Things to do for September 11, 2014

The Weekender

A Spelling Bee and a Meatball Fest in the Same Weekend

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Thursday
A Spelling Bee Where You Drink
SECRET LIFE OF BEES

A Spelling Bee Where You Drink

It was only a matter of time after that Jason Bateman movie came out and you damn well knew it. Adult spelling bee. Tonight. Studio No. 7. It’s traditional rules and the winner gets a $25 bar tab. And to think you were about to settle for a lifetime of glory.

Friday
Do Not Pay for Coffee Tomorrow Morning
COFF’ DROP

Do Not Pay for Coffee Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning, when you’re out doing whatever it is you do, stop by Ink & Elm’s front patio for a to-go cup of Intelligentsia coffee. Just don’t give anyone any money for it. This seems like a good time to mention that it’s free.

Everyone Will Be in Pajamas at This Bar
’JAMA SESSION

Everyone Will Be in Pajamas at This Bar

Other Friday nights, you:
—Grab a nightcap.
—Go home.
—Get into your pajamas.
This Friday night, you:
—Get into your pajamas.
—Grab a nightcap at Three Sheets because they’re having a best-pajamas contest.
—Go home and just climb into bed because you’re already good.

Saturday
Know Anyone Who Likes Chocolate?
CHOC PARTY

Know Anyone Who Likes Chocolate?

This just in: your date likes chocolate. So go to the Atlanta Botanical Garden this weekend. Chefs will be there making chocolate everything like sorbet from Honeysuckle and smoked s’mores macaroons from the Pig & the Pearl. Calm down, the botanicals aren’t going anywhere.

Sunday
The City’s First Meatball Festival
MEATBALL MARKET

The City’s First Meatball Festival

If you think spaghetti is a vehicle for meatballs...
If you’re not opposed to drinking limoncello while a classic country band plays...
If you want to judge restaurants like Timone’s, Saltyard and St. Cecilia on their meatball-making skills...
Well, you’re simply at the Atlanta Meatball Festival. You enjoyed that drama, though.

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