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‘Mamma Mia!’ provides escapist fluff of the highest order

Welcome back to the magical island of Kalokairi, a sun-strewn rocky outcropping in the azure Aegean Sea, a land where white people can only express themselves with the music of Sweden’s most enduring musical group, ABBA. The sequel/prequel hybrid “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” arrives a decade after the bonkers filmed adaptation of the stage musical “Mamma Mia!” Vehicles...


Neighborhood guide to trivia nights in Atlanta

Neighborhood guide to trivia nights in Atlanta

Do you love to impress friends with random factoids? Are you the queen of useless knowledge? Do you ponder the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Well, you need to get yourself to a trivia night ASAP! Atlanta’s watering holes know you have the need to be quizzed while sipping on brew. So, what are your best bets? We gathered some of our favorite neighborhood spots to battle below!...
Single malts, Johnny Cash and a killer unicorn: things to do in Atlanta on Thursday, July 19

Single malts, Johnny Cash and a killer unicorn: things to do in Atlanta on Thursday, July 19

Your Thursday will probably include humidity, if not thunderstorms. Here are a few ways to stay crisp. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, AT THE GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE Warm your soul with the classics. The music of the late great Man in Black will echo off the river when the Georgia Ensemble Theatre performs “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Chattahoochee Nature Center...
Georgia Mountain Fair returns with vintage flair and family fun

Georgia Mountain Fair returns with vintage flair and family fun

A trip to North Georgia offers gorgeous views of the mountains and stunning sights of the green pastures. It’s known for its fruit farms and hiking trails. But it’s also home to the Georgia Mountain Fair, a nine-day family-fun affair attended by both locals and travelers. » RELATED: 10 festivals in the Southeast this summer  Each summer, thousands of people flock to Hiawassee...
Review: Kajun Crab offers Vietnamese with an Acadian twist

Review: Kajun Crab offers Vietnamese with an Acadian twist

Among the tenants of 5000 Buford Highway, a sprawling strip mall just north of Chamblee Tucker Road, there is a grocery store with notable selections of Southeast Asian produce and Latin American snacks. There is a homey Korean joint that makes a mean budae jjigae, the Spam- and hot dog-laden stew influenced by the tastes of American GIs stationed on the Korean Peninsula. There is a hit Malaysian...
Absinthe arrives in Atlanta

Absinthe arrives in Atlanta

If you were to believe the stories, absinthe is a wild drink, an alcoholic spirit from the heart of Europe that conjures hallucinations, inspires poets and ignites madness. Those are great stories, but they’re far from the truth. And, with the introduction of Jetty, the first absinthe distilled and bottled in Georgia, area drinkers can experience the storied spirit on a local level. Hope Springs...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Wednesday, July 18

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Wednesday, July 18

Hump Day! Yeah, we know. You’re tired of hearing about it. But not as tired as you are of trying to slog through it with no rewards along the way. That’s why we’re here. Here are a few suggestions for fun and interesting things to do this Hu -- er, this Wednesday.  “VIOLENT FEMMES AND ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN” It’s 1983 all over again! And yes, that’s a...
Dragon Con promises a ‘Stranger’ Labor Day

Dragon Con promises a ‘Stranger’ Labor Day

Expect a “Stranger” Dragon Con this year. Stars from “Stranger Things” will be among the many celebrity guests at Dragon Con 2018, the enormous pop culture convention taking place in downtown Atlanta from Aug. 31-Sept. 3. There will be 400 personalities from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy appearing in panels, discussions, lectures and demonstrations, including...
First look: Here's everything to know about the all-new Hotel Clermont

First look: Here's everything to know about the all-new Hotel Clermont

Atlanta can once again breathe easy, as the once Clermont Hotel – one of the city's most famous motor lodge and basement adult entertainment venues– has risen from the ashes and reopened as the Hotel Clermont, a 94-room boutique hotel. Built in 1924 in the heart of the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, Hotel Clermont has long been a landmark for the city of Atlanta. The late...
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art celebrates 25 years

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art celebrates 25 years

Museums abound in Atlanta, but while many are familiar with the High Museum, there are several lesser-known museums with rich offerings, such as the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. The OUMA is now celebrating its 25th anniversary with “OUMA in Retrospect,” an exhibition of 10 percent of its permanent collection, including several works from famous artists such as Henri Matisse and...
Long strange trip: Deadheads to meet-up in Atlanta movie theaters

Long strange trip: Deadheads to meet-up in Atlanta movie theaters

Grateful Dead fans are renowned for their loyalty and longevity. (And for making tie-dye T-shirts seem cool, so, thanks for Casual Fridays at work, guys!) But, will Deadheads, who followed the band from Whisky a Go Go and Psychedelic Supermarket to the muddy fields at Woodstock be able to handle this? A movie theater meet-up. On August 1, the Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies will be truckin&rsquo...
This Life with Gracie: One man’s home becomes another man’s Restaurant Holmes

This Life with Gracie: One man’s home becomes another man’s Restaurant Holmes

The last time George Jones stepped foot into this old Southern bungalow, someone had bought it and transformed it into a real estate office, and before that, it was a school for children. A few days ago, he returned and it was bustling with men and women eating plates of coal-roasted beets, seafood crudo, hand-cut pasta, and wood-fired fish entrees executed by owner and chef Taylor Neary on opening...
11 can't-miss back-to-school sales for Atlanta parents

11 can't-miss back-to-school sales for Atlanta parents

There’s no back-to-school tax-free weekend again this year, but parents can still take advantage of some deals − online and at Atlanta stores − before the kids head back. 1. Groupon has grouped discounts into a Back to School category, featuring everything from AbeBooks to Target to Zappos. Discounts are for both online and in-store coupons...
6 small Georgia towns to explore when you're tired of the city

6 small Georgia towns to explore when you're tired of the city

While the lights are much brighter in big city Atlanta, there is nothing like a visit to a small Georgia town to brighten your outlook when you tire of the city. It's amazing that some of these simple pleasures of Georgia's heartland are so close to the urban center, and all are within a couple hours of Atlanta.  If you're weary from the big city pace and noise, rejuvenate by taking a day or...
Winner: Best burger in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Winner: Best burger in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

On the heels of biting into some of your favorite homemade Fourth of July burgers, we’ve found the best burgers you can purchase at metro Atlanta’s top restaurants. Moxie Burger in Marietta and Roswell takes pride in being a non-chain, locally owned restaurant that’s regarded as a true neighborhood gathering place. Coming in first, this is a place where families and friends...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 16

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 16

Weekend hangover? What weekend hangover? Yeah, we know. Monday can be a drag, what with having to get back into the normal weekday routine. So, don’t do it. No, we’re not suggesting you play hooky from work or school. That would be wrong. But nothing’s wrong with mixing in an hour or two (or three) of playtime with your more serious responsibilites today. Here are a few ideas...
5 dinner cruises for a little romance on the water in Georgia

5 dinner cruises for a little romance on the water in Georgia

Georgia's waterways − the rivers and lakes that crisscross and dot the landscape and those ports of call along the coast −are places where millions look to relax, unwind, enjoy sunshine and even roll dice. Here are five of the best riverboat (and lake and ocean) cruises in the state.  9 East River St., Savannah. 912-232-6404. www.savannahriverboat.com/dinner You want to talk...
A German ‘Cakemaker’ and an Israeli widow share loss, cookies

A German ‘Cakemaker’ and an Israeli widow share loss, cookies

Drool-worthy confectionery expresses unspoken emotions in “The Cakemaker,” the first feature from the writer and director Ofir Raul Graizer and a master class in exquisite restraint. Beginning as one thing and ending as quite another, this softly lighted melodrama follows Thomas (Tim Kalkhof), a reserved German pastry chef with a cozy cafe in Berlin and a handsome Israeli lover, Oren (Roy...
Documentary shows dark origins of your breakfast sausage

Documentary shows dark origins of your breakfast sausage

There are many disturbing phrases bandied about in “Eating Animals,” the Natalie Portman-narrated documentary about the morality of meat-eating, based on the 2009 nonfiction bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer. Some involve wonk-speak, such as “CAFO,” an acronym for “concentrated animal feeding operation.” (The name itself is less upsetting than the inhumane reality...
‘The Rock’ pulls off gritty performance in ‘Skyscraper’

‘The Rock’ pulls off gritty performance in ‘Skyscraper’

The hardest working man in showbiz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, debuts his third blockbuster action flick in nine months this weekend. The descriptively titled “Skyscraper,” which comes on the heels of “Rampage” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who directed Johnson in the very funny buddy comedy...
Summer is the season of Avery Sharpe in Atlanta theater

Summer is the season of Avery Sharpe in Atlanta theater

It’s heating up to be a banner summer for Avery Sharpe. After making strides in some less prominent roles and less widely seen shows over the past few years, the up-and-coming actor appears to have suddenly arrived on the local theater scene with two high-profile shows. The 27-year-old Atlanta native is currently enjoying a run with Dad’s Garage, playing the title character in a seemingly...
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ a little short on the zing factor

