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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

AMP IT UP ATHENS AT AVALON IN ALPHARETTA

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

Saturday, May 18 11 am – 8 pm

More info here.

We’d love to invite you to come and enjoy all that Athens has to offer at Avalon in Alpharetta! From pop-ups of local businesses like Condor Chocolates to fun, family-friendly activities with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to live music featuring the Athens-based indie rock band taking TikTok by storm, the event is a taste of what Athens has to offer and will offer endless photo opps, activities and more.  

Additional event activities throughout the day include:   

  • A sampling of Athens’ renowned craft beer from noon to 7:30 p.m. 
  • A live, interactive art mural where anyone can paint on a canvas and an Athens artist will create a unique art piece from everyone’s contributions 
  • Chocolate samples from Condor Chocolates
  • Trivia with prize giveaways  
  • Live music concert in the evening (AD Blanco and Hotel Fiction) 

SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 3 – THE DOWNPOUR

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

If you have never seen a rock show in the rain, you’re missing out. Today was all about one of John’s favorite bands, Dinosaur Jr.  

First off, we caught a newer band we had not heard of until the festival, Arcy Drive. They are out of New York with a mash-up of varieties of sounds like indie, 90s fast slow, two-step, and singsong talking and singing mix. Not all at the same time, for example one song would be songs that are softer almost ballad-like that erupt into heavy guitar for the chorus. Then, the next song would be a rock song with more of a southern twang and have some two-step influence. I enjoyed lead singer Nick Mateyunas’ voice, it is smooth yet gritty. The one we really like is called Wicked Styley, which is the one they started with. It is a fun upbeat rock song with lots of 90’s influence and reverb. 

The Downpour. About 5 minutes before Dinosaur Jr. went on the Ponce De Leon stage, the skies opened up and a torrential downpour started and lasted for almost the entire set. People were caught in the rain, and it was so much that even us with ponchos got pretty soaked. Especially our feet in ankle deep water near the front of the stage flowing into the crowd. No one seemed to mind too much and it actually electrified the audience. John quipped at one point, “it’s like we’re back in the 90’s.” And he was right, the energy from the crowd was noticeably high! They even broke out into mosh pits and a sea of crowd surfers dotted the front. It was a sight to behold! Plus, the music had a lot to do with the mood! If you don’t know Dinosaur Jr, they are what I call hard skate rock. Something I imagine skaters on their boards would listen to in their ear buds. Songs like Feel the Pain and Over It are melodious with heavy guitar and just plain fun. Plus, the covered The Cure, “Just Like Heaven.” It was a great show. 

After our Dinosaur Jr. experience, we headed back over to see Billy Idol and found the main stage to be a mud bog. People without shoes dancing in the sprinkles, drenched friends with smiles on their faces. We saw him back in 2015 during Music Midtown and his show has always been top notch! Billy Idol is always a good time singing greats like White Wedding, Rebel Yell, and Cradle of Love that anyone will sing and dance with. Visually, he had some fun LED graphics and seems to have not aged a bit and still sounds really good live! He even took his Billy Idol shirt off and threw it in the crowd.  

I’m just going to come right out and say it, we left before Foo Fighters. We’d seen them before, and the weather had made the main stage too muddy. Plus, we had stood in ankle high water for an hour, so our feet were wet, and we had a long weekend. We will catch them next time.  

Did you have a favorite Shaky moment? 

SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 2

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

Photo Dusana Risovic

With bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Offspring, Queens of the Stone Age, and one of my favorites of all time Weezer. Day 2 had it all. Here’s a short recap. 

Starting with the newer bands, we heard both Microwave and Dead Poets Society. Microwave is out of Atlanta, which I didn’t know, and has a variety of sounds from loud, hard rock to 90’s fast slow, and then some punk. The other was Dead Poet’s Society out of Boston that had hard riffs that reminded me of Rob/White Zombie up front, thrash, but then the vocals come in softer and higher for a fun mix of sounds. I like that Jack Underkofler, the lead singer, fell into the crowd and crowd surfed while singing one of the first songs.  

