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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta


By D. David Kinney 

Yes… the Weather Channel is currently forecasting scattered thunderstorms throughout the weekend, but that won’t stop you from enjoying any of the great events below. It’s the perfect weather for staying indoors for a great show at Actor’s Express for a Monster convention! Or for a couple of rounds with friends at your favorite local gay bar. Have a fun weekend, Atlanta!

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5:00 p.m. – Monsterama Con at the Holiday Inn Perimeter

7:30 p.m. – Gavin Degraw at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

7:30 p.m. – Halcyon at Eddie’s Attic

8:00 p.m. – “The Rocky Horror Show” at Actor’s Express

9:00 p.m. – Boys Room at Mary’s

9:30 p.m. – The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. – Ladies Lounge with Nesha Nycee at My Sister’s Room

11:00 p.m. – Femme Fatale at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Pump at Heretic

11:00 p.m. – Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. – Got Leche? at Club Rush

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8:00 p.m. - “The Rocky Horror Show” at Actor’s Express

9:00 p.m. – Ruby’s Redd Light District at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. – Royal Bucks Send-Off at Heretic

10:00 p.m. – Socialite at My Sister’s Room

10:30 p.m. – Gurlfrandz: (yes) Gawd Save The Queen at Mary’s

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

11:59 p.m. – “The Rocky Horror Show” at Actor’s Express

Technically this event starts in the wee hours of Sunday morning. But it’s still Saturday for us!

3:00 a.m. – DJ Deane at Xion

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10:00 a.m. - Monsterama Con at the Holiday Inn Perimeter

3:00 p.m. – DREAM & GLAAD at Phillips Arena

6:00 p.m. – Babes for Boobs at Hobnob

8:00 p.m. – The Armorettes’ Sunday Sing-Along at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. – Cell Block Sunday at Blake’s on the Park

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What’s Hip, Hot & Happening In Gay Atlanta


By D. David Kinney 

Ok… so the rain is probably going to stick around long that we would like… just like that mildly annoying dinner guest who can’t pick up on your subtle clues that it is time to go home. However, we’re partying regardless! From CHRIS Kid’s annual (and incredibly awesome) Premiere Party to SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub, Atlanta is going to be hopping this weekend! So find a buddy and get your weekend on!

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6:00 p.m. – Flower Hour for Atlanta Pride at Gardenhood

8:00 p.m. – “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. – “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

8:00 p.m. – Mother, Daugther, Sister: Celebrating Music for Women at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

10:00 p.m. – Boys Room at Mary’s

10:00 p.m. – Ladies Lounge 2.0 at My Sister’s Room

11:00 p.m. – Pump Friday with DJ Mike Pope at Heretic

11:00 p.m. – !POP! Star Season 2 with Princess Charles at 10th & Piedmont

11:00 p.m. – FEMME FATALE at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Daring Divas at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. – Got Leche? at Club Rush

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10:30 a.m. – National Flag Football League of ATL Semifinals and Championship at Grant Park

6:00 p.m. – CHRIS Kids’ Premiere Party 2014 at Mason Murer Fine Art

8:00 p.m. – “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

8:00 p.m. – “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

8:00 p.m. – Mother, Daugther, Sister: Celebrating Music for Women at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

10:00 p.m. – Girlfrandz at Mary’s

11:00 p.m. - SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. – Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

11:00 p.m. – Bearracuda at Heretic Atlanta

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1:00 p.m. – Eats and Beats with DJ Neon at Zocalo Atlanta

2:00 p.m. – “End Of The Rainbow” at Actor’s Express

3:00 p.m. – “Steel Magnolias” at On Stage

3:00 p.m. – High Energy at Blake’s on the Park

7:00 p.m. – Second Sunday Service at Sister Louisa’s Church

8:00 p.m. – The Armorettes’ Sunday Sing-Along at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. – Cell Block Sunday at Blake’s on the Park

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2014 FENUXE 50 Winners – The Best Of Atlanta


By D. David Kinney 

Every year FENUXE invites the gay community to vote for the best businesses and organizations in Atlanta. The competition was tough in 2014, however, the votes are in and the results are here! Join us in celebrating the 2014 FENUXE 50 – the Best of Atlanta winners:

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Best Shopping

Lenox Square Mall

With 1.5 million square feet of retail space, Lenox Square Mall is Atlanta’s premier shopping destination. The mall originally opened its doors on August 3, 1959 and looks incredibly different than it does today. Back then it was an open-air shopping center and featured a bowling alley, indoor golf driving range and a grocery store called Colonial Stores. Now you can find world-class upscale retail and anchor department stores including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Zara, Diesel, Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus.

Best Hair Salon

Bubbles Salon

Out with the old and in with a new do at Bubbles Salon in the Ansley II Shopping Center on Monroe Drive. It’s easy to see why Atlanta loves Bubbles with their super convenient online booking and a wide range of services. Your hair is definitely in the care of skilled hands at Bubbles. A men’s haircut is only $20 and getting the grey out only costs $25. Is your stache in need of a trim? You can get a beard and mustache trim for only eight bucks.

