Southern Seasons Spring 2019 Issue

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Southern SEASONS M A G A Z I N E




In Every Issue


72 Parties for a Cause 80 On the Horizon 82 Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Gala 84 Nsoro Foundation’s Starfish Ball 86 Fix Georgia Pets Gala & Auction 87 Meals on Wheels: Meal to Remember 88 FAF/Saks Fashion Show 89 Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party 90 On the Homefront: BHHS GA 92 Around Town with Jenny Pruitt 94 Etcetera

14 Letter from the Editor 18 Letters to the Editor 20 22 26 28 30 33 34 36 38

people & places AHS Bow Wow Brunch Bicoastal Chefs: Meal Delivery Service Laura Turner Seydel: Climate Change Dr. Karin: From Frustration to Freedom Dr. Ronald Goldstein on Digital Beauty Southern Tales: Books Gallery Views: ACC Show Carlos Museum Celebrates 100 Years Exhibitions Calendar



96 Fun Around Town 102 Performing Arts 106 Around the South: Biltmore Exhibit


108 Central America’s Panama

40 Design Finds: Posh Pet Furnishings 42 Hines Ward’s Estate in North Atlanta 52 Flights of Fancy: Gossamer Gowns 54 Feminine Frills: Ruffles, Fringe & Lace 56 Enchanting Evening Iridescence 58 Accessories: Bedazzling Bling


60 Galia Lahav’s Spring Bridal Collection 62 Timeless Classic: Zuhair Murad 64 Mackenzie Parker & Brent Brock


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dining Culinary Arts: Splash of Refreshment Restaurant Review: Tiny Lou’s Dining Guide: Best Bites in Town In the Kitchen: Cookbooks


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ANIMAL ADVOCACY Valery Voyles and Lisa Fuller chair Atlanta Humane Society’s Bow Wow Brunch April 14 at Flourish.


ESTATE ON RIVERSIDE NFL MVP Hines Ward designed his magnificent 15,000-squarefoot mansion from the ground up.


SoUTHERN WEDDING Mackenzie Parker and Brent Brock exchange vows outdoors at the Piedmont Driving Club.



EXOTIC DESTINATION From sloths to skyscrapers, Panama beckons with tropical treasures and coastal pleasures.

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mong my friends, Hines Ward is more famous for winning Dancing with the Stars than he is for his 14 seasons as an NFL MVP! But there’s one thing for certain: His talents reach far beyond the football field and the dance floor. In a Southern Seasons exclusive, we are thrilled to showcase his North Atlanta home that he designed and built from the ground up. Ward refers to the house as the crown jewel in his collection. The 15,000-square-foot interior is modern in design, which is so tastefully achieved that it is quintessentially classic and timeless. Resplendent with unique architectural features, this stellar estate is now being offered for sale by Glennda Baker-LeBlanc, rock star Realtor of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of Georgia, and is sure to be coveted by just the right buyer. When it comes to giving, the notable names that appear in this issue are icons in the Atlanta philanthropic community. Among them are Valery Voyles, chairman & CEO of the Ed Voyles Automotive Group, who along with BFF Lisa Fuller is co-chairing this year’s Bow Wow Brunch that benefits the Atlanta Humane Society. This spring, the beautiful and talented Kay Quigley will be honored with the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award for her outstanding support. One of the five-star benefits of the season is always Atlanta History Center’s Swan House Ball, which will be chaired by the incredible Jenny Pruitt of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. This is a special year as the world-famous Cyclorama has been relocated and restored on the 33-acre campus of the AHC. Just opened, the exhibit features the cylindrical mural of The Battle of Atlanta that is among the largest paintings in the world. Our featured bride Mackenzie Parker married Brent Brock in the courtyard of the Piedmont Driving Club, which has never looked more beautiful than on this romantic occasion thanks to Edge Design Group and wedding planner Kerri Stegherr of Toast Events.

Lovette Russell and Jack Sawyer chaired the 2011 Swan House Ball, pictured here with Eileen Gordon.

Our travel editor Vivian Holley never fails to impress with unusual and always first-class venues. Her story on the “Sand, Sloths & Skyscrapers” of Central America’s Panama might just tempt you to hop a plane to this tropical getaway. Shopping for a gorgeous spring evening gown? Southern Seasons’ Pamela White literally went through thousands of images in hundreds of lookbooks to find the most amazing gowns of the season. Along with style editor Gail O’Neill, they created the most breathtaking style feature you will see anywhere! So get outside and plant some begonias!


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Impact 2019



elebrating an epic year that generated $4 billion in revenue, 1,000 local agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Georgia Properties gathered at Cobb Galleria Centre to gear up for another stellar year at “Impact 2019.” The high-energy conference featured a motivational keynote address by new COO Chris Stuart and individual awards. President and CEO Dan Forsman congratulated the company for its best year ever in 2018. In addition to the strong revenue, he highlighted the firm’s commitment to sustainability and its dedication to raising funds ($1.25 million) for the Sunshine Kids, a charity that provides emotional support and fun activities for children with cancer.

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AT CITY SPRINGS April 12-13, 2019 Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs Join Atlanta Ballet in this brand-new venue for a selection of Atlanta Ballet original works and stunning classics that push the dancers’ physical limits.

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LETTERS to the editor

You and your remarkable team at Southern Seasons literally moved heaven and earth to create an outstanding spread featuring our beautiful honorees Rosalind Brewer and Lawrence Mock for the 2019 Starfish Ball. To say I am eternally grateful would be an enormous understatement! You over-delivered as you always do. This cover feature means so very much to us. My hats off to you, Eileen, simply stated the best in the business!

Thank you so much for publishing our wedding in the winter edition! The coverage was beautiful and we have received so many compliments from family and friends! Thank you to everyone at Southern Seasons for being so kind and wonderful to us! Stephanie Travis Patterson

I hope you have another banner year for Southern Seasons. You all do so much to shed light year-round on the city’s nonprofit causes and events. So grateful for you! This spring, Cars & ‘Q for the Cause will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on May 4 with mixed emotions, as we have lost beloved friend and CF warrior Leann Rittenbaum, who was the inspiration for the event. She lived out a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis for 33 years, including a lung transplant at Duke University. We are moving forward with great determination to both honor Leann’s memory and break $1 million in fundraising for a CF cure.

After re-reading my latest Southern Seasons, I feel compelled to share my gratitude with you. I love to read but find that after spending time with most media articles I feel burdened by all that needs to be done to resolve our various current situations. However, each time I finish reading one of your issues, I feel rewarded, grateful and enriched. The lens through which you present today’s realities is one of beauty, hope and compassion. The lush artistic layouts are a joy to behold. Your pages are filled with articles that focus on generous Atlantans who are devoting their time and resources to make our community a better place. You offer insight into local agencies and opportunities that address our citizens’ problems. These are just a few reasons I appreciate what you do for me, personally, and for our beloved city. Thank you.


Jacque Digieso, Ph.D., Retired educator

Monica Pantoja, Executive Director, The nsoro Educational Foundation

I hope you have another banner year for Southern Seasons. You all do so much to shed light year-round on the city’s nonprofit causes and events.” Love the layout design and the copywriting you put together for the Moccasin Bed! So thankful! We are truly honored that Southern Seasons has chosen our product to be published! Thank you so much! Leeling Ho, CONNECTICUT

You always create the most beautiful layouts of the fine artisan works featured in the American Craft Council Show! Our show is coming back for its 30th year, March 15-17, at the Cobb Galleria, featuring over 230 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists. Leigh Coulter Beal, KPK & Company

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A debut cookbook from Kyma’s Chef Pano I. Karatassos


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tailored for the home cook. A homage to tradition and family flavors with a contemporary touch. $37.50 Sold in all Buckhead Life restaurants, online, and where fine books are sold.

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New episodes premiere this spring on PBS TV Four new episodes of the popular PBS environmental series EcoSense for Living, hosted by Jennie Turner Garlington, will premiere nationwide this April for Earth Month, including: • Grizzlies, Wolves & the Endangered Species Act, explores the complicated relationship between apex predators and the people of Montana and Wyoming. • Future Food, shows how food affects the planet, from a sustainable seafood dinner in New Orleans to the highprotein insects found on menus at trendy New York City restaurants. • Do We Still Need the Clean Air Act?, transports viewers to Donora, Pa., where disastrous events in 1948 led to America’s Clean Air Act, still critical today to curb air pollution. • Talking Trash, looks at the critical need for recycling and how Orlando, Fla., deals with trash generated by 72 million guests each year.

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Bow Wow Brunch Co-chairs Valery Voyles and Lisa Fuller invite you to join us for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 4th Annual Bow Wow Brunch at Flourish in Buckhead on Sunday, April 14, 2019

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit


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The delightful Kay Quigley, a two-time Southern Seasons cover girl, will receive the 2019 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine award at the Bow Wow Brunch benefitting the Atlanta Humane Society.

photography by richie arpino. makeup by leslie hines; hair by richie arpino. Lucy’s coiffure by doggie stylist Irene Lambert.

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THE Bicoastal Chefs present

by Wendy Warren and Jody Williams

Kerry Perez/Bo Derek

Hello, Spring!

Jody and Wendy with Wendy’s sheepadoodles Moose and Shaggy.

Make life easier with meal delivery

Everyone loves food! Well, maybe not everyone, but most people have a deep appreciation for food. Eating great meals has a timely price, and in this day and age, free time is becoming somewhat of a rare commodity. That’s where meal delivery services come in. Simply order meals online and the correct amount of food ingredients is delivered to your door with easy and detailed step-by-step instructions. All you need on hand is salt, pepper, butter and oil. And, of course, tools and an oven. 22

THUMBS UP FOR “Hello Fresh” MEAL DELIVERY Obviously, there are tons of meal delivery options and, for the most part, all follow the same concept. They put together the meal plan and mail you the recipes with ingredients and instructions. It’s a fun way to push your chef skills and learn new ways to prepare tasty, healthful meals. We chose Hello Fresh for the high reviews it has been given by customers and critics. This meal delivery service offers three plans: classic (the most popular with the largest variety of recipes), veggie (great for someone working on becoming vegetarian) and family (ideal for larger families). You also select the delivery date. We opted for the two-person, three meals a week plan Classic Box, selecting Hot Honey Barbeque Chicken Legs with a Charred Poblano, Corn and Sweet Potato Salad; Mediterranean Baked Veggies with Couscous, Almonds and Feta; and Seared Sirloin Steak and Shallot Demi-Glacé with Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes and Green Salad. Our order arrived as scheduled, wellpacked and with everything nice and cold. We were excited to start cooking, knowing we had all the ingredients and wouldn’t need to go grocery shopping! We got the recipe cards, coupons for other meals, and all the food was in an insulated cooler bag with dry ice on the bottom. Each meal came in its own bag with detailed instructions and beautiful pictures. You can also go to for help along the way. Here’s what our finished meals looked like. Impressive, right? All in all, we were super pleased with Hello Fresh. The ingredients were fresh and proportionally sized. We did have to prep the food, which included dicing and chopping. Having a good cooking oil, butter, salt and pepper is a must in preparing some of these meals. The recipes are classic, but not boring. We liked that we recognized the ingredients, but also got introduced to new foods we probably wouldn’t purchase on our own.

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Here’s why meal delivery is popping up everywhere:


Eat great without the high cost. Meal delivery expands your culinary horizons, allowing you to explore foods you normally wouldn’t cook. Better yet, you’ll find out that eating a gourmet dinner is not out of reach and, in as little as 30 minutes, you can have your own 5-star meal. Cook like a pro, the easy way. Simply choose the recipes and meal plan, and all ingredients, in their exact amounts, are delivered to your door. The easy-to-follow recipes are designed by top-notch chefs, who show you the simplest way to cook like them. Experience exotic foods. You’ll get an opportunity to try truly exotic dishes from all corners of the globe, complete with the how-to needed to make it perfectly. For many, switching to a meal delivery service completely changed their mind on cuisines they once thought they didn’t like. Reclaim your free time. People often give up on eating well because of their limited free time. When the choice is between a nice dinner or spending time with loved ones, most choose family. With meal-kit delivery, you won’t have to choose anymore. It saves you time in all aspects of cooking, from shopping to preparing to the cooking itself, thanks to the detailed step-bystep instructions included. Eat healthy. Most meals come with detailed nutritional information and appropriate portion sizes.

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Meal delivery pros and cons • If you’re trying to eat healthier and are overwhelmed by the recipes you come across, this is for you. The fresh ingredients are delivered to your door, along with nutritional information and easy-to-follow recipe cards. All you have to do is cook it. • Love to cook but hate to meal plan and grocery shop? We get it! Figuring out what to eat, day after day, followed by the drudgery of the grocery store is exhausting. And how often do you overbuy items you don’t need? This saves time and stress. • It’s just the two of you. Many people would like to see recipe options that take into account a 1 to 2-person household. Meal delivery solves that problem. • If you juggle long work hours with tending to children and running errands, you deserve a break. There’s a huge sense of relief with meal delivery handling all the planning and shopping for dinner. • You have a busy week ahead. Meal delivery offers flexibility in what you

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Those who should try a meal delivery service:

JODY and wendy in the kitchen

want, as well as when and how often. • If you like trying new recipes and want to venture out and start cooking with new fresh ingredients, it’s a wonderful choice. • Trying to dine in more? Eating out at restaurants several times a week can be a challenge to your waistline and your wallet. Meal delivery offers well-balanced, healthy, delicious dinners that are restaurant quality. If you dine out often, you might actually be saving money.

Those WHO shouldn’t bother with meal delivery: • You’re completely focused on getting the best prices on food. Meal delivery offers reasonable prices but it’s likely you can get a lower price on ingredients by shopping the stores yourself. • If you’re a picky eater and tend to have issues with new recipes and cuisines, then you might not have a good experience. • For those with strict dietary restrictions or who need to eliminate certain food

groups, options are limited. • You have no desire to cook. While the recipes and ingredients are provided, you still need to put it together. This means prep work like dicing onions and chopping garlic, as well as the actual cooking part. If this is your only issue, we still encourage you to give it a try because cooking is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle!

Noteworthy meal delivery services to try: • Garnish and Gather and Peach Dish. These services are local and provide great Southern meal recipes! • Sun Basket, Purple Carrot and Green Chef. These are super healthy meal services offering organic and non-GMO ingredients along with paleo, vegetarian, and family meal kit options. • Blue Apron, Plated, Delish, Home Chef. These are similar to Hello Fresh with a variety of options and flexibility. Southern Seasons Magazine

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by laura turner seydel


Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Rotary President John O’Neill with Katharine Wilkinson and Laura Seydel.



have been a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta for several years. We have a guest speaker every week at our meetings. It is rare to have a standing ovation for a speaker, but that is exactly what happened when Katharine Wilkinson, Atlanta native and coauthor of Drawdown (edited by Paul Hawken) recently spoke at our club about the New York Times bestseller and Project Drawdown, the related efforts that stem from the book. The term “drawdown” refers to the point in time when greenhouse Published in 2017, Drawdown gas concentrations peak in the has already been reprinted nine times in 11 languages. atmosphere and begin to go down on a year-to-year basis. What’s so special about Drawdown is that this is the first time that we’ve had “an apples to apples comparison of technologies and practices that impact different greenhouse gases,” Wilkinson said. The results are backed by three years of research from 70 Drawdown research fellows from 22 countries and six continents. The peer-reviewed data and projected effectiveness of 100 solutions are already in existence, and the positive impact can be seen from various levels, ranging from local to global. Drawdown consists of eight sections of solutions and specific details regarding efforts toward implementation; it sheds light on the carbon impact of each solution for the next 30 years and the prospective monetary value or savings. The rankings are not, however, a means of choosing some solutions and leaving others, Wilkinson said, noting that we need all of the solutions at scale and to recognize how they are interrelated and support one another. The following solutions jumped out at me because of the weight of their potential impact, the probable ease to administer them on local and global levels, and some of the interconnectedness between solutions that could produce an even greater effect.


Katharine Wilkinson received a standing ovation at a recent TEDWomen 2018 talk. Top solutions include #6 educating girls and #4 a plantrich diet.

#6 Educating Girls / #7 Family Planning It may seem odd that providing greater means to educate girls would affect carbon emission; however, the impact would be major. As Wilkinson stated, “advancing gender equality has positive ripple effects on emissions and on shoring up resilience,” as approximately 130 million girls are of school age but not in school. Education of girls ultimately restrains population growth, because women with more years of education choose to have smaller families, which in turn reduces carbon emission. Family planning goes hand in hand with the education of girls, because many in lower-income countries who want to make informed decisions regarding contraception do not have the resources to do so. #3 Reduced Food Waste / #4 Plant-Rich Diet Approximately one-third of all food that is produced never makes it from a farm or a factory to a plate. Food rots and creates methane, which is 28 times more powerful than carbon. In the U.S., most food waste is by choice, Wilkinson said, as we “over-serve, overorder, over-buy and reject ugly produce.” Food-waste reduction is a two-fold solution, because it could also resolve hunger issues, which affect nearly 8 million people worldwide. Moreover, eating a plant-rich diet adds to this impact factor, because raising livestock for consumption and other purposes produces one-fifth of our global emissions. This powerful solution also addresses chronic health issues and health care costs, Wilkinson noted. And anyone can act on these immediately and at no cost.

#8 Solar Farms / #10 Rooftop Solar Currently, 1.1 billion people who don’t have access to electricity use kerosene lamps, which are enormously polluting and immensely affect the air, Wilkinson said. Solar farms and adding solar energy panels to rooftops have helped to decrease the use of kerosene and provided broader access to electricity. With the extensive and continued research of Project Drawdown comes exposure that elicits powerful attention and incentivized programs, such as Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge. This competition, which took place in the summer of 2018, sparked tremendous environmental activity. U.S. leaders were determined not to be discouraged by administrative decisions to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement. The city challenge selected 25 cities that showed the greatest inclination toward carbon-reduction goals. Through the program, cities are provided with technical and innovative support to combat cities’ highest emission-producing aspects: buildings and transportation. Similar efforts that cities and citizens can make is given in the recent National Geographic documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh,” where cities have become empowered to diminish past environmental wrongdoings to produce a greater future for their residents and ultimately worldwide. Before such projects existed, our collective effort seemed to consist of “change your lightbulbs and hope that the national government figures it out,” Wilkinson noted. In light of all of these resources to address climate change that we now have at our fingertips, there is nothing stopping us from moving forward at a rapid pace – nothing political, social or personal. Listen to Katharine Wilkinson’s speech on the Rotary Club of Atlanta Podcast Series, episode 12, or watch her video on TEDWomen 2018. Southern Seasons Magazine

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By Dr. Karin Luise


To flip past frustrations into freedom

Do you ever find yourself looking in life’s rearview mirror, feeling frustrated, resentful or guilty about something that happened in the past? When we are feeling low and get space to think, we often find ourselves hitting the rewind button and uprooting old negative emotions. These begin as thoughts and memories about the past, then they intermingle with belief systems we’ve created about those people, places or events. Next, our body translates all of that into emotional and physical responses.

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If we experience negative beliefs and feelings, we will get an immediate tightening in stress spots in the body: the gut, chest, neck, shoulders or jaw. Maybe a headache, backache or GI issue will follow. That is your body reacting to the cortisol released by adverse emotional responses, sending you signals that you are knocking yourself out of whack. Simply put, staring in the rearview mirror at bad experiences and letting a flood of regret, anger or guilt into our systems brings us to a low energetic place. In turn, we feel anxiety, a lowered sense of well-being and disharmony in our bodies, minds and souls. Whatever we focus on expands. Looking backward at painful experiences pumps new life into things that we really don’t need to be digging back up. They are in the past, and we are supposed to be in the moment. Then why do we do it? First of all, we are often still trying to make sense of things. We don’t want to let go until we do. Truth is, sometimes things are not going to make sense to you – until one day you have an a-ha moment and they do.

