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What to do in Atlanta this weekend: April 1-3, 2022

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Festival on Ponce

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Choose your spot on the grass, listen to music and people watch at the Spring Festival on Ponce. Courtesy of Spring Festival on Ponce.

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Choose your spot on the grass, listen to music and people watch at the Spring Festival on Ponce.  Courtesy of Spring Festival on Ponce.

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Choose your spot on the grass, listen to music and people watch at the Spring Festival on Ponce. Courtesy of Spring Festival on Ponce.

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 3. Free admission. Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Browse 125 exhibits of fine arts and crafts as well as folk and raw art. A children’s area will be set up, and local food and drinks will be available.

Disney Princess: The Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. $39.50 and up. Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-2100, 855-285-8499 (ticket office).

A quartet of Broadway stars and animated film icons celebrate the Disney Princesses with songs, animations and stories.

Cobb

Taste of Mableton

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 2. Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

Enjoy a parade, Mableton restaurant tastings, music from DJ Kina Keen and more.

Dessert Wars

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Sample many desserts before voting for your favorites at Dessert Wars at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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Sample many desserts before voting for your favorites at Dessert Wars at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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Sample many desserts before voting for your favorites at Dessert Wars at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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3 p.m. (VIP) and 4 p.m. (general admission) – 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. $45 plus fee for general admission (includes 30 sample tickets and a “go-box”) $65 plus fee for VIP (includes 50 sample tickets, a “go-box” and early entry.) Cobb Galleria Center, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta.

Sample desserts including cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and donuts, and vote for the crowd’s favorite at America’s ‘Greatest Dessert Festival’.

Acworth Arts Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday April 2 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 3. Free entrance. Historic downtown Acworth.

Buy works of art from a large number of artists. There will be plenty of festival food and drink.

DeKalb

Spring Break

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Celebrate Spring Break with extra activities at Stone Mountain Park, including the chance to meet cute and cuddly baby animals.

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Celebrate Spring Break with extra activities at Stone Mountain Park, including the chance to meet cute and cuddly baby animals.

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Celebrate Spring Break with extra activities at Stone Mountain Park, including the chance to meet cute and cuddly baby animals.

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From Saturday April 2 to Sunday April 10. $34.95 and up. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407.

Celebrate Spring Break with performances by One Wheel Wonder, Wesley Williams, plus presentations from Wildlife Wonders Animal Babies, the nightly Lasershow Spectacular and more.

Spring Tree Walking Tour

1 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Decatur Cemetery, 229 Bell St., Decatur. 404-378-4411.

Stroll through historic Decatur Cemetery and learn about the cemetery’s flowering trees, plants, and pollinator garden from arborists and master gardeners posted along the way.

Concert “Insane Music”

Friday, April 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Free upon registration. Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum at Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta.

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with “Foolish Music” by Beethoven, WF Bach and Mozart.

North Fulton

Spring River Canoe Trip

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Paddle the Chattahoochee River for a leisurely excursion led by experienced canoe guides.

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Paddle the Chattahoochee River for a leisurely excursion led by experienced canoe guides.

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Paddle the Chattahoochee River for a leisurely excursion led by experienced canoe guides.

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Credit: From chattnaturecenter.org

5-8 p.m. Saturday April 2. $35 per person non-members, $30 per person for CNC members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055 ext. 237.

Experience the environment of the Chattahoochee River as you paddle at a leisurely pace for 2.5 hours with experienced canoe guides.

‘Basie and beyond’

8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. $35 adults, $32 seniors/military, $12 students. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-615-2908.

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s team of jazz giants celebrates Sammy Nestico’s legacy by recreating his 2000 album with Quincy Jones.

Choose your bunny

Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. $31 per person. Painting with a twist, 11770 Haynes Bridge Road #801, Alpharetta. 470-294-0051.

Work alongside your children from 5 years old and leave with an adorable bunny painting.

Gwinnet

5K Brewing Wrench

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday April 2. $25-$35. Monkey Wrench Brewing, 3425 Martin Farm Road, Suwanee.

Run along a beautiful creekside trail in support of Annandale Village, a non-profit residential community that serves adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. After the race, enjoy a beer garden finish (21+), live music, barbecues and vegetarian dogs and raffle prizes.

Harlem Globetrotters

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The Harlem Globetrotters bring their Spread Game Tour to Duluth on Saturday.

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The Harlem Globetrotters bring their Spread Game Tour to Duluth on Saturday.

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The Harlem Globetrotters bring their Spread Game Tour to Duluth on Saturday.

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7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. $28 and up. Gas South Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500 (office), 770-626-2464 (tickets).

The Spread Game Tour presents the best of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in a completely modernized show.

First Friday Concert – XTreme Party Band

7-9 p.m. Friday, April 1. Free. Norcross Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross. 770-448-2122.

Listen to the music of Xtreme Party Band, which plays everything from Motown to beach music to today’s hits.