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Yelp Atlanta’s Newest Crew: The Culture Club!



From April 15th to 24th, Yelp Atlanta took the high road and hosted 8 events all about celebrating the finer things in life. From art galleries to museums to Pulitzer Prize winning plays, yelpers soaked up all the culture they could handle.

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We kicked things off on Friday at The Village Theatre with their Family Feud Improv. Instead of polling 100 random passers-by, they turned to Yelp! Best dive bar in Atlanta? Yeah, we've got that covered (the number one answer would be The Northside Tavern, by the way). With no time to recover from the ab workout our bellies received, we suited up nice for Passione Italiana at the brand new Midtown location of Museum of Design Atlanta. Flanked by stunning Italian motorcycles, yelpers noshed on Persian delicacies from Sufi's and Italian-inspired (hello, Nutella!) treats from our favorite Bear Maker Bakery. Remy V provided stunning cocktails to help wash it all down, Smile Booth captured shenanigans, and esteemed photographer Michael Cooke of M!kedesigns documented it all. 

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The next afternoon we were back at it with a special event in the Grand Ballroom of the historic and fabulous Fox Theatre. After we noshed on appropo Moroccan eats from Imperial Fez, sashimi by The Livingston, and an array of treats by Publik Draft House, small groups of Yelpers were led by docents on a behind the scenes tour of the beautiful space. When they returned to the ballroom, Palm was on hand to refresh everyone and Smile Booth was back to make sure everyone's splendid smiles were on film (or, at least, megabytes). Andrew Phillips Photography also came in to follow the tours as they wound their way around the space. 

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After a day off, we were back at it to see the phenomenal Spoon Lake Blues on the Hertz Stage of The Alliance Theatre. On Thursday, Kai Lin Art hosted yelpers at their gorgeous Midtown gallery for their newest exhibition, Flora. Imperial Fez was back with more great food and Candy Cake Company provided their sinful cake pops for everyone to enjoy. Remy V and Palm came along for the ride as well, while Michael Cooke and Smile Booth got even more yelpers to smile for their lenses. 

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On Friday, it was time to party with back-to-back shows at Dad's Garage. In the first we were educated on what to do (or rather, what *not* to do) when a zombie apocalypse hits in Scandal! Later, the truly wacky and weird came out for Samurai Davis Jr. and Dim Sum's Super Mega Happy Fun time Improv Show. On Saturday, we were back to the Alliance Theatre for the critically acclaimed August: Osage County. Finally, we capped it all off with an extra special performance by The ATL Collective at Eddie's Attic in Decatur. They paid tribute to Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by making it their own, complete with special guest Tyler James. A perfect way to round out our week of fun, can't wait to do it again soon. 

Check out the full Smile Booth shots here, here, and here and the Flickr sets here, here, and here. Or read all of the reviews from yelpers like you here

With monocle love and caviar dreams, 

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Kathleen M

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