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72 Morilee Gowns by Madeline Gardner 74 Breath of Pink: Colet by Nicole Spose 76 Britt Wood: Three Sisters’ Weddings

16 Letter from the Editor 20 Letters to the Editor 26 27 28 34 36 42 45 46 48 50

people & places Cobb Galleria Centre’s new marquee Baby Sloth Willow at Zoo Atlanta Georgia Attorney Ken Nugent AHC’s Swan House Ball Atlanta Cyclorama back in action Laura Seydel talks Sustainable Fashion Southern Tales: New Books Dr. Karin on Manifesting your Dreams Gallery Views at the High & Fernbank Exhibitions Calendar


80 Parties for a Cause 82 On the Horizon 86 Swan House Ball Patron Party 87 AHS Bow Wow Brunch 89 NBAF Fine Art + Fashion 90 On the Homefront: BHHS GA 92 Around Town with Jenny Pruitt 94 Etcetera



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52 Design Finds: Alfresco Entertaining 54 Lavish Lakeside Living at Marina Bay 64 Dazzling Evening Ensembles 66 Summer’s Haute Neutral Zone 68 Accessories: Seaside Splash


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COVER CREDITS EARLY SUMMER: KEN NUGENT. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEN ROSE with assistant Chris Roughgarden. clothes provided by Saks Fifth Avenue. Makeup & Men’s Grooming BY Tarita Hall. SUMMER: JENNY PRUITT. BEN ROSE Photography. Dress by Susan Lee. Hair by Danielle Turner. Make-up by Woo Cosmetics, Ayan Osman.





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ATTORNEY Ken NUGENT Georgia’s well-known lawyer is a master of calculated risks and a generous community advocate.


SWAN HOUSE BALL Jenny Pruitt chaired the Atlanta History Center’s record-breaking benefit honoring the Rollins family.


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o those naysayers out there: No one is celebrating the Civil War. The Cyclorama depicts the most devastating war in American history. It does not glorify it (the South lost the war – I’m just saying). It does remind us of our Southern heritage and history. If you do not remember history and learn from it, the danger is of repeating it. The Battle of Atlanta is one of the largest paintings ever created and is taken into three dimensions in its stunning cylindrical presentation. It is a breathtaking depiction that honors the human lives lost in the Civil War – whether they were fighting for the North or South, whether idealogues, land barons or nationalists. This war marked the righting of one of the worst wrongs in American history. Associate editor Ginger Strejcek tells an epic tale of this world-class work of art and its new home on the AHC campus. Jenny Pruitt is a beautiful person both inside and out. She is truly among the most loved, respected and successful philanthropists in Atlanta because of her sincere love and dedication to our great city. This year’s Swan House Ball was chaired by Jenny Pruitt and honored the Rollins Family. It was a spectacular evening that raised money to enhance and maintain the iconic entities within the magnificent 33-acre campus of the Atlanta History Center, which is the steward of the facts of our history. It does not opine on political agendas but rather presents the facts, artifacts and epic events as well as educating us on the history of this amazing city that we call home.

Now, in the very same issue that brought Rhett Butler nearly back to life, we offer a fascinating profile of a Long Islander turned Southern lawyer! I cannot remember meeting a more delightful family than that of Ken Nugent. This is a man whose entire life has been a series of smart strategies and calculated risks that led to his great success. But more impressive than his career as perhaps Georgia’s most well-known lawyer is his love for and justifiable pride in his accomplished and successful children. Nugent is surprisingly modest about himself and has become a powerful and generous advocate for the unsung heroes in Georgia’s public service who save lives every day – our first responders. This brings me to photographer Ben Rose. He is an absolute artist and perfectionist and has proven himself an invaluable asset to Southern Seasons Magazine. Every one of the featured cover personalities he has photographed has adored him because of his professionalism and attention to detail. He has become the rock star photographer of choice to the Southern elite and I’m his biggest fan. Thank you, Ben, for making us look so good! I would like to send out a huge thank you to a number of amazing friends whose support has inspired me and touched my heart. So here’s a Southern shout-out to Jack Sawyer, Elizabeth Allen, Elaine and John Carlos, Kelly Loeffler, Tony Conway, Jenny Pruitt, Laura Turner Seydel, Tony Brewer, Ginny Millner, Leslie McLeod, Bill Harrison and most especially Richard Williams. With friends like you I can’t go wrong!

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Since 2006 Southern Seasons has grown to be an invaluable asset to the Southern philanthropic community. Featuring the most important charitable events in the South and across the country, this magazine has informed, educated and showcased the remarkable people who have dedicated their lives to help others. Nearly $100 million is raised each year in

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New beacon for Galleria skyline

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Cobb Galleria Centre just upped the ante. Its new outdoor marquee along I-285 soars 100 feet into the sky, with an LED display that measures 25-by48-feet – almost double the size of the previous marquee. Constructed by DeNyse Companies with LED panels by Formetco, the 21st century beacon also features fiber optic lights that can be programmed to shine in different colors. A third vertical LED display faces the interstate. Events at the Centre as well as advertising sold by Clear Channel Outdoor will be displayed on the sign. “As the economic driver of Cobb County’s hospitality industry, it is important that we have an iconic state-of-the-art digital marquee on our campus,” said Michele Swann, GM and CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority, owner and operator of the convention facility. “The timing of this project will coincide nicely with the celebration of the Cobb Galleria Centre’s 25th anniversary in 2019.” Located in the 88-acre Galleria complex in northwest Atlanta, Cobb Galleria Centre welcomed over 411,000 visitors to 464 events in 2018, with an overall economic impact of $172 million.

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robably the most recognizable and successful personal injury lawyer in Georgia, Ken Nugent exudes confidence, intelligence and a special degree of Southern charm, which is impressive considering he was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Here’s how he achieved his great success and how he’s giving back to those he sees as the frontline heroes of public service. He is certainly deserving of his American dream life, having built his firm into a household name that is recognized all over the state. But there’s more to his success than his razor-sharp knowledge of the law as he has proven himself to be a superb businessman and marketing whiz. He has created a respectable empire by embracing the basics of marketing. Nugent has never chased an ambulance in his life. That’s just not his style. “I was always too chubby and slow to catch an ambulance,” Nugent chuckles with his unique brand of selfeffacing humor, “so I had to turn to marketing.” If you have ever doubted the value of advertising, you need to consider the sheer logic of Ken Nugent’s success story.


Most people probably don’t know that just 50 years ago it was illegal for attorneys to advertise in all 50 states! In a landmark Supreme Court case in 1982, it was decided that to prevent lawyers from advertising was a violation of their First Amendment rights. Nugent graduated from law school in 1980 and took advantage of this ruling by embracing a calculated risk. The logic was flawless as Nugent, who pursued his specialty in personal injury litigation, had an enormous potential client base to reach. Vehicular collisions could happen to anyone and everyone who drives or rides in a car or truck. Nugent began his mass marketing strategy by advertising on 28

the back cover of the phone book. Assessing the measurable results of advertising, he transitioned to both print and television advertising, which proved to be the most effective way to reach the masses. And, he put himself out there so his face and name were branded with his tagline of “One Call, That’s All,” along with his practice of representing clients who were the victims of vehicular accidents. He learned that there were eight satellite broadcasting venues throughout Georgia that produced their own local news and programming. Nugent created individual TV commercials for each of these communities, which led to opening a total of eight satellite offices all over Georgia. He wanted his firm to be accessible to clients throughout the state, and through marketing he achieved astonishing growth. Who would not recognize Ken standing on the flatbed of an 18-wheeler narrating his message? When accidents happen, there are frequently injuries. When a car and massive truck collide it can be catastrophic. Victims of nearly 100 collisions per hour, state wide, often need legal representation but are intimidated by the cost of hiring a lawyer. Nugent (as well as many other personal injury attorneys) does not charge his clients any upfront fees as he only gets paid a percentage of the negotiated or court awarded settlement. Obviously his firm has to carefully vet the facts of each event and examine the specific client’s case to determine who was actually at fault to find if the client has a valid claim. These victims have sometimes suffered injuries that impede their ability to earn a living or care for their families. If the other driver is at fault, they deserve and desperately need compensation. Personal injury litigation is resolved with money as the barometer. Nugent says, “Nothing can replace your client’s health from a catastrophic injury, so my job is to find them justice. They simply want to be heard.”


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Ken Nugent’s elegant Buckhead home features an impressive library including a treasure trove of rare first editions. He has a fondness for literature and poetry reflecting the power of rhyme. In fact, he has built his business on the power of four words: “One Call, That’s All.” Georgians have been hearing those words for over 30 years. We know his voice, his smile and the astonishing results he has obtained for his clients, but there’s so much more to the man standing on top of that tractor trailer. Southern Seasons Magazine


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Standing: Barton Goode, Cal Nugent and Kaitlin Nugent Hammill; Seated: Will Hammill with daughters Emery and Kennedy.


No aspect of his life gives Nugent a greater source of pride than his children. He raised them with a built-in core of ethics. Best of all, he has inspired them to follow in his footsteps. Four of his children are attorneys in the firm with a total of a dozen family 30

members working in the offices. His daughter Kaitlin Nugent Hammill and her husband Will Hammill are both attorneys; as is his son-in-law Ryan Horn, married to his daughter Kristie, who is the firm’s executive manager. Son Barton Goode is an attorney in the midtown office, where his son Cal Nugent is director of


Standing: Ken Nugent and Kristie Nugent Horn; Seated: Ryan Horn with son Oliver.

community relations. Because they are his family, they had no choice but to watch as he taught them to lead by example: Be the first one in the office each day and the last one to leave! Ken has no plans to ease into retirement, “I love helping people and working with my family too

much.” But with so many Nugents involved in the firm, he is able to enjoy traveling and all the fruits of a job well done. Nothing fills his heart more than seeing most of his children join the practice and share his passion for practicing law. Indeed, the next generation of Nugent lawyers is thriving from their father’s example. Southern Seasons Magazine


Nugent celebrates the most underappreciated sectors of public servants. FROM LONG ISLAND TO ATLANTA

Ken Nugent and law scholarship recipient Nathaniel Lancaster Jr.

Ken Nugent and Tom Glavine with Atlanta firemen

The son of a nuclear engineer, this native New Yorker grew up in the middle class suburbs of Long Island. Always an ambitious entrepreneur, he had a paper route as a young teen that he grew into a small business, hiring his kid brother to help him. By the late 1970s Nugent knew that law school was the next step for him and applied to all of New York’s best schools, but on a whim also applied to Emory University Law School. It would be more expensive to go to school out of state but there was an international focus on the state of Georgia since Jimmy Carter had been elected President. Atlanta was the most talked about boomtown of the day and Nugent was intrigued. He attended Emory, rigorously studying the Georgia legal system. He actually took and passed the bar exam before graduating in 1980. When asked if his family was disappointed that he didn’t return to New York after law

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the supreme court decision that changed everything The ad that started it all was Bates v. Arizona. More than 30 years ago, two Arizona lawyers decided to set up a legal clinic that would serve lower and middle class consumers. To attract business, the two placed a newspaper ad that offered “legal services at very reasonable fees” and listed the fees for each of the services such as uncontested divorces, adoptions and simple bankruptcies. At the time, lawyer advertising was banned in all 50 states. The State Bar of Arizona censured the two for violating ethics rules against lawyer advertising. The two appealed and the U.S. Supreme Court, led by St. Paul


native Chief Justice Warren Burger, heard the case. Arguing on behalf of the Arizona attorneys in 1977, another former St. Paulite, William Canby, told justices that advertising helped consumers access legal assistance. He told the Supreme Court that the wealthy knew how to access lawyers because they moved in the same social circles. But for those who were not wealthy, hiring a lawyer was intimidating. In 1982, the Supreme Court struck down Arizona’s ethics rule saying it violated the First Amendment, thereby allowing attorneys nationwide to advertise.

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school, Nugent replied, “My father was just retiring and so the whole family followed me to Atlanta. This was great!”


Years ago Nugent began to express his gratitude to the community with generous philanthropic gifts to the sectors of professionals he most admired, including those who put their lives on the line every day to help others. He has not formed a nonprofit foundation or solicited funds but rather has provided so many donations privately and from his firm to the incredible people who deserve rewards for their remarkable contributions to our society. As an avid sports fan, he has partnered with all of Atlanta’s pro teams, joining forces with some of the city’s best-loved athletes to lend a helping hand. Through Nugent’s sponsorships with the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United, he gives to teachers, fireman, EMTs and police, respectively. He also donates to military personnel through his sponsorship of the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network and provides scholarships to youth around the state to attend the Atlanta Hawk’s summer basketball camp with their Scores for Scholarship program. When natural disasters strike, Nugent is there. Last year he provided 5,000 meals for those in need in South Georgia after Hurricane Michael; the year before, he pledged $25,000 to Albany’s Relief Fund after the city was devastated by storms and a tornado.

Nugent launched the “One Call Unites Us All” this year to coincide with the firm’s 30th year in operation. Concentrated in the firm’s eight locations, the community outreach campaign supports regional events as well as local charities and nonprofit groups through sponsorship and service days. As Nugent is fond of saying, “We are not here to serve our own best interest – we are here to help our fellow Georgians. I’m always happy to answer that call.”

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he Atlanta History Center welcomed over 400 guests to the Swan House Ball this spring for an elegant evening of entertainment, featuring cocktails on the lawn, a seated dinner in the Grand Overlook, an auction of exclusive experiences, live music and dancing, and a tour of the newly opened Cyclorama. Chaired by Jenny Pruitt, the benefit honored the Rollins Family, long-time supporters of the History Center and the community at large. Thanks to generous donors, it was a record-breaking year, with presenting sponsor Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and Jenny and Bob Pruitt, and Diamond sponsors Greenberg Traurig and an anonymous benefactor. Patron chairs were Cindy and Bill Voyles. Among the incredible items up for bid were a week in Provence with noted artist Jill Steenhuis, a seated dinner Bob and Jenny Pruitt . in the Swan House dining room provided by Chef Linton Hopkins, a seated dinner on the Cyclorama platform by Soiree Catering & Events, and a week-long buying trip in “The Atlanta History Center sits on 33 prime acres in the Paris and Provence with Ann Huff and Meg Harrington of Huff heart of Buckhead – it is truly Atlanta’s treasure,” Jenny Pruitt Harrington. said. “Over a million dollars raised at this gala will go toward Auctioneer extraordinaire Jim Landon worked his magic, and educational programs for the History Center and refreshing the Party Nation kept the beat going into the night. The dazzling magnificent Swan House.” décor was by Legendary Events. Additional support was raised by Corporate chair John The annual event raises critical funds for the operating expenses Shlesinger, Fundraising Committee chair Eileen DuBose and and educational activities of the History Center, including service Ladies & Gentlemen’s Committee chairs Patrice and Ernest to more than 44,000 students per year. The 2019 Ball will also Greer. Platinum sponsors were Sherry and David Abney, Cox support necessary restoration projects at the 1928 Swan House Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Ed Voyles Automotive Group, Eileen and its environs in an effort to prepare the property for its next and Bo DuBose, Georgia Power Company, Portman Holdings, decade of increased visitation and activity. and Rollins, Inc. 34

Sheffield and Elizabeth Hale with Ernest Greer.

Peggy and Randall Rollins.

Bob and Jenny Pruitt with Stephanie and David Boehmig.

Kathleen and Gary Rollins.

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by ginger strejcek

the big

Picture Civil War Cyclorama back in action at Atlanta History Center

Rhett Butler might not have given a damn about Scarlett, but he fought valiantly for the Rebels, pledging his allegiance to the Confederacy, renegade captain that he was. Of course, the South lost…and Rhett wasn’t real. But look closely enough and you can spy his famous face among the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Atlanta on that fateful summer day in 1864. Oh and one more thing, he ditched the gray coat for Yankee blue, I do declare.


art of the Civil War diorama in the Atlanta Cyclorama, the Rhett Butler soldier is one of many amusing stories rooted in the city’s iconic attraction, which made its grand debut at the Atlanta History Center earlier this year, after welcoming guests at Grant Park for almost a century. Thanks to a $35.8 million fundraising campaign, the epic painting of the Battle of Atlanta has been fully restored to its former glory – and then some. That’s no small feat for such a mammoth piece. Tipping the scales at 10,000 pounds, the hand-painted work is huge, soaring 49 feet in height and spanning 371 feet in length. For the record, that’s longer than a football field. Covering 18,179 square feet, it was proclaimed the largest oil painting in the world when it was unveiled in 1886. Today it’s one of only two cycloramas in the country – a local gem and a historic treasure. The Atlanta Cyclorama is now showcased in a state36

of-the-art rotunda, designed in the round to create the 360-degree, three-dimensional illusion of the cylindrical work. Visitors walk through a tunnel and go up an escalator to reach a 15-foot-tall stationary viewing platform. Here, smack in the middle of the Civil War battlefield, they can witness the monumental blitz, inching around the overlook to take in the full panoramic sweep. Encompassing a wide swath – marked by the city skyline, Kennesaw Mountain and Stone Mountain – the scene depicts fierce fighting just east of Atlanta (in present-day Inman Park) at about 4:45 p.m. on July 22, 1864, during General Sherman’s Atlanta campaign. Jutting out in the foreground to dramatic effect, a dioramic landscape amps up the action, with 128 soldiers staking claim on the hilly red clay terrain, strewn with railroad tracks, trenches, cannons, covered wagons and casualties. It’s custom made to fit in perspective with the scale of the painting, so while the figures loom lifelike, they’re surprisingly only 18 to 42 inches tall – each restored back to mint condition.

Confederates have broken through the Union lines and are resisting a Union counterattack, near the Troup Hurt House, a two-story, red-brick building destroyed during the war.

