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Check Out AnachroCon this Weekend

February 16 – 18, 2018

coppia cerca uomo Prato AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. This year’s theme is coppia cerca donna Genova The Viking Age.

The uomo cerca donna Marsala Tea Party will be hosted in the Hotel’s Restaurant, The Chattahoochee Grille! Want  some fun with your tea? There will be! Come and see a variety of entertainment during your Tea Party experience!!

AnachroCon’s uomo cerca donna Pavia Charity team will be hosting a costume and cosplay contest for AnachroCon’s charity this year!  Please join us in supporting a great cause that needs our help!!  ALL proceeds will go to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  Traditionally costume contests are held later in the evening, however this will be hosted on Saturday at 5:00 pm, to make it easier on little ones to participate.

Get Out and Support the Arts This Weekend!

Get out and support the arts this weekend!

The  donna cerca uomo Marche Callanwolde Arts Festival  is a two-day indoor festival(Jan. 20th and 21st) located in one of the most distinctive historic properties in Atlanta, this event promises to become one of the premier partnerships of art institutions in the area. It is a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances. The Callanwolde Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

  1. Wear your tackiest holiday duds to the 3rd Annual   Ugly Sweater Crawl    (5 to 11 p.m.) that begins at 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. Christmas Jingle Mingle  tonight at 8 p.m. is a giant party with live entertainment, DJ music, and a dance floor at Westin Buckhead Atlanta for age 21+ to 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. “

Get Into the Holiday Spirit!

  1. Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade, and see the Christmas tree lighting at 8:30 p.m. at the Lighting of Atlantic Station. Free.  November 18 noon – 930
  2. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Starts November 18.
  3. Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, displays, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Starts Nov 18.
  4. Drive past colorful displays on Magical Nights of Lights to reach Holiday Village, where you can shop, dine, visit Santa, and take carnival rides at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Starts November 18.
  5. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show in Lenox Square November 19, includes live music at 6:30 p.m., the tree lighting at 7 p.m., and fireworks set to music. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1, 2018.
  6. Light Up Dunwoody  November 19 (3 to 6 p.m.) is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Things to Do This Weekend

  1. Potter Pub Crawl November 17, 2017 (7 to 11 p.m.) includes five bars in Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.
  2. Buried Alive Film Fest  November 17 – 19, Come out and see some of the best independent films in the world! This November the Buried Alive Film Fest has a new home at 7 Stages Theatre  located in the heart of Little 5 Points Atlanta.  Also our new location is connected to the great coffee house and bar, Java Lords, making it easy to grab a drink or coffee and enjoy a beverage in the theatre!
  3. Atlanta Steampunk Exposition  November 17 – 19, has special guests, panel discussions, talks by authors, a costume contest, a dance party, and vendors at Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.
  4. Heroes & Villains Fan Fest  November 18 – 19 celebrates comics, sci-fi, TV, and movies with guest actors, panel discussions, costume contests, role-playing, and vendors at Georgia World Congress Center.
  5. Festival Peachtree Latino November 19 offers music, dancing, arts & crafts, vendors, ethnic foods, and a kids’ zone at Piedmont Park. Free.

Looking for Something to do this Weekend?

 

  1. The Atlanta Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2017 (11:11 a.m.)  downtown Atlanta. The Parade will start at 11:11 hours, and will begin in Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd. The Parade will proceed south on Peachtree Street, turn right on Baker Street towards Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. It will continue on Baker Street and turn left onto Marietta Street. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.  The Parade’s Reviewing stand will be on Baker Street between the World of Coca Cola and Georgia Aquarium.
  2. See rare machinery in action and watch sparks fly Friday evening at Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor, and Gas Engine Expo at Cumming Fairgrounds. (November 10 – 11, 2017)
  3. King of Pops Field Day  (November 11th 2 to 6 p.m.) features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles at 337 Elizabeth Street.
  4. Grant Park Mothball  (November 11th 8 p.m.) has DJ dance music, appetizers, a cash bar, and a costume contest at Grant Park Recreation Center.
  5. The Super Run  (November 11th) 5K/10K provides a cape and welcomes costumes at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody
  6. Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions (November 11 – 12)at Paideia School  in the building at S Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.

New Exhibits Opening this Week

  1. SPACES The Battery: Grand Opening Local Art Showcase (800 Battery Ave. SE Two Ballpark Center, Suite 100 Atlanta)Thu. November 9, 2017 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST    Enjoy an inspiring evening filled with local arts, live music, an open bar and appetizers as we celebrate our grand opening at Spaces the Battery. All ages are welcome so don’t hesitate to invite your family, friends and coworkers.
  2. Opening Reception “Art Portraits: Portrait of the Artist” by Michael D. Harris (September Gray Art Gallery 75 Bennett Street Northwest #Suite 0-2 Atlanta)  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Known for academic excellence, Harris holds a number of M.A. degrees and a Ph.D. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Painting from Howard University. His work in this show turns more toward photography.
  3. “Imagine” art opening and reception for Ferney Coy (332 Ormond Street SE ,Suite 102 Atlanta) on 11/09/17 from 6-10pm.  Expose yourself to Art of Ferney Coy, a grafiti Artist from Bogota, Colombia. His art is colourful & bold, reminiscent of lunar landscapes, floral extravaganzas and anything you can imagine….

 

 

 

New Theater Starting This Week!

 

  1. Twelfth Night   (November 9 – 26, 2017)   A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, romance, revenge and one pair of yellow stockings…welcome to Orsino’s court and the zany world of Twelfth Night. a gender-bending comedy  at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.
  2.  A Christmas Story: The Musical  (November 10 – 12, 2017)  Based on the popular film the production follows the adventures of Ralphie, a boy who only wants a BB gun to make his life complete at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  (November 7 – Dec. 31, 2017)  is a puppet version of the classic TV show at the Center for Puppetry Arts.