ATLANTA, GA — There’s always some added pressure when it comes to finding ways to spend the final weekend of the year. Luckily, there’s plenty to choose from as we enter into the last days of 2018. Learn about essential oils during a hands-on Make & Take class or head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Here’s what else is happening around the city:
Charlie Wilson, one of R&B’s most premier voices, is heading to Atlanta for a live performance this Friday. As the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band and the voice behind a number of timeless hits including "There Goes My Baby" and "Charlie, Last Name Wilson," attendees are sure to be in for an impressive evening.
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
When: Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m.
Thanks to their various health benefits, essential oils were big in 2018, and they are sure to be just as impactful in 2019. If you’d like to learn more about essential oils, head to Waiting On Martha Home for their Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils class. The $10 admission to this class includes a linen spray, a mood-boosting roller ball blend, bubbles and light bites.
Where: Waiting On Martha Home, 4300 Paces Ferry Road SE
When: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m.
Neighborhood: West End
Downward dog your way into the new year with a free yoga class courtesy of Southwest Atlanta Yoga. The yoga studio has hosted a series of free classes leading up to their grand opening in January 2019. Saturday’s class will serve as the last free class in the series.
Where: Southwest Atlanta Yoga, 785 Whitehall Street SW
When: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 9 a.m.
There’s sure to be a surplus of Gators and Wolverines in the city this weekend as the Florida Gators and Michigan Wolverines prepare to battle it out during the annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Prior to Saturday’s game, expect plenty of tailgating and fanfare as supporters for both teams flock to downtown Atlanta.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
When: Saturday, Dec. 29, at 12 noon
Neighborhood: West Midtown
These days, Atlanta is home to a surplus of worthy breweries, meaning that visiting them all can be quite the chore. Thankfully, Southern Beer Tours will be stopping by a total of three breweries on their upcoming tour: SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Company and Monday Night Brewing. Each tour includes round-trip transportation from Buckhead, admission to each brewery, one pint of beer at each stop and a gift bag.
Where: SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Company, and Monday Night Brewing
When: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 12 noon
With winter break still in full swing, parents who have run out of kid-friendly activities can head over to the High Museum for Winter Art Break. As part of this series, museum-goers can browse exhibits with a family guide and make art with the assistance of High Museum teaching artists.
Where: High Museum, 1280 Peachtree Street NE
When: Sunday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m.
Neighborhood: Little Five Points
Wind down the year on a creative note with an open mic night at neighborhood coffeehouse, Java Lords. Hosted by Theresa Davis, this particular open mic welcomes a variety of talents, including interpretive dance, poetry and songs.
Where: Java Lords, 1105 Euclid Avenue NE
When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.
Photo: Jeannie Abell via Abell Images for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl