Above: The Harvest on the Hooch Taste Festival is one of the season’s highlights. Photo courtesy of Chattahoochee Nature Center.
Dunwoody Fine Art Presents Sherry Hardage
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m.; program begins 9:45 a.m. The Dunwoody Fine Art Association presents a program open to all interested artists. Sherry Hardage, Gallery Coordinator of Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, will discuss critiquing artwork. The meeting begins with refreshments and social time. Spruill Arts Center, Room 4, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody 30338. Visit dunwoodyfineart.org for more info.
Friday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening with renowned journalist, wine expert and author Kevin Begos as he discusses his travels along the original wine routes. Guests are invited to try a complimentary glass of wine and tour the grounds and art gallery. R. Alexander Fine Art, 5650 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. “America’s Songbird” Myrna Clayton will take you back to the days of Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole in her performance honoring the “Iconic Ladies of Jazz and Soul.” Myrna’s uplifting performances earned her the role of 2018 Cultural Ambassador, representing American music abroad for the United States Department of State. Tickets are $25 for seniors, students and military members, $30 for adults. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075. For more, go to RoswellCAC.com or call 770-594-6232.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Woods is the bestselling author of more than 75 novels. A Georgia native and winner of the coveted Edgar Award, he returns to Gwinnett to talk about his newest book “Skin Game.” Silent auction and beverage bar sponsored by the Gwinnett County Public Library Friends of the Library. Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College Street, Norcross 30071.
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Runs Oct. 19, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020. For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family and nature’s indifference to human endeavor. The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. General admission tickets are $14.50, free for members and children under 6 years of age. High Art Museum, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309. Visit high.org or call 404-733-4400 for details.
Plein Air Exhibit
Sunday, Oct. 20, 12-5 p.m. The excitement and creativity of the Fairy House and Gnome Home event will be captured as it happens by the plein air artists from the Grandview Gallery/Atlanta Artists Center. The unique creations will be on display and available for sale. Donations are appreciated. The Cottage at Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Road, Sandy Springs 30328. More at friendsoflostcorner.org.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You Have Never Seen It Before
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. When Patricia Schultz published the original “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” she created a new kind of travel book. At this event, she takes everyone on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, including tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater and masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan. Tickets are $10. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta 30309. Find details and more events at atlantahistorycenter.com.
Fine Lines: American Works on Paper
Runs Oct. 26, 2019 through March 22, 2020. In the 19th-century American artists, used drawings to record nearly all facets of daily life—their travels, commissioned illustrations, portraits of loved ones, or studies of a passerby on the street. “Fine Lines” celebrates a recent gift to the High of 50 late 19th-century drawings from Atlanta collector Paul Stein that will be on view at the Museum for the first time. General admission tickets are $14.50, free for members and children under 6 years of age. High Art Museum, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309. For more info, go to high.org or call 404-733-4400.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m. Adults are invited to be inspired by the beauty of Hammond Park and get in touch with their inner artists. Art in the Park is Art in the Park is perfect for individuals feeling creative, or birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers and corporate events. Each month features a different canvas painting. $30 per person. Hammond Community Building, 6005 Glenridge Drive, Atlanta 30328. Learn more at friendsoflostcorner.org. Registration is required; go to registration.sandyspringsga.gov.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening at Gwinnett’s newest brewery, StillFire Brewing. The first 100 guests will enjoy one free beer, a live performance by bluegrass band Lost Horizon and a book talk with Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle, who will discuss their novel “Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings & White Lightning.” Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library and Explore Gwinnett. StillFire Brewing, 343 Buford Highway, Suwanee 30024.
Master Gardener Series: All About Bulbs
Monday Oct. 14, 7- 8:30 p.m. Early spring-flowering bulbs add color and interest after the long winter, and November and December are the best times to plant daffodils in Georgia. Master Gardeners McMillen & Whitesel will discuss bed preparation, the importance of drainage, planting and maintenance. While the concentration is on daffodils, other bulbs that should be planted in spring and summer will also be covered. For ages 16 and up. Donations are appreciated and walk-ins are welcomed. Lost Corner Cottage, 7300 Brandon Mill Road, Sandy Springs 30328. Get more info and register at friendsoflostcorner.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. Join Gwinnett County Extension Agent Timothy Daly to learn about trees in trouble and how to go about seeking help from arborists and tree care companies. Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library and UGA Extension Gwinnett. Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044. Register at gwinnettpl.org/calendar.
Groundbreaking Design: Where Beauty and Sustainability Meet
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. In partnership with The Garden Conservancy, Deborah Nevins gives the Cherokee Garden Library’s fall lecture at Atlanta History Center. The presentation features the work of her New York-based landscape design firm, Deborah Nevins & Associates, and includes examples of the firm’s push to go beyond solely creating beauty in its commitment to sustainability. The illustrated presentation will be followed by a reception. Tickets are $25, and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $25. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta 30305. For information, call 404-814-4150 or visit atlantahistorycenter.com.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) welcomes Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein, as she presents her book, “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.” Leonard Bernstein, chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic, was the life of every party. To his eldest daughter, he was the man in the scratchy brown bathrobe who smelled of cigarettes and the insomniac whose 4 a.m. composing breaks involved spooning baby food. Ticket prices are $18 for members, $25 for the community. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 30338. Call the MJCCA Box Office at 678-812-4002 or visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival for tickets and further info.
2019 Fall/Winter Series of Monthly Classics Film Club
Sundays, Oct. 27 & Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. Ever wanted to know what goes into the films you watch? Join the MJCCA’s Active Mature Adults’ (ages 60+) monthly Classics Film Club and connect with fellow movie buffs to watch classic comedies and discuss the techniques and themes that went into making them. The 2019 Fall/Winter Series includes “A Night at the Opera” (Oct. 27) and “His Girl Friday” (Dec. 15). “This season, we’re diving into the world of classic comedies from the early days of cinema,” said Earl Finley, MJCCA’s Active Mature Adults Director. “Each of these films left a lasting impression on the generations of comedians that followed.” For information, contact Earl Finley at email@example.com or 678-812-4070, or register at the door.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-5 p.m. Treat yourself to farm-to-table food from local top chefs, sample drinks from local craft breweries and participate in outdoor activities for the whole family. Tickets are $50 for pre-purchased, $65 day-of, $15 for kids, free for ages 10 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 30075. Visit chattnaturecenter.org for details and tickets.
Taste of Atlanta
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20. The award-winning food, craft beer, wine and cocktail event returns to the Historic Fourth Ward Park. More than 100 restaurants offer two or three tastes from their menus, available for purchase with Taste Points. Other highlights include professional chef presentations, cooking classes and a best bartender competition. Go to tasteofatlanta.com for specifics on the location, schedule, ticket options and more.
Brookhaven Arts Festival
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 19 & 20; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 120 talented visual artists display their works, local vendors offer tasty foods and beverages and live music plays throughout the festival. On Sunday, a classic car show will be presented 1-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The festival is on Apple Valley Road, behind the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station, 4047 Peachtree Road. Find out more at BrookhavenArtsFestival.com.