The Battle of Atlanta is one of only two surviving cycloramas in the country; the other is The Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

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That includes the Rhett soldier. Legend has it that when Clark Gable was in town for the premiere of “Gone With the Wind” in December of 1939, Mayor William B. Hartsfield took him and co-star Vivien Leigh on a tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama. Afterward, Gable was asked what he thought about it, and he replied that he liked it except for one thing: “I’m not in it.” Hartsfield later had Gable’s smiling face painted on the body of a dead Yankee! The viewing time block features a 12-minute introductory film that’s dynamically projected across the painting at 180 degree. Guests are free to roam around the platform and then head downstairs for a closer look at the diorama before exiting. There’s also an exhibit that delves into fascinating details about both the painting and the battle.


The magnificently restored work anchors the History Center’s new “Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibit, bolstered by two levels of rare objects and images that help put everything in context. And while guests can indeed experience this spectacle just as it was meant to be seen 133 years ago, the Cyclorama has become far more than a traveling attraction, evolving into a significant artifact with a tale of its own. Painted 22 years after the Battle of Atlanta, the artwork depicted a heroic Union victory to appeal to Northern audiences. When the painting relocated to Atlanta, it was slightly modified and advertised as “the only Confederate victory ever painted” to cater to its Southern constituency. The 1864 Battle of Atlanta was not a Confederate victory, and changes made in 1892 – such as repainting Confederate captives so they appeared to be Union soldiers captured by Confederates – were repainted in the 1930s, returning the figures to their original appearance. “No other object can so vividly tell the story of how attitudes toward the Civil War have been shaped and reshaped over the past 150 years,” said AHC senior military historian Gordon Jones. “It is the largest single artifact in existence to demonstrate the power of the use and misuse of historical memory.” Once seen as a proud symbol of the capital of the New South rising from the ashes, the Atlanta Cyclorama has also been criticized as an anachronism meant to glorify the “Lost Cause” of the Confederacy. Perceptions of history, and the painting itself, have depended on the eye of the beholder, as audiences viewed it in different times and places. The History Center’s “Big Picture” presentation illuminates the truths and myths of the Civil War and changing interpretations of the Cyclorama. “History is messy. And it has a lot to teach us – if we let it,” said Sheffield Hale, AHC president and CEO. “We are challenging visitors to explore their own perceptions and misperceptions of history. Facts are facts, but the way we view the past varies widely.” 38

Created in 1886, the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama is a full-color, three-dimensional illusion designed to transport the viewer onto the battlefield. Southern Seasons Magazine


The Battle of Atlanta is a treasured artifact. The colossal oil painting measures 49 feet in height and 371 feet in width, and weighs 10,000 pounds.


A European innovation of the 19th century, cycloramic murals were created as a form of entertainment – the IMAX of their time – with the building-sized paintings hung circularly for viewing from the inside for an immersive experience. The Battle of Atlanta was painted by 17 German and Austrian artists, recruited by the American Panorama Company in Milwaukee. The artists traveled to Atlanta for field study in 1885, using a site just inside Union lines at the Georgia Railroad, running eastward from the city, as a point of reference. They studied the terrain and sketched layouts from a 25-foot tower and house rooftops. Most of the technical advice came from veterans. The painting took five months to complete, debuting in Minneapolis in 1886. Some of the cyclorama advertising broadsides used “Logan’s Great Ride” as a slogan, as “celebrity” war hero and political leader John “Blackjack” Logan was prominently portrayed in the painting. (He’s the one galloping heroically to the front lines with an outstretched arm holding up his hat.) The altered version was unveiled in Atlanta on Feb. 22, 1892. In 40

the mid 1930s, a more extensive diorama was added with soldiers. The Cyclorama remained open at its Grant Park location until 2015, following the city’s announcement in 2014 that it would be moved to the Atlanta History Center, as part of a 75-year lease agreement for the relocation, restoration and conservation of both the painting and The Texas locomotive (famous in the Andrews’ Raid of 1862).


Seeded by a legacy gift of $10 million from Atlantans Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker, the History Center embarked on a major fundraising campaign for the project. In 2015, construction began on the 25,000-square-foot building to house the Cyclorama, following the addition of a new gallery for The Texas. Meanwhile, restoration work was underway on the painting. In 2017, the behemoth piece was transported to the History Center. It was a painstakingly delicate and manually laborious process that involved 45-foot-tall custom-built steel spools to roll up the painting (which had been separated at the two main seams), cranes to lift and lower the two 5,000-pound sections


through the rooftops of the old building and the new one; and two flatbed trucks to get it from Grant Park to Buckhead. Two more years of extensive work followed, including retensioning the painting to its correct hyperbolic shape, cleaning and repairing the Belgian linen surface, recreating three missing sections (totaling 3,143 square feet) and revamping the 120-foot dioramic landscape. The new Cyclorama reopened on Feb. 22 – exactly 127 years since it first opened in the city – bringing history full circle. “CYCLORAMA: THE BIG PICTURE” IS INCLUDED IN ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER’S GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, WHICH INCLUDES FULL ACCESS TO THE 33-ACRE DESTINATION. DUE TO CAPACITY AND THE AUDIO/ VISUAL PRESENTATION ON THE PAINTING’S VIEWING PLATFORM, TIMED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE CYCLORAMA. ATLANTAHISTORYCENTER.COM

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by laura turner seydel


Moving from fast fashion to sustainable fashion – and how you can help

When I was working in the apparel business, we used to have four main collections a year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Today, with “fast fashion,” clothing production has increased to produce cheaper clothes 52 weeks a year. The apparel industry is now the second-most polluting industry after big oil. People love to shop, and clothing is becoming cheaper than ever. But buying fast fashion comes at a high cost for labor conditions and practices in developing countries; it’s also destroying the environment.


ith fast fashion, companies can get feedback from trends in the industry and turn around production and delivery of clothes in five weeks. But cheap clothes depend on cheap labor, including that of children – and often unsafe and deplorable working and living conditions. One of the many disastrous events the industry has taken criticism over was a Bangladesh factory collapse that killed over 1,100 clothing workers. Almost one in six people in the world work in the apparel industry, and most are working for less than minimum wage in their countries. The other main problem with fast fashion is the toll on the environment. The apparel industry causes 10 percent of carbon emissions around the world, and dangerous dyes and chemicals are getting into our waterways. Another problem is cheap clothing has become “disposable” and is filling up our landfills. Think about these numbers: 1) Each year, 150 billion garments are produced. That’s more than 20 garments per person for every person on Earth. 2) The amount of clothing each person owns in the U.S. has increased 60 percent from 2000 to 2014. 3) Five percent of all landfill space is textile waste; 75 percent of our clothes end up in the landfills. 4) The average U.S. citizen throws out 70 pounds of clothes per year. 42

What is happening in the industry? Given the history and prevalence of waste within the industry, major organizations have become compelled to change the face of fashion while maintaining its quality and appeal. Through collaboration with powerhouses such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Apparel Impact Institute (a conglomeration of fashion stakeholders, labels and manufacturers), organizations have implemented changes that will help reduce some of consumers’ greatest concerns regarding wasted materials and resources. Established fashion labels that produce the following items are just a few examples of those who are attempting to revamp their stamp on the environment.

Outerwear My absolute favorite outdoor gear is Patagonia. It’s super practical, performs well and looks great. And I am proud to wear their clothes because they support most of the environmental groups that I have been associated with, including Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Patagonia will repair any clothing that doesn’t hold up. If it can’t be fixed, they recycle it. In 2016, the company donated all their Black Friday sales ($10 million) to environmental groups, and they continue to donate 1 percent of all sales to nonprofit environmental groups as a member of 1% for the Planet. That’s added up to $74 million in cash donations given directly to thousands of organizations working in local communities around the world.

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Laura Seydel with designers and models from San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International (SFSFWI). Established in 2014, the annual event promotes eco-friendly apparel and designers.

Luxury designers Companies like Kering, which owns luxury labels Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, support the idea of closed-loop sourcing, according to a recent Newsweek report. There would be essentially no waste, because textiles would simply be looped between factories, retailers, our closets, thrift shops, textile recycling facilities and then back to factories. Stella McCartney, who used to be part of Kering and now has full ownership of her brand, was one of the first designers to set some good environmental standards using numerous eco-friendly materials, including recycled polyester, organic cotton and regenerated cashmere. They have waste-reduction strategies in place across their entire supply chain, and they measure and report on their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.

Luxury retailers Even high-end retailers such as Tiffany & Co. are continually striving to achieve greater sustainability. Of the raw precious materials obtained by their internal manufacturing locations, 98 percent can be directly traced to a mine or recycler. Eighty-four percent of their international global electricity is sourced from renewable energy. Additionally, 98 percent of their international manufacturing employees are hired from the local community, and the company contributes more than $40 million to the local economy through buying and processing of goods and services. Cartier, another major luxury brand, is one of the founders of the

Responsible Jewelry Council; its members ensure full regulation and control of mines where gems and metals are sourced, that the surrounding community is paid fair wages and is protected by high environmental and safety standards, and that the land and water around the mines are toxin-free and damaged trees are reforested.

Shoes Companies like Rothy’s and Adidas have found a treasure trove of reusable material: plastic. Rothy’s utilizes a special yarn, created through a process of heating recycled plastic (sourced from all over the world) into long fibers, to produce the upper components of its footwear. Adidas x Parley is a joint venture that uses plastic found on beaches and coasts prior to it reaching the ocean. The company purports that each pair of shoes keeps 11 plastic bottles from getting into the ocean. It hopes to sell 11 million pairs this year, according to a Huffington Post article. On World Water Day, Sperry launched a new line of shoes made from plastic ocean debris, which mostly consists of discarded fishing nets.

Denim The Gap has made various promises to support sustainability, including sustainable sourcing of 100 percent of their cotton by the year 2021 through a partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative. Additionally, through their Washwell program, they guarantee a process that uses 20 percent less water than traditional Southern Seasons Magazine


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washing methods to produce their denim. Levi’s has implemented an Authorized Vintage line for which they source and resell vintage jeans and jackets that were created at least 30 years ago. With a supply of nearly 550,000 units of vintage denim, they use a vendor to revitalize and wash the product and then repurpose the pieces to meet contemporary standards.

GOING FORWARD While some of our favorite fashion labels become more progressive, we can also look forward to advances in technology and advice from pioneers of sustainability to ease our decision-making in creating a sustainable wardrobe. Provenance, a company that provides an online sourcing tool to sustainable organizations, encourages consumer due diligence by providing greater transparency into the journey of clothing. Not only does the site provide a search tool for consumers to select product categories and the causes that mean the most to them (such as social impact or animal welfare), it also contains an analysis tool for businesses to determine if they meet the threshold for transparency in their operations. The fashion journey of internet bloggers like Tania Arrayales provide us with a blueprint for sustainable fashion. After years of succumbing to the trends of fast fashion, Arrayales eventually abstained from buying new clothing for a year. “The more I 44

Clockwise from top left: Laura Seydel with Sandra Hanns, SFSFWI founder and organizer. Patagonia outerwear. Adidas is recycling plastic into tennis shoes. Organizations must work to protect against child labor and poor working conditions in developing countries.

thought about that impact of my fast fashion addiction, both on the people who make our clothes and the environment, the more I started to examine other parts of my life,” she said in a HuffPost article. Like Arrayales, millennials and the younger generation are increasingly interested in secondhand clothing; this is a blow to the fast-fashion industry and a push to organizations with sustainability initiatives to strive harder toward their eco-friendly goals.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE Now that spring has sprung, let’s revisit our closets. For many of us, the new season means that reorganizing our closets and getting rid of clothing is on the horizon. We now have many viable, simple options: donating clothing to organizations like Goodwill or the Salvation Army; selling clothing to secondhand shops or online via sites like Poshmark, TheRealReal or eBay; or renting clothes from services like Rent the Runway. I also recommend that everyone watch the documentary “The True Cost” to learn more about the negative impact of fast fashion. Ultimately, with all of these resources, from retailers to bloggers to style moguls who really want to make a difference, we can approach our wardrobes and the somewhat daunting task of spring cleaning with a new perspective – and an eco-friendly mentality.


Modern Thrillers Travel guides for citywide fun

n layover, david bell (BERKLEY HARDCOVER; JULY 2)


An encounter with a mysterious woman puts a man on a collision course with danger in David Bell’s new thriller. Awaiting a flight at the Atlanta airport, commercial real estate developer Joshua Fields crosses paths with Morgan in the gift shop and feels an instant connection. They bump into each other again in the terminal and converse over drinks. Joshua is stunned when Morgan abruptly departs, kissing him and apologizing that they will never see each other again. He’s further shocked to discover that she’s a missing person after spying her face on a nearby TV. Desperate for answers, he stumbles into a tangled web of deception, lies and secrets.

Reporter-turned-novelist Christi Daugherty returns to her old haunt of Savannah as the setting for her follow-up mystery with super sleuth Harper McClain. When a woman is killed in the heart of the city’s affluent historic district, the story is personal for crime reporter Harper, who recognizes the victim. Naomi Scott, a 24-year-old law student, was just getting started, tending bar to make ends meet. She wanted to change the world; instead, her life ended in the dead of night. With no witnesses to the shooting, the police have three suspects: her boyfriend, her boss and the district attorney’s son. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer?


itting the road this summer? Check out hot spots across the country in the “100 Things To Do Before You Die” travel books by Reedy Press. With over 80 titles in the series – spanning destinations from Florida to Maine to California – trailblazers are sure to discover something new to check off their bucket lists. Each book features 100 entries encompassing five categories: Food/Drink, Music/Entertainment, Sports/Recreation, Culture/ History and Shopping/Fashion. Insider tips, fun facts, seasonal activities and suggested itineraries based on interest are also included, making the guides useful for both tourists and residents. Among the places detailed in the Atlanta edition, penned by Sarah Gleim of Decatur, are star attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta and Fernbank, as well as local gems including the Wren’s Nest, Starlight Drive-In and Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike the BeltLine and shoot the Hooch. Shoppers can hunt for treasure at Scott Antique Market, check out the Food Hall at Ponce City Market, and pick up fresh veggies at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Titles @ Twilight monthly author series at Heritage Sandy Springs n June 5: Rona Simmons With an anticipated publication this year, Untold, Unsung recounts the experiences of noncombat veterans of World War II with stories to tell. n July 10: Jedwin Smith I am Israel: Lions and Lambs of the Land details the lives

and trials of the people there who are “viciously manipulated by the United Nations, Deep State Actors, and terrorists and dictators.” n AUG. 7: Edward Buckley In the coming-of-age tale All the Way Home, two boys navigate their growing awareness of the

Civil Rights Movement, racial inequality and the meaning of love and family. n Sept. 4: William Lee White Let Us Die Like Men is the penultimate chapter in the storied history of the Confederate Army of Tennessee

by White, a historian and park ranger at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Parks. Titles @ Twilight is from 6:307:30 PM the first Wednesday of the month in the community room at 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs.

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By Dr. Karin Luise

steps to manifest your dreams

What does it mean to MANIFEST something into your life? Could you really create the life that you want by simply acting ‘as if’ it is going to come true? Absolutely. Manifesting is the leading-edge practice that has changed the lives of millions, including my own and the thousands of people I have trained through online courses and private coaching. I want to give you the simple steps to implement it into your own life, starting today.


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o manifest something means to ask for what you desire and believe that it is meant to be yours through visualization and harmonious beliefs. By expanding positive energy through your mind, body and spirit, you draw it directly to you. This is based on The Law of Attraction and works in co-creation between you, energy exchange with others and spiritual support. I know this can sound woo-woo, but for the logically-minded, quantum physics demonstrates that this is precisely how our vibrational Universe operates. If you are awakening to higher consciousness, one of your first realizations is that you are powerfully in charge of your life based on where you put your energy. The power of our minds and words have been shown in scientific research to have direct effects on outcomes. One of the most famous studies was conducted by Masaru Emoto, revealing how positive and negative words (energy) spoken over water directly altered its molecular structure. This verifies the effects of human consciousness on our environment – especially considering that we and the planet are mostly comprised of water!

How can you learn to practice this and start creating the life that you truly desire? Here are 11 steps to manifest your dreams: (1) Ask for what you desire. Write it, speak it and focus on it in prayer and meditation. Using your mind, body and spirit, start acting as if what you desire already exists and is on its way. (2) Release resistance about receiving. Resistance feels like doubt that you deserve something. If you are feeling disbelief, lean away from specifics about the request and go more general. For example, instead of asking for a specific job (that you might perceive as unlikely), let go of details and ask to be led to a workspace that would bring you the most happiness. (3) Ask yourself, “How would it FEEL if this actually arrived?” Focus on the positive feelings that you are going to have in receiving the outcome instead of the outcome itself. This is because it is not really the outcome that you are desiring – it is the good feelings you believe you will have when it shows up. Harmonize yourself with the satisfaction inside your future self. An example is, “I feel so inspired, connected and happy . . . life is so beautiful and free.” Focus on these feelings often, especially in the moments right after you awake. (4) Stop focusing on the world’s LACK, but instead the Universe’s ABUNDANCE. Catch yourself speaking negatively about what is available to you. Whether it be money, a house, or a relationship, keep saying, “This is an abundant Universe. There is more than enough, and I am ready to receive.” (5) Immerse yourself in the positive, self-expanding feelings for over 70 seconds. Law of Attraction says that by positively focusing your energy for over a minute, you launch new ‘Rockets of Desire’ into the Universe, speeding up its pathway to you. (6) Be gentle on yourself if you have feelings of doubt along the way. You are human. Just exhale, take time to get centered, and go back to step 1. (7) Use your words as the bond of your creation. Speak confidently about things or people being on their way to you. Use “When…” instead of “If…” and “I am…” instead of “I am trying to...” The Universe will respond to your positive mindset. (8) Do not talk to negative people about it. They will feed you with their own fear, self-doubt and negative emotions which can interfere with your process. They won’t get it, and it is not your job to change their mind. (9) Tune into the way you feel. Ask your inner guidance system and Higher Power to show you the next steps. Then follow your intuition. It is this simple: go towards what feels good and away from what feels bad. (10) Trust and celebrate the synchronicities that show up for you. These will be ‘chance meetings’ and ‘coincidences’ that support you and confirm that you are on the right path. (11) Repeat the mantra “Everything is working out for me. Everything is coming to me in perfect time.” Accept that you are divinely supported and meant to live a magical life.

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The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children JUNE 22-Sept. 15 high museum of art


nown for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, American artist Maira Kalman has delighted readers for three decades with her imaginative stories and illustrations. She has published more than a dozen books for adults and 18 acclaimed children’s books, beginning with “Stay Up Late,” which gave visual form to the famous Talking Heads song in 1985. Since then her works have followed the comic adventures of a poet dog named Max Stravinsky and other beloved characters, and have addressed important historical people and events in such books as “Looking at Lincoln” and the 9/11-inspired “Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey.” The High Museum’s premiere of Kalman’s colorful creations features original drawings and paintings from her award-winning books, along with manuscripts, dummy books and other ephemera. It marks the museum’s fourth collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Clockwise from top left: Maira Kalman, Illustration for Next Stop, Grand Central (G. P. Putnam’s Sons). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1999 Maira Kalman. • Illustration for 13 Words by Lemony Snicket (Harper). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 2010 Maira Kalman. • Illustration for What Pete Ate From A-Z (Really!) (G. P. Putnam’s Sons). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 2001 Maira Kalman. • Illustration for Chicken Soup, Boots (Viking). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1993 Maira Kalman. • Illustration for Swami on Rye: Max in India (Viking). Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © 1995 Maira Kalman. All rights reserved. 48

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n addition to all the indoor offerings, Fernbank is encouraging visitors to get outdoors and explore with an eyepopping installation in its WildWoods area. “David Rogers’ Big Bugs” puts a THROUGH JULY 21 monstrous spin on creepy-crawlies, featuring FERNBANK MUSEUM 10 towering insect creations, from a 7-foot OF NATURAL HISTORY ladybug to a 17-foot dragonfly. The wooden sculptures combine landscape, recycled and environmental art – using natural materials – to showcase these little bugs that play a significant role in the ecosystem. For more sightseeing, venture into Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre old-growth forest that’s home to hundreds of animal species including amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Southern Seasons Magazine



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Through June 22 Michi Meko. Aug. 2-Sept. 14 Darien A-Johnson. Reception: 7-10 PM Aug. 2. 656 Miami Circle NE, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/237-



1101 Alpharetta St., Roswell. Mon.-Sat.

770/993-4783. annjacksongallery. com.


690 Miami Circle, #150, Atl. Mon.-Sat.



Ongoing Miami Circle Art Stroll, 11 AM-4 PM third Saturday of the month.

Art station ARTS CENTER

5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mtn. Tues.-Sat.



Ongoing Public art installations on the Atl. BeltLine corridor.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY Through June 16 Tony Cokes:

“Evil.27:Selma.” Bea Fremderman: “Stranger Man.” Kambel Smith: “Capitol Rage.” Y. Malik Jalal. Through July 28 Kevin Cole: “When My Scars are my Testimony.” Through Aug. 4 William O’Brien: “Shame Spiral.” Erin Jane Nelson: “Her Deepness.” 535 Means St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/6881970.


Through Sept. 29 “Barbecue Nation,” artifacts, images and oral histories. Ongoing “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta. “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta.” 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/814-4000.


Through June 7 “Public Inhabitants Of The Booming Metropolis,” Carla Contreras. 175 Peters St. SW, Atl. Thurs.-Sat. atlanta.besharatgallery.

com. 404/524-4781.


Through July 12 “Gary Komarin: Testing Boundaries.” 764 Miami Circle, #210, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/352-8114. 50


892 Jefferson Street NW, Atl. 404/3101269.


Through June 2 Bob Kolbrener. Through July 28 “Treasures from the


Through Aug. 4 “Six Navajo Masters: Abeyta, Begay, Johns, Whitehorse, Whitethorne & Yazzie.” Through Aug. 25 Booth Artists’ Guild. Aug. 25-Dec. 31 “Warhol and the West.” 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. Tues.Sun. 770/387-1300. boothmuseum. org.

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Through 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. 678/222-3700.


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 July 21 “David Rogers’ Big

Bugs,” outdoor installation of largerthan-life bugs, insects and spiders in WildWoods. Through Aug. 4 “Games in the Gallery” outdoor installation. June 8-Aug. 18 “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” lifesize sculptures of monster fish, videos and interactive activities. 767 Clifton Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/



Monthly Walking tours of galleries, first Friday of the month: 5-9 PM Marietta (March-Nov.) ; 6-9 PM


georgia museum of art Through July 28 “Sculptured

Adornment: Jewelry of David Hayes.”

Through Aug. 11 “Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association.” Through Jan. 5, 2020 “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica.” June 8-Sept. 8 “Women of the WPA.” 90 Carlton St., Athens, East Campus of UGA, Arts Complex. Tues.-Sun.



Through July 18 “Somebody Told Me You People Were Crazy.” July 20-Sept. 14 TBA. 887 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite 200, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 470/428-2061.


Ongoing Five galleries share the community’s history, art and culture in the re-purposed Williams-Payne House, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. Open 10 AM-2 PM Tues., Thurs., Sat.


Through July 14 “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection.” Through Aug. 4 “Hand to Hand: Southern Craft of the 19th Century.” Through Nov. 10 “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” June 1-Sept. 29 “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta.” June 22-Sept. 15 “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” 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 June 29 Yamamoto Masao: “Bonsai.” Carolyn Carr: “Out of the Studio,” new works. Installation from L.A. art collaborative Fallen Fruit. 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave., Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Opening Sept. 6 Jeong Choon, Edie Maney, April Riley, Steven Walker.

Reception: 5-8 PM Sept. 6. 690 Miami Circle NE., Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Galleries of Peachtree Hills, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #29B, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/261-6100.


Through 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 June 15 Contrapunto:

Latin-American artist collective. “Lena Reznik: From Fashion to Fine Art.” July 13-Sept. 8 Metro Montage XIX, annual juried exhibit featuring diverse works by contemporary artists. 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Tues.-Sun. 770/528-1444.


26 Winters St., Marietta. Open daily.


Through June 9 “Rival Cuts: Process and Technique in Prints by Tom Hück and Albrecht Dürer.” Aug. 31-Dec. 1 “Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt.” Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sun. 404/727-4282.


Through June 15 “Gathered IV: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists.” June 8-July 6 “Heart Land Dark Land,” recent works by Andy Nasisse. June 29-Aug. 24 Working Artist Project: Krista Clark. Museum of Contemporary Art of Ga., 75 Bennett St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sat.



Through June 15 “Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso.”

June 29-Sept. 29 “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. Tues.-Sun. 404/979-





415 Plasters Ave, Atl. Tues.-Sat. 404/

879-1500. masonfineartandevents. com.


2300 Peachtree Road, Atl. 404/458-


Aug. 31-Sept. 15 Perspectives: “Participating Potters: 2019,” Main Gallery. Opening gala, reception and preview sale, Aug. 31 in Rocket Hall. Sept. 1-15 Pottery Sale in Rocket Hall, with over 6,000 pieces of contemporary functional and decorative pottery by Georgia potters. 34 School St., Watkinsville. 706/7694565.


Guido Durantino and workshop, Dish with Scylla falling in love with Minos. Maiolica, 11 7/8 inches (diameter). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glasgow and Mrs. E.A. Rennolds in Memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr Branch, and Museum Purchase, Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, by exchange, 99.137. Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


Art Center West, 1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 770/641-3990.


SPRUILL GALLERY & CENTER June 13-Aug. 24 Student & Faculty

Juried Exhibition, Spruill Gallery. Reception: 6-9 PM June 13. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl. 770/394-4019.

Through Aug. 4 “Peachtree Creek,”

1000 Marietta St. NW, #116. Tues.-Sat.

Turner Lynch Campus Center. Through Aug. 31 “Leon Kelly, American Surrealist,” retrospective. 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. Tues.Sun.

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film

Through Aug. 8 “The Summer Swan 404/266-2636.

5650 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners. Tues.-Sat. 770/609-8662.

Søndergaard’s photographic series of contemporary women wearing traditional Danish bonnets. Through Sept. 22 “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion,” retrospective of the designer’s work from the past decade. Savannah College of Art and Design, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. Tues.-Sun.





works by Katherine Sandoz, Carlyle Wolfe and David Boyd. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, #30A, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/841-7777.




764 Miami Circle, #132, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/352-8775.

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761-C Miami Circle, Atl. Tues.-Sat.


“POSTAGE REQUIRED” Through July 12 – Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

“STORYTELLING IN RENAISSANCE MAIOLICA” Through Jan. 5, 2020 – Georgia Museum of Art

Through July 12 “Postage Required: Early Animated Postcards from the 1900s.” “Marvelous Marbling: Demystifying Marbled Papers.” Ga. Tech campus, 500 10th St. NW, Atl. Mon.-Fri. 404/894-7840.


Through July 28 “Guldnakke,” Trine

Through June 7 “Spring Greens,”

SPELMAN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART 350 Spelman Lane, Atl. Tues.-Sat.

404/270-5607. museum.spelman. edu.

SWAN COACH HOUSE GALLERY Invitational,” group show. 3130 Slaton Dr., Atl. Tues.-Sat.


Sept. 13-Oct. 11 Serhiy Hai, new paintings. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave., #24, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/869-0511.

THOMAS DEANS FINE ART 690 Miami Circle NE, #905, Atl. Mon.-Sat. 404/814-1811.

Through June 15 “Varied State: Diverse Work from 6 North Carolina Artists.” 814 Edgewood Ave NE, Atl. Wed.-Sat. 404/688-1892.




looks patio Artful for alfresco posh entertaining Shaped from reconstituted stone, the Terrace Collection pedestal table makes a dramatic statement in classic white.

5The wire chairs of sculptor Harry Bertoia are among the most recognized achievements of mid-century modern design. The Bertoia diamond chair, pictured in a black finish with green upholstery, elevates industrial material into a work of art.

Handmade in Italy, the stunning Opus Garden yellow armchair by Carlo Rampazzi for Sergio Villa adds flair to an eclectic patio or contemporary terrace. The elegantly curved frame is crafted of hand-bent iron.

Enjoy some R&R in the cush Tecla Black double chaise longue, featuring a sleek aluminum frame, solid wood slats and back wheels, and light gray cushions. Made in Italy by Braid Outdoor.


6The Whirl round table by Henrik Pedersen is beautifully designed with a natural finish teak frame and slatted table top. Seats six.


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luxurious estate on Lake Lanier


Every window view in this lakefront estate home, aptly named “The Grandview,” celebrates the natural beauty of Georgia’s largest reservoir, Lake Sidney Lanier. The surrounding acreage of Marina Bay features equally stunning abodes in a community that has spared no expense to become a statement location for both primary and summer home investors.

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At 10,200 square feet, this sensational estate is presented on an acre-size lot created from two home sites with two boat slips in Marina Bay’s private 280-slip marina. It’s simply one of the finest homes ever built on Lake Lanier.

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Reminiscent of Martha’s Vineyard or The Hamptons, this Street of Dreams estate home captured the hearts of 20,000 visitors who attended the Marina Bay Grand Opening event in 2006.


he architectural detailing inside the home makes every room a treasure. The exquisite front entry is flanked by a library with rich presidential molding, and a formal dining room with sumptuous silk-clothed wall and ceiling, and a butler’s pantry. Habersham cabinetry, Viking appliances and herringbone hardwood patterned floors with tile inlay are showcased in the kitchen, keeping room and family dining. The center hall overlooks a fantastic triple level staircase framed by floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lake from every level of the home. The master suite on the main level offers dazzling sunrise lake views and features his and hers custom closets, a complete morning kitchen and an oversized walkthrough shower with exquisite finishes that are timeless in design. The overall symmetry created by Caldwell-Cline Architects/ Designers of Atlanta provides a sense of balance and richness that

is hard to find in lake estates built today. Breathtaking outdoor living beckons with an infinity edge pool adjacent to the grotto-like kitchen, detailed lanai and a fulllength covered porch on the main level with a stone fireplace and 180 degree panoramic lake views. The home’s higher elevation on Marina Bay’s Bluff allows for year-round breezes, alleviating the lake’s summer heat, with two multi-acre parks surrounding the property. Though truly grand in design, the home has alluring spaces that allow family or guests to escape to their own special tuckedaway retreat. Not to be outdone by the main floor of the estate, the terrace level pub and game room boasts an amazing landscape mural by local artist Barry Belcher that depicts the estate’s sweeping view of the lake. Adjacent to the pub and game room is a grand-size den with fireplace, a wine tasting room and wine cellar, and a complete spa, sauna and steam shower and workout room overlooking the lake and pool. Southern Seasons Magazine


This stately residence features a custom, one-of-a-kind floor plan with spectacular finishes throughout. A New England style of architecture predominates but with today’s preferred open spaces that flow like works of art from one room to the next. 60

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Outdoor lake living continues into the night with a custom-designed stone fire pit to enjoy beneath starry skies – free of city noise and light pollution. There’s also an irrigated organic garden, easy to tend by day and a wonderful way to soothe the soul in the soil. A beautiful paver driveway and manicured lawn is framed by a Chippendale-design wood fence with stone columns, and a stonecovered walkway from the oversized threecar garage to the main entrance adds to the estate’s charm. The “friend” door entry is just as pleasing from the spacious motor court with built in coveys for coats and boots along with a window-lined his and her office. This exclusive Lake Lanier estate home is part of the gated Marina Bay community, an oasis of tree-lined canopied streets and artisanstyle architecture. Many who enter Marina Bay as friends, family or guests say it’s magical and has that “it” feeling that tells you you’ve arrived to a once-in-a-lifetime place rarely created. Located at 6802 South Bluff Court, The Grandview is privately offered through Susan Verlander, Marina Bay Properties, LLC. Price upon request. Susan@ text 404.542.3211

“The Grandview” describes the dazzling lake views from nearly every room creating the sensation of floating on the water.


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BODY SURFING No need to fear drowning in a sea of fabric when these looks strike the perfect balance between flow and fit. This summer, look for strategic tailoring to highlight your strongest assets, embroidered embellishment to add a bit of sparkle, and thigh-high slits to crank up the heat.

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FADE TO WHITE When the mercury climbs, is there anything more cooling to the eye (and the wearer!) than color palettes that fade from taupe to ecru to blush to white? Maximize the aesthetic with a minimum of accessories that barely shimmer but make you shine.

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CORAL BRIEF Let us start the season by recognizing that this summer’s fashion forecast is strong because accessories will be strong – pavé-ing the way in beach glass, turquoise and coral from head to toe. Devon Leigh

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modern vintage Classic elegance meets contemporary sensibility in the fall/winter collection of BeautĂŠ Comme Toi. The distinctive designs range from glamorous gowns with clean, chic lines in luxurious satin to whimsical tulle styles adorned with delicate beading and lace.

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Once Upon a time From the perfect garden wedding to beachside nuptials at sunset, the ethereal gowns of Morilee by Madeline Gardner bring dreams to life. Spun from chiffon and organza, the new VoyagĂŠ Collection features freeflowing A-line dresses and slender silhouettes with beaded bodices.

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breath of pink Chantilly lace, tulle, chiffon, satin, intricate beading, stunning embroidery and just a bit of texture. The newly unveiled collection from Colet by Nicole Spose is decidedly feminine and effortlessly elegant. Each gown tells a timeless fairy tale with an aura of dazzle, sophistication and sensuality.

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florals by Britt Wood Designs & Bridal Salon

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hen their first daughter walked down the aisle in the summer of 2014, Kelly and Bert Madden were delighted to call on their amazingly talented friend Britt Wood for his expertise in floral and wedding design. A few years later, they recruited him again for the big day of their second daughter. This past December, the third time proved to be quite the charm for the holiday nuptials of their third and last daughter. “It’s always an honor to do any daughter’s wedding. Imagine getting the opportunity to do all three,” Britt said of the Madden sisters, who were all married at Northside Methodist Church in Atlanta. Caroline Marie Madden and Charles Frazier Duvall tied the knot June 28, 2014, with a reception at the Capital City Brookhaven. The inspiration: David Austin Juliet Garden Rose and coral charm peonies. “These were used in abundance throughout the venue, creating the most romantic late summer wedding,” Britt said. “There were many large-scale statement pieces with compositions of summer florals and fruits.” Laura Carson Madden and Carlton Reid McFarland were married June 17, 2017, with a reception at Capital City Brookhaven. The inspiration: lush floral opulence. “Both the ceremony and the reception felt as if they were ‘overgrown,’ with white climbing garden roses,” Britt said. “This effect was created with bushels of wild southern smilax and thousands of snowy jewel roses.” Katherine Elizabeth Madden and Christopher Scott Sharpton exchanged vows on Dec. 15, 2018, with a reception at the 76

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Piedmont Driving Club. The inspiration: everything Christmas. “From the whimsy of the curtains of twinkling lights entering the ballroom to the band’s placement in a forest of lit Christmas trees, this wedding was truly a holiday wonderland filled with florals, fruits and candies,” Britt said. “Of course, the most important part of these girls’ weddings was the overseeing by their lovely mother Kelly. She and I worked closely on every magical detail,” Britt said. “Each wedding was prettier than the last but none outshined the other!”

