Things to do for September 01, 2011

The Weekender

Football Block Partying, New Brunch and Dancing the Tango

The weekend might actually take a few prisoners.

When Football Meets Block Party

When Football Meets Block Party

Tech and Western Carolina: happening tonight. UGA and Boise State: happening Saturday. Somewhere in between: a massive Midtown block party with seven bars (Rí Rá, Opera...), eight DJs, three bands and a few gratis cocktails to help usher in the glory of football season. And three-day weekends.

Sep 2, 6pm-2:30am, $15 ($20 at door), register/check-in at Flip Flops, 1140 Crescent Ave NE, 678-705-3891, tickets here

Patriotism Through Beer and Music

Patriotism Through Beer and Music

The days of the alfresco happy hour are (almost) back. So along with the fall breeze, we figured you could also use a new weekly music series to hang your hat on. It’s called Americana in the Park, and it launches this weekend with bands like Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band. Just...

Sep 3, 5pm, $10 ($15 at door), then every Wednesday from Sep 7-Nov 9, Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE, 404-249-0001, tickets here

Saying Goodbye to Summer, Italian-Style

Saying Goodbye to Summer, Italian-Style

But should you find your Labor Day weekend skewing toward something a bit more... mountainous (and date-y), you’ll find it at the End of Summer Tuscan Feast in the North Georgia Mountains. Expect seven wine-paired courses like Warm Olive and Caramelized Onion Tart and Tuscan-style pork with garden pesto. Get a cabin.

Sep 3, 6:30pm, $85, Beechwood Inn, 220 Beechwood Dr, Clayton, reservations at 706-782-5485

In Case You Need Brunch This Weekend

In Case You Need Brunch This Weekend

You’ll need brunch this Sunday. And probably Monday. But regarding the former, you’ll be happy to hear that La Fourchette finally has your morning-after covered by way of Duck Confit and Biscuits, brioche french toast with Chantilly cream and $12 bottomless mimosas. Monday brunch, still strangely elusive.

Dinner, Drinks and Dancing the Tango

Dinner, Drinks and Dancing the Tango

If you haven’t checked out Tantra yet, allow us to suggest the first Tuesday of every month. Because that’s when a troupe of professional tango dancers will be flitting around the dining room all night and would be more than happy if you and your date joined them. Or not.

First Tuesday of every month, 8-11pm, Tantra, 2285 Peachtree Rd, 404-228-7963

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