Monday, January 31, 2011

8th Annual Oakhurst Wine Tasting on February 27, 2011

Buy a commemorative tasting glass for $20 and sample wines from around the world in participating Oakhurst businesses.

Transportation/shuttle provided. Limited to the first 750 participants.

For more information, visit

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Martinis & IMAX® Season at Fernbank Museum


After the annual December break, Martinis &IMAX® is back on Friday nights at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The 2011 season promises good times, lively music, fantastic films, delicious food, and refreshing cocktails—all beneath the world’s largest dinosaurs. Martinis & IMAX® is held every Friday through November from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and features a special Salsa Night on the third Friday of each month.

Atlanta’s original destination for cultural nightlife, Martinis & IMAX® will feature Journey into Amazing Caves at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Greece: Secrets of the Past at 8 p.m., and The Greatest Places at 10 p.m. on the five-story IMAX® screen through March 17, 2011. Fernbank will have a new film schedule in the spring.

One of the most popular nights for Martinis & IMAX® is offered in February when Fernbank features a special Valentine edition of Martinis & IMAX®. This year’s Valentine’s Celebration will take place on Friday, February 11 and will offer an all-inclusive package with two film tickets, a dessert, a bottle of wine, and more for only $45. Individual Martinis & IMAX® tickets are also available, which include one film ticket (no food or drink included), for $12 each.

Salsa Nights turn up the heat on the third Friday of each month with live Salsa dancing and great Latin tunes. Salsambo Dance Studio offers free dance lessons during the evening when they aren’t entertaining everyone with their electrifying moves on the dance floor.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta.  For more information, visit

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Callanwolde Presents Valentine Tango with Tango Rio

Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

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.

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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Theater Emory Uncovers a Pulitzer Prize-winning Gem with “Buried Child”

Theater Emory continues its Pulitzer Prize-winning season with “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard, February 17-27 in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater. This dark comedy focuses on the secrets of a dysfunctional American family that hides its past and avoids familial intimacy by flinging their acerbic wit.
“Buried Child”, written in 1978, first saw the stage in San Francisco at the Magic Theatre on June 27, 1978. It premiered at Theater for New York City, in New York City on October 19 of the same year. The following year, the play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was later revived on Broadway in 1996.
Theater Emory performs “Buried Child” February 17-19 and 23-26 at 7 p.m. and February 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center, 3rd floor, 605 Asbury Circle at Emory University.

Taipei Chinese Orchestra with Wu Man, Pipa on Feb. 13 at Emory University


Hear the ancient sounds of the pipa along with the dramatic arrangements of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University.

Wu Man, pipa virtuoso, joins the orchestra to perform on the two thousand-year-old plucked instrument.

With acclaimed Yiu-Kwong Chung conducting, the Feb. 13 concert program blends traditional Chinese and Taiwanese folk music with a contemporary spirit. Using instrumentation, voices and visual effects, many pieces portray imaginative and dramatic scenes, such as the pipa concerto “The Yang’s Saga.”

The Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO), the first professional Chinese orchestra in Taiwan, has long established a high reputation for its versatility and artistic excellence since its founding in 1979. TCO has experienced an era of unprecedented artistic growth, with a reputation for innovative and adventurous programming that has served to broaden the definition of traditional Chinese music.

Renowned internationally as a virtuosic pipa performer, Wu Man has also carved out a career creating and collaborating on projects that give this ancient Chinese instrument a new role in today’s music world, not only introducing the instrument to new audiences, but greatly enhancing and growing the core repertoire.

The performance will be held at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, 1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, 30322. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monsters, Demons, and Winged-Beasts: Composite Creatures in the Ancient World at The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory

February 5 - June 19

The abundant imagination of the ancient world gave birth to a vast array of monsters that inhabited a rich world of myth, legend and high adventure. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collections of the Carlos Museum and loans from private collections, explores the menagerie from the Greek perspective, focusing on the ways in which the Greeks borrowed imagery from Egypt and the ancient Near East, and developed a vast repertoire of richly-imagined creatures that proliferated the Greco-Roman world.

From the siren, the human-headed bird whose call is fatal, to the cannibal cyclops Polyphemus, to the winged horse Pegasus and the Chimera, the fire-snorting lion with a serpent’s tail, this exhibition traces the development and dissemination of “monstrous” imagery through works in gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stone, terracotta, papyrus, and more.

Michael C. Carlos Museum
is located at 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Friday, January 21, 2011

February Concert Listings for Eddie's Attic

Eddie's Attic is a popular live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters located in Decatur, Georgia a small, artist-friendly town within the metro Atlanta area.

A "listening room" with a superior sound system/acoustics, where customers are asked to silence cell phones and actually listen to the songs, has made the Attic's music room a hit with music enthusiasts.

February 1 - Caleb Hawley, Rachel P & Kurt Scobie (folk/soul/pop)
February 2 -Freight Room Reunion: An Open Bluegrass Jam with The Dappled Grays (bluegrass)
February 3 - Stewart Lewis & Reed Foehl (folk)
February 4 - Dan Bern (folk)
February 5 - Jill Andrews (of The Everybodyfields) & Robinella
(Americana/folk rock)
February 6 - Marshall Chapman (rock)
February 7 - Songwriter's Open Mic
February 9 - Trace Bundy (fingerstyle guitarist)
February 10 - Adam Levy, Dylan Sneed & Hannah Miller (folk)
February 11 – Jackopierce (acoustic pop)
February 12 - David Jacobs-Strain & Paleface (roots)
February 13 - Drew and Ellie Holcomb (folk rock)
February 14 - Songwriter's Open Mic
February 15 - Leon Redbone (jazz/blues standards)
February 17 - Natalia Zuckerman & Garrison Starr Band (folk)
February 18 - Randall Bramblett (folk rock)
February 19 - Jackson County Line & Gary Nicholson (Americana)
February 20 - Francine Reed with trio (blues)
February 21 - Songwriter's Open Mic
February 22 - Seth Glier, Rachael Sage, & Reed Waddle (folk)
February 24 - Jay Nash CD Release & Trent Dabbs (folk)
February 25 - Rebecca Loebe with special guest John Francis (folk)
February 26 - Cathie Ryan (Celtic)
February 27 - Granville Automatic, Emily Lynch, Bethany Dick-Olds, John McNicholas, & Jessica Cayne (folk/rock)
February 28 - Songwriter's Open Mic