Best Dog Groomer

Piedmont Bark

Happy yelps from playing pups at Piedmont Bark explains why it’s a perennial Atlanta favorite. Dogs dig this canine hotspot and the groomers do great work. Your pooch may not find getting groomed to be their favorite outing, but Piedmont Bark goes above and beyond to make sure each pet is cared for and has a good experience. If you’re looking for doggie daycare or boarding (for that Memorial Day weekend trip coming up) they’ve also got you covered.

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Boy Next Door

From the perfect bathing suit for the upcoming pool season to wicked cute graphic tees, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect outfit at Boy Next Door. Plus, they’ve got two convenient locations on Piedmont Avenue and at Ansley Mall. What’s best is that Boy Next Door has been supporting Atlanta’s gay community and keeping us fashionably clothed since 1980. Being named “Best of Atlanta” right before your 35th birthday – that’s one fashionable legacy.

Best Home Furnishings Store

Intaglia

With an unparalleled assortment of beautiful and affordable furniture, Intaglia Home Collection is Atlanta’s favorite spot to shop for new home furnishings. The store’s success stems from its design philosophy that aims to introduce customers to furniture they’ll love. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s effective and has kept customers returning since it opened in 1999. If you need some advice on designing your dream home talk to their incredible designers JoJuana Davis and Bobby Krechnyak.

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Best Event

Atlanta Pride

There’s no other event in Atlanta quite like Atlanta Pride. It’s a week-long celebration of our community and our great city that rivals the best Pride celebrations in the world. Every year the Atlanta Pride Committee continues to up the ante with a bigger and better event. Plus, our annual Pride Parade is one of the oldest in country. This year’s 44th annual Atlanta Pride Festival in Piedmont Park will take place on October 11 and 12.

Best TV Show Filmed In Georgia

The Walking Dead

We asked which TV show filmed in Georgia was your favorite and “The Walking Dead” won by a country mile. It wasn’t even a contest because Rick, Carl and the always lovable Walkers blew the other shows out of the water. With this many fans no wonder the show is the undead belle of the TV ratings ball. And what’s not to love? There’s more zombie-killing action than you can shake a stick at and it takes place here in our neck of the woods. We only have one bone to pick with the show. There’s no way we can wait until next season to learn what is going to happen at Terminus!

Best Local TV News Program

11 Alive

The news team at Channel 11 has been serving Atlanta since 1951, but they weren’t always WXIA 11 Alive. In fact, they were originally an ABC affiliate and the name 11 Alive didn’t come about until 1976. Today you’ll find Brenda Wood and DeMarco Morgan anchoring the news desk and keeping Atlantans well-informed. They’ve become increasingly more popular over the past few years while they “hold the powerful accountable.”

Best Gay Character On TV

Cameron Tucker – Modern Family

When three families become one hilarity and heartbreak are sure to follow. “Modern Family” on ABC follows the Pritchett, Dunphy and Tucker families as they navigate life and extended family relations. However, it’s one character, Cameron Tucker, that has Atlantans falling in love and continually laughing week after week. Six different gay TV characters were nominated in this category, but Tucker garnered over 50 percent of the votes even with the crowded field. Keep it up, Cam!

Best Music Festival

Music Midtown

Even with massive amounts of rain during last year’s Music Midtown, the festival proved that great music will keep Atlantans grooving in Piedmont Park no matter what. The two-day festival features a lineup that spans multiple stages and is always a well-organized and extremely fun event. Just don’t delay in getting your tickets because this major music event is always popular. The 2014 headliners haven’t been announced, however, FENUXE will feature all of the details when they’re released.

Best Movie Theatre

Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinemas

Grab a cocktail from the bar and enjoy a flick at this great theatre on Monroe Drive in Atlanta. Midtown Art Cinemas has been bringing the movies to Atlanta since 1987 and they’re still pleasing audiences. It may not be as big as the mega theatres OTP, but don’t let its size fool you. In addition to all of the latest Hollywood blockbusters you can also catch a wide range of indie films on their eight screens. They’ve even got DLP digital projection and sound so your movie experience is crystal clear and pitch perfect.

Best Live Performance

Sing For Your Life

Featuring singers from all over the area, Sing For Your Life continues to wow Atlanta audiences with great music and an engaging live show. Contestants are grouped with show mentors Barry Brandon, JL Rodriguez and Michael Robinson to hone their craft and advance in the competition. Sing For Your Life Season 2 recently wrapped up and singer Christy Clark was named the winner. Look for her story in an upcoming issue of FENUXE Magazine.

Best Gay Chorus

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is a beloved Atlanta institution and has been filling our lives with music for 33 seasons. If you’ve never experienced the joy of an AGMC show mark June 27 and 28 on your calendar. The guys are bringing us the best of Cher in their upcoming show “Cher Determination: You Better Sit Down, Kids!” and you don’t want to miss it. Keep singing, fellas!

