Thursday, June 5, 6 p.m.
Free fab'rik Charity Fashion Event

250 Spring St. NW (Midtown)

What happens when the powers of fashion and philanthropy combine? The most feel-good runway event this city has ever seen. Give back Atlanta's most charitable and empowering boutique with an evening of runways, cocktails, discounts and more. Tickets are available in advance here.

Deal nearby: Kat's Cafe

Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8
Shakespeare in the Park

The Promenade at Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr. NE (Midtown)

The great man said it himself: "All the world's a stage." Perhaps there's no greater testament to the truth of that statement than watching a performance of good ol' Willy Shakespeare under the firmament. It's a beloved tradition the whole world over, and Atlanta is no exception. In 2004, Georgia Shakespeare first performed Shakespeare's works in Piedmont Park. Originally limited to an audience of 900, the plays took place at the lake and quickly became quite the sensation. Nowadays the plays are performed at the newly opened Promenade – which offers ample seating for 2000 folks to sit, picnic and bask in the idyllic glory of history's most enduring plays performed under the stars.

Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8, 8 p.m.
Hours of the Darkest Night: the Atlanta Fringe Festival

7 Stages,1105 Euclid Ave. (Little 5 Points)

Did you grow up dependent on your night light, fearful of the monsters under your bed? This portion of the Atlanta Fringe Fest’s activities is a collaboration between a bevy of Atlanta’s best improvisers (Abby Joslin, The Chameleon Queen and Flight of Swallows among them) ad lib about things that go bump in the night.

Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th
The Return of an Atlantan Icon: First Look at the Newly Renovated Polaris

265 Peachtree St. (Downtown)

The long-standing icon on Atlanta's skyline is coming back – in a very big way. The newly renovated and recrafted Polaris is incorporating modern and local-loving tastes with its classic mid-century modern roots. The result? An epic destination nestled right in the heart of our city. This event's attendees will have a sneak-peek (and taste) before anyone else.

Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Forward Warrior

Wylie St. (Old Fourth Ward)

Forward Warrior is back and taking Cabbagetown by storm. This live painting performance has rallied twenty artists – including David Hale, Ashley Anderson and Marcy Starz – to paint the Wylie Street wall (between 97 Estoria and Esther Peachy Lefevre Park) with a large scale mural in a single day.

Deal nearby: Frutella

Saturday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Let The Good Times Roll: A Louisiana Crawfish Boil at Serpas

659 Auburn Ave. (Old Fourth Ward)

Strap on your bibs – Chef Scott Serpas is whipping up a heaping batch of our favorite little red arthropods, and they're inviting you to help eat 'em up (with the help of a little authentic Cajun tunes and some grown-up beverages, of course).

Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m.
Dinner Lab Atlanta

1200 Foster St. (Westside)

For one night New York's Chef Paras Shah (El Bulli & Momofuku) will grace Atlanta for our own edition of Dinner Lab, a culinary tour de force that gives the rising stars of the culinary world a chance to show their chops. Shah's full menu for the evening can be viewed at the event page. Non-membership tickets are $65.

Deal nearby: La Urbana

Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June Food Swap

1200 Foster St. (Westside)

Another month, another chance to swap out backyard tomatoes for homemade jam at the Atlanta Food Swap, the monthly event where homegrown, homemade and foraged goods are up for trade. Feeling stumped about what to bring? How about some homemade gin? Whatever you come up with, we'll be willing to consider swapping our lunchables for it. (Though we're not handing over our Squeeze-it for anything.)

Deal nearby: La Urbana