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.

Kids: Burgers with Dad – Ages 10-12 w/Dad
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In this class, older kids will enjoy some one-on-one time with Dad in the kitchen to celebrate Father’s Day. Together, they’ll make homemade cheeseburgers, baked fries with special sauce, a summer salad, and top it off with root beer floats (and local beer for dads!)

Date Night: American Coastal Cooking
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Summer’s the perfect time for savoring coastal flavors with your special someone. Join us and get hands-on practice shaping and frying crab cakes, grilling vegetables and adding Old Bay (a classic seafood seasoning) to smashed potatoes. Plus, you’ll practice whipping egg whites for a tangy-sweet lemon soufflé.

Dierks Bentley – Country Megaticket
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.
Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination. “I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.
“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”
Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley’s first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote “Tip It On Back” for Bentley’s current album Home.

Herb Your Enthusiasm
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Green, aromatic, and full of flavor—fresh herbs add a special touch to any dish and these four garden delights are no exception. Come dine with the Apron’s Chefs as they take you on a culinary tour of the garden patch, dessert included!

Live Music at Smokejack BBQ
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy live music Fridays & Saturdays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Lumiere Lounge Piano Bar Nights @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge features specialty cocktails made with local Hometown Honey in addition to a full bar. The Strand was proud to introduce this popular silent film inspired cocktail lounge in November of 2014. The Lumière Lounge’s much-lauded specialty cocktail menu and live pianist create a perfectly intimate setting for a date night cocktail. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11pm. 21+.

Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrive 10 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together! We have a menu that includes wine, beer, champagne, soda, water, and light snacks. A valid photo ID is required to purchase alcohol. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. We are NOT a BYOB establishment, so please do not bring any alcohol with you.

The Scott Routenberg Trio: CD Release Party
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr. Scott Routenberg enjoys a versatile and prolific career as an award-winning composer, arranger, jazz pianist and orchestrator. In 2004, Scott was the first jazz songwriter to win the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest Maxell Song of the Year for his electro-acoustic big band composition Bandwidth (EMI Records) from the album Jazztronicus. Other awards and honors include The ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize (2016), the ASCAP David Rose Scholarship, the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award, and the Downbeat Student Award for Best Extended Length Composition.
Since 2011, Routenberg has received multiple commissions as an arranger for the Grammy Winning Metropole Orkest under Vince Mendoza, and has had orchestral premieres by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is back! Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.” All adult cast. For all ages.

Alpharetta’s Music at Twilight Featuring Mike Willis and Connor Rand
Jun 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

About Mike Willis
Mike Willis is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee by way of Decatur, Georgia.
Willis has played in a range of venues across United States, England, and China. He’s opened for and/or shared the stage with a range of nationally and internationally known acts including Sugarland, John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Ronnie Milsap and more. He’s been a performing member of Buffalo Roam, Tailgate South and The Escape Artists and in 2011, he founded The Cumberland Collective.
About Connor Rand
In a musical era of shiny, polished production, Connor Rand is that pair of boots you’ve worn through the soles of, but know they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore. An Americana/Alternative Country artist and songwriter hailing from Atlanta, GA, Rand has spent the last decade in Nashville honing his craft. He is regularly introduced by fellow musicians as “the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.”

Live Music at Mercantile Social
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night from ​9:00pm-12:00am

Live Music at The Firefly Cafe & Bar
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy live music or DJ and dancing every Friday and Saturday night. A $10 entertainment fee will be added to your check.

Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Jun 14 @ 10:00 pm
Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Jun 14 @ 10:00 pm
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.

Woodstock Farm. Fresh. Market Saturdays
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

2019 marks the 11th year of the farmers market in Woodstock. The Woodstock Farm Fresh Market’s rules guarantee that it is the best market in the region to get locally grown fresh produce by requiring vendors to grow at least 85% of the product they bring to the market. To ensure these standards are being met, vendors are subject to inspection throughout the Market season.

The Woodstock Farm Fresh Market is open every Saturday from April 20 through December. Market Hours are 8:30am to noon. The market is located on Market Street in Downtown Woodstock. This year’s Market will feature events from the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, cooking demonstrations from local chefs and live music.
NEW for 2019 will be the Tuesday Evening Market which will be held in the Backyard at Reformation Brewery (immediately adjacent to the Saturday Morning location on Market Street. This event will run from May through August from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Our friends at Synovus Bank return as the presenting sponsor for this year’s Market.

