Friday, October 29, 2010

Cirque Du Soleil's OVO Opens At Atlantic Station On November 4, 2010

Under the Grand Chapiteau, Atlantic Station
(11/4/2010 to 1/2/2011)

OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.

Atlantic Station is located at  171 17th St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. For tickets and more information, visit OVO.

The Hallelujah Girls At OnStage Atlanta November 26-December 18, 2010


The Hallelujah Girls: A Play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  November 26-December 18, 2010 at OnStage Atlanta

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned day spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams they have to get on it now! By the time the women rally together to overcome many obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you've got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!"

OnStage Atlanta is located at 2597 N. Decatur Rd. Atlanta, Georgia 30033. For more information, visit OnStage Atlanta.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ART Station to Present November 13 Gallery Art Stroll

On Saturday, November 13 ART Station will present an art stroll through the three ART Station Galleries and the two Arts Incubator Galleries on Main Street (including 5 studio spaces) from 7 – 9 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public, but it is a ticketed event.

The Art Stroll includes the following shows and galleries: ART Station Galleries at 5384 Manor Drive presenting members from the Cotton Boll Quilters Guild, the Tannery Row Artists Galleries from Buford, GA and an exhibition of works from over 30 ART Station Member Artists. The Stroll continues and includes the Center Town Gallery located at 951 A Main Street which houses the studios of Debbie Thigpen (enamel and stain glass), Tracie Hawkins (quilting and painting) and Clarissa Horton (painting). A block North on Main Street, patrons will discover the North Town Gallery housing the studios of potters Angie Williams and Susan Ryles. Music, light food and drink provided for the Art Stroll.

For more information, visit ART Station

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra Concert On November 16, 2010

Enjoy a concert by the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus. The concert will feature the piano soloist Paolo Andre Gualdi performing Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are selections from Mozart, Enesco and Vaughan Williams.

For tickets or additional information visit DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.

Snow Is In the Forecast for Atlanta's Snow Mountain

December 11 – March 6, 2011
(On select days)

Take a Snow Day in Atlanta with acres of real snow, more than 20 slides and winter games at Stone Mountain Park.

The snow will soon be back in Atlanta. And it will be bigger and better than ever. Acres of real snow, more than 20 slides and more winter games. This year, families can multiply the thrills on Avalanche Alley, a new family tube ride. Also new this year, Fort Snow opens in the snow play area, perfect for climbing, sliding and tunneling through the snow.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

25th Annual Tour Of Southern Ghosts October 28-31, 2010 At Stone Mountain Park

Tune in tonight at 9:00 PM (Wednesday, October 27) on the SyFy channel to view the episode filmed at the Thornton House, Coach House, and the old barn in the Antebellum Plantation in Stone Mountain Park.

After you view the episode, plan to attend "Tour of Southern Ghost" produced by the ART Station. Professional story tellers will entertain you and the whole family. Pre-sale discount tickets are available at the ART Station at 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, visit them at their web page or call 770-469-1105.

25th Annual Tour of Southern Ghosts
Dates: October 28-31
Location: Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park
Times: Thursdays and Sundays 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Decatur Wine Tasting Festival On November 6, 2010 In The City Of Decatur


Showcasing organic and sustainably produced wines along with more than 350 other domestic and international selections on the Square in the City of Decatur.

Taste more than a hundred wines from around the world while enjoy live music. Admission includes a commemorative wine glass. The event is limited to 1,500 people. No one under 21 and no animals allowed.

For more information, visit Decatur Wine Festival.

Listing of DeKalb County Restaurants On Our Website

Looking for a place to eat during your visit to DeKalb County?

Atlanta’s DeKalb is the most culturally diverse county in the Southeast and the international cuisine found in DeKalb reflects that diversity.

DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau has published a down-loadable selection of hundreds of restaurants in DeKalb County on our Website. This listing will be updated periodically, but please call first to confirm.

Click here to visit our Dining Section. The PDF link is at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Last Weekend of the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Come out and enjoy some cooler weather at Atlanta's favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Now in it's 8th year, Stone Mountain Park's annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike.

