Things to do in Atlanta May 8th-11th

Looking for things to do in Atlanta this weekend? Consider this your go-to guide for wining, dining and celebrating your way through one of the greatest cities in the south. Another week down and another weekend upon us. All I have to say is thank goodness there are weekends to look forward to! This Mother's Day weekend, treat the woman of your life to an endless supply of fabulous brunch offerings and maybe even a concert. Enjoy the outdoors with some local art festivals and a nice 5k to set the weekend off. Cheers to another great Atlanta weekend! Thursday, May 8 Taste of Alpharetta . The Southeast's premier dining festival celebrates its 23rd year in its new location in downtown Alpharetta! Dine at over 50 restaurants in one unforgettable night that's become an annual tradition for 50,000 families, foodies and festival-goers. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts along downtown streets.

Experience the culinary competition, cooking demonstrations and exhibits at the Culinary Arts & Music Stage. Play at the Fun Zone and party with metro radio stations. Participating restaurants will charge $1-3 per food sample. Free admission, parking and shuttles. Thirsty Thursday: Men's Guide to Mother's Day Edition ! On Thursday, May 8th, Hunter Collective is hosting Thirsty Thursday for every man in your life. We're offering up beer, bourbon, and our expertise in picking out the perfect Mother's Day gift. All they need to do is sip, shop, and leave with a gift wrapped package! The Chainsmokers at Tongue and Groove . This hot young duo has been climbing the EDM charts, with their single "#Selfie" pleasing the ear drums of electronic music fans around the globe. They produce a fun and free atmosphere with upbeat dance electrohouse tracks. Come blast off with them in the brand new Tongue & Groove spaceship style DJ booth, with enough bass and lights to keep you entranced throughout the entire night. Friday, May 9 The Sweet Auburn Springfest 2014 .

The Sweet Auburn Springfest 2014 is the Largest outdoor Festival in the Southeast, attracting up to 350,000 attendees over a three day weekend. The event is located in The Historic Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta. 5th Annual North Cobb Rotary Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival . The Barbecue season kicks off the year with one of the first competitions in north Georgia. More than 30 teams will fill up Cauble Park in downtown Acworth on Friday May 9, from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday May 10, from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and free parking can be found downtown with free shuttles running Friday night for the concert and fireworks and all day Saturday. Shaky Knees Festival . Shaky Knees Music Festival is coming to Atlantic Station. Saturday, May 10 Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2014 . The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival coming up May 10th and 11th in Atlanta, Georgia. MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR Presented by Cirque Du Soleil .

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is an once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production that combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. Run or Dye Atlanta Color 5K: 'Your City. Your Color. Your Vote.' Give Love World Tour . The Your City. Your Color. Your Vote. Run or Dye Give Love World Tour is letting Atlanta show its true colors when they bring the colors of the rainbow, or city, to Foxhall Resort on May 10. As the first color 5k to offer five, or more, Dye Stations, Atlanta will have the option to gain even more color as more people register. Atlanta will also be able to use the Run or Dye color voting widget to choose what colors they get blasted with throughout the 5k route. Sunday, May 11 Mother's Day Brunch at Atlanta Fish Market .