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What are you doing this weekend? May 29-June 1
Food and zombies. What could be better?
If you are a food fanatic, you are going to be really happy this weekend. If you are a Walking Dead addict, you are also going to be really happy this weekend. But fear not, casual lovers of either indulgence—you can enjoy this weekend’s fests no matter your level of devotion.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
You probably can’t partake in all the classes, dinners, and events this Midtown feast fest has to offer, but our top 11 picks include colonial drinks and hillbilly cuisine. Through Sunday. atlfoodandwinefestival.com
Candler Park Music and Food Festival
A smorgasbord of food trucks and ten bands entertain at this AFWF alternative. You will dance during Saturday night’s Trombone Shorty performance. Friday and Saturday. candlerparkmusicfestival.com
The Walking Dead Escape
For those of you who watch Walking Dead and think “Gee, this looks like fun,” step right up to conquer a giant obstacle course as either a walker or a survivor. Be sure to snap a selfie if you’re a walker—your zombified face will be painted by a pro. At Philips Arena. Saturday, 6 p.m. thewalkingdeadescape.com
Atlanta Comic Con
Norman Reedus alert! The man with the crossbow and brother Merle (actor Michael Rooker) are both headliners at this three-day comic book extravaganza, along with Marvel legend Stan Lee and Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan. Friday through Sunday. wizardworld.com
Summery rock concerts are a dime a dozen in ATL, but few benefit charity. Proceeds from this Fayetteville gig will benefit six nonprofits, including the Sarah Jones Scholarship Fund. (The concert was organized in the late camera assistant’s memory.) Saturday, 7 p.m. southerngroundamp.com
This will be the first year for this arts festival for the wee at the Woodruff Arts Center. There will be youth-aimed productions at the Alliance Theatre, performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and art-making at the High, all guaranteed to blow those finger paintings right off the fridge. Saturday through Monday. alliancetheatre.org
Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps
Florals are in style this spring, but if you’d rather look at botanical designs than wear them, check out this exhibition of artwork inspired by John and William Bartram, who explored the Southeast in the 1700s. The show, at the Atlanta History Center’s Cherokee Garden Library, is paired with tours of the center’s native plant garden. Through June 16. atlantahistorycenter.com