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7 of the best dog parks in metro Atlanta

If your dog has resorted to unrolling all of your toilet paper and leaving puddles of toilet water in your bathroom again, it could be a sign. Treat their boredom and help them expend all of their extra energy with a trip to a local dog park. VOTE: What is the best dog park in Atlanta? When dog owners are respectful and mindful, dog parks can be a great way for pets to socialize and exercise. Be sure...


Celebrate Earth Day: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Celebrate Earth Day: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Honor the planet with Earth Day celebrations, spring festivals and health expos galore. Check out what's happening around Atlanta this weekend. Spring Sip n' Stroll. 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. Free. Glover Park. 50 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-424-4664. www.mariettacalendar.com. Join the Marietta Tree Keepers this Friday for the Annual Spring Sip n' Stroll at Glover Park. BYOB to this...
11 of the sweetest strawberry festivals and events near Atlanta

11 of the sweetest strawberry festivals and events near Atlanta

Come spring, there is a countless list of festivals that celebrate the prickly, juicy goodness of strawberries. Lucky for berry believers in Atlanta, several of those strawberry festivals are just a weekend drive away. April 21-22Georgia Strawberry Festival Reynolds, Georgia 115 miles from Atlanta  Free admission 3 E. William Wainwright Street, Reynolds. 478-847-3493  This grandaddy of all...
From David Bowie to Prince, Record Store Day exclusives excite fans

From David Bowie to Prince, Record Store Day exclusives excite fans

Remember the days when music fans rushed to their favorite record shop to get their hands on the latest vinyl LP from classic artists like Prince, the Ramones and David Bowie? Well, what’s old is new again. Thanks to the recent resurgence of vinyl and the popularity of Record Store Day, an annual event taking place this year on April 22, fans will once again be lining up at their local...
12 ways for college students to enjoy downtown Atlanta 

12 ways for college students to enjoy downtown Atlanta 

When your university is located in the center of a major city, there’s no excuse to be bored.  Atlanta is a hub for unique cafés, restaurants and art galleries for Georgia State University students to explore. GSU students have the lay of the land —from art culture at nearby galleries to epic music venues just a walk or MARTA ride away. After saying sayonara to your parents...
11 restaurants you have to try in downtown Atlanta

11 restaurants you have to try in downtown Atlanta

Headed downtown to an event at Centennial Olympic Park or the Georgia World Congress Center? Here are some restaurants within walking distance where you’re sure to find dishes to get you in proper formation: Alma Cocina: The modern Mexican eatery serves up margaritas, ceviches, tamales and other Mexican staples.191 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-968-9662, www.alma-atlanta.com Der Biergarten...
Here are all the TV shows, movies coming to Netflix in May

Here are all the TV shows, movies coming to Netflix in May

Every month, Netflix announces all the titles coming and leaving the streaming service. And this month, there are plenty of binge-worthy shows and movies to keep you happy when the May flowers and their accompanying allergens force you indoors. » RELATED: VIDEO: How to uncover Netflix’s 76,000 secret categories  Some blockbuster titles coming to the streaming service this month...
Atlanta faith calendar

Atlanta faith calendar

Town festival: The annual Clarkston Culture Fest will celebrate the city’s diversity with live performances plus information stations about food, clothing, art and traditions in countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia and Korea; a kids zone will include face and nail painting, henna, hair braiding and carnival games. Additionally, the Children are the Future exhibit will be held at the Christ Community...
Plan your holiday adventure with Harry Potter at Universal Studios now

Plan your holiday adventure with Harry Potter at Universal Studios now

Christmas at Hogwarts? Start planning now to enjoy the new holiday adventure, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at  Universal Orlando. Both sides of the attraction will feature holiday adventure and the magic of Christmas-themed decor. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will take on a Christmas theme and at Islands of Adventure, the newly created holiday experiences...
‘Lost City of Z’ is riveting adventure

‘Lost City of Z’ is riveting adventure

In 2005, The New Yorker magazine published a piece by journalist David Grann, a journey through Brazil, retracing the steps of English explorer Percy Fawcett, who mapped the uncharted depths of the Amazon in the early 20th century. Grann later expanded this piece into a book, “The Lost City of Z,” published in 2009, and now the cinematic adaptation of Fawcett’s adventures has been...
‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ is in search of answer

‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ is in search of answer

In the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” restaurateur and chef Michael Solomonov travels from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem looking for what makes Israeli cooking unique. That’s not easy, even in a New Jersey-size nation less than a century old — and one that has only begun to get into foodie culture during the last 30 or so years. Solomonov journeys all across Israel, uncovering...
‘The Promise’ falls flat

‘The Promise’ falls flat

History is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust — the systemic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, starting in 1915. Knowledge of this genocide isn’t universal, and the Republic of Turkey still refuses to...
‘Free Fire’ turns out to be little more than clever stunt

‘Free Fire’ turns out to be little more than clever stunt

“Free Fire,” the latest cinematic gut-punch from Ben Wheatley (“High-Rise”), gets off to a retrotastic start, with a high-energy credits sequence composed of a fat ’70s-era font and a punchy track from the Boston punk band the Real Kids. Just when the words “Martin Scorsese” begin to form in the viewer’s mind, up pops his name as an executive producer...
Breathtaking ‘Born in China’ could educate audience more

Breathtaking ‘Born in China’ could educate audience more

“Born in China” is the latest installment in the “Disneynature” documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lovers can find enjoyment here, especially in the stunning cinematography. While other installments have focused on specific species and eco-systems, “Born in China,” directed by Lu Chuan, gets up close...
Atlanta Streets Alive pushes aside car culture for fun April 23

Atlanta Streets Alive pushes aside car culture for fun April 23

Atlanta’s local open streets initiative, Streets Alive, hits town this weekend as walkers, bikers and skaters take the place of cars south of downtown. Streets Alive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Georgia Avenue. The roads will be closed to cars and instead will be occupied by what organizer Chantelle Rytter calls “human-powered amusement...
5 things to know about North Georgia's newest and largest zip line

5 things to know about North Georgia's newest and largest zip line

Soon, you, your family — or maybe even a group of courageous friends — will have the chance to take on an exciting adventure they'll never forget, courtesy of Unicoi Aerial Adventure Park's newest zip line canopy.  Unicoi Aerial Adventure Park level 2 zip line, dubbed North Georgia's largest zip line canopy tour, is nestled in the lush mountains surrounding Unicoi State...
Party for the planet: 5 nighttime events celebrating Earth Day in Atlanta 

Party for the planet: 5 nighttime events celebrating Earth Day in Atlanta 

Good news for eco-conscious vampires around Atlanta: We've got a list of ways you can celebrate Earth Day at night in the A.  Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22, is in its 47th year of raising awareness about environmental protection. In Atlanta, there are a number of after-dark happenings to help you celebrate all week. Some of these Earth Day events are for families, while others involve...
3 fun things: April 21-23

3 fun things: April 21-23

DULUTH This weekend, you won’t have to travel too far to experience the wonders of shopping in another world. Instead, the Atlanta International Night Market is bringing excitement from around the globe to Duluth for a three-day event that will offer tastes and creations from around the world. More than 200 vendors will be on site selling food, drink and art from more than 75 different...
National Parks Week: These 4 Georgia parks will be free to families all weekend

National Parks Week: These 4 Georgia parks will be free to families all weekend

It’s National Parks Week, so the National Park Service has the perfect way to say thank you to its avid park goers. On Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, residents across Georgia can explore the following nature and historical sites for free: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Oglethorpe,  Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Mary’sFort Pulaski National...
The Piedmont Park 2017 schedule: festivals, concerts and preservation

The Piedmont Park 2017 schedule: festivals, concerts and preservation

Bought in 1834 for $450, closed to traffic in 1983, and today the 189-acre crown jewel of Atlanta green space, Piedmont Park is an Atlanta icon. Centrally located in the heart of midtown, its big enough to host our largest concert and festival productions, and versatile in its offering for families, young professionals and day-drinking festival herds alike. For that versatility and durability...
Shuler Awards bring teen drama to Cobb Energy Centre

Shuler Awards bring teen drama to Cobb Energy Centre

High school gatherings usually bring drama, and Thursday’s assembly at the Cobb Energy Centre will be no exception. Expect to see high emotions, jazz hands and teenagers bursting into song when 460 Georgia students from the Florida line to Habersham County participate in the ninth annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards/Shuler Hensley Awards. Named after Tony-winning Marietta native...
Didn't get Hannibal Buress tickets? Here's a second chance to see him in Atlanta this week

