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May 11th 2005 Weekly Newsletter
dtnATL 051105: 2005 ATL Downtown Festival & Tour of Lofts
The big weekend is finally here! Downtown Atlanta is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming you into our homes in the city's center for a weekend of food, folks and FUN! This is your chance to tour of some of Downtown Atlanta's most unique residential properties, including lofts, condominiums, live/work spaces and apartments.

And it doesn't stop there! All weekend long the Neighborhood Festival with be rockin' double time with two stages of music and Sweetwater beer flowing all day long. The Festival will also fill Luckie and Broad Streets with art, food and good family fun thanks to Target's Children's Area and the FIRST EVER downtown Beach Volleyball Tournament in Woodruff Park.

The Festival and Tour team can still use a few good volunteers. Sign up to work a 3 hour shift and receive a free T-shirt and two day ticket to the Festival and Tour! See below for more info...

10th Annual Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts
    SAT-SUN May 14-15
The 10th Annual Downtown Festival and Tour of Lofts will held on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, 2005. The event being run this year by the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) in association with Central Atlanta Progress. It will feature a tour of some of Downtown Atlanta's most unique residential properties, including lofts, condominiums, live/work spaces and apartments. The tour will run 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 - 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Downtown Neighborhood Festival, which will be located along Broad, Walton, and Luckie Streets, will include live entertainment on two stages, an artist market, a children's area, a beer garden and other activities designed to showcase Downtown Atlanta living.

Theatrical Outfit Presents "Hank Williams' Lost Highway"
@ Balzer Theatre at Herren's   thru June 12th
Theatrical Outfit opened its new theater home at 84 Luckie Street in December and is launching its final show in this compact inaugural season.

Straight from a wildly successful Off-Broadway run, Theatrical Outfit presents a new musical about this Southern legend. This show received fabulous reviews in New York and is sure to be a hot property for major theaters across the country. See it first on the Balzer Theater stage.

Downtown Atlanta Beach Volleyball Tournament
@ Woodruff Park   FRI-SUN May 13-15
Grab your sunscreen, and get ready to play tough, because Atlanta's athletic scene is about to become one sport larger this summer! The first Downtown Atlanta Beach Volleyball tournament will take place in Downtown Atlanta's Woodruff Park from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th.

For this three-day period in May, Woodruff Park will transform its traditional park environment into a sandy, beach oasis where spectators and fans will revel in Atlantafls toughest, beachwear-clad competitors battling it out for the champion spot.

With 20 doubles round robin matches that will be seeded for a single elimination play-off, the tournament will feature non- stop action throughout the weekend. Volleyball Atlanta, Atlanta's foremost volleyball league, will regulate and produce the tournament.

Georgia Force vs. Dallas Desperados
@ Philips Arena   Saturday, May 14th 7p
The Force clinched the club's first-ever Southern Division title with a 52-40 win over the Tampa Bay Storm last week, which guarantees a home game in the first round of the playoffs and made the Force the first team to secure a spot in the 2005 AFL playoffs.

This Saturday night when the Georgia Force host the Dallas Desperados for the 2005 regular season home finale, they will do so in tribute to the tens of thousands of Force fan faithful who have played a part in this highly successful season with "Fan Appreciation Night". They will be giving away a host of free gifts to fans in attendance including a trip to the Cayman Islands, an ATV, a Kiawah Island golf getaway, 2006 Force season tickets, Force autographed items, Falcons tickets and autographed items, and much, much more!

The Rivals
@ New American Shakespeare Tavern   thru Tuesday, May 29
"Lead the way and we'll precede." You asked for it. After years of requests, The Tavern is delighted to bring this masterpiece of Restoration Comedy to life- including the famous Mrs. Malaprop herself.

Irish genius Sheridan takes hilariously accurate aim at London society's pretentiousness and semi-literacy in a smash hit that has had more revivals than Elvis. Don't miss out on all of the fun!

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