Or, we are still holding a grudge against someone and for some reason keep giving them our energy. Tip: stop it! Or maybe we are mad at ourselves and keep replaying some bad decision in our heads, driving our body and mind crazy with stress hormones instead of just letting it go and moving forward. Ruminating over negative past emotions is just plain not good for us mentally, emotionally or spiritually. It puts the car in reverse, and that is not the direction we want to head. We want to keep our momentum moving forward toward our best lives, releasing those things that no longer serve us. When we can release the need to be right, or that we should be able to control people and experiences, we free ourselves from holding on to the past. In turn, we amp up our present allowance. Then, what we truly desire can come to us quicker.

Here are 7 Steps to Flip Past Frustrations into Freedom: 1) Take a deep breath and simply say, “Thank you,” each time you flashback to a negative memory, breathe. Say “Thank you” until you feel it in your soul. (That feeling is freedom.) You grew as a person and refined your place in the world because of it. 2) Pull out something positive that you gained because of the situation. Anything! (i.e., a trip, interesting knowledge or new contacts). By doing that, you are letting the Universe know that these are the good things you want more of. 3) Stop giving the frustration free mental rental. When you realize that you have 100% choice over the mental rental space in your mind, you will learn that your power is in a simple shift in focus that leads to freedom. Hand it over to the White Light of God and move on down the road. 4) Focus on anything positive for over a minute. Each time you do this, you are rewiring your thought patterns, shifting your soul’s energy and sending rockets of desire to the Universe to attract what you really want. 5) Accept that all is happening through you, not to you. Your beliefs are attracting every experience and relationship into your life. Let go of words or beliefs that blame others for your life and find freedom in knowing all is working out perfectly. 6) Ask for your next steps toward your desires. Ask your Higher Power simply for the next steps to guide you to what you want in life and then expect to be led in perfect order to your answers. 7) Repeat the mantra “Everything is working out for me.” Over and over. Stay open for guidance and trust your intuition. Let freedom from the past be your gift to yourself. Trust me, one day, everything will make sense.

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the many faces of beauty

by ronald E. goldstein, DDS


Beauty: Now or in Your Future?

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ave you ever heard of “digital plastic surgery”? A recent article in the New York Times by Joanna Nikas beautifully described its effect on 2018’s perception of beauty. She tells us what most of us already know, that fashion magazines consider it common practice to


enhance the face and bodies of women in their pages. So what’s new now? We are seeing it in social media! Software programs and even apps have made the process of transforming faces so easy that my 8-year-old granddaughter can do it to perfection. You think not? Then take a look at a program called “Portrait Professional,” where ordinary faces can become

extraordinary in a matter of minutes! (See example on right.) It becomes so tempting for social media fans to enhance their face for Facebook, Instagram or other internet platforms. Trending today is the desire for many people young and old to have plastic surgery procedures done to look more like their filter from Snapchat or Instagram. The filters allow you to improve features that may be more pronounced like a jaw or nose and accentuate others like your eyes. It even allows you to add makeup, remove scars or acne, and extend eyelashes. These filters are part of the software when you have certain apps like the ones mentioned above.

Dating Sites

I can envision a woman eyeing a handsome man on a dating app or website and arranging to meet him at a public restaurant or bar. However, she isn’t able to spot him when he arrives and, unfortunately, he has the exact same problem trying to recognize her face from her photos. You guessed it…they both digitally enhanced their images to the point where each was unrecognizable. In the article “Online Dating Pictures-



The amazing transition in the after photograph took me less than 4 minutes using Portrait Professional 12 software.

Who Said the Camera Never Lies?” (The Guardian, 12/6/14), Stella Grey discusses her real experiences with online dating and the dilemma of posting your best pictures. On one occasion, she was meeting up with a “worryingly handsome” man who had seen only “strategic photos” of her head and shoulders. When he saw her in person, “his face fell.” After ignoring her to listen to the live band, he ended the evening by saying, “I don’t think so, do you?” After that date, Grey admitted that she posted a

full body picture so that men had a realistic impression of her. The takeaway: when posting photos of yourself, use a variety of “looks.” Be sure to post recent pictures that depict how you look today, not something from your high school days. Your selected pictures should reflect your lifestyle and what you enjoy. Consider the following suggestions: • A full-length picture • Limit the “selfies” to just one • A group shot with friends

Dating Sites to Consider With so many dating sites and apps to choose from, where should you start? The best rated sites by age group are detailed below:

Under 40

Tinder: This international app was

one of the pioneers in early “swipe” matchmaking. Upload your profile and swipe right if you like what you see and swipe left if you don’t. When two people swipe right on each other, a match is made, and you both can communicate through text on the app and make plans to meet up. Hinge: This app relies on your Facebook friends to make connections through your friends and your friends of friends. Unique questions are asked as part of the profile design, and potential “matches” can “like” your answers on your profile page.

Bumble: This app puts the power into the female’s hands and she initiates the conversation. After a connection is made, the “matches” have 24 hours to communicate with each other, thus encouraging the users to get to know each other.

OVer 40

Love Again: For those looking for a friendship, love or support, this site caters to the 40+ age bracket and has a community feel. It also helps those who have lost a significant other find others going through the same thing. One of the original dating sites with over 23 years of matchmaking, this site is for people looking for a more serious relationship. Singles are recommended to you based on your answers to specific questions. It also

gives you access to “Stir” which is Match. com’s social site that fills you in on local events and helps bring users together in person based on interest.


Senior Match: Launched in 2003, this site is billed as the biggest and most active senior dating site for those over 50. Whether you’re looking for dating and relationships, companionship, a travel mate or activity partner, this site covers it all. eHarmony: With over 2 million monthly visitors, this site uses a compatibility matching system, with a lengthy questionnaire that narrows the field to fit your profile. It’s designed for people looking for a relationship and marriageminded singles. It also screens for sex offenders and monitors account activity.

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Plastic Surgery by Design

• A picture of yourself doing an activity or hobby you enjoy • A picture with an interesting backdrop from a vacation or hike Digital enhancement has crept into virtually all phases of our lives – and not always in legitimate ways. I recall one incident when my dental partner Dr. David Garber and I were editors of a leading dental magazine on esthetic dentistry. We would constantly receive well-illustrated articles and had a scientific committee to judge if the articles had sufficient merit to be included in our journal. One such article was rejected because the final result showed terribly diseased gum tissue, indicating possibly poor fit of the new porcelain crowns. Much to my surprise, I was shocked to see the exact same photos digitally enhanced to show “perfect” tissue when the article was published in another magazine. Dishonesty in a health professional magazine is certainly not the only abuse of digital technology; we have

When I asked Dr. Foad Nahai from Emory Aesthetic Center in Atlanta about this trend, he responded: “Yes, we have all seen it. We are all aware of body dysmorphic disorder that must be taken into account when evaluating patients. The changes made by the app may not be appropriate or may not be realistic or attainable. We prefer more sophisticated technology that is available in most plastic surgeons’ offices to realistically represent

the results of procedures the individual is interested in. Together the patient and surgeon look at the proposed changes, and it is the surgeon’s responsibility to point out whether the changes are appropriate or even attainable. Not all cosmetic procedures and operations are appropriate in teens. It is important to keep an open mind about the realities of what a plastic surgeon can accomplish for you and to not be stuck with an unobtainable image of yourself.”

bottom line

There’s no harm in trying the quick digital makeover, and if you like the way your face looks in the “after” then the next step is to see a plastic surgeon, who also has facial enhancement software. Then and only then will you have an accurate visualization of how your face can be improved. Usually the doctor will make the enhancements with you, but the best thing is that they will be realistic changes.

With a lifelong interest in beauty, Dr. Ronald Goldstein conducts ongoing research on the physical attractiveness phenomenon and its role in the achievement of personal success. His dental practice was the first to move beyond the smile and focus on overall facial harmony. He writes extensively for both consumers and the dental profession on beauty, esthetic dentistry and related topics. Dr. Goldstein is the author of the 2-volume textbook, Esthetics In Dentistry and Change Your Smile (12 foreign translations), which now in its 4th edition is the top-selling consumer guide to cosmetic dentistry found in thousands of dentists’ reception rooms around the world. He is on the advisory board of New Beauty magazine and writes for it as well. He is the founder of Tomorrow’s Smiles, a national non-profit fund that helps deserving adolescents receive life-changing smiles through cosmetic dentistry. His multidisciplinary practice Goldstein, garber & salama is in Atlanta, Georgia.


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seen it utilized to advance the academic status of less qualified individuals. The same analogy can be applied to falsifying looks to the public, especially in dating sites. Perhaps you have seen goodlooking pictures of celebrities, writers and commentators but when seeing them in person (or even interviewed) they looked much older or not even close to their “public relations” photos.


A Sweet Success Story

n Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life, Michael J. Coles AND Catherine Lewis (UNIV. OF GA. PRESS)

Michael J. Coles is well versed in how the proverbial cookie crumbles. Growing up poor, he started work at the age of 13. Despite the many challenges and set-backs that life threw his way, he persevered, turning obstacles into opportunities and eventually cofounding the hugely successful Great American Cookie Company. In his new book, Coles explains how he started the $100-million enterprise with only $8,000, overcame a near-fatal motorcycle accident, ran for the U.S. Congress, and set three transcontinental cycling world records. His story offers a firsthand perspective on the business, political and philanthropic climate in the last quarter of the 20th century, as well as practical leadership lessons and unconventional tactics.

Georgia History Kudos to Drs. Andrew Denson and William T. Okie, honored by the Georgia Historical Society as co-winners of the 2018 Malcolm and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book on Georgia history. “By asking probing questions about our state’s past, their books shed new light on what it means to be a Georgian in the 21st century,” noted Dr. W. Todd Groce, GHS president/CEO. Okie, an associate professor of history and history education at Kennesaw State University, is author of The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South (Cambridge University Press). His book explores how the myth of the Georgia peach was created and its staying power as a cultural icon to the present day. Denson, an associate professor of history at Western Carolina University and a specialist in Native American history, is the author of Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest Over Southern Memory (University of North Carolina Press). His book examines how Cherokee removal has been remembered in the public landscape and brings commemoration of the Indian past into the broader discussion of race and memory in the South.

Hit the Road

n This is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States, caroline eubanks (globe pequot PRESS)

With a love for all things South – from glass bottle Coca-Colas to chicken and waffles, Atlanta travel writer Caroline Eubanks inspires readers to explore like never before with a fresh perspective on can’t-miss landmarks, off the beaten path gems, tours for every interest, unique places to sleep and classic restaurants. Her storied guide categorically covers the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia with gusto. There’s an introductory “Welcome to the South” chapter filled with top picks for day trips, annual events, scenic drives, small towns, national parks and outdoorsy destinations. And, just for fun, “Essential Southern” lists for songs, books and movies are also offered. Georgia shout-outs include Madison’s Antebellum charm, Columbus’ whitewater rafting, Helen’s Octoberfest celebration and Atlanta’s long-relished Varsity restaurant. Southern Seasons Magazine

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gallery VIEWS

Rosa Murillo

Sarah Mandell

Camille Knutson

American Craft Council Show March 15-17 – Cobb Galleria



The ACC Atlanta Show is back for its 30th year this spring, featuring 250 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists March 15-17 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Marvel at handmade creations in furniture, home decor, clothing and jewelry at one of the largest juried fine craft shows in the Southeast. Enjoy the expanded Let’s Make Inspiration Stations with live demos and tastings, the Hip Pop showcase for emerging artists and the School-to-Market juried exhibit of student works from select colleges (including UGA). 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $13 ($12 adv.),12 & under free, $5 after 5 PM Fri. only.


“Way Out There” MARCH 2-MAY 19 – HIGH MUSEUM

Explore the unconventional character of the Southern avant-garde at the High Museum’s spring show, “Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads.” The colorful exhibit celebrates the region’s selftaught artists, including Howard Finster, Eddie Owens Martin (“St. EOM”), Sam Doyle, Mose Tolliver, Thornton Dial, Edgar Tolson, Georgia Blizzard, Sister Gertrude Morgan and many others. The eclectic works are presented alongside photographs by Guy Mendes and Roger Manley that were taken in the 1980s and ’90s of self-taught artists around the South. Clockwise from top : Guy Mendes (American, b. 1948), Reverend Howard Finster in his Paradise Garden Summerville GA, 1982, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist. © Guy Mendes. • Howard Finster (American, 1916–2001), The Angel of the Lord, #10,000, 1987-1989, paint on plywood. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, T. Marshall Hahn Collection, 1997.75. © Howard Finster/Artists Rights Society, New York. • Sister Gertrude Morgan (American, 1900– 1980), Untitled, undated, mixed media on paper. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift of the Judith Alexander Foundation, 2012.619. • Guy Mendes, Sister Gertrude Morgan in her Everlasting Gospel Revelation New Orleans LA, 1974, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist. © Guy Mendes.


This compelling exhibit at Georgia Museum of Art spotlights works by African-American artists in the museum’s permanent collection. The show also features art by Leo Twiggs, recipient of the 2019 Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award, which honors African-American artists who have made significant contributions to the visual arts tradition and have strong ties to the state of Georgia. Reflecting this year’s national “Migrations” theme for Black History Month, many of the pieces on view relate to how the artists visually responded to notions of migration, particularly from the rural South, or crafted responses to new environments and urban centers. Left: Beverly Buchanan (American, 1940 - 2015), Jamestown, 1992, Oil pastel, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Norton, GMOA 1996.14.

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Carlos Museum celebrates A CENTURY

Top: Victor Veylan, Su & Al Longman, Eileen Rosencrants, Edward Chu and friends at Veneralia: Enlighten (2014). Above: Chris & Nicole Carlos (2015). Above right: Gail Habif and Tony Bennett (1994). Right: Thalia Carlos and Chris Carlos (2010). Below: Jane Fonda and costumed servers (1999).


In 2019, the Carlos Museum celebrates 100 years of inspiring generations of Emory faculty and students as well as visitors from Atlanta and beyond who have sought to enrich their lives through art. Emory University’s collections date back to 1876, when a museum was formed on the original campus in Oxford, Ga. At this developmental stage, the collection resembled the Renaissance wunderkammer or “wonder room.” Here, artifacts collected by Methodist missionaries and faculty working in Asia, as well as other assorted objects, were displayed for the enjoyment of the public. After the pieces moved to Emory’s main campus in 1919, attempts were made to transition the eclectic assemblage into a research-quality collection. Through the mid-20th century, the collection grew in the areas of natural science and archaeology. The 1980s was a period of significant transition, as Emory worked to refine the collection and find a permanent home for the museum. In 1985, with the support of local philanthropist Michael C. Carlos, the museum moved into the old law school building with a renovated design by Michael Graves. In 1989, volunteers hosted the first museum gala, Veneralia, or “festival of Venus” as it was known in ancient times, to raise support for exhibitions and educational programs. Veneralia continues to be an important annual social event for the Carlos Museum. The phenomenal growth of the museum’s collections soon necessitated a new space. In 1993, an expanded museum and a new conservation laboratory, also supported by Michael Carlos and designed by Michael Graves, opened as the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

All art work Š Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photos by Bruce M. White.

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Through April 13 “Sounding thrush,” Jennifer JL Jones, mixed media paintings inspired by nature. May 3-June 22 Michi Meko. Reception: 7-10 PM May 3. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat.


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Through March 20 “Eutierra,” landscapes by Stephen Wolverine, Trolley Stop Gallery. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mtn. Tues.-Sat. 770/469-1105.


Ongoing Public art installations on the Atl. BeltLine corridor.


Through April 7 Atlanta Biennial, “A thousand tomorrows,” interdisciplinary artists, from visual arts to music. Through July 28 Kevin Cole: “When My Scars are my Testimony.” 535 Means St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/6881970.


Just opened “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, “The Battle of Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29 “Barbecue Nation,” artifacts, images and oral histories. Ongoing “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily.



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Colorful creations by Austin Riddle of Roswell

Through April 28 “Mood and Tone: The Art of T. Allen Lawson.”

Through June 2 “Bob Kolbrener: 50 years in the West.” Vault.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. 770/387-


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Through March 10 “Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto.” April 14-Aug. 11 “Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini,” explores the creation of Houdini by the poor Jewish immigrant Ehrich Weiss. 1440 Spring St. NW, Atl. Sun.-Fri.



Through March 10 “Pressing Matters IX,” Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition. March 14-May 19 Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition. Reception: 7-9 PM March 14. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. Open daily. 404/872-5338.


Monthly Self-guided walking tours of area galleries on the second Friday of the month.


Through Sept. 1 “Jim Henson’s The

Dark Crystal: World of Myth & Magic.” Ongoing Jim Henson Collection, interactive exhibit features iconic puppets and environments. Global Collection explores puppetry traditions in world cultures. 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl. Tues.Sun. 404/873-3391.


25 West Park Square, Marietta. Tues.Sat. 770/427-5377.


Through May 5 “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs.” Journey through the Mesozoic Era with the largest flying animals that ever lived. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/ 929-6300.


Monthly Walking tours of galleries, first Friday of the month: 5-9 PM

Works in Clay Pottery Show & Sale May 16-22 – Roswell Art Center West Marietta (March-Nov.) ; 6-9 PM Roswell.

georgia museum of art Through March 17 “Reluctant

Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II.” Through April 28 “Stony the Road We Trod,” African American artists. March 9-May 26 “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Florence.” April 18-May 19 Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition. 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun. 706/542-4662.


Through March 7 “Color & Form: Kevin Cole & Jeffrey Paclipan.” 887 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite 200, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 470/428-2061.


Through April 14 “Look Again: 45 Years of Collecting Photography.” “William Christenberry: Time & Texture.” Through Aug. 4 “Hand to Hand: Southern Craft of the 19th Century.” March 2-May 19 “Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads.” April 6-July 14 “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection.” May 11-Nov. 10 “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/733-HIGH.

HUFF HARRINGTON FINE ART 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/257-0511.


Through April 6 “Christopher Anderson: Approximate Joy” and “Mona Kuhn: She Disappeared,” emotive portraiture by contemporary photographers. 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/233-3739.


690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Through March 22 “Vivian Maier: The Color Work.” Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #29B, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-6100.


March 6-30 Mary Engel, found object assemblage sculpture.

April 3-May 14 “Bed,” curated by David Humphrey and Kate Javens. May 8-June 8 Deb Lawrence, abstract work with antique homespun linen, handwoven by women. 263 Walker St., Atl. Thurs.-Sat. 404/


MArietta/cobb museum of art

Through March 24 “Richard Cecil: Creations in Oil and Bronze” and “Carole Pigott: The Power of Light.” 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.

MARY ENGEL March 6-30 Marcia Wood Gallery


26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily.


Red Wolf, 2019, mixed media, 14 x 30 x 11 inches


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Through April 28 “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, and Resistance” by Dr. Fahamu Pecou explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies. Through June 9 “Rival Cuts: Process and Technique in Prints by Tom Hück and Albrecht Dürer.” Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-4282.


Through March 9 “Sidney Guberman: Works on Paper” and “Divergent // Abstraction” group show. Through April 6 “Thirty Years on Paper,” a retrospective of drawings by Rocio Rodriguez. May 2 Pin-Up Show + Sale, 7-9 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Newly opened “Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso,” explores the captivating designs of machines used in cafe settings and at home. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-6455.


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Through April 21 “Stories Without an End: Power, Beauty and Wisdom of Women in African Art of the Mehta Collection,” 50 classically carved wooden sculptures and masks from the collection of Dileep and Martha Mehta. 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/364-8555.


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r. alexander GALLERY March 2-30 “On the Horizon:

Trine Søndergaard’s acclaimed photographic series of contemporary women wearing traditional Danish bonnets from the 19th century. Savannah College of Art and Design, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun.

Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/394-3447. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/394-4019.






featuring 1,000 lots of self-taught art, Southern folk pottery, outsider art and more. Slotin Auction Hall, 112 E. Shadburn Ave., Buford. 770/532-1115.

Paintings by Pietro Piccoli,” signature sailboats, Mediterranean coasts and still lifes. Meet-and-greet with the artist: 6-9 PM March 2. 5650 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners. Tues.-Sat. 770/609-8662.

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ROBERT C. WILLIAMS PAPER MUSEUM Through March 7 “Formation,”

highlights a diverse array of binding styles and techniques by members of the Guild of Book Workers. April 11-July 12 “Postage Required: Early Animated Postcards from the 1900s.” Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri.


April 27-28 Spring Masterpiece Sale,


Through March 22 “Bringing It All Back Home,” Richard Thomas Scott and Brendan O’Connell. March 29-June 7 Spring Show, new works by Katherine Sandoz and Carlyle Wolfe. Reception: 6-8 PM March 29. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.


Pottery Show and Sale by Roswell Clay Collective featuring unique handmade items by 40+ local artists at Art Center West, 1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Opening reception: 7-9 PM May 16. Show hours: 10 AM-5 PM (12-5 PM Sun.). 770/641-3990.


May 16-22 Works in Clay Spring

Through May 18 “Amy Sherald,”

first major solo exhibition features a selection of portraits that exemplify her signature style. 350 Spelman Lane, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/270-5607. museum.




PM, Atlanta Athletic Club. May 3-5 Spruill Center Pottery & Art Sale, handcrafted ceramics, glass, jewelry and more. 10 AM-9 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 12-5 PM Sun. Spruill

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Through April 4 “Paint Like Dreaming: Addison Adams, Chris Deriso, Nico Marulanda,” emerging artists. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/266-2636.


Through March 30 “Hunt Slonem: Solo Show,” neo-expressionist works. April 26-May 11 “Calvin Jones: New Paintings” and “Woody Patterson: New Artworks.” 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.

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HOME & deSign

Hines Ward and Glennda Baker-LeBlanc

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Designed from the ground up by NFL MVP Hines Ward, this home embodies character, strength and integrity.

Beyond his mammoth career as a wide receiver for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons, and the amazing moves that won him the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars, the sensational Hines Ward has even more talent up his sleeve. He designed his remarkable estate home in North Atlanta from the ground up. Southern Seasons Magazine

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“Welcome to my dream home,”

Hines said of the 15,000-square-foot mansion on Riverside Drive. “It was years in the making. Above everything, it was inspired by my years in the NFL. Much like my trophies of success, this home is a mirror to the years of hard work and dedication to my craft.” While the home’s exterior elevation is classic, the interior design is modern with a distinct nod to Art Deco and a masculine vibe. Now, this magnificent estate is being offered for sale by Glennda Baker-LeBlanc, a premier Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. “The heart and soul of a legend lie within the walls of this amazing home,” Glennda said. “Every aspect was intentionally constructed and brought to life by NFL MVP Hines Ward.” In addition to the luxe living quarters, including eight bedrooms and 12 baths, this entertainment mecca boasts an outdoor kitchen and bar, expansive salt-water pool, hot tub and cabana. An enchanting candlelit grotto is tucked


away in seclusion. A regulation-sized UGA replica basketball court pays tribute to his college days as a Bulldog. Fitness enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the home gym, dry sauna, steam room and professional massage retreat. There’s also a separate au pair suite, a six-car garage with an area designed to accommodate a recording studio, and a man cave equipped with multiple screens for ultimate game day viewing. Among the special interior features, the iron balusters on the stairs were inspired by the football field. “My professional career has afforded us the luxury of multiple homes and while I hate to sell the crown jewel of our collection, it is time,” Hines said. “I hope you fall in love with our home, there is a lot of rich history and love that lives here. I built it in my own image, with the red, black and gold blood that runs through my veins.”

The floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the foyer replicates one that Hines saw on a trip to Korea.

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No opportunity was missed in designing the master suite. Ward’s love of architectural details is evident as interesting angles enhance the form and function of this stunning retreat.

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An outdoor covered grotto, illuminated by candlelight, is one of the home’s most unique and stunning features.

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The completely gated, custom landscape design offers privacy without distracting from the Art Deco style of the home. “My wife and I can slip into total tranquility with the sounds of cascading waterfalls, secluded from the world around us,” Hines said. “Hosting parties and special events is a natural extension of our home.” Southern Seasons Magazine

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butterfly effect As winter blues give way to spring fever, so follows fashion! And as designers flirt with an overabundance of ruffles, layers and layers of gossamer and ultra-feminine necklines, outcomes ought to be as predictable as boy-meets-girl.

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blush Forget giving these gowns the once-over. With all the beading, embroidery and fringes flying down runways this season, along with asymmetrical hemlines, elongated peplums and flashes of flesh in all the right places, this season’s formal wear will command a minimum of two or three looks for starters.

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Like sunlight glinting off the surface of an ocean, or stars piercing a midnight sky, the iridescence of these gowns is attention-grabbing… and with the slightest bit of motion, the impact is only magnified.

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MORE IS MORE! Why stop at just one sparkly piece of jewelry, or a whimsical purse or a pair of bedazzled stilettos when you can combine all of the above for maximum impact? With all due respect to Mies van der Rohe, more is more when it comes to accessories!

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a sliver of silver Galia Lahav’s spring collection is both new and classic as these gorgeous bridal gowns are enhanced with just the right touch of metallic.

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Always timeless While fashion has evolved radically through the past century, classic wedding gowns have maintained a certain silhouette that simply cannot be improved upon. The dramatic difference between your grandmother’s wedding gown and yours may simply be the 21st century fabrics for unbeatable comfort and beauty. So let’s raise a toast to timelessness and the ties that bind…without pinching!

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Mackenzie Lauren Parker & Brent Harold Brock


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he genteel Southern surrounds of the Piedmont Driving Club set the stage for the elegant autumn wedding of Mackenzie Lauren Parker and Brent Harold Brock, who exchanged vows Nov. 10, 2018, in the open-air courtyard of the Atlanta landmark with 230 guests in attendance. “I had always dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony and this was the perfect venue,” said the bride, who glided down the aisle in a lace-trimmed gown by Anne Barge with a cascading veil and silver glitter Jimmy Choo heels. “The atmosphere was so romantic with flowers galore, and the weather was fantastic with blue skies and not a cloud in sight. We thought it would be freezing that day but the sun was out and the temperature was just right.”

A posh promenade lined with all-white floral arrangements and candles led to a lushly draped arch of blooms and greenery at the alfresco altar, beautifully framed by the club’s columned façade and manicured lawn, with gleaming gold chairs for seating. Mackenzie carried a textured bouquet of the showcase petals, including O’Hara garden roses, white ranunculus, dusty miller and eucalyptus. Following the ceremony, a grand reception was held in the ballroom with dinner and dancing. The bridal party was seated at a large estate table, illuminated with candlelight and topped with tall whimsical topiaries that formed an overhead canopy. The dazzling décor, inside and out, was by Edge Design Group. Guests were treated to two raw bars filled with fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail and crab claws – a “must-have” for Mackenzie.

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“I had always dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony and this was the perfect venue,� said Mackenzie, who tied the knot in the posh courtyard of the Piedmont Driving Club.

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The all-white cake by Natasha Capper was embellished with white peonies and a custom monogram, with strawberry and coconut layers. “We all had such a wonderful time! The food was absolutely amazing, and everyone danced until the band stopped playing,” she said, adding that family friends sweetly sponsored the clubhouse wedding, which was coordinated by Sara Divine with planner Kerri Stegherr of Toast Events. A journalism graduate from the University of Mississippi, Mackenzie is a Realtor at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. She’s the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Parker of Atlanta. Brent, who earned his bachelor’s degree in real estate from Georgia State University, is a field manager with PulteGroup in Atlanta. He’s the son of Debra Maines Brock. The newlyweds were introduced seven years ago through a neighborhood acquaintance who had a family connection to the groom. “Funnily enough, we had been living on the same street for quite some time and had no idea,” Mackenzie said. “The first time we met we ended up talking that whole night, and we’ve been together ever since.” The couple honeymooned at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia. They reside in Atlanta. 66

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The newlyweds departed with a sparkler send-off.

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Cause Parties for a



March 2 8 PM. Annual event at the Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree Street features works by 250 leading and emerging artists from around the world, offering art lovers the opportunity to build their collections while enjoying a great party. Proceeds benefit the programs of ART PAPERS. 404/5881837.


March 2 Celebrating its 39th year as one of Atlanta’s top social events, the Ballet Ball 2019: A Grand Jeté at the St. Regis Atlanta features an elegant evening of dining, live and silent auctions and a special performance by the Atlanta Ballet.

Preservation Gala: Bilt to Last

March 2 7 PM. The Georgia Trust

for Historic Preservation’s 35th annual benefit gala honors Georgia

preservationists with an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing at the Biltmore Hotel, Atlanta. Sherry and John Lundeen and Jane Royal, chairs. 404/885-7812.


March 2 Grady Health Foundation celebrates its annual fundraising campaign at the Georgia Aquarium with a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony recongnizing Atlanta’s healthcare heroes.


March 9 This fun benefit for Ahimsa House features silent and live auctions, a raffle, music and dinner at Monday Night Brewing, with a “Joining Hands & Paws” theme to celebrate 15 years of helping people and pets who are victims of domestic violence.


March 9 6:30 PM. Enjoy dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions at this benefit for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at the InterContinental Buckhead. Steven Goodman and Kevin O’Reggio, chairs. Benjamin D. Gold, M.D., honoree. torchgala2019.

Best Strokes, The Big Reveal March 10 6-10 PM. Join artists,

survivors and the Atlanta community for an amazing evening of storytelling, art and fundraising for breast and ovarian cancers at Hadassah Greater Atlanta’s benefit at The Foundry at Puritan Mill, with music, food and drinks. Cynthia Good, honoree; Martha Jo Katz, honorary chair. 678/443-2961.


March 16 7-11 PM. Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s benefit bash allows adults to celebrate the power of play in the museum’s own unique way. Supports the museum’s outreach programs. 404/659-KIDS [5437].

Choose Success Awards Dinner

March 16 6:30 PM. Communities In

Preservation Gala: Bilt to Last – March 2 Event chairs Sherry Lundeen, John Lundeen and Jane Royal.


Schools of Atlanta will honor Helen Smith-Price, VP of Global Community Affairs and president of The CocaCola Foundation, at this special dinner at Flourish Atlanta. 404/640-5714.


Tanner Medical Foundation’s 29th Annual Magnolia Ball Executive Committee: Décor vice chairs Brooke Mobley and Emily Cryer, cochairs Melina Douthit and Laura Lenaeus, and Auction vice chairs Liz Sibley and Jane Marrero. (Not pictured Auction vice chair Kristen Vance).

Raising of the Green

March 17 6 PM. ART Station’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration features silent and live auctions, music and complimentary green beer in Historic Stone Mountain Village. Tickets $25 ($20 advance). 770/469-1105.

fashion a cure fashion show

March 19 The Friends of Winship benefit at the St. Regis Atlanta will feature fashions donated by local boutiques and modeled by cancer survivors and others affected. Co-chairs: Peggy Lientz and her daughters Shannon Kollme, Mary Kathryn Green and Margaret Anne Masters. 404/778-1769.


Club with special guest speaker Amy Robach. Chair: Jennifer Fink; Vice Chair: Jody Goldstein.

the Arts features a fabulous evening at the Atlanta Athletic Club with dinner, dancing and entertainment, plus a live and silent auction of exclusive items.


from around the world are invited to celebrate the 27th year of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction.

March 23 The Cottage School’s annual scholarship fundraiser will be themed Glitter Casino “Heroes” Gala.



March 20-23 Wine enthusiasts

March 22 6:30-10 PM. Signature kick-off party for the Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens (March 23-24) will take place at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree with culinary demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction, plus the Kendra Scott jewelry pull and “man cave.”

March 20 9 AM. This annual breakfast

artistic affair

benefit to support breast cancer research will be held at Cherokee Town

annual fundraiser for Spruill Center for

March 23 6:30 PM. The SCA Guild’s


March 23 7 PM-midnight. Don festive green attire for this St. Patrick’s Day party to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with live music, food and drinks, and live and silent auctions at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

THE Pink Affair

March 23 TurningPoint’s 18th annual fundraising gala features food, entertainment, and live and silent

auctions. Supports the organization’s programs and services for breast cancer patients.

Wings of Mercy Ball

March 23 6 PM. 30th annual benefit ball for Mercy Care will be held at the St. Regis Atlanta, featuring a cocktail hour and silent auction, dinner and live entertainment. Chairs: Scott and Mary Ellen Garrett. 678/843-8676.


March 27 6-10 PM. NBAF’s 13th annual benefit, presented by Neiman Marcus, features an evening of fun, fashion and art at Flourish Atlanta. Scholarship and award recipients of African descent will be recongized with a special salute to Tyler Mitchell. Honorary chairs: Brooke & Rod Edmond. Co-chairs: Cynthia Moreland and Jocelyn Hunter. After-party hosted by Sandra Baldwin and Tony Conway.


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March 27 The 14th annual fundraiser of Georgia CASA (Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates) features a seated luncheon, raffle and a women’s fashion show at a private club in Buckhead. More details TBA.

wings of mercy ball March 23 or 404/8144102. swanhouseball.


Overture Gala


March 29 5:45-10 PM. The

April 27 6:30 PM. This elegant

ArtsBridge Foundation benefit at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre features cocktails and dinner with live entertainment, capped by an incredible show by award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and a performance by 2018 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Overall Production Winners, Milton High School. Barbarella and René Diaz and Teena and Rob Garcia, co-chairs. Valery Voyles, honorary chair. 770/916-2817.

evening at the Atlanta Athletic Club begins with a champagne reception, followed by a seated dinner with wine pairings, an incredible live and silent auction, and fun entertainment with live music and dancing until midnight. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


WILD for Georgia


April 6 10 AM-7 PM. Enjoy a day at the races at this premier sporting and social event at Kingston Downs near Rome, with some of the top competing horses in the country, plus food and entertainment. 404/237-7436.


April 12 5-9 PM. The Atlanta Police Foundation’s signature event spotlights the tremendous work of the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department during an entertaining evening of food and fun at Park Tavern, featuring the latest in crime-fighting technology and policing initiatives, as well as a concert by Grammynominated singer/songwriter Tori Kelly.

Scott and Mary Ellen Garrett, chairs. Atlanta Humane Society’s afternoon gala at Flourish will honor Kay Quigley as the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine. Valery Voyles and Lisa Fuller, co-chairs. Petco Foundation, corporate hero.


April 14 Annual benefit for EDIN (The Eating Disorders Information Network) features a cocktail reception and dance competition.

TASTE OF THE NATION for no kid hungry

presents the Driskell Prize to a scholar whose work contributes to the definition of the African-American experience in the visual arts. Proceeds support the David C. Driskell African-American Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds. Spring Asher and Brenda Thompson, co-chairs. Curley Dossman, honorary chair. 404/733-3303.

gala 2019 - an incommunity benefit night April 27 6 PM. Enjoy a glamorous

spring evening at the Midtown Loews Hotel at this 31st annual benefit with dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Special room rates are available.

and sites in Thomasville, Ga., once known as the “Winter Resort of the South” for hosting America’s wealthiest families in the late 19th century. Tours are self-guided with catered meals available. Co-hosted by Thomasville Landmarks.

April 18 7-10:30 PM. Enjoy more restaurants, more chefs and an intimate VIP dinner experience at this 31st anniversary celebration at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow, chairs.

April 27 6-10 PM. 18th annual benefit for SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. Jennifer and Jeff Brown, gala chairs.

The Scrubs Party


Magnolia Ball

venues, lively cocktail scene, silent auction and great music, this annual event hosted by Emerging Leaders for Children’s will be held at the Rooftop Terrace at Ponce City Market to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Foundry at Puritan Mill will raise funds for UNICEF with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a program. Margaret and Steve Eaton will be honored with the Global Philanthropist Award. Dr. Taz Bhatia and Beth Park, chairs. Cocktail attire requested.



this 29th annual black-tie ball on the Carrollton estate of the Richards family, with dining, dancing and an auction. Honorees: Mr. and Mrs. Randall Redding. Proceeds support Willowbrooke Behavioral Health’s opioid and substance abuse addiction platform. Sponsorship: 770/812-GIFT (4438).

for its largest fundraiser of the year,

tie dinner at the High Museum of Art


April 12-14 Tour grand historic homes

April 13 7-11 PM. Known for its unique

April 14 Bringing together animal lovers


gala features cocktails on the lawn of the Swan House followed by dinner and dancing in the Grand Overlook Ballroom. Jenny Pruitt, chair. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, presenting sponsor. Contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at KHoogerwerf@

April 24 6:30 PM. Annual gala at The 404/239-3299. April 26 7 PM. 15th annual black-

hearing children’s voices gala: safepath night fever

April 27 Tanner Foundation presents

Swan House Ball

April 27 Atlanta History Center’s annual

May 3 7-11 PM. The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s 25th annual celebration will be held at The Promenade at Piedmont Park with live music, gourmet cuisine, a silent auction of excursions and experiences in nature, and the opportunity to talk with Conservancy scientists.


International School community and Journey to Martiniques at this black-tie benefit at The Fairmont with a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions.



May 4 6:30 PM. Zoo Atlanta transforms into a sultry soiree for its annual black-tie benefit, featuring a sunset stroll through the grounds with festive fare and cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing under a lavishlyappointed pavilion designed by Tony Brewer & Company, and a spectacular silent auction. Contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5826 or visit beastly_feast.


May 4 4:30 PM. Annual gala of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Enjoy a seated dinner with piano accompaniment, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring speaker from CURE. This all-volunteer Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter is CURE’s second largest benefactor.

Cars and ‘Q for the Cause

May 4 4-7 PM. Choate Construction’s 10th annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation features 120-plus

bridging the river of time

Saturday, May 18

Celebrate the journey of 100 years, and experience the first steps toward 100 more with the sneak peek of a special centennial gift at the Veneralia gala, Egyptian-style c hairs

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Jean Astrop Betty Jo Currie Sally Gladden Gail Habif Lindsay Marshall

Sybil Ralston Eleanor Ridley Joan Sammons Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel

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Cars & ‘Q for the Cause – May 4 Core Committee: Choate Construction division manager Ben Bunyard, event director Emily Bridges, chairman/CEO Millard Choate, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation executive director Scot Rittenbaum, and event ambassador Finn Wood with parents Joseph & Jennifer Wood. stellar cars, tasty BBQ and craft brews, a silent auction and live music at 8200 Roberts Dr., Atlanta. Tickets: $30-$50 ($20-$40 adv.); free for children under 8.

beverages, a silent auction, music, and lawn and casino games at Chastain Horse Park to benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program.

this black-tie benefit of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF. 404/420-5996.

hour, delectable dining and an exciting auction at the InterContinental Buckhead.



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glamour of ballroom dancing at this fun-filled night at Cobb Galleria Centre to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Local celebrity “stars” are paired with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a onenight dance competition.

Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse with a live viewing of the derby, wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages, and live and silent auctions. 16470 Westbrook Road, Milton. Benefits the Children’s Development Academy.

evening outdoors on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell with a patron party, gourmet dinner and live auction at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion, followed by dessert and dancing at the Green Roof Discovery Center. Supports CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature. 770/992-2055.




May 4 6-11 PM. Experience the

May 4 2-8 PM. The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s big bash features a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as food and

May 4 5-9:30 PM. Celebrate the May 4 6 PM. Enjoy a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live and silent auctions and an after-party at the InterContinental Buckhead at

May 11 6:30 PM. Experience a lovely


May 18 6:30 PM. Gala fundraiser for PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence) features a posh cocktail

May 18 6 PM-Midnight. Annual event at Loews Atlanta Hotel features a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Benefits grieving children who have lost a loved one.

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May 18 Celebrate the Carlos Museum’s 100th anniversary at this Egyptian-style benefit gala, themed “Bridging the River of Time,” with fabulous food by a guest chef and the unveiling of a special centennial gift.


