Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend
Here’s what’s going on in Atlanta this weekend.
Note: Many attractions and events are requiring masks for the safety of customers and employees. See the whole list of weekend events here.
Get To Know Atlanta’s Asian Community
Show your support for Atlanta’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by patronizing Asian-owned small businesses, locally owned AAPI businesses and one of the many Asian restaurants in Atlanta. Check in on friends and peers, too. This is just a start.
Machi the Gorilla Returns to Zoo Atlanta
Machi, a Western Lowland gorilla, came to Zoo Atlanta with her mother, Choomba, in 1988 from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center. She lived at the zoo until 2013, when she moved to the Knoxville Zoo on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Gorilla Species Survival Plan.
Western Lowland gorillas are considered geriatric after the age of 40. In recent times, Machi has been experiencing challenging bouts of arthritis. Zoo Atlanta is a leader in working with geriatric gorillas and is home to its own geriatric group: Ozzie, who turns 60 in 2021 and is the world’s oldest male gorilla on record; Choomba, 58; and female Kuchi, 36.
Machi will join the zoo’s geriatric group, where she will be reunited not only with her mother but with Ozzie and Kuchi, both of whom she has lived with before.
Outlet Shoppes Celebrate Spring
During the month of April, The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta dress up in pastel colors reminiscent of a French countryside. The center’s Spring in Bloom program features lush, elegantly designed landscaping with an abundance of hanging baskets and floral decorations. An antique truck, rustic tractor and vintage flower cart are decked out with fresh spring flowers.
Throughout the month, The Outlet Shoppes are hosting free classes and sales promotions, in addition to live music on the Spring in Bloom Stage at Center Court. On tap for this Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, is Terra Cotta Planter Painting where shoppers can decorate a terra cotta pot and. receive a free succulent for their completed project.
It’s Spring Break at Six Flags Over Georgia– Practice Your Scream
Six Flags Over Georgia celebrates spring break through April 11. Hop aboard BATMAN: The Ride, Thunder River and Goliath. Take over the new Gotham City, cool off at Thunder River. Catch a live show. Refresh with a Philly cheesesteak.
The Southern Gentleman Invites Golf Lovers to Watch The Masters and Munch
The Southern Gentleman welcomes golf fans to watch The Masters golf tournament this weekend, April 8-11. The Buckhead Atlanta gastropub is offering special cocktails curated for the occasion, beer features and Augusta-inspired bites including pimento tea sandwiches, caramel and pecan popcorn and peach ice cream sandwiches. Also on tap: daily prizes and giveaways.
Catch a Hawks Game Online
Watch the Hawks rule the court all weekend long from the comfort (and safety) of your screen of choice. See dates and info.
Explore a New-to-You Atlanta Neighborhood
Maybe you’re new to Atlanta or just want to see more of what the city has to offer. Here’s a great Atlanta locals guide to the Westside and Eastside. It sure to spark some ideas for things to do this weekend. Happy exploring!
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