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Summer is the perfect time for outdoor events and festivals, and Atlanta is always full of them. From July 14-18, Centennial Olympic Park will be hosting the National Black Arts Festival. Events range from an International Market to music to visual arts. Most events at the Festival are free to enjoy, aside from the live performances and film festival shows. For a schedule of events, prices and more info, visit the Festival’s website at .

If you haven’t gotten out to Flicks on 5th yet this summer, next Wednesday, July 21 is your last chance. Topping off the season with Hot Tub Time Machine, the film will start at dark. The film stars John Cusack and Craig Robinson. Restaurants in Tech Square have meal deals during the film and there is also free popcorn provided for moviegoers. The event is rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The film is rated R, so leave your under-17s at home. For more information, visit .

This past Tuesday, July 13 saw the grand opening of Atlanta’s newest burger joint. Googie Burger, located near Centennial Olympic Park, offers an old-fashioned menu with a new-age twist. The menu includes classic burger options (along with a veggie burger), items as unique as peanut butter and jelly shakes and spiked milk shakes. The restaurant makes use of the old-style walk-up eatery that promises to be a great experience. For menu items and location, visit .

The popular Planet Earth will be shown tonight, July 16, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will be performing the accompanying score while the film plays. The combination is sure to be awe-inspiring and breathtaking. Come enjoy footage of the Earth as never before seen and watch it come to life as never before experienced with the ASO. Tickets range in price from $27-$59. For more information, visit .