Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 29

Cirque Du Soleil’s “Corteo” returns to Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 29. (ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC STAFF)
Cirque Du Soleil’s “Corteo” returns to Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 29. (ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC STAFF)

Shake up your week with a visit to Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” which returns to Atlanta for seven shows. Enjoy a four course meal and whiskey pairings or check out the new home collection at Williams Sonoma Home from Lydia and Robert Mondavi Jr.


Cirque du Soleil's "Corteo" returns to Atlanta Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 for seven shows. The show, which first played in the metro area in 2006 at the Grand Chapiteau in Atlantic Station, has been reconfigured for an arena setting. It is named for the Italian word for ceremonial procession and features a clown who watches his funeral taking place in a carnival-like setting. 7:30 p.m., Aug. 29.,$73-$115. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 800-854-2196.


Meet Lydia and Rob Mondavi, Jr. at this exclusive appearance launching their new collection with Williams Sonoma Home. The designs express the couple's passion for living well and reflect four generations of wine making in Napa. They are also inspired by Lydia, who met Rob in the South. The collection include everything from wine country inspired textiles to handcrafted lighting. The couple will share more about their inspiration for the new collection as guests enjoy wine pairings from the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. 6:30 - 8 p.m., Aug. 29. Free.Williams Sonoma Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta. 404-810-7486. RSVP at


Enjoy a dinner at Under the Cork Tree with a four delicious courses paired with whiskey and bourbon selections. The menu include Pikesville Straight Rye paired with Slow Braised Pork Empanadas, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey with Smoked Heirloom Tomato Farrotto, Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon paired with Lump Crab Imperial Filet Mignon and Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon with Pistachio Baklava. 7 - 9 p.m., Aug. 29. $71.50. Under The Cork Tree, 5600 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs. 404-228-7470.

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