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On Saturday, Feb. 11, Ponce City Market is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a star-studded charity event, Kiss For A Cause. In 30-minute increments from noon to 5 p.m., around a dozen Atlanta celebrities, notable personalities, and influencers will take up residence in the kissing booth on the second floor of Ponce City Market. Participants include local personalities from The Bachelorette’s Josh Murray to former NFL quarterback turned gusto! restaurant owner Nate Hybl to food blog Eating With Erica’s Erica Key. No reservations are required, and all proceeds from suggested donations of $5 will go directly to the celebrity’s charity of choice. Ponce City Market will match the amount of the influencer who raises the most funds during his or her time in the booth. The kissing booth is also a photo booth, operated by Smilebooth. Snaps with your favorite ATL celeb can immediately be texted straight to your phone to share on social media (don’t forget to tag #PCMKissForACause!).
CORE, the award-winning contemporary dance organization, will present the Atlanta premiere of Life Interrupted Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 23-26 at 7 Stages Theatre, (1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). This dance/theater work has been created to honor and remember the U.S. citizens of Japanese descent who were interred on American soil during World War II. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and $25 at the door, and may be purchased at www.7Stages.org. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26.
The Midtown Book Group, which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8 pm. at the Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech, has selected its books for spring: “March: Book One” by John Lewis (February); “Brother, I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat (March); “Orphan of Asia: A Novel” by Zhuoliu Wu (April): and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi (May). For more info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/MidtownBookGroup
WonderRoot is excited to launch the WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM – an artist and maker’s market located at The Shed at Ponce City Market, a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail. Th first market launches Feb. 12. WonderRoot Artist Market at PCM will be hosted every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.wonderroot.org.