Throughout weekends in October enjoy attractions, entertainment, activities and fall decorations that are fun for all ages. The Pumpkin Festival runs through October 31, 2010 (Fridays - Sundays).

For more information, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Free Reunion Planning Workshop At DeKalb Technical College On November 13, 2010

Family Reunions are More Fun in DeKalb County

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) will host a free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on Saturday Noivember 13, 2010 at the DeKalb Technical College 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. Hotel Repesentatives and Vendors will be onsite to present their services.

The workshop will be held at DeKalb Technical College 495 North Indian Drive Clarkston, GA 30021.

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

Monday, October 25, 2010

Annual Indian Festival and Pow Wow Returns Next Weekend To Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate the history and heritage of Native Americans through interactive education and entertainment at Stone Mountain Park’s Indian Festival and Pow-Wow. Native Americans from across the United States gather to compete in dance and drum competitions from November 4-7, 2010.

Skill educators demonstrate fire making, basket weaving, hide tanning, cooking and more. Native American arts and crafts are available for purchase.

Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists’ marketplace, where world-renowned Native American artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer items for purchase.

For more information, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Experience Christmas At Callanwolde - An Atlanta Tradition From December 1-12, 2010

From December 1 through 12 enjoy celebration, design and holiday splendor with the return of Christmas at Callanwolde, a 27-year Atlanta tradition.

You’ll be transported into a magical world the minute you enter the historic Gothic-Tudor mansion. Awaken your holiday memories of Christmases past and create new ones as you experience all that Christmas at Callanwolde has to offer.

Browse and enjoy the splendor of the Callanwolde mansion, elaborately decorated for the holidays to reflect this year’s Roaring 20's Christmas theme. Special events for families and children, and live entertainment throughout the day, will pull you into the magic of Christmas at Callanwolde!

For more information, visit Christmas at Callanwolde

Voltaire's Classic Candide Comes To Life At Georgia Perimeter College

Inspired by Voltaire's classic satire this legendary muscial features a sparkling score by the great Leonard Bernstein. Part sophisticated operetta, part wacky comedy, this funny, irreverent satire is the perfect musical expression of Voltaire's tongue-in-cheek send-up of optimistic philosophies

Fri - Sat October 29-30 and November 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Sun. November 7 at 3 p.m..

Marvin Cole Auditorium Fine Arts Building at Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus.

For more information, visit Georgia Perimeter College.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New 2010 Highland Games Photos At Stone Mountain Park

A great time was held by all at this year's  Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park this past weekend. Access Atlanta has published a gallery of colorful images here. Also, check out our own photo gallery on our Website.

Center Theatre at the MJCCA Presents Hairspray From December 9 - 19, 2010


Center Theatre at the MJCCA will present the hit musical, Hairspray, directed by Dina Shadwell. Running from December 9 – 19, 2010, the production will take place in Center Theatre’s Morris and Rae Frank Theatre (located at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.)

Winner of multiple awards, including the 2003 Tony for Best Musical and the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Hairspray sweeps us away to 1960's Baltimore, where the 50's are out – and change is in the air. Loveable plus-sized heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?

 Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. Hairspray is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

For more information, visit the Center Theatre.

Free Concert with Grammy-Winner Bassist John Clayton At Emory University On November 11, 2010

Grammy-winner and industry great, bassist John Clayton, performs in a free concert on November 11 at Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Joining Clayton will be pianist Gary Motley, Emory University's Director of Jazz Studies, along with trumpeter Jason Covey, saxophonist Randy Hunter and drummer Justin Chesarek—artist affiliates with the Emory University Jazz Studies program. The ensemble will perform selections from the Clayton Brothers' CD "Brother to Brother" as well as other arrangements for the group by Motley.