SWAN HOUSE BALL Saturday, April 27, 2019

above Left: (Seated) Honorees Amy Kreisler and Kathleen Rollins. (Standing) Chair and presenting sponsor Jenny Pruitt from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Ernest Greer from Diamond Sponsor Greenberg Traurig, and Honoree Peggy Rollins. top right: Honorees Randall Rollins and Gary Rollins. right: Atlanta History Center Board Chairman Jocelyn Hunter and Sheffield Hale, President and CEO of Atlanta History Center. NOT PICTURED: Patron Chairs: Cindy and Bill Voyles; Fundraising Committee Chair: Eileen DuBose; Corporate Chair: John Shlesinger.

The Atlanta History Center will celebrate the Swan House Ball on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Chaired by Jenny Pruitt, this year’s Ball honors the Rollins Family, a family whose commitment to Atlanta and its institutions can be readily seen throughout our community – including their long-term support of the Atlanta History Center. We are pleased to have Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty & Jenny and Bob Pruitt as our Presenting Sponsor, and an anonymous sponsor and Greenberg Traurig as our Diamond Sponsors.

Swan House: 2018 painting was generously donated by Jill Steenhuis.

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Evening Bamboo Sea BY THE


A gathering to celebrate nature, conservation, and wildlife

Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:30 P.M. Cocktails, Auction, Dinner, and Dancing on the grounds of Zoo Atlanta Black Tie Co-Chairs Faye and Drew Evans Zoo Atlanta President & CEO Raymond B. King Beastly Feast Executive Committee Tony Brewer, Sandra and Bob Edwards, Aimee and Nick Franz, Elizabeth Hood, Frances and Jim Kerr, Benna Logan, Erica Qualls-Battey, Gigi Rouland, and Matthew and Keith Simon-Schumann Auction Committee Tara Flickinger, Nancy Hunter, and Carli McDonald



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Preserving the Legacy



benefit gala for Sweet Auburn Works will be held at The Estate on Piedmont, presenting a conversation with two icons of Sweet Auburn: Henrietta Antoinin and Alexis Scott.

and patrons come together to celebrate and sustain NBAF’s operations, programs and rich cultural legacy at this premier event of the summer social season. Betina Terry and Cynthia Widner Wall, co-chairs. 404/730-6369.

Martell Foundation, this elegant evening at the InterContinental Buckead features a gourmet dinner, fine wines, live music, dancing and an auction. Benefits the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Bastille Day Celebration


June 6 6:30-9:30 PM. This annual 404/3724572. 470/240-4909.


Gala at the InterContinental Atlanta celebrates the culmination of a 10-week competition to raise funds for blood cancer research. The evening features a reception and dinner, as well as a live and silent auction.

atlanta-grand-finale. 404/720-7802.


June 15 6 PM. Presented by Winning The Battles in your Mind, this annual black-tie benefit at the Cobb Galleria Centre supports families with children stricken with sickle cell anemia. The event features a full-course dinner, fashion show, entertainment and silent auction. 770/309-3655.


June 15 The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will recognize the best of the region’s TV productions at this 45th annual awards gala at the Grand Hyatt-Buckhead Atlanta, kicking off with a Champagne reception followed by dinner and awards.

Magnolia Ball

June 22 6-11 PM. Dine and dance the night away at the Cherokee Town Club at this 34th annual black-tie gala to benefit Roswell’s historic Bulloch Hall. This year’s theme is “Bulloch Hall - A National Treasure,” celebrating the 19th century landmark that was the home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of President Theodore Roosevelt. Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank, co-chairs. 770-

992-1731, ext. 2.

July 13 7 PM. Hundreds of supporters

July 14 7-10 PM. Don white cocktail attire for this Soirée Blanche presented by the Alliance Française of Atlanta to celebrate French National Day, with an elegant evening on the Nelson Mullins Rooftop in Atlanta featuring a fashion show, live music, French cuisine and wine, dancing and an exclusive auction. Proceeds support programming at the organization’s French-American cultural center.


July 24 6:30-10 PM. Enjoy “A Night of Epicurean Delights” at The Fairmont in Atlanta. This evening of fine wine and delicious food benefits the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center.



July 26 & 27 6:30 PM. Pack a picnic dinner and celebrate the “Summer of Love” at Capitol City Opera Company’s annual benefit, with music from Hair, Sweet Charity, Godspell and more, plus a silent auction at High Point Episcopal Church in Atlanta.


Aug. 18 5-9 PM. Enjoy an amazing evening of gourmet food and fine wine at 103 West in Atlanta, as five of Georgia’s finest chefs prepare an exclusive five-course dinner with wine paired by five sommeliers. Each course is accompanied by commentary from the chefs and sommeliers. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception and includes live and silent auctions. Benefits Share Our Strength. 770/4365151.


Sept. 13 7 PM. Presented by the T.J.

Sept. 19 7:30 AM. Join the Atlanta Police Foundation at the Georgia World

Congress Center for this 16th annual event to honor the men and women of APD for their outstanding service.


Nov. 3 Annual benefit features luxury and antique autos, a cocktail buffet, open bar, silent auction and live music at the Emory Clinic Valet Circle. Patti Dickey and Roy Mallady, co-chairs.

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Magnolia Ball June 22 • 6-11 PM at Cherokee Town Club


he 34th annual Magnolia Ball, themed “Bulloch Hall - A National Treasure,” will be held June 22, 2019, at the Cherokee Town Club from 6-11 PM. The black-tie event, hosted by Friends of Bulloch, Inc. and presenting sponsor Malon D. Mimms, will celebrate the national landmark home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents, Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (Thee). In addition to the preservation of Bulloch Hall, proceeds will provide scholarship support for the many historical, environmental and educational programs offered throughout the year at the site. One of the nation’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, Bulloch Hall was built in 1839 by Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell’s first settlers, and is open for tours daily. The President visited the antebellum mansion in 1905 and his niece, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, visited when her husband, Franklin, was in office. Today Bulloch Hall is owned and operated by The City of Roswell Recreation and Parks Department, Historic and Cultural Affairs Division with support from Friends of Bulloch, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization.

The Magnolia Ball promises to be an unforgettable evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing. The event committee, led by co-chairs Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank, was inspired by the history of Bulloch Hall. The home abounds with many unique aspects. In addition to the U.S. Presidency connection, the Roosevelts were descendants of Georgia’s first governor, Archibald Bulloch. Bulloch Hall is on the National Register of Historic Place and its property is a wildlife preserve. In just the past six months, guests from 48 states and 24 countries have visited.

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the nutcracker gala


he Atlanta Ballet hosted a magnificent Opening Night Gala to kick off the world premiere of its dazzling new production of The Nutcracker, created by an international team of award-winning artists. The posh party, chaired by Barbara Joiner and designed by Tony Brewer, featured a cocktail reception and pre-performance dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre.

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Above left: Howell Adams; Elizabeth Adams, Atlanta Ballet’s COB; and Asif and Lisa Ramji.

Above: Jann Kern and Katherine Scott.

Left: Anne Burton Avery, Lynda Courts, the legendary Robert Barnett and Lynn Cochran Schroder.

Below: Arturo Jacobus, CEO and president of Atlanta Ballet; and Chris Carlos, leading benefactor.


Above: Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin with design team Finn Ross, Tom Pye, David Finn, Sandra Woodall, Yuri Possokhov and Chris Carlos.

GALA PHOTOS BY kimberly evans

Below: Joe and Melody Thomas, event sponsors; Barbara Joiner, Gala chair; and her husband Eric Joiner.

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elebrating the Year of the Graduate, 2019 was the most successful Starfish Ball in nsoro history. Over 600 patrons lit The St. Regis ballroom ablaze when 24 graduates opened the gala, honoring Lawrence Mock and Rosalind Brewer. The nsoro Educational Foundation was presented with a House Resolution written on behalf of the State of Georgia for its work with youth aging out of foster care. Founder Darrell Mays was presented the award by Ga. State Representative Erica Thomas, our nation’s first and only elected official who aged out of foster care. Clockwise from top left: Darden Mock and King Lawrence Mock; Derek Bottoms and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Tom and Buttercup Davis with Hicham Azhari; Elaine and John Carlos; Bill and Cindy Voyles; Sally and Vince Burkett; Ernest Greer, Don Perry and Ted Blum; Queen Rosalind Brewer; Darrell Mays and Ga. State Representative Erica Thomas.

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Top: Priti and Nick Lakha, Trameka and Jerome Bettis, Millie and Steve Smith, Erika and Chris Webber, and Esther and Victor Green. Center : 2018 nsoro graduates. Below left: Michael Russell, Kelly

Loeffler and Jeff Sprecher. Below right: (seated) Darrell Mays, Marge Sawyer, Tara Mays and Jack Sawyer; (standing) Robert Patterson, Yaamer Khan, Claire Travis and Stephanie Patterson.

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Come together to Fix Georgia Pets gala & auction Clockwise from top left: Executive Director Josh Wiesner with Ginny Millner, presenting award to honoree Janet Kellett; MP Atlanta models wearing Josie Natori designs; Alice Nolen, Josie Natori, Susanne Wallace, Stacy Geary and Michelle Sullivan; Britt Wood, Josie Natori and Tom Abrams.

Atlantans enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the home of Ginny and Guy Millner at the annual benefit gala for Fix Georgia Pets. The event raised over $230,000 for the lifesaving work of the organization, whose mission is to combat pet overpopulation and end senseless euthanasia. Celebrity guest Josie Natori presented fabulous fashions from her Natori collection. Soiree Catering provided delicious bites. The silent and live auctions offered a terrific array of items, including trips to Italy and quail hunts in South Georgia. Co-chairs Michelle Sullivan and Ginny Millner recognized volunteers for their diligent efforts in creating this special night for such an important cause. 86 86


Above left: Dennis and Karen Trammell, Rebecca J. Brodnan and Mo Akbar. Above: Co-Chairs Daniel P. Amos, Lauren Amos, Stephanie M. Russell and Christopher C. Womack.


eals On Wheels Atlanta raised over $700,000 at the 31st annual A Meal to Remember gala. Guests enjoyed a five-course dining experience themed “Southern Decadence” that was curated by a collaboration of world-class chefs, including Christopher Grossman, Elliot Cusher, Ian Winslade, Jordan Barnett and Ami Dand. Co-chairs were Lauren Amos, Daniel Amos, Christopher Womack and Stephanie Russell. The organization’s signature benefit supports the Meal Services program, which provides freshly prepared meals to Atlanta seniors.

Hosts Brad Nitz and Linda Stouffer.

Jack Sawyer and Charmaine Ward-Millner.

Below left: Sandra Baldwin and Tony Conway. Below right: Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot. Right: Brandon Tavenner (Zaban Volunteer of the Year Award recipient) and Judy Zaban-Miller.

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Event co-chairs Carol Kellett and daughter Kappy Kellett deButts, and chair Caroline Spangenberg.

FAF Saks fashion show

Liza Jancik and Lauren Farrior.

The exuberant spring designs of Carolina Herrera delighted guests at the 26th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, presented by the Forward Arts Foundation in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue at The St. Regis Hotel. This year’s celebration marked the 50th anniversary of Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta. The ballroom’s beautiful decor echoed Herrera’s love of floral prints with centerpieces of red peonies, lilies and roses. The runway show featured the debut line of Herrera’s new creative director, Atlanta native Wes Gordon, who was in attendance. Proceeds from the event benefit the visual arts in Atlanta.

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Right: Caroline Spangenberg and Caroline Jones.

Presenting sponsors Ben Voyles, Valery Voyles and Bill Voyles.

legendary party The 30th annual Shepherd Center Legendary Party was truly a night to treasure, as Alana and the late Harold Shepherd, Atlanta’s most admired philanthropic couple, were honored. With 650 guests in attendance, the sold-out benefit raised a record-breaking $6.2 million to support Shepherd Center’s world-renowned continuum of care. The elegant evening at Flourish Buckhead was chaired by Ruth Dobbs Anthony and her daughters, Gena Bryant Chalfa and Leslie Bryant Jackson. The dazzling decor by Tony Conway’s Legendary Events team featured jewel-toned colors, stunning centerpieces and cascading strands of crystals. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ROSE

Chair-elect Janie Skinner and Ruth Anthony.

Co-chair Leslie Jackson, honoree Alana Shepherd and co-chairs Ruth Anthony and Gena Chalfa.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


On the Homefront

Tim Baldus, director of sales; Lori Lane, senior VP New Homes Division/Luxury Division, CityHaus; and Laura Watkins, Marketing Results president.


Senior VP/Managing Broker of the Buckhead Office Bill Murray, Executive VP Toni McGowan, Senior VP/Managing Broker of the Dunwoody and Athens Offices DeAnn Golden and President/CEO Dan Forsman.



BHHS Georgia Properties took the spotlight at the Annual Business Meeting of Atlanta Realtors as the organization recognized Bill Murray as past president and installed DeAnn Golden as the 2019 president. Dan Forsman installed the new officers, and Golden recognized her mother, Brenda Blanton, who has been in the real estate business for 40 years. The event was held at the Piedmont Driving Club.


BHHS Georgia Properties won an unprecedented 45 OBIE Awards at the 38th annual ceremony held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel. The event is presented by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association to honor excellence in building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement in the homebuilding industry. BHHS’ New Homes Division, CITY HAUS condominium development division, and promotional team Marketing Results were the grand winners, capturing 23 gold and 22 silver awards.

Marsha Sells (East Cobb Office), Debra Johnston (Buckhead Office), Toni McGowan, Bill Murray and Dan Forsman.


BHHS celebrated a spectacular year at its annual holiday party, held at Ansley Golf Club in Midtown. Executives from the corporate office and brokers, agents and staff from all the Georgia offices joined colleagues for the festive occasion.

ATLANTA PRIDE CELEBRATION The BHHS Midtown Office was a proud sponsor of Atlanta Pride Weekend. Showing their support at the kick-off at the Georgia Aquarium are Ryan Bowen, Valerie Levin (Midtown Office senior VP/managing broker), Mark Camp and Randall Valverde.

Elegant Salute

a night out for odyssey

Guests enjoyed “An Imperial Evening” at the Georgia Museum of Art gala, raising over $300,000 to support critical funding for exhibitions and educational programs. This year’s 16th biennial Elegant Salute was inspired by the exhibition “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II.” The black-tie benefit featured a spectacular night of entertainment with cocktails, music, dinner and dancing.

Odyssey’s annual fundraiser was a record-breaking success, with a party on the rooftop terrace of the Spanx building in Buckhead offering skyline views, cocktails and light bites, music and a live auction conducted by legendary auctioneer Dean Crownover. Odyssey is a summer program that works with motivated public school students to help improve their school performance, encouraging a path to higher education.

Above: Fundraising cochair Gordhan Patel, museum Board of Advisors chair Brenda Thompson and Ibby Mills. Left: Event chairs Ibby Mills and Sarah Peterson.

Above: Co-chair Allison Farmer, auctioneer Dean Crownover and co-chairs Greer and Alex Taylor. Left: Host committee members Michael Bishop, Kelly Rodts and Shane Thomas of Ansley Atlanta. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROSS hendersoN

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Jenny Pruitt, cofounder and chairman of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, has set the bar with her professional endeavors and philanthropic support in Atlanta and beyond. Here’s where she has been making the rounds:

Nancy See Quarles, senior VP/managing broker and founding partner; Jenny Pruitt, CEO/co-founder; and Jennifer Pino, VP/managing broker of the Buckhead Office

Realtor Wes Vawter and wife Terry

Britt Wood and Realtor Tom Abrams

Lisa Fuller, Ron Quigley and Realtor Kay Quigley PHOTOGRAPHY by ROSS HENDERSON and KIM LINK

Holiday Celebration Bob & Jenny Pruitt with Stephanie & David Boehmig, Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby’s International Realty president 92

Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby’s International Realty toasted another stellar year at its annual holiday party, where company co-founders Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig welcomed colleagues and family to the Cherokee Town Club for a festive evening of fellowship and fun, with a sumptuous dinner buffet and dancing to a live band.



Above: Chair-elect Jenny McClure, committee member Laura Cullen and 2019 event chair Elspeth Willcoxon.

“London Calling” was the theme for the 48th annual Cathedral Antiques Show, which featured presentations by prominent British designers, including Ben Pentreath, who designed the interiors of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Kensington Palace apartment. Presented by the Cathedral of St. Philip, this year’s benefit show raised funds for Atlantabased Wilderness Works, which offers outdoor-oriented camps for children in need.

Center : Stephanie and David Boehmig, CEO/president of Atlanta Fine Homes/ Sotheby’s International Realty. Left: Melody and Joe Thomas of Arrow Exterminators with the Very Rev. Sam Candler, dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Left: Patron chairs Mary and Tom Watson, event chairs Donna and Stan Sands, Skyland Trail president and CEO Beth Finnerty, Karen Parker and board chair Richard Parker. Below: Jenny Pruitt, Margaret Rodbell and Kay Quigley. PHOTOGRAPHY BY kim link AND kimberly evans

BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER More than 500 philanthropic and corporate leaders gathered to show their support for Skyland Trail at the 21st annual Benefits of Laughter, held at The St. Regis Atlanta. Led by event chairs Donna and Stan Sands, the event raised $892,000 to support financial aid and unique psychiatric treatment programs and therapies. A Skyland Trail graduate shared his uplifting story of treatment, healing and recovery.

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1. The annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Chastain Park raised $116,000 to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance’s education and awareness programs. Among the participants were Jan Nichols (the first survivor to finish the race), Doug Barron, Faith McCombs and Camille Rogers. Highly Favored Photography 2. Cynthia Zagieboylo, president/CEO of the National MS Society, and Chef Gerry Klaskala joined supporters at Harvest for a Cure at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. The 5th annual event raised more than $475,000 for the National MS Society’s global MS research projects to stop disease progression, restore function and end MS forever. Ben Rose Photography 3. & 4. On hand for the Landmark 20th Tour of Homes in Historic Ansley Park were architect James Hess of Stainbeck Hess Studios with Stacy Davis and tour sponsor Shane Thomas, both with Ansley Atlanta Real Estate. Community residents Susan & Paul Dimmick also enjoyed the weekend festivities. Kim Link Photography 5. The Buckhead Coalition contributed $10,000 to Shepherd Center adolescent care through a marketing partnership with Gas South. To date, Shepherd has received $46,500 from the Coalition through this designated commission. “It’s a concrete way we can help some broken athletes, and we hope to annually enlarge the monetary hand,” said Sam Massell, Buckhead Coalition president, pictured with Alana Shepherd, Shepherd Center recording secretary; Kevin Greiner, Gas South president/CEO; James Shepherd Jr., Shepherd Center chairman; Jamie Shepherd III, director of Community Services and Risk Management.

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6 7 6. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s 23rd annual Cheer for Children Ball raised nearly $235,000 to support its mission to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children. Enjoying the evening at The Foundry at Puritan Mill were Chip & Sheila Ryan, CEO of GCCA, and event chair Jana & Steve Chesley. Dolly Purvis Photography 7. Pictured at the 30th anniversary Luncheon Meeting of the Buckhead Coalition are founding president Sam Massell; outgoing chair Juanita Baranco, who was presented with the Fräbel Crystal Buck’s Head trophy for her service; and executive VP Garth Peters. 8. The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Inc. held its 24th annual awards dinner at the Fox Theatre’s recently renovated Egyptian Ballroom. Among those in attendance were co-chairs Eric Astrin and Andy McNeil, and Michael Bishop, general counsel of the AT&T IP Corporation. Ross Henderson Photography 9. Compelling advocates for education and women’s issues, Dr. Jill Biden and Laura W. Bush were speakers at a fundraising luncheon for The Atlanta Women’s Foundation at the Georgia World Congress Center, with sponsorship by Hansgrohe USA, an Alpharetta-based business unit of the Masco Corporation. Greg Mooney Photography

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10. Celebrating the grand opening of the Ed Voyles Honda Dealership in Marietta: Ray Mikiciuk, American Honda Motors VP sales; Bill Voyles, EVAG senior VP; Pete Richards, Ed Voyles Honda GM; Valery Voyles, EVAG chairman/CEO; Ben Voyles, EVAG senior VP; Bill Brantley, EVAG president/COO; and Richard Wade, Ed Voyles Honda sales director.


