4 fun, foodie things to do Christmas weekend

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

This weekend, head out to fun, foodie events around town with your favorite folks. Add one or all four events to your calendar and be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. Cheers to the weekend and of course, Merry Christmas.

Strike out: Looking for a fun, boozy, boisterous post-Christmas activity? Head to The Painted Pin this weekend (closed on Christmas Day) for fun—or competitive—bowling. With 20 full service bowling lanes, a slew of games, delectable dishes, creative cocktails and more, it's a great way to have a jolly good time.

Eat, drink and play arcade games: Game-X is offering a $10 free play game card to everyone who shows their wristband from the Centennial Olympic Park ice skating rink this weekend.

Hit the ice: Show off your fancy footwork on ice at The Rink and the Park Tavern bar, which will be open at 5:30 p.m. today—Christmas Day! After your holidays on ice, head inside for yummy bites and cool cocktails.

Benefit concert: Celebrate the life of music lover Troy Goode with a benefit concert headlined by Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 at Cook Hall . Goode tragically died last summer in police custody after leaving a concert; all ticket sale proceeds will go towards helping Goode's wife and young child. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. $75 VIP tickets include 5:30 p.m. admission, a meet and greet with the band, a Jeff Wood event poster, appetizers and two drink tickets. Visit EZ event to purchase.