Around Town


Friday, August 11
Special Olympics Duck Pluck
Post Chastain Apartment's Pool
Contribute to a great cause with an opportunity to win great prizes! Support the 27,115 athletes in Georgia by adopting your duck. The event takes place Friday, August 11 at the Post Chastain Pool. Visit DuckRace.com/atlanta/teams/6137 for more info.

Saturday, August 12
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass
Harmony Park in Oakhurst
The 17th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday, August 12th and has a musical lineup that features something for everyone. Eight bands and two stages will include local, regional and national Blues, Bluegrass, Folk and Rock acts. Headlining this year's event is the country & bluegrass group Farewell Angelina. For more information visit Decaturbbqfestival.com.

Saturday, August 12
Atlanta Wine Festival
City Winery @ Ponce City Market
The third annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 12th from 12-4 pm. There will be over 50 wines as well as a selection of beer to choose from. Live music and a DJ will be on site, and food will be available for purchase. The wine list will be added to the website the week of the event. Visit AtlantaWineFestivals.com.

Sunday, August 13
Gwen Hughes & "Grit Hits"
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is offering great nighttime entertainment this summer. Their Sundays on the River Concerts series is held the second Sunday of each month through September. Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the American jazz sounds of Gwen Hughes & "Grit Hits!" Sunday, August 13 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Chattnaturecenter.org.

August 15 – September 17
Mother Goose
Center for Puppetry Arts
Little ones are invited to sing, wiggle and clap along with classic nursery rhyme characters to find Mother Goose. Kids will help Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill and all the other citizens of Rhymeville piece together clues to solve Mother Goose's whereabouts in this highly interactive, original show meant for children ages 2 and up. Theatre for the Very Young allows the audience to have a role in the show, as well as constant interaction. Visit puppet.org.

Wednesday, August 16
Taste of Helen
Festhalle, Helen, GA
Take a short drive up to Helen, GA, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, for Taste of Helen. Enjoy culinary tastes from top area restaurants, live music and libations! Event takes place Wednesday, August 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.

Saturday, August 18
ABBA The Concert
Cobb Energy Centre
ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including "Mamma Mia," "S.O.S," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes All," "Waterloo," "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," and "Dancing Queen." Tickets at CobbEnergyCentre.com.

Mon & Tues. August 21 & 22
Tower of Power
City Winery @ Ponce City Market
Tower of Power roared onto the scene in the late 1960s with a world-class, in-your-face horn section, inseparable rhythmic chemistry, and knowing what was hip before everyone else did. The legendary ensemble will play two performances at the intimate venue, August 21st and 22nd. Visit CityWinery.com.

Saturday, July 29
Dionne Warwick
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
Underneath the stars at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, the scintillating, soothing and sensual voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick, takes the stage on August 26. She has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick's career, now celebrating 50 years, has established her as an international music icon. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. Tickets available at their box office (770) 631-0630, TicketAlternative.com or Amphitheater.org.

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