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18.21 Bitters owners to open Drafts + Dogs at Ponce City Market

18.21 Bitters founders Missy and Kristin Koefod are opening a draft cocktail and craft hotdog spot called Drafts + Dogs at Ponce City Market, taking over the space formerly home to Simply Seoul.

News: Atlanta Symphony clarinetist Laura Ardan named as Mabel Dorn Reeder Chair

Laura Ardan, principal clarinet for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair, a $1.5 million endowment established in 2011. A gift from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, the endowment is awarded for a period of five years to a member of the ASO who demonstrates excellence in musical...

The Christiane Chronicles: Why all restaurants should come with a service button

I hate more than hovering servers, but I also don’t want to be completely ignored. One easy way to negotiate the right level of service is the buzzer common in Korean restaurants. Picture a red button mounted next to your table. Push it, and a server materializes, ready to turn down the flame below your sizzling meat, refill your kimchi bowl, or bring you more barley tea.

“Meet Me on the Porch” shows off Spelman’s new dance department and West End studio

In the fall of 2017, Spelman College unveiled a new department of dance performance and choreography. Led by department chair T. Lang, the department also has a new mission: to develop the next generation of dance students into industry-leading creators and innovators. A newly built-out studio called the Dance Lab, located off campus in the...

Inside the Buckhead Theatre’s $7 million facelift

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The revitalization of the Buckhead Theatre continues. Since assuming operations of the 1,400-capacity venue last summer, Live Nation has provided $7 million worth of renovations to the theater —.....

[Renderings] Kevin Gillespie To Open 'Cold Beer' In Forthcoming 75 Airline Mixed-Use

Cold Beer, a Beltline cocktail bar and beer garden, will join Shake Shack and Hazel Jane’s Wine and Coffee. The post [Renderings] Kevin Gillespie To Open 'Cold Beer' In Forthcoming 75 Airline Mixed-Use appeared first on What Now Atlanta.

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Atlanta Magazine's HOME introduces a pair of contemporary showhouses alongside the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Prepare to get messy with Kajun Crab’s Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish boils

If Ugly Delicious had you craving Vietnamese-Cajun dishes, look no further than Buford Highway newcomer Kajun Crab, where you can get your hands messy with saucy crawfish boils and sip drinks that literally smoke and bubble with the help of dry ice.

This hip Reynoldstown kitchen has a mix of splurges and savings

As a veteran of home shows such as HGTV’s Elbow Room and Wise Buys, interior designer Kristen Fountain Davis excels at creating spaces that pop. For this kitchen she layered the sultry black cabinets with a custom hood, a white quartz–topped island, and large-scale brass lanterns, plus some striking upper shelves.

Dabble in Fine Wines and Foods for Art’s Sake,at High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction March 21-24

The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction is the largest charity wine auction in the U.S. benefiting the arts. This year’s theme embraces “The Art of Collecting the Very Best of Wine, Art and Food.” Participate in dinners, auction-related events and the phenomenal auction itself and consider yourself an integral part of this masters-full, multi-day event. Show More Summary

13 things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta

With St. Patrick's Day on a Saturday this year, you'll need to plan your schedule carefully. Here are a few of the parades, parties, bar crawls, and family-friendly events you can attend in metro Atlanta.

Babalu Welcomes Spring with Patio Opener, Games, Swag and More March 20

There’s more than one season opener in this town. Babalu Tapas & Tacos is throwing a patio season kick-off party on Tuesday, March 20 to mark the first day of spring. Atlantans have patiently waited for winter to exit, and the Midtown restaurant is equally eager to head outside to celebrate spring’s arrival. Show More Summary

CARE’s Social Suppers raise awareness for the challenges girls and women face globally

Chef Asha Gomez, who consults with global humanitarian organization CARE, made her own "stone soup" at the first of what she and CARE’s Tilia Parks call Social Suppers.

Alton Brown and Jason Dominy spill the beans on their 5 favorite Atlanta coffee shops

Food Network star and self-described coffee curmudgeon Alton Brown started drinking coffee in grade school. Where in Atlanta can a coffee purist find shops that care about their beans without unwittingly subjecting its guests to a Portlandia sketch? Brown and another outspoken coffee evangelist, Jason Dominy, who previously worked with Batdorf & Bronson, spill the beans.

Jay-Z and Beyonce add second Atlanta concert to ‘OTR II’ summer stadium tour

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Apparently, one Jay-Z and Beyonce date wasn’t enough for Atlanta. The duo has added a handful of additional shows to their summer “OTR II” stadium tour, including a second performance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, James Bay

BY LEA HOLLAND/AJC Editorial Assistant If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Lea Holland at Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue...

The Avett Brothers to perform after Atlanta Braves game this summer

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Avett Brothers will return to Atlanta for a post-Braves game this summer. The band will perform July 26 following the team’s tilt against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Access to the concert is included...Show More Summary

Funk Fest 2018 features Bobby Brown supergroup, Charlie Wilson and more

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene This year’s Funk Fest will spotlight a new group featuring most of New Edition, as well as Nas, Charlie Wilson and Atlanta’s Goodie Mob, among others. The three-day event...

Paul Simon farewell tour will play Atlanta in the fall

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Paul Simon will visit Atlanta one last time this fall. The legendary singer-songwriter has announced the final leg of his “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” and will swing through town at...

Dance Canvas will celebrate 10 years as showcase for emerging choreographers

In a Midtown studio, dancers are straddling ballet barres, clumped in hushed semi-circles, eyes alive or closed with headphones plugged in. The bonds of the dance rehearsal are clearly felt — body to body, choreographer to dancer and director to program — especially six months into a process of feedback and showings. Angela Harris, executive...

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