Thursday, January 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tim's Monthly Cheese Course

Star Provisions, 1198 Howell Mill Rd. (Westside)

Class is in session, students. The curriculum for this week? All things cheese, led by none other than Tim "The Cheese-Man" Gaddis himself. He and his cohort, Star Provisions' meat and seafood manager Darrin McCowan, will lead their starry-eyed pupils along a lipsmacking journey pairing three classic cured hams with three of Tim's favorite cheeses du jour. We can only pray there will be homework, and lots of it.

Deal nearby: Cardamom Hill

Thursday, January 16, 7:15 p.m.
"Jardin des Tuileries: Time Travel"

Sifly Piazza at the High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St. (Midtown)

Calling all Francophiles: Atlanta's own French-language theatre company, Théâtre du Rêve, is partnering with the High for a unique performance inspired by the latest exhibition to make its way to the High: "The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden." Consider it an evening of culture and art that's certain to add that je ne sais quoi to your week.

Deal nearby: Villains Wicked Heroes

Thursday, January 16, 8 p.m. (Doors at 6:30)
The Shadowboxers with Little Tybee

Eddie's Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St. (Decatur)

Two of Atlanta's most talented cadres of musicians are coming together for one intimate, harmonious evening of serenading us with their songwriting chops. Full disclosure: we're still in full-tilt swoon mode from Little Tybee's "Boxcar Fair", so we'll never really turn down a chance to witness these folks onstage.

Deal nearby: Harbour House Pub

Saturday, January 18 & Sunday, January 19
The Beehive Biannual Warehouse Sale

The Beehive, 1250 Caroline St. C120 (Edgewood)

From upcycled clothing to soaps so fresh they have expiration dates, there are plenty of handmade wares at Beehive to add to your wardrobe/home/kitchen/earlobes. And this weekend, with their biannual sale, those goods (from over 50 area designers) are on super-duper-sale. Get in while the gettin' is good—these local wares will get snapped up in a jiffy.

Saturday, January 18, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Georgia Roots Music Festival

Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. (Midtown)

This day-long music festival pays tribute to Georgia's rich musical heritage, from bluegrass to gospel to good ol' Southern rock. Best of all? It's totally free.

Deal nearby: Piola Italian Restaurant

Saturday, January 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Homestead's Backyard Fruit Forest Class

Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave. (Clarkston)

Got dreams of transforming your backyard into a luscious, verdant forest of edible delights? Join the Homestead and conservation expert Robby Astrove for a how-to on cultivating fruits and berries in your very own home garden. You'll be gazing out your back porch at this vista in no time.

Deal nearby: Madras Bhavan

Saturday, January 18, 9 p.m.
Storytellers, Songwriters & Troubadors, Volume 3

Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. (Midtown)

This intimate series brings together a crew of talented songwriters to play their songs and talk to the audience about the stories behind the music: yarn-spinning and guitar-strumming, all rolled up into one cozy, homespun evening.

Deal nearby: Eclectic Bistro & Bar

Sunday, January 19, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Southern Craft Beer Competition Kick-Off Party

Monday Night Brewing, 670 Trabert Ave. (Westside)

How does one properly inaugurate a craft beer festival? Why, with brewery tours, homebrew demos, plentiful local beers and "copious amounts of swag," of course. Help Publik Draft House and the Monday Night boys kick things off in style for the Great Southern Craft Beer Competition with a Sunday afternoon of sipping, savoring, and hobnobbing (we believe that's called a "Sunday Funday" in a language that no one speaks).

Deal nearby: Little Azio

Sunday, January 19, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Record Swap

Aurora Coffee, 468 Moreland Ave. (Little Five Points)

New year. New week. New (to you) music? Bring it on. Pack up a crate or two (maximum) of your old LPs or 45s and head to Aurora to buy 'em, sell 'em, or swap 'em out for something even more awesome.

Deal nearby: Cafe 640