On to the 90’s bands we love, first we actually had to miss Offspring because we had never seen Sunny Day Real Estate and we’re going to spend time with a band that we hadn’t seen. We love Offspring, I saw them back in 1994 and heard they did an incredible show. That brings us to Sunny Day Real Estate. They are one of those 90’s bands that I just got introduced to by a friend a few years ago and we started watching their videos on YouTube. I call them the quintessential fast slow early 90’s band. Melodious verses and vocals erupt into a barrage of heavy guitar and pounding drums, Sunny Day Real Estate satisfies song after song. Tour t-shirt purchased! More to come in our review. 

Have you ever found yourself driving too fast on the interstate? You might have been listening to Queens of the Stone Age. What I call fast driving music, Queens of the Stone Age are very drum forward with deep and heavy beats, beautiful guitar riffs and Josh Homme’s great voice. Plus, they visually never disappoint, this year with roaming light show. Last time we saw them they had a large video board with led visuals that really went well with the music. Did you know Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) also did the drums on “No One Knows?” which you can tell by the drums! But my favorite of their songs after last night is “Go with the flow.” I always liked it but realized it is more diverse musically than some of the others.  

My boyfriend back in 1994 gave me a non-descript bright blue album as a present. Little did I know that that album would be in my top 5 all-time records, and Weezer would cement themselves into rock god status in my life. I’ve seen Weezer over the years from them playing large festivals to arenas to a small stage at the Braves stadium and they always sound perfect. What I call garage or college rock, Weezer has a distinct sound that no one else can create and that sets them apart from some of the other 90’s bands, don’t get me wrong, I love most early 90’s bands! The underlying hum of the guitars, explosions of rock juxtaposing the smoothness or River’s voice, it all comes together completely. What I love about them live is they really play up the guitar and show their musical prowess, plus, visually, they always have their W front and center. If you’ve never seen them live, you must; it is an experience.  

We didn’t make it to liquid death’s activation, it is on our to do list for today. We’re excited about Dinosaur Jr, Billy Idol, and Foo Fighters today. It’s going to be hot, so wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. 

SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 1

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/4/24

Photo by Roger Ho.

With acts like Weezer and Foo Fighters, this year’s Shaky Knees spoke to my Gen X heart. Here’s our day one recap with our favorite new bands, artist moments, and everything in between.

Something we’re highlighting this Shaky Knees beyond the stout 90’s band line-up are the new bands that we catch. The first one is Ax and the Hatchetmen, a young indie 7-piece out of Chicago with tons of energetic big band, funky, rocky, and beachy all rolled into one fun time. A great show! They had a wonderful artist moment, handing out water with a QR code to their newest song, “Flagstaff” that they performed live and came out yesterday! Another band that we hadn’t seen is and enjoyed is Late Night Drive Home out of Texas. The lead singer, Andre Patillo, came out with a red mak on that had frills at the bottom. They’re a blend of punk, rock, 90s with swelling choruses. We loved they sang Blur, “Song No. 2.”

Our favorite of the bands we know is Metric out of Canada. A band that played on 99x back in the day, and that I know probably 5 songs from was thoroughly enjoyable. Emily Haines, the lead singer, came out in a bright red shinny body suit. If you know Metric, they are heavy into electronic and keyboard, yet rock and 80s infused. Reminiscent of Garbage to me, “Help I’m Alive,” was the highlight for me. I hadn’t heard it live and it was my favorite of their music then and now.

We also caught Interpol and Arcade Fire, two bands I had not seen live. Arcade Fire puts on a spectacle of a show with tons of light and movement, and loved the horizon and sunset/sunrise visuals of the performance. Interpol had black and white on the big screens, they’re very controled yet upbeat rock and smooth lyrics all encased in a European rock sound.

It wouldn’t be a large music festival without festival polls, our favorite was the blown up stick of butter. Plus, we were blown away by the Doordash food court with some great Atlanta and regional restaurants like Hattie Bs. Today we are going to explore the most elaborate activation I’ve ever seen, Liquid Death. We will report back.

Who is ready for day 2? John and I are super excited for Sunny Day Real Estate today! We hope the Thunderstorms stay away.

This is just a snapshot of day 1. A full article and review of bands to come.

FINS UP WATER PARK OPENS FOR THE SUMMER SEASON – SATURDAY, MAY 4

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/24

Margarittaville at Lanier Islands

7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford, GA 30518

Fins Up Water Park, situated within Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, is gearing up to welcome the public as it opens its water park gates on Saturday, May 4. Nestled along the shores of Lake Lanier, this waterpark boasts 17 thrilling waterslides and aquatic attractions, catering toall age groups and levels of excitement.

