We Love BuHi and Living Walls have joined to create The BuHi Walk, a public arts festival including murals, discussions, a bike tour and an including a lecture series and an open market and block party in Brookhaven.

A mural on Buford Highway that is part of The BuHi Walk public art festival running Sept. 10-17 to celebrate the diversity of the multicultural corridor. (File)

First up, though, is the inaugural Buford Highway Restaurant Week where diners can eat at participating restaurants for $25 per person between Sept. 10-17. Participating restaurants are: China Kitchen Chamblee, Chong Qing Hot Pot, Dish Korean Cuisine, J’s Mini Hot Pot Deluxe, Man Chun Hong, Mist Dessert Snack Bar, Monsoon Masala Kitchen and Sweets, Penang, and Yen Jing.

Other events:

Sept. 14 — Lecture series, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway in Brookhaven. Speakers will discuss the past, present, and future of Buford Highway and its social, culinary, cultural, economic, and political significance.

Sept. 15 — Movie night, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Canton House Chinese Restaurant, 4825 Buford Highway in Chamblee. There will be a screening of “In Search Of General Tso,” a documentary about the search for the origins of an iconic Chinese-American dish and the history of Chinese food in America.

Sept. 16 — Bike BuHi, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bike BuHi travels through the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee, and Doraville, and features newly completed Living Walls murals and installations. Two ticket options are available: a tour-only ticket for $10 or a tour+food ticket for $40. Vegetarians are welcome. Registration is only available online and ends Wednesday, Sept. 13. Each ticket includes admission, pre-ride tuneup, a guided ride, support and safety, and a souvenir. The tour+food ticket includes food and drink from 4-5 of our favorite Buford Highway spots.

Sept. 16 — Night Market and Block Party, 4 p.m. to midnight at Northeast Plaza in Brookhaven, 3307 Buford Highway. This is a family-friendly, open-air, one-night event celebrating the cultural diversity of Buford Highway with food, crafts, and small goods from local vendors. There will be an outdoor stage with entertainment. Art installations, seating, and patio areas will be provided in a PARK(ing) Day installation, sponsored by We Love BuHi.

Sept. 17 — Curators’ Talk and Case Study, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, Third Rail Studios, 5801 Peachtree Road in Doraville. The executive directors of Living Walls and We Love BuHi will take a look back at their joint public art project.

“The BuHi Walk project is a perfect opportunity to showcase Brookhaven multiculturalism and expand on its walkability and attractiveness as a pedestrian walking city,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. “Brookhaven welcomes visitors from around the world who are celebrating this event with us.”

 

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