Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Grant Park’s favorite neighborhood brewery, Eventide Brewing, invites the community to toast a milestone – its 10th anniversary – with a grand party themed Daydreams of a Decade on Saturday, February 10. 

The event promises a day filled with nostalgia, entertainment and plenty of great craft beer, where guests can “hop” into a world of whimsy and joy.

Key features include an interactive photo wall where guests can claim a free beer if they spot themselves, making it a “picture-perfect pint” moment, along with an exciting raffle. The raffle’s grand prize is a coveted weekday evening reservation in Eventide’s Biergarten event space, valued at $700, truly a “dream come true” for any beer enthusiast.

Event Highlights:

  • Re-release of Cosmic Daydream Hazy IPA: A fan favorite, Cosmic Daydream makes a triumphant return, offering attendees a taste of one of Eventide Brewing’s most beloved brews. This will surely have guests “floating on cloud nine.”
  • Raffle and games: Attendees can participate in a raffle with exciting prizes and enjoy a range of engaging games suitable for all ages.
  • Coloring station for kids: The celebration is family-friendly, with a dedicated coloring station to keep the little ones entertained, turning their “colorful daydreams” into art.
  • Food and refreshments: A selection of local food vendors will be present, offering a variety of delicious options to complement the brewery’s array of beers.
  • Music: The event will feature live music during the celebration. 
  • And more: The anniversary party promises additional surprises and activities, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

The event is all ages until 6 p.m. when it’s 21 and up. 

For more information about the event, please visit: eventidebrewing.com/upcoming-events.


  • Free entry for designated drivers; guests under 18
  • $5 – Casual Fan: Includes two game tickets and an NA beverage
  • $15 – Top Fan: Includes one free beer and five game tickets 
  • $50 – Super Fan: Includes two free beers, 10 game tickets, Eventide pint glass, stickers and throwback t-shirt
  • $75 – Enthusiast: Includes three free beers, 15 game tickets, one to-go sixpack, Eventide pint glass, stickers and throwback t-shirt
  • $90 – VIP: Includes free unlimited draft beer and 10 game tickets 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Annual Lunar New Year Programming & Festival to Feature Lantern Shows, Music,
Festive Décor and Family-Friendly Activities

 Atlantic Station honors Chinese New Year and its cultural traditions with a colorful Year of the Dragon celebration. Beginning in late January, visit the 30363 to experience Lunar New Year-themed décor and an energetic nightly lantern show leading up to the joyful Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.

“The Lunar New Year Festival allows us to honor and celebrate Atlanta’s richly diverse community while fostering an understanding of the holiday’s traditions and rituals,” said Starr Cumming, Southeast Retail Director of Hines. “Each year, the 30363 hosts more than 300 activations and signature events, such as the Lunar New Year Festival, bringing together not only Atlantic Station residents, tenants and employees but the entire city of Atlanta.”

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is traced back to approximately 3,500 years ago and is one of the most significant festivals in Chinese and East Asian cultures to celebrate the start of a new year. The years are marked in cycles of 12, with each year represented by a rotation of animals based on the tale of a “Great Race” of animals by the Jade Emperor. This year, Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, Feb. 10, making it the Year of the Dragon, symbolizing power, success, honor and luck.  
Beginning late January and running through Monday, Feb. 12, experience an enchanting display of lights, music and visuals at the top of every hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Atlantic Green. The nightly show features a beautifully designed, 90-foot-long dragon with over 25,000 lights, known as a Chinese symbol of good fortune, emerging from a cloud of fog near Atlantic Green and over 400 red lanterns illuminating the area for a special lantern show to honor the spiritual tradition that celebrates the reunion of loved ones.
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 10, the community is invited to join Atlantic Station on the Atlantic Green for the annual Lunar New Year Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Kick off the festivities with a captivating Lion Dance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a mesmerizing Kung Fu/Tai Chi performance from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Lion Dance is a meaningful ritual and art form in Chinese tradition believed to bring good luck and fortune in the new year and drive away evil spirits. Stick around to make symbolic crafts and even sit with a numerologist who will use your birthdate to study energetic influences and offer insight and predictions on your life.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Event lineup features Valentine’s photo opp, Super Bowl watch parties, wine tasting and more

February is all about sharing love, and this month’s event lineup at The Works is guaranteed to warm your heart! Start the month with donating new or gently used children’s coats at the iHeartRadio Coat Drive; join Chattahoochee Food Works for the ultimate Lunar New Year celebration to ring in the Year of the Dragon; party Mardi Gras-style with drink specials and King Cakes; and join in on the fun at the second annual Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy at the Upper Westside’s largest mixed-use gathering destination.