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ a little short on the zing factor

It’s all about the zing. If you are not up on monster speak, the term zing refers to what happens once in the life of a vampire, mummy, werewolf, etc. It’s that moment when they know they have found the one true love in their life. In the case of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) learns it’s possible to zing more than once as he...
The first-ever Comic Con is coming to Atlanta this weekend

The first-ever Comic Con is coming to Atlanta this weekend

If you’re a fangirl (or fanboy) for “Fantastic Four,” “Zap Comix” or maybe just have your own penchant for creating magic in the thin 32 pages of a comic book, there’s nowhere else to be this weekend but at the first-ever Atlanta Comic Con. The convention, put on by the Imaginarium Agency, debuts Friday until Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center, ...
‘Titanic’ musical at Serenbe explores innovation then and now

‘Titanic’ musical at Serenbe explores innovation then and now

When the Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912, heading from Southampton, England, to New York, it was one of the largest ocean liners the world had seen. Its voyage was chronicled in newspapers around the world, including The Atlanta Constitution, which devoted virtually the entire front page on April 16, 1912, to covering the toll after it sank. With more than 2,000 people onboard — from...
Review: Public Kitchen & Bar delivers style over personality at Phipps

Review: Public Kitchen & Bar delivers style over personality at Phipps

On a recent Friday afternoon, I wandered past the perfumed glass counters of Saks Fifth Avenue and glanced at the platinum jewelry on display at Tiffany and Co. I watched for a moment as a man considered the purchase of a bright red leather Gucci handbag for his wife. The slick, cool concourse of Phipps Plaza then led me to Public Kitchen & Bar. It is a finely appointed room, a comfortable fit among...
Review: Next Door an excellent choice for Korean bossam and jokbal in Duluth

Review: Next Door an excellent choice for Korean bossam and jokbal in Duluth

It’s not very often that a staffer stops me as I enter a restaurant and asks me if I’m sure I want to be there. So I was a little taken aback by the man who confronted me as I strode into Next Door and quizzed me about what kind of food I wanted to eat. Who was this, the bouncer? Any momentary lapse of manners — on my part, I mean — was quickly assuaged when I realized my greeter...
Powerful drama of man, daughter who live in Portland woods

Powerful drama of man, daughter who live in Portland woods

In the opening moments of “Leave No Trace,” we watch as a man and his 13-year-old daughter wordlessly go about their lives as squatters in the middle of Forest Park, a 5,200-acre tract of public woods just west of downtown Portland, Oregon. The unorthodox homeyness of their carefully hidden campsite is coupled with a display of well-rehearsed survival skills and the idyllic natural beauty...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, July 12

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, July 12

We’re deep into summer now, and one day away from a bad luck Friday, so enjoy your Thursday before hunkering down and avoiding mirrors, black cats and cracks in the sidewalk. May we suggest celebrating today’s brief respite from rising temperatures with some theater, some music and a little free outdoor cinema? ‘ENCHANTED APRIL’ AT OUT OF BOX THEATRE IN MARIETTA The Weird Sisters...
For art, food, shopping and the great outdoors, take a trip to Suwanee

For art, food, shopping and the great outdoors, take a trip to Suwanee

What’s that you say? Summer’s already half over (more, if you’re a schoolkid, sigh …) and you’ve already used up all your vacation time or big-bucks travel budget? So long, long weekend in New York, where you might’ve biked through Central Park and scored tickets to “Springsteen on Broadway.” Au revoir, Paris, where you never got to feast on fine food...
Art review: A kinder, gentler time recalled in Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit

Art review: A kinder, gentler time recalled in Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit

Much has been made recently of a yearning for childhood virtues of kindness and goodness as exemplified by the astounding success of the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Centered on the gentle guidance and calm nurturing of children’s television show host Fred Rogers, the film recalls a time when grown-ups acted like grown-ups and children could expect to grow up...
To ‘Infinity’ and beyond: How to get tickets to High’s ‘Mirrors’ exhibit

To ‘Infinity’ and beyond: How to get tickets to High’s ‘Mirrors’ exhibit

Get ready for mirror mania. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” an art exhibit prominently featuring pumpkins, polka dots and the infinite vistas of mirrored walls, is coming to the High Museum of Art. Demand for tickets to the show, which runs Nov. 18, 2018, through Feb. 17, 2019, is rabid. Those who waited in virtual space for a chance to see “Hamilton” will recognize...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, July 9

