Five Things to Do This Weekend (May 13-15)
Beer, bikes, music and more
Welcome to "Five Things You Need to Know for the Weekend," a Dunwoody Patch column that sifts through the long list of events competing for your time to offer our pick of five things worth doing with your time off.
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1. Drink beer for a good cause. The Dunwoody Beer Festival goes from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Perimeter Mall. Tickets are $35 on the day of the tickets, but can also be purchased in advance for $30. A ticket includes live entertainment and all the beer and cocktails you can safely consume. The event raises money for Camp Twin Lakes, a non-profit that offers year round recreational programs for children and young adults facing serious illness. If you go, please have a designated driver.
2. Teach your kids a little about bike safety. The city of Dunwoody is putting on a Children’s Bike Rodeo at Brook Run Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids will learn about bike safety, have their helmets and safety equipment checked and go on a bike ride. The event is free.
3. Raise money for the Dunwoody Nature Center. The center’s largest fundraising event, Monarchs and Margaritas, which runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, will be held at the Glenridge Hall. The night’s events include an auction called by Sen. Fran Millar. Tickets are limited, and cost $100 per person.
4. Hear great tunes. Von Grey, the Alpharetta-based band, will be performing and signing CDs Saturday afternoon at Barnes and Noble Booksellers. The event is free and starts at 3 p.m. Lean more classically? The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra will be performing Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. Want Mandolin music? Try ‘A Taste of Italy’ put on by the Atlanta Mandolin Society at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. The event, a fundraiser for the Alliance Theater Costume Shop, cost $30 and begins at 5 p.m. Rodgers & Hammerstein fan? Head to the Stage Door Players, who are putting on a revue of the songwriting duos’s canon. There are performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for students and $12 for children under 12.
5. Go on a walk at Brook Run Park with your pet and family, and support a good cause. Amit, a Jewish special education agency that provides services to special needs, is putting on its tenth annual Amit Family Funday Pet Walk at Brook Run Park Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be pet and health vendors showcasing their services, along with pet friendly activities. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Walk-up tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages two to 18.