Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The God of Hell

Presented by PushPush Theater at New Street Arts

The God of Hell by Sam Shepard
A new American farce in 3 scenes
Opening weekend gala on Saturday, August 4. The gala includes 7 pm pre-show mixer and unveiling of new season structure, 8 pm 70-minute performance of The God of Hell, post-show dinner and discussion with the cast and director. Gala tickets: $50
Reserve seats by calling 404.377.6332 or visiting www.pushpushtheater.com.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Now Playing at Theatre Decatur

A romantic drama by Australian native and award-winning Atlanta playwright Jean Sterrett. Performances are scheduled at 8 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with Sunday matinees at 2 pm through Sunday, August 5, 2007.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Featured Artist at Steinbeck's

Nightmares and Dreams by Steven J. Thomas at Steinbeck's

The unconscious mind is full of energy, creativity, glimpses and blurs. Like our dreams, we remember hidden parts; some pleasant and some dar. Even the disturbing dreams are full of color.

Steven J. Thomas, a native of South Florida and current East Lake resident, enjoys transferring dreams to canvas and paper. Applying a bit of surrealism, expressionishm and synthetism, the artist brings you a "snapshot" of the unconcious mind.

Thursday, July 26
7 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2007


By Ales Bask Hostomsky at Foundation One Studios

  • 7 pm: DeKalb Medical Center presents Cinema on the Square in downtown Decatur with a family fun zone, raffle prizes and Over the Hedge at sundown, 404.371.8386
  • 7 pm: Foundation One Gallery hosts the opening reception for Double Vision Hess Bask, 404.806.0925
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Kevin Lawson, Claire Holley and Mark Wiggins, 404.377.4976
  • 8 pm: Last day to see Theatre Decatur's Greater Tuna, 404.373.5311
  • 8 pm: Last day to see Proof at Onstage Atlanta, 404.897.1802

Friday, July 13, 2007


  • 7 pm: Eddie's Attic hosts the CD Release of Ronnda Cadle and the String Poets
  • 9:30 pm: Eddie's presents Arlington Priest and Jackson County Line, 404.377.4976

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Malcolm Holcombe performs at Eddie's

  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents bestselling author Omar Tyree. He makes an eagerly anticipated return to Atlanta with his latest book, The Last Street Novel, a gripping story with "fast pacing and snappy dialogue," 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents In-the-Round with Tony Arata, Malcolm Holcombe, Jelly Roll Johnson and Ed Snodderly, 404.371.4976

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


See author at John T. Edge visits Decatur Library

  • 7:15 pm: Georgia Center for the Book presents John T. Edge. He knows more about Southern foods than just about anyone else and has a new book, Southern Belly: the Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South, which features Mary Mac's Tea Room, The Varsity and Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 404.370.8450
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents Drew Holcomb, Micah Dalton, Sanders Bohlke and Shane Alexander, 404.377.4976


St. Vincent performs at Wordsmiths Books Tonight

  • 7 pm: Lecture with Dr. Julie Galambush at the Carlos Museum. Dr. Galambush, associate professor of religious studies at The College of William and Mary discusses her book The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testaments Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book, 404.727.4282
  • 8 pm: Wordsmiths Books presents St.Vincent, a one-woman phenom. Formerly a member of joyous indie pop collective The Polyphonic Spree, St. Vincent's sound is like absolutely nothing else, 404.378.7166
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents In the Round with Stephanie Callahan, Sonia Leigh, Ken Will Morton, Claire Burson and Duguette Johnston, 404.373.4976

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Summer of Love Celebration at Decatur CD

Cardboard Michael Bublé is getting into the spirit of things at Decatur CD

On Friday July 6, Decatur CD is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The Back Yardbirds, a local Yardbirds tribute band (and opening for Ian McLagan at The Five Spot on July 12), will begin playing at 7:30 pm for FREE. Adult refreshments will be provided along with a special sale on select Summer of Love-era titles. Stay tuned to Decatur CD for updates or call 404.371.9090.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


The Callanwolde Concert Band performs at the Community Bandstand for the 4th

  • 8-12 pm: Color: A Spectrum of Sound and Exhibition at Emory's Visual Arts Building and Gallery. Artist Lori-Gene creates drawings that strive to combine the phenomena of motion, sound and sight, 404.727.6315
  • 6 pm: City of Decatur Pied Piper Parade, Concert and Fireworks. Decorate your bike, skateboard or wagon and join the Pied Piper Parade as it winds through downtown Decatur. Concert on the Square featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band, fireworks at dar, 404.371.8386
  • 8 pm: Eddie's Attic presents The Barrel House Mamas and Well Strung, 404.377.4976

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Laura Tsaggaris

Eddie's Attic hosts the Atlanta Star Songwriter Series In-the-Round. Hosted by Adrianne. Featuring Emily Kate Boyd, South 70 and Laura Tsaggaris opening. 8 pm. 404.377.4976

Monday, July 02, 2007

July Art Lesson

In honor of Independence Day, here's a famous piece of American art by the famous American artist Jasper Johns:

Flag, 1954-1955 Jasper Johns (American, born 1930) Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood (3 panels) MOMA, NYC

From www.metmuseum.org:

Johns has said that the idea to paint his first American flag came to him in a dream. Although he began the work using enamel house paint, he soon turned to his variant of the ancient medium of encaustic wherein wax, hot oil, binds pigment. He did this because he wanted a medium that dries quickly yet keeps the brushstrokes distinct. The fast-drying medium enabled Johns to apply individual strokes with great textural variation, while allowing some of the underlying areas o collage to show through, dimly, enticing the viewer to look closerly. As John Cage wrote of Johns' craftsmanship, "Looking closely helps, though the paint is applied so sensually there is the danger of falling in love."

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Decatur Flickr Find 2

For our second installment of Decatur Flickr Find we have Rob Holland's image of the old stone building located next to The Angel. Who knew Decatur could look so creepy?