Museum of Design Atlanta Field Trip: Typewalk (September 6)

logo_MODALocation:  Meet on the mezzanine level of the Five Points MARTA station. The walk ends at the Carnegie Education Pavilion in Hardy Ivy Park at Baker and Peachtree Streets.

Time:  10:00 AM

Details:  Guided by AIGA member, Sue Youngblood, the Atlanta Type Walk uses letters found in the downtown built environment to tell a story. Coupled with historic research on letterforms, typefaces and Atlanta’s development, the walk travels in time from 1897 to present. Participants see, hear and experience Atlanta from a fresh perspective as they view building names, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, abandoned signs and graffiti. The walk starts promptly at 10am on Saturday, September 6, and will last for 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start, rain or shine.

Tickets are $5 for MODA Members / $10 for non-Members. Click here to purchase.

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Northeastern Spain $20 Wine Tasting at Murphy’s (September 9)

Location:  Murphy’s   logo_Murphy's
997 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  6:30 PM

Details:  Spain has a beautiful, diverse wine culture, and we’ve been traveling around highlighting different areas over the last several months. For this installment we’ll head to Northeastern Spain where we’ll focus on the wines from Catalonia.  Priorat is the most famous region here, but we’ll also explore beautiful wines from nearby areas like Montsant and Terra Alta. Here, bordering France, the wines share some similarity to the wines of Southern France (especially considering the use of Grenache, or Garnacha in Spain, and Carignan), but feature their unique terroir.  This will be a great tasting!


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Oakland Cemetery Tour: Malts & Vaults of Oakland (September 13)

Location:  Oakland Cemetery logo_Malts and Vaults
248 Oakland Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA

Time: Friday, 7:00 PM
Saturday, 5:00 PM

Details:  What do a jousting match, exotic singing birds and the sun god Ra have in common? Why, everyone’s favorite malt beverage, beer, of course! Find out how the sudsy beverage connects these fascinating topics, and delve into Atlanta’s long and vivid history of brewing during Historic Oakland Cemetery’s new guided walking tour, Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History. The tour adds to Oakland’s existing repertoire of 14 specialty tours and the additional Sights, Symbols and Stories tour. Authors Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle of “Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub in the South” will be onsite during the tours.

Tickets are available at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop and are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors 65 and older, and free for Friends of Oakland. As with all of Oakland’s guided tours, a ticket grants $5 off any purchase at neighboring restaurant Six Feet Under. With this tour, guests will also be granted $1 off a purchase at the nearby My Friend’s Growler Shop.

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Pie Happy Hour at Pie Shop (September 11 & October 9)

Location:  Pie Shop  logo_Pie Shop
3210 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA

Time:  6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Details:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month Pie Shop hosts Pie Happy Hour from 6:30pm-9pm. They have at least 15 different kinds of pie on hand. Sample all you want until they run out. Tickets are $20 in advance and attendance is limited to 25 people. This is a cozy event, so be prepared to get to know some other pie lovers. All ages are welcome, as is light BYOB. This is a ticketed event. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to be eligible for a refund.

$20.00/person in advance
$25.00/person at the door

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Meet the Holidays at The Children’s Museum: Harvest Moon Festival (September 6 & 7)

Location:  The Children’s Musuem of Atlanta  logo_Imagine It Childrens Museum
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Saturday, Noon
Sunday, 3:00 PM

Details:  Perhaps the greatest Korean holiday is Ch’usok, or Harvest Moon Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the Eighth Moon according to the lunar calendar. That is usually in September or October and is marked by the rising of a full “Harvest Moon.” Ch’usok is usually described as a kind of Thanksgiving for a good harvest, but it is really an ancient holiday dedicated to the ancestors. Listen to the story Sori’s Harvest Moon Day: A Story of Korea by Uk-Bae Lee and then use fresh fruits and vegetables to stamp designs or pictures.

Included with admission

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Arts & Rec at the High Museum of Art: Family Day (September 7)

Location:  High Museum of Art   logo_High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA

Time:  Noon- 4:00 PM

Details:  Bring all of your idle hands to our family fair for racecars, demonstrations, art-making, and more! Join us for this family-friendly day that’s sure to get you revved up to see Dream Cars in the High’s galleries.

