Thursday, May 31, 2007


See the movie at Indie Coffee

  • 7:30 pm: Indie Coffee hosts its monthly Indie Movie Night with Outfoxed: Murdoch's War on Journalism. Finally, a no-holds-barred documentary on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, which has been criticized in some quaters as running a "race to the bottom" in television news, 404.378.7110
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Hackensaw Boys and Packway Handle Band, 404.377.4976

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Charlie Louvin performs at Eddie's

  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Charlie Louvin and Slim Chance and the Convicts, 404.377.4976
  • 8:30 pm: Java Monkey hosts its Wednesday Bluegrass, 404.378.5002

Stay Tuned...

Thanks for a great Arts Festival!

We'll continue blogging shortly...

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Last year's attendees browsing the Artists Market

Decatur Arts Festival Activities:
  • 11 am-6 pm: Artists Market
  • 11:30 am-4 pm: Live music at the Community Bandstand
  • noon-3 pm: Literary Arts Festival
  • noon-6 pm: Fine Arts Exhibition
Eddie's Attic Arts Fest Free Concert:
  • 1 pm: Ad Vanderveen
  • 2 pm: Bill Mallonee
  • 3 pm: Butterfly Stitch
  • 4 pm: Sodajerk
Other Sunday Activities in Decatur:
  • noon-5 pm: Last day to see Works of Art on Paper at the Carlos Museum. Medieval illumincated manuscripts, woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, etchings by Piranesi, drawings by Delacroix and lithographs by Robert Rauschenberg are all to be found in Carlos Museum's Works on Paper Collection, 404.727.4282
  • 2 pm: See Theatre Decatur actors at the Literary Arts stage then go to the last showing of Zombies From the Beyond, 404.373.5311
  • 5 pm: PushPush Theater presents Bertolt Brecht Spring Short Play Festival, a unique signature series featuring a host of directors and actors from all over the city, 404.377.6332
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Christine Kane and Arlington Priest, 404.377.4976
  • 8 pm: Java Monkey Open Mic Poetry night with Kodac Harrison, 404.378.5002

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday: Decatur Arts Festival

Artist Maurice Cook will be back this year!
On Saturday and Sunday, you'll be able to find him at booth #60

Decatur Arts Festival Events:
  • 10 am-6 pm: Decatur Artists Market
  • 12:45 pm-5:45 pm: Literary Arts Festival on the Courthouse Lawn
  • noon-6 pm: Fine Arts Exhibition at Agnes Scott's Dalton Gallery
  • 10 am-6 pm: Project for Peace at Agnes Scott College
  • 10 am-2:30 pm: Children's Arts Festival
  • 5 pm: Doors of Decatur Live Auction
  • 8 pm: New Dance performance
  • noon-4 pm: Live music performances on the Community Bandstand
  • 7 pm: Concert on the Square
Eddie's Attic Arts Fest Free Concert:
  • 1 pm: Kristin Markiton and Troy Bieser
  • 2 pm: Arlington Priest
  • 3 pm: Matthew Kahler
  • 4 pm: The Brilliant Inventions, Carline Herring, Bill Mallonee and Ad Vanderveen

Friday, May 25, 2007

ArtWalk is Here!

Friday, May 25 5-10 pm FREE! Kick off the 19th Annual Decatur Arts Festival and discover art all around Decatur at 32 Decatur galleries, shops and restaurants. Walk, cycle or drive - or take the Fur Bus! Drop in on any or all of the ArtWalk exhibits. Make a night of it. See the art and enjoy drinks and snacks.

Visit any of the following locations to pick up an ArtWalk map and festival program:

1. Agnes Scott College, Fine Arts Exhibtion at Dalton Gallery
2. Alexia Gallery
3. Art House
4. Books Again
5. Boswell Gallery
6. By Hand South
7. Decatur CD
8. Decatur Eye Care
9. Gado Gado
10. Genesis Art Center
11. Hoopla
12. Intaglia Home Collection
13. Jewel Couture Boutique
14. Jill Celeste Gallery
15. Junor Gallery Fine Art
16. Kavarna
17. Little Shop of Stories
18. Lotus of Life Chiropractic
19. Melrose on Ponce
20. Mingei World Arts
21. Mojo Pizza
22. Pambili African ArtWorks
23. Rue de Leon
24. Scrap Chic Boutique
25. Speak...Easy! Literary Arts Festival at the Old Courthouse on the Square
26. Square Roots
27. Squash Blossom
28. Steinbeck's Oyster Bar
29. The Seen Gallery
30. Twain's Billiards and Tap
31. Whit's End
32. Vinson Gallery


