Sick of being cooped up in your house during this Snowpocalypse? Yeah, me too. Here are some deals to take advantage of this weekend. As if you needed an excuse to get out and about.
Check out this lounge atmosphere Saturday for the best ’70s, ’80s and ’90s mix of music you’ll hear anywhere in Atlanta. Parking, drinks and appetizers are all free from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (seriously, where else are you going to find all of this?), so make it a point to get there early enough for the deal. Then stay late into the night dancing or chilling to your favorite tunes. RSVP for the free guest list at www.flashbacksaturdays.com. 3112 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404-869-8484.
If you ran out of eggs, milk or bread this week, you can probably relate to Scarlett O’Hara. “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” Purchase tickets early for the Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s 7 p.m. showing of Gone With the Wind on Saturday, and you’ll receive a free tour of the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum that day by showing your ticket. Museum: 18 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. The Strand: 117 North Park Square, Marietta.
Jet out of this ice box and put an umbrella in your drink. Bookit.com is offering an array of all-inclusive resort vacations on sale this weekend — starting as low as $69 a night. Choose from Cabo San Lucas, Jamaica, Costa Rica and a host of other tropical climates. They’re guaranteed to warm you up. The sale only goes through Monday, so make decisions quickly.
Spice Market’s entire wine list is now 50 percent off through Jan. 31. The restaurant will introduce a new wine list Feb. 1, so they are making room for the new additions with this special offer. The current list complements a southeast Asian menu including wok-fried grouper accompanied by napa cabbage and char-grilled chicken with kumquat lemongrass dressing. 188 14th St., NE, Atlanta. 404-724-2550.
Start your Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the free Civil Rights Film Festival Saturday. Hosted by the Andrew Young Foundation, the festival will feature documentaries from The Andrew Young Presents collection, including “In The Footsteps of Gandhi,” “Crossing in Saint Augustine,” and a sneak preview of the newest documentary on Selma. Ambassador Andrew Young will speak. Noon-5 p.m. King Center: Freedom Hall Auditorium, 449 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-526-8900.
For other MLK celebration events, see the accessAtlanta listing.
Check out some culinary ideas for curing cabin fever from Jenny Turknett on the Food & More blog. She will tell you the best places to go out to eat, where you can take culinary tours and cooking classes.
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter