5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Mardi Gras, Galentine's Day, and the Marvel Universe comes to State Farm Arena

Goodnight Tyler play

Photograph courtesy of Alliance Theatre

Alliance Theatre’s Goodnight, Tyler
When: February 16-March 10
Where: Alliance Theatre
Costs: $50-$60
Details: This play focuses on Tyler, a young black man killed by police, haunting his best friend and fighting to be remembered for how he lived—not how he died. Goodnight, Tyler won Alliance Theatre’s National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure
When: February 16, noon
Where: Downtown and Old Fourth Ward
Costs: $22
Details: Fat Tuesday isn’t until March 5, but you can celebrate early with this bar crawl. Costumes are encouraged as the Streetcar will take you to more than 40 participating bars and restaurants serving New Orleans-inspired cocktails and meals. Expect to leave with plenty of beads around your neck.

BURNAWAY's Art Crush

Photograph courtesy of BURNAWAY

BURNAWAY’s Art Crush
When: February 16, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Factory Atlanta
Costs: $40 general admission, $175+ for VIP packs
Details: Celebrating its 10th year, BURNAWAY, a nonprofit digital magazine that serves as a voice for the arts in the South, is combining pork (a nod to this year’s Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the pig) with its silent auction annual fundraiser. Bid on art while munching on bacon and barbecue, enjoying music from DJ Yoon Nam, and sipping cocktails from the Sound Table mixologist Navarro Carr.

Marvel Universe Live!

Photograph courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Marvel Universe Live!
When: February 17-18
Where: State Farm Arena
Costs: $20-$300
Details: Marvel characters are taking over Atlanta—and we’re not talking about them filming downtown. Bring the kids to watch as Spider-Man, Captain America, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more take on Loki and other villains on stage. Can’t make it those days? Don’t worry, your heroes are performing at Infinite Energy Arena from February 22-24 as well.

Center for Puppetry Arts Galentine’s Night
When: February 16, 7 p.m.
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
Costs: $20 advance, $25 at door
Details: Leave the boys and kids behind—as part of the Center’s Puppet Party Series for adults, it’s girl’s night out. Local band Total Babe will perform while guests play bar games, drink beer and wine, and wander through the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. 21+ only.

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