The finer things in life.
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
What: 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