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This Week in Atlantaby Lindsay Salzberg | Jezebel magazine | June 7, 2011
On Friday, June 10, enjoy some laughs with comedian Chelsea Handler at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Known for rocking the television, literary and stand-up worlds with her outrageous brand of comedy, she is at it again with her 2011 comedy tour—Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me. Brad Wollack, Josh Wolf and Heather McDonald, friends and regulars on her hit show, Chelsea Lately, will join Handler on the stand-up tour. You never know what is coming next with Chelsea, so be prepared for a wild ride.
If comedy is not your forte, then join other young Atlantans at COOL Fridays at Whiskey Park-W Hotel Midtown. Whiskey Park turns into Midtown’s most luxurious catwalk week after week for fashion-forward partygoers. Sip cocktails with friends and dance the night away with the rotating cast of DJs spinning indie rock, pop, and house remixes. Reservations available. 404.724.2560
On Saturday, June 11, spend the day shopping around the Atlanta Indie Market in Historic Downtown Decatur. An indoor and outdoor shopping experience, the market features products from more than 100 different vendors. Everything from vintage fashion to jewelry to visual art will be displayed. Relax and enjoy an assortment of locally grown food and listen to the live music of local indie musicians. atlantaindiemarket.com
Support the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta on Tuesday, June 14, as its Young Professionals Group, Club Blue, hosts its Blue Jean Gala at SweetWater Brewing Company. It all begins at 6:30PM. Drink in the SweetWater’s flavorful bevies and taste tapas from Bhojanic Restaurant, all while listening to a concert by Wesley Cook. Also enjoy a brewery tour, free beer tasting and a souvenir glass from the company while supporting a great cause. bgcma.org/club_blue
All weekend long, check out the Coca-Cola Film Festival at the Fox Theatre. Catch a flick on the biggest screen in Atlanta beginning Thursday, June 9, with The Social Network and continuing with recent box office hits and classics, such as To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition to the evening viewings, guests are invited to partake in a wine tasting. foxtheatre.org