It’s silly how fun this weekend’s outlook is. From bottomless mimosas for the grown-ups at a free screening of Beauty and the Beast to high-flying fun with Robin Hood (he zooms on a zipline in this production), this weekend can’t be beat. Read on for all the details on these events, and more.

Photo: Philip Dean via Flickr

Old Fourth Ward

Beauty and the Beast Free Screening at Venkmans, and Brunch!
Head to the V for a free screening of Disney’s 1991 classic, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Admission is free with RSVP. A royal brunch feast and bottomless mimosas (for the adult kids) available for purchase. Please make reservations by calling 470-225-6162. Sat. Event details. 

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Fest
The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park is a two-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. At this festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions, and live acoustic entertainment on the lawn. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 

Druid Hills

Mammoths and Mastodons at Fernbank
Explore the world of mammoths and mastodons through fossils, artifacts, engaging interactives, immersive media, and the story of the most complete and best preserved baby mammoth ever found. Explore their habitats, their neighbors, and their human hunters. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction, and journey with scientists who continue to study their living cousins—elephants. Presented in conjunction with the giant screen film, also at Fernbank—Titans of the Ice Age. Sat. & Sun. Event details


Story Time at The Little Shop of Stories
Don’t miss storytime each and every week at Atlanta’s favorite independent children’s bookstore in the Decatur square. Storytime usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the restlessness of the crowd, and Sunday story times will be tailored to the crowd that shows up on that day. Sun. Event details.


Junior Chef Class at Kroger
Kroger Chef Junior is a cooking class for kids on Saturday mornings at select local Krogers around Atlanta. A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each class lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza—and they go home with chef swag! Sat. Event details. 


Shows for Seedlings at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers and musicians. Shows are every Friday and Saturday from May until September. This weekend, hear enchanting stories full of appreciation for plants and animals. Sat. Event details.

CreATE-ATL at The Woodruff Arts Center
Explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive, family-friendly environment including free activities. To participate in the free activities happening each Sunday, register through event details. Sun. Event details.

Sandy Springs

American Girl Club at Heritage Sandy Springs Museum
This monthly program will let participants travel through time via the perspectives of the brave and spunky history characters of the American Girl® series, learning history in an interactive and fun way. Each Club event will include a hands-on activity, craft, and snack. Sat. Event details


Farmer’s Market on The Square
Head to The Square for over 60 vendors on Saturday (year round) and over 25 vendors on Sunday (April-October), and find heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. You’ll also find live garden, yard and culinary herb plants, not to mention fresh squeezed lemonade. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Robin Hood at Serenbe Playhouse
Based on the classic story of Robin Hood, a man of the people who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, this adaptation by Serenbe collaborator Rachel Teagle and under the direction of Broadway’s Paul McGill, characters will fly through Serenbe’s magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey