TBB contributor Laura Jorgensen submits that this list is full of great things to do in Atlanta this weekend.

We concur! Check it out!

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival:

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is located along the shaded pedestrian roadways of historic L.P. Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park. The weekend is filled with a variety of featured events including the Artist Market, food vendors, the Adams Realtors 5K RUN FOR THE PARK on Saturday morning, live performance stages and a children’s fun center. And, don’t forget  Corks & Forks — A Fine Food & Wine Event featuring top chefs/restaurants each day and some of the coolest wines/ales to hit the market.  Join us for the 9th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, August 27 & 28, 2011.  For more info click HERE

German Beer Fest:

The Reinheitsgebot (purity order), are the rules that oversee the process of making German beer. They are also the rules that have made brewing German beer an artform and the outcome, arguably the best beer in the world. This summer in Atlanta, the 8th Annual German Bierfest will celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly environment. Complete with authentic German food, activities for the kids, music and fun, the German Bierfest is not only the only authentic German Bierfest in Atlanta, but the only family-friendly beer festival as well. The festival takes place on Saturday, August 27th, 2011, rain or shine, in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

For the price of admittance ($35 at the door, $30 pre-sold online), attendees can drink all the beer they can safely consume. Designated drivers are encouraged and can attend for free. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to consume alcohol. A designated driver service will also be on site for those who find themselves in an unsafe condition to drive home. For more info click HERE.


Trailer Vic’s Beach Party (Tiki party with lots of local bands at The Earl):

The folks of Trailer Vic’s (of Drive-Invasion infamy) bring you a tiki hut, rug-cutting good time with their 2nd annual Beach Party at the fabulous EARL! Bring your Bikinis, trunks and towels! No really, an actual above ground (24ft x 52″) complete w/ beach sand will be in the back lot of the EARL. Sip cocktails, soak in some sun and listen to the exotic sounds of Os Ossos (playing poolside).) Dig the one-man-super rock or Pinche Gringo (Chapel Hill)! Slip inside the EARL to hear the space-jungle beat of The Disasternauts (Cocoa Beach, FL) and the Goth-Rockabilly Troubadour sounds of Dan Sartain (B’ham)…Wig-out to the intoxicating Maximum R&B of the Booze! Local heroes Ghost Bikini, Grinder Nova and Dj Che Olé round it all off! For more info click HERE.

Silver Scream Spook Show Presents: Die Monster Die:

THE SILVER SCREAM SPOOK SHOW is a 30 minute live stage show filled with magic tricks, dancing girls, jokes, spectacle and frights! We follow it with a classic horror movie on actual 35mm film!
Die Monster Die (NR)
Opened October 27, 1965
Cast: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer, Terence De Marney, Patrick Magee, Paul Farrell, Leslie Dwyer, Sydney Bromley
Director: Daniel Haller
The story is about an American scientist (Nick Adams) who pays a visit to the estate of his fiancée’s family. During his journey, he finds an area of countryside burned out and an enormous crater, as well townspeople reluctant to the point of hostility to either drive to his destination or even talk about the family that lives there. The source of all these problems is later revealed to be a radioactive meteorite kept hidden in the basement by his girlfriend’s father (Boris Karloff), who has been using the radiation to mutate plant and animal life, with horrific consequences. Worse yet, family members may have been affected too. More info click HERE.

Atlanta Burlesque & Cabaret Club Outing – Roller Skating:

Merriam Webster defines an “outing” as “a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip”, but it’s too darn hot to spend much time outdoors right now, so our outing will be indoors, specifically at a roller skating rink!

Who: burlesque enthusiasts, performers, fans, and curios folks
What: Roller skating!
When: Saturday, 8/27 from 7pm – 11pm
Where: All American Skating Center
5400 Bermuda Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Why: Because it’s fun!

*** Skating rink entrance fee is $8.00 per person. Skate rentals are $2.00 extra. For more info click  HERE.