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Food Tour: From Reynoldstown to Grant Park along Memorial Drive

As anyone who lives in Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown or Grant Park will tell you, the section of Memorial Drive that borders those three neighborhoods is booming with new developments. But beyond the hassles of construction detours and traffic jams, there’s an enticing new wave of bars and restaurants to discover along a roughly mile-and-a-half stretch between Bill Kennedy Way and Hill Street. Here&rsquo...


Atlanta, just chill out with these 10 most relaxing spas around town

Atlanta, just chill out with these 10 most relaxing spas around town

Imagine yourself relaxing in complete and absolute tranquility —a little hard to do when you've spent all afternoon in Atlanta traffic. Take your mind off the bumper-to-bumper madness for a moment and find peace of mind again at some of the area's most relaxing spas. These are some of Atlanta's best spas to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated again. Bliss Spa. 188 14th St. NE, Atlanta 404-724-2570...
Atlanta’s BronzeLens Film Festival shares a world of opportunities

Atlanta’s BronzeLens Film Festival shares a world of opportunities

BronzeLens Film Festival Executive Producer Kathleen Bertrand didn’t dream up what is arguably Atlanta’s largest gathering of black filmmakers and creators. That credit goes to her former boss at the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she worked for over three decades. “My CEO William (Pate) said that Atlanta ought to have a film festival that appeals to the African-American...
8 Atlanta dates that will impress your sweetheart for less than $20

8 Atlanta dates that will impress your sweetheart for less than $20

There are so many great reasons to seek out inexpensive aka cheap date ideas around Atlanta. Maybe you don't want to overwhelm the object of your affection or both of you like the simple things in life. Could be you're saving for a bigger purchase, like a ring? Or perhaps you're just frugal. Price: $10 for the gentlemen all night long, free for ladies between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Total...
How a MARTA wasteland became a soccer lover's dream 

How a MARTA wasteland became a soccer lover's dream 

Since opening in mid-October 2016, Station Soccer, a soccer field at the Five Points MARTA station, has scored a goal with Atlantans and made its mark as the world's first soccer field at a transit station. As early as 2015, Soccer in the Streets board member Sanjay Patel started talking up installing soccer pitches at MARTA stations. Even though he faced skepticism, Patel kept at it. On a visit...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Aug. 13

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Aug. 13

Hello, fellow Monday lovers! (Insert eyeroll here) Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it looks like it’s gonna be a hot one. Maybe even with a touch of thunderstorm. But what do you plan to do, hide under your bed all day? You’re better than that, Atlanta. Well, you’re better than that if there’s something really fun to do. Ask and you shall receive. Here are...
9 fall arts events you don’t want to miss

9 fall arts events you don’t want to miss

Every fall Atlanta’s stages, parks, galleries and movie theaters come alive with so many stellar shows, exhibits and movies, it can be overwhelming. Because you can’t go to everything, we’re here to help by recommending some of the events we’re looking forward to this season. Some are perennial favorites that come around every autumn, others are brand-new. Together they make...
City Springs Theatre Company prepares to make a big splash

City Springs Theatre Company prepares to make a big splash

There are a couple of new kids on the block that is the Atlanta theater scene. On second thought, that probably isn’t the best way to put it, considering those kids are named Brandt Blocker and Shuler Hensley. Never mind their ages — 45 and 51, respectively, just for the record — but both of their theatrical resumes are decidedly extensive and relatively legendary, here and beyond...
Fall concerts a mix of veterans and upstarts

Fall concerts a mix of veterans and upstarts

Music is an enduring cycle. While many big musical names are eyeing retirement checks this year, there are plenty of eager upstarts with guitars in hand ready to step into a vacated spotlight. Here are some veterans and newer recruits making the scene this fall. Childish Gambino. It’s gotten to the point where we have to wonder, what can’t Donald Glover do? Though he announced after winning...
Women’s voices loud and clear on local stages this fall

Women’s voices loud and clear on local stages this fall

Is the #MeToo Movement re-shaping pop culture? Whether intentional or just a coincidence, Atlanta’s theater season opens with a strong feminist streak. In show after show, women at different stages of life undergo powerful revelations. Here’s a look at some best bets for fall. ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2.’ At the end of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,&rdquo...
Women artists dominate slate of fall exhibitions

Women artists dominate slate of fall exhibitions

Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” might be the most highly anticipated show this year, but she isn’t the only female artist spotlighted this fall. Atlanta in the coming months is flush with shows devoted to women artists, perhaps in recognition of an art world contending with the elision of female voices in the past. Zanele Muholi. Describing herself as a “visual...
50 years of funk: Tower of Power celebrates a golden anniversary

