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01/08/2024

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01/02/2024

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Experience all the sights and sounds of a Pink Floyd concert with Southeast's premier Pink Floyd Tribute band, Interstellar Echoes - A Tribute to Pink Floyd. Don't miss them on January 20 at Center Stage Theater. Enter to win tickets at https://ow.ly/7H8K50QlbSH

Purchase tickets at https://ow.ly/yRbN50QlbSG

Hal Horowitz remembers Tommy Talton. What a warm, humble, and generous spirit he was.
01/02/2024

Hal Horowitz remembers Tommy Talton. What a warm, humble, and generous spirit he was.

1949 — 2023

🍾✨🎶 Let's groove into 2024! 🎶✨🍾 Join us for an epic NYE Fest featuring the amazing DJ Aasha Adore and a surprise special...
12/30/2023

🍾✨🎶 Let's groove into 2024! 🎶✨🍾 Join us for an epic NYE Fest featuring the amazing DJ Aasha Adore and a surprise special guest! You don't want to miss it!

Your ticket includes access to a mouthwatering all-you-can-eat buffet, refreshing beer, fine wine, and a champagne toast at midnight! We're also hosting incredible giveaways throughout the night!

Round up your squad, get your tickets, and let's bid farewell to 2023 in style: https://citywinery.com/atlanta/events/nye-fest-ft-dj-aasha-adore-h6qqwm

12/12/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 For two decades, Greensky Bluegrass has built a name for themselves with their dazzling live performances and an unwavering commitment to relentless touring. As with traditional bluegrass, they write about their own contemporary day-to-day happenings, emotions, and experiences in the modern world. See Greensky Bluegrass when they play The Eastern on January 20!

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow The Eastern & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

Purchase your tickets here: https://ow.ly/mnkZ50Qi873

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sarah McLachlan's breakout album 'Fumbling Towards Ecstacy' when the C...
12/12/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sarah McLachlan's breakout album 'Fumbling Towards Ecstacy' when the Canadian songstress performs the project in its entirety at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on June 30, 2024. See the founder of Lilith Fair play 'FTE' hits like "Possession" and "Hold On," along with career-spanning smashes including "Angel," "I Will Remember You," and "Building A Mystery."

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets:
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

You can also purchase tickets here: https://ow.ly/N9KT50Qi4nr

12/11/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, and director James Wan return in the sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta will now stop at nothing to take him down once and for all. Only in theaters on December 22. Enter to win tickets to see the movie once it is released by entering at clatl.com/fun-free

12/08/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Win tickets to experience The Minks, a Nashville-based “psychedelic-blues” band heavy on rock n' roll. We’re talking low-down, all the way, purse-lipped, eyes-shut, head-whirling kind of groove. The band’s palpable sound has roots in every music fan’s top ten—from Lou to Patti to Creedence to Hank – but blends them into something totally original and current.

Don't miss them on 12/16 at Center Stage - The Loft - Vinyl! Enter to win at clatl.com/fun-free

CALLING ALL LOSERS 🚨 Nu Metal Legends Limp Bizkit are "Rollin'" into ATL for the 'Loserville' tour, with BONES (ft. Eddy...
12/08/2023

CALLING ALL LOSERS 🚨 Nu Metal Legends Limp Bizkit are "Rollin'" into ATL for the 'Loserville' tour, with BONES (ft. Eddy Baker & Xavier Wulf), N8NOFACE, Corey Feldman, & Riff Raff!

Gather with like-minded losers to experience all of the biggest Bizk-hits, including "Break Stuff," "My Way," "Nookie," and more, on August 4 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW and will go fast, so DON'T WAIT to save your seats: https://ow.ly/pQ8n50QgbSS

12/06/2023

🚨 ANNOUNCING 🚨 Celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Postal Service's 'Give Up' and Death Cab for Cutie's 'Transatlanticism,' when Ben Gibbard pulls double-duty, performing with both bands in spring 2024. Both albums will be performed in their entirety, along with both bands' other hits, on April 23 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10 AM with presales happening right now: https://ow.ly/fRtV50Qfh0M

12/06/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 SCAD - The University for Creative Careers invites you to join the SCAD Bee Sharps, the university's elite performance ensemble starring American Idol winner and SCAD alum Candice Glover (B.F.A., dramatic writing, 2022), for an evening of carols and good cheer as SCAD celebrates the season with a Holiday Spectacular concert. The Bee Sharps will be joined by special guest stars and alumni, including Showtime at the Apollo winner George Lovett (B.F.A., performing arts, 2011). Guests will step into a winter wonderland to enjoy old and new holiday favorites, directed by Tony Award-nominated producer, actor, and SCAD artistic director of executive ensembles, Mike Evariste.

Guests can sing along to classic carols and holiday songs, including “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” and Nat King Cole’s iconic “The Christmas Song.” Contemporary favorites like Mariah Carey’s hit song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” will have you dancing in the aisles and ready to celebrate.

Atlanta kicks off the holiday fun at the new SCADshow on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m., followed by a second performance at the historic Lucas Theatre in Savannah on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for both shows are $15 for SCAD Card holders, students, seniors, and the military or $25 for the general public.

