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Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

  1. Wear your tackiest holiday duds to the 3rd Annual   come e fatto un pene Ugly Sweater Crawl    (5 to 11 p.m.) that begins at crescere il pene Buckhead Saloon for holiday music and drink specials in five different bars.  Join hundreds of new friends rocking out to holiday music at every bar, amazing drink specials, tons of giveaways, and one awesome night.
  2. come far diventare il pene piu grosso Christmas Jingle Mingle  tonight at 8 p.m. is a giant party with live entertainment, DJ music, and a dance floor at ormoni per la crescita del pene Westin Buckhead Atlanta for age 21+ to falloplastica rischi support Toys for Tots. Celebrate the season with 2000 of Atlanta’s finest while giving joy to underprivileged children!
  3. Wear a holiday costume to the  Highlands Santa Stumble Bar Crawl 6 p.m. in Virginia Highlands for food and drink specials plus free shots. Now what is this Highlands Santa Stumble you may ask? It is a party that includes admission to VaHi establishments with drink and food specials throughout the night. Imagine sexy and crazy holiday costumes roaming the streets in a cheery night that won’t be forgotten.
  4. 26th annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl 5:30 p.m. has food and drink specials, beginning at Live at the Battery.  Santa Pub Crawl is a blast each year. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have some drinks in the spirit of Christmas and also a great way to show the community you care.  Registration 530pm-1030pm and specials end at 11pm.  This is one of the Biggest Toys for Tots drive in the city!

6 Great Ways to Gear Up for Christmas!

  1. Jingle Ball concert  December 15 (7:30 p.m.)  Power 96.1 radio brings big-name music artists to Jingle Ball at Philips Arena. Power 96.1’s morning show hosts, PK, Denise, and Terry J, officially announced the all-star performers for Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball 2017 which will include: Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We.
  2. Holiday Variety Show December 15th (8p.m.) & 16th (2 and 8 p.m.)  A Very Merry Holiday Pops  at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Celebrate the music of the holiday season in extravagant style as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops to make spirits bright. One of the best Big Bands in the nation is right here in Atlanta – The Joe Gransden Big Band. Joe and his merry men and ladies join us to help the holidays swing. Broadway star Allison Blackwell lends her superb vocalism to the festivities joined by TWO choirs, the Atlanta All-City Choir and new this year, choirs from the Greenforest Community Baptist Church of Atlanta. Santa will be there for sure with two very special helpers, giving out presents and a musical surprise! David Charles Abell, the newly appointed Principal Guest conductor of the Philly Pops, returns for a second year to lead the concerts, sure to warm your heart and put you in a Very Merry Holiday mood.
  3. Children singing  December 15 (7 p.m.)  Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir      Their biggest event of the year! Come hear all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir as they offer an unforgettable holiday concert. You’ll be mesmerized by the transcendent Georgia Boy Choir sound as they perform sacred classics, Christmas carols, and all your holiday favorites in the magnificent sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead. Accompanied by a full orchestra and The Mighty Mander Organ of PRUMC, this concert is not to be missed!
  4. Christmas show  December 15 – 17  (8 p.m.)     A Christmas Tradition  at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.  This December, The Strand will return with its most elaborate and well-loved show of the year, A Christmas Tradition. This song and dance revue will show off The Strand’s awe inspiring sets and effects like has never been seen before, as well as the diva voices and high energy dances that Strand patrons have come to know and love.  Songs spotlighted include Christmas and holiday classics as well as funky favorites.   A Christmas Tradition is guaranteed to make the entire family dance, clap, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays – from Santa-loving six year olds to out of town in-laws!
  5. Children’s theater  December 15 – 31  Heidi is the classic story of a Swiss girl who lives in the Alps with her grandfather and must travel to the big city, at Synchronicity Theatre.
  6. Celtic concert December 16 at 8:00 & December 17 at 3:00    Celtic Christmas features fiddlers, dancers, singers, and a harpist from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Appalachia at Rialto Center for the Arts.  “Celtic Christmas enchants with its powerful combination of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and poetry.”

 

 

Get Out and Support Local Artists!

I’m looking forward to checking this out.  Its always good to find outlets to support local artists!

 

Underground Art Show

December 1, 2017 (8 p.m.)

The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

 

“As you may have guessed, we are an art show, but we are not your typical art gallery. Since 2009 we’ve been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. We focus on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they’re still alive (why does it take dying to gain recognition?). Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!

We seek to bring the art community and those outside the community together by creating an upbeat art show that appeals to the masses. Through the shows we create an environment where artists, potential buyers, and pancake fanatics alike can make connections with several different types of people within their own communities. “

Things to Do This Weekend

Head north of the city to see fall leaves at their peak

and check out some of these events while you are out and about!

 

  1. IrishFest Atlanta  November 3 – 4 has traditional evening concerts, workshops, children’s activities, a Friday buffet, and a Saturday dance at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
  2. HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega.  Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
  3. Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] November 4 – 5 features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center.
  4. Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park  November 4 – 5. See the work of 185 artists, hear local acoustic musicians, and visit food vendors. Free.
  5. Book Festival of the MJCCA   November 4 – 20. Billed as the South’s premier literary event it includes author book signings, a community read, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Atlanta Opera Performs THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

New Production Starts November 4th!

