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ARNIE’S MARCH ATLANTA
Aug. 17 Fundraising walk held at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Dr. SE, Atl. 9-11 AM. Benefits Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 404/785-7315. choa.org
June 21-23 Music and arts festival in downtown Athens showcases local, regional and national musical talent on three outdoor stages, plus artist market, two-night Club Crawl in 10+ venues, and KidsFest celebration. Proceeds benefit AthFest Educates. 706/548-1973. athfest.com
ATLANTA BELTLINE 5K
July 13 Westside 5K run/walk through the historic West End and Westview neighborhoods, traveling along the West End Trail, 7:30 AM. Lee + White, 933 Lee St. SW, Atl. beltline.org/races
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland,” exhibit of giant topiary-like plant sculptures featuring 16 installations of 38 sculptures, including a 27-foot-tall White Rabbit in the Skyline Garden pond.
Thursdays Cocktails in the Garden, 5:30-9:30 PM every Thursday, May-Sept.
1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-5859. atlantabg.org
Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Ogre and Friends” exhibit.
Ongoing Visit one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes.
1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville. 404/888-4760. atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville.
May 17-19 Milwaukee Brewers
May 28-29 Washington Nationals
May 31-June 2 Detroit Tigers
June 10-13 Pittsburgh Pirates
June 14-16 Philadelphia Phillies
June 17-19 New York Mets
July 2-4 Philadelphia Phillies
July 5-7 Miami Marlins
July 18-21 Washington Nationals
July 23-24 Kansas City Royals
Aug. 1-4 Cincinnati Reds
Aug. 13-15 New York Mets
Aug. 16-18 Los Angeles Dodgers
Aug. 20-22 Miami Marlins
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Chicago White Sox
Sept. 2-3 Toronto Blue Jays
Sept. 5-8 Washington Nationals
SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl. atlanta.braves.mlb.com
ATLANTA COMIC CON
July 12-14 Embrace your nerdiness at Atlanta’s family-friendly comic convention at the Georgia World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW. The event features comic books, toys, cards, games, artwork, cosplay, apparel, guest creators and celebrity guests. atlantacomiccon.com
ATLANTA FIELD DAY
July 13 Fun competition for adults at Historic Fourth Ward Park to benefit Playworks Georgia. 11 AM-4 PM. atlfieldday.com
ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FEST
May 30-June 2 A celebration of Southern food and beverage traditions with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists in Midtown Atlanta. 877/725-8849. atlfoodandwinefestival.com
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
June 15-16 Juneteenth, family program commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., with activities, performances and crafts. 11 AM-4 PM Sat., noon-4 PM Sun. Free admission.
June 3 Douglas Brinkley, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, 7:30 PM.
June 4 Michael Dobbs, The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between, 7:30 PM.
June 5 Kristy Woodson Harvey, The Southern Side of Paradise, 7 PM, Margaret Mitchell House.
June 11 Catherine Cusset, Life of David Hockney: A Novel, 7 PM, Margaret Mitchell House.
June 13 Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, 7:30 PM.
June 18 Dan Abrams, Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy, 7 PM.
June 20 Sidney Isenberg Lecture: Elliot Ackerman, Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning, 7:30 PM.
June 26 Daniel Brook, The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, 7:30 PM.
July 18 Jonathan Putnam, A House Divided: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery, 7 PM, Margaret Mitchell House.
July 22 Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys, 7 PM.
Aug. 7 Sam Jones, Whole Hog BBQ: The Gospel of Carolina Barbecue with Recipes from Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ, 6 PM.
Aug. 13 Cara Robertson, The Trial of Lizzie Borden, 7 PM, Margaret Mitchell House.
Aug. 22 Richard Gergel, Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, 7:30 PM.
Through Sept. 29“Barbecue Nation,” artifacts, images and oral histories.
Ongoing “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” multi-media experience features one of America’s largest historic treasures: the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta, a 132-year-old hand-painted work of art that stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, and weighs 10,000 pounds. “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta,” features restored locomotive Texas.
130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404/814-4000. atlantahistorycenter.com
ATLANTA ICE CREAM FEST
July 27 Annual fest features local ice cream shops, health & wellness vendors, food and family fun at Piedmont Park, 10th St. & Charles Allen Dr. entrance. 11 AM-6 PM. atlantaicecreamfestival.com
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