“ONCE UPON A TIME … EXPLORING THE WORLD OF FAIRY TALES”
Through July 26
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W.
When the last page is turned in your child’s favorite fairy tale, they don’t have to feel like the fun is over. At “Once Upon a Time … Exploring the World of Fairy Tales,” children can relive seven famous fairy tales with life-size exhibits. Visitors enter the storybook kingdom through a magic portal (an arched doorway in the shape of a book jacket) and, once inside, interactive scenes teach the history of each tale. Step inside Beauty and the Beast’s castle and strum the harpsichord; climb Jack’s beanstalk into the ogre’s treetop house; or work as a cobbler at the Shoemaker and the Elves exhibit—how fun!
SONG OF THE SOUTH
June 3 and 10
4199 Paces Ferry Road S.E.
Canoe restaurant ushers in warm weather with its seasonal outdoor music series “Song of the South.” Order drinks and small plates from Canoe’s River Bar, such as their easily shareable house-smoked salmon paired with a vibrant rosé from the extensive wine list. Then, lounge in Adirondack chairs along the banks of the Chattahoochee River to listen as music floats across the landscape. Catch the last two performances this month on June 3 with Kate and Corey, and on June 10 with Smokey’s Farmland Band. Both local Atlanta bands perform bluegrass-style music. Kate and Corey add influences of rock riffs and Smokey’s Farmland Band instills gypsy jazz rhythms into their sets. Song of the South is from 7 to 10 p.m. on the lawn behind the restaurant.
THE ST. REGIS ATLANTA SUMMER TEA
June 19-August 30
88 West Paces Ferry Road
As the season starts to warm up, take advantage of a relaxing afternoon tea in the Atlanta Tea Room in The St. Regis’ Astor Court. The bright colors and lemon hues of summer adorn tables while luxury blends from Tealeaves offer sharp citrus notes to perk up your palate at this prim and proper teatime. Butlers treat you to an array of traditional tea accompaniments, such as savory petite sandwiches, scones and pastries, in addition to refreshing melons and berries. Afternoon tea occurs weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The price is $40 per guest and includes complimentary valet parking. Reservations are preferred.
BROOKHAVEN BEER FEST
Apple Valley Road (behind Brookhaven MARTA station)
More than 150 beers will be poured at the fifth annual Brookhaven Beer Fest. From local stars like Red Hare Brewing, Jailhouse Brewing and Monday Night Brewing to national favorites like Shock Top and Blue Moon Brewing, beer geeks can sample styles including IPAs, stouts, ales and lagers. The festival runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Sailing to Denver and Ocean Street perform their harmonious acoustic and indie rock tunes throughout the afternoon. For perfect pairings with beer, enjoy the salty pleasures of fried comfort foods provided by Nana G’s Chicken and Waffles, Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, Five Finger Philly and Pub 71.
RHYTHM & BREWS
Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green
6110 Bluestone Road
Sandy Springs 30328
404.851.9111 ext. 3
Happy hour and outdoor concerts fuse together with the Rhythm & Brews series at Heritage Sandy Springs. Each concert highlights an up and coming band, and June’s third Thursday concert features Gareth Asher and the Earthlings. The Atlanta-based band performs country and folk rock, with Asher leading with his soulful vocals and guitar. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics and their own drinks, however, Red Hare Brewing beer and Copa di Vino wine, as well as food from Breadwinner Café will be available.
FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH
The Café at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road N.E.
Celebrate your dad with a feast of nearly 200 food favorites, such as mini-sliders and desserts made by The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s in-house pastry chef. Craft beer samplers let Pop taste brews, such as “A Night in Brussels” IPA from Three Taverns or Victory “Golden Monkey” tripel from Victory Brewing Company. Throughout the 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch, televisions will be broadcasting sports programs so he can cheer on his team, in typical dad fashion. The cost for the buffet is $65 per person and reservations are required.
Steve’s Live Music
234 Hilderbrand Drive
Sandy Springs 30328
Mellow, heart-filled acoustics make for a relaxing Friday night at Steve’s Live Music. Jennifer Daniels’ style mingles pop, rock and singer-songwriter. Selections from both of her latest albums—Summer Filled Sky and Dive & Fly—will tap into the emotions of the crowd with her well-crafted, inspiring lyrics. Jason Kenney opens for Daniels; his style melds folk and rock with a dash of country. General admission tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online or at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m. with Kenney, followed by Daniels.
LEGENDARY FOURTH OF JULY
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
The Buckhead night sky lights up with fireworks for the 56th annual Fourth of July celebration. The evening celebration begins at 6 p.m. with live music by Gump Fiction, known for their ’90s-style covers. At 7:45 p.m., jam out with headliner band Party on the Moon. The 13-piece band’s high-energy performance will have you dancing and singing along to popular hit songs. For the best seat, the stage is in the corner of the parking lot by Peachtree and Lenox Road. Additionally, crowds can gather in the parking lot in front of the Macy’s garage. Once the sun sets, grab blankets and snag a seat in the parking lot to watch a grand total of 4,000 fireworks ignite the Buckhead sky. The show is scheduled to begin at 9:40 p.m. and is expected to last more than 16 minutes. All shows are free to the public.
B Y: Alexa Lampasona
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