Didn't get Hannibal Buress tickets? Here's a second chance to see him in Atlanta this week

Hannibal Buress, a wildly popular Emmy-nominated writer, comedian and actor, just so happens to be making his way to Atlanta this week for not one but two special appearances. Unfortunately, it's too little, too late to enjoy Burress, known for his infamous Bill Cosby joke, at his sold out Masquerade show on Wednesday. However, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Buress and co-host Tony...
Looking to tap into your ‘Big Magic’? Author to speak at Unity North

Looking to tap into your ‘Big Magic’? Author to speak at Unity North

Van Gogh cut off his ear. Sylvia Plath put her head in an oven. Amy Winehouse overdosed. For centuries, artists have suffered for their creative genius. Many of them describe it as a fury of activity beyond their control that makes them feel most alive and incredibly miserable. Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert rejects that notion, and believes that the creative process should be rewarding, not...
Theater review: ART Station dishes out a warm ‘Pie in the Sky’

Theater review: ART Station dishes out a warm ‘Pie in the Sky’

With a nod to that wise old Alabama matriarch from the popular book and movie “Forrest Gump,” life isn’t only like a box of chocolates, where you never know what you might get. According to her Texas counterpart in the new play “Pie in the Sky,” life can be like a frozen crust, too — a lot easier to mold and deal with after you let it thaw. The two-character...
1980s teen heartthrob Andrew McCarthy now an author for young adults

1980s teen heartthrob Andrew McCarthy now an author for young adults

Who would have thought? If you’re a gal who was 15 in the mid-1980s (or even a bit older), you may have had a “thing” for Andrew McCarthy, the actor who came out of nowhere at 21 to snag a lead in the 1983 movie “Class,” then appeared in other films that became iconic: “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985) and “Pretty in Pink” (1986). Flash-forward three...
Atlanta Jazz Festival marks 40th anniversary, expands program lineup

Atlanta Jazz Festival marks 40th anniversary, expands program lineup

Back in 1978, the first Atlanta Jazz Festival was created to put Atlanta on the map as a leader in the presentation of jazz. The festival, which is marking its 40th anniversary, long ago grew into an annual tradition. “Atlantans anticipate that on Memorial Day weekend, they can go to Piedmont Park with their families and enjoy a wonderful, communal experience,” said Camille Russell...
5 alternatives to Waffle House when you're bored in Atlanta at 2 a.m.

5 alternatives to Waffle House when you're bored in Atlanta at 2 a.m.

Looking for the late night spot? Atlanta is the birthplace of Waffle House, so it goes without saying that we understand the value of 3 a.m. social plans.  Beyond that hometown All-Star special, many of the city's best restaurants, bars and entertainment venues are burning the midnight oil with deals, special events and all manner of late-night fun. 1170 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta Ford...
8 sunrise services for Atlantans to attend on Easter Sunday

8 sunrise services for Atlantans to attend on Easter Sunday

If you're looking to get up early on Easter morning and attend a sunrise service, you have plenty of options in metro Atlanta. Many Atlanta-area churches will offer early morning services this Easter, Sunday, April 16, or you can explore a larger public venue, like the iconic service at Stone Mountain Park, to celebrate the holiday. Here are eight sunrise service across metro Atlanta for locals...
Off to the races

Off to the races

Equestrian elegance Drawing inspiration from his wife’s lifelong love of horses, South Carolina’s Lex Matthews created an equestrian line of jewelry. Since then, the third-generation goldsmith has expanded his classy collections to include oyster and sporting themes. The designer & owner: At an early age, Matthews was exposed to the family jewelry business. His grandfather, a skilled watchmaker...
Another beer-related project is headed for the Beltline

Another beer-related project is headed for the Beltline

If you’re a fan of beer, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time on the Beltline in the near future. Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that yet another beer-focused concept is headed for the Westside Beltline Trail. Banyan Roots Brewing Co.is set to open an 18,000-square-foot brewpub at the Lee + White development along Lee and White streets south of I-20. Dallas–based Stream...
Hookah lounge and bar planned for downtown Atlanta

Hookah lounge and bar planned for downtown Atlanta

B142 is bringing hookah to downtown Atlanta. / We’re not blowing smoke — downtown Atlanta is set to get another hookah bar.
4 nature camps in Atlanta for kids that love to explore the wild

