Summer events aplenty in Atlanta

Atlanta summers bring with them a slew of great events.   Take a look at some of the fun things happening over the next couple of weeks and get out there!

Atlanta Ice Cream FestivalThird Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival – Saturday, July 27, 11:00am-6:00pm, Piedmont Park.   Enjoy everybody’s favorite cool treat while learning about health and fitness.   That’s right – ice cream and fitness at the same event!  Attendees will also enjoy a variety of entertainment including music, exercise demonstrations, an ice cream eating competition, and a kids’ comedy corner.  The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

This weekend in Atlanta! July 12-14

Atlanta skylineAs summer continues, so do the fun events (well, as long as we can get a day without rain, that is).  This weekend is no exception.  Take a look at some of the fun things happening around town.

Comedy all weekend long at the Village Theatre – Check out the improv shows happening Friday and Saturday – all hilarious and all $10 or less!

Atlanta Street Food Festival – Saturday, July 13, 12pm-8pm, Piedmont Park.  Attendees of the inaugural Atlanta Street Food Festival will experience Atlanta’s best food trucks while enjoying music from a variety of local bands.  The event benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank and has already raised enough money to purchase more than $42,000 worth of groceries for needy families.   The festival is free to enter, but attendees must purchase a $10.50 ticket (discount available for 3 tickets) to be able to purchase food and drinks.  Tickets do not include food or drink, but attendees who purchase tickets in advance will receive discounted food.  Get the details and purchase tickets hereContinue reading

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival is this weekend, June 29-30!

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts FestivalIn my book, there can never be too many festivals in Atlanta.  So I was thrilled to see the info about a new one – the First Annual Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival happening, you guessed it, at the beautiful, new Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.

Here are the details.  The two-day festival, happening Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, includes something for everyone – unique local art, a children’s play area, food, beer and wine, and live music.   Art is the primary focus of the festival, which will feature almost 200 painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, and jewelers.  Attendees can enjoy musical entertainment both days from Neil Cribbs, Russell McLaughlin, Radio Birds and more.   Check out the festival’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates and preview some of the art you will see at the festival. Continue reading

Village Theatre Level 1 Improv Classes Start July 9th

Village TheatreYou’re funny.   Your friends think you’re funny.  Your family usually thinks you’re funny.  But have you ever thought about turning your natural talent into something that could entertain on the stage?  If so, or if you’re just looking for a way to meet great people while having a fun experience that stretches your comfort zone, sign up for Level 1 Improv Classes at the Village Theatre downtown!

The class runs eight weeks and teaches participants the concepts of warm up and trust, and the principles of agreement and group mind.   After mastering the concepts, students learn how to implement them on stage as they prepare for a graduation show!  Family and friends are invited to watch the graduates perform. Continue reading

Weekend happenings June 21-23

Dino Hassan is Armando at the Village Theatre tonight, June 21, at 8:30pm!  The Egyptian bred, southern born child of the 80s returns to the Village Theatre to inspire another hilarious night of improv.

Caren West PR Restaurant Week starts Saturday, June 22!  Enjoy 3-course lunch and dinner deals from $15-$35 at her restaurant clients including The Drafting Table, Bone Lick BBQ, P’cheen International Bistro & Pub, and 16 other dining spots through June 29.

Atlanta Summer Beer FestAtlanta Summer Beer Fest is coming back to the Masquerade Music Park for the fourth straight year this Saturday, June 22, from 4-9pm.   Attendees can experience over 150 beers including SweetWater, Terrapin, and Red Hare while enjoying music on two stages.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $48 day of (if available) and include a souvenir cup, entertainment and beer samples.  Food from a variety of vendors is available, but not included in the ticket price.   If you want to fuel up before heading to the Fest, grab a sandwich right down the street at Parish Foods & Goods while you check out the Beltline! Continue reading

Beat the Atlanta heat with summer movies or a play!

Tickets and popcornGoing to the movies is a great way to escape the heat of an Atlanta summer, and seeing a movie on the big screen at the Fox Theatre takes it to a whole new level.   The 2013 lineup for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox includes a mix of action, romance, animation, and comedy for adults and kids.   Take a look at the list of June shows below and book your tickets today – just $10 per person!  Get the complete movie list here. Continue reading