See millions of pictures at ArtHouse

  • 4 pm-11 pm: Join ArtHouse during the ArtWalk for its biggest event of the year: A Million Little Pictures. 150 disposable cameras sent out all over the country. 27 exposures per roll. A whole lot of photos plastering ArtHouse's walls. There will be live screen printing at 5 pm, random door prizes, free snacks, refreshments and alochol, 404.377.7050
  • 5 pm-10 pm: Decatur ArtWalk (see post above)
  • 8 pm: Decatur Arts Festival's New Dance performance at Beacon Hill Arts Center, 410 West Trinity Place. Exciting new dances by local and national choreographers. Admission is free, 404.371.9583
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Cliff Eberhardt, Chuck Brodsky, Alex Brenner (of Sodajerk) and Graham Weber, 404.377.4976

ArtWalk at Decatur CD

Make sure to stop by Decatur CD during the ArtWalk. Starting at 7:30 pm, The Floating Coats will perform their spirited mix of, as they call it on their website, "acoustic-electric 'prog-trad blendo." Last time they played at the store they covered songs by Talking Heads, The Kinks and more. And those of you who are 21 and older can enjoy various Atlanta Brewing Company beverages. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Arnold Rampersad

  • 7:15 pm: As part of the Decatur Arts Festival Literary Arts Festival, the Georgia Center for the Book presents acclaimed author Arnold Rampersad. Rampersad is the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities and a member of the Department of English at Stanford University. His books include biographies of Langston Hughes and Jackie Robinson, and he collaborated with Arthur Ashe on his memoir, Days of Grace. His new book, Ralph Ellison: A Biography, "sweeps every cobweb out of every nook and cranny of the life of Ralph Ellison, 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic hosts In the Round with Bob Livingston, Jeff Talmadge and Blake Guthrie, 404.377.4976
  • 8:30 pm: Java Monkey hosts Wednesday Bluegrass, 404.378.5002

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Yvonne Wilhelmi's The Duplication of Happiness
See it at the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibit

  • 5:15 pm: You're invited to the 19th Annual Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition, a multi-media exhibition of works by 51 artists at Agnes Scott's Dalton Gallery, 404.371.9583
  • 7:15 pm: The Georgia Center for the Book hosts David C. Tucker, author of the enjoyable new book about the early years of TV, The Women Who Made Television Funny: Ten Stars of 1950s Sitcoms, 404.370.8450
  • 7:30 pm: Eddie's Attic hosts its weekly Comedy Night, 404.377.4976

Monday, May 21, 2007


Due to popular demand PushPush Theater has added a performance of both Brecht Fest plays, The Jewish Wife (15-minute pre-show teasure) and The Good Person of Setzuan.
Complimentary pizza from Avondale Pizza Cafe
7:30 pm

The Doors of Decatur Are Here!

Saturday morning the Decatur Arts Alliance crew and others worked on installing over 30 Doors of Decatur around the bandstand. We're very excited with this year's response. We received so many painted doors that there is absolutely no more space for any doors on the Community Bandstand.

The Doors of Decatur Community Art Project began in 2001, and has become a Decatur Arts Festival tradition. Unadorned doors are collected from neighborhoods and given to local artists, citizens and schools to transform into pieces of art. The project won a Silver Kaleidoscope Award for Best Community Program from the Southeastern Festival and Events conference.

The doors will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 26 at 5 pm during the Arts Festival. Take a stroll around the bandstand this week to decide which one you want to bid on. Below is a couple of detailed shots from a few of the doors.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


  • 3 pm: The Decatur Arts Festival proudly presents the Annual Spring Concert of the Decatur Civic Chorus. The program includes great choral classics by master composers, American Film Institute's top great Movie Musicals and patriotic music along with a salute to the armed forces at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., free and open to the public, 770.388.9536
  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic presents North la Brea All Star Conquistadors featuring Garrison Starr, Adrianne, Jay Nash, Gabriel Mann and Rose Cousins, 404.377.4976
  • 7 pm: Last day to see Drama Queens at Theatre Decatur, 404.373.5311
  • 8 pm: Java Monkey hosts its weekly Poetry Open Mic hosted by local hero Kodac Harrison, 404.378.5002