4 nature camps in Atlanta for kids that love to explore the wild

Summer camp memories can last a lifetime. After a few nervous minutes, children arriving for the first time usually settle in with an adventurous curiosity. Returning campers often rush from the car, eager to reunite with friends from the previous year. More than 800 students, from kindergartners to fifth graders, are likely to converge on the weekly programs. Registration for Northside summer camps...
This Atlanta brewery wants to know how you enjoy your beer

This Atlanta brewery wants to know how you enjoy your beer

Brewmaster Jason Pellett of Orpheus Brewing. Photo Credit: Christopher Watkins In celebration of their third anniversary, Orpheus Brewing is running a photo contest from April 19 to May 3 where participants show how they enjoy their Orpheus beer.
How to start in the best wave for the AJC Peachtree Road Race July 4

How to start in the best wave for the AJC Peachtree Road Race July 4

When the starting gun sounds for the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, some 60,000 runners will respond. Atlanta's 4th of July tradition is the largest 10K in the world, which means lots of competition for placement in one of the start "waves." The 2016 race had 19 separate start waves, with A as the first to leave, and the July 4 race in 2017 will be similar. If you want...
Meet the boy band playing the White House Easter Egg Roll 

Meet the boy band playing the White House Easter Egg Roll 

WASHINGTON - This year's Easter Egg Roll at the White House will apparently be a smaller, less splashy affair than in years past.  Beyoncé and Jay Z almost certainly will not be bringing Blue Ivy again. And the New York Times reported that instead of "A-list entertainers like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel and Silentó," who have previously played the White...
How beauty lovers in Atlanta can book a consultation with NARS global artistic director, Lena Koro

How beauty lovers in Atlanta can book a consultation with NARS global artistic director, Lena Koro

Women looking for advice on beauty trends will find no shortage of information online. Beauty influencers, as YouTube stars are known, have quickly become the new makeup moguls. This week Forbes released its inaugural list of “Top Influencers” which included top beauty vloggers like Zoe Sugg, the British vlogger who has 11 million YouTube subscribers, a bestselling line of beauty...
Golf biopic merits polite applause, not wild accolades

Golf biopic merits polite applause, not wild accolades

The sports biopic “Tommy’s Honour” tells the story of 19th-century Scottish golfer Tom Morris Jr. — Tommy, or Young Tom, as he was known, to distinguish him from his father, Old Tom Morris. It’s a mildly stirring and quietly tragic tale, capably told by director Jason Connery (Sean’s son), from a screenplay by journalist-turned-screenwriter Pamela Marin and sports...
A closer look at individual donors to Georgia District 6 campaigns

A closer look at individual donors to Georgia District 6 campaigns

With less than a week remaining for the special elections for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the AJC decided to look at where donations are coming from.  To answer this question, we combed through Federal Election Commission campaign filings for five candidates -- Democrat Jon Ossoff, and Republicans Dan Moody, Bob Gray, Judson Hill and Karen Handel -- to produce...
South DeKalb cops are offering a free Easter egg hunt, movie Saturday

South DeKalb cops are offering a free Easter egg hunt, movie Saturday

The DeKalb County police South Precinct’s officers are inviting families to two free events Saturday: an Easter egg hunt and a movie. The hunt is from noon to 2 p.m. at Georgia State University-Perimeter College, located at 3251 Panthersville Road. The movie, which is to be determined, is at noon at Satellite Cinemas at the Gallery at South DeKalb, located at 2801 Candler Road...
Avondale Estates evokes the Bard with Shakespeare Festival

Avondale Estates evokes the Bard with Shakespeare Festival

Saturday Avondale Estates hosts what city leaders hope is the first annual “Shakespeare in Avondale Estates” festival. Given the city’s origins it’s a pairing so natural it practically rhymes like one of the Bard’s sonnets. “Frankly,” said Fisher Paty, chairman of the city’s business association, “I’m shocked nobody’s ever thought of...
Loving the lake life: 6 things to do near Allatoona Lake

