Things to do in Atlanta July 17th - July 20th

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. Summer is half-way over, but is still heating up. This week leaves little to the imagination as Atlanta takes us on whirlwind tour of vodka parties, beer benefits and wine painting classes. It is starting to become apparent as to what locals like to do around here, isn't it? Thursday, July 17 Rory Albanese at Laughing Skull Lounge . Rory Albanese will be taking the stage at Laughing Skull Lounge Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20. Albanese is an Emmy-award-winning executive producer and writer for the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart". 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. Brews for the Arts benefiting Georgia Lawyers for the Arts . Support this event as we raise funds to continue to serve the arts community. Invite your friends, neighbors, summer associates, and anybody else you know supports the arts and likes craft beer! Admission includes a souvenir pint glass with 6 generous tastings & a brewery tour. 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. Vodka Passport Kickoff Party ! Celebrate the start of 10th & Piedmont's Vodka Passport Program at their launch party on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy complementary snacks and vodka tastings while leaning all about how the program works. While you're there, sign up for your vodka passport membership and stay for dinner to receive 10% off! Friday, July 18 Uncorked Artiste - Wine Glass .

Can you sip from a wine glass while holding a paint brush? If so, you can paint! Classes are easy and fun, made for those with no painting experience. Don't think you can paint? A local professional artist will show you step by step how to paint your very own work of art on a wine glass; you just add your own style and creativity. Each artist (that's you) will have created a unique masterpiece to take home. Gallery . The exhibit will open on May 16, with a reception for the artist and run through July 11. Admission is free and the public is invited. Kathy Yancey's work appears in numerous institutional and corporate collections, and she has exhibited extensively across the Southeast. Turquiose Jeep . "Everything is not meant to be understood," says Flynt Flossy co-CEO of the musical phenomenon Turquoise Jeep. Like many other visionary artists, founders Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit felt industry boundaries were stifling their creativity. This encouraged them to combine their own talents with other like-minded friends and create their own label/ genre of music, EMB (Existing Musical Beings).

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. Turner is three-time magician of the year, has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Nightline, at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle and more. His one-man show "Shenanigans" ran in Buckhead for over two years. Jerry Farber presents his unique and unforgettable brand of comedy and music to kick off the evening. Saturday, July 19 Atlanta Crab and Beer Fest.