Best Theatre

The Fox Theatre

If you love a good show odds are you’re a regular at the Fox Theatre. The former movie palace features a beautiful Moorish design and seats 4,678 Atlantans in its large auditorium.  The building is definitely one of the most interesting in Atlanta and an attraction in itself, but its the great variety of shows at the Fox that keep patrons coming back. In one season you can see everything from Eddie Izzard live onstage to Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Best Weekly Event

The Other Show

After dominating Atlanta’s Dragnique competition two years ago, Edie Cheezbuger expanded her drag artistry with the creation of “The Other Show” at Jungle Atlanta. It’s an avant-garde, highly-conceptual show that has captivated Atlanta and attracted a fiercely loyal fan base. Ms. Cheezburger and the glamorous cast continue to push Atlanta drag higher, and we can’t wait to see what “The Other Show” will have in store for us next.

Best Concert Venue

Tabernacle

The Tabby is a pretty wicked spot for concerts in Atlanta, but did you know it was originally a Baptist Tabernacle church? It didn’t turn into a performance venue until the Olympics came and developers turned it into a House of Blues. Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and John Goodman, performing as The Blues Brothers, were first people to perform in the repurposed Atlanta landmark.

Best Comedy Venue

Laughing Skull Lounge

Some comedy lounges are more about alcohol sales and food than stand-up. If that’s your scene this isn’t your comedy club. Laughing Skull Lounge brings the best stand-up comedians (including Margaret Cho and lots of gay performers) to Midtown for side-splitting hilarious shows. If you can’t get your funny bone tickled here it may have died. Think you could be the next great gay comedian? Try one of their 4 week intense comedy courses that ends with you doing two open mic nights.

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Best Neighborhood Bar

Burkhart’s Pub

This category was a true horse race. Burkhart’s Pub, Blake’s on the Park and TEN Atlanta were neck and neck until the very end. However, it was Burkhart’s Pub who ultimately received the most votes. With friendly bartenders, great food, top-notch drag entertainment, stiff cocktails and a spacious patio, Burkhart’s has everything you could possibly want from your favorite neighborhood bar.

Best Place To Dance

TEN Atlanta

After the votes were tallied it’s clear that Atlanta has several favorite hotspots for dancing the night away. However, it was TEN Atlanta who came out ahead by five percentage points. TEN regularly throws great parties that start up after the restuarants transforms into a nightclub at 10 p.m. Another great thing about TEN Atlanta is their new menu. If you haven’t tried their new dishes you should definitely get a table this weekend. Just dance!

Best Bar Entertainment

Burkhart’s Pub

From the biggest names in drag entertainment to Atlanta’s newest artists, Burkhart’s Pub continues to offer the best bar entertainment in gay Atlanta. Last year we partied with Shangela and only a few weeks ago Raja was thrilling a packed house. That’s in addition to their incredible weekly shows which include the Armorettes, Ruby Redd, Phoenix, Destiny Brooks, Justice Taylor, Monica Van Pelt and Darlene Majewski.

Best Sports Bar

Woofs

Whether you’re cheering on the Bulldogs or Braves, four out of every five FENUXE 50 voters said Woofs is the best place to catch the action. They have plenty of TVs so you can always keep up with the score and lots of great guys to enjoy the game with. You can even get your own match going with a round of billiards if there aren’t any games on.

Best Bar For Bears

Atlanta Eagle

For the past 27 years the Atlanta Eagle has been Georgia’s go to leather, Levi and bear bar. From the Southern Bears’ monthly night to the Atlanta Bear Fest and weekend cubcake nights, the Atlanta Eagle is the place for bears to see and be seen. Don’t miss Jockstrap Sister Twister night with the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Best Adult Entertainment

Swinging Richards

Banana hammocks, jockstraps and au naturale, oh my! Lose your inhibitions and marvel at the incredible beefcake on display because Swinging Richards is gay Atlanta’s favorite when it comes to adult entertainment. Get those bills ready cause there is always a gorgeous man on stage who will catch your eye.

Best Overall Value

Burkhart’s Pub

Burkhart’s Pub literally ran away with the crown in this category. They received nearly double the amount of votes as the runner-up and it’s easy to see why. There is never a cover charge and they’ve got an entertaining event going on every night. Plus, you can enjoy an entire evening at Burkhart’s Pub with dinner from their tasty menu followed by drinks and a show.

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Best Gym

Urban Body Fitness

If you think all gyms are the same you’ve never experienced Urban Body Fitness in Midtown. From an extensive selection of cardio and strength training equipment to group classes and top-notch personal trainers, Urban Body Fitness has what you need to meet your fitness goals. You can also receive chiropractic care on-site and take advantage of their tanning options.

Best Gay Organization

GLAAD

In this category there were several nominees vying for the top spot with close vote totals. However, it was GLAAD who narrowly edged out AID Atlanta and Lost-N-Found. GLAAD advocates for the LGBT community and works toward building support for equality. They’re also monitor news and entertainment media outlets and respond when they fail to fairly and accurately depict our community. Keep up the great work!

