Atlanta Happenings: Summer Fun at Atlanta Moon Ride and More!

Have you ever heard of the Atlanta Moon Ride benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure??  Well, here’s few more fun summer activities to mark on your calendars!

3rd Annual Atlanta Moon Ride












To all you riders out there, bike enthusiasts and Atlanta bike community, come participate in our inaugural Atlanta Moon Ride, a 6.5 mile night bike ride through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. Gear up your bikes with a head lamp, bust out the flair and get ready to ride the streets. (Costumes encouraged!) Come take over the streets with us!This is a chance to cruise through the neighborhoods, and is open to anyone who wants to hit the streets, whether you’ve got a street bike, a mountain bike, or a good ole cruiser. Bring the family!


Margaret Walker: For My People

Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Atlanta Cyclorama

FREE film screening in partnership with Urban Film Review

Margaret Walker














Best known for her novel Jubilee, Margaret Walker’s masterpiece tells the story of a Civil War and Reconstruction-era enslaved African American family, and is based on her great-grandmother’s life. Less known, is that Dr. Walker was the first African American woman to win a national writing prize—the Yale Young Poets Award—for her 1942 collection of poetry entitled For My People. Encouraged by Langston Hughes to attend college in the north, she completed her B.A. at Northwestern University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. Dr. Walker retired from Jackson State University in 1979, after a 30-year career. This documentary tells her amazing story.

The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information visit our web site:


Next Big Thing Movement Gears Up for Their Next Big Talk in Atlanta

Next Big Thing
















ATLANTA, GA (May 7, 2015) – The Next Big Thing Movement is a nonprofit global social movement that is making waves all over the nation, cultivating collaborations, giving a voice to vision, and turning passion into REAL LIFE.

On May 17th, 2015, NBT Talks will be hosting their next Big Talk at Prive´ Lounge in Atlanta, GA. This Talk will feature entrepreneur and socialite, Marsha Shackleford, Fitness Trainer Zeus Luby, Humanitarian, Hip Hop artist and media personality Cierra “FLY” Bobo, as well as entrepreneur and Equality Advocate Juan Session-Smalls. NBT attendees will be captivated by inspiring presentations of short, powerful talks that encourage and empower. This experience serves as a platform to motivate, excite and inspire people to live in their purpose. This is a place where individuals who are successfully on the pursuant path of their NEXT BIG THING share first hand experiences of their journey.



Yacht Rock Revue











On Saturday May 16, 2015, Park Tavern is inviting music lovers to descend upon Piedmont Park for a special Yacht Rock Revue show benefiting The Piedmont Park Conservancy at the The Promenade & Legacy Fountain.  Yacht Rock Revue will perform Prince’s full “Purple Rain” album in addition to their traditional “smooth” sounds while attendees enjoy the fountain’s more than 70 jets that reach up to 30 feet in the air and feature magnificent LED-lighting. Park Tavern’s owner Paul Smith will also be making a $15,000 donation during the event to The Piedmont Conservancy, an organization that works tirelessly to enhance and preserve Piedmont Park as a vital urban green space and cultural and recreational resource that enriches the quality of life for all Atlantans. An age 21 and up event, attendees can also take advantage of an array of alcoholic beverages sponsored by Dos Equis, Heineken, Absolut and Jack Daniels.

Tickets are available for $15 or $20 day of the event. Gates open at 6 p.m., with live music performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. The event is rain or shine. For more information, please visit or call 404-249-0001.







2015 Quick Facts

When:           Thursday, May 28Sunday, May 31, 2015

WHERE:      Atlanta, Georgia – Loews Atlanta Hotel on 12th Street in Midtown. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Tasting Tents are within a couple block radius of the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

Cost:             $100 – $2,000 – vary by ticket selected


  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is the nation’s first culinary weekend dedicated exclusively to showcasing the rich food and beverage traditions of the South – Texas to D.C.
  • AF&WF unites the region’s culinary leaders – award-winning chefs, mixologists, barbecue pitmasters, Sommeliers and local growers – for four days of exploring and celebrating Southern food and beverage traditions.
  • An Advisory Council of more than 80 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia have worked to create the Festival’s programming, resulting in an incredible weekend of learning and tasting experiences as well as dinners and Southern-style soirees!
  • The Festival also celebrates the flavors of other Southern regions around the globe including Southern Europe, South Africa, South America, Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand) and South-of-the-Border for Mexico.
  • The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is an indoor/outdoor event that will be held rain or shine.


  • Learning Experiences – The Festival offers close to 100 classes during the weekend from large stage demonstrations to intimate tasting seminars and technique labs. The class schedules will be posted on The Festival’s 2015 site launches Friday, February 13.
  • Tasting Tents – The Festival Tasting Tents are carefully curated to showcase the region’s best flavors and to lead guests on a culinary exploration of the South offering inspired cuisine and perfectly paired wines, beers and spirits from more than 120 purveyors. The Festival offers a series of “tasting trails,” like Barbecue, Bourbon, Chicken, Craft Beer, Seafood, Southern Wines & Sprits, Southern Snacks, to showcase the South’s best flavors and talent. The lineup will be announced in April.
  • Dinners & Events – The Festival experience continues into the evening with special chef dinners and signature parties at private homes, restaurants and special event locations around the city. For evening events, appropriate dinner attire should be worn: women dressy casual and men sports coat no tie.


  • Early Bird Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13, 2015 until Monday, March 16, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting  All tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

TICKET OPTIONS: (package details can be found here)

  • Tasting Tent Pass – $100 per Tasting Tent ticket (No early bird price change)
  • Day Pass – $185 per day ($155 – early bird)
  • 3-Day Pass – $575 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday ($485 early bird)
  • Connoisseur Day Pass – $700 per day ($595 early bird)
  • Connoisseur 3-Day Pass – $2,000 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday ($1,700 early bird)



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