Several Midtown restaurants offer weekly flights and samplings, including Vinocity ($5 Mondays) and Eno ($20-$25 events, typically on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Then there are wine-bar/retail spaces such as The Grape (on Paces Ferry Road), with events Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. All have monthly events featuring rare reserves, steals by the glass and, more often than not, complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Held every third Friday, the Cheetah offers "Wine, Women and Thong." For $15, attendees receive unlimited pours from bottles of three whites and three reds of increasing headiness, in-house gourmet hors d'oeuvres from Alluvia restaurant, and ladies of all varieties and vintages. And what's more entertaining than the awkward interaction of men unsure as to proper decorum when there's a wine bar to one side, prosciutto-and-asparagus rolls on the opposite side, and a naked woman slowly gyrating on an up-lit box smack dab in the middle? Some embrace the evening's full flavor(s); others nervously swirl their wines, trying to catch a furtive glance over the rim of their stemware.
For more sipping, see the Wine List in Food & Drink on p. 69 or go to Atlanta Wine Brats (atlanta.winebrats.org), which organizes and hosts events throughout the month.
Flashbang! boom-ing: The Flashbang! interactive art and design celebration held its fifth installment at the Contemporary Arts Center last Friday. According to organizer Daniel Crowder, Flashbang!'s prime directive has grown to showcase several mediums, whether nonprofit or corporate. "Artists ... regardless of the reasons, are producing some amazing material here," says Crowder. "We're looking to create a cultural stopover between New York and L.A."
This year's event included several musical showcases. In the courtyard, Sunday Munich played with the melody of Velocity Girl and the jitters of Garbage. While inside, underneath full-color projections of digitally born narratives, Richard Devine launched a volley of jarring but thought-provoking beats, showing how profoundly technology can affect interaction. Track future developments at www.flashbangonline.com.
Until next week, keep one RedEye open. And send all comments, questions, observations and invitations (with the event/date in the subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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