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It’s Happening — Dad’s Garage Theatre is Moving

It’s official. At the ripe ol’ age of 18, mom and dad are kicking us out of the house. Dad’s Garage has received notice that our building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months. (Read: Hulk-smashed and turned into a Live, Work, Play space… minus the plays.) It looks like we’ll finish out the rest of our season here (through July 31st ). We’ll be packing up and moving out soon after and will continue performing in our new, temporary home at 7 Stages in Little Five Points beginning in August. While we’re there we hope to start raising funds for a permanent home. We have narrowed the search down to a few we’re really serious about and plan on making a decision very soon. Hey! It’s just like the finale of The Bachelor! (Is that show still on? Yes? Good! Relevant-ish. Nailed it. Boosh.)

Three easy things you can do to assist us:
1. Keep coming to shows! We’ve loved this space for 18 years and we want to cram as much love into it as possible for the last three months we’re here, so please help us (pack them out.) We’ve got some amazing shows coming up including:

Apnea April 26 – June 1: Mike Schatz’s one-man show about a life without dreams.

Improv with Colin Mochrie May 17 & 18: Yep, the bald dude from Whose Line is it Anyway?.

Tons of Other Stuff (including a special Cinco de Mayo themed TheatreSports.) Check out our full calendar here.

2. Stay connected with us! We don’t want to lose touch with you. We’ll continue to send out email newsletters, but we break [...]

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    Passalongs & Lion’s Tales – What’s UP This Weekend in Dowtown Norcross

Passalongs & Lion’s Tales – What’s UP This Weekend in Dowtown Norcross

Wine Tasting, tonight at 45 South Cafe, Norcross

Wednesday Wine Tasting featuring
“HeavyWeight Wines” from Scotto Winery
Wednesday April 10th 7pm
45 South Café
$10 per person or 2 for $15!
Join Michelle as she highlights HeavyWeight Wines from Scotto Winery. One of the featured wines, Heavyweight Cabernet Sauvignon, captured a Gold Medal at the 2013 Consumer Wine Awards.
 
Contact Michelle at michellevintagezero@gmail.com with any questions

Oakland Cemetery: Interested in a Death Cafe?

On March 30th, Rev. Mark LaRocca-Pitts, a Methodist minister and Hospice chaplain, hosted the first Death Café at Oakland Cemetery.  He will host 2 more on April 27th and May 19th at 3pm.  This was the 1st in the U.S. held at a cemetery.

What is a Death Café?

Originating in Europe in 2004 and arriving in America less than a year ago, Death Café is now an international movement.  It is designed to provide a comfortable setting for people to talk about death while drinking tea and coffee and eating cake.  The only objective of a Death Café is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”  There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product, or course of action.  Instead, a Death Café provides an open, respectful, and confidential space free of discrimination where people can express and explore their understanding of death safely.  As Andy Webster, a hospice chaplain, once said, “Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender, and race. We spend immeasurable amount of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I’ve ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh, and live more fully.”

These are free and open to the public.  Capped at 40 participants. Here is a link to RSVP:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/365551

Historic Oakland Foundation is not hosting this event, but the pastor is renting the space.  For more information check out their Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/DeathCafeAtlanta?ref=stream

Ashley Cissel Lee

Special Events Associate &

Communications Facilitator

Downtown Norcross: “Hues of Venice” by Armand D. Exhibition at Vargas & Harbin Studio Gallery, April 13

vargas & harbin studio gallery & zebu gallery
proudly presents:
“The Hues of Venice”
by Armand M. (H. Armen Moumjian)
FEATURES THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTINGS OF 81 YEAR OLD ARMENIAN BORN ARTIST, FORMALLY TRAINED IN PARIS
Vargas Harbin Studio Gallery hosts an opening art exhibit of the impressionistic artworks by Armand M, come meet the artist on April 13, 2013, 7 pm-11 pm, 27 South Peachtree Street, Historic Norcross, GA 30071, ph. (678) 687-6849.
H. Armen Moumjian uses a technique of oil painting joining methods of antiquity combined with modern impressionism, creating a unique blend of past and present rarely seen by any artist today. This show will present his renditions of the ancient walls in Venice and the unique Venetian landscape.

Armand M began early in his childhood expressing his extraordinary talent on canvas as a child prodigy at the young age of four.  The recognition of his ability by his mother, an eminent musician and his uncle, an art professor, led Armand to an appointment to the world renowned Ecole Des Beaux-Arts of Paris.  Here in Paris, he earned high honors in fine art.  Later, he was then admitted to the prestigious Ecole Superieure Des Arts Moderne where he earned a Master in Fine Art, Architecture and Design.

Early in his career with his command of six languages and combined with his European formal architecture training, Armand designed many great structures of beauty and elegance throughout the Middle East and Europe.

Since, Armand arrived in the United States in 1976, he has become a citizen and has since devoted exclusively to creative these master oil paintings.

Come appreciate this spectacular exhibition, which will continue through April 27, 2013

Additionally, Historic Norcross is excited to exhibit, [...]

Historic Oakland Cemetery: Where does restoratio​n end and art begin?

Where does restoration end and art begin?

When the initial evaluation of the Marsh Mausoleum was complete, the picture was grim. Among the many threats to its integrity, the survey showed extreme deterioration of the sandstone, including spalling layers, mineral deposits, and biological growth. Click here to read more.

Creative Loafing’s Do Good Project Kickoff

Oakland Cemetery has been selected as a Creative Loafing Do Good Project! We will work to replant a part of the cemetery damaged by the tornado, South Public Grounds. Read the full story here.  The Home Depot Foundation will generously match contributions for this project. Please consider helping us, by clicking here.  Or donate your time at the 2nd Saturday Kickoff on April 13, please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Spotlight: Volunteer, John Kale

Oakland’s volunteers are an amazing group of individuals. They generously share their time and talents and are dedicated to furthering Oakland’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance and share the cemetery.  Join us in congratulating John Kale on hisPresident’s Volunteer Service Award. Click here to continue reading.

Upcoming events:

Do Good Project Kickoff/2nd Saturday Volunteer Gardening:

Saturday, 4/13 from 9-noon, PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT

Overview Tours: Saturdays and Sundays @ 10am, 2, 4pm
Special Topic Twilight Tours, always at 6:30pm:
4/13 Civil War
4/14 Art and Architecture
No RSVPs are required for any of our weekend tours.

Tunes From the Tombs Saturday 6/8 1pm-8pm

Become a Friend of Oakland…
Help support Oakland with your gift today.
Whether you love the gardens, the architecture, or the history your support is critical to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery with Atlanta and the world.  Sign up here.

Help us celebrate Atlanta’s 100 Years of Hospitalit​y!

Downtown Norcross: Artists in Blues & Vibrant Hues, Kids Crafts, Movies & Spring 5K’s

Downtown Norcross: Our Trees Turn Blue This Weekend!