Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Around Atlanta

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Feb. 21-27

Alpharetta Restaurant Week

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More than 25 Alpharetta restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu from $20-$50. Others will offer three-course lunches for $16-$35.

Feb. 24

The team dedicates this night to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Just prior to the start of the game on the Wednesday, the Hawks will host a Zoom panel with several HBCU alumni and D9 members around “Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID”.

Feb. 27

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the all-pink cafe on wheels will bring exclusive and limited-edition goodies to the Atlanta community, including hand-decorated cookie sets, sprinkle mugs, canvas totes, bow shaped water bottles, giant Hello Kitty Cafe chef cookies and more.

Now through Feb. 28

Hot Wheels fans are invited to drive through this larger-than-life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks & Garage of Legends vehicles, specialty monster trucks, robots and more. The event makes a pit stop at Six Flags and guests will see more than 50 vehicles. Fans will be fully immersed with an inspiring and educational Hot Wheels audio companion as they travel through the course. For a contactless experience, purchase your tickets online. Reservations are required.

The 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is here! The festival features exciting *virtual* and drive-in film screenings from now until February 28. Along with viewing the films, you’ll be able to take in some special pre-recorded Q&A sessions with various actors and film makers. Tickets can be purchased online.

Mar. 1-8

This is a fun and socially distanced food event for visitors to Dahlonega – the inaugural Chocolate Crawl! Chocolate lovers can head to Dahlonega and stop in various restaurants and shops for FREE samples and specials for purchase March 1-8th. Try area hot chocolates, homemade fudge, cookies, chocolate teas, pies, and much more.

Mar. 3

Moe’s Original BBQ and Dry County Brewing Company announce a Beer & Spirit Dinner Hosted at Moe’s Midtown location, the intimate dinner will feature five courses of speciality items with beer and spirit pairings for $35 per person. To keep it socially distanced and Covid-19 compliant, only 32 tickets are available.

Mar. 5

The band takes the stage at the Coca Cola Roxy. Face coverings are mandatory; masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.

Mar. 5 & 6

The 4th Annual Dahlonega Science Festival, Science is 4 Everyone will be held virtually. Highlights include: videos from speakers, hosting live-stream panel discussions on various science topics, offering virtual planetarium and observatory experiences, and posting videos of hand-on science activities for children and families.

Mar. 6

Georgia Beer Day Celebration

Second Self Beer Co. will be celebrating Georgia Beer Day at their Westside taproom from 1-9pm! Guests can drink plenty of beer and purchase the official Georgia Beer Day glass for $10, which includes a pint of choice. RAW Fusion Lab will also be serving specialty rolls throughout the day.

Now through Mar. 22

The eatery is celebrating Mardi Gras by offering the tastes of the Big Easy with its Bayou & Bourbon celebration menu. It includes N’awlins-Style Po’ Boy, Deconstructed Jambalaya, “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane, Bourbon Street Lemonade and more.

Mar. 25 & 26

The band from Stockbridge takes the stage at the Coca Cola Roxy. Face coverings are mandatory; masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.

Now through April 11

Explore the colorful, creative interplay between vibrant flowers and elegant textiles during Orchid Daze, the Garden’s annual exhibition of America’s favorite indoor plant. Three main displays will showcase blooms combined with festoons, aerialists and chandeliers, set amongst the country’s largest collection of species orchids. Admission is by timed tickets only, available online, to limit capacity.

Now through May 2

Check out the new exhibit - Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss. Enjoy a new perspective on insects as you study and appreciate the hidden details of the insect world, in a unique and engaging way. The exhibit is on view through May 2nd.

Now through May 9

The High has a long history of collaboration with Driskell, who was recognized for his painting and printmaking practices, often characterized by his use of collage, which combined the Black American experience with observations of the American landscape and imagery of the African diaspora. The exhibition brings approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his career, and it’s the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.