Category: Arts & Entertainment

Swan Coach House Flea Market returns Sept. 20-21

The Forward Arts Foundation will host its annual Swan Coach House Flea Market in Buckhead Sept. 20-21, with proceeds supporting visual arts in Atlanta. The foundation, based at the Swan Coach House on Slaton Way, supports the visual arts at such major institutions as the Atlanta History Center and the High Museum of Art. The flea market runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Admission is free. It will be held at in the lower-level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road. A...

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Fine Arts Festival comes to Buckhead Village Sept. 21-22

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival returns to Buckhead Village Sept. 21 and 22. The festival will showcase 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists and jewelers, and also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. Admission is free. The festival runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 22. The festival runs along Buckhead Avenue. For more information, see...

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Fiesta in the Park returns to Sandy Springs Sept. 22

The annual Fiesta in the Park fundraiser for Los Niños Primero will be held on Sept. 22 at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in Sandy Springs. The event is free to attend but will have food tickets for $1 and game tickets for $5. Revenue raised from the event goes the Sandy Springs-based school readiness program for Latino children. “Fiesta encourages our Latino community to present their traditions in music, dance, art, children’s games and cuisine to their Sandy Springs neighbors,” a press release said. The Fiesta in the Park runs 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 on the church...

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Taste of Buckhead returns Sept. 19

“Taste of Buckhead,” the Buckhead Business Association annual tasting event with top restaurants, returns Sept. 19. The event will feature a “Spirit Wall” fundraiser to benefit Nicholas House, a nonprofit agency operating an emergency shelter and temporary housing for homeless families. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at ASW Distillery, 199 Armour Drive, Buckhead. Tickets are $75. For more information, see...

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Sandy Springs to host concert fundraiser Sept. 13

Life Time Fitness Sandy Springs will host an outdoor fundraiser concert for the Life Time Foundation on Sept. 13. The event, for ages 21 and older, at the fitness center 5580 Roswell Road will run from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature Elton John tribute band Beyond the Yellow Brick Road. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for members and free for members who are parents. Tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event or over the phone at 678-832-2318. A ticket includes access to the rooftop concert, one drink ticket and a complimentary...

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Atlanta History Center exhibit chronicles women’s fight for right to vote

Upstairs at the Swan House on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center are two rooms filled with dozens of historic artifacts, from documents to dresses to a judge’s robe and gavel. They all come together to contribute to the story of the women’s voting rights movement in Atlanta and Georgia and its impact on women in politics. The artifacts are part of a new exhibit, “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right in 1920 to vote in elections. The exhibit about the advocacy for suffrage – a...

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Dunwoody backs off ordinance to restrict public art

Dunwoody officials are going “back to the drawing board” on an ordinance defining public art in the city after an attorney reportedly told them the first version was too restrictive. The City Council was expected to consider at its Sept. 9 meeting a proposed ordinance that would essentially define public art as “black copy against a white background” to imitate the Spruill Center for the Arts’ iconic “Everything Will Be OK” mural. But the city attorney told CREATE Dunwoody board members at a Sept. 3 meeting that the proposed ordinance was “too narrow in scope,” said Alan Mothner, president...

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Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players bringing laughs and drama in its new season

The Stage Door Players, Dunwoody’s professional theater company, closed its celebratory 45th season just a few weeks ago. Now it’s heading straight into Season 46, which debuts Sept. 20 with “The Savannah Sipping Society,” the story of four women from different parts of the South, who are thrown together by fate and a hot-yoga class. Plenty of laughs are in store with this opening production and with several more during the season. In November “A Nice Family Gathering,” a prequel to last season’s holiday hit, “A Nice Family Christmas,” finds the Lundeen family on Thanksgiving Day and the first...

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City Springs brick and seat naming now available, but foundation mystery draws questions

More than a year after City Springs opened, members of the public finally can get their names engraved on brick pavers and theater seats at the Sandy Springs civic center in exchange for donations in a long-stalled program launched by the city Sept. 3. But the city, without explanation, is taking over the program from a troubled nonprofit foundation, leaving open such questions as whether the donations are tax-deductible and why the brick price has doubled from the original plan, which drew complaints from some City Council members. The $300 bricks and $1,000 seats – or $1,200 for a...

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Sandy Springs increases rental rates for Performing Arts Center, plans new series

After a year of operation at the Performing Arts Center, the city is slightly increasing room rental rates and ticket fees. PAC staff also is looking to bring in new series of higher-profile events to better use the space. The main change involves the new booking policy, which slightly increases room rental rates due to the old rates sometimes falling short. The decision was made at the Aug. 20 City Council meeting in a vote by the Public Facilities Authority, which is composed of the councilmembers. “It is a little bit of an increase,” Shaun Albrechtson, the Executive Director...

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Around Town: Jamming on the old tunes at a Sandy Springs barbecue spot

Libby Lintel played piano, but she decided it was too solitary an instrument. She wanted to tackle music that would allow her more chances to play with other people. So, a little more than six years ago, she took up the banjo. Learning to play her new open-backed banjo led her to “old-time” music, the slice of American folk music associated with songs and string bands of the Appalachians. “The old tunes are pretty,” the 57-year-old Cobb County resident said. “They’re simple melodies. They’re historic. It kind of links you with the past.” It links her with like-minded musicians,...

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