Thursday, May 9, 2013
'Enjoy the sights and scents of spring plants, sip a cocktail, and view garden gnomes of all varieties.'
Tucked into a corner of the garden amid the tulips, the brightly-colored gnomes guard the pink and white azaleas and blue “glory of the snow” in the neighborhood garden– but I get ahead of myself. On Saturday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Cabbagetown Clay and Glass Works and Garden*Hood, are making it easy for you to have your own Gnomes in the Hood and to support a good cause. Enjoy the sights and scents of spring plants, sip a cocktail, and view garden gnomes of all varieties. The event will feature one-of-a-kind gnomes (or “gnomesses”) created by 25 local artists (painters, sculptors) who have joined forces with CCGW’s artists. The unique gnomes will be auctioned off by silent auction with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
'This is the first major festival in the recently completed Historic Fourth Ward Park that runs adjacent to The Masquerade club.'
The Shaky Knees Music Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park continues today. The two-day festival will feature 28 bands across three outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors. You may still purchase tickets at Ticketmaster. Today's lineup includes "Best New Artist” Grammy nominees, The Lumineers, as well as the Drive By Truckers and Oberhofer, among others. The show is curated by longtime Atlanta promoter Tim Sweetwood. “I’m not trying to appeal to every music fan or break into territory that has already been well covered by other festivals,” Sweetwood said. “I’d love for people to be able to find enough of a connection in the lineup to be familiar with several of the artists. But I …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Your guide to weekend happenings.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Aim of music festival is to showcase Auburn Avenue businesses.
Wednesday, May 1
UPDATE: Readers, because of weather concerns, the music fest is postponed and is scheduled for the weekend of May 18. by Maynard Eaton SWEET AUBURN — The landscape of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn festivals has changed in recent history, with the emergence of an additional group of festival producers – the Muhammad family. Their concept — the Sweet Auburn Music Fest — aims to re-capture the essence of the original Sweet Auburn Festival in full swing during the 70s and 80s. That original festival essence, believes the Muhammad family, is compellingly captured through their Sweet Auburn Music Fest’s focus on family, music, culture, and community involvement. “I was involved when the festival first brought thousands of people to Auburn Avenue and …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The movie "Endless Love" is scheduled to film at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in May.
The movie "Endless Love" which recently called for a photo double is now looking for "hipsters" when the project films in East Atlanta in early May. Friday's Facebook post by Tammy Smith Casting-Atlanta in part reads: Casting 18-30 yr old HIPSTERS!! to work on Sun 5/5 for a scene that will take place at the Shaky Knees Music Festival (INDIE ROCK BANDS!) ...for the feature film "Endless Love" starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde Tammy Smith Casting lists all the submission instructions on the Facebook site. The Shaky Knees Music Festival is taking place at Historic Fourth Ward Park and Masquerade Music Park.
Friday, April 26, 2013
So do your Gnamerican duty — bring two friends and help break the World Record!
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, April 26
by Karen Heim Please join the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons at the Inman Park Festival Parade on Sat., April 27 for their annual attempt at the Gnome March World Record. The Gnomes began marching in the Festival Parade in 2007 to bring attention to important Gnome issues: gnomophobia, dandelion genocide, legalizing weeds, etc. In 2010, the Krewe and the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club attempted a World Record of the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Garden Gnomes (a/k/a Gnome March). Signatures of 108 Gnomes were earnestly verified by Julia Stedman and Amy Carter. The Guinness Book of World Records denied the Gnomes' claim, stating that the Gnome March was not an "established competition." They then turned around and awarded it to a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Bronx native is the owner of the Little 5 Points Pharmacy.
by Karen Heim INMAN PARK — The Festival Committee is pleased to announce Ira Katz, R.Ph., as this year’s Parade Grand Marshal. Ira is the owner and pharmacist of the Little 5 Points Pharmacy, serving the community since February 1981. Here are some testimonials from the neighborhood made prior to the announcement of his selection as Grand Marshal: “What other pharmacy will let you pay ‘later’ when you rush in without cash, credit card or check? Ira knows you will return with money. He also lets you pick up prescriptions for friends and neighbors. Since he knows your friends and neighbors, he trusts you.” “Twenty years ago, when my best friend was fighting his unsuccessful battle against AIDS, Ira was there to help. Back then, insurance …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Home tour and trash/recycling help needed.
by Jane Bradshaw The 42nd Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes is only four days away and we still have more than 200 volunteer slots to fill! Help is most needed for Home Tour and Trash/Recycling and an additional shift was added for Delta Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you're interested in assisting the musicians/bands, there are still many shifts available (this involves possibly carrying equipment/setting up/tearing down and getting food/water while they are on stage). Please go to http://inmanparkfestival.org/volunteer-app/ and sign up for one (or more) shifts if you haven't already. If you've already signed up for a shift, consider signing up for a second shift and/or forwarding this email request to your neighbors, friends, and …
Filming is scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Shaky Knees Music Festival, at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park.
A Monday post on the Facebook page of Tammy Smith Casting-Atlanta calls for a photo double for actress Gabriella Wilde in the movie "Endless Love", which is scheduled to film May 5 at the Shaky Knees Music Festival, from about noon to mid-afternoon. The festival is taking place at Historic Fourth Ward Park and Masquerade Music Park. According to Tammy Smith Casting-Atlanta's Facebook post, to be considered, you must be 5'10 to 6'0 (Wilde is 5'11) with long blonde hair. The post also gives specific instructions regarding photo submissions. Among them: NO cell phone IN your photos or photos you took of yourself with your phone. Have someone else take the picture!!) Find out additional information about submitting photos, the pay rate and …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors the work of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of …