Around Town

Saturday, July 8
Reptile Day
Fernbank Museum
Come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians, including pythons, king snakes, geckos, tortoises, monitors, iguanas, and many more! This popular annual event offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these ecologically-important creatures. Visit fernbankmuseum.org.

Sunday, July 9
Bob Bakert and 6-piece Band
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. Come out and see Bob Bakert and his six piece band on Sunday, July 9. You'll enjoy tunes that you can sing along with from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Buffalo Springfield. Perfect for a summer night! Visit chattnaturecenter.org for ticket information.

Saturday, July 15
Atlanta Field Day
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta Field Day is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. They've got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. - plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day. Grab some friends, start your team (8 or more people) and gear up for the competition of the Summer! Visit atlfieldday.com.

July 17 - 23
Georgia Restaurant Week
Various restaurants
The third annual Georgia Restaurant Week, brought to you by the Georgia Restaurant Association, aims to highlight the various dining options that are available to consumers throughout Georgia. This week will allow patrons, both local and from out of state, to explore various dining options throughout Georgia for a set price and experience the local Georgia products that are available in Georgia's restaurants. Visit garestaurantweek.com.

Friday, July 21
Barenaked Ladies
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Concerts in the Garden is an acclaimed summer concert series by Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy the show through general admission seating on the lawn. Other performances this month include: Michael Feinstein (July 7) and Brandi Carlile (July 23). Visit atlantabg.org

Saturday, July 23
Louie Anderson
City Winery @ Ponce City Market
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the two-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics of our day. His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is currently starring along with Zach Galifianakis in FX's hit show "Baskets". Visit citywinery.com

July 26 & 27
Mathew Sweet
City Winery @ Ponce City Market
Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival. Sweet's third album, Girlfriend, became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit over the course of 1992, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. Making up for a six-year hiatus of solo releases, Matthew Sweet is touring the release of his latest album Tomorrow Forever. Visit citywinery.com.

Saturday, July 29
Prohibition in the Park
Heritage Sandy Springs
Enjoy an elegant evening at Heritage Green, featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary libations, plus a silent auction to benefit the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market and Historic Resources Program. Tickets include five tastings of specialty craft cocktails, sponsored by The Savvy Cellars and JR Revelry, infused with ingredients from the Farmers Market. Hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by Brooklyn Cafe, Savor Bar and Kitchen, Slope's BBQ, CalyRoad Creamery, and Cloud Catering. Guests can experience the feel of the Prohibition-era in the cigar lounge, sponsored by Sandy Springs Cigars, while enjoying jazz music. Visit heritagesandysprings.org.

Sunday, August 6
Water Day
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Water Day is a celebration of water as summer winds down. Splash through sprinklers, meet water-loving community partners, play water games, make water crafts! Come dressed to get wet – swim suits, sunglasses, and flip flops are welcomed. Activities included with general admission and CNC Membership. Visit Chattnaturecenter.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 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.

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