Seven-time Grammy nominated bassist/composer/conductor John Clayton's talents are consistently requested by the movers and shakers in the jazz industry, such as Quincy Jones and Tommy Lipuma. John Clayton served as the Artistic Director of Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1999 through 2001. In addition, he is Artistic Director for the Centrum Jazz Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington and was also appointed Artistic Director for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in 2006. He is equally comfortable in jazz and classical music, and hits the mark, whether it is as composer, arranger, conductor, teacher, in addition to his magnificence when he plays his bass.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory Concert Hall, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30322.
Call 404-727-5050 or visit Emory University for more information.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Mall At Stonecrest Welcomes The 2010 Fall Fair At Stonecrest

Let the fun begin! The Mall at Stonecrest presents the Fall Fair at Stonecrest, Thursday, October 28th through Sunday, October 31st and Wednesday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 7th.

Celebrate the Fall season beginning October 28th with rides, games, food and family fun at the Mall at Stonecrest. The Fall Fair Gates open to the public on Thursday, October 28th at 5 p.m. and will feature more than twenty thrill rides that include the YoYo, Matterhorn (Himalaya), Cliff Hanger, Fireball, Bumper cars, Sizzler, Family Swing, Raiders, Tilt, Gravitron, Inverter, Power Surge, Mini-Indy, Ferris Wheel, Kiddie Land, Slide, Train, and Merry Go Round.

For more information, visit The Mall at Stonecrest.

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Families at Fernbank Museum’s Pirate Weekend

 © Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Set sail for a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank’s second annual Pirate Weekend November 6 -7, 2010. It’s time for some Yo-Ho-Ho and H2O during this special weekend inspired by Fernbank’s newest family-friendly exhibition Water: H2O=Life, which looks beneath the surface, above the clouds and all around the world on a hands-on exploration of the amazing power of water.

Whether you’re a matey or lass, don’t forget to wear your best pirate ensemble to avoid walking the plank as you enjoy a bounty of Pirate Weekend activities, on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

2010 Stone Mountain Highland Games Photo Gallery

DeKalb County had beautiful fall weather for the annual Stone Mountain Highland Games on October 16 & 17, 2010 at Stone Mountain Park. Scottish families from across the Southeast and those wishing to be "Scot for a Day" donned their colorful kilts for a weekend filled with bagpipes, sports, dancing, and fun.

Along with the traditional athletic games, Scottish country dancing and of course, the magnificent Parade of the Tartans, the festival also featured many highlights including new, musical acts.

Check out our new photo gallery of the 2010 Highland Games from this past weekend.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Condoleezza Rice To Appear At The Mall At Stonecrest On November 3, 2010

Condoleeza Rice, the 66th United States Secretary of State, will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest to sign copies of her memoir, "Extraordinary People: A Memoir of Family." 

The book signing will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd at noon. Everyone is invited to attend this special event.

Access the VIP meet and greet with your book purchase from Borders Stonecrest. Proof of purchase is required.

For more information, visit the Mall at Stonecrest.

The Mall at Stonecrest is located at 2929 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.

Clarkston International Festival Showcases Diversity On October 23, 2010

The 2010 Clarkston International Festival will take place in downtown, Clarkston, Georgia (No. Indian Creek & Market St.) on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am to 6 p.m. The festival will showcase all the diversity the city has to offer.

Festival Events Include

- Delicious Cultural Foods (Taste of Clarkston)
- World Class Entertainment
- The Burundian Drummers of Atlanta
- Health Screenings Courtesy of the Morehouse School of Medicine's Project Ahead
- Local Church Choirs
- Local D.J. and others
- Cultural Fashion Show
- Antique Car & Motorcycle Show
- Barbershop Corner
- KIDZ Corner
- Fire Truck Tour
- Loads of Prizes

For more information, visit Clarkston International Festival.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Candler Park Fall Fest Will Be The Creepiest Fall Fest Yet!

Noon-9 pm, Saturday, Oct. 23, and noon-8 pm, Sunday, Oct. 24

Highlights of this year's festival include

• Halloween festivities will be monstrous at this year’s Fall Fest. Costumes welcome. Trick-or-treating. A costume contest. And the Great Leaf Monster.

• Francine Reed, Atlanta’s most renowned jazz vocalist headlines 16 acts as part of a stellar music lineup.

• Preteen band My Homework Ate My Dog and Mr. Eric, the bestselling author of Pete the Cat, highlight children’s activities that are off the charts.The Kids’ Village features many free activities.