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, July 9

Sigh. If this Monday feels particularly tough, you’re not alone. That pleasant July 4th buzz is but a memory now (seriously, it’s way past time to take off that AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt). And the three-day Labor Day weekend is still an awfully long way off. So what’s a summer fun-lovin’ person to do about it? Here are three ideas we’ve rounded up to turn this blah...
8 can't-miss summer festivals in Atlanta

8 can't-miss summer festivals in Atlanta

Throw on your shorts and slide into your flip-flips for a season full of quintessential summer Atlanta festivals you won't want to miss. As the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day - hits, families, music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will be looking for the summer outing that fits their tastes. We've compiled a collection of the metro Atlanta area's best festivals that span various interests...
Untold stories of Southern women artists come to light in new exhibit

Untold stories of Southern women artists come to light in new exhibit

ATHENS — When people think about work by Southern women artists, their minds often jump to “genteel flower paintings,” according to Sarah Kate Gillespie, a curator at the Georgia Museum of Art. That’s not what visitors will find at the Athens museum’s new exhibit, which features 42 Southern women artists from a period spanning the late 1800s to about 1960. The artwork...
7 Atlanta festivals not to miss in July

7 Atlanta festivals not to miss in July

You know you'll enjoy yourself during all the Fourth of July festivities, but what about the rest of the month?  No worries because Atlanta and the surrounding area will fill with festivals throughout July, keeping you and your family dancing, running, eating and shopping to your heart's content. So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and get that party started with events happening...
Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia reopens in Milledgeville

Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia reopens in Milledgeville

Andalusia, the Milledgeville farm where Flannery O’Connor wrote most of her fiction, is welcoming visitors once more. Its new owner, Georgia College and State University, has spent much of the past year painting, sealing and repairing the 200-year-old farmhouse and its outbuildings. It reopened to tours June 19, with extended hours. In the short term, the paint and repairs have stabilized the...
Daring ‘Whitney’ shares harrowing truths about the legendary singer

Daring ‘Whitney’ shares harrowing truths about the legendary singer

When Whitney Houston died in 2012, the news was at once incomprehensible and expected. After a long public decline of her health, personal life and music, as well as a troubling battle with drugs that played out on covers of tabloids and in infamous interviews, it was both inevitable and enormously tragic. She remains one of the most successful singers of all time, an absolute powerhouse and cultural...
The plot is ho-hum, but ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is still fun

The plot is ho-hum, but ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is still fun

One of the nicest things about “Ant-Man,” the 2015 origin story of the eponymous Marvel superhero, was its modesty and congeniality: Sure, “Guardians of the Galaxy” had already come out, injecting welcome humor into a genre that had all but succumbed to self-seriousness and bellicosity. But as “Guardians” and, later, “Deadpool” doubled down on the snark...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, July 5

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, July 5

After your triumph in the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4 you weekend warriors may want to rub some liniment on those aching quads. And, if you’re not too sore, you also might want to celebrate the aftermath of Independence Day by venturing out into the slightly cooler temperatures to enjoy some music, some theater and some wildlife. ‘THE COLOR PURPLE’ AT ACTOR&rsquo...
The White Bull fills plate with fresh fare, but some dishes miss bull’s-eye

The White Bull fills plate with fresh fare, but some dishes miss bull’s-eye

Making something out of nothing is what creative types do. There is a thrill about starting from zero, but it can also be paralyzing. Hemingway understood that about the writing process, calling the challenge of the blank page “the white bull.” Pascarella is a 20-year veteran of kitchens, having worked most recently as executive chef at the Optimist before embarking on his own endeavor...
Review: Midtown’s Mulavi a mixed bag of Persian and American dishes

Review: Midtown’s Mulavi a mixed bag of Persian and American dishes

Mulavi sits on the ground floor of a towering Midtown apartment building in a quadrant of the city known for its hustle and bustle. With its sleek brown interior and bright-orange, statement lighting fixture, the West Peachtree restaurant might pass for one of the swanky nearby nightclubs or condo lobbies. Like its sister establishment, Sufi’s Kitchen, 2 miles north on Peachtree Street, Mulavi...
Atlanta’s biggest fireworks display moves to GWCC plaza

Atlanta’s biggest fireworks display moves to GWCC plaza

Due to ongoing renovations at Centennial Olympic Park, this year Atlanta’s biggest fireworks show will move to the International Plaza between the Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Organizers promise high-quality entertainment (with music from After 7, Klymaxx, Von Grey and others) and one of the Southeast’s biggest fireworks...
July 4, 2018: Everything to do in and around Atlanta on the holiday

July 4, 2018: Everything to do in and around Atlanta on the holiday

There’s good news and bad news about the Fourth of July this year: It falls on a Wednesday, meaning that at least for one week, Hump Day is officially a holiday. Then again, it’s so crammed full of fun things to do, you might end up needing a day off from the day off. Don’t believe it? Well, then take a gander at this lineup of parades and picnics, fireworks displays and fun runs...
Parent's survival guide to preschool 

Parent's survival guide to preschool 

When your child is ready to start preschool, it's a big adjustment for both of you. There might be some tears (from either one or both of you) as well as a healthy dose of guilt (yours alone). Gradually introduce your child to their preschool as well as some of the activities they're likely to participate in. Keep it low-key so your child doesn't feel anxious or overwhelmed and talk to your child...
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 more than 60,000 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...
Candle making, a grand opening and sound immersion

Candle making, a grand opening and sound immersion

Shake up your week, rain or shine, with events ranging from the grand opening of West Elm in Buckhead to a sound immersion experience in Old Fourth Ward. Learn to hand-pour your own candle and blend fragrances during Lumary’s Custom Candle Workshop at Citizen Supply. In this guided workshop, attendees prepare the container, paint the rim and wick the jar. There will be beverages on hand and...
6 perfect dinner (or lunch) dates for the amateur chef

6 perfect dinner (or lunch) dates for the amateur chef

If the way to a heart is through the stomach, Atlanta's culinary scene has plenty of date options even for those who are still getting the hang of boiling water. Sure, surprising a date with a gourmet meal right at home is a worthy goal, but these six Atlanta cooking classes make great date ideas regardless of skill level in the kitchen. 660 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta. 404-889-6568.  This Old...
The ultimate Fourth of July guide

The ultimate Fourth of July guide

The metro Atlanta area will be painted red, white and blue as people commemorate the Fourth of July. It’s a day to observe the country’s independence, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday.  » RELATED: America's 10 biggest and brightest Fourth of July fireworks From music festivals to fireworks displays to sporting events, there’s a little bit of something...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, June 19

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, June 19

The week may just be getting started, but why not mix it up early in the week with an adorable family friendly show at the Alliance Theatre or check out some live music at night. Here’s a few happenings worth checking out: “Winnie-the-Pooh.” Based on the children’s stories by A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh comes to life in this family-friendly one-act production. Join the beloved...
Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Celebrate Father's Day with these 10 so-bad-they're-good dad jokes

Happy Father's Day! Twitter users around the world are using the hashtags #DadJokes and #FunnyThingsDadsSay to celebrate their dads with baffling wisecracks and head-scratching words of wisdom. >> Read more trending news  Check out 10 of the best-worst jokes below: 3. "It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure." – @chrismakespuns 4. "Was going to go to the...
9 Georgia swimming holes that have just as much splash as the pool

9 Georgia swimming holes that have just as much splash as the pool

With simmering weather in Georgia the norm in spring and summer, you’ll need to have more than metro Atlanta’s local pools to cool you off. The state's swimming holes offer a wet and wild option and sometimes late into the fall or even year 'round. Grab your suits and some sunscreen and get ready to play in the water at these nine Georgia swimming holes: Chattahoochee National Forest near...
Where to score birthday freebies and deals around Atlanta

Where to score birthday freebies and deals around Atlanta

Who doesn't love getting a good discount or freebie every now and again? There's nothing sweeter than treating yourself to a few indulgences while you celebrate the day on which you were born. Here are freebies to score, surprises to be had and deals to sign up for around Atlanta as you cheers to you and your special day. Dunkin' Donuts Sign up for DD Perks and receive not only a free beverage...
Big catch: The best places in Georgia for Atlanta fishermen

Big catch: The best places in Georgia for Atlanta fishermen

Some of the best fishing environments in the country are right here in Georgia's lakes and rivers.  For the casual fisherman (or fisherwoman) and their families, Sweetwater Park has already won the title as Georgia's best place for family-friendly fishing.Plus, serious fisherman get to work far south of Atlanta on commercial fishing operations harvesting everything from catfish to the incredible ...
8 most romantic overnight getaways near Atlanta

8 most romantic overnight getaways near Atlanta

Whether for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion, an overnight getaway breathes new energy into a relationship. Relax at the spa, inhale fresh air from the outdoors or spend time in front of the fire with a glass of champagne. These eight romantic getaways around Atlanta beckon a passionate escape, if only for a weekend. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. (Buckhead) Mandarin Oriental’s...
Everything you need to know about Atlanta's Piedmont Park 

Everything you need to know about Atlanta's Piedmont Park 

You’ve been there, you love it, but do you really know how to expertly navigate Piedmont Park?  With its more than 180 acres of open space, walking trails, tennis courts and playgrounds, Atlanta’s most central park is a lot to take in. Though it’s now known as a frequented park in the heart of Midtown, Piedmont has lived many lives −first as farmland then fairgrounds and...
9 places in Atlanta to celebrate your birthday

9 places in Atlanta to celebrate your birthday

Whether you look forward to your birthday all year long or regard it with contempt, finding the perfect spot to celebrate in Atlanta can be stressful.  Canoe (Vinings) – Lining the Chattahoochee River in Vinings, Canoe has become one of the best restaurant choices in Atlanta for almost any occasion. Executive Chef Matthew Basford’s unique take on your favorites is reason...
Everything you need to know about Ponce City Market 

Everything you need to know about Ponce City Market 

Ponce City Market (or PCM as its affectionately nicknamed) has become the hot topic of conversation when Atlantans are searching for the latest, greatest event or seeking the city’s best dining and shopping.  Atlantans had been awaiting the project since 2011, when developer Jamestown Properties bought City Hall East, a former Sears distribution center, and announced plans to turn it into...
7 spots where your pooch can splash, wade and swim around Atlanta  

7 spots where your pooch can splash, wade and swim around Atlanta  

Dogs love to swim, you love your dogs. Take them to some swell places in the Atlanta area where canines are welcome to get in the water. Here are 7 places where you dog can swim, splash, wade or paddle: Murphey Candler Park 1551 W Nancy Creek Drive, Brookhaven Highly recommended in a Reddit thread about where pups could swim near Atlanta, Murphey Candler Park is in Brookhaven. The 2-mile...
Things to do near Centennial Olympic Park this summer (despite the construction)

Things to do near Centennial Olympic Park this summer (despite the construction)

The April 2018 Sweetwater 420 Festival was the last big event to take place in Centennial Olympic Park for a while. The park is in its second year of renovations. The plan is for everything to be done in time for Super Bowl LIII which will be played in a shiny new nearby football stadium on Feb. 3, 2019. So things are definitely not normal in one of our city’s favorite gathering...
Ready to explore Georgia's caves? Here's what you need to know

Ready to explore Georgia's caves? Here's what you need to know

It may be hard to imagine when you spend your time in the middle of Atlanta's lights and asphalt, but Georgia is home to over 500 discovered caves. Most of Georgia's best caves are in Northwest Georgia, where they were formed by limestone that has dissolved into groundwater over the years. If you'd like to explore some of Georgia's caves, there are a couple things to remember: 1) Many...
Hundreds of classic cars on display at Marietta park on Saturday

Hundreds of classic cars on display at Marietta park on Saturday

Rolling art is coming to Jim Miller Park in Marietta on Saturday. The Creepers Car Club’s Fun Run #28 features hundreds of hot rods and other classic cars on display. One lucky owner’s car will be awarded the AJC Creepers Club Cup. The annual show begins at 8 a.m. and cost $5 for admission, with free entry for children under 12. The show ends at 3 p.m. All of the show’s...
8 places to go horseback riding near Atlanta

8 places to go horseback riding near Atlanta

Want to go horseback trail riding? Giddy-up and head to these Atlanta area locations that don't require you to BYOH (bring your own horse) to have a good time. Georgia Frontiers (Canton) – Get into the saddle and out on a Western style trail ride on 150 acres of land featuring wooded trails. Package options include a one hour, 90 minute, and two hour riding options. Add a private ride with...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, June 6

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, June 6

If you’re looking for some mid-week fun consider a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the kick-off event of Concerts in the Garden or join the preview party for the upcoming Atlanta Fringe Festival. Looking for old school fun? Hit Sprinkler Day in Lilburn now that the rain has gone. CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for first concert in the series featuring Sheryl...
6 LGBT-friendly outdoor adventures in Georgia

6 LGBT-friendly outdoor adventures in Georgia

If you're LGBT and an adventurer at heart, there are numerous options awaiting you for gorgeous hikes in North Georgia, kayaking the Chatahoochee and camping getaways with others in the community.  Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for fun with these outdoor offerings just for Atlanta's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities: Women's Outdoor Network. Nature walks and camping...
5 reasons you’ll dig Tunes from the Tombs this weekend

