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Things to do in Atlanta- January 24th-26th

January 23rd, 2014 - Find out what's going on this weekend in Atlanta.  Jan 24th - 26th, 2014

Best Sandwich- Victory Sandwich Bar, Atlanta

January 23rd, 2014 - No one expects to associate “gluten free” with any type of hipster, hole-in-the-wal sandwich shop, unless it’s Victory Sandwich bar. Ranked by Southern Living as one of the Top 100 Best Bars in the South, Victory serves up more than just great sandwiches. The atmosphere, accompanied by the uniqe drink selection (try the Jack & Coke slushie) makes this tiny locale a huge game changer in Atlanta.   read more >>

"American Idiot" Musical Sets Atlanta Premiere Date

January 23rd, 2014 - When you combine one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all-time with the Broadway stage, you are bound to get an incredible experience as a result. That is exactly what’s in store for fans of the Green Day-inspired musical American Idiot as it finally sets its Atlanta premiere date for local residents to enjoy. One of the best things about this musical is that you don’t have to be familiar with Green Day’s music to enjoy American Idiot, but you’re definitely bound to be a converted fan once you leave the show. Get all the details below, including, dates and ticket information. Rock on! read more >>

"The Book of Mormon" Opens at the Fox Theatre

January 23rd, 2014 - When the winter temperatures are as brutal and unforgiving as the city of Atlanta has been experiencing as of late, it becomes quite easy to have the desire to tuck away comfortably in the place you call home, only leaving to go to work and not much else. Unfortunately, a bad case of cabin fever is bound to set in if you keep this practice up for longer than week. Why not brave the cold and take in a show at the Fox? The Book of Mormon, one of Broadway’s biggest hits is opening at the Fox Theatre next week and it’s definitely worth checking out. Besides, with all the singing and dancing you’ll be doing in the aisles, you’re bound to warm up in no time! read more >>

Women Dominate List of New Tenants at Krog Street Market

January 22nd, 2014 -

The Battle of the Sexes seems to be a never-ending quest to determine which gender reigns supreme. However, wouldn’t it be better just to squash the argument all together and agree that men and women can both do things within and outside their sex well? Here’s hoping that the latest news to come out of Krog Street Market can widen the gap, on a local front at least. Of all the new tenants recently taking up shop at Krog, this batch is heavily dominated by women, which is a welcomed change from the more male-heavy businesses that find themselves regularly taking up retail space along Atlanta streets. If this trend continues, 2014 may very well be considered the “Year of the Woman,” in Atlanta at least. Read on to find out who these amazing women are and what they are bringing to Krog Street Market!


3rd Annual "Stars of Tomorrow" Competition to Crown Winner in February

January 22nd, 2014 - Andy Warhol once stated that “in the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” With the increasing onslaught of television talent competitions, reality shows, viral videos and photo-dominated social sites, it appears as though he were quite right in his assessment. Our fair city of Atlanta is getting in on the phenomenon of discovering a star by announcing the 3rd annual Star of Tomorrow talent competition. If you are anxious to see a local spin on the fifteen minutes (or longer) of fame theory, be sure to read on and get all the details! read more >>

Slow Food Atlanta Launches "Slow Food at the Table" Campaign

January 21st, 2014 -

With the busy lives that pretty much everyone leads these days, it’s become increasingly common and easy not to make time for the things that really count. Cell phones make never-ending phone calls and text messages a regular occurrence at all times, as do tablets and other handheld devices. One of the places and times where full attention should be given to not only the surroundings and the company, but also the food, is during a meal and one local Atlanta initiative is set to do something about it. Slow Food Atlanta has launched a local campaign to encourage people to slow down and enjoy their meal and their company without any distractions or interruptions. Find out more about the organization and how you can participate by “slowing down” for a meal!


Atlanta Botanical Garden Unveils "Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions" Exhibit

January 21st, 2014 - Currently most of the country is suffering through the dreaded “polar vortex” and when in the midst of temperatures that are so bitterly cold and unforgiving the last thing you probably want to do is dwell on just how uncomfortably cold it is during Old Man Winter’s grandstand. Well, an easy way to take your mind off the weather is to start daydreaming about the upcoming warmth of the spring season and all of the beautiful blooms that come with it. Atlanta Botanical Garden is getting a jump on things by unveiling their newest floral exhibit before spring officially kicks in, giving visitors a special treat as they brave through local temperatures that are (hopefully) almost over. Read all about it below and when you can catch it! read more >>

Broadway in Atlanta Unveils Full 2014-2015 Performance Schedule

January 20th, 2014 -

Just because Atlanta happens to be the heart of the upscale South doesn’t mean that there aren’t some luxuries that we envy from our northern counterparts, namely the musical theatre haven known as Broadway. However, if you are thoroughly engrossed in the local theatre scene you would know that Atlanta has a very worthy form of New York City’s Broadway in the form of Broadway in Atlanta, which has been entertaining residents for years. The Broadway in Atlanta performance line-up for the 2014-2015 season has just been announced and the productions gracing the Atlanta stage this year are definitely not to be missed. Find out what’s coming and where you can purchase your tickets below!


14th Annual BaconFest to Benefit Dad's Garage Theatre Company

January 20th, 2014 - Everyone has at least one food that they consider to be a guilty pleasure. As a matter of fact even die-hard foodies and food snobs have certain foods for the more unelevated palate that they can’t help but indulge in. At the opinion of many, good ‘ol hearty bacon falls into this category, with its intoxicating smell and even more irresistible taste, it has become one of those foods you’re hard-pressed to resist. Atlanta seems to appreciate the greatness of bacon, as this year marks the 14th Annual BaconFest celebration set for this spring. This year, the celebration isn’t just about the delectable goodness that bacon brings, but also set to help one of Atlanta’s most beloved theatre companies. Read all about it below! read more >>