The full February events lineup is outlined below:

iHeartRadio Coat Drive: Coats for Kids Coat Drive

Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join iHeartRadio’s “Coats for Kids” Coat Drive benefiting Atlanta Mission! Help families in need by donating new or gently used children’s coats. iHeartRadio will be accepting donations through Saturday, February 3 at its office at 1255 Makers Way NW, Suite A. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/iheart-coat-drive/

American Axes: Roll the Dice

Saturday, February 3 at noon

Come out to American Axes and have fun trying their arsenal of sharp objects for just $25! Roll the dice and let fate decide your weapon. Each round, players will roll dice and use the weapon that corresponds to the number for their game. There will be a variety of weapons to roll from, including axes, knives, stars, shovels and more. To register or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/american-axes-roll-the-dice/

Music from the Heart

Saturday, February 3 and 24 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Grab a loved one and head over to the Makers Building to enjoy live music from the heart! Each show will feature a talented duo that will perform a mix of music to go along with all the matters of the heart. Stop by Chattahoochee Food Works for a delicious treat or the Center Bar for a refreshing cocktail during the set. All ages are welcome. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/music-from-the-heart-feb.

Saturday, February 3 featuring Brandon Crocker Duo

Saturday, February 24 featuring Nikki & Tara Duo

Happy Mango: Sip & See

Tuesday, February 6 from 11 a.m. – noon

Calling all moms! Come find your tribe on the first Tuesday of every month, with donuts and nonalcoholic drinks at Happy Mango. Socialize with new moms and introduce your little one to new friends. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/happy-mango-sip-see/

Happy Mango: UPPAbaby Tune-Up

Thursday, February 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Happy Mango for their UPPAbaby Tune-Up event! Bring your strollers in for cleaning, new wheels and product demos from the UPPAbaby team. Complimentary maintenance services for UPPAbaby gear only. Reservations for this event are encouraged. To make a reservation or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/happy-mango-uppababy-tune-up/

My Funny Valentine

Thursday, February 8 and 22 from 8 – 9:15 p.m.

Join The Works for an intimate night of comedy! Bring your sweetheart or best friend and a blanket to a cozy setup in Suite 200B and enjoy social commentary and personal anecdotes from a diverse lineup of performers. Each ticket purchase includes one heart-shaped pizza from Mozza Bella Italian Eatery and one cocktail from Center Bar inside Chattahoochee Food Works. Show times begin promptly at 8 p.m. and this event is suited for ages 18 and up. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/my-funny-valentine/.

My Love Exhibition: Valentina Ariza & Jeremy Brown 

Friday, February 9 from 7 – 11 p.m.; Saturday, February 10 through Friday, February 16 from noon – 6 p.m.

Grab your crew and come to The Works for an exciting exhibition featuring Valentina Ariza and Jeremy Brown, entitled MY LOVE. The exhibition will last for nine days with various activations scheduled throughout the duration of the show. Please see below for the schedule of activations, or for more information visit https://theworksatl.com/event/my-love-exhibition-feb.

Friday, February 9 Opening Reception from 7 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, February 10 featuring a Vana Presentation from 7 – 10 p.m.

Sunday, February 11 featuring a Meditation Class with Lauren Shields from 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 15 featuring a Couples Breathwork Class with Casey Michelle from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Kissing Booth: Valentine’s Photo Opp

Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

February is the month of love! Whether they’re your sweetheart, best friend or a family member, bring them for a fun Valentine’s themed pop-up on the Spur Stage Green. Dress to impress and take fun photos complimentary of The Works. Print and digital copies of your photos will be available to take home. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/kissing-booth/

Chattahoochee Food Works: Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 10 at 6 p.m.

Ring in the Lunar New Year with Chattahoochee Food Works! 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, meaning it will bring prosperity and good fortune. Enjoy live music, festive decor, a thrilling dragon dance and specials from your favorite food stalls. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-lunar-new-year/

Your 3rd Spot: Your BIG Game Spot

Sunday, February 11 at 5 p.m.

