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August 19th 

4-10 p.m.

Come raise a glass at Eventide Brewing to celebrate the return of their beloved Summer Shade Pale Ale on August 19 from 4-10 p.m.! In addition to Eventide’s brews, guests will also be able to enjoy live entertainment from local musician Alex Cavanaugh and smashburgers for purchase from Sugar Loaf. Admission is free and 10% of all Summer Shade package sales will go toward the Grant Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that focuses on preserving and enhancing the Grant Park community.


Give a Pup a New Home, Enjoy Craft Brews, Hot Dogs, Bites and Much More
Saturday, August 20, 2022 From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Looking for the paw-fect weekend plan? Bring friends, family, and pups to celebrate finding four-legged friends a forever home at Red’s Beer Garden on Saturday, August 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located in Benteen Park between Grant Park and East Atlanta, the charity event will contribute 10% of all proceeds to PAWS Atlanta, a no-kill shelter that provides love, care and basic training to enrich the lives of orphaned dogs and cats until permanent, safe homes can be provided. Guests can explore more than 300 beverages including craft beer, wine, ciders, hard seltzers and brews on tap that are handpicked by owner and beer expert Kristen Sumpter, aka Red. There are also plenty of delicious offerings, from hot dogs and sandwiches to sharable snacks. For more information, call Red’s Beer Garden at 770.637.2229 or visit www.redsbeergarden.com. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.


Celebrate doggos, puppers & woofers at Eventide Brewing’s National Dog Day party on Friday, August 26

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is rolling out the red carpet for its four-legged friends with vendors, plenty of canine treats & free beer for anyone who donates to PAWS Atlanta

Get ready for a doggone great time celebrating pups big and small at Eventide Brewing on Friday, August 26 4-10 PM. 

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is toasting man’s and woman’s best friend this National Dog Day. The festivities, which kickoff at 4 p.m., will be emceed by Benny the Berner and include:  

  • PAWS Atlanta, which will be onsite with adoptable pups and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, Eventide is hosting a donation drive and everyone who brings an item will receive a free pint. Items needed include: 
    • Hill’s Science Diet adult dog food
    • Newspapers
    • Regular unscented bleach
    • Trash bags (heavy 55 – 60 gallon and 13-gallon tall kitchen) 
    • Milk-Bones
    • Kong toys
  • Atlanta Dog Rescue Cafe, which will provide fun and interactive pet education for all ages. 
  • Big Daddy Biscuits, which will have plenty of all-natural, healthy treats for sale. 
  • Blue Grasshopper Creations, which will be selling handmade dog bow ties, bandanas and more.
  • Greatest of All Pops (GOAP), which will be on hand with cool pupsicles to help your four-legged friends beat the dog days of summer.
  • Creative Caricatures, which will have an artist on hand to capture unique illustrations of you and your best friend. 

Also, Eventide Brewing will be serving a “Pooch Pilsner” and “Pooch Porter” (made with chicken and beef broth, respectively), depending on your dog’s preference. 

Finally, there will be a dog-owner look alike contest where the winner will receive free beer for the rest of 2022. Registration will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., with the contest beginning at 8 p.m. 

Whether you have a smol, a chunky boy or an absolute unit, all puppers (as long as they we well-behaved) are welcome! 

For more information about the event, please visit Eventide Brewing’s Facebook event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/9/22



Thursday, 9/1 to Monday, 9/5

Cavanagh, Ramsey, Panabaker Lead a Large Cast of Arrowverse Stars; Flanigan and Luttrell Will Lead a Meet Up of Stargate Atlantis Fans; And Encanto Castmates Will Charm Con-goers

Two living members of the original Star Trek television series, William Shatner and Walter Koenig, lead a long list of celebrity guests headed to Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, science fiction, and gaming convention, for Labor Day weekend.

Emmy-nominated actors Morena Baccarin and Tom Cavanagh, along with David Ramsey and Danielle Panabaker, will join Shatner and Koenig to meet fans, lead panel discussions and sign autographs.

