Friday, July 30, 2010

Salvador Dali: The Late Work Opens At The High Museum On August 7, 2010

The first major exhibition to reevaluate the last half of Salvador Dalí's career will be presented exclusively at the High Museum beginning August 7, 2010. In the late 1930s Dalí underwent a radical change, in which he embraced Catholicism, developed the concept of nuclear mysticism and, in effect, reinvented himself as an artist.

Comprising more than 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera, Salvador Dalí: The Late Work will explore the artist's enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism as well as his connections to such artists and celebrities of the 1960s and 1970s as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning and Alice Cooper.

"Salvador Dalí at the High Museum brings together one of the most important groupings of the artist's later work to ever be shown, and also affords our visitors the opportunity to meet one of the greatest artists and intriguing minds of the twentieth century," said Michael E. Shapiro, the High's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director. "It will be thrilling for audiences to see the evolution of the world’s best known Surrealist.

The High Museum of Art is located in Midtown Atlanta, just minutes from DeKalb County. For more info, visit High Museum of Art.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New York Times Best Selling Author Eric Jerome Dickey To Appear At The Mall at Stonecrest

National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest on Wednesday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction entitled Tempted by Trouble.

With 12 New York Times bestsellers and more than three million total copies sold, Eric Jerome Dickey is beloved by fans and critics alike. “Dickey pushes romance and deceit to the next level,” praised USA Weekend. The Chicago Defender hailed, “Eric Jerome Dickey is an excellent writer at the top of his game”. And the New York Times raved “[Dickey has] perfected an addictive fictional formula”.

For more info, visit the Mall at Stonecrest.

Fernbank Hosts Dino-Sized Birthday Party to Celebrate Giants of the Mesozoic Dinosaurs

They may be over 90 million years old, but age hasn’t diminished the fun in having a birthday party for the dinosaurs featured in Fernbank Museum’s permanent exhibition Giants of the Mesozoic. The world’s largest dinosaurs will celebrate their ninth anniversary at Fernbank with the popular Dinosaur Birthday Bash, a Fernbank Family Fun Day, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Dinosaur Birthday Bash is included with Museum admission and will offer:

Birthday Treats, courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Celebrate this special occasion with free treats provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (Toco Hill and Decatur locations). Available while supplies last.

Special Appearance by Triton the Triceratops

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet walk-around character Triton the Triceratops and take a photo with this friendly dinosaur.

Birthday Wishes

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Help create birthday wishes with special dinosaur stamps and coloring, and then share your birthday wish with the dinosaurs by adding your design to the giant present box.

Dinosaur Photo Opportunities

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Bring your camera for a variety of special dinosaur photo opportunities around the Museum, including pictures in in front of the Lophorhothons in the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza, in front of a Giganotosaurus skull and more

Dinosaur Birthday Craft

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Create a dinosaur birthday hat to wear at the party.

“Dr. Dinosaur” Puppet Show by Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy”

11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 3 p.m., Auditorium

Join Dr. Dinosaur on an exciting prehistoric expedition. (Limited seating; puppet show runs approximately 20 minutes.)

Georgia Bubbleman

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy an interactive demonstration with bubbles of all sizes, including bubbles inside other bubbles and bubbles ranging from tiny to some as big as the juvenile Lophorhothon in the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza.

Dinosaur Birthday Party Games

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of traditional birthday party games with a dinosaur theme, such as pin the tail, a giant crossword puzzle, and an egg balancing game.

Sidewalk Sale at the Museum Store

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sale continues through Sunday)

Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals at the Museum Store’s Sidewalk Sale, featuring unique items at discounts up to 75% off.

The Dinosaur Birthday Bash is featured as part of the Museum’s summer-long summer series 97 Days (and Ways) to Play, which features a variety of programming and events to celebrate the special exhibition Geckos: Tails to Toepads, the IMAX film Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, and many of the museum’s most popular residents including dinosaurs from around the world.

For more info, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Author and Singer/Songwriter, Rosanne Cash, To Discuss Her New Memoir “Composed” At Agnes Scott College

Legendary singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will talk about her life and her memoir, “Composed,” at 7 p.m. on August, 14, 2010 in Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia (141 E. College Ave.). The event is presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival (AJC DBF) and Yuengling Beer and hosted by Agnes Scott and A Cappella Books.

