9/6/18 – Work Hard | Play Hard

Work Hard Play HardWHAT: City Winery Wine Down Weekends
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. through October
WHERE: City Winery, Ponce City Market
COST: Free
DETAILS: Featuring new faces, old favorites and plenty of wine to go around, the fall performer lineup of the biannual series includes:  Open the Skye (9/7); Joshua Ketch and Denny Smith (9/8); James Patrick Regan (9/15); Sam August (9/21); Andi Kezh (9/22); Taylor Kropp (9/28); Heidi Pollyea (9/29); Farrel and Doug (10/5); Southern Ska Syndicate (10/6); Francisco Vidal (10/12); Ivory Williams (10/13); Eric Burgett (10/19); and DayShawn (10/20). Dog friendly!           

WHAT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
WHEN: Sept. 5 – Oct. 21, 2018
WHERE: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
COST: $19.18 teen, $54.18 adult
DETAILS: In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications – confusion, jealousy, and passion. Further hindering the couples on their way to happily ever after are a lively band of characters and challenging events, including a band of actors, wood sprites and elves, and a botched love potion! Directed by David Catlin, founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.  
Please be mindful that A Midsummer Night’s Dream is performed outdoors, which means that there may be cancellations due to inclement weather.
The run time for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. You do not need to bring your own chair to this event. No outside food or drink is permitted at the Garden.

WHAT: Paul Simon in concert
WHEN: Weds, Sept. 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakewood Ampitheater
COST: $35 – $175
DETAILS: In 2003 Paul Simon was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs.

WHAT: Music Midtown
WHEN: Sept. 15 – 16, 2018
WHERE: Piedmont Park
COST: 2 day ticket is $155+ fees, VIP $600, Super VIP $1,250, locker rentals on- site $35 for the weekend
DETAILS: Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Fall Out Boy, Borns, First Aid Kit, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and more, plus curated food and activities!

WHAT: Pianos for Peace Festival
WHEN: Sept. 1-22, 2018
WHERE: Various locations, Atlanta, GA
COST: Free, donations accepted
DETAILS: For two weeks every fall, we bring beautifully painted pianos to public parks and streets throughout metro Atlanta from September 1 – 22, 2018 for everyone and anyone to enjoy. As one of the largest public art display projects in Atlanta. Pianos for Peace will feature 50 pianos and impact an estimated half a million Atlantans and visitors this year. After the two week outdoor festival, all Pianos for Peace will be donated to local schools, nursing homes, healthcare facilities and community centers where our volunteer artists will participate in year long meaningful programs making art accessible to all.