Category: Arts & Entertainment

Photos: Exotic car show celebrates new racing movie at Sandy Springs theater

A private screening of a new car-race movie at a Sandy Springs theater Nov. 16 also made for public fun as organizers brought along about 100 exotic autos in a parking lot display. Sandy Springs-based High Octane Productions, which stages the “Caffeine and Octane” exotic car shows at Perimeter Mall, and the Driving Club at Road Atlanta rented out two theaters at the Springs Cinema & Taphouse, an independent theater at 5920 Roswell Road. The occasion was the debut of “Ford v Ferrari,” a drama based on the true story of the automakers battling for supremacy at the 1966...

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Light Up Dunwoody holiday celebration returns Nov. 24

Light Up Dunwoody, the annual holiday tradition, returns on Nov. 24. The free event begins at 3 p.m., including a visit from Santa and live reindeer, music and dance performances, face-painting, cookie-decorating and other activities. It concludes with a tree-lighting and menorah-lighting at 5:45 p.m. In addition, the Dunwoody Police Department will be at the event collecting new, unwrapped holiday gifts for children ages newborn to 16. The event is held around the historic Cheek-Spruill House at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Chamblee-Dunwoody roads. The event is presented by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, the Dunwoody Preservation Trust and...

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TV documentary to feature Sandy Springs Latter-day Saints temple

A TV documentary series about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in north Georgia, debuting Nov. 15, will feature a temple and church in Sandy Springs. The documentary is part of a series about various faiths produced and aired by AIB Network, an Atlanta-based interfaith religious and educational programming channel. Previous series have looked at such religious traditions as Buddhism and Wicca. According to AIB Network president-elect, Audrey Daniels, the AIB Network is dedicated to creating original content that “educates the mind, strengthens the body, and inspires the spirit of viewers.” “We believe it is important to...

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Oglethorpe Theatre to stage AIDS drama ‘The Normal Heart’

“The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer’s searing drama about an activist fighting public and private indifference to the AIDS plague, will be performed at Oglethorpe University Nov. 21 through 24. Presented by Oglethorpe University Theatre and RRC, the free performances will be held Nov. 21-23, 8 p.m., and Nov. 24, 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Conant Performing Arts Center, 4484 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. For tickets and more information, see...

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Panel recalls FBI, AJC roles in case of Richard Jewell, Olympics bombing hero turned suspect

One of the darkest moments in Atlanta’s history, the 1996 Summer Olympics bombing, grew darker still when the FBI and major media wrongly fingered heroic security guard Richard Jewell as the bomber. A Nov. 12 panel discussion at the Atlanta History Center about “The Suspect,” a new book telling Jewell’s story, was a historic moment in itself, gathering significant figures from the case onstage and in the audience. Drawing a crowd of hundreds, the event was partly a preemptive strike on how Atlanta may be portrayed in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming movie about Jewell, partly a lecture on history and...

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New Oglethorpe University Symphony to hold concert Nov. 20

The Oglethorpe University Symphony Orchestra, a new student symphony, will hold a concert Nov. 20. The free concert will include works by Karl Jenkins, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will run 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the university’s Lupton Auditorium, 4484 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. For more information, see...

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MOCA exhibit to address themes of race, nationalism and displacement

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia will host an exhibit by Cosmo Whyte, a Morehouse College professor who uses drawing and sculpture to explore the intersections of race, nationalism and displacement, starting Nov. 19. Part of MOCA GA’s “Working Artists Project” series, Whyte’s exhibit is called “Beneath Its Tongue, The Fish Rolls The Hook To sharpen Its Cadence.” According to the museum, the works address the question: “How can twenty-first-century migrants reconcile their colonial pasts and its various echoes while actively shedding the burdens of nationalism and origin?” The exhibit runs through Jan. 14 and will have an...

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Photos: Dunwoody’s Apple Cider Days recalls local history

Families, residents and history buffs gathered at the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm on Nov. 9 to celebrate the annual Apple Cider Days sponsored by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. The event included crafts and games, presentations on frontier life, historic demonstrations and children’s activities. For more information, see dunwoodypreservationtrust.org. Photos by Phil Mosier  Vintage tools and home goods were on display at Apple Cider Days. Wesley Goyarts, 4, and his sister, Adair, 5, had their face painted at Apple Cider Days. Dunwoody High School senior Andrew Hoang, center, learns some corn cob decorating techniques during Apple Cider Days. Attendees of Apple Cider...

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Progressive activist Karine Jean-Pierre to discuss memoir at Atlanta History Center

Progressive activist Karine Jean-Pierre will discuss her memoir “Moving Forward” at the Atlanta History Center on Nov. 18. Jean-Pierre is a former Obama White House staffer and now the chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org. She will discuss her memoir with CNN Newsroom anchor Natalie Allen. Admission is $10 for non-members, $5 for members. The center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. For more information, see...

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Swedish Christmas Market comes to Sandy Springs Nov. 17

The Swedish Christmas Market, an annual cultural tradition, comes to Sandy Springs on Nov. 17. Organized by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, the market showcases the culture and holiday traditions of Sweden with crafts, gifts, food and more, plus children’s activities and performances. It will run 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs. Admission is $2; free for children under 18. For more information, see...

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An artists’ haven in Buckhead celebrates 65 years of teaching and sharing art

The aptly named Art McNaughton, president of the Atlanta Artists Center, just got elected to another term as the nonprofit organization celebrates its 65th anniversary. The Reporter paid a visit to him at the AAC’s home at 2979 Grandview Avenue in Buckhead to find out about the nonprofit’s past and future. For more information, see atlantaartistscenter.org. Q. What was the genesis of the Atlanta Artists Center? A. The organization has been around since 1954 and started out as a watercolor group — just a small group of people who were living here in Buckhead trying to find different places...

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