5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 4-10

International Pillow Fight Day, Wanderlust 108, and Atlanta Streets Alive
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Wanderlust 108

Photograph by Leah Overstreet for Wanderlust Festival

Wanderlust 108
When: April 8, 7:30 a.m.
Where: The Meadow at Piedmont Park
Cost: $20-150
Details: Self-dubbed as “the world’s only mindful triathlon,” this event begins with a 5K run or walk, followed by a DJ-guided yoga session, and a guided meditation. Once you’ve aligned your chakras, finish off the day with food and shopping around the Kula Market or keep the flow going and try Aerial or AcroYoga.

Stomp
When:
April 6 and 7
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $33.50-88.50
Details: International percussion group Stomp is known for its rhythmic performances that combine dancing and theatrics with the use of unconventional objects as instruments (did you know you can make a decent beat with a matchbox?)

International Pillow Fight Day
When: April 7, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Grant Park
Cost: Free
Details: Grab your softest (but feather-free!) pillow and gear up for International Pillow Fight Day. The only rules are to swing softly and don’t hit anyone who isn’t brandishing a pillow.

Sheep to Shawl
When: April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center
Cost: $21.50, $18 for seniors and students, $9 for children 4-12
Details: Families are invited to the Smith Family Farm to get a look at the process of cloth making—from the sheep to the clothes we wear. The demonstration will include the shearing of the sheep and angora goats, wool dyeing, and the spinning and weaving processes. There will be ongoing activities throughout the afternoon like candle-dipping and a petting zoo.

Atlanta Streets Alive
When: April 8, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Decatur Street and DeKalb Avenue
Cost: Free
Details: The 4.4 mile stretch of Decatur Street and DeKalb Avenue will be closed to cars and opened up to anything with two wheels (non-motorized) or two feet. The first Atlanta Streets Alive event of the year, this route is brand new and will connect 11 Atlanta neighborhoods for you to play, shop, or eat.

Bonus event: Atlanta magazine’s Sip and Stroll
When: April 10, 5-8:30 p.m.
Where: Avalon
Cost: Free
Details: Join Atlanta magazine for a night of cocktails, music, and shopping at Avalon. There will be in-store promotions specifically for those in attendance and a chance to win a special weekend for two at the Hotel At Avalon.

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