Additionally, Fins Up Water Park is gearing up to reveal its latest attraction, the Apocalypso Waterslide Coaster, alongside three new slides tailored for younger thrill-seekers: Serpentine Storm, Dreamsicle Dive and Mango Mania.

The park, open from 11 a.m. to7 p.m., plans to open its doors seven days a week beginning May 23.

General admission water park tickets for ages seven and above can be purchased online for $59.99 plus tax per person,while children and senior tickets cost $44.99 plus tax per person. The 2024 Summer Fin Pass can be purchased online for $129.99 plus tax per person. Summer Fin Passes are valid only during the water park season and are non-refundable. Children three years and younger are free.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:margaritavillelanierislands.connectngo.com/en/tag/admission-tickets

ATLANTIC STATION IS WARMING UP WITH MEMORABLE EVENTS THIS MAY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/24

Gather to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, March of Dimes, UniverSoul Circus,
OMG Food Festival and Much More!


May bursts onto the scene at Atlantic Station, ushering in the season of fun in the sun! With schools wrapping up and temperatures on the rise, there’s no better place to be this month. From vibrant festivals and events for a cause to engaging kid-friendly activities and outdoor wellness classes, Atlantic Station is a destination of fun for all ages. Get ready to make memories and soak up some sun in the Heart of Atlanta this May!

Atlantic Station’s May Calendar of Events includes:

Every Weekend: CREATOR’S MARKET
Located around Atlantic Green | Every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Friday, May 3, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Creator’s Market is back, bringing unstoppable creativity to Atlantic Station, beginning Friday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Shop locally and celebrate Atlanta’s artisans every Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) in May with festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all while supporting the makers of the South. Explore more details here.

Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 4: SHOP FOR A CAUSE AT DILLARD’S
Located at Dillard’s | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Dillard’s for a truly special occasion—the Shop For A Cause event featuring exclusive Michael Kors Collection handbags! Not only can guests indulge in luxury, but they can also make a difference as 10% of purchases will be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Personalize a Michael Kors treasure with complimentary monogramming and enjoy complimentary Sweet Stack ice cream; no purchase is necessary. Visit here to learn more about the event. 

Saturday, May 4: MARCH OF DIMES – MARCH FOR BABIES
Located on the Atlantic Green | 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Atlantic Station in supporting March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ and its bold new vision of uplifting communities and advocating for greater health equity! This more-than-just-a-walk opens the door for all moms to have access to vital care for their families. March for Babies will take place on the Atlantic Green, rain or shine. Visit here to learn more and register to become a part of the movement.

Saturday, May 4: TEQUILA FEST
Located at the Pinnacle Lot | 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
America’s ultimate day party experience for tequila lovers arrives at Atlantic Station’s Pinnacle Lot this May! Enjoy complimentary tequila beverages, BBQ chicken and jerk chicken this Cinco de Mayo weekend, plus dance to sounds curated by America’s top musical masters, keeping the good vibes rolling all night long. Visit here to secure a spot before tickets sell out.

Sunday, May 5: CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH AZOTEA CANTINA
Located on the Atlantic Green | 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Azotea Cantina on the Atlantic Green at Atlantic Station! This festive affair will feature a mariachi band, face painting, giveaways and two food trucks, Tacos & Tequila and Fair on Wheels, serving up Mexican-style tacos and margaritas complemented by traditional fair favorites like funnel cakes and corn dogs. Keep the party going by visiting Azotea for house-made margaritas, live Latin sounds on the rooftop and exclusive deals. Visit here to learn more. 

Tuesday, May 7: TOT SPOT: SAFETY AT THE STATION
Located on the Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Tot Spot returns to Atlantic Station with lots of fun activities for little ones. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, its friendly canine teams and the Atlanta Fire Rescue will be on-site to teach kids important safety tips while they have a blast. Guests can also enjoy free crafts, pre-packaged snacks and more! This event is designed for children ages five and under and is free to attend. Be sure to stop by for a chance to enter a giveaway, snag a trooper hat or badge and possibly see a firetruck!

