What’s Happening This Week: Fernbank Movie Premiere, Farmer’s Market, Concert Series – Decaturish


By Lucas Hill, Contributor

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DeKalb County, Georgia — Various events are happening this week in and around DeKalb County, including the “Secrets of the sea” World Movie Premiere, Oakhurst Farmer’s Market and a series of concerts at Tucker. A few local government meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Oliver Jeffers: 15 years of book images

Born in Australia and raised in Northern Ireland, Oliver Jeffers is an award-winning artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. From her 2004 debut “How to Catch a Star” to more recent titles such as 2017’s “Here We Are”, her work has been translated into over 50 languages ​​and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. . This retrospective exhibition features nearly 100 works of art, some never before seen, including original line drawings, sketches and finished illustrations, taken from 16 Jeffers picture books, including “The Day the Crayons Quit” and its sequel, “The Day the Crayons Came Home”. .” The exhibit is organized into six sections, focusing on Jeffers’ artistic process, character development, and storytelling. In addition to engaging graphics and design elements, the galleries will include a few reading areas where families can dig deeper into the stories. The exhibition is on view at the High Museum of Art until August 7.

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What is not said, love

“What Is Left Unspoken, Love” is a 30-year survey of contemporary art featuring artwork that addresses the various ways in which the most important thing in life – love – is expressed. Organized at a time of social and political discord, where cynicism often seems to triumph over hope, this exhibition will examine love as a profound subject of critical commentary since time immemorial yet with an ever elusive definition. “What Is Left Unspoken” will feature nearly 70 works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, video and media art, by over thirty-five international artists based in North America, Europe and Asia. The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections that can complement, overlap, contradict or contradict each other, offering categories inspired by some of the most ingrained concepts of love. The exhibition is on view at the High Museum of Art until August 14. The museum acknowledges that the final gallery of this exhibit contains flashing/strobe light elements that may impact people with photosensitive epilepsy and seizures.

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Decatur Farmers Market

The Decatur Farmers Market will be held Wednesday, August 3 from 4-7 p.m. on the lawn of Decatur’s First Baptist Church, 308 Clairemont Avenue. There will be new vendors as well as returning favorites, including hot meals from Strada Napoli Pizza, Aleppo Kitchen and Ms. Rosa. Each week, instructional chef Katie Kriner will show you how to make easy meals using fresh produce and produce from the market.

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Tucker Farmer’s Market

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open Thursday, August 4 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market has more than 35 vendors, including a diverse group of local farmers, bakers, growers and producers from Tucker, the Atlanta metro area and Georgia. The market accepts online orders. The online store opens on Thursday afternoon and closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Candlelight concerts

Enjoy an evening of jazz renditions of favorite classic R&B songs in a candlelit venue, hosted Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m. at the Chapel located at 318 Sycamore Drive in Decatur. This performance will feature songs from Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, D’Angelo and more. Candlelight will transport you to new heights, as the harmonic melodies of PureSoul Atlanta serenade you with renditions of these timeless songs.

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Tucker’s First Fridays at rek gallery

The rek gallery invites Tucker to come every first Friday of the month for a meeting with star artists. The gallery will open Friday, August 5 and begin at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m., and will take place at the Tucker rek Gallery, 3383 Lawrenceville Highway.

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Tucker’s First Fridays Concert Series

Join the town of Tucker on the first Friday of every summer month for live music. Each concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a different artist. The space will open at 5:00 p.m. to allow spectators to settle in. Blankets and garden chairs are welcome. A food truck will be on site. Concerts are free and spectators may bring their own refreshments, but no drinks. Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. No tables allowed. The concert will take place at the Church Street Greenspace, 4316 Church Street. On August 5, the performer will be the Mike Veal Band.

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Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast

On Saturday, August 6, Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge will hold its usual monthly breakfast from 7-10 a.m. The event will take place at 840 VFW Drive, and the cost of admission is $10 all you can eat. Breakfast will include eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy. This is a fundraiser for the Lodge which helps support the overhead and upkeep of the Lodge.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

The Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scepter Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. Find all your fresh produce, meat, delicious pastries and more from weekly vendors. Additional offerings include live music and chef demonstrations with seasonal recipes.

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secrets of the sea world premiere

Celebrate the world premiere of “Secrets of the sea” with special all-day programming at the Fernbank Museum on Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dive in to discover the strangest and most extraordinary creatures of the deep blue sea in this giant screen movie, featuring over 70 species of aquatic life. There will also be crafts, a lesson in symbiosis and a reading of Anna McGregor’s story”Anemones are not the enemy.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in my parents’ basement parking lot, 22 N Avondale Road. Browse a colorful array of local foods and produce. Items on offer include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats, and produce.

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Upcoming local government meetings

The Tucker Downtown Development Authority will meet on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucker City Hall, 1975 Lakeside Parkway.

The Decatur City Commission will meet Monday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, and more Zoom. Prior to the meeting, the Commission will host a joint business session with the Decatur Board of Education at 6:00 p.m. at the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Ave.

The DeKalb County Committee of the Whole will meet Tuesday, August 2 at 9 a.m. on Zoom and DCTV.

The Stone Mountain Mayor and Council will meet on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Stone Mountain City Hall, 875 Main Street.

Clarkston City Council will meet Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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