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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/23/23

Summer Roadshow Dinner Series Makes Final Stop of Season with German Food & Wine Pairing

Thursday, September 28


The Wurst Beer Hallis collaborating with Poncey-Highland wine and spirits shop Elemental Spirits Co. Thursday, Sept. 28 for the final #HungryandCurious Summer Roadshow dinner of the season.

This special Oktoberfest dinner will be held on the restaurant’s communal outdoor patio, where guests can mingle under twinkling lights and sample three courses featuring platters of sausages, Patak bacon, pork shank, sauerkraut, spaetzle, pretzels, and more alongside four carefully curated German wine pairings. 

Some of the featured wines include Stein Blauschiefer Riesling Trocken and Ziereisen Blauer Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).

Tickets are $95/person and include gratuity and all food and wine pairings.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Everything Halloween 2023 in Atlanta from parties to dinners to pop-ups and cocktails! Will be updated!

Fri., Oct. 27 – A Live! Halloween Party – Heroes & VillainsThings are getting spooky at Live! At the Battery this October with a Heroes and Villains themed Halloween party! Guests are invited to don their best costumes for a night of exhilarating suspense, where forces of good clash with the shadows of evil in an epic showdown of fun. Featuring great music, craft cocktails and memorable photo opps – this is a can’t miss event. Tickets will be available here soon.

City Winery’s Halloween lineup includes:

City Winery Atlanta invites guests to laugh the night away with comedy with Davi Crimmins and friends paired with music by Blair Crimmins and The Hookers. Plus, the evening will include a costume contest with fun prizes! Tickets are available here

City Winery Atlanta invites all the poor unfortunate souls to this very special Halloween drag brunch! Some of Atlanta’s best drag queens and kings are performing all the Disney hits from everyone’s favorite animated villains! Guests can enjoy brunch along with performances by Edie Cheezburger, EllaSaurus Rex, Mr. Elle Aye, Tugboat the Queen & a very special surprise guest. Tickets are available here

Music-lovers are invited to celebrate the holiday with P-Funk Connection, an Atlanta-based band that has the DNA of Mr. George Clinton and was formed as a group in 2011. Initiated by “P” as in Patty Walker, who has performed and recorded as a vocalist with Rock n Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic for 30 + years, 9 members from funky backgrounds have united together under her. Tickets are available here.

No one has experienced paranormal investigating like this before. Guests are invited to join Sabrina and Corinne for an exclusive, never before seen live show. Grounded in horror, their friendship will provide comedic relief and heartwarming connection…but uncovering the truth comes with a price. This is Two Girls One Ghost at The Conjuring House. It’s going to be a wild, spooky ride. Tickets are available here.

Sat., Oct. 28, 11am-6pm & 7pm-midnight – Halloween on The Roof at Ponce City Market

On Saturday, October 28, The Roof is hosting a dual experience that spans the realms of all ages. From 11am to 6pm, families are invited to indulge in an annual trick-or-treat event, where little ghouls and goblins can gather treats and play boardwalk games under the daylight’s playful glow.

As the sun sets and the moon rises, the venue will transform into an exclusive 21+ adult evening event from 7pm to midnight. Look out for slashers and scream queens and dance the night away at a scream queen Prom under the Terrace. A costume contest winner will receive a prize valued at $1000, making the night even more electrifying. 

Mon., Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30pm – Trick-or-Treat at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market welcomes children of all ages to trick-or-treat on Monday, October 30 from 4:30-6:30pm. During the free and open-to-the-public event, restaurants and shops will be handing out over 1,000 pounds of candy to kids in costume!

Sat., Oct. 28, 6-10pm – Masquerade at B.M. Franklin at Buckhead Village

B.M. Franklin & Co invites guests to a curated, experiential night of speakeasy glamor and mad-mask magic featuring Grey Goose cocktails, a custom fascinator and mask bar, pop-up photobooth and custom hat award for Best Mask/Headdress.

