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What’s happening this week: Fernbank Film Premiere, Farmers Market, Concert Series – Decaturish | Pro Club Bd

By Lucas Hill, Contributor

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DeKalb County, GA — Various events taking place in and around DeKalb County this week including the Fernbank Museummysteries of the sea” World Movie Premiere, Oakhurst Farmers’ Market and a concert series in Tucker. Several council meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picture Books

Born in Australia and raised in Northern Ireland, Oliver Jeffers is an award-winning artist and writer active in painting, book design, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. From his debut How to Catch a Star in 2004 to his more recent titles like 2017’s Here We Are, his work has been translated into more than 50 languages ​​and has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. This retrospective exhibition features nearly 100 artworks, some never shown, including original line drawings, sketches and finished illustrations from 16 of Jeffers’ picture books, including The Day the Crayons Quit and its sequel The Day the Crayons Came Home. .” The exhibition is divided into six sections that focus on Jeffers’ artistic process, character development, and storytelling. In addition to engaging graphics and design elements, the galleries will feature some reading areas where families can delve deeper into the stories. The exhibition runs through August 7th at the High Museum of Art.

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What remains unspoken, love

What Is Left Unspoken, Love is a 30-year survey of contemporary art, featuring artworks that explore diverse expressions of the most important thing in life – love. Organized at a time of social and political discord, when cynicism often seems to triumph over hope, this exhibition will examine love as a profound subject of critical comment since time immemorial, but with a persistently elusive definition. What Is Left Unspoken will feature nearly 70 works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, video and media art, by more than 35 international artists from North America, Europe and Asia. Divided into six thematic sections that can complement, overlap, contradict, or refute each other, the exhibition features categories inspired by some of love’s most ingrained concepts. The exhibition runs through August 14 at the High Museum of Art. The Museum recognizes that the final gallery of this exhibit has some flashing/strobing lighting elements that may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy and seizure disorders.

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Decatur farmers market

The Decatur Farmers Market will be held on the lawn of Decatur’s First Baptist Church at 308 Clairemont Avenue on Wednesday, August 3 from 4pm to 7pm. There will be new vendors and returning favorites including hot dishes from Strada Napoli Pizza, Aleppo Kitchen and Mrs. Rosa. Each week educational chef Katie Kriner shows you how to prepare simple meals using fresh produce and market items.

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Tucker farmers market

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open Thursday, August 4th from 4pm to 7pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market features over 35 vendors, including a diverse group of local farmers, bakers, growers and producers from Tucker, the Atlanta metro area and Georgia. The market accepts online orders. The online shop opens on Thursday afternoons and closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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candlelight concerts

Enjoy a night of jazz renditions of popular classic R&B songs in a candlelit venue on Friday, August 5 at 6pm at The Chapel at 318 Sycamore Drive in Decatur. This performance will feature songs by Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, D’Angelo and many more. The glow of candlelight will take you to new heights while the harmonic melodies of PureSoul Atlanta serenade you with renditions of these timeless songs.

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Tucker First Fridays at the rek Gallery

The rek Gallery invites Tucker to attend a meet-and-greet with selected artists every first Friday of the month. The gallery opens on Friday, August 5th, starting at 6pm and ending at 8pm. It will be held at the Tuckerrek Gallery, 3383 Lawrenceville Highway.

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Tucker First Friday concert series

Visit the town of Tucker for live music every first Friday of the summer. Each concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a different artist. The room will open at 5:00 p.m. for spectators to line up. Blankets and garden chairs are welcome. A food truck will be on site. Admission to the concerts is free, and concert-goers may bring their own refreshments, but not a glass. Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. No tables allowed. The concert will take place at Church Street Greenspace, 4316 Church Street. The Mike Veal Band will perform on August 5th.

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Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge monthly breakfast

On Saturday, August 6th, Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge will hold its usual monthly breakfast from 7am to 10am. The event takes place at 840 VFW Drive and admission is $10 for all-you-can-eat. Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy. This is a lodge fundraiser that helps cover the lodge’s overhead and maintenance costs.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, August 6 from 9am to 1pm at Scepter Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. Find all your freshest produce, meats, delicious baked treats and more among the weekly sellers. Additional offerings include live music and cooking demonstrations using seasonal recipes.

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secrets of the sea world premiere

Celebrate the world premiere of “mysteries of the sea” with an all-day special program at the Fernbank Museum on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Dive in and discover the strangest and most extraordinary creatures in the deep blue sea in this big screen film featuring more than 70 species of aquatic creatures. There will also be crafts, a symbiosis lesson and a reading session by Anna McGregor’sAnemones are not the enemy.”

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors to the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of my parents’ basement, 22 N Avondale Road, on Sunday 7th August from 10am to 1pm. Browse through a colorful selection of groceries and goods from the region. Items on offer include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats, and other produce.

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Upcoming meetings of local governments

The Tucker Downtown Development Authority will meet Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucker City Hall, 1975 Lakeside Parkway.

The Decatur City Commission will meet Monday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall at 509 North McDonough Street and above zoom. Prior to the meeting, the commission will host a joint working session with the Decatur Board of Education at 6 p.m. at the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Ave.

The DeKalb County Committee of the Whole will meet Tuesday, August 2 at 9 a.m. via Zoom and DCTV.

The Stone Mountain Mayor and Council will meet Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Stone Mountain City Hall, 875 Main Street.

Clarkston City Council will meet via Zoom on Thursday 4th August at 7pm.

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