Atlanta Happenings: More Valentine’s Day Specials, 2016 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) Shorts Lineup and More!

We’ve been so busy over the past few days with little time to post (but I’m not complaining) ūüôā¬† Check out more FUN Atlanta Happenings including Valentine’s day specials, the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) “Shorts” lineup and more!











The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) announced six feature selections in December, all of which focus on human narratives with global significance. The 40th anniversary shorts lineup ventures both to further and focus this theme. Whether a reflection of the country of production or country of the filmmaker’s origin, the following short films examine the borderless social impact of voices in film from both people and places.

‚ÄúOur shorts program spans the globe every year, but 2016 brings us stellar cinematic worlds crafted by voices rarely amplified in mainstream film,‚ÄĚ said Christina Humphrey, ATLFF Senior Shorts Programmer. ‚ÄúThese selections show not only multiple regions and cultures, but many genres as well; these twelve alone employ experimental, animation, narrative and documentary styles,‚ÄĚ adds Shorts Programmer Alyssa Armand.

Chosen from a record-setting pool of over 4,700 submissions, these films span 8 shorts blocks collectively. The stories hail from Algeria, Canada, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and Western Sahara.

The 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival takes place April 1-10, 2016.  Visit to see the complete line up!


More Valentine’s Day Specials:


MAYA Steaks & Seafood 3-Course Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner
 Maya Valentines day special









Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016 with an unforgettable three-course dinner at Sandy Springs’ upscale dining concept, MAYA Steaks & Seafood. An American steakhouse with a Spanish flair, for just $65 a person, guests can enjoy a selection of mouthwatering dining options created by Executive Chef and Owner Mimmo Alboumeh. With 40 wines available by the glass, Chef Mimmo has also handpicked wine pairings to accompany the prix fixe menu for just $35 more per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call 404-705-8880 or visit MAYA Steaks & Seafood is located at 6152 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30328. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram via @mayasteaks.


Dantanna’s Tavern Valentine’s Dinner Date & Paint










Get creative for Valentine‚Äôs Day during a special ‚ÄúDinner Date & Paint” Masterpiece Mixers event at Dantanna‚Äôs Tavern on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. ¬†From 7 to 9 p.m., couples are invited to enjoy a fun-filled and casual evening of painting, drinking, eating, and mixing and mingling at Dantanna‚Äôs newest location in the Sandy Springs. For $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity), couples will be given paint supplies and expert instruction as they create a painting together. Participants will also be treated to a complimentary glass of wine or beer, an appetizer sampler platter filled with Tavern favorites, and a take-home cheesecake dessert. ¬†For more information about Maxerpiece Mixers or to make a reservation for the Valentine‚Äôs Dinner Date & Paint at Dantanna‚Äôs Tavern, visit¬†


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