Eddie’s Attic is located at 515-B N. McDonough Rd., Decatur, Georgia 30030.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

African Art and Religion Exhibition At the Carlos Museum Explores Protection, Health and Healing

Michael C. Carlos Museum presents “Divine Intervention: African Art and Religion” on view from February 5 through December 4, 2011. “Divine Intervention: African Art and Religion,” drawn from the Carlos Museum’s rich collection of African art, with select loans from private collections, illustrates a traditional African belief that works of art function as a bridge between the human and divine worlds. The exhibition features over 50 works from over twenty African cultures including shrine sculptures, masks, divination instruments, and body adornments.

The works in “Divine Intervention” illustrate the active nature of African art, in which works of art are not passive representations of gods, deities, ancestors, or spirits, but rather agents of communication between the divine and earthly realms for the purpose of addressing fundamental human concerns regarding physical health, psychological well being, and social harmony.

For more information, visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Journey Into Amazing Caves Now Playing in the Imax Theatre at Fernbank Museum


Journey into Amazing Caves pairs scientists with intrepid filmmakers to garner unprecedented footage from unique and forbidding ice caves, underwater caves and terrestrial caves. Audiences can squeeze into Earth’s alien, hidden realms guided by two female cavers brave enough to enter caves so remote and so threatening, exploring them is like exploring a new planet.      

Now playing through March 17 at
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids At Fernbank Museum - February 19 - August 14, 2011

Discover how living and prehistoric animals inspired fantastic beings—some familiar, others unusual at a new exhibit at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Learn how cultures throughout time have created dragons, unicorns, mermaids and more to explain the natural world, express thoughts and share beliefs.

Investigate authentic artifacts, fossils and dramatic models as you explore the stories, traditions and dances that celebrate mythic creatures around the world.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at  767 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307.

Friday, January 7, 2011

ART Station Presents January 22 Gallery Art Stroll in Stone Mountain Village

On Saturday, January 22 ART Station will present an art stroll through the three ART Station Galleries and the two Arts Incubator Galleries on Main Street (including 4 studio spaces) from 7 – 9 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public, but it is a ticketed event.

Tickets may be picked up at ART Station (5384 Manor Drive) or the Center Town Gallery at 951 A Main Street, or at the North Town Gallery at 977 Main Street. Tickets may also be picked up at any of the Galleries on the evening of the event.

The Art Stroll includes the following shows and galleries: ART Station Galleries at 5384 Manor Drive presenting “Choosing Joy” by Bailey Jack. Cartersville self taught artist Bailey Jack paints images that wrap around happiness in lazy days, innocent animals, St. Francis and Southern Americana; Metal Sculpture works of Dennis Primm. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, but with strong Hawaiian roots are ever present in his creations Dennis Primm transforms the rigid iron into peaceful, flowing pieces, reminiscent of island breezes and ocean waves 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). 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 is provided for the Art Stroll.

For additional information call 770 469 1105 or visit the web site at ART Station is located at 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain Village.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Last Week to Catch Dali: The Late Work at the High Museum and Save $3.00

Dali: The Late Work is one of the most exciting exhibits happening in the Atlanta area. Don't miss your chance to experience this unique exhibit through January 9, 2010. 

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. To take advantage of this special offer, go to

The first major exhibition to reevaluate the last half of Salvador DalĂ­’s career is presented exclusively at the High Museum of Art. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ART Station Presents Lewis Grizzard in his Own Words - January 12 - 16 at the ART Station


Bill Oberst, Jr. returns to ART Station for his 9th consecutive year to pay respect and honor Lewis Grizzard with the best of Grizzard’s stand-up comedy and selections from books and columns.

Bill has toured the US spreading Lewis’ unique writings and love of the South. Still revered nearly 17 years after his passing, Grizzard continues to strike a humorous chord within all true Southerners. "The audience laughed 'till they cried... funny and touching." Scott Harper, The Times

The ART Station is located at 5384 Manor Drive in Historic Stone Mountain Village.

For more information, visit ART Station.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A King Celebration Concert With The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Morehouse College

Thursday, January 13th at 8:00 pm. at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the Campus of Morehouse College.

Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 19th annual King Celebration at the MLK International Chapel on the Morehouse College campus. The concert, which honors the legacy of Dr. King in words and music, features the Orchestra with the Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs and special guests, and is broadcast internationally each year on American Public Media.

For more information visit The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the Campus of Morehouse College is located at 830 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30314.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Martinis & IMAX® - Fridays at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

January 7,14, 21,28 - Martinis & IMAX®

Who says a museum needs to be quiet? Shake it up with Atlanta’s perfect mix of culture and cocktails! Enjoy cool cocktails, stunning films, live music or a DJ, and creative cuisine beneath the world’s largest dinosaurs from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307. For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
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