Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl 2016

Date:  Saturday, July 30th
Time: 4pm

About: This Saturday, July 30th, Atlanta’s largest, bloodiest and longest-running ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL returns to North Highlands Avenue  for its 7th year. Hosted by Diesel Filling Station, known for hosting Atlanta’s largest weekly “The Walking Dead” TV viewing parties, this unique event will feature several pubs on the N. Highlands stretch, as well as professional zombie make-up artists, special guests, exclusive food & drink specials, a Zombie Costume Contests, After-Party, and much more! General admission is $30 and includes, professional zombie make-up (at Diesel Filling Station, 4-7 p.m.), complimentary zombie drink or shot at each of the 5 Zombie pub crawl stops from 5-10pm, as well as admission to the crawl, as well as the after-party. There’s also exclusive food and appetizer specials for ticket holders only. If you prefer, there’s also drink tickets only for $20. That’s all the above except the zombie make-up. Want to come out and watch the fun? Free!

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Flipnik Flip Cup Tourney 2016

Date:  Saturday, July 30th
Time: 2pm

About: Come out for Three Piece Suit’s on Saturday, July 30th for the 5th annual Three-Piece Suit’s charity Flip Cup tournament: Flipnik 2016! Teams of 4 will compete in a Flip Cup tourney for the championship trophies, t-shirts, and other prizes. Entry fee includes free beer during tourney play and beer for teams in between rounds! We also have prizes going to the “best dressed/most creative” team costume and theme along with hand-crafted trophies and champion t-shirts to the winners! Click here for team pictures from last year’s event! The entry has been extended and is $80 for a team and $20 for an individual, but you can also go and watch all the fun for free!

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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/24/16


AUGUST 26 – 28, 2016


Located on 887-Acre Site to Feature: Circus Performances, Imagination Art Space, The Imagine Beach & Splash Pool, Ocean View VIP Deck, Amusement Rides and More


Special Partnership with AQUA for 3D Water Hologram Production at Main Stage 


Atlanta, Georgia (July 19, 2016) – Imagine Music Festival, a 3-day camping electronic dance music festival in Atlanta, Georgia this August 26 – 28, 2016 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, has announced details surrounding its highly anticipated The Imaginarium. Inspired by the lost city of Atlantis, Imagine invites guests to experience all the wonders of this technologically and spiritually advanced civilization, which was highlighted by mystics, scientists, artists, sages, healers, seekers and wisdom keepers with sacred and hidden knowledge of the universe. Amongst the many wonders of The Imaginarium will be the Center of Consciousness, which focuses on sacred teachings such as Flow Arts, Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, and prophecies with wisdom keepers and mystics. The Center of Consciousness will function both as a site for learning and sacred ceremonies such as drum circles and central fires. Within this area, guests can also partake in live painting, art installations and a gallery, henna tattoos and more.


“This year we continue the fairytale. Our aquatic experiences from misting domes, splash pool, fountains and more allow guests to become fully immersed in their environment while keeping cool,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand.  “With your hearts fulfilled by the music, we want to serve your mind as well. This year you will find more transformational arts and workshops that complement the music and forge a personal journey to something deeper.”


As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine is an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. Cirque USA will once again provide world-class cirque acts that include aerial artists, bungee performers, living statues, atmosphere artists and more. On the more interactive side, will be the Imagination Art Space curated by Jacob Hill. Scattered throughout the festival grounds, Imagination Art Space will exhibit works inspired and created at the festival. Building off of its immersive aquatic fairytale with an abundance of performers and live acts, Imagine will also include unique atmospheres such as The Imagine Beach & Splash Pool and Ocean View VIP Deck. Festival goers are invited to get wet and dance in the gigantic splash pool or just chill out on the beach chairs and VIP cabanas. The Ocean View VIP Deck offers premium bottle service and the best view of the Main Stage. Featuring elevated viewing, live entertainment, circus acts, special effects, premium wait staff, private seating, private air-conditioned bathrooms, and more – the Ocean View VIP Deck has it all. Finally, what festival would not be complete without amusement rides? The ultimate playground, the carnival rides at Imagine will include a ferris wheel that promises a view of Imagine that should not be missed.


Finally, new this year, Imagine has teamed up with AQUA for a main stage take over with their 3D water hologram production. Dancing water fountains and mesmerizing 3D images will float next to the headliners, as they play out their set. In addition to a world-class water hologram show, the partnership gives back to third world countries. Founded with the idea that every concert goer can make a difference, AQUA produces international year-round tours where each ticket purchased results in clean water for a child in a third world country. This year, Imagine and AQUA are introducing Pocket Change, where the change in your pocket can make a huge impact on a child’s life in Ghana. AQUA and Imagine are offering a special $200 package: 3-day pass, AQUA wristband, AQUA tank and one year of clean water donated on your behalf to a child in Ghana. Limited quantities of the package are available now.


Welcoming close to 26,000 attendees in 2015 from across the country, Imagine will be calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway home for 2016.

Located on 887 acres and just 15 miles south of the airport, the landmark Atlanta site includes, capacity for over 100,000 per day; grass fields for the festival’s new camping options; onsite parking; over 100 RV spaces with full hook-ups; premium RV spaces overlooking the festival grounds and more.