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April 6-7 Enjoy 100 artisan booths, Kidz Zone, food and fun on Main Street in downtown Acworth. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. acworth.


Monthly Outdoor artists market features handcrafted work, from pottery to jewelry, at Main Street & Milton Avenue, 9 AM-4 PM, one Saturday each month, May-Sept.


May 25-27 Outdoor showcase of original art, music, food and kids activities downtown on Milton Avenue between Main Street and RoswellCanton Street. 10 AM-5 PM. 678/297-



March 15-17 Annual juried show features handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor by 250 top contemporary craft artists at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $13 (free, 12 & under).


April 20 Festive fun on the banks of the Chattahoochee River with arts and crafts, food trucks, live entertainment, games, inflatables, Easter egg hunts and Bunny pictures, chalk art contest and more at Jones Bridge Park, 4901 East Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners. 10 AM-5 PM. 678/277-0920.

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL April 12-14 Atlanta’s largest and

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival – April 12-14 at Piedmont Park sprawling juried Artist Market, live music, cultural performances, gourmet & festival fare, Kids Zone with midway rides & games, disc dog competition, Mimosa 5K run (8 AM Sat.) and blooming dogwood trees. Free. Noon11 PM Fri., 10 AM-11 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. (Artist market closes 7 PM Fri. & Sat.). 404/817-6642.


April 4-14 Annual event of the Atlanta Film Society celebrates the city’s vibrant arts community through screenings, educational events and parties that combine film with food, music and art. Multiple venues.


May 30-June 2 A celebration of Southern food and beverage traditions with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists in Midtown Atlanta. 877/725-8849.


March 7-17 A community celebration of Jewish heritage featuring everything from jazz and orchestra to folk and rock’n’roll at multiple Atlanta locations.

ATLANTA SCIENCE FESTIVAL March 9-23 Local showcase of

science and technology for all ages with engaging events, presentations and performances around town. March 23 Exploration Expo, a free, family-friendly science day from 11 AM-4 PM at Piedmont Park with 100+ interactive exhibits, handson experiments, demonstrations and performances. 770/322-4992.


April 27-28 Set in the foothills of the


March 30-31 Annual fest in Blackburn Park features an arts & crafts market, music performances (Wallflowers, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and Romantics), Kidz Zone, Pet World, classic car show, food trucks and blooming cherry trees. 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 10 AM-7:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. Free. Cherry Blossom 5k, March 23.


the works of 125 artists, plus live acoustic music, children’s play area, food and beverages on Peachtree Road/ Dresden and Applegate Drive. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


North Georgia mountains, Dahlonega’s celebration of Southern Appalachian culture features live bluegrass and oldtime music, a juried artists market of traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, dance, food and more in the town’s historic square. Free. Pre-festival events on April 26 include jamming on the square and a live and silent country auction.



largest free jazz festivals culminates with a musical showcase at Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend.

eat barbecue and enjoy live music at Atlantic Station, 2-6 PM (VIP: noon entry). Designed for ages 21+.

live music, food and local artisans in an all-ages, family-friendly festival environment. Gates open at 4 PM Fri., noon on Sat. at Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atl.

ATL. GRILLED CHEESE FEST April 13 Celebrate melty, cheesy

goodness at Atlantic Station, with tasting sessions from 11 AM-2 PM & 2:30-5:30 PM in the Pinnacle Lot.

May 25-26 One of the country’s


March 2 Sample beer and bourbon,

May 4 Choate Construction’s

annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation features 120+ stellar cars and bikes, plus BBQ, craft brews, live music and silent auction. 8200 Roberts Dr., Atl. 4-7 PM.


May 31-June 1 Enjoy a lineup of

Atlanta Science Fest Exploration Expo – March 23

Ga. Renaissance Fest – April 13-June 2 and comedy shows, games and rides, artists market, birds of prey, royal petting zoo, and a smorgasbord of food and drink. 10:30 AM-6 PM Sat. & Sun. and Memorial Day. I-85 to exit 61-Fairburn/Peachtree City. 770/964-



Irish Lights Festival – March 16 at Park Tavern chastain park ARTS FEST May 11-12 Outdoor showcase of

original works by 185 artists and artisans at Atlanta’s Chastain Park, with live entertainment and music, gourmet food trucks and children’s area. 4469 Stella Dr., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Free.


March 23-24 Annual event features hundreds of art and craft exhibitors, food courts, cultural performances, live music, children’s area, “Pink Out,” and more at the Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy. 10 AM-5 PM. $5 parking.


April 27-28 Arts and crafts festival features artist demonstrations, acoustic music, children’s area and

food at City Town Center, 3167 Main Street, Duluth. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


May 11-12 Whimsical artist market in Dunwoody Village with live music, food court and Kidz Zone with rides, crafts and games. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. Free parking/shuttles.


April 6-7 Juried arts & crafts festival with children’s area, live music, and food/drink concessions at Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.

GA. RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL April 13-June 2 (weekends) Eat,

drink and be merry at this 16th century European country faire featuring a multi-acre kingdom with jousting knights and strolling thespians, music

April 27 Unlimited samples of over 75 craft beers, plus live music and food trucks at John Howell Park, Virginia Highlands, 797 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. Sessions: 11 AM-2:30 PM & 3-7 PM. Ages 21+. $29.


March 20-23 Celebrate “Perfection” at this 27th annual benefit for the High Museum, with a spectacular showcase of exclusive wine, food and art events around town, capped by the Friday Fête March 22 and the Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction on March 23 in the Tents at Atlantic Station.


April 26-28 Annual festival features arts & crafts, street market, parade (2 PM Sat.), live music, kids’ activities and food vendors from 11 AM-8:30 PM Sat., 11 AM-7 PM Sun. (market hours: 11 AM-6 PM Sat.-Sun.); free. Tour of Homes: 12-4 PM Fri., 12-6 PM Sat. & Sun.; $25 ($20 adv).


March 22-31 Macon’s splashy salute features arts & crafts, concerts, shows, entertainment, parade, amusement rides, food trucks, hot air balloons and more, set against a pink backdrop of 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom.


March 16 Come in costume for this St. Patrick’s Day party at Park Tavern with headliner Lost Kings, DJs, contests and more, presented by A Social Mess from 2 PM-2:30 AM. $20$75. Ages 21+ only. 500 10th St. NE, Atl.


April 13-14 Annual fest features 250 arts & crafts booths, kids zone, live entertainment and more downtown, near the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Kick-off parade: 9:30 AM Sat. starting at Adams Park. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 12-5 PM Sun. Free. 770/423-1330.


March 9 Live bands, entertainment and green beer at Park Tavern, 500 10th S., Atl. $10. Doors open at 1 PM. Ages 21+.

Marietta Greek Festival

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FUN AROUND TOWN an artisan marketplace, dancing, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. 3-11 PM Fri., 10 AM-11 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. $5 (free, 12 & under).



April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25 Open-air showcase of locally-created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park. Held 2nd & 4th Sat., April-Nov., 9 AM-2 PM.


May 4-5 Annual arts & crafts festival of handmade goods, plus acoustic music, children’s activities and Farmer’s Market (9 AM-noon Sat.) at Glover Park in the Marietta Square. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 770/794-5601.

piedmont park’s GREEN MARKET

Opening March 30 Farm-fresh food, baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM every Saturday through Nov.


March 10 Fun doggie field day shines a light on the importance of pet adoption and getting outside to play with games, vendors, photo booth, dog

Pebble Hill Plantation

Georgia Trust Spring Ramble to Thomasville – April 12-14 art project, Park Tavern food and beer garden and more at Piedmont Park, Atl.


March 23 Over 300 beers, local food and live music at Roswell Town Square, 610 S. Atlanta St. 2-6 PM (1 PM, VIP). Ages 21+ only. Benefits STAR House Foundation. $60-$120.


May 4-5 Outdoor festival celebrates

the visual and performing arts at Historic Towne Square, 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun.


April 20-21 Outdoor festival features 150 arts & crafts participants, plus children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations and more. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs. 404/873-1222.


March 28-31 Food and drink festival presented by Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain celebrates spring with signature dinners, master classes and al fresco tasting events, with appearances by award-winning chefs, cookbook authors, wine makers and more.

Atlanta Home Show March 22-24 Cobb Galleria Centre Carpenter Clint Harp of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” will speak at 1 PM Fri. and 1 & 4 PM Sat. 98


April 6 Outdoor chicken wing festival in City Springs serves up tasty offerings from Atlanta restaurants, plus frosty brews, live local music, contests and tailgate games from noon-7 PM. 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.


April 27-28 Held on the Village Green in downtown Smyrna, the fest features arts & crafts booths, food, live music and entertainment, children’s activities and more. 200 Village Green Cir. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. 770/423-1330.


May 4-5 Arts & crafts festival at Briscoe Park with 200+ vendors, live entertainment, food, and a kid’s field of fun activities. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. 2500 Sawyer Pkwy. Free shuttle from Snellville First Baptist (Sat. only).

restaurants, plus chef competitions, cooking demos, live music and entertainment from 5-10 PM downtown. Tastes: $1-$3 each.



April 28 Annual food fest from 11 AM-7 PM in the Historic Marietta Square features 75+ restaurants and caterers, five live music stages, Kid’s Alley, sports corner, cooking stage, food trucks and sunset concert. Free. Tastes: $1-$5. North Park Square. 770/429-1115.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

and St. Patrick’s Day Party features 350+ beers, live music, games and local food vendors at Suwanee Town Center Park, 300 Town Center Ave. 1-5 PM (noon, VIP). Ages 21+. $60 ($55 adv.).

June 1-2 Annual fest in this historic Atlanta neighborhood features a juried artist market of 250+ fine artists, live music, local market of hand-made goods, KidsFest with games, crafts and entertainment. Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive.




March 16 American Craft Beer Fest

May 11-12 Food, fun and family

entertainment at this outdoor bash in the Historic Auburn Avenue District, 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atl. 11 AM-9 PM Sat., 1-8 PM Sun.


April 19-21 Southeast’s popular environmental, music and craft beer event returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, featuring four stages of music and over 45 bands (including Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell), Artist Market, 5K (Sat.), food trucks and more. $154, 3-day pass.


May 2 Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from 50+

April 25-27 Annual indoor art show features a diverse selection of art, crafts and jewelry by 100 Southeastern artists, plus food, live entertainment and a Children’s Market. Wesleyan School, 5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners. Free admission and parking. 7-9 PM Thurs., 11 AM-7:30 PM Fri., 10 AM-4 PM Sat. 770/448-7640 x 4441.


March 23-24 Family-friendly food and music event features chicken wing restaurants, rock bands, Arts & Crafts, Kid Zone with inflatables and rides. Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton. Noon-8 PM Sat., noon-6 PM Sun. Free (food/drink tix available for purchase). 404/640-



May 4-5 Pet party in the park with live music, dog contests, kid’s area with inflatables, pet adoptions, vendors, arts & crafts and food trucks at Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave. 11 AM-7 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun. Free.


March 1-April 30 Atlanta Blooms, seasonal showcase of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and more. March 8-10 Atlanta Orchid Society Show, browse hundreds of orchids on sale in Day Hall, 9 AM-5 PM. Through April 7 “Orchid Daze,” explore the exquisite beauty and fragrance of these exotic blooms at the Fuqua Orchid Center. Orchid Market Weekends: March 2-3, April 6-7. Through April 27 “Conservation through Creation: The Works of Ed, Philip and Matt Moulthrop,” exhibit spotlights the connection between art and nature by three generations of the Atlanta woodturning artists, known for their iconic bowls. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-

“Orchid Daze” through April 7 Atlanta Botanical Garden



March 22-24 Georgia’s largest home show features hundreds of home improvement exhibitors at Cobb Galleria Centre, plus a Tiny Home Village, product demonstrations and presentations by experts including HGTV’s Clint Harp. 10 AM-6 PM Fri., 10 AM-8 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. $10 ($8 online, free for 12 & under, and 65 and older); $5 parking. 800/395-1350.

children. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell.



April 19-20 Garden Fair & Plant Sale, shop hundreds of plants, plus yard art, sculptures, birdhouses and more at Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. May 11 Annual garden tour.



design events hosted by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center features presentations, parties, book signings and product launches. 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atl.

May 11 Tea with “Beatrix Potter,” 1-3 PM, games, crafts and tea. Must RSVP. May 12 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/6403855.


March 8-17 Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show, features over 150 unique quilts made by local artists. April 3 Azalea Garden opening, 11:45 AM, bring sack lunch for picnic, lemonade and cookies will be served. April 27 Garden Faire, shop for unique gifts and garden decor, 9 AM-4 PM. May 8-Aug. 31 Exhibit: Honoring President Theodore Roosevelt. May 12 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. Lectures March 27 Native American History in N. Ga., archaeologist Jim Langford. April 17 Early SE and Colonial Ga. May 4 Bullochs to the Roosevelts. Lectures at 7 PM. $6. Must RSVP. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6

April 23-25 Annual market of

DRUID HILLS TOUR OF HOMES AND GARDENS April 12-14 Visit five lovely homes

and a garden in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods at this annual benefit tour to preserve the area’s historical integrity. Tour hours: 1-5 PM Fri., 10 AM-5 PM Sat.-Sun. $30 ($25 adv.).

GARDENS FOR CONNOISSEURS TOUR May 11-12 Benefit for the Atlanta

Botanical Garden features private gardens throughout metro Atlanta, from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases. 10 AM-5 PM. $35. 404/591-1597.


April 12-14 Spring Ramble to Thomasville: Tour grand historic homes

and explore storied sites. June 8 Forsyth Expedition: selfguided tour of the commercial historic district including Courthouse Square and homes from the mid-19th and early-20th centuries. 9 AM-5 PM. Benefits the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.


March 23-24 Self-guided tour of stunning residential kitchens in Atlanta’s most esteemed neighborhoods, plus chef demonstrations. 10 AM-4 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. $40 ($35 adv.) Toast of the Tour kickoff event, 6:30-10 PM March 22 ($75).


March 15-17, April 19-21, May 17-19 North Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, re-claimed architectural and home & garden decor. 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri., 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3. 770/8893400.


March 7-10, April 11-14, May 9-12 World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 10:45 AM-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri. & Sat., 10

AM-4 PM Sun. $5. 404/361-2000.


May 9-June 2 Spring showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents at 4315 Garmon Road NW, Atl., a new estate designed by architecture firm Logan Design Group and built by Southern Gentry Homes, with grounds by Joe A. Gayle & Associates.


May 12 Mother’s Day, 1-4 PM. Free self-guided tours. Bring canned item. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770/641-



March 20-24 Annual showcase of 500+ new cars at the Georgia World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 235 Northside Dr., Atl. Produced by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association. Noon-9 PM Wed.-Thurs., noon-10 PM Fri., 10 AM-10 PM Sat., 10 AM-8 PM Sun. $12 ($6, ages 6-12). 770/916-1741.


April 27-28 Georgia’s Motoring Festival features everything from hot rods to motorcycles and monster

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March 2-24 Atlanta Preservation Center’s Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites offers free public access to historic and cultural sites, with 200+ events, from guided tours to performances.


with 100+ classes and a shopping floor with hundreds of local and national brands at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy. SE, Atl. 10 AM-8 PM Fri., 9 AM-7 PM Sat. $8 (free for 8 & under); classes $19-$49; VIP $129.


April 12-13 Pinterest comes to life


May 27 Largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia, held at the Memorial Garden at Roswell City Hall. 617 Atlanta St. 770/640-3253.

The clown fish lives symbiotically within the anemone, trading cleaning and nutrients for protection and nesting grounds.

“Great Barrier Reef” – Fernbank Museum trucks, plus vendor midway, live music, kids’ zone and more at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 9 AM-5 PM Sat., 9 AM-4 PM Sun. $15 (free, ages 12 & under); $20 weekend pass.


March 16 Atlanta’s longest running event (dating back to 1858) features a family-friendly parade of floats, dancers, musicians, giant balloons, marching bands and more in Midtown Atlanta along Peachtree Street from Ivan Allen Boulevard to Marietta Street. Noon-1:30 PM.


March 2 Science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming, takes place at multiple locations in downtown Atlanta. 7 PM-midnight.


April 25-28 “100 Years of Magic” at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 7:30 PM Thurs., 10:40 AM & 7:30 PM Fri., 1 & 5 PM Sat.-Sun.


May 4 Live viewing of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse, 16470 Westbrook Road, Milton. 5-9:30 PM. Benefits CDA Kids.



April 6 Watch the most exciting horse racing in Georgia at Kingston Downs, between Rome and Cartersville, with festivities from 10 AM-7 PM, including Jack Russell Terrier races, Kids Corral, food and vendors, contests for best hats, tailgates and picnic box and more. Opening ceremonies at 12:30 PM, first race at 1:30 PM.

Infinite Energy Center Arena

March 9-10 Professional Bull Riders April 12-13 Joyce Meyer Ministries April 25-28 Disney On Ice Forum

March 7-9 Sewing & Quilt Expo 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


March 16-17 Southeast’s premier train show with operating model railroads and 250+ vendors at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $10 (free, ages 8 & under), $5 parking.


March 2 Off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners and obstacles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB

signature culinary event with wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. April 20 Great Bunny Chase 5K & Fun Run May 4 Chattahoochee Challenge Half Triathlon/Duathlon May 24-26 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, Robin Lake Beach. June 15 Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.

March 10-May 31 “Eco Tinker: Interactive Exhibits,” S.T.E.A.M.themed outdoor stations. “Flying into the Future” kickoff, 12-4 PM March 10. March 29-30, April 5-6 Spring Native Plant Sale, 10 AM-5 PM. May 11 Rockin’ at the River Gala. May 12 Sundays on the River Concert: TBA June 1-2 Flying Colors Butterfly Fest. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-

2055. Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes,


Animal Encounters, Creature Features. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-

March 28 Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive, 7 PM. 1 State Farm Dr.



May 18-27 77th annual circus comes to town at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta with The Big Top circus performances, carnival rides and attractions, festival food and flea market. 2245 Callaway Road. Midway opens 5 PM Mon.-Fri., 10 AM Sat. & Memorial Day, noon Sun. $7 entry (10 & under, free), $5 parking. 404/872-5818.


Garden Library tour, 11 AM. Kenan Research Center tour, 1 PM. Must RSVP. 404/688-3353 x 15. March 29 History on the Rocks April 8 Egg Hunt, 10 AM-1 PM. Exhibitions Just opened “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Through Sept. 29 “Barbecue Nation.” Ongoing “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404/814-



March 14, April 11, May 9 Poetry Readings, 7:30 PM.



Through May 27 “Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™,” explore yoga, kung fu and more at activity stations. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history

Through May 5 “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs,” immersive exhibit features fossils, interactives, life-sized models and dioramas. Giant Screen Theater Through May 2 “Great Barrier Reef,” 3D, living treasure trove of biodiversity. Through June 1 “Flying Monsters,” 3D, when pterosaurs ruled the sky. May 3-Sept. 5 “Great Bear Rainforest,” 3D, pristine wilderness environment in British Columbia. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on the 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


March 23, April 27, May 25 History, Mystery, and Mayhem, 6:30-7:30 PM. Ongoing Weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/688-2107.

April 20 “Eggstravaganza” Easter Egg

Hunt for ages 12 & under. Adv. tickets recommended. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-5338.



Starting March 30 Lasershow

March 30-April 7 Spring FUN Break at Crossroads.

March-April Celebrate Spring! with themed weekends and a dazzling backdrop of blooming azaleas. March 28-31 Sip & Savor Spring,

Spectacular, Saturday nights through May, daily from Memorial Weekend. April 21 Easter Sunrise Service, 7 AM at top of mountain and Memorial Lawn.


Park gates open at 4 AM. May 24-27 Memorial Day Weekend – Salute The Troops, Lasershow and extended fireworks on Memorial Lawn. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain.



April 27 ZooPaws adoption event with Atlanta Humane Society in Grant Park.

May 4 Beastly Feast May 25 Brew at the Zoo with beer and wine tastings, food, live music and animal encounters. 21+. June 3-16 Art Gone Wild. Ongoing Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations, wildlife shows and animal encounters. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/624-



May 18-19 Showcase of green living at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 10 AM-6 PM Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun.

