Simply Buckhead July/August 2019

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Capitol City Opera’s annual On the Light Side event has celebrated the music of everyone from Cole Porter to Leonard Bernstein. This year, they’re tackling the nostalgia of Woodstock in honor of its 50th anniversary.


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Summer of ’69 MUSICAL EVENT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK Taking place on July 26 and 27, Capitol City Opera’s 27th annual On the Light Side fundraiser will pay homage to one of America’s most notable pop culture and musical events: Woodstock. “Audiences can expect to hear highlights from the great hippie musical Hair, as well as Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar,” says Catherine Giel, the

company’s music director. “We will also feature iconic songs of the time from bands such as The Byrds, The Fifth Dimension, The Beatles and more.” In addition to enjoying nostalgic tunes, attendees can also participate in a silent auction, trivia and a Woodstock-themed costume contest. Bring your own picnic dinner to make it a full evening.

ON THE LIGHT SIDE: SUMMER OF LOVE July 26-27, 6:30 p.m. $40 each; $300 for a table of eight Highpoint Episcopal Community Church 4945 High Point Rd. N.E. Atlanta 30342 678.301.8013

Through Aug. 30 Youngsters—and adults—who’ve seen their favorite celebrities get famously smothered in slime at Nickelodeon’s annual Kids’ Choice Awards can now get in on the action themselves at the brand’s first-ever pop-up experience. Visitors can don a poncho and play with and get slimed by the show’s signature green goo at various interactive stations throughout the 20,000-square-foot installation at Piedmont Peachtree Crossing.

MOVIE IN THE MOONLIGHT July 19 and Aug. 2 page/movie-moonlight-0 Grab your friends, a blanket and a picnic and head to one of Brookhaven’s city parks for a movie on the big screen out under the stars. Admission is free, and popcorn and other refreshments are available for purchase. Check website for location and films.

ANNUAL EMERGING ARTIST SHOW Aug. 2-31 This free annual exhibition at Anne Irwin Fine Art showcases pieces from approximately 40 up-and-coming artists working with a variety of media. The show provides a great way to get to know new artists.

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A Magical Experience EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI Through Aug. 11, visitors to The Breman Museum can peek behind the curtain, as it were, into the life and career of deathdefying magician Harry Houdini. In the exhibit “Inescapable,” Houdini’s story is documented with artifacts, photos and archival records. “[The exhibition]


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explores Houdini’s personal life, from his beginnings as a mischievous rabbi’s son to his desperate years in traveling circuses, his rise to stardom and the technologies that made it possible, and, finally, the true story of his untimely demise,” says Leslie Gordon, the museum’s executive director. Supplementary programming includes “Houdini in Early Cinema,” a lecture by John Cox on July 14, and Houdini’s Magic Block Party, a family event taking place July 21.

“INESCAPABLE: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI” Through Aug. 11; Sunday through Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-4 Adults $12, seniors $8, ages 3-6 $4, 2 & under free The Breman Museum 1440 Spring St. N.W. Atlanta 30309 678.222.3700

SAM BURCHFIELD & THE SCOUNDRELS/ THE TRONGONE BAND Aug. 16 sam-burchfield-trongone-band Part of the City Green Live series of free concerts on the Green at City Springs, this concert features a blend of blues rock, funk and folk from Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels and some good old-fashioned rock mixed with a little country from The Trongone Band.

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