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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...


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...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, June 21

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, June 21

Summer! On this first day of the sacred season, we should reflect on the words of Henry James, who wrote “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  It’s time for muggy days, rock and roll nights, smoothies, dancing and outdoor festivals.   MAMMA MIA! AT THE FERST CENTER FOR THE...
Secret no more: An insider’s guide to hidden menus in metro Atlanta

Secret no more: An insider’s guide to hidden menus in metro Atlanta

The secret menu item is irresistible to diners, restaurateurs and journalists alike. It takes a variety of forms, such as the off-menu Meat Stick at One Eared Stag, an open secret for years now. Sometimes it’s offered in limited quantities, like the original burger at Holeman & Finch, where tightly controlled supply drove demand to unusually frenzied heights. In other restaurants, it’s...
Review: Ok Yaki brings Osaka to Atlanta

Review: Ok Yaki brings Osaka to Atlanta

Okonomiyaki is the sort of food that inspires unreasonable, outlandish devotion. It is most commonly described as a Japanese pancake, a flat concoction of cabbage and batter cooked on a griddle and topped with various meats and a distinctive sweet and savory sauce. That is technically accurate, in the way it is technically accurate to describe pizza as some dough, sauce and cheese baked with some...
AJC EXCLUSIVE: Chef Kevin Gillespie talks about his battle with cancer

AJC EXCLUSIVE: Chef Kevin Gillespie talks about his battle with cancer

One month ago, chef Kevin Gillespie underwent surgery to remove a kidney after having been diagnosed with renal cancer. The 35-year-old Atlanta native with the red beard that gives his restaurant group its name has since been recuperating in his home, contemplating what could have been, as well as what’s to come. “I feel like I dodged not a bullet, but an atom bomb,” Gillespie said...
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...
Review: Actor’s Express stages moving production of ‘The Color Purple’ musical

Review: Actor’s Express stages moving production of ‘The Color Purple’ musical

“If God ever listened to the prayers of a poor colored woman, the world would be a different place.” During the early 20th century, when “The Color Purple” takes place, and in 2018 an unfortunate truth remains — to be a poor woman of color in America is to be invisible and subject to suffering. Specifically, black women deal with higher rates of police brutality...
Margaritaville: 9 facts about the newly-branded water park 

Margaritaville: 9 facts about the newly-branded water park 

There's still an exciting and refreshing Atlanta amusement park at Lanier Islands, but don't look for the name "LanierWorld" anymore. Starting with the 2018 season, the park is now Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. A company co-owned by music icon Jimmy Buffett and Safe Harbor Development of Knoxville, Tenn.   Safe Harbor Development – in partnership with Margaritaville,...
How to get free admission to top Atlanta attractions

How to get free admission to top Atlanta attractions

Atlanta has a lot of great attractions, but seeing them all can get expensive. While deals and discounts are sure to pop up periodically, there are some paths to free admission that are always available. It may require patience to cash in on them, such as waiting until your birthday or the first weekend of the month, but eventually the time will come. Here are some of the ways you can gain free admission...
5 facts about Juneteenth, which marks the last day of slavery

5 facts about Juneteenth, which marks the last day of slavery

Today marks a pivotal point in American history. On June 19, 1865,  the last slaves in Texas and more broadly the Confederate South were freed. Nationally and in cities like Atlanta, the day has been celebrated with parades, plays and other festivities that honor the African-American culture that developed during and after slavery.  Yes and No. Abraham Lincoln made slavery illegal...
The ultimate Fourth of July weekend guide

The ultimate Fourth of July weekend 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...
VOTE: What is the best family attraction in Atlanta?

VOTE: What is the best family attraction in Atlanta?

Summertime and family time just go hand and hand. So, naturally, it is the time of year for meaningful family outings at some of the city’s favorite attractions. This week's Best of Atlanta poll explores the best family attractions our city has to offer. There’s nothing like a family dip at the pool, so stay cool in the heat with some of metro Atlanta's best family-friendly public...
Winner: Best Seafood in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Winner: Best Seafood in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta may be landlocked, but we sure do know our stuff when it comes to seafood. Last week's Best of Atlanta poll found out who serves up the best bites from the sea.  Located on The Square in downtown historic Lawrenceville, Oyster Bay Seafood Café is a Florida-style restaurant known for their smoked fish dip, stuffed grouper, conch fritters and fresh oysters.  Enjoy...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 18

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 18

Happy Monday. Remember way back when it was just a day you struggled to get through? (Remember last week?) Now Monday is all about jumpstarting your body and brain — while having fun to boot. Here are three suggestions for doing so today around the metro area. And considering one of them is a chance to see as many as five movies for free in and eight-hour span, well, how can you resist?...
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...
5 old school Atlanta steakhouses to revisit

5 old school Atlanta steakhouses to revisit

For some, a steakhouse is a place to wheel and deal. For some, it's an excuse to get dressed up and hit the town. And for others, it is a way to slide back into the past. A time when the martinis were strong and dry — not a cosmo or a lemon drop to be found.  A time when your waiter might just be dressed better than you and soft piano music floated in the air as you ate an immaculately...
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...
‘SuperFly’ is out of touch

