Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Decatur Holiday Ornament Unveiling Party on Thursday Sept. 27

Join the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Arts Alliance for the 2018 Decatur Holiday Ornament Unveiling Party on Thursday, September 27 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Wild Oats & Billy Goats, 112. E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Come see the ornaments, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and music. Then drop by any of Decatur’s great restaurants and pubs for dinner.
The 2018 ornament will be available for purchase at Wild Oats and Billy Goats that night. They will be available in other Decatur shops including Little Shop of Stories, Trinity Mercantile, Found Co., and HomeGrown, etc. soon.
The ornaments are $18 each and you can save $5 if you join or renew your Decatur Arts Alliance membership. All proceeds go toward the creation of the 2019 ornament.

The Wear Ponce Music Stroll Oct. 6. FREE

New! West Ponce Music Stroll Oct. 6

Take a stroll, feed your soul with music.

On Oct. 6 West Ponce businesses will open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for a day full of free, live music. Eight venues, eight bands, eight different times. It all starts at Dancing Goats (419 W. Ponce) at noon and ends at the Marlay House (426 W. Ponce) at 8 pm.
Noon  |  Dancing Goats / Sprint  |  419/431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

1 pm  |  Pastries-A-Go-Go  |  235 Ponce de Leon Place
SUSAN NEASE (hammer dulcimer)

2 pm  |  Mellow Mushroom / Decatur CD  |  340/356 West Ponce de Leon Ave.

3 pm  |  Chai Pani  |  406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

4 pm  |  Big Tex Cantina  |  308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

5 pm  |  CafĂ© Lily  |  308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

6 pm  |  Farm Burger  |  410 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

7 pm  |  Marlay House  |  426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
PLUS pop up performances at
The Pinewood 
 | 254 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Highland Bakery 
 |  319 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
The Marlay House  |  426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
See you there! #gowestponce #westponcemusicstroll

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Satuday Sept. 22 2018

From: https://www.facebook.com/events/678219242558645/

Everyone is always invited to make a lantern and walk in the Parade! The lantern parade is a creative collaboration based in community participation. Be the parade! Together, we create a two-mile river of light that can probably be seen from space! It is a wondrous night on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Parade line-up begins at 7pm at Irwin Ave. at the Eastside Trail. We step-off at 8pm and walk for two miles to our after-party at Park Tavern! At the start, expect some stop and go, as we pause the flow to let the bands and Krewe puppets have space. Take a look at the route map: https://tinyurl.com/y765htte 

You do need a lantern to walk in the parade! You don't need a lantern to watch the parade, but our sidelines are gorgeous these days! If you have never been before, you should know that Atlanta has some serious creative game! Invent your own masterpiece lantern or take a workshop hosted by Chantelle Rytter + Krewe. The workshop schedule and registration are at https://www.chantellerytter.com/atlanta-beltline-lantern-parade.

We started the lantern parade in 2010 with 400 of our besties. Last year we had 60,000 of our besties! So, please mind these rules and your parade marshals to best enjoy your parade night, and to help the bands and the Krewe giant lantern puppets navigate the flow. 

Photo from The Decatur Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade Rules
1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
2. No passing. 
3. No stopping. If you need to stop, please step off to the side.
4. Please do not walk against the flow of the parade.
5. Yield generous space to bands and large lanterns. Mind the Marshals.
6. Leave your pets at home.
7. Please walk your bike.
8. No flying lanterns.
9. Take your trash with you.
10. Have a blast!

FAQ’s are answered at art.beltline.org/lantern-parade/#faqs


Special Video Sunday - The Bee Gees - More Than A Woman

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Georgia State Fair Sept 28 - Oct 7 2018 - Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Georgia State Fair offers FUN for all, from breath taking rides, mouth watering foods, attractions and plenty of entertainment. The is always something happening at the Georgia State Fair!

From: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GeorgiaStateFair/about/?ref=page_internal

Friday, September 7, 2018

Video Friday - Smokey and the Bandit

 East Bound and Down - Jerry Reed
 Burt Reynolds is The Bandit: For the good old American life: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun... mostly for the money.