Events, exhibits, galas and more BY: Kai Whipple

THE ATHENS TANGO PROJECT

THE ATHENS TANGO PROJECT

THE ATHENS TANGO PROJECT
Jan. 17
Heritage Sandy Springs
Heritage Hall
6110 Blue Stone Road
Sandy Springs 30328
404.851.9111
heritagesandysprings.org

Laura Camacho, an upright bass player from Argentina, realized there was an audience for Tango music where she lived in the Sandy Springs area. She brought together a host of skilled musicians comprised of international graduate students in music from the University of Georgia, as well as a professor of language and music theory—a pianist from Brazil, a violinist from Poland, a vocalist from Nicaragua and a percussionist from the U.S.—who now make up The Athens Tango Project. The band has performed authentic Argentine Tango music since 2012. On Jan. 17, Heritage Sandy Springs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting history, stewarding a community park and enhancing the cultural identity of Sandy Springs, features the five member group in its Heritage Winter Classics concert series. Admission is $5 for members of Heritage Sandy Springs and $10 for non-members. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the performance is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

MLK DAY CELEBRATION
Jan. 18
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta 30305
404.814.4000
atlantahistorycenter.com

For the third year, the Atlanta History Center honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by offering a free admission day for all in the community to come and see the standard exhibits and grounds from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Atlanta History Center is extending this offer to all areas of the Atlanta History Museum on the Buckhead campus, including the Swan House and Smith Family Farm, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and the Kenan Research Center.

Spotlight on Art features artists such as Charlie Hanavich, creator of contemporary pieces Sinatra and Abraham Lincoln.

Spotlight on Art features artists such as Charlie Hanavich, creator of contemporary pieces Sinatra and Abraham Lincoln.

35TH ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT ON ART
SPOTLIGHT ON ART GALLERY
Through Jan. 26
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30326

THE SPOTLIGHT ON ART
ARTISTS MARKET
Feb. 1 – 6
4301 Northside Parkway
Atlanta 30327
404.231.8100
spotlightonart.com

Neiman Marcus is partnering with the Trinity School to bring imagination to life through art as they host the 35th Annual Spotlight on Art Gallery. Since 1982, the showcase has featured an array of art styles, including contemporary, realism, folk art, sculpture, pottery and jewelry from both established and emerging artists across the Southeast. The artwork is available for purchase with wide-ranging price points that appeal to all tastes. Proceeds benefit the Trinity School’s continuing teaching education and scholarship funds. The exhibit takes place through Jan. 26 at the Neiman Marcus in Lenox Square. Trinity School will host The Spotlight on Art Artists Market at the school, where opening night will be Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. A cocktail party, Cocktails & Canvases, will also take place at the Artists Market on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. The events are open to the public and offer free parking and admission.

ART GARFUNKEL IN CLOSE-UP
Jan. 29
Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta 30305
404.843.2825
thebuckheadtheatre.com

Since becoming a solo artist in 1970, Art Garfunkel has carved a successful career of his own, earning six Grammys and 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 Singles. For the first time, the Buckhead Theatre is partnering with Bowery South to present the award winning singer, poet and actor in Art Garfunkel In Close-Up. Tickets to this concert are $60- $125 in advance and $65-$135 the day of. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.

GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON
Feb. 12
American Heart Association
3315 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
678.224.2064
atlantagored.heart.org

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), one woman dies from heart disease or stroke nearly every minute. As part of its ongoing effort to educate in order to reduce these unbelievable statistics, AHA hosts Atlanta’s Go Red for Women Luncheon. The event is expected to attract more than 600 people to the InterContinental Buckhead Alanta Hotel on Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. The women and men who attend the seated luncheon to support their wives, sisters and friends are all encouraged to wear red in commemoration of heart month. You’ll learn more about how to live a heart-healthy life and enjoy the advice of the keynote speaker, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz. Tickets for this event are $150.

Celebrate music and tradition with the Seventh Annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival and Grand Finale Concert.

Celebrate music and tradition with the Seventh Annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival and Grand Finale Concert.

SEVENTH ANNUAL GEORGIA BOY CHOIR FESTIVAL AND GRAND FINALE CONCERT
Feb. 19 – Feb. 20
Peachtree Road United
Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30305
404.402.4083
georgiaboychoir.org

The Georgia Boy Choir will hold its Seventh Annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival and Grand Finale Concert at Buckhead’s Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where there will be choir performances and vocal skill-building classes for non-choir boys. No musical experience is required, and boys from third through 12th grade are encouraged to participate and sing with the choir. The Grand Finale Concert on Feb. 20 will showcase all levels of the Georgia Boy Choir in addition to performances by attending choirs. Participants also have an opportunity to demonstrate all that was learned during the festival. Registration for the festival begins on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. and for the Grand Finale Concert on Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. The fee to participate is $55 and includes all music, three meals and a Georgia Boy Choir Festival polo shirt for participants. General admission for the Grand Finale Concert is $15 and $10 for students.

ROTARY CLUB OF BUCKHEAD FOUNDATION BALL
Feb. 27
Rotary Club of Buckhead
155 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta 30305
404.428.9877
buckheadrotary.com

On Feb. 27, the Rotary Club of Buckhead, one of the largest Rotary clubs in the metro Atlanta area with nearly 200 members, will host its annual Foundation Ball at the Cherokee Town Club. Atlanta Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk and his wife, Nancy, are Foundation Ball Honorees for upholding the principals of the Rotary Club—commitment, exemplary levels of service to the community and promoting high vocational ethical standards. The ball’s nearly 200 attendees will enjoy both a silent and live auction, dinner and dancing. Tickets to this black-tie event are available for $150, and proceeds support several of the organization’s community initiatives, including the new Ronald McDonald House at Northside Hospital, Project Open Hand, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter, the Boy Scouts and veterans’ health issues.