Labor Day weekend in ATL – Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013

Decatur Book FestivalIt’s hard to believe Labor Day is upon us.  The summer is ending and pumpkin spice lattes are right around the corner.  But this is Atlanta, so there are still quite a few good days of warm, sunny weather ahead of us.  Good thing too, as there are several fun events happening this long weekend.  Take a look.

Decatur Book Festival – August 30-September 1, downtown Decatur.  The eighth annual book festival features 300 best-selling authors and a fantastic street fair celebrating the written word. Continue reading

GA State students head back to the Pencil Factory’s restaurants and shops

Pencil FactoryA new school year is upon us.   There are books to buy, classes to attend, and friends to make.  But you’ve also gotta eat and look good!  Lucky for you, the Pencil Factory Flats & Shops on Decatur St. is right around the corner and can meet several of your back-to-school needs in a single trip.

Here are some of the retailers you’ll no doubt get to know this school year.  And P.S. – Lot parking is FREE when you visit any of them! Continue reading

Atlanta Weekend Fun – August 23-25

festivalThe end of summer might be approaching, but the events are not slowing down one bit.  Take a look at all the fun stuff happening in Atlanta this weekend!

Georgia State University Back-to-School Bash –  Friday, August 23, Chow Bing restaurant.  Celebrate the new school year 90’s style at Chow Bing!  The event will include music by DJ Blak Boy, beer pong, karaoke, giveaways, and a full bar.  Grab your friends and head over to the Pencil Factory!

Bone Lick BBQ 1 Year Anniversary PartySaturday, August 24, 12:00pm through the evening, Bone Lick Barbecue.  It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we were first introduced to West Midtown’s Bone Lick BBQ, but it’s true and you are invited to celebrate with music, beer, and of course, tasty barbecue!   Continue reading

Come to Bone Lick BBQ’s 1 Year Anniversary Party!

Bone Lick BBQIt’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we were first introduced to West Midtown’s Bone Lick BBQ , but it’s true!    Since then, their pulled pork sammies, smoked chicken, Texas-style sliced brisket, and bacon-wrapped sausage links have kept us coming back for more.

To celebrate this very special meat-tastic occasion, you are invited to Bone Lick’s 1 Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 24, starting at 12:00pm.  The event will include live music, DJs, a dunk tank, classic arcade games, drinking and eating competitions, and so much more.   And of course, Bone Lick’s full menu, created by award-winning pit master Mike LaSage, will be available throughout the day and night — so come hungry!

Here’s a breakdown of the celebration details so you know what to expect: Continue reading

Exciting ATL weekend ahead – August 16-18

We’ve got an exciting weekend full of events, Atlanta.   Art, comedy, and barbeque – there’s something for everyone!

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center logoTrunk Show at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center – Saturday, August 17, 12:00pm-5:00pm.   Experience art from some of Atlanta’s most adventurous artists, curators, and organizations in the parking lot of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center as artists use their vehicles for temporary exhibitions, showrooms, stages, and mobile meeting places.  There will be tailgating, trading, music, food, and drink.  Admission and parking are free. Continue reading

Take the Fundraising Challenge to support Cool Girls, Inc.!

Pink Pin logoThe Cool Girls Pink Pin Bowl is just two weeks away.  This fantastic afternoon of bowling, great food, raffles, and an amazing silent auction benefits Cool Girls, Inc., an organization dedicated to empowering girls and breaking the cycles of poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy.  Specifically, this event supports the Cool Sisters Program, a one-on-one mentoring program that matches Cool Girls with positive female role models to provide support and friendship.

The Pink Pin Bowl event takes place on Sunday, August 25, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Midtown Bowl – 1936 Piedmont Circle NE.  The event provides a great team-building opportunity for business groups, families, and youth organizations. Continue reading