August is hot; so are this week's events around town. From sipping tea and photography walks to pig roasts and art festivals, there are events every day to keep you busy.
Monday, August 10 - Tipple + Rose Tea Room and Apothecary
9:00 a.m. at Tipple + Rose Tea Room and Apothecary. From the team that brought you Urban Cannibals comes Atlanta's newest independent tea shop. Sip on more than 84 teas (all available iced), along with scones and other sweet and savory treats. Event details at www.facebook.com/TippleAndRose
Monday, August 10 - Hail to the V
2:00 p.m. at Gypsy Kitchen. ATL industree hosts an afternoon of networking and conversation about the trials and triumphs of women on the front lines of Atlanta's food and beverage scene. Mara Davis of "Atlanta Eats" will moderate a panel of powerhouses that includes Asha Gomez of Spice to Table; Shireen Herrington of The Optimist; Jenny Levison of Souper JennyJuicy Jenny, and Cafe Jonah; Mercedes O'Brien of Gunshow; and Chrysta Poulos of Rocket Farm Restaurants. Tickets are $10-$40 in advance and include all food and beverages. For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to The Farmer Fund, a nonprofit that helps support metro Atlanta farmers who face hardships due to natural disasters.
Monday, August 10 - The Farmer Fund Launch Party
6:00 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Enjoy beer from 12 local breweries and bites from 12 local restaurants to celebrate the launch of The Farmer Fund, a local non-profit supporting metro Atlanta farmers. The organization will also reveal The Farmer Fund 2016 Calendar, which features local Atlanta chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food. Tickets cost $65 (plus small service fee) and cover food, beer and one copy of the limited-edition calendar. thefarmerfund.org
Tuesday, August 11 - Gunshow's "Hired Gun" Joseph "JJ" Johnson
6:00 p.m. at Gunshow. 2015 James Beard Award Rising Star Semifinalist and chef of award-winning Harlem restaurants The Cecil and Minton's Joseph "JJ" Johnson, brings his culinary mix of Caribbean influence and West African flavor to Gunshow's "Hired Guns" series. Reservations recommended and can be made by calling 404-380-1886.
Wednesday, August 12 -Trey Ratcliff Photographer Walk
5:00 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. World-famous photographer Trey Ratcliff leads his complimentary photo walk in Atlanta, the sixth city on his tour. A meet and greet event for walkers will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the walk at 7:00 p.m. An after party follows at 9:00 p.m. tour.treyratcliff.com/atlanta
Wednesday, August 12 - Coupe Club
5:30 p.m. at Polaris Enjoy half-market bottles of bubbly and panoramic views of the city every Wednesday as part of this rooftop bar's new Coupe Club. Guests who order bubbly by the glass will receive a complimentary canapé. 404-460-6425
Thursday, August 13 - Eats and Beats
7:00 p.m. at Buckhead Theatre. Atlanta's best restaurants, The Giving Kitchen and Children of Conservation join forces with Yacht Rock Revue for an unforgettable evening of unlimited food, open bars, live entertainment and unique silent auction items including vacation homes, chef dining experiences, original African paintings by chimpanzees and gorillas and much more. Proceeds benefit the two charities. General admission tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. Event details at www.xorbia.com/e/coc/eats-beats-2015-tickets
Friday, August 14 - Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival
4:00 p.m. at Atlantic Station. Whether you prefer Memphis or Texas or Carolina 'cue, with over 50 different vendors on hand, you'll find your favorite here. There will also be plenty of bourbons to sample and sip as you eat and explore the pro and amateur barbecue contests, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. http://www.atlbbqfest.com/home.php
Friday, August 14 - Piedmont Park Arts Festival
7:00 p.m. at Piedmont Park. This free three day festival features 250 artists, live music, food trucks, kids' activities, and more. www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com
Saturday, August 15 - Educator Day
9:00 a.m. at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Educators and administrators receive free admission and discounted entry for family members all day with valid identification. Explore the museum's free educational resources, including its integrated TEAMS™ curricula, which focuses on technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and science — developed to use the excitement of the sport to engage students in learning about critical subjects. www.cfbhall.com
Saturday, August 15 - Ghostbusters
8:00 p.m. at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Don't miss this screening of the 1984 classic, free for Center members and just $10.50 for non-members. Come at 7:00 p.m. to mingle with the Georgia Ghosbusters group in costume, plus a marshmallow relay race for a chance to win tickets to the Georgia Aquarium. Members must call to reserve seats, 404-873-3391. puppet.org/perform/filmseries.shtml
Sunday, August 16 - A Midsummer Pig Roast
6:00 p.m. at H. Harper Station. The Mid-summer Night's Feast will includea welcome cocktail and snacks, followed by dinner of pit-roasted whole hog, seasonal salads and sides, and three different offerings of rosé wine. $65/person and does not include gratuity.