The Weekend Guide

peter essick dinner and conversation!

Nature calls.

Dinner & Dialogue with Peter Essick
What: The National Geographic photographer presents a slide show of startling images, such as Arkansas’s Ozark Highlands Trail and Canada’s oil sands.
Why: Continue the ecoconversation over a three-course meal next door at The Hil.
When: Fri. Presentation, 4 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.
Where: Serenbe Photography Center, 9065 Selborne Ln., Palmetto (770-463-9098). Tickets ($25, show only; $65, with dinner) online at serenbephotographycenter.com.

Metro Market Atlanta Opens
What: A European-style indoor market packed with local artists and vendors.
Why: Pine Street Market salami, J Wood metal sculptures, plus children’s activities (cupcake decorating, kiddie yoga).
When: Thru May 30. Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 2133 Piedmont Rd. NE, Buckhead (404-372-1390). Admission is free with your pet’s can of food or toy (reg. $2).

Sinless Margaritas
What: Local husband-and-wife duo launch the tangy, sugar-free mixer ($8 per bottle). Just add tequila.
Why: It’s only five calories per serving.
When: The pitcher’s empty.
Where: Online at sinlesscocktail.com or local restaurants.

Sandpiper’s Love It and Leave It Sale
What: Take 20 percent off everything (Alice + Olivia dresses, Current/Elliott denim).
Why: Donate gently worn clothing to moms in need via My Sister’s House.
When: Vinings, Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sandy Springs, Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., Vinings (770-433-2989); 227 Sandy Springs Pl., Sandy Springs (404-255-7878).

Photo: Peter Essick

Serenbe Photography Center
9065 Selborne Ln
Palmetto, GA 30268
Metro Market Atlanta
2133 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
4300 Paces Ferry Rd
ste 240
Atlanta, GA 30339
227 Sandy Springs Pl NE
City Walk
Atlanta, GA 30328