2014 Kentucky Derby Viewing Party at South City Kitchen Vinings (May 5)

Location:  South City Kitchen Vinings poster_Kentucky Derby SCK Vinings
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Details: South City Kitchen Vinings is making a run for the roses! Cheer on all 26 elite thoroughbreds at the South City Kitchen Vinings’ annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party on Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exclusive event will be held in the spacious bar area complete with big screen TVs to ensure you catch all of the action. In addition to classic libations and beer specials, guests will feast on a variety of southern-style bites including Kentucky burgoo croquettes, pickled shrimp and Benedictine profiterole and pimento cheese with housemade pickles, celery and cenne corn crackers. 

Guests are encouraged to don their best Derby attire for a chance to win great prizes and are invited to dine after the race to receive 15% off their bill. The event is $25 per person, including tax and gratuity, and reservations can be made by calling 770.435.0700.

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International Migratory Bird Day 2014 at Chattahoochee Nature Center (May 10)

Location:  Chattahoochee Nature Center logo_Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA

Time:  All day

Details:  Celebrate the miracle of migrating birds! Each year, millions of birds fly thousands of miles to return to the same summer homes- and scientists still aren’t exactly sure how they do it! Come to the Nature Exchange as we cheer on the birds heading north with bird watching activities, crafts and hikes.

Included with admission.

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2014 Wing & Rock Fest (May 31 & June 1)

Location:  Park at City Center  logo_Wing and Rock Fest
101 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA

Time:  Saturday, Noon- 10:00 PM
Sunday, Noon- 6:00 PM

Details:  The Wing and Rock Festival is a 2 day family friendly food & music event that has something for everyone.  This FREE event is the third largest wing fest in the country featuring some of Atlanta’s best tasting chicken wings from local restaurants & bars plus great live music on two stages featuring over eight bands.  For the kids we have  jumpies, rides, face painting & more along with local teen bands on the gazebo stage.  For the adults we will have cold beverages to wash down those tasty wings and specialty foods plus a large art and crafts area for those looking for some unique hand crafted items from the area.


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Wine Club 2014 at Wahoo! Grill (May 7)

Location:  Wahoo! Grill  logo_Wahoo Grill
1042 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA

Time:  5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Details:  Wahoo! Grill’s monthly wine tastings are becoming a signature evening of the neighborhood favorite. On Wednesday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wahoo! Grill will host a Chilean feast with fine wines from the Vina Casablanca and Santa Carolina vineyards and complimentary food pairings from chef Scot E. Davis – instantly transporting guests to the breathtaking South American wine country. The menu will include:

  • Valdo de Camerone
    Chilean-style shrimp soup with carrots, potatoes, fennel, cilantro and lime in a rich tomato-shrimp broth
  • Viña Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc
    The grapes for this sauvignon blanc were harvested at optimum ripeness after extended skin contact bringing out its delicious, natural floral and tropical characteristics. It is refreshing, balanced and perfectly integrated with an impressively long finish.
  • Brasstown Farms Ground Beef Empendada
    Featuring currants and a hint of clove 
  • Viña Casablanca Nimbus Pinot Noir
    This pinot noir is a balenced, fresh and easy drinking wine with an aroma of red-fruit, tea, orange peel and a creamy milk-chocolate accent. The palate feels complete with tastes of strawberry, plum and vanilla.
  • Carne Mechada Chilena On French Bread
    Tender Chilean-style pot roast with red wine jus
  • Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenere
    The Reserva de Familia Carmenere has a dark ruby red color with an aromatic complexity dotted with mineral notes and hints of herbs, spices, blueberries and plus. It opens gradually providing a smooth, ripe and concentrated sensation.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 404.373.3331.

A Chilean Feast is $24 per person, and diners that attend the wine tasting will also receive 20% off their dinner entrees at Wahoo! that evening.

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Movies & Music in the Park at Emory Point: “The Great Gatsby” (May 15)

Location:  Emory Point   The Great Gatsby
1627 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  6:00 PM

Details:  Enjoy complimentary live music and movies in The Park every other Thursday beginning April 17 – August 21. Music and activities start at 6 p.m., and movies begin at sundown. Activities include games, trivia, giveaways, photo booth, popcorn and more! Bring a blanket to enjoy lawn seating, and be sure to check back for special dining deals perfect for a picnic dinner in The Park! Movie showings will be announced prior to each event.


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“Don’t Dress for Dinner” at the Aurora Theatre (May 1-25)

Location:  Aurora Theatre logo_Aurora Theatre
128 East Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA

Dates & Times:

May 1 & 2, 8:00 PM
May 3, 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 4, 2:30 PM
May 7-9, 8:00 PM
May 10 & 11, 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 14-16, 8:00 PM
May 17, 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 18, 2:30 PM
May 21, 10:00 AM
May 22 & 23, 8:00 PM
May 24, 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 25, 2:30 PM

Details:  Don’t Dress for Dinner is the uproarious sequel to Aurora’s 2010 hit Boeing-Boeing. Bernard concocts a romantic rendezvous with his mistress with an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But Bernard’s wife decides on a surprise tryst of her own. With a gourmet cook and a randy mistress—both named Suzy—a wacky collision course of mistaken identity and outrageous infidelity ensues.


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2014 Mother’s Day Brunch at Lobby Bar and Bistro (May 11)

Location:  Lobby Bar and Bistro  logo_Lobby Bar and Bistro
361 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA

Time:  11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Details:  Start Mother’s Day off right with brunch courtesy of Lobby Bar and Bistro! To make your reservations today, call 404.961.7370. Menu includes:

  • Shrimp salad, old bay mayo, toast
  • Mussel – curried coconut shots
  • Oysters on the half shell, Absolut Pepper mignonette
  • Stone crab claws, spicy mango sauce
  • Chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce
  • House cured salmon, rye toast, crème fraiche
  • Brie, mimolette, sweet grass dairy gouda, comte, maytag blue
  • Spanish chorizo, Prosciutto, sopressetta,
  • Marinated olives, roasted piquillo peppers, artichoke salad, hummus, eggplant puree
  • Tomato focaccia, ciabatta, French farm bread, Brioche
  • Brined and smoked turkey breast, Jack Daniels Gravy
  • Mushroom stuffed Leg of Lamb, Rosemary Lamb jus
  • Beef Top Round, sweet garlic puree and tarragon mustard
  • Coffee and pepper crusted pork loin, green apple cream
  • Mini crab cakes, chipotle mayonnaise
  • Trofie pasta with meat bolognaise
  • Sautéed cauliflower with golden raisins
  • Potato puree a la Robuchon
  • Glazed Rainbow carrots
  • Sweet potato puree, maple syrup
  • Green beans with almonds and brown butter
  • Lobster tamales in banana leaf
  • Profiteroles with chocolate pastry cream
  • Dark chocolate mousse with passion fruit gelee
  • Apple and frangipane tarts
  • Baba au rhum
  • Raspberry and pistachio tarts
  • Assorted Macaroons
  • Pain turc cookies
  • Bananas foster station, aged rum, brown sugar, butter, vanilla ice cream

$55 for adults
$17 for children
Children 5 & Under at FREE

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2014 Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (May 3 & 4)

Location:  Click here to find a location near you. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

Details:  On Saturday, May 3, the Buckhead Tin Lizzy’s location gets a running start on the day with the third annualStache Dash at 9 a.m., with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting One Love Generation. Those participating receive a wristband that waives the cover charge in their goody bag and a coupon for 1 free drink at the party. The celebration continues from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with live music and DJs playing through the day. Amigos must be 21 and over to attend this fiesta. The Mall of Georgia location is taking over the courtyard and amphitheater for a Cinco celebration on the same day. Musical acts such as Mario Diaz and Jacob Blazer provide entertainment, and contests and giveaways bring excitement for all ages from noon to 2 a.m. Tin Lizzy’s Perimeter hosts a Sunday Funday celebration on Sunday, May 4 from 12:30 p.m. to midnight with live music and contests.

All three locations offer drink specials of Camarena Tequila “Best House” margaritas ($6 for 16 oz. and $10 for 24 oz.), Corona Light drafts ($9 for 24 oz.), and Grand Marnier shots for an added boost to margaritas ($3). Specials of Deep Eddy vodka and Kill Cliff drinks are also available ($6).

As huge supporters of Bert’s Big Adventure, each location has a $10 cover charge with $1 from each cover being donated to the cause.

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Broadway in Atlanta presents “The Little Mermaid” at The Fox Theatre (July 8-13)

Location:  The Fox Theatre  poster_The Little Mermaid
660 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA

Dates & Times:

Tuesday- Thursday, 7:30 PM
Friday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM.

Details:  Atlanta audiences are set to take a trip under the sea with Disney’s family friendly extravaganza Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring bright, inventive sets and dazzling costumes!  This fun-filled, timeless tale will come to life on stage July 8-13 at the Fox Theatre, kicking off the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, April 27, and prices start at $30. Tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308), by visiting www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 1-855-285-8499. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

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2014 Mother’s Day Brunch at Del Frisco’s (May 11)

Location:  Del Frisco’s Grille logo_Del Friscos
3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Details:   Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Del Frisco’s Grille. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of gourmet brunch items, including red velvet Belgian waffles with whipped vanilla bean spiked cream cheese and hickory-smoked bacon and “The Grille” benedict with poached eggs, French ham, scallion and white cheddar biscuits and chipotle hollandaise. Toast to mom with DFG’s Build Your Own Bloody Mary kit featuring housemade mix, Tito’s vodka and a plate of fixins’. As a gift, Del Frisco’s Grille will give moms a jar of homemade pimento cheese when dining at the restaurant on Mother’s Day.

To make your reservation call 404.537.2828.

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