5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 26-March 3

Running, rugby, and fast cars

Rugby ATL
Rugby ATL plays Toronto this weekend.

Photograph by Palms Perspective

Rugby ATL vs Toronto Arrows
When: March 1, 3 p.m.
Where: Lupo Field at Life University, Marietta
Cost: $20+
Details: Did you know Atlanta had an official Major League Rugby team? Rugby ATL kicked off its inaugural season just a few weeks ago and is so far undefeated. They’ll challenge the undefeated Toronto this Sunday, and as its “Super Hero Day,” kids under 12 dressed in superhero outfits will receive free entry.

Atlanta International Auto Show
When: Through March 1
Where: Georgia World Congress Center
Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for kids
Details: If you’re planning to buy a new car this year, this annual show is a great place to start, as you can climb into and examine vehicles with no pushy salesmen looking over your shoulder. The lineup features the newest models from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Nissan, Lexus, Infiniti, and more. It’s also extremely kid-friendly, assuming your kid is into cars and trucks.

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
February 29, noon
Downtown, Midtown, and Old Fourth Ward
Free to watch
As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quickly approach, the country’s Olympic hopefuls for the marathon will give their all on a course that starts and ends near Centennial Olympic Park, looping through Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, and passing the 1996 Olympic cauldron, which will be lit for the occasion. Spectating is encouraged and can be done easily along many parts of the route. There’s also a marathon expo at GWCC all weekend, as the Olympic trials also coincide with Sunday’s Publix Atlanta Marathon.

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival
When: February 29, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Station
Cost: $39
Details: Atlantic Station’s annual ode to the three B’s will feature barbecue from Williamson Bros and Caroline Barbecue Company; beer from Reformation, Red Hare, Eventide, and Terrapin; and bourbon from Old Fourth, Whistle Pig, Bulleit, and George Dickel, among many, many more.

Post Malone
When: March 2, 8 p.m.
Where: Infinite Energy Center, Duluth
Cost: $103+
Details: The rapper brings his Runaway Tour to Gwinnett County with special guests Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.

Bonus event: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Designer Showhouse
When: March 29-March 22
Where: 2716 Ridgewood Road, Atlanta
Cost: $25
Details: Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME produced this stunning showhouse in partnership the ASO, Harrison Homes, and ADAC. The design of the Northwest Atlanta home was inspired by a 1945 Atlanta Youth Symphony performance and will feature interior design from Matthew Quinn, Barbara Westbrook, Square Feet Studio, Dixon Rye, and more.