Saturday, May 19, 2007


See the state finalist at the Decatur Library

  • 1 pm: Be one of the first to check out this year's Doors of Decatur! We'll be installing them early Saturday morning. The doors will be all around the community bandstand on the square the whole week until they're auctioned off at the Arts Festival on Saturday at 5pm, 404.371.9583
  • 2 pm: Join the Georgia Center for the Book as it honors the state finalist of the 2007 Letters About Literature competition, sponsored by Target. Come hear these young authors read their inspirational letters written to an author about his or her book. and how that book has changed their lives, 404.370.8450
  • 9 pm: Eddie's Attic presents An Evening with Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, 404.377.4976
  • 10:30 pm: The Academy Theatre's Late Night series combines the diverse talents of jazz vocalist Chanda Leigh McKnight, HipHop newcomer Prince J and performance poet Dr. Madelyn Hatter. Don't miss this unusual and entertaining event! 404.583.1270

Friday, May 18, 2007


Iranian film: The Children of Heaven

  • 7 pm: The Carlos Museum hosts a screening of The Children of Heaven. Families are invited to enjoy faludeh, a Persian sorbet dating to the ancient times, while they view the Oscar-nomincated film, 404.727.4282
  • 8 pm: Onstage Atlanta presents Deathtrap by Ira Levin. Writer's block can be murder on an author, but for former theatre sensation Sidney life begins to imitate art, 404.897.1802
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents The Dappled Grays, The Lovell Sister and Brad Davis, 404.377.4976
  • 8 pm: The Atlanta Youth Symphony performs at Emory's Swartz Center, 404.727.5050
  • 10 pm: Friday night music benefit at PushPush featuring Venus 7. Come see this amazing froup and help put Atlanta on the map by supporting the international outreach of our local talent! 404.377.6332

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Y-O-U performs at Eddie's
  • 7:30 pm: Eddie's Attic presents David McMillin, Y-O-U and Kyle Riabko, 404.377.4976

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts William W. Freehling. The distinguished historian presents his much-anticipated second book examining one of the fundamental questions in American history: why did the southern states leave the Union and precipitate the Civil War? His new book, The Road to Disunion: Volume 2, Secessionists Triumphant 1854-1861 follows his Bancroft prize-winning study of the Old South, The Road to Disunion: Volume 1, Secessionist at Bay 1776-1854, 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra performs at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. As featured on Atlanta's local news, the 90-member orchestra is comprised of exceptionally talented young musicians from more than 40 high schools in the metro Atlanta area and is conducted by Emory's Richard Prior, 404.727.5050.
  • 8:30 pm: Java Monkey hosts its weekly Wednesday Bluegrass, 404.378.5002

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Elizabeth Brown Pryor discusses her latest book at Decatur Library

  • 6 pm: Listening party at Decatur CD. Stop by the store to hear the newest Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky, drink beer, eat pizza from Little Azio's and enter to win some great giveaways. Everything is free so come and enjoy! 404.371.9090
  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts Elizabeth Brown Pryor. The acclaimed diplomat and historian offers a surprising new look at a legend, Robert E. Lee, drawing from previously unpublished correspondence in her new book, Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters, 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents David Grier and Mike Compton, 404.377.4976

Decatur CD Listening Party

Decatur CD
Wilco's Sky Blue Sky

Pizza from neighboring Little Azio's

Tuesday, May 15, Decatur CD is having a listening party for the excellent new Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky. Starting at 6 pm, party attendees are free to enjoy high-gravity beer (for the 21+ crowd), delicious pizzas from Little Azio's and great music. Pick up Wilco's latest in regular, deluxe and vinyl formats. The food, beer and listening are free. 404.371.9090

Monday, May 14, 2007


  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents Michael Beschloss. The nation's most esteemed presidential historian visits with a perceptive new book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Change American, 1989-1989, at the Decatur Library, 404.370.8450

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Java Monkey Speaks by Nathan Deen

