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

Science, St. Patrick's Day, and comedy

Atlanta Science Festival

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival
When: March 9-23
Where: Various locations
Cost: Most events are free, some are paid
Details: The science behind the scenes at Clorox, what happens to your water before it reaches your cup, and the astrobiology of Star Wars—this festival of more than 100 lectures, tours, and showcases around Atlanta is said to be the “biggest interactive family science event.”

Don't Miss List: Way out there
Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM) (American, 1908–1986), Pasaquoyan Man with Ritual Headdress and Levitation Suit, ca. 1965–1975. High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Photograph courtesy of High Museum of Art

Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads
When: Through May 19
Where: High Museum of Art
Cost: $14.50
Details: After poet Jonathan Williams toured the Southeast with photographers Guy Mendes and Roger Manley, Williams assembled a guidebook that’s brought to life at this exhibition. With work from artists including Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, Thornton Dial, and more, the exhibit champions creatives by showcasing self-taught artistry.

Science on Tap
When: March 14, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Georgia Aquarium
Cost: $10
Detail: The adult-only science lecture series is back and this time with Georgia Tech’s Dr. Brian Stone. He’ll discuss his research on climate change adaptation in relation to urban planning and design over cold brews, a glass of wine, and other refreshments.

Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 16, noon
Where: Peachtree Street in Midtown
Cost: Free
Details: Bagpipes, drums, drill teams, and floats will be traveling through Midtown to celebrate Irish heritage at “one of the country’s oldest parades.” Don’t forget to wear green.

The Lucas Brothers
When: March 14-17
Where: Laughing Skull Lounge
Cost: $25-$33
Details: Comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas are making the rounds. The brothers have appeared in 22 Jump StreetLady Dynamite, have had multiple appearances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and have their own hour standup special on Netflix. Now, the identical twin duo is bringing their comedic talents to Midtown.