June 15th 2005 downtownATL.com Weekly Newsletter
Downtown ROCKS again this Summer!
As you may have heard, after four years, 48 shows, 200 bands and more than 1,000,000 concertgoers "On The Bricks" has rocked their last in downtown Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Many thanks to Tania, Laura and the entire 'Bricks crew and Tara and team 360 Media for four great years of incredible access to top notch talent.

But not to worry. After taking their show on the road to Stone Mountain, 99X is bringing their summer concert series back to city center. DOWNTOWN ROCKS AGAIN! Everything Alternative 99X presents Downtown Rocks @ Underground. They're taking over Underground Atlanta every Saturday Night from 7-11PM July 9th-August 13th. The best part? The concerts are FREE! Not to mention that Underground Atlanta features 8 NEW clubs in Kenny's Alley where you can party and bring drinks from bar to bar until as late as four in the morning for you night owls. Mark your calendars now and plan to spend your Saturday nights downtown this Summer!

99X's Downtown ROCKS!
@ Underground Atlanta   July - August 2005
The lineup for Downtown Rocks @ Underground includes: SAT JULY 9th: Cake, Stereophonics & The Caesars SAT JULY 16th: Weezer, The Bravery & The Dead 60's SAT JULY 23rd: TBA SAT JULY 30th: Ben Folds & more bands tba SAT AUG 6th: Chevelle, Seether & Crossfade SAT AUG 13th: Garbage & more bands to be announced. Immediately after the performances each week, you are invited to party until 4:00AM in Kenny's Alley for the official 99X Downtown Rocks B to the E After Party sponsored by Budweiser. For only $5, you can party at all of the clubs on Kenny's Alley.

You will need a 99X "Freeloader" card to enter Downtown Rocks. If you have lost your I AM 99X Card, now is the time to get a Replacement Card. Contact the 99X Freeloader Department at 404-497-4813, at Freeloader@99X.com or order a card at 99X.com.

29th Annual Atlanta Film Festival
  June 10th-18th
Tickets are on sale now for the 29th Annual Atlanta Film Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 18. The Atlanta Film Festival will take place at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, The Carter Center and Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/ Central.

Atlanta Film Festival panels will be held at the SunTrust Presidential Suite in the basement level of the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. All Access Festival Passes are SOLD OUT, but the Rialto All Access Festival Passes are still available. The $70 General Admission pass is good for admission for one person to ALL screenings (including Opening and Closing Night Presentations) at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. Passes are non-transferable. Pass holders must acquire tickets for individual screenings and are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to screenings to ensure seating.

As You Like It
@ New American Shakespeare Tavern   WED JUNE 15 thru SUN JULY 3
"All the world's a stage . . ." We end the season as we began, with another trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods where Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue.

Will the two lovers be united? Will Orlando survive the wrestling match? Will you have a great time? Here's a hint: in June there's no better place to be than in Shakespeare's woods at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Flicks on 5th: "Hitch"
@ Technology Square's Centergy Plaza   WED JUNE 15 9p
Georgia Tech's Technology Square launches Flicks on 5th, a free outdoor movie series starting June 15th at Centergy Plaza, 75 5th Street in Midtown. The series kicks off with the light romantic comedy "Hitch" starring Will Smith.

The movies begin at sunset (approximately 9:00 pm) and will be held every Wednesday, rain or shine, through July 27. Complimentary popcorn will be served and limited seating provided. The public is encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating on the concrete square in front of Centergy Plaza. Technology Square restaurants on 5th Street will be open for pre-movie dining or takeout options.

Wildness of Sauvignon Blanc
@ City Grill   Wednesday June 15
City Grill is pleased to present a tasting of one of the most riotous wines in the world on June 15, 2005. Experience the wonderful intensity of Sauvignon Blanc as speakers Leslie Maske of Prestige Wines and Steven McKenzie from Wilson Daniels entertain questions throughout the event.

Sauvignon Blanc has been called the polar opposite of Chardonnay. Where Chardonnay is all buttery roundness, Sauvignon Blanc is taut and herbal with much more acidity through the center of the wine. If Chardonnay is Marilyn Monroe then Sauvignon Blanc is Jamie Lee Curtis. In fact, the name sauvignon comes from the French word for 'sauvage' or wild. The restaurant will offer a sampling of light hors d'oeuvres to compliment these memorable wines. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social gathering for $19 per person including wine tasting and tapas.

ASC's Creating and Maximizing Strategic Partnerships Seminar
@ GA Pacific Auditorium 8a   Friday June 17th
Atlanta Sports Council and Atlanta Business Chronicle present the Educational Seminar Series, a moderated discussion on Creating and Maximizing Strategic Partnerships. Enjoy breakfast and hear some of Atlanta's top marketing minds discuss how to get the most out of strategic business partnerships, including analysis of Atlanta Braves/Clear Channel Radio and Cingular Wireless/Naismith Awards.

Panelists include: Jim Allen, Senior Director of Corporate Sales, Atlanta Braves Scott Hopeck, General Manager of Sports, Clear Channel Radio Vance Overbey, Executive Director of Advertising & Sponsorships, Cingular Wireless Gary Stokan, President, Atlanta Sports Council and Chick- fil-A Peach Bowl Dr. Kenneth Bernhardt, Regents Professor & Chair, Department of Marketing Georgia State University

2005 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival: "The Aviator"
@ The Fox Theatre   Monday, June 20th
The time-honored tradition of the summer film festival at the Fox Theatre is an experience not to be missed! The Fox Theatre kicks off the summer with the 2005 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Tonight's feature "The Aviator" - rated PG-13. This year the Festival offers "Movies, Mixers and "Mo" - a blend of classic and current films on the biggest screen in Atlanta, as well as a pre-show, magical movie going experience featuring Larry Douglas Embury at the "Mighty MO" organ, wine tastings, social mixers, sing-a- longs and a classic cartoon.

Buy a Fox Film Ticket Pack now and save! Ticket packs include 12 tickets for $60 and may be used by you and your friends in any combination. The Fox Film Ticket Pack offers film fans a $2 savings per ticket and the ability to purchase tickets now, prior to the show!

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