It's Thursday again, so that means I have the newest HOT List! Again, this is totally taken from the Atlantan magazine, just didn't want to take credit for their work..
In the beginning, there was fire and it was good. Then things got much better when TWO. urban licks came to town with its 14-foot-tall wood pit rotisserie. Expect it to get even hotter with chef Cameron Thompson at the helm. Be on the lookout for this two-year vet of the still-red-hot resto to work his love for creative food onto the daily changing menu (a crispy shrimp po' boy perhaps?). Stay calm: The salmon chips and pork mac 'n' cheese aren't going anywhere.
TWO. urban licks
820 Ralph McGill Blvd.
Think there's no time to grab dinner before the show? Think again. Sweet Lowdown's new three-course dinner special is just $23 from 5PM to 7PM, and with dishes like she crab soup, Southern fried chicken and chocolate bourbon pecan pie, the only thing better is the totally convenient Midtown location. 942 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.207.1324.
Tap into your creative side at the ART PAPERS' 9th Annual Art Auction. Mingle with other arty types as you bid silently (shhh…) on paintings, sculptures, photos and other contemporary works from leading local (Katherine Taylor, Michael Gibson) and international (Sarah Morris, Joachim Koester) artists. Nibble on treats from Atlanta's newest fave Peasant Bistro as you chill with tunes from Tom DeGroot. Feel better knowing your purchase helps support art-related programs. Collectors' Preview Feb. 1, 7PM-9PM, $100 (includes Sat. admission). Silent auction, Feb. 2, 7PM-10PM, $25-$30.
Mason Murer Fine Art
199-B Armour Dr.
Forget about minding your Ps and Qs. It's all about the three Ps (Pabst, popcorn, pizza) at indie-lovin' boutique 1*FIVE*O's monthly fusion bashes. Listen to honey-voiced cutie Gary Pfaff as you check out folk-esque art from Nathan Tavel. Do some shopping (local designers rule here) and get 20 percent off your next purchase. Jan. 31, 7PM–10PM, $5 donation. 1000 Marietta St., Downtown, 404.474.4102.
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These three Russians all wrote these masterpieces while still in their 20s (no slackers here!) to less than stellar opening reviews. Come pay your respects now to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 1 when director Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a three-day engagement. If at first you don't succeed, well, you know. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 8PM, $15-$65.
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St.