It’s President’s Day and there are plenty of ways to play during this three day weekend.  From LEGO Batman and an Improv comedy show for kids to the UniverSoul Circus and free fun at the Woodruff Arts Center, this holiday weekend is looking up in the polls, for sure. Read on for everything you need to know about rocking it.


Photo: Philippe Put via Flickr 


The LEGO Batman Movie Celebration at LEGOLAND
Meet Gotham City’s iconic DC Super Hero in LEGO form only at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. Included with admission, “The LEGO® Batman™ Movie” Days will include photo ops with LEGO Batman™, a Batman-themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman ™-inspired LEGO build activities. No extra ticket required. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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Improv Comedy Show for Kids at Dad’s Garage
Atlanta’s award-winning improv troupe at Dad’s Garage now offers a show for kids! There’s a brand new story every week and little ones get to help by providing key parts of the story and even adding their own jokes. It’s sure to be interactive, silly and out-of-the-ordinary fun for kids and parents. Sat. Event details.


UniverSoul Circus at Turner Field
Unlike any traditional circus you’ve ever seen, UniverSoul Circus is interactive, multicultural, and emphasizes global pop culture. So, if you’re looking for a new circus experience for the whole family, give UniverSoul a try. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Race Unity Workshops for Kids at Little Shop of Stories
Head to Little Shop for games and activities that explore issues of race during interactive workshops for ages 5-8 and 9-12, led by Linda Ahdieh-Grant, a mom of two children who also teaches a class at the Emory School of Public Health and Erica Dotson, a mom to two students at WSA and a professor of French and education at Clayton State University. Sun. Event details.


Vanilla Sunday at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Enjoy the annual celebration of the vanilla orchid and learn about the process of turning vanilla beans into a key extract for desserts. Afterwards, sample a mini vanilla ice cream sundae (while supplies last), watch cooking demos featuring vanilla, and explore vanilla at discovery stations around the garden. Sun. Event details.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Not only are they beautiful, varied, and exotic, but orchids also grow inside the hothouse and are in bloom! Head to the Garden this winter and spring for some warm, fresh air. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Free Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center
Explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive, family-friendly environment—including free activities—every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. To participate in the free activities happening each Sunday, make your reservation here. Sun. Event details.

The One and Only Ivan at Synchronicity Theatre
Take your little monkeys to see a story with movement and puppetry about a gorilla who has lived in a cage at the Big Top Mall for 27 years, content to paint pictures and people-watch, until he meets Ruby, a captured baby elephant who’s been separated from her family. Determined to protect his new friend, Ivan must use his creativity to find a new home and become the mighty silverback he was always meant to be. Based on the true story of Ivan, who found a home at Zoo Atlanta from 1994 to 2012. Each Friday is PJs & Play, where kids can wear pajamas and enjoy millk and cookies while watching the show. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

What’s on your weekend agenda? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey