Post-Cheese Fest Atlanta

Autumn in Atlanta officially kicked off this past weekend with an amazing variety of events throughout the city. From the Fall Fest in Candler Park to the Mimosa Festival at Atlantic Station, residents definitely knew where to have fun.

Cheese Market

For the Gnome Queen, I attended the 6th Annual Cheese Fest Atlanta over in the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Cheese Market Inside

And let me tell you, it was fantastic.

Vermont Creamery

Started in 2012 by Gourmet Foods International, this year’s event provided attendees with:  4 huge Tasting Tents, the Meltdown Competition featuring popular Atlanta chefs “grilling it out” for the coveted People’s and Judges’ Choice Awards, VIP Pairing Sessions, Live Entertainment, and a whole lot of cheese.

Cypress Grove

A special aspect of this year’s event also included a portion of all proceeds going to the local nonprofit: Giving Kitchen.  Giving Kitchen’s mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to restaurant workers and their families while in need through the Giving Kitchen Crisis Grants.

Rio Briati

The event kicked off around 5 P.M. with a light bit of rain; however that didn’t stop attendees from munching on over 100 different Vendor’s samples and goodies. While several of these Vendors were either local or from the States’, many also traveled from Europe and South America.  With an assortment of cheeses, olives, charcuteries, crackers and more, the Cheese Fest Atlanta came prepared.

Wisconsin Whey

The Gnome Queen began her Cheese-Quest at the Tasting Tents which had an amazing variety of cheeses, ranging from Goat’s and Cow’s to Lactose-free options as well.

Parlano

While I won’t play favorites on which types of cheeses I prefer (because all cheese is delicious), the Gnome Queen definitely enjoyed the variety of “sharp”, tangy, and pepper-based cheeses as well as many of the more goat and soft cheeses. Some of these came from: Vermont Creamery, Cypress Grove, Rio Briati, Parlano, Sartori, and a collection of vendors from Proudly Wisconsin Cheese.

Blackberry Farm’s First Place Cheeses

I even got to try some of the Award-Winning Blackberry Farm’s goat cheeses which were without a doubt amazing.

Suga’s

Two notable pimento cheese-makers came locally from food service company: Suga’s and the restaurant: Home grown. Home grown provided their Award-Winning pimento cheeses which included original and jalapeno.

Hanging with Home grown

As someone who has an absolute love for mascarpone cheese, BelGioioso did not disappoint either.

BelGioioso

I even went back for thirds.

Sartori

For those who came specifically for the non-cheese items such as olives, crackers, sauces, and charcuterie, Cheese Fest Atlanta had you covered.

Spotted Trotter

Local meat-boutique: Spotted Trotter had a mouth-watering variety of samples to choose from as well as a Pig and Pint Pairing later on.

Samples Galore

Busseto, Principe “The Prosciutto Family” and Creminelli also had a succulent collection of meats and crackers to choose from.

Posing with Principe
Divina

Divina, Pickled Pink, and Delallo came ready with plates of olives, veggies, peppers and fruits.

Pickled Pink
Delallo
Rustic Bakery

While Rustic Bakery, Venus, Thinster’s, Cello, and ParmCrisps produced the crackers, cookies and breads.

Venus

From Chaza Bros. came some savory Hot Sauces;

The “Chaza” Family

Goodson with the Pecan Butter;

Goodson Pecans

Pepper Lane provided the Spicy Jellies;

Pepper Lane

And Lazzaris brought the fig sauce. Lazzaris also supplied a boozy shot of Fourth Ward Distillery Vodka with juiced fig.

Takin’ Shots with Lazzaris

I may have taken two or three….

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Co. had a variety of honey and honeycomb samples to taste while Mike’s Hot Honey had an enticing spicy-sweet margarita shot.

Margarita Shots with Mike’s Hot Honey

By 7 P.M., patrons and even the Gnome Queen began to feel the oncoming food-coma.  However, the journey continued to the one and only: Meltdown Competition.

Sample from the Meltdown Competition

From gourmet grilled cheeses topped with ice-cream to thick mac & cheese, the Gnome Queen made sure to try everything. (Twice.)

Little Alley Steak

Later on that evening, the winners of the 2018 Meltdown Competition were announced: Little Alley Steak won 1st place for Judge’s Choice and High Road Craft Ice Cream own 1st in People’s Choice

High Road Ice Cream

Congrats to the winners, and to each participant who’s food absolutely held a special place in my cheese-induced coma.

Little Alley Steak Sample

So if you’re kicking yourself for not attending the wonderful 2018 Cheese Fest Atlanta, welp better buy tickets next year.

Cheeselandia

The Cheese Festival Atlanta

Do you enjoy munching on various cheeses and meats from around the world? Do you take pleasure in tasting deliciously crafted beer and wines? Do you feel sophisticated when you hear the word “charcuterie”?

Well then, get ready because the Gnome Queen has the event for you!

It’s the 6th Annual: Cheese Festival Atlanta!

Started in 2012 by Gourmet Foods International, this amazing event brings an assortment of national and international artisan cheese makers’ right here to Atlanta. The event will take place from 5 P.M.-10 P.M. Friday, September 28th at the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

As of now, General Admission tickets include samplings of over 100 cheese and meat vendors, live music from Rachel Baiman, and access to the one and only: “Meltdown Competition”.  The Meltdown Competition features popular Atlanta chefs “grilling it out” for the highly honored People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards.

Patrons can also partake in an education class detailing the history and fermentation process of olives hosted by Divina; a “Pig and Pint” of charcuterie and beer pairings from Spotted Trotter; and finally, the Cheesemaker Unplugged/Uncensored: Meet the Maker. This session will feature cheese maker: Cellars at Jasper Hill who were awarded the 2018 “Best in Show” at the American Cheese Society Conference.

Now, for those of you who want a little bit more cheese-time with a specific drink pairing, then the VIP tickets are just for you. These tickets will include a seat in one of three select VIP-only pairing sessions and a VIP-only item upon festival entry.  The pairing sessions comprise of a Beer, Wine or Champagne option and will have a variety of times offered throughout the evening.

For the Gnome Queen, an amazing aspect of this delicious event includes a portion of all proceeds going to the local nonprofit: Giving Kitchen.  Giving Kitchen was started in May of 2013 by local community Chef Ryan Hidinger and his wife Jen Hidinger in response to Ryan’s stage-four cancer diagnosis.

Giving Kitchen’s mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to restaurant workers and their families while in need. Through the Giving Kitchen Crisis Grants, over 1100 workers have been served not only in Atlanta, but in 47 counties across the state of Georgia.

So, if none of that sparked your interest in attending the wondrous Cheese Festival, then you are not only cold and heartless, but clearly you don’t appreciate the value of cheese, meats, and alcohol.

To Purchase Tickets: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/gfi/cheese-fest-atlanta

To Make a Donation to Giving Kitchen: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/d11bff52-0cd0-44d8-9403-465614e4f342

 

The Red, White and Brews Bar Bash

Is that a Charcoal Grill I smell? Maybe some fresh Apple Pie?

Are those Fireworks exploding in the night’s sky?

Is that a Flag of Red, White and Blue?

Well, we all know what that means: it’s Independence Day.

The day we celebrate how Americans came together in order to counterattack a bunch of evil E.T.s that invaded and—wait, wait that’s the movie Independence Day?

Regardless, we all know what the 4th of July truly means for the U.S. of A.: partying. And to kick off this patriotic weekend, I spent my Saturday at the Red, White and Brews Bar Bash.

Hosted by the Atlanta Bar Tours, this bar crawl was anything, but boring. With the slogan, “Make America Drink Again”, the Giant King and I knew to come thirsty.

The crawl took place throughout the Buckhead bar area and began at the Lost Dog Tavern. At check-in, patrons were given a map, free beads, and a raspberry-vodka comp shot. (It was really tasty too.)

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Atlanta Bar Tours’ Crew

Some of the participating bars and restaurants included: Buckhead Saloon, Churchhill’s Pub, Red Door Tavern, Moondogs, and so many more. Each establishment provided complimentary shots, $3-$2-$1 drink specials, or different food offerings.

Once we received our gear, the Giant King and I made our way next door to the Red Door Tavern for some drinks. I got a tequila sprite and the Giant King got a vodka-water. Had to start off easy, ya know?

We then decided to head back over to Lost Dog Tavern for some good music and games. At Lost Dog Tavern, bar-goers had the option of playing either cornhole or water pong. This Gnome Queen had to see if her skills had lessened any since school ended.

While my throwing wasn’t the best, (I play soccer and run) I was able to maintain a solid lead over the Giant King. Until he came back and destroyed me. C’est la vie.

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Patriotic Cornhole

From Lost Dog Tavern, we made our way to Buckhead Saloon. Here, we took some shots and ate some tacos while watching Atlanta United decimate Orlando City. ‘Twas a good game.

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Buckhead Saloon

Throughout the course of the night, the Giant King and I primarily focused on the $1 shots. I do enjoy some shots.

At each location, patrons could be spotted by their fabulous choices of red, white and blues. From bald eagle t-shirts to American flag stilettos, this bar crawl was the most ‘Murican dream for all to see.

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A Game of Water Pong

And while this hadn’t been my first crawl with the Atlanta Bar Tours, it was definitely one of my top favorites. The atmosphere of each establishment, the walking-distance and the overall camaraderie between patrons was extremely appreciated.

To end our night, the Giant King and I made our way to the Elbow Room for their $8 18-inch pizza special. We may have had a little too much of it once we got home.

But hey, that food-coma was totally worth it all.

So have a patriotic Happy 4th of July from the Queen of the Gnomes, and keep the fireworks away from trees mmk?

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Top Atlanta Beers and Breweries for the Summer 2018

This article comes to you from our new author, the Shrew! Photos come from the Shrew and the Breweries listed below.

Before we begin, there’s something I should get out of the way.

I am a beer snob.

If you feel to urge to roll your eyes while reading, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now, with that out of the way I can formally introduce myself.

My name is Drew and I am here to walk you through Beer in Atlanta through the eyes of someone who thinks they know more than others.

As a native resident, I have seen Atlanta’s beer scene grow tremendously in the last few years. Not only has it grown in the number of breweries and brewpubs, but in quality as well.

A few years ago I became obsessed with trying to get my hands on the latest and greatest beers throughout the country. I have traded beer hundreds of times with strangers on the internet, which I chronical on my Instagram @Hop_Culture (3,200 followers but who’s counting?)

My goal here is to get you up to speed on which beers you should be looking for in stores, as well as which breweries & brewpubs you should be Instagramming at.

Drew’s Top 5 Atlanta Shelfies for the Summer

Shelfie – noun – a beer that can be easily found year-round on the shelf at a local beer or liquor store.

1. Creature Comforts Tropicalia (IPA)

This was an easy one. When Creature Comforts first released Tropicalia to the masses, it was a frenzy to try and get your hands on. Since they have expanded production, it has become MUCH easier to find in stores. Hell, you could probably find it at a grocery store these days in their new fancy packaging. To me this beer is a staple of every good beer fridge. Not too hard to find and an incredibly balanced IPA. If you have been turned off by IPAs in the past, give this one a shot. Not too heavy or bitter, with a great fruit balance.

Tropicalia

2. Cherry Street Steppin’ Razor (DIPA)

Personally, I have never made the trek out to Cumming to see Cherry Street in person. Recently their beer starting popping up in stores and Steppin’ Razor was the first I picked up. This Double IPA alone is good enough to make me get in my car, sit on 400 for 2 hours, just to try it fresh on draft. I dig the 16 ounce cans, the can art, and more importantly, the beer. Steppin’ Razor has the ABV of a Double IPA, but drinks like a single. Good opaque color, tons of fruit flavor, and easy drinking. What more could you ask for? Very easy to find in stores, and a great way to impress Mark from Accounting to shut the fuck up about how Bell’s Two-hearted is the best IPA.

steppin

3. Monday Night Brewing Han Brolo (Pale Ale)

Ever wake up the morning after drinking IPAs all night and want to stab yourself in the face? Your body was asking you to scale the ABV back, but you had to get drunk enough to sing karaoke at Dark Horse? We’ve all been there. This 4.7% Pale Ale will keep you alert and confident enough to sing Livin’ on a Prayer for the 4th time in 3 weeks. Candidly, my first years in Atlanta, I thought Monday Night beers were somewhat boilerplate. The past 18 months or so have changed dramatically for them. They have been cranking out exceptional beers, this included. Han Brolo is a great crush-able pale that doesn’t have the bite of what you would expect from “older style” Pale Ales. Want to look sophisticated on your Tinder date that you wish you hadn’t agreed to? Bring this beer!

han brolo

4. Orpheus Serpent Bite (Dry-Hopped Sour Saison)

Do you have a friend that is weirdly obsessed with sour beers and always wants you to take a sip? Well, that’s because they’re delicious, and Serpent is no exception. You should grow up if you don’t like sour beers. Jokes aside, some folks are typically taken aback by the sour/funky taste. Like some style of beers, it takes a little getting used to. Serpent Bite is an amazing summer beer. Its refreshing as shit! With citrus, floral, and sour flavors, this beer is must have at a BBQ or pool day. Sour beers need love too, people.

