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10 Atlanta patios for unique spring experiences

The South has a love affair with outdoor dining. It takes many forms: the college football tailgate, the neighborhood or church picnic, hog roasts, oyster roasts and shrimp, crawfish or crab boils, just to name a few. Atlanta restaurants know this and take advantage of their location in a temperate, tree-filled city boasting a picturesque skyline and attractive neighborhoods. In a market where restaurants...


Concert review and photos: Bon Jovi romps through classics at Philips Arena return

Concert review and photos: Bon Jovi romps through classics at Philips Arena return

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Ten songs into a two-hour-plus romp, Bon Jovi went back to the very beginning. Amber lights created a halo around David Bryan’s curls as he tapped out the signature opening of the band’s first hit, 1984’s “Runaway.” David Bryan, in his usual spot. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC There was no way Jon Bon Jovi, 56, was going to...
Cider tasting room to open in Atlanta and more drink and dining news from the week

Cider tasting room to open in Atlanta and more drink and dining news from the week

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week. Atlanta Hard Cider Co. is set to break ground this  summer. / Photo from the Atlanta Hard Cider Co. Facebook page Atlanta Hard Cider Co. has plans to break ground on a facility in West Midtown this summer. The cider company, which was launched last year by husband and wife Mark and Liz Deno, will break ground in July...
New JoJo’s Candy Shop is sweet news for Vinings

New JoJo’s Candy Shop is sweet news for Vinings

JoJo’s Candy Shop recently opened in the Vinings on the River shopping center / Photo credit: Ligaya Figueras Vinings just got a little bit sweeter now that JoJo’s Candy Shop has opened its doors. Located at 4199 Paces Ferry Road in the Vinings on the River shopping center, which is also home to Canoe, JoJo’s is stocked with sugary treats of every kind. Its...
Celebrate SweetWater 420 Fest this weekend with this beer pick

Celebrate SweetWater 420 Fest this weekend with this beer pick

Credit: SweetWater Brewing Co. The date 4/20 means many things to many people. But in Atlanta, it marks the return of the SweetWater 420 Fest , which will be held for the fourth year at Centennial Olympic Park. It’s three days in celebration of music and beer, including the likes of The String Cheese Incident and ...
Just 5: Stories to read this week if you love food and drink in Atlanta

Just 5: Stories to read this week if you love food and drink in Atlanta

What should be on your plate this week? Here are 5 ideas for where to eat and what to cook: Noona Beef Tartare with cured egg yolk, preserved yuzu, korean chili, shallot, smoked salt, and rice puff. Photo credit- Mia Yakel AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras reviews Noona is Duluth’s Parsons Alley development, writing, “The restaurant is a cross-cultural...
ASO review: Conductor’s composition steals the show at Symphony Hall

ASO review: Conductor’s composition steals the show at Symphony Hall

Under the direction of guest conductor Matthias Pintscher Thursday night, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra awoke in fits and starts, as if from a deep slumber, for a disquieting, disorienting introduction to a program rounded out by the familiar sounds of Beethoven and Brahms. The 12-minute “Ex Nihilo,” written in 2011 by Pintscher and tenderly conducted at the top of the program...
More details on Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits, coming this spring to Krog Street Market

More details on Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits, coming this spring to Krog Street Market

Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits will open this spring in the former Luminary space at Krog Street Market. / AJC file photo Ever since the Kimball House team announced last fall that they would be opening Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits in the former Luminary space at Krog Street Market , aficionados of quality seafood and finely crafted...
Buckhead Indian restaurant closes after four years

Buckhead Indian restaurant closes after four years

Copper Cove Indian Bistro / Photo by Alex P, Yelp Buckhead is home to one less Indian restaurant as of this week. Copper Cover Indian Restaurant closed its doors at 2991 N. Fulton Drive NE, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. The restaurant, which opened in 2014, addressed the closure on its Facebook page: “Dear Patrons and Friends, Copper Cove Indian Bistro...
Make the perfect Kentucky Derby juleps with recipes from this cocktail book

Make the perfect Kentucky Derby juleps with recipes from this cocktail book

Read this book: “Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned” by Alba Huerta & Marah Stets (Lorena Jones Books/Ten Speed Press,  $24.99) By Wendell Brock The Mint Julep has been the defining cocktail of Houston bartender Alba Huerta. She named her bar and her first book after the historically evocative drink synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and...
Rob Lowe (Atlanta Symphony Hall 4/27) on ‘The Outsiders,’ the ‘Brat Pack’ name, the 1988 Atlanta sex scandal

Rob Lowe (Atlanta Symphony Hall 4/27) on ‘The Outsiders,’ the ‘Brat Pack’ name, the 1988 Atlanta sex scandal

DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 03: Honoree and Global Philanthropist Award recipient actor Rob Lowe at the UNICEF Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on February 3, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for UNICEF USA) Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho @ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Its fair to say that actor Rob...
‘Kodachrome’ flattens colorful source material

‘Kodachrome’ flattens colorful source material

It’s fairly common for nonfiction articles to be adapted for the screen, particularly when they detail events of extreme daring or heroism. But “Kodachrome,” adapted by Jonathan Tropper, directed by Mark Raso, takes for its source material a short, poignant 2010 profile by A.G. Sulzberger in the New York Times about the people flocking from around the world to develop their Kodachrome...
Comedy sequel stalls at the side of the road

Comedy sequel stalls at the side of the road

From the beginning, the makers of “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest” have built these politically incorrect odes to nonsense practically daring you to disapprove. The Broken Lizard comedy group embraces the lowbrow to predictable extremes. This approach is not aging well in “Super Troopers 2,” a film that looks way more fun to make than it is to watch. There&rsquo...
‘I Feel Pretty’ is bold take on self-love

‘I Feel Pretty’ is bold take on self-love

The Amy Schumer vehicle “I Feel Pretty” tackles a very real epidemic — the crisis of confidence. Low self-esteem is part of the human condition for people of any age, gender or race, but it’s particularly virulent and destructive in the young female population, resulting in eating disorders, imposter syndrome, plastic surgery, billions of dollars spent on beauty products, diets...
‘Little Pink House’ explores real-life eminent domain case

‘Little Pink House’ explores real-life eminent domain case

“Little Pink House” deals with a legal case that has implications for everyone who owns their own home, or hopes to, or just aspires to having a precious, inviolate space where the world can’t get at you. It tells the true story of Susettle Kelo, a paramedic who decided she wanted to live in a quiet place, so she bought a house in New London, Connecticut, completely renovated it...
‘You Were Never Really Here’ is good, maybe even great

‘You Were Never Really Here’ is good, maybe even great

Joaquin Phoenix assumes a hooded, bearlike presence in “You Were Never Really Here,” a disquieting urban thriller directed by Lynne Ramsay. As Joe, a taciturn hit man whose specialty is rescuing young women who have been abducted and forced into sex trafficking, Phoenix is a lurking, skulking bundle of anxieties and retributive obsession, a dangerous mash-up of Holden Caulfield’s...
New coffee shop coming to Howell Mill Road from Cafe at Pharr owner

New coffee shop coming to Howell Mill Road from Cafe at Pharr owner

Cultivate will serve up coffee in the Collier Hills area. / Photo by Engin_Akyurt, Creative Commons More caffeine is coming to the Collier Hills area. Johnny Liu, who owns Cafe at Pharr, will open Cultivate coffee shop at 1952 Howell Mill Road next to the recently opened Howell’s Kitchen and Bar , Atlanta Business Chronicle first...
8 Atlanta record stores for the true vinyl lover

8 Atlanta record stores for the true vinyl lover

The resurgence of vinyl records in modern culture is definitely a thing, as recently evidenced by the whole city running out of Prince vinyl in the wake of his unexpected death, and by the RIAA's 2015 report that record sales were up 32 percent on the year. Vinyl records are larger, heavier and aesthetically more pleasing than digital music (or CDs).  They don't so much contain your...
Try a little bit of everything at Crafthall Kitchen, now open in Sandy Springs

Try a little bit of everything at Crafthall Kitchen, now open in Sandy Springs

The Jinju Bowl is on the menu of Bowl Cookhouse, one of the concepts at Crafthall Kitchen. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras A new eatery in Sandy Springs packs a lot of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner into a small space. Crafthall Kitchen opened earlier this month in the Perimeter Center West development at 1165 Perimeter Center West. Helmed by Jennifer Rotondo, who previously worked in marketing...
Atlanta Concerts this week: Little Big Town, Pink

Atlanta Concerts this week: Little Big Town, Pink

Little Big Town will bring their big show to Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene FRIDAY Bon Jovi Slightly more than a year after packing the same venue, the durable soon-to-be-Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famers return with their arsenal of melodic pop-rock anthems. Although the band re-released its current album, “This House Is Not...
Forget Napa Valley — Dahlonega’s wine country is just an hour away

