7.29.15 Weekend in Atlanta!

This week's "things to do in Atlanta" per my very own recommendations! Thanks also to Access Atlanta. For more on their website: www.accessatlanta.com


3rd Annual Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival

Saturday August 1st
Old 4th Ward Historic Park
30 Competitors, Over 400 Spectators
Racers and their wooden cars will line the street with their helmets donned and goggles lowered as the pint sized drivers enter their vehicles and race downhill.

FREE and Family Friendly



Wednesday 29th
Plaza Theatre
Event is put on by the Atlanta Film Festival
Pay what you can though $10 is a donation suggestion.

The Fox’s Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

Thursday, July 30th
Showing of Ghostbusters!

End of Summer of Bash
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Friday July 31st

Children can enjoy sidewalk chalk drawing, writing "goodbye" on the shadow wall, participating in dance parties, crafts, winning special prizes, and much more.


 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival

July 31st- August 2nd
Get all of the details plus a $5 off coupon at:

Date Night on the River
Friday 5pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Bring your own picnic dinner to this adult-only evening paddle, which includes a guided 2.5 hour sunset canoeing trip

770-992-2055, ext. 234.



Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Wednesday 8pm
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Toby Keith and Eli Young Band
Thursday 7pm
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Shania Rock this Country Tour
August 1st

Saturday August 1st
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
2 nights in Atlanta on its Summer Tour

Counting Crows 
Chastain Amphitheatre
Monday 7pm

7.21.15 Weekend To Do in Atlanta


Downtown Restaurant Week

35 restaurants, including Alma Cocina, Stats and White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, are participating in the 13th annual Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

Brunch, lunch and dinner at some of the city's best restaurants. Prices are per person and do not include tax or tip. $15-$35

6th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
Saturday July 25th 4pm
Diesel Filling Station
Chambers of Horror and Diesel team up for this epic Virginia-Highland pub crawl. Assemble at Diesel, get decked out in zombie makeup and attire, then enjoy booze at five participating bars. Tickets $10-35.

Atlanta Wine Party Summer Edition
July 25th 6-10pm
Opera Night Club
DJ Qtip, Live music
General Admission: include 50+ wines to taste, Souvenir acrylic wine glass, entertainment
$45 advance, $55 day of event


Tim Meadows at the Improv
Thursday July 23rd 7:45pm
Atlanta Improv
Star of The Ladies Man, made famous in sketches on "Saturday Night Live," tours to support new projects, including a mockumentary with fellow former "SNL" cast member Andy Samberg.

20-25 dollars

Chattahoochee River Festival
July 24th 6pm
VFW Fairgrounds in Carrolton. FREE concerts featuring Deanna Carter, Corey Smith, Bubb Sparxxx and more, plus barbecue competition Friday into Saturday, an after-party dance hall and a carnival.

BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis Tournament
Qualifying is the 23rd-25th
Tournament is July 25th – Aug 2nd
Atlantic Station
Georgia’s own John Isner will be defending his title.


 The Beach Boys (led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston)
Friday 8pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden
SunTrust Concert in the Garden series. Tickets start at $65.50 for the public or $63.50 for members

 The Smashing Pumpkins
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Saturday 7pm

Idina Menzel
Chastain Park
Friday 8pm

Keith Sweat
Saturday 7pm
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

AJC Article for more details!


7.10.15 To Do in and around Atlanta!

This week in Atlanta is full of activity. You can eat, drink, catch GREAT concerts and enjoy a food truck or two. Here are the basics. Find the link to each event below the description.

July 11th-12th

12pm – 5:30pm
Historic Fourth Ward Park

We've got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. - plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day.

Teams must 8 or more


Piedmont Park
July 11th, 12pm

Experience a day dedicated to the city's finest food truck fare showcasing more than 50 food trucks, craft beer and local bands at Piedmont Park



Saturday July 11, 2015

Engages runners and walkers in fun, friendly competition, and averages 500 or more runners each year.



July Special Event
July 11th, 5-9:30pm

Yaarab Shrine Center




July 11th 7:30pm
Woodstock City Park

Departure & Electric Avenue
Journey Tribute Band and 80's synth/Pop Hits

Since 1998, the City of Woodstock has hosted thousands of people in Downtown Woodstock by providing these free family friendly concerts.


The Temptations Tickets 7/11
Saturday 8:00 PM
Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville, GA

Daryl Hall & John Oates Tickets 7/10
Friday 7:30 PM
Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes & Colin Hay Tickets 7/12
Sunday 7:30 PM
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA

Neon Trees, Coin & Fictionist Tickets 7/13
8:00 PM
Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, GA

Imagine Dragons Tickets 7/14
7:00 PM
Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA

7.1.15 To Do in Atlanta for the 4th of July

Peachtree Road Race
60,000 Runners
7:30am-9am people are starting the race
Biggest 10k in the world
Starts at Lenox Mall down Peachtree to Piedmont Park.

AJC’s List of Fireworks Locations


Red White and View at the Georgia Aquarium
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy family fun on the Aquarium's parking garage rooftop.

Red, White & View will begin at 7:30 p.m. with games and activities followed by the firework show beginning approx. at 9:40 p.m.

5th Annual Red white and Brews.
Friday the 3rd
Hangovers, Churchills, 5 P, Genki, Red Door, Lost dog Tavern and Dive Bar
Red-and-blue-themed shots, great drink specials, bands and DJs

21 and up
5-20 bucks


1st Annual BBQ Bash
Georgia BBQ Association-sanctioned event. Register your team and see if you can compete with the biggest names in BBQ, or just come hungry and participate in the People's Choice category.


To Do 6.24.15

This week's Local Lense suggestions for things to do in Atlanta!

Underwear Comedy Party
Friday the 26th at 11pm
Village Theatre

 The Big Lebowski Midnight Screening
At landmark Midtown Arts Cinema
Serving White Russians
Preceded by xbox bowling
Saturday June 27th


 Dinosaurs after Dark
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Friday June 26th at 7pm

Paleontologist Dr. Anthony (Tony) Martin will lead a lecture about how dinosaurs are portrayed on film, including an examination of the trailer for Jurassic World.

This is followed by a screening of the movie that started it all, Jurassic Park.
Signature drinks and tapas served. $8 bucks if you are not a member



The Big Band Block Party for outer space project
Saturday June 27th at 4pm
Terminal West at King Plow

 Indoor and outdoor stages with musical artists Ruby Velle and Soulphonics among others.
There are more than fifteen live visual arts, a Secret Walls illustration battle, pop-up art gallery, live skate demos and more.

This event benefits the Outer Space Project's goal is to enhance outdoor spaces, generate positive energy, expand the mind, and engage the public through urban beautification and creativity



Amos Lee, David Grey and Rachel Yamagata
Wednesday June 24th at 7pm

INCREDIBLE show at 7pm at Verison Wireless Amphitheatre

Indigo Girls
Friday 26th
Chastain Amphitheatre

This is a hometown show! Take wine and snacks in a picnic basket
and enjoy an evening under the starts.