What to do in Atlanta this weekend: March 11-13, 2022

Join the crowds for the city’s oldest event, dating back to 1858.

To exploreAfter a 2-year hiatus, Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back

Georgia Aquarium 5K

8 a.m. Saturday, March 12. $30 to $40. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

Walk or run in the fifth annual Georgia Aquarium 5K to benefit the aquarium’s research and conservation programs.

“Click Clack Moo: cows that hit”

10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday March 11, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. 404–873-3391.

Take the kids to see this classic Doreen Cronin story adapted for puppet theatre.

Cobb

Shamrock Shuffle 5K

9 a.m. Saturday, March 12. $45. Marietta Square, 75 East Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5425.

Run or walk in the sixth annual Marietta Police Athletic League Shamrock Shuffle 5K, an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier. All proceeds will be used to help children in the PAL program.

To exploreAJC Peachtree Road Race: 2022 Preview

Georgia Pinners Conference

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Pinterest comes to life during the Georgia Pinners Conference this weekend at the Cobb Galleria Center.

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Pinterest comes to life during the Georgia Pinners Conference this weekend at the Cobb Galleria Center.

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Pinterest comes to life during the Georgia Pinners Conference this weekend at the Cobb Galleria Center.

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10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday March 11 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday March 12. General admission $10 (exhibits and shopping), class passes $19-$29 (includes admission) with optional kits to purchase. Cobb Galleria Center, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

Pinterest comes to life with 100 courses plus businesses offering options for DIY, crafts, cooking, vacations and more.

Shamrock and shenanigans

3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. $20 and up. The Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 404-965-2511.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Battery with exclusive drinks, green beer, live music, Irish-themed performers and more.

DeKalb

Tower of Catur

8:30 a.m. Fun Run 1 mile, 9 a.m. 5K. Saturday March 12. Youth $25, adults $40-$45, free to all City of Decatur school employees. Comp codes available at no cost if registration fees are a barrier. Commerce Drive behind Decatur High School, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-0641.

Join Decatur’s biggest 5K race as it returns to an in-person event after two years as a virtual race.

Callanwolde Spring Concert Series

7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 11. $35. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338.

The Callanwolde Spring Concert Series kicks off with the music of cellist Ben Sollee. If you wish, bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner with drinks.

Monadnock Madness Photography Workshop

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Take a nature photography class through Monadnock Madness.

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Take a nature photography class through Monadnock Madness.

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Take a nature photography class through Monadnock Madness.

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9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. photography workshop. Saturday March 12. $15. Arabia and Panola Mountains, 3350 Klondike Road, Stonecrest. 404-998-8384.

Celebrate Monadnock Madness, an extravagant month-long hike in the great outdoors, improving your photography skills. This small class is led by veteran wildlife photographer Larry Winslett.

North Fulton

Luck of Avalon

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 11. Avalon, 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000.

Check out St. Patrick’s Day events including performances by the King O’Sullivan School of Irish Dance and the North Georgia Pipes & Drums, plus family-friendly activities like a photo booth and face painting.

Fly to the future

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Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Sunday for a Flying into the Future featuring flying raptor shows.

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Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Sunday for a Flying into the Future featuring flying raptor shows.

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Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Sunday for a Flying into the Future featuring flying raptor shows.

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12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. $10 adult, $7 seniors 65 and over and students 13-18, $6 children 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Alpharetta. 770-992-2055.

Participate in Family Fun Day activities, learn about flying animals, and participate in STEM-themed activities and crafts. Four flying raptor shows will take place throughout the day.

Roswell Sunday Pops Series

7 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. $40 adults, $35 seniors/students/military. Cultural Center for the Arts, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232.

An Irish Heart featuring Celtic Woman’s Chloe Agnes and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra perform popular Irish tunes and more.

Gwinnet

Gwinnett Burger Week

From Sunday March 13 to Sunday March 19. Participating restaurants in Gwinnett County. 770-814-6048.

Gwinnett Burger Week kicks off on Sunday, so visit participating restaurants for delicious $10 burgers.

“Cinderella” by Rodgers + Hammerstein

8 p.m. Thursday March 10, Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 13 with continuous dates. $30 and up. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Bring the family to see the contemporary version filled with songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein on “Cinderella.”

Gwinnett Stripers Pre-Season Party

Sunday March 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Coolray Field, One Braves Ave., Lawrenceville.

Have fun at the preseason party for the Gwinnett Stripers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Practice batting on the field, tour the stadium and enjoy complimentary refreshments.