Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, Mar. 11, Midtown Atlanta. atlantastpats.com
Having started in 1858, this parade is one of the oldest in the country, and it includes everything from floats and dancers to bands and bagpipes. There is no charge for attendance, and the parade route map outlines where you can enjoy the parade as it makes its way through the city. Whether you’re Irish by blood or by nature, we welcome you to celebrate with Atlanta’s Irish community, which includes members of The Hibernian Benevolent Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Clan Na NGael, Fire Emerald Society of Metro Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society.
Thursday, Mar. 30, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University. arts.emory.edu/calendar
Yes, this is an a cappella concert (as implied by the title) but before you dismiss it as something just for a cappella fans, you should know that this is one of the most popular annual events at Emory University. For over a decade, all of the undergraduate a cappella groups and the Emory University Concert Choir have been coming together for just one night to celebrate making music. What’s most impressive is that all of this music is arranged, choreographed, and performed by Emory undergraduates from all different academic areas (including, but not limited to, the Arts), all with a love of music. Each of Emory’s seven groups does an individual set, and then they come together to perform a grand finale to a packed concert hall of over 1,100 people.
Twelfth Annual Tibet Week
Monday, Mar. 20–Saturday, Mar. 25, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. carlos.emory.edu/twelfth-annual-tibet-week
One of the most unique aspects of Emory University is its long-standing relationship with Drepung Loseling Monastic University and his His Holiness the Dalai Lama, founded in 1998, which has resulted in the official Emory-Tibet Partnership. The mission of the partnership is to “bring together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions for their mutual enrichment and for the discovery of new knowledge.” This year marks the twelfth annual Tibet Week celebration and will include a variety of lectures and exhibits. Depending on when you are in Atlanta, we encourage you to join our community at the Carlos Museum exhibit or for activities during Tibet Week. Admission to the Carlos Museum is free for Emory students, staff and faculty. Tibet Week events are free, but some require advance registration.
Atlanta Science Festival
Tuesday, Mar. 14–Saturday, Mar. 25, various sites in Atlanta. atlantasciencefestival.org
Founded in 2014 by Emory University and Georgia Tech, this annual public celebration of local science and technology has already become a learning destination for over 100,000 people and features over 100 community partnerships. In short, this festival is dedicated to the exploration of relationship between science and technology and the roles they play in our day-to-day lives. The activities in the festival range in location, from museums to universities, and in type, from facility tours to live simulations for a wide variety of ages and interests.
‘Til next month!
Photos courtesy of Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade and Atlanta Science Festival.