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JEZEBEL's Top Picks for Dad's Dayby By Sydney Carter | Jezebel magazine | June 13, 2011
For the Golfer: Night Golf Experience
Cruise with Dad to Chateau Elan (chateauelan.com) to experience the sport in the dark. On June 18, the Night Golf Tournament begins with cocktails at 8pm and at 9pm, it’s time to tee off for 8-holes of the Executive Par 3 Walking Course lit only by glow-in-the-dark golf balls, flagsticks and tiki torches. The $199 (plus tax) cost includes golfing and overnight accommodations for two. Call 678.425.0900 x41 to make reservations.
For the Music Man: Unplugged in the Park
Want to celebrate the man who loves the strum of a guitar, a little rock ’n’ roll or some homegrown bluegrass? Then take your Dad to Unplugged in the Park (99x.com) at Park Tavern on his special day to enjoy the American tunes of headliner David Mayfield Parade and special guests Rayland Baxter and Kelly McFarling. The free music blasts at 7pm. Ages 21 and up, but children are admitted if accompanied by an adult.
For the Foodie: Midsummer Music & Food Festival
Gourmet guys will want to spend June 18 at the Midsummer Music & Food Festival (midsummermusicfestival.com) at Candler Park. From noon to 11pm, music meets the decadent bevy of Atlanta’s favorite street food. If Dad has a hankering for Mexican, check out The Pickle, or if his sweet tooth is aching, sample the goods at Yum Yum Cupcake.
For the Culture Lover: Anatoly Tsiris and Richard Pratt
Unsure which day to celebrate your art-savvy dad? Then venture to the Alan Avery Art Company (alanaveryartcompany.com) June 16-17 or June 21-23 from 10am to 6pm, or June 18 from 11am to 5pm to check out the new works of Master wood turner Anatoly Tsiris and new minimalist paintings from Richard Pratt. Stop by to see the artistic sights in appreciation of Dad’s creative side.
For the Global Gourmand: Sake Sundays
Toast your globe-trotting dad with some sake before diving in to delectable and affordable sushi this Father’s Day. Genki Noodles and Sushi’s locations (genkiatl.com) in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Virginia Highland are all offering Sake Sundays, featuring $1 sushi nigiri, $3 rolls, $3 Genki draft beer, $3.50 sake bombs and $5 cold sake. Surprise Dad with an extra treat by choosing the Buckhead location, which offers live music starting at 6pm.