• A convoy of the finest food trucks in town — not the usual fair fare

• The annual Fall Fest 5k Road Race starts Saturday at 11 a.m.

• Candler Park Tour of Homes, Sunday, noon-6 pm, is a self-guided tour featuring eight homes ranging from brand new to 119 years old

• The Artists‘ Market includes nearly 100 booths.

The Festival will be held inside Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. 30307.  One half mile east of Little Five Points on McLendon Avenue.  Three blocks walk from Candler Park Marta station (East line).

For more information, visit Candler Park Fall Fest.

Dinosaur Sideshow Filled With Novelties And Activities At Fernbank Museum October 23-24, 2010

Fernbank Museum embraces the quirky atmosphere of carnivals and celebrates the world’s long fascination with dinosaurs with its Dinosaur Sideshow, a special programming weekend offered October 23-34, 2010. Featuring dinosaur illustrators, sculptors, authors and comic book publishers, Fernbank’s Dinosaur Sideshow reveals the many ways these prehistoric “real-life giants” have captured imaginations and shaped folklore.

Among the variety of programs, Fernbank’s Dinosaur Sideshow will entertain with dinosaur-related carnival games, photo opportunities, caricatures, activities, presentations and discussions that embrace the many incarnations of dinosaurs in pop culture. The event will also feature demonstrations on drawing and sculpting dinosaurs, dinosaur caricatures for purchase, and a trunk show of unique dinosaur merchandise available during this event only.

For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eagles Live At The Green Concert In Piedmont Park Friday October 15, 2010

The Green Concert has been called Atlanta’s biggest event and will take place again this year in Piedmont Park this Friday, October 15, 2010.

This year’s headliners, The Eagles, have often been hailed as one of the greatest bands of the century through hits such as “Hotel California” and “Lyin Eyes.” They also hold the record for the best-selling album of all time in the U.S. for “Their Greatest Hits 71-75” which has been certified 29 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

For ticket information, visit The Green Concert.

Indian Festival & Pow Wow At Stone Mountain Park - November 4 - 7, 2010

Celebrate the history and heritage of Native Americans through interactive education and entertainment at Stone Mountain Park’s Indian Festival & Pow-Wow. Native Americans from across the United States gather to compete in dance and drum competitions.

Skill educators demonstrate fire making, basket weaving, hide tanning, cooking and more. Native American arts and crafts are available for purchase.

Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists’ marketplace, where world-renowned Native American artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer items for purchase.

For more information, visit Stone Mountain Park.

NETHERWORLD - Atlanta's Ultimate Haunted House - Video Preview

Named the #1 Haunted House in America by USA Today. Open every night in October. For tickets and more information, click here

10th Annual Little Five Points Festival and Parade Returns October 15-16, 2010

Get ready to get in the Halloween spirit with Atlanta’s most eclectic festival and parade! Come experience the 10th Annual Little Five Points Festival and Parade on October 15 – 16, 2010.

The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the signature Halloween festival in the Southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. It is staged in Little 5 Points, Atlanta’s premiere business, arts and music district. Each October, over 35,000 people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and the best Halloween parade in the South!

Events during the day include:

Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m. -Food Vendors with a variety of offerings and treats along Euclid Avenue

Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m. – Artists Market on Colquitt Avenue, just off Euclid near the Yacht Club

Saturday (times TBD) – Children’s activities area and performances by Imperial OPA Circus, end of Seminole Avenue behind The Vortex and Clothing Warehouse

And of course, lots of live music both days!

Parade is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Little Five Point’s main shopping district is located at the corner of Moreland Ave and Euclid Ave, just east of downtown Atlanta. It is one of Atlanta’s oldest and truly unique commercial districts, Little Five Points was the first commercial district outside of downtown Atlanta’s Five Points. Started shortly after the incorporation of Edgewood in 1908 (now known as Candler Park), Little Five Points grew into an offbeat arts and shopping district serving the in-town neighborhoods of Inman Park and Candler Park.

