Out and About in the ATL | Feb. 3-5, 2023

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - If you like comedy, beer, puppets, Legos, cars and sports, you’ve come to the right place. Check out this list of things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:


Head to the Lawrenceville Arts Center to see “Kim’s Convenience” through Feb. 19. The comedic play centers around a Korean-Canadian family living in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Toronto. The play is the basis for the Netflix series by the same name. Performances through Feb. 19.

Red’s Beer Garden is celebrating its 3 year anniversary with Red’s Three-Year Bottle Share. For $40 per person, beer lovers will be able to sample six to eight rare brews including sour, dark and Belgian offerings handpicked by go-to beer aficionado Kristen “Red” Sumpter. Beer experts will also be on hand.

1Up Comedy, Fire City Comedy and Hissy Fit Comedy are teaming up for the 2nd annual West End Comedy Fest this weekend at Lee + White. Featured comedians include Jenny Zigrino, Caitlin Peluffo, AJ Wilkerson, Brad Sativa, Steven Rogers, and Holly Lynnea. https://westendcomedyfest.com/

The award-winning “Duke Ellington’s Cat” has returned to the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts for the first time since 2008. It’s a lyrical look at the life and times of one of America’s musical giants, Duke Ellington. Performances through March 12.

Head to the Park Bench at The Battery at Truist Park every Friday night at 9 p.m. for the Rockin’ Vegas-Style Piano Show. Table reservations available.


BlazeSports is hosting the 7th annual Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament this weekend at LakePoint Sports Complex. The event hosts 31 basketball teams from around the country. For the first time, there will be a women’s division with 3 teams.

Lenox Square is hosting Brick Factor 2023, a unique live competition where contestants participate in timed freestyle builds in an elimination-style competition. It’s happening at Macy’s Court.

The Atlanta Oyster Festival is happening at Atlantic Station. There will be oysters, beer, wine, mimosas, brunch punch, live music and more.

The HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands is happening at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 6 HBCUs and 2 high schools will compete, including the Mighty Marching Hornets from Alabama State University, the Blue and Gold Marching Machine from North Carolina A&T, the Marching 101 of South Carolina State University and marching bands from Pebblebrook and Westlake high schools.

The hip-hop group Arrested Development, Cowboy Mouth and Cracker are performing at the Buckhead Theatre.

Six-time GRAMMY-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer Jim Gaffigan is performing at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

The Soul II Soul Tour is stopping at State Farm Arena. The tour features Kem + Ledisi with special guest Musiq Soulchild.

The Australian country duo Seaforth, known for infectious melodies and breezy lyrics, are performing in the Music Room at Smith’s Olde Bar.


Caffeine & Octane returns to Town Center. This month’s theme is pre-1998 classic Ford and Fiats. This event will showcase more than 1K exceptional vehicles.

The World of Coca-Cola is offering a Friends and Family Four-Pack deal through Feb. 12. Guests can purchase 4 general admission tickets for $50 total, which is a savings of $26. Limits may apply. Offer expires Feb. 12.

The Wailin’ Jennys are performing at City Winery Atlanta on North Avenue. The Wailin’ Jennys are comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse. They released their first album in 2004.

The Korean pop group Forestella is performing at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The four-member vocal group is composed of Doohoon Bae, Hyungho Kang, Mingue Cho and Woorim Ko.

The Voice to the Voiceless Gallery at the Center for Civil and Human Rights is featuring the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection until Juneteenth 2023. The exhibit features the personal papers of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

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Joyce Lupiani

Joyce Lupiani

Joyce Lupiani, who has more than 30 years of journalism experience, is the Digital Content Manager for Atlanta News First and Peachtree TV.