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What are you doing this weekend? July 17-20

Tennis, tomatoes, and a Parisian party


This weekend is all about the art of the throwback. Relive the ’70s with the Doobie Brothers, get your grade school on at Field Day, remember the Civil War at the Atlanta History Center, and unleash your inner child at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Perfectly content with the present? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other stuff going on too. Read more...

Zoo Atlanta's panda twins celebrate their first birthday

Our adorable year with Mei Lun and Mei Huan

Happy birthday, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! One year ago today, pandemonium began when Zoo Atlanta's giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to a set of tiny pink cubs, the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. since 1987. Through the zoo's blog, eager Atlantans (and the rest of the world) watched the twins transform from four-ounce newborns to the 60-pound adorable balls of fluff they are today, along the way hitting classic milestones such as opening their eyes for the first time and getting their baby teeth. Today, the zoo celebrates the girls’ birthday with a set of ice cakes, but let’s first go back in time and look at how far these cuties have come. Read more...

What are you doing this weekend? July 10-13

Reptiles, the Civil War, partying pandas, and … goo?

Still recovering from the 4th? So are we. But if you can pull yourself from the couch this weekend, you’ll find a beloved Disney princess, a ton of street food, Civil War history, a panda party, and two very different types of goo. (We promise that’s not as gross as it sounds.) P.S.—don’t forget about the World Cup finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. Read more...

5 places to catch films under the stars

Outdoor movies beat Netflix binges any day

Revisit cinematic classics and enjoy family favorites with these summer films. It’s not quite the same as going to a drive-in, but it beats sitting on the couch, glued to Netflix. Read more...

Ten things to do on the Peachtree Road Race course that aren't running

10 kilometers, 10 checkpoints for quasi-patriotic fun

If attacking a 10K bright and early on the muggy morning of a holiday isn’t quite your patriotic celebration of choice, the Peachtree Road Race course serves up plenty of staples of American culture throughout the rest of the year. So for those who prefer a more air-conditioned trek, here are 10 other ways to tackle the route. Start your engines at Lenox Square, just as the runners do each July 4th. Read more...