Things to do in Atlanta August 7th - 10th

Looking for things to do in Atlanta this weekend? Consider this your go-to guide for wining, dining and celebrating your way through one of the greatest cities in the south. August is officially upon us and the last few days of summer are wrapping up. Have you made the best of this season? Whether you are on an actual summer break, or just use this time to work less and play more, albeit a pseudo-vacay, it is still the best time of year. Longer days and warmer weather still greet us day in and day out, so here are a few things to fill those glorious hours. Thursday, August 7 Luckie Street Gallery & Studios Art Show . Please join us for our first group art show in Atlanta. As part of the First Thursdays Downtown Atlanta Art Walk, the event will feature Olivia Myers, Ava Leigh Stewart, and James Schroeder. There will be a screening of a series of films by Ava Leigh Stewart . Olivia Myers of Heron Hill Arts will be showing abstract paintings and ceramic creations. Punch Out Early .

Cook Hall invites you to make the most of your summer and Punch Out Early every weekday through August 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. Slip away to Cook Hall to spend your afternoons sipping on $5 boozy punches and enjoying $5 bar snacks. There is 3 hour complimentary valet parking available. Beat the heat and end your summer right with Cook Hall. Freight Kitchen presents fundraiser benefit Cherokee Co Animal Shelter . Ladies and gentlemen join as we give back to our community who supports us! Freight Kitchen and Tap is proud to support the CHEROKEE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER. Parsons Alley Farmers Market .

Come and enjoy locally grown produce and homemade products at Parsons Alley Farmers Market in Duluth! Parsons Alley Farmers Market will take place every Thursday from June-September. It is located at next to New Dawn Theater and behind Best of Brews. Cocktails in the Garden ! Weekly "social irrigation" evening with cash bars, chef demos and opportunity to explore "Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants" living sculpture exhibition at night. Thirsty Thursday ! Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursday in Downtown Duluth. Shop. Eat. Play in Duluth Friday, August 8 Date Night: Summer Dining Solstice - Cooking Class . Take the night off and bring your date for an evening of cooking, conversation, and summer dining! Chef Jennifer has created a fresh menu of bold summer dining flavors that allows you to cook with garden fresh produce and local ingredients, preparing a meal that will impress any date. Ferret Fridays Chocolate & Wine Pairing . Each wine being served will be paired with chocolate bites and select handmade grand gourmet truffles. With the right combination, both the chocolate and wine tastes are elevated to a whole new level of gastronomic pleasure. Cats . The show that revolutionized musical theatre is opening The Lyric's 35th anniversary season! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is inspired by the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. Bao't It 'Bout It Pop-up at Villains . Villains' newest pop-up is going on Mondays during the month of August.

Called "Bao't It 'Bout It," the pop-up will take place Monday, August 4, 11 and 18th from 5 - 9 p.m. Villains will be serving their finest steam buns filled with a choice of beef, pork belly, shrimp, scallion egg or Vietnamese pork for only $3 each in addition to a variety of sides including edamame, tuna tartare and Korean pickles. Couples Game and Paint Night . Every Friday of each month, come enjoy wine (BYOB), music entertainment, share good company, and take your relationship to the next level. Couples come together to enjoy a night of fun painting and "getting-to-know-you" game to complete the bond. We also do not discriminate between couples so bring a friend, spouse or any significant other. Friday Night Magic at Jerry Farber's . Internationally ranked magician and illusionist Joe M. Turner tops the bill at Friday Night Magic at Jerry Farber's.