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Weekend Top Five: May the Fourth (Be With You)

May the Fourth be with you my fine people, whether you are part of the Rebellion or the Empire. And if you have no clue what I'm talking about, just a simple "hello" to you.

Here's what's going on this weekend:

  • Bash of the Empire VII 
  • Date:  May the 4th (Be With You) at 10:00 PM
  • Location: Center Stage Theater
  • The biggest Star Wars-themed party is back in  Atlanta for its seventh installment. Come celebrate International Star Wars Day with your fellow fanatics. It's a huge bash where costumes are encouraged, but not required. Bring out those lightsabers and those Cantina moves and join in on the fun. You can even get yourself 3D-printed (whoah). Click here for more details!


    • Courtesy of Shaky Knees Festival
      Courtesy of Shaky Knees Festival

      Shaky Knees Music Fest

    • Dates: May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    • Location: Central Park
    • Why do they call it "Shaky Knees?" Does anyone know? I guess because the party is always on and the beat is always bumpin'. Yeah, let's go with that! One of the hugest music festivals to hit the Atlanta area is bringing some of your favorite musical acts and some you definitely need to know about. This year's lineup includes Queen of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, Jack White, The National and more! You've still got time to purchase tickets. Get them here!


  • Date: May 5, 2018 (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
  • May I make a confession? I can't make it through the week without a glass of Rosé . There I said it. It's just so wonderful. I now know why they say "Rosé all day." It's so great, there's a festival dedicated to it! Come to Historic Fourth Ward Park on Saturday to celebrate the goodness of the world's favorite bubbly wine. There'll be food, fun and of course, tons of your favorite Rosé and champagne to sample. You can check out all the info here! Be safe! Don't drink and drive. Take MARTA instead (then you can truly enjoy that "Rosé all day").


  • Picnic in the Park
  • Date: May 6, 2018 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
  • The weather is finally nice and the pollen count is reaching normal levels. For some of us, the latter of that first statement brings us joy. Bring your family and friends out to Historic Old Fourth Ward Park for a lovely picnic in the park! When purchasing your tickets you'll get the option of a two-/four-person picnic basket filled with goodies from some of Atlanta's best chefs. Aside from food (which is what I'm excited about), there will be fun games, live DJ and a chance to win picnic baskets filled with gourmet items! Sign me up! There are only 250 tickets available, so grab yours today!


  • Atlanta BBQ Fest
  • Date: May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
  • Location: Atlantic Station Event Space (large parking lot area)
  • There is nothing better than lickin' your fingers after having a full rack of tasty ribs. Actually there is something a little better--how about after eating ribs from over thirty amazing BBQ restaurants at one time? Sounds like your scene? Come on out to the Atlanta BBQ Fest at Atlantic Station where Southern BBQ is king. It's a great time filled with food, fun, beer and more. It's over two days with multiple fun sessions for you to sample food and drink with your friends! Check out their website to see the yummy details!


Alrighty, there it is! That's your weekend. It'll be gone before you know it. Enjoy the weekend you must!

...that was my Yoda-speak, hopefully you caught that...


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