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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/22/23

Friday, May 26th – All Day

The Hall at Ashford Lane is proud to announce its grand opening as Dunwoody’s premier destination for food enthusiasts. This innovative establishment brings together nine food stalls along with multiple full-service options. The Hall at Ashford Lane is set to revolutionize the local dining scene, offering an unmatched experience for residents and visitors alike. The Hall at Ashford Lane is located at 4550 Olde Perimeter Way Atlanta, GA 30346 and will be open to the public beginning May 26, 2023. For hours and more information visit explorethehall.com. Reservations can be made through the Resy app.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/23

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is honoring its customers and America’s service members by offering a fun-filled calendar of events between May 26-29

Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Eventide Brewing invites customers to salute with a brew at a variety of events that will delight everyone from the art enthusiast to the comedy fan. If you’re looking for an entertaining and epic holiday weekend, look no further!

Friday, May 26: Comedy Night, hosted by Ian Aber and Shaunak Godkhindi 

Time: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Cost: $15, Buy tickets here

Kick off the weekend and join hosts Ian and Shaunak for the funniest comedy show Grant Park has seen yet. Enjoy your favorite Eventide beer (first one included in the ticket price) while watching a showcase of Atlanta’s top comedians. O Mi Ga Vietnamese Kitchen will serve up the vittles. Buy tickets here.

Saturday, May 27: Pottery + Pints 

Time: 2 to 6 p.m. 

Cost: FREE (Register here)

Paint the pottery red, white and blue – or whatever colors you choose during Saturday’s Pottery + Pints, hosted by Grit Ceramic Studio. Delve into your creative side by adorning Grit’s handmade pottery with any hue or design you imagine. Buttered Bourbon will perform a live set, adding some inspiration as you paint; and Illegal Food will be popping up with the noms. All pottery and seating is first come, first serve. 

Sunday, May 28: Artist Market with Sudnat Studios

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: FREE 

Spend Memorial Day eve supporting talented, local creators during the Artist Market with Sudnat Studios. While perusing unique artisan items from more than 20 vendors, you can enjoy a cold one and check out Mascogo Tacos’ yummy offerings while listening to live music from Alex Cavanaugh. 

Monday, May 29: Industry Night Drink Special

Time: 4 to 10 p.m. Cost: $13

From 4 to 9 p.m. on Memorial Day, all are welcome to wind down their weekend on Eventide’s spacious patio with the Industry Night drink special: enjoy four 10-oz. pours of any of the various brews on draft, including Coorsweiser Genuine Draft, for $13. Or pick up a to-go six pack to end the long weekend at home.

For more information, please visit Eventide Brewing.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/23

Featuring 10 Artists, 20 Works of Art, DJ Ree de la Vega, Drinks and Much More

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Aftercar

Free and open to the public!

Experiments with technology and art will converge at atlast, a new globally positioned gallery based in Atlanta, Ga. dedicated to experiments with technology and art. For its first exhibition, “This is Just a Test”, the gallery will host an opening night celebration at Aftercar social house in the Old Fourth Ward on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening will feature a mix of 10 dynamic artists, both upcoming and established, 20 unique works of art, the sound stylings of DJ Ree de la Vega and Cris Kai, live performances, interactive exhibits, food, drink and more.

Collaborating with each other and the most cutting edge technologies, artists Kris Pilcher, Bojana Ginn, Alicia Renee Ball, Ellex Swavoni, Pablo Gnecco, El Lewis, Michi Meko, Cait Lamas, Fahamu Pecou, and Lisette Correa, have created a substantial, interactive and meaningful collection of both physical and digital works.

“We’re thrilled to launch atlast and showcase the works of exceptional artists in concert with incredible and pioneering technology”; said Courtney Hammond, chief curator and creative director of atlast. “The atlast team and partners, a group of experts from all corners of the globe, have built this gallery model over the past year as a social, cultural and financial experiment to rethink how we buy, sell, and engage artists, artwork and art ownership in our daily lives. I look forward to the public participation and reaction.”

During the event, guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with the artists and explore their works that include interactive light works for interiors, custom fashion and jewelry concept showrooms, custom light and color therapies, animated holograms, storytelling portals and more. Pieces will be available for sale that evening beginning at 6 p.m. EST at the event and globally via the cyber gallery at https://atlast.world. A portion of proceeds will benefit the ACVB Foundation, Inc. to support its mission to work with local, non-profit cultural institutions to encourage public awareness, financial support for art, cultural, and historical organizations.