Every WednesdayWELLNESS WEDNESDAY
Located on the Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday is back with new and exciting fitness classes on the Atlantic Green! Grab a workout buddy and get ready to enjoy FREE outdoor wellness classes each week. This season will offer a variety of workouts, from relaxing yoga to intense boot camps and self-defense. Click here for more information, plus sign up for the Vitality Passport to earn rewards for each Wellness Wednesday attended! 

Wednesday, May 8 – Yoga with Camrei Terrell
Wednesday, May 15 – Self-Defense with Coach Wadi 
Wednesday, May 22 – Pilates with Jharde Johnson 
Wednesday, May 29 – Royal Physique Bootcamp with Lah King

Saturday, May 11: OMG FOOD FESTIVAL
Located at the Pinnacle Lot | 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The world’s first hip-hop food festival makes its way to Atlantic Station. With delicious bites, games and the city’s best DJs and bands playing hip-hop, rap, R&B and old-school tunes, the festival will create an unforgettable experience at the Pinnacle Lot! Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Friday, May 17 through Sunday, June 2: UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS
Located at the Pinnacle Lot | Times Vary
Experience breathtaking acrobatics, thrilling motorcycle stunts and cultural dances as the UniverSoul Circus celebrates its 30th anniversary back in Atlanta and its first time at Atlantic Station with a family reunion extravaganza! Reimagined with over a dozen culturally diverse presentations, including a never-before-seen trapeze show and motorcycle flips mid-air, plus an enhanced state-of-the-art lighting and sound system – Circus Cousins from Around the World brings amazing entertainment and fun to the Heart of Atlanta. Purchase tickets here.  

THE BATTERY MARKS MAY WITH THE ULTIMATE EVENT LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/24

Iconic entertainment destination soars into the unofficial start of summer with Farmer’s Market, Cinco de Mayo celebration, Mother’s Day brunches and more!

The Battery Atlanta has planned a May filled with fun for families and friends. Visitors can enjoy the free Farmer’s Market on the Plaza Green on select Sundays, and the new Taste of Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta Food Tours continue at Truist Park. Live! at The Battery Atlanta has lined up a Fiesta de Mayo celebration, and the eateries will once again host the fan-favorite UFC Fight Night. Select restaurants will also curate Mother’s Day brunches to celebrate moms and mother figures over a delicious meal. The music is nonstop at the Coca-Cola Roxy in May with performances from Sean Paul to Sum 41, and Park Bench is hosting the 2024 Make A Wish Country Jam! Returning restaurant promotions include Noche Tropical at El Super Pan and Sunday Supper at Garden & Gun Club.

Farmer’s Market by Kaiser Permanente
Sunday, May 5 and May 12 from 1 – 4 p.m.
The Farmer’s Market is back in season starting May 5. Local vendors will offer a variety of prepared foods, farm-fresh produce, artisanal bread and baked goods, wellness products and more. Additional activities include a petting zoo at every market and the Bark Market, the perfect place to buy a treat for furry friends. This free event is open to the public to shop local and spend a beautiful spring Sunday on the Plaza Green.

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Monday, May 6 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Yoga Series has arrived for spring! Yogis can kick off their Monday stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring a water bottle. Guests may register here.

Taste of Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta Food Tours
Thursdays, May 2, 9 and 23 at 12:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Braves and The Battery Atlanta unveil the all-new Taste of Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta Food Tours as an extension of the current Truist Park tour program. The tour will lead off with a Terrapin beer and a soft pretzel in the Truist Park Press Box, followed by a trip to the Atlanta Braves dugout to sample Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. Continuing into The Battery Atlanta, participants will enjoy stops at ASW Distillery, Mac McGee’s Irish Pub and El Super Pan, ending with a classic Southern treat at River Street Sweets. To purchase tickets and for the full tour schedule, please visit braves.com/foodtour.

Allatoona High School Jazz Band Performance
Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Allatoona High School Jazz Band is returning to The Battery Atlanta select nights this spring and summer! Guests are invited to sit back and relax during the hour-long live performances on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage.

​Select Restaurant Promotions:

RenFaire Cosplay Party at Battle & Brew
Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Walk through the gates of Battle & Brew at The Battery Atlanta to enter a mystical kingdom from the Middle Ages. Guests can dress up in their finest garb whether they choose to become a knight, maiden, or wizard, Battle & Brew will bring fantasies to life. Their will be a selection of ales and RenFaire themed grub during this unforgettable evening of fantasy and fun!

