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Beer carnivals, jazz festivals, and frozen bananas aplenty

Saturday, May 25th
West Midtown oyster house The Optimist is celebrating turning one with a $15 fish-fry to get the Memorial Day weekend off to a festive start. Expect a live soundtrack to the day from Ben Tanner, Alabama Shakes, and The Bear. Get all the details on the seafoodery's first birthday right here
Drink like an animal, then party with them at Zoo Atlanta's Brew at the Zoo. Sample all the suds and vino you can safely consume as you get up-close-and-personal with the zoo's furry residents and rock out to a live DJ who probably plays lots of Gorillaz.
Score your tickets to the beer bonanza right here
Prepare for a weekend of easy listening and soulful sounds as the 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival takes over Piedmont Park. Get ready to jump out of your lawn chair and scat to people you don't know like BWB featuring Chrisette Michele, and Dionne Farris and the Russell Gunn Quartet!
Score your tickets to the margarita melee right here
Sunday, May 26th
In anticipation of the return of the habitually dysfunctional Bluth family from Arrested Development, Bone Lick BBQ is having a Season 4 marathon full of frozen banana treats, trivia, and giveaways.
They're even going to have an actual Cornballer -- check out all the details right here
Monday, May 27th
VaHi barbecue house D.B.A. is turning four, and what better way to celebrate than with a week-long party kicking off with $1.50 pints of Abita on Monday and daily specials ranging from .50 cent wings and all-you-can-eat ribs, to $4 Whynatte White Russians and a screening of the cinematic gem The Big Lebowski.
Dude! Get all the details right here!
Tuesday, May 28th
Enjoy incredible performances by stilt-walkers, jugglers, and fire-dancers at Cypress Street's 2nd Annual Beer Geek Carnival. There'll be plenty of Clown Shoes and Imperial OPA to go around as you take down carny fare like fried oreos, funnel cakes, and fried twinkies.
Get all the details on how you can sink resident beer geeks in the dunk tank, right here