What to do this weekend in and around Gainesville

Grape to Glass Painting Class

Tomorrow 8 PM · Chateau Elan Winery & Resort · Braselton, Georgia

Experience a fun evening of art & wine! Come join us in the Chateau Elan Winery and create your own personal wine glass masterpiece while sipping on wine (to get your creative juices flowing). The Grape to Glass Package is perfect for all levels of art enthusiast. Each painter will be supplied with a wine glass, paint brushes and acrylic paints. Wine service and a cheese plate will be provided to enjoy while painting. Over the course of an hour and a half you will receive step-by-step instruction from a skilled artist from Eye Candy Art Studios while sipping on wine and enjoying good company. As wine is served throughout the evening, 21 and up only please. All skill levels welcome. Book the overnight package or book event only tickets for $65! Class is an hour and a half.

2nd Annual Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention

Mar 8 – Mar 10 · Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention · Atlanta, Georgia

World’s largest tattoo convention tour returns to Atlanta for the 2nd Annual Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention. Get Tattooed by some of the best local, national, or international tattoo artists. Also Tattoo TV Celebrities. Vendors with every supply a tattoo professional could need. As well vendors geared toward the tattoo enthusiast, with everything from jewelry, clothing and artwork, See great Side show entertainment and live human suspension to round out an amazing weekend of fun. To find more information, check out their website atwww.villainarts.com

Pathways of Recovery Poker Run

Sat 8 AM · 160 Tracy St · Athens

Motorcycle poker run for recovery We will be making stops at 5 RCO’s in the Northeast Georgia Area to draw cards and learn a little about what each organization does for their community. There will be a raffle drawing at each stop. There will be PRIZES! Best Hand- $500 Worst Hand- $250 Plus a raffle drawing at each stop for a special prize! The last day to purchase a ticket online is April 27th. purchasing a ticket online will ensure that we have the correct t-shirt size for you, but if you register onsite, we will not have your shirt size in advance and may not be able to guarantee you get the correct size.

Family Day: Irish Heritage

Sun 1 PM · Northeast Georgia History Center (NEGAHC) · Gainesville

In commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage in Northeast Georgia, this family-friendly event features living history demonstrations, hands-on activities, as well as musical, vocal, and storytelling performances. Free and open to the public thanks to the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center!

Flights and Heights

Sat 5 PM · Left Nut Brewing · Gainesville

Flights and Heights 5-7 PM // Pico’s Hot Dogs 2-9 PM // Taproom Open 1-10 PM Jessalyn is back and ready to wow you! There will also be special performances from a Cirque Fit student. Come out to Left Nut Brewing this Saturday to catch some fun aerial performances while you enjoy a beer or a flight of beers!  And grab a Cali dog or two from Pico’s Hot Dogs on site before the performance, starting at 2!

Atlanta Brunch Festival

Sat 12 PM · Atlantic Station · Atlanta

Atlanta Wine Festivals and Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 4th Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12pm-4pm, VIP 11am. This is one of the best food events in Atlanta as we celebrate Brunch with 40+ great Atlanta restaurants and keep you from getting thirsty with mimosas, bloody marys, beer, wine and cider. We’ll also have live music with Semi Charmed and everyone’s favorite, DJ Q-TIP We have 3 ticket options General Admission (includes entry only, food and drinks cost extra) $15 Advance, $20 after Feb. 28, $25 day of event Bottomless Drinks Tickets (includes all drinks 12pm-3:45pm, Food costs extra) $45 Advance, $50 after Feb. 28, $60 day of event

Food Truck Sundays at BEER ME!

Sun 1 PM · Beer Me – Flowery Branch, Ga · Flowery Branch,

Food Trucks at Beer Me! Every Sunday starting January 6th you can find a food truck at beer! Come down have a beer and enjoy some delicious food every Sunday! March 10th – The Deep South Biscuit Co. Food Truck

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sat 1 PM · Sidebar · Atlanta

Chill for some delicious brunch and put away some bottomless mimosas while we enjoy some of our favorite cartoons from back in the day! – Free Entry! – Bottomless Mimosas only $20! – Brunch menu featuring Uncle Chucky’s delicious Waffles and French Toast! -Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal’s available. Limited Quantities. (Comes w/ Toy of your choice!) – Retro Cartoons and other surprises playing from 1pm-6pm. You’ll see old favorites like The Flintstones, Pinky and the Brain, Darkwing Duck, Doug, The Jetsons, Ghostbusters, Captain Planet The Tick and many more.

