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DISCOVER OUTDOOR RECREATION AND RELAXATION AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA THIS SEPTEMBER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/20

Live, work and play hub offers an open, walkable layout to safely reconnect with friends and family

The Battery Atlanta is the one-stop spot to work hard and play harder! The Cobb County lifestyle destination’s chef-driven restaurants bring together friends, families and co-workers with daily happy hour specials and live entertainment on patio spaces! The community can also access The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail for a midday break in the fresh air or meet up weekly for a rejuvenating yoga class.

Visitors can keep #FortheA gameday energy alive with Baseball Watch Parties at Live! at the Battery Atlanta. Fans are encouraged to bring lawns chairs or blankets to The Plaza Green – the green space in front of the Omni Hotel – to watch the Atlanta Braves take on visiting teams on the jumbo screen. To-go drinks and take-out meals are available from participating restaurants located along Battery Avenue and Battery Walk.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. This free event is limited to 75 people. Registration and the event participant waiver are available online. A live stream on Facebook and recorded sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans on event days for a free virtual class.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings, reduce stress and offer a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Cornhole ATL Fall League
Every Tuesday at 6:45-9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament on Oct. 20. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Farmers Market presented by United Healthcare
Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 from 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green. Locals can also preorder items from select sellers, including David’s Garden Super Bee, The Cheese Straw House, Keto Bandito or Farm Hounds.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Happy Hour at Yard House
Guests can dine from a list of select half-priced appetizers and pizzas from 3-6 p.m.!

Cigar Happy Hour at BURN by Rocky Patel
Cigar-enthusiasts are invited to receive 15% all RP cigars from noon-7 p.m.

Happy Hour at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Friends can relax and un-wine with $3 off glasses of flights of wine, plus small bites from 4-6:30 p.m.

The 4 to 6 at C. Ellet’s Steak House
Half-priced oysters and an extensive selection of bar snacks, mini sandwiches and drink specials are available from 4-6 p.m. for small groups on the patio.

Happy Hour at The Escape Game
Groups of six or more will receive 35% off bookings with limited-time online code “happyhour” from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HEREAFTER, AN IMMERSIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE POPS BACK UP IN SOUTH DOWNTOWN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/20

A Drive-in Performance. A Grief Circle. A Healing Cypher Atop an Empty Parking Garage.
HEREafter, Episode 2 Launches in September + Tickets Are on Sale Now!
WHAT:       HEREafter Episode 2: An Immersive, Live, Socially Distant Theatre Experience
WHEN:       Thursday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13 | 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
WHERE:     76 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30312
TICKETS:   On Sale Now: https//www.freshtix.com/organizations/here
$20+ (Please note, parking fees are not included in the ticket price.)
This event is rain or shine.
Also note, Episode 1 is not a necessary prerequisite to enjoy Episode 2.

Prepare to be swept into a powerful multi-sensory experience when HEREafter, an immersive theatre production, returns for Episode 2, after premiering Episode 1 to sold out audiences in fall of 2019. This one-of-a-kind production engulfs the audience in the story of a family thrown into chaos after the death of their matriarch.

HEREafter Episode 2 is our creative team’s answer to the question: how do we navigate togetherness safely and offer an intimate experience during a global pandemic? We wanted to create a space where the physical restrictions we are all experiencing right now feel less hindering,” said Co-Director Kelly Bartnik. “HEREafter tells the story of dealing with grief, so its themes translate to this time where we are all grieving in our own ways. We hope that through this production, we can create some sense of togetherness.”

The HEREafter team’s goal is to put the safety and health of the audience and the cast members first and foremost throughout this experience. In order to ensure this, each performance will take place first from the convenience of the audience members’ cars and then move guests into an outdoor, open-air environment where social distancing will be enforced – all while maintaining the feeling of being completely entrenched in the show’s narrative. Audience capacity is also extremely limited to ensure appropriate physical distancing.

Touchless check-in and enhanced sanitizing practices, including cleaning and sanitizing the chairs between each show, are being implemented. All audience members will be six feet apart and required to wear masks upon exiting their cars and all cast members will have their faces covered during the performance.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.freshtix.com/organizations/here. Please note due to the nature of the performance, late entry will not be permitted. In addition, a smartphone with data capabilities is necessary to enjoy the full experience.

About HEREafter, Episode 2:  Co-founded by Kelly Bartnik and Kathleen Wessel, HEREafter is an integrative pop-up theater experience from talent involved in NYC’s smash hit, “Sleep No More.” This unique Atlanta-based performance, HEREafter, popped up in the fall of 2019 and is returning again for part 2 of the whirlwind story. The five Atlanta-based cast members of HEREafter wrote and pre-recorded monologues, which were mixed and scored by New York-based sound designer John Glover, minimizing the need for spoken text. Coupled with choreography and staging by co-directors Kelly Bartnik (New York City) and Kathleen Wessel (Atlanta) in collaboration with the performers, the soundscore reveals inner and outer monologues, moving through grief and towards healing.