You made it through the proverbial storm. Spring is here and everything is blooming, including and especially Atlanta. Here’s what’s coming:
Friday, March 21
Salasmabo is presenting Salsa Night (Under the Dinosaurs) & Bachata (Star Gallerey) at Fernbank. Hosted by Jen Piceno, Alfredo Piceno and Salsambo Atlanta, all you have to do is bring your dancing shoes and attitude. You’ll enjoy the festivities. At 7:00 P.M. Martinis & IMAX, Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 www.salsambo.com 770-896-2062.
Saturday, March 22
It’s the festival al the bacon lovers were waiting for. Bacon Chase 5K is an actual race with other entertainment for the family such as music, actiites and just al around bacon-themed fun. Starts at 8:00 A.M. baconchase.com for more. BURNAWAY Art Crush Auction 2014 will give attendees more experiences with their art crush that will feature unique artwork from artists that were featured last year. The highlight will be the silent auction at Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place, Atlanta. http://burnaway.org/art-crush-auction/ or 404-249-9965
For the adventurous, check out Masquerade & Lingerie Mansion Soiree
Hosted by Titan Entertainment Atlanta. and Blakk Card Society are pleased to bring you Masquerade and Lingerie Mansion Soiree! Over 7000 sq.ft. of sensual delights will tantalize each of your senses. Comedy is back in town with Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Arnez J, and Dominique at the Atlanta Civic Center, 7 p.m.
For the geeks out there, the Atlanta Science Fair runs from March 22 through March 29th at various locations around town. The meeting of scientists and educators from local establishments including museums, schools and companies will be on hand to inspire a new generation of technology-oriented participants. Bring the family to celebrate the mysteries and wonders of life. atlantasciencefestival.org
Sunday, March 23
Did I mention it’s springtime in Atlanta? That means an abundance of music filling the air, starting with “A Soulful Sunday Jazz Series” at the West End Performance Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. 404-613-6465.http://fultonarts.org/index.php/art-centers/west-end-arts-center/calendar-west-end-arts-center?view=event&id=387 Also in town is Miley Cyrus/Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira at Philips Arena, 7 p.m. http://www.songkick.com/concerts/18604774-miley-cyrus-at-philips-arena
For all the dancers out there, AfriSalsa Dance Social presents its 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. You’re invited to a fun and friendly atmosphere to learn some moves or just show-off your own. Hosted by AfriSalsa Cultural Organization at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Online $8.00 Door $10.00 www.AfriSalsa.com
Theater is thriving this week. Check out Woman the Musical. Hosted by Mimi Johnsondotnet, Mimi Johnson Page II and Mimi Johnson Page.at Mark SQuared Productions and Resource Center 3550 Clarkston Industrial Blvd Suite H, Clarkst 3:00pm - 10:00pm. Reserve your tickets @ http://womanthemusical.bpt.me/ or contact the box office 404-974-5744. http://youtu.be/kKrpzWJP3mU
$15.00 advanced tickets & $20.00 at the door. BROWN, STEVE MOORE, JOHNNIE GORDON, JR, JAYLON GORDON, RICHARDINE HOLMES, LAMAR MC CLENDON, TMICAH JONES, KAYLA PETERS, MALIK HAYNES, JASMINE WELLS AND QUEEN SMITH!!!
Monday, March 24
A special musical performance by The Ten Tenors on Broadway. Cobb Energy Centre, 7:30 p.m. http://www.goldstar.com/events/atlanta-ga/the-ten-tenors.
Tuesday, March 25
The Center for Puppetry Arts welcomes “1001 Nights” for two weeks, starting on March 25, in the Downstairs Theater. For tickets, go to puppet.org
Wednesday, March 26
A rare but welcome musical performance by South African band Johnny Clegg Band/Jesse Clegg at the Variety Playhouse 8 p.m. http://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/johnny-clegg-band/
Thursday, March 27
New Orleans music invades the Peach city with The Jazz Roots – New Orleans: Aaron Neville. Cobb Energy Centre. 8 p.m.
