What to do in Atlanta this weekend: August 26-28, 2022

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

Immerse yourself in a “Bridgerton” experience with live music inspired by the show, actors dressed in period costumes and more.

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Credit: From bridgertonexperience.com

Immerse yourself in a “Bridgerton” experience with live music inspired by the show, actors dressed in period costumes and more.

Credit: From bridgertonexperience.com

Credit: From bridgertonexperience.com

4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday August 26, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28. $68 and up. Building 1, Pullman Yards, 225 Rogers St., Atlanta.

If you love “Bridgerton,” take part in a Regency-style experience in a beautiful ballroom, interacting with actors dressed in period costumes, drinking cocktails, and listening to Bridgerton-inspired live music. Dressing up is encouraged, but not required.

Atlanta Falcons pre-season game

3 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. $10 and up. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1AMB Drive NW, Atlanta.

Cheer on the Atlanta Falcons as they play Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time this season in a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cobb

Lady Gaga

Watch Lady Gaga bring her latest tour, The Chromatica Ball, to Truist Park.

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Watch Lady Gaga bring her latest tour, The Chromatica Ball, to Truist Park.

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Watch Lady Gaga bring her latest tour, The Chromatica Ball, to Truist Park.

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Credit: From stubhub.com

8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26. $70 and up, $15 and up for parking. Truist Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Popular singer, songwriter and actress Lady Gaga presents her latest tour, The Chromatica Ball, at Truist Park.

Cobb International Festival

Saturday August 27 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free entry and parking. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. 770-509-2743.

Celebrate other countries and cultures with international music and art, dance, food, crafts, jewelry, a kids’ corner and more.

Cobb 911 Kids Lounge

10am-12pm. Saturday August 27. Free for children from kindergarten to 5th grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Cobb 911 Center, 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 770-499-3911.

Take your young children to visit the 911 center, learn about radio dispatch with the police, and enjoy painting, relay activities, and interactive games.

DeKalb

Jazz on the Lawn

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26. $40 and up. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338.

Bring a picnic dinner and drinks to kick off Callanwolde’s annual Jazz on the Lawn concert series with music from Samara Joy.

Moonlight Movie: “Trolls: World Tour”

8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26. Free. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven.

Take the kids to watch “Trolls: World Tour” outside Blackburn Park. Bring your own food or buy it on site.

Chamblee Rocks

Catch the final concert of the year in Chamblee Rocks’ summer concert series featuring The Plain White T’s and Fastball.

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Catch the final concert of the year in Chamblee Rocks' summer concert series featuring The Plain White T's and Fastball.

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Catch the final concert of the year in Chamblee Rocks’ summer concert series featuring The Plain White T’s and Fastball.

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Credit: From chambleerocks.net

6 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Free. Chamblee Town Hall, 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee.

Chamblee Rocks’ 2022 summer concert series concludes with The Plain White T’s (“Hey There, Delilah”) and Fastball. Bring your own food and drinks (except alcohol) in a cooler under 30 liters or small enough to fit under chairs. Food trucks will be on site, and you can also buy beer and wine.

North Fulton

art in the park

Visit Brooke Street Park in Alpharetta to browse and purchase artwork and see local artists create their works.

Credit: From Awesome Alpharetta’s Facebook Page

Visit Brooke Street Park in Alpharetta to browse and purchase artwork and see local artists create their works.

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Visit Brooke Street Park in Alpharetta to browse and purchase artwork and see local artists create their works.

Credit: From Awesome Alpharetta’s Facebook Page

Credit: From Awesome Alpharetta’s Facebook Page

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday August 27 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday August 28. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta.

Visit artist stalls for handicrafts including pottery, carpentry, metalwork, and photography. Local artists will be on hand to show how they create their pieces.

Big and small chef: a day at the park

10 a.m. Saturday, August 27. $80 for a parent/child combo. Publix Aprons Cooking School at Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8561.

Bring your child, ages 5-12, and work together to create picnic dishes including slider chicken burgers, sriracha and bacon potato salad, and apple and cheddar pies.

Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series

7-9 p.m. Saturday August 27. Free. 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-641-3727.

Listen to Aaron Lee Tasjan perform revamped pop songs, and indulge in beer, wine, sangria, and food and snack options for sale on-site.

Gwinnet

Extra Mile 5K/1 Mile Walk/Run

Registration at 7:00 a.m., departure at 8:00 a.m. for the 5K, departure at 8:10 for the 1 mile. $35 5K, $25 1 thousand. Suwanee Downtown Park, 330 Downtown Avenue, Suwanee.

Participate in the annual Extra Mile 5K event and help raise funds and honor and celebrate those with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injuries in Annandale Village.

Clear Refuge Celebration

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, 884 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville.

Enjoy the music, vendors, food, and kids’ activities. And if you want to bring home a four-legged friend, all adoption fees will be waived. Your new pet will be sterilized, receive up-to-date vaccines and a microchip.

61st Annual Model Train Show and Railroadiana

See scale models as well as railroad antiques at the Model Train and Railroadiana Show in Duluth.

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See scale models as well as railroad antiques at the Model Train and Railroadiana Show in Duluth.

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See scale models as well as railroad antiques at the Model Train and Railroadiana Show in Duluth.

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Credit: From gassouthdistrict.com

9 a.m. Saturday, August 27. $10 for adults, free for children under 12. Gas South District, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500 (office), 770-626-2464 (tickets).

Whether you’re a model maker or a rail enthusiast, you’ll find plenty to see at the show, including scale models in all gauges and railroad antiques. Six great working layouts will also be available to view.

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