This time of year, most publications deem it necessary to compile arbitrarily numbered lists of things relevant to the calendar year. Like our peers, CL loves these lists. We've got Andrew Alexander's "Year in Review," which is a great chronological recap of Atlanta's noteworthy performance and visual art of this year. We've got Cliff Bostock's favorite cheap places to eat. We've got Bobby Power's excellent and surprising picks for best albums of the year, along with a whole lot of others. If you're looking for lists, we've got them. We'll probably have more in coming days.
Of course, Atlanta's other publications are into the list game, too. Read on to see my favorite moments in list making from each of Atlanta's best local publications in 2013.
Have you heard that we're throwing a party tomorrow night in Centennial Olympic Park?
Killer Mike wants you to come.
CREATIVE LOAFING BEST OF ATLANTA PARTY 2013
BUY TICKETS HERE Creative Loafing celebrates the best things in Atlanta on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the heart of Downtown Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park.
This sensory overload of a party will celebrate the 2013 Best of Atlanta issue by combining pieces of Atlanta's past, present, and future. Atlanta hip hop icon and winner of CL's Critics Pick for Best Overall Artist in 2012, Killer Mike will headline the show. 2011 Critics Pick for Best DJ to Lose Your Cool to, Martina McFlyy, and 2012 Critics Pick for Best DJ for a Drunken Sing-along, Sofa King Evil, keep the beats going between other Atlanta acts, Noot d' Noot, 2010 Critics Pick for Best Band to Rock the Casbah, Scotty ATL, and Jungol!
Nibble on complimentary bites from Atlanta's favorite restaurants, including Steel Restaurant and Lounge, Chai Pani, the General Muir, Cafe Intermezzo, Waffle House, the Atlanta Greek Festival, Fox Bros. BBQ, the Pinewood, and Gio's Chicken Amalfitano! Check out video installations from Living Walls, WonderRoot, and Atlanta Film Festival, plus, be the among the first to get your hands on the 2013 Best of Atlanta issue, on stands and online September 19, 2013.
7pm GATES OPEN
7pm - 7:30pm Sofa King Evil
7:30pm - 8pm Jungol
8pm - 8:15pm Martina McFlyy
8:15pm -8:45pm Scotty ATL
8:45pm - 9pm Minette Magnifique
9pm -9:45pm Noot d' Noot
9:45pm - 10pm Martina McFlyy
10pm - 10:45pm Killer Mike
Hosted by DJ Jelly and Maurice Garland!
Creative Loafing's 2013 Best of Atlanta ballot is officially open. Like last year, we're breaking up the ballot into one category a week to spare you the voting fatigue of considering 300+ categories at once. The first round is Consumer Culture. You have through midnight Tues., July 8 to cast votes for the best toy store, adult toy store, CSA, flea market and more. Your winners - the Readers Picks - will be revealed Sept. 19 in the Best of Atlanta issue, so mark your calendars.
Also mark your calendars with the voting schedule for the next four weeks:
AFTER DARK (July 9-15)
POETS, ARTISTS & MADMEN (July 16-22)
CITYSCAPE (July 23-28)
ORAL PLEASURES (July 29-Aug. 6)
As Debbie Michaud writes in the introduction to the 2011 Best of Atlanta arts winners, "Last year, we celebrated all kinds of new and exciting things about the local arts scene, but we wondered if Atlanta's poets, artists and madmen could build on the momentum they had gained.
The answer? You betcha."
Head over to the Poets, Artists, and Madmen section to see who took top honors.
The moment you've been waiting for is nearly upon us. Creative Loafing's annual Best of Atlanta issue hits streets and information superhighways tomorrow. To celebrate, we're throwing a big ol' party at the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta! Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and include free food and dranks (while they last) and song and dance.
BUT because we like giving away things for free here, we're offering readers a chance to win passes to tomorrow's fun.
So, tell us what these two pictures have in common AND what it has to do with Best of Atlanta. The first to leave a correct answer in the comments section below wins two free passes to tomorrow's BOA throwdown.
Hey, we're right there with ya. We also named it Best Reason to Navigate the Urban Jungle.
With the end of summer, though, comes the end of some summer fun, too. Not only does Living Walls have its closing reception tonight, but Art on the Beltline will have its closing ceremonies this weekend as well.
Now get to reading!
Which Atlanta neighborhood is the best for the arts, and what's your favorite art party?
Let your opinions be heard in the 2010 Best of Atlanta public voting. You can vote for as many or as few (5 minimum) categories as you'd like, and you can save your ballot to come back later. The Best of Atlanta ballot closes at midnight Saturday, July 31, so get to voting!
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