5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 25–28

See Lady Gaga take over Truist Park, relax at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, and more

Things to do in Atlanta August 25-28, 2022
Lady Gaga brings the Chromatica Ball to Truist Park this weekend.

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Lady Gaga
When: August 26, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Truist Park
Cost: Tickets start at $70
Details: Lady Gaga fans have been waiting for this postponed tour since 2020, but at long last, the Chromatica Ball comes to Truist Park this weekend. Expect impressive outfits, of course.

When: August 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Cost: Tickets start at $26.50
Details: The indie pop band bring their Summer Forever Tour to Buckhead, with special guests Surfaces.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
When: August 27-28
Where: Grant Park
Cost: Free
Details: It’s the 20th anniversary of this end-of-summer celebration, which will feature two days of live music, plenty of food, a 5K, free kids’ activities, and an artists’ market.

International Dog Day at Eventide
When: August 26, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Eventide Brewing
Cost: Free
Details: Calling all dog lovers: Bring a donation for PAWS Atlanta and you’ll get a free pint at this Grant Park brewery. PAWS will have adoptable dogs at the event, which will also feature fun pet gear for sale, dog caricatures, and a dog-owner look-a-like contest, the winner of which will get free beer for a year.

BronzeLens Film Festival
When: Through August 28
Where: Various locations, including Landmark Midtown Art Cinema and IPIC Atlanta Colony Square
Cost: Varies; day passes start at $75
Details: Now in its 13th year, BronzeLens celebrates local filmmakers of color and serves as a Oscar-qualifying festival for short films. In addition to several film, short film, and documentary screenings, this weekend’s festivities will also include film industry panels, a special Sunday brunch event, and BronzeLens’s own awards.