Four Seasons Atlanta celebrates Father’s Day with brunch fit for a king
PLUS: The Color Purple becomes a musical, bask in the summer sunset at Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions Free Concert Series, and more
Celebrate Dad this weekend at Father’s Day Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel. Brunch will offer a feast fit for a king on Sunday morning with an extravagant buffet. Alaskan king crab, caviar, fresh oysters, bacon, applewood smoked bacon, sausage links and more. The guys at Four Seasons are whipping out the Big Green Egg and even offering Dads a chance to win a Big Green Egg of their own in a giveaway. Get fancy for Father’s Day (leave the cargo shorts and grass stained shoes at home, please)! $50-$95.10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sun., June 17. Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 14th St. N.E. www.fourseasons.com. 404-881-9898.
Kick off the weekend at DopeFlix, which provides black female filmmakers the opportunity to present their works to audiences in the city. There will be an opportunity after the film viewings for questions from the audience. Watch, listen, drink, and network with the women of Atlanta’s film scene. And wear your dopest summer barbeque attire- because it’s the BBQ Edition! This is an 18+ event. $17.89-$33.72. 7:30-11 p.m. Fri., June 15. TILA Studios, 2835 Church St. www.tilastudios.com.
Dance into the weekend with Fernbank’s Salsa Night. Salsambo Dance Lessons and Entertainment is taking over with sassy Latin rhythms, a special guest DJ and professional dancers to help you find your inner spice. $15 cash only. 7 p.m. Fri., June 15. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., 770-899-2166. www.fernbankmuseum.org.
Support up-and-coming artists at Eddie Owen Presents: Preston James with Special Guest Tyler Goforth Band. Rising Nashville artist Preston James (The Voice, American Idol) has been killing it at venues across the south. Catch him Friday night at Red Clay Music Foundry. The Tyler Goforth Band will join him as special guests for a great night of live music. $12-$16. 7 p.m. (doors) Fri., June 16. Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St, Duluth. http://eddieowenpresents.com/
Join Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia curator Allison Glenn as she announces picks for metro Atlanta’s top three working artists. Plus, there’s a party after that she’s attending at the WAP BASH Announcement Party. Drinks, music, dancing and art! Can’t ask for a better Friday night. Free-$8. 7-9 p.m. Fri., June 15. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St. N.W. www.mocaga.org. 404-367-8700.
It’s almost time for the summer solstice! Red Light Cafe lights up the evening with Illicitly Illuminated: A Burlesque Celebration of Light & Solstice on Friday night. All performances incorporate light in some way or another, so prep yourself for an evening of black lights, LEDs, maybe even some pyro. Burlesque dancers from across the Southeast will be performing, representing The Candybox Revue, Mayhem Femmes, Salome Cabaret, Bear It All, Roxie Roz, Big Mammas House of Burlesque, Cheeky Belles, and The Atlanta School of Burlesque. Additionally, Oodles of Troodles is making her debut as mistress of ceremonies. 21+. $20-$25. 8 p.m. (doors) Fri., June 15. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E. www.redlightcafe.com. 404-874-7828.
Round up the kiddos, this Saturday is Lift Up Atlanta’s 2018 Summer Fun Festival. There will be a petting zoo, a magic show, live entertainment and a kids’ fun zone for your tots to run out all their energy. While the kids tire themselves out, parents can shop around at the various vendor stations. A day of shopping and the kids are in bed early? Sounds like a parent win. $5-$16. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., June 16. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway. www.gwinnettcountyfair.com. 770-963-6522.
Alice Walker’s 1982 novel The Color Purple is brought to life through song this weekend. Directed by David Kote and starring LaTrice Pace, Jasmyne Hinson and Kevin Harry, bring the classic book, a powerful story of love and resilience, to the stage at Actor’s Express Theatre Company. $21-$38. 8 p.m. Sat., June 16. Actor’s Express Theatre Company, 887 West Marietta St. N.W. www.actors-express.com. 470-607-7469. ''
Join Tommy Curry at A Capella Books as he discusses his book Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood. Curry’s thought-provoking book challenges the existing accounts of black men and boys and encourages readers to discuss. He argues that black men struggle with death, suicide, abuse, and rape, and that their genred existence deserves further study and theorization. Free. 3 p.m. Sun., June 17. Auburn Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., www.acappellabooks.com/pages/events/317/tommy-curry-man-not-race-class-genre-and-the. 404-681-5128.
It’s time for Laughing Skull Lounge’s Best of Atlanta Comedy at the Red Light Cafe! Every third Sunday of each month is dedicated to ten of Atlanta’s top comedians, as well as the occasional celebrity drop-in. Stick around for After Mic, where comedians test out new material on the audience. End your weekend with a laugh. $10-$15. 6:30 p.m. (doors). Sun., June 17. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E. www.redlightcafe.com. 404-874-7828.
Bask in the summer sunset at the BeltLine and enjoy Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions Free Concert Series on Sunday night. The alternative concert series is perfect for any music-lovin’ dad who wants to end Father’s Day on a high note. This Sunday’s artist is Philly-native Little Stranger, who provide a blend of alternative and hip-hop tunes. I’ve read that the duo once threw philly cheesesteaks into the audience, which in itself would be a spectacle to behold... 21+ event. Free. 7 p.m. Sun., June 17. Park Tavern, 500 10th St., www.parktavern.com. 404-249-0001.''