The dog days of summer are here and to beat the heat, The Works has a full calendar of family-friendly events this August! From comedy under the stars, happy hour for furry friends, shopping and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Upper Westside’s largest mixed-use gathering place.
The full August events lineup is outlined below:
Happy Campers: Kids Play Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 3 from 10 a.m. – noon
Join us for the Kids Play Wednesdays series this month! Bring the little ones to The Works the first Wednesday of every month for crafts, activities and a variety of featured guests that will engage the kids in a fun and educational way. A parent or guardian must stay with each child during the program. This is best suited for ages 4-9, but everyone is welcome! After the program, enjoy a delicious lunch from Chattahoochee Food Works or Fox Bros BBQ. Each session will be held at the Spur Stage and is weather dependent. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Yappy Hour: Pup Meetup
Thursday, August 4, 18 and 25 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Bring your furry friends to The Works for Yappy Hour on The Spur! Grab a refreshing drink from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, a delicious meal from Chattahoochee Food Works and kick back and relax with live music while your pup has a ball playing with others. Each Yappy Hour will feature one pup-focused vendor offering a variety of products, treats and surprises. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Chattahoochee Food Works: Karaoke Night
Thursday, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Sing your heart out to your favorite song at Karaoke Night at Chattahoochee Food Works! Grab a bite to eat from one (or more!) of the 31 food vendors and your favorite beverage from the Center Bar before jamming out with your family and friends. Karaoke Night is hosted by iHeart Radio on-air personality, Kalv, and this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
First Friday at BOBO Intriguing Objects
Friday, August 5 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Delight in the first Friday of month shopping at BOBO Intriguing Objects! Located inside the Makers Building, check out their ever-evolving line of furniture, get an exclusive viewing of BOBO’s current roster of fine artists and other intriguing offerings. First Friday is open to the public and Bobo welcomes industry insiders and amateur home aficionados alike. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Live at 5: Summer Music Series
Friday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with an evening of live music on the Spur Stage! Grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a cocktail from the Center Bar at Chattahoochee Food Works. Dance to an eclectic mix of old and new crowd favorite tunes with your friends and family and wind down from the week. This is a free, family-friendly event. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Friday, August 5 featuring Blake Bryant
Friday, August 12 featuring Brandon Crocker
Friday, August 19 featuring Davin McCoy
Friday, August 26 featuring DJ Zook
Saturday Sounds: Summer Music Series
Saturday, August 6, 13 and 20 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Spend your Saturday at The Works with friends and family while enjoying live music at The Camp! Enjoy a refreshing beverage from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or grab a delicious bite to eat and pair it with a cocktail from Chattahoochee Food Works. This is a free, family-friendly event. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Saturday, August 6 featuring Bad Liars
Saturday, August 13 featuring Bevel Down
Saturday, August 20 featuring Better than Silence
Comedy in The Camp
Thursday, August 11 at 8 p.m.
Get ready to laugh until you cry with Comedy in The Camp! Local showrunner and comedian, Damon Sumner, rounds up some of Atlanta’s brightest talent for a night full of endless laughter. Enjoy social commentary and personal anecdotes from a diverse lineup of performers in a socially-distanced outdoor setting. The show will begin promptly at 8 p.m. and this event is for ages 18 and older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
American Axes: Trivi-Axe
Thursday, August 11 and 25 at 7 and 8 p.m.
Only the smartest axe will win at Trivi-Axe! Bring your friends, your sharpest wit and your axe-cellent throwing skills for a night of trivia and axe throwing. Fuel up with a delicious bite to eat at Chattahoochee Food Works before putting your skills to the test during the one-hour round of trivia and axe throwing. There is a six-person limit per team. For more information or to register your team, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Wellness at The Works: POMSQUAD Fitness
Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m.
Kick off your Saturday at The Works with POMSQUAD Fitness! POMSQUAD is a high energy dance fitness class where guests will be shaking poms while prancing, dancing, bending and snapping to today’s hit tunes and throwbacks. These classes are easy to follow and are designed to maximize the number of calories burned while strengthening and toning the body. Featuring a wide variety of dance styles and choreography, there is something for everyone to enjoy in class. Each ticket purchase includes a token to redeem for a post-class specialty smoothie sample from Selvasana inside Chattahoochee Food Works. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Amidst the ongoing national blood shortage, The Works has teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. The drive will be held in the Workshop space in the Makers Building. Donors can visit the link to schedule an appointment and enter THEWORKS in the sponsor code box. One donation can save up to three lives! For more information or to book your appointment, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Wellness at The Works: Highland Yoga
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Grab your yoga mats and yogi friends for a refreshing yoga session led by Highland Yoga with music by JB! This class includes the perfect blend of vigorous flow, creative sequencing, strength and flexibility building, mindfulness and meditation. Stop by Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing after class for a refreshing beverage or a bite to eat at one of the many food stalls in Chattahoochee Food Works. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest
Sunday, August 21 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Join Taqueria del Sol and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q for the return of their beloved Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest at The Works! This year’s festivities will also include Scofflaw Brewing and New Orleans’ Blue Oak BBQ. One hundred percent of ticket sales will go towards Hogs for the Cause, a music festival benefiting pediatric cancer, and will be distributed to families in Atlanta and the North Georgia market through a partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets include food while beverages may be purchased separately. VIP entry begins at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. for regular entry. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
Upper Westside PUPFEST – Benefiting Atlanta Humane Society
Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Celebrate National Dog Day in style at The Works! The 2nd annual Upper Westside PUPFEST will take place on Camp Street and will feature music by Broken String Band and DJ Steve. There will be dog-friendly vendors, cooling stations, giveaways and along with a few surprises. Ticket purchases will help raise money for the Atlanta Humane Society and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes from the Upper Westside’s preferred doggy daycare WAG-A-LOT and as well as gift cards to tenants at The Works. Don’t have a pup? No problem! There will be plenty of photo opportunities and ways to support the Atlanta Humane Society at this event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/
About The Works
The Works is an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside, located off Chattahoochee Ave. near Topgolf Midtown. The Works’ vision includes distinctive retail and dining, imaginative experiences and inspired gathering areas in an interconnected environment, preserving the character of Atlanta’s historic industrial Upper Westside. The multi-phased master plan comprises 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of greenspace. Phase One, which spans 27 acres, has several operating tenants, including: Ballard Designs, Basik Spaces, Stellar Bodies, BOBO Intriguing Objects, Adelina Social Goods, Les Mains Nail Bar, Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, American Axes, Tinte Salon, Chattahoochee Foods Works, Fox Brother’s Bar-B-Q, Uppercut, MacDermid, and Conisus. Additional openings are planned through 2022, including The Waffle Experience, Brash Kitchen, Fetch Dog Park, a concept by Dave Green of The Select and Paces & Vine, iHeart Media, Taste Wine Bar and Market and Bread N Butter Content Studios.