Monday, August 28, 2017

The AJC Decatur Book Festival September 1–3, 2017


The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The DBF is a community based non-profit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Henry Winkler ( The Fonz) at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center Sept 1

Decatur High School Performing Arts Center

Friday, Sept 1 .  5:00-6:00

This year's DBF Kidnote features Henry Winkler, affectionately known at The Fonz. Together with his writing partner, Lin Oliver, he writes the “Hank Zipzer” and “Here’s Hank” book series for young readers. The New York Times best-selling “Hank Zipzer” series chronicles the “high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences", and in 2014, the writers introduced “Here’s Hank,” a series targeting even younger children with reading difficulties. As a youngster, Henry suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia and has become an inspiring champion of children facing similar obstacles. 
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  Photo credit: Apega / WENN

Monday, August 21, 2017

Special Video - Jerry Lewis as Typewriter

Joe's Crab Shack Shutters Over 40 Locations, Including Duluth Restaurant

 In recent weeks, Ignite Restaurant Group has shuttered more than 40 locations across the country in wake of its June Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
 The company, owner of the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tap + Tavern
 concepts, was won August 7th by Landry’s Inc., (which like Ignite, is based in Houston, Texas) in a bankruptcy auction.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

If you like Mystery Science Theater 3000 you’ll love Cineprov! at The Plaza Theatre

Have you ever sat through a bad movie with your friends, making up dialogue and cracking jokes that are more entertaining than what’s taking place on screen? If the answer is YES then Cineprov is just the experience for you.
If you like Mystery Science Theater 3000 you’ll love Cineprov! Cineprov features a writer from Season 11 of Mystery Science Theater 3000, performing monthly.
Once a month, we gather to celebrate the art of the B-movie. We affectionately add our snarky commentary and pop culture references to forgotten camp classics, paying tribute to everything you love about bad movies, including:
– Preposterous plots
– Corny dialogue
– Wooden acting
– Technical gaffes
– Bargain basement special effects
Grab your popcorn, take your seat and prepare to see the movies Hollywood wishes were forgotten with a hilarious new soundtrack. Experience live comedy and gloriously terrible cinema with Cineprov!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Late-night Tacos and Booze at Deep End

Deep End in the Old Fourth Ward building at 621 North Avenue NE.

The team behind The Pinewood Tippling Room in Decatur and Ponce City Market’s The Mercury is taking over the former 4th & Swift space, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike Blydenstein, Brooks Cloud, and Julian Goglia will reportedly open a late-night destination called Deep End in the Old Fourth Ward building at 621 North Avenue NE.
Deep End will focus on a beverage program — not a surprise, considering the owners — and the kitchen will turn out tacos. Service will run until 3 a.m. Cloud tells the AJC the idea is to give Ponce City Market patrons a place to hang out after the Central Food Hall shuts down for the night. Considering Jay Swift cited competition from new restaurants at PCM as a direct reason for 4th & Swift’s shutter last summer, cornering the late-night market may be a good bet for the Pinewood gang.
Deep End is one of three new projects Blydenstein, Cloud, and Goglia are planning. They’re also working on two Italian spots in Buckhead’s former Prohibition space: Bar Americano and Bar Crema. The former will serve lunch and dinner, and the adjoining Bar Crema will offer take-away items, desserts, gelato, and coffees. Beverages will be inspired by classic cocktails and Italian aperitivos, and they will feature premium spirits and housemade ingredients. Chef Adam Waller is leaving Bocado in Westside to run the kitchen at Bar Americano, reports the AJC.
Owners hope to have Deep End, Bar Americano, and Bar Crema open later this year.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Crosswalk at South Candler St and East Davis St

  UPDATE: The crosswalk at South Candler St and East Davis St is an active construction zone until installation of the HAWK signal is complete. Beginning Thursday, August 3rd, the crosswalk will be staffed with a crossing guard during the morning and afternoon school zone hours. Please proceed with caution when crossing at this location.
From time to time during construction of the HAWK, the crosswalk may be closed without notice. Please make sure you have an alternate route.

 The city is striving to make your travel to school safe and pleasant. Thank you again for your patience.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Eye on N. McDonough St.

Eye on 1940's Decatur

Lane Drug Store at Clairmont & Ponce de Leon Ave was a gathering spot in Decatur. Husbands and children rode the trolley out from Atlanta and then phoned from the drug store to get someone to pick them up in the days before the second family car.
Photo from Mrs. J.O. Bowen Jr.
Courtesy of Vanishing Dekalb
Dekalb Historical Society