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ATLiens brunch in Midtown, weekend outdoor party at Ponce City Market and more in metro Atlanta this week

Ode to OutKast during brunch. Party at Ponce City Market now through May. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now through April 15: Celebrate Easter with chocolate afternoon tea, a selection of chocolate truffles, cakes and fondue items plus coffee or tea and a glass of champagne from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta . Children have a choice of hot chocolate or juice. The cost is $45 per person; $25 for children 5 – 12 years old; and complimentary for children under five.

3376 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-995 7545 , .

Every Friday and Saturday from now through May 27: Sip rosé in the warmer weather or choose from over 350 wines at  City Winery Atlanta during its Wine Down Weekends free patio concert series. Live music for the series takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. Dog friendly.

Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 615-324-1010,

April 13 – 15: To celebrate the Songkran Festival, the astrological passage of the Thai New Year, Fuji Hana Thai Peppers will offer popular street-side dishes such as pad Thai, som tom, a papaya salad and tom kha gai, a chicken, coconut milk and lemongrass soup.

  2606 George Busbee Pkwy. N.W., Kennesaw. 770-419-9500, .

Saturday, April 15: During the ATLiens brunch at 5Church Atlanta , be prepared to build your own bloody Mary at bar or order other brunch-y libations and eat everything from Belgian waffles with sautéed apples, bourbon caramel sauce and whipped cream to crabcakes and poached eggs with toasted bread, spinach and jalapeño beurre blanc from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. While eating and drinking, nod your head to an OutKast playlist performed by the soul-ectronic/multi-crunk/flyy-ness sounds of of Cecili & Mr. E. Worldwide. Reservations are strongly suggested. Validated parking and valet will be available.

1197 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-400-3669, .

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