50 years of funk: Tower of Power celebrates a golden anniversary

“What is hip?” Tower of Power, the 10-piece soul band, asked the question in 1973, answering it, “Hipness is what it is, and sometimes hipness is what it ain’t.” They got that right. Touring with a platoon of musicians, half of them horns, wasn’t always hip, especially in the synthesized 1980s, but Tower of Power made it so, through artistry and irresistible rhythm...
Debuts, outdoor performances part of fall dance offerings

Debuts, outdoor performances part of fall dance offerings

Alongside the usual fall debuts, some major dance figures return to their Atlanta roots, showing the art form’s cyclical nature as young artists become leaders, and in some cases, legends. Glo. Lauri Stallings’ performance group has a knack for creating a stir in public spaces — in part, by tapping a place’s vibe and history, and by responding to its landscape with migrating...
‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

Among Spike Lee’s prodigious filmmaking talents, opening sequences are perhaps his most distinctive. He creates ambitious, operatic overtures for his films, mini-movies that introduce viewers to the stories and themes they’re about to encounter, as well as plunge them into the precise kind of dream-state necessary to best appreciate what’s to come. The introductory sequence to &ldquo...
It’s Statham vs. shark in ‘The Meg’

It’s Statham vs. shark in ‘The Meg’

It’s as true in 2018 as it was in 1975: There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than a movie about a really, really big shark. From “Jaws” to “The Shallows,” moviegoers have been gobbling up flicks about treacherous fish for decades, and it’s time to meet our newest finned foe: “The Meg.” It’s the nickname for the megalodon, a prehistoric...
Things to do in and around Atlanta today

Things to do in and around Atlanta today

High humidity and slightly lower temperatures today, invite us to a steamy outdoor concert, a romping dance party or some world class athletics. Here are three ideas for things to do: This Bogota, Colombia duo, with keyboards and beats from Simón Mejía and vocals from Liliana “Li” Saumet, combines techno with African instruments and traditional Colombian rhythms to produce...
Review: Mission and Market surprises at Alliance Center in Buckhead

Review: Mission and Market surprises at Alliance Center in Buckhead

On a recent Saturday night, the members of an exclusive, invitation-only group called the Elite Club convened for dinner at Mission and Market. As they arrived, the valet lined up their cars one by one in front of the glittering, 30-story Buckhead tower known as Three Alliance Center: candy-green Porsche, bright red Ferrari, silver-gray Bentley, and so on. They walked by the thick white marble bar...
Fall festivals celebrate the season with apples, seafood and crafts

Fall festivals celebrate the season with apples, seafood and crafts

Fall is festival season in the South. Nearly every small town and big city hosts a seasonal shindig to get people outside when the leaves are changing and the air’s turning cool. Whether you head to the coast, the mountains or back in the time, there is a festival for you. National Shrimp Festival. Every day 10,000 pounds of shrimp are prepared and served at the National Shrimp Festival, and...
AJC Decatur Book Fest announces full schedule

AJC Decatur Book Fest announces full schedule

The final schedule for the AJC Decatur Book Festival, featuring keynote speaker Kenny Leon, has been released and it’s way more than one person -- or even 20 people -- can do in one Labor Day weekend. More than 300 writers, poets, speakers, chefs and personalities will appear at events centered on the square in downtown Decatur Aug. 31-Sept. 2. The schedule is available at the book...
This downtown Atlanta rooftop bar was named one of the best in America

This downtown Atlanta rooftop bar was named one of the best in America

One Atlanta lounge is gaining worldwide attention because of how notably it's scaling heights. SkyLounge, 110 Marietta St. NW, was recently heralded one of the 23 best rooftop bars in the U.S. in 2018 by Thrillist, a lifestyle and culture site, for its picturesque view of bustling downtown Atlanta. While Atlanta is at its peak in the summer season, it's the perfect...
The cat’s meow: 14 of the best cat cafes in the US

The cat’s meow: 14 of the best cat cafes in the US

If you know anything about cat cafes, you know that they are places to sip a magical cup of coffee - surrounded by the fierce and fabulous.  You might even end up adopting one. What you might not know is that the first cat cafe opened in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. They have since popped up all over the world and a second one just opened here in Atlanta.  Here are 14 purr-fectly unique cat cafes...
Review: Modern hippie movement the focus of Atlanta photographer’s show

Review: Modern hippie movement the focus of Atlanta photographer’s show

Dropout cultures have been with us since the Romantics, the Beats and the Bohemians, even if our own 1960s-era hippies have become synonymous with the idea of living off the grid. Atlanta-based artist Ruth Dusseault has spent the past several years documenting some current strains of the counterculture across the country, and people united by their desire to drop out of mainstream life. The initial...
Theater review: Vanguard Rep debuts an earnest ‘On the Third Day’

Theater review: Vanguard Rep debuts an earnest ‘On the Third Day’

