It’s that time again! It’s time to do a run-down of everything going on Around Atlanta in the month of April! As always, if you have an event you’re attending or would love to see featured, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In case you missed my previous editions, catch up on some of our favorite places in Around Atlanta: February and Around Atlanta: March. Sure, the events may have passed, but it may open your eyes to a new place to try one weekend!
Family- Friendly Ideas
- All month: Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Autism Awareness Month: In honor of Autism Awareness month, the Museum will offer Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the month. Beginning at 9 a.m. each Saturday, the Museum will provide a sensory-friendly experience for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory issues. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members. Space is limited so booking in advance is advised. To reserve your child’s spot, please call 404.527.3693 or visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
- April 1: Bubble Palooza 5K (Gwinnett County Fairgrounds): The Palooza is a 5K course where an intense cornucopia of colorful bubbles will rain down on you and your friends. Put some rubber bands on your shirt and you will create your own tie dye t-shirt as you run. Whether you walk, run, cartwheel or bunny hop through the epic walls of bubbles, you will end up looking like you got in a fight with a rainbow…and lost!
- April 4- May 28: Center for Puppetry Arts: Pete the Cat: Due to popular demand, the Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to announce that it will extend the run of its world premiere puppet production of Pete the Cat with the addition of 12 more performances!
- Through April 9: Cinderella and Fella (Alliance Theater): A magical retelling of the Cinderella story that’s more high-tops than glass slipper and is fueled by the magic of lightning bugs, singing cicadas, and oozing mud. Our young prince, who was raised by an overbearing parent, searches the kingdom for a best friend ready for adventure. Our Cinderella, who has spent countless days pulling her ungrateful stepmother around in her tiny house, fits the bill. Filled with humor and wonder, this is a world-premiere adaptation by Atlanta’s own Janece Shaffer with music by S. Renee Clark.
- April 6 – 9: Belly Dance Festival: TribalCon offers Friday and Saturday evening shows, after parties, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Century Center. They have kids’ options, too!
- April 8-9: Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Meet the Holidays: Passover: Little ones will learn about Passover, the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Special Story Time (My First Passover” by Tomie dePaola), Imaginators teach children the Passover song Dayenu (דַּיֵּנוּ “It Would Have Been Enough”), Art Studio.
- Through April 16: Grease at Serenbe Playhouse: Performance times are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8pm. Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present GREASE, by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus with music direction by Chris Brent Davis and choreography by Bubba Carr. The show opens on March 23 rd and runs through April 16 th , only. Performance times are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8pm. Single tickets are on sale now online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com (any time); and by phone at 770-463-1110 (Box Office hours are Tuesday—Saturday, 11am until 4pm). The Playhouse administrative offices are located at 9110 Selborne Lane, #210, Chattahoochee Hills GA, 30268.
- April 15-16: Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: This festival is a two day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city. The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta. This event, hosted by AFFPS, is organized by artists for artists.
- April 15: Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden: Buy a ticket online & bring a basket to hunt for candy-filled eggs at Eggstravaganza. Meet the Easter Bunny, shop for baked goods, and enjoy kids’ activities at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Park across the street at Atlanta Metro Cathedral. Rain will cancel.
- April 20-23: Disney On Ice: World of Enchantment: Tickets start at $44 for this fun event at Infinite Energy Centerin Duluth, GA.
- April 29: RaceTrac’s Race for Fox in Your Craziest Socks 5K: I’m biased here because this is my old stomping grounds and I used to help plan this event, but it really is so fun! If you are in the Smyrna area, this is a must-do! There’s even a kid’s fun run and great goodie bags!
- April 15-16: Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Meet the Holidays: Easter: Children can learn about Easter, the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, new life and rebirth. Bunny Hop Relay Race, Spoon and Egg Race, Special Story Time, Special Music & Movement.
- All month: Cooking Classes at The Cook’s Warehouse: This is a fun one that Mr. R and I have done before! All Cook’s Warehouse locations offer a variety of cooking classes, some hands on, some just watching/tasting. They really are a great way to spend a date night!
- April 21 – 23: Craft beer festival: Try more than 20 types of SweetWater beer, hear live music, browse an artists’ market, see comedy, and learn from craft-beer experts at SweetWater 420 Festival and 5K at Centennial Olympic Park. No pets.
- April 14 – 16: Berta Bridal trunk show at Elite Pour La Vie: Check out my recap of this great store’s last trunk show for Berta formal wear! Be sure to drop by if you are a bride-to-be for the most gorgeous dresses!