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Weekend Arts Agenda: Best of ATL Block Party and 'Careless Whiskers' September 24 2015

Don't worry, we already made plans for you this Fri., Sept. 25. We, as in Creative Loafing, are throwing the best block party of the year over at Broad Street. Best of (sorry!) all, it's free for everyone. Curated by the Goat Farm Arts Center, the block party is closing down South Broad Street to give room to performers, arts, food. Check out the Murmur space, where the non-profit is hosting an archival exhibition highlighting DIY flyer art. The Goat Farm is also rolling out their #GoatFarmBEACONS initiative, a movement to repurpose abandoned or empty industrial spaces in Atlanta. 
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? There will be time-based installations by Rebecca Makus, Second Story, Callosum Collective and more. Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Broad Street Visitors Center and the Mammal Gallery will also be open with exhibitions and new works.
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? The party starts at 6 p.m., and goes on until midnight. More info here.
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? THURSDAY
? >> Head over to the Plaza Atlanta Theatre on Thurs., Sept. 24 as WonderRoot hosts its Generally Local Mostly Independent Film Series. The event will be a showing of short videos from Leanna Adams, Ashley Anderson, Nicole Vidal, Daniel Camacho, Raven White, and many more. Special guest Juror Leslie Hochsztein from Women in Film and Television Association (WIFTA) will be in attendance. Even better, participating filmmakers will receive a fee waiver to submit their short to the Atlanta Film Festival, so go support the local film talent. Doors open at 7 p.m., and screening starts at 7:30 p.m. $10 to get in.
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? >> But Is It Photography? opens at the Swan Coach House Gallery on Thurs., Sept. 24, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition features works of five Atlanta-based photographers who are pushing the envelope of experimental photography. Photographers Nakita DuncanRyan NabulsiSpencer SloanChristina Price Washington, and Angela West will be showing their work. The exhibition features camera-less images created by chance as well as manipulated Polaroid film.
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? FRIDAY
? >> As part of the East Atlanta Strut, Alternate opens on Fri., Sept. 25. Curated by Doppler Projects, the exhibition features work that "interacts with variations of abstracted reality through visual narrative and content/context." The group show features work from Nick Madden, Nick Bable, Andrew Boatright, Meredith KooiStephanie Pharr, and more. The exhibition will be located at 535 Gresham Ave. S.E., through the weekend.
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? >> Murmur is hosting an opening reception for Throwawayan archival exhibition highlighting DIY flyer art, and showcasing MM's programming from 2010 to now, during the CL Best of ATL Block Party. Going down in Murmur's new space, you cn participate in zine-making activities and stay for a short screening of a film on Murmur by Sandra Gallardo. It starts at 6 p.m., on Fri., Sept. 25.
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? SATURDAY
?Joy Phrasavath curates Careless Whiskers, a new group show opening at Beep Beep Gallery on Sat., Sept. 26. With new work from Richie Bearden, Amandine Drouet, Pamela Diaz Martinez, Jason Murphy, Katie Ridley Murphy, Erin Palovick, William Downs, Jason Kofke, Harrison Keys, Joe Elias Tsambiras, and many more. The opening reception starts at 7 p.m.
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? ONGOING/LAST CHANCE
? >> Don't miss Ann-Marie Manker's solo show at Whitespace, El Gallo. Inspired by a recent trip to Arizona to find inspiration in Mexican colors and early memories, the exhibition features tall half-human, half-rooster figures adorned with desert motifs among other new works. The exhibition is in view until Sat., Oct. 17. The artist will give a talk on Sat., Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.
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? >> The Food Show at Kibbee Gallery closes this Sat., Sept. 26, from 7-9 p.m. If you didn't catch it before now, the group show includes contemporary pieces, from drawings to videos and installations, about food, eating and dining. Come hungry too as the closing reception will offer some warm soup served by artist Preston Snyder.



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