Loving the lake life: 6 things to do near Allatoona Lake

There's a lot of Allatoona Lake to love. When it's full, the lake, located in northwestern metro Atlanta, covers more than 12,000 acres and has 270 miles of shoreline. With all that coverage, spanning in parts of Cobb County and Bartow County, there won't be a shortage of things you'll love to do there — from water sports to luxury outings. Sink your toes in the sand.Red Top Mountain Park...
Here's the inside scoop on 4 of the hottest NYE parties in Atlanta

Here's the inside scoop on 4 of the hottest NYE parties in Atlanta

When the peach starts to drop on Atlanta (and the rest of the country) in less than two weeks, time will stand still for a moment. But what about if you want a night with a trap beat and a little mystery. For that kind of night, you've got choices all around Atlanta you probably never heard about. 7:00 p.m.- 3 a.m. Studio West 1778 Ellsworth Industrial Drive, Atlanta Tickets: $30-$150 Seize the moment...
3 fun things: April 7-9

3 fun things: April 7-9

Easter Eggstravaganza The Rock Ranch, a working cattle farm about 8 miles southeast of Barnesville, hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza that’s eggs-actly what you’d imagine: eggs everywhere. The staff of the ranch hides 45,000 prize-filled plastic eggs across the property’s 1,500 acres, and they have egg hunts for different age groups throughout the afternoon. Come a little early to take...
Your comprehensive guide to Georgia's state parks

Your comprehensive guide to Georgia's state parks

There’s never a wrong time of year to visit one of Georgia's nearly 50 state parks, each of which has its own unique character.  Whether you'd like to hike, fish, appreciate towering waterfalls or explore caves, you'll be able to do it at Georgia state parks far and wide. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources manages the parks and recommends these 25 things to do while visiting...
3 fun things: March 31-April 2

3 fun things: March 31-April 2

DUNWOODY Leave Faulkner to lay dying and O’Connor to find a good man — hard as that is — and spend two days learning about the South’s lesser-known writers. Georgia State University’s Dunwoody campus welcomes contemporary Southern writers and scholars as they pay tribute to those whose works have often been overlooked. Speakers include former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey...
Here’s how to train with the Atlanta Track Club for the AJC Peachtree Road Race

Here’s how to train with the Atlanta Track Club for the AJC Peachtree Road Race

Lace up those running shoes and get ready to dash. The AJC Peachtree Road Race happens July 4. Registration for the Peachtree Road Race  lottery ends today, but April 8 is another important milestone for metro Atlanta entrants.  That's when the Atlanta Track Club kicks off its in-training program with an event at each of its seven AJC Peachtree Road Race in-training locations. Show...
From kids’ book character to star of puppet show: Meet Pete the Cat

From kids’ book character to star of puppet show: Meet Pete the Cat

In classrooms around the country, there’s a blue cat that’s getting lots of attention. He’s named Pete — Pete the Cat, and he’s the titular star of the popular children’s picture books. “Pete the Cat” has risen to become one of the biggest children’s book series to come from a Georgia author. That author, James Dean, didn’t even intend...
Where to find spring festivals all over metro Atlanta

Where to find spring festivals all over metro Atlanta

Winter is gone, but some people may still be hesitant about outdoor activities. As pollen begins to coat everything outside a dingy yellow, it can be hard to get yourself to leave the house. To convince you, we’ve compiled our annual list of can’t-miss spring festivals. These (mostly) outdoor events are so thrilling that you’ll temporarily forget that you’re hot and struggling...
3 fun things: March 24-26

3 fun things: March 24-26

ACWORTH If city lights are blocking your view of the sky, head to Red Top Mountain on March 24 for a better view. That’s the night the park plans a stargazing evening, so bring your sky-spying equipment or use the telescope and binoculars on site to stare up at the heavens. When not craning your neck, take a sip of the hot chocolate that will be provided. Amateur astronomers are invited to meet...
These are the hottest real estate markets in metro Atlanta, per RE/MAX

These are the hottest real estate markets in metro Atlanta, per RE/MAX

Where do people want to live in metro Atlanta these days? RE/MAX Georgia claims its analysis has answered just that. The study uses First Multiple Listing Service data to determine which cities will be most in demand in 2017. The cities are in Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth and north Fulton counties. “Atlanta’s housing market was strong throughout 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down,&rdquo...
6 can't-miss spring break deals on Atlanta’s favorite attractions