Forget Napa Valley — Dahlonega’s wine country is just an hour away

At Kaya Vineyard and Winery, wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes planted with classic European, Italian and American varietals. Photo courtesy of Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau It’s hard to believe that rolling hills of vineyards are located a little over an hour from Atlanta. But, that’s exactly what you’ll find...
Get more details on what’s taking over the Mountain Biscuits space in Marietta

Get more details on what’s taking over the Mountain Biscuits space in Marietta

Mountain Biscuits / Photo by Bill W. on Yelp For those who are mourning the announcement that Marietta’s Mountain Biscuits is relocating , there’s some good news. Jim Tidwell, the owner of eatery The Marietta Local, confirmed to What Now Atlanta that he is opening a new concept in the Mountain Biscuits space at 1718 Old...
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...
New Realm Brewing expanding with equipment purchase

New Realm Brewing expanding with equipment purchase

Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone and Bob Powers outside New Realm Brewery near the Atlanta Beltline. Credit: Sara Hanna Photography and New Realm Brewery. New Realm Brewing Co. announced today that it’s making a major move to expand its brewing capacity with the recent purchase of brewing equipment from the former Green Flash Brewing Co. facility in Virginia Beach, VA....
7 not-to-miss R&B shows happening in Atlanta this spring

7 not-to-miss R&B shows happening in Atlanta this spring

R&B buffs, old school lovers and funkadelic fanatics: You're. In. Listening-pleasure. Luck. Atlanta's spring lineup of soulful concerts ushers in a legendary list of iconic artists.  Take a musical trip  back down memory lane with the following Atlanta R & B shows that highlight singers and acts from Motown, quiet storm, smooth jazz and contemporary R&B: Smokey Robinson 8 p.m. Saturday,...
Watch Prince’s rehearsal footage for the original version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

Watch Prince’s rehearsal footage for the original version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

Photo: Nancy Bundt/The Prince Estate BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The original version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” is now available for fan consumption. The song, which Sinéad O’Connor brought to the top of the charts in 1990, was recorded by Prince in 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive “Warehouse” in Eden Prairie, Minn., with his long-time...
Blu Cantina set to open in East Atlanta today

Blu Cantina set to open in East Atlanta today

Blu Cantina is opening in East Atlanta. / Photo courtesy of Blu Cantina A former Castleberry Hill Mexican restaurant has found a new home in East Atlanta. Blu Cantina, which was located in Castleberry Hill for four years until it closed after a roof collapse in 2017 , is set to open today at 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE, Eater Atlanta first reported....
Concert preview: Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta fresh from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Concert preview: Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta fresh from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Bon Jovi stole the show, as usual. At least that was the consensus following last weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, at which the enduring New Jersey rockers were finally granted entry into the Cleveland shrine. Between an expectedly uproarious introductory speech by longtime band friend Howard Stern and the fan-satiating...
Southern Made: These are not just-for-mom gifts

Southern Made: These are not just-for-mom gifts

Engineer-turned-artist Wiwat Kamolpornwijit uses polymer clay in his contemporary jewelry designs. The artist: Kamolpornwijit grew up in Thailand, where he attended an engineering college. He moved to the United States to attend graduate school at New Jersey Institute of Technology and worked as an environmental researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee for six years. At a fundraising...
Beer Town: An inside view of the Paste blind-tasting series

Beer Town: An inside view of the Paste blind-tasting series

Paste staff writer Jim Vorel and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson finish tasting a batch of pale ales. CONTRIBUTED BY BOB TOWNSEND Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Avondale Estates, Paste was founded in 2002 as a quarterly music and entertainment magazine. Since then, its digital coverage has broadly expanded to include comedy, games, books, theater, design, visual arts, tech, ...
Popular Marietta biscuit spot relocating

Popular Marietta biscuit spot relocating

Mountain Biscuits / Photo by Bill W. on Yelp Mountain Biscuits is heading to Dallas. The popular biscuit shop, which has been located at 1718 Old 41 Highway in Marietta near Kennesaw Mountain since 2009, is moving to Dallas, Ga., Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. The business expanded in 2016. Mountain Biscuits is set to close April 28 before relocating to 210 Merchants...
Robert Spano looks back on his years with the ASO

Robert Spano looks back on his years with the ASO

Conductors of symphony orchestras are called “maestro,” and they rarely don horsehead masks and dance around the stage. But these kinds of things happen at a Robert Spano concert, and did happen at a performance of “cloth/field,” which not only featured dancers spinning Spano’s piano in circles while he performed his original music, but also included Spano&rsquo...
Where to eat and drink in Athens for G-Day and beyond