Best Charitable Organization

Lost-N-Found Youth

All of this year’s nominated charities received lots of votes, however, the race came down to Lost-N-Found Youth and AID Atlanta in the end. Both are wonderful organizations, but there can only be one winner. Many Atlantans learn about Lost-N-Found Youth from their incredibly fun and successful “Big Gay Game Show” fundraiser at Jungle Atlanta, however, the organization is beloved by our community for their work behind-the-scenes helping Atlanta’s homeless gay youth.

Best Gay Rights Advocate

Georgia Equality

With gay rights in Georgia taking center stage over the past few months (and hopefully more so in the future) Georgia Equality’s work has become more important than ever. In fact, Georgia Equality was instrumental in preventing recent anti-gay “Religious Freedom” bills from passing in the Georgia House and Senate. They’re our Georgia gay rights advocates and they’re doing a great job. Kudos y’all!

Best Gay & Gay-Friendly Sports League

Hotlanta Softball League

The Atlanta Rainbow Trout gave Hotlanta Softball League a run for its money, however, Hotlanta got the win on the last day with a final spike in votes. The league was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit and for the past 33 summers they’ve welcomed gay and straight players alike to suit up. Besides, who can resist guys in gym shorts and baseball pants?

Best Sports Team

Atlanta Bucks

“The Bucks appreciate the support we receive from our community and are excited to be recognized as best sports team!  We are currently gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year – The Purple Dress Run on May 10. Money raised will benefit Lost-N-Found Youth and help send the Bucks down under to Sydney, Australia to defend our title at the Biennial Bingham Cup Rugby Tournament,” team president Jason Parris tells FENUXE.

Best Neighborhood

Midtown

It came down to only a few votes and Midtown narrowly edged out East Atlanta for the win. Both neighborhoods are beautifully diverse and offer lots of options to work, live and play. However, no other Atlanta neighborhood is as gay as Midtown. It’s got the corner of gay and gayer (Piedmont and 10th Street) where you can get a great meal from one of the tasty dining spots nearby and party the night away. Did we mention Piedmont Park? Midtown has it all.

Best Local Art

Legendary Children Atlanta

The gay Southern artists behind Legendary Children Atlanta are on a mission to promote acceptance of the LGBT community through art. They document and celebrate Atlanta’s young drag entertainers in their artistic works that range from performance art to photography, film, music and writing. The show was originally featured as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and later ran for two months at Gallery 1526.

Best Medical Clinic

AbsoluteCARE

AbsoluteCARE makes keeping healthy a lot easier with their wide array of medical services. Under one conveniently located roof you’ll find bilingual primary care, a pharmacy, mental health services, its own CLIA certified laboratory, chiropractic care, after-hours urgent care and Board Certified Infectious Disease physicians. “We are a team that is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients and we look forward to working with you,” AbsoluteCARE tells its patients.

Best Dentist

Chip Hill, DDS

You’ve got to keep those pearly whites in good health and dentist Chip Hill is helping Atlanta do that at his Peachtree Street practice. From teeth cleanings to root canals, dentist Chip Hill has the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to keep you comfortable and smiling. If you want to see some examples of his work check out the smile gallery on his website.

Best Vision Care

Ansley Eye Care

Eyesight not what it used to be? It may be time to visit Dr. Reena Gupta and Dr. Blair Lamey at Ansley Eye Care in Midtown. They combine top-of-the-line eye care technology with all of the latest eyewear styles making this Atlanta’s best one stop shop for your eyes. If you’re located near Vinings check out their second location called Atlanta Eye Shop.

Best Pet Supply Store

Pet Supermarket – Ansley Mall

If you live or work in Midtown odds are you’re familiar with Pet Supermarket even if you don’t have a pet. They’re the guys at Ansley Mall who regularly feature pets available for adoption in front of their store. It’s almost impossible to drive through Ansley without seeing their cute snouts. Whether you’re looking for dog food, cat nip, tropical fish or play toys, you’ll find what you need at Pet Supermarket.

Best Gay Dance Group

Hotlanta Squares

Put on your cowboy boots and get to steppin’ cause Hotlanta Squares is Atlanta’s best gay dance group. The group brings Modern Western Square Dance to the LGBT community with classes and fun events throughout the year. Their next event, Dancing at the Hanger, will be at Briscoe Field at the Gwinnett County Airport on April 26 starting at 6 p.m. with a pot luck supper.

Best Veterinary Clinic

Briarcliff Animal Clinic

When your furry best friend needs medical attention you want to go to the best vet. Hands down Briarcliff Animal Clinic ran away in this race and got the overwhelming majority of the votes. For over 50 years their passion for pets, quality of care and affordable prices have earned them a loyal pack of patients. You can visit one of their three locations in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and College Park.

