March events, exhibits, galas and more
By Kelly Skinner
ADAC: Behind the Windows | Through March 31
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue N.E. , Atlanta 30305
404.231.1720 | www.adacatlanta.com
Turbocharge your spring cleaning—and reimagining—after viewing the gorgeously arranged home décor vignettes at ADAC: Behind the Windows. Utilizing pieces unique to ADAC, nine design firms (including Buckhead design underkinds Traci Rhoads Interiors, Judy Bentley Interior Views, Melanie Turner Interiors and Carter Kay Interiors) pieced together these visually arresting displays to create highly enviable, livable spaces. While you’re in the midst of design heaven, stop by Studio 502A for ADAC: The Experience. Envisioned by Stan Topol & Associates, visitors can touch and buy the unique home goods and furnishings highlighted in the showroom. Both events are free and open to the public during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps | March 19-June 17
Atlanta History Center’s Kenan Research Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta, 30305
404.814.4000 | www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Go back in time as you relive 18th century explorers John and William Bartram’s adventures through the eastern wilderness of the American colonies in this traveling art exhibition. A collaboration between the Artists and Bartram’s Garden, the exhibit showcases scores of modern botanical drawings and artworks inspired by those plants discovered by the Bartram family. In conjunction, peruse holdings from the Cherokee Garden Library, explore an on-site garden display, and view Atlanta History Center collections including rare maps of the Southeast, artifacts of Native American culture and historic books. The exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission ($11 for children under 12; $13 for students 13-18 and seniors 65+; $16.50 for adults).
NBAF Fine Art + Fashion Show | March 20
3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 30326
404.730.6369 | www.nbaf.org
Relish a score of Atlanta’s artists and fashion designers as they converge at Lenox Square’s Neiman Marcus in celebration of the 25th annual National Black Arts Festival (NBAF). Note who is wearing what and chat with droves of the city’s most interesting—and accomplished—arts advocates while you watch Neiman Marcus’ premier fashions make their way down the catwalk. The evening includes a cocktail hour, an awards presentation recognizing burgeoning designers of African descent, a fashion show and light bites. Monies benefit the NBAF’s public, education and arts funding. Tickets begin at $500 and can be purchased through www.nabaf.org.
Junior League of Atlanta Tour of Kitchens and Toast of the Tour | March 20; March 29-30
3154 Northside Parkway N.W., Atlanta, 30327
404.261.7799 | www.jlatlanta.org | www.tourofkitchens.org
Start this home design event with the official Toast of the Tour at PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showroom on Thursday, March 20, where you’ll mingle with more than 600 fellow patrons and designers; watch Olivier Gaupin, executive chef of eleven at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, perform a chef demonstration (exclusive to host-level benefactors); catch a drink demo; nosh on desserts; place bids on silent auction items including staycations to the Mandarin Oriental in Buckhead and at the Loews Atlanta Hotel; and kick back in the Gentlemen’s Lounge for cigar rolling. The following week, join more than 1,000 design-minded Atlantans for the Tour of Kitchens as you wander through 14 enviable dwellings—including several in Buckhead. A smattering of the area’s leading chefs (including Chef Paul Albrecht who will create child-friendly, healthy eats. Toast of the Tour tickets are $75; 2014 Tour of Kitchens general admission tickets are $35; and host committee packages (which include two tickets to both events, entry to the Olivier Gaupin cooking demo and much more) begin at $250. All can be purchased online at www.tourofkitchens.org.
Mike Birbiglia “Thank God for Jokes” Tour | March 28
The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 30305
404.843.2825 | www.thebuckheadtheatre.com
See National Public Radio and Comedy Central phenom Mike Birbiglia do his stand-up routine during the Atlanta leg of his 100-city tour. The instantly likeable performer thrives at sprinkling hilarity into the happenings of everyday life—particularly as they apply to love and his trajectory as a comedian. His meandering and outrageously funny stories about his battles with sleep-walking made him a fan favorite on The Moth radio show and sparked the idea for his NEXT Audience Award-winning film, Sleepwalk with Me. You may also recognize him from film roles in Going the Distance, Cedar Rapids and Your Sister’s Sister, and on the HBO show Girls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $35 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com
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