For more information or to RSVP to the Grand Opening of atlast, visit https://atlast.world. atlast is presented in partnership with Dash Studio, Objkt.com, Discover Atlanta, ACVB Foundation, Aftercar and more.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/14/23

Treasured Crabapple Eatery Announces Return of Special Vegetarian Edition of its Beloved Garden Dinner Series

 Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails invites guests to a special one-of-a-kind vegetarian dining experience on Sunday, June 11. For the Love of Vegetables is a special edition of Milton’s beloved garden dinner series that focuses on vibrant, fresh flavors paired with biodynamic wines to create an unforgettable evening.

Dinner begins with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and libations in Milton’s Acre, where attendees receive an exclusive tour of the garden. Guests then retire to a beautiful outdoor four-course dinner with vegetables front and center, paired with biodynamic wines.

Tickets are $140 per person (including wine, tax and gratuity) and can be purchased online in advance. The garden dinners are rain-or-shine events.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/11/23

Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar is the ultimate destination for summer fun

Monday, June 5 – Monday, July 31

Halcyon’s Cherry Street Brewpub invites the community to celebrate the summer season at its Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar. From Monday, June 5 through Monday, July 31, guests can soak up the tropical vibes while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying tasty bites, without the hassle of traveling to a tropical island.

The summer of fun begins on Friday, June 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Cherry Street’s Summer Kick Off Party marking the opening of the Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar. Dance the night away to a fantastic lineup of live music, delicious tiki cocktails, tropical beers, food specials and Blue Chair Bay rum samples. There will be entertainment for the little ones, including face painting from 5 to 8 p.m. and refreshing mocktails to keep the party going all night long. Live music entertainment returns on Saturday, July 29 for one final summer soiree. 

Cherry Street’s Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar is the perfect destination to unwind this summer after a long day or to gather with friends for a fun night out. The tropical menu features an assortment of cocktails and foods inspired by tiki classics. 

Free parking is available in the parking deck and neighbors are encouraged to use

rideshare apps. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/10/23

Tickets are Officially on Sale for Food That Rocks, Presented by Taste of Atlanta All-inclusive Eatertainment Event Returns June 8 Showcasing Sandy Springs’ Delicious Culinary

Communities, Wine, Beer, Craft Cocktails, Live Music and More

Tickets are officially on sale for the eighth annual Food That Rocks, presented by Taste of Atlanta, Visit Sandy Springs, and the City of Sandy Springs. The carefully curated gourmet gathering takes place on Thursday, June 8, 2023. Recognized as Sandy Springs’ premier food and drink tasting event, Food That Rocks brings an incredible energy to City Green at City Springs for one-night only where attendees will sip, savor and celebrate the community’s vibrant culinary scene. A treat for your tastebuds, this “ultimate eatertainment experience” features unlimited tastes of mouth-watering food from 25+ of Sandy Springs’ best restaurants, a decadent dessert bar, wine, beer & craft cocktails, live music and an array of interactive experiences.

Tickets for Food That Rocks are all-inclusive, providing an all-access foodie fest full of craveable bites and beverage tastings for adults 21+. General Admission and VIP Tickets are now available and can be purchased at FoodThatRocks.org. VIP ticket holders get early access to Food That Rocks from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a special welcome cocktail and VIP goody bag (one per household) and cost $125 per ticket. General admission is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tickets cost $85 per person. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the event. Group ticket packages are also available at an exclusive special rate, contact Tickets@TasteofAtlanta.com to inquire.

“I’m incredibly proud of Sandy Springs’ growing restaurant scene. There’s always something new to check out along with favorite spots to re-visit. If you’re having trouble picking one restaurant over another, Food That Rocks lets you sample from some of the City’s most popular dining destinations all in one night,” says Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs.

• One Night Only, 7-10 p.m.; VIP Early Access 6-7 p.m.
• Eat and greet with local chefs
• Bottomless tastes of a variety beer, wine and craft cocktails
• Unlimited signature bites from 25+ of Sandy Springs best restaurants and top chefs
• Live music by The Geek Squad, cooking demonstrations, plus other exciting entertainment

• Big B’s Fish Joint
• Breadwinner Café
• Brooklyn Café
• Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café
• CityBar.
• City Barbeque
• Colonial Kitchen & Bar
• Da Vinci’s Donuts
• The General Muir
• Gus’ World-Famous Fried Chicken
• Hearth Pizza Tavern

• il Giallo Osteria & Bar
• McDaniel’s QN2
• Nothing Bundt Cake
• Nowak’s
• SabaRaba’s
• The Select Restaurant + Bar
• Southern Bistro
• Tailgate Taqueria + Bar
• Tupelo Honey
• Under the Cork Tree
• Yalda

*Check Food That Rocks’ website often for most up-to-date restaurant list

“We are thrilled to bring Food That Rocks back to City Springs for the eighth year. This year we will take over City Green for one night only. Our mission is to provide a true eatertainment experience for attendees and unite the community with the amazing Sandy Springs’ chefs and restaurants. It is a wonderful way for people to try new restaurants and revisit old favorites, all in one location and for one ticket price. We promise that the event will truly be a one-of-a-kind culinary celebration,” says Dale DeSena, Founder of Food That Rocks and Taste of Atlanta.

Event goers will eat their music loving hearts out with live tunes from a violinist and popular Atlanta band, The Geek Squad, a lively group is an energetic, get-up-and-dance band, performing all the best Motown, jazz, funk, hip-hop, and Top 40 Hits. In addition to musical talent, Food That Rocks features one jam-packed evening of other captivating entertainment including live cooking demonstrations by some of Sandy Springs’ rockstar chefs, a tarot card reader, caricature artist, 360 photobooth and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite food and drink at the event. One restaurant will be deemed “best taste” and one drink tasting will take home the “best beverage” and go down as this year’s Food That Rocks crowd- selected favorites. With community connection always in mind, Food That Rocks is a true party with a purpose providing attendees a way to contribute to several area non-profits including Community Assistance Center, The Giving Kitchen, Second Helpings Atlanta, and Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/23

Reservations for Early Ticketing to This Once-a-Month Series Launch Thursday, April 27, 2023

 Take a trip to the world’s hottest destinations without a passport, plane ticket, or carry-on at Slater Hospitality’s award-winning Rooftop L.O.A. This summer, L.O.A. is inviting guests to depart from the ordinary and relive some of their favorite international vacations in the heart of Atlanta with a new summer series, Departure Saturdays. While L.O.A. is already an escape within itself, with coastal inspired décor, gardenesque scenery, and stunning panoramic views of Atlanta’s city skyline, each Departure Saturday will provide guests with an unforgettable experience themed around a different place from across the globe.

Departure Saturdays will completely transport attendees, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the authentic food, music, and overall culture of well-known global destinations. Taking place once a month all summer long, each event will feature a live DJ playing music that reflects the atmosphere of each city, along with a coordinating laser light display, a menu curated with dishes and cocktails inspired by the city’s authentic cuisine, and entertainment in the form of dancers and unique experiences that match the destination.

Read on for more details for each of Rooftop L.O.A.’s 2023 Departure Saturday dates:

  • May 20, 2023 – St. Tropez: Renowned for its breathtaking beach clubs, luxurious yachts, and exclusive parties, St. Tropez is the ultimate French Riviera getaway. While being a popular jet-setting destination, the coastal town still holds onto its roots and remains a fantastic location for taking in real French culture and history while popping bottles, wearing sunnies, and indulging in decadence.
  • June 17, 2023 – Tulum: Tulum’s acclaim has grown immensely over the past few years, with celebrities, influencers, and travel enthusiasts alike adding and checking it off their bucket lists. It’s no wonder as to why with white sand beaches next to beautiful turquoise blue waters and an array of incredible sights, including Mayan Ruins and the iconic “Ven a La Luz,” the Mexican city is a must-visit destination.
  • July 15, 2023 – Cape Town: Sitting near the southernmost tip of South Africa, Cape Town is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are few cities that offer views of nature quite as picturesque as those of Cape Town’s Table Mountain or Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Along with magnificent scenery, Cape Town’s experience includes upscale shopping, dining, and distinctive activities.
  • August 19, 2023 – Mykonos: The Aegean Island of Mykonos is nothing short of charming. The incredible deep blue waters, immaculate Mediterranean cuisine, and distinguishable views of its white hilltop homes are just some of the elements that make Mykonos such a phenomenal getaway.
  • September 30, 2023 – Rio De Janeiro: Lively, colorful, and full of culture, Rio De Janeiro is one of the world’s most recognizable cities. Millions travel to Rio every year for the chance to partake in the biggest celebration on the globe, Brazilian Carnival, but even outside of the famed festival, Rio is a slice of paradise for those who visit.

Rooftop L.O.A.’s departure to St. Tropez is taking flight in partnership with La Fête du Rosé. Produced in the Gulf of St. Tropez with the prestigious winemakers of Saint-Maur, La Fête du Rosé expertly embodies the lifestyle and ethos of the city. As guests enjoy the sounds of St. Tropez with musical selections in the style of Deep House, Amapiano, and more, they’ll experience a taste of the city in the form of La Fête du Rosé. Beverage partnerships and DJs for each Departure Saturday date to be announced.

Guests can escape to each location from 6 p.m. to midnight with cuisine, cocktails, music, and entertainment throughout L.O.A.’s expansive Pool Club, Restaurant, and Grove. Tickets to Atlanta’s hottest summertime event will launch on Thursday April 27, 2023, and can be purchased at www.RooftopLOA.com. General Admission tickets will start at $50.

For more information, visit www.RooftopLOA.com. Photos and interviews are available upon request.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/23

Brunch Fest, Marg & Taco Fest, Wine Walk, Brew Fest & More

Live! at the Battery – the entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta – announces its events lineup for Summer 2023, plus ongoing happenings like Diva Drag Brunches and Silent Disco Saturdays. 

  • Live! Goes 90’s (Sat., June 3) – Live! at the Battery is going back in time to the ultimate era of flannel shirts, grunge music and tracksuits. Guests can come get jiggy and relive the nostalgia of their favorite decade as they are transported back to a time of neon lights, mixtapes and iconic pop culture references. The night will include old school hits from a 90’s-themed DJ, adult juice pouches, Instagrammable moments, giveaways and games like Twister and Connect 4 to keep the party going all night long. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind throwback experience – it’s going to be all that and a bag of chips! Tickets are available here. This event is 21+.
  • Brunch Fest Live! (Sat., June 24) – Mimosas and weekend vibes just got bottled up into one unforgettable event! Live! at the Battery is pouring up yet another new day party, Brunch Fest Live! Time to strut into a fun-filled day of brunchtails, bites and brunch fun. Guests can walk in with a complimentary mimosa, dance and sing along with the SADBrunch Divas Drag Show and create memories at various photo ops. Tickets available here. This event is 21+
  • Marg & Taco Fest Live! (Sat., July 22) – Sponsored by Topo Chico, Live! at the Battery is bringing a new, flavorful event to the Battery Atlanta with their inaugural Marg & Taco Fest! Celebrate the classic pairing with mouthwatering tacos served up by local food trucks, booths and restaurants, while sipping on refreshing margarita flavors. Guests can dance to live music, shop with local vendors and retailers, snap memorable photos and play games during this epic summer fest. Tickets will be available soon. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+
  • Atlanta Wine Walk (Sat., Aug. 12) – Marking the event of the summer, Live! at the Battery will welcome Atlantans and visitors alike to uncork and unwind at their third-annual 21+ wine festival Atlanta Wine Walk. Alongside music from a local DJ and a live band, festival-goers will sip, taste and enjoy wines from a variety of winemakers. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+
  • Live! ATL Brew Fest (Sun., Sept. 23)Live! at the Battery is teaming up again with Athens-based brewery Terrapin Beer Co. to host the third-annual Brew Fest on Saturday, September 23 at The Battery Atlanta. Bringing together beer enthusiasts and brewers, the event invites attendees to taste over 100 beers, listen to live music on The Plaza stage, shop items from local vendors, play games and more. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+

More details and tickets will be available here soon. 

A one-of-a-kind place to catch sports, dine in style, sip cold beer and craft cocktails, play games and do a bit of bull riding and line dancing, Live! at the Battery plays host to some of Atlanta’s most fun food and drink events. Ongoing happenings include:

  • Girls Night Out with food and drink specials every Thursday from 8pm-midnight
  • Freedom Friday, which welcomes military personnel, vets, first responders and public service members to skip the line, get free cover (credentials required) and enjoy drink specials every first Friday of the month.
  • Silent Saturday, inviting guests to grab a pair of headphones and get in the groove with beats from local DJs
  • Beer Garden Wednesdays featuring refreshing beer, appetizer specials, entertaining patio games and live local musicians at the newly reimaged Blue Moon Beer Garden
  • and more!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/23

For the first time ever, guests will be immersed in the incredible James Webb Space Telescope imagery, at a scale never seen before

In honor of National Space Day on May 5, Illuminarium is launching an entirely new addition to its wildly popular SPACE spectacle, featuring an interactive James Webb Space Telescope experience. The new addition to the Illuminarium SPACE experience showcases cosmic views from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the largest and most groundbreaking telescope ever built. Illuminarium’s high-tech animation systems and 360-degree fully immersive screens provide viewers with a never-before-seen perspective and scale of the James Webb imagery.  

Beyond being immersed in the extraordinary images that the JWST sent back to earth, Illuminarium guests will also see first-hand the dramatic unfurling and deployment of the JWST in deep space — how a telescope the size of a football field that was crammed into a rocket less than 30 feet in diameter came to life.  Some have described the unfolding of the JWST to that of an origami creation or like a remote-controlled opening of a gigantic Swiss army knife.  Illuminarium guests will see an extraordinary 3-D recreation of this amazing technological feat.

“We are thrilled to bring this enhanced version of our SPACE experience to our guests,” said Alan Greenberg, CEO of Illuminarium. “The James Webb Space Telescope is a remarkable tour de force, allowing us to see the universe in ways we’ve never seen before.  And, when you see it at the awesome scale Illuminarium provides, it simply takes your breath away.”

The Illuminarium SPACE experience is driven by an unprecedented blend of technology, including 4K laser projection, 3-D audio, LIDAR based interactivity, in-floor sensation-creating haptics, and even scent, bringing unique authenticity to the immersive experience. Guests should also know that strobe effects, gentle floor vibration, immersive sound, and realistic & responsive projection may all be part of the show they experience. 

A Special “After Dark” James Webb Experience (21+)

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Illuminarium Atlanta will be bringing a special interactive James Webb Space Telescope addition to it’s 21+ SPACE After Dark experience.  

SPACE After Dark guests will have the opportunity to interact with Cosmic Cliffs, Tarantula Nebulas, The Southern Ring, Pillars of Creation, and more. Using a wave of the hand, viewers can literally affect what they see on the Illuminarium walls.  Simply walk by the star filled Pillars of Creation, and new colors and sights will be revealed – creating an immersive experience like no other. 

Booking your voyage to SPACE

The addition of the James Webb imagery is part of Illuminarium’s ongoing commitment to providing visitors with the most immersive and innovative experiences possible. With cutting-edge technology, breathtaking visuals, and a truly unique atmosphere, Illuminarium is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s top destinations for entertainment and education.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit illuminarium.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/23

Immersive dinosaur experience entertains and transports families back to prehistoric ages Announcing Extended Summer Hours Starting May 29

 Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure has delighted families in the Metro Atlanta area since 2021 and is the perfect experiential family walk-through attraction for an engaging and educational escape. The exhibit is welcoming even more family fun, with extended hours for the summertime, starting May 29 and continuing through Sept. 4.

Imagine Exhibitions launched this dinosaur-filled indoor experience for local families and visitors to get up-close-and-personal with larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs and the most fascinating, fan-favorite prehistoric inhabitants! Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure is open at North Point Mall in Alpharetta and tickets are on sale now at DinoSafari.com

“If you have a dinosaur fan at home this is a must see for locals and tourists,” said Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “See enormous animatronic dinosaurs, real fossils, interactive games, virtual reality, and incredible science, all in one place! Dino Safari is the perfect activity for dinosaur fans of all ages to become immersed in an entertaining and educational globetrotting dinosaur adventure.” 

In this walk-through adventure, visitors meet and interact with more than 30 dinosaurs including the T. rex of North America and the Spinosaurus from Africa. Built with fun in mind but backed by world class paleontologists, this exhibition has it all. With real science, incredible installations, and realistic moving animatronics, Dino Safari will transport visitors back millions of years to meet these prehistoric creatures in replicas of their natural habitats.

Located in North Point Mall on the upper level, the experience showcases how dinosaurs evolved over time and offers hands-on challenges for visitors to solve, along with depictions of natural elements that often occurred during this time, such as earthquakes. The thrilling adventure features captivating virtual reality technology, spectacular installations, and interactive activities for children. 

The exhibition was created by Atlanta-based Imagine Exhibitions in collaboration with world-renowned Ph.D. Dinosaur Paleontologist Gregory M. Erickson, who is one of only 150 full-time professional dinosaur paleontologists in the world. It’s currently exciting audiences in Boston, San Antonio and Las Vegas as well as Atlanta.

For more information about DINO SAFARI, visit DinoSafari.com


North Point Mall, Upper Level – 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Extended summer hours begin May 29 and continue through September 4

Hours Prior to May 29
SUNDAY 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
THURSDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

Extended Summer Hours Starting May 29 and continuing through Sept. 4
SUNDAY 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
TUESDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
THURSDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM