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The Weekend Guide

party at ponce!

You (indi)go, girl.

CELEBRATE
Party at Ponce

What: Throw down with tunes from the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, and Francine Reed paired with food from chefs like Anne Quatrano (Bacchanalia), Jay Swift (4th & Swift), Hugh Acheson (Empire State South), and Shaun Doty (Yeah Burger) in the former City Hall East before it becomes Ponce City Market (a cool mixed-use development).
Why: A portion of the proceeds benefits the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Georgia Organics.
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Old Fourth Ward. Tickets ($90, includes tour) online at empiretickets.com.

SHOP
Switch Modern

What: Museum of Design Atlanta gets a retail space stocked with sleek, functional, and fun items by FontanaArte, Alessi, and Project Watches (to name-drop a few).
Why: Rosenthal vases, Strida folding bikes, Gräf & Lantz wallets and totes, and goods starting at $20.
When: Opens Sun. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1315 Peachtree St., Midtown (404-979-6455).

SPOIL
Fifi Runn Dog Collars

What: Studs and bitches alike will drool over colorful, clever neckwear ($34), like the What Would Lassie Do style and electric ’80s print by graphic designer/canine lover Shari Margolin.
Why: Each month 10 percent of proceeds goes to a different dog-related charity (Puppies Behind Bars thru Oct. 31).
When: You want to bark up the right tree.
Where: Online at fifirunn.com.

EXPERIENCE
Flux 2011 Event
What:
More than 30 public art projects (dance, music, theater, projections, multimedia, sound and light installations, parades, puppetry) take over the streets and vacant spaces of Castleberry Hill, culminating in a pyrotechnics display.
Why: Watch here.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Walker St., Peters St., and adjacent areas. See the map online at castleberryhill.org.

GET MESSY
Ribs & Whiskey at Marlow’s Tavern

What: Five weeks of finger-lickin’ specials like St. Louis-style glazed ribs, drunken chicken, and bourbon bread pudding.
Why: Wash it down with A Kick from Ginger (Old Forester bourbon with ginger ale) or Georgia Peach Lemonade (peach nectar, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, and a frozen peach).
When: Thru Oct. 24. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 950 W. Peachtree St., Midtown (404-815-0323). Additional locations online at marlowstavern.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Russell Carter Artist Management

LOCATIONS
Marlow's Tavern
950 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-815-0323
Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
1315 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-979-6455
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