Fri., Oct. 27, 6-10pm – Cujo’s “Find Your Boo” Carnival at Fetch at Buckhead Village

Fetch Park invites people to “find your boo” at their spooktacular event featuring costume contests, DJs playing your favorite songs and scary-good specials.

Every Tuesday in October, 7pm – Scream on The Green at Fetch Park at Buckhead Village

Presented by The Georgia Hemp Co., Fetch park invites movie lovers to watch their favorite Halloween films on the big screen including Caper, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family Values, Goosebumps, Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow and Trick R’ Treat.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Play by Day, Glow by Night during Pumpkin Festival at
Stone Mountain Park

Annual event returns with NEW Pumpkin Drone Show

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, is the most illuminated fall of all! Guests are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a multitude of glowing experiences.

Marvel at the all-new Pumpkin Drone Show! This brand-new show features a fleet of color-changing drones synchronized to festive music while creating specially themed shapes in the sky.  Watch pumpkins, bats, spiders, and more in this aerial masterpiece happening before the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show each night of Pumpkin Festival. 

The glowing experiences are infinite! With even more glow this year, visit the all-new Wonderland’s Fantastical 3D Immersive Experience, and the Enchanted Glow Along Parade. Hunt for buried treasure at the Treasure Island walk-through experience. Follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to the Emerald City. Help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s Blacklight Maze to catch the White Rabbit. See what Dinosaurs do after dark at the Dino Glow Experience. Wander through the Enchanted Forest, with a glowing wonderland of towering trees and oversized flowers.

Guests can play by day and experience family-friendly park attractions, plus special fall entertainment, then glow by night in a whole new light. Fun fall décor and outdoor picture-book settings provide plenty of Instagram-worthy spots. Discover an underwater marvel 20,000 leagues under the sea, catch a fairytale remix with Mother Goose, and join the 3 little pigs for an adventure on the scenic railroad. 

Glow by Night is an immersive experience, with more lights, more glow, and more nighttime outdoor fun. Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. End the night with a glowing nighttime parade featuring new themed floats and favorite storybook characters, dancing their way through the festival.

Discover plenty of nighttime family-friendly experiences on acres of natural beauty, happening Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29.

For tickets and activity schedules, visit www.stonemountainpark.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Open Hand Atlanta to Host 20th Annual Party in the Kitchen at American Spirit Works, Sept. 28

Annual fundraiser flashes back to the neon decade with live music, crafted cocktails, exquisite cuisine, and captivating auctions in support of Open Hand Atlanta

Open Hand is celebrating 20 years of its largest annual fundraiser, Party in the Kitchen, taking place at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 7- 10 p.m. This year, the event will honor Chef Gerry Klaskala, who has generously supported Open Hand for 20 years and has dedicated more than 9 years as a Chef Chair of Party in the Kitchen.

Hosted by Chef Kevin Rathbun and Chef Peter Kaiser, along with Co-Chairs Marlene Alexander and Butch Whitfield,
guests are invited to indulge in Atlanta’s premier culinary social occasion, showcasing 20 of Atlanta’s finest chefs. DJ Twitch and DJIT will take guests back into the decade of MTV, shoulder pads, and big hair as the evening pays tribute to 1988, Open Hand’s founding year, with an unforgettable evening full of entertainment, flavorful food, master mixology and live and silent auctions.

“We are so honored to have Marlene Alexander and Butch Whitfield joining our chef co-chairs Chef Peter Kaiser and Chef Kevin Rathbun for this year’s event,” said Open Hand Executive Director Matthew Pieper. “Not only are they raising critical funds for our mission, but they are also paying tribute to our founding in the 1980s.”

Exquisite culinary masterpieces will be created by famous local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun, Chris Hall,
Peter Kaiser, Ian Winslade, Doug Turbush, Stephen Herman, and others. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only savor delectable food and cocktails, but can also bid on a diverse selection of luxury items, ranging from exclusive travel experiences to captivating entertainment and elegant fine dining packages.