6 can't-miss spring break deals on Atlanta’s favorite attractions

With spring break approaching, it's time to figure out some ways to keep the kids happily occupied – without breaking the bank. These five can't-miss deals on Atlanta’s go-to destinations will provide fun for the whole family and some pretty easy ways to save money while doing so: Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville. 770-606-5700. http://tellusmuseum.org. Tellus...
3 fun things: March 17-19

3 fun things: March 17-19

SANDY SPRINGS Roswell Road in Sandy Springs has more than a few good consignment and thrift stores where you can uncover forgotten finds at fabulous prices. But this weekend, the 300-plus members of the Sandy Springs Society promise the mother lode. Now in its 26th year, the Tossed Out Treasures event this weekend features a bonanza of items that will make a deal-hunter’s heart sing. Check out...
Here’s a (free) DeKalb festival with food trucks, bands, superheroes

Here’s a (free) DeKalb festival with food trucks, bands, superheroes

The third annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Blackburn Park on March 25 and 26.  That means a free weekend of music, food, dressed-up dogs and plenty more, including a performance by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, whose singer was the lead singer in Collective Soul.  By the way, all of this free. “This festival has been a wonderful way to bring our community...
7 North Fulton County summer camps taking registrations now

7 North Fulton County summer camps taking registrations now

For many kids, summer barely gets under way before they're saying, "I'm bored!" Keep them happily occupied with a summer camp, and they'll be learning, staying active and making some great memories. The following are seven North Fulton summer camps that are already taking registrations: What's offered: Sports camp for rising 2nd-6th graders (ages 7-11). Eight one-week sessions feature a...
Wanna glow? DeKalb is getting a lantern parade

Wanna glow? DeKalb is getting a lantern parade

The city of Avondale Estates just revealed plans for a lantern parade. The event is set for April 21 at 7 p.m.  The city said on Facebook people should gather at the grass triangle on Berkeley Road and Kensington Road for socializing and instructions. At dusk, which ought to be about 8 p.m., the parade takes off down Berkeley Road, passing Lake Avondale. It’ll end at DeKalb School...
Everything to know about mastering disc golf in Atlanta

Everything to know about mastering disc golf in Atlanta

Long before the trademarked Frisbee became a household name, a group of Canadian schoolboys are said to have made a game out of tossing a disc around an obstacle course in 1920s Saskatchewan. But throwing tin plates at a fence posts is not what draws more and more people out to the disc golf courses popping up around metro Atlanta these days. »RELATED: Gwinnett’s got a brand new disc golf...
What you need to know about the end of blue MARTA Breeze cards

What you need to know about the end of blue MARTA Breeze cards

That trusty old blue MARTA card you’ve had in your wallet for years? It’s about time to say bye-bye.  The blue Breeze Cards, which could be compromised and exposed to fraudulent activity, are being replaced with silver cards that have a more secure chip. Fraud involving Breeze Cards was evident in 2013, when computer hackers illegally added fare to cards and sold them...
3 fun things: March 10-12

3 fun things: March 10-12

MARIETTA Travel back in time to the days when poodle skirts and slicked-back hair were all the rage as the a cappella doo wop group Blend makes the past come alive in song. The quartet performs hits from the ’50s and ’60s such as “Barbara Ann” and “Don’t Be Cruel” while adding its personal twist to traditional songs such as “Amazing Grace.” Doors...
Phoenix Flies shines light on women’s role in preservation in Atlanta

Phoenix Flies shines light on women’s role in preservation in Atlanta

Among the various events on tap this month to mark milestones in women’s history is one that, at first blush, might not have an obvious connection. But in fact, the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies celebration of the city’s architecture and landscapes has strong ties to local women who contributed to saving Atlanta’s historic and cultural heritage. Running through...
7 ways to make your first AJC Peachtree Road Race the best ever

7 ways to make your first AJC Peachtree Road Race the best ever

With an expected 70,000 runners and more than 45 years and counting in the making, the AJC Peachtree Road Race is guaranteed to be a blast −and not just because it happens on the Fourth of July. If you're one of the lucky registrants, congratulations. And if you are entering for the first time, welcome to you, too. Whether you're an elite athlete crossing one of the largest 10-kilometer races...
12 songs for your ‘spring is coming’ playlist

