What to do in Atlanta this weekend: January 28-30, 2022
8 p.m. Saturday, January 29. Buckhead Theater, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404-843-2825. $33.50 and up.
Country music artist Randy Houser, known for songs like “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” brings his powerful performance to the Buckhead Theatre.
Sibelius, Grieg and Tchaikovsky
8 p.m. on Saturday January 29 and 3 p.m. on Sunday January 30. $23 and up. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4900.
Listen to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” Grieg’s “Piano Concerto,” and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, “Pathétique.
8 p.m. Friday January 28 and Saturday 29 and 3 p.m. Sunday. $25. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080.
Celebrate film music from all generations in this co-production between the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater and the Atlanta Lyric Theater.
Trains, trains, trains!
Saturday January 29 and Sunday January 30. $5 to $10, free for members. The Museum of the South, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. Park at Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy. NW, Kennesaw and take the free shuttle. 770-427-2117.
The most popular event of the year at the Southern Museum features its largest ever model train exhibit, along with train and historic train-themed activities.
Guided Assault Trail Hike
11 a.m. Sunday, January 30. Free. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield State Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. 770-427-4686.
Join a ranger-led hike and walk in the footsteps of nearly 9,000 Union soldiers who made a historic charge on June 27, 1864.
Run with the Dogs 5K and 1 Mile Pup Trot
8:30 a.m. Saturday, January 29. Renfroe Middle School, 220 W. College Ave., Decatur.
Bring your dog or come solo and run or walk in this annual fundraiser for the Decatur Bulldogs Boosters.
Sip and pour fluid art
1-4 p.m. Sunday, January 30. $60. New Wall Street Black Market, 8109 Mall Parkway, Stonecrest.
Have fun as you transform your serving tray into a beautiful work of art under the guidance of an artist. Cocktails are also included.
1-2 p.m. Saturday Jan 29. Free. Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE), 4158 Klondike Road, Stonecrest.
Meet and learn about permanent resident animal ambassadors at AWARE and learn how to coexist peacefully with wildlife.
small strip of river
8 p.m. on Friday, January 28. $45 to $65. Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-206-2022.
Fall in love with the hits of the Little River Band all over again as they carry on their legacy.
Saxophonist Greg Abate
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 29. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday, January 30. $34. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838.
Listen to the music of saxophonist Greg Abate, who was recently ranked #2 in Downbeat magazine’s readers’ poll of international jazz saxophonists.
Workshop with illustrator CF Payne
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 29. $50 resident, $75 non-resident. Alpharetta Center for the Arts, 238 Canton St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6165.
Learn from master illustrator CF Payne with a rotation of artist talks, a live demonstration of the artist at work, and a workshop for attendees. Drawing paper, drawing boards and pencils are provided, or you can bring your own supplies if you prefer to use them.
Museum after dark
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 28. $6 to $11. Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500.
Discover the museum after hours in an immersive experience that lets you explore exhibits, artifacts, and science experiments with crafts, games, and more.
North Atlanta Home Show
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday January 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday January 29 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday January 30. Single-day tickets $6 online, $8 at box office, seniors 65 and over with ID, and free for children 12 and under. Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500.
Get inspired by home and outdoor exhibits, demonstrations and more.
8 p.m. Thursday Jan 27-Saturday Jan 29 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday Jan 20 and Sunday Jan 30. $25 and up. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.
“Feeding Beatrice” is a chilling thriller that evokes “Get Out” and “Psycho” as it metaphorically and literally reveals the dark side of America’s past and its effects on the present.