For more information and tickets, visit the Savannah and Atlanta event pages: https://ow.ly/P7LV50QfiPv

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :

- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow SCAD - The University for Creative Careers & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

12/05/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Princess Goes defies musical conventions with their intoxicating blend of glam, dreamy '80s New Wave, and acoustic folk. Their second full-length album, "Come of Age," showcases the band's evolution, seamlessly incorporating electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and keys into a sonic landscape that ranges from foreboding synthwave to soaring emotive trippiness, all while maintaining a cohesiveness that fits seamlessly within their unique aesthetic. See the band of Michael C. Hall (yes, that one), Matt Katz-Bohen, and Peter Yanowitz live on December 10 at Terminal West!

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow Terminal West & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

Purchase your tickets at the link in 's bio!

Shake up your family meals, tailgates, or BBQs this holiday season with Mama Anne's Boss Sauce! To celebrate, Mama Anne ...
12/04/2023

Shake up your family meals, tailgates, or BBQs this holiday season with Mama Anne's Boss Sauce! To celebrate, Mama Anne has prepared some special recipes that pair perfectly with her sauces. These Spicy Boss Chicken Wings are finger-licking good.

Ingredients:
- 1 basting or pastry brush
- 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper
- 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 1 bottle of Spicy Mama Anne’s Boss Sauce, using 1 cup of 1-1 1⁄2 lbs. whole chicken wings

Directions:
- Preheat oven to (400 degrees F (180 degrees C))
- Rinse chicken removing excess fat and/or feathers
- Place wings on napkin to dry for a few minutes then in baking pan
- Sprinkle lemon pepper and sea salt on one side
- Turn wings over and sprinkle herbs de Provence on the opposite side
- Pour butter over wings followed by Mama Anne’s with basting or pasty brush Bake for 40 minutes, remove from oven and let cool
- Enjoy

Get Mama Anne's Boss Sauce online at ma-theboss.com or at these stores near/around Atlanta!

Discount Meat Market
3540 Flat Shoals Rd, Decatur, GA 30034

Lake City International Farmers Market
5226 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260

Chop Shop
1366 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

12/01/2023

Made in Atlanta
A Holiday Shopping Experience!

️December 2nd and 3rd
⏰11:00-6:00 p.m.
Westside Paper - Atlanta
950 West Marietta St. NW ATL, GA 30318

Interactive experiences include:

Walk through The Fever Collective's 40-foot immersive Christmas art installation

Holiday photos for friends and families by Ashley White and Kate Lamb Ashley White: Portrait Photographer Wild in Love Photo

Experience Rainy Day Revival - Atlanta's Oddities's creepy Christmas Carnival and Freak Show

Express yourself at Cryptid Creatives' FREE Craft area for kids and adults

Propagation Station by Horticult

Check out the trees decorated by local Atlanta businesses

AND SHOP FROM OVER 100 VENDORS.

Beverages provided by Elsewhere Brewing Greenhouse and Topo Chico USA
-Free parking
-$10 at the door
-Look for $2 off coupons around town.
-And presale tickets are LIVE and ONLY $8!
-Tickets: https://ow.ly/IF9n50QcJgE

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
Turnin’ N Burnin’ Aroma’s
Atlanta’s ONLY Rock n Roll Dance Party!
Boggs Social Club
1310 White St SW ATL, GA
Saturday, December 2nd
9:00 p.m. - late
$10 at the door
Show your pass or stamp for 50% off entry!

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It’s THE place to get that holiday shopping done!

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🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Join Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy for a screening of the 1996 classic bl...
11/29/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Join Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy for a screening of the 1996 classic black comedy 'Fargo,' followed by a Q&A session. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate an incredible film with an incredible actor on April 28 at The Eastern in Atlanta!

In 'Fargo,' Macy portrays Jerry Lundegaard, a desperate car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife to extort a hefty ransom from her wealthy father. The film became a commercial and critical success, being nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Macy for Best Supporting Actor, winning two: Best Actress for McDormand and Best Original Screenplay for the Coens.

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow The Eastern & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

Purchase your tickets at https://ow.ly/8jpt50QcIek

11/28/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 Atlanta improv experimental jazz trio RAH join forces with kalimba renegade Kevin Spears on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at The EARL. Enter to win tickets to this one-of-a-kind concert!

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow The EARL & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

Purchase your tickets at https://ow.ly/Fh9s50QbLQf

11/28/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 TOMORROW, 90s indie rock icon Liz Phair is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her classic debut album, 'Exile in Guyville,' by performing it in its entirety at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Not only are we giving away two tickets to the concert, but the winner will also receive a SIGNED vinyl copy of 'Exit in Guyville.'

Hear "Never Said," "F**k & Run," & more three decades after it first altered the music world, becoming a critical smash and earning the No. 56 slot on 'Rolling Stone's' "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets and the signed vinyl record:
- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow Zero Mile Presents & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

You can also purchase tickets at https://ow.ly/Ql7350QbNL6?

