Things to Do This Weekend in VaHi, Druid Hills

Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde, Fifth Annual Jerry Day 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.

Friday, July 27


When/Where: Friday, 6:30 p.m. at Family Dog, 1397 N Highland Ave.

Why Go: Celebrate the opening ceremony of the London Olympics at Rosebud. The event will feature British-inspired dishes including Rice Fritters, Fish & Chips and Curried Springer Mountain Chicken Legs to be enjoyed while watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Live Beatles covers will be performed by Maxwell’s Hebrew Hammer, featuring the neighborhood’s own Parker Smith and Michael Chesin.

Price: $34; Buy Tickets


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

Why Go: Faith Carmichael, songwriter, storyteller and jazz vocalist leads a five-piece band known simply as Faith. They have unique sound, calling it soul-jazz-folk.

Price: $15 in Advance; $20 at the Door; $15 Seniors and Members; Buy Tickets

Saturday, July 28


When/Where: Saturday, 10 a.m. at , 767 Clifton Rd.

Why Go: Get up-close and personal with a variety of live reptiles. Don’t miss this opportunity interact with and learn more about these unique and ecologically important creatures.

Price: $17.50+


When/Where: Saturday, 1:30 pm. 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.  Come 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

Sunday, July 29


When/Where: Sunday, 10:15 a.m. at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Dr.

Why Go: After viewing Robert Altman’s classic anti-war film M*A*S*H*, actress Sally Kellerman will talk about the making of his landmark film in a discussion moderated by Professor Eddy von Mueller of Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies.

Price: $25; $75 for VIP


When/Where: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. at 1397 N Highland Ave.

Why Go: Celebrate the life and music of Jerry Garcia with Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud. The day-long festival will feature 12 live bands, SweetWater beer, Fox Brothers BBQ and more at a mini Shakedown Street.

Price: $27; Buy Tickets

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