Need some airing out? Bundle up for a winter night hike and bonfire in Roswell, or maybe take a battlefield excursion in Dallas. Feel like staying in? Check out a Mo Willems-inspired play or peruse the artwork of Eric Carle. Whatever your crew decides to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Read on for details on all the fun.


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Extended! I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle at The High
Thought you missed this epic show? Think again. The powers-that-be have extended this amazing collection with over 80 collages from Carle’s most popular books. Don’t miss your (second) chance. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Play the Play with Cat the Cat at The Alliance Theatre
Back by popular demand, this hit children’s play based on Mo Willems’ beloved CAT the CAT series explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend. Using the rhyming and simple language of the books, this theatrical experience invites young children to identify Cat the Cat’s parade of animal friends, mimic their animal sounds, and even learn a new language. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Chinese New Year at Children’s Museum
Hear stories of the Chinese New Year, watch a dragon parade, make a fire breathing dragon craft, and a Chinese drum at this special celebration of the Chinese New Year at the Children’s Museum. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Party with the Penguins at Georgia Aquarium
Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day at the Georgia Aquarium’s annual Party with the Penguins, which will include photo stations, penguin-keeper Q&A, penguin nest building activities, and an up-close visit with a live penguin. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Callanwolde Arts Festival
The 4th Annual Callanwolde Arts Festival is a two-day indoor festival that will feature painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, and jewelers. Stick around for artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, and gourmet food trucks. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Atlanta Model Train Show
Head to the The Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth for this whopper of a train show. You’ll be tooting your whistle as you peruse the 300+ booths of railroadiana and model trains. Sat. Event details. 


Winter Night Hike and Bonfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Bundle up and head to the CNC to explore nature at night. Listen for the sounds of winter and gaze up at the stars on a journey with a naturalists along the river boardwalk—or venture into the forest on your hike. A campfire will be waiting for you at the end of the evening. Register in advance 770-992-2055 x237. Sat. Event details.


Living History at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield and Historic Site
Take a look back in time by reading soldiers diaries from the frontline, then take a walk to the nearby battlefield for a reading of soldiers’ letters. Afterwards, make your own diary and write letters of what you saw on the battlefield to take home with you. Sat. Event details.


Are you in or out? Tell us how you’ll spend your weekend in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey