5/2/19 – Work Hard | Play Hard

Work Hard Play HardWHAT: Taste of Alpharetta
WHEN: May 2, 2019 from 5-10 p.m.
WHERE: 20 North Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009
COST: Admission is free, and visitors may purchase food tickets on site for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only).
Restaurants charge $1 to $3 per food sample.
DETAILS: Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate.

WHAT: Opera’s Night Out: La Traviata
WHEN: Friday May 3, 8:00 p.m., Sunday May 5, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
COST: $50
DETAILS: A love story as old as time.
It has been told and retold over and over, in movies (Pretty Woman) and books (La Dame aux Camélias) and musicals (Moulin Rouge), but no one tells the story quite like Verdi – with a sumptuous setting and sweeping music. Violetta, a young and beautiful courtesan, falls in love with the equally young and beautiful Alfredo. Love, however, can be deadly to a woman in her position.
The Atlanta Opera mainstage season closes with this classic story of love and loss – a gorgeous interpretation of one of the most well-known and well-loved operas in the repertoire.
Opera’s Night Out is an event tailored for young professionals before every Friday performance at Cobb Energy Centre. Opera fans and newbies gather for a pre-show cocktail hour with drinks and bites, and then enjoy a spectacular performance in the theater.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

WHAT: Shaky Knees Music Festival
WHEN: May 3-5, 2019
WHERE: Central Park, 400 Merritts Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308  
COST: $99-$1,600
3-Day General Admission Ticket
Single Day General Admission Ticket
VIP Ticket which includes additional perks
DETAILS: The lineup includes more than 50 bands including Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, David Byrne, The Talking Heads, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs and more. Set in Atlanta’s downtown Central Park, the festival provides stunning views of the skyline.
Once the show is over, explore some of the best restaurants and bars near Central Park. The music festival is celebrating six years of bringing music fans together. Late night shows at Atlanta’s best music venues like Terminal West, Variety Playhouse and Center Stage.   

WHAT: Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres: Kid for a Day
WHEN: Thu, May 02, 2019
WHERE: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
COST: $12 – $114+
DETAILS: Take the day off and experience SunTrust Park from a kid’s point of view with an all-access pass to Hope & Will’s Sandlot with this specialty ticket package. Also known as the SunTrust Park Kids Zone, Hope & Will’s Sandlot is a state of the art kid’s zone with a rock climbing wall, zipline, carnival games and more! Hope & Will’s Sandlot is located at sections 152-155. Reservations for the zipline and rock climbing wall can be made in advance using the MLB Ballpark app. Games and attractions require a token to play. Tokens can be purchased in the Sandlot for $1 each.