Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for May

Michelle Obama, tiny houses, and Decatur Lantern Parade

Don't Miss List: Tyler Perry

Photograph courtesy of Lionsgate

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Tour
May 23-26
She made him richer than Croesus and now, after 20 years, Tyler Perry bids adieu to Madea, star of stage and screen. Perry is embarking on a farewell tour, donning the wig and no-nonsense attitude at the Fox Theatre.

Don't Miss List: Decatur Lantern Parade

Photograph by Hector Amador/Amador Photography

Decatur Lantern Parade
May 10
Light up the night in downtown Decatur with homemade lanterns and other illuminated creations such as giant birds, jellyfish, parasols, and hats (for “hands-free parading”). BYOL or learn from the pros at lantern-making workshops.

Don't Miss List: Michelle Obama

Photograph by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Michelle Obama book tour
May 11
The former first lady adds State Farm Arena to the second leg of her book tour promoting her memoir, Becoming. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King will lead Obama in an “intimate conversation” reflecting on her journey—as a lawyer, wife, and mother of two—from Chicago’s south side to the White House.

Laughing Skull Comedy Fest
May 9-12
Sixty up-and-coming comics from across the nation—chosen from 1,000 video submissions—perform in 31 shows at seven venues across Atlanta for the 10th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.

Tiny House Atlanta
May 11-12
Atlantic Station becomes a microhood for 20 tiny houses—including container and school bus homes—during the fourth annual Tiny House Festival to celebrate “less space, more life.”

This article appears in our May 2019 issue.