The Downtown Concert Series kicks off again this Friday with Big Woody and the Splinters… The series is one of my favorite things to do in Columbus Ga as it is great for all ages. The streets are blocked off on Broadway so that kids can play and Adults can relax in chairs, have a beverage, and enjoy the music. The local restaurants enjoy strong sales but you can just bring a picnic and not spend any money of you want. Just a great time for all ages.
Archives for April 2012
Monday, April 9 – Service Industry Night and Karaoke at Soho, Spades Night at The Suite Bar and Grill
Tuesday, April 10 – DJ AI at The Suite Bar and Grill, Open Mic Night at Soho with host Tripp Wrigley
Wednesday, April 11 – Wine Tasting at Ben’s Chophouse with live music from Nick Johnston; Piper’s Down at The Suite Bar and Grill
Thursday, April 12 – Charles “Big Saxy” Robinson at Ben’s Chophouse, Open Mic Night at The Suite Bar and Grill with host Nick Johnston, Open Mic Night at Fountain City Coffee, “I Tweet On My iPad (And I Liked It)” opening night at The Springer Opera House, Comedy Night at The Loft
Friday, April 13 – Downtown Concert Series on Broadway with Big Woody and the splinters!! DJ Teknek at The Suite Bar and Grill, Ben Sutton and Josh McKenzie at Ben’s Chophouse, Friday Night Jazz and Peggy Jenkins at The Loft
Saturday, April 14 – Latin Extreme Night at The Suite Bar and Grill, Ben Sutton and Josh McKenzie at Ben’s Chophouse, Leigh Nash at The Loft
Sunday, April 15 – Jazz Night at The Suite Bar and Grill
With Spring Training coming to a close, the boys are getting ready to head north and get the 2012 season underway. The Bravos open up the campaign Thursday on the road at Citi Field to take on the still-rebuilding New York Mets. So now that they’ve had a chance to brush away the cobwebs, and hopefully, the memory of last year’s unspeakable finale, what can we expect from our boys from this point out?
The rotation looks good, with the only question mark being the number 5 starter. It’s looking like the choice between the two rookie studs, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado, will come down to the wire. Tommy Hanson got the opening day nod for the first time in his young career. He and Jurrjens have looked healthy and look to bounce back from the injury-ridden season they experienced last year. Hudson will be back in the rotation sometime in April, and with the addition of Livan Hernandez, we certainly have depth and experience.
Things seem to be looking up for the offense as well. Dan Uggla, Brian McCann, and Freddie Freeman have been swinging the lumber with some real authority throughout exhibition play. Jason Heyward has been showing signs of life, with glimpses of the JHey Kid’s return to his rookie form. Chipper looks to give it one more productive go-around, as the eventual Hall-of-Famer announced his retirement following the 2012 season. It looks as though rookie Tyler Pastornicky will begin the season as Atlanta’s starting shortstop, although, should he struggle, Andrelton Simmons may be nipping at his heels after a very impressive spring.
All in all, I like our club and our potential to compete. It’s a new year and a clean slate, so let’s do this Bravos!
This 4-day celebration of culinary excellence and superb beverages will take place from May 10 thru 13 in Midtown Atlanta. Food and drink enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy the fine cuisine of the premier chefs of our capital city and from around the Southeast.
According to their website, the festival is “a culinary experience like no other, unites leaders of their craft— barbecue pit masters, award-winning chefs and mixologists, sommeliers, fry cooks and local growers—in the spirit of celebrating the rich food and beverage traditions of the South.”
Tickets for the event are available in three packages: Connoisseur, 3-day passes, and day passes. Tickets to individual al a carte dinners and events are also available. Check out their website for pricing and availability.
This will give you and yours the perfect opportunity to experience some of the best food and beverage that the South has to off. So make the trek and make sure you bring your appetite!
Get the kiddies ready for all of the Easter fun set for this weekend! Here’s a list of some of the places you can take your family:
Greenspace at the Rivercenter – Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 10 years old, Saturday 10:30 A.M.
City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt – South Commons, over 20,000 eggs, Saturday 12 – 2 P.M.
Salvation Army – Easter Egg Extravaganza, 5201 Warms Springs Rd., children up to 12 years old, Saturday 1-3 P.M.
Callaway Gardens – Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny visit on Saturday 12-5 P.M., Easter Sunrise Service Sunday at 7:30 A.M.
North Highland Church – Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, over 20,000 eggs, 12:30 P.M.