Other top guests from television and movies including Charmed’s Holly Marie Combs; Stargate Atlantis’ Joe Flanigan and Rachel Luttrell; Encanto’s Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, and Adassa; Stargirl’s Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Trae Romano, and Anjelika Washington; and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s Brett Dalton, Jason O’Mara, and Briana Venskus; as well as voice actors Kaitlyn Robrock (Disney’s Minnie Mouse), Jim Cummings (Disney’s Winnie the Pooh), and Nolan North (Superman).

Several television shows filmed in Georgia will be represented including Doom PatrolStargirlThe Walking Dead, and Fear the Walking Dead, which recently moved production to Georgia after several seasons in Texas. Other media guests will represent Titans, Supernatural, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Discovery, Stargate SG-1, The Magicians, Locke & Key, and The Expanse, as well as video game Red Dead Redemption.

An estimated 60,000 people are expected to attend Dragon Con over the five-day Labor Day Weekend – Sept. 1 to Sept. 5 – with events and activities across AmericasMart Buildings Two and Three and five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta.

Literary Guest of Honor Nnedi Okorafor, an award-winning science fiction novelist best known for Who Fears Death and the Binti trilogy, and Artist Guest of Honor Stephanie Law, a fantasy fine artist whose work explores mythology in next contexts, especially into the natural world.

For an older generation of fans, the convention also welcomes Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson from the 1980 cult classic film, Flash Gordon.

Shatner is a cultural icon and best remembered as Capt. James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek television series, the animated series, and seven motion pictures. He will be at the convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.

He will be joined Koenig, who played Ensign Pavel Chekov, who brought teen idol good looks to the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Koenig also appeared all seven motion pictures featuring the original cast. Later in his career, Koenig had a featured role in the science fiction television series Babylon 5.

Baccarin has a wide following in pop culture, having had lead roles in television’s Gotham and The Flash, two Deadpool movies, television’s Firefly and its follow up film Serenity, and the 2009 television reboot of V.  Baccarin will be joined by Gotham castmate (and spouse) Ben McKenzie.

Cavanagh leads a strong showing of castmates from the Arrowverse, the CW franchise that includes several DC Comics-based shows including ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and several others.  Cavanagh is an original cast member of The Flash, appearing as Dr. Harrison Wells and Reverse Flash, with appearances in Legends of TomorrowArrowSupergirl, and Batwoman.  Cavanagh is also well known to television audiences from the shows Ed and Scrubs.

Ramsey plays the role of John Diggle (also known as Spartan or Green Arrow), initially on Arrow, which ran from 2012 to 2020, and continues in that role across the so-called Arrowverse programs, including The FlashDC’s Legends of TomorrowBatwomanSuperman and Lois, and Supergirl.

Panabaker, another The Flash original actor, played Caitlyn Snow (also known as Killer Frost) across the Arrowverse, also appearing in DC’s Legends of TomorrowSupergirl, and Arrow.

Cavanagh, Ramsey and Panabaker will be joined by Danielle Nicolet (The Flash), Olivia Swann (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Arthur Darvill (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).  Darvill is also well known in fandom as companion Rory Williams from the Doctor Who franchise.

Website: Dragon Con – Largest Multi-genre and Pop Culture Convention


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/8/22

Food That Rocks Returns August 19-20 to Celebrate Local Restaurants at City
Green in City Springs, Presented by Taste of Atlanta
Popular event includes bites and bevs, chef demos, and live music creating unique tasting experiences with local flavor

Food That Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the diverse and vibrant restaurant scene in Sandy Springs, celebrates its seventh year. Food That Rocks returns on August 19-20 with food, wine, beer and cocktails from more than 20 local participating restaurants. Food That Rocks is hosting three sessions for guests 21-and-up to taste and sip from top-rated Sandy Springs restaurants. Food That Rocks includes chef cooking demonstrations during the day and live music at night for entertainment.


Tickets for Food That Rocks are all-inclusive, providing unlimited bites and beverages. Tickets can be purchased beginning July 18, 2022, at https://foodthatrocks.org/. Tickets are $85 per
person per session. Tickets are $100 per person when purchased at the event. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Ticket sales at the gate are subject to availability.

