Love is in the air, and this weekend is full of swoon-worthy family events in Atlanta. From downright dramatic love stories about Atlanta’s old flames at Oakland Cemetery to stargazing in an inflatable indoor planetarium with your love bugs, you’ve got lots of ways to get in the spirit. Keep reading for everything you need to know to have a lovely weekend with your lovies.

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Grant Park

Love Stories of Oakland at Oakland Cemetery
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a look back on some of Oakland Cemetery’s tales of everlasting love. Love Stories of Oakland recounts the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Roswell

STARLAB Indoor Planetarium at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Head to CNC’s inflatable planetarium and have a front row view of the winter constellations right before your eyes, and hear some of the constellation stories from Greek mythology during two, 25-minute presentations. (Planetarium is completely dark inside). Sat. Event details.

Buckhead

Barbeque Nation at Atlanta History Center
Barbecue Nation explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future. The exhibition includes a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories from restaurants, festivals, community gatherings, and archives and museums from across the country. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

LEGO Movie 2 Mini-Room Experience at LEGOLAND
Barbecue Nation explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future. The exhibition includes a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories from restaurants, festivals, community gatherings, and archives and museums from across the country. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Dunwoody

Illusionist Vitaly Beckman at MJCCA
He stumped Penn & Teller on their hit TV show Fool Us. He has amazed and entertained audiences from all over the world. He is hailed as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world. Now Vitaly Beckman brings his latest and most ambitious production to the stage with An Evening of Wonders. Sun. Event details.

Downtown

UniverSoul Circus at Old Turner Field
This is the circus with soul, as well as international performers, circus arts and music. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Midtown

Music for the Very Young: Old MacDonald’s Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Head on down to the barnyard as musicians and storyteller explore the symphonic sounds of the farm! Sat. Event details.

Family Free Day and STEAM Fun at MODA
Head to the Museum of Design Atlanta for free admission and to participate in design and STEAM activities that are fun and educational. This month’s free day activity is DIY Yarn Bombing, where visitors can create craft yarn bombs, a form of street art made of crocheted yarn. Sun. Event details.

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Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show at Center for Puppetry Arts
This historical hoedown with folktales and fables that honor Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tales taller than a ten-gallon hat. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

La Tortuga and The Hare at The Black Box Theatre
The race is today! Join in the fun and excitement as the tortoise and the hare hit the starting line. The audience is invited into the center of the race track to experience the action all around them. Through dance, movement, music and bilingual storytelling, young children will engage in this classic folk tale in wholly imaginative and new ways. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey