Events Are Back?

With holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) approaching, the question becomes how *normal* can we expect life to be in this pandemic? A few institutions look like they will be testing the waters in the coming months to see if we can have fun and stay safe. Here are a couple that I mentioned on Breaking Chews on 95.5 WSB.

Park Tavern's Maskarade Halloween Party possesses a major built-in advantage for a Covid-careful holiday event: masks are expected for Halloween! This devilish party comes alive on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Kicking off at 9 p.m., ghouls and goblins alike are invited to descend upon the popular hotspot in their most haunting costumes for this eerie and safely distanced Halloween bash. Enjoy a night of Howl-o-ween fun with electrifying live music, a chilling costume contest, a live DJ, and themed drink specials. For ages 21 and up, tickets are available starting at $20, plus applicable fees, at https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/maskarade. Park Tavern is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001. Attendance will be limited and hopefully allow for social distancing.

Christmas will be more challenging as far as replicating the intimacy of pre-Covid without masks. Luckily Miracle at the Fox Theatre's Marquee Club presented by Lexus arrives just after Miracle Atlanta recently announced its return for the 2020 holiday season with a plan to celebrate safely. The Miracle team, working with the Fox Theatre, is excited to safely offer this one-of-a-kind experience despite COVID-19 (the real grinch of 2020). To ensure the safety of everyone involved, guests can enjoy themselves during 90-minute ticketed time slots, allowing the venue ample time to clear, clean, and sanitize the space before the next event begins. That means each time slot has a max of 76 attendees (so make sure to put your ticket on your wish list fast). In addition, reserved tables will be a safe six feet apart from each other, mobile ticket delivery will be required for contactless delivery, all patrons will be required to pass a thermal scanner reader at check-in, guests will be required to wear masks in all spaces until seated, table service is mandated to avoid over-crowding at the bar, contactless payment options will be available, holiday wrapped plexi walls will be used as party dividers and a holiday spiced scented sanitizer will be placed on each parties table for complimentary use. For further details, head to www.miraclebaratlanta.com and get ready to celebrate Christmas like never before. Tickets are starting at $50 and are on sale online only at FOXTHEATRE.ORG. Time slots are as follows: Thursdays at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., Fridays at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Private events, with a 20-person cap, will be available on the mezzanine level of the Marquee Club only. For more information on how to book this reserved area featuring a dedicated bar and server, contact aly.grubb@foxtheatre.org and MiracleBarAtlanta@gmail.com.

Hopefully, until a vaccine arrives well-thought-out events like these will tide us over until we can return to normalcy. Look for more things like this in the coming months!

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