“Food That Rocks in Sandy Springs was created to bring together community and entertainment for a cause. For our seventh year, we are reimagining this tasting event with multiple sessions over two days. Food That Rocks is providing three smaller, intimate tastings to expand options for our guests and restaurants. We believe our seventh year hosting Food That Rocks will have a great turnout. This year we are offering multiple sessions with unlimited bites, beverages and entertainment for our guests,” said Dale DeSena, the event creator and founder of Taste of Atlanta.

Foodies and drink enthusiasts are invited to taste and sip all Sandy Springs dining offers. The outdoor event will be held in City Springs located at 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs. Food
That Rocks is a rain or shine event. No refunds. No exchanges.

• Three, three-hour-long sessions over two days
• An all-inclusive ticket to taste and sip from top-rated Sandy Springs
• Signature bites from Sandy Springs’ top chefs and cooks
• Refreshing beer, wine and cocktails to satisfy your thirst
• Watch local chefs cook and serve your favorite bites at cooking demos during the day and
rock on to live music at night
• Support your community and learn more about getting involved in the restaurant
industry with Culinary Job Bank

• Battle & Brew
• Breadwinner Café and Bakery
• Buttermilk Sky Pie
• Casi Cielo
• Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café
• City Bar
• City BBQ
• Clean Juice
• Colonial Kitchen & Bar
• Flower Child
• Flying Biscuit
• The General Muir
• Hearth Pizza Tavern
• Henri’s
• il Giallo
• Kid Cashew
• La Parrilla
• McDaniel’s QN2
• Nam Kitchen
• Nothing Bundt Cakes
• Nowak’s
• Southern Bistro
• The Select
• Thos. O’Reilly’s Public House
• Three Sisters
• Tre Vele
• Tupelo Honey
• Under the Cork Tree
*Check Food That Rocks’ website often for additional restaurants.

Each restaurant is bringing a “taste” of its delicious foods prepared by top Sandy Springs chefs. Every session will allow eventgoers to vote for the “Best Taste” award and deem that
Chef’s bite as the greatest. Attendees will get a taste of many musical genres from GlowBand and The Geek Squad Band’s performances showcasing the 60s, Motown, Jazz, Hip Hop and
even today’s Top 40 hits.

“Food is a powerful tool in creating strong cities. It brings people together, and a thriving hospitality industry contributes to the overall economic health of a community. Food That Rocks has added significantly to our efforts to elevate our dining scene while creating an entertaining event fun for the community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs, Food That Rocks is for 21-and-up only and is presented by Taste of Atlanta. You must have a photo ID to enter. Food
That Rocks is also sponsored by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

Rideshare is preferred. Drop off and pick up are located at Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road. Parking is limited. If available, deck parking is $10. Please be safe. Do not drink and
drive. For more information, visit www.FoodThatRocks.org. Pets, chairs, umbrellas, outside food or beverages, coolers, drugs, weapons, fireworks, and glass are prohibited.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/29/22

Free event is open to the public for the first time ever, inviting the guests to view the one-of-a-kind balloon displays and help raise money for charity

Sunday, August 14 2-5pm


The Classic Center is proud to host Ballooniversity®, an industry convention created by burton + BURTON® for balloon and floral professionals; and for the first time, burton + BURTON® is inviting the public to view the one-of-a-kind balloon display at their 40th anniversary Ballooniversity® event on Sunday, August 14, from 2–5 p.m. An out-of-this-world exhibit with more than 100,000 balloons will be on display in the Grand Hall at The Classic Center during the Balloon Showcase which will also include live entertainers that children of all ages will love.

Admission to the Balloon Showcase is FREE. Donations are appreciated and will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens and Extra Special People (ESP). 100% of all donations will go directly to these charities. burton + BURTON will make a charitable contribution to both organizations and deliver balloon art to their local headquarters.

Each Ballooniversity® features an exciting theme, and for 2022, that theme is “The Future Is Ours”–a celebration of space and exploration. Balloon designers from around the world will create space-themed balloon art, from planets to rocket ships to aliens.

