Community Calendar


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The Midtown Assistance Center (MAC), a local non-profit organization, will host the all-you-can-eat MAC & Cheese fundraiser at Colony Square in Midtown on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to the Midtown community for beer, wine, entertainment and unlimited mac and cheese samples provided by a collection of Atlanta’s top chefs. For tickets and information, visit this link.

The Woodruff Arts Center will present another Free Family Festival on Sept. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon will feature activities inspired by Ashley Bryan’s award-winning book “Beautiful Blackbird.” At the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Move + Groove workshop, families will put on their dancing shoes and move to the music. Families can stop by the Smilebooth photobooth for a free print and digital copy of their own family photo to commemorate the day. Free tickets for this can’t-miss event can be reserved online at

The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s annual Fall for Fashion Show is the perfect place to pick out new looks and give back simultaneously. The annual show is set for Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale’s at Lenox Square. Tickets and a schedule of events and activities are available at

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) continues its 2017 AJFF Selects series with the timely documentary, The Lavender Scare, which it will co-present with Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are now on sale for the documentary, which screens on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema. Tickets are $15 for the screening and post-film Q&A with filmmaker Josh Howard. A $30 VIP ticket includes a VIP reception after the film at Après Diem, with the filmmaker in attendance. Tickets are available at

The final Jazz Matters at The Wren’s Nest concert will be held Friday, Sept. 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. The line-up includes Chandra Currelley, Levi Barcourt, T. Renee Crutcher, Nzingha, Jay White Young Voices United and The Edwin Williams Experience. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate for lawn seating or $250 in advance or $300 at the gate for tables that seat 10. Tickets are available at this link.

SoulShine, the Decatur preschool has a focused curriculum on permaculture, is hosting its first Permaculture Conference on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 525 West Howard Ave. There will be a day speakers and activities aimed at connecting children with nature, passing on memories and skills, and homesteading. Tickets and information at this link.

Wholesome Wave Georgia, a non-profit organization that works to increase access to fresh, local food for low-income families, will hold its 8th annual Southern Chefs Potluck on Sunday, Sept 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event, which will be held at the Inn at Serenbe, will bring  together chefs, bartenders and 250 guests from across Georgia for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fundraising. For more information and tickets visit this link.

The National Black Arts Festival Family Day and Culture Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MLK Jr. Historic Site. The free day will feature art, food, dance, music, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and more. For more information, visit

Hispaniola: A Celebration of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is an Oglethorpe University celebration of the Caribbean island. The Oglethorpe University of Art collaboration will present a series of lectures, films, and performances exploring the culture of these two countries. It is being presented at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from Sept. 30 to Dec. 17. Tickets are $5 for adults, but free for members, children, and veterans. For more information, visit

The 2017 Atlanta Greek Festival is Friday, Sept.  29 through Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2500 Clairmont Road, NE. Escape to Greece for a few hours including live entertainment, authentic food, dancing, shopping and more. New this year is a wine tasting option, new menu items like saganaki “flaming cheese” and expanded activities for kids of all ages. $5 admission fee and kids 12 and under are free! For more information visit

Made South, a food and shopping event celebrating the best in Southern makers, will be held Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Monday Night Brewing Garage. The two-day event will feature more than 90 artisans and craftsmen from all over the South, as well as bites from local chefs and delicious craft cocktails. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Focus+ Fragile Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps children who are medically fragile or have significant disabilities through hospital visits and support groups. Tickets and more information are available at this link.


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