What’s Happening This Week: Truckin’ Tuesdays, Archives Tour, Film Screening – Decaturish

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DeKalb County, Georgia — Various events are happening this week in and around DeKalb County, including Truckin’ Tuesdays at Legacy Park, a tour of the archives at the DeKalb History Center, and a screening of “The Neutral Ground” at the Plaza Theater to benefit the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. A few local government meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

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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Visit of the archives

The DeKalb History Center is hosting an Archives Tour on Tuesday, May 17 from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the archives work, storage of objects, and more. Participants will also have the chance to see archival documents up close.

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Trucking Tuesdays

Trucking Tuesdays returns to Legacy Park on Tuesday, May 17, 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 feature music, lawn games and activities.

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Decatur Farmers Market

The Decatur Farmers Market will be held Wednesday, May 18 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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Common Good Atlanta: Breaking down the walls of mass incarceration

This film examines the evolution and impact of a Georgia-based prison education program on students and volunteer instructors. “Common Good Atlanta” will screen at the Plaza Theater on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Tucker Farmer’s Market

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open Thursday, May 19 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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Tunes by the Tracks at Stone Mountain

Tunes by the Tracks is back this month at Stone Mountain. The free concert series takes place every Friday night in May and June from 7-9 p.m. in Stone Mountain Village at 922 Main Street. Concerts will take place in the municipal parking lot and will feature several renowned artists. On Friday May 20, Rae & the Royal Peacocks will perform.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

The Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, May 21 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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Celebrate Ireland

The Fernbank Museum will host a Celebrating Ireland event on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities will include traditional Irish music and a Sean-Nos dance performance from the Phoenix School of Irish Arts, dance lessons by Shannon Dunne, video projections about Ireland. , and more. The cost of the event is included in general admission to the museum.

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Culture in Ag: Celebrating Global Food and Agriculture

Decatur’s Kitchen Garden is hosting Culture in Ag on Saturday, May 21 from 3-5 p.m. at Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive. The event is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Atlanta’s food system. The family-friendly event offers guests the opportunity to experience various foods, farming practices and music, and to explore our community garden for new American growers. Guests will be able to enjoy world street food and two drink tickets.

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Shuttle Rockin: Dave Matthews Band

The Rockin Shuttle will pick up fans of the Dave Matthews Band at Twain’s Brewpub, 211 E. Trinity Place in Decatur on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m. The shuttle will arrive at the Lakewood Amphitheater at approximately 7:00 p.m. :30 pm After the show ends, the shuttle will take guests back to Decatur and back. One-way tickets to or from the show are $25. Round-trip tickets are $40.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, May 22 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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Screening of “Neutral Ground”

The Plaza Theatre, with sponsorship from Dad’s Garage, will host the Atlanta premiere of “The Neutral Ground” on Saturday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at the Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce de Leaon Ave. NOT. Documentary from comedian, improviser and former Daily Show producer CJ Hunt, The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ struggle for landmarks and America’s troubled romance with the “Lost Cause.” All proceeds from the event will go to Art for the People, a program of the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. This event will begin with performances by an African drumming group and spoken word artist Amani Saleem, examples of the type of work that Art for the People engages. Immediately afterwards, the film “The Neutral Ground” will run for 82 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with director CJ Hunt and producer Darcy McKinnon and hosted by Fonta High, co-chair of the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights.

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Upcoming local government meetings

The Decatur City Commission is meeting Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m. for a business session and 7:30 p.m. for a regular meeting at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street, and via Zoom.

The DeKalb County Committee of the Whole Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m. via Zoom and DCTV.

Stone Mountain City Council meets Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The Tucker Planning Commission will meet Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Tucker Town Hall, 1975 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 350B.

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