What’s Happening This Week: Arts Festival, Truckin’ Tuesdays, Short Film Festival – Decaturish

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DeKalb County, Georgia — Various events are happening this week in and around DeKalb County, including the Decatur Arts Festival, the return of Truckin’ Tuesdays, and a short film festival in Decatur. Several local government meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

MARTA Artbound Live

MARTA’s public art program Artbound has announced the launch of its LIVE season with musical performances at four stations: West End, HE Holmes, College Park and Five Points. The March program includes a variety of musical styles and instruments, including cello, banjo, guitars and piano. All sets will occur from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Performances will be at West End station on Tuesdays, Hamilton E. Holmes station on Wednesdays, College Park station on Thursdays and Five Points station on Fridays.

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“And I have to scream”

Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum will feature an engaging exhibit on January 29. “And I Must Scream” was developed by Dr. Amanda H. Hellman, curator of African art at the museum. The exhibition will feature photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings and site-specific installations by 10 local, national and international contemporary artists. The work acts as a call to action and shows that these crises are urgent and interconnected. The accompanying programming will bring in scholars and artists to teach classes, host performances, and create new works of art. The exhibition ends on May 15.

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André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

In 1925, photographer André Kertész arrived in Paris with little more than a camera and meager savings. Over the next three years, he forged a photographic practice that allowed him to evolve between the fields of amateur and professional, photojournalist and avant-garde, chronicler and documentary filmmaker. During this three-year period, he chose to print most of his photographs on postcard, or postcard paper. Postcards from Paris is the first exhibition to bring together rare postcard prints by Kertész. These works offer new insight into his early experimental years and reveal the importance of Paris as a dynamic meeting place for international artists, who drew inspiration from each other to create new modern ways of seeing and representing the world. The exhibition is on view at the High Museum of Art until May 29.

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Trucking Tuesdays

Truckin’ Tuesdays returns to Legacy Park on Tuesday, May 3, from 5-8 p.m. and will take place every Tuesday in May. This year, the event is focused on global flavors and organizers are working to recruit vendors representing the Americas, Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East, Asia and more. Trucking Tuesdays will also include music, lawn games and activities.

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Decatur Farmers Market

The regular season Decatur Farmers Market returns Wednesday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. on the lawn of First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue. There will be new vendors as well as returning favorites, including hot items from Strada Napoli Pizza, Aleppo Kitchen and Ms. Rosa. Each week, instructional chef Katie Kriner will show you how to make easy meals using fresh produce and produce from the market.

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Star Wars Trivia at Three Taverns Brewery

Celebrate Star Wars and May 4th at Three Taverns Brewery during a Star Wars-themed trivia night on Wednesday, May 4th at 7 p.m. The game is free and the top three teams will win prizes. Smoke & Honey will be there to serve southern dishes. The quiz begins at 7 p.m., but players are encouraged to come early to register, eat, and be seated.

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Tucker Farmer’s Market

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open Thursday, May 5 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market has more than 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 store opens on Thursday afternoon and closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Decatur Arts Festival

The Decatur Arts Festival will be held May 6-8 in Decatur Square and various activities will be offered such as an art walk, an artists’ market and a children’s festival. The festival brings the community together through a multi-day offering of live music, dance, comedy, theater performances, children’s parties, exhibitions and a large and diverse artist market. All events are free and tickets are not required.

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“The Marvellers”: Dhonielle Clayton in conversation with Angie Thomas and Nic Stone

NYT bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton presents her new fantasy mid-level adventure in conversation with Angie Thomas and Nic Stone on Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Decatur High School, 310 N. McDonough Street. This event will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Clayton’s early middle-level debut is a fantasy adventure set in a school of magic that celebrates cultural traditions around the world, for fans of Rick Riordan and Soman Chainani.

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First Friday Concert Series

Join the town of Tucker on the first Friday of every month this summer for live music. Each concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a different artist. Nathan Angelo will perform May 6 at Church Street Green Spaces, 4316 Church Street in Tucker. The space will be open at 5 p.m. for the public to set up blankets and lawn chairs.

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Jade jewelry creation event and artistic opening

Join Worthmore Jewelers as they celebrate their anniversary on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Meet the designers of jade jewelry and learn more about the mystical stone. Witness the latest art opening featuring original artwork by Ben Bowling and Bella Rivellese. Enjoy live music from Sid Wolf and libations.

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laughing stock

Main Street Theater presents “Laughing Stock” Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 Lavista Road. A play within a play, “Laughing Stock” is set in a rural New Hampshire summer theater that has scheduled a repertoire season of “Dracula,” “Hamlet” and “Charley’s Aunt.” But as the season progresses, it becomes apparent that the well-meaning enterprise is clearly – and comically – outdated. Masks are optional, subject to CDC guidelines. The number of seats has been reduced to 100 spectators per show to facilitate social distancing. Concessions that can be consumed outside of the theater will be available.

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Georgia Hosta Society Plant Sale

The Georgia Hosta Society will be holding a plant sale and plant show on Saturday, May 7 at Tucker First Baptist Church, 2367 Main Street. The plant sale will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include hostas and other plants. The plant fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

The Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scepter Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. Find all your fresh produce, meat, delicious pastries and more from weekly vendors. Additional offerings include live music and chef demonstrations with seasonal recipes.

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tucker day

Celebrate the town of Tucker on Tucker Day on Saturday, May 7. The day begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and a parade that will take place between Railroad Street and the main stage on Main Street. The entertainment will begin with a gang battle and multiple acts are scheduled throughout the day.

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robot day

The Fernbank Museum is hosting Robot Day on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Atlanta’s favorite robots are heading to Fernbank for the ultimate robot encounter. Join the museum’s cyborg friends for a day of automatic, systematic and hydromatic fun. Activities include create your own robot, robotic explorers, bricks for kids and story time.

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Stone Mountain Farmer’s Market

The Stone Mountain Farmers Market is open Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church 5486 Stillhouse Road in Stone Mountain. The market has vendors offering goods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and food available to take away. The market also has a loyalty program and accepts SNAP and Georgia Fresh for Less programs. The market also offers music and activities for children.

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Wylde Gardening Series: Grow Your Own Basil

Join Wylde Center Executive Director Stephanie Van Parys on Saturday, May 7, 3-5 p.m. to learn about the history, uses and types of basil and how to keep them healthy. The workshop will be held at the Wylde Center’s Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 53 Mayson Ave. NE in Atlanta. The session is limited to 20 people.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in my parents’ basement parking lot, 22 N Avondale Road. Browse a colorful array of local foods and produce. Items on offer include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats, and produce.

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Upcoming local government meetings

Stone Mountain City Council meets Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Clarkston City Council will meet for a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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