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Cause Parties for a



June 1 7 PM. Join Peachtree Christian Health for the unveiling of the new Life Enrichment Center. The evening will include a pre-opening celebration and champagne cheer, dinner and cocktails. Proceeds support new life enrichment programs. 678/374-1284.

Canines & Cocktails Big Deck Party

June 2 3 PM. Annual party on the Big Deck at Henry’s Midtown Tavern in Atlanta. Rain or shine, enjoy disco/ old school dance tunes with DJ Zach Falls, cocktails, silent auction featuring

vacation trips and fun games. Funds benefit PAWS Atlanta and Releash Atlanta.

fashion play

June 4 7 PM. Upscale fashion show hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue gives both the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United team players the chance to swap out their jerseys and hit the runway to flex their most important muscle – their hearts! Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Contact Veronica Oladeji, director of Special Events: bbbsatl.



June 8 6-11 PM. This Grand Finale 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.

Party at the Park

June 8 5:30-9:30 PM. This annual derby-themed event at Chastain Horse Park, centered around the Belmont Stakes horse race, includes race viewing, silent auction, backyard games, live music and more. Benefits Children’s new Center for Advanced Pediatrics (CAP).


June 8 7 PM. Enjoy good food, music

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and dancing at this exciting night showcasing Atlanta’s hottest restaurants and chefs, as well as top current and former athletes from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta United. Held at the College Football Hall of Fame, this benefit event raises vital funds for March of Dimes and furthers its mission of Healthy Moms and Strong Babies. Kendyl Moss and Cory Moss, event chairs.


at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Dr., Atlanta.

annual event at Sweet Water Brewery in Atlanta features mouthwatering BBQ and drinks, raffle prizes and music by Journey cover band Departure. Benefits the Georgia Chapter of JDRF. To date, Rock the Cure has raised over $1 million for T1D research.

June 8 8 PM-midnight. This 13th

Beer Garden Silent Auction June 22 5:30-8:30 PM. Enjoy a casual

evening outdoors at Oakhurst Garden with local brews, food and music at this popular fundraiser for the Wylde Center, an environmental education organization. VIP Happy Hour: 4:30 PM.

rockin’ the runway

Women’s Business Network of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce will present this 7th annual fashion show at City Springs Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs, with food and drinks, cash bar and raffle prizes. Benefits The Drake House.

Magnolia Ball

June 11 5:30-9:30 PM. The


June 15 6-9:30 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 live and silent auctions, a fashion show, a plated dinner, featured program speakers and touching testimonials. 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.


June 21 7 PM. Enjoy an evening of community fellowship at this blacktie benefit for GiGi’s Playhouse with a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live music, dancing and a live auction

June 22 6-11 PM. Dine and dance the night away at the Cherokee Town Club in Buckhead 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 home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of President Theodore Roosevelt. The evening also features a silent auction. Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank, co-chairs. 770-992-1731, ext. 2.


July 13 7 PM-midnight. Hundreds of supporters and patrons come together to celebrate and sustain NBAF’s operations, programs and rich cultural legacy at this premier event at Flourish Atlanta featuring lively entertainment, great performances and a silent auction of unique items. Bentina Terry and Cynthia Widner Wall, co-chairs. 404/372-4572.

Bastille Day Celebration

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

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Honorary co-chairs Jocelyn Hunter, Cynthia Moreland, president/CEO Vikki Millender Morrow, and patron cochairs Sabrina Shannon and Michelle Falconer.

organization’s French-American cultural center.


July 20 6-10 PM. Beat the summer heat at this cocktail party for Curing Kids Cancer at The Battery Atlanta with great southern food, drinks, fun and games, including giant Jenga, darts and bowling. Proceeds benefit pediatric research initiatives across the country. 404/596-5507.

celebrate – decades of art in the mountains Highlands, NC July 21 Annual fundraiser for The Bascom.


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 Highpoint Episcopal Community Church in Atlanta.


Aug. 17 This annual gala at The Whitley honors Atlanta community leaders and organizations who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of children. Guests can enjoy dinner and live and silent auctions. Benefits CHRIS 180’s programs and services. 404/5643458.


summer sizzle

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. 770/436-

summertime with a seasonal send-off party at the chic Summerour Studios in Midtown. Back for its 9th year, this southern-inspired soiree features tasty food, refreshing cocktails and live music. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Aug. 18 5-9 PM. Enjoy an amazing



Aug. 23 8 PM-midnight. Join the Atlanta Apartment Association at this black-tie optional event at The Fairmont Atlanta. Dance the night away to music from one of Atlanta’s hottest live bands while enjoying light fare from local restaurants. The event also features silent auction items, a cash bar and special surprises. Benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Aug. 23 7-11 PM. Celebrate


Aug. 26 7 PM. Atlanta’s premier charitable fashion event, founded by renowned retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky, will feature a pre-show cocktail reception, fashion show and silent and live auctions at Phipps Plaza. Lila Hertz, Marsha Asher and Louise Sams, event chairs. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund.







party. Legendary UGA coach Vincent “Vince” Dooley will be presented the Hope Award. Ball chair Mike Moore, ball co-chair Latanza Adjei. Benefits Hope Lodge Atlanta through the Mission Moment. celeste.pendarvis@cancer.

Sept. 7 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta presents its annual blacktie awards dinner with a reception, silent auction, dinner and awards presentation. Venue TBA.

org. 404/329-7744.


Sept. 28 Make-A-Wish® Georgia presents this 15th annual benefit ball at the InterContinental Atlanta, featuring a cocktail reception, seated dinner and live and silent auctions. 770/916-WISH

Wish Ball 2019


Sept. 7 This creative black-tie fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts will be held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious seated dinner and fun puppet surprises. 404/881-5118.



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Oct. 5 6:30 PM-midnight. Fernbank’s signature black-tie gala, honoring Eve McClatchey Saunders, includes a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing. Contact Ruthie Stein at 404/929-6328 or

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

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.

Cabaret 2019


Sept. 13 7-11 PM. Guided by the vision

Oct. 5 7 PM. The Latin American

of event chair Michelle “Buttercup” Davis, the cabaret drag show will be an entertaining and unforgettable evening. Ten high-profile Atlantans will strut their stuff to compete, gather votes and raise funds for Curing Kids Cancer. 404/596-

Ball chairs Zak and Cara Isdell Lee.



Sept. 15 1-4 PM. Wine savvy, shoeloving women can sip, savor and shop for a cause at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Proceeds fund leading-edge research at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. 770/667-4047.


Sept. 19 7:30 AM. The Atlanta Police Foundation will honor the men and women of APD for their outstanding service at this 16th annual event at the Georgia World Congress Center


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Association presents its 30th annual gala at the InterContinental Atlanta. This festive black-tie fundraiser features Latin cuisine, live and silent auctions with unique travel experiences, dancing and entertainment. Benefits the programs and services of LAA. 404/471-1892. cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing and a live auction at Flourish Atlanta to benefit Andee’s Army Child Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation, supporting patient programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Shepherd Center.


Sept. 25 5:30-7:30 PM. Join the Atlanta Community Food Bank at Tootsies as Atlanta’s most fashionable come together to fight hunger in honor of Hunger Action Month.

features music, cocktails and silent and live auctions. 404/419-3333.


Sept. 28 7-10 PM. Black-tie benefit for the Atlanta Botanical Garden features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn. This year’s gala honors Pamela and Neville Isdell. Event chairs: Cara Isdell Lee and Zak Lee. For tickets, contact Alysia Pearson at 404/591-1730 or apearson@

events/fall-fashion-show. atlantabotanicalgarden. org.



of Atlanta’s top restaurants will prepare exquisite cuisine at this annual event at American Spirit Works to benefit Open Hand Atlanta. The evening also

Society’s annual black-tie affair at The Fairmont Atlanta includes cocktails, dinner, an inspirational program, silent and live auctions, and a late-night after

Sept. 26 7-10 PM. Chefs from some

Sept. 28 The American Cancer


Oct. 5-6 This high-spirited, two-day charity polo event at the Atlanta Polo Club benefits pediatric cancer research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The elegant, high-style afternoon features an exciting polo match, culinary presentations throughout the day, handcrafted cocktails, live music, Legacy Luncheon, silent and live auction, champagne sabering and the time-honored polo tradition of “stomping the divots.”

The Art of Caring Reception & Fete

Oct. 5 6-10 PM. Mix and mingle at this reception-style benefit for Caring for Others, with international foods, specialty cocktails, live music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. 404/761-0133.

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Oct. 10 7:30 AM. Held at the Fox Theatre, this annual event for the March of Dimes in Georgia recognizes and honors women in the Atlanta area for their dedication to community service. Guests include directors, CEOs and other executive leaders from local corporations and government agencies, as well as those who have helped shape the community. Contact Kristin Stanley at


Four Pillar tribute

Oct. 10 This prestigious gala for the Council for Quality Growth will be held in the Georgia Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center. Larry Gellerstedt III will receive the distinguished Four Pillar Tribute Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual in the region who demonstrates the “Four Pillars” of leadership: quality, responsibility, vision and integrity.


Oct. 12 The premier fundraiser for the Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter, this annual black-tie event features a gourmet dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, and silent and live auctions.




Center’s farm-to-table garden party tasting event features top-notch restaurants, live bluegrass and Southern-style family fun. This annual outdoor event celebrates the vital connections between the garden and the plate, while raising funds for the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden. 770/992-2055 x 226.

party at Flourish Atlanta will feature a seated dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The event is presented by The Coca-Cola Company and benefits Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Honorees are Helen and Jimmy Carlos. 678/704-8086.

Oct. 13 Chattahoochee Nature


Oct. 19 Join the Atlanta Police Foundation to celebrate the accomplishments of the Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta program at this 9th annual ball, held at a private Buckhead residence. Throw on your favorite pair of jeans and prepare for a fabulous night of good food, great music and memorable moments under the stars. Contact Sarah Walker at swalker@


Oct. 19 6-11:30 PM. Enjoy an elegant evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta at the Arthritis Foundation’s 38th annual benefit, featuring a formal dinner, live music and dancing, and an exclusive silent auction. This year’s theme is “Midnight in Paris.” For more information, contact Dorte Sorensen at 678/237-4458 or email dsorensen@

Oct. 19 This 11th annual black-tie


Oct. 24 7 PM. 8th annual gala and auction features dining, cocktails, a live and silent auction. Celebrity guest is famed movie and Broadway critic Rex Reed. Tom Abrams and Lisa Rayner Catherall, chairs. Contact Caroline Hunter at


Oct. 25 7-10 PM. Annual casino night fundraiser with lavish food stations, cocktails, a silent auction and casino tables at a private club in Buckhead. Benefits The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, which provides support for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients.

Monster Mash Villain Hero Bash

Oct. 25 7-11 PM. Rockin’ costume

party at Wild Heaven Craft Beers in Decatur to benefit the Marcus Autism Center. Guests are encouraged to wear their best villain or hero costume for a chance to win prizes. There will also be a makeup artist, photo booth, silent auction, DJ, food and drinks.

tower of talent

Oct. 26 7:30 PM. Atlanta’s most talented children ages 6 to 21 will be showcased with “kids helping kids” in this inspirational concert as they perform, sing and entertain at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. Benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Nov. 1 7 PM. Atlanta’s premiere food and wine event at Flourish features a black-tie reception and a five-course dinner prepared by some of the world’s finest chefs. Co-chairs Sandra Baldwin, Tony Conway, Cindy Voyles and Cathie Wilson. Benefits Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

The Big Deal

Nov. 1 6 PM. Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at The Ballroom at the Carlos Center for a celebration in honor of the innovation and impact of the physicians who proudly serve CHOA. The evening Southern Seasons Magazine




will feature cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and dancing. Honorees are Dr. Wilbur Lam, Dr. David Fagin, Dr. Lucky Jain and Dr. Helena Bentley, Community Physician Leadership Award.


Nov. 2 Shepherd Center Foundation’s largest fundraising gala will be held at Flourish in Buckhead. The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and entertainment. For reservations, contact Erin Schuster at 404/350-7304 or erin.shuster@

AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY Nov. 3 1-4 PM. This culinary benefit

hosted by Atlanta Les Dames d’Escoffier International will be held at Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, with tasting tents featuring dishes from Atlanta’s top chefs (paired with the area’s best farms), fine wines and premium micro-brews. Guests can also enjoy live music, a cake raffle featuring sweets from Atlanta pastry chefs, and an expansive silent auction.

Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party kickoff was hosted by the Consul General of Japan, the Honorable Takashi Shinozuka, and his wife at their Buckhead residence. The “Blossoms of Renewal” theme was inspired by the grandfather of Janie Fickling Skinner, who is chairing this year’s Legendary Party on Nov. 2 at Flourish. William Arthur Fickling Sr. gifted thousands of cherry trees to Macon, leading to the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Peter Dames is the honorary chair of the benefit, which supports Shepherd’s Recreation Therapy Program.


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.


Nov. 15 Annual benefit for the Marcus Autism Center at The Foundry at Puritan Mill features a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing.

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Top left: Dan Skinner; guest Carolyn Crayton, founder of Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival; and Legendary Party chair Janie Fickling Skinner.

Nov. 16 The Captain Planet Foundation’s annual gala will be held at Flourish Atlanta with a dance party and star-studded evening that celebrates environmental champions and empowers the heroes of tomorrow. Proceeds support CPF’s Project Learning Garden in Atlanta, LA and NYC, as well as other programs.

Top right: Benefactors Bill and Cindy Voyles.


Above: Alana Shepherd presented Takashi Shinozuka with a Moulthrop bowl made from the wood of an Oshima cherry tree. Right: Jane Apple, Janie Fickling Skinner, Cyndae Arrendale and former Shepherd Center medical director Dr. David Apple. Photography by William Twitty

84 Nov. 17 The Atlanta Speech School Guild’s 46th annual benefit at the Atlanta History Center will feature an elegant evening of entertainment, with a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing. Co-chairs are Emily Hertz, Stephanie Johnson and Hillary Shaw. A Patron Party is scheduled for Oct. 23 in the home of a Guild member. 404/2335332. ALL TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL VENUE FOR CONFIRMATION.



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JOHN CASTELLUCCI Bar Mercado and The Iberian Pig JOSH COKER The Optimist


BOYD ROSE Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar


SOMMELIERS CHAIR, BRIAN WHITE The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta GIL KULERS Piedmont Driving Club

JOON LIM Del Frisco’s Double Eagle


JENNY LEMAY Restaurant Eugene

Emcee Jenn Hobby from The Jeff and Jenn Show on Star 94.1 and guest speaker Grant Rivera, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, will join five of Georgia’s finest chefs and sommeliers for this evening of culinary delights to end childhood hunger in America.




8th Annual Gala and Auction

SAVE THE DATE October 24, 2019 Contact Caroline Hunter for sponsorship and tickets ABOUT FGP: Fix Georgia Pets focuses on assisting underserved communities with spay/neuter programs to reduce dog and cat overpopulation, thereby reducing the number of pets that enter our state’s shelters.

Lisa Rayner Catherall, Tom Abrams and Ginny Millner

Tom Abrams & Lisa Rayner Catherall Event Chairs

Famed Movie and Broadway Critic

Rex Reed Celebrity Guest

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Above left: Kathleen and Gary Rollins. Above right: Bob and Jenny Pruitt with Kim and Michael Mansfield. Left: Peggy Rollins and Alana Shepherd. Below left: Lisa Brown with Bill and Cindy Voyles. Below right: Tim Rollins, Randall Rollins, Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale.


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patron party The Swan House Ball Patron Party was held at the Buckhead estate of Kim and Michael Mansfield. This year’s Ball, chaired by Jenny Pruitt, honored the Rollins family. Sponsors included Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Jenny and Bob Pruitt, Greenberg Traurig and an anonymous donor. Cindy and Bill Voyles were patron chairs. Photography by Kim Link

Left: Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Kay Quigley and Atlanta Humane Society president and CEO Cal Morgan. Right: Bow Wow Brunch Heart of AHS honoree Haley Hooper and parents Tim and Christy Hooper. Below left: AHS board member Jennifer Healey, brunch co-chair Lisa Fuller, AHS board member Jenny Pruitt, AHS advisory board co-chair Cecilia Wright, brunch committee member Natalie Holloway and brunch cochair Valery Voyles. Below right: Brunch emcee Jack Sawyer. Photography by Kim Link

Bow Wow Brunch Atlanta Humane Society’s 4th annual Bow Wow Brunch honored star Realtor Kay Quigley of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty as the 2019 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine. Boehringer Ingelheim was named Corporate Hero. Valery Voyles and Lisa Fuller co-chaired the benefit, which was held at Flourish Atlanta. Sponsors included Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and Voyles Automotive Group. A few guests adopted adorable puppies on the spot from the “Puppy Park,” sponsored by National Distributing Co., Inc.

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Above right: Jocelyn Hunter, Brandon Skipper, Lakia Davis, Jademan Baker and Vikki Millender-Morrow.

Fashionistas flocked to Fine Art + Fashion this spring for a spectacular evening to benefit the National Black Arts Festival. Held at Flourish Atlanta, the 13th annual event featured a dazzling runway show by sponsor Neiman Marcus and saluted Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue.

Below left: Dennis Trammell, Ken Downing and Mo Akbar.

PhotographY BY Ben Rose AND Kim Evans

Below center: Tyler Mitchell and Vikki Millender-Morrow. Below right: Brooke and Rod Edmond.

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On the Homefront



Collectors, Conversation + Cocktails

BHHS-GA Properties Toni McGowan, executive VP; DeAnn Golden, Atlanta Realtors president and senior VP/ managing broker of the Dunwoody-Sandy Springs and Athens offices; and Todd Tucker, senior VP/managing broker of the Cobb office.

