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Where Ponce City Market meets Beltline, slate of spring, summer events unveiled

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PCM’s trailside porch will welcome the WonderRoots Artist Market, King of Pops Trivia, and more

A photo of the loading dock/porch on the Beltline side of Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market’s “The Shed,” a loading dock turned people-watching habitat.
Jamestown Properties

Ponce City Market’s Beltline-facing side porch will soon host a slew of spring and summertime functions.

On Wedndesday, Jamestown Properies announced the lineup of events to take over “The Shed”—a former loading dock abutting the Eastside Trail.

Among the happenings to grace the massive Old Fourth Ward mixed-use’s rear entryway in weeks to come will be:

lululemon Sweat Shed Series: The athletic apparel company plans to kick of its weekly “High Intensity Interval Training” (HIIT) courses on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The classes, led by “Atlanta’s most elite trainers,” will be free—and likely sweat-soaked—each Thursday at The Shed.

A photo of the exercise instructors to run lululemon’s Sweat Shed.
lululemon’s Sweat Shed instructors pose beside Ponce City Market.
Jamestown Properties

Ponce City Farmers Market: This mashup of urban farmers, artisan culinary experts, and other local food and produce preppers already operates each Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m.

But the market will soon host pop-ups each month, including workout classes, pet adoptions, and “Turntable DJ Yoga”—whatever that is—among other events. Curated by Community Farmers Market, this open-air event will continue until late autumn. (The market also accepts food stamps.)

WonderRoot Artists Market: The local arts collective will host its outdoor art shop during the first Sunday of each month from noon through 6 p.m. The scene will woo creatives from Atlanta and afar, and will offer a marketplace for collectors and critics to scope new artwork.

“Vendor fees from the Artist and Maker Market fund WonderRoot’s creative youth development programs, and each month WonderRoot gives a free table for two makers to provide the opportunity for underrepresented artists to sell their work,” according to a Jamestown press release.

King of Pops Trivia: Dirty South Trivia and Atlanta’s renowned popsicle producer will team up each Wednesday night to host competitions testing people’s knowledge of all things naughty. The weekly shindigs will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and PCM-specific rewards will be doled out to patrons—presumably—with their minds in the gutter.

The Helpful Hot Dog: Each Saturday, The Mercury hosts an afternoon, porch-side event dubbed “The Helpful Hot Dog.”

It’s a project that puts a spin on the average hot dog recipe, as part of a mission “to provide assistance to restaurant workers in the Metro Atlanta area that struggle with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues,” according to the release. At the tail end of each month, a guest chef will man the hot dog stand.