Things to do for December 30, 2010

The Weekender

All-Day Brunch, Beluga Whales and a Masquerade

The weekend is its own resolution.

Thursday
Bowl Games and Beluga Whales
WHALE WATCHING

Bowl Games and Beluga Whales

In preparation for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, we suggest you surround yourself with cold beer, red wine and, of course, plenty of massive screens. Oh, and beluga whales. Turns out, the Georgia Aquarium is throwing a little pregame bash tonight with all of the above. Football and whales, together at last.

Friday
A Pregame Four-Courser at Aria
STAY THE COURSE

A Pregame Four-Courser at Aria

Right about now, the anticipation is building. Your tux is at the cleaners. The champagne is on ice. And tomorrow night will be one for the books. Needless to say, you’ll need fuel. And for that, head to Aria for their four-course prix fixe and wine pairing. Wine also pairs well with champagne.

Dec 31, 5:30pm, $85, Aria, 490 E Paces Ferry Rd, reserve at 404-233-7673

Chandeliers, White Marble and a Kiss
GRAND ENTRANCE

Chandeliers, White Marble and a Kiss

We’re going to assume you have plans tomorrow night. We’re also going to assume you like to keep your options open. And in that spirit, we direct your attention to the Grand Atrium, a brand-new den of white marble, chandeliers, open bars, two massive dance floors and midnight trysts. New Year’s Eve celebrates you.

Dec 31, 9pm, $100 ($150 VIP), Grand Atrium, 200 Peachtree St, 404-281-9550, tickets here

Six Hours of Open Bar at a Winery
THE MASK AT HAND

Six Hours of Open Bar at a Winery

Of course, you might just want to skip town altogether this weekend. A masquerade party at a winery/hotel sounds about right. Château Élan’s masquerade package includes a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, six-hour premium open bar, King Room and, of course, a morning-after buffet. Just remember to take your mask off at the table.

Saturday
Morning-After DJs at Market
HEY DJ

Morning-After DJs at Market

Some things just don’t need to be said. One of them: you’ll need brunch this Saturday. Also, something involving the word bottomless. Look to Market’s Rehab Brunch, with a DJ to help work out the kinks, and $11 bottomless mimosas and Bloodys. To help work out the rest.

Jan 1, 11am-4pm, Market (W Buckhead), 3377 Peachtree Rd NE, reserve at 404-523-3600

All-Day Brunch and Pitchers of Mimosas
BLOODY BRILLIANT

All-Day Brunch and Pitchers of Mimosas

But in the event you need a bit more time (say, until dinner) to piece things back together, you’re in good stead. Diesel is rolling out brunch all day and night, where $25 nets you brunch for two and a pitcher of Bloodys or mimosas. Lest you forget it’s still Saturday.

Jan 1, 11am-close, Diesel, 870 N Highland Ave, 404-815-1820

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