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Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, October 11, to Friday, October 17 BY: COLLIN BRENNAN | 10.9.2014

On this week’s agenda: chalk art, a Frankie Lymon musical, close encounters with ghosts and zombies, and an intimate voyage through the human body. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.




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Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, September 20, to Friday, September 26
On this week’s agenda: Japan comes to Atlanta, spotlights shine on indie films and music, Decatur’s Iberian Pig celebrates an anniversary with lots of ham, and Bodies: The Exhibition leads guests on an intimate voyage through the human body. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, September 13, to Friday, September 19
On this week’s agenda: cocktails at the zoo, art in the park, Atlanta’s best meatballs, Wabi Sabi ballet, and jazz singer Taryn Newborne. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, August 30, to Friday, September 5
On this week’s agenda: art in the park, a Civil War reenactment, country star Jennifer Nettles, Comedy for a Cause, and the Museum of Design Atlanta’s 25th birthday bash. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, August 16, to Friday, August 22
On this week’s agenda: art in the park, celebrity basketball, cooking with children, and music from Tori Amos, William Green, and Kipper Jones. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Five Galleries Where Art Thrives in Atlanta
Atlanta isn’t exactly known for its art scene. Sure, there’s the world-famous High Museum, but even locals can have a hard time figuring out where to go beyond that. That’s a shame, because it’s in the small, local galleries where Atlanta’s art scene truly shines.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, August 9, to Friday, August 15
On this week’s agenda: kids make contemporary art, Weezer takes the field after the Braves, T-Pain and Brad Paisley bring the noise, and a barbecue festival invades Midtown. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Exploring Ponce City Market a Few Months Ahead of Schedule
The economic downturn is officially over in Atlanta—at least if you’re judging by the amount of high-rises popping up across Midtown. And nothing is more telling of Atlanta’s building boom than the newly renovated and soon-to-be fully opened Ponce City Market.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, August 2, to Friday, August 8
On this week’s agenda: Jerry Garcia’s birthday bash, a nocturnal nature hike, DIY spaceships and place settings, and the reunion of two alt-rock legends. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Saturday, July 26, to Friday, August 1
With August fast approaching, it’s time to buckle down and start making the most of summer in Atlanta. Get ready to brave the heat because it’s going to be a busy week: brunch becomes a “sensory immersion” at MINT Gallery, Vine & Tap shows off wines from southern France, food trucks take over Alpharetta, and Friday night features craft beers, crazy cars, and Gavin DeGraw. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Could You Survive the Hunger Games? There's Actually a Way to Find Out.
Have you ever wanted to shoot arrows with Katniss-like accuracy, build your own forest shelter, or take down a dictator with a handful of berries? If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games books and movies, you’ve probably fantasized about jumping into that world of winner-takes-all competition.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Week of July 21, 2014
The dog days of summer are upon us, but don’t let the heat keep you from exploring what Atlanta has in store. This week’s to-do list includes pro tennis, puppetry, a Kubrick classic, rollicking blues-punk, and plenty of ice cream. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Week of July 14, 2014
The mercury will keep climbing throughout the month of July, but summer in Atlanta is already in full swing. This week’s to-do list includes three courses of seafood, the triumphant return of Kiss, an urban art social, and a pair of culinary fests that celebrate crabs and tomatoes, respectively. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Week of July 7, 2014
Last weekend’s fireworks have fizzled and faded, but summer is just gearing up in Atlanta. This week’s to-do list includes a beloved Disney movie brought to life, the return of ‘90s alt-rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, a modern-art opening, more street food than you could shake a plastic fork at, and Georgia’s newest water park. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in Atlanta.
Enjoying Nature in Atlanta for the Non-Outdoorsy Type
Atlanta experiences all four seasons, but its mild climate makes it ideal for enjoying the outdoors almost all year. If outdoorsy activities aren’t your thing, don’t worry. There’s plenty of ways to enjoy nature in the city that don’t involve hiking - or camping. The city has a number of parks and green spaces that are never more than a few minutes walk from civilization (e.g. air conditioning, indoor plumbing, food, drink).
Boutiques That Take Local to a Whole New Level
Here in Atlanta, the creative community thrives on the support of each other. Not only do creative entrepreneurs and makers promote each other, but they also help each other make sales and long lasting customers. Atlanta is a unique city in that sense. It’s not a competition; it’s a community. And when it comes to shopping, what’s better than something that no one else will have? The following are three community-driven creative spaces open to the public for shopping and inspiration.
Girls' Night Out Spots
As a female, one of the challenges of a sprawling city like Atlanta is finding fun things to do when your friends are spread out all over town. The trick to getting your gal pals to coordinate their schedules and actually put something on the calendar is often as simple as finding a unique activity that everyone can enjoy. From the arts district of Castleberry Hill to drag queen bingo on Buford Highway, there are adventures any night of the week if the right woman knows where to look.
Local Theater Companies
Everyone in Atlanta knows about the touring Broadway productions that roll through the Fox Theatre, or the stunning large-scale shows that transform the Tony Award-winning Alliance. But not everyone takes the time to check out the smaller, independent theater companies doing wonderful work in and around the city. For a fraction of the cost of the bigger venues, one can catch edgier productions or local classics at many of these spaces. Here are some of the city’s best.
10 Crazy Great Things About Atlanta
Atlanta is a relatively new city in the sense that it hit its stride in the late 90s after the Olympics. It’s known for Coca-Cola and CNN, but there are so many other things that should be celebrated and known about Atlanta. I’ve lived in the city for just over ten years and feel the most like I can pass as a native when I discover new quirks about the city. Here are my top ten quirks that make Atlanta crazy, but great.
The Best of Decatur - 6 Miles East of Downtown Atlanta
Most Atlantans don't even realize that Decatur, GA is its own separate city because it’s so close to downtown itself. Decatur has a small town feel, but is pretty sophisticated since it’s home to some of Atlanta's best shops and restaurants.
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