Five Things to Do This Weekend

Jazz on the Lawn, Explore a dinosaur dig at Fernbank Science Center and more

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.  Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and places to explore.


When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at , 980 Briarcliff Rd.

Why Go: Joe Gransden is known for the hard bop approach of his trumpet and his singing voice has been compared to Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. 

Maria Howell, a popular jazz vocalist in Atlanta, has performed internationally and is best known for her skilled solo performance in the movie The Color Purple.

Price: $15 in Advance, $20 at the Door


When/Where: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at , 156 Heaton Park Dr.

Why Go: Fossil discoveries within the Arctic Circle show that some dinosaurs lived in climates much cooler than science first showed. Explore a dinosaur dig, reconstruct their environment and see the wonders of the sky.

Price: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and seniors


When/Where: Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at 2nd Ave SE & Hosea L Williams Dr SE

Why Go: Judges Senator Jason Carter and State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams to vote for the best peach dishes in Amateur and Professional categories.  A $10 contribution gets you tastings of all entries.  Proceeds benefit the East Lake Schools Coalition.

Price: $10

4. Patriotic Concert and Celebration

When/Where: Sunday following church service , 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur

Why Go: Enjoy a concert of patriotic music just in time for the Fourth of July presented by the church's Chancel Choir. Also, Cafe Decatur: Patriotic Edition will serve up an American meal right after the service and before the concert.

Price: Free


When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. at 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur

Why Go: Join the The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, and her daughter Scarlett for a fun introduction to the basics of chicken care. Learn how to pick up, feed, and be a keeper of chickens.

Price: $5 Garden Member, $10 Non Member


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