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Practice your own spit take with a mouthful of granddad's famous scuppernong wine and today's deal. Today's Groupon gets you two tickets to see an improv comedy show at Village Theatre for $8, a $20 value. Your Groupon is valid for any of Village Theatre's $10 shows, including Improv A**Hole, Comedy Live, and Longform Steakhouse. Check out Village Theatre at 8:30 p.m. any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for unscripted hilarity with friends and your own bottles of brew. Help your straight-laced sister loosen up or bring your bawdy ballerinas to exceed your recommended daily value of funny and raspberry cookies dipped in gold from the sun.If your pants are around your ankles, revealing The Last Unicorn-themed boxers you were forced to wear that morning due to a laundry accident: They are laughing with you. Everyone adores author Peter S. Beagle's poetic, yet occasionally anachronistic musings on what it is to want and to be wanted in this beloved deconstruction of European folklore.

486 Decatur St SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

The Hawks migrated to Atlanta from St. Louis for the 1968–69 season and have since become a venerated local institution. Though the Atlanta club has never claimed an NBA title, they've appeared in the playoffs 27 times since 1969, stamping their punchcard frequently enough to receive free hot dogs for the whole team during their next postseason appearance. Since 1999, the Hawks have perched in the rafters of Philips Arena, where more than 18,000 fans cheer them to victory in the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division.

1 Philips Dr NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Look in your refrigerator: even if you stuffed beer into all the vegetable drawers and other spots meant for healthy stuff, you'd still never fit 175 different kinds in there. That's why the East Atlanta Beer Festival exists. Well, that, and to raise proceeds for local non-profit organizations. At the annual festival?which unfolds in East Atlanta's peaceful Brownwood Park?beer enthusiasts are equipped with a sampling cup and set loose to explore suds poured by dozens of different breweries. Food from vendors and music from local bands round out the afternoon, and afterward, every attendee heads home with a souvenir pint glass to display on their bar or store their drunken confessions in.

Brownwood Park
Atlanta,
GA
US

When searching for a theme for their craft-beer expo, The Ponce de Leon Beer Fest's organizers realized they already had one in their venue––the Yaarab Temple––which sits on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The explorer famously sought the Fountain of Youth, so they decided to actually create one. In doing so, they asked their participating breweries to bring their freshest ideas and most experimental brews, making their taps flow with some of the the youngest beers available. More than 30 breweries––including Red Brick, Monks Meadery, and Orpheus Brewing––complied.

To keep the experience as enjoyable as possible, they festival's creators decided to limit the number of guests to 1,500. They also brought in enough bands to book two stages for the duration of the event. They even invited a number of food trucks to fend off guests' hunger with their edible engine parts. Proceeds from the event benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

400 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

SkyFlicks’ friendly technicians travel across the Atlanta metropolitan area with giant screens, booming sound systems, and silver-screen accessories in tow. The inflatable screens vividly display movies, computer presentations, karaoke, or video games, accommodating crowds ranging from the dozens to the hundreds. Additional entertainment amenities include a popcorn machine and a built-in incinerator for swiftly silencing disruptive cell phones. SkyFlicks’ rain guarantee allows for easy rescheduling in the event of a storm, with licensing aid available for hosts hoping to hold their parties in public areas or long-abandoned amusement parks.

943 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

The Plaza Atlanta Theatre has undergone many changes over its 75-year history. Originally opened as an Art Deco cinema, it began screening adult entertainment in the 1970s, and moved into the world of art-house features in the '90s. But the space's cinematic roots proved strong, and today it has reverted back to a classic movie palace, albeit one in glorious technicolor.

While its focus on entertaining audiences is charmingly vintage, the Plaza Atlanta Theatre is every inch the modern building. The renovated venue showcases new releases and cult classics via crystalline digital projection, and welcomes visitors with cushy chairs and gourmet concessions. It champions the next generation of filmmakers, too, inviting budding directors to rent the space, show their movies, and keep the ticket sales. Those dreaming of careers in DVD commentary can stop by monthly Cineprov nights, during which performers lend their humorous live critiques to over-the-top Hollywood fare. The theater has won widespread acclaim for its unique environs and varied programming?Men's Journal even named it the fifth best movie house in the world, a fitting tribute for the city's longest running independent theater.

1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta,
GA
US