5 reasons you’ll dig Tunes from the Tombs this weekend

On Saturday, Historic Oakland Cemetery will host the eighth annual Tunes from the Tombs, a day of indie music in one of Atlanta's most unique venues. Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta's third largest public green space, and the final resting place for more than 70,000 souls. The graveyard will play host to the Bitteroots, Drivin' N Cryin' and more. Here are 5 reasons to check out Tunes from the Tombs, which...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 4

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 4

With apologies to the poet, June is when one’s fancy turns to vacationing. And even if you don’t have this whole week off to go beach-bumming or road-tripping, that’s no reason you can’t take a wee bit of a break for yourself this Monday. Here are three fun and unique things to do around the metro area today: “A TASTE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE” Community cooking classes...
8 summertime dog playdates in Atlanta

8 summertime dog playdates in Atlanta

Attention, Atlanta pet parents! Summer is here and it's a great time to get out and bond with your dog. While it's not quite the same as organizing activities for kids who are out of school, summertime Atlanta offers lots of great options for furry fun.  Check out these eight playdates while the weather's warm. Don't make us beg! 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (dogs under 30 pounds); 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m...
Whitewater rafting adventures near Atlanta

Whitewater rafting adventures near Atlanta

It's an exhilarating adrenaline rush: floating on a raft with a group of thrill seekers, rounding a river's bend and spotting churning whitewater rapids ahead. The thrills of navigating boulder-strewn rivers, plunging over falls and taking a drenching from the river make whitewater rafting one of the most exciting (and refreshing) adventure sports in the Southeast. Whether you're new to the sport...
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...
11 not-to-miss June festivals in Atlanta

11 not-to-miss June festivals in Atlanta

With beautiful sunshine and ideal temperatures, June is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a few festivals around town. From music and art to butterflies and grilled cheese, there's a little something for everyone to celebrate. Don't waste the rest of spring by sitting inside watching television − get out your sun hat, grab your lawn chairs and get ready to have a blast at one of...
Twins born Memorial Day weekend celebrate 'cookout style' in adorable costumes

Twins born Memorial Day weekend celebrate 'cookout style' in adorable costumes

Twins born at Pittsburgh's Washington Health System Washington Hospital over Memorial Day weekend were dressed to impress. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The hospital wrote on Facebook: "We know everyone was honoring the brave men and women that have served and sacrificed for our country on Memorial Day with cookouts and spending time with...
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...
Avondale Art Walk offers free, family fun in June

Avondale Art Walk offers free, family fun in June

Avondale Estate’s business district will host an art walk on Saturday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Tudor Village will be transformed into a free, family friendly art party,  featuring live music, art demos, and art exhibits. The front parking area will be turned into a parklet with benches, picnic tables and activities including everything from live painting demonstrations to...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, May 28

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, May 28

Welcome to Memorial Day. Most important, it’s a day when we all should pause to honor the memory of those who died in service to this country. Fittingly, there are a number of ceremonies and other patriotic events taking place around metro Atlanta today. For many of us, too, Memorial Day represents the unofficial official start of summer. Beyond the traditional holiday picnics and fireworks...
Your guide to some of metro Atlanta’s best public pools

Your guide to some of metro Atlanta’s best public pools

It’s getting warmer, and the hot, sticky days of summer are rapidly approaching. And while private swim clubs dot the metro Atlanta landscape, there are plenty of nice public pools offering something for everyone — from slides and splash pads for the little ones to swim lanes for serious swimmers. There’s a reason we are drawn to the pale blue waters of a swimming pool. Pools can...
Trump can't block people on Twitter, judge rules

Trump can't block people on Twitter, judge rules

A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump can’t block people from his Twitter feed because doing so would violate their First Amendment rights, according to multiple reports. The ruling was issued by U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in response to a lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and others, Reuters...
The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide

The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide

Grab your best red, white and blue attire, because Memorial Day is upon us. It’s a day of remembrance for those who’ve died while serving in the American armed forces. It’s also the unofficial start of summer. From music festivals to sporting events to ceremonies to honor fallen heroes, metro Atlanta has plenty of offerings to help you commemorate the occasion. » RELATED...
Things to do in Atlanta on Monday, May 21

