Calendar of Events

Scoop OTP’s calendar of events features the best happening around the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cartersville, Cumming Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock and more. You can add your event for FREE – just go to the green post your event button below. All events are subject to Scoop OTP approval. OTP is the place to be with fun adult and family friendly events. What to do this weekend? Check on Scoop OTP’s calendar! Want to plan ahead? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar! Where to take the kids, the in-laws, a date? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar!  We also have a Forced Family Fun category that has useful Scoop too. Thank you for following Scoop OTP as we are the insider’s guide to living outside the perimeter.

Nov
6
Tue
Mall of Georgia Ice Rink @ Mall of Georgia
Nov 6 2018 – Feb 7 2019 all-day

The Rink at Mall of Georgia is now open. Designed with faux-ice for a cool spin on the ultimate skating experience.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday – Saturday 10AM-11PM
Sunday 12-8PM

General Admission $5

Children 12 and under $3

Pricing includes skate rental.

Upcoming events include: 

Ice, Ice Baby – Friday, Oct 5 from 6-8PM. Join us for a 90’s themed party in the Village as we celebrate the grand opening of The Rink. Enjoy DJ, photo booth, games, Family at Simon activity, social media photo contest, and more.

$2 Tuesdays – Every Tuesday, children and adults are invited to skate for only $2!

Family at Mall of Georgia Discount – Family at Mall of Georgia members (children 12 and under) receive a $1 off skate fee Monday through Thursday from 10AM – 2PM.   Not a member? Join for free at The Rink.

Located in the Village. Credit card will be the only form of payment accepted.

*The Rink will be temporarily closed from Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 2 for install of our 56′ Christmas Tree.

 

 

Jan
1
Tue
MadLife Stage & Studios Show Calendar @ Madlife Stage and Studios
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Check their website for the latest updates.

Jan
10
Thu
Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show @ Georgia World Congress Center Hall A
Jan 10 – Jan 13 all-day

 CLIMB ABOARD A HOUSEBOAT (AND 600+ OTHERS!)

AT PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE ATLANTA BOAT SHOW

Georgia’s Largest Boat Show Brings State-of-the-Art Products, Career Fair,

Maritime Activities & More to Downtown Atlanta Over 4 Days

 

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2019 – The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show is coming ashore to the Georgia World Congress Center Hall A Jan. 10-13, 2019, showcasing more than 600 of the newest boats along with the latest in marine accessories and products.

 

Tickets are on sale now at AtlantaBoatShow.com with $3 off all advance online tickets until Jan. 9. This year’s Show will move to Hall A at the Georgia World Congress Center, with nearby parking in the Red and Green Decks.

Now in its 57th year, the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show features thousands of products for every budget level and includes a variety of activities for show-goers. Job seekers can take part in a new Career Fair in partnership with Lanier Technical College and little skippers will enjoy the new Touch-a-Boat Tour as well as nautical storytimes in conjunction with CBS46 Books to Kids. There will be more than 100 sailing and fishing seminars and special Boats & Brews Happy Hours with Red Hare Brewing Company.