Come watch the Super Bowl LVIII at Your 3rd Spot! Watch the big game on multiple giant screens, enjoy food and drink specials, drink beer by the mug and play games while cheering on your team. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/y3s-your-big-game-spot/

Big Game Watch Party

Sunday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Catch the big game at Chattahoochee Food Works! Enjoy unbeatable food specials and score big with refreshing beer options. Join the excitement of cheering on your team with your friends at the ultimate watch party. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-big-game-watch-party/

Chattahoochee Food Works: Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

Get ready to party for Mardi Gras! Join Chattahoochee Food Works for Fat Tuesday celebrations, including a seafood boil, sweet King Cakes and a toast to good times with spirited beverages. It’s a Mardi Gras celebration you don’t want to miss! For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-mardi-gras-2024/

Your 3rd Spot: Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 14 from 5 – 11 p.m.

Celebrate love at Your 3rd Spot! Valentine’s Day at Your 3rd Spot promises to be an evening full of sharing love, filled with moments to create long-lasting memories. Enjoy three special package options, culinary delights, innovative cocktails plus endless entertainment including an Astrologer, photo booth and a DJ. To make a reservation or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/y3s-valentines-day/

Valentine’s Day Indie Market

Wednesday, February 14 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Bring your boo to a special Valentine’s Day Indie Market at Chattahoochee Food Works! Find unique treasures, enjoy tasty bites and sip on delightful drinks. It’s the perfect way to celebrate love and make memories together. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-valentines-indie-market/

Adelina Social Goods: Candles and Cocktails Workshop

Wednesday, February 14 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Spend a romantic evening with your love or your Galentine as you learn how to make delicious cocktails and pour custom scented candles! Adelina Social Goods owners, Sarah and Ted Noble, will guide you through the process and you can take home your special candle to enjoy. Registration includes a seat for one guest, one custom candle and two cocktails. Light snacks will be served. To register or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/adelina-candles-and-cocktails-workshop/

Taste Wine Bar & Market: Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 14 at 8 p.m.

What’s the best way to celebrate love? Meat, cheese and wine, of course! Join Taste Wine Bar & Market for a very special evening, and enjoy a charcuterie class followed by a wine tasting featuring five perfectly paired wines. It’s encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as they are limited. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/taste-valentines-day/

Love Stories: Dinner & A Movie

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Everyone loves a good romcom! Cozy up with your love or bring a friend for the showing of a classic romcom, The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. The movie showing will take place in Suite 200B. Each ticket purchase includes one heart-shaped pizza from Mozza Bella Italian Eatery and one cocktail from the Center Bar located inside Chattahoochee Food Works. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/love-stories-dinner-a-movie/

Dr. Scofflaw’s: %#$@ Cancer

Saturday, February 17 from noon – midnight

Join Dr. Scofflaw’s for their annual %#$@ Cancer event! Raise a glass (and funds) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Together lets say, “%#$@ Cancer,” and make a difference one pint at a time. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/dr-scofflaws-f-cancer-2024/

Chattahoochee Food Works: National Margarita Day

Thursday, February 22 at 5 p.m.

Celebrate National Margarita Day at Chattahoochee Food Works! Enjoy the fiesta with two lively bars, each serving up a deliciously unique margarita menu to satisfy your taste buds. Dive into margarita specials at Taqueria La Luz and groove to the rhythm of a live DJ. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-margarita-day/

Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest

Saturday, February 24 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Join in on the fun for the second annual Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest at Chattahoochee Food Works! Enjoy great spirits, craft beers and delicious food from the Westside’s best. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/westside-food-booze-and-brews-2024/

Taste Wine Bar & Market: Wines of the Middle East TASTE(ing)

Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Curious to learn and taste the wines of the Middle East? Now is your chance! Join Taste Wine Bar & Market for a unique tasting of history. These days, wine-making in the Middle East is relatively limited, but the ancient tradition continues at heritage vineyards across the region. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/taste-wines-of-the-middle-east/

Love Stories: Dinner & A Movie

Thursday, February 29 at 7 p.m.

