Top 10 things to do this weekend

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Saturday

Fiesta 5k/15k Challenge Kicks of ALS Awareness Month – 

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May is ALS Awareness Month so runners and walkers will begin spreading awareness at the 8th annual Fiesta 5k/15k Challenge in Cumming.  This family fun event is at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College.  All proceeds benefit the Emory ALS Center in Atlanta.  15k starts at 7:45AM; 5k at 8:05AM, Fun Run at 9 a.m.  

Kool & The Gang – Braves Game 7:10 p.m.

The post-game concert presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines will be Kool & the Gang.  This concert is free with the purchase of a game ticket.

The Stache Dash – 9 a.m.

The Stache Dash is Nacho Average 5k!  It’s the only race dedicated to mustaches, Macarena-ing, Mariachi music and much more!  Join the fun at the 3rd Annual One Love Stache Dash at Tin Lizzy’s in Buckhead, where the race begins and ends.  All proceeds benefit One Love Generation, an organization empowering youth to inspire positive social change through art, service, and awareness.

32nd Annual Derby Day –  2:00 p.m.

Join Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee as they recreate the magic of Churchhill Downs at Derby Day 2014 at Chastain Park.  All proceeds support Shepherd Center’s Recreation Therapy, a program that helps individuals adjust to lifestyle changes caused by a disability through meaningful recreation activities.  Tickets include food and beverage, live music, casino and lawn games, live and silent auctions, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby.

Atlanta Dog Jog – 9 a.m.

Walk or run with your dog in the 1-mile or 5k Atlanta Dog Jog at Piedmont Park.  Both courses are optimal for participants of all athletic levels.  Proceeds benefit the VetHeart of GA and Canine Assistants, an Alpharetta based non-profit organization that breeds, raises, and trains working dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities and seizure disorders.  This race is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

 

Eric Clapton and ZZ Ward –  7:30 p.m.

Clapton plays Chastain Park Amphitheater.

 

Saturday & Sunday

Snellville Days

This arts and crafts festival at Briscoe Park in Snellville is celebrating 41 years!  The free event features a parade, arts and crafts, food booth, and live entertainment. Hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday/12pm-5pm on Sunday.  Visit http://www.snellvilledays.com/ for more information.

 

Cotton-Pickin’ Fair

Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun.  Along with skilled artisans and antique specialists, the fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by.  New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers seeking to add to individual collections.  

 

Friday

Arcade Fire – 7:30 p.m.

Live in concert with their Reflektor Tour at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood.

  

 

Sunday

Bar Wars Pub Crawl 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

May the 4th be with you!  Come out for Atlanta’s largest Galactic celebration as International Star Wars day arrives.  Get dressed as Jedi or Sith or thrown on your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and crawl from bar to bar through Virginia Highlands.  Galacatically geeky fun!

 

Next week

26th Annual Taste of the Nation Atlanta – May 8, 2014 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Share our Strength invites Atlantans to help support the fight to end childhood hunger.  Eat dishes from more than 50 local restaurants, drink award-winning wines from all over the world, listen to live music, and bid on world-class trips in a live auction.  General admission is $250; VIP is $350.