For a complete schedule of muscial acts and activities, visit Little Five Points Festival and Parade.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 Brookhaven Arts Festival On October 16 and 17


Saturday October 16th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday October 17th, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Enjoy a weekend of live music, children's market and festival food at the annual Brookhaven Arts Festival.  Musical guests include Kristen Tinsley Band, Boxx, Modern Logic, Roxie Watson and Buckyhawk & Buckofive.

The Brookhaven Arts Festival  is held on Apple Valley Road, directly behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Convenient access to Peachtree Road, I-85, GA-400, and MARTA plus ample free parking gives the Brookhaven Arts Festival an ideal setting that enhances the experience for both artists and visitors.

For more info, visit Brookhaven Arts Alliance.

Dunwoody Music Festival - October 23 and 24, 2010 At Brook Run Park

The Dunwoody Music Festival takes place in the City of Dunwoody bringing in more than 20,000 people and more than 40 musical artists. During this two day event, visitors will enjoy two full days of music including country, rock, jazz, blues and more.

There will be 2 stages, with approximately 20 plus performances, throughout Saturday and Sunday. There will be a chili cook off, for the professional and one for the amateur, and an adult beverage area. There will be activities for kids of all ages, including rides and a climbing wall. Local artisans will be there for those who are looking for that special holiday gift.

Brook Run Park is located at 4770 North Peachtree Road Dunwoody, GA 30338. For more information, visit Dunwoody Music Festival.

Save $3 Off Admission to Dali: The Late Work At The High Museum Of Art

The High Museum of Art is offering a $3.00 discount for DeKalb County visitors to experience Dali: The Late Work at the High Museum through January 9, 2010.

The first major exhibition to reevaluate the last half of Salvador Dalí’s career is currently presented exclusively at the High Museum of Art through January 9,2010.

Beginning in the late 1930s, Dalí went through 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 100 works including 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera, “Salvador Dalí: The Late Work” also explores the artist’s enduring fascination with science, optical effects and illusionism as well as his connections to such artists of the 1960s and 1970s as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Willem de Kooning.

To take advantage of this special offer, go to

Mayhem In The Mansion - October 22, 2010 At Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will be the glamorous setting for a fun-filled fundraiser, Mayhem in the Mansion – A Night of Deadly Dealing, Friday, October 22 at 8 pm.

Casino night takes a gothic turn as the Callanwolde Mansion dresses up for Halloween. Enjoy gaming tables, dancing, and treasures from the auction until midnight. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, dessert and coffee will keep you fueled. If you love your costume, wear it; if not, just dress to kill. All proceeds for this event will benefit the Callanwolde Dance Ensemble.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops for all ages in the visual, literary and performing arts. A full range of concerts, literary events, gallery exhibitions and fundraisers complement the center's busy calendar each month. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is housed in an impressive 27,000 square foot Gothic-Tudor style mansion, which was built by Coca-Cola heir Charles Howard Candler in 1920. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For ticket information, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enjoy The Pumpkin Festival At Stone Mountain Park Through October 31, 2010

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Fridays & Sundays
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM with Lasershow at 8:00 PM on Saturdays

Come out and enjoy some cooler weather at Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Now in it’s 8th year, Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike. Throughout weekends in October enjoy attractions, entertainment, activities and fall decorations that are fun for all ages.

For more information, click here.

2010 Bridal And Reunion Expo This Saturday, October 16 At DeKalb Technical College

The Travel Professionals of Color Atlanta Chapter present the 2010 Bridal & Reunion Expo at the Conference Center at DeKalb Technical College. The event will be held this Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are planning a local wedding, destination wedding, family reunion or class reunion, Expo vendors will have the products and services you need to make it the event of your dreams. 

There will be door prizes, giveaways, fashion shows and seminars.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door (cash only). DeKalb Technical College is located at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021.

For more information, click here

Friday, October 8, 2010

Get Swept Away With The New Water Exhibit At Fernbank Museum Of Natural History

 Get swept away in this new hands-on, family-friendly experience. 
Now on display through January 9, 2011.

Look beneath the surface, above the clouds and all around the world as you discover the amazing life-giving power of water in this engaging exhibition.

