Back in February, our Food Intern Kelsey Clodfelter posted this story about Valentine's Day noms, and of course Oysters played a main role in many of the menus. Thankfully, those slimy suckers aren't strictly used for wooing your sweetheart in the middle of February.
The folks at Park Tavern are hosting the Oyster Crawfish Festival for the 9th time on Saturday, March 31. They plan on having over ten thousand pounds of crawfish (which I find just really cute, is that weird?) alongside every incarnation of the oyster you could imagine. You can even get a basket of fried shrimp and oysters: a veritable oceanic mélange of flavors.
To top it off, they are going to have musical performances by a smattering of people with names as sexy as those little bivalve mollusks, too. Cowboy Mouth, Heavy Mojo, The Soulphonics, Ruby Velle, and The Squirrelheads will all be providing outstanding musical ambiance as you suck down those crawdads and slurp up those oysters. (Ok, maybe squirrels aren't exactly sexy...or the word slurp).
AND THE ALCOHOL. Gosh guys how could I forget. They are going to have a 16-foot "ultimate" Bloody Mary Bar complete with Smirnoff and all the fixin's, plus brews from Abita, Heineken, and that drink of interesting people, Dos Equis.
Obvs you gotta be 21 to go, and the party starts at 2. Also, the tickets are only $15, which is redonk.
This Saturday, the drinks will be poured and celebratory music played by CL's favorite, Yacht Rock Schooner. In addition to playing their normal beloved set, Yacht Rock will be playing an ode in special tribute to that ubiquitous and magnanimous Irish behemoth, U2.
YOU GUYS - and I'm not just talking to you, people with man parts. I'm talking to you ladies, too - UFC 145 is coming to Philips Arena on April 21.
A trip to any museum can harken memories of field trips as a child, or perhaps nightmares for adults with those small children. In either case, there is the inevitable question: will this be something I can geek out over, or something to keep in mind when I'm trying to sleep?
The Fernbank's newest exhibit, "Wildlife Rescue," is most definitely not the latter, but not for reasons you may assume. The exhibit is entirely interactive and comes with that brand new museum smell, which is always great. The interactive element is very cool, as it allows you to experience the exhibit in any way you want, unlike in the good old days when a semi-knowledgeable volunteer may make or break your time there. However, there seems to be a giant disconnect throughout the exhibit.
The main event of the evening is Spread Love’s annual “Felabration”, the largest annual U.S. event paying tribute to, Fela Kuti.
Spread Love’s benefit for ACFB will bring together visual artists, photographers, spoken-word artists, and nine of Atlanta’s most renowned deejays: DJ Kemit, Jamal Ahmad (WCLK), DJ Doc (Superfriends), Cha-Cha Jones (The Urban Legend DJ's), DJ Ausar (WRFG), Mafioso (45 Kings), Majestik (MJQ), Ramon Rawsoul (House In The Park), and Salah Ananse (Afrique Electrique/Sunday School).
Yes! Now you can work off that half pound of dressing and support an amazing cause, all in one night!
Saturday November 26, 2011 (10 p.m. - 2 a.m.)
595 North Event Venue and Lounge
595 North Ave, NW, Atlanta GA 30318
$5 with a food or supply donation* before 11 pm
$10 with a food or supply donation* after 11 pm
$15 without a food or supply donation all night
**Bring your whole pantry if you want! We won’t judge you!**
As proud members of I.F.E.A (International Festivals & Events Association) the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has organized their 3rd annual Chastain Park Arts Festival. This weekend, the park will transform into an outdoor gallery of spectacular fine arts and crafts for the entire family, which includes a two-day event featuring more than 180 artists and artisans.
Admission is absolutely FREE!
Saturday : November 5, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Sunday : November 6, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Where: Chastain Park, Atlanta GA. Conveniently located near the Chastain Park Amphitheater, the Horse Barn and Golf Course.
Location for parking only: 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta GA 30327
Say that three times fast!
Fernbank Museum is hosting Fright Night as part of its regular Martinis and IMAX series, and they're asking the question: What happens when good proms go bad?
Get into an '80s vibe and feel free to wear your goriest or most glam prom costume, and bring your date or come stag for a screening of Carrie (you'll need to reserve tickets in advance for the 8 or 10 p.m. shows). It's in addition to live music by cover band Flux Capacitator, killer cocktails, and an IMAX film of your choice. (We recommend Galapagos, which is playing in conjunction with the museum's Darwin exhibit.)
Free-$12. 6:30 p.m.-midnight.
The starting point for the CL + Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt is at Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way, west of H. Harper Station, 904 Memorial Drive SE, 30316.
Walk-ups are welcome, and need to arrive by 9:45 a.m. The hunt starts at 10. Price to play is $10. All proceeds benefit the Beltline.
The First Place team will win original artwork by Hense and Kyle Brooks of Black Cat Tips, tickets to Bodies: The Exhibition, The High Museum of Art: Picasso to Warhol, the Georgia Aquarium and Netherwold Haunted House.
Print the clue card from here, or get a hard copy at the starting line.
I suppose we'll never know, but while you're pondering that question, you can peruse the artwork of Selections, a collection of illustrations, paintings and drawings that reveal the relationship between science and art, and meet the artists who made the works this Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Also Friday, if you want to just check out the Darwin exhibit without the music, movie and libations, Fernbank hosts "Darwin After Dark," special evening viewing hours of the museum's newest exhibition. $10. 6:30-10 p.m. (last entry at 9:15).
I just think crawfish tastes delicious! Maybe you can have a try.