serpent bite

5. Three Taverns – Prince of Pilsen (Hoppy Pilsner)

Not ready to dive into the world of sours and IPAs? Or, maybe you just truly don’t like those styles (grow-up). This delicious Pilsner might be perfect for you or your dad who keeps complaining about how none of your beers taste like PBR. This beer is refreshingly crisp with the perfect balance of bite. Citrus aroma city. Grab these for a family outing so you can numb your mind when having to explain who Pusha-T is to MeeMaw.

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Drew’s Top 3 Atlanta Breweries/Brewpubs for the Summer

Torched Hop

Hands down my favorite brewpub in Atlanta. They have jumped on the Hazy IPA bandwagon and are frankly killing it. Add that to a killer food and specialty cocktail menu, there’s nothing these guys don’t do well (don’t quote me on that). Take an afternoon to grab lunch and beers. Play some Mario Kart or board games. Possibly hit a can release? You’ll be a better person because of it.

Monday Night Brewing

As previously stated, Monday Night was a fun spot to get friends together and grab some craft beer. The décor is neat, the staff is friendly, and it had a great vibe. The beer was PRETTY GOOD. Now, whoa boy, the beer at MNB is kick-ass. With the addition of the Hop-Hut, not only are they serving their experimental IPAs (which are fantastic), but also doing can releases a couple of times a month. You can find me there on release days with an obnoxious brewery t-shirt trying to look cooler than I actually am.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

It is impossible to search “Brewpub Atlanta” without Wrecking Bar coming up. There’s a reason for that! The food is great, the beer is better, and it’s built in a god-damn Victorian house. Wrecking Bar recently started canning their beers and producing experimental projects which have resulted in some wonderful offerings. Parking is a pain, but entering Wrecking Bar is what I imagine being welcomed into Heaven is like.

Honorary Mentions – Brewery/Brewpubs

Red Brick

Monday Night Garage

Scofflaw

New Realm

Atlanta Traffic

Best Events This Week in Atlanta: 5/7 – 5/10

Best Events This week in Atlanta: 5/7-5/10

We’re back with our weekly posts! We took a week to get our Calendar up and running, but now it’s looking nice and full for the week. Don’t worry, we’re going to keep these Best Events posts coming each week! It’s Shaky Beats week, but there’s plenty of music to get yourself hyped up – like Breathe Carolina at Opera. Not into EDM? Well the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has its free concert in the park! You can also check out the cast of Whose Line is it Anyway at the Tabernacle on Tuesday, or the open of Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo for some laughs!

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Music:

  • Butcher Brown is playing at Aisle 5 at 9pm. Butcher is a progressive jazz band reminiscent of those from the 60’s and 70’s. They add tones of modern funk and hip-hop to their music for a new twist. The opener is Visitors – an instrumental collaboration based in improvisation and mixed-meter rhythm.

Social:

  • Dad’s Garage is hosting their monthly game night starting at 7pm! They’ll have board games and video games, plus plenty of drinks for everyone. It’s free to come out and play so be sure to stop by and bring friends!
  • Come out to the All the Nerdy Ladies Meet-Up at Joystick! Ever feel like there are no other nerdy girls around? Well here’s your answer – All the Nerdy Ladies is a relaxed social hour open to everyone to come by and chat. The meet-up is from 7-10pm.

Sports:

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Comedy:

  • Come out to the Tabernacle to see the crew of Whose Line is it Anyway on stage! Jeff Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles, and Greg Proops will be coming out with special guest Dave Foley. Get your tickets here. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30.

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Hot Club of Cowtown will be playing at Eddie’s Attic! The trio features a fiddle, a guitar and a bass. The group plays a combination of hot jazz and western swing, and recently has been playing a surge of acoustic styled folk and blues. Come see the Texas trio in action! Doors at 6:30pm, show at 8pm.

Social:

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Art:

  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

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Comedy:

  • Still looking!

Food and Drink:

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Music:

  • Brendan James will be playing at Eddie’s Attic! Brendan is a piano-based singer-songwriter. He’s just released his fifth album “Simplify” which is an elegant and emotionally direct collection of jams. He’s been featured on shows such as Private Practice, American Idol, Bones, So You Think You Can Dance, and One Tree Hill. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30pm.

