Big Apple Circus: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Jan 25, 2018
  • By Kelly Sundstrom
  • For the AJC

It's all about entertainment this weekend with locations around Atlanta offering a wide range of unbeatable shows, demonstrations, expos and performances.

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With the snow all melted away and more moderate temperatures moving in, don't miss your opportunity to get a little more sunshine at many exciting events taking place throughout the Metro. 

Whatever your taste, you'll sure to find the perfect activity to help you get the most out of your weekend. Here's the lineup for all the best things to do this weekend in Atlanta:


Dancing With The Stars of Marietta. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets starting at $20 per person. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre. 117 North Park Square, Marietta.

Watch as local celebrities dance their hearts out for a good cause this Saturday as part of the Dancing With The Stars of Marietta fundraising event.

Book, CD and DVD Swap. 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Free. Ben Robertson Community Center. 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714.

Bring books, CDs and DVDs to trade this Saturday as the Ben Robertson Community Center hosts a free swap.

Civil War Sharpshooters. 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Free. 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. 770-427-4686.

Observe a demonstration of Civil War sharpshooting while learning about the role it played during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

Get your motor runnin' at The Great American Motorcycle Show this weekend in Cobb. Photo: COURTESY OF NATC SHOWS/For the AJC

2018 Great American Motorcycle Show. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 and 28. $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 through 14, free for children ages 5 and under. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 770-279-9899.

Don't miss this major motorcycle show, which will feature a wide array of motorcycles, gear and more at the Galleria. 


90s Night at Fernbank. 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. $27 per person. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

Step back in time for a 90s event that will take you down memory lane with 90s attire, a live DJ, a slime station, craft beer and small plate fare. Adults only.

Wine, Cheese and the Spoken Word. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. $5 suggested donation per person. Underground Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. 1597 I-85 Frontage Road, Atlanta. 404-634-5134.

Join UUCA for an evening of spoken word and performing arts. Special guests include Scott Thomas Outlar and Ryan J.

Boy Scout Troop 477 from Dunwoody took advantage of the pleasant weather on a hike up Stone Mountain Tuesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Scout Patch Weekend at Snow Mountain. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28. $22 per person. Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-498-5636.

Calling all scouts —Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park will host a special Scout Patch Weekend that will allow you to earn a free participation patch for participating in the Snow Mountain attractions.

Fernbank Forest Winter Habitats Tour. 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Included in museum admission, free for members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6400.

Join Fernbank scientists for a day of learning and exploration as you find out how seasonal changes impact Georgia's forests.


Freeze Frame! 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. $7 per person. Aurora Theatre. 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Watch The Big Thinkers on stage as they discover and demonstrate dry ice and inertia as part of the Freeze Frame! performance.

3hr Salsa Boot Camp and Salsa Party. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. $50 per person, $90 per couple. Dancing 4 Fun Dance Studio. 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 678-304-7343.

Try something new and dance your heart out this Saturday by attending the 3hr Salsa Boot Camp and Salsa Party. 

Georgia Bridal Show. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12. $15 per person. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-736-1979.

Get started on your spring or summer wedding plans by attending the Georgia Bridal Show at the Infinite Energy Center. From dresses and cakes to flowers and honeymoons, this event has everything you need to plan the perfect event.

Foreclosure Prevention Bilingual Workshop. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Free. Gwinnett County Public Library Lilburn Branch. 4817 Church St. NW, Lilburn. 770-978-5154.

Discover how to prevent and avoid foreclosure at this special bilingual workshop for homeowners. 

North Fulton

Big Apple Circus. 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 to 28. Ticket prices vary. Verizon Amphitheatre. 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 646-793-9313.

Join Big Apple Circus for their 40th Anniversary Show this weekend, which will feature acts like the seven-man pyramid on a high wire, the flying trapeze and the Flying Tunizianis.

American Girl and Boy Club: Tenney and Logan Take the Stage. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 27. $8 advance payment for members, $10 advance payment for non-members, $15 at the door. Williams-Payne House. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111.

Bring your kids over to the American Girl and Boy Club this Saturday for a special co-ed program that introduces the first American Girl and Boy duo.

Introduction to Photo Editing at CNC. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

Discover how to take your photography to the next level at an Introduction to Photo Editing class guided by professional nature photographer Eric Bowles. 

Roswell Roots Unity Concert. 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free. Chapel Roswell. 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-641-3705.

Choirs from churches throughout the area will perform at Chapel Roswell, including the host choir and New Life Presbyterian Children's choir.