5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 3-10

British Invasion rockers the Zombies take over Variety Playhouse, 404 Day fun, and David Sedaris comes to the Fox

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 3-10
The Zombies

Photograph courtesy of the Zombies

The Zombies play Variety Playhouse
When: Wednesday, April 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Variety Playhouse, Little Five Points
Cost: $86-$108
Details: The iconic British Invasion band returns to Atlanta for one night only. Rock out to their classic hits—like the psychedelic “Time of the Season”—with at least three generations of fans. 

404 Day
When: Thursday, April 4
Where: Monday Night Garage, Piedmont Park, and other local spots
Cost: Free; some events have VIP upgrades
Details: You can show your love for the city at a variety of events around town. Butter.ATL is hosting a block party at Monday Night Garage from 2 to 6 p.m. featuring food trucks and live DJs. An evening party takes place at the Westside Cultural Arts Center beginning at 10 p.m., with an AT&T-sponsored VIP party with Earthgang and Jermaine Dupri at 8 p.m. (Here’s how to get into the latter.) Meanwhile, an all-day festival at Piedmont Park celebrates the city through music, markets, food, and pop-up programming. Smith’s Old Bar, OurBar, 529, and others are also hosting 404 Day-related events on Thursday.

Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour
When: Sunday, April 7, 2024, 12:30 pm
Where: State Farm Arena, Downtown
Cost: $30-$50+
Details: The legendary basketball entertainers bring their high-octane performance to Atlanta for an afternoon of sport, spectacle, and family-friendly shenanigans. Kids of all ages will go wild over the Globetrotters’ jaw-dropping basketball tricks and comedy antics, and there’s plenty of participation opportunities for anyone who wants to show off their ball skills.

Eclipse viewing on Stone Mountain summit
When: Monday, April 8, 1:45 p.m.
Where: Summit of Stone Mountain Park
Cost: Stone Mountain Day Pass is $34.99 for kids and $39.99 for adults; Summit Skyride tickets and eclipse viewing glasses also for sale
Details: In Atlanta, this year’s solar eclipse will cover 81 percent of the sun, and you can get an unbeatable view from the top of Stone Mountain. Reach the summit by the hiking trail or by riding the Summit Skyride. Stone Mountain Park will have viewing glasses available for purchase. The eclipse begins at 1:45, and hits its maximum at 3:04 p.m.

David Sedaris Live
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Fox Theatre, Midtown
Cost: $44-$64
Details: WABE will present this evening with humorist David Sedaris, author of award-winning satirical essay collections like Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. The evening will feature a selection of new readings and musings from America’s favorite neurotic, as well as a Q&A and book signing.

Sports corner: Atlanta home games

  • The Braves take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game matchup for the home opener at Truist Park on April 5, 6, and 7. Info here.
  • The Hawks face the Detroit Pistons at State Farm Arena on Wednesday, April 3, the Miami Heat on Tuesday, April 9, and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, April 10. Info here.