Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/17/23

The Family-Friendly Event Will Feature Over 30 Vendors, including Mushroom Cultivators, Handmade Goods, Pet Products, Health and Wellness Products, Supplements, and More

Guest Speakers and Live Music to Provide Daylong Entertainment

Atlanta Mushroom Festival, a quarterly event rooted in community education and awareness about all things fungi, returns for its final event of the year on November 25, 2023. The one-day, family-friendly will take place at Wild Heaven West End from 12 to 7 p.m. and feature over 30 vendors, businesses, presenters, and live music- to foster a diverse and equitable community where people can discover ways to enrich their lives through the power of mushrooms.

“We thrive on the community we continue to build with each Atlanta Mushroom Festival. Everyone from the vendors to the presenters, sponsors, and volunteers have our gratitude as this will be another memorable event,” commented Atlanta Mushroom Festival co-founders David Claassen and Paul Grzybowski. “As a non-profit festival, we rely on this community to help nurture the education and inclusiveness of the fungi kingdom.”

The daylong event will feature a collective of local live music performers and speakers focused on educating and engaging attendees. Live music goes from 1 – 7 p.m. with Dusty Roads, Summerlyn Powers, Lightnin Ray, Holy Scares, Paul McDonald, and Gringo Star. Educational presenters include Matthew “Mateo” Rader of Toadstool Traditions, Sam Landes with Mushroom Club of Georgia, Mira Joleigh and Alex Himes with Entheo Temple, The Hortil-Culture Crew, Cesar Marin with Cultivating Wisdom, and Paul Grzybowski with ENCAPSULATE. You can find a complete list of presenter topics HERE.  

Atlanta Mushroom Festival is free to attend and welcomes all ages and their furry friends. Food will be available for purchase from El Tesoro West End and Wild Heaven has a wide variety of its beers, cider, wine, and non-alcohol options for purchase. Wild Heaven West End is at 1010 White Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

For more information on Atlanta Mushroom Festival, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/23

Event lineup features custom fragrance pop-up, farmers market, live music and more

Fall has arrived, the holiday season is just around the corner and The Works is your place to celebrate. With a special Chémin custom fragrance pop-up throughout the entire month, live music every weekend and an evening of comedy under the stars, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Upper Westside’s largest mixed-use gathering place.

The full November events lineup is outlined below:

Chémin Fragrance Pop-Up

Throughout November and December; Thursdays through Sundays from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Head over the Makers Building for a one-of-a-kind luxury perfume experience hosted by Chémin during their custom fragrance pop-up throughout November! Chémin is a boutique fragrance and luxury goods company that specializes in custom fragrances, luxury goods and sensory experiences for individuals, groups and organizations. Create your own personalized fragrance with the help of a Chémin representative. For more information, visit:

Fall Mix Fridays

Friday, November 10 and 17 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Kick off the weekend with an evening of live music at The Camp from 4 to 7 p.m.! Grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a cocktail from the Center Bar at Chattahoochee Food Works. Dance to an eclectic mix of old and new crowd favorites with your friends and family to wind down from the week. This is a free, family-friendly event. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit

Friday, November 10 featuring Townepark Drive

Friday, November 17 featuring Cul-Da-Sonics

Comedy in The Camp

Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m.

Get ready to laugh until you cry when Comedy in The Camp returns this month! Enjoy social commentary and personal anecdotes from a diverse lineup of comedians in the newly renovated outdoor green space, The Camp. A portion of the proceeds will benefit community partner Agape Youth & Family Center. Elevate your experience with VIP admission! Enjoy reserved, front row seating in our comfortable adirondack chairs and VIP guests will receive curated meal offerings from Karv Kitchen of Chattahoochee Food Works. General admission is free. This event is for ages 18 and older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

American Axes: Trivi-Axe

Thursday, November 9, 16 and 30 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