Where to eat and drink in Athens for G-Day and beyond

Porch of 5 & 10 Restaurant. / Photo contributed by Five & 10 The UGA Bulldogs will hold their annual G-Day scrimmage this weekend at Sanford Stadium . If you’re in Athens for the game, there are plenty of places for you to chow down and drink up. In recent times, a growing number of restaurants, bars and craft breweries have sprung up, along with...
Theater review: ‘Something Rotten!’ tosses eggs at Bard and Broadway

Theater review: ‘Something Rotten!’ tosses eggs at Bard and Broadway

In “Something Rotten!,” two penniless sibling playwrights living in Elizabethan England try to come up with a hit show. The only problem: They have some competition in a cocky and charismatic writer named Will Shakespeare. Hooking up with a soothsayer named Nostradamus, they discover that the future of theater, many years hence, lies in a preposterous form called the musical. But when...
14 stories to inspire you to go green in the kitchen and beyond

14 stories to inspire you to go green in the kitchen and beyond

Earth Day is Sunday, and this year we’re looking for ways to help you eliminate waste in the kitchen and when you eat out. Check out these Earth Day events, and read 14 stories that will inspire you to be a little kinder to our planet this year and beyond.   Recess at Krog Street Market will donate 100 percent of all sales of its Earth Day Salad &mdash...

Concert photos: Jimmy Buffett kicks off 2018 season at Verizon Amphitheatre

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Jimmy Buffett has been busy on Broadway with the recent premiere of his musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.” But on Tuesday night, the King of the Parrotheads was on more familiar terrain – a concert stage in bare feet. Buffett kicked off the 2018 season at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta with a setlist...
Review: Decade-tripping celebration of fashion futurist Pierre Cardin

Review: Decade-tripping celebration of fashion futurist Pierre Cardin

When it comes to longevity and reach, few can equal fashion designer Pierre Cardin. From his heyday in the 1950s to his continued output at age 95, Cardin is the Madonna of the fashion world: ageless and prone to perpetual reinvention. A solo exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta’s SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, “Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future,&rdquo...

Will Packer teaming with OWN for two new shows

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene (I’m helping to fill in for Rodney Ho while he’s out of the country. This post was originally filed at 12:41 a.m. April 12.) Atlanta-based super-producer Will Packer will spearhead a pair of new shows for the OWN network – a soap opera/drama called “Ambitions” and an unscripted dating series, “Ready to Love.&rdquo...
New burger spot set to open in Marietta this week also offers vegan, seafood options

New burger spot set to open in Marietta this week also offers vegan, seafood options

A black bean burger is on the menu at Everything Burger in Marietta. / Photo from the Everything Burger Facebook page A new Marietta burger spot is offering up plenty for traditional burger fans and those who crave something a little different. Everything Burger will open April 21 at 3372 Canton Road in the Blackwell Square Shopping Center, What Now Atlanta first reported. Owned by Latrice...
Sip and see: 6 Georgia signature bourbon distilleries

Sip and see: 6 Georgia signature bourbon distilleries

Peach State tasting rooms aren't just for craft breweries and North Georgia wineries anymore.  Georgia distilleries are making their mark with signature bourbons and visitors 21 and up are welcome to sip and savor and maybe bring a bottle home. If the science of bourbon is a fascinating subject for you, many of the distilleries (and their distinguished artisans) are more than willing to...
First Look: Punch Bowl Social at The Battery Atlanta

First Look: Punch Bowl Social at The Battery Atlanta

Hugh’s Pimiento Cheese with “Tender Belly” bacon marmalade and Pullman toast. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Punch Bowl Social opened at The Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park in late March . The two-story, 25,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and entertainment venue is notable for a couple of reasons. It’s the first Southeast outpost...
Jamaican soul food satisfies at this Smyrna restaurant

Jamaican soul food satisfies at this Smyrna restaurant

The brown stew chicken with rice, peas and collard greens at Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS Dish of the Week: Brown stew chicken at Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food. What qualifies as great home-style cooking? To me, it should be rich, flavorful, filling and unpretentious. For a perfect example, try the brown stew chicken at chef Marvil Rodney&rsquo...
Let a MasterChef Junior winner cook for you this weekend in Roswell

Let a MasterChef Junior winner cook for you this weekend in Roswell

Jasmine Stewart wowed the judges on “MasterChef Junior.” / Photo: Adam Rose/Fox Broadcasting Co She might be young, but Milton resident Jasmine Stewart can cook well enough to impress famously hard-to-please chef Gordon Ramsay. Jasmine — who won the fifth season of ‘MasterChef Junior’ last year &mdash...
3 featured food events in metro Atlanta April 19-22

