Start new traditions with friendsgivings events. Dance the night (and calories) away at in-town parties. There are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time this Thanksgiving weekend.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Mellow out before the mayhem of Thanksgiving obligations during the Wild Turkey Party featuring an eponymous punch and shots at Edgar’s Proof and Provision beginning at 5 p.m. Each drink will be $5 and proceeds will be donated to the Sotherly Foundation, which provides aid to metro Atlanta veterans. Raffles for ever-necessary items like cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and more will be available. No cover and three-hour complimentary parking will be available.
Edgar’s Proof and Provision at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-897-5045, proofandprovision.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Reformation Brewery will team up with Four 41 South BBQ to serve beer and brisket during a friendsgiving celebration from 5-8 p.m. All items will be available a la carte. Additionally, Reformation will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday to serve a special lineup of black beers.
500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock. 678-341-0828, reformationbrewery.com.
Thursday, Nov. 23: Post-dinner, dance the night away (and calories if you’re counting) at Johnny’s Hideaway, which will open at 8 p.m. for partygoers.
3771 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-233-8026, johnnyshideaway.com.
Friday, Nov. 24: Show off your fancy footwork at Republic Social House’s dance party, which will feature tunes from Atlanta to Los Angeles and everything else in between. The party starts at 10 p.m. No cover.
437 Memorial Dr. S.E., Atlanta. 404-577-3997. therepublicsocialhouse.com.