WILD HEAVEN AVONDALE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/22/24

Friday, 5/24-Sunday, 5/26

Wild Heaven Avondale

Celebrating 10 years of success in Avondale Estates, the crew at Wild Heaven Beer is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend bash with frosty brews, delicious eats, drink specials, music and more. The shenanigans kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24th, with Geoff Melkonian from The Remakes, and continue throughout the weekend with performances by Dave Howard Coons and Mutant County Line on Saturday, Blackfoot Daisy on Sunday, and Omer Netzer accompanied by Brewmaster Eric Johnson on the pedal steel guitar on Memorial Day, May 27th. In honor of the original location’s 10th Anniversary, Wild Heaven’s taproom will be serving specialty brews like Peach Blackbird Saison 10th Anniversary of Avondale Estates, Wiser Blood Double IPA, and Steamboat Cali California Common, alongside its regular lineup of active beers including Sunburst, Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, Euro-Style Pilsner, and more. In addition to ice-cold beers, sliders, wings, hot dogs, hoagies, Kona Ice shaved ice, and more will be available to complement the festivities. Avondale Estates Celebratory 10th Anniversary commemorative t-shirts and glassware will be available all weekend for purchase. To top it all off: for those who arrive sporting a winged goblet logo, Wild Heaven will cover the first beer. For more information, visit wildheavenbeer.com/. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven. 

WESTSIDE MOTOR LOUNGE IS CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL TENNESSEE WHISKEY DAY NASHVEGAS STYLE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/16/24

A Cocktail Shakin’, Chicken Fried, Rhinestone Rockin’, Honky Tonk Whiskey Jamboree

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 from 6-9pm 

Saddle up your horse and ride into the city for Westside Motor Lounge’s rhinestone rockin’ honky tonk jamboree in honor of National Tennessee Whiskey Day on Tuesday, May 21st. Kicking off at 4 pm, Atlanta cowboys and cowgirls alike are invited to revel in the holiday spirit with whiskey cocktails crafted by five of Atlanta’s finest bartenders, competing live for a chance to win an exclusive trip to the Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville. But the fun doesn’t end there— dive into mouthwatering fried chicken from Mothers Best Fried Chicken, groove to classic honky-tonk tunes spun by DJ Bottom Shelf, get inked with Nashville-inspired flash tattoos by artist Benzy and strike a pose at the live art spray-can photo backdrop courtesy of WIP Studios. Hosted by Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey in partnership with Westside Motor Lounge and Mother’s Best Fried Chicken, tickets to the event are $25 each and available for purchase at https://www.bigtickets.com/e/west-side-motor-lounge/NashVegas/. Westside Motor Lounge is located on the corner of Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway at 725 Echo Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318. Stay connected on Instagram @Westside_Motor_Lounge

ATLANTA TO HOST THE RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE NATIONAL FINAL THIS WEEKEND

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/14/24

The National Final to be held at Underground Atlanta on the 18th, with a full weekend of events beforehand featuring some of the biggest names in the world of dance 

WHAT:                The Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final is coming to Atlanta on May 18. The global all-styles, 1v1 street dance event series will see the best dancers in the country compete for a chance to head to the World Final in Mumbai.  

Through a bracket-style tournament, dancers battle one-on-one to surprise music selections, showcasing the spontaneous nature of street dance and challenging competitors to adapt their moves on the spot. With no planned choreography, pre-selected music, or a panel of judges, dancers must win the crowd’s vote in order to advance to the next round.   

Tickets to attend the one-of-a-kind event are available for purchase here.   

Various workshops will also be held, led by some of the best dancers in the world, that are open to the general public for registration for while spots last. On Friday the 17th, there will be a Battle Royale at the Center Stage Theater, with 2v2 battles and a major Team USA vs. Team Africa headlining battle that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available for purchase here.   

To reserve your participation any of the free workshops that will be offered at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park, register here.   

WHO:                 On Saturday night ATL rap icons Soulja Boy and Dem Franchize Boyz will performing and rocking the crowd at the National Final. The crowd can also expect showcase dance performances from professional dance stars such as Toosie, creator of the viral Toosie Slide, and 1v1 battles featuring the best dancers from around the country.  

All weekend long, the city’s rich and storied dance culture will be celebrated with even more amazing talent participating throughout the weekend, including Red Bull Dance Your Style USA Champion The Crown, and major dance stars like Kaffy, Ladia Yates, Honey Balenciaga, Hooliboy and Toyin.  On the music side, South African DJ duo TxC are coming all the way to the States to deliver an after-party DJ set at the Royale.   

On the 18th the National Final will feature regional champions, runners-up, and a line-up of invited dancers (wildcards) 

Full list of National Finals Competitors:

ATLANTIC STATION WELCOMES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/13/24

Tent Raising in Pinnacle Lot This Week
Third Stop in Atlanta Tour Features Superstars From Five Continents, Opens Friday, May 17
               
Friday, May 17 through Sunday, 5/26 | Show times vary

TICKETS:              
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and at the onsite ticket office.                
Visit universoulcircus.com for more info, ticket prices, show times, and schedules.

Atlantic Station is pleased to welcome the 30th Anniversary of UniverSoul Circus this month. Featuring superstars from five continents, all backed by the infectious beat of World Music, including sounds and dance styles spanning the African diaspora, UniverSoul Circus reimagined itself this year with over a dozen culturally diverse performances. UniverSoul features never-before-seen acts from Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, and Mongolia and a never-before-seen eighteen-person flying trapeze act from China. In a presentation celebrating “Circus Cousins from around the World,” UniverSoul Circus is set to begin for the first time at Atlantic Station Friday, May 17. 

“Atlantic Station serves as a bustling cultural epicenter for numerous residents of Atlanta, and we are thrilled to bring the unique experience of UniverSoul to all its visitors,” said Cedric Walker, UniverSoul Circus Founder & CEO.

Presented in a brand-new custom purple Big Top imported from Italy, the Big Top is 157 feet wide and 330 feet long, the size of a football field. It is enhanced with advanced state-of-the-art lighting and a sound system that moves and grooves as if it were the show itself. Atlantans will be able to see the tent being raised this week from the connector!

“Bringing UniverSoul Circus to Atlantic Station is not just about entertainment; it’s about celebrating cultural diversity, unity, and the joy of live performance,” said Starr Cumming, Southeast Retail Director for Hines. “As we continue to seek exciting and enriching experiences to bring to our neighborhood, we are thrilled to welcome UniverSoul Circus for the first time ever. This landmark event promises interactive entertainment and electrifying performances, adding a new dimension to our array of community offerings.”

Guests heading to UniverSoul Circus can experience two hours of complimentary parking in Atlantic Station’s parking deck. Alternatively, ticket holders can take MARTA to the Arts Center station and ride the free Atlantic Station shuttle to the event. They will also have easy access to more than 20 restaurants and bars in the neighborhood to enjoy before or after the show.

PAWS FEST RETURNS TO THE AVENUE WEST COBB FEATURING DOCKDOGS® NATIONAL SPORTSMEN’S SERIES COMPETITION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/24

Exhilarating event to feature pet vendors, giveaways, and a live DJ for furry friends and families

Saturday, 5/18 and Sunday, 5/19

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is preparing to host its second annual dog-friendly event—Paws Fest. The two-day event will kick off on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and conclude Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. 

“Hosting events like Paws Fest allows us to create moments our guests and their furry friends will never forget,” said Alondra Moya, marketing manager of The Avenue West Cobb. “We are constantly looking for ways to be an entertainment destination within our community, and this is a perfect example of how we are bringing together friends, family and beloved pets for a day of pure joy.” 

An exciting entertainment experience for dog lovers and pet parents, Paws Fest will feature several high-flying canine competitions, as part of DockDogs® National Sportsmen’s Series. Competitions taking place throughout the two-day event include the Big Air Wave competition, Extreme Vertical competition and Speed Retrieve competition. Visitors attending Paws Fest can watch the contests on both days at the following times:

Schedule for Saturday, May 18:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #1 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #2 – 12:30 pm
  • Big Air Wave #3 – 2 p.m.
  • Extreme Vertical Competition – 4 p.m.

Schedule for Sunday, May 19:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #4 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #5 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Speed Retrieve Competition – 2:30 p.m.
  • Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur) – 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the DockDogs® competitions, multiple local pet-friendly vendors — such as Bark Street Petopia and Bark N Bunk— will host interactive vendor booths showcasing hard-to-find items like all-natural grain-free dog treats, pet odor-eliminating candles and more.

For more information, please visit avenuewestcobb.com.

REIK PLAYING COBB ENERGY CENTER ON MAY 23!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/7/24

Reik playing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on 5/23, Panorama 2024 Tour to hit 25 cities across U.S.

Acclaimed latin pop band Reik are excited to reveal their much-anticipated Panorama 2024 Tour, coming to 25 cities across the United States this summer. Presented by noted live event promoter Loud And Live, the tour promises to immerse fans in an unforgettable musical journey, from the May 11 kick-off in Orlando to the June 30 finale in Seattle.

Throughout the tour the critically acclaimed Reik will perform an array of both their classic hits and their most captivating recent work, displaying their unique essence onstage.

“We’re excited to announce our second tour with Reik,” says Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live. “It is a privilege to work with them again and introduce their music to a wider audience. Get ready for an experience filled with energy and joy!”

Tickets will be available for presale on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time, and widely available on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

All tickets will be available at Reik.mx. See below for a complete list of dates.

ABOUT REIK

The name Reik carries weight and recognition. For proof, look no further than their multiple sold-out shows each year across all Latin America, the United States and Spain; numerous radio hits; and songs featured in ad campaigns by international brands.

Sixteen years ago, nobody could have imaged the rapid ascent and illustrious career of these three boys from Mexicali, Baja California. They have been trendsetters ever since, accumulating 9.1 billion streams, 8.5 billion views and 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube, and 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Their discography boasts six studio albums, two live albums and two conceptual EPs, all certified for high sales in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and the United States.

Reik have collaborated with over 30 international artists including Maluma, J. Balvin, Wisin & Yandel, Sebastián Yatra, Carin León, Ozuna, Morat, Super Junior, Manuel Turizo, Farruko, Camilo, Aitana, Christian Nodal, Grupo Firme and Nicky Jam, among others. 

The band has also won a wide range of awards, including Latin Grammys, MTV Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Gaviotas de Plata y Oro, Billboard Latin Music Awards and Juventud, among others.

ABOUT LOUD AND LIVE

Loud And Live is an entertainment, marketing, media and live event company specializing in music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Based in Miami with offices in the United States, Europe and Latin America, Loud And Live is driven by their passion for compelling experiences for global audiences.

PANORAMA 2024 TOUR DATES

May 11—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Live

May 12—Hollywood, FL—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

May 15—Houston, TX—Smart Financial Centre

May 16—McAllen, TX—McAllen Performing Arts Center

May 17—San Antonio, TX—Boeing Center at Tech Port

May 18—Dallas, TX—Texas Trust CU Theatre

May 23—Atlanta, GA—Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

May 24—Raleigh, NC —Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

May 25—North Charleston, SC —North Charleston Performing Arts Center

May 30—Boston, MA—Wang Theatre

May 31—Bensalem, PA—Xcite Center at Parx Casino

June 1—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall

June 2—Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall

June 5—Chicago, IL—Rosemont Theatre

June 8—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom

June 9—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater

June 13—El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre

June 14—Albuquerque, NM—Kiva Auditorium

June 15—Tucson, AZ—The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

June 21—San Diego, CA—Pechanga Arena

June 22—Las Vegas, NV—The Theater at Virgin Hotels

June 23—Anaheim, CA —Honda Center

June 27—Sacramento, CA—Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

June 28—San Jose, CA—San Jose Civic

June 30—Seattle, WA—WAMU Theater

CELEBRATE NATIONAL MINI GOLF DAY WITH PUTTSHACK ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/24

Saturday, May 11

Dust off those short game skills, grab some friends and join Puttshack Atlanta on Saturday, May 11, 2024, as they celebrate National Mini Golf Day. With digital driven gameplay through the use of Trackaball technology to keep score, themed holes with challenges and supertubes to risk it all, Puttshack is tech-nically the perfect activity for all ages and skill levels located in the heart of West Midtown. Fuel up for friendly competition with delicious shareables for pre-game noshing like buffalo chicken dip, Rendang lettuce wraps, Maryland crab dip, flatbreads and more. Adult golfers can imbibe in hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine at the bar or soak up the spring sun on Puttshack’s expansive terrace. 

