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Silk 25th Anniversary Concert

ATL it's about to go down. Sasha has tickets to see the Legendary R&B group Silk. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Cobb Energy Centre on March 28th.

This is one event you don't want to miss. Special guest appearance by 112, Raheem Devaughn, Dru Hill, KC of Jodeci and more.

This event is brought to you by Silk Entertainment Group and AER. 

Visit Ticketmaster website to purchase tickets. Click here for more details.

Black Panther Movie Screening Photo Booth

Why Thrillist and everyone else loves Atlanta's lemon pepper wet wings

If you watched Season 1 of “Atlanta”, you might've noticed the scene where Paper Boi and Darius go to J.R. Crickets  (after finding newfound fame) score them a rare chicken wing flavor not generally available. That flavor? Lemon Pepper Wet.

"These got the sauce on them," the server whispers knowingly.

»RELATED:  6 spots to get your wing fix in Atlanta

In Atlanta, Lemon Pepper Wet has ascended quickly from just another flavor to something more definitive for the city and the entire state. There are, in addition to the Atlanta” scene, that started it all, a pretty respectable celebrity backing for the chicken wing flavor. Rapper Wacka Flocka Flame says the flavor to Atlanta is like the apple to New York in a First We Feast video. Even Thrillist named them the food that most defines us, listing the wings as Georgia’s best food and one of the top 15 food items to eat in America.

Sure, these are all anecdotal pieces of evidence in the case for Lemon Pepper Wet. But whatever, lets roll with it.

(Side note: Atlanta Season 2 premieres at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

 Lemon Pepper Wet is available to you right now.

Here are our picks for where to get a taste of Atlanta’s signature lemon pepper wet wings:

J.R. Cricket's (multiple locations)

J.R. Cricket's added lemon pepper wet to the menu after the episode of Atlanta aired, or rather they re-branded "Fester" wings as Lemon Pepper Wet. In any case, they did this because despite the clip from television, the wings the scene was based on are actually from American Deli.

»RELATED: J.R. Crickets adds ‘lemon pepper wet’ to menu after ‘Atlanta’ episode

Steven Glover, co-author of the scene in question, brother to Donald Glover and all-around Stone Mountain native told the AJC this:

"We just thought it would be funny to see somebody get hooked up at J.R. Crickets by getting that option that isn't even really available," Glover said of the scene via email. "That would be like the best of both worlds. The box glowing just helped sell the feeling of how magical that would be."

American Deli (multiple locations)

The real Lemon Pepper Wets in question are an American Deli thing. And the reason they are different is that they remain wet from clarified butter and not the addition of buffalo sauce. It's a matter of flavor profile. At J.R. Crickets, regular buffalo ensauced wings are given a shake or ten of lemon pepper dry seasoning. The tang of buffalo competes with the lemon pepper for taste bud attention. Not so at American Deli, where clarified butter wets the wings, and lets the lemon pepper shine.

LT's Wings

1160 Fairburn Road SW, Atlanta

(404) 349-0006

In an interview with First We Feast, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms gives her Lemon Pepper props to LT's Wings on Fairburn Road.

"In three hours and two minutes, I will be calling LT's Wings for my Friday order: 30 lemon pepper. This is what we eat every Friday, it's like Sunday dinner," Lance-Bottoms said.

A call to LT's confirmed they can make 'em Lemon Pepper Wet for you, too. They add buffalo sauce to make 'em wet.

Dugan's

777 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta

Dugan's opened its doors at Ponce De Leon Avenue all the way back in 1982 a a 40 seat restaurant in the Viriginia Highland, and was first known as Patrick Dugan's Tavern. They dropped the Patrick, kept the wing recipe and the rest is history. At Dugan's, the Lemon Pepper comes paired with Teriyaki sauce, which means you should add buffalo sauce to make them wet. Or clarified butter. All of this is still up for debate, Atlanta.

