Weekend Arts Agenda: Harrison Scott Key comes to A Cappella June 11 2015
Plus, the ASO returns to Piedmont Park, Dad's Garage takes over the Fox, and Chilly-O's bringing Dr. Dax and olive47 to Castleberry Hill
Author Harrison Scott Key is making a stop by A Cappella Books on Thurs., June 11, at 7 p.m., to read from his memoir, The World's Largest Man. CL scribe Andrew B. Young reviewed the book and spoke with Key about some of the general themes and ideas in the text. Get the info here.
ICYMI: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is headed back to Piedmont Park. Starting June 11, at 7:30 p.m., and continuing every Thursday up to June 25, the ASO will perform free concerts at the Piedmont Park Promenade. Since the performances kicked off back in 1976, the ASO has performed over 100 times in the park, so make sure you nab a spot to be one of the more than 100,000 folks who have come out to see the show over the past few decades. Remember, it's free but you must grab tickets online here.
FRIDAY Curated by Chilly-O, Birds & Bandanas is a pop-up exhibit featuring works from ATL's own Dr. Dax and Chattanooga-born artist olive47, taking place at Garage Projects in Castleberry Hill. This latest installment of the Garage Project series will run in conjunction with the neighborhood's 2nd Friday Art Stroll. It's all going down Fri., June 12, from 7-10 p.m. Details here.
The 48 Hour Film Project is in year 14, and things are kicking off Fri., June 12. If you've never heard of it, here's the skinny: Local filmmaking teams have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and score their own short films. Teams are given a character, prop, and one line of dialogue to be included in the final cut. The winning film will be announced on Sun., June 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a chance to go up against other films around the world. Loop yourself in here.
===SATURDAY===Dad's Garage and an all-star cast of some of the country's funniest peeps will be at the Fox Theatre this Sat., June 13 for Dad's Garage and Friends. This year's cast of characters include: Colin Mochrie ("Whose Line is it Anyway?"); Fred Willard (Best in Show); Cedric Yarbrough ("Reno 911"); Gary Anthony Williams ("Boondocks," "Whose Line is it Anyway?"); Amber Nash ("Archer"); Lucky Yates ("Archer"); Mark Meer (Cmd Shepard from Mass Effect); Too Many Cooks: The Musical; MeatWad ("Aqua Teen Hunger Force"); Atlanta Opera; and Strongbad ("Homestar Runner"). The show starts at 8 p.m., and runs 90 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission. Grab your tickets here.
Marianela "Malita" Belloso's Caló Gitano is bringing some flamenco flavor to ATL's theater scene. This Sat., June 13 and Sun., June 14, Caló Gitano will present their production of Wonderland, which CL theater hound Keely L. Herrick previewed this week. She was also able to chat with Belloso who said: "I step out in dress rehearsals and when I see it, I almost want to cry," about the final product. You can share the tears of theatrical joy by clicking here.
SUNDAYHere's something to do after having that Sunday brunch, or ducking and weaving through bodies on that morning Beltline jog. On the second Sunday of every month, the High Museum of Art will host Second Sunday Funday. This new program series is a component of Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center, and provides visitors with free admission to family-friendly programming from 1-4 p.m. Get all the info you need here.
ONGOING/LAST CHANCEThe last time we checked in with Romy Maloon she was floralizing (not even sure that's a word, but we're rolling with it) Downtown. Now, Maloon's latest exhibition, Epiphany is Not a Blazing Light, is more or less blowing the minds of visitors to Beep Beep Gallery. The show features, sculpture, installations, and drawings that, "explores the ways in which living and dying are not borne of grand epiphany, are comprised instead of earthbound exchanges and interventions." Epiphany is Not a Blazing Light runs through Sat., June 20, and on the closing day at 2 p.m., Maloon will be present to chat about the themes and techniques incorporated into the show. If you want swing by Maloon's artist talk next week, click here.
Regardless of whether or not you think Big Foot and Kraken-like giant squids exist, one thing’s for sure: Their mystery makes for some trippy-ass art. Enter Cryptids, an exhibition at Kibbee Gallery running through June 27, featuring paintings, drawings, and prints from Jeremy Townsend (aka Jert), Aaron Cavitycolors, and Christopher Neunschwander, “exploring the most elusive creatures in the animal kingdom.” Find out more details on the Monster Mash click here.