With co-founding executive director Sam R. Ross and artistic director Matthew Kellen Burgos at the helm, Vanguard Repertory Company is hardly new to the theater profession, in general — just new to the Atlanta area, in particular. The group was formed in 2008, when both men were based in Los Angeles, where they collaborated on several company-created shows over the course of five or six...
5 cool downtowns near Atlanta worth exploring

5 cool downtowns near Atlanta worth exploring

Downtown Atlanta has tons of options for food, shopping and entertainment, but a trip outside of the perimeter can be just as exciting. Expand your horizons our circular bypass with a tour through the quaint downtowns that dot the metro area. Some boast nearby walking trails and mountainous views, others offer unique festivals and one-of-a-kind diners. And you don’t even need a full tank of...
Free art movement doubles as a city-wide scavenger hunt

Free art movement doubles as a city-wide scavenger hunt

One summer day in 2010, an artist stood on a street corner in Inman Park and bolted to a stop sign a 6-by-10-inch piece of wood emblazoned with a detailed screenprint of an image that looked like a cross between a super hero and a Viking. He snapped a picture then posted it on Facebook and Twitter with a message that it was free for whoever could get to it first. With that one gesture, Kenn Twofour...
Actress Amber Tamblyn flips the script with ‘Any Man’

Actress Amber Tamblyn flips the script with ‘Any Man’

Amber Tamblyn has already had a more varied career than most people twice her age. Perhaps best known for her roles in “Joan of Arcadia,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “House,” the 35-year-old actress also has published three books of poetry and directed a feature film, “Paint It Black” in 2016. Her nonpaying jobs include activist and parent...
An insider's guide to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games

An insider's guide to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games

Does "Andretti" equal "Mario" equal "speed" at your household? Whether you're an old-timer fan of the Italian-born race car legend Mario Andretti or part of the new generation of speedsters spawned by space-age gaming technology, the Atlanta-area Andretti Indoor Karting and Games will make good for either age group and all the ones in between. The first lap...
The Varsity turns 90

The Varsity turns 90

Gordon Muir, president of the Varsity, is a walking advertisement for the health benefits of chili dogs, onion rings and fried pies. The 53-year-old fast-food magnate steps out of a door labeled “Janitor” and strolls through his acre-sized palace of pig-out, looking more like a gymnast than a fan of the deep fryer. Customers belly up to the 150-foot counter four deep, while cashiers holler...
Growing up in Athens, the Varsity’s other hometown

Growing up in Athens, the Varsity’s other hometown

Maybe it’s because it was a much smaller town than Atlanta, but the Varsity played an inordinately large part in the lives of those of us growing up in Athens in the 1950s and ’60s. <<RELATED: The Varsity turns 90, why drive-thru restaurant keeps its hold on Atlantans’ hearts, stomachs The Varsity’s original location across from the University of Georgia arch...
Winner: Best chain restaurant in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Winner: Best chain restaurant in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta is the founding location of some of America's most beloved chains. However, only one can be crowed the Best of Atlanta.  The results are in.  Coming in first place, Chick-fil-A is proud of their Atlanta heritage. The "Eat Mor Chikin” cows have steered us toward their scrumptious chicken menu for decades.  Our second place winner brings a heaping helping of nostalgia...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, August 6

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, August 6

Welcome to the first Monday in August, the day when metro Atlanta unofficially officially gets back down to business. (Don’t believe it? Then ask any of the hundreds of thousands of kids who all are back in school this week, not to mention their teachers, parents and all the other adults for whom summer vacation time is over). Fear not, though, all is not lost! There’re still...
Country music isn’t Marty Stuart’s only talent

Country music isn’t Marty Stuart’s only talent

Is taking a photograph like writing a country song? The connection may seem pretty faint to most of us, but for Marty Stuart, photography and country music have always been as closely linked to each other — and to him — as family. A new exhibition at Cartersville’s Booth Museum of Western Art titled “American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart” features...
Festival offers art, fun, music at Piedmont Park Aug. 18-19

Festival offers art, fun, music at Piedmont Park Aug. 18-19

Nearly 250 artists will converge on Piedmont Park on Aug. 18-19 for the ninth annual arts festival held by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. The free festival, geared toward families, will also feature live music and activities for children. Families attending the carnival can wander from booth to booth to see a wide array of different types of art, including glass blown, metalwork, leather...
Shop local: independent bookstores that go the extra mile

Shop local: independent bookstores that go the extra mile

After the Amazon boom, many predicted that independent bookstores were relics, doomed to go out of business one by one. In reality, independent bookstores have flourished in many locations, growing 35 percent countrywide from 2009 to 2015, according to the American Booksellers Association. In and around Atlanta, several indie bookstores have entrenched themselves in the community, providing a reading...
For first time, Dragon Con offers fan track focusing on diversity

