2019 VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

Thursday, December 5th 6 to 8 pm

HAVE A MERRY AND BRIGHT START TO THE SEASON
WITH VININGS’ OLDEST HOLIDAY TRADITION
The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting to Feature Photos with Santa,
Live Music, Holiday Activities, and More!
Free to attend!
Paces Properties invites the community to light up their holiday season at the 2019 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting. This annual event is decked out with all sorts of family fun from visits with Santa to live music that’s sure to have the whole family rocking around the Christmas tree.

The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is filled with a list of cherished festivities and most exciting of all, Santa heard the news and is coming to join the party! The big man himself will be available for family photos, holiday wishes, and of course, pleas for the nice list. Two Santa Express Trains will be chugging along all evening, and guests can enjoy balloon twisting and ornament decorating. Additionally, Vinings United Methodist Church will be on-site decorating holiday cookies with guests for a tasty treat.

“It’s an honor of ours to continue the Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at Vinings Jubilee for the 33rd year,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “Bringing families from across the metro-Atlanta area together for this event is what makes Christmas special, and we are proud to welcome a place for holiday spirit, community, and life-long memories.”

To add some extra sparkle to the holiday celebration, local schools and studios will provide live music and entertainment. Whitefield Academy Jazz Band and Campbell Middle School Chorus are back for another year of excellent performances, and new to the lineup this year is the Like The Dickens Carolers. Before the celebrations begin stop in for a bite or a sweet treat from one of Vinings’ delicious eateries which include Another Broken Egg Café, Café at Pharr, SOHO, Paces & Vine, Guaco Joes, Mellow Mushroom, Stockyard Burgers, Southern Baked Pie Company and Cold Stone Creamery.

SEVENTH ANNUAL HUMAN CLAY GALA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/7/19

100% Of the Proceeds Benefitting Gateway Center
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is honored to present the 7th annual Human Clay Gala on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The theme of this year’s Human Clay event is “Restoration”, and features Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of philanthropy and fun, including live and silent auctions, wine & whiskey pull, signature Southern fare, craft cocktails and more.  100% of proceeds raised from the Human Clay Gala goes directly to the Gateway Center, a dynamic organization with a mission to connect people experiencing homelessness with the support necessary to become self-sufficient and find a permanent home.  
For 14 years, Gateway Center has assisted and given hope to those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, serving over 10,000 individuals in 2018 alone.  Serving men, women, and children by connecting them to resources and partners in-house and throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, the annual philanthropic affair is the organization’s signature fundraiser.  Hosted by Brewed to Serve  Restaurant Group, Inc. individual tickets are available at $125.  To purchase tickets or sponsor packages, visit https://www.gatewayctr.org/human-clay/.

NIGHT MARKET AT HOME DEPOT BACKYARD: EAT, SIP, SHOP UNDER THE STARS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/1/19

The Home Depot Backyard Hosts Artisan Vendors, Live Music, and Top
Culinary Talent in November 7 Installment of Monthly Market

Picture yourself strolling under twinkling lights, sipping on a custom cocktail from top Atlanta mixologist, Tiffanie Barriere and you notice the smell of dishes from some of the city’s most celebrated chefs wafting through the air. At Night Market at The Home Depot Backyard, guests can experience just that – a vibrant, open-air neighborhood gathering. The market is designed with inspiration from the famous street fairs and bazaars of Europe and Asia and once guests step inside, they will feel instantly transported into a kaleidoscope of delicious flavors, colors and sounds.

Having launched in October in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just outside of bustling Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Night Market offers expansive greenspace, enticing guests to come shop, drink, eat, and stay a while. Here visitors have the chance to engage and converse with incredible culinary talent including chefs from The Federal, The Spotted Trotter, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Shake Shack, American Cut, Honeysuckle Gelato, Wheelies Tiny Donuts and Hattie B’s to name a few. Guests will also be able to shop an impressive selection of goods at the artisan market, curated by Atlanta favorite, Indie Craft Experience, to a soundtrack of live music provided by the Sundogs.

“At Night Market, we want our guests to feel as if they’re attending a backyard party with close family and friends,” says Latonda Henderson, Director of Community Activation for Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Our goal was to create this personal experience where you can walk up to renowned chefs and beverage experts and swap recipes, pick their brains and just chat as if you were at a friend’s house. The culinary talent we have selected for each Night Market are all part of the movement to elevate Atlanta’s reputation as a top foodie destination, and to be able to have this interactive experience with them is really special.”

Food and beverage advanced tickets in advance are $25 or $40 at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com/night-market.

INAUGURAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL AND PARADE DEBUTS IN ROSWELL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/29/19
Featuring a Lantern Parade, Tequila-Tasting Experience, Face Painting, Street Performers, a Lantern Parade and Much More!
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to explore vibrant cultural traditions at the inaugural Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade in the historic city of Roswell, Georgia. Held on the grounds of City Hall from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., this exciting Day of the Dead celebration will pay homage to the Mexican holiday that honors those who have died with food, marigolds, dancing, music and more.
Free to attend for all ages, the fun-filled day will feature an array of activities and entertainment including a live mariachi band, street performers, a Mexican ballet group, complimentary face painting and so much more.  At dusk, festival goers can light up the night during a mesmerizing Lantern Parade led by a marching band along the marigold-filled streets in downtown Roswell.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lanterns or purchase a lantern kit at the festival for $5 to $25.
In addition to food vendors serving authentic Mexican cuisine, the festival will have a dynamic Tequila Tasting Experience boasting three of the top tequilas with mini shots prepared by a mixologist that will also be curating tequila cocktails for sampling, and a chef on-site creating tequila-inspired meals for tasting.  For $45, attendees ages 21 and up will receive a souvenir cup, nine tasting tokens and a raffle entry to win a Mattel Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll.  Tickets are available now at www.dayofthedeadatl.com.

SMASH SUCCESS HERE{AFTER} POP-UP THEATER EXPERIENCE IS IN ATLANTA FOUR NIGHTS ONLY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/28/19

Wednesday, October 30th to Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm

Historic GL Green Building

HERE{after} things will never be the same. Take a seat at our table. Join the madness.

HERE{after} is a limited engagement, multi-sensory integrative theatrical experience for 40 guests at a time. Immediately upon entering the building, audience members become both witnesses and participants in a whirlwind of chaos and memory, swept into a winding and engaging storyline – removing barriers between actor and audience. Written and directed by talent from NYC’s smash success, Sleep No More, HERE{after} is an exciting, one-hour show popping up downtown for four nights only in the raw space of the historic H.L. Green building.

A highly crafted theatrical experience that takes place in an immersive environment and incorporates a narrative devised by the performers, directors, and designers. Integrative theater removes the barrier between actor and audience and blurs the line between performance and reality. It extends beyond the performance venue and into communal and digital realms.

Tickets include refreshments and entrance. Available here.

15TH ANNUAL ICE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECTACULAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/25/19

The Two-Day Event Will Be Held in New, Bigger Location at Georgia World Congress Center & Will Feature More than 200 Vendors 

Takes Place on Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24

The Indie Craft Experience, the Atlanta-based organization and producer of craft and vintage markets, announces that the 2019 Holiday Shopping Spectacular will be held on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 11-6pm each day. The annual event will celebrate its fifteenth year with a lineup of more than 200 crafters, artists, makers and vintage sellers from around the country, and, for the first time ever, the event will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) located in Downtown Atlanta.

The Holiday Shopping Spectacular is the Indie Craft Experience’s largest event and features a two-day curated market experience that connects crafters, artists, makers and vintage sellers with the Atlanta community. Now in its fifteenth year, the market is bigger than ever with offerings beyond shopping. In addition to browsing vendor booths for gifts, attendees can have their aura photographed, visit a pop-up location of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library, listen to tunes by DJ Zano, explore a special new area devoted to locally-produced food products curated and sponsored by Georgia Grown, take part in hands-on art activations and join in on spontaneous caroling led by local chorus singers. Shoppers can also take advantage of on-site gift wrapping and enjoy sips and bites from participating food vendors while they peruse.

The Indie Craft Experience was born in 2005 when co-founders Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey Green identified a need for a new kind of artisan market in Atlanta. The pair met while attending a craft market showcasing their own handcrafted creations and put their heads together to create a market inspired by Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago and Stitch in Austin. Today, Indie Craft Experience produces markets, workshops and DIY experiences throughout the year. Read more about Christy and Shannon and their mission to educate and encourage crafters and vintage sellers here.

“2019 marks our fifteenth year of working with the most talented craft and vintage vendors around,” said Christy Petterson. “We are continually blown away by their creativity and talent and are so happy to be able to provide Atlanta shoppers with the best opportunity for holiday gift buying. Our event provides people with a fun holiday shopping experience, and everyone can feel great about supporting local talent by purchasing directly from our vendors!”

The market showcases handmade jewelry, pottery, prints, candles, artisan bath and body products, stationery and more; the impressive lineup of vendors includes Aplombist, Bear Hug Honey Company, Beautiful Briny Sea, Cotton Blossom Press, Elizabeth Foster Art, Garden Goat Co., Kinfolk of Mine, KMM & Co., Mazzy Threads, MonaDoesConcrete, Old Fourth Ward Light Co., Rachel Rose Studio, Sydney Williams Pottery, Vixon Sullivan Art and Yewo, among others.

Entrance to the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular is $5, and free for kids 12 and under. Please visit www.ice-atlanta.com for more information about the Indie Craft Experience and the 2019 Holiday Shopping Spectacular, including directions and transportation guides.

NIGHTMARE IN ATLANTA IV – HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/19

Saturday, October 26th at 9 pm

Republic Nightclub

Atlanta Nightlife Presents the 4th Annual Nightmare in Atlanta considered Atlanta’s Premiere Halloween Bash! Being held at all-new Republic Nightclub said to be “Atlanta’s Latest Edition to Nightlife & Top Rated Nightclub in the City.” The bash will include 3 top ATL DJ’s and amazing VIP Perks with open bar from 9 pm to 12 am. It’s time to make your dreams a reality this Halloween at the official Atlanta Halloween Party! Beware of the absolute awesome time you will have this historic Atlanta venue which features multiple rooms, dance floors, top Atlanta DJs, VIP open bar ticket, VIP tables available and much more.

