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Fay Gold

760 Tenth Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318

404-625-9094

Gold closed her gallery in 2009 but returned this summer with a new space in the Westside Cultural Arts Center, the exterior of which showcases a commissioned mural by HENSE and the 3,000-square-foot interior of which carries a mix of established and emerging talents.

Website: http://faygoldgallery.com

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Georgia Ensemble Theatre

950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA, 30075

770-641-1260

After more than twenty seasons, Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) seems to have found the sweet spot between old and new.

Website: http://get.org

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Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA, 30602

706-542-4662

As the official state museum of art, the Georgia Museum houses a notable permanent collection and hosts significant exhibitions.

Website: http://georgiamuseum.org/

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Georgia Shakespeare

4484 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30319

404-504-1473

Even in the toughest economic times, Georgia Shakespeare has never sacrificed artistic credibility. But this year, the company tried a summer without Shakespeare—and it didn’t play very well. People complained. The theater listened.

Website: http://gashakespeare.org

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Historic Fourth Ward Park

680 Dallas Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

404-590-7275

This BeltLine-adjacent park is more than a greenspace with pathways and an outdoor theater; it’s a linchpin in the Old Fourth Ward’s revitalization.

Website: http://h4wpc.com/

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Historic Fourth Ward Park

665 North Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-590-7275

The latest in equipment offers kids hours of entertainment, and the compact layout makes it easy for parents to keep a watchful eye.

Website: http://www.h4wpc.com/

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Holeman and Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA, 30319

404-948-1175

There is, of course, that famous burger, served at 10 p.m. and at Sunday brunch. But at its essence, Holeman and Finch exists to serve you pork.

Website: http://holeman-finch.com/

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Holeman and Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-948-1175

There is, of course, that famous burger. But Holeman and Finch exists to serve you pork, be it cured, twirled into pasta, or served on the side as bacon. If it isn’t packed, the talented bartenders will devise a libation to your taste.

Website: http://holeman-finch.com

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Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-865-7100

With its splashy new interactive exhibits, sold-out lectures, traveling shows, and presidential artifacts such as the Nobel Prize, this museum is a local treasure.

Website: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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Johnny’s Hideaway

3771 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30342

404-233-8026

This thirty-two-year old spot promises an unforgettable night out of drinks, dancing, and the best people-watching in town.

Website: http://johnnyshideaway.com/

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Karaoke Melody

5979 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, 30340

770-986-8881

Karaoke Melody, with two locations on Buford Highway, features individual rooms small enough for duets or large enough for a dozen.

Website: http://www.karaokemelody.com/

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Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-378-3502

Before slurping through a platter of oysters on ice, order a cocktail from an ace team of bartenders.

Website: http://cargocollective.com/kimballhouse

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Krog Bar

112 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-524-1618

Kevin Rathbun’s wine-and-tapas bar promotes communal interaction rather than date-night tête-à-tête. The space is minuscule, and strangers start conversations over finger food such as duck prosciutto tramezzini and cured meats.

Website: http://krogbar.com

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Legoland Discovery Center

3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326

404-848-9452

Phipps Plaza is home to this indoor playground, a creative 35,000-square-foot space—one of only three so far in the U.S.

Website: http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/default-locations.aspx

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Living Walls: The City Speaks

Boulevard at Memorial Drive*, Atlanta, GA, 30312

Monica Campana presided over this city-as-gallery concept, bringing artists from around the world to create their art throughout Atlanta.

Website: http://livingwallsconference.com

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Mother

447 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-524-4605

While the top floor of this two-story renovated brownstone in the Old Fourth Ward serves mostly as a dance club, the dim bar below draws its own crowd for righteous pub grub and easygoing cocktails.

Website: http://mother447.wordpress.com/

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Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-979-6455

With its March 2011 move to Midtown, MODA upped its game to create a twenty-first-century venue—as much social hub as design nexus.

Website: http://www.museumofdesign.org/

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