Adelina Social Goods: Friendsgiving Happy Hour with Chef Regina

Thursday, November 16 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Prepare for Thanksgiving, Happy Hour style with Adelina Social Goods and Chef Regina! Taste delicious recipes and cocktails with Chef Regina of Regina’s Farm Kitchen, sample easy recipes you can easily make at home and take recipe cards with you to recreate them for your Thanksgiving celebration. Learn tips and tricks for easy holiday entertaining with Chef Regina, enjoy inspiring Fall cocktails and stock up on holiday entertaining must-haves and host gifts galore. This is a free event. For more information, visit

Stuff the Bus Toy Donation at Camp Street

Saturday, November 18 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tis the season for giving! Purchase a new toy and help fill the bus on Camp Street during Agape Youth and Family’s, “Stuff the Bus,” initiative as they collect new, unwrapped toy donations for ages four through 12 years old. All donations will help a young child experience a merry Christmas this holiday season. For more information, visit

Adelina Social Goods: Holiday Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.

Join Adelina Social Goods for their most popular workshop of the year, holiday wreath making! Learn from the experts of Lineage Florals as they guide you through the process of making a beautiful holiday wreath to take home. Learn insider tips and tricks with one-on-one instruction in an intimate setting, while you sip on cocktails and snack on cheeses to kick off the Christmas season. Enjoy private shopping time before and after the workshop and a 15% discount off all purchases. For more information or to register, visit

Industry Night at The Works

Mondays in November 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

Georgia’s Largest Happy Hour

Tuesdays in November 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 onsite vendors. For more information, visit

Music Bingo at Fetch Park

Tuesdays in November from 7 – 9 p.m.

Bring your pups and pals for bingo with a musical twist at Fetch Park on Tuesdays throughout November! Put your music knowledge to the test for a chance to win some exciting prizes. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit

Evening Indie Market

Wednesdays in November 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

Trivia Night at Fetch Park

Wednesdays in November at 7 p.m. 

Join Fetch Park on Wednesday evenings in November for Trivia Night! Bring your trivia knowledge, pet some adorable pups and win exciting prizes. Trivia is free to play every week. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit

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

Thursdays in November from 6 – 10 p.m.

Join Chattahoochee Food Works for an artist market and exciting live creative experiences every November evening throughout October! 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

Unleashed and Unplugged at Fetch Park

Fridays in November at 7 p.m.

Unleash and unplug from the week with live music every Friday at Fetch Park! Enjoy drink specials and groove to local musicians. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit

Karaoke at Fetch Park

Fridays in November at 9 p.m.

Come howl the night away with your furry friends during Karaoke Night on Fridays at Fetch Park! Enjoy refreshing drink specials, adorable playful pups and fun tunes. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For more information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit

Chattahoochee Food Works Farmers Market

Sundays in November 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


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/23

Forsyth County’s mixed-use village invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new

Fall has arrived; the holiday season is just around the corner; and Halcyon is the place to celebrate! November commences with the much anticipated Halcyon Holiday Artists Market, featuring more than 55 local vendors and artists. For those seeking some physical activity, register for the 8th Annual Gobble Wobble race, followed by a delectable Thanksgiving feast at one of Halcyon’s restaurants. November promises to be a month filled with excitement at Halcyon, with the grand openings of Piggy Jo’s, Eichholtz by O.Dig.We and X-Golf. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy throughout November at Halcyon.

The full November events schedule is outlined below:

Halcyon Holiday Artists Market

Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kickstart your holiday shopping spree and show your support for local businesses at Halcyon’s Holiday Artists Market! More than 55 local artists and vendors will be at the mixed-use destination on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 to share their handcrafted holiday merchandise with the community. Shop from a wide variety of items, including home and holiday decor, ornaments, jewelry, candles, collegiate gifts, paintings, pet products and so much more. Enjoy live music each afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., treat yourself to new bling at the permanent jewelry pop-up and pick out a custom ornament while you wait. Plus, the Mercedes Benz Experience Center by RBM Alpharetta is providing guests with a complimentary shopping tote to assist you in carrying your handcrafted treasures as you peruse the offerings. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Yappy Hour

Thursday, November 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on the second Thursday of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the Halcyon website.

