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DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta and Noche is the place to be. The restaurant will be hosting a block party and offering $5 select tapas, $3 draught Dos Equis, $5 Cuervo margaritas, $7 Sinless Margaritas and $2 Tacatas. Noche is a popular Spanish restaurant amongst ITP dwellers. Visit the restaurant at 1000 Virginia Avenue NE in Atlanta or at its Vinings and Brookhaven locations.

Meehan’s Public House will also host a party at their downtown location. All drinks will be on special for $6 except the margarita which is $7. Select meals will be on special, all night.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Atlanta by Air, Inc. will be conducting daily aerial sightseeing tours of the Atlanta skyline and key landmarks for up to three passengers. The flights depart from Peachtree DeKalb Airport and are by appointment only. For more information contact Atlanta by Air at (678) 536-9166. The Peachtree DeKalb Airport is located at 1 Corsair Drive in Chamblee.

Go see classic rock icons, WAR, at the Fiesta Atlanta: Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park. The fifth annual festival will be a day-long festival of Latino culture, music, arts, crafts and children’s activities. Centennial Olympic Park is located at 285 International Boulevard.

Take the “From Civil War to Civil Rights Tour” this Friday at Underground Atlanta.

Touch a Truck on April 30-Fun for the family!

Touch a Truck on April 30-Fun for the family!

On Saturday April 30th Alpharetta is having their 13th Annual Touch a Truck event, 10:00 AM at North Park.  There will be dozens of big trucks, fire trucks, old timey trucks, rescue and military vehicles and more at the event.  Just because the event is called Touch a Truck there are also loads of things for the girls to do too. 

There will be plenty of activities including face painting, police dog demonstrations, animal balloons and inflatables for the kids to jump around in.   Touch a Truck is free and so is parking.  However, as the event can be crowded be sure to take a stroller for the younger ones. 

My wife and I attended many free festivals last year and Touch a Truck was the most family friendly of all of them.  An added benefit of the event is that you can talk to your local police officers, emergency responders and more who will share stories or helpful information with you. 

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

On March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US. The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Win a pair of tickets to the Atlanta Yanni concert on Saturday, April 23rd held at the Fox Theatre, beginning at 8 pm. The tickets are Free but parking, concessions, memorabilia, etc will be the responsibility of the attendees. Tickets will be held in the winner's name and available at the Will Call desk. You will be given a contact name and phone number in case of any issues at Will Call.

This giveaway is only open until 1 PM on Wed 4/20!

Several authors to visit Alpharetta in April

Several authors to visit Alpharetta in April

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Barnes & Noble at Mansell Crossings (7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta, 30022) is known throughout North Fulton as the place to go to meet popular authors.

Several household names, as well as some up-and-coming writers, will stop by this Alpharetta bookstore in April.

Thursday, Apr. 14 at 7 p.m.
Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo and The Secret Zoo: Secrets and Shadows

Chick will give a talk and sign copies of his books, which chronicle the adventures of Noah and Megan, a brother and sister duo whose best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to a zoo.

Miranda Lambert tickets now on sale

Miranda Lambert tickets now on sale

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Popular country star Miranda Lambert will perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park (2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, 30009) on Saturday, June 4, along with special guests Josh Kelley and Ashton Shepherd.

The box office for Miranda's concert opened at 10 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 8.

Tickets range in price from $19 to $49 each and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre box office.

Miranda Lambert's freshman effort, 2005's "Kerosene," put her in an exclusive club as one of only seven artists in the history of SoundScan to debut at number one on the country sales chart with a first album.