May 2, 2009
Westside Urban Market and White Provision Company will host the “Spring Into Green” Festival. The first 250 attendees will receive WSPD Tote bags stuffed with all kinds of goodies and several lucky festival-goers will win Westside Provisions District gift certificates. Satisfy your appetite with complimentary nibbles from WSPD Restaurants, including Zucca, Butternut Squash Ravioli & Tiramisu from FIGO Pasta, an old-fashioned lemonade stand and sweet treats by West Egg Café, Georgia Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches from JCT Kitchen, nibbles from Taqueria del Sol and more. There will be family activites throughout the day.
May 4, 2009
The Melting Pot hosts “Derby Day for the Ladies.” Not all of us will be making it to Church Hill Downs for the grand annual tradition of the Kentucky Derby, but you can enjoy laughs, fun and fondue with your girlfriends on a local level. Mary Kay representative, Julie Palmer, will be on site to ensure everyone looks their best by handing out Mary Kay goodies. Wear a fabulous frock and even a fashionable hat (or not-so-fashionable hat) to this grand May event and be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Enjoy a derby-themed three course menu for $25 and festive $5 cocktails all night, including Gentle Juleps, Mark’s the Maker, Jim’s Favorite and a Modern Mint Julep.
May 6, 2009
Head to The Punchline Comedy Club for a night of laughs with famed author Hollis Gillespie to benefit a real problem we're facing in Georgia, Atlanta is America's "top destination" for child trafficking and sexual exploitation. The host for the evening is comedian Jamie Bendall with musical guest TT Mahony and the Standard 8. Admission is $30, all of which goes to The Juvenile Justice Fund, which runs Angela's House, the only facility dedicated to offering care and rehabilitation to prostituted children in the state, and to The Dear John Campaign.
May 9, 2009
Party like a rockstar at Bubble Bash, a champagne cocktail party at Opera featuring bubbles, babes, beer, and bubbly! This is not a foam party, so don't worry about ruining your super chic party gear. Featuring Performance by:Girlz Girlz Girlz and DJ Ross One from Miami First Glass of Champagne is included in admission. Half price champagne all night long. Tickets available online.
The 7th Annual A Taste of the Highlands will feature samplings from favorite neighborhood restaurants and live music. The event will be held from 2-5pm, at John Howell Park in Virginia Highlands and will to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door (student and children's discount available).
May 14, 2009
River Revival, a party for Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, will be held at Park Tavern. Tickets ($40 advance/$55 at the door) cover food, beer & wine, auction and a UCR membership. Proceeds help protect the Chattahoochee. Live music for a variety of artists. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Taste of Alpharetta showcases over 60 restaurants with bites like BBQ pork sliders, crabmeat cheese rolls, chocolate covered strawberries and more! A tradition for 19 years, the festival has become largest “Taste of” festival in the South. Participating restaurants serve up an amazing array of appetizers, entrees and desserts from their menus for just $.50 - $3 per sample. Tickets may be purchased on-site or pre-purchased at Alpharetta City Hall.
May 16 - 17, 2009
The annual Atlanta Downtown Festival is held on Broad Street in the Fairlie Poplar District and includes live entertainment, an artist market, a beer garden and other activities designed to showcase the vibrancy of downtown living. Some of the Southeast’s finest artists will display at the Artists’ Market. Jazz musicians will perform throughout the weekend. This year there will also be a scavenger hunt on Saturday.
Callanwolde will hold its annual Spring Pottery Sale, which will take place in the beautiful Conservatory. Find functional, decorative and sculptural one-of-a-kind ceramic works created by Callanwolde’s renowned pottery program instructors and assistants. For more information call 404-874-9351. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 16, 2009
Party at the biggest street party in Buckhead. Peachtree Social Club presents the fifth annual Funk Fest featuring live bands, a tented festival area and 1500+ of Atlanta's finest party people! For your groovin' pleasure, this year's musical line-up features Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band and Dishwater Blonde. Held at The Pool Hall + 5 Paces Inn from 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Quiet Roar, An Evening of Art & Fashion Inspired by Hello Kitty, will be held from 7 p.m. - midnight at the DooGallery to benefit Good Mews Animal Shelter. The evening features a DJ, Fashion Show, and Live Make-up Artistry. There will be art for sale from several well known Atlanta artists based on the Hello Kitty theme. DooGallery, 205 Holtzclaw St, Unit I, Atlanta.
May 29, 2009
Are you a great speller and a sports fan? Competitors will go head-to-head to spell the names of local and national sports figures from various eras at the 2009 “Sports Spelling Bee” at ESPN Zone. The champ will walk away with a prize package including a VIP party at ESPN Zone, a $50 gift certificate for Empire Tickets and an ESPN Sports Almanac. To compete, email SportsSpellingBee@espnzone.com with your name, address, phone number, birth year and the location where you'll participate. You may also register in-person at ESPN Zone. Walk-ups may be accepted on event day, if space is available. Must be 18 or older. Sports Spelling Bee is FREE and open to the public. Contestant Registration - 7 p.m., Contest Start Time - 7:30 p.m.