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Best Atlanta Attraction

Georgia Aquarium

Who has the largest aquarium in the world? Atlanta, that’s who! Explore Georgia Aquarium’s exhibits that feature over 100,000 animals in over 10 million gallons of water. If you haven’t experienced the majesty and grace of the peaceful tiger shark floating just feet away from you we suggest heading to the attraction now. Coming in only a few votes behind the Georgia Aquarium was the Atlanta Botanical Garden. We don’t think you can go wrong either way.

Best Day Trip From Atlanta

Helen, GA

Pack the Griswold family into the station wagon and enjoy the best day trip from Atlanta to the charming Bavarian Alps replica town of Helen, Georgia. Stroll down its cobblestone alleys past old-world towers and architecture that will make Atlanta feel thousands of miles away. Don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls nearby as well. This is a perfect day trip, weekend getaway or fun date option.

Best Gay Outdoor Group

Wilderness Network of Georgia

The Wilderness Network of Georgia is a group of great guys who enjoy taking outdoor trips all over America and sometimes even abroad. Members plan curated adventures based on their interests and other members can sign up for the trips they’d like to join. With over three hundred guys participating there are always lots of different trips going on that range from intense outdoor adventure to something more easy going like outdoor grilling.

Best Car Service

Uber

Uber is providing Atlantans a new way to hire a car, and it’s clear from the FENUXE 50 voting results that the service is well-liked. It received over 80 percent of the votes in its category. And why not? The Uber app is very easy to use and UberX costs less than the dirty old cabs that are sketchy and unreliable. However, unlike traditional taxis Uber charges its customers more during peak demand times.

Best Car Dealership

Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead

Whether you’re looking for a new or used luxury car, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead can help you find your dream car while providing unparalleled customer service. Getting your car serviced? Treat yourself to a fresh sandwich or salad from their Café Benz. You’ve got to try their great coffee! When a dealership starts off by saying your happiness if their guarantee it’s easy to see why Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead was voted the best of Atlanta.

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Best Patio

Joe’s on Juniper

What’s a warm Atlanta day without a few glorious hours with friends on the best patio in Atlanta at Joe’s on Juniper. From Sunday Funday to summer beer busts, Joe’s patio is always packed with gay guys and girls sipping delicious cocktails and noshing on tasty tavern fare. The patio is also dog-friendly so you can bring your sweetie, bestie and fido.

Best Restaurant For A First Date

The Optimist

There’s something special about The Optimist. Yes, the food is absolutely incredible and the staff members are warm and welcoming. But it’s something else. It’s the entire experience. Few restaurants excel at providing a stellar experience from start to finish, but these guys make it look easy. Visit this Howell Mill dining oasis and treat yourself to the seafood that is making other Atlanta restaurants step up their game.

Best Foodie Spot

Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Since 1977 Your Dekalb Farmers Market has been providing high quality food at competitive prices. It’s current building offers 140,000 sq. ft. of items from all over the world including products made fresh on-site. If you haven’t tried their handmade pasta you’re in for a treat. It’s located in Decatur and is certainly worth the drive. If you want to take the bus it’s super easy. Just catch the number 36 and it will take you all of the way there.

Best Cocktail

10th & Piedmont

If you’re looking for the best vodka list in Atlanta look no further. 10th & Piedmont has an impressive variety of vodkas and they work them into superb cocktails every day. If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail to enjoy this spring on a warm day try the cherry blossom. It’s made with Breckenridge vodka, orchard cherry liqueur, angostura bitters and splashes of cranberry and orange juice.

Best Brunch

Radial Cafe

Is it the yummy homemade ketchup or scrumptious sweet potato hash? Maybe it’s Radial’s commitment to farm-to-table dining and local ingredients. Whatever it is – it is delicious! Everything we’ve tried off the menu has been fantastic and their full bar makes brunch even better. Worried about a long wait on the weekends? You can call ahead and get on the list before you leave home.

Best BBQ

Fox Bros. BBQ

Roll down your car window when you get close to Fox Bros. BBQ and follow the delicious smell of smoked and grilled meat. These brothers know how to work their meat, and their sauce is so good you can find it at stores all over Atlanta. From their super tasty smoked chicken salad sandwich to the tender pulled pork, you can’t go wrong with anything on the Fox Bros. menu.

Best Dog-Friendly Patio

Henry’s Midtown Tavern

Henry’s goes all out in making you and your dog feel welcome on their big patio. The restaurant is even named after the owner’s dog. Your furry friend will get their own water bowl and servers even walk around with treats saying hello. Add that to their delicious menu and refreshing cocktails and it’s easy to see why Henry’s Midtown Tavern is Atlanta’s favorite dog-friendly patio.

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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101


By D. David Kinney

Something about this newfound warm weather has put a spring in our step and we’re ready to celebrate it with some awesome weekend events.