SuperHero Pub Crawl (Atlanta, GA)

Sat 4 PM · Neighbor’s Pub Virginia Highlands · Atlanta

It’s official, come Spring of 2019 it’ll be time to UNLEASH your inner superhero (or villain) as Atlanta’s own SUPERHERO PUB CRAWL….returns – in addition to a great remedy for those post-DragonCon blues! REGISTRATION: Neighbor’s Pub Virginia Highlands (4-8pm) Incorporating several pubs in the Virginia–Highland area of Atlanta, attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite crime fighting (or crime loving) colors — or make up your own character — as they join hundreds of their fellow freaks and geeks…as we SAVE ATLANTA ONE DRINK AT A TIME! Registered attendees will get 1 shot ticket per pub, redeemable for super hero (or villain) themed drinks at each stop, as well as a commemorative 1.25″ pin, access to the event as well as the After-Party, photo ops, giveaways and more! Various categories available for the COSTUME CONTEST! Exclusive drink & food special also available. CONFIRMED STOPS: • Neighbor’s Pub Virginia Highlands • Dark Horse Tavern • Limerick Junction • Diesel Filling Station (host, registration 4-9pm) This event is brought to you by Markster Con – known for producing the most die-hard, geek & alternative themed events in Atlanta. Valid I.D. required at all stops!

Spiritual Health & Healing Fair

Sat 12 PM · The Soul Clinic · Atlanta

Last weekend was SOOOO AMAZING that they are doing it Again!!! Join us in the Historic West End Community at the Spiritual Healing & Health Fair for a day of good energy and spiritual healing! We have an Amazing line up of truly gifted spiritual healers preparing to bring their gifts to our community for a day of discovery and healing. If you missed LAST Weekend, Don’t Worry! We’re giving you a 2nd opportunity and YOU DON”T WANT TO MISS IT! If you are looking for a sign this is IT!!! Stop by, get a reading, find your purpose, clear your energy, or discover what may be stopping or blocking you from the love and abundance that you truly desire

Meet The Animals of The Leopard Tale – Saturday Matinee

Sat 4 PM · Georgia International Convention Center · Atlanta

We are pleased to present Ballethnic’s signature ballet, The Leopard Tale. The setting for this ballet is a West African savannah, where a male leopard encounters various other animals such as a leopardess and her cubs as he struggles to survive. The leopard blends into the environment while observing a herd of gazelles. He spots the weakest gazelle, pounces, and drags his victory high into a tree for safekeeping away from scavengers such as hyenas and wild dogs. Lions also roam the territory occupied by the leopard and leopardess hunting for prey. Other animals the leopard encounter as prey or predator include zebras, vultures, wild dogs, hyenas, mangabey monkeys, and poisonous snakes. This unique and vibrant ballet highlights the courage, craftiness and resilient leopard as he struggles to withstands the many challenges of nature, including co-existing with man.

FOX’s MasterChef Junior Casting Call in Atlanta

Sat 9 AM · Hilton Atlanta · Atlanta

HELLO ATLANTA! We are looking for amazing home cooks between the ages of 8-13 across America who LOVE TO COOK and/ or BAKE!! Don’t be intimidated by the skill level you see on TV, no one walks into MasterChef Junior as a pro. We are looking for fun personalities, a passion for cooking, and a solid foundation to build upon. STEP 1: PRE-REGISTER your profile at http://masterchefjuniorcasting.com/pre-register/ STEP 2: Attend the OPEN CALL on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Location is HILTON ATLANTA DOWNTOWN (255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) 9AM-5PM!

Pups in the Park

Sat 11 AM · Piedmont Park Small Dog Park · Atlant

It’s a big puppy play date! Join us Saturday March 9th for a fun spring afternoon in the park with our furry best friends. Meet fellow dog owners, get some fresh air and play games together in wide open spaces. You and your dogs will love it! Signing up automatically enters you into a raffle for a pet related gift basket awarded to one lucky winner at the end of the day. Follow us on our Instagram at @themypetapp and double your chances of winning. Frisbees, tennis balls, toys, water and treats for your dogs will be provided

This weekend in and around Gainesville!

Mar 2, 12:00 PM
3539 Clipper Mill Road, 20th St NW, Atlanta, GA 21211

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts!

Noon – 6pm
VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session
2pm – 6pm
Regular Session

ATLANTA’s Favorite Smoked Meat Onslaught is back – with TEETH! This is the our 5th Annual PORK-OUT in Atlantic Station. COME AND JOIN US!
Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon.

