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October 25th, 2013 | Events
Jackson Fine Art in Buckhead is thrilled to present acclaimed photographer Tierney Gearon’s COLORSHAPE series opening Friday, November 8, 2013 from 6-8pm, through February 22, 2014. A contemporary artist who had gained both noted critical and commercial recognition in the US and abroad for her powerful and intense color photographs, Gearon’s new series COLORSHAPE revolves around subject of color and shape where upon the artist builds on site handmade vibrant colored Plexiglass structures in picturesque landscapes, snow-toped mountains, urban streets and neighborhoods. Known for her use of incorporating her children and their friends into her work, COLORSHAPE brilliantly captures her subjects, literally, suspended in a moment, in the multi-color plexi-shaped sculptures– while transporting both the subject and viewer to another world from the familiar to the unknown strange land of encased children and animals in prisms of reflecting color.
To celebrate the arrival of the series, Jackson Fine Art is hosting an opening night reception and artist meet and greet on Friday, November 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. that is open to the public. Additionally, Gearon and the gallery invite children and their families to join them for free carnival and book signing of her newly released children’s Alphabet Book published by Damiani. The carnival kicks of at 11 a.m. at Jackson Fine Art and includes interactive art projects sponsored by Colorwheel of Decatur, an appearance by Reptile Man-the snake handler, and cotton candy and cupcakes galore. The event is the perfect opportunity to introduce galleries and exhibitions the next generation of budding collectors and artists.
To reserve a signed Alphabet book $40 email email@example.com. Limited copies available.
Fore more information about Jackson Fine Art or photographer Tierney Gearon’s upcoming exhibition COLORSHAPE visit www.jacksonfineart.com or call 404.233.3739. Jackson Fine Art is located in the heart of Buckhead at 3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue Atlanta, GA 30305. Stay connected via Twitter at @jacksonfineart and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JacksonFineArt.
Whether you’re looking for family fun this Halloween or have a craving to embrace the sinister side of the spookiest holiday of the year, our clients have got you covered. From good ol’ fashioned pumpkin carving contests to full on freakshows and late night debauchery, we’ve rounded up a slew of free happenings, parties, and Halloween-inspired cocktails that will keep you in the know. Happy Halloween!
Bone Lick BBQ: The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest – Saturday, October 26th at 3 p.m.
Charlie Brown may still be on the search for the Great Pumpkin, but Bone Lick isn’t! In fact, they’ve got tons of ‘em that are ready to be carved up just in time for Halloween during their 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests are invited to show off their master carving skills while feasting on delicious ‘cue for the chance to win a grand prize of $100. Pumpkins are free for the first ten to arrive, so contestants are encouraged to get there early. Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call (404) 343-6574
Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Halloween Sideshow featuring Strawn Brewing Company – October 26th at 7 p.m.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the freak-tastic circus sideshow Cypress Street Pint and Plate has whipped up for their Halloween bash on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 7 p.m., one of Atlanta’s favorite craft brew pubs and restaurants will be transformed into a Dust Bowl era sideshow, complete with a covered circus tent that will host an intriguing sideshow of biological rarities including a fire breathing dragonboy, a human blockhead, a fortunetelling dust witch, a living mermaid and more. Cypress Street has also partnered with local Georgia brewery, Strawn Brewing Company, to provide attendees with its original Scottish Ale and brand-new mosaic hop brew, Wet Hopped IPA. Admission is free. Attendees also have the option to purchase VIP tickets for $35 prior to the event, which includes unlimited Strawn brews and access to an open well cocktail bar from 7 p.m. to midnight. VIP tickets can be purchased at www.cypressbar.com. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street in Midtown at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125 Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the event, please visit the Cypress Street Pint and Plate Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CypressStreet.
Cucina Asellina: Pumpkin Carving Contest, Saturday, October 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of Atlanta’s gorgeous fall weather during a pumpkin carving party on the patio of Cucina Asellina in Midtown. Guests are invited to get into the spirit of Halloween with themed cocktails and menu items, while they show off their pumpkin carving skills. Cucina Asellina will provide free pumpkins and participants are asked to bring their own carving equipment and creativity is encouraged. The winner of the best pumpkin will receive a $50 gift card to Cucina Asellina. Also, any diner that brings in their Taste of Atlanta ticket on Saturday night beginning at 5 p.m. will receive 15% off their bill. Cucina Asellina is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown, adjacent to the Loews Hotel, at the 12th & Midtown developent at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information visit www.asellina.com or call 404.793.0141.