Cozy up with your love for an intimate movie night featuring the classic romcom, A Walk to Remember starring Mandy Moore and Shane West. The movie showing will take place in Suite 200B. Each ticket purchase includes one heart-shaped pizza from Mozza Bella Italian Eatery and one cocktail from the Center Bar located inside Chattahoochee Food Works. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/love-stories-dinner-a-movie-feb-29/.

Industry Night at The Works

Mondays in February at 4 p.m.

Join The Works every Monday evening for Industry Night! Those who work in the hospitality industry are invited to make connections, have fun and enjoy exclusive specials from participating businesses around The Works. Industry Night is hosted by Your 3rd Spot, Fox Bros BBQ, Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, Taste Wine Bar and Market, American Axes, Fetch Park, Forum Cocktail Co. and Chattahoochee Food Works. Hours vary per business, and to receive exclusive discounts, guests must register in advance as an industry member. For more information or to register, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/industry-night-feb.

Georgia’s Largest Happy Hour

Tuesdays in February from 4 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday evenings after work are best spent enjoying happy hour at Chattahoochee Food Works! Stop by with your friends or colleagues for good vibes, live entertainment, delicious bites, cocktails and to learn about great deals from over 30 on-site vendors. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-happy-hour-feb.

Evening Indie Market

Wednesdays in February from 6 – 10 p.m.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy at the Evening Indie Market inside Chattahoochee Food Works! Bring your friends, grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a cocktail from the Center Bar and shop from a variety of local small businesses selling handcrafted goods, thrifted items and more. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-indie-market-feb.

Taste Wine Bar & Market: Ladies Night

Thursdays in February from 5 – 9 p.m.

Grab your gals and join Taste Wine Bar & Market for a special ladies night every Thursday in February! Enjoy 20% glasses of wine and indulge in delicious charcuterie boards while catching up with friends. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/taste-ladies-night-feb.

Chattahoochee Food Works: Atlanta F.A.M (Fashion, Art & Music)

Thursdays in February from 6 – 10 p.m.

Join Chattahoochee Food Works for an artist market and exciting live creative experiences every Thursday evening throughout February! Atlanta F.A.M. (fashion, art and music) invites local artists, designers and DJs to share their work and create a space where community and culture intersect. For more information or to learn how to get involved, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/atlanta-fam-feb.

American Axes: Trivi-Axe

Thursdays in February at 8 p.m.

Only the smartest axe will win at Trivi-Axe! Bring your friends, your sharpest wit and your axe-cellent throwing skills for a night of trivia and axe throwing. Fuel up with a delicious bite to eat at Chattahoochee Food Works before putting your skills to the test during a one-hour round. There is a six-person limit per team. For more information or to register your team, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/trivi-axe-feb.

Chattahoochee Food Works Farmers Market

Sundays in February from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Grab your crew and check out the Farmers Market at Chattahoochee Food Works! Shop a variety of locally grown fresh produce to take home and make a gourmet meal. After shopping, grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or indulge in a tasty treat from one of the many food stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-farmers-market-feb.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Get Ready for a Weird and Wonderful Experience as The Oddities and Curiosities Expo Takes Over Atlanta

Enjoy a showcase of all things weird.

AmericasMart February 17-18

Brace yourselves for the strangest and most exciting event of the year as The Oddities and Curiosities Expo, the ultimate celebration of all things peculiar and extraordinary, returns to Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA on February 17th & 18th.

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at https://odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com

The Oddities and Curiosities Expo is a one-of-a-kind traveling showcase featuring over 150 oddity vendors and artists from across the country. This is where the weird, wonderful, and the downright bizarre come together in a fascinating display of the extraordinary.

The event will travel coast to coast and visit 31 cities in the United States and Canada in 2024.

If you appreciate the strange and unusual, this is your playground. Step into a world where you can browse and shop for rare and unique items, including taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, metaphysical accouterments, handcrafted oddities, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles.

But it’s not just about shopping; it’s an immersive experience.
The expo offers photo ops, tarot readings, sideshow performers, and concessions to keep attendees entertained and engaged throughout the day.

Founded in Oklahoma by Michelle and Tony Cozzaglio, they have hosted over 200 events from coast to coast in North America after observing there was a market for this type of large-scale event.

“We are the first and largest traveling expo that features oddities businesses and dark artists worldwide,” said Michelle. “We have a deep passion for supporting odd small businesses and artists worldwide. We started this expo to provide a safe place for anyone to be themselves surrounded by a community of like-minded people.”

