Atlanta Events This Weekend For Good Cause And Fun

1. TAKE PART IN A UNICEF EXPERIENCE

Where/When: Lenox Square Luxury Wing (Please enter the Luxury Wing through the mall entrance located between Lenox Square Grill and Neiman Marcus.), 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Sunday,  7 p.m.

Why go: Join co-chairs John Terracino and Vern Yip as they host a launch party for the UNICEF Experience, an exhibition that enables guests to actually experience what children in developing countries face just to survive, while getting an insider view of UNICEF’s work.

Pricing: $250, individual ticket, $1,0000, VIP ticket.

2. LEARN MORE ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET

Where/When: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Why go: The Jung Society of Atlanta hosts Dr.  Jean Shinoda Bolen, who talks about her book, “Like a Tree: How Trees, Women and Tree People Can Save the Planet,” and how to get involved to make things better for people and the earth.

Pricing: Tickets: General public tickets: $30/Member tickets:$25/Students:$10. More info: www.jungatlanta.com

3. PHOTOGRAPHERS’ CHOICE EXHIBIT

Where/When: TULA Art Center, 75 Bennett St., Suite B-1, Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Why go: In its last few days,  this exhibit gives photographers a chance to show work they usually don’t display.

Pricing: Free

4. Of Montreal performing

Where/when: 8 p.m. Buckhead Theatre.

Why go: The Athens indie band has released its latest album, “False Priest,” featuring an appearance by Atlanta’s Janelle Monae. The band’s style is influenced by all types of music including afrobeat, indie pop and vaudeville.

Pricing: $23 advance.

5. SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS AT “THE BASKETBALL”

Where/When: The Ritz-Carlton, 3434 Peachtree Road,NE, Atlanta, Saturday,  7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Why go: Celebrate a season of hope at this black tie event with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Atlanta, where cancer patients stay free of charge with their caregivers while undergoing treatment. Dinner, late-night dancing, an auction and more will be highlighted at this Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall.

Pricing: $250 per person

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