The Weekend Guide

whipstitch fabrics and sewing lounge!

Do it yourself.

Whipstitch Fabrics & Sewing Lounge Grand Opening
What: Celebrate the shop’s brick-and-mortar location with a Handmade Nation viewing party and brew from neighbor Hop City.
Why: Get excited for craft workshops, free monthly events, and Open Sew hours.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: 1000 Marietta St., ste. 102, West Midtown (404-897-1114). Admission is free.

The Artful Garden Tour
What: Take a self-guided stroll through six lush private estates in Buckhead, Chastain, and Sandy Springs.
Why: Three acres of fruit trees and a French-inspired backyard lined with geometric hedges modeled after Versailles.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Starting address, 2677 Ridge Valley Rd. NW. Tickets ($25) at 404-733-4521 or online at high.org.

King of Pops Paletas
What: Owner Steven Carse offers a rotating selection of handcrafted popsicles (locally sourced pineapple ginger, mango habanero) from his vintage cart.
Why: Grapefruit mint.
When: Cart hours, Mon.-Fri., 3-7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-7:30 p.m.
Souper Jenny, 56 E. Andrews Dr., Buckhead; Irwin Street Market, 660 Irwin St. NE, Inman Park. For daily flavors and cart location, go to twitter.com/thekingofpops.

Afterglow Opening
What: An all-male contemporary artist showcase of mixed-media works includes bold bursts of color on Plexiglas panels and canvas.
Why: Don’t miss modern dancers performing atop light boxes as illuminated shapes float around them.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Kai Lin Art, 800 Peachtree St., Midtown (404-408-4248). Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of Whipstitch Fabrics & Sewing Lounge

Whipstitch Fabrics & Sewing Lounge
1000 Marietta St
ste 102
Atlanta, GA 30318
The Artful Garden Tour
2677 Ridge Valley Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
660 Irwin St NE
@ Krog St
Atlanta, GA 30312
56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305