It’s a good month to spend time with the people you love. Take a moonlit hike, explore a cat-themed museum exhibit — even celebrate Elmo’s birthday. This month’s lineup of events offers plenty of opportunities to connect and make memories.
On the Second Sunday of each month, the High Museum hosts a day of family fun that includes FREE admission for every member of your family. In addition to taking in all the amazing exhibits within the museum, there are many special activities created for children and families.
Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). With a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Tickets: www.act3productions.org 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. 770.241.1905
Each February, the Town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort come together to create a righteously rad celebration of all things ‘80s. The eighth annual Retro ’80s Weekend takes place February 21-24, 2019 – live ’80s music nightly, retro skiing daily, and plenty of throwback activities in between. Hop in our “ski slope time machine” to revisit the New Wave era of big hair, leg warmers, and Members Only jackets. This years line up of events is looking to be totally radical.
Over the last 25 years, the South has emerged as the nation’s most vibrant area of Latino growth, with Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta among cities topping Nielsen’s list of metro areas with the fastest Latino population growth nationwide.
¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South explores the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos.
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
The boys and I were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the new Warner Brothers film, and it was AWESOME. I think that we even liked it better than the first film.
The cinematography was most impressive, and it’s no surprise. Award-winning producer David Heyman (the Harry Potter series and more) gathered quite the collection of artistic directors, photographers, animators and cast. Hugh Grant was “positively smashing” as they might say in Britain.
Additionally, the story line was poignant, celebrating friendships new and old. Both boys gave it two thumbs up, and 365Dad and I loved that it was a movie for kids that parents will enjoy just as much as they do.
It hits theaters Friday, Jan 12.
February is American Heart Month and Springfree Trampoline is kicking off a Community Jump Challenge benefiting the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association. We need your help reaching our goal of 100,000 jumps to raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association! Bring your family and jump into this challenge anytime in February at either our East Cobb store or Forsyth store for a fun afternoon, and help us reach our goal of 100,000 jumps to raise $1,000 for the AHA!
Each Thursday night, join us for a sit-down wine tasting of 5-6 wines, while learning about the winery featured and the grape varietals! It’s a great opportunity to try before you buy and learn what you really like! Tastings range from $15-$25 and feature light fare of bread, cheese and charcuterie alongside. Check out the schedule on our website!
Anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Yoga and meditation can reduce the impact of exaggerated stress responses and in turn help to minimize anxiety.
In this 4 week class, participants will learn yoga and meditation exercises that may be applied “off the mat” in everyday life to promote greater balance, resilience and mindfulness.
Date: 2/2/2018 – 2/23/2018 From: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$20 drop in, $10 per siblings
$72 full 4 weeks, extra $36 per sibling
Advanced registration required: https://goo.gl/J26Nnw
Minimum participants 4/ Maximum 20
Celebrate Synchronicity Theatre’s 20th Anniversary season with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a story that will capture the hearts of children and parents alike. Edward Tulane is a very dapper china rabbit—a birthday present for 10-year-old Abilene, who loves him almost as much as Edward loves himself. But when he gets lost at sea, Edward finds he has a lot to learn. Caught in a fisherman’s net, he then travels from person to person until he discovers the transformative power of love.
Each Friday performance is “PJs & Play”, where kids can wear pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies (courtesy of Rising Roll Gourmet) as they watch the performance! Or join Synchronicity Theatre on Sunday, February 11th after the 2:00 p.m. matinee for “Inside Scoop” and learn about the show while noshing on an ice cream sundae!
Show times are Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Running February 2nd through February 25th, 2018, you won’t want to miss this enchanting story.
Join us in Atlanta for our 40th annual juggling festival. Location is the Yaarab Shrine Center. Dates are Feb. 2-4, 2018. You’ll find jugglers, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun for all ages at the annual Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival.
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we’ll enjoy s’mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
We’re throwing a birthday party you won’t want to miss! It’s Elmo’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with an Elmo bounce house and Elmo donuts from Bon Glaze (while supplies last). Fun fact: Elmo turns 3 and a half every year!
Learn what it means to be mindful of your body, mind, emotions, and life. Dr. Norma Harris will lead participants in activities that will help to recognize our natural ability to be mindful and aware. The 90 minutes will include guided exercises for meditation and mindfulness, group discussion and practice. Experiential homework will be assigned and discussed.
This class is also open to teenagers (ages 13+) that have a strong personal interest in meditation and mindfulness.
This is a 4 week program, meeting every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM starting January 7th. Individual class drop ins are allowed.
Sunday Date: 2/4/2018 – 2/25/2018 From: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
4 week program cost: $100
2 class cost: $55
single class drop in cost: $28
Minimum class size is 8.