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is the original curated oddities event that has been touring annually since 2017.

“Our event is so successful because we have strong DIY ethics and have evolved to provide the best expo possible for our exhibitors and attendees,’ Michelle added. “We work with the best exhibitors in the world and curate our show to highlight exactly what our wonderful attendees hope to see.”

Guests of The Oddities and Curiosities Expo can also purchase tickets to a day-long taxidermy class where they can learn to make their own full-sized taxidermy mount, which will vary by city, or insect pinning classes.

In both classes, hosted by The Sleeping Sirens, students will work with sustainably sourced specimens to learn the basics of taxidermy and entomology and will be provided with a variety of tools and materials.

It is important to note: All animals in the taxidermy class and other parts of the show – like preserved specimens – are sourced ethically and died of natural causes.


The Oddities and Curiosities Expo will take place Saturday, February 17th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 18th from 10am to 4pm at Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart at 240 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 30303. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. The event is all ages – however, parents are advised to use their best judgment about if their children should attend.

Tickets can be purchased at https://odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com/na-home

The Rat Taxidermy Class will be hosted on Saturday, February 17th and the Entomology/Bug Pinning Class sessions will be hosted on Sunday, February 18th from 10am to 12:30pm and again from 1:30pm to 4pm. Both classes will be hosted by Heather Clark of Sleeping Sirens Art & Oddities. with breaks built-in for lunch and exploring the expo. The taxidermy class is $225 and the entomology class is $150. All materials and tools will be provided. Tickets for this class also include admission to the expo.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Schedule of events at The Scene Art Gallery, located in Northpoint Mall!

Website is here.

You can RSVP here.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2024

Monthly Spotlight Show – Things To Make Your Heart Sing, 6-8pm

Spotlight Shows are hosted at The Scene Art Gallery every Third Saturday 6pm-8pm.  Come enjoy an evening of fine art and light bites with our wonderful cohort of local artists.

SATURDAY, MAR 16, 2024

Monthly Spotlight Show – Aloft

This art show will highlight things that are up in the air or overhead. Spotlight Shows are hosted at The Scene Art Gallery every Third Saturday 6pm-8pm.  Come enjoy an evening of fine art and light bites with our wonderful cohort of local artists.


Monthly Spotlight Show – Gardens and it’s Creatures

Spotlight Shows are hosted at The Scene Art Gallery every Third Saturday 6pm-8pm.  Come enjoy an evening of fine art and light bites with our wonderful cohort of local artists.

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024

Monthly Spotlight Show – Big Floral Show

Spotlight Shows are hosted at The Scene Art Gallery every Third Saturday 6pm-8pm.  Come enjoy an evening of fine art and light bites with our wonderful cohort of local artists.


Monthly Spotlight Show – Lake Life

This art show will celebrate lake life and highlight things found at the lake such as boats, fish, lures, lake houses/cabins and more.  Spotlight Shows are hosted at The Scene Art Gallery every Third Saturday 6pm-8pm.  Come enjoy an evening of fine art and light bites with our wonderful cohort of local artists.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24


Playing Duluth from February 23-25, 2024

Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be roaring into Georgia for the first time with the show premiere this spring playing Gas South Arena in Duluth from February 23-25, 2024.

Sign up today to become a Jurassic World Live Tour Preferred Guest at JurassicWorldLiveTour.com to get exclusive
access to advance pre-sale code to purchase tickets early starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public next Tuesday, October 31st. With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor
Blue and the Tyrannosaurus rex take the stage. The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, with scale, speed and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers. Fans of the popular Netflix animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will also recognize Bumpy, the friendly and food motivated dinosaur, as she goes from baby to adult fairly quickly.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley and scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and save a new dinosaur from a terrible fate. With pulse- pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline, Jurassic World Live Tour is guaranteed to make memories that will last another 65 million years.

Guests will be able to start the adventure early with a special Pre-show Experience included with all ticket purchases. By arriving one hour before showtime, audience members can see their favorite Jurassic World dinosaurs and vehicles up close and personal, including fun photo opps with Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Baby Bumpy, and the iconic Jurassic World Jeep and Gyrosphere.

WHEN: Friday, February 23 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 24 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 25 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Gas South Arena– 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at
Ticketmaster.com or visit the venue box office during open hours on event days.

