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The Good Gracious Variety Show is back on Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. at Switchyards celebrating “Strong Southern Women” on what would have been Patsy Cline’s 86th birthday. The lineup includes soul singer Kyshona Armstrong, sketch comedy from Critical Crop Top, pop music from Lexi Street, writer Nicki Salcedo and comedian Blaire Erskine, and the band Friday Jr. Tickets are $15 online at www.GoodGraciousShow.com and $20 at the door.
Sue’s Tech Kitchen is coming to Atlanta Sept. 14-16 featuring technologies from all corners of the modern imagination, empowering kids and adults to engage with tomorrow’s advances. Guests can expect interactive edible experiences for all ages that encourage healthy relationships with technology and inspire kids to embrace STEM skills in a fun and collaborative “snack-hack” concept. The event will be held at 855 Emory Point. Admission is $8 per person. Tickets are available at suestechkitchen.com.
The 10th annual Celebration of Land, which raises critical funds for The Trust for Public Land’s mission of creating parks and protecting land for people in Georgia, will be held on the banks of the Chattahoochee River Sept. 15. Thanks in part to Platinum Sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Company, the 2018 Celebration of Land will feature a cocktail reception, dinner catered by Soiree, a silent auction and a program honoring the Friends of the River and recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. For tickets and information, call (404) 873-7306, ext. 225 or visit this link.
Atlanta Audubon Society will officially unveil the new “Exhibitat” in Piedmont Park on Sept. 25. A cooperative effort between Atlanta Audubon and the Piedmont Park Conservancy, the “Exhibitat” is located in the Piedmont Commons along the northeast quadrant of Piedmont Park. As part of the celebration, Atlanta Audubon will host a Chalk Art Festival on the day of the unveiling. Artists and others are invited to purchase a square to decorate, and the public is invited to drop by and admire the work. The “Exhibitat” Unveiling and Chalk Art Festival are two of several events taking place during the month of September, which has been declared Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month by Governor Nathan Deal. Tickets to the “Exhibitat” Unveiling are $10 for Atlanta Audubon members and $12 for non-members and may be purchased at this link.
The fifth annual Fall For Fashion event, which supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hunger Action Month in September, will be held Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 pm at Tootsies, the year’s Presenting Sponsor, at the Buckhead Exchange on Peachtree Road. Proceeds from the show and live auction will support the Food Bank’s hunger-relief efforts for working families, seniors and children. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at acfb.org/events.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its annual black-tie fundraising gala, A Timeless Affair 2018: Beautiful Beasts in honor of Studie and Zach Young on Sept. 22. The gala features live music from Atlanta Beat, seated dinner with wine service and open bars, a sunset cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, and dancing. The theme for 2018, Beautiful Beasts, draws inspiration from the upcoming exhibit debuting on Oct. 6, Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits. Beautiful Beasts also gives a nod to the many iconic creatures Fernbank Museum is known for, such as the world’s largest dinosaurs in the Great Hall and the diverse wildlife thriving outside in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. For tickets, call (404) 929-6376.
Literacy Action, the oldest and largest adult basic education non-profit in the Southeast , will mark its 50th Anniversary with a celebration on Sept. 27 at Piedmont Park. Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will be featured and former Mayor Shirley Franklin will be the keynote. For more information, visit literacyaction.org.
The Color Run, also known as “the Happiest 5k on the Planet,” will be Sept. 23. Guests are encouraged to run, walk, dance, or cartwheel their way through the larger-than-life course as they are doused in a rainbow of colored powder. This race in Atlanta also features a Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles super color zone, where runners will race through four different colored powders, representing the four Turtles. More specifics about the race can be found at thecolorrun.com/locations/atlanta.