Gorilla Holiday at Zoo Atlanta (December 21, 2014)

Location:  Zoo Atlanta Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA

Time: Throughout the day during regular business hours

Details:  What will Santa bring the animals? How will the gorillas like their gifts? We can’t wait to find out! Join us for a Zoo-wide holiday enrichment extravaganza on December 21.

FREE with admission

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Adrian Miller Dinner at Bantam + Biddy (January 11, 2015)

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a TimeLocation:  Bantam + Biddy
1050 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA

Time:  6:00 PM

Details:  Bantam + Biddy’s second location has ruled its Crescent Avenue roost with fresh, all-natural poultry for a full year now. To celebrate, owners Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are hosting award-winning author Adrian Miller for a very soulful dinner on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Miller recently received the 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award for his cookbook, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.

Beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and passed bites of mac ‘n’ cheese, sweet potato greens spoonbread and buffalo fish ribs, the evening features dishes straight from the Soul Food cookbook.  Guests will also have the opportunity to mingle with Miller and receive an autographed copy of his book to explore at home.  The dinner menu is three courses of Southern goodness starting with catfish curry, followed by corn flake fried chicken and cheddar waffles and finished with banana pudding.

Tickets are $60 with an autographed copy of the cookbook or $45 for dinner only.  Alcohol is not included.  Seating is limited; call the Crescent Avenue restaurant at 404-835-6450 to make reservations for this special evening.    

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Christmas Eve Dinner at Ecco (December 24, 2014)

Location:  Ecco  logo_Ecco
40 7th Street NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Details:  Santa Claus is coming to town—a whole bunch of them! Begin a Christmas Eve tradition at Ecco’s global-inspired Christmas Eve Dinner featuring the different Santas of Europe. The exclusive menu will explore holiday specials from different countries across Europe, highlighting traditional meals of the Christmas season. Highlights include Italy’s La Befana, the “lady Santa,” paccheri with lobster brodetto, mint salsa verde and focaccia breadcrumbs, Spain’s Los Tres Reyes Magos, “the three kings of Christmas,” cordero asado with roasted suckling lamb, artichoke-piquillo pepper ragu and “bravas” aioli and France’s Pere Noel, Buche de Noel – featuring a yule log cake with espresso butter cream and yalhrona chocolate ganache. The regular dinner menu will also be available from 5 to 9 p.m.

Reservations can be made by calling 404.347.9555.

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FREE Wine Tasting at Cakes & Ale (December 20, 2014)

Location:  Cakes & Ale Wine Shop logo_Cakes & Ale
155 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA

Time:  4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Details:  With just six shopping days left until Christmas, now is the perfect time to peruse the Wine Shop to ensure you have the perfect bottles for holiday hosting and gifting. Jordan and assistant sommelier Melissa are on hand to chat about all of your holiday wine needs, including their favorite labels for New Year’s Eve toasting… it’s time for Champagne!

The Cakes & Ale team is passionate about wine and they are excited to begin featuring the favorite of-the-moment picks from chef Billy, Jordan and Melissa. Learn more here and then join us at the shop for a taste!


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Cleopatra New Year’s Eve Ball at The Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom (December 31, 2014)

Location:  The Fox Theatre Cleopatra New Year's Eve
Egyptian Ballroom
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  9:30 PM- 1:30 AM

Details:  Walk like an Egyptian and Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 in style at the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s World Famous Egyptian Ballroom. Atlanta’s Best DJs will be spinning Top 40, house, and hip-hop mash-ups all night alongside a spectacular light show, with sexy Cleopatra’s, Egyptian Queens and Pharao’s mixing your favorite drinks at our premium open bars all night! Here is a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • 4 Hour Premium Open Bar All Night: With 10 fully staffed bars serving premium cocktails all night long
  • A laser and light show that will dazzle 21st century Hieroglyphics animations
  • Top of the line sound system
  • 3 rooms, 2 dance floors
  • 4 DJs rocking the house with the best Club Mix: Hip Hop, House, and Top 40
  • Large outdoor heated terrace with DJs and bars
  • Valet Parking (at the Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street)
  • The BIGGEST & MOST popular New Year’s Eve PARTY in Atlanta
  • 1 Spectacular Countdown with Giant Wall Projection and much more!

Dress Code:
Upscale / Dress to Impress

General Admission – $128/person
VIP Admission – $171.85/person

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS at the Gwinnett Center (February 19- March 1, 2015)

poster_Ringling Bros LEGENDSLocation:  Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA

Dates & Times:

February 19 & 20, 7:30 PM
February 21, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
February 22, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
February 25 & 26, 7:30 PM
February 27, 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
February 28, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
March 1, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Details:  Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show – – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDSSM. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!

$28.00 – $158.00/person

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Martinis & IMAX at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015)

logo_Martinis & IMAXLocation:  Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  7:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Live entertainment begins at 7:30pm.

Details:  Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® is one of the most unique “culture and cocktail” opportunities in Atlanta. Guests enjoy special cocktail menus, small plates, live entertainment, dancing and a chance to see a film on the biggest screen in town, Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.

Entertainment Schedule:
January 9 – Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters
January 16 – Salsa Dance Night featuring Salsambo Dance Studio
January 23 – The HoBoHemians
January 30 – Lethal Rhythms

General tickets for Martinis & IMAX® are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors with ID and $8 for Museum members. To enjoy the atmosphere of the event without seeing a film in the IMAX® Theatre, there is an $8 cover charge for non-members.

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Conductor Marin Alsop Returns to the ASO (January 15 & 17, 2015)

logo_ASOLocation:  Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Thursday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 7:30 PM

Details:  The first female conductor of a major U.S. orchestra and one of the best, Marin Alsop returns to the ASO after a long absence. She conducts an evening of greats, including Barber’s dramatic Second Essay and Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, his sixth, the “Pathétique.” This greatest of all of Tchaikovsky’s works premiered just one week before his untimely death. Violinist Julian Rachlin plays Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, the composer’s last commission before he returned home to Russia, homesick and ready to settle down.

$24.00- $99.00/person

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Twas the Night Before Christmas at Little Shop of Stories (December 23, 2014)

Location:  Little Shop of Stories logo_Little Shop of Stories
East Court Square
Decatur, GA

Time:  6:00 PM

Details:  In case you’ve missed Santa the other time he’s been around Decatur, here’s your last chance to give him your wish list and convince him you should be on the nice list. This is a very sweet and low key annual event — one of our personal favorites — with Santa himself reading The Night Before Christmas!


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NYE in 3D at Bone Lick BBQ (December 31, 2014)

Bone Lick BBQ NYE 2014Location:  Bone Lick BBQ
1133 Huff Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  10:00 PM

Details:  Join us as we ring in 2015 during an 80s-themed, 3-D bash. DJ Mack Bango will provide the soundtrack for the evening and partygoers are invited to enjoy free retro arcade play, 3-D movies and dive into a midnight breakfast buffet featuring popular items off our menu along with specialty treats whipped up by pitmastser Mike LaSage. Of course, no celebration is complete without popping a few bottles, so we’re hosting a complimentary champagne toast at midnight to kick start 2015 with a bang.

Tickets are now available for $5 in advance and $45 day of and includes a complimentary draft beer, along with access to the midnight buffet and champagne toast. 80s attire is encouraged and the first 50 guests get free 3-D glasses.

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