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May

The DeKalb Choral Guild presents “Water” on Saturday, May 6, at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road. The program begins at 7:30 pm. The evening will feature a repertoire about water and highligh the work of Wells For Hope.$5 Tickets, Children 12 and under are free. Tickets online or at the door. www.dekalbchoralguild.org

The Beastly Feast black-tie gala is Saturday, May 6, to benefit Zoo Atlanta. The 2017 theme is “Moon over Kilimanjaro,”  and the evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants and an evening stroll of the Zoo. There will also be a seated dinner, dancing, silent auction and more. Individual tickets are available beginning at $450. Tables for 10 are available beginning at $5,000. For more information and tickets, call (404) 624-5836 or visit zooatlanta.org.

To kick off UNICEF Kid Power Month, Atlanta will be hosting an activity packed day for kids to have fun and get active while helping save the lives of severely malnourished children in the world. The event will be held at Lenox Square in Buckhead on May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.unicefkidpower.org.

Cocktails in the Garden returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursdays from May 11 to Sept. 28. The event will offer specialty drinks from full cash bars, deejays and live entertainment, and games and other activities. Set for 6 – 10 p.m., Cocktails in the Garden also is the only opportunity for experiencing the Garden in the evening, when the cooler temperatures of twilight cast the Garden’s thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in a whole different light and draw out their fragrances. For more information, visit this link.

The 3rd annual Taste of Town Brookhaven is on Saturday, May 20, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 4330 Peachtree Rd. and will benefit the homeless pets of LifeLine Animal Project. Advance tickets are $20 and include culinary delights from Town Brookhaven restaurants and cooking demonstrations from locally famed chefs. Craft beer and specialty wines will also be available, and DJ Yvonne Monet will be playing tunes to get the crowd dancing. There will also be games, including a human slot machine, and prizes. The event will benefit thousands of shelter pets, but no dogs are allowed at event. To buy tickets, click here.

The 5th annual Mommy & Me Princess Tea—A Girl Talk Fundraiser will be held at The Buckhead Theatre on Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. This an all ages event with fun, family activities, afternoon tea, a theatre production with favorite songs and fairytale characters, and a Meet and Greet with the performers. Tickets are from $45-$100 and all net proceeds directly benefit the nonprofit Girl Talk, Inc. Get tickets and more information at www.tea4girltalk.com .

The Social Shake-Up will be held May 22-24 at the W hotel in Atlanta, featuring speakers from Twitter, Google, Atlanta Hawks, Oracle, American Cancer Society, Arby’s and The Coca-Cola Company. This three-day social media conference is designed for digital, social, marketing, PR and communications professionals looking for new innovative ways to keep integrating social media into their overall business strategy. For more information, visit www.socialshakeupshow.com.

Decaturish.com is teaming up with Avondale Estates’ Towne Cinema, “Atlanta Explained” and Flying Giants to present Folks to Give, a charity comedy show benefiting CARE, the organization committed to fighting global poverty. “Folks to Give” will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $35 for VIP. The VIP ticket holders will get front row seats. To buy tickets, click here. The show will feature a special edition of “Atlanta Explained,” a show that mixes news with improv comedy. There will also be sketch comedy performed by the Flying Giants comedy team.

The Friends of the Decatur Library will host their annual Memorial Holiday book sale on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held on the lawn, in front of the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street. Proceeds provide funds for library materials and children’s and adults programs. Only cash or checks will be accepted. If it rains, the sale will be inside the library.

 

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