To reserve a time to visit, go to ClassicCenter.com/BalloonShowcase.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/29/22

Friday, August 5th

National Oyster Day is on Friday, August 5th and oyster lovers are invited to enjoy a shucking good time at Bully Boy. In addition to menu favorites, Boss Gibson oysters and Devil’s Bandit oysters, Chef Dung will be serving three special offerings in honor the occasion. For $15, guests can also explore the Chef’s Oyster Plate featuring three oysters, each with its own topping including Hokkaido Bafun uni, ikura, and caviar. Bully Boy’s full dinner menu and its expansive list of sake, wine, beer and signature cocktails will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit, www.bullyboyatl.com, or call 678-904-5607. Located just off the Atlanta BeltLine at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, Bully Boy is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/22

Artists Announced Include Big Boi, Travis Porter, $2 Fabo, Rickey Retro, Hedonistas, and more
A 12 hour celebration of Atlanta Featuring Atlanta-based Artists, Vendors, History, Fashion, Sports, and more
Produced by Atlanta Sport and Social Club 
Paying homage to a day Atlanta can truly claim as its own, Atlanta Sport and Social Club have announced the 404 Festival, an event dedicated to community inclusion, growth, and appreciation of the city of Atlanta, its unique culture, and all that comes with it. Taking place August 13, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pullman Yards, 404 Fest- Atlanta’s first (and best) area code, will showcase Atlanta-based local and national acts, local artists, muralists, vendors, history, fashion, sports, and of course- the music!
Stretching across the Pullman Yards grounds and featuring distinctly A-Town acts, the 404 Fest lineup includes Big Boi from Outkast, Travis Porter$2 FaboRicky RetroHedonistas, and more. In addition to supporting local businesses, this family-friendly event will showcase Georgia-based brands, restaurants, and purveyors of fine beverages in its Artisan and Chef markets, which are found throughout the venue- indoors and out.
General Admission is on sale now for $60, before fees. Couples GA tickets with access for two are on sale for $110, before fees. General Admission entry gives access the all live performances, food from local restaurants, including vegan and gluten-free options, sponsor activations, and experiences, and all bars and concessions. VIP tickets are currently $125 before fees and include everything a GA ticket includes, plus a complimentary welcome beverage, dedicated entrances, VIP lounge, preferred stage viewing, private VIP cash bar, complimentary VIP food concessions, private restrooms, and a commemorative 404 Festival t-shirt. All ticket levels will increase August 1, 2022; walk-up tickets will be sold based on availability. All ticket types are available online at www.the404Fest.com. 404 Fest is an all-ages event.
Visit www.the404Fest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram at @the404Fest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/the404Fest. 404 Festival is produced by the Atlanta Sport and Social Club.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/22

Atlanta Summer Wine Festival
The Eastern
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2 Sessions
Session 1: 12pm-4pm ; Session 2: 6pm-10pm
50+ Wines, small beer selection, live music, and DJ Qtip hosted by Atlanta Wine Festivals.
Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic wine glass, and all wine & beer samples
$45 advance, $50 after Aug. 4, $60 day of event. *Unless sold out.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/22

Atlanta Beltline

Saturday, July 30th

Tickets here.

The summer heat only fuels our hustle. From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the Atlanta BeltLine features the best bars in town. We are teaming up with Atlanta United to create the ultimate Pub Crawl featuring an energy like nowhere else. ButterATL said it best, the live-est sporting event in the city is taking the party to the streets on Saturday, July 30th– JOIN US.
Tickets include up to (5) complimentary (alcoholic) drinks at participating locations along the BetlLine. Each bar will feature music, giveaways, and one-day only food/drink specials. The Pub Crawl will end with an Official Atlanta United watch party as the 5-Stripes take on Chicago Fire in the windy city.
Bar Line Up:
Park Tavern
Two Urban Licks
Guac y Margys
& More to be announced!
Tickets Include:
Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars.
Exclusive Atlanta United Pub Crawl Swag – Flag, cooling towel, and sunglasses!
Standard: $25
July 30th: $35
Ticket Bundle: Add on a $15 Atlanta United Match ticket
Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars
Souvenir Atlanta United Pub Crawl SWAG
Ticket to Atlanta United vs Seattle Sounders on August 6th
Standard: $40
July 30th: $50