P’cheen: Hell on Highland — Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Break out your best Dracula, Frankenstein, or Twerking Miley costume this Halloween and head to P’cheen International Bistro & Pub’s annual bash, Hell on Highland on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Show up in a costume and receive complimentary eats courtesy of spooktacular Executive Chef Alex Friedman from 9 to 11 p.m. and free house brew until it’s gone. DJs Keiran Neely and DJ SAS will spin tunes late into the night and one lucky costume contest winner will be rewarded with $100 cash prize. The event is free to attend for partygoers in a costume; $10 for guests without a costume who want to enjoy the buffet and beer option. P’cheen is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.pcheen.com or call 404-529-8800.
The Albert: The Albert Enchanted – Saturday, October 26th at 7 p.m.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Guests near and far are invited to join an evening full of whimsical wonders and debauchery as they take a journey though the enchanted forest at The Albert on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Beginning at 7 p.m., ogres, elves, fairies and more from across the city will gather to dance the night away, while feasting on Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer’s enchanted fare and enjoying specialty cocktails. In addition, the Albert will award prizes to guests with the best, funniest and most original costumes in all the land, so be sure to dress for the occasion. The Albert is located at 918 Austin Avenue in Inman Park. For more information, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com or call 404-872-4990.
Diesel Filling Station: A Nightmare on Highland – Thursday, October 31st at 7 p.m.
Freddy Krueger has terrorized Elm Street long enough, so this Halloween he’s headed to Virginia Highland to celebrate A Nightmare on Highland at Diesel Filling Station on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Kicking off at 7 p.m. as part of the Halloween Night in Highlands 3, guests will wander the streets visiting several participating bars including Hand in Hand Pub, Neighbor’s Pub, Limerick Junction and Dark Horse Tavern, before ending their night with ghoulish shenanigans at Diesel. For $20, creatures of the night will enjoy free admission to five participating bars, complimentary Halloween themed drinks or shots at each, food and drink specials and free entry into the after party at Diesel complete with a live DJ. In addition, Diesel will host an exclusive costume contest with prizes awarded to the best of the best. Diesel is located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia Highland. For more information please visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call (404) 815-1820. For a full list of participating bars and to purchase tickets, please visit http://alturl.com/4kgtf.
STK Atlanta: The Meat Locker – Thursday, October 31st at 8 p.m.
Bloodthirsty butchers and deviants will descend upon STK Atlanta for The Meat Locker, Atlanta’s sexiest and scariest Halloween bash on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Kicking off at 8 p.m., STK will transform its sleek lounge into a chilling meat locker during this themed Halloween escapade. While the raucous and murderous may be in search of succulent flesh to carve into prime cuts, the unabashedly wicked are invited to sip on specialty cocktails while satisfying their carnivorous cravings via STK’s dinner menu that’s filled with mouthwatering temptations. To keep the party vibe alive, one of STK’s resident DJs will provide the perfect tunes to make this haunting Halloween party complete. The Meat Locker at STK is free attend. STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com or call (404) 793-0144.
The Real Chow Baby: Serving Up Specialty Halloween Cocktails All Month Long
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Just in time for everyone’s favorite fall holiday, The Real Chow Baby has unveiled five new frighteningly delicious Halloween-inspired cocktails. Sure to put the BOO in BOOZE, RCB’s new festive libations are now available at all three The Real Chow Baby locations (Ponce, Howell Mill, and Mall of Georgia) and feature fresh juices, premium liquors and creative garnishes. For more information visit www.therealchowbaby.com.
October 17th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project is stopping in Atlanta on Thursday, October 17 as part of a seven-city U.S. tour. Experience the work of 20 hand-picked, local artists who embarked on a two-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at one of Atlanta’s hottest venues. The celebration will be held at the newly opened Westside Arts Center at 9 p.m. and is free to attend for ages 21 and up. You even get to vote for your favorite artist in hopes of sending them to SCOPE Art Show taking place during Art Basel Week in Miami. RSVP it up. We assure you, this event will give you wings:
Snag a bag: From October 22 to 24, Gucci at Phipps Plaza will host an “Artisan Corner” where you can watch craftsmen from the House of Gucci assembling some of their most iconic handbags. The hand-crafted products will be available in exotic skins and exclusive colors and can be personalized with hand-embossed monogramming.
Fall is in the air, which means Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream has brought back its Pumpkin Ale, its fastest selling and booziest seasonal favorite. Head to Diesel Filling Station during Falcons games when the two partner up to present the first ever craft beer float program.
Need a fix for the late-night munchies? Bone Lick BBQ has you covered. Every Monday through Saturday beginning at 10 p.m., enjoy $1 house drafts, while snacking on delicious bar bites all under $10 bucks that are only available during the wee hours of the night.
