The Weekend Guide

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If you’re fluent in body language …

Love Is Art Project

What: Witness the black and white masterpieces of twenty anonymous Atlanta couples who got their hands (and bodies) on the DIY painting kits benefiting the Human Rights Campaign.
Why: A GloATL performance, Bill Hallman fashion presentation, and open bar.
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Mason Murer, 199 Armour Dr., Buckhead (404-879-1500).

Alma Cocina Opens

What: Fifth Group adds contemporary Mexican cuisine (cachaca-braised short rib, mushroom and butternut squash huarache, red snapper mole Amarillo) to its repertoire.
Why: Tequila and infused ice cube pairings, such as Hacienda Herradura Reposado with a dragon fruit-prickly pear cube and Don Julio with a maple-caramel one.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, 191 Peachtree St., Buckhead (404-968-9662).

A Cookie Decorating Party

What: Invite your baked goods-loving pals over for a night of festive cutters, snazzy sprinkles, spiked frosting, and more jazzy details for the little bites.
Why: If you don’t feel like breaking out the mixing bowl, choose from 37 ready-made delights.
When: Supermarket goodies just won’t cut it.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

Mickey Lynn Holiday Party

What: Andy Minchow (H&F Bottle Shop) mixes the drinks, chef Micah Willix (Latitude) makes the hors d’oeuvres, DJ Silk Wolf spins ’80s jams, and a Good Karma photo booth snaps away while you peruse.
Why: Special discounts if you take a new, unwrapped gift ($10 value or more) for Toys for Tots.
When: Tonight, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 75 Bennett St., ste. p1, Buckhead (404-214-6077). R.S.V.P. online at mickeylynnjewelry.wufoo.com.

The Boxcar Grocer

What: Artisan goods from Truly Living Well farm, High Road Craft Ice Cream, Zocalo Salsas, Big Daddy Biscuits, and more in a lofty, cheerful space that gives new meaning to corner store.
Why: Gather around the community table and meet the neighbors.
When: Sun. & Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 249 Peters St., Castleberry Hill (404-883-3608).

HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Holiday Open House

What: Snag organic, handmade stocking stuffers (orange chocolate peppermint shea butter cream, snowflake lip balm, and candles) at up to 20 percent off with cocktails and snacks in hand.
Why: Visit nearby Doubletake Recycled Luxury Boutique for 20 percent off and Janke Studios for Winterfest 2011 (glassblowing demos, live music, and shopping).
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave., ste. 211, Old Fourth Ward (404-549-7403).

Photo: Courtesy of Love Is Art

Alma Cocina
191 Peachtree St
One Ninety One Peachtree Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
HollyBeth's Natural Luxury
659 Auburn Ave NE
Studioplex, ste 211
Atlanta, GA 30312
249 Peters St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Mason Murer
199 Armour Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
75 Bennett St NW
ste p1
Atlanta, GA 30309