Fiber & Folk Art Show
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

“In this show, we have a wonderful representation of many different artists, subject matter and mediums — everything from a huge painting of the iconic Guinea hens from Cornbread to artistic quilts, felted sculpture, art quilts, paintings and even a few pieces of clothing,” said Wendi Schutt, director for the show. “This show represents the diversity of fiber and folk art, and it is just a fun, interesting, thought-provoking and colorful show to see.”

Marietta Square Farmers Market @ Marietta Square
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The market has an average of 60 plus vendors on Saturday (year round) and 25 plus vendors on Sunday (April-October). Market customers have lots of variety to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store.

We also have lots of the staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. And for the dog lovers, All Natural and Organic dog biscuits.

Customers can also take home many live garden, yard and culinary herb plants, not to mention fresh squeezed lemonade.The Marietta Square Farmers Market will again be located on the Historic Marietta Square, taking up residence on North Park Square, between Shillings Restaurant and The Strand Theater.

Plenty of FREE parking available all day Saturday and Sunday at the TWO County Parking Decks, located at the corner of Lawrence and Waddell Streets, one block West of City Hall.

The Marietta Square Farmers Market is sponsored by The Downtown Marietta Development Authority and Economic Development for the City of Marietta.

For more details or updates contact Johnny Fulmer at 770.499.9393.

Kids: Brunch with Dad – Ages 6-9 w/ Dad
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this class, younger children will enjoy some one-on-one time with Daddy in the kitchen to celebrate Father’s Day. Together, they’ll work together to prepare some favorite breakfast & brunch dishes. Juice and coffee will be served.

Marietta Square Food Tour
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

A 3 hour guided walking tour of locally owned eateries where you’ll savor over 10 appetizing tastings at 7 different culinary stops.  Come with us and transform into a “Marietta Square Insider”!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit!

Marietta Square Food Tour @ Marietta Food Tours
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm

Update: They are offering Wed evening tours too now!

The Marietta Square Food Tour takes participants on a 3 hour guided tour of 7 locally owned and operated eateries. Our walking tour allows you the unique ability to explore Marietta, all while gaining knowledge Marietta Food Tourabout its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections available on the bustling square.

Go to or call 866-736-6343 for tickets.

Tell them Scoop OTP sent you!



Cooking with Local Craft Beer
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Love local craft beer? Don’t just stop at sipping—cook with it too! We’ll introduce you to our favorite local brews and show you how to incorporate them into everything from stout-battered onion rings to BBQ sauce. And we haven’t forgotten dessert—think homemade ice cream made with beer caramel.

FREE Summer Concert Series & Tour of Homes @ Great Festival Park at Lake Arrowhead
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

FREE Summer Concert Series & Tour of Homes at Lake Arrowhead!

Two Great Bands Each Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 PM & 5:00 – 8:00 PM
May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6

Tour two of the four homes on the tour and get a token from each to exchange for a free food voucher. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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.


Wine Tasting @ Marietta Wine Market
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.

Farmer’s Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Jun 15 @ 2:36 pm – 3:36 pm
Farmer's Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Farmers Market at Vickery Village
5920 Post Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040
All are 10 am – 12 noon these dates:
Sat, Dec 8
Sat, Dec 15
Sat Dec 22
Sat Jan 5
Sat Jan 19
Sat Feb 2
Sat, Feb 16
Sat, Mar 2
Sat, Mar 16

The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

The market standard incorporates the principles embodied under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) guidelines. Farmers that have received their CNG certification or USDA Organic certification will be given preference as well as those located in Forsyth County and within a 50 mile radius of Vickery Village.
Here’s a link to the Facebook page you can use:
Roses with Poppy
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Arrive 10 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together! We have a menu that includes wine, beer, champagne, soda, water, and light snacks. A valid photo ID is required to purchase alcohol. Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. We are NOT a BYOB establishment, so please do not bring any alcohol with you.

Alpharetta POPfest
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alpharetta PopFest is a FREE, family-friendly outdoor music festival that is aimed at raising awareness and funding for the research of Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, visit The day of the event will feature music from 4 artists and will start at 5pm and continue on through 10pm.

Wine Tasting
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unwind from the week and find some new favorite bottles. We will open 6 wines and feature meat and cheese. Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm as we explore and enjoy the world of fine wine.