Here are some of the Highlights that await you:

Atlanta’s Biggest and Best Halloween Bash with an expected attendance of up to 1,000 or more people
Costume Contest: with Prizes
-Best Costume
-Best Couple/Group
-Most Original Costume
Freddie VIP Open Bar Tickets
-Open Bar Tickets 9pm til 12am for (call drinks, beer, and wine)
-Upgrade Halloween party favors
-Private Vampire VIP Tables are available for purchase with premium bottle service!

-Top Atlanta DJs Masked Beatz, Lost Seekers, Captain Malik  The Human DJ playing all our Halloween night hits
-State of the Art Sound System and LED Wall Lighting to rock this party til the am
-Multiple areas to mingle
-Beads, candy and Glow party favors while supplies last
and more…

Tickets run anywhere from $10 and up. VIP $40 and up. Tickets can be purchased here.

SIXTH ANNUAL SAINTS AND SINNERS BALL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/6/19

Halloween Bash Featuring The Glorious Sons, Badflower, and Weathers and With Drink Specials, Surprises and Much More!  
Saturday October 26, 2019 Beginning at 8 p.m.   
 
Atlanta, GA–  Spooky surprises lurk around every corner this Halloween when ALT  105.7 and Park Tavern join forces again to bring this devilish tradition alive  at the sixth annual Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Kicking off  at 8 p.m., saints and sinners alike are invited to descend upon Park Tavern in their most hauntingly sexy costumes for this annual Halloween bash. Featuring electrifying live music performances by The Glorious Sons, Badflower, and Weathers,  the high-energy night will also feature themed drink specials and plenty of  spooktacular surprises.  For ages 21 and up, tickets are available starting at  $20, plus applicable fees, at  www.bigtickets.com/events/radio1057/saints-and-sinners-park-tavern-oct-26-2019. Park Tavern is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline

3RD ANNUAL RHYTHM AND BREWS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/6/19

Festival features live music, food, craft beer and wine

Saturday, October 26th at 5:30 pm

GREENSBORO, GA Reynolds Lake Oconee and OPAS (Oconee Performing Arts Society) are excited to present the third annual Rhythm & Brews Festival. The festival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Reynolds Lake Oconee’s historic Sandy Creek Barn.

Headlining the 2019 festival are five world-renowned rock stars, including Scott Stapp of Creed, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Emmerson Hart of Tonic, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon and Don Barnes of .38 Special. Each veteran musician will be accompanied by the Nashville-based band SIXWIRE.

General admission is $150 and includes access to the craft beer and wine tasting, concert and shuttle service. For guests seeking the ultimate Rhythm & Brews experience, VIP tickets are available for $250 and include general admission access plus exclusive VIP amenities including a tasting experience inside the Sandy Creek Barn with special wine offerings, a VIP hospitality suite at the concert with complimentary food offerings, a dedicated cash bar and comfortable seating that includes a reserved seat during the concert.

“With a great music line up and more tasting and food options than ever before, this year’s Rhythm & Brews Festival is the don’t miss event of the fall,” said Ginger DiMascio, Business Director for OPAS.

The beer and wine garden will provide more than 30 craft selections for tasting and several award-winning food trucks will be on-site to provide culinary pairings. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.

Last year the festival brought in a total of 1200 attendees, doubling from its inaugural year in 2017. The festival has quickly become a local favorite event for residents and visitors alike, all while enhancing the cultural enrichment in the Lake Oconee area.

For more information on the festival and parking, visit http://www.opas.org/rhythm-brews.

VININGS JUBILEE JAZZ AND WINE STROLL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/2/19

Thursday, October 10th at 6 pm

Following its summer concert, historic neighborhood shopping district Vinings Jubilee is set to host another music-filled night this fall. On Thursday, October 10, internationally-known jazz artist Jabari Walker will bring his soulful sounds to Vinings. Taking place at the Tower Stage, this family-friendly event will be held place from 6pm-8pm.

Jabari Walker, originally from Oklahoma, is known among the jazz community for his relaxing, smooth sounds that effortlessly blend jazz with blues and soul. After touring internationally and performing at festivals across the country, Walker is excited to share his talents with the Vinings community.

For the first time at Vinings Jubilee, the event will also feature a wine stroll, allowing adult guests to peruse various retail stores after hours with wine in hand. Restaurant Paces & Vine will be offering a variety of delicious wines ranging from red, to white, to rosé and each 6oz. pour will be priced at $6 and include branded Vinings Jubilee cups.

Attendees are also invited to shop at the plethora of unique stores on-site including The Read Shop, Fab’rik, Etc. East, Talbots, Waiting on Martha Everyday, Waiting on Martha Home, and The Southern Baked Pie Co. which will remain open for guests to enjoy.