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Weekend Arts Agenda: Get off your couch. November 13 2009

As usual, here are a few arts events to add to your weekend roster. Also, don't forget about the Hense exhibition at The Rail Yard and the Kvares show at Beep Beep. This weekend's art scene is chock-full so enjoy.

FRIDAY (Today)

Head to Castleberry Hill's tattoo parlor/art gallery City of Ink to check out John Hairston Jr.'s vivid, realistic graffiti-style art. His latest work, Hollywood Africans, celebrates the life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Walk away with a unique perspective on one of the world's first African American art greats and maybe even some new ink. Free. City of Ink. 404-525-4465. www.thecityofink.com/.__

Fresh from the NYC fashion scene House of Diehl's Style Wars hits Atlanta runways. Watch designers battle head-to-head and make killer creations in 5-minute knock-out rounds. It's Project Runway on crack! $15-$20 7:30 p.m. Opera. 404-874-0428. www.houseofdiehl.com/stylewars.

SATURDAY

Eyedrum's First Annual Ear Ball is sure to satisfy all your aural cravings. The event–originally conceived as a fund raiser–is a showcase of the works of a diverse pool of local sound artists. Whether you're into jazz improv or are looking for some electronic soundscapes Eyedrum's got you covered. Pay what you can. 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.

Get This! Gallery is housing Atlanta neopop artist Fahamu Pecou's first solo show. Whirl Trade was inspired by Pecou's travels in Africa and explores the interpretations and misconceptions of blackness in African-decended communities. Through images that are arranged as faux magazine covers he sends a powerful message about popular media and the power of influence. Free. 7-11 p.m. Get This! Gallery. 678-596-4451. Gethisgallery.com.

SUNDAY

It's Pecha Kucha time! Volume 14–the last of the fall season–is titled Back to Basics. The diverse roster (including CL favorite Danielle Roney and former mayoral candidate Kyle Keyser) promises to provide some tasty food for thought and make for lots of candid conversation. Free. 7 p.m. Octane Coffee Lounge (Westside). www.atlantapechakucha.com.



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    Whether you want to relive your Atari-playing days or are looking to purchase some alternative art services there’s something going on for you.

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ANGELS THAT CARE GOSPEL CONCERT/TOY DRIVE Listen to a variety of Georgia gospel artists and get in the Christmas spirit at this concert-slash-fundraiser. The entrance fee is an unwrapped toy or a $5 dollar donation that will be given to local shelters. 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 11. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. 404-286-7356.

ATLANTA CHILDREN'S SHELTER Help the Atlanta Children's Shelter continue to aid thousands of local families this holiday season by donating gifts and consumable items. The safe haven runs cultural enrichment programming for children, has biweekly well-checks, and provides kids with many of their basic needs at no cost to their parents. Drop-off 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Dec. 14-17 (call ahead). 607 Peachtree St. 404-892-3713. www.acsatl.org.

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THE EMPTY STOCKING FUND Through close relationships with several wholesale distributors, the Empty Stocking Fund purchases toys for thousands of children at a fraction of their retail cost. Donate your spare change and let the fund stretch your dollar to provide gifts for nearly 50,000 children this holiday season. Families in need will have the opportunity to select toys from Santa's Village between Nov. 30 and Dec. 19. Donate online. 404-878-8697. www.emptystockingfund.org.

FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US TOY PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION Sip on cocktails while giving back to the Atlanta community at For the Kid's seventh annual Toy Party and Silent Auction. A new toy or gift card valued at $20 or more is your admission ticket for the evening. Past auction items have ranged from vacation stays to event tickets to original artwork. All proceeds benefit For the Kid in All of Us and 19 different agencies that aid local children in need. 5:30-9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. Americas Mart 2, 250 Spring St. www.forthekid.org.

JOYOUS TOYS Buckhead Christian Ministry, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to thousands of Atlantans, runs an annual Joyous Toys program. Contribute by donating something new and fun to add to their "store," where families in need can shop for holiday gifts for their little ones. Drop off gifts on Wed., Dec. 2, at Outback Steakhouse in Buckhead, or the Buckhead, Gwinnett, Cumberland, Druid Hills, North Cobb, or Sandy Springs locations of Promove. Or bring them to Wieuca Road Baptist Church Dec. 7-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Buckhead Christian Ministry, 2847 Piedmont Road. 404-239-0058. www.buckheadchristianministry.org.

