ENDURING HEARTS BOURBON GALA & AUCTION

More than 400 people gathered recently at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works for the fourth annual Bourbon Gala & Auction benefiting the Marietta-based nonprofit Enduring Hearts.

Emceed by WSBTV news anchor Fred Blankenship, the event featured a performance by local singer/songwriter Alex Guthrie (whom you might recognize from his duet with Jennifer Hudson in a Nationwide Insurance commercial), whiskey and bourbon tastings, and a live auction […]

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION OVERTURE GALA

One of the highlights of this year’s ArtsBridge Foundation Overture Gala was a surprise appearance by acclaimed singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.

Set to perform a concert later that night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, which gala attendees each received a ticket to, Chenoweth came out in blue jeans and hair curlers and chatted up the crowd seated in the adjoining ballroom as they enjoyed […]

LAWN PARTY

ANNUAL EVENT EXPLORES NINE PRIVATE GARDENS

A selection of meticulously landscaped yards highlight this year’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

Returning for its 35th year, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour continues its annual celebration with a new tour of nine private home gardens in Buckhead, Decatur and Midtown. Featuring everything from professionally designed and landscaped estates to personal […]

THE SWEET LIFE

EXPLORE A WONDERLAND OF JELLY BEANS, CANDY CORN AND MORE

BY: Karon Warren
PHOTOS: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Candytopia

Candytopia co-creator Jackie Sorkin shows off the sweets coated giant peach designed specifically for Atlanta’s event.

For those who want to live out their own Willy Wonka fantasy, head to Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza. This sensory experience […]

A SUNSET CRUISE

SPEND A ROMANTIC EVENING PADDLING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your significant other, head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center May 17 or May 24 for Date Night on the River. Start the evening with a picnic dinner before hitting the water for an adults-only, 2.5-hour sunset canoe paddle along the Chattahoochee. During the roundtrip journey, scout out local wildlife […]

BEYOND THE CATWALK

GET CRAFTY

AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW RETURNS FOR 30TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

One of the largest juried fine craft shows in the Southeast—and the longest running art show in Atlanta— returns to the Cobb Galleria Centre March 15-17. More than 250 contemporary artists will be on hand at the 2019 American Craft Show to showcase everything from fine jewelry and apparel to handmade ceramics, furniture and home decor.

CELEBRATING JEWISH HERITAGE

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TAKE THE STAGE AT VENUES AROUND ATLANTA

The Bill Charlap Trio will jazz up the Atlanta Jewish Musical Festival in March.

Running March 7-16, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival returns for a heralded 10th year, bringing a notable selection of acts to the stage. Held at venues such as the Atlanta History Center and Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the event kicks off with a […]

FAR EAST FUN

ANNUAL EVENT SHOWCASES DISTINCTIVE ASIAN CULTURES

BY: Karon Warren

On March 9 at Lenox Square, the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities foundation invites locals to Asian SpringFest, a yearly event celebrating the most populous continent’s many ethnicities.

Throughout the day, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and other Asian cultures will be highlighted with a variety of events, including dance, […]

BUILDING UP FUN

AN EVENT FOR LEGO FANS YOUNG AND OLD

BY: Karon Warren

Lego fans unite! International Lego Day returns to the Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta at Phipps Plaza on Jan. 28, when visitors of all ages can indulge their love for the tiny building bricks. The activities include meet and greets with your favorite Lego characters, such as Batman, Bertie, Emmett and Kai, and a group build in the […]