5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 17-23

Easter eggs, comedy, and munchies



Things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend 2019
Callanwolde hosts it’s annual Eggstravaganza this weekend.

Photograph courtesy of Callanwolde

Where: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
When: April 20, 8-11:30 a.m.
$7.50 advance, $10 at door
Among the many Easter egg hunts taking place this weekend in metro Atlanta is this adorably-named one at Callanwolde, which features separate hunts for kids of different ages (1-2-year-olds, 3-5-year-olds, 6-8-year-olds, and 9-11-year-olds) along with face painting, crafts, a kids’ dance floor, and the Easter Bunny himself.

Looking for more Easter events? Here’s our roundup of where to go to brunch.

SweetWater 420 Fest
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
When: April 19-21
Price: Single-day GA wristbands: $85; weekend GA wristbands: $160
Details: The brewery’s annual music festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with performances from Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and more. Saturday morning kicks off with the annual 5k race, while the rest of the weekend features an artists market, sustainability workshops, and copious amounts of SweetWater beer.

Munchies Pop-Up
Where: Root Baking Co. at Ponce City Market
When: April 20, 6 p.m.
Price: Varies; the pop-up features an a la carte menu
Details: Keeping with the 4/20 theme, Korean Fusion chef Seung Hee Lee and Sandwiches + Supper’s Neal Bukiet will host a pop-up themed around favorite snacks, but with Lee’s signature Korean fusion twist. Think Frito pies, kimchi bacon mac and cheese, spam musubi, and more. There will also be natural wines available.

Book reading and signing: Samantha Allen
Barnes & Noble at Emory
April 18, 5-7 p.m.
The Real Queer America author—whose book we excerpted in our March issue—returns to her alma mater (Allen has a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) to read from and sign copies of the nonfiction book, in which Allen takes a six-week road trip documenting LGBTQ culture in the South.

Colin Mochrie Weekend
Where: Dad’s Garage
When: April 19 and 20
The Whose Line is it Anyway improver and perennial Dad’s Garage favorite returns to the comedy theater for four 90-minute shows. Expect absurdity.

Bonus event: Atlanta Magazine’s Sip & Stroll
April 18, 5-8 p.m.
Meet at the building 5000 lobby at Avalon in Alpharetta for free cocktails, live music, and to pick up a “passport” that you can have stamped by the various Avalon shops and businesses. Turn in stamped passport to be entered for the grand prize of a one-night stay at the Hotel At Avalon.