American Craft Council Show
March 13–15 Back for its 26th year in Atlanta, the American Craft Council produces a three-day show of handmade crafts, including contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor. Touch, feel, and explore the work while you meet the makers. Four top Atlanta design teams—Brian Patrick Flynn, Grayson Harris, Mark Williams Design Associates, and J. Witzel Interior Design—will create room vignettes. A new interactive area called “Let’s Make” will feature opportunities for attendees to create an item or taste something being made, such as whiskey, beer, or macaroons. “HipPop” will highlight up-and-coming artisans. A one-day pass is $12 in advance, $13 at the door.
Atlanta Home Show
March 20–22 See what’s new at the metro area’s largest home show. The 37th annual event provides a place to explore more than 350 companies and consult experts. A popular recurring exhibit, “A Home for All Ages,” models ways to make your home accessible and safe for everyone. On Friday, PMC Building Materials provides free admission to members of the home improvement trade. $10, free for seniors and children. Cobb Galleria Centre
Junior League of Atlanta Tour of Kitchens
March 28–29 The Junior League shares a peek into more than a dozen of Atlanta’s finest residential kitchens. Over its 18 years, the event has raised more than $1 million for community initiatives that benefit women and children. The Toast of the Tour on March 20 kicks off the event with culinary demonstrations, signature cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. $35 in advance, $40 day of, free for children 5 and under. (Toast of the Tour tickets sold separately.)
Urban Coop Tour
March 28–29 The Wylde Center, a nonprofit dedicated to creating greenspaces and supporting environmental stewardship, holds its eighth annual tour of backyard flocks in Decatur and intown neighborhoods. Homeowners will share the benefits of raising chickens, like fresh eggs and natural pest control. The tour, which is self-guided, will be held rain or shine. $20 in advance, $25 day of.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.