Puttshack Atlanta is open seven days a week and located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit puttshack.com.

PURE ATHLETE HOSTS LIVE AUDIENCE PODCAST EVENT WITH KIRK COUSINS AND JEFF FRANCOEUR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/24

Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Teams Up With Leading Youth Sports Platform To Offer Guidance for Parents, Coaches, Athletes In Navigating Challenges Of Youth Sports

North Point Church, May 20th

Pure Athlete, a leading youth sports platform and podcast committed to empowering parents, coaches and the next generation of athletes to navigate the complex culture of youth sports, will be hosting a live podcast recording event featuring the new Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Kirk Cousins. The recording will take place at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta on May 20, 2024. Members of the live audience can look forward to hearing Cousins share insights on his personal youth sports journey, leadership and the future of the Falcons.

The podcast, hosted by Jeff Francoeur, Britt Lee and Brad Williams, fosters conversations with sports’ most iconic figures and topical experts, creating informational and inspirational content that develops competitive athletes both on and off the field. 

The Pure Athlete podcast has hosted interviews with both legends and current athletes including Chipper Jones, Dabo Swinney, Austin Ekeler, Carli Lloyd, Dell Curry, Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, Brian Harman, Misty May Treanor, Jay Bilas, John Smoltz, Dan Orlovsky and more. Atlanta Braves first baseman, Matt Olson, recently joined the podcast for its inaugural live podcast recording event. During the event, Olson recounted his experiences in youth sports and shared his insights before answering questions from parents and their enthusiastic young athletes.

For more information about The Pure Athlete Podcast, its live event with Kirk Cousins and more, visit pureathleteinc.com.

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND AT CHASTAIN PARK SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/24

The Award-Winning Festival Features Over 185 Artists, Local Bites, Live Acoustic Music and More

Open to All Ages and Free to Attend on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2024

Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups, the award-winning, two-day festival is free to attend and features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Eventgoers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live acoustic music, DJs, an expansive children’s area, and food trucks and beverages for all tastes. Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival (4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327) takes place rain or shine and is open to all ages. For more information, please visit www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com

FASHION FOR FURKIDS 2024

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/24

Tuesday, May 14 11am-4pm

Giaquinto Event Center

(5235 Union Hill Road, Cumming,
GA 30040)

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters will be hosting “Fashion for Furkids,” a fashion show like no other, on May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their headquarters property in the Giaquinto Event Center (5235 Union Hill Road, Cumming,
GA 30040). All funds raised will go to the life saving programs of Furkids, benefiting our communities most at risk animals.


“Fashion for Furkids” models aren’t just showcasing gorgeous articles of clothing, but will also be accompanied by adoptable dogs while on the catwalk. Furkids promises a memorable experience, blending the worlds of fashion, history, and compassion. Furkids is pleased to announce that renowned author and fashion historian Nancy Flaherty will be in attendance, and will give a special presentation. Nancy’s company, ‘HiddenGems with Nancy’, specializes in taking clients shopping in Paris, France, to find the hidden gems they have been searching for their whole lives.


Nancy and her husband adopted their dog Rocky from Furkids in 2013, and Nancy has a heart for philanthropy and especially animals. Nancy stated “Rocky has brought suchjoy to us, we want the rest of the Atlanta community to know that Furkids’ has joy for them too. Combining my love for fashion and style history with an event that supports the mission of Furkids will bring so much warmth to my heart”.


“Fashion for Furkids” attendees will enjoy an exclusive look at both vintage and contemporary styles featuring articles from Nancy’s personal collection, Dillards fashion, and unique finds from the Furkids Thrift Stores. Models from Forward, The
Agency, will be walking the catwalk in this one-of-a-kind fashion curation. Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters has five thrift store locations throughout metro Atlanta where a large variety of items and clothes are donated. Oftentimes distinctive
and unique items find their way onto their clothing racks. Sales from the thrift stores contribute over 30% of Furkids’ annual operation costs, enabling them to continue their life saving work.


All are invited to attend this special event, and Furkids openly welcomes the public to experience their gorgeous garden property at Furkids headquarters. A $75 ticket includes royal tea, live music, and access to an exciting silent auction of handbags from designers such as Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade. Read more and purchase your tickets at https://furkids.org/tickets/fashion-for-furkids.