11/26/2023

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11/24/2023

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The upstairs music room at Smith's Olde Bar has been renamed The Mike Reeves Music Room in honor of the  club’s co-found...
11/22/2023

The upstairs music room at Smith's Olde Bar has been renamed The Mike Reeves Music Room in honor of the club’s co-founder, who passed away this April. Next year, 30 years will have passed since Reeves and his partner Dan Nolen opened the music club. But, it wasn’t Reeves’ first such endeavor. He first tried his entrepreneurial hand with the Peanut Palace in McDonough, GA, converting an old movie theater into a live music venue in the mid-70s.

Local Atlanta bands would gladly travel south on I-75 to play the Peanut Palace, a venue with a stage, sound, and lights rivaling anything Atlanta had to offer. Having proven himself as a talent buyer, club owner, and music promoter, the success of the Peanut Palace prompted Reeves to move his music efforts closer to home. He took over the site of an old mill at 695 North Avenue, adjacent to Red Bud Distributors, also the warehouse for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, the then-burgeoning Atlanta pizza chain co-founded by Reeves’ brother Rocky.

The Excelsior Mill at 695 North Avenue was not only a showcase venue for touring local and national acts, but also served as the second musical home for local legend Piano Red, aka Dr. Feelgood, one of the godfathers of rock ’n’ roll. Red moved to the Mill at Reeves’ invitation after his long-standing gig (1969-1979) at Muhlenbrink’s Saloon in Underground Atlanta came to an end.

By the end of the 80s, Reeves was ready to move on. Leaving the North Avenue location, which subsequently reopened as The Masquerade with three levels of music, Reeves began to partner with Dan Nolen, the Alabama club owner of The Nick in Birmingham. The duo became a formidable force in Atlanta music, booking both The Point and the Cotton Club on Peachtree and setting up management and publishing offices.

It wasn’t until Reeves and Nolen took over an abandoned cabaret club at 1578 Piedmont Road that Reeves finally settled into a venue to call home. Smith’s Olde Bar opened in 1994, and Reeves used it as a place to make his mark in Atlanta music and as a base for his many charitable contributions and business dealings.

Reeves was crucial to Atlanta. His life, affability, and good-natured way made him a dynamic part of this city’s music community. Reeves always had a good business sense, but, more importantly, he had a good heart, a rare quality in the music industry. It’s fitting that SOB’s current owners—Dan Nolen, Beau Nolen, and Charlie Hendon—honored their friend and co-founder by naming the music room after Reeves so that his memory lives on for many years to come.

Learn more about The Mike Reeves Music Room at https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/smiths-olde-bar-co-founder-honored-with-music-room-naming

11/21/2023

$10 Cocktails ONE WEEK ONLY! ATL Bars compete for BEST COCKTAILS in multiple categories Dec. 2-8!
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11/20/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 In time for the holidays, get ready for 'Wonka,' the new movie based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 'Wonka' tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved W***y Wonka we know today.

Timothée Chalamet stars in the title role as the young W***y Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time. From Warner Bros. Pictures, 'Wonka' is an intoxicating mix of music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor, arriving in theaters December 15.

Enter for your chance to win Fandango passes to see the 'Wonka' in theaters at clatl.com/fun-free

Hasan Minhaj has built successful career with his witty political comedy, dissecting American life through the frame of ...
11/17/2023

Hasan Minhaj has built successful career with his witty political comedy, dissecting American life through the frame of his Indian culture. His work includes ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,’ and being the guest feature at the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Laugh with Minhaj as he brings his act to Atlanta’s The Fox Theatre on May 18, 2024!

Save your seats today: https://ow.ly/7xhJ50Q8vIr

11/17/2023

$10 Cocktails ONE WEEK ONLY! ATL Bars compete for BEST COCKTAILS in multiple categories Dec. 2-8!
Restaurants & Bars Sign up at www.creativeloafing.com/ATLCocktailWeek
Sponsored by Creative Loafing Atlanta and Beam Suntory





11/14/2023

For over a decade, Neck Deep has kept pop punk alive with their sweet hooks and raucous sound. The five-piece has become one of British Rock music’s most successful global exports in recent memory: top 5 records in both the US and UK, global touring, viral hits, and over a billion streams.

Do not miss Neck Deep when they return to Atlanta on Friday, January 26, at The Eastern!

Get your tickets at https://ow.ly/U8mt50Q6x9Y

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 March 2024, modern Americana legends Jason Isbell And the 400 Unit returns to Atlanta's Tabernacle for a...
11/14/2023

🎟 CL GIVEAWAY 🎟 March 2024, modern Americana legends Jason Isbell And the 400 Unit returns to Atlanta's Tabernacle for a FOUR NIGHT residency featuring special guests Joan Shelley, Tommy Prine, Kyshona, and Autumn Nicholas! Enter to win tickets to ALL FOUR NIGHTS of this monumental run!

Here’s how to enter to win a pair of tickets :

- Tag your concert buddies in the comments (the more you tag, the better chance you have to win!)
- Follow Tabernacle Atlanta & Creative Loafing Atlanta
- Share this post to your story for an extra five entries

Purchase tickets at https://ow.ly/Byct50Q7Bp2

11/10/2023

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