Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Aug. 5-14

Black Restaurant Week

Celebrating the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine, discover Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in your community. Eat. Sip. Repeat.

Now - August 7

Brookhaven Restaurant Week

Brookhaven Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy an amazing lineup of locally owned, chef-driven restaurants ready to dish up mouth-watering culinary experiences. Select restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants include The Ashford, Arnette’s Chop Shop, PURE, Red Pepper Taqueria, and many more.

Aug. 8

Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour

Aug. 10

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aug. 10-13

Widespread Panic plays the Fox Theatre

Aug. 11

Gods & Goddesses Toga Party

DJ Toni K gets the party started for BURN Atlanta’s Toga Party with cigar specials, specialty cocktails and prizes for the best costumes.

Free food for a year

Bolay, which is expanding out of their home state of Florida for the first time ever, and has chosen Alpharetta as their debut location. The fast casual concept is known for their bright and creative space, bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and enthusiastic team. At their grand opening and ribbon cutting on August 11, all guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Bolay bowl, and the first 100 guests in line will win free Bolay for a year!

Aug. 18

Comedy & Cocktails

Stand up, raise a glass, and join Distillery of Modern Art for a laugh-out-loud evening filled with more than just one memorable jokester. On Thursday, August 4th at 7:30 p.m., a stacked lineup of comedians will descend upon the newly opened distillery, cocktail lounge and gallery for Comedy and Cocktails presented by Laughs on the Go. An evening filled with laughs and signature cocktails, attendees are also encouraged to walk through the impressive space and view works created by Atlanta artists.

Now - Aug. 20

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream hits the stage at Role Call Theatre At Ponce City Market! Expect magic, romance, and lots of laughs from one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Performances run through August 20th.

Aug. 19-20

Trunk Show at Timpson Creek Gallery

Margaret Aden is a contemporary metal smith that uses a variety of precious stones, 14k and sterling silver. She’ll be at Timpson Creek to help people pick out stones and design a one-of-a-kind piece.

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival

It’s the Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw! Enjoy two days of bbq, cooking events, live music, a kids zone, fireworks, and more! The fest will take place rain or shine and admission is FREE!

Food That Rocks

Enjoy a tasting experience like no other, celebrating Sandy Springs restaurants. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and cocktail tastings plus live music, chef demonstrations, and more, in 3 sessions over 2 days. The event will happen rain or shine.

Aug 20-21

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

The fest will feature artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Rock out to live music, a play area for kids, and lots of festival food and drinks for purchase. The festival is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome too.

Aug. 21

BIG3 Championship Game, Inaugural All-Star Game, and First-Ever Celebrity Game

The first-ever BIG3 All-Star Game will tip off at 4 pm, followed by the Championship Game at 5 pm. The top players and two coaches from each of the 10 teams not in the Championship Game will be selected to play in the All-Star Game.

Aug. 26

Lady Gaga: The Chromatica Ball

Aug. 27

Lucky’s 12th Anniversary

Lucky’s Burger and Brew will celebrate their 12th Anniversary at Lucky’s LIVE! Backyard and Doghouse. Guests will enjoy 2nd Cutest Dog Contest, live music, a special event menu, full-service bar and dining outside at Roswell’s largest outdoor dog and kid friendly venue.

Camping, Glamping & Jammin

It’s a concert, comedy show, silent party and night of camping all rolled into one.

Aug. 27-28, Sept. 3-5

Brews & Bites Festival at Six Flags

As you travel around Peachtree Square, enjoy dozens of refreshing craft beers and cocktails from your favorite local breweries, like Wild Leap and Atlanta Hard Cider, and grub on delicious offerings from some of the best gourmet food trucks in town. From foodies to families, there’s something for everyone!

Sept. 1-5

Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.



The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is an immersive Regency-era ball with period costumes and stunning decor. Enjoy music inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack and be captivated by the performances around you in this interactive experience!

Now-Aug. 15

Flip Circus

Flip Circus invites people to step away from their screens for an affordable, real-life entertainment experience they’ll never forget. World-class clowns, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and daredevils display their talents right in front of them as no audience member is more than 50 feet from the ring. Recieve 40% off by using this discount code at checkout: SALE40FF

Now - Aug 14

The Incredible Book Eating Boy at the Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre presents The Incredible Book Eating Boy! A story about literally biting off more than you can chew, this new musical celebrates the joy of reading and the insatiable appetite for knowledge. Donate a new or gently used book at participating book stores, and recieve a free ticket to the show!