Advance sign up is required: https://goo.gl/eoJm3L
This 8 week class series is appropriate for babies ages 3-weeks to almost crawling.
Through song, play and infant massage, Baby Yoga uses basic yoga poses to aid in digestion and create a more relaxed state for baby and caregiver alike.
Date: 2/2/2018 – 2/23/2018 From: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$20 drop in, $10 per sibling
$145 full 8 weeks, extra $70 per sibling
Advanced Registration Required: https://goo.gl/T1Yzuf
Minimum Participants 4/ Maximum 11
This 8 week class series is appropriate for toddlers almost crawling to almost walking.
Through song, play and infant massage, Tot Yoga uses basic yoga poses to aid in digestion and create a more relaxed state for baby and caregiver alike.
Date: 2/6/2018 – 3/27/2018 From: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
$20 drop in, $10 per sibling
$145 full 8 weeks, extra $70 per sibling
Advanced Registration Required: https://goo.gl/T1Yzuf
Minimum Participants 4/ Maximum 20
Enjoy a fun evening of partner yoga and chocolate with your loved one! Partner yoga allows yogis to deepen poses while supporting one another, communicating, and connecting. Katie will take couples through each pose step by step.
We will end the whole experience with a chocolate tasting.
All levels of yoga and chocolate lovers are welcome!
Saturday, February 10 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
$30/pair early bird pricing before Feb 3rd
Advanced registration is required: https://goo.gl/Ry5zb7
Fall in love with this celebrated fairy tale all over again with a one-hour production designed for our younger audience members, children ages 12 and under. Your family will be mesmerized by this enchanting tale of adventure, unlikely friendships, and the power of true love!
Each class in this series will focus on building strength, reducing tension, and increasing relaxation during pregnancy, childbirth and after giving birth. Using specifically designed asana (postures), breathwork and meditation you will leave stronger, more relaxed and confident. Join us!
Every Friday, Feb 9 – Mar 16 From: 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
$20 drop in
$110 full 6 weeks
Advanced Registration Required: https://goo.gl/vhkCJh
Minimum 4 participants/ Maximum 12
Camp is in at Kids & Main Playcare on Friday, February 9, 2018! Kids ages 5 – 12 will have a blast exploring our Play Center and working hands-on with various arts and crafts activities. Lunch is included in the camp fee, and a sibling discount applies. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
The stylish fashions and luxurious travels of the Vanderbilts launch at Biltmore with a stunning new exhibition, Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie. Dazzling costumes from the iconic film—representing the extensive wardrobes required by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s—will be displayed in the grand rooms of Biltmore House. This is the first large-scale exhibition of fashions from Titanic, which won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design.
More than 45 film costumes evoke the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on the great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered high society and luxury on ships known as “Floating Palaces.” First class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the finest fashions of the time, from strolling the promenade deck to attending elegant formal dinners. And, just like in Titanic, the days at sea fostered friendships and romances, including Vanderbilt’s courtship of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser.
Learn more about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels while marveling at the exquisite detail meticulously recreated for these award-winning fashions.
Crawling on your skin, swimming in your gut, and traveling through your intestines are over 100 trillion teeny, tiny microbes. In fact, there are more microbes in and on your body than stars in the Milky Way. Meet your microbiome, the community of microbes that keep your immune system, digestive system and brain working properly. Using larger-than-life models, videos, interactive experiences, unique games, and immersive displays, discover what and where these microbes are, how they help us, how we sometimes disrupt them, and how we can work with them to make our lives better than ever.
Join us on Saturday, February 10th for Lekotek of Georgia’s Brewfest 2018 at Monday Night Brewing Garage (933 Lee St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). This 21 and over event will raise funds to support Lekotek’s mission to help and empower children with a wide range of special needs through the power of play. A great party for a great cause, guests will enjoy live music, games, dinner catered by Lovies BBQ, and a silent auction with some amazing items up for bid! To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.lekotekga.org.
Families will love this lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic! The Jungle Book is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. The Jungle Book is a moving story of finding your family in untraditional places. Staged in the 500-seat, family-friendly theater of Decatur’s Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.
Keeper for a Day is an exciting program at Zoo Atlanta that gives teens and adults a firsthand look at working in a zoo. Come spend the day helping zookeepers with their daily routines of food preparation, cleaning, and animal care. Whether you’re considering a career in zookeeping or have always wanted to spend some time with your favorite animal, this exclusive behind-the-scenes program is a once in a lifetime experience. Hang out all morning with the Zoo’s fine, feathered flyers! Then venture over to spend some time with our friendly reptiles, including Aldabra tortoise and many more.
