5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 12-18

Spend Valentine's weekend at the theater or sipping brews

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Hello, Dolly! plays in Atlanta from February 12-15.

Photograph by Julieta Cervantes

Hello, Dolly!
When: February 12-15
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $35-$129
Details: The Tony-award winning revival of the Broadway classic about a tenacious matchmaker stops by Atlanta just in time for Valentine’s Day.

School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play
When: Through March 8
Where: Southwest Arts Center
Cost: $20-$50
Details: Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, True Colors Theatre Company’s production tells the story of a Ghanan teen whose dreams of winning the Miss Ghana pageant are thrown into disarray when an American mixed-race student transfers to her high school. The play explores issues of colorism and beauty standards and is based on a real-life incident in 2011 when a biracial American woman was selected as Ghana’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant allegedly due her lighter complexion.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
When: Through February 27
Where: Various venues
Cost: $16 for general admission, $36 for closing night
Details: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a broad lineup of films from across the globe. Among them: #AnneFrank Parallel Stories, an Italian documentary about how Frank continues to influence younger generations, featuring diary readings from Helen Mirren; Abe, a drama-comedy starring Stranger Things‘s Noah Schnapp as a 12-year-old budding chef hoping to bring together his divided family; and Standing Up, Falling Down, a comedy starring Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation) as a failed stand-up comic who strikes up an unlikely friendship with karaoke-singing dermatologist, played by Billy Crystal.

Cupid’s Undie Run
When: February 15, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Park Tavern
Cost: $45
Details: This annual event encourages participants to strip down to their underwear for a quick “mile(ish)” jaunt through Midtown, but with an expected high of 50 degrees on Saturday, it shouldn’t be too frigid. Not to mention, participants get to party before and after the 2 p.m. run. The event raises money for neurofibromatosis research.

SweetWater 23rd Anniversary Throwdown
February 15, 2-10 p.m.
Sweetwater Brewing Co.
$19 for general admission; $69 for VIP
SweetWater is hosting day full of live music for its anniversary with a lineup including Arrested Development, B-Real, and Dumpstaphunk, along with food trucks and the tapping of their special anniversary beer, a sour IPA. $19 will get you in the door, but the VIP option includes four pours and and a premium spot to watch the artists.