Things to do for August 11, 2011

The Weekender

Ping-Pong Battle, Hitchcock Burlesque and BBQ

Real weekends don’t eat quiche.

Thursday
Friday
Dinner in the Kitchen at No. 246
COUNTER CULTURE

Dinner in the Kitchen at No. 246

No. 246. By now, you’ve discovered that they don’t take reservations... although there is this one table. Reserve the Chef’s Counter and you’ll be whisked back to a private table right in front of Chef Belline’s workstation. And then he’s going to cook five trust-fall-style courses for you. No actual trust falls will be performed.

Tue-Sun, 6:30 and 9pm, $50, No. 246, 129 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, 678-399-8246 for reservations (max four guests)

Saturday
A Riverside Bash at Canoe
THE ENDING SUMMER

A Riverside Bash at Canoe

This Saturday, SweetWater and Canoe are joining forces for an end-of-summer soiree. It’s like a glorious dream sequence where a simple afternoon on the river slowly segues into a raucous and beery outdoor fete. Then a band fires up and someone starts BBQing everything in sight. That, but real.

Aug 13, 1-4pm, $25 ($30 at door), Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Rd NW, 770-432-2663, tickets here

Alfred Hitchcock and Burlesque. Sure.
BEHITCHED

Alfred Hitchcock and Burlesque. Sure.

Alfred Hitchcock is about to join forces with burlesque dancers. And that’s just weird. But at the very least, you’ll finally be able to pay your Hitchcockian respects through the increasingly prevalent medium of pasties. And that’s got to count for something.

Tuesday
Cakes & Ale Runs Away from Home
CAKE BOSS

Cakes & Ale Runs Away from Home

Cakes & Ale just closed. Relax... everything’s going to be okay. It’s just that they’re about to open up shop in their new digs down the road. For the most part, it’s pretty much the same—notwithstanding the new patio, wood-burning oven and oyster bar. So you’re still good.

Reopens Aug 16, Cakes & Ale, 155 Sycamore St (at Church St), Decatur, 404-377-7994

Wednesday
Competitive Ponging at Atkins Park
PONG ISLAND

Competitive Ponging at Atkins Park

You’re about to engage in battle. Ping-y... pong-y... battle. That’s right, Atkins Park has some ping-pong tables and you’re not afraid to use them. So every Wednesday night, you’ll show up, dominate and rack up as many points as possible to determine your seed in the finals in September. No mercy.

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