Thursday, October 6, 2011
The 5th Semi-Annual Rev Fest will be a daylong alfresco music and arts extravaganza, meanwhile the Smyrna Beer Fest at Atkins Park Tavern will now take place on Oct. 29.
It’s common knowledge that fall and spring are the prime outdoor seasons here in Smyrna-Vinings, which is why Rev Coffee schedules its semi-annual Rev Fests during those auspicious and pleasant months. The Rev Fall Fest on Saturday will be a daylong alfresco music and arts extravaganza featuring the talents of local artists and musicians. The mission to intermix musicians, artists, locals, and businesses in the community is a driving force behind the festivities. Rev owner Nick Bimmerle, told Patch, “Our hope is to provide a venue for local artists to display their talents and passions while at the same time inviting the community to observe and enjoy in a comfortable and entertaining environment.” The free festivities and music will crank…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday's weather looks to be near perfect, and from great food to good music, there's plenty to enjoy in Smyrna-Vinings.
Not to be confused with “wasabi,” the horseradishy hot condiment commonly served with sushi and not for the faint of taste buds, Wabi Sabi is an emerging performance series by the Atlanta Ballet. Choreographed by emerging young artists, the innovative Wabi Sabi performs at beautiful outdoor venues, such as Atlanta Botanical Garden, to “bring art to the people.” How can dining out at the luscious South City Kitchen help further their mission, you may ask? On Wednesday night, South City Kitchen Vinings will host a special “Dine Out for Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi” evening during which they donate 20 percent of your check to help support this unique project. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., waltz into SCKV for your favorite fried green tomatoes, she-…
Monday, September 12, 2011
If you don't have plans tonight, don't worry because Smyrna-Vinings Patch has plenty of suggestions for you.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
It’s Monday night, what are you going to do? Well, if you haven’t decided, there’s plenty of options. The Vinings Village Civic Club, which recently donated a lovely antique, standing full length mirror to the Pace House, is conducting its first fall meeting at Teasley Elementary School. All residents are invited to the 6:30 p.m. gathering. Not far away at Rev Coffee, The Smyrna Academy of Excellence will hold another informational meeting tonight from 6-7 p.m. Come listen and ask questions about this new Smyrna charter school that is set to open in July 2013. If exercise is in your thing, why not pedal on down the Silver Comet Trail on your bike? Every Monday night, our friendly neighborhood shop Smyrna Bicycles leads a group ride …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Community parents and citizens met on Monday evening to discuss plans for a new charter school in Smyrna.
About 30 community members and parents attended an informational meeting held by the Smyrna Academy of Excellence. Board members discussed plans for the charter school construction, while parents voiced questions and concerns about the school and its curriculum. According to the website, The Smyrna Academy of Excellence strives to be “a national model for what is possible in public education.” The kindergarten through 12th grade charter school employs several unique strategies to meet this aim including a year-round 200-day calendar, an embedded foreign language program and a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum.
Monday, August 8, 2011
A quick glance at local news tidbits around the Smyrna-Vinings area.
It’s another hot one out there today folks, so let’s keep it cool with some Smyrna-Vinings news you can use. We’ll start with an update that tonight’s Smyrna Planning and Zoning Board meeting has been canceled. The good news is that will give you time to attend Monday's informational meeting about a new Smyrna charter school that’s in the early planning stages. The meeting will take place at Rev Coffee from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited. According to the website, The Smyrna Academy of Excellence strives to be “a national model for what is possible in public education.” The kindergarten through 12th grade charter school employs several unique strategies to meet this aim including a year-round 200-day calendar, an embedded …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
With no heat relief in sight, escape indoors with these frugal ways to chill out.
Escape into the energizing, chill air of Cumberland Mall for a brief respite from Death Valley-caliber heat. Doesn’t everyone like to window shop? Whether you’re there for back-to-school shopping, wishful thinking, or socializing, Cumberland Mall is happening. Plenty of great stores await, Starbucks beckons with a frosty Frappuccino, and the Food Court hosts a bevy of tempting spots. Airy, bright, and cool, this is a great place to kill a few hours of an overheated afternoon. The mall is also holding a Wild West Sweepstakes for a chance to win a dude ranch! Taking an (easy) western trivia quiz will enter you into the contest for a chance to win a 7-day vacation for four at the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Ariz., plus a $1,000 Shop Etc. …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The entertainment options in our friendly Patch run the gamut this weekend and beyond.
REV’D UP Comedy Jam has snowballed into a raucous laugh riot, an eventful evening of veritable comedy Olympics. This go-round, the Comedy Jam happens on Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at REV Coffee. The competition will help benefit an amazing organization called CURE Childhood Cancer, which works to help children who have cancer, their families and loved ones through the various hardships they endure. At the REV’d Up Comedy Jam, the audience gets to judge the local funnymen and women hamming it up and competing for cash prizes. Comedy is guaranteed to be clean, but this is an adult-only show. Cast your vote for your favorite comedian and make a difference at the same time. Hosted by Derrick Tennant of Left Arm Comedy, this …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Provided you can make it through the workday, there's plenty of good reasons to kick back and celebrate making it through the midpoint of the week.
Don’t let mid-week blues get you down. Check out these musical events in our Patch that are sure to give you something to sing about. In light of a particularly wet summer, Canoe has extended its “Song of the South” concert series into July. Tonight’s outdoor performance by Sam Thacker will be the last of the summer concert series. Sip signature cocktails and local beer while munching on offerings from Canoe’s “River Snacks” menu while you enjoy the tunes. You can catch the music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There are not one, not two, but three open mic nights in our Patch tonight. Twisted Taco is hosting an open mic night as part of its monthly family night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids can enjoy rides on the Twisted Taco inflatable bull in …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Smyrna's cool java house plays host to an open mic night every Wednesday.
Rev Coffee does its part to promote local music in Smyrna with its weekly Open Mic Night. Eight people performed at Wednesday’s offering with diverse acts ranging from a blues guitarist, a folk singer from Denmark, a punk/ska duo and a spoken-word poet. Kerry Wentworth organizes and performs at Rev Coffee’s Open Mic Night. The rules are simple, she explained. Participants are generally allowed to perform two songs or poems; three if there are few performers scheduled. Performers are only allowed to showcase original work. Covers aren’t allowed. Rev Coffee has been hosting an Open Mic Night for the past four years, but the original song rule is a recent change that has led some performers to explore their creativity. “We had a little static…
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tonight's Terrapin Beer Dinner at Meehan's and Ike Stubblefield joining the Lefty Williams Band jam at Bella's jump start get-out-of-the-house-at-night week.
The weekend is over, but the fun doesn’t have to end Monday. Keep the weekend spirit alive with events throughout Smyrna and Vinings in the first half of the work week. Monday Meehan’s Public House is serving up a Terrapin Beer Dinner. The dinner includes four courses and an amus bouche all paired with a craft beer. This dinner’s theme was chosen by popular vote last month. “Last month we had an IPA Social,” said Brandon Holte, executive chef at Meehan’s. “There were five beers that were represented. So we did a social. There were apps passed with each course. All the people who attended voted on whichever beer they liked the best. Whichever won got a beer dinner this month. And that was Terrapin Hospecutioner.” The main course will be …