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AFFPS SUMMER AND FALL ART FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway

Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ Summer and Fall Art Festival Calendar:

Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – 8/17-8/18
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/21-9/22
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – 9/28-9/29

Ninth Annual  Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Consistently recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival will return to the picturesque park in the heart of Midtown for its ninth year on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. A favorite for all ages, the two-day, family-friendly event will feature approximately 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Festival goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. The event is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival 
Taking place in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the second annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival  on Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Offering extend hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. The dynamic merchants in and surrounding the festival in the Buckhead Village will provide an array of beverage and food offerings. Free to attend, the festival is rain or shine,  open to all ages, and four-legged friends are  welcome. For  more information, visit  http://buckheadartsfestival.com/ or www.affps.com.

Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Celebrate the seventh annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside  Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE SUMMER EDITION 2019

 Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/18/19

Saturday, August 10th

Tickets here.

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, August 10th to try them all!

Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at participating locations. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition presented by Lunazul Tequila.

Tickets Include are $30 and include:
• Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars
• Souvenir Pub Crawl on the BeltLine koozie

Summer Edition Partner Bars (More TBA)
• Apres Diem
• Guac y Margys
• Pour Taproom
• Butter and Cream

Checkin locations will be located Inman Park, Midtown, and Ponce City Market area.

RED WHITE AND BREWS MIDTOWN ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/19

Celebrate Independence Day Early This Year at Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta

“Gear Up & Let the Fireworks Begin”

Wednesday, July 3rd 6 pm

Gear up and celebrate Independence Day at the annual Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, July 3rd.  This year you will be singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as you march to over 20+ bar, restaurant & nightclub establishments in Atlanta’s Midtown entertainment district.

Check out some of Atlanta’s newest hot spots like:

  • Foxtrot Liquor Bar – Craft cocktails, local taps and small plates served in an “elevated pub”, British-inspired setting
  • Tiki Tango Hideway Oasis – A 3 level tiki lounge with each level featuring a distinct vibe and mood
  • City Tap Kitchen & Craft – Offers a huge selection of taps and exceptional regional cuisine
  • Veranda – Midtown’s newest venue serving southern smoked meats with a fun upbeat bar, lounge & patio
  • Ponko Chicken – A unique spin on japanese + western cuisine

Venues will feature discounted food and drink specials along with live bands & DJ’s. Registration check in starts at 6:00 p.m. at Foxtrot located at 45 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.  So wear your Stars & Stripes and unite with Atlanta Bar Tours and “Let the fireworks begin”. Tickets run $15 to $25. Grab your tickets today by visiting www.AtlantaBarTours.com

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time: 4 pm

About: The 10th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 4-8pm. Over 150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider will be available. This year, New Realm Brewing has made a special 10-year anniversary beer called Summer X which will be featured at the festival. Also available to sample: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Blue Chair Rum, The Long Drink and Belle Isle Craft Spirits. There will be live music, an air conditioned tent with DJ Q-Tip, and food will be available for purchase. Also joining in on the Beer Fest fun is the Atlanta Falcons who will provide games, giveaways and an appearance from the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders! The beer list will be added to the website closer to the event. Tickets are now on sale: $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/summer-beer-fest/

Wrecking Bar Brewpub’s 8th Anniversary

Date: Friday, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th

Time: Noon

About: Hoppy Anniversary to Wrecking Bar! Join them as they celebrate our 8th anniversary June 14-16. Here’s the low down on what’s happening each day. Friday: they will be giving away a commemorative gift to othe first 50 guests, barrel-aged and cask beers, and 4-packs of 8th Anniversary Juice Willis IPA, Technological Ripeness Double IPA v4, and Double Rainbros available to-go. Saturday: they will be giving away a commemorative gift to the first 50 guests, barrel-aged and cask beers, 500 mL bottles 8th Anniversary BBA Siberius Maximus Blend, as well as Seed and Feed Marching Abominable perform at 2:30 p.m. Finally, Sunday, will include barrel-aged and cask beers, Mexican Siberius Maximus (Taps at Noon), Hops for Pops – 3x DH Technological Ripeness v4 (Taps at Noon), and 500 mL bottles Willett BBA Sprinklerhead English Barleywine (2018 GABF Silver Medal winner). Free to attend, beer for purchase.

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/670292533428342/

CITY WINERY UNPLUGGED AND UNCORKED ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/11/19

City Winery Atlanta

Tuesday, June 25th 7 pm

Calling all wine & music lovers for a perfect pairing night!

Join City Winery for a very unique concert featuring the soulful music of winemaker Fred Scherrer and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, and intimate connections they make between wine and music. You’ll enjoy an intimate, soulful performance of their original tunes and covers for some of your favorite bands, and a tasting of six wines, some that Fred produced at Scherrer Winery and some that Michael represents as a director of global key accounts at Jackson Family Wines. A unique night that ties wine & music so close you won’t take one without another anymore.

What to expect:

  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Wine tasting lead by industry experts
  • 8:30 pm – Intimate and engaging acoustic performance by two legends of the wine industry;
  • Full Loft menu will be available a la carte
  • Wine tasting will include wines from the following wineries:
    •  Aroowood
    •  Cambria
    •  Carmel Road
    •  Matanzas Creek
    • Scherrer Wines

Wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

THREE’S THE CHARM: 5CHURCH ATLANTA CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 20

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

Midtown Hotspot Pulls out the Stops with Special Prix Fixe Menu and Rooftop Party

Thursday, June 20th

Ayman Kamel believes birthdays are meant to be celebrated in style. That’s why the owner of 5Church Atlanta and his team are raising the roof to celebrate the popular Midtown restaurant’s third anniversary on Thursday, June 20. Guests can get the party started with a sumptuous four-course prix fixe menu in the dining room and then continue the festivities with a high-energy party on the restaurant’s rooftop patio.

“We are incredibly thankful to Atlanta for the opportunity to serve them and be a part of this vibrant Midtown neighborhood over the last three years,” says Kamal. “We look forward to continuing as an active partner of the community and delivering enticing new menus and exciting events for our guests in the years to come.”

5Church kicks off the evening with a fabulous four-course prix fixe dinner in the dining room where hearty appetites will get a glimpse of the restaurant’s fun, new summer menu. Served from 5-10 p.m., the menu features diver scallops with ramps, risotto, vanilla carrots and leeks or pork tenderloin with cabbage, turnips and apple.  Event sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark will keep the drinks flowing. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy welcome cocktails including an Egress cocktail of Ketel One vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries and basil or Holy Water with Maker’s Mark, sweet tea, lemon juice, blackberries, mint and blue agave, and a Champagne tower. The cost is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes dinner, welcome cocktails and entertainment from an aerial bartender in a martini glass pouring drinks above the dining room. While walk-in guests are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged via 5churchatlanta.com. 5Church’s a la carte menu will not be served this evening.

The celebration continues on one of Atlanta’s best rooftops overlooking bustling Peachtree Street in Midtown. The 6 p.m.-midnight festivities boast house music from 6-8 p.m., cocktail specials from upstairs bar sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark and a photo booth to capture the evening. DJ Kinetic spins the hits starting at 8 p.m., and guests looking to finish out the evening with a good cigar can visit the cigar rolling station.

Bourbon Slushies and Belmont Stakes Horserace Viewing Party 2019

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Time: 5 pm

About: Join us for a superb evening watching the final leg of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, at our brand new tasting room and barrel house, the ASW Whiskey Exchange from 5 to 9pm on Saturday, June 8. This June 8 celebration will feature history’s best-ever screening of the Belmont Stakes in the ASW Whiskey Exchange’s barrel room, Fiddler Bourbon Slushies for you to sip on during the race, live music, and and barrelhouse experiences before and after the race. So don your most effervescent hat and join us for what promises to be a most entertaining event. Each ticket comes with 5 drink tokens for sampling our various whiskies and/or cocktails (including the Bourbon Slushie; cocktails are 2 tokens a piece) to cheer on the horse whose name you like the most. We’ll also be holding a raffle for one lucky winner to receive a Resurgens Rye Bottle Experience. Simply purchase a ticket ahead of time and show up on the day of the event in your most extravagant hat to have a chance to win. We hope to see you there! Tickets range $17 to $50.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tasty-tipples-triple-crowns-bourbon-slushies-the-belmont-stakes-tickets-62360572150

SECOND SELF BREWERY’S CARNIVAL ATL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/19

Second Self Brewing

Saturday, June 22nd Noon to 5 pm

Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include:

Second Self Beer Co. merch
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea.)
Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri (YUM)
Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards

Carnival RSPV/Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnival-atl-tickets-61801536058

ATLANTA FIELD DAY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/19

Saturday, July 13th 11 am to 4 pm

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Atlanta Field Day (benefiting Playworks Georgia) is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. We’ve got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. – plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day.

Will your team have what it takes to take home the King of the Field title? Grab some friends, start your team, and get ready for the most fun you’ll have in 2019! This event is brought to you by Atlanta Sport and Social Club.

Start recruiting your Co-Ed team of 8 now! Registration is open for corporate and co-ed groups, including individual tickets to join a team that day. Tickets run $56 for individual and up to $500 for a team. Link to more info: https://bit.ly/2RMbYQZ

What to expect during Field Day

Teams will compete in 8 competitions over the course of the day, consisting of (3) scheduled relays, and (5) scramble games events. The full game list and rules will be released the week of the event!

  • Each team will compete in (2) scheduled relay events. In these two events, your team score is ranked against every other team participating in the event.
  • Teams will select (7) scramble-style games to participate in. Scramble games can be points-based challenge involving just one team, or a head-to-head matchup with another team.
  • We’ve teamed up with the Playworks Georgia for this year’s charity challenge! The more funds your team raises, the more points you earn towards your overall score!

Atlanta Field Day is a 21+ event. All participants must be 21 years of age or older.

**RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 3rd**