Social:

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Art:

  • Intro to Watercolor is an ongoing workshop taught by local artist Crystal Desai. Students will learn about watercolor materials and techniques, as well as styles from realism to abstraction.
  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • ContrastATL is holding its pre-Shaky Beats Techno and Future Industrial House night at 9pm. UUEIRD is exploring some deep and dark dance music in the forefront of the industrial EDM sub-genre. Your lineup includes Shift Mojo, Asesame, and CANVAS. Come out to Edgewood Speakeasy to dance like it’s 2020.
  • Come out to Opera to check out Breathe Carolina! The EDM duo hails from Denver and is comprised of David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman. Breathe Carolina has had radio hits as well as huge hits within the EDM community. Come out and you’re guaranteed a solid show, Opera always kills it with EDM.

Comedy:

  • Come out to the Laughing Skull Lounge for Comedy Clubhouse! Comedians Andrew George and Bob Place host the Comedy Clubhouse this Thursday! Comedians will get 5 minutes to do 3 things: Prepare material, crowd work, and improv on a topic from “The Wheel”. Meanwhile Andrew and Bob will chime in with commentary, tags, premises, and jokes. Get your tickets here!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Wonder Years are a Philly band made up of old friends, playing rock and roll music like they mean it. They’ve played in 30 countries and now they’re bringing their talents to the Masquerade. Get your tickets here. Show starts at 6pm.
  • Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters are coming to Eddie’s Attic as part of a tour with their new self-titled album. They have an old-school country attitude with influences of rock and folk. Platt has been universally praised along with the rest of the Honeycutters. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7pm.
  • Head to the Atlanta Beltline’s Historic Fourth Ward Park at 7:30pm for an evening show with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan and Associate Concertmaster Justin Bruns will lead the ASO in a program featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4, “Italian.” This event is going to be phenomenal, and it’s totally free! For the non-classically inclined, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most impressive pieces to hear live. See it, hear it, love it!
  • Venkman’s Free Early Show will feature the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra. The Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra is Atlanta’s newest sound. Legendary music from Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, and Perez Prado plus the newest Latin JAzz Big Band hits will keep you on your feet. The Orchestra is led by the talented Rob Opitz so you’ll be in good hands all night.
  • The Lil Smokies will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar at 8pm. With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The Montana quintet has recently won Best Band from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
  • CHEE will be playing at Aisle 5 at 9pm. South African producer CHEE has a unique hybrid design due to his heavy dancefloor drum&bass sound mixed with raw rap. Come too for Shield, Hiku, and Houman.
  • Lindsay Lou will be playing at Eddie’s Attic at 9pm. Lindsay has been featured in festivals from Scotland to California with their deep grooves. Come for the soul and intensity, stay for the themes and intimacy.

Social:

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Sports:

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Nothing interesting going on this week?

Check out our growing list of events that occur every week and you’ll have plenty of options!



Help us make this list complete!

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Atlanta Traffic

Best Events This Week in Atlanta: 4/23- 4/26

Best Events This week in Atlanta: 4/23-4/26

This is a week for comedy! Be on the lookout starting Thursday for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and Dad’s Garage’s World Domination Improv Tournament. Also BURGER WEEK. See your best resource right here. We’re getting this post out a bit late this week due to some upcoming site changes, so stay posted! I can’t say too much, but you’re gonna love it.

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Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.
  • Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company of Lexington VA is throwing a Trail Magic Beer Dinner, in which they’ll be providing a 5 course dinner and beers at Bluetop (5362 Peachtree Rd) in Chamblee. The dinner starts at 5:30pm and runs $70 but sounds absolutely delicious! Get your tickets here.

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Art:

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Clubs:

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Comedy:

  • Whole World Improv Theater (1216 Spring St. NW) will hold an Improv 101 class from 7-9pm. This is part of an 8 week course to teach you improv and scene study, so you’ll be learning a ton for the cost of $230. Toss in the free tickets to Whole World Shows, and that’s a damn good deal. See more info for sign-ups here.