FRIDAY 2/21/2014:

7:00 p.m. Dinner & A Movie at Jungle Atlanta

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8:00 p.m. Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour at the Cobb Energy  Centre

8:00 p.m. Shakespeare’s R&J at the Fabrefaction Theatre Company

8:00 p.m. The Book Club Play at Horizon Theatre

9:30 p.m. The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. DJ Daryl Cox at TEN Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Mr/Ms Atlanta Eagle Bar Night at the Atlanta Eagle

10:00 p.m. FUR at Heretic Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Charlie’s Angels at Blake’s on the Park

10:00 p.m. Got Leche? at Club Rush

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11:00 p.m. Femme Fatale at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. GlitterGlam at Blake’s on the Park

SATURDAY 2/22/2014:

12 – 6 p.m. “Protect Your Relationship” at the Phillip Rush Center

6:00 p.m. Miss Gutterball 2014 at Jungle Atlanta

8:00 p.m. Shakespeare’s R&J at the Fabrefaction Theatre Company

8:00 p.m. Shakespeare Follies 4th Anniversary at The Arts Exchange

8:00 p.m. Armorette Night with Atlanta Blackjack at Opus 1

8:30 p.m. The Book Club Play at Horizon Theatre

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9:00 p.m. Ruby’s Redd Light District at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. Drag Race at My Sister’s Room

9:00 p.m. Bitch, Please! at Mary’s in EAV

10:00 p.m. LovHer / LovHim at 10th & Piedmont

10:00 p.m. DJ Rob Reum at TEN Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Jockstrap Night at Eagle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. DJ Paulo at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Karaoke Night at Felix’s

11:00 p.m. SYNERGY at Burkhart’s Pub

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11:00 p.m. Drag-X-otic at Blake’s on the Park

11:00 p.m. Midnight Madness at 10th & Piedmont

SUNDAY 2/23/2014:

12 – 6 p.m. “Protect Your Relationship” at the Phillip Rush Center

12:30 p.m. Respect the Brunch at Eleven in the Loews Hotel

1 – 5 p.m. Bowling, Beer & Boys at Midtown Bowl

3 – 6 p.m. DRAGAVANZA 2 Beer Bust at TEN Atlanta

3:00 p.m. Shakespeare’s R&J at the Fabrefaction Theatre Company

3:30 p.m. The Armory Reunion at Amsterdam Atlanta

5:00 p.m. The Book Club Play at Horizon Theatre

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8:00 p.m. The Armorettes at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. The Silicone Outlaw at Blake’s on the Park

8:00 p.m. Flashback Showgirls at 10th & Piedmont

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Gay Atlanta’s Weekend 101


By D. David Kinney

FRIDAY 9/13/2013:

5:00 p.m. TGIF Party at Woofs

7:00 p.m. Perfectly Precarious at Kai Lin Art

Gay Atlanta Weekend7:30 p.m. Dinner and a Movie with Jaye Lish at Jungle Atlanta

8:00 p.m. Hookah VIP Preview Party at LeBuzz Marietta

9:30 p.m. The Other Show at Jungle Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Ready 4 Hope Atlanta Kickoff Party at Heretic Atlanta

10:00 p.m. Paparazzi – Virgo Birthday Edition at 10th & Piedmont

10:00 p.m. Got Leche? at Club Rush

Gay Atlanta Weekend

11:00 p.m. The Fab Five with Angelica D’Paige at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. UNCENSORED with Destiny Brooks at LeBuzz Marietta

SATURDAY 9/14/2013:

10:00 a.m. Kennesaw Pride Alliance Mountain Hiking at Kennesaw Mountain

2:00 p.m. Lost-N-Found Youth Volunteer Orientation at the Phillip Rush Center

3:00 p.m. Alabama vs Texas A&M Watch Party at TEN Atlanta

4:00 p.m. Red and Orange Foxes Opening Day Beer Bust at F.R.O.G.S.

Gay Atlanta Weekend

5:00 p.m. September Flower Hour Party at Garden*Hood Atlanta

8:00 p.m. Brewing For Equality: SATYAGRAHA at Caribou Coffee

9:00 p.m. College Night at Bulldogs Bar Atlanta

9:00 p.m. Ruby’s Redd Light District at Jungle Atlanta

9:00 p.m. Gurlfrandz: Hollywood Babylon Party at Mary’s EAV

10:00 p.m. Bear Bash at Atlanta Eagle

Weekend Atlanta Gay

11:00 p.m. EXTRAVAGANZA with Shavonna B. Brooks at Burkhart’s Pub

11:00 p.m. Diva’s Cabaret at LeBuzz Marietta

SUNDAY 9/15/2013:

3:00 a.m. Ready 4 Hope After Party at Xion

12:30 p.m. Rams vs Falcons Watch Party at TEN Atlanta

6:00 p.m. Ready 4 Hope Closing Party Tea Dance at Jungle Atlanta

7:30 p.m. Harmony – A New Musical Premiere at Alliance Theatre

Atlanta Arts Festival

Atlanta Arts Festival

8:00 p.m. GLAMP! Beauties and the Beasts at Burkhart’s Pub

8:00 p.m. Flashback Showgirls at 10th & Piedmont

ALL WEEKEND?!