Fiesta de Mayo at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Live! at The Battery Atlanta is the best place to celebrate Hispanic and Latin culture with live local music, Latin-owned local business vendors, drink specials, themed dancers and more. Entry includes access to all venues inside Live! At The Battery Atlanta (Sports & Social, PBR Atlanta and Coors Banquet Bar), one drink ticket, food specials and live entertainment for this Cinco de Mayo celebration! Tickets can be purchased here

UFC 300 Fight Night at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, May 4 beginning at 9 p.m.
​Live! at The Battery Atlanta is the ultimate viewing destination for UFC. With over 40 televisions and a 32-foot LED screen, guests can catch every second of the action. The door cover is $10, and tables must be reserved by noon on May 3. Table can be reserved here.

Mother’s Day Brunch at CRU
Sunday, May 12
CRU is offering a delectable 3-course brunch to toast to mom on her special day. Cost is $45 per guest or $80 to bring the celebration back home with take-home brunch for two. More information can be found on CRU’s website.

Mother’s Day “Sip and Shop” at National Anthem Atlanta
Sunday, May 12
The Mother’s Day “Sip and Shop” experience at National Anthem Atlanta is a charming event designed to celebrate and honor mothers and maternal figures bringing together a delightful array of bespoke collections from South End Trading Company, mimosas and cuisine. National Anthem Atlanta is offering 20 percent off select retail items and complimentary custom flower bouquets, allowing every mother to create an arrangement celebrating the unique bond between mothers and their children.

Attendance at this shopping event is complimentary, but RSVPs are encouraged to secure Mother’s Day Brunch reservations when booking in advance through OpenTable.

Sunday Supper at Garden & Gun Club
Sunday, May 12 from 7 – 10 p.m.
This Sunday Supper welcomes chef Aaron Bludorn of Bludorn and Navy Blue restaurants in Houston, Texas, for an unforgettable dining experience. The savory three-course seasonal dinner reflects Bludorn’s French-inspired Texas Gulf Coast fare served family style. Additional details and tickets are available here.

El Super Pan’s Noche Tropical
Saturdays, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Guests are invited to kick off their weekends and keep the party going with a live DJ, dancing, late night snacks and drinks every weekend at El Super Pan. Mouthwatering late night menu items include everything from Cuban ham croquettes to classic cinnamon churros. The festivities also continue on game day Thursdays from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:

Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery Atlanta continues to bring a lineup of fan-favorite performers throughout the month! Review venue safety guidelines and information here.

  • Jacob Collier – DJESSE VOL. 4 NORTH AMERICA TOUR

Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 p.m.

  • Sean Paul – Greatest Tour 2024

Sunday, May 5 from 8 p.m.

  • Sleep Token: The ‘Teeth of God’ Tour

Tuesday, May 7 from 8 p.m.

  • Mon Laferte – Autopoietica Tour 2024

Thursday, May 9 from 8 p.m.

  • Hunxho

Friday, May 10 from 8 p.m.

  • Sum 41: Tour of the Setting Sum

Saturday, May 11 from 7 p.m.

Park Bench Event:
​Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • The 2024 Make A Wish Country Jam
    Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on The Battery Atlanta’s website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

ORIN SWIFT WINE DINNER AT SERENA PASTIFICO MAY 7

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/24

Tues., May 7, 6:30pm – Orin Swift Wine Dinner at Serena Pastificio

Serena Pastificio – the coastal, Northern Italian restaurant in Midtown’s Colony Square – is hosting a wine dinner on Tuesday, May 7 with the acclaimed wine makers of Orin Swift for an evening of culinary excellence and decadent wines. Kicking off with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm followed by a dinner at 7pm, the evening will feature an indulgent four-course menu curated by the Serena Pastificio culinary team paired alongside a selection of Orin Swift’s finest wines. Tickets are $195 per person (all inclusive) & include a welcome drink, plus one wine paired with each course. Book online here.

Founded in 1998 by visionary winemaker Dave Phinney, Orin Swift is a collection of art and storytelling that comes to life through one-of-a-kind labels and wine styles. The brand is known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the bottle as it is its bold, yet finessed, styling within each bottle. Dave produces wines from premier sites across California and his favorite regions around the world.