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

Music:

  • Septymber will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Ave NE) at 7pm with openers Miki Fiki and Jacque Jordan. Septymber is a rap, scat, and soul singer. Tickets run $7 advance, $10 day-of.
  • Hadag Nahash will be playing at City Winery (650 North Avenue) from 8-10pm. Hadag Nahash means Snake Fish, and is one of the most successful Israeli pop acts today incorporating jazz, electro, rock, and Middle Eastern sounds.
  • Dead Horses will be playing at Eddie’s Attic (515 N McDonough St.) with opener Kate Rhudy. It’ll be a night of contemporary indie folk, so get your denim on. The show starts at 9pm, see tickets here for $12-16.

Social:

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Art:

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Bars & Brews:

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Clubs:

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Comedy:

  • Dad’s Garage is has their World Domination Improv Festival this weekend and Richard Kickers will be kicking it off with the World Dom Kick Off Jam! Come out at 8pm, the show is free!
  • Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) will feature Enigma: An Improv Game Show at 10pm. This game show gives you a chance to play along with improv comedians through a twisted game of imagination!

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.
  • Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE) will hold a filled pasta making class from 6:30-8:30pm. They’ll teach you how to make authentic rolled pasta and sealed ravioli! Then you get to take home and eat your fresh pasta. All this for $54 – get your tickets here.

Music:

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Bars & Brews:

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Clubs:

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Comedy:

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

Music:

Social:

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Nothing interesting going on this week?

Check out our growing list of events that occur every week and you’ll have plenty of options!



Help us make this list complete!

If your business has an event or you know of an event that you would like added to next week’s list, submit an event!

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Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/13 – 4/15

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/13-4/15

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Art:

  • The ARTlanta Fair will begin run from Thursday the 12th to Sunday the 15th. The Fair is at Historic Fort McPherson (1379 Bartow St. NW) and runs from 12-11:30pm, with a focus on the 18+ crowd after 8pm.

Nightlife:

Comedy:

  • The Punchline (3652 Roswell Rd. NE) is featuring K-von of MTV’s “Disaster Date” this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday showtimes are 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $25 Friday and Saturday, $20 Sunday night.
  • The Laughing Skull Lounge (878 Peachtree St. NW) is hosting the “Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase” Thursday-Sunday. Each show will feature 10 comedians performing 10min sets. Friday showtimes are 8pm and 10:30pm. General admission tickets are $17, assigned seats $20-$25. Chris Tucker made a surprise performance a few weeks ago, so this is definitely not something you want to miss.

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Nightlife:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • The Punchline (3652 Roswell Rd. NE) is featuring K-von of MTV’s “Disaster Date” this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday showtimes are 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $25 Friday and Saturday, $20 Sunday night.
  • The Laughing Skull Lounge (878 Peachtree St. NW) is hosting the “Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase” Thursday-Sunday. Each show will feature 10 comedians performing 10min sets. Saturday showtimes are 8pm and 10:30pm. General admission tickets are $17, assigned seats $20-$25. Chris Tucker made a surprise performance a few weeks ago, so this is definitely not something you want to miss.

Food and Drink:

  • Firenza Pizza (2200 Peachtree Industrial Dr) will be hosting its grand opening this weekend, with a special bonus this Friday and Saturday. The first 10 people in line will get FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR. The restaurant opens at 11am, so get on this.
  • The 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival will be in Piedmont Park (Festival Map here) all weekend! Saturday features Backyard Bites & Brews, which features bites and drinks from local Atlanta chefs and breweries. Tickets are $35 online, $40 onsite while available. This provides a VIP experience, with food and beer tasting, VIP tent access, and private seating and restrooms. For $50 online and $60 onsite you can get the same, plus 4 drink tickets for something a bit more boozy.
  • The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to June 16th-17th. Thank you for the tip Alyssa!
  • The Virginia-Highland’s Enchanted Pub Crawl will take place from 4pm-11pm. Not only will this event be the perfect opportunity to spend a day dressed like the princess (or prince) that you are, it will also help raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets start at $25. Registration is at the host bar, Diesel Filling Station.

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Art:

Nightlife:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • The Punchline (3652 Roswell Rd. NE) is featuring K-von of MTV’s “Disaster Date” this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sunday’s show is at 7pm. Tickets are $25 Friday and Saturday, $20 Sunday night.
  • The Laughing Skull Lounge (878 Peachtree St. NW) is hosting the “Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase” Thursday-Sunday. Each show will feature 10 comedians performing 10min sets. Sunday’s show is at 7pm. General admission tickets are $17, assigned seats $20-$25. Chris Tucker made a surprise performance a few weeks ago, so this is definitely not something you want to miss.

Food and Drink:

Music:

Social:

Sports:

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