ATL. BELTLINE WESTSIDE 5K July 13 Run/walk through the

historic West End and Westview neighborhoods, traveling along the West End Trail, 7:30 AM. Lee + White, 933 Lee St. SW, Atl.


Home Games April 1, 3-4 Chicago Cubs April 5-7 Miami Marlins April 11-14 New York Mets April 16-18 Arizona Diamondbacks April 26-28 Colorado Rockies April 29-May 2 San Diego Padres May 14-16 St. Louis Cardinals

AHS “Run for the Rescues” – March 23

Georgia Steeplechase – April 6 at Kingston Downs May 17-19 Milwaukee Brewers May 28-29 Washington Nationals May 31-June 2 Detroit Tigers

Peachtree qualifier.

SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.

May 18 5K benefit walk for Cystic


Home Games March 1 Greenville Swamp Rabbits March 13 South Carolina Stingrays March 15 Florida Everblades March 17 Norfolk Admirals March 23 Kansas City Mavericks March 24 Greenville Swamp Rabbits March 27 Orlando Solar Bears April 7 South Carolina Stingrays Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth.


March 1 Chicago Bulls March 6 San Antonio Spurs March 9 Brooklyn Nets March 10 New Orleans Pelicans March 13 Memphis Grizzlies March 19 Houston Rockets March 21 Utah Jazz March 23 Philadelphia 76ers March 29 Portland Trail Blazers March 31 Milwaukee Bucks April 3 Philadelphia 76ers April 10 Indiana Pacers State Farm Arena, Atl.


March 23 One-mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM and 5K at 9:15 AM at Suwanee Town Center Amphitheatre to benefit AHS. Post-race awards, prizes and more. runsignup. com/atlantahumanesociety.


May 19 National Kidney Foundation’s community pledge walk at Atlantic Station. 770/452-1539.


Fibrosis Foundation, 9:30 AM at Suwanee Town Center, Suwanee.

April 28 Recreational ride in Roswell with 18, 42 and 64-mile routes. Start/ finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road.


April 13 Grant Park’s 5K race at 9:30

KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge

AM, followed by Pub Crawl at 11 AM.

kids and families at Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr. NE, Atl. 11 AM-7 PM.


March 2 Free mobile fitness event for

Marietta Mardi Gras 5K FUN Run + WALK

March 2 Race on the Marietta Square with a 5K (Peachtree qualifier, USATF certified) at 8 AM, 1K at 9 AM, Tot Trot at 9:15 AM, plus music, costume contest and more. Benefits Jr. League of Cobb-Marietta.

Northside Hospital Atlanta Women’s 5K

April 13 Atlanta Track Club hosts this run for women and girls at Cheney Stadium, 741 Connally St. SE, Atl., with 8 AM start.

OVARIAN CYCLE ATLANTA March 24 Indoor cycling ride to

benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 1-5 PM at TURN Studio, 6405 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs.

PUBLIX ATLANTA MARATHON March 16 Kids Marathon, 9 AM,

Centennial Olympic Park: 2.62K (7-14), 262m (8 & under), 26.2m (4 & under). March 17 Marathon (18 & older), Half Marathon (14 & older), 5K (8 & older), 7 AM, Centennial Olympic Park.



this run and walk through Midtown. 800/849-RACE.

March 16 Come in costume for


April 5-7 Suzuki Championship 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. April 13 Run through the meadow,

past babbling creeks and over the rolling hills, 9 AM. 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills.


March 16 Jr. League of Atlanta’s Irishthemed, family-friendly race at Atlantic Station with a 5K, 10K and 1K Kids Run. Peachtree qualifier.


May 11 Trail ultramarathon at 7:30 AM at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs.


March 16 Benefit run for GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta/Roswell, with 5K at 9 AM, 1 Mile Walk at 9:45 AM, and Kids Dash at 10:30 AM at John Howell Park, 801 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl.


March 23 5K RunWalk & Kid’s Fun Run on a flat course along the river banks at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. Peachtree qualifier. Post-race Family Water Festival with DJ, raffles, face painting, vendors and kids’ crafts.


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March 8-24 “Six Degrees of Separation,” a con man insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple with unexpected results. Shows at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/6638989.


April 12-28 “Big Fish,” charming musical about a father’s epic tales. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.


March 23-April 28 “Falsettos,” landmark musical about how we love, live and grow. Previews: March 21-22. June 1-23 “Jump,” journey of selfdiscovery. Previews: May 30-31. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/6077469.


March 20-April 14 “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous,” explores the political landscape with wry humor, and a true believer’s heart. 14 + May 1-26 “Ride the Cyclone,” original

new musical that’s part comedy, part tragedy and wholly unexpected. 13 + Hertz Series Through March 10 “Goodnight, Tyler.” A young black man haunts his best friend as others quibble over his legacy, seeking common ground. 14 + April 5-28 “Approval Junkie,” witty and candid one-woman show by comedienne/journalist Faith Salie. 18 + Family Series March 9-April 14 “The Wizard of Oz,” magical production of the timeless story with iconic songs. Grades K-12th. Theatre for the Very Young March 9-April 7 “Gimme Please!,” a play about friendship. Ages newborn-5. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.


May 2-19 “Love & Money,” a wealthy widow’s plans to donate her worldly goods hits a snag in an incisive and hysterical portrait of the trials of class, family, legacy, race and the power of a good story. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105.


March 22-24 “Look/Don’t Touch,” the playful side of dance. 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre.

Disney on Ice “100 Years of Magic” April 25-28 – Infinite Energy Center, Duluth April 12-13 “Return to a Strange Land” & “The Premiere” at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. April 13-14 “Beauty & the Beast,” City Springs. May 10-12 Director’s Choice, 8 PM Fri.-Sat. & 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Cobb Energy Centre. 404/892-3303.


April 12-28 “Singin’ in the Rain,” hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score. 8 PM Thurs.Sat., 2 PM Sun. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta. 404/377-

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March 2, 5, 8, 10 “Eugene Onegin,” the romantic story of love and loss with Tchaikovsky’s masterful score. April 27 & 30, May 3 & 5 “La Traviata,” Verdi’s grand opera tells the story of Violetta, who trades in her coquettish lifestyle for love, but then must sacrifice that love for family. Staged at Cobb Energy Centre at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 7:30 PM Tues., 3 PM Sun. 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. Mangia! pre-show dining offered before each mainstage performance on the Mezzanine level. The Discoveries Series March 28-31 Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera “Maria de Buenos Aires,” staged at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce. 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 404/881-8885.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL March 3 David Foster March 12 Little Feat

March 30 Snap Judgment LIVE! April 5 John Prine April 12 Joan Baez April 19 John Cusack live, plus screening of hit comedy “High Fidelity” May 5 Tom Jones June 27 Rick Springfield with ASO June 28 Ben Folds with ASO Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.


2 6 7 7,

Classical Fairy Tales: Ravel Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Chamber Recital 9 Slavic Delight!: Kodály, Conus, Tchaikovsky March 21, 23 Strauss, Brahms March 28-29 Beethoven, Schumann April 4 Chamber Recital April 4, 6 Gandolfi, Mozart, Bartók April 11, 13-14 Beethoven, Bernstein April 17 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven April 25-27 Elgar Cello Concerto May 2, 4 Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinsky May 4 BRAVO: Très Chic May 9, 11 Prior, Oliverio, Beethoven May 22 Jonathan Biss: Beethoven May 23 Chamber Recital May 23, 25 Fabulous France May 30, June 1-2 Beethoven, Bernstein June 6, 8 Beethoven’s Fidelio Movies in Concert March 15-16 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 7:30 PM May 17-18 Jaws, 8 PM June 14-15 Casablanca, 8 PM Family March 17 Magical Music Adventure Music for the Very Young

Carol Rosegg

March 2-3, 9-10, 23-24 Little Hansel and Gretel

April 27-28, May 4-5 Cooper’s Cat Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra March 10 Crescendo Concert May 12 Finale Concert Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000.


March 9 Tributes, 7:30 PM, Lassiter High School Auditorium, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. May 11 We Got Talent - Yes We Do!, 3 PM, Bailey Performance Center, KSU, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw.

Aurora Theatre

March 7-April 7 “Men With Money,” romantic romp full of dreams, schemes and lavish musical numbers set in 1950s Manhattan – with an alternative twist. March 22-April 14 “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End,” funny one-woman show. April 5-28 Festival de MicroTeatro May 2-June 2 “Native Gardens.” Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. Aurora Children’s Playhouse Spring “Loggerhead Island” (3/16), “The Princess And The Pea Y’all” (3/23), “Georgia Grown” (4/3), “Un Mundo de Cuentos” (4/13), “Broadway for Kids” (5/4), “It’s Electric” (5/11). Comedy Nights May 10-11 Dad’s Garage 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-6222.


March 5 Gin Blossoms March 21 Lucinda Williams April 10-11 Todd Rundgren April 26-27 Kathleen Madigan 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/8432825.


March 24 “A Musical Passport to Europe” concert, 3 PM, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE. June 2 Memorial Day/Armed Forces Day concert, 3 PM, First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. 404/872-5338.

CAPITOL CITY OPERA CO. March 22-24 “Gianni Schicchi/

Buoso’s Ghost,” two one-act opera comedies, Conant Center for the Performing Arts, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Dinner and a Diva March 19 “Lucio Silla” April 16 “Pirates of Penzance” May 21 “Carmen” Petite Violette Restaurant, 2948 Clairmont Road NE, Atl. 404/634-6268.



Tyler Eisenreich, Zina Ellis and Kaitlyn Mayse

“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” – April 5-7 at Fox Theatre June 29 Dead & Company 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/4435090. thelakewoodamphitheater. com.

inspiring story about a boy’s passion for dance with rousing score by Elton John. Shows at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat. and 2 PM Sun. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre. 404/477-



Through March 10 “Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show” March 12-17 “The Joshua Show, Episode 2” March 19-31 “Galapagos George, the Little Tortoise That Could” April 2-May 26 “Harold and the Purple Crayon!” April 13 Randel McGee and Groark New Direction Series March 1-3 “Ashes.” Mysterious house fires are rattling a small Norwegian community in an emotional thriller with a shocking twist. Ages 14 + May 16-19 Xperimental Puppetry Theater, bold, original works. Ages 18 + Special Exhibit Through Sept. 1 “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.


Family Series



May 10-18 “Things My Mother Taught Me,” comedy about a couple moving into their first apartment together. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/5163330.

CITY SPRINGS THEATRE Co. March 8-17 “South Pacific.” Love

transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping tale set on a tropical island during World War II. May 3-12 “Billy Elliott the Musical,”

COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE March 6 James Bay March 23 Hozier May 7-8 Shinedown

800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl.


March 9-10 Cowboy Junkies March 15 City Winery Cabaret March 23-24 Aaron Neville March 30 Kermit Ruffins April 7 John Parr April 12 Joan Osborne April 25 Graham Parker, Adam Ezra May 17-18 The Producers

April 14 Field Day/Spring Fieldwork Showcase, Core Studios. April 25 Lunchtime in the Studio, 139 Sycamore St., Decatur. Free: RSVP. May 24-25 EnCore: Dance on Film Festival, Core Studios. June 2 Planetary Dance, ritual of healing and community renewal.

650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atl.


March 2, 5, 8, 10 Atlanta Opera: “Eugene Onegin” March 14 KC & The Sunshine Band March 15-16 Jeff Foxworthy March 17 Amos Lee March 22-24 Atlanta Ballet: “Look/ Don’t Touch” March 25 Carol Burnett March 29 Kristin Chenoweth March 30 Temptations & Four Tops April 1 Jackson Browne April 4 George Clinton April 5-14 Shen Yun 2019 April 27 & 30, May 3 & 5 Atlanta Opera: “La Traviata” May 10-12 Atlanta Ballet: Director’s Choice May 15 “Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical” May 17 Amanda Palmer June 7-9 “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800-



April 23-28 A deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Staged at the Fox Theatre, 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.


March 3 Michael Martin Murphey March 6 Richard Shindell March 16 Michelle Malone March 24 David Wilcox April 16 Dave Alvin, Jimmie D. Gilmore April 28 Radney Foster 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.



March 8 Robbie Lynn Hunsinger March 29 Maya Kodes, virtual singer April 5, 11, 13, 19 DramaTech: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Georgia Tech.

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Through March 3 “Les Misérables” March 5 Mariah Carey March 8 AllStar Legends of Hip Hop March 9 Experience Hendrix Tour, multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix

March 14 Celtic Woman: Ancient Land March 22-24 “Jersey Boys” March 26 The Price Is Right Live! April 2 Why Don’t We April 5-7 “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” 10 2Cellos 11 Sebastian Maniscalco 12 Derek Hough: Live! 13 Atlanta Blues Festival: Sir Charles Jones, Calvin Richardson, Tucka, Ronnie Bell, Pokey Bear, Theodis Ealey April 14 John Crist April 18-19 Aziz Ansari April 23-28 “Dear Evan Hansen” May 8 Judas Priest, Uriah Heep May 11 Eddie Izzard, Wunderbar May 12-13 Greta Van Fleet May 23-26 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/881-

April April April April



Musical.” Broadway’s Golden Age, the Roaring 20s and Woody Allen’s comic genius unite in a splashy delight. FamilyStage Series March 2, 9, 16 “A Wrinkle in Time,” an extraordinary adventure, 11AM. March 5, 10 “And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” 7 PM. April 13, 20, 27 “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” 11 AM. Concert Series March 11 Joe Gransden’s Big Band, 8 PM. April 22 Annie Sellick, 8 PM. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.

GEORGIA FESTIVAL CHORUS March 10 Concert at Clairmont Presbyterian Church, Decatur.

March 17 Concert at First Baptist Church Dalton.

March 31 Concert at Kennesaw UMC. April 7 Concert at GraceLife Church, Marietta.


GA. METRO DANCE THEATRE March 22-24 “Coppélia and the

March 8-10 “Remembering Iris,” dancing celebration of Iris Hensley, Georgia Ballet founder. 7 PM Fri., 7:30 PM Sat., 2:30 & 6 PM Sun. at Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, Marietta.

Magical Toy Shop,” classic ballet comedy. Shows at 7:30 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sat.-Sun. at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy. 678/287-9020.



Through March 17 “Driving Miss

Daisy,” story of unlikely friendship and the history of Atlanta in the 20th century. April 11-28 “Bullets Over Broadway the

March 9 Sensory Friendly concert, 2 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. April 6 Spectacular Showpieces, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center.

“Harold and the Purple Crayon!” April 2-May 26 – Center for Puppetry Arts April 28 GSO Chorus presents America, Vol. 5: A New America, works of Berstein, Larsen and Lauridsen, 3 PM, Bailey Performance Center, KSU. May 11 Genuinely Georgia, musical adventure with vivid images of the state’s natural lands, 8 PM, Marietta Performing Arts Center. 770/4292390.

June 8 Balsam Range with The Atlanta Pops Ensemble, 8 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/594-

portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for a girl’s soccer team. March 22-April 21 “Pipeline.” A dedicated high school teacher grapples with the public and private school systems as she rallies to save her son. May 17-June 23 “Cake.” Love proves to be the key ingredient when a baker is asked to make a non-traditional wedding cake in this funny new play. 1083 Austin Ave., Atl. 404/584-7450.


Infinite Energy Center March 9-10 Professional Bull Riders Unleash the Beast March 28 Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Brynn Cartelli April 25-28 Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic May 31 4 Latidos: Camila & Sin Banderas Aug. 24 Marco Antonio Solís Theater March 8-10 “Cinderella,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. May 17-19 “The Little Mermaid,” Northeast Atlanta Ballet. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

“Jersey Boys”

March 22-24 Award-winning musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.

“LES Misérables”

Through March 3 Epic and uplifting musical, set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love,



Through March 3 “The Wolves.” A




Shen Yun April 5-14 Cobb Energy Centre

passion, sacrifice and redemption with a thrilling score and beloved songs. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.

Through March 10 “The Mountaintop,” fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth. April 19-May 5 “Real Life: An Original Hip-Hopera,” two-act musical explores the attitudes of urban living. May 9-26 “A View from the Bridge,” tragedy tests the limits of family bonds and personal honor. May 31-June 9 “A Raisin in the Sun,” a play about dreams and family. 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770/426-



March 5 Queensrÿche March 7 Travis Greene, Mosaic MSC 75 MLK Jr Dr. SW, Atl. 404/577-8178.

MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM March 30 George Strait, Chris

Stapleton, Chris Janson and Ashley 1 AMB Dr. NW, Atl.


March 23 “Blockbusters!,” favorite choral-orchestral selections with Georgia Philharmonic, 7:30 PM, Lassiter Concert Hall, Marietta. May 10 MOS Goes to the Movies with the Tyrone Jackson Trio, 8 PM, Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd. 770/594-7974.


March 14-30 “I Am My Own Wife,” one-person show tells the fascinating tale of a real-life German transvestite who survives the Nazi onslaught and the East German Communist regime. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atl. 404/448-



Through March 2 “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” rock musical. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/W1, Atl. 678/231-1263.


March 2 Off The Edge, dance March 16 Anoushka Shankar April 6 Capitol Steps April 12-14 “Candide” April 16 GSU Percussion Ensemble April 27 Etienne Charles with GSU Jazz Band 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.

“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” April 5-7 Contemporary take on the classic tale with a lush production featuring an incredible orchestra, beloved songs, jaw-dropping transformations and surprising twists in a hilarious and romantic Broadway experience. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.

SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER March 1 Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 March 8-17 “South Pacific,” City

Springs Theatre Co. March 14 Exploring Mars with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins April 3 Cyber Revolution: Professor Isaac Ben-Israel April 5 Three Dog Night April 12-13 Atlanta Ballet April 13-14 Atlanta Ballet 2: “Beauty & the Beast” April 19 “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” The Second City May 3-12 “Billy Elliott the Musical,” City Springs Theatre Co. May 6 National Geographic Live: Primatologist Mireya Mayor May 17-19 Atlanta Opera 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.



March 13-April 7 “Shenandoah,” musical story of one family’s struggle during the Civil War comes alive in an immersive production, staged alongside an actual Civil War reenactment. May 8-June 9 “Ragtime,” awardwinning musical tells the diverse stories of African Americans, immigrants and the elite upper-class as the nation enters the 20th century. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770/4631110.


March 28-April 14 “Angry Fags,” uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meetsFight Club fantasia about how good ideas go bad in a world premiere by Topher Payne. 1105 Euclid Ave., Atl.


“Dear Evan Hansen” – April 23-28 at Fox Theatre Crawford, Chico Bean May 11 Michelle Obama May 29 Ozzy Osbourne June 8 Ariana Grande 1 State Farm Dr., next to CNN Center.

& 3 PM Sun. at 7 Stages Backstage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl.


Symphony on the Square

Through March 24 “The Pitmen Painters,” humorous tale of character over class in the British mining community and high society art circles set between the World Wars. April 10-May 5 “I Love To Eat,” a salty voyage around the world of love, life and comfort food, set in the Greenwich Village kitchen of Chef James Beard. May 29-June 30 “Five Guys Named Moe,” exuberant musical with hit songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan. Joe Gransden Jazz Series April 14 “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” with guest Deborah Bowman. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500.



State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park


the impact of the closing of Detroit’s last auto plant. 7:30 PM Wed.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sat.-Sun., 11 AM March 1 & 6. Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-8849. 404/532-1901.


April 5-7, 10-14 Take an enchanting journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture in an epic production of dance and music with a live orchestra at the Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 7:30 PM Wed.Fri., 2 & 7:30 PM Sat., 1 PM Sun.



March 22-April 14 “Secrets of a Soccer Mom,” three women seek to recapture their youthful exuberance after a friendly game ignites their spark. May 24-June 16 “Ain’t Misbehavin.’” A versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs made famous by the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller in a jumpin’ new beat, swing musical. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.

