Things to do for May 03, 2012

The Weekender

Margaritas. Mint Juleps. Surviving the Apocalypse.

The weekend puts on its pants one leg at a time.

Thursday
Friday
Getting Wilde at the Goat Farm
THE OSCARS

Getting Wilde at the Goat Farm

Oscar Wilde. Poet. Luminary. Also, the theme of a costume dinner party at the Goat Farm tomorrow night. What you can expect: guest chefs (hailing from places like the Lawrence), plenty of burlesque and a couple of circus performers. We apologize in advance if one’s a mime.

Saturday
Juleps and ’Ritas: Unite
FILLING UP

Juleps and ’Ritas: Unite

Whoever did the holiday scheduling this year really dropped the ball. Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo. Mint juleps, anything flush with tequila. Thankfully, the good folks at Diesel feel your pain. Their solution: a joint party with race pools, tortilla tosses and a Derby-inspired sombrero contest. Time to defend that title.

Military Meals and Guns in a Gallery
END TIMES

Military Meals and Guns in a Gallery

The end of the world. It’s happening. One day. Probably. Bottom line: you need to get over to an art gallery and prepare yourself. Enter Beep Beep: a Midtown gallery that’s offering apocalypse survival tips (firing a WWII rifle/cooking MRE manicotti) and serving gratis beers. Seems like a winning combination.

A Taco-Eating Contest in Midtown
SHELL GAME

A Taco-Eating Contest in Midtown

You like tacos. Nay, you love tacos. So Saturday, when Tap hosts a good old-fashioned taco-eating contest, you’ll enter, you’ll eat and you’ll win the whole damn thing. Or you’ll enter and just have a really gigantic dinner.

Monday
Chefs Playing Instruments
SOUND CHECK

Chefs Playing Instruments

Chefs. If there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s cooking. If there’s another, it’s guitar solos. So swing by Buckhead Theatre on Monday for a 20-restaurant feast, an open bar and chef rock bands. Slated to perform: Joe Truex. Also, Ford Fry’s Five Bone Rack. Pretty sure that’s a lamb reference.

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