  • 2 pm: The Emory Miller-Ward Alumni House hosts the Annual Alumi Concert. Some of Emory's most talented musical alumni perform along with one of the finest current students from the Emory's Department of Music in this annual one-hour concert followed by a reception, 404.727.6400
  • 4 pm: Celebrate Mother's Day at the Carlos Museum's Tea with Mummy. Enjoy sweet and savory selections such as scones, tarts and finger sandwiches, British afternoon tea and karkady, the traditional Egyptian drink of welcome. Tour the Egyptian galleries and watch as your child decorates "mummy" sugar cookies, 404.727.4282
  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Fred Eaglesmith and Emily Kaye Boyd, 404.377.4976
  • 8 pm: Java Monkey hosts Java Monkey Speaks poetry open mic hosted by local hero Kodac Harrison, 404.378.
  • 9 pm: The unscene hosts its bimonthly Sunday Sessions at Azul Bar, visit unscene's myspace page for more details.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Put a Lid on It at MudFire

  • 1 pm: Last day of Onstage Atlanta's Indiana Bones and the Great Dinosaur Adventure. Indiana Bones, the notorious explorer, goes on an underground dig and takes you along on the journey. Perfect for kids 5 and up, 404.897.1802
  • 5 pm: MudFire Gallery announces a national juried ceramics exhibition. The show includes works executed primarily in clay with removable lids, such as boxes, jars, pourers, teapots and more, 404.377.8033
  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Matthew Kahler, Justin Rosolino and Brad Colerick in the round, 404.377.4976
  • 9:30 pm: Matthew Kahler, Justin Rosolino and Brad Colerick play separate sets at Eddie's Attic, 404.377.4976

This Saturday at The Seen Gallery

Lisa Stinson and Ken Carder collaborative works opens at The Seen Gallery this Saturday.
Ceramicist, Lisa Stinson, and glass artist, Ken Carder, two nationally renowned and accomplished artists, bring a great show to The Seen.

Opening reception:
Saturday, May 12
7-10 pm

Friday, May 11, 2007


Gill Landry

Eddie's Attic presents Everybodyfields, Ginn Sisters and Gill Landry at 8pm

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Showing at Theatre Decatur

  • 7 pm: The Decatur Library invites you to its auditorium for a live performance of The Jeff and Vida Band. The band has moved from New Orleans to Nashville and as one of the premier roots rock acts in the Southeast, they will dazzle you, performing original material ranging from Appalachian bluegrass to alternative country, 404.370.3070
  • 7:30 pm: Eddie's Attic presents High Cotton and Jeff O'Kelley, 404.377.4976
  • 8 pm: Zombies from the Beyond opens at Theatre Decatur. Zombies invade, lead by their buxom leader, Zombina. They show no mercy, and will take prisoners (but only men). Set in 1955, with the Cold War and space race paranoia, you will be transported to the fictional Milwaukee Space Center, 404.373.5311

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


See Jabari Asim at the Decatur Library
Asim on the Colbert Report

  • 7:15 pm: The Georgia Center for the Book hosts Jabari Asim, deputy editor of the Washington Post Book World and an essayist on popular culture for national magazines. Asim discusses a provocative topic in his new book, The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't and Why. He believes there is a place in this world for its usage - but only in the mouths and pens of those who truly understand its twisted history, whether Mark Twain, Dave Chappelle or Mos Def, 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Paul Sanchez (formerly of Cowboy Mouth) and Sonia Tetlow (of Cowboy Mouth), 404.377.4976
  • 8:30 pm: Java Monkey hosts its weekly Wednesday Bluegrass series, 404.378.5002

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Painting by Benny Andrews

  • 4 pm: Enjoy complimentary tea and scones at the Carlos Museum as Curator Margaret Shufeldt discuss a recent addition to the Musueum's Works on Paper collection, an engraving of Adam and Eve by German mastre Albrecht Durer, 404.727.4282
  • 7 pm: Richard A. Long will speak at Emory's Woodruff Library on the late Benny Andrew's life and work known for his collage works as well as scultpure, illustrations, drawings and prints, Andrews was also a writer and critic and was a professor at Queens College in New York, 404.727.6861
  • 7:30 pm: Eddie's Attic hosts its comedy comback, 404.377.4976

Monday, May 07, 2007


Happy 15th, Eddie's Attic!