Things to do in Atlanta on Monday, May 21

Memorial Day is exactly one week away, and it will cap off a long weekend of parades, picnic and other playful events. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around like a lump this Monday. Here are three things-to-do today that can help light a firecracker under your body and brain: ANTHONY GROOMS AT GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK Award-winning novelist Grooms will discuss his newest book...
4 of the best things to do in North Fulton this weekend

4 of the best things to do in North Fulton this weekend

Rain or no rain, North Fulton has your answer for a weekend filled with exciting family events. If you’re thinking of heading out outside this weekend, you might want to keep your umbrella handy. The weekend forecast predicts a 60 percent chance of rain and storms across metro Alanta, according to Channel 2 meteorologists. North Fulton is expected to see a high of 83 degrees on Sunday....
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...
Grant Park turns 135: 5 things to know about one of Atlanta’s most beloved parks

Grant Park turns 135: 5 things to know about one of Atlanta’s most beloved parks

One of Atlanta's most cherished landmarks, Grant Park, will celebrate its 135th birthday on May 17. Established in 1883 when Lemuel P. Grant donated the land to the city, the park endures as a vital part of Atlanta history and culture. Whether it's your first or fiftieth time visiting Grant Park, the beautiful green space, countless events and activities and rich heritage will have you falling...
Here's how your kid can become a Georgia junior park ranger

Here's how your kid can become a Georgia junior park ranger

Go, go Georgia junior park rangers. The Georgia State Parks program begins May 28, and kids can earn badges for hands-on nature activities, exploring Georgia history and other fun outdoorsy stuff like hiking, boating and archery. Who doesn't love badges? Plus, the outdoors experience builds as children work their way through three badge levels. Free Junior Ranger Activity Books are available...
Historic collaboration brings ‘Candide’ to Symphony Hall

Historic collaboration brings ‘Candide’ to Symphony Hall

Early in the planning stages for “Candide,” director Susan V. Booth ran into a square-footage issue. The artistic director of the Alliance Theatre had partnered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring Leonard Bernstein’s operetta to Symphony Hall, but on a stage filled with the ASO, the ASO Chorus and 16 performers, there wasn’t much room for a set. Volcanoes...
Spoil ‘em rotten: 6 fun summertime spots for grandparents and grandkids in Atlanta

Spoil ‘em rotten: 6 fun summertime spots for grandparents and grandkids in Atlanta

As the amusing video from “It's a Southern Thing” makes clear, choosing your grandma name is serious business. But whether you're Mimi, Granny or something in between, any grandmother (or grandfather) worth their salt is going to be up for doing fun things with the grandkids once school’s out and summer’s in session. The warm months when the kids are out of school are...
5 ways to take a dive at Atlanta hotel pools − without booking a room

5 ways to take a dive at Atlanta hotel pools − without booking a room

We're going to let you in on one of the biggest secrets in town.  When it gets hot and you want the luxury and refreshment of a hotel pool, you don't have to buy a room to experience it. If you want to enjoy a relaxing day at one of Atlanta's top hotel pools, a handful actually offer day passes for locals - and you don't even have to be a guest. As summer arises, you'll want to take advantage...
Snellville Days: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Snellville Days: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Your weekend around town just isn't complete unless you add in a few of these not-to-miss events and activities taking place around the Metro.  You'll find everything from live music to horse racing, with a few kid's activities thrown into the mix. So, pack up the family and head on over to enjoy some fun in the sun (if the weather holds out).  Motown and More Revue Cabaret. 8-11 p...
Plaza Theatre will show “Maynard,” beginning Friday

Plaza Theatre will show “Maynard,” beginning Friday

“Maynard” is getting its first theatrical run and it’s happening in Atlanta. The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., will screen “Maynard”, beginning  Friday. Related: Filmmakers focus on Maynard Jackson and Rep. John Lewis The documentary details the life of  Maynard H. Jackson, Atlanta’s first black mayor, and has received praise at a number...
Colorful lo mein dish contains variety of flavors

Colorful lo mein dish contains variety of flavors

You can stir up a colorful noodle/veggie meal in a flash with this lo mein dish. I chose the vegetables for their variety of flavors, colors and textures. Most supermarkets sell fresh Chinese noodles in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Dried Chinese noodles can be found in the Chinese food section of the market. Either type works fine. If authentic noodles are difficult to find...
How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday, and before everyone gets ready for happy hours and parties, it helps to go in with a plan. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, which commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 1862, during the French-Mexican war. Make sure you do not do any of the following: There is no need to "dress up" for this day, but if...
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