10 Things to Catch at Atlanta Boat Show:

  1. New Wake Up on the Water: Life on the water takes on a whole new meaning with the I-Series Houseboat by Destination Yachts. Tour a 45-ft., three-bedroom, one-bath houseboat with twin OB power, a party top and customizations to make a home on the water a reality.
  2. Shiny New Boats: From fishing vessels and kayaks to luxury yachts, powerboats and houseboats, the latest models will be available for the lowest prices. Here’s a preview of just some of the 2019 products:
    • New: Salute to Service Limited Edition Centurion Boats (Ri237 and Ri257 towboats) are available in three 2019 designs to honor police, fire and military service men and women. From each boat sold, $2,500 will be donated to a charity assisting those in that line of service.
    • NewChaparral 297 SSX Surf provides enough space (29 ft.) for the entire crew to make the most of wake surfing. Equipped with advance technology, including a touchscreen “Glass Dash” and hydraulically operated Malibu Surf Gate™, this boat transforms watersport wakes into the most surfable and customizable waves possible.
    • NewPremier Pontoons 310 Accolade is 31-ft. long and 10-ft. wide, but handles like a 22-ft. sporting boat for maximum amenities and fun. The boat also has a full bar with sink, refrigerator, real wood tables and barstools to kick back on the water.
  3. $5-$5-$5 Boats & Brews, Presented by Red Hare Brewing: Thursday and Friday, Red Hare Brewing Company will offer special brews to enjoy while “cruising” the Show, along with $5 Show tickets, $5 valet parking, $5 drinks after 5 p.m. Attendees can visit their lakeside inspired area for tastings, games, photo opps and enter for the chance to win a grand prize pack with custom Red Hare cornhole boards and Red Hare prize pack, including a brewery tour ($450 value). $5 tickets can be purchased in advance here.
  4. FREE Half-Day Pontoon Rental: The first 50 guests on Thursday and Friday after 5 p.m. receive a free half-day pontoon rental from Park Marine (must be 25+ yrs).
  5. ‘Launch a Boating Career’ Day: On Friday, Jan. 11, the Atlanta Boat Show and Lanier Technical College will host the first annual Boating Career Day. Starting at 9 a.m., prospective students will get pointers on how to become boating industry professionals at a Q&A panel, meet with exhibitors and attend a career fair. From 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., adults interested in a career in the marine industry are welcome to join and network with industry professionals, and are encouraged to bring a resume. Students get free admission when they register in advance online.
  6. New Touch-a-Boat Tour: Junior skippers can tour the Show floor, climbing aboard a variety of boats along the way. They’ll interact with captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the water. Kids will receive their own Atlanta Boat Show passport to collect stamps at each of the 8 stops, with prizes for those who collect them all.
  7. Nautical Tales: Back again, CBS46 Cares Books to Kids will be at the Show over the weekend for special Nautical Storytimes read by on-air personalities. Guests will receive $3 off their ticket online and get a $5 food voucher to enjoy during the Show when they bring in a new or gently used children’s book to the Show ticket office.
  8. Boat Smarts: From tried and true methods to the latest techniques, professional fishermen, sailors and boaters will host more than 100 seminars on a variety of topics for beginners to adept anglers.
  9. Deals & Steals: Many of the dealers will be offering their lowest prices of the year, so that just as temperatures start to rise, boats will be ready to launch.
  10. Movie Reel: Children will also enjoy the Kids’ Zone where they can meet the latest movie characters, jump around in the bounce house, get their faces painted and take home creative balloon art.

 

PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE ATLANTA BOAT SHOW

Fast Facts

 

WHAT: 2019 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

 

WHEN: Jan. 10-13, 2019

Thursday-Friday, Jan. 10-11, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

 

TICKETS:  Ages 13 and older: $15 at the box office; Youth 12 and under: FREE (when accompanied by a paid adult)

  • $3 off tickets purchased in advance online
  • All active, veterans, retired military, and law enforcement personnel and firefighters receive $3 off admission at the box office with valid ID.

CONNECT:

Web: www.AtlantaBoatShow.com

Social: follow @AtlantaBoatShow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

 

* Pontoon Rental Giveaway Details—Each certificate is valid for: one half-day (4 hour) rental on a 20 ft. Suntracker Party Barge from Paradise Rental Boats.  Certificate is redeemable any non-holiday Monday–Friday at either of their Georgia locations, Port Royale on Lake Lanier or Park Marina on Lake Allatoona. Must be 25 yrs. old with a valid Driver’s License and complete our Boater’s Safety Course to rent and operate vessel. Certificate has a value of $199.00. Reservations must be made in advance.

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About Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sportshows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org. To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit www.progressive.com/boat or contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.

Jan
13
Sun
Big & Little Chef: The Icing on the Cake
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Team up for an adventure into the world of edible art where you can discover together how to bring your imagination to life – and then take a bite right out of it. It’s icing … it’s cake … it’s all the fun you can make!

Avalon on Ice
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Family: Chili Cookoff! – Ages 10 and up
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

HANDS-ON $80 PER PARENT/CHILD; $29 ADDITIONAL CHILD
Today’s class is all about making your next chilly night a little bit warmer with a bowl of chili. In this hands-on class for families, parents and kids learn how to make unique and tasty varieties of chili that take the ‘bowl of red’ to new heights. We’ll also make several varieties of cornbread, for dunking. With these recipes you’ll be ready to take 1st place in the next chili cook-off!

Winter French Bistro
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Parisian cuisine isn’t always as complex as you might think. Pommes frites? That’s just good old American French fries. Join us and learn how to dress up steak with red wine pan sauce and sauté green beans. Plus, we’ll share secrets for making melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse.

Legends of Jazz Presents…The Music of Clark Terry
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Justin Varnes Quartet plays tribute to the music of Clark Terry.
As with the entire Legends of Jazz series, Mr. Varnes will guide guests–in engaging, narrative form– through the life of this legendary trumpeter and jazz flugelhorn pioneer, as well as the impact that his life influences had on his musical legacy. In this show, audiences will find out about the extraordinary life, including his unusual singing style that he was famed for, and his hallmark achievement on NBC television. It’s like taking in a concert and taking a jazz history class at the same time, and…, oh… they’ll also play their behinds off!
Showtimes: 7:00pm. Admission: $29.