3 featured food events in metro Atlanta April 19-22

Learn how to make sushi rice, safely serve raw fish at home and more during a sushi-making class at Second Self. Photo credit: Birmingham Sushi Class. Learn how to make sushi this Sunday. Celebrate spring with a four-course dinner paired with select wines. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all three of the following activities to...
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...
How to survive the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

How to survive the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

In case you missed the time change, the warmer weather and the rising pollen count, one sure fire way to know it's spring in Atlanta is the kickoff of Atlanta's annual Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. The festival, which is in its 82nd year, takes place Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15. If you have never been, then hurry up. Having never been is akin to saying that you don't drink Coke...
Give a wet one - It's International Kissing Day

Give a wet one - It's International Kissing Day

Pull out the chapstick and keep the gargle handy, friends. Yes, that's something you should do every day, but since folks are celebrating International Kissing Day, the odds of using more gargle and lip moisturizer are pretty high today.  The awareness day, which started in the United Kingdom but has now caught on across the globe, inspires the appreciation of the lip embrace among...
Night Hike and Campfire: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Night Hike and Campfire: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Good day sunshine – it's warm, it's sunny and Atlanta is filled with plenty of events and activities to keep you entertained all weekend long. From spring festivals and special museum days, to car shows and dancing, you definitely won't find yourself stuck indoors hoping for winter to finally end. Atlanta, spring is here, so get out there and have some fun this weekend. Here's the lineup...
Why is House Speaker Paul Ryan retiring?

Why is House Speaker Paul Ryan retiring?

After months of speculation, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election come November, ending a two-decade career in Congress. “It’s been a wild ride, but it’s been a journey well worth taking to be able to do my part to strengthen the American idea,” Ryan said. “That pursuit is never ending. Much work remains, but I like to think I...
Plan it, plant it: 5 spring plant sales, events in Atlanta

Plan it, plant it: 5 spring plant sales, events in Atlanta

Spring is in the air, and you'll soon see its presence in your garden, thanks to the many spring planting events taking place around town. From azaleas to hostas, hydrangeas to maples, you can make your landscape stand out this year with a little planning and some help from local gardening clubs and organizations.  4th Annual Roswell Azalea Festival. Through April 30. Various locations throughout...
Everything to know about ‘Stranger Things’ attraction opening at Universal Studios

Everything to know about ‘Stranger Things’ attraction opening at Universal Studios

Fans of “Stranger Things" can actually visit the Upside Down – if they dare – this Halloween. And they won't even need to break into the Hawkins National Laboratory to find the gate. Universal Studios is teaming up with Netflix to create an elaborate "Stranger Things" maze for its 2018 Halloween Horror Nights this fall, USA Today reported last  week...
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...
Spotlight shines on women at 42nd annual Atlanta Film Festival

Spotlight shines on women at 42nd annual Atlanta Film Festival

It’s been a tough few years for American women. On one hand the solidarity of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington offered a moment of unity and hope for positive change in promoting issues of pay equity, women’s health and reproductive rights. But more recently, the escalating revelations in the #metoo movement of rampant sexual harassment and workplace discrimination across industries...
Rhythm & Brews: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Rhythm & Brews: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

From gardening to education, wine tasting to music, it's all about learning this weekend around Atlanta with workshops, expos, concerts and festivals galore. Don't just sit around the house watching television all weekend long − expand your mind and enjoy a little sunshine to boot. Start with a few of these enriching and enjoyable events happening in metro Atlanta this weekend: The...
Here’s how to train with the Atlanta Track Club for the AJC Peachtree Road Race 

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

Lace up those running shoes and get ready to dash. The AJC Peachtree Road Race happens July 4. Registration for the Peachtree Road Race lottery ended in March, but April 7 is another important milestone for metro Atlanta entrants.  That's when the Atlanta Track Club kicks off its in-training program with an event at each of its six AJC Peachtree Road Race in-training locations. Show...
Runs with a view: 7 super scenic races to run this spring

Runs with a view: 7 super scenic races to run this spring

Running a race during spring is almost a can’t-miss proposition, sort of like hitting up an all-you-can-eat kale buffet in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower: You’re doing something really good for yourself, healthwise. So even if it’s a little uncomfortable at times, at least you’ve got something really pretty to look at! Alas, metro Atlanta isn’t France (apologies, Paris...
A metro Atlanta millennial's guide to glamping

A metro Atlanta millennial's guide to glamping

If you're an Atlanta millennial who wants to experience nature, you may not necessarily want to rough it out by sleeping on the ground and being away from other creature comforts. That's why glamping – a mashup of glamour and camping – has become so popular. It lets you enjoy activities such as hiking and biking while staying in a comfortable environment.  From glamping sites...
Analysis: The White House releases a photo of its interns, and the internet asks: Why so few people of color?

