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Southern Wing Showdown 2019

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite all-inclusive summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its fourth year on Sunday, August 25 at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW) in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood from 1pm to 5pm. Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and Big Green Egg and produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from over 30 prominent Southeastern chefs hailing from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including Atlanta’s Matt Basford of Canoe (2018 ‘Best Wing’ Winner) and Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps, Charlotte’s Greg Collier of Loft & Cellar and more. While enjoying wings and sides from acclaimed chefs, attendees can also sip beer, wine and specially crafted cocktails that complement chef creations. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide chefs with chicken that’s raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones, and each chef will serve their unique recipe as they battle it out to win ‘Best Wing’ in a competition judged by festival goers and a panel of wing aficionados. The winner of Southern Wing Showdown will win a Big Green Egg to take home. Angel Flight Soars, a volunteer pilot organization located at Dekalb Peachtree airport and providing flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site. The festival will also support Second Helpings Atlanta – a nonprofit food rescue organization that fights hunger and reduces food waste in the city – who will be doing food recovery onsite. Tickets will be available for purchase online and will grant access to all-you-can-eat tastes and drinks, including signature cocktails, beer and wine, plus live music from Luke Latimer. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour of the events reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. The event sells out every year, and last year, approximately 28,000 wings were eaten by attendees.

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta 2019

Atlanta’s most philanthropic and fashionable affair, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, is set to celebrate 27 stylish years on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. The annual event, which has become a mainstay on Atlanta’s social circuit, is founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, who recently expanded his Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza and is now offering both men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. What is always an unforgettable evening, Jeffrey Fashion Cares will kick off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction. The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. The 2019 event will be held at Phipps Plaza and benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. New this year, Marsha Archer, CEO and President of M Squared Public Relations, joins veteran co-chairs Lila Hertz and Louise Sams to continue Kalinksy’s mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible. Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead. Last year’s event raised nearly $625,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2019

The Grant Park Conservancy has revealed the live music lineup and schedule for the 17th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Earning a reputation as a must-attend event to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands, local talent and notable favorites, festival goers are invited to watch two days of nonstop high-energy performances. Featuring a diverse lineup for all tastes, 2019 artists include Blair Crimmins, Stripped, Cicada Rhythm, Common Ground, Old Ceremony, Mafia do Samba, ASH, R.A.H and many more. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the 2019 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is open to all ages and free to attend. In addition to the impressive music lineup, this year’s festival will also have an expansive artist market, a Kids Zone presented by Grant Park Parents Network, the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, a diverse selection of local food trucks, wine, frosty beers, craft cocktails and more. Additionally, tickets are now available for the exclusive VIP Lounge. Attendees are invited to relax in a private tent and enjoy complimentary food from a local caterer, premium wines, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, and the Signature Summer Shade Cocktail served in a souvenir cup. Guests are also invited to enjoy private, air-conditioned restrooms, misting stations, lounge seating. Both single day and weekend VIP tickets are available for purchase at www.summershadefestival.org/vip.

Also This Weekend in Atlanta:

More Upcoming Events in Atlanta:

The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta 2019: Tuesday, August 20th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-fake-wedding-atlanta-tickets-51307061803

The Grand Social 2019: Thursday, August 22nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/405918376708944/

Pigs and Peaches 2019: Friday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 24th: www.pigsandpeaches.com/about.html

Free Tiffwich Block Party Atlanta 2019: Friday, August 23rd: https://www.facebook.com/events/2772567472757885/

Cypress Street Pint and Plate Pig Roast 2019: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.facebook.com/events/283331592453197/

Pontoon Brewing Brownie Bash 2019: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brownie-bash-2019-tickets-62750937744

Southern Brewing Company’s 4th Anniversary: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1072889593100949/

Atlanta Rum and Tiki Fest 2019: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/tikitangoatl/atlanta-rum-tiki-fest/

Atlanta Contemporary Art Party 2019: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-party-2019-tickets-62593368450

College Football Kickoff Crawl 2019: Saturday, August 24th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-football-kickoff-crawl-tickets-66507450575

ABV Drink and Doodle Vol 65: Wednesday, August 28th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-doodle-vol-65-tickets-68138228275

DCon Welcome Home Wednesday 2019: Wednesday, August 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/915909555425539/

