What are you doing this weekend? April 24-27

ATLiens, a bash for the Bard, and a bluegrass jam

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Atlanta sure does love its festivals, and this weekend is no exception, with celebrations of everything from classic neighborhoods to mountain music. Invest in sunscreen—this festive scene shows no signs of slowing.

Inman Park Festival
Explore the Victorian landmarks in Atlanta’s “first suburb,” just a mile from Downtown, then enjoy art, music, food, and more. Don’t miss the marvelously quirky Saturday parade with perennial favorites like the Precision Attache Case Drill Team and the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable. Friday through Sunday. inmanparkfestival.org

CounterPoint Festival
Recently reunited ATLiens Outkast are playing a lot of summer festivals this year, but CounterPoint remains the duo’s only confirmed Georgia gig. The lineup also includes Big Boi protégé Janelle Monáe, Foster the People, Matt & Kim, Pretty Lights, Sleigh Bells, Thundercat, Panther God, and the Difference Machine. CounterPoint, previously staged at Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, is relocating to Kingston Downs, better known for hosting the Atlanta Steeplechase. counterpointfestival.com

Bear on the Square
The mountain festival in Dahlonega features a lineup of bluegrass and “old-time musicians.” Also a Sunday morning gospel jam session. Saturday and Sunday. bearonthesquare.org

Brendan O’Connell
Works by the Tucker-raised artist known as the “Warhol of Walmart” are exhibited at Fay Gold Gallery. Yes, his muse is the giant retailer. Friday through May 31. Artist talk: Saturday 2 p.m. faygoldgallery.com

Shakespeare’s Birthday Party
The family-friendly belated b-day bash (the Bard’s 450th was on Wednesday) features crafts, stage combat demos, a bouncy castle, cake, and even an appearance from Willy himself. At Conant Performing Arts Center. Sunday 1 p.m. gashakespeare.org

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
Stroll through the art vendor booths lined up along Alpharetta’s Historic District while listening to live jazz. Don’t forget to snag a food truck snack when you wear down from all that walking. Saturday and Sunday. alpharetta.ga.us

The Barber of Seville
The Atlanta Opera closes out its season with this Rossini favorite. At the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Saturday through May 4. atlantaopera.org

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  1. shelbycmr

    April 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Counterpoint is a must- can’t miss Foster the People closing out Saturday!!

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