Analysis: The White House releases a photo of its interns, and the internet asks: Why so few people of color?

WASHINGTON - The White House released a photo Friday of its spring 2018 interns - and the internet quickly noted a lack of people of color. One reaction on Twitter: "I missed the fall intern photo, but last summer and this spring, the White House had a combined 206 interns. Among them: 3 black men. 0 black women. Out of 206." Another person tweeted: "The White House intern photo is...
Lemonade Days and 9 other not-to-miss April festivals in Atlanta 

Lemonade Days and 9 other not-to-miss April festivals in Atlanta 

April showers might bring May flowers, but that rain better hold off so that you can enjoy all the exciting and community-driven festivals taking place throughout the city. From live music and art to food and film, April is jam-packed with not-to-miss festivals perfect for the whole family.  3rd Annual Rhythm & Brews. 2-7 p.m. April 7. $25 to $35 for adults, $15 to $25 for children and young...
5 can't-miss spring break deals on Atlanta’s favorite attractions 

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

With spring break approaching, it's time to figure out some ways to keep the kids happily occupied – without breaking the bank. These five can't-miss deals on Atlanta’s go-to destinations will provide fun for the whole family and some pretty easy ways to save money while doing so: Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville. 770-606-5700. tellusmuseum.org. Tellus is ready...
Brew 101: 6 do's and don'ts for your first craft beer fest

Brew 101: 6 do's and don'ts for your first craft beer fest

So you want to go to a beer festival. Wouldn't any self-respecting beer aficionado feel the same? Brew fests are a lovely rite of passage, with their exclusive releases, tasting flights, food pairings and live music. Pick an event that will expand your beer experience. You can get hammered any time; your first beer festival should be more about really tasting regional brews and enjoying brewery lore...
Kids Easter Buffet: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Kids Easter Buffet: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

It's Easter weekend around Atlanta, but there's more to do out there than just waiting to see if you had a visit from the Easter Bunny.  Sure, you'll find plenty of egg hunts and breakfast buffets for the kiddos, but you'll also enjoy plenty of interactive and exciting events to go around. Whether you're looking for a memorable Sunday morning Easter service, or that perfect Saturday activity...
How to enjoy chocolate Easter eggs without the Cadbury bunny

How to enjoy chocolate Easter eggs without the Cadbury bunny

The Cadbury bunny shows up on television and suddenly the hunt for chocolate Easter eggs is on. The egg is a traditional symbol of the Christian holiday and the delectable chocolate form has fans on both sides of the pond tensed with anticipation. The UK sets the tone, hosting more than 250 National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunts in lucky locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the...
This is the best restaurant in Georgia, according to Southern Living 

This is the best restaurant in Georgia, according to Southern Living 

Southern Living has announced its Southern Living Awards, and that means a restaurant in every state has the bragging rights as Southern Living’s crème de la crème. The competition for the “South’s Best Restaurants in Every State 2018”  is just as fierce as it seems, and picking top dining destinations from establishments across the country took more...
The ultimate guide to Atlanta’s 2018 spring festivals

The ultimate guide to Atlanta’s 2018 spring festivals

The flowers are blooming, and the days are longer. What better way to relish the warm weather than by making your way to one of Atlanta’s many outdoor activities? » RELATED: Where to find 2018 farmers markets around metro Atlanta From film and music events to food and art celebrations, the city has plenty of offerings to help you delight in the beauty of the colorful season....
6 Georgia sites that offer a glimpse of Civil War history

6 Georgia sites that offer a glimpse of Civil War history

The Civil War had a major impact on Georgia, which is apparent by the many historical sites found throughout the state. If you're a Civil War enthusiast, or simply want to learn a little more about this important time in Georgia's history, take a journey through some of these not-to-miss forts, battlefields, prisons and museums. Pickett's Mill Battlefield. 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas...
Atlanta Opera prepares edgy ‘Out of Darkness’

Atlanta Opera prepares edgy ‘Out of Darkness’

On a sunny afternoon in early spring, the cast of “Out of Darkness: Two Remain” begins a run-through in a rehearsal room at the Atlanta Opera’s headquarters. Brandon Nguyen impersonates a Nazi guard inspecting a line of prisoners. Just as he finishes, Atlanta Opera Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun raises his hand to stop the music. More menace, less rhythm and grace, he instructs Ngyuen...
Trump orders expulsion of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

