Friday, September 28, 2007

Demolish and Rehabilitate. Repeat if Necessary.

September 29-November 1, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, 7-11 p.m. Foundation One Gallery presents Demolish and Rehabilitate. Repeat if Necessary featuring new work by an Atlanta-based artist, Kristin Thorsen. The project room features works by Ken Garduno. For more information visit

Alone Kristin Thorsen

Infected:multiplication Ken Garduno

Women's Night Cabaret

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Theatre Decatur presents I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, October 14


This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Remnants at Temple Gallery


Solo Photography Exhibition by Daniel Osborne

The DeKalb Council for the Arts invites you to visit the Temple Gallery in downtown Decatur for its latest solo photography exhibition by Daniel Osborne. Opening night is September 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be held through November 6 on the second floor of the Pythagoras Masonic Temple Building at 108 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. For more information call 404-371-8826.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Alone in The Kitchen With An Eggplant

On September 20 at 7:30 p.m., Wordsmiths Books presents a reading and book signing with Jenni Ferrari-Adler and Phoebe Nobles, two food critics and writers whose recent collection, Alone in The Kitchen With An Eggplant explores the terror, excitement, trials and tribulations that accompany cooking for one and dining alone.
To celebrate this event, Wordsmiths Books has launched, with their weekly newsletter, "No It's Just Me, Thanks," a thematic essay contest in which Wordsmiths Books staff and customers, as well as local bloggers, writers and other various individuals are invited to participate.
The deadline to submit pieces is Sept. 14. Essays and questions can be sent to Russ Marshalek at
Good luck!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Beacon Dance Presents Contra-Tiempo

Beacon Dance presents two evening with Los Angeles Dance Company Contra-Tiempo in their full GA debut of I Dream America and other works.

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.
Beacon Hill Arts Center, 410 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door
For reservations call 404.377.2929

I Dream America is a movement opera that seeks to engage the tensions, commonalities, strains, and histories between the Black and Latino communties. Traversing the political landscape of immigration and Hurrican Katrina, I Dream America will investigate compassion and peace and paint a disarming and thought-provoking critique of contemporary life and injustice.

Friday, September 14, 2007

This Friday: Decatur ArtWalk

The Decatur Arts Alliance and Decatur Downtown Development Authority are proud to present the Decatur ArtWalk. That's right - Decatur's gallery tours are back! All of us here at the Arts Alliance are excited to have another excuse to visit the city's great galleries and drink some wine, so come out and join us.

Make plans to attend the four Decatur ArtWalks featuring Decatur galleries. The ArtWalks are modeled on the popular Decatur ArtWalk that is part of the Decatur Arts Festival every year.

The first ArtWalk will be this Friday, September 14, 5-10 p.m. Many of the participating galleries are within walking distance of each other. Others are just a short bike, scooter, or car ride away and parking is available at each.

Make sure to pick up an ArtWalk postcard at one of the following locations:

September 14 participating galleries:

>Click for more info

Tribute to Otis Redding

O.K., it's true that Macon isn't Decatur, but if there was a ever a reason to leave this lovely city for a day, it's got to be an Otis Redding Tribute.

On September 14, 2007, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon unveils Otis Redding: I've Got Dreams to Remember, the first major exhibition to celebrate the life and artistry of one of the greatest popular singers and performers of the 20th century. Also on September 14, a musical tribute concert, An Evening of Respect...The Legacy Continues, will feature Dexter and Otis Redding III, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, The Bar-Kays, Taj Mahal and other special guest performing Redding's songs at the stately Grand Opera House in downtown Macon.


Onstage Atlanta presents...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Triple Take at MudFire Gallery

Triple Take, an exhibition of work by Jorie Berman, Cheri Wranosky, and Crisha Yantis, will be on display from September 15 through October 13, 2007, at MudFire Gallery in Decatur, Georgia. Each of the artists make sculptural figurative work, but their interpretation of the figure in clay is highly varied.

The three sculptors featured in Triple Take present a vibrant portrait of the pluralist landscape of the contemporary ceramic figure. Cheri, Crisha, and Jorie bring fresh perspectives and a whimsical innovation to clay sculpture while incorporating multiple traditions of American studio ceramics.

Concerts at Decatur Library

The following concerts will be performed at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info call 404.370.3070.

Patrick Bryant Trio

Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 pm

Singer-songwriter Patrick Bryant, his wife Shelle Bryant, and bassist Matt Kubilus perform alternative folk, traditional ballads and jazzy acoustic pop with lush, inventive harmonies.

Scott Downes

Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 pm

An Alabama native, Scott has been writing and singing songs for nearly 20 years. His musical influences include English and Irish folk ballads, rock, soul and traditional country, but his style is all his own.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Art in the Afternoon

The Avondale Arts Alliance presents Art in the Afternoon, a special art event in historic homes in Avondale Estates. Painting, sculpture, clay and jewelry, infused with High Tea and hometown fun!

September 15, 2007
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ticket: $10
Avondale Arts Alliance Tent
2831 E. College Ave., Avdondale Estates, GA in front of Our Way Cafe

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sycamore Place Gallery Presents Heads

Sycamore Place Gallery and Studios presents Heads, an exhibition of artwork by Cecelia Kane. The opening reception will be Saturday, Sept. 8, 7-10 pm, with a performance of original music by Lucky Stray at 8:30 pm in the gallery courtyard.
Sycamore Place Gallery is at 120 Sycamore Place, across the street from Carpe Diem. For more information call 404.378.9011.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Decatur CD In-Store Performance

Day: Friday, Sept. 7

Time: 7 pm

Where: Decatur CD

What: Another great (and FREE) in-store performance

Who: Kodac Harrison and Kristin Markiton - two Decatur local legends

Onstage Atlanta presents...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Oakhurst Jazz Nights

Relax and enjoy a free candlelit concert every Thursday night in September 7-9 pm, in the historic Scottish Rite Children's Hospital courtyard.

This season's lineup features Terry Harper, Kayla Taylor, Kermit Walker and Nicole Chillemi.

Haverty Marionettes Brings William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying to the Puppet Stage

September 6-23, 2007
Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm. Sunday at 5 pm.
Opening Night/Media Night: Thursday, September 6
Don't miss the inaugural production of Atlanta's newest puppetry company - Haverty Marionettes. Artistic Director Michael Haverty transforms the tragic story of the Bundren family into a kaleidoscope carnival with hand-carved marionettes, animated two dimensional portraits, silhouette film and live musicians in his new puppetry adaptation of William Faulker's classic novel As I Lay Dying.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 404.822.8580 or online at

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

September Concerts

Blue Sky Concerts
Wednesdays in September, noon until 1 pm
  • Sept. 5: John Emil
  • Sept. 12: Alan Yates
  • Sept. 19: Conundrums
  • Sept. 26: Ralph Roddenbery

Concerts on the Square
Saturdays in September, 7-9:30 pm

  • Sept. 8: The Comptones
  • Sept. 15: Dappled Greys
  • Sept. 22: Atlanta 17
  • Sept. 29: Kodac Harrison