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Wednesday
Nov092011

the sound table

Whether it’s a cool autumn or warm summer evening—the sound table is inviting all year round for cocktails and dinner in the historic Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta.

Featuring an eclectic menu—from Belgian-style Frites and Artichokes ala Grecque—don’t miss the blood orange Tuna Ceviche or anchovy and Parmesan Grilled Romaine!

Thanks to alex, visual merchant midtown atlanta, for this submission.

Friday
Sep302011

international AIDS poster exhibit: atlanta

photo by: misocrazy What: Graphic Intervention: 25 years of International AIDS Posters
When: October 2, 2011 thru January 1, 2012
Where: Museum of Design, Atlanta

As a tool to educate society, graphic posters were drafted worldwide by government agencies, community activists, grassroots organizations and motivated citizens.

From rich and developed countries to poor and underdeveloped—these poster graphics express similar messages using vastly different approaches to aid local populations in the understanding of this highly complex subject.

Friday
Oct082010

pride festival weekend: atlanta

What: Atlanta Pride Parade 2010
When: Sunday, October 10, 1:00pm kickoff
Where
: Marta Civic Center Station to Piedmont Park via Peachtree Street

Now that your spirit’s stoked from Thursday’s Pride at the Hide kick-off party, check out the 40th Annual Pride Festival featuring 17 live performers on two stages and scores of market vendors.

Sunday, remember to set your alarm to arrive for the Parade by 10:30am if you’re a participant—no later than 1:00pm if you’re cheering from the sidelines.

On your way there, why not rev up your iPod to Jake’s mix tape made especially for the event.

Saturday
Oct022010

dali: the late work exhibit

What: Pride at the High Party
When: Thursday, October 7, 8:30-11:00 pm
Where
: The High Museum, Atlanta GA
Admission: $15 general and $5 member—each includes one drink ticket
Featuring: DJay McCracken

As we prep for Pride weekend in Hotlanta, join us to experience the Dali: The Late Work exhibit this Thursday evening at the High Museum. The exhibit will be open thru January 9th but we’ll be starting the weekend off right by sipping the cocktail du nuit, Dali-tini’s of course, and kicking back in lounge areas featuring CB2 furniture.

Warhol, Monroe, and Alice Cooper all attested to Dali’s art and personality being larger then life which catapulted him to celebrity status. Attire is as you are—or as your favorite celebrity to enter a celebrity look-alike contest—and don’t miss the surreal photo booth!

Follow us at twitter.com/CB2midtown and get rewarded—hint hint.

terms and conditions. This offer is valid October 1 through October 7, 2010 for two free tickets to the “Pride at the High” Party and “Dali: The Late Work” Exhibition at the High Museum of Art. Tickets are valid only October 7, 2010. To claim tickets, you must say secret word, in person only at the CB2 Midtown store located at 1080 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. No purchase necessary. Subject to availability. Limit one pair of tickets per person. Open only to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Cannot be redeemed for cash or the purchase of CB2 gift cards. By accepting tickets, you agree to release CB2, as well as its agents, from all liability for any injuries, death, loss, or damage of any kind arising from acceptance and use or misuse of the tickets. CB2 is not responsible for the nature or quality of products or services provided by the High Museum of Art.

Thanks to jake, midtown atlanta store manager, for this submission.

Friday
Aug132010

our neighborhoods: midtown atlanta

photo courtesy of: Nolenpics

Railroads have played a tremendous role in the life of Atlanta—even its name was shortened from “Atlantica-Pacifica” since just before the Civil War when rails created a link to both oceans. Growth came to the area once it became a major hub, which also made it a strategic target during the war.

photo courtesy of: kevindooleySince Atlanta played such a key role in the Civil War, it was a central character and host to the 1939 premiere of ‘Gone with the Wind’, based on Margaret Mitchell’s Pullitzer Prize winning novel. Held at Lowe’s Grand Theatre, since demolished, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel attended with producer David O. Selznick.

In 1868 the city became Georgia’s 5th state capital and to promote it as the “New South”—based on a less agricultural economy—The Georgia Institute of Technology was created in 1885 and later, builder of the first supersonic aircarft, the Bell Aircraft Company opened a factory in Marietta.

photo courtesy of: medium as museIn the 60s, the Civil Rights Movement was mainly organized within the Atlanta headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—led primarily by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and local college students.

In 1996, Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics and today Centennial Olympic Park features concerts and festivals—and the world’s largest Olympic Ring fountain.

Today Atlanta’s the world headquarters for Delta Airlines, AT&T Mobility, Home Depot, UPS, the CDC—moved from New York in 1942 in response to widespread malaria cases in the Southeast—and it’s the birthplace of Coca-Cola and Turner Broadcasting which includes CNN and the Cartoon Network.

While the greater area of Atlanta is home to three Fortune 100 companies, Midtown is the place for arts in the city. Within this 4-square-mile area, it’s home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, and the High Museum of Art.