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BUZZ – July

BUZZ – July

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Events, exhibits, galas and more.

 

MOVIES ON THE TOWN
Thursdays in July
Town Brookhaven
4330 Peachtree Road N.E.
Brookhaven 30319
404.281.3568
townbrookhaven.net

A great way to spend pleasant summer evenings is at Town Brookhaven’s free outdoor movies. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and snag a spot on the grass, where you can watch throwback classics, such as Grease and Dirty Dancing. Arrive early to pick up dinner or snacks from one of Town Brookhaven’s restaurants; many offer specials for moviegoers, such as Cinébistro’s popcorn or Noche’s boxed taco dinner. Music and announcements begin two hours prior to the movie, which begins at dusk. A full list of the movies is available online at townbrookhaven.net.

Jo Tastula teaches a heart-opening yoga series at Infinity Yoga. Photo: Amir Magal
Jo Tastula teaches a heart-opening yoga series at Infinity Yoga. Photo: Amir Magal

JO TASTULA WEEKEND WORKSHOP
July 17-19
Infinity Yoga Brookhaven
1376 Dresden Drive
Atlanta 30319
404.860.1732
infinityyogaatlanta.com

Often you hear about “opening the heart” in yoga, and in this workshop, special guests Jo Tastula and Stuart Watkins come to Infinity Yoga to present a series of five sessions focused on just that. Each session aims to connect you to the spiritual side of yoga, offering a mix of yoga flow, breathing and meditative focuses. Tastula is the founding teacher of YogaGlo, an online streaming yoga classroom, and comes with a 16-year background in advanced yoga studies. Watkins teaches in Australia and he brings a blend of Eastern spirituality and Western technique to his sessions. Classes are available to purchase either per session or for the full workshop.

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
July 28-Aug. 9
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street N.W.
Atlanta 30309
404.873.3391
puppet.org

The Reluctant Dragon debunks the myth of fire-breathing dragons and fearless knights. Instead, the dragon in this charming tale comes to a small village and refuses to fight the knight who is called to slay him. A book-loving boy introduces the two and an unexpected friendship ensues. Costumed puppeteers incorporate rod and tabletop puppetry to bring the likable characters to life as the trio of friends plot a way to fool the town with a staged fight. This exclusive showing is presented by Portland, Oregon-based Tears of Joy Theatre. Shows are Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $16.50 for nonmembers and $9.25 for members.

The Tams perform at Heritage Sandy Springs’ Concerts by the Springs series on July 12. Photo: Heritage Sandy Springs
The Tams perform at Heritage Sandy Springs’ Concerts by the Springs series on July 12. Photo: Heritage Sandy Springs

CONCERTS BY THE SPRINGS
July 12, Aug. 2
Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green
6110 Bluestone Road
Sandy Springs 30328
404.851.9111
heritagesandysprings.org

Whether you want to jam to Motown tunes or sing along with Beatles covers, Heritage Sandy Springs’ July and August concerts take you back to the ’60s. On July 12, The Tams bring the big horns and swingin’ dance moves that are characteristic of their beach music. The band is fun to watch on stage, and guests are encouraged to dance along to the rhythmic sounds. The Aug. 2 concert will feature The Return, known as one of the best Beatles cover bands in the country. The group tries hard to duplicate the Beatles experience, from the mannerisms of the original artists to replicating instruments and gear. The gates open at 5 p.m., so come early to snag a spot on the lawn. The free concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Sheridan Watson’s Julep Cup painting.
Sheridan Watson’s Julep Cup painting.

EMERGING ARTISTS SHOW
Aug. 7-29
Anne Irwin Fine Art
690 Miami Circle N.E.
Suite 150
Atlanta 30324
404.467.1200
anneirwinfineart.com

Anne Irwin Fine Art’s annual Emerging Artist Show features the work of more than 25 Georgia and Southeastern artists. These artists were culled from more than 150 submissions. Vibrant paintings by Lucy Reiser Williams and portrait style paintings by Rhonda Feldman, both Buckhead residents, will be featured. Styles will vary from abstract to representational. Potential art buyers can snag deals, as most works are priced under $1,000. The opening reception is on Aug. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., where guests can get a first look at the exhibition. Beer, wine and cocktails, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, will be served.

The Piano Guys (from left to right) producer/videographer Paul Anderson, pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson and music producer Al van der Beek. Photo: The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys (from left to right) producer/videographer Paul Anderson, pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson and music producer Al van der Beek. Photo: The Piano Guys

THE PIANO GUYS
Aug. 8
Chastain Park Amphitheater
4469 Stella Drive N.W.
Atlanta 30327
404.733.5012
classicchastain.com

Classical music has moved from the CD cabinet to music videos due to the contemporary sounds of neoclassic groups like The Piano Guys. The cello and piano duo melds original compositions with the classics, combined with expert showmanship and visual effects for an impressive on-stage concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Pack a picnic and pair a night under the stars with the riveting, emotional melodies of The Piano Guys. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available through ticketmaster.com.

Brides-and-grooms to be can experience a wedding preview at this “Fake Wedding” bridal show. Photo: Elvira Kalviste Photography
Brides-and-grooms to be can experience a wedding preview at this “Fake Wedding” bridal show. Photo: Elvira Kalviste Photography

THE BIG FAKE WEDDING
Aug. 19
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta 30305
404.692.3241
thebigfakewedding.com

Imagine seeing each piece of the wedding planning process come to life during a fake wedding and reception. Instead of a typical bridal show, vendors perform their services: A variety of floral arrangements anchor each table; DJs and bands switch off on the stage; and tables are populated with food and drink spreads. Models will wear vendors’ latest gown and dress designs. Brides and grooms have an opportunity to meet the vendors so that when it’s time to plan their wedding, the experience is top of mind. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a light dinner, sparkling wine and a swag bag.

B Y: Alexa Lampasona

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