For first time, Dragon Con offers fan track focusing on diversity

Jarvis Sheffield vividly remembers his first Dragon Con, the ultra-successful pop culture convention that overtakes downtown Atlanta each Labor Day weekend. With the power of a Superman punch, Dragon Con’s welcoming spirit and diversity made an impact. He saw a melting pot of fans, many in costume, celebrating together, letting their geek flags fly. “When you come into that environment...
Pooh brings surprising wisdom to silly, slapsticky ‘Christopher Robin’

Pooh brings surprising wisdom to silly, slapsticky ‘Christopher Robin’

Despite a similar title, “Christopher Robin” is in no way to be confused with “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” last fall’s soberly fact-based drama about the relationship between “Winnie-the-Pooh” author A.A. Milne and his son. (Christopher Robin Milne, as you may remember, was the inspiration for the famous stuffed bear’s human companion, a small British...
Searing French drama ‘Custody’ is an unforgettable experience

Searing French drama ‘Custody’ is an unforgettable experience

“Custody” is a time bomb of the most devastating sort. The ticking starts slowly, almost imperceptibly, but it never lets up, never stops inexorably increasing in volume, until a conclusion as devastating as it is inevitable. As written and directed by French filmmaker Xavier Legrand in a formidable feature debut that won the Venice film festival’s Silver Lion for director, &ldquo...
Documentary ‘McQueen’ captures designer’s darkness, ability to use it

Documentary ‘McQueen’ captures designer’s darkness, ability to use it

First came the actor, then the British director. But if you live and die for fashion, a documentary called “McQueen” could tell only one story, that of designer Alexander McQueen, whose extraordinary gifts, dark preoccupations and tragic death make for a completely engrossing, compulsively watchable film. Even if the dramas and dictates of couturiers and catwalks mean little to you, it...
Kate McKinnon is spy comedy’s secret weapon

Kate McKinnon is spy comedy’s secret weapon

Don’t ever question the power of a well-deployed Kate McKinnon. It’s been proven time and again that her specific brand of kooky comedy can elevate anything, from the fun and loopy “Ghostbusters” remake to the questionable bachelorette-party-gone-wrong dark comedy “Rough Night.” Wind her up, set her loose and watch her wring laughs out of any flimsy, high-concept...
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...
7 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in August

7 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in August

The summer is slowing down, and school is back in session, but there is still plenty of time to soak up some fun in August.  »RELATED: Browse the full AJC festivals calendar for more things to do in Atlanta Atlanta and the surrounding areas are filled with festivals throughout the month to keep you satisfied. From beer and bluegrass to all-out sci-fi, there's a festival for everyone...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 2

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 2

Cooler temperatures (and the likelihood of rain) shouldn’t curtail a good time Thursday. Let us recommend some musical theater, an art show and why not risk an outdoor concert? The show goes on at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, rain or shine, so jump in, for the love of Kesha and Macklemore. According to AJC pop music writer Melissa Ruggieri, “The duo, who perform on the song...
Review: Easy entertainment awaits at 2 new Battery Atlanta spots

Review: Easy entertainment awaits at 2 new Battery Atlanta spots

The entertainment district adjacent to the Braves stadium known as The Battery Atlanta debuted last year, but now that the bulk of restaurants, bars and shops are open, the place is in full swing. Among the spots to have opened this season are Garden & Gun Club and Punch Bowl Social. Garden & Gun Club gets you close to pregame revelry near the Right Field entrance yet far from ballpark concessions...
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...
Classical performances wildly varied this fall

Classical performances wildly varied this fall

They say variety is the spice of life, and that seems to be a credo that Atlanta’s classical music organizations have taken to heart this season. From foundational classics to contemporary works by forward-thinking composers to a beloved Broadway musical, the fall season offers something for everyone. Adding to the appeal is some seriously world-class star power. ASO Opening Weekend. Opening...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, August 8

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, August 8

This week, learn all about sustainability, Dungeon and Dragons or chill out with Tortured Soul at City Winery. GREEN SCENE WITH GREEN DRINKS Join this community of sustainability enthusiasts for drinks and conversation. Expect to mingle with green industry experts, environmental advocates and general supporters of the sustainability movement. You can also meet the design team and view the award winning...
11 Atlanta date ideas that will wow for less than $30

11 Atlanta date ideas that will wow for less than $30

While it's swell to indulge in a lavish evening out every now and then, there are plenty of Atlanta date ideas that are heavy on fun and light on your wallet. Whether you're trying to liven up your regular date night or impress a first date for less, you'll spend $30 or less for the hip yet affordable dates below. (Just remember to use any money saved to go on more dates–your love life...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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