Through June 16
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the new IMAX film playing now through June 16 allows moviegoers to soar above the world’s tallest bridge and travel at speeds approaching 700 mph. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and sustainable cities, Dream Big showcases engineering marvels big and small. Dream Big is the first giant screen project of its kind to promote the educational STEAM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). FernbankMuseum.org
NE Cobb Community Egg Drop
Sprayberry High School Football Field
Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop offers fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone. Kids will marvel as a helicopter drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt. There will be more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds raised from the Egg Drop go to support the Sprayberry and Kell High Schools. CommunityEggDrop.com
Early Learners Day
Woodruff Arts Center
The Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art are getting together for an arts festival for the very young. This one-of-a-kind experience for children from infant through 5 years old will feature performances of two productions of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young, workshops and musical performances, art-making and story times at the High Museum of Art. Tickets available at AllianceTheatre.org.
Record Store Day
CD Warehouse store locations
Visit CD Warehouse on April 16 and celebrate Record Store Day. This national event recognizes the vinyl record and those great album covers. To honor this event CD Warehouse will be buying and selling vinyl records throughout the month. Find out more at CDwarehouse.com.
Dining Out for Life
Various Restaurants across Atlanta
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Dining Out For Life will be one of the largest citywide fundraisers in Atlanta this year. On Wednesday, April 26th, thousands of people will dine at more than 100 participating restaurants, knowing that a significant portion of their bill will help support the Open Hand foundation improve our health and quality of life. Visit Diningoutforoh.org
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival
The fourth annual Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at City Winery, takes place from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Saturday, April 29. Enjoy unlimited wine and craft beer tastings, music performances, and fun wine-themed activities. CityWinery.com/atlanta
Over the Edge - Special Olympics GA
Overlook III Bldg. 2859 Paces Ferry Road
Ever wondered if you had what it takes to be fearless and face new challenges head-on? Well, here’s your chance! Saturday, April 29th join more than 80 “edgers” who are brave enough to raise $1,000 to rappel over the edge of a 22 story building for Special Olympics Georgia. Experience the challenge, the bravery and the exhilaration of participating in an event that takes you out of your comfort zone and ultimately changes your life forever. Sign up at OvertheEdgeAtlanta.org.
April 29 & 30
Smyrna Crawfish Boil
Atkins Park in Smyrna
Come and join Atkins Park in Smyrna Saturday and Sunday April 29 & 30 for their 15th annual Crawfish Boil. Atkins Park Partner & Zac Brown’s Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin will be on hand to boil your crawfish. Crawfish & Cajuns shipped directly from New Orleans. Tickets at smyrnacrawfishboil.com
Atlanta Taco Festival
Atlanta’s favorite taco establishments will gather in Candler Park on Sunday, April 29 to participate in the 2nd annual Atlanta Taco Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. The Atlanta Taco Festival is the city’s only event dedicated to the ever-customizable taco and will allow Atlantans to taste unique menu items from Latin and non-Latin restaurants alike. The festival will also feature an exciting VIP tequila experience and live entertainment. Visit atlantatacofestival.com.
May 5 - 7
Shaky Beats Music Festival
Centennial Olympic Park
Now in its 2nd year, the Shaky Beats Music Festival features over 50 top-notch electronic, indie and hip-hop acts across three stages. Headlining each night are: Griz (Friday); Kaskade (Saturday) and The Chainsmokers (Sunday). Tickets at ShakyBeatsFestival.com.