Hello, local readers. Once again we’re here with your weekend guide, where we share our favorite things to do in and around Atlanta and point out where you can get free stuff along the way. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments.
Free FryDay at Chick-fil-A®
All Chick-fil-A® restaurants nationwide. Friday, 2pm – 4pm. Free.
To celebrate the national debut of Heinz® Dip & Squeeze™ Ketchup, ketchup lovers who ask for the newly-designed individually packaged condiment at Chick-fil-A® restaurants across the country will receive a free medium order of the restaurant’s signature waffle fries (limit one per customer, of course). Heinz® and Chick-fil-A® are inviting participants to post dipping & squeezing action shots on the companies’ Facebook pages or via Twitter with the hashtag #FreeFryDay for a chance to win some cool promotional prizes!
Stock the Pond Party
East Andrews. Thursday, 7pm – 1am. $10 charity donation.
Join hundreds of Atlanta’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes Thursday night at one of Atlanta’s hottest annual singles events, Buckhead’s Stock the Pond Party. With plenty of drink specials, beats from DJ Prism, and even the chance to get your picture taken with the infamous Charlie Sheen, this year’s party shouldn’t be missed.
Pinkberry’s Grand Opening Night
Pinkberry Buckhead. Thursday, 6pm – 10pm. Free.
If Oscar Fever left you yearning to walk a red carpet of your own, you’re in luck! Pinkberry is rolling out the “pink carpet” to celebrate the exclusive grand opening night of their first in-town location. Stop by this soon-to-be Buckhead hot spot for good tunes and free yogurt, all night long.
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Brew Your Cask Off
SweetWater Brewing Company. Saturday, 6pm – 10pm. $35 advance, $40 at the door.
For five hours enjoy the unlimited tastings of specially made, one-of-a-kind cask brews. SweetWater Brewing Company has invited 80 special guests including retailers, celebrities, home brewers, and more to channel their inner brewers and create their very own cask ale. Along with these original casks, SweetWater will be serving all of your favorite award winning flavors, and you can even take a tour of the brewery.
The Second Annual Bully Ball
The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead. Saturday, 6pm. $160; $225 VIP.
This Black Tie Optional event raises money for neglected English Bulldogs in the southeast. Come join former UGA/NFL football players, alumni, fans, and “General”, the Citadel Bulldog Mascot for an elegant evening with a seated dinner followed by a wine tasting event managed by The Atlanta Wine School. Live, Silent, and Raffled Items will be available. Tickets include dinner, valet parking, one raffle ticket, unlimited wine tastings.
Mardi Gras Masquerade
East Andrews. Saturday, 8pm – 2am. Free.
Celebrate Mardi Gras right here in Atlanta at this masquerade event. Featuring party favors, drink specials, and souvenir glasses, this bash will make you feel like you are in New Orleans. Don’t forget your Mardi Gras beads and attire, as a Mardi Gras King and Queen will be selected to receive a cash prize.