Wondering how to whimsically fill a Wednesday night? Be whisked away on a “Flight Night" at in Vinings Jubilee. The luscious wines of Napa Valley are featured on Wednesday nights throughout the month of May. Inquisitive wine aficionados are able to learn more and satisfy their curiosity about a certain region. From 5:30-10 p.m. guests may sample each wine in a flight and a paired tapas plate for $18, but wines and tapas may also be purchased individually. 2009 Decoy Sauvignon Blanc paired with tuna carpaccio with capers, lemon and extra virgin olive oil, 2009 Ramspeck Cabernet paired with grilled pizza with arugula and shaved prosciutto, and 2007 The Real McCoy Cabernet paired with grilled flat iron steak with gaufrette potatoes and Vidalia jus. For more information about flight night or to make a reservation, call SOHO at 770-801-0069.
The weather will be lovely, so continue this sophisticated evening with a visit down the road to , to enjoy al fresco music on the patio during the Song of The South music series. From 7 to 10 tonight, charming local musician Sam Thacker will entertain in his excellent “Bruce Springsteen meets John Mayer” vein. Small, delicious plates from the “River Snacks” menu are excellent accompaniments to the signature cocktails, local beers and wines by the glass.
Swing by the Market Village from 2 to 5 on Saturday afternoon for a little sipping and strolling with the 6th Annual Smyrna Wine Stroll. Sponsored by , $35 per person allows you to sashay through the picturesque downtown area, sipping a variety of wonderful wines and perusing the wares of local merchant. On hand to roll out their tastiest tidbits for noshing are , , and . Wine tasting, nibbling great food samples, and unique shopping, all in a terrific outdoor setting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to and tickets are available online here.
Get Rambunctious in the House: You may associate punishment with this infraction, but the South Cobb Arts Alliance encourages you to bring it on! Energetic musicians Kerry Ayres & Rambunctious promise to rock the house – Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, that is – on Saturday. This free concert kicks off the summer long 2011 Candlelight Concert Series as the grand finale of the 6th annual Mableton Community Day. The Rambunctious ones will pull out all the stops with raucous classic rock and oldies everyone knows and loves, demonstrating their true “party band” reputation. The gate opens at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8. Admission is free in the general seating area and tables near the stage may be purchased for $50. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy the concert under the stars. Sorry, no lawn chairs are allowed. Call the Mable House Arts Center at 770-819-3285 to reserve a table.
Dahling, if you’re partial to a bit of culture, may we suggest checking out this weekend for an art opening worthy of the Big A. Critically acclaimed Ukrainian artist Dmitri Danish will be presenting the largest body of his stunning cityscape oil paintings and a retrospective of his Limited Edition Giclees (fine art digital prints) on Saturday night from 6 to 9 and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Rub elbows with other art lovers and meet the talented artist. “Our One-man shows at Vinings Gallery are always very exciting and filled with lots of energy,” said art consultant Micky Handler of Vinings Gallery. Mr. Danish “will be in attendance and is anxious to reconnect with his collectors and meet new Vinings Gallery friends,” Handler said. Guests are also invited to enjoy wine and sampling a variety of hors d’oeuvres.