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Executive Chef Banks White Crafts a Specially Curated Multi-Course Dinner with Pairings from Renowned Kentucky Distillery             

The Southern Gentleman is delighted to announce an exclusive bourbon dinner in collaboration with Kentucky distillery Maker’s Mark on Wednesday, Feb. 21. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., guests will indulge in a unique bourbon and food pairing experience.

The evening begins with a welcome reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and a specialty welcome cocktail. Following the reception, guests will be seated for a three-course dinner from executive chef Banks White, paired with selections from the renowned Maker’s Mark Distillery. Throughout the evening, knowledgeable representatives will guide guests through each course and bourbon pairing.

Priced at $120 per person (plus tax), tickets include the welcome reception, three-course dinner, and gratuity. Each guest will also receive a gift bag, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase for grand prizes. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Giving Kitchen, an Atlanta-based nonprofit aiding food service workers through financial support and resources. View more information and purchase tickets via Eventbrite.


Southern Welcome

Amuse bouche

Maker’s Mark taster

First Course

Pork tenderloin carpaccio with shaved Brussels sprouts, tonnato sauce, and crispy capers

Makers Mark sea salt-infused Manhattan

Second Course

Duck leg confit with bourbon honey pomegranate glaze, French lentils, butternut squash and, pumpkin seed crumble

Maker’s 46 duck fat washed pomegranate Old Fashioned

Third Course

Decadent chocolate layer cake with orange crème anglaise and Filthy bourbon black cherries

Maker’s Mark Cask, served neat


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/22/24

Glenn Hotel Atlanta, where there is a lion in every southern heart.  This stunning, ornate boutique hotel began as a 1920s landmark that is “guarded” by 39 lions atop the building. To pay homage, lion artwork is prevalent throughout the entire space from the lobby, in the elevator, and even in the rooms! Warm, inviting, casual yet charming, opulent, manicured while lavish, The Glenn Hotel is an oasis in the heart of downtown and where everyone is welcome. It’s the perfect place for a vacation, staycation, or even a weekender! As the elevator says when you get to the 10th floor, “wow!” 

Lobby Area 

You’re greeted in the lobby with Glenn art deco tilework on the ground and follow it to the left to the large, sweeping bar filled with touches of metal, green velvet, and opulent marble. There is a lounge area around it filled with velvet chairs, booths and a large couch. If you come in from the valet area, you’ll immediately see a beautiful bookcase filled with books, “there is a lion in every southern heart” sign to the right, and to the left the check-in. The check-in just as beautiful with hints of marble, lion artwork, and modern metal. It all ties together into a medley of modern and sleek without overpowering the character and charm of the traditional elements of the building. Did you know that the Glenn Hotel Atlanta was built as an office in 1923 and was named for a former Atlanta Mayor? 

The Room 

THE PENTHOUSE! Not only is it extravagant, but it’s also functional and calming. Inside you’re greeted with a desk and a powder room, yes, a second bathroom! Beyond that you walk into the living space with a large blue velvet couch and round dining table, functional and stylish! In the bedroom suite, the bathroom and bedroom meld into one breathtaking room. Dual vanities, sauna and spa like shower, while the restroom has its own “room” with fun animal print wallpaper. Standing out is the soaker tub positioned in the middle of the room only separated from the bed with a glass wall. On the other side of the glass wall, the large, king bed is gorgeously flanked by two glowing pendant lights and right in the middle of a green accent wall adorned with a gold and black lion mirror. WOW! Plus, throw open all the drapes, because you can’t skip the view! Being on the corner you have the same view as the Skylounge the floor above you, with 180 views or more from Mercedes Benz stadium all the way over to the Westin. 

Glenn’s Kitchen, onsite dining room 

Located in the lobby of the Glenn Hotel Atlanta, it’s a downtown Atlanta destination for sensational dishes like this char-grilled salmon! Light and slightly charred salmon cooked perfectly atop a bright, lemon, creamy risotto that brings out the savory salmon flavor wonderfully! Then, they amped up the flavor with tangy pickled onions to mix in. We paired it with the bright, herbaceous Garden in the sky cocktail filled with cool cucumber and tangy mint. 

