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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

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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

MONDAY JUNE 20TH.

June’s Sidewalk Radio show, “Atlanta Drinks”, is about to pop off.  Hear about Atlanta’s cocktail culture, Coca-Cola, and coffee from Holeman-Finch’s Greg Best, Jesse Altman from Whynatte, Tony Riffel at Octane Coffee, Manager of Coca-Cola’s Archives Collections, Ted Ryan, and long-time Manuel’s Tavern regular, Angelo Fuster.

If you like Coke, coffee or great drinks, you’ll love this show.  Oh, and if you like art, history, legend and lore, then you’ll probably really like this show too.

Airs Monday June 20th. Show details here.

Sidewalk Radio, hosted by Gene Kansas, is a show about art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation.  Creative, cultural, and colorful guests share their stories and insights on this monthly, 20-minute Special Feature on AM 1690’s “The Voice of the Arts”.

December’s Sidewalk Radio, “The Art Show”, considers the question about “How To See Art” from four uniquely creative perspectives.  On this show we hear from The Creator, The Curator, The Career Counsler, and The Chainsaw (wait, you’ll see a little later in this post).

The “Creator”: Radcliffe Bailey, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated artists.

The “Career Counsler”: Robert Brown, Chair of Printmaking at SCAD.

The “Curator”: Artistic Director for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Stuart Horodner.

The “Chainsaw”: Terry Legge joins Sidewalk Radio for a few words about divine intervention, innate ability, and therapy through art.

Originally aired Monday December 6th at 8:30 AM & 6:30 PM on AM 1690 “The Voice of the Arts”.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE.