5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 19-25

Ice cream in the park, tennis for a good cause, and lots of laughs
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The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival takes place this Saturday at Piedmont Park.

Photograph by AbElena/via Getty Images

Atlanta Comedy Arts Festival
Where: Java Monkey, Atlanta Comedy Theater, My Sister’s Room, Cosmopolitan Live, and Aurora Theatre
When: July 20 through 24
Cost: Varies
Details: Race between venues and embrace Atlanta’s vibrant comedy scene while top comics deliver four days of funny bone euphoria. (And a few of these acts will be filmed, so your laughs could end up on TV.)

Pancakes and Booze Art Show
Where: Georgia Freight Depot
When: July 21, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: $15 in advance (allows you to skip GA line); $10 cash at door
Details: The traveling underground art show features work from more than 100 artists, live body painting, live music—oh, and lots and lots of pancakes from South Carolina-based Rosella Baked Goods.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
Where: Piedmont Park
When: July 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Did you miss National Ice Cream Day last week? Never fear—you can chill out with plenty of frozen treats at this seventh-annual festival in Piedmont Park. The day begins with a cancer benefit walk and continues with free health screenings, yoga classes, and ice cream trucks galore.

Serving For Equality
Where: Sharon Lester Tennis Center
When: July 22, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $60 for players; $25 for spectators
Details: Grab your doubles tennis partner and make a racket at the second annual social game benefiting the Human Rights Campaign Atlanta. King of Pops and Shane’s Rib Shack will serve the food while the players serve the action. There will also be a silent auction and a DJ.

Buxton Hall Barbecue at Eat Me Speak Me
Where: SOS Tiki Bar
When: July 23, 5 p.m. until food runs out
Cost: Varies
Details: Elliott Moss, the James Beard Award-winning pitmaster behind Asheville’s Buxton Hall is traveling to Decatur for a one-night-only collaboration with Eat Me Speak Me’s Jarrett Stieber. To pair with their dishes, which remain surprises, Creature Comforts is tapping an experimental American Black Ale—one of only eight kegs brewed.

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