Cash, daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, has promised to share some stories, sign books, and play a couple of songs as part of the event. She will perform on a custom-made Martin D-41 guitar donated by America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling.

“We couldn’t be more excited about hosting this event and the chance to hear Rosanne talk about her life and perform a few songs,” AJC DBF Executive Director Daren Wang said.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Stone Mountain Park's Summer at the Rock

Now through August 1 - 8
Stone Mountain Park’s Summer at the Rock

It’s one adventure after another as Stone Mountain Park presents Summer at the Rock. The all-new Campfire at the Edge of the Universe live show is a highly interactive production that gets the whole audience involved in an outdoor adventure with a futuristic feeling of exploration.

Don’t miss the all-new show, Ritmo Blu, a dynamic world percussion trio that brings to the stage a performance that is both educational and entertaining. With up to 100 instruments on stage, gathered from all over the world, this accomplished ensemble presents international drumming and songs the whole family can enjoy. Summer can get warm in Georgia so cool off in the new Foam Pit, full of fun bells and whistles and of course, foam! Conclude the day with a visit with Rockman as he slowly emerges from his igneous dwelling.

For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Pops Concert with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a Summer Pops performance from the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra with
Libby Whittemore, Cabaret Singer and the Robert Strickland Trio on August 1, 2010.

The concert will be held in the Marvin Cole Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

For more information, visit DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Monday, July 19, 2010

August Lasershow Spectacular Schedule

August 1- 8, 14, 21, 28

Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow Spectacular™ is an Atlanta tradition and is the longest running lasershow in the world. The show features 45 minutes of spectacular fireworks, lights and laser effects all choreographed to great music.

Show segments highlight a musical tribute to famous Georgia artists, some all-time favorite tunes and medleys highlighting the every day hero and favorite sports teams. A patriotic medley and traditional favorites such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Celestial Soda Pop” are back by popular demand. Relax on the lawn and enjoy an evening out as Stone Mountain is transformed into a natural amphitheater.

For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park

Friday, July 16, 2010

Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival On August 21, 2010

August 21
Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival

Enjoy a day of great music and scrumptious food at this annual event at Harmony Park in Oakhurst located south of downtown Decatur.

Musical performers include Snave and the Grass, Roxie Watson, Joe McGuinness, The Deja Blue Grass Band and Wasted Potential.

For more info, visit the Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tango Night At Callanwolde On July 23, 2010

Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Address: 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Web Site:

Learn to appreciate authentic Argentine tango! You will learn about the rhythm and movement of Argentine Tango and how to focus on connecting with the music and your partner. Learn how two bodies can move as one.

Dancers of all skill levels are welcome and no partner is necessary. The evening begins at 8:00 pm with an introductory lesson from the expert instructors of Tango Rio. After the introductory lesson, you will be ready to try out your new moves with an open tango dance party, beginning at 9:15 pm.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Enjoy Jazz On The Lawn At Callanwolde With Madoca & Company On July 30, 2010

Madoca, Japanese-American composer and jazz keyboard artist, has performed internationally and headlined many jazz venues in Atlanta. She teams up with The Prince Project to create an expressive, passionate performance – a mix of fusion, funk, Latin and contemporary jazz styles.

Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series presents special outdoor concerts featuring many of the area’s best musicians with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, blues and R&B. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Callanwolde’s lush grounds it’s a great way to unwind and enjoy live music performed by some of the finest jazz artists in the Southeast. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these special concerts under the stars.

Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Address: 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Web Site:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Winged Beauty Exhibit At Fernbank Museum Through September 6, 2010

Winged Beauty: Butterflies and other Insects

Award winning nature and wildlife photographer Bill Harbin decorates the entry level walls at Fernbank with 33 astounding photos of bright flowers and fluttering insects.

This returning exhibition, Winged Beauty: Butterflies and Other Insects, is an astounding collection of images. Vibrant, unbelievable colors illuminate the entry level walls in an array of insect photos. Delicate butterflies rest on sturdy flowers; buzzing dragonflies glide motionlessly through the air; beetles feed on flowers covered in dew drops.

For more info, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure Through September 30 at Fernbank Museum

Discover a world where blades of grass soar like sky scrapers, leaves weigh more than cars, and life is measured in hours in the popular IMAX® film, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

Go on a live-action rainforest adventure with film “stars” Hierodula, a praying mantis and Papilio, a butterfly. The film follows their journey from birth to the inevitable encounter between predator and prey in the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia.

