8/17/18 – Work Hard | Play Hard

Work Hard Play HardWHAT: Bat Hamlet
WHEN: Through, August 25, 2018
WHERE: Out of the Box Theater
COST: Tickets range from $15 – $25
DETAILS: What if Shakespeare had conceived the melancholy Dane as a costumed crime fighter? Bat-Hamlet tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick’s death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go. Written by local playwright Jordan Pulliam.

WHAT: Jazz Matters: Celebrating Women in Jazz
WHEN: Friday, August 17, 2018, 8-11 p.m.
WHERE: The Wren’s Nest
COST: $20
DETAILS: Featured artists, Madoca, Brooke, The Artist of the Violin, Lauren Jackson, Toye, Nicole Pringle & Gwen Pride. This is a Rain or Shine, Outdoor event.  So bring your chairs, food and beverages. No large tables or grills allowed. Parking available at West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Benjamin Moore Paint, Lottie Watkins, Apollo Realty and Wells Fargo Bank* (921 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd.)
Special Shuttle Service from the Wells Fargo Bank will begin at 7:30p.m.

WHAT: Tailgating Class  
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: Double Zero, 1577 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
COST: $40 per guest
DETAILS: Just in time for football season, Double Zero in Emory Village will host a cooking class featuring the Big Green Egg plus culinary tips to help make your tailgate a touchdown. Executive Chef Edwin Molina will show guests how to make tailgating favorites! Call 4049913666 or email Mfrye@doublezeroatl.com to reserve your spot.

WHAT: UGA Night, Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: SunTrust Park
COST: Tickets range from $12 – $250
DETAILS: University of Georgia students, alumni and supporters are invited to SunTrust Park on Saturday, August 18 to cheer on the Braves as we take on the Colorado Rockies.
The ticket package includes a Braves/UGA co-branded hat, and $4 of every ticket package sold will go back to Alumni scholarships. Make plans to stay after the game for a free post-game concert with Jason Isbell!

WHAT: Piedmont Park Arts Festival
WHEN: August 18-19, 2018, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5
WHERE: Piedmont Park
COST: Free
DETAILS: The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages,  customs, and interests. This event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.