Rise Up! Red Zone Punch, formerly a Georgia Dome exclusive cocktail, is now available at Park Bar throughout the season while you cheer your favorite teams on to victory. As an added perk, every Thursday night you get to keep a Falcons pint glass to take home when you order this tasty concoction.
October 16th, 2013 | Events
STK has teamed up with Chic Evolution in Art gallery for a special evening of pop art, music, Ketel One Vodka cocktails and more this Thursday, October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring the unveiling of local artist and Emmy Award winning TV personality Brandon Rudat’s latest graffiti art collection, Steak n’ Pop at STK invites attendees to sip on complimentary cocktails and enjoy mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres as they view Rudat’s new collection throughout the chic lounge and restaurant.
“Life should never be black and white; it should be full of color. Be bold. Be different. Be you. Draw outside the lines!” says Rudat.
Not only is Brandon Rudat an Emmy Award winning television personality, but he’s also an amateur kickboxer, news anchor, snowboarder and mixed medium artist. Although he has never taken an art class in his life, one day he decided to pick up some spray paint and it passion for art evolved from there. He uses every kind of artistic medium out there, from photographs to graffiti, to acrylics and resin. Believing that art isn’t literal, Rudat hopes that people will look at his work and interpret each piece in many ways. With a love for pieces that pop with color, Rudat strives to have his pieces that stare back at you. His motto: Life is all about risks. Be bold. Be creative. Just be you. Lose yourself in art. Let yourself color outside the lines. For more information: www.graffitipainter.com.
October 10th, 2013 | News
Gucci will host the “Handbag Artisan Corner” in the house’s Atlanta store. The exclusive event will bring the craftsmanship of Gucci’s Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele, allowing guests to view skilled artisans assembling some of the House’s most iconic handbags.
The Gucci artisans will focus on assembling the House’s signature New Bamboo, New Jackie, Soft Stirrup and Soho bags. The hand-crafted products will be available in exotic skins and exclusive colors and can be personalized with hand-embossed monogramming. The Artisan Corner display will include custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand, and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which illustrate the evolution of the products, from mood board to sketches.
The original Gucci Bamboo bag was created in 1947 and was reintroduced in the Spring Summer 2010 collection. The New Bamboo is comprised of 130 separate pieces and is crafted the same way as the original, requiring two days of work to ensure its perfect details. Meanwhile, the New Jackie takes its cue from a 1960s style that became the preferred accessory for Jacqueline Onassis, who was photographed toting numerous versions. America’s former First Lady was so devoted to the style that the bag soon assumed the moniker ‘The Jackie.’ Featuring a spur closure and echoing the House’s equestrian heritage, the Soft Stirrup bag boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and draws inspiration from an iconic model from 1975. The Soho bag is distinguished by the interlocking G that appears embossed and stitched for a discreet, iconic style.
The Gucci artisans and Artisan Corner display will be in the Atlanta store for public viewing October 22 – 24.
September 25th, 2013 | Events
As part of a seven-city U.S. tour, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will stop in Atlanta on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the city’s hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Atlanta’s top emerging and street artists will be given a two-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at the Westside Cultural Arts Center where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to the SCOPE Art Show taking place during Art Basel week in Miami in December. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project Atlanta is open to the public and free to attend. The event will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight and is open to ages 21 and up. Visit www.redbull.com/curates to RSVP and for more information.
The 20 featured Atlanta artists include: InKyoung Chun, Patrick Davis, treymoseley, Catlanta, ericmack, Sarah Emerson, Brandon Sadler, Joe Tsambiras, Michi Meko, olive47, Alvaro Alvillar, Sanithna Phansavanh, Emer, PLF (Peter Ferrari), Lela Brunet, Spencer Murrill, Mike Germon, Jesse Jaeger, Sam Parker, and Matt Relkin. Two of the participating artists will be selected by the luminary panel of judges and announced the night of the event to move on to show and sell their work at SCOPE Miami. Two additional artists will be entered into a pool of contestants from all seven cities to win the People’s Choice Award—an opportunity to also exhibit and sell their artwork at the SCOPE Art Show in Miami. The two artists entered into the pool will be chosen based upon the number of mentions on Twitter using their custom hashtag for the event. The selected artists will be announced on Friday, October 18 and the winner of the overall pool will be announced in November.
September 10th, 2013 | News
With a year of success under their belts, the crafty crew at Bone Lick BBQ is kicking off year two with a slew of new offerings beginning September 2013. From weekly specials and a new late-night menu to expanded catering services, barbecue lovers can take advantage of a range of wallet-friendly deals this fall.
