Top 10 things to do this weekend


Mechanical engineer Norman Timbs created the Timbs Special for his personal use. A visually arresting automobile that epitomized grace and speed, the car articulated the ideas of streamlining and wind resistance with its elongated, curvilinear forms and seemingly single-piece body. It had no doors and was composed of two hand-formed aluminum shapes. To create this form, Timbs started with drawings, followed by quarter-scale clay models, and then a full-scale body buck (wooden frame) over which the aluminum panels were shaped and then welded together.


Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins Pre-Season

The Atlanta Falcons will kick off the pre-season against the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome on Friday! It’s time to “Rise Up,” Atlanta!


19th Annual Flashback Festival

Billed as one of Atlanta’s biggest R&B concerts, this event features legendary artists from back in the day at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater. You can win front row seats too! 

Amp It Up 5K Run/Walk

Come out and enjoy a day at Piedmont Park!  This year’s Amp It UP 5K Run/Walk will benefit Adventure Amputee Camp and will be used to expand the annual summer and winter camps for children with amputations and limb differences. 


Oddball Comedy Fest

Funny or Die presents the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Fest, featuring Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, and more!


Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Scott Antique Market

Come to America’s favorite treasure hunt!  This antique show has 3,500 booths filled with antiques and collectibles at the Atlanta Expo Center.  Hours are 9a-6p on Friday and Saturday and 10a-4p on Sunday. 


TAP-A-CE-TIC uses technology, sensational lighting, live music, indescribable tap sets, and sounds of the performers’ feet to take the audience on an unimaginable journey!  The six performers will keep you expecting the unexpected in the multi-sensory world they create through the magic of live theater and dance.


Saturday & Sunday

Sweet Auburn Music Festival:  Aug 9-10

This music festival is a multi-genre event featuring three distinct forms of music – R&B, Hip-Hop, and Gospel.  Whether you’re a patron or participant, you will celebrate the experience of being a part of a festival of food, fun, and music! 


Downtown Restaurant Week:  Aug 9-17

Gets a special deal on a fixed-price meal at dozens of restaurants including brunch, lunch, and dinner as the event celebrates its 12th year!  Signature menus from more than 30 of Downtown’s best restaurants will be exclusively priced at $15, $25, and $25. 


Next week

Brad Paisley’s Country Nation World Tour:  Aug 14

Country music fans, Brad Paisley is bringing his world tour to Atlanta at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater!   The line-up also includes Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham, and Randy Houser!   The concert countdown clock is ticking, so purchase your tickets soon!


Dream Cars Exhibit:  now through Sept 7

This exhibition explores the innovative designs that sparked ideas of future possibility and progress.  It examines the dream car through five themes: individual makers, the impact of styling, visionary designers, the design process, and the influence of automobile fairs.  See them now at the High Museum.