12 songs for your ‘spring is coming’ playlist

OK, so there’s still frost on the ground — but fresh new singles from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, and Frank Ocean are thawing our winter-hardened hearts. An EDM champ, an elusive R&B star, and rap’s latest game changers walk into a studio… and come out with a surprisingly simpatico piano-funk banger. Pop’s daydream believer delivers yet another swooning orchestral...
Famed radio host Garrison Keillor to visit Cobb Energy Centre March 9

Famed radio host Garrison Keillor to visit Cobb Energy Centre March 9

For 43 years the crusty, soft-spoken Garrison Keillor entered living rooms and car stereos of millions of Americans as the host and leading light of the Minnesota Public Radio program, presenting a weekly dose of down-home comedy, music and the stories of a once-and-future middle America called Lake Wobegon. In 2016, Keillor hosted his final episode of “A Prairie Home Companion,”...
What you need to know before visiting Atlanta's High Museum of Art 

What you need to know before visiting Atlanta's High Museum of Art 

Atlanta's High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeast, housing a large permanent collection of more than 15,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary. The museum has a particularly diverse array of highlights, including American and European paintings and sculptures, one of the largest collections of civil rights-era prints in the U.S. and a significant folk and self-taught...
7 Cobb County summer camps that are taking registrations now

7 Cobb County summer camps that are taking registrations now

Summer may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it. If your child is interested in the arts, academics, sports or just getting outside and having fun, there's a local camp to suit his or her interests. Don't wait too late and find that your child's top choice has already filled up. Check out these seven Cobb County summer camps that are already taking registrations: What's offered: Kennesaw...
Atlanta Film Festival 2017 announces opening, closing night films

Atlanta Film Festival 2017 announces opening, closing night films

The 41st Atlanta Film Festival starts and closes with gala red carpet events just 10 days apart, and in between, from March 24 to April 2, the popular annual event presents a busy schedule of more than 190 films, including features, documentaries, animation, shorts, upcoming major studio releases, music videos, pilots and virtual reality at multiple venues across Atlanta. Actor Bill Watterson...
2017 spring bucket list for Atlanta families

2017 spring bucket list for Atlanta families

Spring has sprung − almost. With such a fuzzy line between winter and spring this year, the mild temperatures call for an early kickoff to spring. If your family needs a little inspiration, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered the top ways to frolic throughout the spring in Atlanta. Here is our spring 2017 bucket list: Kids Skate Free in Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Smyrna and WoodstockSelect...
Atlanta Ballet’s new director debuts his vision with ‘Gennadi’s Choice’

Atlanta Ballet’s new director debuts his vision with ‘Gennadi’s Choice’

On an unseasonably warm, late-winter afternoon in a light-filled studio at the Atlanta Ballet, the company begins to wrap up a busy day of rehearsals. The atmosphere in the room is so full of easygoing camaraderie that a newcomer could easily mistake Gennadi Nedvigin for one of the dancers. The slim, youthful Nedvigin certainly still looks every bit the ballet dancer — indeed, he was dancing...
3 fun things: March 3-5

3 fun things: March 3-5

JOHNS CREEK The folks at Autrey Mill invite you to feed some of their best friends. For a suggested donation of $2, visitors can help the staff feed a whole host of animal pals, including snakes, turtles, chickens, frogs, rabbits and ducks. And while the food’s being dished out, the staff will share a wealth of knowledge about their charges. Make a whole day of it as the site also has trails...
7 Gwinnett County summer camps taking registrations now

7 Gwinnett County summer camps taking registrations now

The early bird does get the worm when it comes to registering your child for summer camp. Well before spring officially hits, parents are setting their kiddos up for a productive and interesting summer. Whether your child is into sports, the arts or academics, there's a camp in Gwinnett County to suit nearly every interest. What's offered: Camps to learn improv, film making and sketch comedy. Where...
5 best beaches near Atlanta: Where to play, stay and eat

5 best beaches near Atlanta: Where to play, stay and eat

No need to get on a plane for a great beach vacation. Plenty of worthy sandy strands are within driving distance of Atlanta, and one is bound to suit your tastes. Here are five you can reach by car and still have time to catch the sunset if you leave by lunchtime. Driving times listed are from downtown Atlanta. A few miles west of South Walton’s famed highway 30A and all of its master-planned...
New flower show coming to Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2018

New flower show coming to Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2018