Dragon Con 2019: Thursday, August 29th to Monday, September 2nd: https://www.dragoncon.org/

2019 AJC Decatur Book Fest: Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st: https://decaturbookfestival.com/

Summer Sunset with Yacht Rock Schooner Aug 2019: Friday, August 30th: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/yachtrock/

The 5th Annual Veggie Connection Event: Saturday, August 31st: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-5th-annual-veggie-connection-event-tickets-63330429018

33rd Annual Marietta Art in the Park: Saturday, August 31st to Monday, September 2nd: artparkmarietta.com/

Taste of Soul Atlanta 2019: Saturday, August 31st: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-soul-atlanta-festival-tickets-64929594164

BrunchTOSA 2019: Sunday, September 1st: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunchtosa-atlantas-biggest-brunch-tickets-64911152003

2nd Annual Victory Luau: Sunday, September 1st: https://www.facebook.com/events/473970226722506/

51st Yellow Daisy Festival: Thursday, September 5th to Sunday, September 8th: https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Yellow-Daisy-Festival

Party for Piedmont Park 2019: Thursday, September 5th: https://www.facebook.com/events/377755782945513/

Glover Park Brewery 1st Anniversary Party: Friday, September 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2327482314236219/

The Porter Beer Bar 11th Anniversary: Saturday, September 7th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595109250619626/

Korean BBQ Festival Atlanta 2019: Saturday, September 7th: https://www.facebook.com/events/425636704707514/

Atlanta Bourbon Festival 2019: Saturday, September 7th: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/atlanta-bourbon-festival/

Dry County 3rd Anniversary Celebration: Saturday, September 7th to Sunday, September 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094095184107459/

Atlanta Craft Cocktail Festival 2019: Saturday, September 7th: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/atlanta-craft-cocktail-festival/

Tin Roof Relaunch Party 2019: Saturday, September 7th: https://www.facebook.com/events/596763150850277/

ICE Fall Market 2019: Sunday, September 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/316106692439553/

Taproom Concert Series September 2019: Sunday, September 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/550561172108752/

9th Annual Great Decatur Grilled Cheese-Off: Tuesday, September 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473378289468277/

2019 Atlanta Horror Film Festival: Thursday, September 12th to Saturday, September 14th: www.atlantahorrorfilmfest.com/

Scofflaw Brewing Co 3rd Anniversary Party: Saturday, September 14th to Sunday, September 15th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380655772087686/

Music Midtown 2019: Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2314947082052242/

Cosplay Pub Crawl Atlanta 2019: Saturday, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/342906979698931/

Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade 2019: Saturday, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/650652758752331/

Avondale Art Walk September 2019: Saturday, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1204343879749731/

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl Atlanta 2019: Saturday, September 14th: https://www.crawlwith.us/atlanta/marvel

Taste of Smyrna 2019: Saturday, September 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/551108248730061/

10th Annual Southern Chefs Potluck: Sunday, September 15th: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4273721

Noon to Night at Avalon 2019: Thursday, September 19th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/noon-to-night-2019

Imagine Music Festival 2019: Thursday, September 19th to Sunday, September 22nd: http://www.imaginefestival.com/

Arches Brewing 4th Annual Oktoberfest: Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/2320796034906525/

Electric Ave The 80’s MTV Experience September 2019: Friday, September 20th: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296861047003741/

13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday, September 20th: https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival 2019: Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, September 22nd: buckheadartsfestival.com/

2019 Atlanta Rose Festival: Saturday, September 21st: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/assc/atlanta-rose-festival-2019

15th Annual Pirate Palooza Pubcrawl and Pubing: Saturday, September 21st: https://piratepalooza.com/palooza

Wild Leap Turns Two: Saturday, September 21st: https://www.facebook.com/events/329333044620401/

3rd Annual Dunwoody Wine Stroll: Saturday, September 21st: https://www.facebook.com/events/373589203304667/

90s Bar Crawl Atlanta 2019: Saturday, September 21st: https://90sbarcrawl.com/events/atlanta/

Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival 2019: Saturday, September 21st: oldfourthwardfallfest.com/

Zoo Atlanta Sippin Safari 2019: Saturday, September 21st: https://zooatlanta.org/event/sippin-safari/

Marietta StreetFest 2019: Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, September 22nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/361962987854081/