Five Things To Do This Weekend

Battle of the Burgers, Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival 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: Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. at , 801 Virginia Ave.

Why Go: Sixteen local restaurants will compete for the honor of best burger. All proceeds from the event benefit Embraced, a local nonprofit that collects gently-used medical equipment and shares with local and international organizations and people in need.

Price: $25 (General admission tickets)


When/Where: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at , 100 Flat Shoals Ave.

Why Go: The 17th Annual Wheelbarrow Festival features a 5K Run through Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with proceeds benefitting the RCIL. There's a slew of live bands scheduled to perform from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. including the Atlanta Funk Society, Little Tybee and Cadillac Jones.

Price: Free


When/Where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at 59 Lakeshore Dr., Avondale Estates

Why Go: Druid Hills High Football invites you to a night of fun, fellowship, and fundraising at Casino Night.  This is an adult evening of Las Vegas in Druid Hills featuring door prizes, giveaways, music, karaoke and games including Blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em, Roulette, and Craps.

There will be no actual gambling and all proceeds benefit Druid Hills Football.

Price: $50 per person / $80 per couple / $30 for school employees


When/Where: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Avenue / Irwin Street and the Eastside Trail

Why Go: The third annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine opens on Saturday, September 8, kicking off with the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton’s Lantern Parade. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is two-month long temporary outdoor exhibition that is free and open to the public.

The Lantern Parade invites guests to create their own lanterns and walk the Eastside Trail as dusk settles in for this outdoor event. The parade will wind down the Eastside Trail and spill into Park Tavern and Piedmont Park for a celebration.

Price: Free


When/Where: Friday and Saturday at the , 156 Heaton Park Dr.

Why Go: During this planetarium program, guests will enjoy an evening in the great western outdoors, sitting around the campfire and listening to star legends and cowboy tales narrated by cowboy poet and humorist, Baxter Black.

Friday shows are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. A Saturday show is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Price: Adults $5.00; Students $4.00; Seniors $4.00

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