Mind reading and goat yoga: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You’ll find plenty to do, such as participating in a virtual mind reading experiment, taking a local history or ghost tour, or stretching out with yoga — with or without goats.

Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:

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Cobb

Remote Control: A Mind Reading Experiment. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, with additional dates. $45. Virtual event from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800. cobbenergycentre.com.

Mentalist Max Major leads an interactive Zoom experience that controls your actions and predicts your thoughts live.

Ghosts of Marietta Tour. 8 p.m. Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12 and ongoing Fridays-Sundays. Adults $17 plus tax, children 12 and under $12 plus tax. Check in at Root House Museum, corner of N. Marietta Parkway and Polk Street next to the Marietta Square Market. 770-425-5755. http://ghostsofmarietta.com/.

Wear comfortable shoes and take a guided walking tour through haunted downtown Marietta. You’ll hear stories such as those about the city’s former morgue, which is now a popular restaurant, as well as tales about the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s resident ghost.

Bonsai Work Group. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Free with garden admission of $5-$10. Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. https://smithgilbertgardens.com/.

Bonsai curator Rodney Clemons will be onsite to evaluate, care for and prune the bonsai collection at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Visitors are welcome to observe, ask questions and talk with Clemons.

Adventure at the Fairy Tale Ball: Virtual Escape Experience. Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12 and ongoing. Offered by the Cobb County Public Library System. 770-538-2320. cobbcat.org.

Tackle a virtual escape game that takes place at a Royal Ball with some familiar guests. 

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DeKalb

Water Aerobics. 11 a.m.-noon. Sunday, July 12 and ongoing on Sundays. $5 per session. Midway Pool, 3181 Midway Road, Decatur. 770-414-2119. dekalbcountyga.gov.

Cool off while improving your endurance, cardiovascular fitness and strength. The class is suitable for swimmers as well as non-swimmers.

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12 and ongoing daily. 2580 Pine Bluff Drive, Decatur. 678-951-0105. https://www.cshepherdpreserve.org/.

Explore this 28-acre wildlife sanctuary as you walk trails, spot wildlife and look for hidden geocaches.

Nature Center Volunteering. 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 11 and the second Saturdays of each month. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. https://www.facebook.com.

Volunteer at the Dunwoody Nature Center to spend your weekend in nature and service. Bring water and gloves, and advance sign-up is required to promote social distancing.

Dunwoody Farmers Market. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. facebook.com.

Dunwoody Farmers Market reopens at Brook Run Park this weekend, where you can pick up fresh local produce, meats, eggs and artisanal foods.

North Fulton

Free Outdoor Yoga. 9:45 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m-11 a.m. class. Sunday, July 12. Free. Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 678-512-3200. calendarwiz.com.

This free yoga class is for ages 16 and up, and you’ll need to bring your own yoga mat.

Bike Trails. various locations, Alpharetta. awesomealpharetta.com.

Alpharetta has several popular bike trails, some of which are located close to each other. Take a spin along routes such as Big Creek Greenway, Windward Short Loop or NorthPoint Parkway Loop.

History Walk. Various locations, Alpharetta. awesomealpharetta.com.

Take a self-guided walk to explore the early days of Alpharetta through 22 historical markers, all located within walking distance of one another. 

“Black Panther.” $28 for the first two people in your car, plus $7 for each additional person and a maximum of $49 plus tax. The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, 5920 Roswell Road Unit C-103, Sandy Springs. springscinema.com.

Watch “Black Panther,” much of which was filmed in Atlanta, from your car or from a lawn chair while social distancing.

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Gwinnett

Goat Yoga. 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11. $20. Double Durango Farm, 2910 Tig Knight Road, Loganville. https://goatyogageorgia.com/.

Bring your own towel or mat and strike some poses with the goats. Social distancing will be followed, and you’ll be able to get a temperature check and hand sanitizer.

Night Market. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov.

Check out wares from over 40 local farmers, gardeners, makers and artists. Social distancing is required, and face masks are strongly encouraged.

Band X. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Free. Grayson City Park, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017. facebook.com.

Enjoy an outdoor concert with Band X and their music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s.

Flicks on the Green. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Free. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov.

Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chair and pick up food from a local restaurant to enjoy as you watch “Back to the Future” on its 35th anniversary. Popcorn, sweet treats and beverages will be for sale. Social distancing is required and wearing face masks is strongly recommended.

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