Featured wines & pairings include:

  • Welcome drink & passed appetizers

Meringue nest, stone fruit chutney, almond tuile

Grilled fig, stracchino mousse, balsamic

Scallop, arugula, yuzu, lemon confit, bene seed, crostini

  • Mannequin Chardonnay

Linguini of crab, roasted cauliflower puree, pancetta, lemon gremolata, beurre noisette

  • Slander Pinot Noir

Quail, pomegranate syrup glaze, espresso jus, fermented strawberry salsa

  • Machete Red Blend

Bone-in short rib, confit wild mushroom, potato cream, dark chocolate demi, chive

  • Papillon Bordeaux Blend

Gorgonzola dolce cheesecake, butter cracker crust, brandied cherry sauce

MAKE MEMORIES THIS MONTH WITH THE INTERLOCK’S MAY EVENTS LINE-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/24

Enjoy a month full of spring events at the West Midtown mixed-use destination

May is in full bloom at The Interlock with plenty of things to do to enjoy the warm weather. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with several specials and events from Velvet Taco, Guac Y Margys and Holiday Bar. Honor the mother figure in your life by shopping or dining at The Interlock’s many retailers and restaurants, including St. Germain’s Mother’s Day dessert tasting. There’s something for everyone this month at The Interlock. 

The Interlock’s full May events lineup is outlined below:

Guac Y Margy’s Countdown to Cinco 

Wednesday, May 1 through Sunday May 5

Beginning May 1, Guac Y Margy’s is hosting a Countdown to Cinco! The hand-crafted margarita bar will host specials during the five days leading up to Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, enjoy $6 margaritas all day long. Stay tuned on Guac Y Margy’s Instagram for more details on the specials. 

Velvet Taco’s Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 7

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Velvet Taco will donate a portion of proceeds from each El Jefe #WTF taco sold between May 1 and May 7 to global non-profit The Hunger Project. Plus, all late night orders during Cinco weekend (after 9 pm) will get a limited-time late night koozie, while supplies last. Learn more about Velvet Taco by following @velvettaco. 

Tequila Time at The Holiday Bar

Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Holiday Bar is kicking off Cinco de Mayo weekend strong with Tequila Time – a happy hour with drink specials like Tequila Espresso Martinis, Paloma, and Margaritas. Plus you won’t want to miss the mariachi band! Follow @holidaybaratl to learn more. 

Holiday Bar’s Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Class

Saturday, May 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come learn about the “Spirit of Mexico” with Holiday Bar’s immersive cocktail class where you will learn about the complexities of Tequila and the cocktails that it is in. Ticket available for purchase via this link. 

Lock & Key’s Cinco de Mayo Specials

Sunday, May 5

Cinco specials galore at Lock & Key! Celebrate with $4 Coronas, $4 Modelos, $4 Tequila shots, $7 House Margaritas and $10 Rocky Fresh cocktails. Check out @lockandkeyatl for more!

Holiday Bar’s Cinco de Race-o

Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m.

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a little Formula One in Miami! Holiday Bar will be showing the Miami Grand Prix along with Cinco de Mayo festivities, including drink specials and more. Follow @holidaybaratl for more information. 

The Taste Boutique’s Two Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday, May 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 

Come join The Taste Boutique to celebrate two years of serving curated apparel and home styles to The Interlock community. Follow along @thetasteboutique.atl for more information on the anniversary party. 

Yoga Ritas on the Highline

Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.

On the second Monday of each month through October, join Guac Y Margys and Dancing Dogs Yoga for yoga on The Highline. After a 60-minute collaborate class, enjoy a refreshing margarita included with admission. Tickets are $10. Learn more and purchase your ticket HERE.

St. Germain’s Mother’s Day Dessert Tasting

Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join St. Germain in celebrating Mother’s Day with an unforgettable evening the Paris way! Indulge in a delightful four-course dessert menu expertly paired with four glasses of wine or champagne tasting. The event is led by St. Germain founder and owner Mathieu Jourdan – Gassin. Tickets are available HERE.

The Escape Game’s Mothers Day Promo

May 1 through May 11

Looking for something to do for the thrill-seeking mother figure in your life? Head to The Escape Game for an exciting activity for the whole family. The Escape Game is offering buy three, get one free e-giftcards between May 1 and May 11. Purchase yours via https://store.theescapegame.com/