5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-26

Beauty & the Beast, Black History Month Parade, and the evolution of coffee makers

Atlanta Ballet 2 Beauty & the Beast

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Ballet 2 Presents Beauty & The Beast
When: February 21-24
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $10-$58
Details: See the classic tale of a princess and a beast falling in love as Atlanta Ballet 2—the company’s program for dancers-in-training—performs the one-hour production designed for younger audiences.

Rhymes and Punchlines
When: February 21
Where: Sidebar, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $10
Details: Two art forms come together under one roof. Atlanta comedian Neiko Smith and Mz. NYC of Atlanta Battle Rap are putting on a late-night show featuring local comedians and rap artists. Performing comics include Dexter Fugerson, Anthony Driver, and Lisa Smith, while rappers include Dropz The 3rd Eye, KP, and J2.

Black History Month Parade
When: February 23, 11 a.m.
Where: Historic Sweet Auburn District Downtown
Cost: Free
Details: Self-dubbed the “largest celebration of African-American History Month in the Southeast,” the one-mile route, which will include floats, bands, and dancers, begins at Hurt Park, travels down Marietta Street, and ends at the north entrance of Centennial Olympic Park.

Art of Espresso event

Photograph courtesy of MODA

Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso at MODA
When: February 24-June 9
Where: Museum of Design Atlanta
Cost: $10
Details: Passione Italiana is where design and tech meet coffee. Beginning in the mid-20th century, the exhibit will walk through the history of how technological advances and the influence of designers changed coffee makers and coffee servers to what they are today.

WWE Monday Night Raw
When: February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: State Farm Arena
Cost: $24-$400
Details: Dean Ambrose, Ronda Rousey, Braun Strowman, and more will be live in action in Atlanta. From chokeslams to sharpshooters, the wrestling ring will be fired up on Monday night.