Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend, Jan. 16-18

Looking for a new way to explore Atlanta? Try these suggestions for weekend things to do from our editors.
Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend, Jan. 16-18
Looking for a new way to explore Atlanta? Try these suggestions for weekend things to do from our editors.<br />It's a new year and a time for new experiences! If you're looking to broaden your Atlanta horizons this weekend, check out these picks from our editors.Carol’s Picks<br />Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in ...

It's a new year and a time for new experiences! If you're looking to broaden your Atlanta horizons this weekend, check out these picks from our editors.

Carol’s Picks
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.

  • The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting, through Feb. 1
    I have toured this exhibit, and I want to recommend it to others as something to see before it closes. Winston Churchill wasn’t one of the great painters of the world, but his work is quite nice, and the fact that this giant of a man, who had, um, a few other things on his to-do list, took time out to de-stress by painting is remarkable. It is humbling to stand amid the works of art created by Churchill, to see his easel, and it’s fascinating to learn about his travels to Atlanta. I mean, seriously, we’re talking about Winston Churchill! 
  • Gordon Parks: Segregation Story, all weekend  
    Revisit or visit for the first time the American South during the time of Jim Crow laws. “A few steps into the exhibit, haunting faces stare back at visitors telling a silent story of segregation in Mobile, Ala., where persons of color were told where to sit and where to enter buildings and even which water fountain to use,” wrote ACVB blogger Patti Solomon. This glance back in time is well worth a visit.  

Sarah’s Picks
Sarah is mom to a 2-year-old boy and a new-born baby girl. She is always on the lookout for family-friendly entertainment options.

  • Ice Skating, all weekend
    Get in some good cardio while enjoying a fun winter activity with the whole fam! Centennial Olympic Park’s rink is open through Jan. 19 and is steps away from other family-friendly attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the SkyView Ferris wheel. Do some shopping and then hit the rinks at Atlantic Station and Avalon which will both stay open through Feb. 15. 
  • Fun in the Snow, all weekend
    Enjoy speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits and more at Lake Lanier’s LanierWorld, about an hour north of Atlanta. Just minutes from downtown, find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement at Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park. Play in five football fields of snow, including 20 lanes of tubing. My son loved Snow Mountain and we can’t wait to try the new snow park at LanierWorld!

Ashley's Picks
Ashley is our resident festival and food hound. She loves lives music and neighborhood events, and there’s a good chance you’ll run into her at many of Atlanta’s sporting events.

For a look at all events happening this weekend, check out our full events calendar. Head over to Twitter or our Facebook page and let us know how you'll be discovering Atlanta this weekend. 

Source: www.atlanta.net