What’s Smokin in 2019……
-This Year’s Show Will See a Larger New Footprint and a Smaller Crowd. This is so we can accommodate the growth of the event – in a positive way:
We’ve grown the show by an additional 25%
We’ve increased our alcohol distribution by over 30%
We’ve added MORE of the best BBQ in the South
We’ve decreased our ticket capacities by 20%

-All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
-All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
-MORE BBQ THAN EVER! We’ve doubled your selection. Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
-The Shrine of Swine! Enjoy Whole hogs all day from Official Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Pitmaster, Bill Eason. Check out his endless supply of awards shown below and worship the Pork Gods!
-VIP Session & Area with food and specialty tastes. We’ve GROWN IT BY 20%…and stocked full of specialty tastes and lots of local restaurants showing off their BBQ and bacon dishes. Listing of restaurants to come. (Vip area closes at 5pm)
-Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South.
-Listen To Live Rock & Country on The Main Stage.
-GAMING AREA with Great Outdoor Activities!
-Enjoy the Great Contest

Sat Mar 2, 11:00 AM – Sun Mar 3, 12:00 AM

Piedmont Park   2019 KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge
1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is the nations largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. At the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge, kids of all ages get the opportunity to flex their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to challenge speed, strength, agility and overall physical fitness. The event is FREE to the public and features a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy including active gaming fun for all ages and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle!


2019 Monster Energy Supercross @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
03/02/2019 @ 6:30 pm Tickets Starting at $20 https://events.ajc.com/event/2019-monster-energy-supercrossmarch-2-20195c3e9db9f256f

For the past 15 years, thousands have gathered for “The” Oyster Crawfish Festival at Park Tavern. This sublime experience combines the best of New Orleans with oysters, crawfish, and your favorite bands.

Cost: 15.00 to 50.00

Gainesville Campus Art Exhibits 
Read & Run Half Marathon
13.1M run // 5K run – March 2nd, 2019 in Flowery Branch

What to do this weekend around Gainesville!

Monster Jam

Sat 7 PM · Mercedes-Benz Stadium · Atlanta, Georgia

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.

Oysterfest 2019- Steamhouse Lounge

Sat 11 AM · Steamhouse Lounge · Atlanta, Georgia

Don’t be fooled by imitations…ATLANTA’S ORIGINAL OYSTERFEST…. STEAMHOUSE LOUNGE OYSTERFEST…is back for its 32nd year. The Buckhead Wine Brats, will be gathering at the Steamhouse Lounge on the “Back Patio” for some sunsoaking, live music and fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Things you ought to know about our lil’ shindig… – The Biggest Party of the Spring! Year after year (32, in fact!), Steamhouse Oysterfest kicks off the festival season and is the biggest street party in Atlanta! Fresh roasted Oysters, hot lobster bisque and ice cold Beer – An ATL Tradition!

Herbal Remedy

Sat 9 AM · Amanda’s Farm to Fork · Lula, Georgia

Has the Herbal Craze got your interest peeked? Are you curious about natural medicine and what to apply and how? Join me for our first Herbal Remedy Class. We will make Elderberry syrup, an Oxymel, Honey Elixer, Firecider, and a Mustard Plaster! Come confused leave ready to treat the whole family. Learn why these remedies will benefit your family and how easy they are to make! You’ll leave with a small arsenal of goodies to defeat colds, sniffles and Cronic chest congestion.

Women’s Only Intro to Krav Maga Seminar

Sat 11:30 AM · Empower Krav Maga & Fitness, LLC · Cumming, Georgia

This one is for the ladies! If you have ever wanted to try Krav Maga, or have no clue what Krav Maga is but you are interested in self defense, come to this seminar! It’s FREE and open to females from teens to adult! You must register so please RSVP to this post or call or text 404-388-2704 to reserve your spot today!

Gainesville Estate Sale

Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-4  258 Oakland Dr NW Gainesville

Yellow Bird LTD.

This sale has it all!  This is a 1950’s ranch home with a collection of items that started in the 50’s.  There’s the usual furniture, pictures, kitchen gadgets,garden tools, books, electronics, linens and more….and then there’s the special goodies….there’s a security system, a really neat large wooden box (coffee table???), vintage games, oil lamps, Lane blanket chest, vintage rocking horse, nice leather kids saddle….and so much more.


Art-Tique Vintage Market

Join us as we present our 2nd indoor Art-Tiques Vintage Market! Dealers from all over the metro area fill the inside of the Braselton Historical Gymnasium creating a summer pop- up market event! Bringing you their best antiques, boutique, repurposed creations and local artwork!
Rustics, salvage, primitives, good old Junk, mantiques, boutique, furniture, jewelry, home decor, farmhouse, food trucks & more!
You don’t want to miss this 3 day event!
Friday 24th, 12-7p.m., Saturday 25th, 9 – 6 p.m. & Sunday 26th 10- 5 p.m. Free admission & parking.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway


One of racing’s most storied venues hosts 500 miles of edge-of-the-seat action when the sport’s biggest names visit Atlanta in 2018 for the running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500!

Manty Dey – Drips And Drizzle – Discovering Our Essential Nature

University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus Feb 4th– Feb 26th

Artist’s Talk and Reception: February 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Manty Dey is inspired the simple idea that a surface can fluctuate and be dimensional. She creates sculptural paintings from acrylic sheets and hand-cut paper forms as well as layered surfaces combining paper and canvas.

