5 things to do: ARTOSA - September 01 2017

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Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival 2017

Georgia International Horse Park - 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway Conyers, GA 30013 $20-$30. Noon.

If the rest of the lineup of Labor Day weekend events is looking a bit drab to you, an afternoon of flavor-packed foods and pulsating music at the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival is likely just what you need. One of the largest Caribbean-themed food festivals in the country, the event is studded with live performances of reggae, dancehall and soca music by artists such as Inner Circle and Barrington Levy. In addition to the plethora of food vendors and classic games, there will also be a cook-off competition to crown the next Atlanta Jerk Fest Champion Chef.

Labor Day cider and lobster

Urban Tree Cidery - 1465 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, Georgia 30318 1 p.m.

Cousins Maine Lobster Truck rolls up to Urban Tree for outdoor pre-labor Day festivities. Sip any and all of Urban Tree’s eight house ciders while playing cornhole and board games and biting into Cousins’ lobster dishes.


Art Cafe Ethiopian Kitchen - 264 Peters St. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30313 $35-$50. 6 p.m.

Curated and organized by Taste of Soul Atlanta, ARTOSA is an exhibition featuring international “rock star” contemporary artists. Varying in themes, mediums and methods, the artwork showcased will highlight a wide range of cultures and expressions. There will be live music, as well as free wine and cocktails, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists.

Dita Von Teese’s “The Art of the Teese” burlesque revue

The Tabernacle - 152 Luckie St. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 $34-$148. 7:30 p.m.

Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese will be bringing her variety show to the Tabernacle for a night of glamor and seduction. Von Teese will present a new twist on her famous martini glass act and will be accompanied onstage by many big names in burlesque, including Violet Chachki and Ginger Valentine.

The Official House In The Park 13 Afterparty ft. DJ Kemit and Timmy Regisford

Studio No. 7 - 393 Marietta St. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30313 Free-$15. 10 p.m.