Calendar of Events

Scoop OTP’s calendar of events features the best happening around the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cartersville, Cumming Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock and more. You can add your event for FREE – just go to the green post your event button below. All events are subject to Scoop OTP approval. OTP is the place to be with fun adult and family friendly events. What to do this weekend? Check on Scoop OTP’s calendar! Want to plan ahead? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar! Where to take the kids, the in-laws, a date? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar!  We also have a Forced Family Fun category that has useful Scoop too. Thank you for following Scoop OTP as we are the insider’s guide to living outside the perimeter.

Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm
Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run & Walk @ Historic Marietta Square
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am
Marietta Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run & Walk @ Historic Marietta Square

The Marietta Mardi Gras 5k Fun Run & Walk, will be held on February 22, 2020 at Historic Marietta Square. The 5k is a Peachtree Qualifier and USATF certified. With a 5k, 1k and Tot Trot to boast, it’s a festive family-friendly race that is fun for everyone! All proceeds go to benefit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. By registering for the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta Mardi Gras Run, you will be able to help us support our mission of helping families and children, as well as our focus on combating period poverty in Cobb County. Register at today!

Georgia Nature Photographers Association exhibit – Natural Expressions
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t Miss GNPA’s Natural Expressions Photography Exhibit at the Alpharetta Arts Center! Reception January 25th from 5-7 pm Fantastic images from GNPA members at three experience levels (student, novice, and experienced) will be on display.

Marietta Square Farmers Market @ Marietta Square
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The market has an average of 60 plus vendors on Saturday (year round) and 25 plus vendors on Sunday (April-October). Market customers have lots of variety to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store.

We also have lots of the staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. And for the dog lovers, All Natural and Organic dog biscuits.

Customers can also take home many live garden, yard and culinary herb plants, not to mention fresh squeezed lemonade.The Marietta Square Farmers Market will again be located on the Historic Marietta Square, taking up residence on North Park Square, between Shillings Restaurant and The Strand Theater.

Plenty of FREE parking available all day Saturday and Sunday at the TWO County Parking Decks, located at the corner of Lawrence and Waddell Streets, one block West of City Hall.

The Marietta Square Farmers Market is sponsored by The Downtown Marietta Development Authority and Economic Development for the City of Marietta.

For more details or updates contact Johnny Fulmer at 770.499.9393.

Doll Hair Salon Spectacular
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Your girl can learn new tricks to style her doll’s tresses at our Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! At each session, girls will learn how to create two cute new ’dos and receive insider tips from our professional stylists. Afterward, each girl and her spruced-up companion can pose for a photo op in our “Princess Chair.” Pink lemonade and a chocolate chip cookie will be served. Goody bag included.
$25.00 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

Big & Little Chef: Picnic Time
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Picnic weather is here! Big and little chefs team up to create some new twists on classic picnic fare.

Alpharetta Restaurant Week @ GA
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alpharetta Restaurant Week invites people to dine out for a deal. Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $20-$40 and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$20 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).
Alpharetta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our area a culinary hot spot. This event is produced by Flavors Magazine, call 770-698-9292 for more information.

Marietta Square Food Tour
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

A 3 hour guided walking tour of locally owned eateries where you’ll savor over 10 appetizing tastings at 7 different culinary stops.  Come with us and transform into a “Marietta Square Insider”!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit!

Shake Up National Margarita Day at Chiringa
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

When life hands you limes, make fresh margaritas! On Saturday, February 22nd, margarita mavens are invited to raise a salt rimmed glass to National Margarita Day at CHIRINGA. Nestled in downtown Alpharetta, imbibers can shake up their Saturday plans with $6 Margaritas made with freshly-squeezed juices all day long. Revelers can also enjoy a high energy performance by Noah Cothern from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. while noshing on surfside-inspired menu including fresh favorites like Ceviche, Gulf Shrimp Baskets, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings, Lobster Rolls, Chop Chop Bowls, Beach House Salads and much more.

Good Mews kitten rescue popup
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Good Mews Animal Foundation is popping up in Woodstock to tell you how you can help find a forever home for one of their furry friends. Stop in and say hello, and check out their CATalogue of adoptees waiting your love.
Learn more at

Street Style Tacos
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Spice up Taco Tuesdays with a menu bursting with authentic Mexican flavors. In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll show you how easy it can be to make amazing, from-scratch tacos at home. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for mixing, pressing and cooking your own corn tortillas. You’ll enjoy working alongside classmates learning to create traditional fillings like al pastor pork and roasted chiles. Plus, we’ll share secrets for preparing zesty homemade salsas. Once you discover how simple and satisfying taco making can be, you’ll gladly wave adiós to the taco truck.

Author Lance LoRusso, Hunting of Men
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

For the courts, there is a resolution to every murder case brought before them. Cold cases are different. The crimes remain unsolved. For the detectives assigned to Homicide, every victim deserves justice. After significant time has passed, only the victim’s loved ones and the homicide detectives keep lit the hope of justice. Those who hunt killers know a thrill, fear, and frustration unique to their profession.
Young, ambitious, and clever, Johnny Till is a force to be reckoned with as a new homicide detective for the Lawler County Police Department. As tradition demands, on his first day on the job, Till pulls a cold case file to investigate. The file in question is one that has haunted the department and community for years: the cold-blooded murder of Officer Michael Dunlap, gunned down in the black of night some twenty years earlier.
Now, in order to solve the murder and heal the victims left behind, Till must reopen old wounds and retrace the final days of Dunlap’s life. The journey will lead him down a rabbit hole to a darker, more sinister conspiracy, one that threatens to steal the lives of children around the world. In order to close this cold case, Till must not only come into his new role as a homicide detective, but face his own fears to truly become a hunter of men.
Lance J. LoRusso began his law enforcement career in 1988 and has been practicing law since 1999. His practice focuses on representing first responders including when they are injured on and off duty. To date, LoRusso has represented approximately eighty law enforcement officers involved in on-duty shootings or in-custody deaths. He regularly speaks to and instructs first responders from local, state, federal, and international agencies. His articles and blog posts have been featured in first-responder publications, including SWAT, and on websites such as Police One, Law Enforcement Today, and Officer Resource.
His first book, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident, is referenced and used in law enforcement academies and criminal justice programs around the United States. His book Blue News addresses the intersection of law enforcement and media. His fiction book Peacemaking is a “Christian thriller” about a cop’s walk with Christ, and Parallax: Crime Tales is an anthology of short stories. The profits from his nonfiction books support first-responder charities.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting

Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.

Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm

Tour Options include:

The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time. 

Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!

We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).

We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!

Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.


Wine Tasting @ Marietta Wine Market
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Twice weekly the store hosts wine tasting events Wed 5-7pm and Sat 2-4pm. You can relax at the bar or on a cushy couch or chair while you taste, learn about wine and meet new friends. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres are served at the tastings and donation proceeds go to local charities.

Farmer’s Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Feb 22 @ 2:36 pm – 3:36 pm
Farmer's Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Farmers Market at Vickery Village
5920 Post Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040
All are 10 am – 12 noon these dates:
Sat, Dec 8
Sat, Dec 15
Sat Dec 22
Sat Jan 5
Sat Jan 19
Sat Feb 2
Sat, Feb 16
Sat, Mar 2
Sat, Mar 16

The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

The market standard incorporates the principles embodied under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) guidelines. Farmers that have received their CNG certification or USDA Organic certification will be given preference as well as those located in Forsyth County and within a 50 mile radius of Vickery Village.
Here’s a link to the Facebook page you can use:
1st Annual Alpharetta Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

February 22nd is Mardi Gras in Downtown Alpharetta! Let’s Bar Crawl just like we are in New Orleans! Be apart of this raucous day with 6 of your favorite Alpharetta City Center Restaurants. Nola inspired cocktails and bites at each stop along the route! Mardi Gras Beads! Live music at South Main Kitchen! We have an Open Container Law! Let’s dance down the sidewalk with a drink in our hand! It’s Carnival Season!
Participating Restaurants include: HOLMES – CITIZEN SOUL – JEKYLL – SOUTH MAIN KITCHEN – LAPEER

Cozy Winter Dinner with Friends
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hands-On $59
Come celebrate the season and cook with friends! We’ll cook up a cozy, delightful menu that is sure to be a winter warmer for the foodie’s soul.

Lumiere Lounge Piano Bar Nights @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge features specialty cocktails made with local Hometown Honey in addition to a full bar. The Strand was proud to introduce this popular silent film inspired cocktail lounge in November of 2014. The Lumière Lounge’s much-lauded specialty cocktail menu and live pianist create a perfectly intimate setting for a date night cocktail. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11pm. 21+.

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is longtime leader of the Grammy nominated jazz fusion group SPECIAL EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for over 35 years. Chieli has just recently released his 35th anniversary CD All Stars ” (Trippin N Rhythm Records). Chieli & Special EFX’s previous release saw title track, “Deep as the Night”, won Billboard Magazine’s 2018 top honors, best song of the year.

Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm
Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm
Live Music Night
Feb 22 @ 10:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:30 am

Join us every Saturday night for live music from some of the area’s best bands! Shows start @ 9:30 PM Never a cover charge!

A Classic French Meal
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this class, we’ll turn your kitchen into a French bistro where you’ll learn to elevate the humble steak with tons of freshly-ground pepper and a brandy pan sauce. We will then dress up a green salad with delectable homemade vinaigrette. Join us and discover plenty of French culinary secrets, including the key to making a perfectly risen chocolate soufflé.

Alpharetta Restaurant Week @ GA
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Alpharetta Restaurant Week invites people to dine out for a deal. Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $20-$40 and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$20 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).
Alpharetta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our area a culinary hot spot. This event is produced by Flavors Magazine, call 770-698-9292 for more information.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Expo
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Atlanta Party Connection Bar & Bat Mitzvah EXPO welcomes parents and their kids to see and experience everything your milestone celebration can be in a fun, party-like atmosphere. All the vendors you’ll need are in one place to meet YOU! Come find your ideal partners for catering, photography, entertainment, invitations, decorations, favors, party venue, and more. Learn about Mitzvah projects and shop for resale dresses to benefit charity. Win fantastic door prizes, sample food and drinks, and enjoy interactive activities.
Pre-register for extra door prize entries:

Vibrant Gerbera Daisies
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sip. Paint. Relax.
Arrive 10 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together! We have a menu that includes wine, beer, champagne, soda, water, and light snacks. A valid photo ID is required to purchase alcohol. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. We are NOT a BYOB establishment, so please do not bring any alcohol with you.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place in our bistro and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity.
$13.50 per person. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.(gratuity not included). Reservations required. For girls ages 5 and up. Please book a reservation anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with availability.

Live Music Sundays
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

End the week on good note. Every Sunday we’re kicking back with live music and a cold one starting at 4PM!

Legends of Jazz…The Music of Wayne Shorter’s Speak No Evil
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

As with the entire Legends of Jazz series, The Justin Varnes Quartet will guide guests–in engaging, narrative form– through the life of this great American saxophonist, composer and member of Art Blakey’s Messengers, as well as the influence of his great album work Speak No Evil. It’s like taking in a concert and taking a jazz history class at the same time, and…, oh… they’ll also play their behinds off!

Singer Songwriter Night
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us every Sunday night for Singer Songwriter Night! Come help us support our local areas live music talent! You never know who may stop in to play a set!

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