#BeDowntown for These Weekend Events: August 19-21

Here's our weekly roundup of some of Downtown's most intriguing events, and what an eclectic list it is. Event descriptions provided by venues: 

1. Saturday, 12:00 - 7:30 p.m., World Music Day: Sounds of the World, Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is hosting WORLD MUSIC DAY on August 20, 2016! This family friendly event will expose kids and adults alike to new music and cultures from around the world. Admission grants visitors access to our museum galleries and music performances throughout the day. Visit the website for the full lineup of activities and performances. This Saturday is also the closing of The Talking Drum, which you won't want to miss!

2. Saturday, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., German Bierfest, Woodruff Park

Atlanta's favorite and most authentic German party is back! Grab your lederhosen or dirndl and join us for the craziest beer tasting event in Atlanta! Now celebrating our 13th Anniversary, the 2016 German Bierfest will serve up an incredible day of German beers, food, and music on Saturday, August 20th at Woodruff Park. Festival patrons will receive a commemorative sample glass to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German beers. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will be on site selling authentic German cuisine such as bratswurst, kasepatzle, pretzels, saurkraut, schnitzel, and more! The German Bierfest also serves up live music as well as plenty of sports activities and games to keep you entertained. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the event ends at 7 p.m.

3. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. onward, Jortsfest, Mammal Gallery

JORTSFEST, the brainchild of Maria Sotnikova and Michael Leon, will return for a fourth year in 2016. The festival was conceived as a way to bring the garage, punk, indie pop, and emo scenes together to bid farewell to summer. Both runs of the festival garnered over a hundred attendees and JORTSFEST 2014 also brought in local makers, record labels, and other organizations. As a result, we’re hoping to make the event bigger than ever. The festival’s motto has become “ALWAYS FREE // ALWAYS ALL AGES // ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE” and we aim to keep it that way by hosting the show in an ADA and transit accessible location, where all ages and all income levels are welcome. View the complete lineup here.

4. Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Butch Walker at the Tabernacle

This is an All Ages event. Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. Supporting acts will be The Wind and The Wave and Suzanne Santos. Georgia native Butch Walker's headline show in support of his forthcoming album, Stay Gold, is sure to be a good one. Stay Gold will be released on August 26.

5. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Brunch with the Braves, Turner Field

Enjoy an exclusive Sunday Brunch in the 755 Club Champion's Room before the Sunday, August 21 game vs. the Washington Nationals at 1:30 p.m.!

For only $53, your Brunch with the Braves ticket package includes:

  • Club Reserved game ticket with 755 Club access
  • Catered buffet featuring mini Tater Tot Chop Waffles and other brunch fare
  • Souvenir Cup
  • One (1) drink ticket for the Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar (cash bar will also be available)