Saturday, September 29, 2012

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musician Break Out at Eddie's Attic: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Here's what you do Sunday, September 30, 2012

Help out the ASO musicians on Sunday as they battle their current lock-out over salary negotiations.
Times are tough my friends.  Nobody knows that better than the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  They've been on "lock-out" since August 25th, as they negotiate with the Woodruff Arts Center over their collective bargaining agreement.   Check out more details in this article from the Midtown Patch.

On Sunday, Eddie's Attic is hosting a Musicians Breakout, where ASO musicians will come to play chamber music and raise funds for the musicians and their families.  Doors open at 6.  The show starts at 7.   Tickets are $20.  $10 for students.  You can reserve a table for 4 for $100 right up front.  Go out and support.


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Here's what you do Sunday


First:  CBS Sunday Morning.  We've recommended it before, and we're doing it again.  CBS Sunday Morning runs from 9-10:30, and it's the best hour and half on TV.    Tune in for captivating stories that help you break away from the monotony of the media.  A mix of today's news, documentary, and good old-fashioned story telling, it's a joy to sit in bed on a Sunday and learn.  $Free

CBS Sunday Morning has been collecting Sun Art for Decades.  They display it at interludes throughout the show.


Second:  Brunch.  Have a little brunch at home to ease into the day.  We recommend simple tea and steel-cut oats for breakfast.  It's a light, healthy breakfast that'll get you ready for the day to come.   Try out Alton Brown's recipe. Alton is an Atlanta local, you know?  His highly informative shows on the food network get us in touch with our inner chemist/chef.  According to Wikipedia:

"Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into pieces. They are commonly used in Scotland and Ireland to makeporridge, whereas rolled oats are used in England, other English-speaking countries, and Scandinavia. They are sometimes named after the grade of cut, e.g.pinhead oats; steel-cut oats from Ireland are sometimes called Irish oats."
By all accounts, a healthy breakfast, round it out with fresh blueberries and raspberries, and a cup of hot Twinings Irish breakfast tea.  Dress the tea with milk and sugar to taste.  ($ - $5 per person)

Third:  How about a little workout after brunch?  Ok.  Not too much of a workout.  You can rent a tandem bike at Skate Escape for $12 for an hour.  Take a ride in Piedmont Park - which is right across the street.  It's a ton of fun!

Rent a Tandem Bike at Skate Escape, and take a ride in Piedmont Park.


Third:  Nap time.  Sunday is a lazy day.  Make sure to catch up on your ZZZs.

Fourth:  Sunday tea.  A Sunday tea is in order after your nap.   Try the afternoon tea at the Four Seasons.  It's served on Sunday from 3-4.  You have to make reservations, so get on that immediately.  The Four Seasons has the best service in town for all meals, and tea is where they shine the most.  Order from the array of teas, and sit back and enjoy your selection.  Have some of the scones, sandwiches and deserts provided in a three tier tray.  The menu varies based on what's in season, but you can be sure it'll be fantastic.   Note that Four Seasons doesn't publish the price for tea, but it'll be pricey.  It's worth it though, for that special someone and you to indulge and feel totally pampered.

Scones, sandwiches, and desserts.  All served with tea at the Four Seasons.


Finally:  ASO Musician's Breakout at Eddie's Attic.  Go enjoy some of the best classical musicians in the country, and support their current struggle.  $20 per person.

Book Keeping:

For Two People

CBS Sunday Morning: $Free
Breakfast: $10
Tandem Bike: $12
Brunch: $about 100.  Not published by Four Seasons.
ASO Breakout at Eddie's Attic: $40 plus $20 for drinks.

Total: $222


Day Map:




View ASO Musicians Break Out in a larger map

Carbon Footprint:



Today's full day plan can take up to about 15 mi. of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.  That equates to about 12 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 2 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  

15 miles of driving
12 pounds of carbon dioxide
2 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas?  Check out this article at Slate.com.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Folks. It looks like a few days ago a deal was reached and the lock out has ended. Yay!!! Check it out in this article from The Republic. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/304deea877fa4e5780bf9669b38cb4fe/GA--Atlanta-Symphony

    All indications are that the Break Out at Eddie's attic is still happening, though you should confirm before heading over there on Sunday.

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