Friday, July 20, 7 p.m.
Single Origin Chocolate and Coffee Tasting Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Tasting Cacao chocolate and Batdorf coffee from all 'round the world isn't just a delicious (and caffeinated) way to spend your Friday evening: it's also helping Blood:Water Mission fund clean water wells and HIV medication throughout Africa. Making the world a better place tastes delicious. Facebook event page. Deal Nearby: Moe's BBQ
Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Deliverance 40th Anniversary Screening The Fox Theatre If you can't take a few steps north of Alpharetta without hearing the distant sound of banjos, you have this movie to thank. It's been forty years since "squeal like a pig" first entered the pop culture lexicon, and the Fox is commemorating with a special screening of the classic film. Sweet dreams. Info.
Deal Nearby: Engine 11 Firehouse Tavern
Friday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Opening Reception: "The Equalizer: A Visual Display" Kavarna Joyce Mitchell and Hilary Yarbrough's exhibition kicks off with readings from local writers Randy Osborne, Gina Rickicki, and Myke Johns, along with music from R_Garcia and the A.B. Temperature. Facebook event page.
Deal Nearby: Mojo Pizza
Friday, July 20, 9 p.m.
Moonlight Rendezvous Prom — A Fundraiser For Living Walls The Arts Exchange Join us for an enchanted evening of dancing, romancing, and heinous formalwear, all to support the noble artistic efforts of Living Walls. Each $15 ticket comes complete with live prom jams, corsages and boutonnieres, a [drag] king and queen, a photobooth in which to preserve these memories forever, and two drink tickets for spiked punch and Terrapin beer to fuel your seductive Boyz II Men dance moves. Info & tickets.
Deal Nearby: The Sound Table
Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Rollergirls Yaarab Shrine Center Hell on wheels comes to Ponce in the second-to-last derby bouts of the year. Watch our city's Dirty South Derby Girls lay some hurt down on the LA Derby Dolls at 5 p.m., then stick around to witness the Sake Tuyas and the Toxic Shocks battle it out. Info & tickets.
Deal Nearby: The Highlander
Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Flux Projects Street Party Elliott Street Pub Music! Performance! Art! Good food! SPACE RAINBOWS! And, if you're smart, a Slawich from the best little hidden pub in the city. Flux Projects hosts a Street Party fundraiser, wherein the $15 cover gets you a drink on the house and plenty of culture-fied entertainment from the good folks at Flux. Info.
Deal Nearby: SPIN
Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22
Battle of Atlanta Kirkwood, East Atlanta, and more (check map for locations) It's like Bonnaroo for the history nerd: a weeklong celebration of the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, commemorated with a slew of tours, storytelling, presentations, and a living history encampment, where actors recreate what it was like to be a soldier in 1864. Info.
Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
JCT Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Festival JCT Kitchen & Westside Provisions District An ATL festival favorite: 34 chefs partnering with a local farmer to create dishes that honor the humble tomato, along with a dozen mixologists and their tomato-y libation creations. It's a whole lotta lycopene and a good dose of community good--the event benefits Georgia Organics. Info Deal Nearby: Rocky Mountain Pizza