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The Paint Love Live art auction will take place at the new Monday Night Brewing in West End on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. The event will feature pieces from some prominent Atlanta artists, including Black Cat Tips, Joe King, Catlanta and Occasional Superstar. For more information, visit this link.
City of Refuge, a local non-profit organization that helps transform lives for some of the neediest residents in Atlanta, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this week at The Gathering, an annual fundraising event that celebrates life transformation. The Gathering will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium and feature a gourmet dinner, an Orchestra performance, stories of life transformation, and several new announcements about the future of the organization. For more information and tickets, visit this link.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) will host the first-ever edition of AJFF On Campus, a mini film festival for student audiences, to be presented in partnership with Emory University. AJFF On Campus will take place at Goodrich C. White Hall on the campus of Emory University, Thursday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. For a complete lineup of films and more information, visit ajff.org/oncampus.
The Friends of Ponce Library Book Sale will be held on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ponce Library, 980 Ponce de Leon Ave. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Ponce Branch of the Atlanta Fulton County Library. The funds are used to purchase books and supplies for the branch as well as support children’s and community programs hosted at the library.
Chastain Park Conservancy will host their 4th Annual Rock Chastain Benefit Concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. Featuring headliner Three Dog Night with opener The Whiskey Gentry, all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy.
The Atlanta Women’s Chorus will present the first concert of its fifth season, “Teach Your Children Well,” at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at The Church at Ponce and Highland, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE. Tickets are available now, either online through the chorus’ Voices of Note website or by calling (404) 320-1030. Prices are $30 through Oct. 20, and $35 at the door.
Dogtoberfest in EAV will be held Oct. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market space, 561 Flat Shoals Ave. This family friendly event features Halloween costume contests for dogs, low-cost microchips, a parade of adoptable pets, as well as delicious treats for people and pets. For more information, check out the Facebook page.
Visiting Nurse Health System – Hospice Atlanta is inviting the public to participate in their annual fall event, In the Moment – A Celebration of Life, which will benefit patients and their families in need of hospice care. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 pm at Stave Room at American Spirit Works in Atlanta. The evening will include a VIP cocktail reception, general reception, dinner, live auction, and a presentation honoring former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell for his dedication and support to Hospice Atlanta. For tickets and information, visit vnhs.org/inthemoment.
Ponce City Market will play host to the Atlanta Gallery Collective, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination that will showcase the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene. The space will feature works from 10 of the city’s top art galleries and will take up residence on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Opening weekend will be Oct. 28-29, coinciding with Sunday Supper South—the annual James Beard Foundation benefit hosted by Chef Anne Quatrano at Ponce City Market. The flagship exhibit will be a photography show of portraits of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. Each was photographed by Erik Tanner, a Brooklyn-based, world-renowned photographer. Talent featured in the exhibit at Ponce City Market include Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Sean Brock, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani, Miles MacQuarrie, Hector Santiago, and Steven Satterfield. For more information, visit poncecitymarket.com.
Scarendipity, a Halloween bash and fundraiser in the Kirkwood neighborhood, will be held Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. This year’s Vaudeville themed soiree will feature Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, swamp/gypsy/rag-time band Mayhayley’s Grave, live burlesque, sideshow acts, and a late night silent disco with DJ Thomas Golubi? (music supervisor for Atlanta’s own Walking Dead.) The party has a full open bar, featuring Wild Heaven beers . Tickets are a $40 suggested donation for regular admission or, $125 suggested donation for VIP. www.scarendipityatl.com
The Colon Cancer Alliance will host the 2017 Atlanta Undy Run/Walk at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. Funds raised from the 2017 Atlanta Run/Walk will remain in the city with Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Hope Partner, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. For more information, please visit the Atlanta Undy Run/Walk page.
Woodruff Park will host the inaugural WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade & Festival, a free event that will offer Downtown residents, fellow Atlantans and their four-legged friends the opportunity to celebrate Halloween on the park’s lush Main Lawn. The event is Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Find out more at WoodruffPark.com.
The Oak Groove Festival, a grass roots, volunteer-run neighborhood party in the Oak Grove/Lakeside community, will be held Oct. 29 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Vista Grove Shopping Center, 3939 Lavista Road in Decatur. There will be music, activities, food, art vendors and more.
Covenant Presbyterian Church’s adult choir will present Requiem by Gabriel Faure on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in the church’s historic sanctuary at 2461 Peachtree Rd. in Buckhead. The concert is free and open to the public. Orchestral accompaniment will be provided by local musicians, anchored by Jason Maynard at the organ. All will be under the musical direction of Jeffrey McIntyre, director of music and organist for Covenant Presbyterian Church.