It’s Mother’s Day weekend! I’m trying to get her something different than the usual chocolate or flowers. Will a hedgehog work?

While I contemplate, here’s your Weekend Top Five

  • Shaky Beats Music Festival 
  • Dates: May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018
  • Location: Central Park
  • You thought Shaky Knees was it? NOPE! The music scene continues to live out loud with the Shaky Beats Music Festival happening at Central Park this weekend. Bringing huge artists like Ludacris, Zedd and Marshmello to the mainstage, this festival is one for the books. You can even by 1- or 3- Day tickets to make the most of your Shaky Beats experience. Check out the information here!
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  • Xperimental Puppetry Theater

    Photo: Stephanie Richardson

  • Dates: Now – May 13, 2018
  • Location: Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Think of the Xperimental Puppetry Theatre (XPT) program as the gateway to boldly invigorating artistic pieces through the art of puppetry. Dozens of artists come together to create pieces to explore and experiment with subject matter and material using their craft of puppetry. There’s a heavy lineup of great shows waiting for you. Check out where to get your tickets and information here!


  • Atlanta Ballet’s Bach to Broadway
  • Dates: May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018
  • Location: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
  • Closing their remarkable season, Atlanta Ballet will perform “Who Cares?” this weekend. It’s a fun ballet with dramatic flair and subtle fluidity. Grab your tickets here!
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  • Chastain Park Arts Festival
  • Dates: May 12, 2018 – May 13, 2018
  • Location: Chastain Park
  • Voted one of the best art festivals in the nation, this free event is home to over 185 local artists waiting to showcase their amazingness with you! Aside from art, there will be plenty of food trucks, local music and arts & crafts to top off all of the fun! Get a full overview here!


  • Moms and Mimosas 2018
  • Date: May 13, 2018
  • Location: Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
  • What to get mom something a little different this year? Take her to the College Football Hall of Fame! I know, it sounds like I’m setting you up for failure, but I promise I’m not. Mom gets in free. One point. While you enjoy the fun, Mom gets a manicure and a massage. Two points. Oh, and if your mom is one of the first 100 to come in? Stella & Dot will gift her with a free bracelet! See, I’ve got  your back. Check out all the info here!


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Hey, you’ve got your weekend ideas…get off the computer and go take care of Mom!