5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 14-20

Award-winning contortionists, Chinese New Year, and innovative furniture
Big Apple Circus

Photograph courtesy of Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus
When: Until February 25
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Cost: $30-99
Details: Experience what seem like impossible feats by award-winning contortionists, roller skaters, jugglers, and world record-holding high wire walkers. Global artists will come together until February 25 for 48 performances.

Improv Idol
When: February 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Dad’s Garage
Cost: $14.50-23.50
Details: Join Dad’s Garage for a musical night of comedy. Throughout the 90-minute show, watch as actors are put through musical games and try to sing their way to the finales to be crowned Improv Idol.

DopeFlix & Jammies: Indie Film Screenings Brunch Edition
When: February 17, 2-6 p.m.
Where: TILA Studios
Cost: $15
Details: Bring your own blanket, wear your PJs, and enjoy local indie films while eating brunch. Interact with local film directors in a low-stress environment (you know, with the pajamas and all) through Q&As and networking sessions while playing trivia games and drinking.

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age
When: February 18-May 13
Where: High Museum of Art
Cost: $14.50
Details: Dutch designer Joris Laarman combines technology, art, and interior decorating to create innovative furniture designs. This collection—which includes videos, sketches, and renderings to show Laarman’s creative process—is the largest public holding of his work outside of Holland.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue's Chinese New Year Celebration

Photograph courtesy of Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Photograph courtesy of Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Sweet Auburn Barbecue’s Chinese New Year Celebration
When: February 20, 6:30-11 p.m.
Where: Sweet Auburn Barbecue
Cost: $45 per person
Details: Ring in the Year of the Dog with traditional dragon dances from Chien Hong School of Kung Fu and a special menu, including sesame pancakes, cold noodles, General Tso’s chicken, coconut lemongrass ribs, and fortune cookies and oranges.