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, November 11 at 10 and 11 a.m.

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out the waiver prior to class, visit the 10 a.m. registration page or the 11 a.m. registration page.

Piggy Jo’s Grand Opening

Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – noon

 A children’s boutique for newborn to preteen is opening its doors at Halcyon, just in time for the holidays! Piggy Jo’s offers an expansive collection of children’s toys and clothing, featuring well-known brands like Magnolia Baby, The Beaufort Bonnet Company, Z Supply, Tender Leaf Toys and many more. Join Piggy Jo’s for its grand opening event, where the little ones can meet Rapunzel for photo opportunities and the first 50 guests receive a free swag bag. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Cars and Coffee Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta and Fuel Coffee for a beautiful morning sipping on specialty coffee drinks, viewing Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a variety of years in the private lot next to Fuel and mingling with friends and other members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta will be offering special discounts off merchandise for all Mercedes-Benz Club of America members. This event is open to all Mercedes-Benz owners. For more information or to register, visit the event page.

Halcyon Holiday Shopping Event

Thursday, November 16 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Gather your crew for a holiday shopping spree at Halcyon! All of the boutiques along Town Square will be offering specials, including storewide discounts, gifts with purchase, holiday refreshments and more. Shoppers will receive complimentary premium gift wrapping at all Halcyon boutiques with purchase, and a beautiful, personalized ornament from Letters with Lanta with any boutique purchase of $50 or more. Enjoy the cheerful holiday spirit with Christmas carolers along Town Square, treat yourself with a Botox appointment at Willow Jane from 5 to 9 p.m., or stop by the to-go window at Never Enough Thyme to purchase a delicious holiday cocktail in an exclusive Halcyon for the Holidays cup. Wrap up your shopping extravaganza and celebrate the deals you scored with holiday-themed drinks at HOBNOB’s Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

8th Annual Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run

Thursday, November 23 at 7:45 a.m.

Join Halcyon for the Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble race before your Thanksgiving feast! Runners can register online or in-person for the 5K, 10K race or the 1K Fun Run, which is reserved for kids ages 10 and under. In-person registration will be available at Big Peach Running Co. in Cumming until Wednesday, November 22 and on-site registration starting at 7 a.m. on race day if not sold out. All participants will receive a lightweight hoodie and a custom medal. Kids Fun Run participants will receive a lightweight hoodie and a custom Fun Run medal. For more information or to register, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Thanksgiving at Ocean & Acre

Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gather around the table with your family and friends this Thanksgiving at Ocean & Acre! The restaurant will be serving a four-course prix-fixe menu of elevated Thanksgiving favorites for $68 per adult and $28 per child. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information or to book reservations, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Santa Visits Tutu School

Saturday, November 25 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Join Tutu School to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Santa and the cast from the Nutcracker! Ticket purchase includes a holiday craft, treats from the Land of Sweets, meet and greet with Metropolitan Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker cast, and a photo opportunity with jolly man, Santa Claus! This event will be held in 30 minute increments, starting at 4 to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 to 5 p.m., 5 to 5:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, November 1. All children must have a parent or caregiver present during the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar at HOBNOB

Wednesday, November 8 through Wednesday, February 28

HOBNOB at Halcyon is transforming the High-Up Bar on the second floor to a winter getaway! Escape to the comfort of a ski chalet pop-up bar and try some of the best après-ski fare east of the Rockies and new seasonal cocktails such as peppermint mocha martinis, RumChata hot cocoa, Bulleit bourbon hot toddies plus delicious seasonal fare. E live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit the event page