A unique viewing for a TV program is "Inevitable" Pilot Screening hosted by John Prew and Anthony McHie. The Get Connected monthly film and entertainment industry mixer is hosting the program about fitting into a new environment filled with unusual events and dimensional time rifts. At the
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. For those who haven't been before, there is a $10 admission fee to Get Connected. Another screening in town is Entanglement TV Series - Atlanta Red Carpet Film Screening Event
Hosted by Entanglement: The Dramatic Series at the Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema 931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 starting 7:00pm. Come out for an exciting Red Carpet Screening Event for "First Impressions," episode 1 of the "Entanglement" TV Series. Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/88449860
HALF-PRICED FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE HIGH is a weekly event at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Extended hours at half price. See the museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collection while avoiding the weekend crowds. From 4:00pm – 8:00pm there’s a guided tour of Permanent Collection highlights is offered at 6:30 p.m. www.high.org
In the visual arts world comes Instruments of Enchantment the 1st of every month at 6:00 P.M. This is Reynoldstown's premiere monthly Art Walk, to be held the first of every month, features visionary artists, musicians, and performances. Both an exhibition of Atlanta's emerging talent and a community-driven effort to enrich and engage our neighborhood. The August Art Walk will feature the following locations: DooGallery, ParkGrounds, H Harper Station, and WonderRoot. Meet the artists, hear some groovy tunes, check out the studios at WonderRoot, and be sure to sample a cocktail or grab some food at either H Harper or Parkgrounds. Free starting at 6 p.m. at the dooGallery 205 Holtzclaw St. 404-913-6641. Contact email@example.com
Second Friday Art Stroll is the second Friday of every month. Enjoy the beautiful Atlanta nights and one of the city's most popular art districts! All participating Castleberry Hill galleries, artist spaces and neighborhood restaurants invite patrons to stroll the Castleberry Hill Historic Art District the second Friday of each month. Visit diverse galleries, and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Admission is free Castleberry Hill, 333 Nelson St. S.W. Call 404-577-8006 http://www.castleberryhill.org/chartstroll/
Silver Scream Spook Show wants to know have you been scared silly? If not, it's time to man up for the return of Silver Scream Spook Show. If you're really brave, you'll keep your booty in that seat, challenge your inner ballsiness, and let classic horror films tickle your fancy following the spook show scares. Free-$12 every fourth Saturday of every month at 1 & 10 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave.. Call 404-873-1939 or http://www.silverscreamspookshow.com
The Brightness can be viewed Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. now through March 22. Curated by Lucha Rodriguez, this new exhibit features work by Lucha Rodriguez, Jonny Warren, Bo-ra Choi and Allen Taylor. This event is free at the Beep Beep Gallery 696 Charles Allen Drive. Call 404-429-3320. Still showing until Saturday is Marko Brandon: Photograms. Marko Brandon showcases his experimental style of art using photogram/x-ray techniques as presented by the Fay Gold Gallery.This event is free from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Call (770) 364-5432 http://www.faygoldgallery.com/?page_id=926
Now through March 23, Disney On Ice, Columbus Civic Center is family and kid-friendly. http://www.columbusciviccenter.org/events/disneyonice/ and Shrek the Musical at the Alliance Stage, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Call 404-733-4650 http://alliancetheatre.org/production/shrek-the-musical
Fast coming to an end, don’t miss Race by David Mamet. The story of two high-profile lawyers — one black, one white — are called to defend a wealthy white client. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, they quickly find themselves embroiled in a complex case where blatant prejudice is as disturbing as the evidence at hand. Now through Sunday, March 23.TICKETS: $15 -$50 at the True Colors Theater, Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 www.truecolorstheatre.org/
If landmarks are your interest, this unique tour known as The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Living Landmarks is this week. It was created in 2003 by The Atlanta Preservation Center as a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dramatic rescue of the Fox Theatre, an event that changed Atlanta’s preservation outlook forever. Free phoenixflies.org
Not to forget the art world. Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey. The Odyssey series creates a bridge between African mysticism and American-American culture. Now through March 24 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. http://carlos.emory.edu
Remember those days at the ATLANTA FAIR? It’s back again now through Sunday, April 6 . For over 25 years, the Atlanta Fair at Turner Field has been bringing the thrills, excitement and sounds of the Midway to Georgia residents. What was once only a dream of three carnival-loving brothers from Southeastern Kentucky has blossomed into one of the largest inner city fairs that the Southeastern United States offers. Turner Field – Grey Lot, 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Call (404) 522-7630 atlantafair.com
The High Museum’s Rich Auditorium located at 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309 continues with several exhibits including Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The exhibition includes more than 250 paintings, sculpture, photographs and Native American artifacts from 1830 until 1930. Now through April 13. Also Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door. Meet and listen to conversations with the inventive photographer/artist as he tells about how he conceived new ways of looking at everyday objects and harnessed the basic principles of optics to create unexpected and mesmerizing photographs. Now through Sunday, May 18 from 7 – 8 P.M. http://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Abelardo-Morell.aspx. There’s also Civil Rights Photography: 1956-1968. Countless images have been displayed about this subject but what’s on display this installment numbers more than 250 photographs. Some familiar subjects include Rosa Parks arrest, the Freedom Rides and the march on Washington, D.C. The photos rotate every six months. Now until June 1. http://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Civil-Rights-Photography.aspx
Also on stage, blue collar collides with blue blood and siblings divide in by Molly Smith Metzler. “Elemeno Pea” (pronounced L-M-N-O-P) is playing now through April 13 at the Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Call (404) 584-7450 horizontheatre.com
The Mint Gallery presents SUMPTUARY is a five-week-long hyper-saturated series of installation, performance, and social encounter commissioned through guests’ incremental donations on food and drinks. Starts March 20. Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through April 21. The Mint Gallery is located at 636 N.Highland Ave. Call 404-946-8982 http://www.sumptuaryarts.com/ or MINT@mintatl.org
Get This Gallery presents dual solo photography exhibitions, Nevermore by Tommy Nease and Topophilia by Stephanie Dowda. Nevermore a series of images that continue Nease's themes of the phantasmical, where moments of time are immortalized in a chimeric landscape. Dowda’s Topophilia is a photography project exploring the powerful sensations humans experience from our natural environments and inspired by the eponymous geography theory as defined by Yi-Fu Tuan. An opening reception takes place Saturday, March 15, from 7-10 p.m. Free at the Get This! Gallery, 1037 Monroe Drive. Call 678-596-4451 http://getthisgallery.com/
Tales of the Conjure Woman is a work by Renée Stout, who uses her alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues an open, creative and humorous way. Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation, and compelling storytelling. Stout expresses the magical trait of the conjure woman: the ability to see the world through two sets of eyes — one on the physical realm, the other on the spiritual. $3 suggested donation. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through May 17 at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane. Call 404-270-5607
Still to come
Charge UP! Charge PYNK! A Celebration of Survivorship Campaign
Sponsored by Simply Charessa Events. Charge Up! is a survivorship campaign that supports, empowers and celebrate men, women and youth who have fought against health, social and economic concerns I.e. Cancer, Bullying, and homelessness. Coming April 19 http://www.gofundme.com/chargepynk
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