Things to do for May 23, 2013

The Weekender

Hogs, DJs, 200 Bow Ties and Jack Spade

Strike while the weekend’s hot.

Thursday
Call-Ahead Lunch Service at No. 246
ONE STEP AHEAD

Call-Ahead Lunch Service at No. 246

Since the dawn of time, people have eaten lunch. But somehow, there’s never been a call-ahead ordering system at No. 246. Yep. Until now. Just preorder your lunch over the phone (say, ziti and meatballs), and when you arrive, they’ll serve it to you. Time is ziti and meatballs.

Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, No. 246, 129 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, 678-399-8246

Breaking the World Record in Bow Tying
TIE THE KNOT

Breaking the World Record in Bow Tying

All the bow ties you’ve ever tied have been building up to... tonight. Apparently. See, a bow tie company is attempting a Guinness world record by knotting 200 bow ties in three minutes. You’ll go to a private club in Buckhead. Knot some knots. Drink some drinks and call it a Thursday. Weird. Great.

A Sale on Top of a Sale at Jack Spade
SALE SPIN

A Sale on Top of a Sale at Jack Spade

We know. You’ve got a lot on your plate this weekend. But make sure you stop by Jack Spade at some point, too. They’re taking an extra 25% off sale items like iPad sleeves, wallets and blue canvas messenger bags. Messenger bag. Spatula holster. Same thing.

May 23-27, Jack Spade, 1170 Howell Mill Rd, 404-815-1551

Saturday
Optimist. Party. Alabama Shakes Guy.
SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Optimist. Party. Alabama Shakes Guy.

A year ago, the Optimist opened. Your standard for oyster bars changed forever. And this Saturday, they’re throwing themselves a fish fry. Oh, and the keyboard player for the Alabama Shakes will be there. He’s going to play music for you while you eat fish. Smile. That’s wonderful news.

Monday
Here’s Your Memorial Day BBQ
SLAW AND ORDER

Here’s Your Memorial Day BBQ

You don’t require much on Memorial Day. Just five DJs spinning old-school songs, two whole hogs, tons of slaw and the freedom to BYOB. Related: the Bone Lick guys are arranging all that at Grant Park. There’s a good chance it’s your best option.

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