Brewville Christmas Pop-Up Bar at Cherry Street Brewpub

Monday, November 27 through Saturday, December 30

The annual Brewville Christmas Pop-Up Bar at Cherry Street Brewpub returns this year, promising a delightful blend of holiday cheer and the creation of lasting memories among friends! Cherry Street will be transformed into a festive wonderland, adorned with the most enchanting decorations. Guests can indulge in a variety of delicious holiday-inspired cocktails, ensuring a merry and spirited celebration of the season. For more information, visit the Cherry Street Brewpub event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/23

Friday, November 3 – Friday, November 17

Participating restaurants:

Latin Restaurant Weeks (LRW) celebrates its second year in Atlanta to drive awareness to local Latin chefs,
restaurant owners, caterers, coffee shops, bakeries and culinary pop-up events while spotlighting the diversity of
Latine flavors offered throughout the city. In partnership with Feed the Soul Foundation, Elavon, Stella Artois and
U.S. Bank, culinary businesses will feature special dishes and menus showcasing a variety of Latin
American/Hispanic businesses.   More than 40 participants will join the campaign with a primary purpose to amplify
visibility to one of the largest ethnic groups, which is responsible for Atlanta’s ever-growing economic growth.
The “Buen Provecho” campaign – the equivalent of bon appétit – encourages residents and tourists to expand their
palate during the two-week event beginning on Friday, November 3 through Friday, November 17 by dining at one
of the campaign’s participating venues. LRW continues to bring prominence to the Hispanic/Latin regions represented
in the greater Atlanta area and serves as a reminder to support local Latine entrepreneurs during National Hispanic
Heritage Month. Participants will highlight menu selections that represent their fare’s authenticity and culture. While
each style of cooking implements unique methods with region-specific produce and spices, each group presents bold
flavors and evokes feelings of nostalgia through their cuisine. Latin Restaurant Weeks will aid in restimulating culinary
businesses as they face a new set of challenges post pandemic including inflation, rising food cost and labor
retention concerns.
According to the National Restaurant Association, one-fifth of restaurant managers and supervisors are Hispanic yet
the top-level executives and CEOs is significantly lower. Dissecting the data proves the amount of growth within the
Latinx community is due to the ever-growing culinary scene in the metropolitan area. 
Latin Restaurant Weeks encourages businesses to create an experience outside of their traditional menus by
developing prix fixe specials and/or meal-beverage pairings to pique the public’s interest. This method may assist
business owners and chefs with establishing new dining opportunities in an overall effort to expand their customer
base. This year’s participants include authentic Mexican cuisine and flavors at El Taco Velez, savory Spanish-
inspired staples at Buena Vida Tapas & Sol, creative twists on Venezuelan fare at Arepa Grill and if tradition is a
preference – there’s the robust empanada offerings at Belen de la Cruz.  
Co-founded by Karinn Chavarria, the campaign originated in Houston in 2019 and was designed to highlight the
contributions of Latinos in the culinary industry as an integral part of the local community.  Since 2019, LRW has
celebrated its weeks in Atlanta, Chicago and Miami and extended its reach to New York in 2023.
“Our community has influenced and enriched the culinary industry for more than two centuries and will help forge its
future,” explains Chavarria.
Since its first year in 2019, a majority of LRW participating restaurants witnessed up to a 20% increase in diners as
well as a boost in social media engagement during and after each market’s campaign.  
For the growing list of Atlanta participants, visit:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/


4 Crews. 4 Stages. 1 Winner.

Tickets On Sale Now 

Red Bull Culture Clash, the groundbreaking live music experience featuring four opposing crews across four stages, is thrilled to announce its return to Atlanta this November todeliver the nightlife event of the year. Set to unfold at the Gateway Center Arena on Saturday, November 4th at 7 are now on sale for this spectacle that pays homage to the city’s unique tapestry of culture, color, and sound. 

