5 things to do: Reading to Cats

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Drawing with MINT

Mother Bar and Restaurant - 447 Edgewood Ave S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312 7 p.m.

Mother Bar and Restaurant and MINT hosts a night of drawing and drinking. Bring paper and drawing supplies. More information.

SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center - 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. Atlanta, GA 30339 $85-$240. Noon.

Consisting of about 20 pieces, a Shen Yun performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world.

Panel discussion with the creators of Out of Darkness: Two Remain

The Breman Museum - 1440 Spring St. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30309 Free. Noon.

Join the Atlanta Opera and the Breman Museum for a discussion with the creators of Out of Darkness: Two Remain. More information.

Yoga on the Square

Colony Square - 1197 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30361 Free. 6 p.m.

Midtown’s favorite outdoor wellness experience, Yoga on The Square, is back for the third season featuring the best instructors from local yoga studios, including exhale Spa (Midtown Atlanta), CorePower Yoga and Dancing Dogs Yoga Atlanta. Also returning for devoted yogis is the Loyalty Program which will provide yogaletes an opportunity to win free yoga-themed swag for every four classes attended, as well as the exclusive opportunity to practice yoga on Colony Square’s helipad (320 feet in the air!). In case of poor weather conditions, participating studios will offer complimentary class drop-ins depending on availability. Every Wednesday from April 4 to September 26. More information.


Good Mews Animal Foundation - 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. A-3 Marietta, Georgia 30068 Free. 1 p.m.

Children 6 and older (Grades 1-8) can come to our shelter and read out loud to our cats who are up for adoption. This program is designed to help children sharpen their reading skills and to provide enrichment for our cats and kittens waiting for adoption. The interaction also teaches kids the importance of empathy, animal welfare and community service. Students should bring a book to read and expect to sit on the floor and interact with the cats. There are several dates each month. Online registration is required. Sessions are offered at no charge, but donations are accepted which go to the care of the cats. More information.