5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 15-21

Puppetry for adults and the Rebel Alliance at SunTrust Park

Xperimental Puppetry Theatre

Photograph courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

Xperimental Puppetry Theatre
When: May 16-19
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
Cost: $15
Details: XPT aims to prove that entertainment can capture older audiences beyond traditional casts and animations. Adults can enjoy many 10-minute, experimental puppet performances, films, and installation pieces with beer and wine available one hour before the performance.

The Cake Horizon Theatre


Horizon Theatre’s The Cake
When: May 17-June 23
Where: Horizon Theatre Company
Cost: $32-$50
Details: Writer and producer of NBC’s This is Us, Bekah Brunstetter adds a new play to her list of writing credits. When a baker from North Carolina, Della, is asked by her best friend to make a cake for her daughter’s wedding, she is confronted with the reality that the cake is for two brides instead of a bride and groom. After helping raise one of the brides, Della is left to reevaluate her beliefs of what she thought a “traditional marriage” should look like.

Atlanta Braves Star Wars Game
When: May 17, 7 p.m.
Where: SunTrust Park
Cost: $25-$49
Details: Before the Atlanta Braves take on the Milwaukee Brewers, Stormtroopers, Han Solos, and Luke Skywalkers will flood the ballpark. Specialty package ticket holders can sport a Braves-branded BB-8 snapback. Be sure to hold your lightsabers up high as the night ends with Friday Night Fireworks.

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival
When: May 18, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park
Cost: $48, $60 at door
Details: In addition to more than 50 types of wine and craft beer tastings, ticket holders can purchase food while enjoying live music and wine-themed activities.

Concrete Jungle Ramble

Photograph courtesy of Concrete Jungle

Spectacular Fruit Ramble
When: May 19, 3 p.m.
Where: Brownwood Park
Cost: $10-$30
Details: Back for its fifth year, Concrete Jungle will take bike or walking tours to explore the variety of edible fruits nature has to offer throughout East Atlanta Village. Afterwards, a “fruity carnival” accompanied by drinks from Midway Pub will close out this year’s fundraising event.