For one night only, four dynamic crews representing Atlanta’s hottest parties will bring their fiercest competition and freshest sounds in Dancehall, Reggaeton, Amapiano, and Hip-Hop to one location: Rum Punch Brunchfeaturing Jamaican dancehall sensation and producer SeraniPerreo404featuring Bad Bunny collaborator, DJ, and producer DJ LuianBamba Tuesdays featuring singer and songwriter Afro B; and Mashup Sessions featuring rising Atlanta rap star Young Nudy. In a four-round battle, they’ll bring booming soundscapes, unreleased tracks, intense rivalry, and a thrilling lineup of special guests and surprises, all aimed at winning the crowd’s hearts and outshining their opponents. Only one winner can be crowned Red Bull Culture Clash champion and earn bragging rights as the best party crew in the A. 

This year, Red Bull Culture Clash will also feature a special performance from Atlanta’s own Crime Mob, including original members Diamond, Lil’ Jay, M.I.G., Money Blacc formally known as Cyco Blacc and Princess. The revered group have carved out their place in history with their iconic Southern rap anthems “Knuck If You Buck” and “Rock Yo Hips.” The show will be hosted by Jessie Woo and Paige Shari, while Jay Shale, the Atlanta DJ who spins for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and Overtime Elite, will serve as house DJ for the battle.

Get to know the crews of Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta

  • Rum Punch Brunch – Coined as Atlanta’s most celebrated brunch, RPB started it all back in 2016, and has become a must-attend event for those looking for exotic eats, big beats, the best rum punch, and the coolest vibe. The crew will be joined onstage by Jamaican dancehall singer and producer Serani and featured DJs Tony MatterhornandWilly Chin. 
  • Mashup Sessions – The open-format experience for Music Lovers, where music is remixed, flipped, and reconstructed. Delivering music that feeds the soul, Mashup Sessions is all about good drinks, good people, and better vibes. The crew will be joined onstage by local Atlanta rap starYoung Nudy and DJs UnruelyandThe Canterbury Tales.
  • Bamba Tuesdays – One of the nation’s premier Amapiano events, as well as an Atlanta cultural institution, Bamba Tuesdays seamlessly blends Amapiano, Afro House, Gqom, Afro Tech, and Afro Beat. The crew will be joined onstage by singer and songwriterAfro B, known for his hit single, Drogba, plus DJs KashDangerVybzand Polish.
  • Perreo404 – An all-inclusive community uplifting the Latin culture through nostalgia and sounds, featuring Reggaeton, Perreo, Latin House, and more. Que viva el perreo! The crew will be joined onstage by Bad Bunny collaborator, DJ, and producerDJ Luian, plus DJ EUandNino Augustine.

Red Bull Culture Clash previously came to Atlanta in 2017 and 2018 and, perhaps boding well for Rum Punch Brunch, Dancehall crews won both prior years. Crew Unruly with DJs ZJ Liquid, Chromatic, Jazzy T, and Jabba won in 2017, while Jamaica reggae and dancehall artist Kranium and crew Frequent Fliers took the title in 2018. After a four-year hiatus, Red Bull Culture Clash made a triumphant return to the U.S. in 2022, selling out venues in NYC and LA. 

“Super excited to be a part of Red Bull Culture Clash this year because I’ve been a team member a few years back with Mike WiLL (Made-It) and the Eardrummers. Now it’s time to lead the charge for my own team,” said DJ Kash of Bamba Tuesdays. “Red Bull Culture Clash is like a legit gladiator battle for DJs, producers, and whatever you do creatively in the music. For me, this is super important because this lets you know where you stand as far as how to rock a crowd.”

The two prior Red Bull Culture Clashes in Atlanta also saw guest appearances from Ludacris, Mavado, Rae Sremmurd, Rico Nasty, and Waka Flocka Flame, among others.

