You may have noticed that around here at Creative Loafing, we like to call our readers "Urban Explorers," and there's no better time to explore Atlanta than during the summer. Which is why we're presenting not only this Summer Guide, but also the theme-friendly Treasure Hunt Game.
All you need to do is search around Atlanta and CL's print and online editions to answer these easy (and some not-so-easy) questions, then e-mail them to the following address: email@example.com.
The first one to answer all 10 questions correctly will receive $500 worth of prizes in the form of tickets to popular summer events such as concerts to HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta Braves games, CL's annual Beer Fest (June 9) and the Fernbank Museum, as well as gift certificates to local restaurants (and much more). The next nine runners-up will also receive prizes, including passes to upcoming movies.
Clue No. 1: In this week's issue (May 24, 2007), film critic Curt Holman mentions in his review of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End the best pirate movie ever. Which movie does he reference?
Clue No. 2: Visual-arts critic Felicia Feaster knows her way around the gallery-laden Castleberry Hill. But she knows art comes in many forms in this hip district. What's the name of the tattoo parlor at the intersection of Walker and Peters streets? (Hint: Think pink.)
Clue No. 3: Just in time for summer, CL debuted its Omnivore Atlanta food blog, offering dining news, observations and suggestions. In today's posting on OmnivoreATL.com, what restaurant does Food Editor Besha Rodell recommend as the lunch spot of the week?
Clue No. 4: Chastain Park's Classic Chastain series is a perennial summer favorite (chatting diners aside). Which Classic Chastain concert will NOT feature tables provided for concert-goers/diners? (Hint: The answer's in the pages of the Summer Guide's music picks.)
Clue No. 5: The Margaret Mitchell House will serve host to several interesting author appearances this summer, as always. Mitchell, by the way, is buried at Oakland Cemetery. What color and type of flower rests on her grave each spring?
Clue No. 6: Andisheh Nouraee has been a welcome addition to the CL staff (at least this time around as a full-timer, anyway). His recurring "Atlanta Blogs Today" posts in the Fresh Loaf blog (CLFreshLoaf.com) survey the best in local blogging. What's the name of the first blog he quotes/excerpts in his "Atlanta Blogs Today" post for Thursday, May 24?
Clue No. 7: Forgive us for being a little self-promoting, but we really are getting all sudsed up for CL's annual Beer Fest, to be held June 9 at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. Looking from the park across Edgewood is the first tree planted in Atlanta by Trees Atlanta. There's a little stone plaque set into the ground, right in front of the police substation. What year was the tree planted?
Clue No. 8: Piedmont Park will play host to several key summer events, often held within the path near the corner of Monroe Drive and 10th Street. How many benches sit on that particular path? (Hint: Pairs of benches count as one bench.)
Clue No. 9: CL Staff Photographer Joeff Davis is a man-about-town, shooting photos for the print and Web versions of the paper, most notably in his "Pic of the Day" for the Bad Habits section of our Fresh Loaf blog. Speaking of "Pic of the Day," what IS the Pic of the Day for Thursday, May 24?
Clue No. 10: One of the best ways to end the summer is at Drive Invasion over Labor Day weekend. But for now, what's the name of the movie sitting at the bottom of the marquee at the Starlight Drive-In on Moreland Avenue, for the week of Friday, May 25-Thursday, June 1?