Jan
14
Mon
Avalon on Ice
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Italian Restaurant Favorites
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Love Italian restaurants…until the waiter brings the check? Us too! Get set to transform your dining room into a trattoria. Learn how to put an Italian spin on salad with grilled greens and a tart-sweet vinaigrette. Practice the art and craft of making pork meatballs to pair with a hearty tomato sauce. Plus, build layers-upon-layers of flavors for the ultimate tiramisu.

Meat Less? No Stress!
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Vegetables and fruits are just so good! Can you imagine being able to take familiar flavors and replicate them without the use of meat at all? Let’s celebrate our bounty from Mother Earth.

Trivia Nights @ wr SOCIAL HOUSE
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm

Trivia Nights at wr SOCIAL HOUSE! Join us weekly for drink specials, prizes, and trivial knowledge glory!

Jan
15
Tue
Avalon on Ice
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Taco Tuesdays @ WR Social House
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$2 Tacos and $2 Beer every Tuesday!

Sunshine Riot LIVE at Jekyll Brewing
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to the official Sunshine Riot website! Sunshine Riot is a nationally touring indie band out of Boston whose sound might be most aptly described as Johnny Cash meets Kurt Cobain. With a relentless DIY attitude, the band has gained favorable press all over the country and established itself as one of the most electric live acts in the game today.

Wine Tasting
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Classroom style wine tasting featuring different themes. Join us we explore the vast world of wine.
Classes start at 6:00pm; 6:30pm; 7:00pm and 7:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Each have a maximum capacity of 12 people. Reservations are recommended.

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Tuesday Night Trivia @ The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm

Join The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for Tuesday Night Trivia! Every Tuesday in the food court.

1st prize – $250 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 2nd prize – $100 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 3rd prize – $50 Outlet Shoppes gift card

Plus, nightly giveaways and food sampling!

Open Bluegrass Jam @ the Australian Bakery
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join in the circle inside the shop or pick in one of the several groups that have blossomed under the oaks out front on the sidewalk for Open Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday on the Square. All skill levels are welcome.   Come in to play or just to listen and if you’ve got a tune you want to share.

Trivia Night @ Two Birds Taphouse
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm

Hooray for Trivia Tuesday at 8pm at Two Birds Taphouse! Bring your friends and enjoy trivia drink specials!

Jan
16
Wed
Wine Wednesdays @ Todd English Tavern
Jan 16 all-day

Half off wine bottles all day!

Avalon on Ice
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

The Hotel at Avalon One Year Party
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Exactly one year ago The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection became a part of the community of Avalon. In this time, we’ve come to meet some amazing friends that we now consider to be family!
January 16th from 4-6PM, join us in our living room lobby to make more happy memories as we celebrate One Year #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. There’ll be live music, champagne, a dessert bar and one amazing chance to win “The Perfect Instagrammable Weekend”.

Kids Eat Free @ WR Social House
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm

Kids eat free at WR Social House every Wednesday starting at 5pm!

Wine Tasting @ Marietta Wine Market
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Twice weekly the store hosts wine tasting events Wed 5-7pm and Sat 2-4pm. You can relax at the bar or on a cushy couch or chair while you taste, learn about wine and meet new friends. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres are served at the tastings and donation proceeds go to local charities.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting

Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.

Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm

Tour Options include:

The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time. 

Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!

We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).

We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!

Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.

 

Beloved Biscuits!
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

HANDS-ON $55
Biscuits are hot! They have become the national bakery craze, with biscuit joints popping up from Asheville to Jacksonville, to Portland and Chicago! This class blows the dust off some of grandma’s old-time favorites, adding our own 21st century twist. So take a bow, Southern home cooks everywhere—you’ve been catapulted onto the national stage!

Open Mic Comedy Night @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday Nights: Open Mic Comedy

Come by on Wednesday nights to enjoy The Strand’s Open Mic Comedy Night: Show Up, Go Up. David Roper hosts this new avenue for local comedians to try new material and connect. Comedians only have to show up to go up, no audition or screening required. Due to the off-the-cuff nature of comedy, this event is 21+ to participate and attend, no exceptions.

Wednesday Night Blues: Randy Chapman and Dyn-O-Mite!
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dyn-O-Mite! was formed by guitarist Randy Chapman to explore organ driven blues and funk, as well as compose original music reflective of this style of music. Influences include Soulive, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Joey Defrancesco, Reuben Wilson, The Meters, Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, John Scofield, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, The 3 Kings: Freddie, Albert, and BB King. Also featuring Kevin Thomas and Jeff Mills.
ONE SHOW ONLY: 7:30pm Doors open at 6:30pm Admission: $20.

Jan
17
Thu
Avalon on Ice
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Burger & Brew @ WR Social House
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm

$15 FEATURED BEER & BURGER STARTING @ 4pm