“Red Bull Culture Clash is an important event in Atlanta because it highlights all the people that are doing movements in the city of Atlanta – that are really putting on for the culture of the city and showcasing all the vibes and sounds of our cultures,” said DJ EU, who won Red Bull 3Style in Atlanta in 2013. “Red Bull Culture Clash takes me back to my Red Bull 3Style battling days, but this time it’s not one person – it’s the crew and I could not be happier to be repping the Latinos in Atlanta with my Perreo404 crew.”

For more information on Red Bull Culture Clash and to purchase tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta, visit 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/25/23

Distillery of Modern Art, Sunday, November 11 at 1pm

Attention art enthusiasts and philanthropists! 

We are thrilled to announce an extraordinary art show that combines creativity, community, and a noble cause. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with stunning artwork, live painting, delectable food, and a mission to find a kidney donor. 

This art show is a celebration of talent featuring over 20 incredible artists from various backgrounds and styles. From mesmerizing paintings to breathtaking photography, this event promises to ignite your imagination and leave you inspired. 

Adding to the excitement, we have invited two talented live painters who will create masterpieces right before your eyes. Witness their artistic process unfold in real-time, as they transform blank canvases into stunning works of art. 

But, this event is not just about art; it’s about making a difference in someone’s live. We are working to raise awareness for an individual, Vy Tran, as he is in his late stages of kidney failure and is in desperate need of a hero donor. 

About Vy Tran: 

Just before the pandemic hit, I was diagnosed with end stage renal disease, essentially my kidneys stopped working. I’ve been on dialysis for the past 3 years or so and am currently on the transplant list (which can take years to find a donor). It’s been a very rough road till this point and a lot of it has to do with the physical and mental changes that come with all of this. But as of right now, I am in a good place and I am pushing forward as best I can. 

On the bright side, my transplant surgeon says I’m a good candidate for a donor kidney but no amount of surgery will change my personality. 

In addition to the mission, we are also giving back to the community and to the artists. As the holidays are closely approaching, booth space was provided free of charge to the artists allowing them to showcase their work with no overhead. As a gift to the community, food will be provided to attendees at no charge by Ruchi Bangladeshi during the duration of the show (while supplies last-food arrives at ~2:30pm) .

Free Tickets:


-Event Producers at Marketplace Events Launch Three-Day Shopping Event at Gas South Convention Center November 3-5, 2023-

Followers who go to Atlanta Holiday Boutique 2023 (

will get 50% off with promo code ADVENTURE

Atlantans who revel in the holiday spirit will soon have a new tradition to mark the season when the ultimate holiday shopping experience launches with the Atlanta Holiday Boutique at the Gas South Convention Center November 3-5, 2023. Marketplace Events – producers of the Atlanta Home Show and North Atlanta Home Show – kick off the first annual show with more than 200 companies in a festive atmosphere filled with holiday home décor, jewelry, gifts, children’s items, gourmet foods and more. 

The Holiday Boutique is tailored for guests looking to experience all the joys of the holiday season with high-quality vendors and artisan designers from all over the country, entertainment, food and drink – and a one-stop shop to find unique gifts for anyone on their list.

Highlights of the Atlanta Holiday Boutique will include:

  • The holiday spirit will be flowing at Girls Night Out on Friday, Nov. 3. Kick start the weekend kick starts the weekend with a party from 5 – 9 p.m. featuring music, drinks, door prizes and late-night access to some of the chicest boutiques in the area. 
  • Discover beautiful, custom-made gifts and home décor created by Artisan Exhibitors. Local artisans. Their unique, artist-inspired creations and artwork can’t be found anywhere else.
  • Grab a drink, take a break, and re-energize in one of two roomy Shopper’s Relaxation Lounge.  Refreshed and renewed, you’ll be ready to hit the floor. 
  • Shop the show for free with Boutique Bucks. Enter to win at the show for your chance to win each hour! Hourly drawings for $25 in Boutique Bucks to use at any of our vendors.


Adults – $12 (At the door)

Adults – $10 (Online)*

Children ages 12 and under are free. 

