Thursday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.
Flannery O'Connor Portrait Zine Release Party
Mint Gallery, 636 N. Highland Ave. NE (Poncey Highlands)
In tandem with this weekend's Atlanta Zine Fest, it's a zine release and celebration of Georgia's own literary heavyweight: Flannery O'Connor. Dust off your peacock feathers and gather 'round for an evening of O'Connor-inspired readings and artwork at MINT gallery.
Deal nearby: Java Vino
Friday, June 13th, 8p.m.
I Hope Something Good Happens: Release Party
1390 McLendon Ave. NE (Chandler Park)
Local writer and Letters Festival Executive Director Scott Daughtridge will be celebrating the release of this chapbook, I Hope Something Good Happens, from Lame House Press. Joining the jubilee will be Brandi Wells, Adam Robinson, and Ajay Vishwanathan. Trust us, the literati know how to throw a party, folks.
Deal nearby: Inman Perk
Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Alternative Atlanta Warehouse Sale
1650 Indian Brook Way, Bldg 200 (Norcross)
This event may be a bit off the beaten path, but it's well worth the trip. Alternative Apparel is opening their warehouse doors to everyone in the A for a one day sale of all of their goods. Duds for ladies, gents and the kiddos alike. Even better – a portion of the proceeds go to the Atlanta Beltline.
Deal nearby: Little Azio (Norcross)
Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
Root City Market's Summer Pop-Up
642 Northside Dr. NW (Westside)
This celebration of Atlanta-borne handmade goods will sport everything from art, jewelry, gifts and more. Attendees can peruse goods from over 25 different southern vendors including So Worth Loving, Oakleaf and Acorn and re:loom. To sweeten the deal: chow down on some Atomic Ice Cream Sandwiches or Malvi Marshmallows. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Deal nearby: Cardamom Hill
Saturday, June 14, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Atlanta Zine Fest 2014
Erikson Clock, 364 Nelson St. SW (Castleberry Hill)
After hosting a years-worth of activities and zine-centric fêtes, the official Atlanta Zine Fest is back and at 'em this weekend. Boasting a bevy of vendors, speaker and workshops – this fest is equal parts celebration and education of DIY culture and wordsmithing.
Deal nearby: City of Ink Tattoo Shop
Saturday, June 14, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Atlanta Cycling Festival's Bike-In Movie
The Historic Old Fourth Ward Skate Park (Old Fourth Ward)
After a fervent week of high-geared activities, the Atlanta Cycling Festival is coming to a close by kicking it back and screening a film in the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The movie? Premium Rush . (So suiting.) Plus, there will be brews, bites and – of course – bicycles.
Deal nearby: Fruttela
Saturday, June 14, 8 p.m.
The Goatfarm, 1200 Foster St. (Westside)
Synaesthesia is back with its second installment at the Goat Farm Arts Center. We promise – there's nothing quite like it. First off: 25 guitarists performing at once. Second: their conductors? They're 5 globes of colored light. Bonus: opening performances from Currency and the Duet for Theremin and Lapsteel will take place. Now's your chance to explore the relationship between color and sound in ways you never have before.
Deal nearby: La Urbana
Saturday, June 14, 9 p.m.
Deer Bear Wolf June Showcase
The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta)
After the debut of their print magazine and their release of On Holiday's first album, the momentous efforts of Deer Bear Wolf continue with their musical June showcase. Local tunesmiths Spirits and the Melchizedek Children (say that three times fast), Nomen Novum, New Animal and 100 Watt Horse will take the stage. Tickets are only $7.
Deal nearby: Hodgepodge Coffee House & Gallery
Sunday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.
The Last Brigade Supper at Gaia Gardens
Love is Love Farms at Gaia Gardens, 900 Dancing Fox Rd. (Decatur)
This benefit for Wholesome Wave Georgia is the epitome of everything we love about this city: a gathering of some of our best chefs cookin' up a meal in the name of philanthropy. Plus, who needs farm-to-table when we can have table-on-farm? Weed'em and reap, Atlanta.
Deal nearby: Colbeh Persian Kitchen and Bar