MICHAEL ISENHOUR TOY DRIVE Even if you're not a Tech fan, you can help continue the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board's tradition of collecting holiday gifts at home games in November and December. Originally started by a former Yellow Jacket basketball player to help the victims of 9/11 in 2001, the toys now go to one of the many organizations supported by Atlanta Toys for Tots. Sat., Nov. 28 (football);Wed., Dec. 16. (women's basketball); and Sun., Dec. 20 (men's basketball). ramblinwreck.cstv.com/genrel/110609aaa.html.

TOYS FOR TOTS ARCHERY SHOOT For the eighth year in a row, the nonprofit Bad to the Bone Archery Club will hold the Toys for Tots Archery Shoot. Bundle up your family and take a road trip to Cartersville for a day of target practice on the outdoor archery range. One unwrapped toy per person. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5. 110 Beasley Road, Cartersville. 770-830-6042. www.badtothebonearchery.com."
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ANGELS THAT CARE GOSPEL CONCERT/TOY DRIVE Listen to a variety of Georgia gospel artists and get in the Christmas spirit at this concert-slash-fundraiser. The entrance fee is an unwrapped toy or a $5 dollar donation that will be given to local shelters. 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 11. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. 404-286-7356.

ATLANTA CHILDREN'S SHELTER Help the Atlanta Children's Shelter continue to aid thousands of local families this holiday season by donating gifts and consumable items. The safe haven runs cultural enrichment programming for children, has biweekly well-checks, and provides kids with many of their basic needs at no cost to their parents. Drop-off 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Dec. 14-17 (call ahead). 607 Peachtree St. 404-892-3713. www.acsatl.org.

CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA Donate new and unwrapped toys to brighten a kid's hospital stay. All three main CHOA locations — Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite — accept donations daily at their information desks. 7 a.m.--7 p.m. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1687 Tullie Circle. 404-785-4483. www.choa.org.

CLARK'S CHRISTMAS KIDS National radio personality Clark Howard and News Talk 750 (WSB-AM) are joining forces for the 19th year to provide holiday gifts for kids in foster care. Howard will broadcast his daily show at several Wal-Mart locations in the metro area Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 while shoppers purchase items from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services wish list. See website for specific times and locations. clarkhoward.com/topics/clarkcares.html.

THE EMPTY STOCKING FUND Through close relationships with several wholesale distributors, the Empty Stocking Fund purchases toys for thousands of children at a fraction of their retail cost. Donate your spare change and let the fund stretch your dollar to provide gifts for nearly 50,000 children this holiday season. Families in need will have the opportunity to select toys from Santa's Village between Nov. 30 and Dec. 19. Donate online. 404-878-8697. www.emptystockingfund.org.

FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US TOY PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION Sip on cocktails while giving back to the Atlanta community at For the Kid's seventh annual Toy Party and Silent Auction. A new toy or gift card valued at $20 or more is your admission ticket for the evening. Past auction items have ranged from vacation stays to event tickets to original artwork. All proceeds benefit For the Kid in All of Us and 19 different agencies that aid local children in need. 5:30-9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. Americas Mart 2, 250 Spring St. www.forthekid.org.

JOYOUS TOYS Buckhead Christian Ministry, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to thousands of Atlantans, runs an annual Joyous Toys program. Contribute by donating something new and fun to add to their "store," where families in need can shop for holiday gifts for their little ones. Drop off gifts on Wed., Dec. 2, at Outback Steakhouse in Buckhead, or the Buckhead, Gwinnett, Cumberland, Druid Hills, North Cobb, or Sandy Springs locations of Promove. Or bring them to Wieuca Road Baptist Church Dec. 7-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Buckhead Christian Ministry, 2847 Piedmont Road. 404-239-0058. www.buckheadchristianministry.org.

MICHAEL ISENHOUR TOY DRIVE Even if you're not a Tech fan, you can help continue the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board's tradition of collecting holiday gifts at home games in November and December. Originally started by a former Yellow Jacket basketball player to help the victims of 9/11 in 2001, the toys now go to one of the many organizations supported by Atlanta Toys for Tots. Sat., Nov. 28 (football);Wed., Dec. 16. (women's basketball); and Sun., Dec. 20 (men's basketball). ramblinwreck.cstv.com/genrel/110609aaa.html.

TOYS FOR TOTS ARCHERY SHOOT For the eighth year in a row, the nonprofit Bad to the Bone Archery Club will hold the Toys for Tots Archery Shoot. Bundle up your family and take a road trip to Cartersville for a day of target practice on the outdoor archery range. One unwrapped toy per person. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5. 110 Beasley Road, Cartersville. 770-830-6042. www.badtothebonearchery.com.             13030959 1284925                          Holiday Guide - Ways to help tots in need get toys this season "
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