Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Jan. 28 -Feb. 3

Atlanta Film Society and the Plaza Theatre present 2021 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screenings

The Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) and The Plaza Theatre, in partnership with the nonprofit Sundance Institute, are pleased to share 11 films that will be presented in Atlanta as part of the Satellite Screens initiative for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, January 28 – February 3, 2021. All 11 films will be making their world premieres at Sundance.

The films coming to Atlanta will be presented at The Plaza Theatre screening both indoors and at the Drive-In and at Dad’s Garage Drive-In. The selections playing in Atlanta, along with their screening locations, showtimes and ticket purchase options, can be found at atlantafilmsociety.org/sundance-schedule.


Now through Jan. 27

Virtual Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Yoga has gone virtual for the winter --For $10, yogis and panda fans can unwind with your favorite black-and-white bears from now until January 27. Registration includes a pre-recorded, hour-long video with a certified yoga instructor, and, of course, panda appearances! Registration is available online.

Jan. 29

Tappy Hour

Nick’s Westside will be cooking up smoked oysters on the half shell with chili butter and fried garlic, crispy smoked chicken wings, and house made lamb kabobs with tzatziki sauce on the Big Green Egg for purchase. The Tappy Hour menu also features goat cheese fritters with hot honey and pecans, smoked Carolina-style glazed Hickory Nut Gap pork ribs, smoked short rib sliders, and grilled Georgia white shrimp with sweet chili and Nori powder. Meanwhile, Creature Comforts is bringing some of its best beers, including some that will have been freshly released in January.

Jan. 30

Bert’s Big Adventure Your Space Resolution Race

Celebrate the new year by joining nonprofit Bert’s Big Adventure for their Your Space Resolution Race on Saturday, January 30th. This virtual event encourages participants to walk, run or ride for a distance of 1-mile, 5K or 10K in their space and at their pace, whether that be outside, a safe and comfortable 6-feet distance from others, or indoors on their favorite movement equipment. 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting the year-round programming at Bert’s Big Adventure.

Museum Chills & Science Thrills at Fernbank

Enjoy after-hours access to all indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations, and more. Drinks, including adult libations, and snacks will be available for purchase.  Online ticket reservations are required for members and non-members, and face coverings are required both indoors and outdoors when not actively eating or drinking.

Now through Feb. 15

The Rink at Park Tavern

A beloved annual tradition, this year, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a new theme at The Rink at Park Tavern, A Miracle on 10th Street. Setting the scene, a winter wonderland featuring an abundance of festive and kitschy decor, makes for unforgettable experiences and Instagrammable moments seven days a week. Holiday cheer promises to be abound with an array of seasonal cocktails served in playful glassware, delicious fare, special events, all day skate sessions, themed skate nights, cozy fire pits, and much more. Guests of all ages can enjoy skating experiences for $15 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday until 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Rink at Park Tavern becomes an ages 16 and up venue until midnight.

Now through Feb. 21st

License to Chill Snow Island

Get outdoors for some fresh air and family-friendly fun at one of the best winter attractions in the southeast! Take the crew snow tubing...get your skates on and practice your figure eights at the ice rink...Or hop on the carnival rides, make snow angels, and warm up with s’ mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits.

Feb. 4 -14

Cocktails + Kisses

Love is in the air at Atlantic Station Thursday through Sunday evenings from Feb. 4 to Feb. 14, the community is invited to experience Cocktails + Kisses, a swoon-worthy night full of music, seasonal libations and festive decor.

Now through Feb. 28

Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-thru at Six Flags

Hot Wheels fans are invited to drive through this larger-than-life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks & Garage of Legends vehicles, specialty monster trucks, robots and more.

The event makes a pit stop at Six Flags and guests will see more than 50 vehicles. Fans will be fully immersed with an inspiring and educational Hot Wheels audio companion as they travel through the course. For a contactless experience, purchase your tickets online. Reservations are required.

Feb. 4- May 9

High Museum presents David Driskell exhibit

The High has a long history of collaboration with Driskell, who was recognized for his painting and printmaking practices, often characterized by his use of collage, which combined the Black American experience with observations of the American landscape and imagery of the African diaspora. The exhibition brings approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his career, and it’s the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.

Feb 14 & 15

WinterFest Arts Tour

WinterFest is an interactive, move at your own pace event that is set in the winter beauty of Northeast Georgia. Local and regional artists will display and demonstrate their skills and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Food vendors and live music are present at some sites. The event will take place at three venues – Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen Arts & Heritage Center and the Sautee Nacoochee Center.

Feb. 16

Fat Tuesday

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar - Vinings & Sandy Springs and Hugo’s Oyster Bar are celebrating the occasion with their annual Fat Tuesday Party on February 16. All locations will be offering festive food and drink specials like Boudin Balls, Beignets, BBQ NOLA Shrimp, Hurricanes and much more!

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