Things to do for June 24, 2010

The Weekender

Bourbon Wings, Fellini and Midget Wrestling

The weekend's cup runneth over.

Thursday
New Pre-Game Burger Joint in Buckhead
FUELING UP

New Pre-Game Burger Joint in Buckhead

Tonight, just before your usual late-night capers at Tongue & Groove and Gold Room, head across the street to the now-open US Cafe for a Fat Tire draft, a spot of nine-ball and some bourbon wings. Nothing primes you for bourbon like bourbon.

Now open, US Cafe, 2591 Piedmont Rd, 404-233-2233

Friday
Negronis and Fellini at the Mansion
ALFRESCO

Negronis and Fellini at the Mansion

The Mansion on Peachtree is kicking off Movies in the Garden with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, along with plenty of Italian-inspired hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (because grissini with prosciutto deserves a Negroni on its heels). Your Italian-inspired date will thank you later.

Choke Holds, Suplexes and Little People
MICRO MACHINES

Choke Holds, Suplexes and Little People

Today it is our humble and honorable duty to inform you of an upcoming event involving midgets, chokeslams, elbow drops and the occasional flying mare. It's called Atlanta Midget Wrestling, and now is your chance to catch Mini Manson in the Greatest Little Show on Earth. Just don't look Manson in the eye.

The Cultural Pick
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Making Movies in 48 Hours

ANOTHER 48 HOURS

Making Movies in 48 Hours

Last weekend, a few crews of Atlanta filmmakers were given a character, a prop and a line of dialogue... and 48 hours to write, edit and score a short film. This weekend, you can see if their 48-hour opus has the potential to be included in next year's Cannes lineup when the films are screened at the Plaza Theatre. Hopefully the theater's history as a skin-flick cinema in the '70s and burlesque venue in the '80s wasn't lost on the filmmakers.

411: Jun 25-28, $10 at door, $55 weekend pass, Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave, 404-873-1939, tickets here
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Saturday
A Trifecta of Local Breweries
FESTIVUS

A Trifecta of Local Breweries

You and Sweetwater go way back. So do you and Terrapin. And Red Brick. But if a three-way battle for top billing in your glass is wrong, you don't want to be right. This Saturday, the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest offers unlimited "tastes" of the aforementioned, along with live music and an after-party. Think of it as a pre-after-party party.

Jun 26, 5pm, $25 advance ($30 at gate), Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, 404-577-8178

Monday
Half-Price Wine at Valenza... and HAVEN
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Half-Price Wine at Valenza... and HAVEN

Chances are, the next time you end up in Brookhaven, you'll also end up at Valenza. We suggest ending up there on Monday nights, because that's when the entire wine list will be half off. We should also mention that their sister restaurant, HAVEN, offers a similar scenario on Sundays. Wine is the new Bloody Mary.

Mondays at Valenza, Sundays at HAVEN, 1441 Dresden Dr, 404-969-0700

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