For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Pops Concert With DeKalb Symphony Orchestra On July 30, 2010

Location: Georgia Perimeter College
Address: 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2396
Web Site:

Enjoy a Summer Pops performance from the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra with
Libby Whittemore, Cabaret Singer, and the Robert Strickland Trio.

The concert will be held in the Marvin Cole Auditorium in the Fine Arts Building on the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stars From PBS Kids To Appear At The Mall At Stonecrest During Family Back To School Expo

The Mall at Stonecrest is ready to celebrate the back to school season with stars from PBS Kids that include Buddy the Dinosaur and puppeteer Peter Linz with special guest “Theo” from Between the Lions on Saturday, August 14th at the 2010 Family Back to School Expo.

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will also be on-site to promote our Reunion Planning Program and services that we offer to the community for those hosting their family reunions in DeKalb County.

A complete event schedule may be viewed at

Reunion Planning Workshop This Weekend At The Holiday Inn Select Perimeter

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter to assist families in planning and organizing their reunions in DeKalb County.

DCVB offers a variety of free services to enhance family reunions, including providing free Welcome Bags for the entire family. Visit for more details.

The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter located at 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by calling (770) 492-5000.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas in July: LandingStar Dance Performance At Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

July 11
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Address: 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone Number: 1-866-633-5252 ext. 3344

Choreographer Kate Holland’s performance ensemble LandingStar will join forces with other artists and performers to present a light-hearted contemporary dance performance and fun-filled fundraiser. Included in the evening of lively entertainment will be David Spencer’s dynamic ballroom dancers and vocalist John Martin with accompanist Mark Walsh, who will perform love songs from the 30’s and 40’s.

After the performance, the audience is invited to dance the evening away in Callanwolde’s spacious indoor courtyard. Guests are invited to wear red, white, green or any other Christmas attire as everyone gets a jump on the holiday season and a sneak-peek at this year’s holiday events at Callanwolde.

Friday, July 2, 2010

July Concerts at Eddie’s Attic

Address: 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030
Tickets and Show times:

1 - The Pierre Anckaert Sextet featuring Will Scruggs
2 - Sam Baker, Natalia Zukerman, John Fullbright, & Jess Klein
3 - Frontier Ruckus & Angela Easterling
4 - Ashley Arrison
5 - Songwriter's Open Mic
8 - Seth Walker & Derek Stroker
9 - Beth Nielsen Chapman & Ward Davis
10 - Rebecca Loebe, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, & Alexa Woodward
11 - Malcolm Holcomb & Tommy Womack
12 - Songwriter's Open Mic
13 - Joe Pug
15 - Lexi Street & Lindsay Appel
16 - Peter Case
17 - Jennifer Daniels & Martha's Trouble
18 - Indigo Girls
19 - Indigo Girls
20 - Athens Songwriters Showcase
24 - Chatham County Line
25 - Will Kimbrough
28 - The Coal Men
29 - The Regulars Band
30 - Mat Kearney
31 - Joe Grandsen

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jazz On The Lawn Featuring Marsha DuPree

Friday, July 9 at 7:30 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Nothing says summer like packing a picnic and spreading out a blanket on the lawn for a cool night of jazz under the stars. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Callanwolde's lush grounds it's a great way to unwind and enjoy live music performed by some of the finest jazz artists in the Southeast.

Marsha DuPree, a beautifully skilled jazz songstress, is known for her "sweet soul" cabaret and musical review specialties. A lead female singer in the Southeast, she presents a soulful fusion of jazz, swing, blues and gospel as she fronts a 5-pc jazz ensemble - The Sweet Soul Jazz Masters.

For more info, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

43rd Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration At Stone Mountain Park

July 3 – 5
Location: Stone Mountain Park
Address: Take Exit 39B off I-285 and Travel East on Hwy 78 to Exit 8

Celebrate in red, white and blue at the only place in Atlanta to see fireworks three nights in a row. Atlanta’s largest Fourth of July celebration explodes with excitement at Stone Mountain Park with the Fantastic Fourth Celebration.

The thrills begin with the Lasershow Spectacular™ and culminate with a breathtaking fireworks display. On the 4th of July, bursts of light will illuminate the sky as fireworks are shot from both the base and the top of Stone Mountain. Please come early and prepare for large crowds.
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