Sponsor BHHS representatives Toni McGowan, Kirsten Conover, hostess Jo Westervelt, Bill Murray, DeAnn Golden and Valerie Levin.

Arts patron Jean Astrop and sponsor Lucinda Bunnen.

Art lovers enjoyed an entertaining evening at the Ansley Park home of Jo and Scott Westervelt for Collectors, Conversation + Cocktails, a benefit for the Georgia Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Special guests included NMWA director Susan Fisher Sterling and Michael Rooks of the High Museum of Art. The event was sponsored by BHHS-GA Properties and Shane Thomas and Michael Bishop to raise funds for the committee’s Women to Watch project and for the national museum. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the committee.

New SENIOR VP at East Cobb Office Kathy Weeks Karlin has joined BHHS as senior VP and managing broker of the East Cobb Office, bringing a wealth of experience in real estate brokerage. “We are honored to have Kathy Karlin as part of our family,” noted Dan Forsman, president/CEO of BHHS-GA Properties. “She is well known and well respected in the real estate industry.” 90

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From the BHHS Midtown office: agent Brian Woodworth, senior VP/managing broker Valerie Levin and agents Jodi Patterson and Chase Jordan.

Nearly 1,200 of the city’s finest realtors attended the Atlanta Realtors® annual gala to celebrate the 2018 Top Producers. Prior to the event, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, BHHS-GA Properties hosted a private champagne reception to congratulate its elite sales associates. Recognition as a Top Producer is merited based on the highest production for 15% of the membership. This year’s minimum volume was $4 million or 15 total units. BHHS’s DeAnn Golden is the president of the Atlanta Realtors Association, an organization that is more than a century old.

Donna Permell/The Captain Planet Foundation

Above: Media mogul Ted Turner. Below: Civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley and actor/comedian Chris Tucker. John Amis/AP Images for The Captain Planet Foundation

Rutherford Seydel, Vassar Seydel, Laura Turner Seydel and John R. Seydel.

CAPTAIN PLANET BENEFIT GALA One of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the Captain Planet Foundation’s Benefit Gala raised $500,000 and recognized extraordinary environmental stewardship at a glitzy evening at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” and the Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley were awarded for their dedicated work. “Green carpet” arrivals included media mogul Ted Turner and actor Chris Tucker.

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spring luncheon More than 300 guests filled the ballroom of the Piedmont Driving Club for the Associates Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit Skyland Trail, a nationally-recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization. Neiman Marcus presented sensational styles, and keynote speaker Jacki Lyden shared excerpts from her New York Times bestseller, “Daughter of the Queen of Sheba.” Proceeds support Skyland Trail’s expansion of services to youth.

Right: Suci Jackson, Beth Finnerty and Denise Rezek. Below left: Elizabeth Bresnahan, Lori Chase, Amanda Smith and Ellen Marsh. Below right: Nola Stull, Nancy Bryant and Leigh Pollard. Photography by Kim Link

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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:

Left: Lisa Fuller, 2019 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Kay Quigley, Jenny Pruitt and Valery Voyles. Above: Karen & John Spiegel, AHS Advisory Board Member, with one of the puppies up for adoption.


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Star Realtor Kay Quigley of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty was honored as the 2019 Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine at the 4th annual Bow Wow Brunch benefit for the Atlanta Humane Society. Held at Flourish with a “Treasures of the South” theme, the entertaining event was co-chaired by Valery Voyles and Lisa Fuller, with sponsorship by Atlanta Fine Homes and Voyles Automotive Group. Guests enjoyed a delicious brunch, impressive auction and adorable adoptable pups. Boehringer Ingelheim was named Corporate Hero.

Left: AHC VP of Development Cheri Snyder, Jimmy Cushman and Jenny Pruitt. Above: Past Swan House Ball chairs Ruth Anthony, Susan Tucker and Cyndae Arrendale.

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Guests enjoyed an elegant evening at the Buckhead estate of Kim and Michael Mansfield at the Swan House Ball Patron Party for the Atlanta History Center. This year’s Swan House Ball, chaired by Jenny Pruitt, honored the Rollins family. Cindy and Bill Voyles served as patron chairs with catering by Tony Conway’s Legendary Events. The annual benefit for the History Center raises critical funds for its operating expenses and educational activities, as well as restoration projects at the Swan House. Sponsors included Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Jenny and Bob Pruitt, Greenberg Traurig and an anonymous donor.

preservation gala: bilt to last The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation hosted the 35th annual Preservation Gala at the Biltmore in Atlanta, with over 500 guests in attendance. Co-chaired by Sherry and John Lundeen of Atlanta and Jane Royal of Madison, the “Bilt to Last”-themed benefit honored preservationists across the state. Funds raised support the organization’s mission to reuse, reinvest and revitalize historic places in Georgia.


Mark C. McDonald, Georgia Trust president/ CEO; Georgia Schley Ritchie, Georgia Trust chair; honorees Alston Watt, Bonnie Dowling, Charlie Garbutt and Jim Borders.

The Arthritis Foundation’s Georgia chapter hosted the kickoff luncheon for its 38th annual Crystal Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, also the site of the ball, set for Oct. 19. Chaired by Kelly and Ryan Teague with a “Midnight in Paris” theme, this year’s benefit honors Dr. Jon and Konni Minter. The Crystal Ball has raised more than $9.8 million for programs and services for the 1.6 million Georgians with arthritis. Above right: Mary Anne Ericson, Arthritis Foundation Georgia executive director; and Dr. Darria Long Gillespie. Right: Kandy MacCarthy; Dorte Sorensen, Arthritis Foundation Georgia development director; and Dottie Smith. Left: 2019 honoree Dr. Jon Minter and 2018 honoree Gordon Ford. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM DAVILA

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1. & 2. Members of the Atlanta Chapter of the French Heritage Society enjoyed a private cocktail party followed by a luncheon at Cherokee Town and Country Club to raise critical funds to save an 18th century mill in Normandy. Design historian Maureen Footer signed and discussed her new book, “Dior and His Decorators.” Pictured are Gloria Norris, Maureen Footer and Robert Hagins of Neiman-Marcus; and sponsor Michael Bishop, Maureen Footer, chapter co-chair Suzy Wasserman, and sponsor Shane Thomas. Kim Link Photography 3. Midtown Alliance President Kevin Green, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell and Central Atlanta Progress President A.J. Robinson met for a rountable conversation on mutual governmental issues. At the conclusion of the spring summit, they saluted Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms with a unified “One Atlanta” resolution. 4. Dancing with the Stars professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and partners recently opened a Dance With Me dance school in Phipps Plaza – the first Georgia location and 13th overall. On hand for the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony were Christopher Brown, Eugene Livshits, Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Alex Samusevich, Barry Hundley and Matthew Thiry. Enka Lawson Photography and Buckhead Business Association

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5 6 5. Top individual agents from the Buckhead Office of Harry Norman, Realtors were honored at an awards luncheon for their impressive production and exemplary service in 2018. The six honorees were Kay Settle, Alden Treadway, Patty Webb, Madeline Sater, Debbie Shay and (not pictured) Hilary Young. Photography by Ross Henderson


6. For the 11th consecutive year, Travis Reed was honored as Harry Norman, Realtors “Top Agent, Small Team, Company-Wide.” He’s congratulated by Michael Kriethe, a member of Travis Reed & Associates. Photography by Ellen Feinsand 7. & 8. The Shaken, Not Stirred Gala raised $185,000 to support statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Enjoying the 9th annual celebration at the Georgia Aquarium were Dr. Zwade Marshall, Gaylon Willis, Tina Sapp and Brian Sapp; and Taylor Payne and Chase Barron. Photography by Justin Baker 9. Kevin Irwin, Karen Upton, Greg Valley, Jeff Elliott and John Martin show their support for the Chamblee Fun Mud Run. Presenting sponsor Ed Voyles Automotive has generously donated over $50,000 to Chamblee Middle School to help make the event possible.

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Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Largest independent book festival in country features book signings, author readings, panel discussions, children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more on Decatur’s downtown square.


June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 Free family-friendly street festival with live bands, food trucks, vendors and kids games from 5-9 PM (every third Thurs., April through Oct.), held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, East Alley, Historic Roswell Town Square and City Hall Interactive Zone. Free trolley service connects venues.


June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28 Outdoor artists market features handcrafted work, from pottery to jewelry, at Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza. 9 AM-4 PM. Held one Saturday each month, May-Sept.

ALPHARETTA BREW MOON FEST June 1 Great food, beer and live

of Southern food and beverage traditions with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists in Midtown Atlanta. 877/725-8849.


July 27 Annual fest features local ice cream shops, health & wellness vendors, food and family fun at Piedmont Park, 10th St. & Charles Allen Dr. entrance. 11 AM-6 PM.

ATLANTA KOSHER BBQ FEST Sept. 8 Annual festival presented

by the Hebrew Order of David International features dozens of BBQ tastings, kosher vendors, beer garden, live music and kids area on the City Green at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 11 AM-3:30 PM.

ATLANTA SUMMER BEER FEST June 15 Enjoy great beer and live

music at Historic 4th Ward Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atl. 4-8 PM. 21+ only. $55 ($45 adv.); food available for purchase. atlantasummerbeerfest.



July 14 Sample tomato-based treats from dozens of chefs and mixologists, while enjoying live music at this annual event hosted by Chef Ford Fry to benefit Georgia Organics. 1-5 PM at Westside Provisions District, 1100-1210 Howell Mill Road, Atl. $75, $175 VIP.

music downtown, 6:30-11 PM, 35 Milton Ave. Bring chairs; tables available for purchase. 678/297-6000.



June 21-23 Music and arts festival in downtown Athens showcases local, regional and national musical talent on three outdoor stages, plus artist market, two-night Club Crawl in 10+ venues, and KidsFest celebration. Proceeds benefit AthFest Educates.


ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FEST Through June 2 A celebration 96

June 1-2 Outdoor fest features the

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


Aug. 17 Enjoy a day of fun at

DAHLONEGA LAVENDER FESTIVAL – June 15 Dunwoody Nature Center with butterfly tents, games, crafts, music and food. 10 AM-4 PM. 5343 Roberts Dr.; park at N. Atlanta Church of Christ. 770/394-3322.


Through June 1 Enjoy live music, local art, food and fun at this familyfriendly fest at Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atl. Gates open at noon.

DAHLONEGA LAVENDER FEST June 15 Visit the beautiful lavender

gardens of Red Oak Lavender Farm in Dahlonega at this 5th annual festival, featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations, live music, farm tours and a market of art vendors and specialty items, from lavender ice cream to plants. Sessions: 8 AM-noon, 1-5 PM. Ticketed event, plus $5 parking. redoaklavenderfarmtickets.


Aug. 10 19th annual family-friendly fest features classic southern BBQ, cold beer and original live blues and bluegrass music at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur. 1-9 PM.


June 21 The beach meets the street in downtown Decatur with pop-up performances, DJ, live music, food court, sandy “beach” with 80 tons of sand and children’s boardwalk games. 5-11 PM. Free admission. Benefits downtown development projects.



June 1-2 Chattahoochee Nature Center’s annual event features butterfly releases, crafts, food, music, vendors, plant sale and Butterfly Encounter walk-through exhibit. 10 AM-3 PM

Sat., noon-5 PM Sun. $12. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Free shuttle from St. Francis School. 770/992-2055.


Through June 2 Eat, drink and be merry at this 16th century European country faire featuring a multi-acre kingdom with jousting knights and strolling thespians, music 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. I-85 to exit 61-Fairburn/Peachtree City. 770/964-



TBA Celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly environment at this annual fest at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, with authentic German beer and food, live music and games. 678/244-1528.


Aug. 24-25 Annual fest at Historic Grant Park with artist market, live music, Kids Zone, food trucks, craft beer, 5K Run for the Park (Sat) and Farmers Market (Sun. morning). 10 AM-10 PM Sat., 11 AM-7:30 PM Sun. Free. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. Benefits Grant Park Conservancy. 404/5210938.


Sept. 21-22 Largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast features music and dance performances, taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, workshops, a marketplace of goods, exhibits, kids activities and food at Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 10 AM-6 PM. $10 (6 & under, free). 404/842-0736.

MARIETTA ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Annual art fest at

Glover Park in the Marietta Square with over 175 fine artists, children’s area, entertainment, food trucks, self-guided Marietta Square Art Gallery Tour and more. Chalk Spot street art display: 10 AM-3 PM Sun. only ($15 participation fee; $10 adv.). 10 AM-5 PM. Free. 50 N. Park Square. 404/966-8497.


June 15 The Cobb County branch of the NAACP hosts this annual event in Glover Park on the Marietta Square to commemorate the date the last U.S. slaves were freed. 10 AM-7 PM. 205 Lawrence St. NE. 770/425-5757.

Marietta SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, Aug. 10 & 24 Open-air showcase of

locally-created fine art and handcrafted goods on Mill Street by Glover Park. 9 AM-2 PM, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, April through November.


Sept. 21-22 Annual event features Artist Alley & Jewelry Row, Kids Korner & Tiny Tot Town, Hubcaps & History Classic Car Show (Sat. only), and Grassroots Music Festival on the Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square. 9 AM-9 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. Supports the Marietta Museum of History. 770/794-5710.


Aug. 25 Sample 100+ flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy live music and children’s activities at this old-fashioned social on the Roswell Square to benefit The Drake House. 2-4 PM. 610 Atlanta St. 770/587-

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Free family fun on Saturdays at Mall of Georgia in Buford, with live music by local artists and kids’ bounce houses at 6 PM, followed by movie screening at 8 PM on the Village Amphitheater lawn. Bring blankets and lawn chairs; concessions available. June 1 Mike Veal Band, “Incredibles 2” (PG) June 8 The Pak, “Smallfoot” (PG) June 15 BJ Wilbanks, “Bumblebee” (PG-13) June 22 The Woodys, “Despicable Me 3” (PG) July 4 Star Spangled Fourth, kicks off at 3 PM with Kid’s Zone, live music, fireworks at 9:40 PM and “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” (PG) July 13 DJ B-Rock with B-Rockin Parties, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (PG) July 20 Denim Arcade, “Aquaman” (PG-13)

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July 4 Children’s activities, music,

skateboard or wagon and join in the parade as it winds through the streets of downtown Decatur at 6 PM, followed by a 7 PM performance by the Callanwolde Concert Band and 9 PM fireworks. 101 E. Court Square.

entertainment, food vendors and fireworks at Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Pkwy. 6-10 PM. 678/2976130.


Duluth Celebrates America

the grounds of Barrington Hall in Roswell from 11 AM-4 PM with live music by The Smokerise Bluegrass Band, plus lawn games and hayrides. Free admission; food/drink available 535 Barrington Dr. 770/640-3855.

vendors, children’s activities and a fireworks display on the Duluth Town Green. 5:30-10 PM.

July 4 Old-fashioned family fun on


activities, circus acts and fireworks at Robin Lake Beach. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.

July 3 Live music, food trucks,

EAST POINT SALUTE TO THE RED, WHITE & BLUE July 4 Hometown celebration

from 3-11 PM with vendor market, musical performances, food court and fireworks (pyro digital fireworks display synchronized to a musical score) at 9:30 PM. 2757 Main St., across from East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall.



Viceroy, children’s bike parade, food, activities and fireworks at Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Dr. 5-10 PM.

music and a fireworks finale at 9:30 PM in Lilburn City Park. 5:30-10 PM.

July 4 Live music by Bogey and the 770/986-5010.


kicks off the fun, followed by a patriotic ceremony, Dahlonega Car Club Car Show, parade through the historic square and fireworks display at dark at the UNG drill field.

July 4 Enjoy food, kids activities, live


July 4 The family fun starts at 3 PM with Kid’s Zone, live music from 5-9:30 PM (The Pak, The Throwback Experience), fireworks at 9:40 PM, and screening of “The LEGO Movie 2.” Food/drink concessions available. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford.



July 4 Decorate your bicycle,

July 4 Celebration kicks off at 10 AM

with a parade, followed by a festival with arts & crafts, museum tours, food, carnival games, live music and fireworks finale at 9:30 PM.



July 3 Head to historic Norcross for a fun-filled celebration from 5-11 PM capped by a fireworks finale.


July 4 Community celebration on the front lawn at Roswell High School starts at 5:30 PM with Kids Zone with giant inflatables and carnival games, food trucks, live music by Last Call Band and Party Nation, and fireworks at 9:30 PM.

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July 4 The skies above Sandy Springs will sparkle and sizzle, with live music by Shiloh at 7:30 PM and fireworks at 9:45 PM on the Concourse Corporate Center lawn. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket.


July 3-6 In addition to all the thrill rides, see an amazing fireworks show nightly. 275 Riverside Pkwy. SW, Austell.


July 1-7 Weeklong salute with a special patriotic fireworks finale following the Lasershow Spectacular at 9:30 PM nightly. Attraction hours: 10:30 AM-8 PM. Arrive early for park entry.

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Aug. 22 Behind the Ropes Tour: Kitchen to Attic, 2 PM. $10. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-



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. Aug. 10 Dalton Expedition. Head north to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to explore the city’s rich history on a self-guided tour of Queen Anne, Tudor and Colonial Revival homes and more. 9 AM-5 PM. Tours benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.


Georgia Trust’s Dalton Expedition – Aug. 10 July 27 Mike Veal Band, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (PG)

Cartersville. 4-11 PM Fri., noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon-10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-



in Alpharetta honors the country’s war veterans, with city band at 9:15 AM, memorial service at 10 AM and parade at 10:30 AM, followed by free hot dogs, soft drinks and activities at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road.


