The Weekend Guide

the search for the exceptional!

She was a skater girl.

The Search for the Exceptional
The GloAtl dancers take on another public space for a contemporary, jaw-dropping performance (did you expect anything less?) in collaboration with filmmaker Micah Stansell.
Why: It doesn’t get any cooler than the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark.
When: Fri.-Sun., 8:30 p.m.
Where: 830 Willoughby Way, Old Fourth Ward. Admission is free.

Kristen’s Sexy Snack Cakes
Big, fat oatmeal cream pies and melt-in-your-mouth fudge rounds are like tastier Little Debbie treats for grown-ups.
Why: They’re organic and vegan. Yes, really.
When: LottaFrutta, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Joe’s, Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 7 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: LottaFrutta, 590 Auburn Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward (404-588-0857); Joe’s East Atlanta Coffee Shop, 510 Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta Village (404-521-1122).

Dog Days at the Market at Riverview Landing
Stock up at the new farmers market while Fido explores Georgia’s largest, fenced-in dog pasture (five acres) along the Chattahoochee River.
Why: Bluegrass and Americana bands, paddleboarding (watch a demo before jumping in), dog tricks, food trucks, SweetWater brews, and 40-plus crafty vendors.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m. Farmers market, thru June 20; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 6271 Riverview Rd., Mableton. Admission is free; donations to Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption are encouraged.

4th & Swift’s New Bar Menu
Belly up for more casual fare like Parmesan and truffle popcorn, pork empanadas, chopped chicken liver toasts, and wood-grilled ratatouille with basil dressing.
Why: Imbibe the seasonal Captain Badass (Scarlet Ibis rum; Lemon Hart 151; quinquina, Cynar, and absinthe bitters) for obvious reasons.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: 621 North Ave., Old Fourth Ward (678-904-0160).

Photo: Thom Baker / Courtesy of GloAtl

766 Willoughby Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
6271 Riverview Rd SE
Mableton, GA 30126
510 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
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