What are you doing this weekend? May 8-11

Treat mom to a festival

Brunch is overrated*. Everyone knows festivals are the way to go to celebrate mom’s big day, and Atlanta is offering up a whole slew this weekend:

*But if your mom considers brunch the greatest thing on the planet and it would break her heart if you didn’t take her, by all means, go! We’ve got a few suggestions over here.

Sweet Auburn Springfest
The culture and legacy of the legendary neighborhood is celebrated. Friday through Sunday. sweetauburn.com

Colors Festival of the Arts
The Roswell event features local and regional artisans and a special sidewalk-chalk art contest. Saturday and Sunday. visitroswellga.com

Dog Days of McDonough
Contests, vendors, and a pet parade are featured in this extravaganza that benefits the Henry County Humane Society. Saturday, 11 a.m. petexpo.info

Shaky Knees Festival
For the mom who’s young or young at heart, the lineup for this year’s shindig at Atlantic Station (featuring Modest Mouse, the National, the Replacements, Deer Tick, Jason Isbell, etc.), will allow both of you to fill out your hipster-cred punch cards for the foreseeable future. Friday through Sunday. shakykneesfestival.com

Buckhead Spring Arts & Craft Festival
The juried show in Chastain Park boasts 175 artists, over half of them Georgian, music, food, and a kids’ area. Saturday and Sunday. buckheadartsfestival.com

Crawfish for Cancer
Get your hands messy for a good cause at SweetWater Brewery—this crawfish broil, which also features beer and sweet tea vodka cocktails, raises money for multiple myeloma cancer research. Saturday 6:30 p.m. crawfishforcancer.org