Orpheus Brewing celebrates four years with four days and 14 new brews

PLUS: Stone Mountain Park celebrates Memorial Day, Atlanta Jazz Fest takes over Piedmont, and The Emoji Art Show promotes local art and mental health

Weekend Roundup
Photo credit: Alicia Fortino

Stone Mountain Park’s annual Memorial Day celebration is here all weekend. Bring the family for a full day at the park; test the waters with Geyser Towers, work off those Memorial Day weekend calories with a SkyHike and end the night with all the fireworks your eardrums can handle. $15-$50. 10:30 a.m. Fri.-Mon., May 25-28. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 800-401-2407. www.stonemountainpark.com

It’s summer cocktail season- time to learn the tricks of the trade with the Summer Mix & Pour Mixology Class at the award winning Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Meet in the outdoor garden for an intimate lesson in crafting your own summer-inspired bourbon cocktails while sampling Southern Art executive chef David Bartlett’s light bites. $40. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., May 25. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, 3315 Peachtree Rd., www.southernart.com, 404-946-9070 

It’s the age of the Emoji. Get with the times and see how that ties into art and health at The Emoji Art Show at the Defoor Centre. A multi-sensory experience with live art, djs and of course a bar. Support local emerging artists and their mission to highlight how art, music and emojis can shine a light on mental and emotional health. $15-$25. 8 p.m. Fri., May 25. The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. N.W. www.defoorcentre.com

The Sixth Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival is back this weekend on the beautiful Atlanta BeltLine. Explore the Historic Fourth Ward Park and enjoy all the local vendors, artists and restaurants. Free.10 a.m. Sat. 11 a.m. Sun., May 26-27. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 592 N. Angier Ave. N.E. h4wpc.com

Atlanta’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Rumours, is back home this weekend at Variety Playhouse. See the growing artists accompanied by Moontower on Saturday at 8 p.m. $17. 8 p.m. Sat., May 26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. www.variety-playhouse.com, 404-524-7354

It’s the weekend of Atlanta fests and next up on the list is The Decatur Arts Festival 2018. Over 150 artists will be featured with over a dozen media categories being represented. Kick off the weekend with Decatur’s largest one-night art exhibit on Friday with Artwalk and taste a special brew by Three Taverns. Free. 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun., May 25-27. Downtown Decatur, South of W. Trinity, www.decaturartsfestival.com. 404-371-9583.

Calling all country lovers- Kenny’s show isn’t sold out yet! Kenny Chesney: Trip Around the Sun tour is making its way to Atlanta this weekend. Catch the crooner at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. $50-$555. 5 p.m. Sat., May 26. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd N.W., www.mercedesbenzstadium.com. 470-341-4500.

Orpheus Brewing is celebrating an anniversary this Memorial Day weekend. Year Four is the brewery’s four-day-long four-year anniversary celebration. Spend your long weekend with over 14 new beers, food trucks, artists and one big party.$18-$81. 5 p.m. Fri., May 25, 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun. May 26-27. Orpheus Brewing, 1440 Dutch Valley Pl, N.E. Suite 2001, orpheusbrewing.com. 404-347-1777.

Atlanta Jazz Festival is taking over Piedmont Park. The 41st annual fest will feature headliners Dianne Reeves and Jon Batiste & The Dap Kings and, for the first time, groups solely led by women will lead the Saturday program. Free. 6 p.m. Fri., May 25. 11 a.m.. Sat.-Sun., May 26-27. Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive N.E., www.atlantafestivals.com

Food Truck Fridays are back for the summer! Woodruff Park will filled with all your delicious favorites during Friday’s lunch hour. Bring a friend and spend your hour off savoring the city’s best. Free. 11 a.m.. Fri., May 25. Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St. N.W., www.facebook.com/woodruffpark.

Eddie’s Attic presents Alex Guthrie this Sunday night for a solo show. Alex is supported by veteran music producer (and recent collaborator) Davin McCoy. $14- $18. 8 p.m. Sun., May 27. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., www.eddiesattic.com, 404-377-4976. 

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