.

Science-fiction convention

February 14 - 16, 2020
9.4 miles south
AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at the Hilton Atlanta Airport. The 2020 theme is The Roaring ‘20s.

Bar tour

February 15, 2020 (noon)
1 mile west
Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure is a tour of 35 bars and restaurants on the streetcar route, including a streetcar pass, free shots, and food & drink specials.

Valentine’s R&B concert

February 15, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
1 mile north
Valentine’s Weekend Celebration stars Sisters With Voices (SWV), Q Parker of 112, and Gary “Lil G” Jenkins at Fox Theatre.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 15, 2020 (8 p.m., doors 7 p.m.)
1.7 miles south
Atlanta Mardi Gras Ball is a dress-up dance party “with live entertainment, food, drinks, and vendors” at the Ivy Center. You are allowed to bring your own bottle.

Valentine’s Day cemetery tour

February 15, 2020
2 miles SE
The 75-minute Love Stories of Oakland tour recounts the loves, lives, and losses of former Atlantans at Oakland Cemetery. February 14, 2020 is sold out.

Run in your underwear

February 15, 2020 (12 to 4 p.m.)
2.7 miles NE
Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, with a party before and after at Park Tavern for age 21+.

Jewish film festival

February 18 - 27, 2020
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.

Intro to Lord of the Rings

February 19 - 20, 2020 (10:30 a.m.)
17.3 miles NW
The Hobbit is an epic adventure about Bilbo, the wizard Gandalf, and a dozen determined dwarves who set out to take back their home from the evil dragon, Smaug at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Discount tickets $10.50

Romantic musical: Camelot

February 20 - 21, 2020 (8 p.m.)
17.3 miles NW
Full of catchy tunes by Lerner and Loewe, Camelot is a timeless love story and grand adventure about a love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Discount tickets $22+

Romantic musical comedy

February 20 - 21, 2020
18.6 miles NW
Five Course Love features a series of dates set in five different restaurants. Expect a lighthearted play with some stereotypes and risque jokes at Lyric Studio on the Square in Marietta.

Discount tickets $15


February 20 - 22, 2020
108 miles south
Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in riding, roping, racing, steer wrestling, and bull fighting at Georgia National Rodeo in Perry.

Classic comedy

February 20 - 23, 2020
11 miles NE
Determined to double his wages and meals, a servant becomes The Servant of Two Masters. Mistaken identities and shenanigans ensue as he tries to keep both happy and pursue his love at Conant Performing Arts Center.

Discount tickets $5

Classic comedy

February 20 - March 1, 2020
37 miles NE
The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s humorous satire of Victorian society’s strict moral codes, full of one-liners and double entendres, at Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford.

Discount tickets $15

“Mean Girls” set in Africa

February 20 - March 8, 2020
13.2 miles west
Set at a girls’ school in Ghana, School Girls is “a fearless comedy that confronts our concepts of self-esteem and beauty” as well as popularity and power at Fulton County Southwest Arts Center.

Discount tickets $20

Mrs. Martin Luther King

February 21 - March 1, 2020
18.3 miles SW
A Song for Coretta is “a loving, evocative tribute to a remarkable woman whose life inspired and uplifted the lives of so many others” at South Fulton Arts Center in College Park.

Discount tickets $12.50

Dinner show

February 21 - April 26, 2020
2.4 miles SW
Jazz Age Jeopardy is a whodunit set in the 1920s, with a buffet-style dinner and audience participation solving a crime at 675 Metropolitan Parkway SW.

Discount tickets $40

Art auction

February 22, 2020 (7:30 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
0.1 mile south
View works by 230 artists from around the world, bid in a silent auction on your phone, eat complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and visit the cash bar during Art Papers Art Auction at Southern Exchange Ballrooms.

Mardi Gras bar crawl

February 22, 2020 (6 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Beads & Booze includes beads, food & drink specials, and a drink at multiple bars within walking distance in Virginia Highlands.

Children’s choir

February 22, 2020 (7 to 9 p.m.)
8 miles north
The highlight of the Georgia Boy Choir Festival is a Grand Finale Concert on Saturday at United Methodist Church on Peachtree Road.

Latin American dinner & cooking class

February 22, 2020 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
Begin with wine and appetizers, help the chef prepare Peruvian shrimp cocktail and Argentinian stuff pork tenderloin. and then dine with Cuban pastry and wine during $85 Fusion Flavors Series: Sizzling Latin Fusion at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Polar Plunge

February 22, 2020
32.6 miles NW
Watch pledges run into the frigid lake for charity at the Polar Plunge at Acworth Beach. It begins with live music and food at 11 a.m.

Monster trucks

February 22 - 23, 2020
1 mile SW
Big trucks with big wheels make big noise and excitement at Monster Jam at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Oyster festival

February 22 - 23, 2020
1.7 miles north
Oysterfest has live music with oysters, lobster bisque, po’boys, and beverages for sale at Peachtree Street & 12th Street for age 21+. Parents can bring children on Sunday.

Mardi Gras in Alpharetta

February 25, 2020 (5 to 9 p.m.)
25.1 miles north
Mardi Gras at Avalon turns Avalon Boulevard into a suburban version of Bourbon Street with live music and New-Orleans-style food and drink for sale. Free.

Auto show

February 26 - March 1, 2020
1.2 miles west
Atlanta International Auto Show includes hundreds of new cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

Dancing with the Stars

February 27, 2020 (8 p.m.)
1 mile north
Dancing with the Stars Live features the TV show’s fan favorite professional and troupe dancers performing dances that range from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop at Fox Theatre.

Discount balcony tickets $38

Irish musical

February 27, 2020 (11 a.m.)
3 miles NE
The Tony Award winner Once is an emotionally captivating musical about love and loss, with live folk music, dance, and humor at Horizon Theatre.

Discount tickets $17.50

Family event

February 29, 2020
0.3 miles west
Register online for Atlanta Kids Marathon, which includes has a one-mile run (ages 6 to 14), a dash (age 6 and younger), medals, T-shirts, and snacks for all participants at Centennial Olympic Park.

Motocross race

February 29, 2020
1 mile SW
Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners, and obstacles at AMA Supercross in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Daffodil Day

February 29, 2020 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
2 miles SE
See flowers, shop for plants, hear talks, and take garden walks during Daffodil Day, with kids’ activities at Oakland Cemetery. Free.

Oyster festival

February 29, 2020 (2 to 11 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Oyster Crawfish Festival has live bands with oysters, crawfish, shrimp, and chicken for sale at the Park Tavern for adults age 21+ and their children. Age 12 and younger is free.

Beer, bourbon, barbecue

February 29, 2020 (2 p.m., VIP noon)
3 miles north
Sample beer and bourbon, eat barbecue, hear music, and play cornhole at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station.

Brunch + bingo

February 29, 2020 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
4.1 miles NE
Wear “cocktail or bling attire” to $150 Bingo & Bubbly at Druid Hills Golf Club to support charity.

Travel show

February 29 - March 1, 2020
11 miles NW
Hear talks by travel experts (including Samantha Brown and Peter Greenberg) and shop from travel industry vendors at the Travel & Adventure Show in Cobb Galleria Centre.

Discount tickets $5

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