10:00 a.m. Atlanta Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

8:00 p.m. Trash by Johnny Drago at OnStage Atlanta

 

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Atlanta Pride Stonewall Month


The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) has announced its full schedule of events for this year’s Stonewall Month. Most cities honor the Stonewall riots and celebrate with a Pride festival in June; however, when Atlanta was ravaged by the droughts from 2007 until 2009, the city forced all festivals out of Piedmont Park starting in 2008. In response, Atlanta Pride was moved to October and Stonewall Week was started to honor and recognize the historic anniversary.

Stonewall RiotLast year, with their pride cup running over, the APC decided to make the entire month of June Stonewall Month and the change ushered in a series of great new events. Now you can celebrate the LGBT movement almost every day in the month of June.

Atlanta Pride Executive Director, Buck Cooke, explained the move to October, “While many in our community bemoan our move to October for the Atlanta Pride Festival, we are excited to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn with a robust offering of educational programs, social gatherings, and community activities that run the gamut of the LGBTQ community in Atlanta!”

Below is a list of Stonewall Month’s many great activities and events. For more information, visit Atlanta Pride’s website.

June 1

Sylvia Rivera Community Event – 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Presented by Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 2

Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 1 of 2) – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 3

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 5

Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Grant Park) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 563 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312

June 6

Stonewall 101 – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Touching Up Our Roots, Love Under Fire, and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 8

An Insider’s History of Atlanta’s GLBTQ Community and Pride Festival –11:00 a.m.

Presented by Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America

Dining Room, Open Door Community, 910 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Cirque du Nuit – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Atlanta Cotillion, benefitting AID Atlanta

Delta Heritage Museum Hanger, 1010 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30354

June 10

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 11

“On These Shoulders We Stand” screening – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 12

Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Emory) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 1556 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

“Married and Counting” screening – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Out on Film and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 14

Atlanta Pride Night featuring ChiChi LaRue and special guest – 10:00 p.m.

Presented by BJ Roosters, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

June 15

Sixteenth Annual East Point Possums Show – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by the East Point Possums, benefitting Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.

The Commons, 2727 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30304

June 16

Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 2 of 2) – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

In order to participate, you must have taken part in the first clinic on June 2, 2013.

June 17

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 18

Out in the Stands at Turner Field: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets –5:00-7:00 p.m. pre-game meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen, 7:00 p.m. first pitch

Presented by the Atlanta Braves, benefiting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315 – Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.614.1325.

June 19

Dine Out for Pride – Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta (Virginia Highland) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta, 832 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Big Gay Game Show – Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Presented Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.

Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

June 20

GALA Celebrates the Emory LGBT Archives – 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Emory Gay and Lesbian Alumni (GALA) and the Emory University Manuscripts and Rare Books Library (MARBL)

Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

June 21

Criminalization & Queer Rebellion: A Multi-Generational Discussion – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Presented by JustUsATL

Little Five Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 22

Pride Run – 8:00 a.m.

Presented by Front Runners

Piedmont Park

Augusta Pride – Parade: 10:00 a.m., Festival: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Presented by Augusta Pride

Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Our American Journey – 8:00 p.m.

Presented by Atlanta Freedom Bands

St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

MASH ATTACKS! Party – 10:00 p.m.

Presented by the Atlanta Eagle, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 23

Pet Blessing and Picnic – TBA

Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim

June 24

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 26

Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Morningside) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 1424 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

June 27

Zach Wahls reading and book signing – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, the Friends School of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Friends School Sanctuary, 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

June 28

Pride Seder – 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim

Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.

Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Stonewall Party – TBA

Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 29

Ninth Annual Evening for Equality – 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Georgia Equality

Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 2:00 p.m.

Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.

Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

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Big Dance Concert Series


Don’t have tickets to the NCAA Final Four championship this weekend? No problem! You can catch the game on the large outdoor screens in Centennial Olympic Park. Not interested in Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville, or Wichita? Like music? Then head downtown and enjoy the free Big Dance Concert Series also at Centennial Olympic Park.

Friday is the AT&T Block Party and the park opens at 3 p.m.

4:45 p.m. – Saints of Valory

7 p.m. – My Morning Jacket

9 p.m. – Zac Brown Band

 

Saturday is the Coca-Cola Zero Countdown and the park opens at 12 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – Yacht Rock Revue

1:45 p.m. – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

3:15 p.m. – Ludacris

4:30 p.m. – Flo Rida

8 p.m. – (Skip the rest of the music fest and head to Burkhart’s for Fenuxe’s Best Bachelors of Atlanta 2013 party! Tickets are free online and at the door! VIP tickets are available for $40 online, $50 at the door.)

8:30 p.m. – Muse

 

Sunday is the Capital One Jamfest and the park opens at 2 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – Blind Pilot

4:15 p.m. – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

6 p.m. – Sting

8 p.m. – Dave Matthews Band


The Big Dance Concert Series started in 2006 and is being produced by the NCAA and Turner Live Events. Event sponsors suggest arriving early because large crowds are expected around the park. Enjoy some free tunes with the warmer weather predicted for this weekend!

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Not Your Mother’s Butter Ball


Nico Stoerner – Staff Writer, Content Manager

It’s not just a turkey, kids.

