What to do in Atlanta this weekend: April 29 to May 1, 2022

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UniverSoul Circus

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UniverSoul Circus brings circus arts, theater and music to Atlanta.

Credit: From the UniverSoul Facebook page

UniverSoul Circus brings circus arts, theater and music to Atlanta.

Credit: From the UniverSoul Facebook page

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UniverSoul Circus brings circus arts, theater and music to Atlanta.

Credit: From the UniverSoul Facebook page

Credit: From the UniverSoul Facebook page

7 p.m. Friday, April 29; noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. $27.50 and up. Old Turner Field (gray lot), 150 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta.

For nearly 30 years, UniverSoul has brought its “breathtaking” combination of circus arts, theater and music to “all cultures, all families, all generations”.

Atlanta Film Festival

From Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May. $100 and up. Various locations and times. 470-296-0170.

Celebrate cinema with educational films and events at the 46th Atlanta Film Festival.

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May Retta Daze

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Enjoy arts, crafts, food and more at the May-Retta Daze Festival.

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Enjoy arts, crafts, food and more at the May-Retta Daze Festival.

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Enjoy arts, crafts, food and more at the May-Retta Daze Festival.

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10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday April 30 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 1. Free admission. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. 770-794-5601.

Enjoy arts, crafts, live music, food, a kids’ zone and more at this two-day festival.

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. $41 and up, plus fees. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2852.

This Atlanta Opera show transforms Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs into a dramatic character with an electro-acoustic soundscape.

Smyrna Art and Gardens Tour

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30. $20. Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna and various private homes in Smyrna.

Celebrate Smyrna’s 150th anniversary with a self-guided exploration of the gardens of private homes as well as beautiful works of art displayed in Smyrna’s homes. You can also visit the plant and art sale at Brawner Hall as part of the event.

DeKalb

Paint like Bob Ross – In the park!

2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. $65. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.

Complete a Bob Ross-style landscape painting in one class, even if you have no previous experience. Supplies are included in the course price, but you will need to bring a roll of paper towel and a box to take your paint home.

Decatur Short Docs Film Festival Screening

7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Free. Decatur First Baptist Church – Carreker Hall, 308 Clairemont Ave. Decatur.

Watch a screening of “Common Good Atlanta: Breaking Down the Walls of Mass Incarceration”.

World Tai Chi Qigong Day

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Head to Decatur’s Legacy Park to get active on World Tai Chi-Qigong Day.

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Head to Decatur's Legacy Park to get active on World Tai Chi-Qigong Day.

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Head to Decatur’s Legacy Park to get active on World Tai Chi-Qigong Day.

Credit: From the Tai Chi 4 LIFE Facebook page

Credit: From the Tai Chi 4 LIFE Facebook page

9 a.m. Saturday, April 30. Free. Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur.

Dress comfortably for a free class teaching breathing and simple movements.

North Fulton

John’s Creek International Festival

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Embrace cultural diversity at the Johns Creek International Festival with a global market, live music and more.

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Embrace cultural diversity at the Johns Creek International Festival with a global market, live music and more.

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Embrace cultural diversity at the Johns Creek International Festival with a global market, live music and more.

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11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday April 30. Land in front of the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek.

Celebrate Atlanta’s global diversity with a market, food and drink, live music and other entertainment, and a kids’ corner.

Garden Faire at the Moulin d’Autrey

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 30. FREE ENTRANCE. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Centre, 9770 Autrey Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511.

Shop for plants grown by North Fulton’s master gardeners, shop at the Fleatic Market, enjoy food and let the kids play in the Kid’s Corner.

Van Morrison

7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. $39.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.

Watch a performance by two-time Grammy Award winner Van Morrison, best known for his hit single “Brown Eyed Girl.”

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Paint and sip patio

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29. $35 to $45. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, #300, Duluth.

Enjoy a creative evening in the Hudgens Sculpture Garden as an instructor guides you through the process of creating your own masterpiece. All supplies are provided, no experience is required, and you can bring your favorite snacks and beer or wine.

Grayson Days

7:30 a.m. road race, other events 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 30. Grayson City Park, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017.

The 42nd annual Grayson Day begins with a road race followed by a parade and hundreds of craft and food vendors.

Duluth Spring Arts Festival

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Celebrate the arts at the two-day Duluth Springs Arts Festival.

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Celebrate the arts at the two-day Duluth Springs Arts Festival.

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Celebrate the arts at the two-day Duluth Springs Arts Festival.

Credit: From the Duluth Spring Arts Festival Facebook Page

Credit: From the Duluth Spring Arts Festival Facebook Page

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 30 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 1. Free admission. Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main Street, Duluth.

Celebrate the arts in Duluth with demonstrations and works by artists, live acoustic music, gourmet food trucks offering healthy alternatives, and live music and dance performances.

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