North Georgia Premium Outlets Through Feb- 28th

North Georgia Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during its Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28!

Kart Track Events

Atlanta Motor Speedway Dawsonville February 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Atlanta Motorsports Park’s kart racing school puts you behind the wheel of high performance racing karts capable of up to 90 mph. Sitting a mere two inches above the ground, pulling over 3G’s you’ll hone your craft on the world’s most unique and challenging kart circuit. Whether you’re looking to launch a brand new racing career or you’re craving an excuse to let loose and taste a little adrenaline-fueled fun, this individualized course can be customized to suit drivers of all abilities and skill sets, giving you a comprehensive foundation in the basics of professional kart racing.

what to do this weekend in Gainesville!

Valentines in the Garden
Thursday, February 14th | Atlanta Botanical Garden
The elegant evening will feature the exquisite Orchid Daze exhibit where you and your valentine can enjoy cocktails, desserts, and dancing. Enjoy live music as you stroll through the Gardens and tropical conservatories, sampling bites from Atlanta’s top chefs alongside handcrafted Valentines Day cocktails!

Sips Under the Sea
Friday, February 15th | Georgia Aquarium
Celebrate Valentine’s Day into the weekend with a special edition of Sips Under the Sea: Eat, Drink & Be Mine! Among beautiful whale sharks and manta rays, guests will enjoy romantic tunes, sweet cocktails and delicious small plates. Experience one of Atlanta’s top destinations – after hours without the kids!


Atlanta Balloon Glow
Thursday – Sunday, February 14th – 17th | Piedmont Park
Atlanta’s very first Balloon Glow features glowing hot air balloons each night, tethered balloon rides, activities for kids, and the city’s best retailers, vendors, and food! Looking to celebrate with your special Valentine? Couples Balloon Rides offer your very own hot air balloon for a few minutes of alone time with your sweetheart while taking in the Atlanta Skyline.

Puppetry Party Series: Galentine’s Night
Saturday, February 16th | Center for Puppetry Arts
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for the couples? Ladies, grab your friends for a special girls’ night out! As part of the Puppet Party Series, guests will enjoy visiting theWorlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environment. Each event features live music by local artists, beer and wine for purchase, light bites, and bar games.


Love Stories of Oakland
Sunday, February 10th | Oakland Cemetery

Get an early start on Valentine’s Day! Recount the loves, lives, and losses of Atlantans of days past while enjoying tour stops through Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian Garden. The hour-long tour also examines the symbolism of love and devotion found on monuments, headstones, and mausoleums throughout the grounds.

Cupid’s Undie Run
Saturday, February 16th | Big Sky Buckhead

The annual Cupid’s Undie Run puts the hilarity in charity! Join hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising to help end neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body. Run in whatever clothing you’d like and join the party!

Emory Big Band Night
Saturday, February 9th | Emory
A perfect Saturday evening! From Ellington and Basie to the works of today’s stellar arrangers, the Emory Big Band showcases the best in jazz band repertoire.The ticketed concert is free to attend.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Through February 17th | High Museum of Art
Enjoy a unique and cultured Valentine’s celebration at the exhibit’s final days in Atlanta! Touring North America for the first time in over twenty years, Yayoi Kusama presents her iconic Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the High Museum of Art!  Six rooms will be presented alongside sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts, archival ephemera, and additional large-scale installations. A number of Kusama’s new works will also be on view.

Couples Cooking Classes
Give the gift of love in the kitchen, and get hands-on this year with a couples cooking class! These fill up early so don’t wait. The Cooking School at Irwin Street has several classes all month long. The Cooks Warehouse locations around Atlanta offer sushi, pies, and romance-themed dinner classes throughout February! Mercato di Bellina at Ponce City Market even features a special I Love Vino for Lovebirdscourse alongside classes for couples and singles alike!

Skyline Park at Ponce City Market
With breathtaking views and carnival amusement, SkyLine Park is bringing old-timey fun back to the city of Atlanta! Treat your Valentine to delicious food, refreshing libations, and fun for fall ages.



Elachee Birding Hike: Great Backyard Bird Count

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Date: Saturday February 16, 2019
Location: Elachee’s Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake
Address: 2100 Calvary Church Rd. Gainesville, GA 30507
Price: FREE event, $5 parking fee
Category: Educational

Help collect data on local wild birds for this annual, weekend long online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society taking place across the U.S., February 15-18, 2019.

This local birding hike is a seasonal public education program provided by Elachee Nature Science Center.

Arrive a few minutes before 8 a.m. with binoculars and dressed for the weather. The hike will not take place if it is raining.

Men on Boats

2/15/2019 – 2/23/2019


Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.