FREE with admission

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Hunger Action Month: “A Place At The Table” (September 12)

Location:  Atlantic Station  poster_Place at the Table
Central Park
245 18th Street
Atlanta, GA

Time:  7:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Details:  Learn more about hunger through the eyes of three families across the nation on Sept. 12 during a FREE screening of A Place at the Table. Produced by the creators of Food, Inc.A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three American families who face hunger in a nation with more than enough food. Their voices are set alongside those of policy experts and anti-hunger advocates who present a compelling case that hunger in our communities is a solvable problem. Following the screening, Atlanta Community Food Bank will host an informal discussion encouraging audience participation, with a focus on taking action through education and advocacy. The non-profit hopes the film and the discussion afterward will provide attendees with a place to begin, or continue, addressing the issue of hunger in the community.

Guests are encouraged to donate canned goods during the event. ACFB’s most needed items include peanut butter, canned tuna, canned beans and canned soup, as well as canned fruits and vegetables.


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Home By Dark Concert Series: James Casto with Victoria Banks and Christopher Alan Yates (September 12)

Location:  Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA

Time:  8:00 PM

Details:  This is our last songwriters in the round concert of the season, featuring Victoria Banks who penned the hit song “Saints & Angels” for country superstar Sara Evans as well as the #1 “Come On Over” for pop sensation Jessica Simpson.  Christopher Alan Yates is a member of the Sweet Tea Project which is led by Collective Soul front man Ed Rollins. Bring your own picnic and reserve your table in the Ben Brady Lakeside pavilion with seats for 2, 4, 6 or 8 early at, general admission seats available on the lawn, gates open at 6:30pm.

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Live & Local Showcase at Emory Point (September 3)

Location:  Emory Point  Emory Point Live & Local
1520 Avenue Place
Atlanta, GA

Time:  7:00 PM

Details:  Emory Point, a thriving mixed-use development in historic Druid Hills, is tuning up its fall festivities with a six-week music series entitled, “Live & Local Showcase,” set to take place in The Park (next to The General Muir). Each Wednesday from September 3 to October 8, local musicians will perform while patrons vote their favorites into the finale show. Beginning at 7 p.m. each week, five artists/groups will take the stage to perform 25-minute sets filled with unplugged renditions of their best material. At the end of the evening, attendees will cast their vote for their favorite performer to advance to the finale showcase held on October 8. This week’s line up includes:

In addition to being serenaded by Atlanta’s up-and-coming artists at sunset, patrons will be treated to a host of special offers from restaurant and retail tenants during the show. Blankets, snacks and to-go dinners from BurgerFi,Fresh to OrderLa TagliatellaMarlow’s TavernParadise Biryani PointSweet MonkeyThe General MuirTin Lizzy’sand Which Which are encouraged for the perfect sunset picnic.

Event parking is complimentary for 3 hours after 5 p.m. Got UBER? Your first UBER ride is FREE! (1) Download the UBER app. (2) Enter promo code EMORYPOINT. (3) Request your ride to Emory Point. Up to $20 off. New users only. Not valid on taxi.


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Discovery Days at the Center for Puppetry Arts (September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

Location:  Center for Puppetry Arts 
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA

Time:  10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Details:  Join the Center for Puppetry Arts on Tuesdays in September for a fun, interactive experience for all ages that celebrates the intersection of geography, history, social studies and the arts. Schedule of events includes:

  • 10:00am — From Story to Stage: Enjoy an interactive storytelling/puppetry experience featuring Trickster Tales from Africa.
  • 10:45am — Puppet Creation Station: Build and perform with your own Baobab Tree rod puppet, a revered symbol of African life and culture.
  • 11:30am — Discovery Cart: Be part of a masquerade celebration featuring African puppets, music, and dance.
  • 12:15pm — Discovery Trek: Take an expedition through the Center’s collection of African puppets, which celebrate how animals are considered to be one of the most important aspects of African life.

Members- $7.50
Non-Members- $11.50
*Tickets include entry into all of the Discovery Day activities as well as the Center’s Museum Exhibits.

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