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Join Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall on Friday August 24th at 10:00 at Renaissance Walk (171 Auburn Avenue) for the unveiling of *HERO, a magnificent mural in honor of Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis.

This will be a proud moment for Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, and the pursuit of freedom around the world.

Hear Congressman Lewis discuss freedom, art, and Auburn Avenue on Sidewalk Radio.

What are you doing on Thursday night?!  If you answered “hopefully seeing great art in one of Atlanta’s most historic homes, eating sweet and savory southern snacks, and taking part in a cool educational experience” then we’ll see you at The Sidewalk Art Project – Gallery Show.

Sidewalk Radio, in creative partnership with SCAD Atlanta, is hosting a gallery opening at the Atlanta Preservation Center on Thursday June 21st showcasing original works of art created by a select group of SCAD’s very best.

Miss Winter (Juniper). Silkscreen. By Elizabeth Castaldo.

For this cutting edge gallery show each student has prepared a piece of visual art inspired by an episode of Sidewalk Radio. Using various mediums from photography, to painting, to printmaking, to sculpture, each student has been given free interpretation for his or her work.

The show will be juried by some of Atlanta’s most noteworthy art patrons, producers, and critics, and the artist who takes “Best in Show” will be a featured radio guest for this month’s Sidewalk Radio show all about arts education.

Come celebrate and support local artists, education, preservation, and one of Atlanta’s newest creative partnerships.

CHECK OUT THE DETAILS…

Sidewalk Art Project – Gallery Show

Thursday June 21, 6:30 pm –  9:00 pm

At The Atlanta Preservation Center

Oh, and did we mention FREE WINE & BEER??  YEP.

Predictions abound for where our country and planet are headed. From fiery prophecies to statistical likelihoods, a myriad of opinions proliferate on the direction we are taking, yet the conclusions are invariably grim. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Imagine Atlanta Film Series presents documentaries that inform, entertain, and educate about our world. Beginning Tuesday June 19, the series will kickoff with Surviving Progress, a film that explores how our own intelligence may be contrary to our survival as a species. Tracing development over the course of human history, Surviving Progress discusses some of the limitations of human intelligence, as well as some of the potential solutions to increased scarcity on this planet, through interviews with Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, and other notable thinkers, writers, and persons of influence.

The series will continue every two to four weeks, with topics ranging from public housing to dumpster diving.  Currently the other scheduled films are Switch, a documentary about all things related to energy, and In Organic We Trust, an exploration of what ‘organic’ really means.

The films will be screened at the Midtown Arts Cinema, but there are tickets for only 120 people, so get them in advance.

Hope to see you there.

Details:

Imagine Atlanta Film Series

Midtown Arts Cinema

June 19, July 10, July 24.  More dates to come.

$10 in advance, $15 at the door if available.

Returning this Saturday is Atlanta’s premiere cultural event of the season–Vari-Okey.

Part variety show, part karaoke, Vari-Okey is your opportunity to share the stage with A-town’s creative talent and perhaps be discovered as the missing voice in Atlanta’s cultural choir.

There will be live music courtesy of ATL Collective, original poems read by Blondie (yes, the Blondie), and of course karaoke, all amid a who’s who of the Atlanta arts community.

The purpose of the show will be to help launch of ARTWORKS, a digital tool to make participation in the Atlanta arts scene more accessible to more people. This platform will help people that want more involvement in the local arts community, through a newsletter and a calendar of volunteer opportunities that will educate and foster further growth of the arts community.

Some of the groups involved include AM1690, GloATL, Living Walls, Beltline Arts, Flux Projects, and the amazing One Love Generation.

And the best part of this?  THE ENTIRE EVENT IS FREE.

Additionally on Saturday a new audio tour will be available to Goat Farm newbies who would like to learn more about this upstanding arts locale, so arrive early to have a walk around.

Come out for an amazing time with great people, exceptional organizations, and probably some great art.

It’s not to be missed.

DETAILS:

Vari-Okey

Saturday May 26, 8P-12A

The Goat Farm

Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate is proud to announce that Obama for America will open its Georgia campaign headquarters on Historic Auburn Avenue, at Renaissance Walk.

Symbolically the president’s 2012 Georgia campaign will be located on a street deeply connected with the Civil Rights movement, and 20th century African American history.