Aug. 3 Celebration on Roswell Street



July 21 Celebrate the peach at this

culinary experience at Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta with juicy offerings from 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps, plus a silent auction of unique items. 4-7 PM. Supports local agriculture. $70 ($100 VIP, 3 PM access); 12 & under, free.

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Weekly Farm-fresh food, baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM Saturdays, March through November.

PIEDMONT PARK SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Aug. 17-18 Enjoy visual arts and

family fun in Piedmont Park with 250 participating artists, live acoustic music, street market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 1215 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl.


Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Family-friendly festival with arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in


June 8 A celebration of all things lavender on the grounds of Barrington Hall with vendors, children’s activities, demonstrations, live music and food. 10 AM-5 PM. Free parking available at Roswell Presbyterian Church with shuttle service. 535 Barrington Dr.


The Dames + Dregs Beer Festival

Aug. 10-11 Celebrate female brewers

and taste the beer they brew at Other at The Masquerade. $25-$50. 21+ only. Benefits Girls Rock Camp Atlanta.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

June 1-2 Free festival in this historic

Atlanta neighborhood features a juried Artist Market of 200+ fine artists, Makers Market, live music on multiple stages, children’s activities (10 AM-3 PM), 5K road race (Sat.), after-hours Acoustic Street Party (9-11 PM Sat.) and tasty offerings to eat and drink. Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive and John Howell Park. 10 AM-6:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun.


Outdoor market of wares by local artists, noon-6 PM, one Sunday each month at The Shed at Ponce City Market, off Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.


June 22 Annual fundraiser features local craft beer, food, live music and silent auction at Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. $50. 5:308:30 PM (4:30 PM, VIP). Ages 21+ only.


June 8 American Hydrangea Society’s annual tour features beautiful hydrangea-filled gardens, both large and small, throughout Metro Atlanta. 9 AM-5 PM. $30 tour and annual membership.


June 14-16, July 19-21, Aug. 16-18 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.

Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland,” exhibit of giant topiary-like plant sculptures featuring 16 installations of 38 sculptures, including a 27-foot-tall White Rabbit in the Skyline Garden pond. Weekly Cocktails in the Garden, 5:309:30 PM Thursdays, May-Sept. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-


Gainesville location: Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Ogre and Friends” exhibit. 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville.

404/888-4760. gainesville.

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June 8 Roswell Lavender Festival. July 4 Barbecue & Bluegrass. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/6403855.


Through Aug. 31 Honoring President Theodore Roosevelt exhibit. June 6 Decorative Arts Tour, 2 PM. $10. RSVP. June 22 Magnolia Ball Aug. 16 Moonlight and Martinis, 7:3010 PM. Enjoy live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a garden exhibit of local artists’ works, and a self-guided candlelight tour of Bulloch Hall. $40.

June 1-2 Outdoor/indoor event features a standard flower show and juried artists/garden market from 9 AM-5 PM at Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton St., Douglasville. Miniature Gardens will be on view at Douglas County Museum of History & Art. 678/449-3939.

SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS 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.


Through 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.


July 12-14 Embrace your nerdiness at Atlanta’s family-friendly comic convention at the Georgia World Congress Center, Bldg. C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW. The event features comic books, toys, cards, games, artwork, cosplay, apparel, guest creators and celebrity guests.


June 23, Aug. 4 Bridal extravaganza at Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth (6/23) and Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Pkwy., Atl. (8/4). Noon-5 PM. $15 ($10 adv.).

Infinite Energy Center Forum

June 8 Nya Nya Experience Expo June 8-9 GrinningElk Guitar Show June 23 Georgia Bridal Show Aug. 10-11 Intergalactic Bead Shows

“Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland” at Atlanta Botanical Garden






world-class competitive action, 8 PM. Midway of vendors & exhibitors opens at 6 PM, followed by concert at 6:30 PM. $15 ($5, ages 4-12); $5 parking. R-Ranch in the Mountains, Dahlonega.

program commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., with activities, performances and crafts. 11 AM-4 PM Sat., noon-4 PM Sun. Exhibitions Through Sept. 29 “Barbecue Nation,” artifacts, images and oral histories. Ongoing “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, The Battle of Atlanta. “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta,” featuring the restored locomotive Texas. 130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404/814-

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.

June 14-15 Mountain Top Rodeo,

WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Annual show at

Russell Regional Airport in Rome features U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, T-33 Shooting Star, Redline Airshows with Vans RV-8 aircraft, “Homewrecker” Jet Truck and more. Airport parking lots open at 8 AM, gates at 9 AM, opening ceremonies at 12:30 PM, first flying performances at 1 PM.

June 15-16 Juneteenth, family



Aug. 23, Sept. 6 & 20, Oct. 4 & 11 Jazz on the Lawn concerts.

980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atl. 404/872-

Summer Florida State University “Flying High” Circus at Robin Lake Beach Dome, 3:30 PM Mon., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.; 8 PM Fri. & Sat. (plus July 4 performances). Free with admission. June 15 Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. July 4 Star Spangled Beach Party with music and fireworks.

Aug. 24 Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Hot Air Balloon Fest with balloon glow at Robin Lake Beach, tethered rides, live music, classic cars, Kids Zone, beach activities and more. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.


June 1-2 Flying Colors Butterfly Fest. June 3-July 31 Butterfly Encounter, live butterfly exhibit.

June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 Sundays on River Concert, 6-9 PM.

June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22, Sept. 12 & 26 Sunset Sips, 6:309:30 PM. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live local music and a cash bar at this family-friendly event. June 15 Possum Trot 10K, 7 AM; 1-Mile Fun Run, 7:10 AM. Ongoing Trail Hikes, River Canoes, Animal Encounters, Creature Features. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-



Butterfly Encounter at CNC in Roswell

June 8-Sept. 8 “Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit,” explore the McStuffins Toy Hospital, play doctor and learn

about healthy habits and nurturing care in an interactive bilingual exhibit based on Disney Junior’s TV series. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atl. 404/659-KIDS.

FERNBANK MUSEUM of natural history

Through July 21 “David Rogers’ Big Bugs,” outdoor installation of largerthan-life bugs, insects and spiders in WildWoods. Through Aug. 4 “Games in the Gallery” outdoor installation June 8-Aug. 18 “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” lifesize sculptures of monster fish, videos and interactive activities. Summer “Fantastic Forces.” Explore the forces of nature in a 3,500-squarefoot permanent exhibit with 13 interactives featuring STEM learning activities, from launching air rockets to building wax volcanoes. Giant Screen 3D Theater Summer “Great Bear Rainforest,” features the pristine wilderness environment in British Columbia. “Superpower Dogs,” inspiring true story about the extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” thrilling cinematic experience showcases humankind’s first steps on the moon in 1969. Ongoing Fernbank After Dark, handson science and activities for ages 21+ on the 2nd Friday of each month. 767 Clifton Road. 404/929-6300.


June 8 Tunes from the Tombs music festival, featuring all genres of music, beer/wine and food trucks, noon-8 PM. June 9, July 28, Sept. 8 “The Art and Architecture of Death,” 6:30-7:30 PM. Southern Seasons Magazine



June 15, Sept. 28 “Victorian Symbolism,” 6:30-7:30 PM. Ongoing Weekend guided tours. $12 ($6 students & seniors). 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atl. 404/688-2107.


July 13 Fun competition for adults at Historic Fourth Ward Park to benefit Playworks Georgia. 11 AM-4 PM.


Nightly Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® with music, animation, water effects, laser canopy and robotic drones, Memorial Lawn. Nightly through Aug. 3; Saturdays through Oct. 19. June 8-July 28 Summer at the Rock, with family-friendly activities and attractions at Crossroads, including Geyser Towers, SkyHike, Scenic Railroad and more. Adventure Pass. July 1-7 Fantastic Fourth Celebration on Memorial Lawn. Lasershow and fireworks, 9:30 PM. Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Labor Day Weekend: Lasershow & Fireworks. Sept. 5-8 Yellow Daisy Festival. Sept. 21-Nov. 3 Pumpkin Festival and Glow by Night. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain.



June 3-7 Art Gone Wild Paint Out Week, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. Watch artists create animal-inspired art. Select works available at clothesline sale, 11 AM-2 PM June 4-7, Grand Patio. June 15-16 Art Gone Wild Art Show and Sale at the Conservation Action Resource Center, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. July 27-28 Wild World Weekend, cultural heritage festival. Sept. 7 Play the Animal Way, animal enrichment treats, Keeper Talks, crafts, character meet-and-greets and more. Ongoing Enjoy more than 1,000 of the world’s most amazing animals, plus keeper talks, training demonstrations,


June 7 Fun 7-mile night bike ride to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure. Open to all skill levels and ages; costumes encouraged. Start/finish at Piedmont Park, with traffic-free route through Atlanta neighborhoods, chaperoned by Atl. Police Dept. Check-in/pre-party with live music: 7 PM. Ride: 11 PM. $35 (VIP, $95).

ATLANTA UNITED U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Rome wildlife shows and animal encounters. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atl. 404/624-



at Alpharetta City Center (behind City Hall) to benefit charities supported by Alpharetta Rotary. Race festivities and Expo starts at 4:30 PM, Kid’s Fun Run at 6:15 PM (free, must RSVP), 5K at 7 PM.

AREA 13.1/TerrestrIAl 5K

Aug. 17 Alien-themed night road race


on a flat and fast course at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. Half marathon: 7 PM. 5K: 7:10 PM. Proceeds support Bwanali Chipole Victory, Inc.

July 4 Patriotic supporters, rolling

hills and live music await the 60,000 participants in the country’s largest 10K road race, on a 6.2-mile stretch from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park, Atl.

Arnie’s March Atlanta

Aug. 17 Fundraising walk held at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Dr. SE, Atl. 9-11 AM. Benefits Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 404/785-7315.


Aug. 22 Lace up your shoes for a night of fun, fitness and fundraising


July 13 Westside 5K 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.


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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Home Games June 1-2 Detroit Tigers June 10-13 Pittsburgh Pirates June 14-16 Philadelphia Phillies June 17-19 New York Mets July 2-4 Philadelphia Phillies July 5-7 Miami Marlins July 18-21 Washington Nationals July 23-24 Kansas City Royals Aug. 1-4 Cincinnati Reds Aug. 13-15 New York Mets Aug. 16-18 Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 20-22 Miami Marlins Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Chicago White Sox Sept. 2-3 Toronto Blue Jays Sept. 5-8 Washington Nationals SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atl.

Home Games June 1 Chicago Fire June 29 Montreal Impact July 7 New York Red Bulls July 17 Houston Dynamo July 21 D.C. United Aug. 3 LA Galaxy Aug. 11 New York City FC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr., Atl.


July 20-28 Atlantic Station hosts this professional men’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts as part of the USTA’s US Open Series. 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW.


June 1-8 Georgia’s largest family oriented bicycling event is venturing from the northern foothills of Ellijay to the eastern seaboard of Darien, covering about 55 miles per day. Daily post-ride “brag-tivities” and evening fun. 770/498-5153.

Bike MS: Atlanta Peach Ride

Oct. 12-13 Cycling fundraiser with start/finish at Wild Leap Brew Co. in downtown LaGrange. Multiple route options.

DOGWOOD INVITATIONAL June 3-8 Elite amateur golfers

compete at Druid Hills Golf Club at this internationally-ranked tournament.

GA. 400 Hospitality Highway Century Ride

June 30 Embark on a bike ride on Hwy. Ga. 400 (with all lanes closed to traffic), for 9, 27, 45, 62 or 101 miles. Start/finish SkyZone, 1425 Market Blvd., Roswell. 7 AM start.


Oct. 21 13th annual tournament at Country Club of the South benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Jackson County TDA Matthew Alexandre

Atlanta Moon Ride – June 7 at Piedmont Park JOHN SMOLTZ BRAVES CELEBRITY-AM TOURNEY

Aug. 11-12 Golf with Braves alumni, athletes and celebs at Atlanta National Golf Club, Hawks Ridge Golf Club and White Columns Country Club. Benefits Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. 404/785-7373.


Aug. 17 5K run & 1-mile fun-run/walk, hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, at The Concourse. More details TBA.

July 27-28 SCCA Double SARRC Sept. 7-8 WERA Regional Double Header

Sept. 27-29 Atlanta Historic Races Oct. 9-12 Motul Petit Le Mans 5300 Winder Hwy., Braselton. 800/849-RACE.

Steve Smith Topgolf Challenge

Sept. 20 NBA champ and former Atlanta Hawks all-star Steve Smith teams up with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to host this benefit event at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown. Noon-3 PM.

magnolia-run/. 404/527-7155.

Marathon by Midnight


Sept. 13 Benefit relay at SunTrust Park, 5 PM-midnight. Runners will collectively complete 113 laps around the baseball field to reach 26.2 miles. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. 404/785-

June 1 5K, 1-mile fun run & costume contest at Piedmont Park (Charles Allen Drive entrance) to benefit CHOA’s campaign against childhood obesity.



June 15-21 Paddle 92 miles on the


Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers on the Georgia River Network’s canoe/ kayak camping adventure, averaging 12 miles per day. 706/549-4508.

Marietta Country Club, 1400 Marietta Country Club Dr. NW, Kennesaw. 8 AM-5 PM. 404/785-7315.


June 15 10K Race & 1-Mile Fun Run at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. A fun, flat and fast course along the river banks, 7-10 AM, with post party. Qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Must RSVP. 770/992-

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Aug. 21-25 The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings tee off at Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Club, where both the TOUR winner and season-ending champion will be crowned. Grounds tickets: $30-$70 daily, $175 weekly. ULTRA Club: $50-$135 daily, $500 weekly. 1-844/868-7465. 404/378-

Aug. 5 Benefit golf tournament at

Swim Across America

Sept. 28 Join hundreds of swimmers, including Olympians, at Lake Lanier Islands to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA. 7 AM-noon.


RiverPines Golf Club, 4775 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 9 AM-1 PM. 404/785-7315.


Aug. 12 Benefit tournament for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta at Peachtree Golf Club. 8:30 AM-4 PM.



Through June 2 WERA Cycle Jam June 15-16 NASA


High Falls TRAIL

Head to the Hills of Western NORTH CAROLINA Take a hike to Jackson County, N.C., this summer to enjoy cooler temps, fresh air and breathtaking views on one of these trails: • Soaring 6,053 feet above sea level, the Richard Balsam Overlook is the highest peak on the Blue Ridge Parkway with beautiful vistas. This easy 1.5-mile loop is at milepost 431.4. • Bring your swimsuit for High Falls Trail. Though it’s less than 1 mile to reach the 100-foot waterfall, there are many steps. A pool and sandy beach beckons at the bottom to kick back and relax. • Geared toward more active hikers, the initially steep 1.2-mile roundtrip hike along Waterrock Knob Trail is a vigorous climb to the 6,292-foot summit, which boasts spectacular views. • The 90-minute hike up Whiteside Mountain Trail is a moderate 2-mile loop that showcases the highest vertical cliffs in the eastern U.S. at 1,800 feet. • Pack a picnic for a half-day adventure on Pinnacle Park Trail, a 7-mile roundtrip. The terrain is challenging and covered in boulders but rewards with streams, waterfalls and scenic sweeps. • A leisurely stroll leads to a lovely waterfall at Silver Run Falls. Follow a short path of about 500 feet to a footbridge that crosses the Whitewater River. The base of the falls is located within minutes of the crossing, with a small pool at the bottom for a quick dip.

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June 7-23 “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”

A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage based on the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever songs. Sept. 13-29 “Big The Musical” Shows at 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770/663-



June 14-16, 21-23 “Willy Wonka,” based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. 6285-R Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs Plaza. 770/241-1905.


Through June 23 “Jump.” A grieving woman seeking solace at a gorgespanning bridge finds a journey of self-discovery. July 20-Aug. 25 “Head Over Heels!” Musical romp follows the royal family of mythical Arcadia on a madcap journey to save their kingdom, with music by the iconic 80s band The Go-Go’s. 887 W. Marietta St., Atl. 404/607-7469.


Sept. 5-Oct. 6 “Becoming Nancy,” huge-hearted new musical weaves a story of family bonds, first loves and the courage to find your own spotlight. Family Series June 20-July 21 “Max Makes a Million.” Poetry, dance, jazz, art and dreams coalesce in a glorious adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book. Theatre for the Very Young July 20-28 & Sept. 24-Oct. 27 “Hey Willy, See the Pyramids,” theatrical adventure explores the vivid place where bedtime stories meet dreaming, inspired by Maira Kalman’s book. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-4650.

AMERIS BANK AMPHITHEATRE June 6 Florence and the Machine June 14 Dierks Bentley July 10 Train, Goo Goo Dolls July 12 Luke Combs July 23 Dave Matthews Band 102

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July 25 Aug. 10 Aug. 11 Aug. 15 Aug. 19 Aug. 21

KoRn, Alice In Chains KIDZ BOP Peter Frampton Breaking Benjamin Heart Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Sept. 3 SlipKnot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth Sept. 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sept. 28 Star Wars and More: Music of John Williams with ASO Oct. 10 Brantley Gilbert Oct. 13 ZZ Top, Cheap Trick 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta.


June 6-9 “Burlesque Revolution.” A diverse dance ensemble brings sparkling glamour to musical theatre with Southern charm. Ages 18 + July 11-28 “Tenderly–The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” chronicles her rise to stardom and personal struggles. 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain Village. 770/469-1105.


following Washington Nationals game.

Sept. 1 Steve Aoki concert, following Chicago White Sox game. Admission included in game ticket; Field Pass available for purchase. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atl. 800/745-3000.



June 7-23 “Oliver!” Based on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, a young orphan navigates the underworld of Victorian England as he searches for a home, family and love. Aug. 16-Sept. 1 “War Paint,” musical about the rivalry of beauty innovators Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein that launched an industry. 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2 PM Sun. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta.



June 21 Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with ASO June 27 Rick Springfield with ASO June 28 Ben Folds with ASO July 12 Lela James July 19 Kirk Franklin, Koryn

“SPACE!” – June 11-July 28 Center for Puppetry Arts Hawthorne Aug. 10 Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Sept. 12-13 Indigo Girls with ASO Sept. 14 Vanessa Williams with ASO Sept. 27 Adam Ant Oct. 11 The Music of The Rolling Stones with ASO Nov. 1 RuPaul’s Drag Race Nov. 10 Emmylou Harris Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 800/745-3000.


June 1-2 Beethoven, Bernstein June 6, 8 Beethoven’s Fidelio

Movies in Concert June 14-15 Casablanca, 8 PM Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Bldg., Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/733-5000.

Aurora Theatre

Through June 1 “Mami Confessions,” true stories of Mamihood.

Through June 2 “Native Gardens.” Neighbors clash in a backyard battle. 2:30 & 8 PM Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. June 15 Musicals by Moonlight: “Disney’s Newsies,” free outdoor performance in Suwanee. Bring lawn chairs and pack a picnic. June 21 “INKA: El Retorno del Imperio,” an amazing tale about the Inka Empire told through music, dance and storytelling with Shaman Willaq Uma. July 18-Aug. 25 “Children of Eden,” epic masterpiece sets the Book of Genesis soaring in a tale of love, family and the power of forgiveness.

Sept. 19-Oct. 20 “The Roommate.” Aurora Children’s Playhouse June 5 Blacktop Improv, comedy. June 12 Cirque Instante, high-flying thrills with AKme Instant Circus. June 19 “Midsummer Jr!” with Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Comedy Nights June 22 Henry Cho 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678/226-6222.


June 22 “Celebrating the Gentlemen” tribute show honors Gentlemen’s Agreement, the 1971 International Barbershop Harmony Society champion quartet, with performances by the Big Chicken Chorus, Atlanta Vocal Project, Stone Mountain Chorus and Chicken Little, 3 PM, Byers Theatre, Sandy Springs. 470/349-0550.


June 9 Steve Earle & the Dukes June 19 Live On Mars: A Tribute To David Bowie June 22 ATL Collective Relives: Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” July 19 Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, All Hail The Silence Aug. 3 Cowboy Mouth Aug. 15 UB40 Aug. 30 Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience 3110 Roswell Road, Atl. 404/843-



Nationals, Noname, Thundercat June 15 Maze June 19 Jon Bellion June 23 Billie Eilish June 28 Adam Sandler June 29 Common with the ASO June 30 “Weird Al” Yankovic July 5 Boyz II Men July 8 Rob Thomas July 14 Young The Giant, Fitz and The Tantrums July 16 Mary J. Blige & Nas July 22 Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot July 24 Earth, Wind & Fire July 30 311, Dirty Heads July 31 Lionel Richie Aug. 20 LIVE, Bush Aug. 22 Double Vision featuring Bob James, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn Aug. 24 Yacht Rock Revue Aug. 30 Charlie Wilson Sept. 1 The Australian Pink Floyd Show Sept. 4 Mark Knopfler Sept. 6 The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo Sept. 7 The B-52s Sept. 27 Maxwell with the ASO 4469 Stella Dr. at Powers Ferry Road. 404/233-2227.


“COME FROM AWAY” – June 25-30 at the Fox Theatre

June 2 Memorial Day/Armed Forces Day concert, 3 PM, First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. 404/872-5338.


Aug. 23 Joe Gransden, Robin Lattimore Sept. 6 Eddie Lopez, Orquesta MaCuba Sept. 20 Bob Baldwin Oct. 4 Joey “Papa J” Sommerville Oct. 11 Joe Gransden, Francine Reed Bring a blanket and picnic, and enjoy great live music at Callanwolde Amphitheater, 980 Briarcliff Road NE. Doors open at 6:30 PM; concerts from 7:30-9:30 PM. Free on-site parking. 404/872-5338.

CAPITOL CITY OPERA CO. July 26-27 On The Light Side:

“Summer of Love,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 Highpoint Road NE, Atl. Doors open at 6:30 PM to browse the silent auction and to enjoy a bringyour-own picnic dinner; performance begins at 8 PM. Themed costumes encouraged. Dinner and a Diva June 18 & 20 “Les Misérables” July 16 & 18 “Porgy and Bess” Aug. 20 & 22 “Don Pasquale” Petite Violette Restaurant, 2948 Clairmont Road NE, Atl. 404/634-6268.



Aug. 6-11 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical spectacular tells the story of an extraordinary tribe of

cats. Staged at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl.


Barenaked Ladies June 8 Tycoon Music Festival June 22 Freaknik Festival 2019: Uncle Luke, Project Pat, Da Brat, Foxy Brown, Lil Scrappy June 28 Disrupt Festival: The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, The Story So Far, Atreyu June 29 Dead & Company July 9 Wiz Khalifa, French Montana July 20 Iron Maiden July 24 Nelly, TLC, Flo Rida July 26 Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jon Langston Aug. 10 Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson Aug. 31 Florida Georgia Line, Dan and Shay, Morgan Wallen 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atl. 404/443-5090.


June 11-July 28 “Space!” June 11-July 28 “Beauty & the Beast” July 30-Sept. 1 “Old MacDonald’s Farm”

Sept 4-15 “Animal Amigos” Special Exhibit

Through Sept. 1 “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atl.



Aug. 9-17 “Sylvia,” A.R. Gurney’s comedic play about a middle-aged couple who adopts a dog to the delight of the husband and disdain of the wife. The Art Place-Mountainview, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770/516-

Center’s Byers Theatre. 404/477-4365.


June 6 The Righteous Brothers June 7-9 “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”


June 22 Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa


July 6-7 Atlanta Reign Homestand July 20 Eddie B. July 22 Gordon Lightfoot Aug. 19 The Wiggles Party Time Tour! Aug. 30 The Adventure Zone Aug. 31 My Brother, My Brother and

D.R.E.A.M. The Tour

June 7 Electric Avenue July 4 Crystal Clear Band, plus fireworks at Keswick Park Aug. 9 Sister Hazel 6 PM, downtown Chamblee. 770/9865010.

CITY GREEN LIVE CONCERTS AT CITY SPRINGS June 14 Cosmic Charlie June 21 Band of Oz June 28 Savannah Jack July 26 Big Sam’s Funky Nation Aug. 2 The Sundogs Aug. 16 Sam Burchfield & The

Scoundrels, The Trongone Band Aug. 30 Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, Delta Moon Sept. 27 Shawn Mullins Free concerts on the Green at City Springs, Sandy Springs. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM, concerts at 7:30 PM. Blankets, lawn chairs and food/drinks welcome.


Sept. 14 Jim Jefferies Sept. 28 Darci Lynne and Friends Sept. 29 King Crimson Oct. 10 Penn & Teller Oct. 12 Rodney Carrington 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atl. 800745-3000.

COCA-COLA ROXY THEATRE June 22 Songs of America: Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham

Aug. 2 Papa Roach Aug. 3 moe., Blues Traveler, G. Love Aug. 17 Social Distortion Sept. 21 Marina Sept. 26 Gary Allan Nov. 8 Judah & the Lion 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atl.



ultimate feel-good musical about a teen who sets out to follow her dreams in Baltimore in the ’60s. Shows at 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat. and 2 PM Sun. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts

hate in a moving musical based on the true story of the hospitality of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed 7,000 stranded passengers following the Sept. 11 attacks. Staged at the Fox

July 12-14, 19-21 “Hairspray.” The

June 25-30 A triumph of humanity over

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Aug. 17-18 PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” heroic musical adventure Aug. 24 The Revivalists, Anderson East Aug. 27 Vampire Weekend Sept. 13 Revival benefit concert hosted by Kevn Kinney celebrates Georgia’s coveted landmark theatres, with headliners Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Drivin N Cryin, Dodd & The Councilmen. Sept. 14 Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Sept. 24-29 “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Oct. 5 Peppa Pig’s Adventure, 4 PM. Oct. 23 “Wicked” Nov. 26 Sara Bareilles 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/881-


GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE June 28-July 21 “Driving Miss Daisy,”

Jill Jane Clements and Rob Cleveland

GA. ENSEMBLE’S “DRIVING MISS DAISY” June 28-July 21 – Conant Arts Center

staged at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. Sept. 12-29 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams’ acclaimed play about the seething passions that beset a wealthy Southern family. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770/641-1260.


June 28 Chicago Rewired: Chicago Tribute Band

Theatre at 7:30 PM Tues.-Thurs., 8 PM Fri., 2 & 8 PM Sat., 1 & 6:30 PM Sun. 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. atlanta.


June 9 Saved by the Band: 80s/90s July 14 Departure: Journey covers Aug. 11 Atlanta Brass Cats Sept. 8 Band X: dance Free outdoor concerts on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green, 6110 Blue Stone Road. 7-8:30 PM; gates open at 4 PM. Picnics welcome. 404/851-9111.


Atlanta Lineup June 2 Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, I’m With Her June 14 The Mighty O.A.R., American Authors June 28 Mandolin Orange July 10 The Wood Brothers July 26 John Butler Trio, Trevor Hall, Aug. 16 Toad the Wet Sprocket, Big Head Todd & The Monsters Aug. 17 Melissa Etheridge Gainesville Lineup July 27 Corey Smith with The Josephines Aug. 25 Marc Broussard, The Mavericks Concerts at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Great Lawn in Midtown and Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville. Bring blankets or low chairs. Cash bar/food on-site. Gates open early. 404/876-

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June 28 Joe Gransden Band July 12 John Berry July 14 The Cleverlys July 25 The Bottle Rockets July 26 The Travelin’ McCourys Aug. 1 Joe Alterman Aug. 21-22 Mother’s Finest 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur.



June 8-9 “The Screwtape Letters,” stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece follows a senior tempter in Hell as he schemes to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on Earth. Performances at 4 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. 349 Ferst Dr. NW, Atl. at Georgia Tech. 404/894-3481.


June 1 Rodrigo y Gabriela June 6-9 “Pride & Joy – The Marvin Gaye Musical” June 12 Brit Floyd June 22 Tiffany Haddish June 25-30 “Come From Away” July 3 James Charles July 5-6 The String Cheese Incident July 10 “Latin History for Morons,” one-man play by John Leguizamo July 20 Champions of Magic July 25 George Clinton July 28 Bring It! LIVE July 30 Monsta X Aug. 2-3 Tedeschi Trucks Band Aug. 4 Iyanla Vanzant Aug. 6-11 “CATS” Aug. 12 Jill Scott

July 26 The Tams: Carolina Beach Aug. 23 Mo’ Soul Band: R&B Sept. 27 Men In Blues: Rock & Blues Free concerts at 8 PM at Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. 770/794-



July 5-Aug. 11 Chamber music in North Carolina’s mountain setting, with concerts by internationally-known musicians. Concerts: Fri. & Sun. at the Highlands Performing Arts Center; Sat. & Mon. at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers. 828/526-9060.

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Chukkar Farm June 1 The Young Fables, Liz Longley July 5-6 Britton Cameron, Kaci Bolls Aug. 2-3 Cindy Morgan, Tony Arata 8 PM at Chukkar Farm Polo Club, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. Brooke Street Park June 8 Rebecca Correia, Emily Shackelton June 22 Kyshona Armstrong, Jenn Bostic July 13 Marcia Ramirez, Caeland Garner July 27 Danny Mitchell, Ernie Halter Aug. 10 Victoria Banks, Jesse Terry Aug. 24 Beth Wood, Nathan Angelo Sept. 14 JP Williams, Sabrina East Lawn at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. Free.


Through June 23 “The 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.


Aug. 10 South’s premier Christian music festival at The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill.

Infinite Energy Center Arena

June 19 Luis Miguel July 27 Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga

Aug. 2 Jesús Adrián Romero Aug. 4 Dude Perfect Aug. 24 Marco Antonio Solís Sept. 20 Pepe Aguilar Sept. 22 Julio Iglesias Sept. 25 Disturbed Sept. 28 Phil Collins Oct. 5 Gloria Trevi, Karol G Theater

June 21-22 “An Evening with C.S. Lewis,” 8 PM Fri., 4 & 8 PM Sat.

July 13 Yoga Sangeeta: “Swara Sudha Raga Sagara” Aug. 25 Poetic Stage Play “Burn” Sept. 7 Northeast Atlanta Ballet: “Frozen Heart” & “Paquita” 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.


June 8 Balsam Range with The Atlanta Pops Ensemble, 8 PM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770/5946232.


Through June 9 “A Raisin in the Sun,” a play about dreams and family. 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 PM Sun. June 14-15 “The Eve of Jackie,” the legacy of Jackie Wilson. June 21-July 7 “Clybourne Park,” razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. Shows Fri., Sat. & Sun. Aug. 2-4, 9-11 “The Cotton Club Revue,” foot-stomping musical romp through the 1930s and ’40s at Harlem’s historically famous club. Sept. 13-Oct. 6 “In the Heights.” 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770/4264800.

PARK TAVERN SUNSET SESSIONS June 2 Kat Wright, The Rad Trads June 9 Stop Light Observations,

Sound Culture June 23 Blair Crimmins, Remember Jones, The 502s July 7 Diane Coffee July 14 Dr. Bacon Free weekly alternative music concert series, Sundays through Sept., under Park Tavern’s air-conditioned Garden Tent, Piedmont Park, 500 10th St NE Atl. 404/249-0001.


“CATS” Aug. 6-11 Fox Theatre


Through June 8 “The Antipodes,” a play about people telling stories about telling stories. Ages 17+. 195 Arizona Ave., Suite L/W1, Atl. 678/231-1263.

Dan Hoy as “Munkustrap” and the North American Tour of CATS

RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GSU June 19 Feed Your Senses: Sequoyah, noon. Free.

July 17 Feed Your Senses: Kenny Banks Jr., noon. Free. Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta 80 Forsyth Street NW. 404/413-9TIX.

ROSWELL RIVERSIDE SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES June 1 Stephane Wrembel: jazz July 6 Moves: rock, pop, soul Aug. 3 Family & Friends: folk rock Sept. 7 Birdtalker: indie rock, folk Oct. 5 Front Country: roots pop

Free concerts, 7-9 PM at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road. Blankets, chairs, food/drink welcome. 770/641-

SANDY SPRINGS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Summer City Green Live concerts June 22 Big Chicken Chorus June 29 Pro chamber choir Coro

Vocati presents “Considering Matthew Shepard,” gripping musical journey about the life and legacy of hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard, 8 PM. July 12-21 City Springs Theatre: “Hairspray” 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.



Through 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. June 13-Aug. 4 “Pocahontas.” Journey through the forest to find America’s original heroine as she awaits to share the tale of her beautiful, beloved homeland. July 3-Aug. 18 “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” new, largerthan-life production of the awardwinning rock musical, marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770/4631110.


Through June 16 “Ain’t Misbehavin.’” Swing musical with songs made famous by the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.



June 8 Ariana Grande July 3 Hugh Jackman July 5 Jeff Lynne’s ELO July 11 New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-

Matthew Murphy


Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature July 22 Jennifer Lopez July 31 Shawn Mendes Aug. 11 John Mayer Aug. 14 Khalid Aug. 21 Backstreet Boys Aug. 22 Queen with Adam Lambert Sept. 18 The Who Oct 19 Carrie Underwood Oct. 22 The Chainsmokers 1 State Farm Dr., next to CNN Center.

Aug. 11 Sam Lewis Sept. 8 Shemekia Copeland


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.


June 1-2 “Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter),” story of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, 8 PM Sat., 2 PM Sun. June 7 Sock Hops Band concert, 8 PM June 15 Strand Olde Opry: King Of The Road, 8 PM July 3 Comedy Luau II, 8 PM July 10-14 “Little Black Dress,” fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical with improvised audience mayhem. 8 PM Wed.-Sat., 3 PM Sat. & Sun. July 27 Georgia Players Guild: Music of CCR & The Grateful Dead, 8 PM Aug. 1-4 Marietta International Film Festival Aug. 16-25 “Jukebox Giants: Motown & More,” high-energy song & dance show. 8 PM Fri.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. & 8/24. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770/293-0080.

SUNDAYS ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES June 9 Freddy & Francine July 14 Joe Alterman

Enjoy an evening under the stars with live music at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Doors open: 6 PM, concerts: 7 PM. Picnic food welcome, cash bar on-site. $18 lawn, $22 table. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.

SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE June 6-30 “Hands of Color.” A


Through June 23 “Bonnie and Clyde,” thrilling musical based on the infamous outlaws, 8 PM Thurs.-Sat., 3 PM Sun. July 11-Aug. 4 “South Pacific” Aug. 10 Elvis tribute Aug. 17 The Return, Beatles tribute 101 School St. in the Historic Cumming Public School. 770/781-9178.


June 1 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Aug. 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill.

by Thornton Wilder chronicles family life and death. Aug. 27-Sept. 29 “The Laramie Project,” a Wyoming community unites in the wake of a horrific hate crime. Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atl. 678/528-1500.

TRUE COLORS THEATRE CO. July 16-Aug. 11 “East Texas Hot

Links,” the story of a horrific night in a backwoods bar in 1955. Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atl. 877/725-8849. 404/532-


VARIETY PLAYHOUSE June 21 Todd Snider June 25 Son Volt Aug. 3 The Growlers

1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atl. 404/5247354.


