1. Sample food from 25 restaurants and rock out to music played by celebrity chefs who also play in local bands. The event, Eats & Beats, benefits the Children of Conservation, which works to protect endangered species in third world countries
Tickets cost $60. The event starts at 7 p.m. at .
2. Meet musical legend Gregg Allman, who will sign his autobiography, "My Cross to Bear."at the Buckhead .
The free event starts at 12:30 p.m.
3. Spend some time giving back by volunteering at the
Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at the .
4. Also Thursday, John Smoltz and Don Yaeger will sign "Starting and Closing" “John Smoltz: Starting and Closing Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year.”
The free event starts at 4:30 p.m. at . (Wristbands will be available at 2 p.m.)
5. Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Paris plane crash that took the lives of many local arts patrons and artists. The Buckhead Heritage Society will host a lecture by Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly: The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta, and Chris Moser, the producer of the 2001 GPB documentary film, The Day Atlanta Stood Still. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the film and Q&A.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St Philip Episcopal. Prices vary.
Also, a silent auction and other commemorative events are planned for Saturday.