Your house

There are a great many other places to get Lemon Pepper wet, including at Magic City. But at the end of the day, this city still needs to decide whether it prefers Lemon Pepper Wet as a wing sauce with lemon pepper seasoning, or as a clarified butter wing with lemon pepper seasoning. It's a big choice, but Andrew Rea of Binging with Babish has taken just that wing recipe problem to task. Follow his steps and you can make them at home and decide for yourself. Or just throw up your hands and head to Magic City.

Join us for the Hunger Walk/Run 2018

Join us for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Hunger Walk Run on Sunday, February 25 at Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field).

The annual Hunger Walk Run raises awareness about the prevalence of hunger for the more than 900,000 working families, seniors, veterans and children in our community who struggle with food insecurity. The walk benefits the Food Bank and five community partners: Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia, The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and St. Vincent De Paul Society. 

This year the event will feature live music, a kids play zone and delectable eats from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks. The fun begins at noon with the run/walk kicking off at 2pm. 

Check out HungerWalkRun.org for more info and to register

See ‘After 7’ at Unity Concert 2018

Listen to Sasha the Diva all week long for your chance to win tickets to see After 7 performing live at the How Big is Your Dream Foundation 7th Annual Unity Concert.

The performance will take place on February 24 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. This event is hosted by your KISS 104.1 Sasha the Diva and Art Terrell from the Morning Groove. 

Visit the How Big Is Your Dream Foundation website to purchase tickets. Click here for more details.

Valentine’s Weekend Celebration Ticket Giveaway  

Tune into Youngblood for your chance to win tickets to the Valentine’s Weekend Celebration for Lovers and Friends concert. Coming to the Fox Theatre on February 10. This romance concert features Jeffery Osborn and Rachelle Ferrell. All hosted by MC Lightfoot. 

Visit the Fox Theatre website to purchase tickets. Click here for more details.

Atlanta History Center offers free MLK Day admission, special programs

It has been 50 years since the assassination of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and yet his legacy lives on as large as ever.

For 2018’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, the Atlanta History Center will offer free admission to attendees and, for the second year in a row, a slate of special programming.

RELATED | 11 Atlanta events that honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

“We made the decision (to offer special programming) in 2017 because we saw such an opportunity to bring our museum theater program offerings to a large crowd,” said Joanna Arietta Potter, director of adult and family programs at the Atlanta History Center.

The Buckhead-based institution has offered free admission on MLK Day since 2013, drawing a record 3,089 visitors last year. Free admission will also be offered at the Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown. Both locations will be open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday.

Scheduled free programming is intended to engage a local audience with segregation and civil rights movement-sparked integration, with a special emphasis on Atlanta’s key role in the story.

A highlight for 2018 will be two screenings of the film “A Trek to the River’s Edge.” Created by filmmaker Althea Brown, the film highlights 1960s student leaders from the Atlanta University Center.

Brown said she’s been working on the project for more than two decades. In its present form, the film lasts 30 minutes, but she envisions a feature-length version at some point. She said the story’s tremendous significance has inspired her to stick with the project for so long.

“About 20 years ago, I met a group of shakers and movers from the Atlanta student movement,” said Brown. “Their story was so dynamic, and not that many people even know about it.”

RELATED | Where to volunteer for MLK Day of Service 2018

The film features several well-known Atlanta civil rights leaders, including former state Sen. and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who passed away in 2015. Bond and fellow students including Lonnie King and Roslyn Pope launched the movement after meeting at a Morehouse College coffee shop, authoring “An Appeal for Human Rights” in March 1960, which ran in several newspapers, including The Atlanta Constitution.

RELATED | What you should know about the legacy of Julian Bond

Brown notes that students and future leaders can learn from and be inspired by the 1960s leaders to continue fighting injustice.

“The thing about this particular movement is that it happened strategically,” said Brown. “There was a plan put in place. They followed that plan; they thought strategically on how to make things happen. Yelling and screaming and shouting hadn’t worked in the past. It doesn’t work now.”