OFA’s office will be headquartered just down the block from Atlanta congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis’ 2012 campaign headquarters, which is also located at Renaissance Walk.

The Obama campaign worked with Gene Kansas and Michael Dinerman, who represented landlord Cohen & Associates. “With its rich history and bright future, it’s no surprise that the President choose Auburn Avenue as home for his campaign headquarters.  We’re thrilled he selected Renaissance Walk,” says Kansas.

If you haven’t heard, this is the week for live music charity.

Songs For Kids is an incredible organization that goes to hospitals, special needs kids camps, and other places that serve kids in need, and brings them the gift of music. A lot of these children don’t get to enjoy a lot of exposure to instruments or performances, so Songs For Kids brings it them!!  Artists like Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, and Angie Aparo, have all performed and volunteered for Songs For Kids.

This weekend will be the tail end of 500 Songs for Kids, a benefit concert series at Smith’s Olde Bar where “the 500 most beautiful songs of all time,” will be performed over ten nights by a variety of Atlanta bands.

This Friday there will be an additional benefit show with the District Attorneys, one of Athens/Atlanta’s upcoming bands and Hood favorite, in support of Songs For Kids.

So come out this Friday to hear some great live music, and support an unique and worthy charity. The show starts at 645, and 9 for the DAs.

Details

500 Songs for Kids

Smith’s Olde Bar

$20 for 500 Songs and begins at 6:45 pm

$10 for just the District Attorneys and begins at 9:00 pm

From Brett Osborn's Paris Hilton series

Come check out Kai Lin Art this Friday as terra opens, a new exhibition featuring local painters Brett Osborn and Alexi Torres.

Brett is the Dean of the School of Fine Arts at SCAD and will show his Paris Hilton series (or “things she should have been doing to become this famous,” as he puts it) and his “Homework Landscapes.”

Alexi, who is originally from Cuba, approaches his art with an awareness of his personal history and that of the worlds.  In his words, “I still find myself in each painting and I am aware of creating a necessary message: which is to be conscious of living, critical thinking, and feeling art.’

The opening runs from 7 to 10 at 3096 Roswell Rd in Buckhead.

PS.  If you get out a little early consider grabbing a slice from Pie Shop.  The Hood prefers the Savory Sweet Potato Pie, but the menu changes so don’t hold him to availability.

Yes, we know it’s just Monday, but we’re already thinking about Friday. We’re excited to check out the opening of the Fall Exhibitions this Friday October 14th from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Sex Drive and Mike Howard’s Good Ole Boy, promise to be artistic and exciting.  And, as if great art openings weren’t enough, Friday is also Open Studio night where you can grab a drink and visit the on-site artists-in-residence at ACAC.  Join us and join in the fun.

Be among the first to party with Picasso…

The High Museum’s Picasso to Warhol exhibit officially opens October 15th, but you don’t have wait until then to come view works from Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Bearden, Calder, Pollock, Bourgeois, Johns and Warhol.

Purchase a ticket now for the AFTER POP Party THIS THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th and you can get a preview to the show along with great cocktails, partyin’-n-people watchin’ on the piazza, and an all around “modern” good time.

The High says “This exhibition will be one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States.”  We say, bring it!

Cemeteries are a fun place to have a Victorian Festival, don’t ya think? Well, Historic Oakland Cemetery sure does think so, and we agree. This year, the 32nd Annual “Sunday in the Park” Festival, promises to be the best one yet.  Come see for yourself THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd.  But, before you go, click on over to Sidewalk Radio on iTunes to hear all about Oakland’s past.  But, back to the present (and the future)…

With Fall now here…which it is, we promise…everyone can enjoy a Sunday filled with great music, great food, a scenic and historic setting, and, yes, even a scavenger hunt.  There will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy !

For those who revel in photographic creativity, Oakland has something special in store for you…throngs of guys and gals dressed in Victorian outfits (from the very back of the closet, we’re guessing) ready and dressed to impress in the costume contest.

And for those with kids…bring the young ones along with their favorite teddy bear so they can all enjoy the traditional Teddy Bear Tea.

Tea Time.

So bring the kids, the teddy bears, and your appetite this Sunday October 2nd. Starts at Noon and goes unitl 6pm. Donation is $5.