5 places to catch films under the stars

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.

What are you doing this weekend? May 22-26

If you’re staying in town this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find a lot more happening than just picnics and barbeques. Take in some jazz, travel back in time with Dr. Who, or even sip a beer with Mei Lun and Mei Huan. The possibilities are endless.

What are you doing this weekend? May 1-4

Atlantans should be breaking out the bourbon for two reasons this weekend: One, It’s finally not supposed to rain and two, the Kentucky Derby, of course. (See below for places to watch the race.) Enjoy the sunshine.

Zoo Atlanta’s panda twins celebrate their first birthday

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.

What you’ll see on the Swan House Hunger Games tour

On the same day that "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opened, Atlanta History Center debuted its "Games" themed tours of the Swan House, the 1920s historic mansion usually associated with old money Atlanta and sedate gala fundraisers.

What are you doing this weekend? February 27-March 2

March is finally roaring in this weekend, and with it comes not only the promise of spring but celebrity chefs, art exhibits, and offbeat tributes.

What are you doing this weekend? June 26-29

This weekend, presuming you aren’t plopped in front of a screen for marathon World Cup viewing, you can stroll along rows of art, get colorful with Katy Perry, brush up on your Civil War history, or party Canadian-style.

What are you doing this weekend? March 6-9

Whether you’re looking for some new tunes, need a good laugh, crave a hoppy drink, or are looking for a way to give back, there’s plenty going on in the ATL this weekend.

Launching Forward Atlanta (again)

Why mess, as they say, with success? That’s the apparent philosophy of civic boosters, who will reincarnate the Forward Atlanta marketing campaign the Chamber of Commerce first debuted in the 1920s.

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