“A Trek to the River’s Edge” will be shown at 1 and 3 p.m., with a discussion following each screening. Other programming scheduled for MLK Day includes a Freedom Ride simulation and several screenings of “The Big March,” which details the 1963 March on Washington. Visitors are encouraged to check AtlantaHistoryCenter.com for schedule updates.

Potter emphasized that the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s was not the only time people have fought against inequality and bigotry.

“All too often, history books focus on sole figures during the civil rights movement and don’t pay enough attention to the young people on college campuses, such as those of the Atlanta University Center, where a lot of the work to gain equality was being done,” said Potter. “It is super inspiring to see the former student leaders and hear about their experiences.”

She pointed out that there are many reasons why it is so important to continue honoring King through programming and other events, especially in Atlanta.

“King’s birthplace and home are here in Atlanta, he is important as a leader in the civil rights movement, and the echoes of his nonviolent protests still resonate today with social justice change,” said Potter. “We see Dr. King as an important figure in his own right, and also as a representation of what a community can do when it comes together to fight injustice.”

Here is a sampling of the programming that will be offered (check AtlantaHistoryCenter.com for updates):

FEATURED EXPERIENCE:

“A Trek to the River’s Edge” film screening and conversation

Woodruff Auditorium

1 and 3 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

“A Trek to the River’s Edge” is a documentary about the Atlanta Student Movement of the 1960s and outlines the strategy, planning and support from the larger community striving to overcome the oppression of segregation. Hear filmmaker Althea Brown and 1960s student leaders of the group Committee on Appeal for Human Rights discuss this challenging period in Atlanta’s history.

MUSEUM THEATER EXPERIENCES:

Freedom Ride simulation

Grand Overlook Ballroom

11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes

Parental guidance suggested

Do you have what it takes to be a civil rights movement Freedom Fighter? In this interactive theatrical simulation, test your courage by traveling into the Deep South on a Freedom Ride with CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) representatives and help test new laws banning segregation on interstate buses.

“Newsboy”

“Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta” exhibition

11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Duration: 15 minutes

Join a paperboy in 1906 as he educates new recruits on the “tricks of the trade” while highlighting the challenges he encountered as a witness to the Atlanta Race Riot that year.

“Connie Curry”

“Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta” exhibition

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Duration: 15 minutes

Gather in the exhibition’s diner-styled space to meet activist Connie Curry as she trains a new group of student volunteers for the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and explores her journey in the struggle for civil rights.

“Rosalyn Walton”

“Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta” exhibition

10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

Duration: 12 minutes

Encounter Rosalyn Walton of the Atlanta Nine — a group of trailblazing students who integrated Atlanta schools — as she is being interviewed by a reporter and concludes that being a regular teenager is nearly as difficult as being a trailblazer for civil rights.

FILM VIEWINGS:

“The Big March” (Newsreel, 1963) and “March on Washington” (1963) features from the DVD “Martin Luther King: ‘I Have a Dream’”

Kennedy Theatre

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Duration: 25 minutes

View newsreel footage captured during the March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, political rally, a key moment in the civil rights movement that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“I Have a Dream” (1963)

Kennedy Theatre

11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Duration: 20 minutes

Watch the landmark speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. as he addressed a crowd of more than 200,000 in Washington, D.C.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

Make protest buttons and signs.

Create inspiring resistance poetry.

Note: Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

IF YOU GO

Atlanta History Center. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Margaret Mitchell House. 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-7015, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Komen Atlanta's Bubbles & Bling

Bubbles & Bling is Komen Atlanta's signature fundraising cocktail party, and this year we are taking it back to PROM! join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6:30-11pm at the JW Marriott - Buckhead (3300 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326). 

Full open bar, delicious food, music, dancing, silent auction. 

Help us fill our Community Chet Fund and raise $45,000+ in 5 minutes. Join us by the balloon arch as we raise money to provide breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services for uninsured Metro Atlanta residents, and support global research efforts to find the cures.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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