‘SuperFly’ is out of touch

Gangster movies are an incredibly useful media artifact for examining the fraught relationship between historically marginalized groups and the myth of the American dream. 1972’s super cool blaxploitation picture “Super Fly” was a groundbreaking entry into the gangster genre, a bold depiction lionizing the life of a drug dealer, Youngblood Priest (played by Ron O’Neal). With...
‘Tag’ is fun yet forgettable bromantic comedy with nimble cast

‘Tag’ is fun yet forgettable bromantic comedy with nimble cast

‘Tag,” a genial comedy about best buds who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years, is about arrested adolescence at its core. And this haphazard collection of setups, stunts and gags has that same scattershot, digressive energy. The best way to appreciate this fitfully funny collection of japes and jests is to treat it like any teenage boy in your midst: Focus on the positives...
4 things to do in North Fulton this weekend 

4 things to do in North Fulton this weekend 

You can catch the World Cup and still have time to have fun celebrating dad this weekend around North Fulton.  You can rise bright and early for a 5K or enjoy watching the action of the World Cup matches with like-minded fans this weekend in North Fulton. Here's the weekend lineup for Father’s Day weekend in North Fulton: 2018 FIFA World Cup Viewing at Fire & Brimstone. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday...
4 things to do in Cobb this weekend

4 things to do in Cobb this weekend

Celebrate your community by filling your weekend with a few of these kid-approved happenings in Cobb. There’s a slew of things to do in Cobb this weekend, especially if you’re celebrating Father’s Day. Cobb County Rodeo. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. $15 for adults, $12 for children. Jim R. Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. 770-866-5874. www.cobbcountyrodeo...
4 things to do in Gwinnett this weekend

4 things to do in Gwinnett this weekend

It's a festival-filled weekend around Gwinnett, so bring dad along to break into Father’s Day right and have some fun in the sun with these not-to-miss events. Duluth Food Truck Friday. 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 15. Free, food available for purchase. 3167 Main St., Duluth, 770-476-3434. www.duluthga.net. Come out and sample some of the best fare from local food trucks this Friday. Along...
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 ...
4 things to do this weekend in DeKalb

4 things to do this weekend in DeKalb

Make this weekend one to remember with a few of these community-rich events taking place around DeKalb. There’s an array of entertainment for the music lovers and the foodies, specifically the cheese connoisseurs in your household. Check out this lineup of fun this weekend throughout DeKalb County: Summer in the City. 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 15. Free. Big Tex Decatur. 308 West Ponce de Leon Ave...
Treat dad to an outdoor adventure on Father's Day in Atlanta 

Treat dad to an outdoor adventure on Father's Day in Atlanta 

Don't forget, Father's Day is Sunday, June 17. But before you scramble to buy dad (or your favorite father) yet another tie, there is still time to get creative.  Give the gift of the outdoors this Father's Day and plan a unique outdoor adventure for dad. You'll enjoy some quality time in Georgia's great (and gorgeous) outdoors. You'll make some new family memories, and you'll all have some fun...
At Atlanta Botanical Garden, refugees to make meals representing ‘home’

At Atlanta Botanical Garden, refugees to make meals representing ‘home’

Cultural exchange can happen in many ways. Often the most accessible, and easily the most delicious, form is by sharing a meal. There’s no lack of Atlanta restaurants where you can sample dishes from Thailand, say, or Ethiopia, but how often does the diner connect with the chef and learn not only what goes into a dish but why that dish is important in the chef’s culture? Next weekend (June...
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...
‘Incredibles 2’ brings the fun (and danger) back to superhero movies

‘Incredibles 2’ brings the fun (and danger) back to superhero movies

It’s been 14 years since the premiere of Brad Bird’s beloved animated superhero film, “The Incredibles,” one of the mega-hit Pixar films that cemented the animation studio’s reputation as the production company for film humor and heart that would satisfy both parents and children. With cool mid-century flair and eye-popping spectacle, “The Incredibles” sent...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, June 14

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, June 14

It will be a cooler, cloudy day Thursday, with a high of 87, making it a good time for sports, theater and the world of food.   Here are some fun activities as we count down the last week before summer officially begins:   THE ATLANTA DREAM AT McCAMISH PAVILION   The Atlanta Dream, featuring guard Tiffany Hayes, recently named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player...
Review: Chai Yo brings Thai fine dining to posh Buckhead

Review: Chai Yo brings Thai fine dining to posh Buckhead

There’s no need to look around for Thai starter staples like a green papaya salad or satay when the Nam Prik Ong platter is an option. You dunk this spread of crispy lotus chips, curly cue pork cracklings and fresh cucumber slices into a chunky dip of chiles, ground pork and roasted tomatoes. Between bites, you sip on sparkling lychee sake, perhaps a Thai lager or even the nonalcoholic Lemongrass...
Review: Buford’s Wicked Sushi & Grill tries hard but is somewhat uneven

