Three Sheets, Weds., July 7: Weekly Flavor Tripping Parties use the Miracle Fruit to rewire guests’ palates and change the perception of different food tastes for at least an hour. Reservations required, guests must be 21. $20. 9:30 p.m. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle. 404-303-8423. www.threesheetsatlanta.com.
Rosa Mexicano, beginning Weds., July 7: 8th annual Festival de Helados begins with a selection of ice cream and sorbet flavors including blueberry sorbet, vanilla, chocolate, sweet corn and caramel popcorn, hibiscus-pomegranate sorbet and more. Through Aug. 1. 245 18th St. 404-347-4090. www.rosamexicano.com (music plays automatically on load).
Shaun’s, Weds., July 7: Shaun Doty and Julia LeRoy prepare a five-course market-inspired meal, with Doty providing the first course and dessert, LeRoy making second and third course, and both chefs preparing hors d’oeuvres together. Reservations required. $45 without drink pairings, $60 with. 5 p.m. 1029 Edgewood Ave. 404-577-4358. www.shaunsrestaurant.com.
BluesBerry Fest, Sat., July 10: Fresh local blueberries (from 5-7 p.m.), live blues music, plus blueberry-themed specials at downtown Norcross restaurants and shops. Free. 5-10 p.m. Various locations. www.norcrossga.net/events.
The Great Cupcake Smackdown, Sun., July 11: The Broke Socialite presents a competition between Atlanta pastry chefs to prepare the best cupcakes. Each chef will prepare a common cupcake and then freestyle. Attendees will be able to taste both and help determine the winner. Event also includes door prizes, drinks and DJ. $25. 3-6 p.m. 433 Bishop St. 404-216-1031. thegreatcupcakesmackdown.eventbrite.com.
Two Urban Licks, Sun., July 11: Sunday Splurge has all-you-can-eat grilled seasonal offerings served with complimentary beer and wine in a communal setting. Reservations required. $21. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. 404-522-4622. www.twourbanlicks.com.
Bakeshop, Sun., July 11: Sundaes-n-Waffles specials include homemade waffle with choice of ice cream and topping for $5, two specialty sundaes for $7, plus popsicles from the King of Pops. 3-7 p.m. 903 Peachtree St. 404-892-9322. www.bakeshopatl.com.
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