Trump orders expulsion of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and the closure of the country’s consulate in Seattle in response to an attack earlier this month on a former spy in the United Kingdom.
4 heartfelt, homemade gifts your pet will pant over

4 heartfelt, homemade gifts your pet will pant over

We do love our pets and there certainly are days when they feel like the only ones who should receive a special gift. But do you really need expensive pet beds, $14-a-pound treats or $30 "indestructible" chew toys that aren't really? Instead, you can spend an hour or so making your dog or cat a present he'll enjoy at a price that will make you smile: less than $10 each. These four homemade...
Spring Atlanta Home Show: 14 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Spring Atlanta Home Show: 14 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Just when you thought spring was here to stay, Old Man Winter shows up like an uninvited house guest.  Whether you're planning on stopping by one of the many expositions and shows taking place around the Metro, or braving the cold to race for a good cause, you might need to unbox your jackets before heading out to enjoy these spring-themed events.  However, it'll all be worth it when...
FBI investigated Jeff Sessions for possible perjury: reports

FBI investigated Jeff Sessions for possible perjury: reports

The FBI investigated U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible perjury last year amid allegations that he misled lawmakers about his contacts with Russians ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports. The investigation into Sessions started before the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is tasked with probing Russian efforts to meddle in the election...
Explore the Hooch: 7 must-visit spots on the Chattahoochee River

Explore the Hooch: 7 must-visit spots on the Chattahoochee River

From a mere trickle to deep pools and serene wetlands to tumbling whitewater, the Chattahoochee River is full of possibilities for outdoor adventure. Hike, bike, paddle or float the river at these scenic spots to catch a dose of outdoor fun, see the Chattahoochee's natural beauty and explore the river's diversity. Hike to the Chattahoochee's headwaters.The Chattahoochee River begins as a mere trickle...
Russia investigation: Special counsel Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization

Russia investigation: Special counsel Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization

  Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to President Donald Trump and his associates, according to multiple reports. The subpoena is the first directly connected to one of Trump’s businesses, The New York Times reported Thursday. The...
St. Patrick's Day: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

St. Patrick's Day: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

It's all coming up green this weekend, and you'll need a little luck of the Irish not to miss all the amazing (and colorful) events taking place throughout the Metro.  Along with many St. Patrick's Day activities, you'll find family-friendly performances, shows and festivals in every county around Atlanta. American Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m...
Here's how to get maximum sand for minimal travel bucks near Atlanta

Here's how to get maximum sand for minimal travel bucks near Atlanta

Beach vacation. The words can conjure up a vision of luxury, stretches of white sand, four-star oceanview restaurants, maybe a little cliff diving. It's whimsical, but what if you don't have the travel budget for a luxurious private beach, like the reputed $40,000-per night Laucala Island Resort in the South Pacific? Believe it or not, you can still have your sand. There are beaches and sandy...
Theater review: Aurora’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ appeals to ‘Dancing Queen’ in you

Theater review: Aurora’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ appeals to ‘Dancing Queen’ in you

“Mamma Mia!” — the ABBA jukebox musical — opened on Broadway in October 2001. I remember this vividly because when I went up to New York to see it, the smoke was still wafting from ground zero. It was a horrific scene, but the city put on a strong front. People said maybe this giddy musical, about a girl on the cusp of marriage who yearns to know her real father, was the kind...
Eight ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Eight ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The popular Gaelic slogan “Erin go Bragh” translates as “Ireland forever.” For the most part, however, people confine their celebrations of Ireland to March 17, or possibly longer if St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend. From home, you can revel in Ireland’s contributions to the arts by reading poet Seamus Heaney, listening to music by The Chieftans or watching...
Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival: Grizzly bears, ‘robocars’ and flowers

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival: Grizzly bears, ‘robocars’ and flowers

If eating a candy apple while watching a 700-pound grizzly bear and/or smelling flowers and buying fancy crafts seem fun, be in Cobb County the last weekend of April. The 2018 Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival will feature 175 booths of arts and crafts for sale, 15 food setups and many activities April 28 and 29 at The Village Green, according to a news release. No matter how long you’ve...
9 of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Atlanta with kid

9 of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Atlanta with kid

Eggs and candy and plastic grass − oh my! Easter is right around the corner, so make this a super hoppy holiday for your kids by taking them to some of the many spEGGtacular and EGGceptional events taking place in and around Atlanta. From egg hunts to breakfast with the Bunny, your children will have the best spring of their lives after celebrating Easter in Atlanta. Natural Egg Dyeing...
Where are St. Patrick’s Day parades in Georgia this year?