*Online Advance Adult Admission will be at the $10 discounted rate through 11/2/23. Starting opening day of the show the price will increase to $12 online, same as box office pricing.


10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

For show information and to save on tickets, visit Official Atlanta Holiday Boutique – November 3-5, 2023 – Gas South Convention Center


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/23

Popular Halloween festival returns to the Upper Westside’s top entertainment destination

The Works is bringing back Something’s Brewing, a spooky, fun-filled Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. While the fun is best suited for ghouls and goblins ages 3 to 13, guests of all ages are welcome. There will be candy stations, crafts, entertainment and more.

Something’s Brewing began at The Works in 2020 and continued in 2021. Due to popular demand, the signature Halloween event is returning to the mixed-use destination in Atlanta’s Upper Westside this year, and will offer new experiences for guests.

After stopping by the Makers Building to check in, guests can head off to explore the outdoor craft and candy stations, photo ops, stilt walkers, face painting, balloon animals, creepy critters and trunk-or-treating. There will also be a special movie feature and interactive characters on Camp Street. 

Early bird pricing is $13 per ticket for those partaking in the activities, but adults and children under the age of two do not need a ticket. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the event at the gate. This event is rain or shine.

Several tenants at The Works are also having spooktacular events on Oct. 28:

  • American Axes is hosting a Pumpkin Painting Party and kid’s costume contest at 10 a.m. Pumpkins, paint and candy will be provided.
  • Fetch Park is hosting its very first Cujo’s Carnival at 6 p.m., featuring a live band playing Halloween classics, drink specials, costume contests for both people and their pups, a professional photographer and additional surprises. 
  • Chattahoochee Food Work’s “Saturday Night Vibes” makes a return from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with DJ Steve’s best beats.
  • Also at Chattahoochee Food Works, put on your best costume and sign up for the annual Halloween Party, starting at 7 p.m.! The costume contest will start at 10 p.m.

For more information on events happening at The Works, click here


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/23

Celebrate the fall season with Halloween activities including trick-or-treating,

spooky zoo animals and more

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is celebrating Halloween with their annual Fall Festival. The Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

“The Avenue West Cobb’s annual Fall Festival has become a Marietta community favorite over the years and we look forward to welcoming guests to the center to show off their costumes in celebration of Halloween,” said Taylor Campbell, marketing manager at The Avenue West Cobb. “This event will kick off our exciting lineup of holiday events through the rest of the year. We hope to see many community members come out to the Avenue to celebrate the holidays with us.”

The Marietta community is invited to walk around the Avenue for a family-friendly, fun and safe Halloween celebration. Fall Festival guests will have the opportunity to participate in store-to-store trick-or-treating and pick up delicious candy treats from their favorite tenants at The Avenue. 

In addition to trick-or-treating, other activities available for guests to enjoy include:

  • Pumpkin picking
  • Spooky zoo animals
  • Kids corn/hay maze
  • Caricaturists/Face painting
  • Strolling movie characters

During the event, guests will also have the opportunity to watch a Guinness World Record-breaking balloon artist build a life-size spooky cat! For more information, please visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/23

The Native American Festival & Pow Wow begins Nov. 2 and runs through Nov. 5. With multiple tribes represented, the festival is considered the largest gathering of its kind in Georgia and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Held at the park’s Historic Square, visitors will experience the southeast’s premier Native American cultural festival through dance, music, interactive educational displays, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations, and more.

The event showcases cultural and educational activities for families to experience. Discover the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions. Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow-making, fire-starting, open-fire cooking, and pottery. Guests can explore an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures where they can crawl inside tipis and other traditional native dwellings.

The four-day festival also includes an artists’ marketplace where shoppers will find one-of-a-kind gift items. World-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.

Dates and times for the festival are as follows:

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 & 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

For tickets and information, please visit or call 1-800-401-2407.