Thursday, Feb. 28
Coffee 101 for Team Hidi
Batdorf & Bronson, 1530 Carroll Dr. (Westside)
From burlap sack of beans to cast-iron drum roasting (and, yes, tasting the final product), you'll get the full coffee experience from B&B's coffee connoisseurs. You'll also benefit a noble cause, Team Hidi. Hot coffee, warm-fuzzies.
Nearby deal: West & Mill Bistro
Friday., Mar. 1, 9 p.m.
Wrestling With Pop Culture's 2nd Anniversary Party
Famous Pub, 2947 N. Druid Hills Rd. (Druid Hills)
Sure, you might normally consider wrasslin' among your list of options for Friday night outings. But Mr. Hogan has nothing on the Undead Luchador, Quozzy Quozzbourne or Dragula, to name a few. Celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite pop culture blogs in ATL with the Silver Scream Spook Show, heavy metal covers of Lady Gaga, and... well, do you really need any more reasons to attend this throwdown? Didn't think so.
Nearby deal: Chris's Pizza House
Friday, Mar. 1, 7 p.m.
Chairish The Future Gala & Auction
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
Local artists and design firms have been tasked with creating pieces of art from household furniture, and the results are up for grabs in this charity auction benefitting the Furniture Bank of Atlanta. They will almost certainly be more impressive than the questionable results of your mangling of an Ikea creation.
Nearby deal: Malaya Restaurant
Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Taste & Brews Festival
Atlanta Food Truck Park, 1850 Howell Mill Rd. (Westside)
Tacos, smoked meats and Indian street snacks: just a sampling of the goods up for grabs at this food truck fete. Wash 'em down with a taste (or several) of one of the many beer and wine offerings, which also serve the dual purpose of lubricating your dance moves for the live music from Acoustic Showdown.
Saturday, Mar. 2, 9:30 p.m.
Cardboard*Con Costume Contest
Trader Vic's, 255 Courtland St. (Downtown)
And you thought Dragon*Con was the only chance to see awesome costumes parading through Downtown? Pshaw. Show up to Trader Vic's on Saturday night, and you'll see some seriously cool costumery—all made from cardboard.
Nearby deal: NaanStop
Sunday, Mar. 3, 5 p.m.
Book In A Can
Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle (Emory)
Tuna, SPAM and unicorn meat: not the only things that come in cans. Bookworms, book art enthusiasts and connoisseurs of the curious will gather at Emory's Woodruff Library to witness the opening of an excerpt of John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" sealed inside a 3-inch can and bound between two iron covers. The "Gypsy Wagon Artist's Bookmobile" will also be in attendance.
Nearby deal: Purple Corkscrew