  • 4:30 pm: You're invited to Eddie's Attic's 15 year anniversary party. The party out on the patio is open to everyone. 1992 drink prices will be in effect once again, and expect a number of friends (customers and artists alike) to be present, 404.377.4976
  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book hosts winning author and senior writer-in-residence at Emory University, Jim Grimsley. Grimsley will discuss two of his latest works, Fogiveness and The Last Green Tree, 404.370.8450

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Little Country Giants perform at Eddie's Attic

  • 3 pm: Last day to see Jamaica Farewell at Academy Theatre. This one-woman show takes audiences on an exciting journey from the island of Jamaica to the United States, 404.525.4111
  • 4 pm: The Carlos Museum hosts Atlanta Young Artists Concert, presenting some of the city's finest pre-college musicians, 404.727.4282
  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Little Country Giants, Gabriel Kelly, Hoots and Hellmouth, 404.377.4976
  • 7 pm: Last day to see Bash at Onstage Atlanta, a trilogy of modern day horror stories featuring wholesome, earnest and seemingly good-hearted Mormon people confessing to unspeakably chilling crimes, 404.897.1802
  • 8 pm: Java Monkey's Java Monkey Speaks poetry open mic hosted by local hero Kodac Harrison, 404.378.5002

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Poster Unveiling Wrap-Up

Sergey signing the 2007 Decatur Arts Festival poster

L to R: Gallery owner Shawn Vinson, poster artist Sergey Cherep
and Decatur Arts Festival director Cheryl Burnette

Sergey meeting the attendees

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling!
Poster artist Sergey Cherep arrived with his family to help with the unveiling and generously signed everyone's poster.

Thanks to the Depeaux folks, everyone helped themselves to some delicious fried crawfish and mushrooms. We can't wait for the restaurant to open this month!

The Decatur Arts Festival month has officially begun!


Forever Down performs at ArtHouse

  • Last day to see Polka Dots at MudFire Gallery, a group exhibition of ceramic works adorned with various forms of polka dots, 404.377.8033
  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic presents a early show with Jay Clifford (of Jump Little Children), 404.377.4976
  • 7 pm: Tonight is the official kick-off to ATLart[07], a month-long celebration of the visual arts culuminating with the Decatur Arts Festival. Vinson Gallery is participating throughout the month, 404.370.1720
  • 8 pm: ArtHouse hosts a free taco night, the music of Foreverdown, and the artwork of Looking Class Photography. The first 30 people get a free taco and there is no cover charge! 404.377.7050
  • 8 pm: PushPush presents The Good Person of Setzuan as part of the Brecht Fest. Join PushPush at Carpe Diem following the show, 404.377.6332
  • 9:30 pm: Eddie's Attic presents a late night show with Jay Clifford (of Jump Little Children) and Katie Herzig opening, 404.377.4976
  • 10:30 pm: Rocker Blair Lott, performance artist Theresa Davis and The Poetry Book, a "verbal anthology" of classic poetry are the Academy Theatre's featured performers tonight, 404.525.4111

Friday, May 04, 2007


Free Lunch + Free Dance Performance = Lunchtime in the Studio

  • Noon: Join Several Dancers Core for the final Lunchtime in the Studio event of the season. Re-envision your lunch hour with dance as CORE Performance Company hosts this series of bimonthly noontime dance performances and discussions. Free lunch provided to the first 40 audience members, 404.373.4154
  • Noon: Pianist Toshiharu Kotaki, winner of the 2006 Emory Prize from the Kamisaibara Piano Festival in Japan, presents his United States debut at the Carlos Museum, 404.727.4282
  • 6 pm: Opening reception for Decatur High School Student Show at Vinson Gallery, 404.370.1720
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents The Brillant Inventions, Nathan Beaver and Adam Dunstan, 404.377.4976

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday: Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling!!!

Be one of the first to see this year's Decatur Arts Festival Poster!

  • 7 pm: Come see the 2007 Arts Festival poster and celebrate with us outside the Old Depot in front of the Depeaux restaurant. Meet the poster artist and get a FREE signed poster. Enjoy free food from the Depeaux, wine and beer. Free and open to the public, 404.371.9583
  • 7 pm: Indie Coffee hosts a reading with Maisha Fisher, author of Writing in Rhythm: spoken word poetry in urban classrooms. In her book, Fisher invites us to pull up a chair and listen in as young people insert their own rhythms into school life, 404.378.7710
  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher. Two Washington Post reporters provide a thoughtful, no-hold-barred account of the life of Savannah-born Supreme Court Justic Clarence Thomas in Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, 404.370.8450
  • 7:30 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Adrianne, Sonia Leigh and Diane Ward, 404.377.4976