Where are St. Patrick’s Day parades in Georgia this year?

If you are looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Georgia, who doesn’t love a parade covered in green? And Georgia cities have a number of parades for the holiday this year. The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon on March 17 along Peachtree Street in Midtown. The parade begins near the Woodruff Arts Center and ends near the Fox Theatre. There is also...
8 of the most romantic picnic dates in Atlanta

8 of the most romantic picnic dates in Atlanta

Pack a basket, invite that special someone−it's the season for a picnic date in Atlanta.  Eating al fresco, whether sandwiches or the luxury nibbles, can set a romantic tone.  And Atlanta has the setting for a sumptuous picnic on any budget level. Chattahoochee Nature Center Sunset Sips 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055 An evening date that's also a picnic is the height of romance...
St. Patrick’s Day: Your guide to St. Patrick's Day in  Atlanta 

St. Patrick’s Day: Your guide to St. Patrick's Day in  Atlanta 

With all the St. Patrick's Day events taking place throughout Atlanta, you'll be seeing green all March long. Whether you enjoy an Irish-themed block party, pub crawl, parade or costumed race, there's a little something for everyone this year around the Metro. Just make sure to don your best leprechaun hat and green suspenders so you don't get pinched along the way. Mark your calendar and plan...
Nature Fest: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta 

Nature Fest: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta 

Just when you thought spring had arrived, another cold snap settles in like an unwanted weekend visitor. Thanks, Atlanta. Although there might be a little nip in the air, you'll still have a blast with all the community-driven events taking place throughout the Metro.  But don't just sit around waiting for the sun to heat up your weekend get out a warm coat and experience these not-to-miss...
6 Atlanta dates perfect for the dog lovers

6 Atlanta dates perfect for the dog lovers

If "Must love dogs" is your dating motto, you can skip right to the important part by setting a first date somewhere you can bring your pet. But don't draw the line there. So many Atlanta-area activities just beg for a pup companion, whether you're in the comfortable "date night" stage of long tradition (call it, "love me, love our dog") or looking for fun double, group...
Atlanta Science Festival kicks off with a bang Friday

Atlanta Science Festival kicks off with a bang Friday

Science: It’s never out of style. The Atlanta Science Festival, two weeks of mind-expanding events, begins Friday with a gathering at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center called “Rise Up, Robots!” The special human guest of this kick-off event is TED lecturer and roboticist Heather Knight, who has reassuring words for those concerned about the coming robot revolution: It&rsquo...
Get outside and enjoy Atlanta's best natural views

Get outside and enjoy Atlanta's best natural views

Atlanta's rolling terrain is loaded with an abundance of creeks, rivers and forests – and even a few mountain summits. And they're worthy of exploration! Calm the stress of urban life with an outdoor adventure surrounded by nature's beauty. The day's first light from a vibrant sunrise, the sweet smell of spring flowers in bloom, or the majestic view from a mountain summit can quickly snap life...
Break time: 5 Atlanta spring break camps your kid will love

Break time: 5 Atlanta spring break camps your kid will love

Metro Atlanta kids eagerly look forward to spring break each year, but for parents it can mean a disruption of their normal routine and responsibilities. And kids may end up whining that familiar refrain – "I'm bored!" – or spend too much time glued to a screen. Fortunately, several metro Atlanta businesses and organizations are coming to the rescue by offering Spring Break camps...
11 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in March

11 not-to-miss Atlanta festivals in March

Spring is in the air, and so are some of the best fairs and festivals of the year.  After months of being tucked away, hiding from the bitter cold of winter, Atlanta wants to feel the fresh air and warm breezes of spring. What better way to enjoy this change of season than by connecting with your neighbors and taking part in community-rich festivities. Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. March 8 through...
Should we take brighter view of world? See why this author thinks so

Should we take brighter view of world? See why this author thinks so

Are we headed to hell in a handcart? If paralysis in government and violence at home aren’t carrying us in that direction, then climate change and terrorism abroad might. Or so it seems. To the rescue of optimists everywhere come Steven Pinker and his latest book, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress.” Pinker, Harvard professor of psychology...
Hope Hicks testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Russia probe

Hope Hicks testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Russia probe

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and longtime aide to President Donald Trump, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door interview Tuesday as part of the group’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The Associated Press reported that Hicks, who tends to shy away from the public eye, arrived at a rear entrance to...
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