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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

 

 

Its not Halloween without this trip down memory lane!

Like the film,  donna cerca uomo Viareggio The Rocky Horror Show  (October 19 – Nov. 5) is a campy cult musical with quirky characters and catchy songs like “Time Warp” live at uomo cerca trans Firenze 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  coppia cerca uomo Venezia 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.

coppia cerca uomo Firenze Roswell Square Bands:

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

donna cerca uomo Molfetta Canton Street Bands:

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

Are You Ready?

Atlanta Horror Film Festival at the  Synchroncity Theatre   October 20 – 22, 2017  See horror, sci-fi, gore, zombie, creepy, mystery, and dark comedy films .

Dedicated to showcasing films from the world’s most talented filmmakers, the program is packed with award-winning films from every corner of the earth and is proud to have showcased thousands of incredible independent horror features and shorts since 2006! In its 11th season, this festival consistently programs films that stick with you long after the festival is over, and films you won’t see anywhere else.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers who have created short and feature films that audiences can not forget.

A Must See For Photography Buffs!

OPENING SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST

LUMIÈRE Gallery presents “The Collector’s Eye”

Opening Saturday October 21st featuring  20th Century photography, sculpture and books featuring important works and highlights the artists behind the art. Of the 100 works from 50 Master Photographers and Sculptors ,many were selected because they are iconic and others for compatibility with themes.

The show follows with a chronological focus with, Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange . . . each pioneers in their own right-who influenced each other.

 

 

Ready to Put a Face on Your Pumpkin?

  1. 31 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween 2017 – Cool Pumpkin …   These creative designs will give you the best jack-o’-lantern on the block. (And before you make the first cut, catch up on these eight great tips for carving a Halloween pumpkin.)
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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.

Performing Arts This Week!

  1. Vivian: A Ghost Story   October 14, 2017 (11 p.m.)  is a musical “that will leave you breathless” about a family moving to an old house in the countryside at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square. Dr. Cliff Bennett wanted a change of scenery for himself and his two daughters after the death of his wife, so he moved his family to a beautiful fixer upper in the countryside of California; but the changes they found were more than they bargained for.
  2. Simulacra   Through 10/29/2017   Star Theater  840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW  Atlanta                 Written & directed by Terence E. Jackson  October 6 – October 29 “Simulacra” refers to a simulation of realness without reality, an altered state of reality. The unexpected return of a man to his family home, sets in motion a psychological battle between himself and his siblings. Simulacra explores themes of family, power and intergenerational trauma; how our perception ultimately shapes our perspectives and interactions with those we love. The play entertains a recurring thought: “Sometimes, the ties that bind us are the very ones that eventually tear us apart.”
  3. BOY Through 10/15 at Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St. NW Atlanta  1968-1990. Davenport, Iowa and Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by a fascinating true story covered by Oprah, documented by the BBC and exposed in a best-selling biography, Boy asks us: does nature or nurture determine who and how we love? A renowned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after an accident, and years later, the repercussions and realities of that choice unfold and alter lives. With humor and tenderness, Boy explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity as one very special young person simply yearns to be himself.
  4. The Ghastly Dreadfuls Through 10/28 at the Center For Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW Atlanta They’re back! Some shows just can’t stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. Featuring new stories and old favorites, this ghostly jamboree is dreadfully fun for the living AND the dead.  Shows Wednesday-Saturday | Ages 18+ Downstairs Theater

ART This Week

  1. DAKORO ART GALLERY 227 Sandy Springs Place Northeast Suite 522 Atlanta                    Fri,October 13, 2017   7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT  You’re invited to the first viewing  of artist Dakoro Edwards newest body of work, THE BROWN COLLECTION! This collections visualizes the everyday lives of Black Men in the United States and across the globe, while also acknowledging the various influences other cultures, laws, relationships and obstacles he endures at times in defeat, most times in triumph. THE BROWN COLLECTION is sure to open your eyes to what makes some Black Men break, what makes them successful, and overall, what makes them a target.
  2. GALLERY 72   72 Marietta Street NW Atlanta Sat, October 14, 2017   4:30 PM  7:30PM  ELEVATE: Enlighten Gallery Opening – Left Out by City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs    LEFT OUT brings awareness to the modern plight and treatment of veterans in America. From the battlefield, to civilian life, Carlos Thompson and his wife Morgan Carlisle, have created art based on their experiences of attaining “normalcy” after returning home from warfare. There is a dual purpose to this show as art has the ability to help process and heal traumatic events. LEFT OUT will give those who served, the outlet to express themselves, and move towards a place of understanding as others learn to understand them.
  3. R ALEXANDER FINE ART  – Atlanta Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 5650 Peachtree Parkway Norcross The Open House dates are as follows: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-9 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1-5 pm  This Fall, R. Alexander Fine Art is hosting an Open House and invites the public to come tour its gallery and gardens. The gallery features the works of leading international, American, and local artists in various media including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The garden, located on 2.6 acres, displays over 100 varieties of hostas, dozens of rare and unique conifers, and a collection of Japanese maples and exotic ferns intermixed with rare and unique sculptures by today’s leading artists.
  4. CREATIVE MILL: Roswell Mill Art Exposition 5th Anniversary 85-A Mill Street Suite 200 Roswell  Thu, Oct 12, 2017 and Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00 PM EDT  In just a few days, RPA will host the 5th annual Creative Mill Art Exposition. The event has tripled in size featuring over 60 artists. Pieces displayed range from paintings, photography, drawings to pottery, turned wood pieces, and other creations by over 60 local artist and staff members. There will be live music, a caricature artist, and other exciting happenings
  5.  For Budding Artists join the #NoBoysAllowed: Art Workshop – Expressionism at TILA Studioss 2835 Church Street Atlanta   Fri. October 13, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT Local artist, Ariel Dannielle (@byaridannielle) will be leading an Expressionist workshop inspired by the work of trailblazing artists Alama Thomas, Joan Mitchell to Elaine de Kooning.

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.

 

 

2 Great Hip Hop Festivals this Week!

 

Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival  October 7 – 8, 2017 Free. The 7th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival is a free family festival that pays tribute to the four elements of Hip Hop and Atlanta’s contribution to Hip Hop as a whole. The Festival is held downtown Atlanta at Robert Woodruff Park. The four sides of the park are dedicated to the four elements of Hip Hop displaying B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists.

A3C Festival  A 2-day indoor/outdoor hip-hop festival has two stages, food trucks, and games at Georgia Freight Depot, plus an optional conference. October 7 – 8, 2017  Doors  Open @ 1:00pm | Ends @ 11:00pm