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WHAT: Whiskey for Change
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: ASW Distillery
COST: $50
DETAILS: Kick-off your weekend with whiskey, bbq, live tunes, and feel great about it!
Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is hosting this fun event to raise money for the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Pathway to Success program – helping homeless women in our communities find jobs through job training programs.

WHAT: Sips Under the Sea – Tailgate Party
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Georgia Aquarium COST: $24.95 – $48.95
DETAILS: Down…set…party! Come kick off Saturdays in the South on Friday, August 24 with ice cold beer, delicious tailgate food and your favorite game day playlist! Whether you buzz for the Jackets, howl with the Dawgs or support another team, come celebrate this football season with your friends at Georgia Aquarium! GO TEAM! Note: Tickets WILL NOT be available for purchase at the door.

WHAT: Puppyprov
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dad’s Garage
COST: Tickets range from $25.50 – $35.50
DETAILS: Dad’s Garage has teamed up with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue to present… PuppyProv! Throughout the show improvisers will be using adoptable pets in their scenes… and if one captures your heart – you can adopt them right there! This event is a fundraiser for the folks at Angels Among Us, so 25% of each ticket will go directly to this well-known local rescue.

WHAT: Arty Party
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlanta Contemporary
COST: $45 – $1,000
DETAILS: Join us for an amazing evening that underwrites Atlanta Contemporary’s vision to remain free admission, every day. Meander throughout the campus – entering at Bankhead Ave. Grab a quick bite at one of our many food stations and wind your way into the Pavilion – mix, mingle, and move forward to enjoy a specialty cocktail provided by one of our esteemed Mixologists-in-Residence. Cool off inside and experience an array of exhibitions in the main galleries, Sliver Space, and Chute Space. Before you venture out, be sure to check out our SHOP of hand-selected artist made goods, books, and zines.

WHAT: Watch Atlanta United vs. Orlando City at and official pub partner
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Various in-town and metro-Atlanta neighborhoods
COST: Free
DETAILS: Looking to catch an Atlanta United match when the club is on the road? Bring the hype and the freight train to one of our official Atlanta United Pub Partners. Ri Ra Irish Pub, Pizzeria Azzurri, Hoyle’s Kitchen and Bar, Fado Irish Pub, Mojito’s, Brewhouse Cafe, Fire and Brimstone Tavern, Hampton and Hudson, Old Fourth Distillery, and Big Tex Decatur have agreed to televise every Atlanta United match all season long.

WHAT: Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
WHEN: August 25-26, 2018, Saturday 10 a.m. -10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Grant Park
COST: Free
DETAILS: For more than a decade, Atlanta art and music lovers have flocked to Grant Park each August to bid adieu to summer at the Summer Shade Festival presented by the Beacon Atlanta. Enjoy two days of outdoor fun planned for all ages including a 5K Run for the Park, food trucks, craft beer, an entertaining Kids Zone. The music line-up features Blair Crimmins, Rock*A*Teens, Roxie Watson, Magnapop, Front Porch Session Players, a Comedy Performance from The Flying Squid Spectacular and many more.
And did you know you can ride your bike to the festival and park it for free with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Bike Valet? The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC), a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, renovation, beautification and maintenance of historic Grant Park.

WHAT: Beyonce and Jay-Z On the Run Tour II
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday August 25-26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mercedes Benz Stadium
COST: $94 – $320+
DETAILS: The On the Run II Tour is the second co-headlining stadium tour by American singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z.