What's going on in the East Atlanta area this weekend? Here is just a sampler. Check out our Calendar for even more events.
East Atlanta Strut. The 16th annual Strut will be Saturday, Sept.
21, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with activities centered around Glenwood
and Flat Shoals in East Atlanta Village. The Strut Parade will begin at 2
p.m. at the corner of Patterson and Glenwood avenues. The unofficial
motto is, "No matter what, you've got to strut!,"
coined by the retirees at Branan Towers, who each year join the parade
on foot or wheels. Organizers say the
artists market has about 100 local artists with handmade goods, and
there are about 30 community booths that add to the festival atmosphere
by bringing together local businesses and festival-goers through games
and attractions. Of course there is plenty of live music on
multiple stages, plus food and drink. Check out the website and come back to Patch for more details.
Playwright Suehyla El-Attar's work was inspired
by real life events in nearby Clarkston, where thousands of
refugees from around the world have been resettled over the last decade.
Sept. 18, 19, 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. Tickets may be ordered by phone at 404.584.7450
or online at horizontheatre.com. Group rates available.
Atlanta Streetcar Walking Tour. Interested in checking out progress on what will be the Atlanta Streetcar?
Then sign up for Saturday’s Streetcar Walking Tour, which will take place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please wear comfortable shoes, and feel free
to bring water and cameras. No strollers, please. Meet at the southeast
entrance to the Peachtree Center MARTA at Peachtree and Ellis streets. The free tour
will stop for lunch at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Contact KLHillsman@AtlantaGa.Gov for more info.
A Rose on Peachtree. From Friday, Sept. 20, to Oct. 10, the Atlanta Preservation Center, in collaboration with M.H. Mitchell, Inc., will present A Rose on Peachtree.
This exhibit honoring the 1901 Rufus Rose House on Peachtree Street
will feature photography by Jason Travis, videography by Michael Morgan
and artifacts from the R.M. Rose Distillery. The opening, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, will include a talk with the
artists and collaborators. Gallery hours are Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The APC is located in
the 1856 LP Grant Mansion, 327 St Paul Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30312.
Walk of HEROes 5k and Tot Trot.
of National Recovery Month, the 7th annual walk of HEROes 5K and Tot
be Saturday, Sept. 19, in Kirkwood. This charity event raises support
for clients receiving mental health, substance addiction
disability services from DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB). To
register as a participant or donate, visit www.walkofheroes5k.com. To sign up as a volunteer, sponsor or to have a vendor
table, contact (404) 508-7875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Editor Hunt Archbold contributed to this article.