Open Hand will host a Patron Party before the main event for VIP guests in the American Spirit Works Courtyard beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patron ticket prices start at $750 and include access to the main event. Attendees will have the chance to preview live and silent auction items, as well as the opportunity to mingle with Atlanta’s celebrity chefs. 

Party in the Kitchen raises much-needed funds to support Open Hand’s programs which provide access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to those living with or disabled by chronic disease, homebound seniors and at-risk youth and families.

Tickets to Party in the Kitchen are on sale now and can be purchased for a special rate of $250 through August 25 before the price increases to $300 per ticket. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit PartyintheKitchen.org.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Saturday, September 23 11 am

Prost! It’s time to raise a stein not only for Wild Heaven’s 13th anniversary, but for their “beer-loved” Oktoberfest celebration. On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the highly-anticipated German tradition will be in full force at Wild Heaven’s Avondale location (135B Maple St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Wies’n, guests can expect traditional German food from Chef Carla Fears accompanied by live German music and a stein hoisting competition. In honor of the brewery’s 13th birthday, guests can pick up a commemorative stein and be the first to try their limited-edition 13 anniversary beer a very special blend of barrel-aged treats that will be truly one-of-a-kind. Available on draft and in bottles. Revelers that bring their own stein can take advantage of $4 refills. Wild Heaven’s 13th anniversary stein and limited-edited anniversary beer will also be available at the Westend location. For more information, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

September events below!

Stretch that Weekend Feeling—  Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Stretch that weekend feeling with a yoga class at Distillery of Modern Art, an amalgamation of a distillery, gallery, event space, covered patio, and cocktail lounge that is located in the heart of Chamblee. On Sunday, September 17th beginning at 11 a.m., Cherri McCallister, owner of breathe.yoga studio will host a traditional yoga class welcoming all skill levels at the beautiful, art-filled space. After the class, attendees can toast their mind and body experience with Distillery of Modern Art’s craft cocktails. The class is $12 per person. Attendees are required to bring their own mat and water. To register or for more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events or call 404-482-2663. 

Sip & Scent Candle-Making Class— Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:30 p.mIt’s back-to-school season, so there’s no better time to learn the art of candle-making at Distillery of Modern Art during its Sip & Scent class on on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., class goers will be greeted with a cocktail from the award-winning distillery, cocktail lounge, and gallery before a seasoned instructor leads an interactive, educational and fun experience. Participants will explore different waxes, wicks, candle care and pouring along with choosing fragrances and essential oils to create a one-of-a-kind soy and coconut wax candle in a highball glass. Not only will candlemakers leave with a new set of skills, but they will receive elegant packaging materials to safely take their custom candle home. Sip & Scent is for ages 21 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets starting at $67, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events. 

From Grain to Glass: An In-Depth Distiller’s Tour—Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 3 p.m.Experience the captivating allure of spirits that leave everyone craving more at Distillery of Modern Art’s exclusive Disiller’s Tour. On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Distillery of Modern Art, a local art gallery and cocktail lounge, invites guests to join in on a comprehensive journey through the art of distillation, guided by head distiller Matt Grief. Starting at 3 p.m., Grief will share his extensive knowledge on the technical side of distilling and the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of each choice along the way that ensure the creation of a perfect spirit. Beginning and ending with a Distillery of Modern Art cocktail, the tour includes 8 tastings of both finished and unfinished spirits as well as charcuterie from the beloved Spotted Trotter. For ages 21 and up, tickets are $55. For more information about Distillery of Modern Art, visit www.distilleryofmodernarat.com or call 404-482-2663. 

