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The Weekend Guide

love is art!

If you’re fluent in body language …

ADMIRE
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).

SALIVATE
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).

HOST
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.

BE DAZZLED
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.

SHOP
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).

SAVE
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

LOCATIONS
Alma Cocina
191 Peachtree St
One Ninety One Peachtree Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-968-9662
HollyBeth's Natural Luxury
659 Auburn Ave NE
Studioplex, ste 211
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-549-7403
249 Peters St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-883-3608
Mason Murer
199 Armour Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Studioplex
659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
75 Bennett St NW
ste p1
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-214-6077
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