Monday, July 9, 2012

Dancing in the Streets

Here's what you do on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

The star event of the day is literally dancing in the streets.  gloATL is putting on a dance performance that you gotta see. Think flash mob, but with much better dancers!

Dances from gloATL's Liquid Culture.

Note that gloATL is doing two more shows in July in case you can't make it Wednesday.  Here's the schedule:

July 11, 5:30-7:00pm - MARTA - Lindbergh Station
July 14, 6:30-9:00 pm - Little Five Points - Store fronts
July 20-21, 8:30 pm - Old 4th Ward - Freedom Park, Sol LeWitt "54 Columns"

Here's what you do.

First: Breakfast. Ria's Bluebird is the place. Famous for their pancakes, either sit up at the bar, or try to get a seat right at the window, so you can have the strangely comforting view of Memorial Drive and the Oakland Cemetery beyond. Comforting because it's the site of some pretty impactful folks in terms of Atlanta History. You should check it out some time. But not today. Today, focus on your plate of pancakes and hot cup of coffee. Try the grits too.  If you're not in the mood for pancakes, try the country fried tempeh.  Not too shabby.  ($ - $10 per person).

Second: Mosey on over to Nirvana Yoga and take in a Level 1 class with Lucy at 10.  If you got a slow start and want to save a little cash, you can take a $5 class with Isia at 1.   Give it a try and feed your soul.  ($ - $5-12 per person).

Third: Book Hunt.  Go check out A Capella Books.  It's one of the few non-chain bookstores left in Atlanta, and that has made them super focused on stocking their shelves with some really cool finds.  ($ - $depends how much you like books!)

Fourth: Lunch.  Ok, time for some food.  Go check out the Porter.  This relatively new Little 5 points hang out has great beer.  Some really unusual stuff from Belgium and harder to find beers from craft breweries in the States.  The have 430 beers in all.  They also have pretty darn good food.  Nick Rutherford  wields a masterful and experienced hand in the kitchen.  He's the former sous chef at Seeger's, that always lauded culinary dream of Atlanta's 90s history.  Have the mac & cheese and a 25 Dodici.  Or the bratwurst and a Dubbel Cannon.  ($ $20 per person).

Mussels at the Porter

Fifth: Nap.  What a hearty lunch!  Follow the perfect bed rules, and take a nap for an hour or two.  It'll do you good.

Sixth: Dancing.  The gloATL performance is called Liquid Culture.  Head on over the Lindbergh Marta stations and check it out.  It's from 5:30 - 7.  Get there at 5:30.  According to Creative Loafing: 

"The exhilarating hour-long work featured 16 dancers seemingly risking life and limb while interacting with cars in the middle of Peachtree and tumbling down church steps, all while crowds gathered and watched with wonderment."
($ - $Free, baby!)

Finally: Dinner at Eclipse di Luna.  Tapas, Tapas, Tapas.  Have two sangrias at Eclipse and say Tapas three times fast.  Tee hee...  Try the Quesos Espanolesa (spanish cheeses), Borrego a la Parrilla (lamb sirloin with roasted tomato sauce, fresh watercress and herb sald), or the paella.  If the spirit has moved you by now, try dancing to the live music.  ($ - $40 per person.)

Eclipse Di Luna in Miami Circle on Piedmont.

Book Keeping

For two people

Breakfast - $20
Yoga - $24
Books - $up to you
Lunch - $40
Nap - $0 :-)
Dancing - $0 :-)
Dinner - $80

Total: $164

Day Map

View Dancing In the Streets in a larger map

No comments:

Post a Comment