Whether you’re on a first date or have been together for years, come to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a movie date night. Don’t have a date? Grab a friend – this event is definitely a departure from the ordinary – bundle up, bring your chairs and favorite blankets, and enjoy a movie on our lawn under the stars. We provide the movie & a cash bar for your convenience (no outside alcohol will be allowed). There will be movie snacks available for purchase in The Nature Store when you arrive. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy! We will be showing Groundhog Day (1993)!
Dine in the Atlanta sky this Valentine’s Day at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s iconic Polaris restaurant!
The four course menu, set at $80 per person (or $105 per person with the addition of a wine pairing), includes an appetizer choice of Perlini Mozzarella Salad or Peachwood Smoked Tuna, Cream of Purple Cauliflower Soup, an entree choice of Beef Filet Mignon or Pan Seared Chilean Seabass and a special “Love in the Air” dessert.
The menu will be available February 14 only and reservations may be made via OpenTable or by calling 404.460.6425.
As a special treat, all guests who order the prix fixe menu will receive a box of chocolates to take home and all those who order the wine pairing will receive a commemorative Polaris wine cork to take home as a reminder of the night.
The restaurant is also offering a rose delivery for patrons visiting Polaris that night. To order, simply email the Polaris team (email@example.com) and roses (half dozen – $80; dozen – $125) will be presented upon arrival.
Act3 Productions presents The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy set in the 1950’s, that channels iconic sitcoms such as I Love Lucy. Two women receive love letters. Two husbands are determined to find out what’s going on with hilarious results. May Dates TBD. Ticket information: www.act3productions.org. 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. 770.241.1905
Surrounded by the cats of ancient Egypt in the exhibition Divine Felines, children will hear the story of a mummified cat. Not just any cat, but “the boldest cat ancient Egypt had seen—the number one cat: the cat of the queen!” in this story by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Lisa Brown. After the story, children can wrap a small, plush cat like a mummy to take home. For ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. After story time, be sure to explore the Museum’s newest exhibit, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt.
World of Coca-Cola is better together! Visiting with friends and family is always a good idea – and the deal is about to get even sweeter when you bring your squad. Saturday, Feb. 24, through Friday, March 9, guests can purchase up to four general admission tickets, in any combination, for $50 plus tax. It’s our “Friends and Family Four-Pack” deal! For four adult tickets, that’s a savings of $18. Whether you’re an Atlantan planning an entertaining staycation or an out-of-towner looking for a fun getaway, gather a group of friends or family members and take advantage of this special offer before it ends.
To take advantage of the 4 for $50 offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present a printed copy of the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon found on World of Coca-Cola’s website.
Special Offer Details:
• To take advantage of the 4 for $50 offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present a printed copy of the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon found on World of Coca-Cola’s website.
• This offer can be redeemed at walk-up ticketing windows only and cannot be redeemed online.
• There is a limit of 2 offers or “four-packs” per transaction, for a maximum of 8 promo-priced tickets per transaction.
• Promotional pricing does not apply to single tickets. Regular general admission pricing applies to tickets purchased in addition to “four-packs.”
• This offer is valid for visits Feb. 24 through March 9, 2018 only.
• This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Using the wisdom of t’ai chi and qigong to bring RELAXATION and MINDFULNESS to your tennis game.
Lose focus and concentration easily? Get frustrated with yourself on court? Find it hard to recover from poor shots? Nervous at start of match? Feel judged by performance?
With this fun and innovative workshop you will learn invaluable mind-body skills to make your game a lot more enjoyable.
T’ai chi and qigong are renown for their graceful movement and guided imagery techniques that lead to better health and well-being.
Less known, is their incredible effect on sports like tennis where awareness, relaxed concentration, energy flow and mental attitude are key.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
How to develop greater relaxation as it relates to tennis;
How to reduce mental chatter and move on from bad shot;
Understand body awareness and energy flow for calm, fluid movement;
Simple movements for opening the joints and releasing tension;
How to calm the mind and create great tennis visuals.
BRING YOUR TENNIS RACKET.
Monday, February 19 at 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Space is limited, registration in advance required. https://goo.gl/g9TTSe
February is American Heart Month and Springfree Trampoline is helping to raise awareness with a Heart Healthy Workshop! Join us for a free, family-friendly workshop full of heart-healthy activities including trampoline jumping, Barre class, healthy cooking lessons, hands-only CPR training and MORE! Jump in the fun on Wednesday, February 21st from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at our East Cobb store.
Agnes Scott College Theatre invites you to its annual production for young audiences, “Puss in Boots and Other Cat Tails,” an imaginative adaptation that uses the classic cat to explore similar stories from around the world. Tickets are only $5 (cash or check at the door), no reservation required! Call 404-471-6248 for more information.