Tickets are available now starting at $229 for a 3-day pass. VIP passes, with front row pit access, elevated viewing area, VIP access, air conditioned chill lounge, bottle service, cocktail service, complimentary champagne toasts, private security, clean trailer bathrooms with running water and air conditioning, giveaways, meet and greets, and more are available starting at $399 for a 3-day pass. Camping passes are now available to purchase as an add-on to the festival tickets, with prices starting at $69. Camping packages include: car camping, tent camping, VIP car camping, VIP RV camping and Sky View VIP RV camping with perfect views of the stages.  Tickets are available online at Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at and on Facebook at




Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/24/16



Atlanta Nonprofit Supports Metro Area Farmers

Last Year’s Event Raised Over $30,000 and Attracted 275 Attendees


Atlanta, GAThe Farmer Fund—an Atlanta nonprofit founded in 2015 to serve metro Atlanta farmers in the face of natural disaster—will host the release party for its much-anticipated 2017 calendar on Monday, August 22nd, 2016, at The Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Road NW). Early Bird tickets are priced at $65 until August 1st and available here.

The Farmer Fund helps local farmers get back on their feet after natural disasters, such as flooding or tornados, by providing grants through donations and fundraising. Lauren Carey (Executive Director of Peachtree Road Farmers Market) and Darla Synnestvedt (Director of Catering and Events at Farm Burger) founded the nonprofit last year to serve the farmers who feed Atlanta’s families. The organization’s launch party (and 2016 calendar release party) in August 2015 raised over $30,000, including a $11,203 donation from Slow Food Atlanta and Field of Greens, and attracted about 275 attendees.

Beginning at 5:30pm, festivities will include lots of local food and beer, courtesy of the Atlanta chefs and breweries below, a chance to meet and mingle with local farmers, and live musicThe organization will reveal The Farmer Fund 2017 Calendar at the event, featuring Atlanta chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food. The calendar’s theme will remain a mystery until the night of the event. All guests will receive a copy of the calendar to take home, and it will be available for purchase after the event for $20. There will also be an apron fashion show and live auction emceed by Chef Chris Hall (Local Three) featuring blow-up prints of calendar outtakes.

At the event, guests will enjoy food and beer from local Atlanta restaurants and breweries. Second Self Beer Company is collaborating with The Farmer Fund to create a different Farmer Fund beer each year as a fundraiser for the nonprofit, brewed with a different Georgia-grown ingredient. This year, they are debuting a Serviceberry Saison, with serviceberries native to Atlanta, picked from local parks by local foragers. The beer will be released for the first time to attendees at the calendar launch party and then will be available at restaurants around the state.


Restaurants providing bites:



Cooks & Soldiers

Farm Burger

Ladybird Grove & Mess



Smokebelly BBQ

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Breweries providing beer:

Creature Comforts Brewing

Orpheus Brewing

Red Brick Brewing

Second Self Beer Company

Brewpub & Billiards

Terrapin Beer Company

Three Taverns Brewery

Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Wrecking Bar Brewpub


The Farmer Fund 2017 calendar features photos of the following chefs & farmers:


Suzanne Vizethann, Buttermilk Kitchen

Jeff Wall, Kimball House

Ryan Smith, Staplehouse

Hugh Acheson, Empire State South, 5&10

Savannah Haseler, Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards

Hector Santiago, El Super Pan

Zach Meloy, Better Half

Thomas McKeown, The Hyatt Regency

Hannah Chung, Simply Soul

Andreas Muller, Revival

Sarah O’Brien, Little Tart Bakery

Lis Hernandez, Arepa Mia

Rusty Bowers, Pine Street Market



Belinda & Dave Bentoski, Red Earth Farm

Linda, Tony, Mary & Lisa Scharko, Scharko Farms

Isia Cooper & Chris Clinton, Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet

Nicolas Donck, Crystal Organics

Ras Kofi, Truly Living Well

Michael Hendricks, Indian Ridge

Nuri Icgoren, Urban Sprouts Farm

Robin Chanin, Global Growers

Brennan and Gwendolyn Washington, Phoenix Gardens

Rachel Hennon & Crew, Wrecking Barn

Brent Hall, Free Wheel Farm

Wes & Brad Swancy, Riverview Farms

Matthew Bagshaw & Christi Hansen, Hungry Heart Farm


For Tickets| The Farmer Fund Website

ARTiculate ATL 2016

Date:  Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 6pm

About: ARTiculat ALTanta is an urban art social that combines various elements of the visual arts – painting, graffiti, graphic design, fashion, body painting, sculpture, photography, and installations – with contemporary music to bring art and culture enthusiasts together for a common purpose – to celebrate modern art in all its forms. The Mission of ARTiculate ATLanta is to promote and market the various forms of traditional and modern artistic expression inherent in our culture.We aim to promote and showcase quality, inspirational, relevant and culturally significant art and music through innovative and professional business endeavors. Our events intend to connect artist to artist, creating a network that will spur creativity, expand their visions and strengthen the art community. Proceeds from this event benefit the UAE Youth Artists Program.What you’ll get for your ticket include art for sale, art for viewing, art in action by live demonstration, 30 visual artists, DJ, complimentary cocktails, free parking, and if you decide to go VIP, you’ll get tasty treats and light hors d’oeuvres. General admission is $25 and VIP is $40. About from the below website.

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