June 8 Better Than Ezra July 13 The BB King Blues Band Aug. 10 Little River Band Sept. 14 The Molly Ringwalds Free concerts, 7:30-10 PM at Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock.



Through June 30 “Five Guys Named Moe,” exuberant musical with hit songs by R&B pioneer Louis Jordan. Aug. 27-Sept. 29 “Our Town,” classic

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“The Spirit of Mecklenburg,” a statue of Captain James Jack, Trail of History on Little Sugar Creek Greenway in charlotte, n.c.

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BALLANTYNE Royal Treatment by Vivian Holley


he Queen City, they call it. It’s an elegant appellation for Charlotte – North Carolina’s most populous city, growing more so by the day. Christened by 18th-century settlers after Queen Charlotte, wife of His Majesty King George III, the grand gesture doubtless was intended to score all possible points with England’s reigning monarch. Yet Charlotte is so celebrated as a banking behemoth – “bustling” being the customary adjective of choice – that at first glance you wonder if the high-flown moniker is a good fit around town. Then you check out The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and yes, the title is spot on. The Ballantyne

boasts all the bona fides it needs to be counted among the city’s elegant and historic assets. All served up with a generous splash of Southern soul. Marking its 17th anniversary in the Ballantyne community, once family hunting land, the sprawling property recently unveiled a finely calibrated, multimillion-dollar makeover, complete with homage to a rich-textured heritage. Notable examples range from two bronze Dalmatians that greet visitors – in memory of a pair of beloved pets that rambled the original hunting landscape – to the Great Room’s tribute to the “Carolina Emperor,” unearthed in Tar Heel territory and proclaimed the largest-cut emerald ever discovered in North America. Southern Seasons Magazine


The Ballantyne features a spacious spa, picturesque golf course and stunning lobby. Specialties at the hotel’s Gallery restaurant include butternut squash soup, crab cakes and chocolate bourbon crème brûlée.

The expansive lobby, stunning in its new design, invites hanging out. Comfortable and easygoing despite the two-level drama of creamy columns with hand-painted gold accents and a majestic ceiling-high arched window, it looks out on a veranda with views of a rolling golf course and Charlotte’s exploding skyline beyond. The lobby’s stylish gray tones extend to guest rooms with luxe bedding, a marble entry and a marble bathroom. Each guest room shows off its own piece of rose artwork, a theme throughout that echoes the romance of the hotel’s rose garden (picture a pergola, rocking chairs and fire pit). The aptly-named Gallery restaurant sports a seasonal menu with a similarly Southern accent, plus walls of art from a local provider, and a bar famed for a whiskey collection Rhett Butler might have envied. Check out the creative brunch 110

spread if you’re there on a weekend, and don’t miss the dish dubbed “Southern Benedict” (buttermilk biscuit, applewood smoked bacon, smoked tomato jam). Cheddar cheese grits on the side. If the interior is tranquil, the outside is fully revved up. Look for golf and tennis, a Couple’s Clinic on tap at Ballantyne Golf Academy, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with cabanas as well as a menu and a full bar. Grab a complimentary cruiser bike and pedal the appealing Ballantyne community, or hop a complimentary shuttle to the nearby greenway trail. There’s a spacious spa, plus personal trainers at hand for individual sessions and yoga classes. Ready to relax? Try afternoon tea, complete with tasty tarts, macarons and scones crowned with curd and jam. Or tastings at the Whiskey Club paired with hors d’oeuvres.

Photos Courtesy of The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte

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Uptown Charlotte, a skip of about 18 miles, is a must for sampling the Queen’s cultural scene, craft breweries and emerging culinary entries. It’s also home to the hottest attraction in town. May of 2010 saw the launch of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an ambitious project starring a sport with a lasting connection to the region. Stockcar racing’s roots, iconic cars and the careers of legendary drivers are recounted in four floors of artifacts, photos, films and hands-on exhibits. Fun and informative, the Hall of Fame is a slice of American culture that captivates both racing fans and NASCAR novices. The liveliest spot has to be the section called Race Week, where you can hustle to change a tire at a pit stop, call a race, and get behind the wheel in a realistic simulator to try your hand against other drivers. Intense competition? The wise will stay out of the way when wannabe winners, hoping to channel Richard Petty, start their engines. The Ballantyne complex, along with ample facilities for corporate meetings and group retreats, encompasses a charmer of a four-bedroom cottage. It’s perfect for planning a family weekend in Charlotte. Information:;

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The bustling city of Charlotte offers a full spectrum of fun and adventure, from racing thrills at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to dazzling works at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Take a nature break at Freedom Park or explore the many greenway trails.

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n JUST PEACHY, Belinda Smith-Sullivan (Gibbs-Smith)

ust in time for summer, Belinda SmithSullivan celebrates the peach in all its juicy glory with a collection of 70 recipes inspired by one of the South’s favorite fruits. Sweet and savory offerings range from Peach-Pistachio Chicken Salad and Herb-Crusted Peach Mustard Pork Tenderloin to Buttermilk Peach Waffles, Peach UpsideDown Cake and Peachy Strawberry-Kiwi Sangria – all beautifully photographed by Mark Boughton. “My love for peaches goes way back, when I spent summers in Charleston, Mississippi, on my grandparents’ farm,” said Smith, a S.C. chef and food writer. “My grandfather was a cotton sharecropper, like all the other farmers around him. Since no one had much of anything, bartering was a way of life with crops you had an abundance of. Neighbors took care of neighbors, and our neighbors delivered bushels of peaches to our doorstep throughout the summer. I would spend hours on the front porch peeling and slicing peaches, getting them ready to be canned and made into preserves or peach brandy.” While peaches have customarily been used in desserts or enjoyed as a fresh summer treat, the versatile fruit is perfectly paired with meats like chicken, pork, fish and lamb. Indeed, cultures around the world use peaches to enhance and awaken the flavors of some of their most revered culinary dishes, she said, noting chutney in India, semifreddo in Portugal and Kaiserschmarrn in Austria. 114


Fresh flavor

Blackberry-Peach Buckle The buckle, the almost forgotten American pie, was the precursor to the coffee cake. While the preparations are similar, the buckle is topped with more of the fruit used in the recipe, rather than the coffee cake’s typical streusel. The recipe works with blueberries, raspberries or any berries of choice. For a rustic presentation, this dish is spectacular when served in a cast iron skillet. 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 3⁄4 cup sugar

1 large egg, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup milk 2 to 3 peaches, sliced (peeled or unpeeled) 1 pint blackberries Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with baking spray. • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom. • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter until it is a pale yellow. Add the sugar and continue beating until thoroughly mixed. Add the egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternating with the milk, until well-mixed. • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and add the peaches and blackberries, spreading evenly in a pretty design. Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. • Let cool completely in pan. Remove sides and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve at room temperature. Serves 8-10


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Southern Cross A flavor safari at Biltong Bar Buckhead by jennifer bradley franklin • PHOTOS BY Kamil Lee

One of my favorite trips in recent memory was on an assignment to South Africa. I was already enamored of the continent, with its biodiversity of wildlife, varied cultures and beautiful landscapes. So, when I touched down in Cape Town, before continuing on to the Winelands of the Western Cape and the wilds of the Sabi Sands, everything seemed more vibrant and wonderful than my wildest dreams had anticipated. In a way, I felt the same about a couple of recent visits to Biltong Bar in Buckhead, the newest offering from True Story Brands and South African restaurateur Justin Anthony. The original Biltong Bar occupies a diminutive storefront in Ponce City Market’s food hall. When it opened in 2016 it became the first South African gastropub specializing in street food (or “beef jerky and booze” as staffers like to say), not just in Atlanta but, according to Anthony, in the world. The moody atmosphere, with its dark walls, rich leather seating and oversize Edison bulb light fixtures, became a haven for darn good food and arguably even better cocktails. After such a successful test run for the pioneering concept in a smaller space, Biltong Bar opened last fall in the tony Shops Buckhead Atlanta development. The large corner storefront manages to have the charm of its smaller sibling – warm and welcoming – but with even more to love. A soft glow from the 116

sculptural light fixtures illuminates the dining room and bar, leather furniture looks like it might’ve been plucked from a cozy living room, graphic black and white tiles line the bar area and dark wood-topped tables beckon guests to order their fill of food and drinks. Chef Matt Weinstein has done a bang-up job on the menu, and it felt only right to try to explore as much of it as possible. The meat and cheese board is a must. Featuring the restaurant’s signature biltong (that’s South African air-dried beef jerky, for the uninitiated), foie gras torchon, duck bacon, house pickles, peri peri mustard, apricot chutney, grilled bread and a trio of cheeses, it’s the perfect way to get a feel for biltong and its best accompaniments. For this meaty extravaganza’s counterpoint, I



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chose the giant prawns swimming in spicy red curry, dialed up with South African periperi. We chose to go full-meat for the main course. A twist on shepherd’s pie came with hearty ostrich chili layered into a cast iron dish, baked with velvety duchess potatoes and cheese curds. A massive pork shank of monolithic proportions came served with rice “dirtied” up with foie gras, brussels sprouts roasted to a crisp, dressed with silky pork jus. In a move that was probably overkill, I couldn’t resist fries crisped in beef fat, served with pepperoncini aioli and house-made ketchup. The dishes here exemplify the heart of the restaurant as I see it: it’s envelopepushing enough to keep wild-at-heart guests interested, but not so adventurous as to alienate more conservative patrons. To further loosen guests up, the booze offerings are extensive. In fact, with more than 300

bottles displayed on the back bar, no bottle is repeated. It’s dizzying, and beverage director Sean Gleason has created a cocktail list to match. His team of “beverage chefs” have a litany of house-made tinctures, herbs, bitters and shrubs with which to concoct their smooth, balanced offerings. Early favorites include the irreverently named “Un-F@#k Your Day,” made with rye, brandy, gentian wine, lime, pineapple, mint and absinthe. The frozen confection gives the illusion of being gentle, but don’t be fooled: it packs a punch to the point that the rrestaurant limits guests to a maximum of two. This new iteration of Biltong Bar is an alluring blend of elevated South African street food, a deceptively complex cocktail bar, a design masterpiece and a playful anecdote to life’s stresses. Much like the country from which it draws its inspiration, Biltong Bar Buckhead is greater than the sum of its parts and its visitors are better for it.

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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. A cozy, hip space for unwinding in Buckhead with daily changing menus, creative “slow food” specialties, award-winning wine list and distinctive cocktails. 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 a seasonal menu that relies on organic ingredients for a fresh and unique experience. p h }}} ★★★★ 120

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. } 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. Chef Kevin Gillespie offers a bold take on the traditional dining experience, with dishes presented

tableside with a la carte pricing and a changing menu weekly. 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. } ★ 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 } 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 }} ★★ 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 }}} 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 }

Farm egg soufflé with robiola cheese, parmigiano reggiano and chicories

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 }} 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 }} 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 }} ★★★★ 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 }}

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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, 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 }} THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atl. 404/939-9845. Gastropub offers a fresh 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 SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atl., 770/804-8880. Chic, casual setting with market fresh fish, seafood, hand-cut steaks, chops, gourmet salads, chicken, pastas and burgers prepared over a live hickory oak woodfire grill. p }} SALT FACTORY 952 Canton St., Roswell, 770/998-4850. 102 S. Main St., Alpharetta, 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

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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 }} ★★★

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. }


FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl., 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 served in a spacious dining room with friendly service. House specials include dim sum, honey dipped roasted pork and spicy curry shrimp with fried rice and vegetables . } 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 }}}

In The Kitchen n BBQ&A with Myron Mixon: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BARBECUE, Myron Mixon (Abrams Books)

Georgia’s own Myron Mixon – a four-time world barbecue champion, TV personality, bestselling author and mayor of Unadilla – shares his tricks of the trade in a fun new book, with a Q&A style format on everything from smoking techniques to meat prep and marinades. In his 25 years as a pitmaster pro, Mixon has racked up numerous awards, along with countless cooking questions from foodie fans. In this “ultimate F.A.Q.,” he dishes out 320 pages of instructions and recipes with lip-smacking photos and illustrative visuals. He starts with the basics, covers all the meats, and tosses in some sides and desserts. Savor Easy Backyard Spareribs, Barbecue Shrimp, Coca-Cola Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Skillet Cornbread and Smoked Blackberry Cobbler. n Potluck: Food and Drinks to Share with Friends and Family, The Editors of Food & Wine (Oxmoor House)

Spice up potluck dinners with zesty dishes that are easy to transport and sure to please, from Summer Margherita Pizzas and Green Chili-Chicken Enchiladas to Sunset Punch and Blueberry Pie with Rye Crust. Food & Wine’s collection of favorite recipes are bursting with fresh ingredients and bold flavors, with over 150 offerings from celebrated chefs (including David Lebovitz, Ina Garten, Molly Yeh, Hugh Acheson, Julia Turshen, Carla Hall and Donald Link), as well as the F&W Test Kitchen. Filled with gorgeous photography, the cookbook also features make-ahead tips, party strategies and a potluck-friendly wine pairings guide. To help set an inclusive spread, gluten-free and vegetarian options are among the contemporary upgrades to the classics. n Modern Lunch: +100 RECIPES FOR ASSEMBLING THE NEW MIDDAY MEAL, Allison Day (Appetite by Random House)

Stuck in a lunchtime rut? Allison Day inspires with 100 quick and healthy recipes, from deskside bites to weekend picnics. Innovative “Meals in Jars” include Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette, and Cauliflower Fatteh with Pine Nuts and Dates. For a lunch at home, try Pink and Green New Potato Salad with Smoked Trout. On the brunch menu: Savory Avocado French Toast and Turkish Poached Eggs with Eggplant on Socca Crepes. Among her “Lunchbox Treasures” are Berry and Apple Oat Squares, and Ginger KombuchaBaked Rhubarb Yogurt Parfaits. The cookbook is beautifully illustrated with dazzling photography and features smart tips for lunchtime hacks. Southern Seasons Magazine



Donetto 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 }}} ★★★ TINY LOU’S 789 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atl. 470/485-0085. Swinging French-American brasserie located downstairs at Hotel Clermont with a creative menu of seasonal fare, French wine and friendly service. p }}


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. ★★★★


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 }} BARAONDA RISTORANTE & BAR 710 Peachtree St. NE, Atl. 404/879-9962. Enjoy 124

authentic Italian, from homemade pastas and pizzas to grilled dishes, in a charming setting, with an expansive wine list. 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 }} 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 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 }} 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 }} 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 }} 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 }} 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 }} ★★★★ 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 }} 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

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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 } ★★★

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Rave reviews for Atlanta’s straight bourbon whiskey Kudos to Atlanta-based Old Fourth Distillery, whose one-of-a-kind whiskey won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition – right out of the barrel. The impressive ranking is reserved for the finest products in the world. Unveiled earlier this year, the whiskey was barreled in January 2015 and racked in East Atlanta in a small warehouse where the southern seasons matured it to perfection. Proudly bearing the bottledin-bond label that ensures authenticity, it’s unfiltered, bottled from a single barrel, limited to a 2019 release of 75 barrels and made from a traditional mash bill. Aficionados as well as beginners are sure to appreciate the complex taste of chocolate-cocoa swinging into a sweet, sappy oak, rich harvest corn and sun-dried hay, with hints of fruit lingering in the background. Each barrel has its own distinct flavors and personality. For more INFORMATION, visit

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Ray’s at Killer Creek 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. A variety of fresh, authentic sushi creatively presented in a relaxed setting with friendly service, with seating available in the main dining room, as well as tatami rooms. } 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 }} 126





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 }


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


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 }} ★★★★ 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 }}}

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 }} ★★★ 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 }} 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 }} 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 that celebrates a colorful history of festive traditions. 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

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Local Farmers Markets

• ALPHARETTA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 AM-1 PM Sat., North and South Broad streets, Alpharetta. Free parking at City Center and Milton Avenue. • ATLANTA FARMERS MARKET: Open daily, 8 AM-10 PM, 16 Forest Pkwy., Forest Park.


• BUFORD HIGHWAY FARMERS MARKET: Open daily, 5600 Buford Hwy. NE, Doraville.

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 }}} 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

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• HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 AM-12 PM Sat., 220 Mt. Vernon Hwy. at City Springs.

• MARIETTA SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET: 9 AM-12 PM Sat., 12-3 PM Sun., North Park Square, Marietta. • MORNINGSIDE FARMERS MARKET: 8-11:30 AM Sat., 1393 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. Free parking in Morningside Village plaza parking lot across the street.

• DECATUR FARMERS MARKET: 4-7 PM Wed. and 9 AM-1 PM Sat., 308 Clairemont Ave., corner with Commerce Dr., on the front lawn of First Baptist Church of Decatur. decatur/

• PEACHTREE ROAD FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 AM-12 PM Sat., 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, The Cathedral of St. Philip.

• EAST ATLANTA VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET: 4-8 PM. Thurs., 572 Stokeswood Ave., Atlanta.

• PIEDMONT PARK GREEN MARKET: 9 AM-1 PM Sat., 12th St. & Piedmont Ave. Gate, Atlanta.

• FREEDOM FARMERS MARKET AT THE CARTER CENTER: 9 AM-1 PM Sat., Carter Center Library, 453 Freedom Pkwy. NE, Atlanta.

• PONCE CITY FARMERS MARKET: 4-8 PM Tues., “The Shed,” BeltLine entrance of Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

• GRANT PARK FARMERS MARKET: 9 AM-1 PM Sun., 600 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, Atlanta.

• Serenbe Farmers Market: 9 AM-1 PM Sat., Selborne village green, 9110 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.

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. Familyowned since 1926, this renowned steakhouse offers prime steaks, whole lobster, traditional Italian dishes and award-winning wines in a casual setting that features caricatures of famous faces sketched on the walls. 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 }




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