Review: Buford’s Wicked Sushi & Grill tries hard but is somewhat uneven

At Wicked Sushi & Grill, you can get your sushi rolls cold, deep-fried, baked and flambéed. Some have foreboding names (Black Widow, Rattlesnake, Heart Attack). Others riff on nearby landmarks (Mall of Georgia). These rolls with the mock-provocative names and alternative techniques are the handiwork of chef-owner Rex Jeong. The Atlanta newcomer was born in South Korea, moved to the States as...
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...
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...
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...
8 fun spots for Atlantans who don't drink

8 fun spots for Atlantans who don't drink

You can love the nightlife without liking alcohol or the drinking scene in Atlanta. And the teetotal crowd is entitled to go out and have a great time at metro gathering spots, just like their imbibing friends and family. Well, not "just like," since these venues and activities are strictly alcohol-free. But just as good when you're seeking evening and even late night entertainment. So whether...
Singer, songwriter, guitarist Liz Brasher plays City Winery on June 17

Singer, songwriter, guitarist Liz Brasher plays City Winery on June 17

If you haven’t heard Liz Brasher yet, it’s a good bet you will soon. Since the release of her six-song “Outcast” EP (Fat Possum) in April, the 27-year-old singer, songwriter and guitar player has been touring nonstop — playing concert venues and music festivals all across the U.S. and in Europe. She’ll make a stop at City Winery in Atlanta on Sunday. Brasher...
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...
Where delightful gardens bloom in metro Atlanta and beyond

Where delightful gardens bloom in metro Atlanta and beyond

This city has one of the most beautiful horticultural gems in the country, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, but there are many other places where the flowers grow in the metro area and across the state. Here are a few of the garden spots worth visiting this summer and throughout the blooming year: The Gainesville branch of the Atlanta Botanical Garden opened in 2015. At 168 acres, it’s more than...
7 spots for late-night Atlanta fun — no bars included

7 spots for late-night Atlanta fun — no bars included

What if you love the night life, but you don't necessarily want to boogie at a bar?  Atlanta night owls, you've got options. Here are seven ideas for late night fun —minus the bars— in metro Atlanta. Hours: 9-midnight a.m Monday-Thursday; 9 -2 a.m.; Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-midnight Sunday. Midtown's Topgolf entertainment complex is the place to play an oddly appealing game until 1...
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...
Atlanta has a starring role in modern version of ‘Superfly’

Atlanta has a starring role in modern version of ‘Superfly’

Atlanta may indeed be the “Hollywood of the South,” but rarely does the city show up in the film as a viable star. For instance, “Black Panther,” one of the year’s biggest which was shot here, had no storyline tying the fictional Wakanda to Atlanta but instead served as a fill-in for Oakland, New York and London. That’s not the case with “Superfly,”...
9 places to capture a great shot of Atlanta's skyline  

9 places to capture a great shot of Atlanta's skyline  

Ever wonder where people go to get those great skyline pictures of Atlanta that you see on Instagram?  These are nine of Atlanta's most photographed from spots: Jackson Street Bridge – Sitting pretty in Atlanta's Historic Old Fourth Ward, the iconic bridge rests above Freedom Parkway providing one of the most widely known positions from which to photograph the city. From sunrise to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
11 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in May

11 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in May

Now that all those spring showers have turned into May flowers, metro Atlanta is bustling with activities, including festivals and fairs , that are taking center stage. From barbecue and beer to artwork and pets, there's a little something for everyone in your family at some of the best festivals in the state. So, pack up your lawn chairs, bring along an appetite and get ready for some fun...
Taste of Marietta: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Taste of Marietta: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

It's a festival-filled weekend and just about every county in the Metro is celebrating spring with music events, food festivals, parades and community-rich activities. Don't miss out on the rainy weather clearing and sunshine taking its place at a number of happenings this weekend in Atlanta. Plus, you won't need to break the bank to have a great time this weekend − many of these...
What is Earth Day? 5 things to know

What is Earth Day? 5 things to know

Sunday is Earth Day 2018, and more than one billion people across the globe are expected to celebrate with environmentally friendly events. But what exactly is Earth Day? Here's what you need to know: >> Read more trending news  The first Earth Day celebration took place 48 years ago, in 1970, after a devastating oil spill in America brought environmental issues to the forefront of public...
Unorthodox life inspires Charles Frazier’s ‘Varina’

Unorthodox life inspires Charles Frazier’s ‘Varina’

Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis, first lady of the Confederate States of America, was no pushover, no delicate Southern belle, no simple and refreshing glass of sweet tea. North Carolina author Charles Frazier, best known for his 1997 breakout hit, “Cold Mountain,” describes Varina’s life as full of woe. She was “beaten up” by having children — from “loving...
Earth Day: 16 things to do in Atlanta this weekend  

Earth Day: 16 things to do in Atlanta this weekend  

Sunny days, festivals and friends − that's what you'll find all weekend long throughout Atlanta.  Just as the Big Shanty Festival hits Cobb, Lemonade Days takes over DeKalb, and Gwinnett and North Fulton aren't far behind with Art on the Chattahoochee, Sandy Springs Artsapalooza and more. Along with live music, shopping and food, you'll have opportunities to give back for Earth Day...
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