April 20 Whitesnake May 18 The 1975 June 19 Jon Bellion June 30 “Weird Al” Yankovic July 22 Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat

World, Ra Ra Riot Aug. 24 Yacht Rock Revue Sept. 4 Mark Knopfler 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road. 404/233-2227.


March 3 Fleetwood Mac March 12 P!NK March 16 Winter Jam: Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, Newsong, Hollyn March 20 Mumford & Sons March 24 Impractical Jokers March 26 Muse March 28 Jeff Dunham April 7 KISS April 12 Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, Mark Curry, Karlous Miller, Lavell


March 9 Paradocs March 30 Ga. Players Guild: Music of Bruce Springsteen & Tom Petty April 6 Strand Ole Opry: Music of Simon & Garfunkel April 11-14, 17-21 Murder! at The Strand II: Dark Matters May 11 Ga. Players Guild: Music of Chicago and The Beach Boys Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.

May 25 Spring Pops Concert, Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta.

April 11-May 5 “The Hero’s Wife.” A woman tries to reconnect with her troubled husband, a former Navy SEAL. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. June 6-30 “Hands of Color.” A racist finds his world turned upside down. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 5 PM Sun. One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/484-8636.


March 15-31 Georgia Senior Follies. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-9178.



Through March 10 “Skeleton Crew,”


March 23 Yacht Rock Revue April 5-6 Dark Star Orchestra May 16 Michael Schenker Fest 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl. 404/5247354.


April 24 Santana July 10 Train, Goo Goo Dolls July 12 Luke Combs

Théâtre du Rêve

2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.

Through March 10 “Code Noir: Les Adventures du premier Comte de Monte Cristo,” follows the true story of French General Alex Dumas, a heroic figure of the French Revolution. 8 PM Fri.-Sat.


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A Vanderbilt House Party Marvel at the opulence of the Gilded Age in a magnificent new exhibit at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. “A Vanderbilt House Party,” on view through May 27, features fine fashions favored by the family and their guests at turn-ofthe-century celebrations known as house parties. The elegant ensembles, meticulously recreated by Oscar-winning designer John Bright and his team at Cosprop, London, are showcased in the grand rooms of Biltmore House. “You will get a sense of what life was truly like at Biltmore,” said curator Leslie Klingner, adding that a new audio component enhances the exhibit with stories told from the perspectives of those who lived and worked there in the early 1900s. Guests may also tour the estate’s gardens, explore hiking and biking trails, dine at one of seven restaurants and visit Antler Hill Village & Winery, with complimentary tastings from Biltmore’s handcrafted varieties. Overnight accommodations are available. For more details, visit

Above : George Vanderbilt and his Saint Bernard Cedric with Jay and Adele Burden (George’s niece) during their honeymoon at Biltmore in June 1895. Left ( from top ): This colorized version of an archival photo depicts afternoon tea on the loggia in May 1903 with Edith Vanderbilt, Mademoiselle Rambaud, Lila Vanderbilt Webb, Mary Webb, Isabella Stewart Gardner, William Blodgett II and George Vanderbilt. • A recreated 1900era skirt and shirt worn by Edith Vanderbilt on display in the second floor living hall. • Detail of a 1903-era gown belonging to Edith and the archival photo that inspired it.



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you can glide across in an aerial tram. And, oh yeah, there’s that iconic Canal. It’s all in Central America’s Panama, a country with not one but two coastlines: Pacific and Caribbean. An exotic destination that, for eastern U.S. travelers, doesn’t even require switching time zones. As in, no jet lag.

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Sloth Sanctuary, Gamboa Rainforest

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In a serene setting about 20 minutes from downtown Panama City, the Westin Playa Bonita is the place to soak up resort pampering while planning explorations on your own or via the resort’s tour operator, Gamboa Tours. Stretched along the Pacific with a grand variety of restaurants and bars plus four palm-shaded pools and a spa, Playa Bonita hugs a mile-long beach that alters dramatically with the tide. From its window-walled lobby to its spacious, balconied guest suites, the property is airy and open, with a gracious staff. The 19th floor Executive Club, offering breakfast and snacks throughout the day, is ideal for morning coffee or an evening libation, its wide windows serving up a seascape of distant small islands and vessels awaiting entry to the Canal. Among the resort dining entries to sample: steaks infused with Latin spice at the elegant Tierra y Fuego, curries and sushi at Asiana, fresh seafood at the Starfish Grill’s poolside terrace. Playa Bonita’s options for groups include a pair of sumptuous villas – Villa Bonita and Casa Naga. Each is dreamy – lavishly designed and exquisitely furnished with unique treasures from the owners’ travels. As might be expected, dining and service are exemplary. Nearby, the Miraflores Visitor Center provides an eye-popping experience by land. I say this as a traveler who has eased through the Canal lanes on cruise vessels of various sizes, and those adventures, too, were eyepoppers. But taking in an overview of the busy Miraflores Locks from the Visitor Center’s elevated platform is obviously different – captivating as a video game as you mentally call the shots, guiding barges and giant cruise ships through the legendary waterway. Inside, an excellent museum tells the story of the 48-mile Panama Canal via U.S.Panama treaty documents and photos, film and interactive exhibits – a fascinating tale of an enterprise kicked off by the French in 1880 but doomed by both disease (the mosquito was the enemy) and economic issues. Then came the Americans, along with workers from several countries and cultures, to construct one of the engineering marvels

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of the world. Inaugurated in 1914 and expanded in 2016, the system of locks and lanes famously operates as a water elevator for ships – an amazing marine shortcut that connects the Atlantic and Pacific. If you can tear yourself away from your overhead post as omniscient director of seagoing traffic, there’s much more to see. Be sure to allow plentiful time for ambling the narrow brick streets of Casco Viejo. Surprisingly, for a neighborhood of 16th- and 17th-century buildings, it’s action central for fun. Beneath romantic antique balconies trailing crimson bougainvillea, plazas hum with unhurried pedestrians. Small hotels, sidewalk cafes and bars are bustling; street vendors tempt with treats from empanadas to flavored shaved ice. The place was built in 1672 as a walled city after its predecessor, founded by Spanish conquistadores, was plundered by the notorious pirate Henry Morgan. Today, its faded pastel facades in evolving stages of restoration, Casco Viejo has become the hippest part of town. Along the section’s seafront promenade, you can scour street stalls for handcrafted treasures – and yes, a signature panama hat. When feet fail, saunter over to one of the popular rooftop bars, perfect for sipping a sunset mojito while catching the glittery skyline show. Another must-see is the Gamboa Rainforest – myriad shades of green punctuated by color pops of birds, butterflies and flowering trees. Sleepy sloths, impassive iguanas, white-faced capuchin monkeys and the occasional ocelot return the stares of tram-riders, who also scale the ramps of a lookout tower for a sweeping vista some 280 feet above the shadowed forest floor. At ground level, the Sloth Sanctuary stars the drowsy tree-dwellers that come off as cute and cuddly for cameras. Getting about is easy, as is the currency: the U.S. dollar is legal tender here. It should be noted that Panama hosts a thriving expat community of retirees who chose this place to launch a pleasurable new life. That says a lot. Information: travel/ptybw-the-westin-playabonita-panama/

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A splash of refreshment

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3Handcrafted in Georgia by Atlanta native Nat Hendricks, Sister’s Sauce Bloody Mary Mix offers a modern spin on the Southern staple, with no MSGs, additives, high-fructose corn syrup or gluten. Based on an “old-school” family recipe created by Nat’s father in 1965, the all-natural blend features a classic combination of quality ingredients, including tomato juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper and garlic.

4A great source for those who want to shop local, Georgia Crafted features an online store (as well as a subscription box service) stocked with 150 Georgia-made products, including several beverage offerings. For a fun twist on a refreshing classic, Ginger Peach Lemonade mixes the tartness of lemon with the smoothness of ginger, plus a punch of peach for a delicious finish. Destress with an aromatic cup of Worryfree Tea, a fragrant herbal blend with jasmine, chamomile and honey.


5Kick back with a Tennessee Mimosa cocktail, created by Maureen Petrosky in collaboration with Jack Daniel’s. Just add 1 ounce Gentleman Jack or JD’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, 1 ounce pear nectar and 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, and fill glass with chilled sparkling wine.

5Nobody knows tea better than the British, but when it comes to iced tea, the American South reigns supreme. Tetley offers the best of both worlds with its new Authentic Southern Iced Tea, a specially crafted blend made in Georgia with 12% Nilgiri, an aromatic, medium-body tea with a natural sweetness that’s enhanced after brewing and chilling.


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Thoroughly Modern Throw Back Up-to-date flavors and vintage style make Tiny Lou’s memorable by jennifer bradley franklin • PHOTOS BY Heidi Geldhauser

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when Atlanta’s most exciting restaurants were housed in shiny new developments. Patrons clambering for the next big culinary thing would almost certainly be found queuing up around a lobby-level eatery in a Buckhead high-rise or in a mixed-use development in one of the northern suburbs. Lately, though, the city’s propensity for repurposing old buildings has allowed chefs to make their cuisine at home in structures of yesteryear. This phenomenon is happening in grand style at Tiny Lou’s. The restaurant is tucked into the sub-lobby level of Hotel Clermont, the once-decrepit former apartment building turned 94room boutique hotel, outfitted with mid-century modern decor, oversize tropical wallpaper and a buzzing rooftop bar overlooking the Poncey-Highland neighborhood. Tiny Lou’s is special, not just because of its place in Atlanta’s most anticipated hotel in recent 116

memory, but because it serves French cuisine, filling a void in the past decade, since local restaurateurs have instead favored some version of Southern fare. Rather than dismissing le French as stuffy and staid, Chef Jeb Aldrich (formerly of Fourth & Swift and Joël) meets it head-on, albeit with a playful and, at times, unexpected point of view, leveraging familiar regional ingredients.

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The service is friendly, bordering on familiar, but it works with the you’re-a-regular-even-if-it’s-your-first-visit vibe. After descending from the hotel lobby, the wide staircase lit by Tiny Lou’s neon pink letters, we discovered that the sultry dining room itself is a feast for the senses. Following the curated vibe down to geometric brass overhead lights, wood paneling, blushcolored tabletops and similarly hued banquettes, it’s dimly lit by sconces with their own tiny silk skirts. It’s interesting, but not so busy as to distract from the main event: Aldrich’s dynamic food. I could have easily made a meal of just hors d’oeuvres, captivated as I was by the chef ’s riffs on classics. Vidalia onion soup with Blue Ridge apples, sourdough and gruyere; a duck confit crepe with sourwood honey, black truffle, charred Hakurei turnips and Cherokee black walnut; and beef tartare with caper salt, cured egg yolk and toasted sourdough. In the end, we landed on roasted Mediterranean octopus, perfectly toothsome and tender, with colorful nasturtium leaves, fragrant fennel, purple mustard greens, and salsify scented with red wine. It was a wonder, but the star starter for me was the duck consommé. Equally as striking in presentation as in flavors, a bowl of plump foie gras dumplings came surrounded by thinly sliced breakfast radishes, pickled apricots and fine herbs, around which the silky broth was poured. Though I often try to refrain from filling up on bread, I couldn’t resist the housemaid brioche, with slightly tart cultured butter and translucent flecks of sea salt. The service is friendly, bordering on familiar, but it works with the you’re-a-regular-even-

if-it’s-your-first-visit vibe. The next course was equally as difficult to choose, though our server deftly helped plan our tour of the menu. My guest’s perfectly grilled venison arrived with a beautiful char and a warm red center, served with velvety kabocha squash mousseline, grenadine-spiced quince and lacinato kale, dressed with the meat’s rich jus. For me, the Carolina poulet rouge was the sleeper hit of the menu. Instead of skipping over the humble poultry, our server encouraged a second look. Thank goodness, since each bite of the tender bird was a revelation, the flavors deep, layered and rich. It came with bright green haricots verts and my favorite bite of the night: pommes aligot, buttery potatoes whipped so that long ropes of silky cheese appear with each forkful drawn from the dish. Dessert felt like overkill, but I couldn’t miss the chance to sample something from the preternaturally talented pastry chef, Claudia Martinez (she’s several years from her 30th birthday and has already racked up stints at Atlas and Restaurant Eugene). While the selections from the dessert cart looked tempting, the cheekily named God Is A Woman – a heady combination of coconut cream, lime, mint, raspberry and a vanilla madeleine – drew the curtain on a meal to remember. Tiny Lou’s proves some things – like warm hospitality, wellmade dishes, interesting decor and vintage cocktails – never go out of style and always feel fresh.

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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE 2355 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/254-0219. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770/384-0012. 11030 Medlock Bridge Road, Atl., 770/232-1572. 4745 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770/408-0110. Southerninspired breakfast, brunch and lunch with seasonal selections and cocktails. } ARIA 490 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, Atl. 404/2337673. Sleek Buckhead hot spot serves creative “slow food” with daily changing menus. Signature dishes include Niman Ranch Slow Roasted Pork and Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib. p }}} ★★★ ATLAS 88 W. Paces Ferry Road NW @ St. Regis Atlanta, 404/600-6471. Enjoy seasonal cuisine in the main dining room, as well as a small plate menu and curated cocktails in the Tavern lounge and library. p }}} BACCHANALIA 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atl. 404/365-0410. Light and creative plates with 120

a seasonal menu that relies on organic ingredients for a fresh and unique experience. p h }}} ★★★★ BLUE RIDGE GRILL 1261 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/233-5030. Signature dishes, from grilled Georgia trout and slow-roasted grouper to iron skillet mussels and hickory-grilled rib eye, are served in the cozy comforts of a mountain lodge, with stone fireplace, log walls and red leather booths. p }}} ★★★ BUCKHEAD DINER 3073 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-3336. Atlanta icon offers inventive menu, from sweet and spicy Thai chili calamari to veal and wild mushroom meatloaf, in an upscale, retro atmosphere. Call-ahead priority accepted. } ★★★ CANOE 4199 Paces Ferry Dr., Vinings. 770/4322663. Culinary expertise and natural aesthetics come together for a rich, flavorful experience, with a seasonal menu and inviting interior. p }} ★★★

CAPITAL GRILLE-ATLANTA 255 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-1162. Enjoy fine dining, from chops to fresh seafood, and world-class wines, in a relaxed atmosphere with a sweeping view of Buckhead. p }}} ★★ EMPIRE STATE SOUTH 999 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/541-1105. Community restaurant takes a modern approach to authentic Southern dishes, with a meat-and-three format. p }} 5CHURCH 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/4003669. Eclectic dishes, from smoked Pekin duck and lamb burger to Frogmore stew, served in a neoVictorian setting, with a 200-bottle wine list and specialty cocktails. p }} FLIP BURGER BOUTIQUE 1587 Howell Mill Road, Atl., 404/343-1609. Signature black angus blend beef burgers top the menu of creative dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails, served in a contemporary space. }

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GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/264-0253. Hand-crafted beer and fresh food served in a fun setting. p } GRACE 17.20 5155 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 320, Peachtree Corners. 678/421-1720. Creative, seasonally driven menu presented in a comfortable, stylish atmosphere with gracious service. p }} ★★ GUNSHOW 924 Garrett St., Atl. 404/380-1886. Innovative dining experience with a changing menu weekly; dishes are presented tableside with a la carte pricing. p } HAVEN RESTAURANT AND BAR 1441 Dresden Dr., Ste. 160, Atl. 404/969-0700. Upscale neighborhood eatery set in a modern loft space, with a fresh seasonal menu of creative comfort food and an impressive wine list. p }} ★★★ HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN 1551 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/968-2288. 804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404/464-8971. Communitydriven establishment features refined tavern fare with Southern flair, friendly service and a toprated collection of bourbon and whiskey. p } HOLEMAN & FINCH PUBLIC HOUSE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/948-1175. British-style gastropub with a Southern accent features savvy cocktails and a meaty menu, with a relaxing vibe. p } HOUSTON’S 2166 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/351-2442. 3539 Northside Pkwy., Atl., 404/262-7130. Diverse menu of fresh American fare, from hickory-grilled burgers to tender, meaty ribs, served in a comfortable atmosphere. } ★

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The Southern Gentleman LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR 659 Peachtree St. NE @ Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atl. 866/ 845-7551. Modern-meets-Southern goodness with an inventive menu of fresh, flavorful American cuisine, served in a sparkling setting. p }} LOCAL THREE 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atl. 404/968-2700. Farm-fresh seasonal fare, from Georgia Mountain Trout to Springer Mountain Farm Chicken Pot Pie, served in a comfy space. p }

JCT. KITCHEN & BAR 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/355-2252. Refined Southern comfort food, from fried chicken to deviled eggs with country ham, in a casual upscale setting, with an upstairs bar serving small plates, select entrées and craft cocktails. p }

MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770/817-0161. Feast on Southern specialties, from sweet potato and shrimp fritters to fried chicken and pork loin, in the charming setting of a restored farmhouse and 1930s cottage. p }}

JOEY D’S OAKROOM 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., Atl. 770/512-7063. Upscale steakhouse features choice-aged charbroiled steaks, signature sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken and fish, plus over 400 brands of spirits. p }} ★★

MISSION + MARKET 3550 Lenox Road NE, Suite 550, Atl. @ Three Alliance Center. 404/9482927. Inventive West Coast inspired American fare, in a casual and airy atmosphere, with open kitchen seating and a large city patio. p }}

JP ATLANTA 230 Peachtree St. NW @ Hotel Indigo Downtown, Atl. 404/523-4004. Combines refined cuisine and contemporary elegance, with innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients. p h }}}

MOLLY B’S 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atl. 470/341-4500. Southern-style chophouse in Mercedes-Benz Stadium features a rotating menu (prime-rib to buttermilk fried chicken wings) and a curated beverage menu

with an outstanding view of the field. }} MURPHY’S 997 Virginia Ave., Atl. 404/8720904. A long-standing hub of neighborhood camaraderie with upscale comfort food, gracious service, a cozy setting and excellent value. p } PARK 75 75 14th St. NE @ Four Seasons Hotel Atl. 404/253-3840. Seasonal and regional favorites, from crispy lobster with shittake sticky rice and Asian vegetables to barbecue “Kobe” short-rib with smoked Gouda grits, in an elegant setting. p }} ★★★ PUBLIK DRAFT HOUSE 654 Peachtree St., Atl. 404/885-7505. Great gastropub cuisine served in a fun place. p } RATHBUN’S 112 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-8280. New American food served with Southern flair in a swanky space at the Stove Works in Inman Park. p }} ★★★★

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vintage pie table, and sophisticated bar and lounge. p }} SUN DIAL RESTAURANT 210 Peachtree St. NW @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atl. 404/5897506. Offers a 360-degree dining experience, 723 feet above the city, with contemporary cuisine and live jazz. p }}} TERRACE BISTRO 176 Peachtree St. NW @ The Ellis Hotel, Atl. 678/651-2770. Flavorful farmto-table dishes served in a casual chic setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. p }} ellishotel. com/dining. THE FEDERAL 1050 Crescent Ave., Atl. 404/343-3857. A bistro inspired by French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse, with a curated menu of signature dishes in an intimate setting. p }}

Holeman and Finch RESTAURANT EUGENE 2277 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/355-0321. Enjoy a fine dining experience with chef Linton Hopkins’ seasonal classic cuisine paired with boutique wine, graciously served in a sophisticated spot in the Aramore Building. p }}} REVIVAL 129 Church St., Decatur. 470/226-6770. Kevin Gillespie’s family-style dining experience with traditional Southern-inspired dishes and farmfresh ingredients in a homey atmosphere, uniquely located in a restored space that dates back to the early 1900s. p }} ROSE + RYE 87 15th St. NE, Atl. 404/500-5980. Refined American fare with a global reach, served in Midtown’s iconic mansion, “The Castle,” with three levels of dining and drinking space, run by an all-female team. p }} SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/869-9177. City chic yet casual atmosphere featuring contemporary American cuisine with global influences. p }} SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell, 770/998-4850. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta,

