Monday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Beer and Comedy Night
Sweetwater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive (Buckhead)
The best, nay, only way to alleviate the back-to-work blues after a luxuriously long weekend? Beer and comedy. Luckily, Sweetwater is happy to oblige with its every-other-Monday comedy night. Kick back, try that new Hefeweizen (it's really good!) and enjoy a good ol' belly laugh.
Deal nearby: Eclipse di Luna
Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m.
The Spindle Presents: Bike Night at Top Flr
Top Flr, 674 Myrtle St. (Midtown)
A shiny new bike rack at a bar? A cause for celebration, if the Spindle has anything to do with it. The urban cycling apparel designers are hosting their very first event to christen Top Flr's new bike rack with Terrapin specials, a live DJ and discounted tabs for bikers.
Deal nearby: Honey Bubble
Wednesday, July 10, 9 p.m.
Write Club Atlanta, Chapter 26: 'Merica, Jerks!
Highland Inn, 644 North Highland Ave. (Poncey-Highland)
Write Club's monthly brain-battle is upon us again, this time pitting its challengers against one another under the themes of guts vs. glory, pain vs. gain and live vs. die… and six talented, brave writers vs. each other in Write Club's monthly throwdown of words and sentences.
Deal nearby: Java Vino
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"Head Space" — Atlanta Printmakers Studio Emerging Artist Residency Exhibition
Atlanta Printmakers Studio, 675 Metropolitan Parkway (West End)
The emerging artists-in-residency at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio have spent the past six months creating new work. Now, in the culmination of the residency, the public gets a chance to see what Ann Stewart, Jason Kofke and Patrick Di Rito have been up to (and, if you stick around for the 8 p.m. artists' talk, hear a little backstory on the prints too).
Deal nearby: The Mustard Seed BBQ
Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wild on the Rocks: Reptiles and 'Ritas
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. (Grant Park)
Did you know Aldabra tortoises are not only the world's second-largest tortoise species, they also make for excellent drinking buddies? Well, you won't exactly be sharing your 'rita with these guys, but you can enjoy an up-close and personal encounter with them at Zoo Atlanta's monthly evening of cocktails, live music and wildlife. (Note to self: next month's edition involves otters!)
Deal nearby: H. Harper Station