* Enjoy a variety of exhibition interactives including build your own dam, a video microscope to see what comes out of your tap, and a picture block puzzle challenge for our youngest visitors.
* Learn more about life in water and how animals have adapted to live in a variety of water conditions.
* Come face-to-face with tetras, mudskippers and leopard frogs.
* Test your water usage IQ with a game-show-style quiz.
* Experience a towering walk-through reconstruction of a water-carved slot canyon and see how water shapes the Earth.

Be sure to visit the The Local Connection, created by Fernbank Museum. This section reveals Atlanta’s history with water and some of the issues affecting Atlanta and the metro region. Visitors will learn about the uniqueness of the region’s local watershed, the basics of where our water comes from, and some possible solutions to issues in the area.

Admission to WATER is included with Museum admission and is FREE for members.

For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Mystery Of The Nile Showing At Fernbank's IMAX Theatre Through January 9, 2011


An impossible challenge. A courageous team. A true adventure.

Jump aboard a 14-foot raft and join the first team in history to conquer all 3,260 miles of the Nile River from source to sea in one expedition. This breathtaking adventure takes you on a journey down the world’s greatest and most deadly river, the Nile.

At times, the challenges will seem insurmountable as dangerous rapids threaten to capsize your raft, ravenous crocodiles follow you with hungry eyes and an armed bandit lurks around the bend. Yet, the beautiful and mysterious landscapes guide your mind far from the worries of the river and into the magnificent wonders surrounding the Nile.

In true large-format brilliance, witness this astonishing region that is host to abundant historical, cultural and natural treasures. On this thrilling voyage, uncover the river’s majesty as well as its life-sustaining importance to the ancient and modern worlds.

For ticket info and times, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on October 9, 2010 At The Hilton Garden Inn Stonecrest

Family Reunions are More Fun in DeKalb County

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) will host a free Family Reunion Planning Workshop on Saturday October 9, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn Stonecrest 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.

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Stonecrest 7890 Mall Ring Road Lithonia, GA 30038.

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Set Sail For An Exhilarating Giant-Screen Adventure At Fernbank's IMAX Theatre With Grand Canyon Adventure

Grand Canyon Adventure - River at Risk Now Showing in the IMAX Theatre at Fernbank Museum of Natural History through January 9, 2011.

See the world in a new way when you dive into the heart of the most beautiful canyon—the Grand Canyon. Awe-inspiring landscapes surround you as you rush down the mighty Colorado River on a whitewater raft with environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., anthropologist Wade Davis and their daughters.

This thrilling expedition combines river rafting, family adventure and a message of conservation. While exploring the depths of the Grand Canyon, learn how ordinary people can make a difference when it comes to water conservation. Music by the Dave Matthews Band further sets the mood for every twist and turn of this unforgettable voyage.

For more information, visit  Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Flat Rock Archives Hosts Annual Community History Celebration & Ancestor’s Benefit Walk On October 30, 2010

Flat Rock Archives & Museum invites you to join their efforts to restore, preserve and protect the historic Flat Rock Slave Cemetery on October 30, 2010. The cemetery is located within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.

Events include:

8:00 a.m. - Benefit Walk through the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

11:00 a.m. - Procession & Consecration Ceremony 

1:00 p.m.  - Celebration  at the Flat Rock Archives and Museum

For more information, click here

Friday, October 1, 2010

2nd Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival - October 2, 2010 At Atlantic Station

Experience the 2nd Annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival and enjoy a world of BBQ at your fingertips. This year's festival is bringing the many styles, cooking techniques and flavors of BBQ into a 1-day celebration of America's biggest backyard pastime.

More than 50 professional and backyard teams from across the region will gather to cook up their best Q and compete for more than $12,000 in cash prizes, trophies and of course bragging rights.

10 of Atlanta's TOP BBQ restaurants will be on site offering up their specialties.Enjoy sample sized portions of each participating restaurants specialty or grab a full plate of your favorite.

The festival will feature great blues and bluegrass music from the region's top performers. Kids of all ages will enjoy a fun filled activity area with interactive games, bounces and rock climbing walls.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 12 pm – 8 pm and will be located at Atlantic Station's special event area @ 20th Street & Fowler.

For more info, visit Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival.
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