Historically, Atlantans have looked forward to a yearly flower show during the gray days of February to enliven the drizzly, post-groundhog winter and to whet the appetite for spring planting yet to come. With roots in the 1930s, the Atlanta Flower Show grew to become the Southeastern Flower Show, a mammoth undertaking that drew tens of thousands of visitors and was staged at convention centers such...
Where to find 2017 farmers markets around metro Atlanta

Where to find 2017 farmers markets around metro Atlanta

On Saturdays, Reynoldstown resident Erin Thoresen is hard at work, setting up tents and tables, getting everything ready for the Green Market at Piedmont Park. It’s Thoresen’s third year of volunteering there. “When I moved to Atlanta, I wanted to get involved in groups that provide access to healthy food. I found out about the Green Market and I just keep going back. I love interacting...
Go Georgia: Where to enjoy unique, delicious food in Georgia

Go Georgia: Where to enjoy unique, delicious food in Georgia

Jazz’d Tapas Bar, Savannah At Jazz’d Tapas Bar in Savannah, an old Spanish culinary tradition is served with a modern American twist. This chic little spot is in the historic district, but it’s the epitome of 21st-century elegance. The beauty of tapas is the opportunity to sample the unfamiliar without being fully being committed to any one dish. Numerous small plates are meant to...
Go Georgia: Where to enjoy sports, outdoors, and adventure in Georgia

Go Georgia: Where to enjoy sports, outdoors, and adventure in Georgia

From the mountains in the north to the beaches in the southeast, Georgia features diverse landscapes with stunning natural beauty — scenery that’s ideal for sports lovers and adventure seekers.  Amicalola Falls, the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast, pummels boulders 792 feet below, its thunderous roar echoing throughout Amicalola Falls State Park. Visitors can stay the...
Go Georgia: Where to see and experience art in Georgia

Go Georgia: Where to see and experience art in Georgia

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia explores the 200-year-old pottery making tradition of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Museum exhibits include utilitarian pieces such as handcrafted canning jars, butter churns and other wares that were essential to an agrarian lifestyle. Hideous face jugs with bulging eyes and crooked teeth are also on view. A short video demonstrates pottery making by the Meaders...
Super Bowl losers get a consolation prize

Super Bowl losers get a consolation prize

Maybe you have a tendency to lose things. Maybe your team does too. Maybe your team suffered an ignominious collapse in the fourth quarter and lost the biggest football game of the year. Maybe you need something, anything, to cheer you up. Or at least something to keep you from losing anything else. Tile is a company that makes tiny Bluetooth trackers that help you find lost keys, lost wallets and...
Two Ringling Bros. clowns talk about life in circus and what’s next

Two Ringling Bros. clowns talk about life in circus and what’s next

For 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has traveled around the country by train, wowing audiences with spectacular entertainment and exotic animals. But as you’ve probably heard, the iconic circus is folding its big tent forever. The circus is visiting Atlanta and Gwinnett for the last time. (See box for more information on remaining shows at the Infinite Energy...
3 fun things: Feb. 24-26

3 fun things: Feb. 24-26

BUFORD Casino Night The Lanier Education Foundation invites you to “ante up for education” at its annual fundraising event to benefit Lanier cluster schools: Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Lanier Middle School and Lanier High School. Whether it’s blackjack, hold ’em, roulette, craps or bunco for you Bond types, the evening will be full of...
Your guide to some of Atlanta's most engaging public parks

Your guide to some of Atlanta's most engaging public parks

As the weather starts to warm up and everyone emerges from their semi-hibernation, Atlanta public parks are welcoming spots to enjoy the day.  Whether you'd like to go for a run, take a swim or let the kids burn off some energy, there are ideal parks in metro Atlanta for whatever floats your boat: Here are top 4 picks for best parks in Atlanta: Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree...
8 ways to let the good times roll for Mardi Gras in Atlanta

8 ways to let the good times roll for Mardi Gras in Atlanta

Come Feb. 28, bring out the beads, don a mask and make merry for Mardi Gras in Atlanta. Lavish parties, creative crawls and family revelry are all part of Atlanta’s Mardi Gras scene.  2nd Annual Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventurehttp://www.atlantabartours.com noon, Saturday Feb. 25, two starting locations: STATS – 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, and Sweet Auburn Curb Market ...
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