The Weekend Guide

Joyeux Noel.

Holiday Extravaganza at Paris on Ponce
The bohemian playground promises hot noise and free nonsense like photos with the tandem bike tipsy Santa, merry music, puppet show (Sat., 1 p.m.), the weirdest Christmas movie ever with popcorn and cocktails (Sun., 1 p.m.), and more.
Why: Major sales are a bonus.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 716 Ponce de Leon Pl. NE, Midtown (404-249-9965).

The Download
What: Random, wonderful finds across the Interwebs.
Why: Poopy Cat Dolls, The Mambo Kings goes digital, and Love Actually gets a sequel.
When: You’re too pooped to do any real work.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Kirkyard Public House
Throw back local crafts on draft, including Monday Night Brewing, Red Hare, Jekyll, SweetWater, Terrapin, and more in a two-story pub.
Why: Grass-fed beef burgers and massive televisions.
When: Today & Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1963 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE, ste. r105, Kirkwood (404-500-1357).

Snow Ball
Buckhead Saloon goes winter wonderland (snow, lights, ice luge) for the Jaycees’ bash benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure.
Why: Bands, DJ dance party, tacky holiday costume contest, photo booth, and mistletoe (take lipgloss).
When: Fri., 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 3227 Roswell Rd. NE, Buckhead (404-963-7739). Tickets ($10) at buckhead-jaycees.xorbia.com or at the door ($15).

Toscano & Sons Italian Market
Our mouths missed the authentic meats, cheeses, and pastas when the friendly market closed on the Westside; it’s now open in the heart of Virginia Highland.
Why: The city’s best panini plus foodie gifts galore.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1050 N. Highland Ave., Virginia Highland (404-815-8383).

Dinner in the Sky
Raise the private dining bar with five courses plus wine pairings for up to eight as you take in skyline views on the 25th floor of the Meliã Hotel Atlanta ($95/person).
Why: Grilled beef tenderloin and lobster tail with potato gratin, marinated asparagus, and roasted tomato onion ragout (and that’s just one course).
When: Dining at sea level gets old.
Where: 590 W. Peachtree St. NW, Midtown. Reservations to 404-464-4811.

Photo: Courtesy of Objet at Paris on Ponce

1963 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
ste r105
Atlanta, GA 30317
590 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
3227 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
716 Ponce de Leon Pl NE
@ Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
1050 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306