Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!
Brewski Bus Tour
US Cafe. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $55. 21+.
Get on the bus this Saturday for an afternoon full of brews. The bus leaves US Cafe at 1:30, stopping at SweetWater Brewery, Red Brick Brewery and Red Hare Brewing Company before returning to US Cafe for the after party. If admission into three local breweries isn’t enough to peak your interest, take home a souvenir pint glass and Koozie as well.
Downtown Restaurant Week
Various restaurants. Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 29th. $25 – $35 for a 3-course dinner menu option.
Try out a new restaurant or visit an old favorite this weekend! Relax and venture downtown to one of the participating restaurants to experience a gourmet 3-course meal. Choose from hot establishments like BLT Steak, Atlanta Grill, No Mas Cantina, and Sway to name a few! Reservations are accepted and highly encouraged.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate The Beatles
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Saturday, doors open at 7:00 p.m.; concert starts at 8:00 p.m. $15 – $35.
“Let me take you down, ‘cause I’m going to…” the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate The Beatles at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Enjoy the Fab Four’s classics as reinterpreted by the Classical Mystery Tour who will be joined by our very own Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Great for rock and roll fans and classical buffs alike, take a stroll through Strawberry Fields Forever this Saturday.
Zombie Pub Crawl
Diesel Filling Station. Saturday, make-up from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; walk from 3:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m., after-party, 6:00 p.m. Free (food and drinks not included).
Zombies like to party too! You can be one of them this Saturday as part of the Zombie Pub Crawl. Chambers of Horror, Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse and Netherworld will all be there, giving out free zombie makeovers. After you’re nice and zombified, join your fellow undead as you walk down North Highland Avenue stopping at various bars, eventually ending up at Diesel for an after party. It will truly be a night of the living dead.
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Presents the 40th Anniversary of Deliverance
Fox Theatre. Friday, 7:30 p.m. $12.50 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 65 and older.
The biggest screen in Atlanta is the perfect place to watch the 40th anniversary of the movie that made all Atlantans a little apprehensive about their summer camping plans in the Appalachians. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will be on hand selling their famous sandwiches before the show. Are those banjos I hear?
The 3rd Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
JCT Kitchen & Bar. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $75.
Join 34 chefs and 12 mixologists at JCT Kitchen and Bar to benefit Georgia Organics. Each chef will partner with a farmer to create a delightful creation for attendees to sample and talk about all week. You can even sip your favorite cocktail laced with tomatoes made by one of the 12 mixologists. Celebrity judge, actor David Miller who played Mason Dixon in the original Attack of the Killer Tomatoes movie, will be choosing the best dish and beverage.