Whether you are craving one of your favorite restaurants, or are in the mood to try something new, there is a restaurant offering the perfect cuisine to satisfy your appetite. Alpharetta Restaurant Week invites people to dine out for a deal. Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $25-35, and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$20 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included.
Alpharetta Restaurant Week, produced by Flavors Magazine, is a great opportunity to visit restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our city a culinary hot spot.
Participating restaurants currently include: Alpine Bakery & Trattoria, Cabernet, Ceviche, Cru Food & Wine Bar, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, La Casa, MADE Kitchen & Cocktails, Pure Taqueria, Sage Woodfire Tavern and Vinny’s on Windward. For the most up-to-date list of participating restaurants, visit www.awesomealpharetta.com.
Reservations at participating restaurants are recommended. Get your taste buds kickstarted by browsing the menus, pricing and a complete list of participating restaurants on the Alpharetta Restaurant Week page at www.awesomealpharetta.com. Then, make your reservations and start savoring the flavors of Alpharetta’s culinary scene.
We are bringing Havana, Cuba to Johns Creek!
This special event will start with an hour of dance instruction on a style of salsa called “Salsa Rueda” which is similar to square dancing but instead is danced with multiple partners in a circle. All participants will learn a basic set of moves and will have a chance to experience a live rueda which is exciting and beautiful to both participate in and observe.
After the first hour, enjoy 2 more hours of open salsa/latin dance time with our live DJ.
Grab a partner or come on your own and get paired up!
Please note, this event will be barefoot.
Introduction to Salsa Rueda for first hour (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Dance party practice time from 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Live DJ and healthy refreshments
Example video: https://youtu.be/L8QAgsztmPw
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: $25/person, $20 Early Bird by Feb 18th
Advance sign up required: https://goo.gl/4QdqyS
Help mom decrease stress, tension and discomfort during pregnancy! In this 2-hour workshop, we will not only help mom relax and unwind but also provide an opportunity for a partner, friend or relative to bond more with mom and baby. Join Emily in this FUN, interactive and informative gathering.
This workshop allows mom to learn helpful techniques for labor and pregnancy as well as help prepare her partner to support her throughout the pregnancy. Topics include: breathing techniques, meditation, mindfulness, physical postures, massage and more.
Anyone can join this workshop, whether already pregnant, planning pregnancy or simply a desire to learn techniques to better support yourself and partner, or to have fun with a friend!
Please note you are required to provide any medical and/or pregnancy-related issues at the time of registration. If pregnant please provide how many weeks along you will be the day of the event. This helps Emily to create a more personalized, fun and safe experience for all attending.
Sunday, February 25 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Space limited to 8 couples.
Cost: $45 per couple
Early Bird Pricing: $40 per couple before Feb 4th
Register in advance: https://goo.gl/B2pbNM
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art.
THE ULTIMATE BABY GEAR AND REGISTRY EVENT WITH BUMP CLUB AND BEYOND AND THEBABYGUYNYC IS BACK FOR 2018!
Gearapalooza, presented by Babyganics, is coming to ATLANTA!
Join us for an evening filled with:
– The chance to meet the best baby gear vendors and check out the latest products.
– A 60 minute presentation + Q&A from Jamie Grayson, The BabyGuyNYC, followed by raffle & giveaways.
– A jam-packed gift bag filled with essentials for mom + baby for everyone!
– The chance to win THOUSANDS of dollars in prizes!
Doors open at 5:30pm
Friendly reminders: Vendors will be on site only until TheBabyGuyNYC presentation at approximately 7:15pm. This is not a seated dinner. February 22, 2018 is the last day to request a refund for this event. There will be NO TICKET REFUNDS after this date. No exceptions.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
It’s time to forget your grandma’s warnings about soup-coated walls and holes in the ceiling. In this class led by Kjesti Easton, you will learn the basics of using this super popular, modern day pressure cooker/crock pot combo, get delicious recipes and helpful tips, and sample some of Kjesti’s favorite Instant Pot recipes.
Today’s modern electric pressure cooker is a safe, fun way to save time and money making tasty home-cooked meals. At the end of this evening with Kjesti and her Instant-Pot knowledge, you too will be ready to make healthy and impressive meals – faster than ever!
$30 includes handouts, how-to, recipes and food samples
Come eat, drink and dance the night away to help cure Cystic Fibrosis. Regular tickets will include food, beer, wine, cocktails and giveaways. Enjoy a live and silent auction packed with something you’ll be sure to enjoy- trips, dining, adventure, jewelry, gift certificates and a raffle.