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770/752-1888. Neighborhood gastropub with exceptional food and drink served in a comfy setting, from soups, salads and appetizers to specialty burgers, pizza, pasta, fish and beef. } ★★★ SALTYARD 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/382-8088. Diverse selection of seasonal dishes offered in family-style small plates, plus signature cocktails and craft beer in spirited setting. p } SEASONS 52 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 770/671-0052. Two Buckhead Plaza, 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl., 404/846-1552. A seasonally changing menu of fresh food grilled over open wood fires and a by-the-glass wine list in a casually sophisticated setting with live piano music in the wine bar. p }} SEED KITCHEN & BAR 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504, Marietta. 678/214-6888. Modern playful approach to American cuisine with a seasonal menu and stylish casual atmosphere. p }} SOUTH CITY KITCHEN 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl., 404/873-7358. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Vinings, 770/435-0700. 3350 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/815-6677. The Old South meets the big city, with delicious contemporary Southern cuisine. p }} ★★★ SOUTHERN ART 3315 Peachtree Road NE @ InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. 404/946-9070. Modern Southern-spun cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere, with an artisan ham bar,

THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/939-9845. Gastropub offers a fresh, modern take on traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a gorgeous top floor space in the Buckhead Atlanta Shops development. p h }} THREE SHEETS 6017 Sandy Springs Cir., Atl. 404/303-8423. A refreshing escape with craft cocktails, boutique liquors and a distinguished wine list, plus specialty small plates and musical entertainment. } ★★★ TWO URBAN LICKS 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atl. 404/522-4622. Fiery cooking with woodroasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse, with live blues music. p }} VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern tradition – from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy – served in a farmhouse-chic setting. p }} YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Suite E, Atl., 404/496-4393. 1017 North Highland Ave., Atl., 404/437-7845. Organic, eco-friendly restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fastcasual format. }


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404/266-9988. 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 678/691-7268. Delectable cuts of fireroasted meats, gourmet salads, fresh vegetables and side dishes. p }}} ★★★


CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Cantonese cuisine, specializing in dim sum, served in a spacious dining room with friendly service. } HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 110, Marietta. 770/509-2129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, from Broccolini Beef to Tandoori Shrimp, with great service in an inviting setting. } P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO 7925 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta, 770/992-3070. 500 Ashwood Pkwy., Atl., 770/352-0500. 3333 Buford Dr., Mall of Georgia, Buford, 678/546-9005. 1624 Cumberland Mall, Atl., 770/803-5800. Celebrates the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking with a wholesome, made-from-scratch, farm-towok menu, served in a stylish space. p }}


MCKINNON’S LOUISIANE RESTAURANT 3209 Maple Dr., Atl. 404/237-1313. Louisiana seafood dishes reflect the refined cooking of Creole New Orleans as well as the highly seasoned dishes of Cajun bayou, with an elegant dining room and casual grill and bar. p }}


BISTRO NIKO 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/261-6456. Regional comfort French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Specialties include white Gulf shrimp, sautéed short smoked mountain trout and Maine cod. p }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★ LA PETITE MAISON 6510 Roswell Road NE, Atl. 404/303-6600. French bistro offers everything from filet mignon to grilled salmon in a charming setting with plush seating, dim lighting and soft music. p } ★★ LE BILBOQUET 3027 Bolling Way NE, Atl. 404/869-9944. Bistro and bar pairs simple, classic French fare with a vibrant atmosphere, bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the neighborhood. p }}} NIKOLAI’S ROOF 255 Courtland St. NE, Atl. 404/221-6362. Superb cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list, with skyline views from the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta. p }}} ★★★


Not a cookbook in the traditional sense, “On Boards” will nonetheless have mouths watering at the tantalizing tabletop creations of food stylist Lisa Bolton, who pairs 50+ easy recipes with 50 inspiring ideas to turn simple fare into culinary masterpieces. Emphasizing effortless entertaining – with minimal kitchen prep allowing for maximum merrymaking – the curated collection ranges from Everyday (Eggs & Soldiers Brunch Board, Playful Playdate Platter, Crostini for a Crowd) to Seasonal (Joys of Spring, Bright & Blooming), Special Occasion (Hoppy Easter, Passover Board) and Around the World (Mexican Fiesta, Little Italy, Mountain of Swiss Fondue). Among the savory and sweet additions are recipes for Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip, Pea Pesto, Cashew Ricotta Cheese, Wine-Soaked Blackberries and Chocolate Pudding. n THE VEGAN 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made With 8 Ingredients or Less, BRANDI DOMING (OXMOOR HOUSE)

Filled with scrumptious comfort food, from Tex-Mex Potato Skins and Pizza Quesadillas to a Summertime Smoky BBQ Bowl, Brandi Doming’s 256-page cookbook is proof positive that a plant-based diet can be nutritious and delicious. With hearty offerings for weeknight dinners, quick lunches, pastas and soups, party-worthy appetizers, snacks, desserts and more, the flavor-packed recipes are dairy-free and mostly oil, nut and gluten-free – each using eight ingredients or less to make things super simple. Stunning food photography captures each creation. There’s a kitchen pantry chapter outlining tools, baking tips and ingredients. n PERFECT FLAVORS: Creative, easy-toprepare recipes inspired by my family and travels, Naomi Nachman (Mesorah Publications)

“Aussie Gourmet” Naomi Nachman shares flavors from around the world in her new cookbook with 130-plus recipes – from elegant and sophisticated cuisine to a quick, wholesome meal. Enjoy Thai Peanut Drumsticks, Aussie Meat Pies and Jerk Rubbed London Broil. Lighter fare includes Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Chickpeas, Harissa Carrots and Beer-Battered Broccoli. For dessert, try Praline Sesame Mousse or Lotus Butter Cookie Bars. “All my recipes use fresh, simple and delicious combinations of ingredients that you can get all year long and create interesting meal choices,” Nachman says. Each dish is accompanied by eye-popping photos by Miriam Pascal. Southern Seasons Magazine

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LA TAVOLA 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atl. 404/873-5430. Cozy, authentic Italian trattoria in the historic Virginia-Highland neighborhood, with a menu ranging from classic veal meatballs to adventurous squid ink spaghetti. p }} MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3368 Peachtree Road, Atl., 404/816-9650. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Mall, Dunwoody, 770/804-3313. 1601 Cumberland Mall SE, Atl., 770/799-1580. Delicious made-from-scratch food served familystyle in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy. p } MEDICI 2450 Galleria Pkwy. @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, Atl. 770/953-4500. A menu of timeless Tuscan dishes, from herb-rubbed prime meats and handcrafted pastas to fresh seafood, served in a warm environment of casual sophistication, with 90+ wines from around the world. p }}

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KYMA 3085 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/262-0702. Dramatic décor and inventive cuisine, including wood-grilled octopus, oven-roasted lemon chicken, slow-braised lamb shank, and spinach and feta spanakopita. p h }} buckheadrestaurants. com. ★★★★


steaks to unique pasta creations, accompanied by an impressive wine list, with attentive service in an inviting space. p }} DONETTO 976 Brady Ave., Atl. 404/445-6867. A creative menu of traditional meat dishes and house-made pastas from Italy’s Tuscan region, with small plates for sharing and an extensive beverage program. p }}

ANTICA POSTA 519 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-7112. Quintessential Tuscan cooking with signature meat and fish dishes and homemade pastas and breads served in a cozy bungalow with an extensive wine list. p }}

DØUBLE ZERØ NAPOLETANA 1577 North Decatur Road, Atl. 404/991-3666. Inspired by the regional cuisine of southern Italy with traditional Neapolitan Pizza, fresh handmade pasta and reinterpreted classics served in a small plate format. p }}

BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/879-9962. Enjoy authentic Italian, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. p }}

FLOATAWAY CAFE 1123 Zonolite Road NE, Atl. 404/892-1414. Fresh seasonal cuisine created with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences, with a daily changing menu in an industrial chic space. p }}

CIBO E BEVE 4969 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2508988. A celebration of the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, with the best seasonal produce from local growers. p }}

IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR 5920 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/709-2148. Constantly evolving menu represents Italy’s Coastal regions, from fresh hand-made pastas to cured meats, cheeses and olive oils, served in an inviting atmosphere. p }}

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Phipps Plaza, 500 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/844-4810. Simple regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill, from aged

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IL LOCALINO 467 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/222-0650. Old World Italian fine dining in a fun setting, with eclectic decor and warm hospitality. p }} ★★★★ LA GROTTA 2637 Peachtree Road NE, Atl, 404/231-1368. Enjoy fine Italian dining in an intimate, upscale space overlooking a beautiful garden. p h }} ★★★★

NO. 246 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678/399-8246. Savor ricotta agnolotti, Ramano pizza, charred octopus and other specialties in a 100-seat space with an open kitchen, backyard deck and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere. } PORTOFINO 3199 Paces Ferry Place, Atl. 404/231-1136. Neighborhood bistro offers simple pastas and innovative appetizers and entrees with an attentive staff and colorful dining room with vaulted ceilings and captivating artwork. p }} PRICCI 500 Pharr Road, Atl. 404/237-2941. Casual, classy dining with a creative menu of contemporary Italian dishes, from wood-fired pizza and tortelli pasta to beef short rib ravioli and roasted Mediterranean sea bass, in a stylish setting with friendly service. p h }} ★★★★ SOTTO SOTTO 313 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atl. 404/523-6678. Italian dishes rooted in tradition, from tortelli di Michelangelo (ravioli stuffed with veal, chicken and pork) to favorites such as risotto al basilico, with a cozy setting in a revived brick storefront. p }} ST. CECILIA 3455 Peachtree Road NE @ Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building. 404/554-9995. Divine coastal European food in a sumptuous setting, with small plates, seasonal entrées and handmade pasta dishes. p }} SUGO 10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770/817-8000. Unique family-style dishes, from Mediterranean mussels to Greek pizza, served with gracious hospitality. p } ★★★

VALENZA 1441 Dresden Dr. NE, Atl. 404/9693233. Upscale eatery in Brookhaven features a modern classic menu of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees, with a captivating interior, warm hospitality, and alfresco dining on the patio. p }}


MO MO YA 3861 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/2613777. Sushi, sashimi and tempura served in a traditional dining room with hibachi cooking at the table. } NAKATO 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/873-6582. Gracious servers dressed in kimonos pamper diners with authentic Japanese cuisine in an aura of the grandeur of traditional Japan. p }} ★★★★ SUSHI HUKU 6300 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atl. 770/956-9559. Fresh, authentic sushi creatively presented with attentive service, intimate seating and a relaxed atmosphere. } UMI 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Atl. 404/841-0040. Modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated setting. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets. Beverages include craft sake, handmade cocktails and artisan roasted coffee. p h }}

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27th High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, March 20-23 Experience “perfection in wine, food and art” at the 27th annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction, with events around town, including: March 20 Ladies Luncheon: food and wine pairings by top female winemakers and chefs, plus an auction.

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March 20 Gents Lunch: Unique dishes with wine pairings. March 20-21 Dine-Around Dinners: Top restaurant chefs and winemakers join forces to create one-of-a-kind meals. March 21 Winemaker Dinners: Exclusive private dining experiences with fine wine and cuisine at beautiful homes. March 21 High on the Hog: Inaugural event boasts more than a dozen visiting winemakers, food stations and more. March 22 Tasting Seminars: Some of the world’s most distinctive wines spotlighted at local venues. March 22 Friday Fête: Champagne reception, silent auction, multi-course dinner and jam session at Atlantic Station. March 23 Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction at Atlantic Station with wine tastings from top wineries, samples from Atlanta’s best restaurants and exclusive auction items. For more details, visit

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C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3300 Cobb Pkwy., Atl. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar, classic prime steaks and cocktails in an elegant setting. p }} LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atl. 404/817-3650. Contemporary fish house with a sophisticated casual vibe serves fresh seafood delivered daily, from salty fried calamari to steamed mussels, plus handcrafted cocktails. p }} RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p h }} RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atl. 770/955-1187. Decadent dining with fresh seafood and fine cut steaks, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee. p h }} ★★★


ECCO 40 7th St. NE, Atl., 404/347-9555. 3586 Peachtree Road NE, Atl., 404/347-9558. A bold approach to seasonal European cuisine, from paninis, pastas and pizza to fig-glazed lamb loin, served in a warm, welcoming setting, with awardwinning wine lists and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} ★★★


ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/968-9662. Mexican and Latin American cuisine, from lunch tortas and taquito spreads to seasonal guacamoles and salsas, served in a spirited venue with a diverse tequila selection and inventive cocktail list. p } NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA 1495 Chattahoochee Ave., Atl. 404/352-9009. Fresh Mexican fare, including chicken mole, pork tender briskets, lobster tacos and enchiladas, served by an attentive staff in a fun, casual environment. p }

entertainment with traditional cuisine including fresh legumes, meats and fish. p }}}


PARISH: FOODS & GOODS 240 North Highland Ave., Atl. 404/681-4434. New Orleansinspired restaurant in Inman Park offers fresh seasonal fare, with an upstairs brasserie and downstairs neighborhood café, housed in a beautifully restored 1890s factory building. p }


RUMI’S KITCHEN 6112 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/477-2100. Fresh Persian dishes, from kabobs and dolmeh to fresh-baked flat bread, served in an intimate dining room with attentive hospitality. }


The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill 3279 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/474-9508. 1105 Canton St., Roswell. 770/993-5749. Neighborhood beach house with coastal-inspired fare and hand-crafted cocktails. p }} THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM 1100 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/475-2277. Feast on fresh seafood, flown in daily, and regionally inspired dishes in a setting as sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, with exceptional service and seasoned wine stewards. p }}} THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, well-rounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }}


CAPE DUTCH 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atl. 404/343-0313. Sophisticated South African “braai” grilled dishes, from prime grilled steaks to seafood and vegetables, plus global wines in a chic setting. p }}


IMPERIAL FEZ 2285 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/351-0870. An oasis of good food and

ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road NE, Atl. 404/262-3165. Southeast’s largest selection of fresh fish offered in a neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} ★★★★

10 DEGREES SOUTH 4183 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/705-8870. A cultural fusion of South Africaninspired cuisine, from calamari and lamb chops to sosaties and chicken curry, served in a modern eatery and lounge. p }}

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ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Fresh seafood flown in daily, with an award-winning menu of signature dishes, sashimi and sushi rolls, plus artisanal bourbon, infused liquors and wine. p }}}

Yebo Beach Haus 111 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atl. 404/869-1992. Neighborhood restaurant and bar offers a fresh take on the coastal lifestyle, with South African dishes and creative cocktails served in a renovated house with airy decor. p }}


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COOKS & SOLDIERS 691 14th St. NW, Atl. 404/996-2623. Enjoy pintxos and wood-grilled meats and seafood inspired by the Basque region, as well as a wine, cider and cocktail program, in a vibrant, contemporary space. p }}


AG 181 Peachtree St. NE @ The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, 404/221-6550. Modern take on the traditional steakhouse with an all-day dining menu of Southern favorites including waffle fried chicken and specialty iced teas alongside fine steaks and cocktails. p }}} BONE’S 3130 Piedmont Road NE, Atl. 404/2372663. Award-winning menu features prime beef, fresh seafood, Maine lobster and regional Southern specialties, complemented by an extensive wine cellar and discerning service. p }}} ★★★★ CABERNET STEAKHOUSE 5575 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770/777-5955. Reminiscent of the classic steakhouses of New York, with a large open dining room, plush seating and exposed kitchen. Signature dishes include Chilean Sea Bass and Rock Salt Ribeye for two. p h }}} ★★★ CHOPS/LOBSTER BAR 70 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/262-2675. Prime steak and seafood, including filet mignon, batter-fried lobster tail and lump crab cake, are served on the upper level Chops steakhouse and lower-level Lobster Bar at this Atlanta icon known for its exceptional food, service and warm ambiance. p h }}} ★★★★ HAL’S 30 Old Ivy Road, Atl. 404/261-0025. Award-winning steak prepared over an open flame grill, fresh seafood, pasta, veal, lamb and fish, served in an expansive bistro-style venue with relaxed charm and genteel hospitality. p }} ★★★ KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK 154 Krog St., Atl. 404/524-5600. Enjoy USDA prime steaks, a mixture of Italian, Creole and Asian items, and fish, soups, salads and sashimi, plus an impressive wine list, at one of the best steakhouses in the country. p }} ★★★★ MARCEL 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atl. 404/6654555. First-rate steakhouse and bar named after French fighter Marcel Cerdan with specialties including Beef Wellington, Porterhouse, Cote de Boeuf and Sole Meuniere, served in an elegant, luxurious setting at Westside Provisions District. p }}}

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March 28-31 at Callaway Callaway Resort & Gardens will host its signature culinary celebration this spring during peak blooming time, with events including: James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner (6 PM March 28), Bloom Master Class Series (March 29), Sip & Savor on the Lake (7-9 PM March 29), Waffle House Showdown (11:30 AM-1:30 PM March 30), Tastings Under the Big Top (2-5 PM March 30) and Longleaf Brunch (11 AM-2 PM March 31).

MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/512-8888. Feast on fabulous appetizers, enormous steaks, tender chops and succulent seafood at this top-ranked steakhouse, with a sophisticated club-like feel. p }} ★★★★ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Atl., 404/577-4366. Generous portions of USDA prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood, hand-picked produce and elegant desserts served in an upscale environment with tuxedo-clad waiters. p }}} NEW YORK PRIME 3424 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/846-0644. Powerhouse old-school steak joint in Monarch Tower with lively bar and USDA prime-only menu, plus live music and courtyard dining. p h }}} ★★★ OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678/722-8333. Steakhouse classics, contemporary small plates and entrees made with farm-fresh ingredients, served in a modern, refined environment at Avalon. p }}} 101 STEAK 4000 Twin Lakes Dr., Atl. 770/8058855. Innovative, chef-driven steakhouse in Vinings with à la carte meat and seafood favorites, creative side dishes, a raw bar and 100+ wines by the glass. p h }}} ★★★ RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/649-0064. Enjoy a coastal-inspired casual dining experience at this award-winning steakhouse that serves prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines, with an extensive bourbon list and full-service bar and lounge. p h }}}

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770/777-1500. 267 Marietta St. @ Embassy Suites Centennial Park, 404/223-6500. 3285 Peachtree Road NE @ Embassy Suites Buckhead, 404/365-0660. Revered by steak connoisseurs for its USDA prime, aged Midwestern corn-fed beef, Northwestern salmon and live Maine lobster, with premium wines and craft cocktails. p }} ★★ STONEY RIVER 10524 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 678/461-7900. 5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, 770/476-0102. 2860 Cumberland Mall SE, 678/305-9229. Upscale steakhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, from center-cut filets to classic NY strip, plus fresh seafood selections served in a sophisticated atmosphere by professional servers. p }} ★★★ THE PALM ATLANTA 3391 Peachtree Road NE @ Westin Buckhead Atlanta. 404/814-1955. Prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobsters are served in a casual setting, with a caricature gallery of famous faces. p }}} ★★★


NAN THAI FINE DINING 1350 Spring St. NW, Atl. 404/870-9933. Savor rich, tasty Thai and unique fusion dishes with an artistic flair in an elegant white tablecloth setting with beautiful decor and top-notch service. p h }}} ★★ RICE THAI CUISINE 1104 Canton St., Roswell. 770/640-0788. Brings the delicious, savory flavors of Thailand to the neighborhood with authentic, street-style food in a quaint spot, with attentive service and indoor/outdoor seating available. p } Southern Seasons Magazine

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Candytopia pop-up in buckhead

Talk about a sugar rush. The confectionery wonderland of Candytopia, open through June 2 at Lenox Marketplace in Buckhead, is jam-packed with lip-smacking fun, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami – all magically spun from sugar. Candyland has nothing on this eye-popping adventure with over a dozen rooms of interactive art installations and immersive experiences. Guests are also treated to candy samples all along the way. Tastefully curated by Jackie Sorkin of TLC’s “Candy Queen,” the playful pop-up debuted last year in Santa Monica with sweet success, followed by limited-edition runs in San Francisco and New York. For more details, visit 128




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