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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

What: First-time event showcasing the best of the South through cooking demos, dinners, tasting tents, a connoisseur lounge, and more.
Why: The Late Night Street Cart party ($65) gets down with eats from Miami (GastroPod) to Mississippi (Viking Cooking Rig), an open bar, and live music.
When: Thru Sun. Party, Fri. & Sat., 10:30 p.m.
Where: For schedule, locations, and tickets ($50-$500), go to atlfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets.

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Indie Craft Experience’s Wedding Day Hooray
What: A shopping extravaganza of local, handcrafted goods from A Darling Day, Elaina Designs, The Small Object, and 30-plus others.
Why: Gift bags for the first 50 attendees each day, Aviary mini makeovers (Sun.), a free dance lesson from Tango Atlanta (Sat., 4 p.m.), photo booth by LeahandMark, and more.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Ambient Plus Studio, 585 Wells St. SW, Downtown (678-923-8020). Tickets online ($8) at weddingdayhooray.com or at the door ($10).

Zoetic Dance Ensemble’s Catch & Release
Dancers get soaked in Centennial Olympic Park’s Fountain of Rings during a free performance that explores human interaction with the environment (in this case, water).
Why: Think synchronized swimming, water balloons, and a Slip ’n Slide.
When: Fri., 12:45 & 6 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 6 p.m.
Where: 285 International Blvd., Downtown (404-358-7340).

Brunch at Nava

What: The hood’s go-to Southwestern spot introduces the Sunday staple with menu items like breakfast tacos and pork belly bacon and eggs.
Why: Blood orange mimosas and Bloody Marias.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 3060 Peachtree Rd. NE, ste. 160, Buckhead (404-240-1984).

Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Fountain of Rings
285 International Blvd
in Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA 30344
Ambient Plus Studio
585 Wells St SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
3060 Peachtree Rd NE
ste 160
Atlanta, GA 30305