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The Luxe Weekend:

January 26, 2012

Luxe Weekend:  Jan. 26-31

Your in-the-know guide to where to go

The Kills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a charity dog art auction rock the last weekend in January

The Kills play Masquerade Wed. Feb. 1 The Kills play Masquerade Wed. Feb. 1
















Pulitzer Prize Novelist Robert Olen Butler at SCAD

Probably one of America’s most inventive and prolific living authors, Butler speaks at SCAD’s Ivy Hall Thurs. Jan. 26 at 6:30PM and reads from his upcoming novel A Small Hotel. The derring-do author has penned everything from a post-Vietnam War short story  (“A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain”), a satire set in hell (Hell) and a series of short stories that imagine the ruminations of historical and invented characters post-decapitation (Severance)! Experience his literary pyro-technics in person at this author’s reading.

SCAD-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree Street,




Guerlain National Makeup Artist at Saks Fifth Ave.

Get a pre-spring makeover and inspect all the glam new makeup offerings from Guerlain at Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps, Plaza, Friday Jan. 27 and Sat. Jan. 28. Don’t miss the sleekly mirrored lipstick and Noir G mascara compacts designed by legendary Paris jewelry Lorenz Baumer for house of Guerlain.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE


Pieces Tastemaker Sale at One Kings Lane

Mod-tastic décor store, Pieces, plays host on upscale online designer sales site One Kings Lane Friday Jan. 27 beginning at 11AM. Sale ends Sunday night. or


Chinese New Year at Bill Hallman, Virginia-Highland

Progressive fashion avatar Bill Hallman is throwing a Year of the Dragon party Friday, Jan. 27, 7-10PM, at his Virginia-Highland store with Asian cocktails and a look at the spring collection.

Bill Hallman, 792 N. Highland Ave., 404.876.6055 or


Marc Broussard at Center Stage

The Bayou soul singer/songwriter Marc Broussard brings his impressive pipes a La Route to Mardi Gras Tour to Center Stage Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:30PM  in support of his eponymous new album Marc Broussard.

Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, 404.885.1365,











Vivian Maier, Todd Murphy, Chip Simone at Jackson Fine Art

Perhaps the photography find of the decade, the recently un-earthed photo archive of 100,000 negative by Vivian Maier  (whose day job was nanny) reveals a heretofore unrecognized photography talent. Her unvarnished street photos and portraits from the 1950s and 60s have been lauded by Vanity Fair, The New York Times and Town & Country. See her works for yourself when a selection comes to Jackson Fine Art with an opening party Friday Jan. 27, 6-8PM. Also on show, Todd Murphy’s hyper-real icebergs render spellbinding in stark black and white and photos by Chip Simone.

Jackson Fine Art, 3115 W. Shadowlawn Ave. NE, 404.233.3739 or




Performance Art at Woodruff Park

Rialto Center for the Arts hosts Off the EDGE, a confluence of progressive dance troupes, including gloATL and performance artists who will be performing for free throughout Woodruff ParkSat. Jan. 28 from 6-7:30PM (they also perform at the same time Friday Jan. 27).


Final Night Performance of Odysseo

This majestic horse show from a former Cirque du Soleil pioneer, ends it tenure under the big top at Atlantic Station this weekend. The last night performance is Sat. Jan. 28 at 8PM. This is your last chance to enjoy scenic backdrops, which act as a beautiful foil to the multi-trick horses  and the equally acrobatic human performers. The water set-piece is particularly moving. Revel in equine derring-do through Sun. Jan. 29.

For tickets and info visit




Toast to Allen Jones at 4th & Swift

Allen Jones, the business mentor behind many of Atlanta’s best chefs and restaurants will be feted at a grazing food-tasting Sunday, Jan. 29, 4:30 - 7:30 PM. Showcased restaurants and mixologists include 4th and Swift, Miller Union, Bocado, Restaurant Eugene, Holeman and Finch, Local Three, Muss and Turner’s and many more. $100 per person with proceeds benefitting Allen’s Feed My Lambs foundation for underserved children. 



Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT/TBS

Ok so it’s not the Oscars but we can’t get enough of the red carpet couture (and at times, cattiness) plus we are routing for flicks like The Artist. See all the fanfare on TNT/TBS at 8PM Eastern Time. Consider it a warm-up for Super Bowl Sunday.






Bonhams Charity Auction of Dog Art at Lowe Gallery

Lowe Gallery, Midtown, is going to the dogs Tues. Jan. 31 from 6-9PM for a special auction of fine art from  Bonhams Auction House featuring all things canine. Proceed benefit the Atlanta Humane Society, it’s chaired by Joanne Chesler Gross, and the host list is stacked with a who’s who of Atlanta society.

For tickets:

Bill Lowe Gallery, 1555 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 100 at Two Peachtree Pointe building, 404.352.8114,


Scottish Feast at Diesel with Highland Brewing Co.

For something completely different, Diesel Filling Station, the Va-Hi eatery, is teaming with Highland Brewing Company for a night of Scottish fare paired with craft beers for $25/person Tues. Jan. 31. Bag pipers kick off the event at 8PM. IF lucky, you might spot a few men in kilts!

Diesel Filling Station, 870 North Highland Ave, NE, or



The Kills play Masquerade

Rock/punk band The Kills (aka Allison Mosshart and Mr. Kate Moss, Jamie Hince) play The Masquerade on Wed. Feb. 1. We love their latest single “The Last Goodbye.”

The Masquerade, 695 North Ave.,