UPDATED on Wednesday, July 1st -- more events added! It's 2020, and most of our Independence Day celebrations and fireworks are canceled. We've gone through last year's events listing on this page and deleted everything that isn't happening -- which … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Fourth of July holiday weekend fireworks, celebrations, and things to do
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UPDATED on 7/3/2020: This performance is available to stream on line through Sunday, July 5th. Watch here On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th you can watch Atlanta Ballet perform Beauty and the Beast. The stream begins at 2 p.m. on … [Read more...] about LAST CALL to stream Atlanta Ballet’s “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend
July is here! The year 2020 is half over, and let's all hope that wasn't the best half. July will be quite a bit different this year, thanks to you-know-what. We're not seeing concerts on the lawn and movies under the stars. We're told it's safer … [Read more...] about JULY in Atlanta: Top things to do this month
Warner Bros. is making the film Just Mercy widely available to stream at no cost. The movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. It is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (played by … [Read more...] about LAST CALL: Stream the film “Just Mercy” for FREE, ending tonight
Paramount Pictures is making the Best Picture-nominated film Selma widely available for streaming for FREE. For the remainder of June, you can rent the movie at no cost, on multiple digital platforms in the U.S. The film chronicles the … [Read more...] about LAST CALL: Stream the civil rights drama “Selma” for FREE, ending tonight
By now you've heard that the Hamilton movie will skip the move theaters and go right to streaming. Well, that day is here! The film was originally scheduled for wide release in movie theaters this October -- and then that was shifted to October, … [Read more...] about Stream the “Hamilton” movie with original Broadway cast at home this weekend!
UPDATED on 6/30/2020 A reminder: If you have Hamilton tickets for a show postponed till 2021, you can request a REFUND instead. But the clock is ticking. You have until July 31 at 5 p.m. to put in your request, using the link below. … [Read more...] about Reminder: “Hamilton” at the Fox is delayed till 2021 — how to get a refund, if you have tickets
Everything is different this year. Free Comic Book Day is no exception -- in 2020, it has become Free Comic Book Summer. This annual giveaway event usually takes place on the first Saturday in May. This year, it was canceled (thanks to … [Read more...] about Free Comic Book Day 2020 lasts from July to September!
Author J.K. Rowling is famous around the world for her Harry Potter series of books. Now, she's offering a new book for FREE. The Ickabog, Rowling's latest work, will be published in November of 2020. But starting NOW, she'll offer an online … [Read more...] about LAST CALL: download J.K. Rowling’s new children’s book, “The Ickabog,” online for FREE
Updated on 6/27/20 (concert day!) -- There are apparently still some tickets available to see Garth Brooks from the drive-in tonight. You may have a short wait in a virtual queue before reaching the purchase and checkout screens. Garth Brooks will … [Read more...] about Tickets still available for tonight’s Garth Brooks concert at Atlanta’s Starlight Drive-In
We're bringing back our weekend list of free things to do -- but for now, it will include both free and cheap activities and events. And many, if not most of them are still virtual events -- although we realize people are getting tired of living … [Read more...] about 27 FREE & CHEAP things to do this weekend, July 3rd to 5th
Roswell United Methodist Church is holding its annual Patriotic Concerts as virtual events this year. The concerts will feature highlights from past concerts along with a few surprises -- to help you celebrate America from home this Independence … [Read more...] about Virtual Patriotic Celebration Concerts this weekend
Peachtree Corners is going ahead with the summer Flicks on the Green series (remember, these events could be canceled at the last minute). This is a FREE movie series that features iconic movies. See the film schedule below for titles. Films … [Read more...] about Flicks on the Green in Peachtree Corners: “Back to the Future” on July 11th
Peachtree Corners is launching a new event, The Night Market, which is scheduled to take place monthly from July through October. The event happens on select Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Town Green. The Night Market will combine the … [Read more...] about Peachtree Corners hosts The Night Market event on select Fridays
This year, Broadway in the Park brings the high seas to Suwanee’s beautiful Town Center Park. The family-friendly performances are FREE to attend, and take place one weekend only. Two performances: Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July … [Read more...] about Broadway in the Park performances in Suwanee in July (limited seating, reserve now)
June is another great month in Atlanta, despite the rising heat. School is out and summer is here. This year is a bit different, because spring was essentially canceled. But outdoor venues and attractions are beginning to re-open, with a few … [Read more...] about June in Atlanta: top things to do this month
The city of Brookhaven has come up with a new twist on its popular Movies Under the Stars series! This July, the first 50 families to sign up for each of two nights can watch Abominable in Brookhaven Park. It will be a FREE and informal drive-in … [Read more...] about FREE: Drive-in Movies Under the Stars in Brookhaven Park — limited capacity so register now!
Watch the summer solstice LIVE from Stonehenge this year, without leaving Atlanta! The prehistoric site is currently closed to the public, but will offer live coverage of sunset and sunrise on its social media channels. Stonehenge is an ancient, … [Read more...] about How to watch the summer solstice live-stream from Stonehenge in the UK
Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta's most inclusive institutions. Everyone is invited to participate in the 2020 Juneteenth activities, regardless of race or religion. Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. It … [Read more...] about Oakland Cemetery: Juneteenth Reflection & Remembrance Walk, plus virtual celebrations
On Father’s Day, many restaurants and retailers offer discounts and freebies. Here are a few that might be of interest to you. We' ll be adding to the list as more offers come in, so check back as the day grows near. Some deals are valid only … [Read more...] about Father’s Day 2020 deals and freebies
Atlanta's movie theaters were allowed to re-open on Monday, April 27th. But that didn't happen, for a variety of reasons. Most theaters in our area are owned by major chains -- AMC, Regal, and Cinemark are the three largest. Variety … [Read more...] about Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre opens two pop-up drive-in movie experiences — and is selling out!
During these days of sticking closer to home, we'll be covering virtual events -- entertainment and leisure options that you can pursue for free or cheap over the internet. If content about virtual events is helpful to you, please leave a comment … [Read more...] about Metropolitan Opera streams an encore performance for FREE, nightly this week
The Class of 2020 can take heart! Graduation ceremonies will happen virtually and in a big way. Currently, two large-scale virtual commencements are planned nationwide. The first takes place in May and the second in June. The details for each … [Read more...] about President and Michelle Obama host a virtual ceremony for high school & college grads on June 6th
Updated on 6/2/2020 -- the comedy shows will resume starting June 5th, with new policies -- so read all the details! This is a fun, recurring event! It happens every Friday and Saturday night at the Highland Inn Ballroom -- and is perfect for a … [Read more...] about Ten Buck Comedy Night on Fridays & Saturdays with new safety measures
UPDATED on 6/2/2020 -- The $5 movies seem to be continuing, starting with the June film, which is Mary Poppins. We did not find a statement about health and safety precautions, although tickets are on sale. Remember, just because something is … [Read more...] about $5 Friday classic movies at SCADshow: “Mary Poppins” on June 12th