Some of our other favorite dishes start with the starters like the Deviled Eggs and Jalapeno Hushpuppies. The Deviled eggs are sharp and tangy, a tasty spicy, sweet savory bacon jam on top. Yum! Speaking of spicy, the Jalapeño hushpuppies start out sweet with corn and honey, then the spicy jalapeño kicks in for a balanced bite! The spicy dipping sauce is icing into her cake. We paired this with Glenn’s Old fashioned a traditional cocktail yet that is boozy and a slight sweetness for balance. 

We also tried one of their salads, the Ahi Tuna Salad, and a handheld, the Short Rib sandwich. The Short rib sandwich is meaty and tender short rib paired with a spicy and creamy horseradish aioli, finished off with slaw on a crunchy ciabatta roll. And the Ahi Tuna Salad is savory and seasoned ahi tuna with a bright spring salad, tangy dressing, and creamy avocado. 

SkyLounge Atlanta: Rooftop Bar at the Glenn Hotel 

Take the special elevator up to the rooftop where you’ll find SkyLounge Atlanta! It is a rooftop oasis with some of the best views of downtown Atlanta. Plus, they have light bites like hummus and fun cocktails, like the Centennial, to celebrate the Glenn building’s 100-year anniversary! The view is a must see! 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/24

Featuring spectacular Drone and Light Show

Stone Mountain Park’s second annual Lunar New Year Festival will celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This Asian-inspired festival pays tribute to the culture and New Year traditions of Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and other countries that follow the lunar calendar. It features a special Lunar New Year Drone and Light Show, a NEW lighted parade, cultural craft activities, live entertainment, and other cultural elements. The festival will occur February 10 – 11, 17 – 19, and 24 – 25.

Held in the Crossroads area and on the Memorial Lawn, visitors will experience traditional dance, cultural music, educational craft activations, dragon and lion dance teams, signature foods, beautiful décor, and much more.

The event showcases cultural and educational activities for families to experience together. Learn calligraphy, yo-yo demonstrations, knot tying, and more from certified instructors from the Chinese Cultural School of Atlanta. Pose for pictures with ambassadors dressed in cultural dress and stationary backdrops throughout the event. Visit the Lighted Reflection Walk-Way to offer well wishes and prayers for a prosperous new year.

End each evening with a festive Drone Show featuring over 250 color-changing drones creating amazing aerial formations synced to music, then watch the massive Lunar New Year Light Show projecting images on the mountain along with immersive lights and special effects, followed by a fireworks finale.

For tickets and information, please visit www.stonemountainpark.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/18/24

Tickets Available at Illuminarium.com/Atlanta

Illuminarium Atlanta is bringing sports fans of all ages to the sidelines with the city’s most immersive Big Game watch party on Feb. 11. Using the largest 360-degree screens in Atlanta, state-of-the-art surround sound and projection mapping to bring the game to life, guests will be swept up in the stadium atmosphere for every first down, tackle and touchdown as they cheer on their favorite teams during the biggest game of the year.

The unprecedented entertainment venue’s simulated floor-to-ceiling jumbotrons, high-definition screens, projected yard lines, indoor bars and raffles will make football fanatics feel as if they’ve stepped directly onto the gridiron. To round out the ultimate viewing experience, a snack buffet of tailgate favorites will be available for purchase starting at $55 per person along with football-themed drinks and Illuminarium’s expansive list of specialty game day cocktails.

Those looking to elevate their experience can purchase a VIP table for groups of six or more. Tables can be purchased online and include reserved seating, buffet access, shareable appetizer platter and specialty drink service (drinks not included). Specialty pricing is also available for groups of six or more not looking to buy a table by contacting atl-groups@illuminarium.com.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for a Usher-themed tailgate party; entry is included with tickets. Featuring a full bar and a live DJ, guests can celebrate a win with cocktails while dancing to the top hits by this year’s halftime performer. For guests that choose not to participate in the Usher tailgate, doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing
● Early Bird: $55: Available now for a limited time
o Regular Price: $65
o Groups Prices

  • Pre Purchase: $50 per person
  • Regular: $60 per person

● VIP- $750
o Up to six people per table
o VIP Area

o Dedicated Server
o Two Buckets of Beer
o Bottle of Wine
o Chex Mix

The Big Game watch party is open to all ages, and seating for general admission is first come, first serve.
Tickets can be purchased at showclix.com/event/the-big-game-lviii.