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Weekend Arts Agenda: Elevate and 'Bold October 16 2015


? Move Elevate to the top of your weekend priority list. The weather is going to be perfect for strolling downtown and enjoying the Opening Block Party on Fri., Oct. 16 from 7-10 p.m. at Woodruff Park. The nine-day long celebration is curated by artist Fahamu Pecou, who promises that this year's event will celebrate all things Atlanta.
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? There will be week-long installations by artists Chris Chambers, Heritage High School, Jason Kofke, Joseph Dreher, Rachel K. Garceau, Bent Frequency, Sanithna Phansvanh, Creative/ Brandon Sadler and so many more. Music, performances and panels will also occur throughout the next week. So show your love for the city, the theme is FILA (Forever I Love Atlanta) after all, by hanging out at the Block Party or Art in the Park or the Curator Tour with Fahamu.
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? Too many Elevate events and not sure where to go? Check out our 5 Can't-miss Elevate Events guide.
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? THURSDAY
? >> Stop by MillTown Arms Tavern for the Tiny Doors Tiny Bricks fundraiser. For $25, you get a free beer, your name on a tiny brick, and a night with the Tiny Doors team. Your contribution will support the maintenance, repair, and upgrades to the existing Tiny Doors around Atlanta. The fundraiser is on Thurs., Oct. 15, from 7-9 p.m.
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? >> Literary team Publishing Genius and Real Pants host a conversation at the Atlanta Contemporary on Thurs., Oct. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. Writers Matt Bell and Jarod Roselló will be on site to talk about their new published titles.
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? >> In the mood for some local brew? Head over to Wild Heaven Craft Beer as they are hosting C4 Atlanta on Thurs., Oct. 15 for ArtoberFest. In an effort to celebrate Atlanta artists and their supporters, the fest has live entertainment, food and beer available. General admission is $35 and C4 members pay $25. The event goes from 7 to 10 p.m.
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? >> Marcia Wood Gallery hosts the opening reception for Bold (Feminine) on Thurs., Oct. 15. The group exhibition features work from six female photographers "that addresses the oblique narrative of perception and representation of women in photographic imagery." The opening reception is from 7-9 p.m.
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? FRIDAY
? Curated by Curtis Ames & Hez Stalcup, Make Making Work, Work is a two-day symposium to show the efforts behind the 2014/15 Leap Year Public Art project. The symposium, held on Fri., Oct. 16 and Sat., Oct. 17, will feature performances, screenings, and dialogue that relate thematically to notions or elements of struggle. Performance artists include Curtis Ames, Danielle Deadwyler, Lauren Peterson, Jordan Stubbs and Ion Yamazaki with screenings from Meta Gary, Meredith Kooi, Nick Madden and Nathan Sharratt. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the MINT satellite space on North Avenue.
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? SATURDAY
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? Get in the Halloween spirit and stop by Paper Ghost Studio's Lights Out show on Sat., Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Featuring original drawings, paintings, screen prints and handmade prints from Sarah Watts, Mike Lowery, Katrin Wiehle, Sarah Neuberger, Caleb Morris and more, we hear that the best costume wins an art prize packed with tons of prints. Even better, it's within walking distance of the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade so no excuses. 
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? ONGOING/LAST CHANCE
? >> It's your last chance to catch a glimpse of Ann-Marie Manker's trippy gallos at Whitespace Gallery. The El Gallo exhibition closes on Sat., Oct. 17. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.  
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