THE MOVE: Plan accordingly - November 2021
Hey, y’all! What’s the move?
Did you hear? Vaccines are all the rage — and possibly required. The Move is returning to a new normal of IRL gatherings, indoors and out. Check deets on event websites before attending, and remember, information changes when we’re still riding out a pandemic.
Cute pandemic trends to keep: sanitizer everywhere, six-foot minimum personal space, masks, everything cashless and delivered, WFH, and VACCINES! Plagues are scary, needles are not. Now, go out and show some love to our Atlanta creators!
Disclaimer: The Move does not recommend Twitter in life or in this column. Any @handles mentioned below are for Instagram.
Lucy Juggles: A Performance of Circus, Self and Other, Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community — Lucy Edens expresses her one-woman, autobiographical busking show to Little 5 Points this month. Her personal narrative interweaves circus, humor, and poetry to explore identity, gender, and the human capacity for transformation.
Lucy Juggles: A Performance of Circus, Self and Other is an origin story, chronicling a journey of gradual self-discovery through fear, repression, acceptance, and celebration of the authentic self. This love letter to the liberating power of performance includes juggling, knives, unicycles, and fire.
A veteran Atlanta performance artist, unicyclist, juggler and transgender visibility advocate, Eden comes with a background in street performance, and a life-long passion for bringing circus arts to pedestrian spaces.
Fine print: This is an outdoor event. Masks and vax or negative PCR test are required. Limited seating will be provided, feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets.
$21-26. Sat. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m, Sun. 5:00 p.m. Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community,1083 Austin Ave. N.E. 7stage.org @lucyjuggles @7stagesatl
Summerhill Sundays: A Vintage and Handmade Pop-Up, Georgia Vintage Goods — Vintage is a great excuse to visit Summerhill on a Sunday afternoon, especially if it’s to buy some ’96 Olympic gear, which is, yes, considered vintage now. Georgia Vintage Goods has been killing it with pop-up markets around Atlanta, with a focus on showcasing local artists, vintage curators, and handmade artisans from around the Southeast. They are teaming up with Carter Corporation to make this Summerhill pop-up a quarterly shindig.
Summerhill, a longtime former neighbor of Turner Field and the Olympic village, has seen a resurgence of restaurants trendy enough for the ’gram. Personal fav for a cute, fancy meal without the price tag to match — Little Bear. Big Softie is big delicious when it comes to soft serve. Just pack a chair, bc the line is long, sometimes extending out into the street, which has seemingly never stopped them from closing up shop.
Free.12:00 p.m. 17 Georgia Ave. S.E. @georgiavintagegoods
WUSSY Mag present Bottom’s Up! A Drag Brunch, City Winery — WUSSY is back with another Bottom’s Up! Drag Brunch. This month, guest Queen Laganja Estranja, RuPaul’s Drag Race star, recording artist, choreographer, and, of course, cannabis activist, is here. Along with being a full-time performer, Laganja is, you guessed it, into the ganja. She’s been featured twice in High Times Magazine and on the cover of Dope Magazine, making her the first LGBTQ+ advocate to be on any cannabis-related covers.
The good Lord’s work doesn’t stop there. Laganja launched a collection of marijuana-themed merchandise, including lines of jewelry, prerolled joints, and cannabis-infused, vegan edibles, making her one of the few queer voices in the commercial cannabis landscape.
Laganja Estranja, aka Jay Jackson, is the drag daughter of icon Alyssa Edwards, of the drag family Haus of Edwards. Accompanying Estranja are some at ATL’s most fine, hilarious, and flexible performers, including Nicole Paige Brooks from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Brigitte Bidet, Evangeline Laveau, Kristi Darling, and Molly Rimswell — all longtime favs of The Move. Warning, these events are not good for those laugh lines and may cause Botox to weaken over an afternoon of laughter.
Fine print: Masks and vax, or negative PCR test, required.
$25-30. Meet and greet with Laganja 11:30 a.m. Showtime 1:00 p.m. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave. N.E. citywinery.com/atlanta wussymag.com @citywineryatl @wussymag @laganjaestranja
IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival, Zoo Atlanta IllumiNights at the Zoo is a new addition to Atlanta’s festive traditions.
Zoo Atlanta awakens at dark to a nighttime lantern wonderland celebrating the beauty of the natural world. More than 80 animal lanterns — some up to 20 feet tall — depicting some of Earth’s most charismatic creatures, are all made and hand-painted by Chinese artisans, representing thousands of hours of work. In keeping with Zoo Atlanta’s commitment to sustainability, each lantern also features environmentally friendly LED lights.
Hanart Culture, the creative team behind the lanterns, specializes in legendary Chinese Lantern festivals. The name is derived from “Han,” the largest nationality of China, and “art,” representing the variety of artistic styles influencing Hanart’s productions including Kung Fu and acrobatics.
Attendees should know that most animals go indoors before dark and will not be visible during IllumiNights. So, plan to visit the lanterns’ real-life counterparts during the day. The Endangered Species Carousel will be open during the festival, along with eats, drinks, and shopping. This is a rain or shine event.
Fine print: This is an indoor-outdoor event. Masks are required for all indoor areas.
$15-25. 5:30 p.m. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. zooatlanta.org @zooAtlanta
Home Alone in Concert, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — This film needs no description. Who can forget classic Macaulay Culkin trying to survive while his parents manage to leave him behind for the holidays? Chances are you’ve never heard the story quite this way, with the film playing in tandem with Atlanta Symphony performing John Williams’ charming and nostalgic score.
Fine print: Masks and proof of vaccine are required.
$40-90. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sun. 3:00 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall,1280 Peachtree St. N.E. www.aso.org @atlantasymphony —CL—