08/26/10: City Scene

Cypress Street 3rd Annual Pig Roast

It is that time of year again to eat some slow roasted pig. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is hosting their annual festival this Saturday, Aug. 28, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be free admission, as well as four dollar Sweetwater drafts. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is conveniently located behind the Biltmore on the corner of Sixth Street and Cypress Street. The bar and eatery has their own fire pit, where they will spend an entire night roasting a pig for this event. There is even an outdoor patio to enjoy the balmy Saturday afternoon as it cools slightly into the evening. In addition to free food, there will also be giveaways and live music. Don’t miss out free, slow-roasted pork within walking distance of campus.

London Bistro Ultra Lounge

Come see Leaf, winner of BET’s “Welcome to Dreamland” talent competition perform at London Bistro Ultra Lounge this Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m. Known for her nimble, guitar-plucking fingers and soulful voice, Leaf will be crooning to the patrons of the restaurant and lounge on Howell Mill Road, next to Chick-fil-a. While not for everyone, London Bistro Ultra Lounge is an eclectic venue many find memorable for all the right reasons. An upscale menu and European flair give the gathering place a sophisticated, elegant flair.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Just as it seems like there will be no break from the heat, on Saturday, Aug. 28 comes the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival to help cool things off. So grab your friends and head on over to Piedmont Park. A plethora of vendors will be selling their ice creams and various other goodies in Piedmont Park on The Green Meadows. However, the festival is not all about ice cream but also ways to help you burn off that ice cream. There will be free health screenings and fitness information for anyone interested. You can relax on the grass and enjoy the delicious ice cream while grooving to the sounds of local DJs and the Atlanta School Drummers, or enjoy the sights of State Championship Step Team and local cheerleading squads. Make sure to stop by Piedmont Park between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Saturday for a little sensory treat.

Comedy at the Landmark Diner

The Landmark Diner in Buckhead will again be hosting “Comedy Gold,” a stand-up comedy show of rotating comedians, this week including Cougar. Cougar abandoned the corporate ladder and now embraces comedy as her passion in life. She has been featured on the WE Network’s “Secret Lives of Women,” and is well known for her entertaining comedic banter. Tickets are $6 with a student ID or $12 without one. Located on Roswell Road, the Landmark Diner is a staple of Atlanta and features desserts prepared on the premises. They have regular comedy shows that feature all types of comedians from NYC to LA, so be sure to check it out if you are ever in need of a few laughs. Shows are Friday and Saturday starting at 9 p.m.