5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 19-24

Dutch masters come to the High, Earth Day in East Atlanta, and more fun things to do this week

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 19-24
Sweetwater 420 Fest is this weekend.

Photograph by Addison Hill/Courtesy of Sweetwater 420 Fest

Dutch Masters at the High
When: Opens Friday, April 19
Where: High Museum of Art
Cost: Free for members, $15 for “not-yet-members”
Details: This sweeping exhibit includes a breathtaking array of work from some of the finest painters of the Dutch cultural heyday of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, including Rembrandt, Frans Hal, and the celebrated female Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch. “Dutch Art in a Global Age” will be open through July, but stop by this weekend to get the first glimpse of this prodigious show.

EAV Earth Day Fest 
When: Saturday April 20, 12-5 p.m.
Where: EAV Community Park
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate Earth Day in laid-back East Atlanta Village style with this free concert and pop-up market in the park. There will be live music from a host of local bands, a local makers market, and a plant swap. Enjoy tasty snacks in the grilled-cheese zone and make crafts with recycled materials. The event kicks off with yoga in the park: attendance is free, but sign up for a spot beforehand.

Kids Day at CHaRM Atlanta
When: Saturday, April 20, 9-12 p.m.
Where: New location of Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, Decatur
Cost: Free
Details: Help your kids celebrate Earth Day with this festival at CHaRM! The free event is bursting with activities for kids, including a petting zoo, a toy car-building workshop, a live observation beehive and honey samples, and science experiments and crafts galore. This event is at CHaRM’s new location in Decatur; the website has directions to the new location.

Sweetwater 420 Fest
When: Saturday, April 20-Sunday, April 21
Where: Pullman Yards
Cost: Free with $10 donation
Details: The Atlanta-based beer company celebrates its most popular brew with a two-day music and beer festival at Pullman Yards. The scaled-down party still includes a killer lineup, featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Grace Potter on Saturday night and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Big Gigantic on Sunday. The concert is free with a  $10 donation to Waterkeeper Alliance, which advocates for clean and abundant water worldwide.

Lewis Black Live on Tour
When: Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Where: Buckhead Theatere
Cost: $100+
Details: Legendary comedian and self-professed loudmouth Lewis Black says this is his last tour, and you can catch it at the Buckhead Theatere this weekend. The two-time Grammy Award winner uses his signature style—lots of yelling and finger-pointing—to make incisive points about the strange world we live in. Ticket purchase requires joining Black’s fan club.

Bonus Event: Atlanta Magazine’s GrillFest 
When: Saturday, April 20, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Union Hill Park, Alpharetta
Cost: $65 General Admission
Details: Join us for a welcome-summer event featuring grilled foods, local beer and craft cocktails, and live music! Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will find plenty to snack on, courtesy of a diverse array of local chefs and partner restaurants. This 21+ event features delicious barbecue from Taylor’d BBQ, DAS BBQ, Socks’ Love BBQ, Mutt & Jeff’s Smokehouse No. 3, Farm Burger, and many more.

Sports Corner: Atlanta Home Games

  • The Braves host the World Series Champion Texas Rangers at home for a three-match bout on April 19, 20, and 21st. Info here.
  • Atlanta United takes on Cincinnati FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 20. Info here.