Atlanta, at once representative of the old South—anything fried is yummy—while being unabashedly open to any and all cuisines from around the world is considered one of the country’s top foodie scenes. So, when Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week comes around, it’s a chance to graze a smorgasbord of offerings from 35-plus restaurants, beginning Saturday, July 18, and ending Sunday, July 26. Restaurants offer $15, $25 or $35 brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Participating sponsors Trianon Tequila, BMW and Celebrity Cruises hosts different events. To find out more about the participating restaurants and to make reservations for a meal, visit http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=83&m=16
Lady Antebellum’s Wheels Up 2015 Tour with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt hits Aaron’s Amphitheater, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. General Lawn Admission starts at $30.75. For more information, visit http://ladyantebellum.com
It may have started at a movie, but the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival raises money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen. Held at JCT Kitchen & Bar, 1198 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, the festival features tomato-based dishes from chefs and mixologists as well as music from Ill Communication and Five Bone Rack, Chef Ford Fry’s all chef band. Last year’s festival raised close to $120,000 for the two nonprofit organizations. Tickets start at $65. For more information, visit http://www.killertomatofest.com/.
Explore the trails and greenways in and around Newton County during a Community Trail Walk on the Yellow River Trail in Porterdale. The walk begins at The Social House restaurant, 2101 Main St., at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.newtontrails.org
July 25, 2015
Snakes, bugs and newts! Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show features vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise, as well as raffles, seminars and activities for children. Opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 and 26, Repticon will be held at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugar Loaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 through 12; and free for four and under. For more information, visit http://www.repticon.com/atlanta.html.