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The Weekend Guide

whipstitch fabrics and sewing lounge!

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ATTEND
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.

EXPLORE
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.

LICK
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.
Where:
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.

VIEW
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

LOCATIONS
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
404-408-4248
660 Irwin St NE
@ Krog St
Atlanta, GA 30312
678-705-7277
56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-237-7687
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