Professional Party Master Chris Coleman brings us the 10th Annual Butter Ball with even more glitz and glam than before.

On November 21st you will stroll into Amsterdam Atlanta, give a nod to the city skyline as you take your last sober breath of the evening. Upon entering you’ll be under the spell of DJ Power Infiniti whose performances are the stuff of urban legend. Often found in gender f#*ck!ng semi-drag and incredible costumes, Power Infiniti not only mixes the beats, he performs his music: Lip synching, dancing impossibly well choreographed routines alongside sexy performers, and generally bringing down the house.

In addition to this marvelous spectacle-come-circuit-icon will be performances from EJ Aviance & Motion. You know Aviance from Dragamaki at Nickiemotos… she invented it. Since then she has performed at venues such as Glitter Dome, Club Eleven50, Bazaar, and even the Black & Blue Festival in Montreal.

The house will be rocked. Trust.

These sassy performers come ready to top last year’s party (you remember the one – it was held at Club Life), and last year’s lineup is nothing to shake a stick at: DJ Manny Lehman and starlet EvaFeh were there working the partygoers into a lather. With 10 years experience putting this party together, we are sure to be in for a few surprises, too. This is definitely a party not to be missed.

*The best part? On Wednesday, November 21st starting at noon we will be giving away 15 tickets to this fantastic event. Similar to our Pride 2012 $2000 giveaway, we will be giving tickets to people who can answer trivia questions. The topics: Thanksgiving, gay culture (naturally), and anything else we can think of. Tickets will be given away every ten minutes until we run out.

Just come ready to churn – and burn off all that Thanksgiving butter…

Here’s the skinny:

WHAT: The 9th Annual Butter Ball
WHEN: November 21, 2012
WHERE: Amsterdam Atlanta
HOW: $5 until 10:30, $10 after

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Urban Body Takes a Stand with Ben Cohen


Urban Body Studios has done it again.

Here’s the latest in their series of events to benefit charity – featuring a ‘Rockabilly’ inspired Hair, Tattoo, and Fashion show. (You may remember their 10 Year Anniversary event in June that benefitted Trees Atlanta).

The event, taking place September 15th from 7-10PM will be held in the chic Urban Body Studios itself. With beats from DJ Todd Skelton; bites from Radial
Cafe; fashion from Grease Mokeys and the Lucky Exchange; and retro hair stylings from none other than Urban Body Salon, this is sure to be a hot event.

Icing on top: proceeds go to benefit the Ben Cohen STANDUP Foundation which is committed to raising the awareness about the long-term effects of bullying. Although the foundation doesn’t focus solely on the LGBT community, they do give special attention to LGBT youth due to the prevalence of homophobia.

So if you’re still looking for something to do Saturday night, consider this great fashion show benefitting an even greater cause.

URBAN BODY STUDIOS

730 Ponce De Leon Place
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 201-7994

*Suggested Donation $20
Autographable tickets in advance & at the door.

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Dog Lovers Unite for the Disco Ball: 11-11-11!


What’s better than partying on a Friday night with your best friends with great food and an open bar and only spending $25 bucks to do so?  How about partying FOR your best friend?

This Friday night the Disco Ball will be held at HOBI (House of Blended Ink), fabulous artist and designer showroom located at 604 Marietta Street.   Hosted by Checka Cee of Wild 105.7, the Disco Ball is  a benefit for several atlanta animal charities including Friends to the Forlorn and Coalition to Unchain Dogs.  Both of these organizations do so much to help animals in Atlanta and they both need your help to continue their work.

Coalition to Unchain Dogs, Atlanta Chapter is headed by Kate Trahan – if you were watching the Pride Parade – you couldn”t miss their amazing black and yellow float complete with live dj. The Coalition is made up of a group of volunteers who help dogs live better lives by building fences in low income neighborhoods rather than leave them chained up all day long.

Friends to the Forlorn is run by Jason Flatt, a one man powerhouse of pitbull rescue supported by an amazing volunteer staff, who struggle to keep up with him. Besides rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pit bulls, Friends to the Forlorn started an outreach program called Tales in the Hood, in which volunteers head out into neighborhoods and educate individuals about  responsible dog ownership.  The Tales from the Hood program has turned former breeders and dog fighters into advocates and now assists with routine veterinary care, vaccination, and dog food.

At the Disco Ball you will have the chance to party it up for a good cause while enjoying old school R & B, hip-hop, and disco classics mixed in with todays hits from DJ Deez.  Special guest Stepp Stewart, the fabulous dancing superstar from the Dr. Oz show, will be there bringing his energy and dance moves to keep the party jumping.

Tickets are only $25 and every penny raised goes to animal charities.  The event starts at 7 and ends at 11.  Event coordinators ask that you please purchase your tickets in advance to be sure you get your fill of the fantastic food provided by Varasanos Pizza in Buckhead.

Tickets can be purchased at http://FriendsToTheForlorn.eventbrite.com

To see the flyer, click on the image below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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