Photograph courtesy of the artist.
March is finally roaring in this weekend, and with it comes not only the promise of spring but celebrity chefs, art exhibits, and offbeat tributes.
The so-called Warhol of Walmart, painter Brendan O’Connell, joins the chair of Emory’s chemistry department and the director of the College Center for Creativity & Arts to discuss how the three areas (art, science, and creativity) intermingle. At Emory’s Carlos Museum. Thursday 4 p.m. arts.emory.edu
The Atlanta-based TV host/chef/mad scientist brings his Edible Inevitable tour to the Fox. Friday 8 p.m. foxtheatre.org
The event describes itself succinctly being “about making cheap science-fiction and fantasy cardboard costumes and roaming among Downtown hotels.” Saturday 7 p.m. cardboardcon.com
Strolling of the Brides
While many bridal exhibits take place in big convention centers or hotels, this weekend’s “Castleberry Hill Bridal Stroll” will include a wine tasting and a chance to wander between a variety of vendors in hip loft spaces. Sunday, 12-6 p.m. eventbrite.com/e/castleberry-hill-bridal-stroll
If while reading this 1861 literary classic in high school you ever thought, “Hey, this novel could really use some marionettes,” then your dream has finally come true. Puppeteer David Simpitch brings his hand-carved figures to the Center for Puppetry Arts this weekend, and yes, Miss Havisham looks as spooky as you’d expect. Through Sunday. puppet.org
Johnny Mercer Celebration
Vocalist Carmen Bradford and trumpeter/vocalist (probably not at the same time) Joe Gransden join Georgia State’s Jazz Band at the Rialto Center to pay tribute to one of Savannah’s treasures. Friday 8 p.m. rialto.gsu.edu
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil
Atlanta is nearly 500 miles away from Bourbon Street, but you’re guaranteed a few area restaurants and bars will be still be celebrating, including this shindig at Big Easy Grille that promises ample crawfish, drink specials, live music, and “general debauchery.” Saturday 11 a.m. facebook.com/bigeasygrille
Talking Heads’ Speaking in Tongues
Local artists will be burning down the hou— err —Goat Farm with their interpretations of the 1983 album. The Good Food Truck will even be offering items themed around the record. Saturday 9 p.m. atl-collective.com
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the program that combines photographic arts, community outreach, and education for African American female photographers, an exhibition in the Atrium Gallery of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will present works from its members’ first decades, a preview of a book to be released in July. Through March 19. sistagraphy.wordpress.com