Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 8 p.m.
National Puppet Slam 2012
Center for Puppetry Arts
"What, you might ask, in the hell is a puppet slam? Well, it involves short-form pieces of puppet theater performing for adult audiences. Leave the kiddos at home—this ain't no Muppet hour. More info."
Deal Nearby: Little Azio (Midtown)
Friday, August 3, 9:30 p.m.
Batman/Avengers Double Feature
Starlight Drive-In Theatre
They're calling it the Comic Book Dork-A-Palooza. I'm calling it the way I plan to spend my Friday night. The Avengers screens at 9:30, followed by a 12:10 showing of Dark Knight Rises. Don't forget to bring your beer... and your retainer, nerd. More info.
Deal Nearby: Graveyard Tavern
Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m.
Young Blood Gallery, Kibbee Gallery, & Beep Beep Gallery
An evening stroll along Ponce might normally be the route you take from the Clermont to the Majestic. On Saturday (the first of each month), it's a gallery stroll that'll lead you to exhibitions at three Atlanta galleries. And then you can continue the culturefication with a trip to the Clermont. Facebook page.
Deal Nearby: Top FLR
Sunday, August 5, 3 p.m.
3rd Annual Southern Chefs Potluck
The Lake Pavilion at the Inn at Serenbe
Indeed, at $125, tickets ain't cheap. But here are three reasons to cough up the dough: 1). this benefits a truly worthy cause, Wholesome Wave, who doubles food stamps at farmers markets to make good food affordable for all. 2). when was the last time your Sunday supper included the work of Todd Ginsberg, Linton Hopkins, and Steven Satterfield, along with live music? 3). have you been to Serenbe lately? Get thee to Chattahoochee Hills. More info and tickets.
Deal Nearby: Poor Little Rich Girl Vintage
Sunday, August 5, 7 p.m.
Mars Landing Party
Hodges Room at the Centergy Building
It starts with speakers (about the chemical origins of life, future planetary missions, and Mars itself) and ends with an all-out rager once NASA's Curiosity touches down. Perhaps Earthlings are about to make new friends. More info.
Deal Nearby: Briza Restaurant