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What are you doing this weekend? July 24-27

Ice cream, zombies, and Scarlett O’Hara

After a brief, record-breaking cool spell, it’s supposed to be good and hot again this weekend. Chill out with ample amounts of ice cream, kick back at a soccer game (yes people, there is soccer post World Cup), or amp up the heat by dancing the day away.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
If you haven’t yet celebrated National Ice Cream Month, this Piedmont Park festival is a good a time as any to feast on frozen treats. There are also health and wellness activities planned to ease any lingering guilt. Saturday, 11 a.m. atlantaicecreamfestival.com

Gone with the Wind
Relive the most beloved film about Atlanta at one of the city’s historic icons. (By the way, did you know that a local historian fact-checked this film?) Saturday, 7 p.m. foxtheatre.org

Paula Poundstone
The wry comedian performs stand-up at Variety Playhouse. We can assure you that she will make reference to her many pet cats. Friday, 8 p.m. variety-playhouse.com

Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival
The sixth annual event at Morehouse College showcases drumming and dance from many traditions. Friday through Sunday. aaddf.org

Zombie Pub Crawl
Professional make-up artists will be on hand at Diesel to zombify you before you (slowly) make your way through stretch of Virginia-Highland bars. Saturday, 3 p.m. zombiecrawlatlanta.com

Atlanta Silverbacks
Our local pro soccer team takes on the Minnesota United FC at Silverbacks Park. You can count on some exciting action from supporters. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. atlantasilverbacksfc.com

Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra
As part of a new approach for the National Black Arts Festival, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will serve as a guest curator for the organization’s new music-themed “Spotlight Series.” His performance at Woodruff Arts Center is sure to be a highlight. Friday, 8 p.m. nbaf.org


 

David Perdue won the GOP runoff and plenty of people were surprised

Recapping election night predictions, commentary, and spin.

As polls were closing in Georgia yesterday, "everyone" was predicting that Jack Kingston, the longtime congressman, would edge out David Perdue, cousin of Sonny and former Dollar General CEO. Which goes to show, that the conventional wisdom only goes so far. A social media recap of one of the most suspense—and surprising—midterm runoff election results in recent memory:

 

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