Monday, July 20 - Downtown Restaurant Week
Times and locations vary. More than 35 restaurants, including Alma Cocina, Stats and White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, are participating in the 13th annual Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. Hit the town for nine days of signature prix-fixe menus during brunch, lunch and dinner at some of the city's best restaurants. Prices are per person and do not include tax or tip. $15-$35. www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week
Monday, July 20 - Lord Huron, Widowspeak
8:00 p.m. at Variety Playhouse. Lord Huron's name pays tribute to the massive Lake Huron, where the group's founding member Ben Schneider spent his childhood trading stories around a campfire. On Strange Tales, the Michigan-based quartet's sophomore release, Schneider fuses those stories with playful nods to sci-fi and horror, especially the work of Kurt Vonnegut's fictional writer Kilgore Trout. Songs about vengeful zombies, wayward aliens and cursed spirits contrast with soaring pastoral melodies, giving Lord Huron a unique footing in the indie folk world. $23.
Tuesday, July 21 - Beak to Tail Dinner
6:30 p.m. at Cibo E Beve. Two of Atlanta's favorite chefs-- Chef Linda Harrell of the Italian eatery Cibo e Beve and Chef Duane Nutter of travel-inspired One Flew South-- will go head to head in a Beak to Tail Dinner sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms. In an "Iron Chef" like competition, each chef will prepare a four-course dinner using chicken from Springer Mountain Farms, and guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite. Each course will also have a drink pairing selected by mixologists Tiffanie Barriere of One Flew South and Josh Davies of Cibo e Beve. The overall winning chef will receive prize money to donate to the charity of their choice, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue for Chef Harrell and The Giving Kitchen for Chef Duane Nutter. Tickets are $60 and available by calling 404-250-8988.
Wednesday, July 22 - Design Converation: Design is a Human Right 2
6:00 p.m. at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). MODA invites you to join the conversation as they talk about the power of equity and affordability in design. MODA's current exhibition, "Design for Healthy Living", explores the impact of the built environment on our mental, physical and psychological health. Speakers include Ian Sansom of PEDS, Fred Conrad of Atlanta Food Bank Community Gardens, Wanda Rasheed of Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition and Basak Alkan, Urban Designer at Perkins + Will. Cost is included with regular admission to MODA. FREE for Members, $10 for non-Members, $8 for Military, Seniors and Educators, $5 for Students with ID. www.museumofdesign.org/adult-programming
Thursday, July 23 - Tim Meadows
7:45 p.m. at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater. Tim Meadows, star of The Ladies Man, made famous in sketches on "Saturday Night Live," tours to support new projects, including a mockumentary with fellow former "SNL" cast member Andy Samberg and a scene-stealing part in IFC's new mini-series "The Spoils Before Dying." $20-$25. http://www.theimprovatlanta.com
Friday, July 24 - The Beach Boys (led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston)
8 p.m. at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Nothing says summer quite like The Beach Boys. Catch the band at the popular SunTrust Concert in the Garden series. Tickets start at $65.50 for the public or $63.50 for members. atlantabg.org/events-classes/events/suntrust-concerts
Friday, July 24 – Saxophonist Dave Koz
8 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. With nine GRAMMY® nominations, seven albums top Billboard's Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Koz is touring to support his Collaborations 25th Anniversary Collection album. Tickets start at $45.
Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26 – Chattahoochee River Music Festival
6:00 p.m. on July 24 at VFW Fairgrounds in Carrolton. FREE concerts featuring Deanna Carter, Corey Smith, Bubb Sparxxx and more, plus barbecue competition Friday into Saturday, an after-party dance hall and a carnival. Complete schedule and tickets at www.crcmf.com.
Saturday, July 25 - 6th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
4:00 p.m. at Diesel Filling Station. Chambers of Horror and Diesel team up for this epic Virginia-Highland pub crawl. Assemble at Diesel, get decked out in zombie makeup and attire, then enjoy booze at five participating bars. Tickets $10-35. www.zombiecrawlatlanta.com
Saturday, July 25 – The Smashing Pumpkins with Marilyn Manson
Saturday, July 25 - Sunday August, 2 - BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis Tournament
8:00 a.m. at Atlantic Station. This ATP World Tour 250 event and Atlanta's only professional tennis tournament features men's top world tennis players in singles and doubles competition and is one of eight summer tournaments in the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Highlights of the 2015 tournament include match play with returning BB&T Atlanta Open Champion John Isner and also the 2014 US Open Men's Doubles Champions, Mike and Bob Bryan; an exhibition match with Andy Roddick; a free post-match concert on Wednesday night; and fireworks following the Friday night match. Going to the events? Here's our survival guide to ensure you have the best time.
Saturday, July 25 – Rapper Jeezy
8:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. Grammy®-nominated rap superstar and CTE/Def Jam Recordings artist Jeezy will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of LETS GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101 with a one-night only hometown concert event at the Fox. Performing his classic album it its entirety for the first time, Jeezy will be joined by surprise special guests for an unforgettable evening in his hometown. Tickets start at $45.
Sunday, July 26 – Makan turns 1
3:00 p.m. The Decatur eatery is celebrating its anniversary with a summer Luau, featuring live music, tiki snow cones, a "massive pig roast" and more. Tickets are $25 per person (food only) or $45 per person (food and drinks). www.freshtix.com/events/makanturns1
This week is full of too many events to list here, so check our more exhaustive guide here.
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