As you may already know, our gala of galas, Beauté Noir, is being held in none other than the ATL this year. Lavish and luxurious, Beauté Noir is all about celebrating Black beauty, culture, and creativity - so what better city to host such an affair than our beloved homebase?
The big day is just around the corner, and in anticipation we’re putting you on to a few of our favorite attractions around Atlanta that you won’t want to miss while you’re in town.
Kicking it Old School
Whether you grew up spending your weekends at the skating rink or are brand new to the concept, Cascade Fun Center is one spot that specializes in showing its guests a good time.
Centrally located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cascade Fun Center is the place to be if you’re looking for stress-free fun. Throwing skate nights for kids, teens and adults since 1998, Cascade has a reputation as one of the top attractions in Atlanta.
If you really wanna throw down, stop in on one of their Sunday Adult Skate Nights.
“You could be a nerd on Monday to Friday, but you in here on Sunday night, and you the man,” Eric Williams, Cascade’s manager muses. “It’s not like the club. The coolest people aren’t in the corner. They’re skating.” (via Atlanta Magazine)
Get Your Game On
Bored of the typical bar scene? Check out Pin and Proper. This 8,600-square-foot indoor gaming and entertainment venue is determined to shake things up. From typical tabletop games like Connect Four to giant Jenga and the venue's specialty, Pinfall (a bowling-meets-football hybrid), there's really no place quite like Pin and Proper.
Those looking for a more upscale experience can enjoy the semi-private VIP Area that features bottle service and Playstation 5 along with all of Pin and Proper’s other amenities.
All that excitement can work up an appetite, but thankfully Pin and Proper thought of that. Dine on delectable bites like the fan fave 3 A.M. Burger (a burger patty topped with swiss cheese, maple bacon, a fried cage-free egg, and crispy fried onion strings, drizzled with sriracha mayo) or any of their mouth-watering appetizers like the Spinach Dip or Garlic Parmesean Fries as you play on into the evening.
Atlanta’s Artsy Side
Now the largest African-American-owned fine art gallery in the southeast, ZuCot Gallery was established in 2008 by Troy Taylor. The former Fortune 500 corporate executive engineer founded the Castleberry Hill space after encouragement from some of the artists he had befriended after adding their pieces to his personal collection.
Today the gallery hosts primarily African-American artists of all calibers and has held events for everyone from political figures to celebrities. If you’re at all interested in art, you’ll definitely want to spend some time at ZuCot.
We admit it, we just can’t get enough of Atlanta. Deliciously diverse with a little bit of something for everyone, the Big A is the perfect backdrop for Beauté Noir. Grab your tickets before they go and get ready to make some sweet memories!