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The Weekend Guide

Joyeux Noel.

REVEL
Holiday Extravaganza at Paris on Ponce
What:
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).

CLICK
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.

DRINK
Kirkyard Public House
What:
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).

PARTY
Snow Ball
What:
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).

MANGIA
Toscano & Sons Italian Market
What:
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).

ELEVATE
Dinner in the Sky
What:
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

LOCATIONS
1963 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
ste r105
Atlanta, GA 30317
404-500-1357
590 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-877-9000
3227 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-963-7739
716 Ponce de Leon Pl NE
@ Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-249-9965
1050 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-815-8383
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