AN ABSTRACT DISPLAY

INSPIRING AUTISTIC ARTIST COMES TO BUCKHEAD

In “Come Here,” autistic artist Nicholas Kontaxis shares his emotions through paint using a variety of palette knives, texture and color.

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Tali Song Roth

Through Nov. 14 at Anne O Art in The Shops Buckhead, step into the world of noted California-based abstract artist Nicholas Kontaxis as he brings […]

A DOSE OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THIS RETURNING EXTRAVAGANZA

BY: Karon Warren

For the second straight year, Santa’s Fantastical returns to Sandy Springs to commemorate the holiday season. Taking place at Perimeter Pointe, this pop-up indoor dreamworld brings together timeless traditions with high-tech, immersive visuals that create a unique experience.

“Guests will get to know our characters through projected animation as they send […]

FALL FOR FASHION

More than 140,000 meals will be provided to area residents in need thanks to the $35,000 raised at the Fall for Fashion event held recently at the Tootsies women’s boutique in Buckhead.

The annual Atlanta Community Food Bank fundraiser is held in honor of Hunger Action Month and was hosted this year by 11Alive entertainment reporter Francesca Amiker. The 100-plus attendees enjoyed a runway show featuring the […]

A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES

Fifteen years ago, Chris Glavine witnessed two young boys enduring a brave battle against cancer, and it moved her to partner with CURE Childhood Cancer to create an annual event dedicated to honoring and encouraging mothers struggling with their children’s medical journeys.

The first Quiet Heroes luncheon in 2005 raised more than $100,000. This year’s event, held recently at Flourish in Buckhead, raised $400,000. The goal of […]

PLAY TIME

INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF GAMING AT THIS NONSTOP FESTIVAL

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Adela Sznajder

Fans of gaming, professional esports teams and cosplayers better get plenty of sleep before they head out for DreamHack and the Hi-Rez Expo. During this 24-hour-a-day, three-day festival, attendees can indulge their passion for cosplay, meet developers and pro gamers, and enjoy a full schedule of […]

WINE WOMEN & SHOES

The annual Wine Women & Shoes event entertained a crowd of 400 attendees this year.

They headed to the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead to sample wines from Whispering Angel, Sea Sun, Lapis Luna and more; shop designer goods from Tootsies, La Costa Organic Jewelry and Chloé Kristyn, among others; and bid on a bevy of auction items that included a dinner and wine pairing for six […]

EATS & BEATS

If you’re going out dining, drinking and dancing, why not have it support a good cause while you’re at it?

Simply Buckhead Magazine
August 15, 2019
Eighth Annual Eats & Beats presented by Children of Conservation
Photo Credit: Henri Hollis

That’s exactly what the folks who showed up for the eighth annual Eats & Beats event did recently. Held at The Fairmont, the fundraiser is a benefit for […]

STRING FLING

Festive puppets mingled with well-dressed party goers at the recent String Fling, an annual fundraiser for the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The black-tie affair was held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, and raised more than $175,000, which goes toward ensuring “that children of all backgrounds have the opportunity to experience the unique educational opportunities that only the Center can provide,” says development manager Kerry Ayres Smith. […]

A HARMONIC ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE ATLANTA OPERA

The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries series, which kicks off with Frida (left), allows it to present smaller, more intimate operas in new and exciting locations around town.

The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries series, which kicks off with Frida (left), allows it to present smaller, more intimate operas in new and exciting locations around town.

This month, The Atlanta Opera kicks off […]

FOR THE LOVE OF ART

NEW GALLERY MAKES ITS ATLANTA PREMIERE

Maune Contemporary owners Ramsey and Heidi Maune were inspired to open their own gallery by a trip to Art Basel in Miami.

When husband and wife art collectors Ramsey and Heidi Maune decided to start their own gallery, Maune Contemporary, they didn’t keep it under the radar. To the contrary, they launched with an exhibition by an iconic artist […]