Atlanta Opera performs The Flying Dutchman, a German opera with English subtitles with dramatic music by Wagner at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The Dutchman is doomed to wander the seas until he can find a faithful wife. A sailor’s daughter is doomed to an arranged marriage, but can’t shake her obsession with The Dutchman. Can true love change the course of their fates?

This new production brings the ancient ghost story to the stage in a new and modern way to delight audiences with stunning visuals.

General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun will direct this never-before-seen grand production. Music Director Arthur Fagen will conduct. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his role as Erik, Wayne Tigges will sing the title role of the Dutchman, and Melody Moore, last seen on the main stage in 2012 as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, is Senta.

 

Classical Music Comes to Marietta Saturday!

Marietta Symphony Orchestra  October 28, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)  plays music by living composers at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. They promise to talk to the audience about the music and to dress informally so you can too!

“The Marietta Symphony Orchestra will make its debut on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 PM in Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. The MSO is committed to performing a wide variety of Classical Music in venues in and around Marietta.  We want to remove the stigma attached to Classical Music by changing how it is presented.  Our musicians will not be formally dressed.  We will converse with the audience in between pieces. We will present music by living composers such as Jennifer Higdon and George T. Walker. We will engage our community in a conversation about Classical Music. Join us as we enrich the cultural life of our community!”

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

 

 

Its not Halloween without this trip down memory lane!

Like the film, The Rocky Horror Show  (October 19 – Nov. 5) is a campy cult musical with quirky characters and catchy songs like “Time Warp” live at Out Front Theatre Company. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever.

For those who are unfamiliar , in this cult classic, sweethearts Brad  and Janet , stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter , a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler . Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

Head to Roswell Tonight!

Don’t miss the final Alive in Roswell   October 19, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.) of the season!  It features live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Roswell Square Bands:

  • Classic Recall
  • Last Call Band
  • Maggie Clement Band
  • Men in Blues
  • Up on the Roof

Canton Street Bands:

  • Andrew Black
  • Atlanta Dance Party
  • Gwen Hughes & the Cats
  • Maggie Clement Band
  • Men in Blues
  • Loose Shoes

Where To Hear Some Great Music This Week!

  1. Oakhurst Porchfest,  October 14, 2017 (12 to 7 p.m.) Walk around a Decatur neighborhood to hear diverse music on porches and in yards during this grassroots music festival. It’s followed by more music at nearby Harmony Park. Free. Be sure to check the website for driving and parking tips!
  2. Smokey Joe’s Cafe (October 12 – 22, 2017) is a musical revue with 40 rock ’n’ roll classics of the 1950s and 1960s (Hound Dog, Stand by Me, On Broadway) written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.
  3. All Strung Up Tour (October 12, 2017) at the Red Clay Music Foundry Duluth  Three of the world’s hottest young guitar virtuosos, singers, songwriters and performers have teamed up to tour the USA this fall! The show, featuring Christie Lenée (USA), Daniel Champagne (Australia) and Hussy Hicks – featuring Julz Parker and Leeza Gentz (Australia), is bound to turn heads across the nation as it combines the talents of these incredible artists. With each act bringing something unique to the show, audiences are sure to be left speechless and wanting more with each act doing a set themselves and then a big finale together.
  4. The Mountain Faith Band  (October 15, 2017  3 p.m.) plays American roots music at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.
  5. Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (Oct 13, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017) Newell Lodge located in Folkston is the home of the Georgia State Bluegrass Festival. Outstanding performers, delicious home cooked food.

Eat Drink and Be Merry!

There is so much going on this weekend, it’s hard to know where to begin!  There is truly something for everyone!

 

  1.  Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival   October 6 – 7, 2017  Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together to perform their original songs giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will experience nationally recognized veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of downtown AlpharettaFree on Friday and for children 12 and younger. You can bring chairs.
  2.  Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, October 7, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.) Buy $2 to $3 samples from competing restaurants and vote for your favorites at with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+.
  3. A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival (October 7, 2017 ) gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.
  4.  Atlanta Chili Cook Off, October 7, 2017 (1 p.m., VIP noon) Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite! With live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park.
  5. Great Atlanta Beer Fest, October 7, 2017 Sample 150 beers, cider, and winewhich includes live music, football on big TVs, and food for sale at SunTrust Park.
  6. Destination East Point October 7, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.) features live entertainment, acrobats, artists, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.
  7. Norcross Art Splash October 7 – 8, 2017 features entertainers, food vendors, and 140 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free.
  8. LakeFest October 7 – 8, 2017 offers local music, arts and crafts, a sand sculpting contest, food vendors, a closing parade of boats, and a sandy beach in friendly Pine Lake. Free.
  9. Atlanta Warbird Weekend October 7 – 8, 2017  See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, watch reenactments, and buy a rideat DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free entry.
  10. Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, Bring a chair to watch 100 drivers compete in the with food vendors, a bake sale, a beer tent, and live music. Cars are judged at noon, and races are 1 to 4 p.m. on Madison Avenue at Johnston Place in Decatur. Free.