Distillery of Modern Art Hosts Burlesque Basics—Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2 p.m.Try a hand at burlesque with Burlesque Basics at Distillery of Modern Art on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 2 p.m. Critically celebrated and award-winning teachers from The Atlanta School of Burlesque will start by walking burlesque beginners through the history of the sensual dance style. Welcoming all skill levels, Zara Estelle will teach fundamental Burlesque movements and walks, resulting in a short routine. Dance enthusiasts who have built up an appetite learning new skills can indulge in a savory charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter and sip on the latest summer cocktails from Distillery of Modern Art. Attendees must wear appropriate shoes such as dance shoes or strapped-toe shoes with a 2-to-3-inch heel, jazz flats, salsa shoes or barefoot. Attendees are encouraged to bring water. Tickets are $15. To register or for more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events or call 404-482-2663. 

Cocktails & Conversation Returns with Focus on Employment Inclusion— Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Distillery of Modern Art, a fusion of a distillery, gallery, event space and cocktail lounge, is set to host its next thought-provoking discussion in its Cocktails & Conversation series, focusing on Employment Inclusion on Wednesday, September 27. Beginning at 6 p.m., attendees are invited to enjoy craft cocktails and engage in a lively discussion with the founders of the Kyle Pease Foundation, Chief Executive Officer Kyle Pease and Executive Director Brent Pease, as they delve into the topic of improving support for disabled and minority communities in the professional sphere. The Kyle Pease Foundation is known for its work in raising awareness and funds to promote success for persons with disabilities through sports and competition. Adding depth to the conversation, Kristina Echols, Strategy Consultant in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accenture, will share her experience in creating and maintaining inclusive workspaces. Cocktails & Conversations: Employment Inclusion at Distillery of Modern Art is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are available for purchase for $5 at https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Sept 30, 2023 (Saturday 1-5pm)

Pullman Yards

SWAPPING: Bring your plants, cuttings, seeds to trade with others in a box. Helpful to have them labeled whether in soil, wet paper napkin in baggie, or wrapped in moss. There’s designated swap and free plant areas for community (No Selling in these areas). Send a message to volunteer. Spread the word and see you there!!

APPLY TO SELL (Keep checking for future events)

FB Events Page: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

FB Group: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

IG @GeorgiaPlantTradeandSales

TikTok @GeorgiaPlantTradeSales

Event site: Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Celebrate International Doodle Dog Day on Sept. 24 with a Pooch Parade, giveaways and more

Doodles, poodles and their furry friends and family are invited to the best paw-ty of the year, Halcyon’s Doodle Dog Day on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelter, Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization, will also be onsite for attendees to meet adorable pups who are searching for their forever family and home.

Guests can check in at the Halcyon tent on the Village Green to pick up free dog swag and the schedule of dog-friendly events. At 2:30 p.m., watch the Pooch Parade sponsored by Unexpected Pooch, full of wagging tails and prizes for Unexpected Trick, Unexpectedly Rowdy, Unexpected Hairdo, Unexpected Talent, Unexpected Owner/Pup Lookalike and Unexpected Best in Show. An abundance of doggy samples and treats will be available from Halcyon’s many dog-friendly restaurant patios and shops, including free pup cups from Kilwins. Guests can also expect free dog caricatures, a training demonstration by Dog Training Elite Northeast Atlanta and vendors such as Wag Board’s charcuterie boards for dogs and Unexpected Pooch. 

Free parking is available in the parking deck. Neighbors are encouraged to use rideshare apps or the Big Creek Greenway. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page. For the latest information on Halcyon, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit www.visithalcyon.com or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Saturday, September 23 10 am

The Peachtree City community is invited to bring their custom or decorated golf carts to The Avenue for a chance to take home a trophy and bragging rights. Golf carts will compete to be voted “Best in Show” in two categories–business and individual–by center guests. The winner of the individual category will also win a $500 shopping spree at the center.

As a free event, open to the public, community members can stop by to check out the carts on display and vote for their favorite cart. In addition, guests can enjoy tons of fun with putt-putt golf, browse vendors, enter giveaways and more.

REGISTRATION: Golf cart owners interested in displaying their carts can register at bit.ly/45U5hyU. Golf cart check-in is between 8:30-9:30 a.m.