5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 9-15

Throw a teddy bear, meet Gunshow's new chef, and plan your wedding

Atlanta Boat Show

Photograph courtesy of the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

Atlanta Boat Show
When: January 10-13
Where: Georgia World Congress Center
Cost: $12 before January 10, $15 general admission, free for kids younger than 12
Details: If it has to do with a boat, it’s here. Hundreds of booths with showcase the latest boating accessories, gear, and more than 600 new boats. With fishing seminars, sailing seminars, virtual reality boating training, and a kids zone, there’s plenty to keep you and the kids entertained.

Cast Iron & Collards Society private dinner
When: January 13, 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gunshow
Cost: $250 single, $400 couple
Details: Chef Kevin Gillespie is introducing Gunshow‘s new chef at this 5-course private dinner. Gillespie and the new chef are creating the menu with Gunshow’s Mercedes O’Brien manning the cocktail menu and 3 Parks Wine Shop‘s Sarah Pierre preparing wine selections.

Atlanta Gladiators Teddy Bear Toss
When: January 12, 7:35 p.m.
Where: Infinite Energy Arena
Cost: $14-$35
Details: Cue the cutest event of the month. Fans are encouraged to bring their new (or lightly used) stuffed animals to the Atlanta Gladiators, the city’s professional minor league hockey team, game. When the team scores its first goal of the game, fans will throw their fluffy toys onto the ice, which will then be collected and donated to local hospitals and charities. More than 5,500 were collected last year.

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa presents Swan Lake
When: January 13, 3 p.m.
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $61-$92
Details: This performance of the Tchaikovsky classic marks the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s first visit to the United States.

Georgia Bridal Show
When: January 13, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Georgia International Convention Center
Cost: $10 online, $15 at door, free for kids 5 or younger
Details: There’s no sugar coating it: planning a wedding is a pain. The Georgia Bridal Show tries to lessen that by bringing everything you’d need at a wedding together in one place: photographers, cakes, DJs, gowns, tuxedos, and even honeymoon specialists are there to speak about how to put together your dream wedding.