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September: BUZZ Events, exhibits, galas and more

September: BUZZ Events, exhibits, galas and more

Runners start strong in the 2013 Big Peach Sizzler 10K from Chamblee to Buckhead. Photo: Dan Lax
Runners start strong in the 2013 Big Peach Sizzler 10K from Chamblee to Buckhead. Photo: Dan Lax

Sept. 7
Chamblee Marta Station
5200 New Peachtree Road
Chamblee 30341

Nine years ago, two cystic fibrosis physicians were training for the Chicago Marathon when they came up with the idea to run for their patients. Their idea turned into 65ROSES, a group that runs and walks in the Georgia Marathon to raise money for those suffering from the disease. Their passion and dedication created the Big Peach Sizzler 10K, which is the largest fundraiser for Miles for Cystic Fibrosis. The run begins at the Chamblee Marta station and finishes at Buckhead Station shopping center. The run winds through the beautiful neighborhoods of Chamblee, Brookhaven and Buckhead, making for a fulfilling and active Labor Day.

Sept. 15
Mason Murer Fine Art
415 Plasters Avenue
Atlanta 30324

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Atlanta goes global during their annual wine tasting, as every attendee receives a passport that they must stamp at each wine station. The passport isn’t just for expanding their cultural palate; each stamp enters the passport holder into a raffle to win a selection of the wines tasted. The glamorous networking event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mason Murer Fine Art gallery. A silent auction and “Deal-Makers” lounge ensure the event won’t lack in entertainment.

Children enjoy face paint at the Sandy Springs Festival. Photo: Heritage Sandy Springs
Children enjoy face paint at the Sandy Springs Festival. Photo: Heritage Sandy Springs

Sept. 19-20
Heritage Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs 30328 4
04.851.9111, ext. 4

Since its beginning in 1984, the Sandy Springs Festival has become a major event, drawing more than 30,000 people to the historic town. The festival is Heritage Sandy Springs’ largest fundraiser, and it includes two buzzing days of live music, fine art displays, cultural performances, a pet parade, races, and gourmet and festival foods. The Children’s Park and Teen Territory are sure to entertain the younger set. The festival’s family friendly hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children ages 5 and under. Members of Heritage Sandy Springs receive complimentary admission, and two day passes are available for $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Sept. 24-26
Atlanta Improv
56 E. Andrews Drive N.W.
Atlanta 30305

John “Cap” Caparulo is best known for his performance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” where he was part of their panel of comedians. With multiple successful shows on Comedy Central, Sirius XM Radio and, most recently, Netflix, Caparulo’s casual every-guy style of comedy is coming to Atlanta. His performances draw on real life events, including the birth of his daughter and situations with his wife. These topics combine with his down to earth attire of a baseball cap and T-shirt to make his particular brand of comedy approachable for anyone. He will play five shows in three days at the Atlanta Improv Theater in Buckhead.

Cook Hall’s housemade ricotta flatbread will be passed at the Sept. 24 Punch Party. Photo: Courtesy of Green Olive Media
Cook Hall’s housemade ricotta flatbread will be passed at the Sept. 24 Punch Party. Photo: Courtesy of Green Olive Media

Sept. 24
Cook Hall
3377 Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30326

Just because it’s not summer anymore doesn’t mean the outdoor soirees need to stop, says Cook Hall, the rustic-chic restaurant in the W Atlanta – Buckhead. Swing by on Thursday, Sept. 24, between 5 and 7 p.m. for a complimentary cup of house made boozy punch and light passed appetizers around the fire pit on their patio. A cash bar will be available for the rest of the evening, and don’t miss out on their gastro pub-style menu—offering dishes like Cheddar jalapeño fritters and house made ricotta with local honey on flatbread— that changes with the seasons. If the event makes you long for more summer soirees, don’t fret, the punch party pop-ups are recurring.

Sept. 19
Seven Lamps
3400 Around Lenox Road No. 217
Atlanta 30326

Inspired by David Chang’s Momofuku Ssam Bar, chef Drew Van Leuvan began the Bo Ssam supper series last year. Bo Ssam is a Korean dish that translates to pork wrapped like a package in fresh greens with rice and kimchi. Chef Van Leuvan’s dinner will combine the traditional dish with elements of his own upbringing. The family-style format will serve four people at $25 per person, and on Sept. 19, the protein will be brisket, and guests can expect a variety of sauces and pickles to dress up the dish. Past accompaniments have included spicy cucumber kimchee, fermented Belgian endive and a half-dozen oysters. Supper begins at 7 p.m.

Oct. 1
Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlanta
795 Gatewood Road N.E.
Atlanta 30329

October isn’t just for trick or  treating around Atlanta homes; it’s for touring, too. The biennial Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes is back on Thursday, Oct. 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, to help provide temporary housing and support to families of ill and injured children that are being treated at local hospitals. Beacham and Company Realtors and the Skogstad- Sodemann team have worked to present five impressive and well-decorated homes for the tour. In addition to the tour of homes, a luncheon and fashion show presented by Tootsies will close the fundraising efforts on Oct. 7.

Oct. 3
InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326

The InterContinental Buckhead transforms into an exotic celebration of Latin American heritage with the 27th annual Latin Fever Ball. The black-tie gala is the Latin American Association’s largest annual fundraiser, and the proceeds support programs and services that empower Latinos to achieve their educational, social and economic ambitions. Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and, in celebration, this year’s theme for the gala is “Venezuela: Mágica y Exótica.” Laura and Rutherford Seydel are the ball chairs. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions.


BY: Jamie Hausman

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