If the Bone Lick neon sign is on, the kitchen is open. Starting at 10 p.m. every Monday through Saturday, guests can now enjoy $1 house drafts, while they snacking on delicious bar bites ranging from $2 to $10 that are only available during the wee hours of the night. From dollar ribs and the pork rinds of the day to buffalo tots, double dipped wings, and pulled pork sliders, Bone Lick’s pitmaster Mike LaSage has a variety of options for barbecue lovers needing a late night fix.
For anyone looking for reasons to save (or any excuse to eat barbecue), every Monday from 5 to 10 p.m., diners can upgrade any combo plate for free. Order a two, three or four meat combo, and Bone Lick will upgrade it to the next size combo. On Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m., Bone Lick has all-you-can-eat rib tips for just $16 that comes with a new specialty dipping sauce each week. On Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., kids 10 and under receive one kid’s meal for free with the purchase of one adult entree or combo. Bone Lick’s $5 kid-friendly menu features a variety of items including a grilled cheese sandwich and pulled pork sliders served with tater tots or a salad. Every day from 4 to 7 p.m., Bone Lick also features the Sundowner Special featuring 12 oz. PBR Drafts for $1. Finally, on Fridays during lunch the 100th customer always receives a complimentary lunch.
In addition to the new late-night menu and weekly offerings, Bone Lick is now offering full catering services. From traditional and international barbecue to southern sides and snacks, Atlantans can now have Bone Lick’s award-winning fare at their private events, tailgates, holiday parties, meetings, and more. No catering job is too large or too small. For more information call Keiran Neely at 404.343.6574 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the full catering menu, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com.
Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia and is for open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday at 11 a.m. The kitchen offers a late-night menu Monday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The bar stays open until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight on Sundays. Parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between La Urbana and Bone Lick BBQ. For more information call 404.343.6574 or visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BoneLickBBQ and on Twitter and Instagram at @BoneLickBBQ.
September 5th, 2013 | Events
Conveniently located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Diesel Filling Station is in close proximity to Poncey Highlands, Inman Park and Midtown. Inspired by the Virginia-Highlands filling station that once stood in its place, Diesel has a decidedly local flare and offers an expansive high gravity and craft beer selection, a clever cocktail menu and serves reliable comfort food with a twist. For more information, a full menu and list of events, visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call 404-815-1820. For more information about Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream, to find retail and restaurant partners, or to place an order, visit www.frozenpints.com.Conveniently located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Diesel Filling Station is in close proximity to Poncey Highlands, Inman Park and Midtown. Inspired by the Virginia-Highlands filling station that once stood in its place, Diesel has a decidedly local flare and offers an expansive high gravity and craft beer selection, a clever cocktail menu and serves reliable comfort food with a twist. For more information, a full menu and list of events, visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call 404-815-1820. For more information about Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream, to find retail and restaurant partners, or to place an order, visit www.frozenpints.com.
Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Cypress Street Pint & Plate is a throwback to when the drinks were always cold, the food was always hot, and the bar-staff knew your name. With fourteen beers on tap, forty bottled selections, and a fully stocked selection of wine and spirits, Cypress has become a favorite neighborhood haunt. Cypress Street Pint & Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:20 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CypressStreet and on Twitter at @cypressstreet.
August 23rd, 2013 | News
Kicking off the street party in proper fashion, Bedhead, one of Atlanta’s favorite cover bands will deliver a high-energy live performance featuring favorite 80s and 90s tunes. While Bedhead rocks the house and Sidebar serves up $2 PBRs, $4 Deep Eddy and Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka drinks, local magician “Howie the Great” will dazzle spectators with his slight-of-hand skills. A DJ in Red Bull’s MXT truck will later take over the soundtrack for the evening and will keep the party going all night long. Of course, it wouldn’t be a street party without snake handlers, fire breathers, showgirls and live body painting. Hungry revelers will receive 10% off all dine-in food orders and will be treated to free Twinkies throughout the night. If that’s not enough to keep revelers entertained, corn hole and other competitive outdoor games will also be available.
Founded in August 2003 by Jose Navarro and Matt “Quickie” Tainow, Sidebar is a true neighborhood institution and a favorite Downtown Atlanta destination to grab a bite and a cocktail with friends, socialize before and after area events, watch televised sporting events and more. Sidebar offers mouthwatering pub grub including Cuban and pressed sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizza along with a premium cocktail selection, craft beers, wine, moonshine, and on tap cocktails. With a relaxed atmosphere, expansive bar, pool tables, plenty of seating, and a multitude of flat screen televisions, Sidebar has been serving locals, students, sports enthusiasts, travelers and area workers for ten years. For more information, visit www.sidebaratlanta.com or call 404-588-1850. Keep up with Sidebar on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sidebaratlanta and on Twitter at @SidebarATL.